We have another new hotel in Halkidiki- Eagles Villas! Set on a green hillside in northern Greece, this collection of luxury sea view villas with private heated plunge pools is a newly created extension to Eagles Palace on the same golden beach. Each villa offers privacy and beautiful sea views towards Mount Athos and the Aegean Sea, and are designed with families in mind. Ideal for children as young as 4 months, the resort’s Aqua Explorers kids club, offering six watersports programmes daily for 5-13 year olds, will keep the kids occupied while parents unwind at the spa or explore the historic villages and peaceful beaches of Halkidiki. http://bit.ly/2IuYQYN
We are very pleased to welcome another Italian beauty to our collection. Peering over the stunning waters of the Costa Rei beach on the beautiful south east coast of Sardinia, Hotel La Villa del Re is an adults-only luxury beach resort wrapped in gardens of fragrant Mediterranean plants. With a design inspired by traditional Sardinian architecture, this boutique hotel sees guests easily slip into the relaxed pace of island life. https://goo.gl/9JAEHo
Happy St. Patricks Day! Fancy a visit to Ireland? Whether you are after the famous live music and trend-setting shops of Dublin, exploring the rugged coastlines or escaping to a quaint, historic village for a cosy country retreat, we have something for you. https://goo.gl/p5BJb9
Are you a wine connoisseur? Why not indulge your passion whilst on holiday in one of our wine hotels. Entre Cielos in Argentina has an exclusive wine loft set in the resort’s own vineyard on stilts above the vines with skylights and outdoor Jacuzzi. Domaine de Fontenille has a 35 hectare vineyard offering oenology courses while Grande Roche Hotel has suites which sit among vineyards and a working fruit farm. Hacienda Zorita Wine·Hotel & Spa offers private tours of the Marques de la Concordra wine cellar with 1450 barrels, as well as special vinotherapy sessions in the spa. Drink wine and bathe in wine... what more could you want?! http://bit.ly/2HAF24W
Please welcome Hotel Cortona - Villa di Piazzano to the SLH portfolio. This historic family-run estate is tucked away in the countryside between Tuscany and Umbria, putting visitors in the perfect position to discover the region’s best cultural highlights. Wander from your peaceful, heritage-inspired room to the sun-soaked pool. Or grab a bike and head out to tackle some of those Tuscan hills. When you’ve worked up an appetite, sit down to an ultra-local Italian feast at the restaurant, where the vegetables are plucked fresh from the hotel gardens.
SLH Insider Tip: Participate in fun half-day cooking sessions at the Cooking School where guests can learn to make a hearty four-course Tuscan meal and enjoy lunch in the garden with a good bottle of local wine. https://goo.gl/gAjHme
What's your view like this Monday morning? We wish ours looked like this… Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa https://goo.gl/5JVcCw
It's never too early to start planning your beach holiday! We’ll help seek out the perfect stretch of sand and the most exclusive luxury resorts just for you. https://goo.gl/3qU1Dr
Spring is in the air, which means it’s time for our seasonal hotels in Europe to begin opening their doors for the summer. Beautiful CastaDiva Resort & SPA in Lake Como re-opens today so waste no time in getting your stay booked in! http://bit.ly/2Fvrx60
There has never been a more significant time in the drive for gender parity. Women around the globe are uniting together to bring change to the world through equal treatment and equal opportunities for all women, everywhere. We support this movement wholeheartedly, so we wanted to acknowledge International Women’s Day 2018 with an SLH #PressForProgress.
