Hotel of the week

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.


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.


Hotel Leone

By Andy Mossack, December 3, 2015

This is luxury boutique accommodation in Italy's Le Marche region, with stunning views from every corner - the imposing Sibillini mountain range on one side, the Adriatic coast of Ancona and Pesaro on the other.

British owners Madeline and Tim Jones have created a stunning hilltop boutique residence that shakes hands with regional architecture but with a modern twist.


Isle of Eriska Hotel

By Andy Mossack, November 26, 2015

This is a magnificent piece of 19th-century Scottish magic tucked away on its own 300-acre private island a few miles from Oban on Scotland's rugged west coast.

The hotel is a Buchanan-Smith family owned property and son Beppo has guided this wonderful elegant lady to what it is today, a five-star luxury island retreat with a Michelin-star restaurant, spa and gym, a nine-hole golf course, a pr


Hotel of the week: Capella Marigot Bay

By Sharron Livingston, November 19, 2015

Driving through the lush, mountainous landscape on the South Western coast of St Lucia means navigating twisty hills, passing hillside forests and acres of valleys, banana palms and beaches.

One of those twisty hills on this Windward island leads to the newly reopened Capella Marigot Bay Resort and Marina, where incidentally, Dr Dolittle was filmed.


Grand Velas

By Sharron Livingston, November 12, 2015

Wide, creamy, sandy shores sandwiched between the blue of the sunlit Caribbean Sea and the lush mangroves of Mexico's Riviera Maya makes for a colourful eyeful worth seeing. And you can see it in luxury at the three-in-one Grand Velas resort.


Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria

By Rupert Parker, November 5, 2015

The Cavalieri sits on the Monte Mario, the highest hill in Rome, and is about 20 minutes from St Peter's.

As I arrive, I'm slightly disappointed by the 1960s boxy exterior, but once inside, the opulence of the interiors and the art collection in the lobby, impress. From my balcony on the seventh floor, I have a magnificent view of the eternal city.


W Marriott Resort & Spa

By Joy Sable, October 29, 2015

Think of a hotel in Las Vegas, and you'll probably picture massive themed hotels on the famous Strip.

So if you want to sample the glitz and glamour of Sin City while enjoying a quieter holiday, the JW Marriott Resort & Spa makes an ideal base.


Ritz Carlton Macau, Hong Kong

By Judith Baker, October 21, 2015

This, the first all-suite hotel in the Ritz Carlton portfolio, occupies a prime position overlooking Cotai.

It is part of the spectacular Galaxy Macau entertainment and leisure complex with its Grand Resort Deck featuring the world's longest sky-top aquatic adventure ride.


Corinthia Hotel

By Barry Toberman, October 8, 2015

It was no coincidence that film director Wes Anderson checked into the Corinthia before shooting The Grand Budapest Hotel. Its ornately mirrored lifts suggest the splendour of a bygone era while also rekindling memories of favourite scenes from the endearingly quirky movie. So, too, does the brasserie and atrium with its lofty vista, and the baroque-style grand ballroom.