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Checking in… L’Apogee Courcheval

This gorgeous Alpine retreat is just the tonic for those looking to escape a city winter and venture out on to the French Alps for some ski and apres ski. Set in the exclusive Jardin Alpin in Courchevel 1850, this five-star hotel boasts a most enviable setting, nestling above the former Olympic ski jump, with fabulous views all the way down the valley. Each of the 53 decadent rooms and suites is luxuriously appointed while the penthouse and chalets are ideal for...

Puento Romano unveils 100 new ways to experience Andalusia

Luxury Marbella resort Puente Romano has launched collection of bespoke adventures, from behind-the-scenes sherry tastings to VIP ski trips. With one hundred highly personalised experiences on offer, guests can choose from expert-led activities, ranging from high-octane sports to indulgent gastronomy and innovative local experiences. Rolling out from January 2019, the experiences provide customised ‘insta-moments’ and offer a new view on Marbella and the Andalusia region year-round. Throughout the winter season, snow bunnies can trade the promenade for the piste as they carve through the Sierra Nevada’s...

Mondrian London rebrands as Sea Containers London

Mondrian London has rebranded as Sea Containers London and will now be managed by Lore Group as part of its collection of independent hotels. Lore Group – an international hospitality company operating in Europe and the US and the asset manager for the hotel’s existing owner Archlane – will take over the management of the property from sbe. Other hotels managed by Lore Group, which is attending inVOYAGE 2019 in October, include Pulitzer in Amsterdam and Riggs in Washington DC. The hotel will continue...

Experience this… Tee and Whisky at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh

Treat yourself to a luxurious break in the historic city of Edinburgh and book yourself a stay and the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, an opulent institution renowned for its idyllic setting and views on to Edinburgh Castle. Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian The hotel boasts a number of experiences for its very discerning clientele, with a luxury textile weaving session, designed to immerse guests in the crafts and a golf and whisky experience. Gullane Golf Course The latter starts with a hearty...

Checking in… The Apurva Kempinski Bali

Kempinski Hotels is set to redefine its own very high standards of luxury this February with the launch of The Apurva Kempinski Bali, a luxury retreat that embraces Indonesian culture, art and heritage, set in the Nusa Dua area of Bali. Accommodation comes in the form of 475 well-appointed guest rooms, decadent suites with private plunge pools and generously sized villas nestling along the beachfront, with private pools and lounge areas set within tropical gardens.  The ultimate dine-around can be...

Monaco’s new meetings hub

Exciting developments are afoot in the heart of Monaco, host destination to inVOYAGE 2019, with news that Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer (SBM) is to launch a new business tourism hub right on Casino Square. At the centre of the hub will be the new One Monte-Carlo conference centre, set to open in spring. Together with Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo and Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, the conference centre will virtually double the space dedicated to business tourism around Casino Square. All three...

60 seconds with… cievents’ Basia Dudziak

“My innate love of travel and adventure made a career in the meetings and events industry a natural choice for me. Although, like many of my industry colleagues, I initially ‘fell into’ it, I quickly realised this was the right path for me,” says Basia Dudziak, Key Account Manager at cievents. Basia Dudziak, cievents Basia joined the global full-service meetings and event management agency in 2018, having previously held project manager and client relationship roles in major UK and global agencies. Her current...

Experience this… Gastronomy at The Goring

As the temperature drops in the capital, where better to treat yourself to a cosy lunch than London’s last remaining family-owned luxury hotel. The Goring is something of a grand English institution and service and home comforts are taken very seriously indeed, along with an undeniable sense of British wit. Inside the hotel’s hotel’s flagship restaurant, The Dining Room, a menu of unashamedly British classics is on offer, created by executive chef, Shay Cooper. The Dining Room at The Goring The restaurant has justifiably bagged a...

Checking In….Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

Make your first trip of 2019 a luxurious one to remember at Anantara’s Maldives outpost. The Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort is a chic retreat featuring 75 newly renovated beach villas, set amongst lush foliage. Inside each villa, the rooms have been furnished in sleek neutral tones of ivory and beige while the dark timbers give a contemporary contrast and add to the beach-house ambience and local Maldivian style. The bathrooms offer indoor and outdoor spaces with deep oval bath...