I have a room at the Langham. It’s on the twenty-second
floor So it’s going to be a great stay. Twenty-two is my birth date and my
special number along with seven which is the number you get when you add up my
whole birthdate. And my room is 2217. Zero seven would be better but 2217 is
The Grand Hôtel de l’Opéra is one of the most popular hotels in Toulouse, and it’s easy to see why. This lavishly appointed four-star boutique hotel exudes charm and character. The Grand Hôtel de l’Opéra is ideally located in the heart of Toulouse on the famous Place du Capitole. And it offers the perfect base for guests to explore the highlights and monuments of Toulouse with ease. There is no better place to stay when exploring the ‘Pink City’.
Who wouldn’t love a
holiday in which you pack and unpack once, see an array of amazing destinations,
dine in Michelin-star quality restaurants and enjoy VIP treatment? If all of
this sounds like your kind of wonderful, you’re sure to enjoy browsing through
this selection of our favourite luxury cruise holidays, as provided by
TravelManagers’ Naomi Liss.
After being in Berlin for a few days, I find myself needing to retreat from the city’s bustling and wild centre. Whether it’s the jet lag finally catching up with me or the knowledge I’ll soon be surrounded more by nature than people, I feel a sleepy smile creep across my face as the bus bumps along*. Thanking the driver, who seems surprised by the interaction (I’m sure my German isn’t that bad…), I leave the bus behind. A short walk along the house-lined streets, my suitcase following diligently behind me, and the Schlosshotel Berlin by Patrick Hellmann comes into view. I have found my oasis.
*I have terrible sense of direction so I prefer to take transport and walk to help get my bearings. Guests with a better sense of direction than I, can organise a limousine transfer, luxury van or book an experience with the Rolls-Royce Ghost, all with a chauffeur.
Blink and you might miss it. I look out the window of my taxi as we slow to a stop. The driver points toward a small entrance nestled between Hugo Boss and an Apple Store. He says, “es ist da”, which I manage to understand despite my limited (or rather non-existent) German. I walk toward the entrance of the Hotel Zoo Berlin, suitcase in tow.
If you’ve been thinking about how to avoid the family
dramas and kitchen disasters that seem to crop up every Christmas, why not
treat yourself to a luxury Christmas escape instead. TravelManagers’ Melanie
Carter shares her favourite indulgent destinations in which to hang your
stocking this year.
From lush jungles to vast deserts, Peru is a country full of mystery and adventure. Discover the unyielding natural beauty and ancient civilisations of Peru with Abercrombie & Kent’s wellness-inspired cultural journey. Learn about the sacred rituals of the Incas, walk the through the ancient city of Machu Picchu and kayak Huaypo lagoon.
Everyone’s talking about Mavis’s Kitchen. It’s the place to go in the Tweed Shire. I’m staying at Mistere Urliup, a short drive away so I’m planning to check what the fuss is all about. Snaking through the hinterland, I feel like I could be on the North Shore of Hawaii with the Dole pineapple plantation to the west. It’s lush. It’s green and there’s a magical feeling. It’s hard to describe. Like the energy, you get when you’re surfing a wave.
How do you define luxury when it comes to
accommodation? For some, it’s about the finest style and comfort, while for
others it’s about an incredible setting, wondrous tranquillity and service that
goes above and beyond at every step. TravelManagers’ Debbie Bean has compiled
her top five unusual but luxurious places to sleep, each with a sense of luxury
which is derived from their sense of uniqueness and exclusivity.
As far as countries that ‘fly under the travel radar’ go, Namibia is pretty much at the top of the list. And while most people have heard of this extraordinary destination, few have ever visited. Those who have experienced the rich culture of Namibia all agree – this is a jaw-dropping destination not to be missed.