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Venice is like no other city on earth. The boat transfer from the mainland is like a time machine, transporting you to a mysterious, achingly beautiful, Renaissance masterpiece. The city is located in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea and is built on more than 100 small islands linked by 150 canals and 400 bridges. Venice is an all year round destination where lovers can wrap up warm and stroll the labyrinth of alleyways, anonymously floating between masquerade balls or delight in the painters light during spring and summer. Travellers beware, there is a small price to pay during the hotter, more humid months when the canals can kick up a pungent smell and hoards of tourists and mosquitos flock to the city. Best Hotels Venice Hotel Cipriani Venice The most famous hotel in Venice, the 5-star Hotel Cipriani, located on the island of Giudecca, has played host to the…

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…

There aren’t many better feelings than floating in the clear, calm waters of an infinity pool in a luxury hotel, taking in the magnificent views as you forget all your worries and feel at peace with the world. This is the luxury lifestyle. Of course, there are infinity pools, and then there are INFINITY POOLS! So, in the cause of luxury travel, I have gone to the painstaking effort (ok it was fun I admit it!) of compiling a list of the 10 best infinity pools in the world. 1. The Infinity Pool at The Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore Perched high up on top of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool allows hotel guests an unparalleled view of the Singapore skyline and the sovereign state’s financial district. (source Marina Bay Sands) Sip on a glass of Dom Perignon champagne as you take in the…

Rome is possibly my favourite city on earth. It ticks every box for the luxury travel enthusiast, oozing style, class, and history. There is also a thriving restaurant scene and buzzy, energetic nightlife. Below is a complete guide to the best hotels in Rome, best restaurants in Rome and the best things to do in Rome. Best hotels Rome Aldrovandi Villa Borghese Rome The 5 star Aldrovandi Villa Borghese is part of the Leading Hotels of the World network and certainly lives up to the billing. It is ideally located within Rome’s most upscale residential area by the beautiful Borghese gardens and is within walking distance of all the major city sites. Hotel De Russie Rome Ideally located close to the Spanish Steps and Villa Medici, the Hotel De Russie is a 5 star, luxury hotel in the heart of Rome. The centrepiece of this hotel is the fabulous outdoor…

Florence, the capital of Tuscany, has history, culture, fantastic food and is a must for any luxury travel seeker. Below is a complete guide to the best hotels in Florence, best restaurants in Florence and the best things to do in Florence. Best hotels Florence Hotel Villa Cora Florence The Hotel Villa Cora is the aristocratic former home of Baron Oppenheim, and it exudes all the history and luxury you would expect from such a residence. High, vaulted ceilings and grand windows with views onto the parkland below, mean you won’t want to leave. The hotel has a great pool and restaurant to boot. Four Seasons Hotel Florence The opulent, Renaissance decor in the Four Seasons Hotel Florence will leave you romanticising about Michelangelo and this beautiful city long after you have departed. The two floor spa and Michelin star restaurant more than make up for the less than ideal…

Lake Como is a must see for anyone with a love of Italy or those just seeking to kick back and relax in the meditational surroundings of one of Italy’s great geographical wonders. Below is a complete guide to the best hotels in Lake Como, best restaurants in Lake Como and the best things to do in Como. Best hotels Lake Como We stayed at the Grand Hotel Menaggio which has stunning views onto Lake Como and Bellagio in the distance. The hotel is a little dated inside (that’s also part of its charm though), however, it is comfortable and has a large swimming pool directly adjacent to the lake, and this alone gives the hotel that luxury travel vibe that would make me come back for another stay. Book a Lake View room for just a smidgen over £100 per night, a bargain for those wanting to indulge in…