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Mexico’s Ultimate All-inclusive – Cabo’s Hacienda Encantada

Mexico’s Ultimate All-inclusive – Cabo’s Hacienda Encantada By Mary Noe Dreaming of the perfect all-inclusive holiday in Mexico? Situated dramatically on the cliffs overlooking the Sea of Cortez, Hacienda Encantada Resort & Residences is a luxury oceanfront resort where every room has an ocean view. Located in the exclusive Los Cabos corridor between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, this 5-star, 4-Diamond luxury resort was nominated for the Travel + Leisure 2019 World’s Best Awards and offers the best views in Cabo. Part of Mexico Grand Hotels, a family-owned collection of...

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Canada’s Fairmont Empress – The Luxury Castle on the Coast

Canada’s Fairmont Empress – The Luxury Castle on the Coast By Cynthia Graham The Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria on Canada’s Vancouver Island, perfectly captures the grandeur and elegance of times gone by. Enhanced with modern flourishes, this historic hotel was built in 1908 and has been a luxury destination ever since. Well known for its many unique and “best of” experiences, the Empress has hosted royalty and dignitaries from around the world. A majestic luxury destination on an island surrounded by cultural attractions and overlooking a beautiful harbor, the hotel is fresh from a...

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A Stay at the Jnane Tamsna Marrakech

A Stay at the Jnane Tamsna Marrakech By Maria Fedele Marrakech is a hectic, frantic, and relentless city. Yet it’s the chaos and eccentricity that lures tourists to explore the myriad of treasures and charms enclosed in the blush-coloured city walls. It is imperative, then, to find respite in a city which kicks your imagination into overdrive and overloads your senses: a place to relax and debrief, to rest and recuperate. Such a place exists, and it’s called Jnane Tamsna. This North African paradise is located in the Palmeraie, about 10 minutes’ drive from the city center on the northern...

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Florens Resort & Suites – Own a Piece of Switzerland

Florens Resort & Suites – Own a Piece of Switzerland By Kim Kerr-Dearsley Luxury.TV has some great news for international buyers looking to stake their claim to their very own piece of luxury real estate in beautiful Switzerland. Although normally not permitted to buy real estate here due to 1961’s Lex Koller legislation – passed to protect the country’s housing and property markets – the rules are being relaxed to enable foreigners to buy into one of the hottest new luxury developments in the country: the Florens Resort & Suites. Located on the shores of Lake Brienz, a gorgeous...

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Explore Barcelona’s Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I

 Explore Barcelona’s Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I By Mary Noe One of Europe’s most exciting cities, Barcelona is truly a dream destination. Catalonia’s vibrant capitol offers miles of gorgeous beaches, delicious regional cuisine, world-renown architectural sites, museums, and churches, and is an appealing escape for a weekend get-a-way or a family holiday. Whether visiting for a quick trip or a longer vacation, Barcelona’s award-winning Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I is an ideal base for a Spanish holiday. Located near some of the city’s most famous attractions, the Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I is...

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A Truly Royal Experience at The Rubens at the Palace

A Truly Royal Experience in the Heart of the Capital By Tom Wilkinson If you are in London and looking for luxury hotel accommodation near Buckingham Palace, or perhaps somewhere to stay while seeing the Broadway smash hit, Hamilton, Luxury.TV and LuxuryLondon.com recommend The Rubens at the Palace. This historic building was initially constructed as housing for Buckingham Palace staff in the 1700s. By 1912, however, several adjacent properties were purchased and turned into The Hotel Rubens. The close proximity to both Victoria Station and the Palace made it a luxury destination for visitors...

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Refined and Luxurious – Hotel Felix Cambridge

Refined and Luxurious – Hotel Felix Cambridge By Maria Fedele Finding solace in a bustling city which was once the home of some of the most influential minds in history – such as Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and 15 British Prime Ministers – may seem like a large feat if it weren’t for the charming sanctuary that is the delightful Hotel Felix Cambridge. With 13 world-class colleges and some of the most beautiful architecture anywhere outside of London, swarms of tourists’ flock to this university city daily. But a mile down the leafy Huntindon Road, Hotel Felix feels like a country...

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Riad Farnatchi Marrakech – Luxury in Historic Morocco

  Riad Farnatchi Marrakech – Luxury in Historic Morocco By Gina Baksa The ultimate home-away-from-home in Morocco, Riad Farnatchi Marrakech is a lovingly converted collection of private houses at the heart of the city’s bustling medina, or Arabic quarter. International hoteliers Jonathan and James Wix have created a characterful, luxurious hideaway where 10 exquisitely-decorated bedrooms sit alongside five-star service and facilities. Each highly individual suite fuses traditional authentic Moroccan style with modern European design. Lavish wood carvings, Islamic paintings, and colourful...

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Palais Amani – Award-winning Luxury in Morocco

Palais Amani – Award-winning Luxury in Morocco  By Gina Baksa Fez is finally having its moment as a leading city break destination, thanks largely to new flights from across Europe and a new internal flight from Marrakech. Located at one of the most significant entrances to the medina, the city’s old Arabic quarter, is Palais Amani in Fez, the city’s leading independent luxury palace hotel. Home to 15 suites and bedrooms, this fabulous Art Deco building was partly rebuilt in the 1930s, and is today one of the top destinations in the city thanks to its restaurant, roof top bar, and basement...

