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Villa San Martino, Puglia

Kat McAthley finds 'the epitome of classical, clean Italian elegance' at Villa San Martino in Puglia

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The credentials:

Puglia, the bottom heel of Italy’s famous ‘boot’ is home to many a hidden gem, and one of its most dreamily beautiful (though hopefully now slightly less hidden) is the Villa San Martino. Just a few kilometres from the baroque beauty of the town of Martina Franca, the Villa San… Read more →

Baur au Lac, Zurich

Chris Heasman finds peace and serenity (plus lavish luxury) in the centre of bustling Zurich at Baur au Lac

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The Credentials:

Sitting on the edge of Lake Zurich’s busy northern shore, Baur au Lac’s history goes back much further than any of the chic bars or glitzy boutiques that surround it. The hotel was first established in 1844 by Johannes Baur, a Swiss hotelier who wished to open a villa with… Read more →

Forsthofalm Eco-Spa and Wellness Hotel

Olivia enjoys alpine yoga, cow-bells, and spa treatments at Forsthofalm - an eco-friendly hotel nestled deep within the Austrian alps

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Holzhotel Forsthofalm is a bio-hotel 1050 metres above sea level, nestled within the mountains of Salzburg. A family-run “eco-hotel” with spa in a scenic, alpine location, it’s an ideal choice for outdoor pursuits including summer hiking and biking, yoga, and winter… Read more →

Palazzo Margherita, Basilicata

Kat McAthley has a magical stay at Palazzo Margherita, Francis Ford Coppola's 19th century palazzo turned luxury hotel in the Basilicata region of Southern Italy

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The credentials:

You may know Francis Ford Coppola as godfather (or more accurately director) of…well, ‘The Godfather’. The award-winning, pioneer film-maker is also, perhaps more surprisingly, a hotelier, and the Palazzo Margherita – hidden away behind a wooden door so discrete… Read more →

Shangri-La Al Husn, Muscat, Oman

Lisa Kjellsson checks in to Shangri-La Al Husn, an elegant five-star cliff top hotel in Muscat, Oman

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The credentials

Perched on a cliff top overlooking the Gulf of Oman, Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa is one of Muscat’s most elegant five-star hotels catering to the growing number of visitors to the Sultanate. Inspired by the historic architecture of Omani forts, the building is impressive… Read more →

Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina

Elizabeth Bennett finds 'impeccable service and a world-class spa' at Grand Hotel Kronenhof in Pontresina, Switzerland

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The credentials:

Situated in Pontresina, St Moritz’s understated sister, the Grand Hotel Kronenhof was one of the first Swiss mountain hotels and has been welcoming guests since 1848. The charming neo-baroque building looks like a grand wedding cake and appears almost fairytale-esque in the… Read more →