Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) becomes part of the Accor portfolio

Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) becomes part of the Accor portfolio By Paul Johnson on May 23, 2022 in Accommodation, Cruises & Boat Travel, Hotels, Middle East, Regions, Speciality Travel, United Arab Emirates Accor, a world-leading hospitality group with over 400 hotels across India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey is adding the world-renowned cruise ship, Queen […]

10 of the most breathtakingly scenic places in South America

10 of the most breathtakingly scenic places in South America By Paul Johnson on May 23, 2022 in Argentina, Attractions, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Going Out, Peru, Regions, South America Wherever you go in the world, there are breathtaking sites to see. In terms of beauty, the continent of South America is second to none […]

Suite of the week: Spa Suite, Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham, Massachusetts, USA

Suite of the week: Spa Suite, Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham, Massachusetts, USA By Paul Johnson on May 23, 2022 in Accommodation, Featured, Hotels, Massachusetts, North America, Regions, Resorts, Suite of the Week, USA Suite name: Spa Suite Location: Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham, Massachusetts, USA Size of accommodation: 450-600 sq ft Cost per night: $615 – $2,035 (depending on season) […]

New ultra-luxury yacht club set to compete with Monaco and the Caribbean

New ultra-luxury yacht club set to compete with Monaco and the Caribbean By Paul Johnson on May 23, 2022 in Cruises & Boat Travel, Leisure Travel, Middle East, Regions, Saudi Arabia, Speciality Travel AMAALA, the ultra-luxury development located along Saudi Arabia’s north-western coast, has revealed its iconic design for the new Triple Bay Yacht Club, […]

Suite of the week: Presidential Suite, Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Suite of the week: Presidential Suite, Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Mexico By Paul Johnson on May 16, 2022 in Featured, Hotels, Mexico, North America, Resorts, Suite of the Week Suite name: Presidential Suite Location: Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Mexico Size of accommodation: 8,762 sq ft Cost per night: from $2,809 per double occupancy What makes […]

The best stands at this year's Arabian Travel Market in Dubai

The best stands at this year’s Arabian Travel Market in Dubai By Paul Johnson on May 12, 2022 in A Luxury Travel Blog, Events, Middle East, Regions, Travel Miscellany, United Arab Emirates I was honoured to be on the judging panel for the best stands at this year’s Arabian Travel Market, along with fellow judges […]

Tomorrowland to open magical desert destination Terra Solis in Dubai

Tomorrowland to open magical desert destination Terra Solis in Dubai By Paul Johnson on May 09, 2022 in Attractions, Events, Going Out, Middle East, Regions, Travel Miscellany, United Arab Emirates Tomorrowland, one of the most iconic music festivals in the world, is set to open Terra Solis, a brand-new unique desert destination in Dubai. Nestled […]

SAUDIA launch brand new in-flight entertainment system

SAUDIA launch brand new in-flight entertainment system By Paul Johnson on May 09, 2022 in Air Travel, Middle East, Regions, Saudi Arabia, Speciality Travel Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) has officially revealed its brand-new in-flight entertainment (IFE) system, Beyond, during Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2022, which started today, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The new IFE […]

Suite of the week: Presidential Suite – Terrace Hot Tub, Radisson Collection Hotel, Magdalena Plaza Sevilla, Spain

Suite of the week: Presidential Suite – Terrace Hot Tub, Radisson Collection Hotel, Magdalena Plaza Sevilla, Spain By Paul Johnson on May 09, 2022 in Accommodation, Europe, Hotels, Regions, Spain, Suite of the Week, Western Europe Suite name: Presidential Suite – Terrace Hot Tub Location: NRadisson Collection Hotel, Magdalena Plaza Sevilla, Spain Size of accommodation: 75 sq m […]

Suite of the week: The Rainforest Suite, Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler BC, Canada

Suite of the week: The Rainforest Suite, Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler BC, Canada By Paul Johnson on May 02, 2022 in Accommodation, Canada, Featured, Hotels, North America, Regions, Suite of the Week Suite name: The Rainforest Suite Location: Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler BC, Canada Size of accommodation: 1,415 sq ft Cost per night: $700 – $2,500 CAD depending on […]

Review: Gusto Manchester, Deansgate, Manchester, UK

Review: Gusto Manchester, Deansgate, Manchester, UK By Paul Johnson on May 01, 2022 in Europe, Featured, Food and Drink, Going Out, Regions, Restaurants, Travel Miscellany, United Kingdom, Western Europe Gusto Restaurants, which is part of the Living Ventures group, have 12 Italian restaurants in the UK, spanning from Edinburgh to the north to Birmingham in […]

Short stay: Stock Exchange Hotel, Manchester, UK

Short stay: Stock Exchange Hotel, Manchester, UK By Paul Johnson on Apr 30, 2022 in Accommodation, Europe, Family Travel, Featured, Hotels, Regions, Speciality Travel, United Kingdom, Western Europe Designed by Bolton-based Bradshaw, Gass and Hope, construction of the Manchester Stock Exchange took place from 1904 to 1906. This exquisite example of Edwardian Baroque architecture was […]

Suite of the week: Grand Riad, Royal Mansour Marrakech, Morocco

Suite of the week: Grand Riad, Royal Mansour Marrakech, Morocco By Paul Johnson on Apr 25, 2022 in Accommodation, Africa, Featured, Hotels, Morocco, Regions, Suite of the Week Suite name: Grand Riad Location: Royal Mansour Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco Size of accommodation: 1,800 sq m Cost per night: 30,339.36 USD What makes it special: The Grand Riad is the ultimate immersion […]

Short stay: Brook Cottage Shepherd Huts, near Pwllheli, Llyn Peninsula, North Wales

Short stay: Brook Cottage Shepherd Huts, near Pwllheli, Llyn Peninsula, North Wales By Paul Johnson on Apr 22, 2022 in Accommodation, Camping, Europe, Featured, Regions, United Kingdom, Western Europe If you’ve been following the BBC series ‘Interior Design Masters’, hosted by comedian Alan Carr, you may already inadvertantly know about the site of our latest […]

Shangri-La celebrates Earth Day every day with sustainable culinary dishes 'Rooted in Nature'

Shangri-La celebrates Earth Day every day with sustainable culinary dishes ‘Rooted in Nature’ By Paul Johnson on Apr 21, 2022 in Accommodation, Food and Drink, Hotels, Regions, Travel Miscellany, Worldwide This spring, Shangri-La celebrates Earth Day with an enhanced ‘Rooted in Nature’ programme championing sustainable culinary initiatives across the Middle East, Europe, India, the Indian […]