The family-owned Le Grande Bellevue may be the oldest palace hotel in Gstaad, but the newly-designed interior has been injected with a vibrant, modern-day flair.
The Dylan Hotel in Amsterdam is discreet yet central, with plush furnishings, a hip bar and a Michelin starred restaurant to boot.
Rudding Park Hotel has been in the top three of TripAdvisor's Travellers’ Best Hotels in the UK awards for the past decade and it is easy to see why.
WestHouse Hotel New York is four blocks south of Central Park and an easy walk from the Rockefeller Center and the theatres of Broadway.
Samujana villa estate may well be the most luxurious bolthole on Koh Samui. There are 27 contemporary luxury properties, with white-washed stone walls, clean lines, fully equipped kitchens with as much butler service as you would wish for.
Ragdale Hall is a grand Victorian manor house reborn as a hydro and thermal spa that's not as expensive or as formal as you think.
Everyone who can should treat themselves, at least once in a lifetime, to a stay at the Six Senses Douro Valley.
Grandiose yet contemporary, Lotte Hotel in Moscow hits the spot for luxury travel. It offers first-rate service in exceptionally comfortable surroundings.
The tiny British territory of Gibraltar is starting to make a name for itself in the world of luxury travel and it’s all thanks to the Sunborn; the world’s first purpose built super yacht hotel.
Paul Youden steps back into the nostalgic past of the 1930’s and books the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from London’s Victoria station bound for Venice.