Copenhagen - Denmark
The Absalon Hotel is located in the heart of Vesterbro in central Copenhagen. The hotel was founded 80 years ago by the grandparents of the current managing director. It re-launched in mid-2015 following a complete refurbishment which included the conservation of the stunning exterior classical architecture which dominates this part of the street. The hotel is home to 161 suites and bedrooms and plays a large role in bringing local Copenhageners together with visitors to this city. The bold designs including wallpapers and fabrics at the hotel are by the UK's Designers Guild. The Absalon Hotel is home to a bar and courtyard and offers guests "Velorbis" bikes to rent to further explore. The hotel also offers a CONCEPT24 package.
Copenhagen - Denmark
The award-winning Andersen Hotel is home to 69 bedrooms and suites in the heart of Vesterbro. The hotel was refurbished in 2017 and completely updated. The Andersen Hotel offers a CONCEPT24 package which allows a late departure at no extra cost, when booked directly and in advance, meaning the guest keeps the room for 24 hours, no matter what the time of arrival. Join fellow guests at 5pm each day for 'Wine Hour'. The Andersen Hotel feature extensive designs from the Designers Guild. Established in 1970 by Tricia Guild, Designers Guild designs and wholesales furnishing fabrics, wallcoverings, upholstery and bed and bath collections worldwide.
Llandudno - Wales
Bodysgallen Hall enjoys a privileged location in North Wales with spectacular views of Snowdonia. Bodysgallen Hall is a Grade I listed house which was built mainly in the 17th century and today features a total of 31 spacious bedrooms split between the house and cottage suites. Each of the bedrooms has been individually furnished in a traditional style and decorated with antique furniture and works of art enjoying glorious views over Bodysgallen’s 200 acres of parkland and gardens. Several cottage suites benefit from their very own private gardens. Beautifully housed within a converted stone farmhouse in the award-winning historic grounds, the Bodysgallen Spa facilities include a large indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna and gym. There is a tranquil relaxation room and sun terrace for warmer days. The restaurant at Bodysgallen overlooks the stunning gardens and has been awarded three AA Rosettes for fifteen consecutive years.
FEZ COOKING SCHOOL
Fez - Morocco
Fez continues to shine as Morocco's foodie destination. The medina, located inside the ancient walled part of the city is Africa's largest and its alleys are filled with food stalls, pop up counters, established shops selling spices and new fusion restaurants. The Fez Cooking School offers visitors to Fez a unique insight into this magical city combining a foodie tour of the medina followed by a cookery class, all in a new purpose built cookery school on Palais Amani's roof terrace.
Private and group workshops are available and offer a wonderful hands-on experience including time in the medina and then cooking. The guest selects their desired recipes or the Fez Cooking School suggest a selection of Fassi, Moroccan or Sephardic dishes.
Warwickshire - England
Hampton Manor is a family run Restaurant with Rooms in the quiet village of Hampton-in-Arden, just 12 minutes outside Birmingham. Craftsmanship is at the heart of the house. The team have developed relationships with the best suppliers in Britain for Michelin-starred Peel’s Restaurant’s tasting menus, and looked to the Manor’s past to design 15 Arts and Crafts inspired bedrooms. Hampton Manor is located in 45 acres of gardens. Marrying historic and contemporary elements, Hampton Manor’s re-launch as a Restaurant with Rooms reflects its foodie-focus and ethos: to create spaces where guests can gather together and make memories. The reimagined interiors have created a home-from-home country retreat, asking guests to make the Manor their own. And what better place to make lasting memories than around the dinner table?
Buckinghamshire - England
Hartwell House is a Grade I listed property standing in over 90 acres of gardens and parkland. Hartwell House is situated just 40 miles north west of London in Buckinghamshire and is home to 48 bedrooms and suites. All have been individually designed in a traditional country house style, each with antiques and fine paintings. Hartwell House's most famous resident was Louis XVIII, exiled King of France. In 1938 the house and estate were acquired by Ernest Cook, an early hero of the conservation movement. The main Dining Room has been designed in the style of the eminent early 19th century architect, Sir John Soane. The restaurant has been awarded two AA Rosettes. Hartwell Spa resides in the grounds with a mosaic-lined indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room, gym and Hartwell Café.
