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An Evening In Amsterdam

Erin Hunter spends an evening in Amsterdam sampling cocktails at Pulitzer’s Bar and dining on thirteen courses at Taiko

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From the sleazy red-light district to the notorious coffee shops, Amsterdam often gets a bad rap. However, my experience of the Dutch city was a very different one. This is how I spent one of my favourite evenings…

A drink at Pulitzer’s Bar

Set within 25 linked canal houses dating back to the 17th century,… Read more →

Riders Hotel, Laax

Riders Hotel, Laax, Switzerland , Karen Kristanovich visits the niche lifestyle hotel at the foot of the grooviest freestyle ski resort…

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A green-style concept-destination hotel for free-skiers and chill-bunnies smack dab next to the Laax base station. I had forgotten how smug I can feel relaxing and sipping bubbly Franciacorta in an Eames chair looking out of a huge window where deer are nibbling greenery on a snowy… Read more →

Byblos Sur Mer, Byblos, Lebanon

Beautifully located in a stunning, ancient city, Byblos Sur Mer balances Old World charm with modern comforts

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Overlooking the Phoenician harbour of Byblos, this five-star boutique hotel is an easy stroll to Byblos Castle and the Old Souk. It’s the top rated hotel for this ancient city on Trip Advisor and it’s easy to see why. It not only holds a prime location in one of the oldest civilisations… Read more →

Phoenicia, Beirut

Elegant, historic and comfortable, Phoenicia Beirut is ideally located for making the most of this lively city

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Overlooking the city’s famous Corniche, Zaitunay Bay and the Mediterranean Sea beyond, this Beirut landmark is located close to Beirut Souks and Downtown’s hotspots. It first opened its doors in 1961, attracting international royalty, celebrities and world leaders alike. Unsurprisingly,… Read more →

Kokkedal Castle, Copenhagen

Kat MacKathley falls for the fairytale experience at Kokkedal Castle, a luxury hotel on the outskirts of Copenhagen

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The credentials:

Just 30 minutes north of Copenhagen, surrounded by rolling meadows and atmospheric Scandinavian woodland, is one of Denmark’s most exclusive hotels the Kokkedal Castle (or Slot, to give it it’s full Danish title). Originally built in the mid-1700s and remodelled over 100 years… Read more →

Hartwell House, Buckinghamshire

Kat MacKathley lives her Downton Abbey dream at the National Trust's Hartwell House in Buckinghamshire

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The credentials:

For anyone who thinks of the National Trust as purely the caretakers of the Great British countryside and its few remaining historic houses, it may come as a surprise to learn that they are also hoteliers. A handful of their most beautiful country houses are open to the public, not just… Read more →