Hotel Sacher, afternoon tea, kaffee und kuchen, Vienna, Austria, hotel, wien, entrance, door, sign

Kaffee und kuchen at Hotel Sacher, Vienna

If you find afternoon tea too filling and are looking for something a little less formal but equally delicious, kaffee und kuchen is for you. As a lover of afternoon tea, coffee and cake was definitely going to be on my list of things to do during a long weekend…

Classic afternoon tea, Sandy Lane, Barbados, St James, Holetown, Caribbean, luxury, hotel, outside

Afternoon tea at Sandy Lane, Barbados

Luxury means different things to different people and it’s a word that is way overused when it comes to hotels. But simple, easy going, inspirational, exclusive and genuine luxury is what you get when you step inside Sandy Lane in St James, Barbados. I can confidently say that it is…

Marker hotel, Dublin, Cocktail

Cocktails at The Marker Hotel, Dublin

There is nothing worse than standard, unimaginative cocktails out of a bottle. They’re artificial, high in E numbers and low in enjoyment. And if that’s what you’re looking for don’t go to The Marker Hotel in Dublin because their cocktail menu has offerings any cocktail connoisseur would die for. While…

Blue Marine Art Suite, hotel, artists, ICEHOTEL, Sweden, ice, snow, Jukkasjärvi, art, 2013, bedroom, whale, snice

ICEHOTEL

ICEHOTEL is the world’s first and largest hotel built of snow and ice. It’s located in Jukkasjärvi, a small village in Sweden about 200km north of the Arctic Circle. Last January I was there and as a lover of art and hotels, I was in (minus 8 degree) heaven. During the…

The atrium, hotel, lobby, reception, ME London, champagne, ice, bucket

ME London

There’s something beautiful about new hotels; they’re pristine, clean-cut, and modern with unique touches not seen elsewhere. They keep you coming back for more. Enter ME London. The 157 room property opened on 1st March this year in Marconi House, the original London home of BBC radio. There are 16…

Berkeley hotel, Christmas tree, London, Christmas, 2013, white, decorated, yetti

Hotel Christmas trees (and other Christmas delights)

Christmas is such a magical time of year and it gives hotels an opportunity to show their creative side and differentiate themselves from their competitors. I spent a recent Sunday strolling around London visiting a variety of hotels from 5 star properties, individually owned hotels, and chain brands to see…