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By Gabriel Power | 19 Mar 2021

European Detour: Greece

With international travel now a very real possibility in 2021 after a lengthy delay, holidaymakers are already gearing up to take to the European mainland for the post-pandemic trip of a lifetime. But... Read More

By Gabriel Power | 19 Jan 2021

In-house insight: a look at the modern butler with Polo & Tweed CEO and founder Lucy Challenger

To understand the way in which the general public sees butlers, and British butlers in particular, one need look no further than the hit Netflix show Bridgerton. This whimsical period comedy, set... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 23 Dec 2020

Grand Design: Lenny Kravitz tells us why the new Kravitz Grand is the perfect representation of his life’s work

At the global launch of the Kravitz Grand, Steinway & Sons’ newest limited-edition grand piano, musician and designer Lenny Kravitz looks cool and casual in pinstripe shirt and white-rimmed ... Read More

By Freddy Clode | 22 Dec 2020

How a luxurious staycation at the Casterton Grange Estate became a place to call our own

When we hear about the latest travel trends, all too often we’re inundated with contradictions. Holidaymakers should be looking for sustainable options but in untouched locales; search for authe... Read More

By Tempus | 18 Nov 2020

Christmas gift guide 2020: Tempus' guide to the luxurious gifts perfect for your loved ones this festive season

After a year of uncertainty, now is the time we look to spreading cheer and raising the spirits of those we love most. But if you're struggling for ideas on the perfect gift for the... Read More

By Juliet Herd | 28 Sep 2020

We travel to South Africa’s Brookdale Estate to discover one of the most exclusive and abundant wine estates in the world

  The harvest is in full swing at Brookdale Estate private vineyard at the foothills of the Klein Drakenstein Mountains in South Africa’s lush Paarl Valley. There’s a sense ... Read More

By Georgia Peck | 11 Mar 2020

Can Malaysia’s contemporary luxury hotels live up to perfect memories of the nation’s historic hospitality?

Malaysia is a place I have always held close to my heart; the fond memories I have of a month spent in the country many moons ago are ones I have romanticised endlessly, that have shaped my life signi... Read More

By Tempus | 11 Mar 2020

The surprising stories behind some of Champagne's best known houses

POP THE CORK As the Champagne region redefines its approach to tourism, Tempus explores the most surprising – and romantic – stories of some of the area's most historic champagne ... Read More

By Tempus | 12 Dec 2019

Could the St. Regis Bangkok be your New Year choice for indulgent rejuvenation?

Wherever St. Regis hotels are established in the world, there is an expectation of impeccable service and timeless tradition. And, of course, butler service. The St. Regis Bangkok, located in the bust... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 04 Jun 2019

Float therapy: Tempus discovers how the luxury Seabourn Odyssey is rebooting the traditional cruise

Luxury cruise line Seabourn doesn’t like the word ‘boat’ for a reason. Preferring the term ‘floating hotel’, each ship sleeps up to 458 guests who enjoy Michelin-sta... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 21 Feb 2019

Back in vogue: this year's most surprising luxury travel destinations

When it comes to this year’s top luxury travel destinations, don’t expect to see the usual suspects on any expert’s list. While exclusivity has been the most steadfast trend of recen... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 14 Jan 2019

Explore breathtaking culture and community with Ulagalla by Uga Escapes

In recent years Sri Lanka has become the destination du jour for trendy travellers thanks to its miles of sandy beaches, dramatic surf and scenic train routes but, high in the central hills, the ancie... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 24 Oct 2018

On top of the world: Sri Lanka's new Aarunya Nature Resort creates an effortless escape

There is no shrill buzzing of an alarm to wrench me from sleep today. Instead, I wake up with the birds, full of energy, thanks to the sun streaming gently through the panoramic floor-to-ceiling windo... Read More

By Scott Wheeler | 20 Sep 2018

Great expectations: why Kilindi Zanzibar is the ultimate romantic hideaway

Everything I’d heard about Zanzibar Island, positioned in the Indian Ocean just off the Tanzanian archipelago, had been so overwhelmingly positive I was prepared for a fall. But no gushing revie... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 24 Aug 2018

Heaven on earth: how to find the ultimate private paradise in Mauritius

Mark Twain famously wrote that “Mauritius was made first and then heaven; and heaven was copied after Mauritius”, and it’s pretty hard to disagree. If we made a checklist for paradis... Read More

By Rose Adams | 23 Aug 2018

The newest luxury hotel group you should have on your radar

Meet Bless Collection Hotels, a new and exciting addition to the world of luxury hotel brands. A new subsidiary of Spanish chain Palladium Hotel Group – which already has a range of lu... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 21 Aug 2018

Travel back in time with a picture-perfect stay in poet Sir Walter Scott's 'Romantic' manor home

A leading figure of Romanticism and known for founding the historical novel genre, Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott was credited – and criticised – for popularising tartan, saving the Scot... Read More

By Rose Adams | 23 May 2018

Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort opens Bill Bensley designed villa in Vietnam

Marking the latest addition to its global portfolio of penthouses and villas, InterContinental has announced the introduction of the luxury Bai Bac Bay villa in picturesque Vietnam – billed as b... Read More