Steal yourself away on a well-deserved short & stylish city break to indulge in an exciting new experience.
Jet off to one of Europe’s ancient city’s to meander through streets that tell a thousand stories, wrapped up in the romance of it all, or set foot in one of the world’s most legendary cosmopolitan hubs such as New York City, surrounded by sublime contemporary art and architecture or indulging in renowned foodie hot spots. The world’s most vibrant and varied cities are at your fingertips and are so worth exploring - on a short break you can truly absorb a city’s unique atmosphere and take in its highlights, instantly feeling a world away from home. Take a look at some of my favourite short & stylish city breaks - I always love to have one lined up to look forward to…
Part of the esteemed Dorchester Collection, a huge refurbishment project closed the Hotel Plaza Athenee for 11 months in 2014, transforming it into one of the most glamorous and luxurious addresses in Paris. Originally opened in 1913, the Athenee has an incredible history and over the years has provided a sophisticated Parisian pied-a-terre for a fashionable set of household names, including Christian Dior. I could wager that Plaza Athenee’s rooms are the most comfortable in the city, and with balconies opening out to jaw-dropping, close-up views of the Tour Eiffel, tree-lined Avenue de Montaigne and flower-filled inner courtyards, Hotel Plaza Athenee is the perfect romantic escape for a weekend away in the city of love.Read more
Hotel Daniel is a boutique hotel in Paris with a romantic atmosphere and wonderful service, well located for exploring by foot, just a stone’s throw from the Champs-Elysées and Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré (excellent shopping, sight-seeing and a number of top galleries and museums). As a Relais & Chateaux property, guests can expect spectacular cuisine and personable hospitality.Read more
Experience the beauty of historic Paris from the Grand Hotel du Palais Royal. For me, the views from the Grand Hotel are its most breathtaking feature, overlooking the stunning Royal gardens and iconic Paris skyline, with the Louvre next door. The hotel is set within a striking 18th Century building, comprised of 68 rooms, each of which provides a private space for guests to enjoy independence and fantastic service in equal measure.Read more
Every time I explore a new destination, whether it’s on an adventure holiday in Peru or a luxury beach escape in the Indian Ocean, I return home full of excitement to share the amazing sights I have seen. Through my own experiences I have developed a love of helping others experience the great wonders of the world; truly getting under the skin of the extraordinary destinations that are at your fingertips. Getting the details right, from which hotel is perfectly located for exploring away from the crowds, to which local guide is most knowledgeable on history or culture or art, is of paramount importance to me. I am constantly seeking out new and exciting experiences and exploring off the beaten track to ensure my clients are receiving the best and most honest first-hand advice.
Take a look at my travel diaries for food for thought on your next trip...