We reached out to the many women who make SLH magic, from hotel Owners to General Managers to some of our very own SLH staff. We believe women are a force to be reckoned with, and our team of truly remarkable hoteliers and employees exemplify it. We sat down with a few of them to get their thoughts on being a woman in the luxury travel industry. https://goo.gl/AtXtWu
We are pleased to welcome a brand new hotel to the SLH collection. Hotel Vilòn in Rome only opened its doors for the very first time last week. This tucked-away intimate boutique hotel in the heart of Rome overlooking the Palazzo Borghese private garden is a real hidden beauty. https://goo.gl/K7jGCk
Hôtel Eastwest **** turns 10 years old this year and to celebrate they will be taking guests on a culinary and cultural journey each month to 10 exciting destinations from East to West. The destination for March is Japan and renowned chef, Takeo Yamazaki, will join the restaurant to create an incredible 6 course tasting menu. Get your bookings in now and if you're a local, ensure you have your reservation sorted for each month for a culinary journey around the world. https://goo.gl/DwAQSq
Kreuzberg is the cultural heart of Berlin. Like Shoreditch in London or Williamsburg in New York, Kreuzberg is the hippest neighbourhood full of cool bars, quirky restaurants and hip art galleries. Explore Kreuzberg from uber-cool new kid on the block, Orania.Berlin which host jazz and DJ nights 6 times a week with the best artists in town. http://bit.ly/2HYrUrx
Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania are all 100 years old this year! To celebrate their birthdays there will be lots of festivities throughout the year so this is the perfect time to visit. Book a stay in one of our two hotels in Estonia- St. Petersbourg Hotel and Pädaste Mōis, our hotel in Latvia- Hotel Bergs Riga or our hotel in Lithuania- Esperanza Resort & SPAhttp://bit.ly/2FeBOGL
When you think of Japan, you don't normally think of sandy beaches and crystal clear water, do you? Our beautiful hotels in the south of Japan can rival those in the Caribbean! Check out The Terrace Club AT Busena/ザ･テラスクラブ アット ブセナ, The Shigira, シギラベイサイドスイートアラマンダ ALLAMANDA Shigira Bayside Suite（Okinawa Japan）and Sankara hotel&spa Yakushima if you don’t believe us. https://goo.gl/pVrw7Y
Love luxury hotels but hate the effects on the environment? Many of our hotels are working hard on their sustainability programmes to ensure they are not having a negative effect on the environment. For example, Zeavola Resort in Thailand, Dar Ahlam in Morocco and Viceroy Bali all use beautiful hand-made amenity bottles which are refillable instead of the single-use plastic bottles which are thrown away. https://goo.gl/1s5LHc
Calling all art lovers. The annual European Fine Art Fair will be held next month from 10-18 March 2018 and there is still time to get over to the Netherlands to enjoy it. TEFAF is widely regarded as the world’s pre-eminent organization of fine art, antiques, and design. Book your stay at Winselerhof Country Estate which is the perfect luxury base during your trip. http://bit.ly/2t6vgoY
Looking for honeymoon inspiration? Perhaps you’re picturing lounging on a tropical island in complete and utter luxury. Or maybe you want to pair boutique hotel comfort with a taste of adventure. Your honeymoon is the chance to pull out all the stops and plan the trip of your dreams. And we’ve got plenty of luxury, adult only hotels in incredible locations to inspire you…https://goo.gl/ok54oU
Please welcome The Trident Hotel in Jamaica to the SLH collection. With just 13 oceanfront villas surrounded by seductive scenery, this exclusive Port Antonio retreat must be one of Jamaica’s best-kept secrets. Make yourself at home in a spacious villa with its huge windows and sleek, retro furnishings. Unwind in your plunge pool, or soak up horizon-spanning views from the oceanfront infinity pool.
