Combining a love of a sport or hobby with a luxury getaway is growing in popularity – it’s a great way to tick off a bucket-list experience while treating yourself to a little indulgence. TravelManagers’ Frances Cream shares her favourite luxury sporting holidays that combine stunning locations with exceptional experiences.
Monaco and money. Never have two words fit together so perfectly. Known as the most expensive and the wealthiest place in the world, Monaco is a magnet for high-rollers and the one percent. Those seeking luxury, with a well-stocked bank account, go to Monaco. More specifically, they go to Monte Carlo. This stunning section of the French Riviera is the definition of luxury. There are more Lamborghinis and Bentleys, Cartier and Harry Winston, Oscar de la Renta and Hermes on display in Monte Carlo than almost anywhere else in the world. From arrival to hosting a yacht party, here’s your billionaire’s guide to Monaco.
Canadian winters have a lot more going for them than just great skiing opportunities. With hot springs, winter glamping, and ice caving on offer you certainly won’t struggle to find plenty of winter activities to keep you warm and entertained. Time to don your thermals, pop on a beanie and experience all the beauty of winter in Canada.
Slip on your red shoes and be transported into another world. The world of Mosman. A world where balsamic vinegar is swapped for Verjuice. A world of boater hats and blue blazers. A world of private planes and Ferraris. And into this world is born The Albert. A divine hotel that epitomises what our Emerald city is all about. Crossing the bridge. The Albert has its own mini bridge – one made from perfectly laid sisal that transports a guest from the majestic original side of the hotel, once a virtual twin to Boronia House to the complementary newly built side of the hotel.
Hazel is lighting up the charts. The name is being branded on everything from dresses to glasses and now, to a chic restaurant in Flinders Lane – Melbourne’s Collins Street Precinct. The name is described as decidedly posh and a smidgen British which could sum up the restaurant which stretches over two floors of the historic Richard Allen & Son building.
There is nothing more important than your health and wellbeing. Which is why, wellness retreats are on the rise around the world. For those wanting to break away from the stresses of everyday life, here are our top picks for the world’s most exclusive wellness retreats. After all, you can’t put a price on wellness.
Love and romance – is there anything better? Each year on February 14th couples all over the world celebrate their special bond. From chocolates and flowers to a romantic getaway, every couple has their own way of showing how much they mean to each other in their own way. If you’re wanting to step up your Valentine’s Day game and do something totally unique, why not spend it under the sea? Our top four underwater experiences are sure to make your next Valentine’s Day one to treasure.
Castles hold a certain sense of allure for many people. Whether you’re wanting to live out a fairytale fantasy, have a fascination with the history, art and culture found within their walls, or want to explore some of the most innovative architectural structures in the world, a castle visit is sure to be a highlight on any holiday. From Japanese fortresses to geometric castles shrouded in mystery, discover our favourite castles below.
Japanese people are known across the globe for their omotenashi. In its simplest form, omotenashi means Japanese hospitality. However, it goes much further than that. Omotenashi is an art form, something derived from the art of tea ceremony, known as sado. It is the way Japanese people strive look after their guests or customers and anticipate their every need. Each of the 32 ryokan members of the Ryokan Collection have mastered this art from, ensuring guests will experience a stay like no other.
The Ryokan Collection offer the perfect balance of luxury and deeply personal experiences. Most ryokans are found outside the cities, among nature, where guests can experience the rich culture and practices of Japan that have been nurtured for centuries. Even in these cultural experiences, the art of omotenashi can be felt.
Treating yourselves to a luxurious escape or adding a special romantic experience as a highlight to your holiday is a great way to create meaningful memories together. TravelManagers’ Elyse Palmer shares her favourite luxury holiday ideas that will leave you weak at the knees for all the right reasons.