Hotel of the week

Hotel de la Trémoille

By Naomi Firsht, March 23, 2016

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.

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Waldorf-Astoria

By Andy Mossack, March 10, 2016

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.

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Bournemouth Hilton

By Barry Toberman, March 3, 2016

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.

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Golden Crown Igloo

By Sharron Livingston, February 25, 2016

The night sky in Finnish Lapland can be charcoal black when the clouds disperse making a superb starry canvas for the colourful Northern Lights.

But the snow on the ground is deep and temperatures tend to plummet in the winter months (October to March) to -25 degrees and beyond. This makes standing outside to gaze at the heavens a challenge.

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The Reverie Saigon

By Andy Mossack, February 11, 2016

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.

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Grecotel Cape Sounio

By Sharron Livingston, February 4, 2016

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.

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Hotel of the week: Fairmont Montreux Palace, Switzerland

By Anthea Gerrie, January 29, 2016

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.

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Hotel of the week: Dan Eilat Israel

By Sharron Livingston, January 22, 2016

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.

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Zetter Townhouse

By David Prever, January 14, 2016

In truth, the Zetter Townhouse Marylebone, the newest addition to the Zetter Group (which includes The Grain Store restaurant), is more north Oxford Street than Marylebone - nestling halfway between Selfridges and Edgware Road. It is a hot location and dangerous shopping territory.

The small hotel could be described as boutique chic meets B&B - except that doesn't do it justice.

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Radisson Blu

By Barry Toberman, December 10, 2015

The Radisson certainly cannot be faulted for location as, for those arriving by train, it is across the road from Glasgow's main station. And leisure visitors are within easy walking reach of major shopping areas and many cultural attractions.

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