SLH Insider Tip: If adventure calls, get closer to nature at the hotel beach, where a water sports guide will be ready to take you out kayaking or snorkeling. https://goo.gl/cCV69n
Many of our hotels were hugely affected by Hurricane Irma and sustained significant damage and some had to close down. Sadly, these natural disasters happen but they can't stop our hotels who are either up and running again or working on re-opening very soon. Book your stay at one of these beautiful hotels and help support them after this tragic event. https://goo.gl/PhwN7e
Please welcome Hemingways - Watamu, the iconic tropical paradise sitting in the pristine Watamu Marine National Park. The property, which underwent a massive contemporary renovation over the past two years, boasts spacious rooms and private residences set among botanical gardens with every window framing spectacular Indian Ocean views. If relaxation is on the cards, stroll down to the white sand beach, dip in and out of two pools, or head to the luxury spa. When you’re ready to explore, take a sunset cruise on Mida Creek, play a round of golf on the nearby world class golf course, kite surf, scuba dive or go on safari for a few days in Tsavo or the Maasai Mara. https://goo.gl/a3qH3K
Looking for a Greek adventure for the whole family? Explore Thessaloniki, the second biggest city in Greece and a cultural and culinary destination, before moving on to Halkidiki. Here you can enjoy the sun, serenity and activities on the endless golden beaches. The perfect dual-destination holiday. https://goo.gl/Zg35bQ
The Wentworth Mansion in Charleston is 20 years old this year and in honour of their emerald anniversary, they are giving away the ultimate three-day stay worth over $10,000! The winner will receive all the components to have an amazing celebration, including three incredible meals at three different restaurants, a couples massage, a pair of emerald earrings, gift vouchers for the ultimate shopping spree and so much more. https://goo.gl/Ke3xHQ
Enter here: http://wentworthmansion.stories.travel/invite?contest=Emerald-Anniversary-2018-02-14
It is now easier than ever to pop over to Amsterdam and explore the uber-cool neighbourhoods, restaurants and bars, as Eurostar has launched its direct service today. You can book your tickets for travel from 4th April and complete your trip with a stay at one of our three hotels in the city- The Dylan Amsterdam, Canal House or TwentySeven. https://goo.gl/nz1S7i
Please welcome The Plymouth Miami in Miami Beach to the SLH collection. Mirroring its stylish surroundings, The Plymouth is a revived modern art gem in historic Collins Park. With four-storeys of custom-designed class, this boutique hotel brings a slice of 1940s South of France to South Beach. Here, you can lounge around in your luxury robe in the comfort of your classic suite – or even on your own private terrace. During the day, take a short walk to The Plymouth’s beach where exclusive loungers are for hotel guests only. Or stay close to home under a peaches-and-cream parasol beside the pool. https://goo.gl/wS5TWx
Startlingly white houses punctuated by bright blue church domes. Vibrant towns perched on high cliffs. Black volcanic sand and camera seducing sunsets. It’s easy to see what attracts millions to this model of Greek island perfection. But what if you want to explore the authentic, more alternative side of Santorini? It isn’t too difficult. You just have to know where to look… we bring you all the insider tips over on Journal. https://goo.gl/PhbaUP
Welcome the brand new TwentySeven Hotel in Amsterdam to the SLH collection. Located in the beating heart of Amsterdam’s city centre, this luxurious sanctuary overlooks Dam Square and Royal Palace. From the moment you arrive, you feel the sense you’ve landed somewhere very special. Ranging from "bijou" Junior Suites to the iconic Signature Suite, TwentySeven Hotel revolves around fully personalised and exclusive services to make all guests’ wishes and desires come to life.
SLH Insider Tip: At Restaurant Bougainville, the culinary masterpieces of Pascal Jalhay wait to be discovered. Every plate brings together expertly chosen ingredients, finely crafted flavours and a touch of theatre. Make it a true event by booking the Chef’s Room, for a private dinner that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the kitchen. https://goo.gl/P9PwbY
Happy Chinese New Year to all our Asian fans and welcome to the Year of the Dog! How are you celebrating? At home with family or making the most of the long weekend with a holiday? https://goo.gl/kgTF92
Happy Valentine’s Day! How are you celebrating with your loved one? We will be enjoying this gorgeous afternoon tea at The Ampersand Hotel in London. https://goo.gl/4okQxp
Did you know we have a team of over 70 Mystery Inspectors who travel the world visiting every SLH hotel on undercover assignments?
