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Oh, Vienna! It’s almost impossible to avoid musical references when it comes to Europe’s capital of all things classical. Vienna is compact, easy to get around and al l the major sites and attractions are within 15 minutes of the city’s historic centre. The airport is only 20 minutes away, making the city ideal for a short weekend break. Vienna is famed for its Baroque palaces and State Opera House and is considered the musical capital of Europe. Add to this a thriving restaurant scene and some great hotels, making the Austrian capital the perfect luxury travel destination. Best Hotels Vienna Hotel Sacher Vienna The Hotel Sacher is among the finest hotels I have had the pleasure of staying in anywhere in the world. I consider the hotel comparable to Claridges in London because of its understated class and attention to detail. If you want a more qualified stamp…

Below is the second in a three part series of the 30 most exclusive and luxury ski resorts in the world. Stay in Richard Branson’s £120k per week Chalet or party among the world’s elite with some of the best après ski in the world.. If you have deep enough pockets you can even move to one of them and include Bill Gates among your neighbours! 1. Aspen, Colorado (USA) One of America’s premier ski destinations, Aspen is made up of four mountains, each with it’s own personality and suited to different levels of skier. There are plenty of luxury hotels in Aspen and a host of excellent restaurants to suit the luxury traveller. Best Hotels Aspen The Little Nell – a Relais & Chateaux hotel, the only ski in, ski out 5-star hotel in Aspen, located at the foot of Aspen Mountain. Rooms cost about £1,000 per night. Hotel…

Below is the first in a three part series of the 30 most exclusive and luxury ski resorts in the world. Hotels and Chalets frequented by the world’s elite, including film stars, royalty, sports men and women, politicians and rock stars. Resorts with heated streets and escalators, entire mountains for hire and chalets that come complete with their own butlers and mini bars stocked with Krug and Dom Perignon. 1. Courchevel 1850 (France) Located in Les Trois Vallées with a lift system linking the resort to Meribel and Val Thorens, Courchevel 1850, playground of the rich and famous, is one of the most exclusive ski resorts in the world. The resort guest list is a who’s who of the world elite including Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Beckhams, Christina Aguilera, Lionel Richie, the Saudi royal family, George Clooney and many more… Best Hotels Courchevel 1850 L’Apogee – 100 yards…