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W Verbier

'Where else can you cook with a Michelin-starred chef or do yoga with a champion freerider?' Nicole Trilivas enjoys the 'insider access' style and Michelin calibre food offerings at W Verbier

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The credentials:

W Hotels are all about the young, rich and fabulous, and W Verbier—with its designer flair, photogenic art and perfect slope-slide location at 1,531 metres—is no exception. Open all year round and featuring a never-ending mix of activities, W Verbier occupies four Alpine chalets… Read more →

Peninsula Paris

'So lavish that your jaw will drop (and stay dropped)' - Chris Heasman feels like royalty at the spectacular Peninsula Paris

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The credentials:

Like many of Paris’ greater hotels, the Peninsula has history. Built in the 19th century as a palace for a Russian nobleman, it later opened as the Hotel Majestic and served as a military hospital during WWI. During the Nazi occupation of France, it was chosen to act as the headquarters… Read more →

Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort, Lanzarote

Jessica Baldwin is 'spoilt for choice' at Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel, replete as it and neighbouring Lanzarote towns are with restaurants and activities

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Situated on Lanzarote’s picturesque south coast, just a stone’s throw from Dorada beach’s sandy shores, Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort is arguably the swankiest hotel in popular Playa Blanca. Its impressive kids’ clubs and eight swimming pools make it number one for… Read more →

Barnsley House

'If I believed in heaven, this might be it' - Lucy Lord's bed at Barnsley House comes in at the top of a long list of pleasures on offer, from superb restaurant to stunning gardens

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A late 17th century Grade II listed manor house set in extensive landscaped gardens, Barnsley House resembles the (luxurious and well equipped) Cotswolds country retreat belonging to old friends you wish you’d had the good sense to cultivate. When we visited a couple of weeks before… Read more →

Henrietta Hotel

A Michelin-starred chef, playful Gallic interiors and serious cocktail credentials are just a few secrets up the sleeve of London’s new Henrietta Hotel, discovers Joanna Reeves

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With only a discreet flag marking its prime Covent Garden address, this 18-room boutique beauty is the first London hotel from the ultra-hip Experimental group—the innovative French team behind Paris-based Grand Pigalle Hôtel and Hotel des Grands Boulevards. Minibars… Read more →

Villa Estebana, Puerto Calero

Villa Estebana's private gate onto the Puerto Calero promenade 'oozes exclusivity' and makes Jessica Baldwin feel 'like a local VIP'

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So you didn’t know that Lanzarote had a posh bit? Well listen up, my friend, for I have discovered a swanky yachty enclave with fine dining on tap and endless views of the Atlantic at every turn. Yes, Puerto Calero’s palm-lined promenade and pristine marina have all of the ingredients… Read more →