Sometimes you just want to holiday somewhere without kids. This means a swimming pool with no bombing, a restaurant with no crying babies and a reception area with no pint-size humans running around. This four-star adult-only hotel, 20 minutes or so from the airport, delivers all this on the sunny island of Mallorca, and offers a welcome glass of cava on arrival too.
Hidden away on a quiet corner of Paris's most extravagant neighbourhood, Hotel de La Trémoille offers understated opulence and discreet service.
Situated on the corner of rue de La Trémoille and rue du Boccador in the 8th arrondissement, the hotel is just a stone's throw away from the Champs Elysees and Avenue Montaigne, a street filled with designer stores.
The new kosher Waldorf-Astoria stands across the street from the Mamilla Mall like a proud father surveying his flock. The hotel may be new, a six-year labour of love by Israeli architect Yehuda Feigin and Turkish interior designer Sinan Kafadar, but its roots date back to 1929 when as The Palace, it was heralded as Jerusalem's first luxury hotel.
TV chef Matt Tebbutt is holding court in his restaurant, explaining how interest from the local Jewish community has inspired him to consult Florence Greenberg's legendary Jewish Cookbook for inspiration on kosher-style dishes for his menu.
It's not often hotel guests get upstaged by their hotel's designers, but with the Reverie Saigon it's understandable, after 26 legendary Italian designers were given carte blanche to spend as much money as possible. The result is a hotel of such mind-boggling extravagance that it is hard to believe your eyes.
It's quite a thrill to stare at a historic monument that's perched atop a mountain while relaxing on a sunbed on a warm sandy beach, with sand between your toes and the sun on your face.Yet the view from this resort's private beach is of the temple of Poseidon - the god of the sea in Greek mythology.
It's a view that has set the theme for Cape Sounio's ancient Greece styled architecture.
Freddie Mercury lived there while looking for a home in Switzer-land, Vladimir Nabokov used the proceeds of Lolita to fund a suite there for the rest of his life and Deep Purple recorded Smoke on the Water in its lake-side pavilion.
There may not be a more celebrity-studded hotel in Switzerland than the Montreux Palace, arguably the country's most glamorous hostelry.
Israel’s seaside hotspot, Eilat, has been scrubbing up nicely recently with a new gleaming waterfront and wonderful beach promenades. And now that there are direct flights from London this is a good time to consider a seaside jaunt en-famille.