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Masseria Torre Coccaro, Puglia

Kat McAthley enjoys 'the world-class beach club and fairytale dinners' at Masseria Torre Coccaro in Puglia

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The credentials:

The Puglia region of Southern Italy is renowned for its unspoilt beaches, its excellent cuisine, and its authentic white-walled Italian towns unsullied by mass tourism. But maybe its most intriguingly unique feature is the proliferation of ‘masseria’; historic farmsteads… Read more →

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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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 →