Today we're bringing you some of their show-stopper hotels which have been recognised for giving our guests some of the most indulgent and luxurious experiences. Looking for an unforgettable hotel? Then look no further. https://goo.gl/7ugb42
Have you visited Italy? As the destination with the most SLH hotels (a whopping 62) we're pretty big fans of the country! Here are just a few gems from our collection… https://goo.gl/ZPGfGN
Is Dubai still on your bucket list? Did you know we have one of the best hotels in Dubai in our collection? The stunning Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai. https://goo.gl/m4EYWd
Still haven’t got your Valentine’s Day plan sorted? Pick one of these romantic retreats to enjoy a loved up last minute break. http://bit.ly/2ESwo1N
It’s officially the start of fashion season with New York Fashion Week kicking off today. Which of our four New York City hotels do you wish you were spending the week in? https://goo.gl/UU5LJy
Please welcome our exquisite new resort hotel on the charming island of Lombok in Indonesia- 7 Secrets Luxury Resort & Wellness Retreat. The only retreat set on the beautiful Nipah Bay, it balances technology-filled interiors with traditional Indonesian architecture. Each temple-like suite features a European hydro massage Jacuzzi on each terrace, a private butler and state of the art Italian technology system.
SLH Insider Tip: The expert hotel staff can arrange private excursions ready for your arrival. See the island from above on a helicopter ride, charter a luxury catamaran for a sailing trip or factor in relaxation time on the talcum powder beach and colourful reef that curve around the bay. https://goo.gl/J5jyBx
#WishYouWereHere THE hottest spot to chill out in Bangkok’s buzzing Thonglor district- Akyra Thonglor Bangkok. With exclusive shops, outstanding bars and Michelin starred restaurants on your doorstep, you can experience the true sense of 'living in the city' whilst enjoying top class luxury when you return home to your sleek studio or suite. https://goo.gl/Ep5oeb
Are you following us on Instagram? Head over to our channel for all the travel inspiration you need @smallluxuryhotels https://goo.gl/mJd6dB
Please welcome 宜蘭悅川酒店 The Walden hotel in Taiwan to the SLH collection. This child friendly hotel filled with toys and games is the perfect base for exploring the wider country, or a peaceful retreat from the buzz of city life. Enjoy incredible views across the city with the floor-to-ceiling windows and the children will love the bright murals on the bedroom walls. https://goo.gl/hZ1pUV
Is there anything more luxurious than jetting off to your own private island? Here are 10 Private Island Hotels for you to choose from:
- Kokomo Island Fiji
- Kandolhu Island, Maldives
- Hotel & Spa des Pecheurs, Corsica
- Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia
- Milaidhoo, Maldives
- Pangulasian Island Resort, Philippines
- Petit St. Vincent, St.Vincent & The Grenadines
- Velassaru Maldives
- Vahine Island, French Polynesia
- Baros Maldives
Iceland is the place to be this year! If it is still on your bucket list, now is the time to tick it off. We have two of the best hotels in Reykjavik for you to choose from, plus the incredible Hotel Rangá in South Iceland where you will experience genuine Icelandic hospitality in the middle of the stunning countryside. https://goo.gl/1xGnyV
There are few more otherworldly places than the moonscapes of Cappadocia in Turkey, with their volcanic rock cones, cave churches and underground cities.
Explore them from Ariana Sustainable Luxury Lodge. https://goo.gl/myMVmA
We are pleased to welcome Zhenze Waterside House Boutique Hotel on the outskirts of bustling Shanghai. This boutique hotel immerses guests in the heritage of eastern China. For a closer look at local culture, your personal butler can set up a class where you’ll learn the art of Qipiao dress making. You could spend the afternoon at the on-site teahouse, savouring Biluochun tea, a local speciality, then take a seat in the garden restaurant for fine dining. Your meal may even be accompanied by a performance of Pingtan – an art form developed in nearby Suzhou. https://goo.gl/mR2Kdp
The spectacular Venice Carnival starts today. If you are planning on ticking the floating city off your list- there is no better time than now until 13th Feb when the whole city fills with masses of masked party-goers to celebrate the final party before Lent. Book a last-minute stay now or plan ahead for next year. https://goo.gl/WjVGXu
Happy Australia Day!
From city-centre retreats to beautiful beach resorts, our Australian hotels offer a diverse range of stunning escapes. http://bit.ly/2Dzpo8t
There’s still nowhere on earth quite like the scattering of islands of French Polynesia. From Tahiti’s bustling towns and black sands, to Raiatea and Taha’a’s crystalline lagoon, head over to Journal to find a piece of heaven in one of the country’s crowning glories, the Society Islands. http://bit.ly/2ryQR8D