VP Plaza España Design

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Visiting Madrid is like visiting any European capital city. Spacious boulevards, expansive manicured parks, and neo classical facades which exaggerate the humility of the patrons. However, there is deceptively modern structure in the centre of a historical city. The latest offering from the VP family is a welcome addition to the traditional classic builds which... Read more »

Valamar Argosy Hotel

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For those who like a bit of (TV) drama with their holiday, Dubrovnik is the ideal destination. The magnificent Old Town complete with its dramatic waterfront and ancient brickwork is the background for many of the scenes from HBO’s Game of Thrones. Most notably, Cersei Lannister’s naked “Walk of Shame”, which resulted in her descent... Read more »

COMO Metropolitan London

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Trendy, modern and contemporary are a few words that you would use to describe this prestigious hotel situated on one of London’s iconic streets. Park Lane is home to the COMO Metropolitan London, which consists of the Nobu restaurant, providing a Japanese and Peruvian fusion of cuisine, the hip buzzy Met Bar (which is soon... Read more »

Farol Hotel

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I am a big fan of lighthouses. They set an idyllic seaside scene, while offering unconditional light in the darkness to guide those navigating rocky waters to safety. Setting a good example to us all! So, may I guide you to a 5 star refuge for the most discerning of sailors on the waters of life:... Read more »

The Lygon Arms

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Situated in the picturesque village of Broadway, the Lygon Arms has roots dating as far back as the 1300s. As we pulled up to the coaching inn, very little gave us a clue to the contemporary luxury that was behind the doors. The standard hotel reception set up is replaced by free standing antique desks... Read more »

Tewkesbury Park Hotel

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Rolling cascading hills, adorable dampened dogs sleeping by a log fire and winter wellies. That’s what one expects from an idyllic English countryside retreat. Tewkesbury Park is a newly refurbished 163-acre hotel and 18-hole 73 parkland golf course in the upper edges of Gloucestershire. With a £9 million investment in Autumn 2017 made by the... Read more »

The Gainsborough Bath Spa

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Based in the historic spa town of Bath; The Gainsborough Hotel & Spa opened three years ago in July. It is a former, Hospital, an admiral Head quarters in World War II and most recently an art college. Occupying a classical central building from the 1820s, the 99 bedroom hotel (three of the rooms actually... Read more »

The Queensberry Hotel

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Bath is a city that is revered the world over. Millions of people visit the city of Bath each year and find themselves seduced by the Roman Baths, rolling countryside and perfect mix of the historic and contemporary. Despite being on my hit list for a very long time, until this trip I had never... Read more »