£10 million restoration unveiled at Bailbrook House Hotel Bath

A £10 million restoration has transformed Grade II* listed Bailbrook House Hotel in Bath ollowing its acquisition last year by Hand Picked Hotels, the award-winning collection of country house hotels.     Bailbrook House, set within 20 acres of private grounds with glorious views over England’s only world heritage city, was originally built as a […]

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Le Royal Monceau in Paris awarded ‘palace’ status


There’s yet more change afoot for luxury hotels in Paris with the announcement that the Raffles property Le Royal Monceau has been granted an official ‘Palace Distinction’. Although hotels in France use a version of the one- to five-star system familiar to travellers everywhere, the country’s very best hotels are also eligible to receive ‘palace’ […]

A welcome like no other – The Doyle Collection Hotels

The group’s origins lie in the foundation of Doyle Hotels by Pascal Vincent Doyle, who opened his first hotel, the Montrose, in Dublin in 1964. In 1999 Jurys acquired Doyle Hotels and became the Jurys Doyle Hotel Group, the largest hotel group in Ireland.  It comprised the Jurys Inn chain of middle-market hotels as well […]

Jane Austen’s England: a traveller’s guide to finding Mr Darcy

Two hundred years after the publication of Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s most famous (and arguably her best) novel is as popular as ever. The descriptions of England in Pride and Prejudice and her other novels continue to provide a quintessential image of the country for locals and visitors alike. To celebrate this special anniversary […]

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