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Punished and Pampered… with Extreme Luxury

Punished and Pampered… with Extreme Luxury Contributor Justine Tyerman runs away from home and is subjected to a regime of extreme pampering as a punishment at THIRDHOME’s Wings Hinterland Retreat on the Gold Coast . . .  The Louis Roederer in my glass never seemed to diminish despite my conscientious sipping. The bubbles matched my effervescent mood as I stood by the pool watching the mauve sky catch fire in the sunset. It was so mild here on the winterless Gold Coast of Australia, I was wearing summer attire in the middle of June (that’s mid-winter ‘down under’). Delectable bite-sized...

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Lodge at The Hills on New Zealand’s South Island

  Lodge at The Hills on New Zealand’s South Island By Justine Tyerman Before or after your trip to Franz Josef Glacier on the West Coast of New Zealand‘s South Island (4.5 hours by road or a short hop by helicopter from Queenstown Airport), LuxuryNewZealand.com recommends staying at Lodge at The Hills. Located near Lake Hayes, 20 minutes from Queenstown and two minutes from Arrowtown, this magnificent private residence is surrounded by mountains and set on 500 acres of land adjacent to the world-renowned private Hills Golf Course, home to the New Zealand Open. Lodge at The Hills is...

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Jardin des Douars – A Luxury Stay in Morocco

Jardin des Douars – A Luxury Stay in Morocco By Gina Baksa Just as the summer crowds disappear, September, October and November are the perfect months for crowd-free breaks in Essaouira on Morocco‘s west coast. Essaouira has around 320 days of sunshine per year and this small city is home to great surf beaches, a UNESCO-listed medina, and a working fishing port, meaning visitors have plenty to explore. The charm of Essaouira is that it has not been taken over by tourism. Add to that the many days of sunshine in this coastal city, as well as the tremendous creativity and cultural...

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Love Home Swap – Playing ‘Swapsies’ Across the Globe

Love Home Swap – Playing ‘Swapsies’ Across the Globe By Justine Tyerman Love Home Swap is an international home swap community that has seen phenomenal growth since it was established seven years ago. Set up in the UK by entrepreneurial young Brits, brother and sister Ben and Debbie Wosskow, the idea for the company came after Debbie experienced a particularly bad and expensive family holiday back in 2011. From this and with a little inspiration from home-swap rom-com The Holiday, Love Home Swap was created. The aim of the company was to help people experience better holidays through the...

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Le Chateau Frontenac Celebrates Its 125th Anniversary

 
The stunning Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac — also known as the ‘Castle on the Hill’ — celebrates 125 years as Canada‘s most iconic luxury hotel. To learn more about the Chateau Frontenac anniversary celebrations, as well as the hotel’s rich history, be sure to read Contributor Maureen Littlejohn‘s story, Chateau Frontenac – The ‘Castle on the Hill’ Turns 125.

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Le Mount Stephen – A Luxurious Base in Montreal

 Le Mount Stephen – A Luxurious Base in Montreal By Gregory George Part of Montreal, Quebec’s, revitalized Golden Square Mile neighbourhood, Le Mount Stephen has long had an association with luxury. Built in the 1880s as the home of the first president of the Canadian Pacific Railway, it was turned into a private men-only club in 1926 and remained as such until 2011. After an extensive $20-million renovation, Le Mount Stephen re-opened in May 2017, and offers today’s guests a superb luxury base from which to explore this beautiful part of the city. And as just one of three hotels...

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The Dacha by Touch of Spice – Lake Wanaka Luxury

 The Dacha – Luxury Overlooking Beautiful Lake Wanaka By Justine Tyerman While in Wanaka and exploring the magnificent Rob Roy Glacier, LuxuryNewZealand.com recommends staying at a luxurious property such as the Dacha by Touch of Spice, one of the country’s finest private residences (see the video above). The Dacha is part of The Residence Collection by Touch of Spice. The Residence Collection is a carefully-curated portfolio of the very finest luxury accommodation available throughout New Zealand. From expansive private estates and oceanfront retreats to boutique lodges, owners’...

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Cascata – Luxury Stays in Queenstown, NZ

Cascata – Luxury Stays in Queenstown, NZ By Justine Tyerman If you’re planning on tackling the Hollyford Track, consider staying in Queenstown at a luxurious Touch of Spice property such as Cascata, part of the company’s Residence Collection. The Residence Collection by Touch of Spice consists of the very best luxury accommodation available throughout New Zealand. From exquisite private estates and waterfront retreats to magnificent lodges, quaint cottages, and luxury homes, you can expect to pay between $5,000NZD to $35,000NZD a night. During your Residence Collection stay you will be...

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L’Hotel, Paris – Official Video

  L’Hotel is the smallest five-star hotel in Paris, and the ultimate luxury boutique hotel. Over the past two centuries it’s been the secret hideaway for those seeking intimacy and privacy away from the crowd.  20 unique and luxurious bedrooms await your pleasure where you can enjoy interiors designed by the highly talented Jacque Garcia. Le Restaurant, Michelin-starred and with a living wall and sun filled courtyard, is perfect for fine dining and an ideal place to enjoy afternoon tea.   Check out L’Hotel, Paris website: l-hotel.com Book a stay at L’Hotel, Paris: Book...

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Ashford Castle Hotel, Ireland

   Ashford Castle is one of Ireland’s most spectacular hotels with 82 luxurious rooms retaining many original features yet combining all the contemporary amenities for a comfortable stay. Guests can enjoy fine dining in the George V Dining Room and later sample the delights of  Afternoon Tea in the Park Lounge with spectacular views of the grounds and lake. The castle is well situated on a superb 350 acre estate and close to the shores of Lough Corrib.  It’s history goes back almost 800 years, during which time it has provided hospitality on a grand scale. The tradition continues...

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