The bijoux La Reserve group opened this property in in the South of France in 2008. The hotel's USP - apart from space and relentless luxury - is a serious spa, the only one in France to offer treatments using the fabulous but punishingly expensive Crème de la Mer products.
The hotel has been designed by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte to exploit its spectacular location in a secluded bay.
The rooms of the Hotel Pulitzer fit together like a cryptic jigsaw – you wonder how it works but it's a beautiful sight. It is made up of 25 restored 17th and 18th century canal houses, knocked together but their distinct character preserved and most keeping their original wooden beams or split levels.
When we embarked on my son's pilgrimage to Alton Towers, we took friends' advice and avoided the hotels at the theme park.
We broke our journey a 45-minute drive away at the Priest House in the village of Castle Donnington.
The four-star Handpicked Hotel is a pretty stopover, set at the end of a country lane along a serene stretch of the Trent. Taking tea on the terrace or watching the blue dragonfly nibble the bushes on a riverbank proved ideal respite after a hard day's rollercoasting.
In the same handsome crescent that houses the Western Marble Arch Synagogue, a gorgeous boutique hotel has arisen.
Part of the Pride of Britain consortium, it opened less than a year ago with 82 rooms built within a run of seven listed Georgian buildings and a pair of mews houses. Original features have been retained, but a contemporary vibe prevails in the public areas.