Devon - England
Highbullen Hotel offers the perfect escape from it all. Located in 127 acres, guests can easily spend a few days here without leaving whilst enjoying the extensive leisure facilities. The stunning North Devon setting does however offer vast opportunities to explore the outdoors. Highbullen Hotel is ideally placed within easy reach of Exmoor and Dartmoor National Park and the beautiful North Devon Atlantic coast. The hotel is home to an ward-winning restaurant and lesiure facilities include several tennis courts, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, golf course and a spa.
JARDIN DES DOUARS
Essaouira - Morocco
Jardin des Douars is the leading hotel in Essaouira and it is totally unique. There are 19 bedrooms and 6 suites in total, two restaurants including alfresco dining, two heated outdoor pools and a hammam and spa. This free-spirited destination is like nowhere else in Morocco. Visitors will encounter both bikinis and boards on the beach but also an exciting, UNESCO World Heritage Site, cosmopolitan medina. All just 12 minutes away from Jardin des Douars in its exclusive location in the hills overlooking the Ksob River. The villas at Le Jardin des Douars are perfect for groups or families of up to 10 people. Here guests can combine as much of the hotel comfort and facilities as they like or simply remain secluded surrounded by their very own luxury setting. Each of the three villas is equipped with its own outdoor heated pool, a garden, air conditioning, several bedrooms and argan oil beauty products.
Atlas Mountains, Marrakech - Morocco
Kasbah Angour is a unique Berber castle, perched on a hill-top in the Atlas Mountains near Marrakech, with superb panoramic views. The boutique hotel & restaurant has 25 rooms & suites, spacious public areas, a wonderful swimming pool and beautiful gardens.
Guests at Kasbah Angour can unwind in the hotel’s gardens, explore the Atlas Mountains with one of their guides or visit Marrakech, just 30 mins drive away. The hotel also offers a selection of walking retreats and other outdoor activities.
York - England
Middlethorpe Hall is the only country house hotel in the City of York and it is the perfect base to combine both a country and city experience with York's historic heart close by. Standing in 20 acres of its own award-winning gardens, the beautiful William and Mary house was formally the home of the famous 18th century diarist Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. There are 29 bedrooms at Middlethorpe Hall, an award-winning restaurant and boutique spa. Each of the bedrooms at the hotel is individually designed and has its own distinct story. The classically panelled dining room provides the perfect setting for the British food with both traditional and contemporary touches for which the hotel has been awarded two AA Rosettes. The boutique spa at Middlethorpe Hall with its blue-tiled pool and sauna is the perfect place to relax and recharge.
Fez - Morocco
Fez is finally having its moment as a leading city break destination thanks to new flights from across Europe and a new internal flight from Marrakech. Located at one of the most significant entrances to the medina is Palais Amani, Fez's leading independent boutique riad hotel. Home to 18 suites and bedrooms, this art deco building was partly rebuilt in the 1930s and today offers a restaurant, roof top bar and cookery school and hammam, all open to non-residents also. Palais Amani has shaped the Fez tourism story since its launch and continues to host unique events including during the annual World Sacred Music Festival.
THE VINEYARD HOTEL
Berkshire - England
The Vineyard hotel celebrates wine on a daily basis. Sir Peter Michael, the owner of the hotel, founded The Peter Michael Winery in 1982 on a square mile of rocky volcanic ridges that form the western face of Mount St. Helena in Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California. Back in the heart of Berkshire, Sir Peter Michael opened the UK's first and only wine hotel 20 years ago this year. Home to 30,000 bottles of wine and an award-winning restaurant and Spa, The Vineyard is an oenophile's dream. The 49-room Vineyard, with each suite and bedroom named after an iconic international wine is the ideal place to celebrate with wine. Guests can expect a feast for the eyes too with the walls around the hotel full of art by artists including Henry Martin, Ronald Searle, Boris Smirnoff and Doris Zinkeisen. The Vineyard is also home to a spa with an indoor pool for hotel guests only.
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