Luxury travel news from around the world (April 2024)

There is a great deal of news to report this month from the world of luxury travel. Whether its cutting-edge marina developments, a new sustainable resort in the Caribbean or a whole new Michelin grading system for accommodation rather than restaurants… and a whole lot more besides. Read on to learn about some interesting developments […]

Is Portovenere Cinque Terre’s best-kept secret?

Nestled amid the small village of Portovenere, where the turquoise waters of the Ligurian Sea caress the craggy coastline of Cinque Terre, sits an architectural gem steeped in history and splendour. Welcome to Grand Hotel Portovenere, a haven of tranquillity and a Dimora Storica – a historical property that once hosted the famed St. Francis […]

The latest from Paradores, Spain’s state-run luxury hotel network

As 2024 unfolds, Paradores, Spain‘s state-run luxury hotel network of 97 historic and cultural hotels, unveils a host of developments, from new openings and significant renovations to engaging new experiences and tours. With hotels spanning converted monasteries, Moorish fortresses, and medieval castles, as well as some exceptional modern properties, Paradores continues to help British holidaymakers explore Spain’s rich […]

Captivating design and mindful moments at the new JW Marriott Hotel Nairobi

JW Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of over 30 extraordinary hotel brands, today unveils its second property in Kenya with the opening of JW Marriott Hotel Nairobi. Standing as the tallest hotel in the country with 35 stories in the Westlands commercial district, JW Marriott Hotel Nairobi captures the essence of Kenya’s natural beauty […]

What’s new in Bordeaux

As authentic as it is dynamic, urban and natural, historic yet alternative, Bordeaux has plenty going for it! Famed for its vineyards, architecture and fine food, the destination also impresses with its cool attitude, cultural excitement and laid-back way of life. Between land and ocean, Bordeaux is influenced from all directions, and reveals a lifestyle […]

An exclusive invitation: Journey to Italy with Andrea Bocelli

If you were captivated by Andrea Bocelli’s heartfelt rendition of “Time to Say Goodbye,=” performed alongside his son Matteo at The Oscars last week, you’ll love this opportunity to experience the magic of his music first hand in Italy. In a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Andrea Bocelli, celebrating an illustrious 30 years in the music industry, invites […]

New luxury expedition yacht launches in Galapagos

Conservation-led luxury travel company &Beyond has announced the extension of its South America portfolio with the launch of an expedition yacht in the Galapagos Islands. Named the &Beyond Galapagos Explorer, the 38 m (124 ft) yacht will operate on two 7-night routes in the east and west of the famed Galapagos Islands. Boasting just six […]

10 of the best luxury destinations in the world to go surfing

Welcome to the ultimate guide for luxury surfers! If you crave the thrill of riding the waves while indulging in top-notch amenities, you’re in for a treat. Here are 10 of the most exclusive surfing destinations where you can experience the perfect fusion of luxury and adventure. From pristine beaches to world-class waves, these destinations […]

Review: Ewelands House, Sleights, Near Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK

I’ve often mentioned on A Luxury Travel Blog about how the luxury end of the self-catering industry continues to reach new heights in terms of standards of excellence. Our latest stay – at Ewelands House in the North Yorkshire Moors village of Sleights – is no exception. This gorgeous three-bedroomed cottage from Unique Retreats sleeps […]

Review: Hyatt House Manchester, Manchester, UK

The city of Manchester has undergone successive decades of regeneration and redevelopment since I was born there in the early 1970s. Back then, the city was in economic decline, with the closure of textile and manufacturing industries. But the expansion of Manchester Airport, development of the Trafford Centre, construction of Beetham Tower, regeneration of Salford […]

The world’s most incredible fishing yacht gets set for launch

Facebook X Pinterest The ground-breaking big fisher, Royal Huisman’s Project 406, is in transit from the shipyard’s inland new-build facilities in Vollenhove, gearing up for the anticipated final stage – her launch in Amsterdam. The powerful hull of this unique vessel measures 52m / 171ft overall and her towering profile accommodates six decks. These remarkable […]

Luxury travel gifts and accessories for your next trip – US & Canada edition

Facebook X Pinterest Whether you’re venturing across continents or heading just around the corner, traveling can be exhilarating. But ensuring that it’s a smooth and enjoyable travel experience can require some careful planning, not to mention the right gear. Here’s we suggest a number of luxurious essentials, ranging from timeless classics to cutting-edge essentials, for […]

Review: Stank House Farm, Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire Dales, UK

Facebook X Pinterest Stank House Farm is one of three luxury holiday properties that make up Yorkshire Boltholes, a distinguished collection of luxury holiday cottages within the breathtaking Bolton Abbey Estate on the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Dating back to 1744, this traditional stone farmhouse was meticulously renovated to the highest […]