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October 1, 2014


October 1, 2014 | News | By Mary Winston Nicklin

Since the chef's departure from the Shangri-La Hotel, Paris foodies are waiting with bated breath to see his next move. more >>


September 30, 2014 | News

Take a look at the two hotels used to celebrate one of the biggest weddings of the year, and see where else A-list guests may have stayed. more >>


September 30, 2014 | News

Le Rosbif Writes: stews, simmering civets and lashings of Armagnac... for food lovers, there is no better time to visit France than autumn/ more >>


September 26, 2014 | News

With the Aman Canal Grande expected to host George Clooney's wedding this weekend, Nick Trend - a former guest - explains the appeal of the hotel,... more >>


September 26, 2014 | News | By Mary Winston Nicklin

Designed by Rebosio+Spagnulo, the luxury spa offers a range of treatments from the Rome-based cosmetics line. more >>


September 25, 2014 | News

We've rounded up a few sexy hotels that will serve as swank home-bases for your winter getaways. more >>


September 19, 2014 | Deal

For the month of October, the Amalfi Coast retreat is offering some swank perks. Take a look... more >>


September 3, 2014 | Deal

​Golfers can tee off in style at Adare Manor Castle & Golf Resort with the Stay & Play Package. more >>


July 15, 2014 | Deal

The Regent Berlin has teamed up with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Berlin and Berlin-based fine china manufacturer KPM to offer a unique package. more >>


June 29, 2014 | Deal

Airberlin is offering a sale with fares that start from $3,649 (including all taxes and surcharges) from New York (JFK) to Germany more >>


June 25, 2014 | Deal

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Corinthia Hotel Lisbon inaugurated its newly renovated Lobby and Lounge Bar and launched a special “Ten... more >>


June 19, 2014 | Deal

The Merrion hotel in Dublin and Gleneagles in Scotland have the only restaurants to have been awarded two Michelin stars in Ireland and Scotland,... more >>

Hotel Vestibul Palace

October 1, 2014 | Article | By Mary Winston Nicklin

A look at some of the finest hotels Croatia has to offer. more >>

LET THE SUN SHINE: Rooms at Raffles Istanbul have floor-to-ceiling windows.

September 1, 2014 | Article | By Meagan Drillinger

Raffles has opened its doors in the heart of the Zorlu Center, a new hub for fashion, food and the arts more >>

GRAND VELAS RIVIERA MAYA has a number of dining and drinking venues, including this outdoor restaurant. It’s just added a Koi Sp

September 1, 2014 | Article | By Luxury Travel Advisor

A look at what the top resorts across the globe are serving up for fall. more >>

THE LONG WALK describes the colorful riverside footpath that provides

August 31, 2014 | Article | By Luxury Travel Advisor

Arty and bohemian, Galway maintains the reputation as Ireland’s most Irish city while hosting students, scholars and internationals alike who roam... more >>

LE TRE VASELLE has both the views and local wines to boast of

August 31, 2014 | Article | By Sharri Whiting De Masi

Visiting two luxurious hotels in Umbria, central Italy, a region full of great wines and olive oils, along with medieval and Etruscan hill towns. more >>

DROMOLAND CASTLE sits on 450 acres of scenic landscape and dates back to the 16th century.

August 31, 2014 | Article | By Meagan Drillinger

For those VIP travelers looking to play pretend king or queen for the day we suggest booking a stay at one of these very real European castles. more >>


December 26, 2013 | Blog | By Mary Winston Nicklin

What could be better than taking a dip in a new destination? more >>


December 9, 2013 | Blog | By Mary Winston Nicklin

There's a reason it's called "The Isle of Beauty." more >>


November 21, 2013 | Blog | By Mary Winston Nicklin

From the catacombs to contemporary art, the French capital has a wealth of museums- literally something for everyone. more >>


November 12, 2013 | Blog | By Mary Winston Nicklin

Shangri-La has a prime Bosphorus location in one of my favorite cities on earth. more >>


November 4, 2013 | Blog | By Mary Winston Nicklin

A postcard-perfect wine route where you can taste extraordinary Gewurztraminers and Rieslings. more >>


October 27, 2013 | Blog | By Ruthanne Terrero

We try to live like a local; it took two tries, but we think we got it right the second time. more >>

Europe Articles

  • SPG Hot Escapes October 1 The Clooney Venice edition

    There are 75 hotels on SPG Hot Escapes October 1, 2014 edition at the time of this post. Westin Bayshore Vancouver shows a $126 rate. That looks enticing until I click on the rate calendar to find that is the low rate for only one date, Sunday, November 1. There are five consecutive dates with $135 […] The post SPG Hot Escapes October 1 The Clooney Venice edition appeared first on Loyalty Trave [...]

  • Skala: The Magical Mastic Sours Of Chris Hotel On Patmos, Greece's Holiest Island

    A Mastic Sour with the Monastery of St John on the hill, top right We blame the Grande Bretagne in Athens. After we tasted the Tears of Chios cocktail at its rooftop Selfie Spot bar, we got a little obsessed with mastiha, a liquor flavored with mastic (a gum-resin thing that’s produced on the island of Chios). Mastiha cocktails, neat mastiha after dinner – it’s all we wanted to drink in Gre [...]

  • Venezia

    The Queen of the Adriatic, the City of Water, the City of Masks, the City of Bridges, the Floating City, the City of Canals, or even the city that made Kristina Meyers fall in love with Italy. All are extremely suitable names for Venice. Let me clarify, having been to both Rome and Florence (and Cinque Terre which I actually loved) I was not that excited for Venice. My expectations for the other t [...]

  • Sicily

    Time for another update!!. We have settled in quite nicely to our apartment, it is very nice with plenty of space and amazing furniture, the floors are all marble which is so cooling especially in the heat, fortunately for us this is the best time to be here. The temp is perfect, not overbearingly hot just sitting at 27 degrees . Also the beaches are definitely not over crowded like they would hav [...]

  • Playful Padua

    I'm in Padua (just half an hour from Venice, but a world away), and I really like this town. Padua's museums and churches hold their own in Italy's artistic big league; its hotels are reasonably priced and the city doesn't feel touristy.