An alternative guide to Sydney

Discover a brand-new side of Sydney, from the incomparable coffee culture and evocative street art to the awe-inspiring galleries and local vintage markets.

See a new side to Sydney

A day-to-night guide to Madrid

Experience Madrid’s irresistible energy with this day-to-night guide to the Spanish capital, from the lowdown on sociable dining spots to hair-raising sports.

Enjoy Madrid

Copenhagen cool

Uncover the contemporary side of Copenhagen with our guide on where to go and what to see, eat and do in the effortlessly cool and cosmopolitan Danish capital. 

What's new in Copenhagen

From Lima with love

A hotchpotch of wild, weird and wonderful sights, Peru’s capital, Lima, is a city that combines history, culture and cuisine like almost nowhere else on earth.

Welcome to Lima

North & South: a guide to New Zealand’s islands

Planning a New Zealand adventure? From cities, beaches and Maori culture in the North, to epic scenery in the South, discover it all from our luxury hotels. 

North or South?

Reflections of London

Ever since the Romans founded London almost 2,000 years ago, two distinct areas have developed either side of the River Thames. Each with their own characters to uncover. 

exploring the two sides of London

China: past and present

Travel through time in China, with our collection of luxury boutique hotels set everywhere from ancient water towns to cosmopolitan, future-focused cities. 

Explore China

48 hours in Shanghai

Explore the bustling city of Shanghai in just 48 hours, from the glitz and glamour of the skyline, to the historical streets running out to the Yangtze River.

Explore Shanghai

Springtime in Saratoga

Find out why peaceful Saratoga should be on your springtime travel shortlist with our pick of seasonal highlights, from local food to the great outdoors.

Fall in love with Saratoga next spring

Panama City and beyond

Experience all that Panama City has to offer, from its galleries and historical sights to the spellbinding natural wonders just a road trip or boat ride away.

Discover two sides to panama city

Flavours of Dubrovnik

Savour every moment – and every meal – of your Dubrovnik city break, with our guide to the cuisine of Croatia’s Dalmatian coast and where best to try it. 

Coastal Croatian Cuisine

International Women's Day

Women around the globe are uniting to bring change to the world through equal treatment and equal opportunities.

We reached out to the many women who make SLH magic, from hotel Owners to General Managers to leading SLH staff. We sat down with some of them to get their thoughts on being a women in the luxury travel industry.

Meet the Women Behind our Brand


From iconic architecture to gondolier-scattered canals, almost every corner of Venice is well-known the world over. In fact, you might be wondering what else there is to discover during your trip. But fear not – this remarkable floating city has more than a few surprises up its sleeve.

Discover the secrets of Venice


With 50,000km of coastline, it can be hard to know where to start on your surfing trip to Australia. Swells from the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean splash the shore year-round, attracting visitors from across the globe. No matter where you are, you’ll never be far from a superb surf spot.

Let's Surf

From Venice to Asolo: a wanderer’s guide

See the best of both worlds on this two-stop tour of northern Italy – from the magic of Venice in winter to the serenity and luxury hotels of hilltop Asolo.

The two faces of Northern Italy

Art Deco adventures in Miami Beach

Experience the historical side to Miami Beach with a walking tour of its Art Deco architecture, from the bold and futuristic to the small and impossibly pretty.

Art Deco Miami Beach

Spotlight on St. Barthélemy

Escape to St Barthélemy this winter and discover an island dotted with beautiful beaches, stylish towns and boutique hotels made for laid-back luxury living.

Explore St. Barthélemy


A dazzling jewel set in a golden desert, Dubai is a medley of cosmopolitan sheen and Emirati tradition. Though its futuristic vision may leave you spellbound, this sandy city is no mirage.


Nine things to do in Germany this summer

Discover Germany in nineeight summer experiences – from luxury hotels on the Baltic Coast and music festivals in Berlin to wine escapes in historic Deidesheim. 

Explore Germany this summer

Wild and wonderful Morocco

Explore the many sides of Morocco on an unforgettable adventure – dive into cities, hike across shifting sands and catch some waves on the Atlantic coast. There are ancient cities crammed with a heady mix of sights and spices. But venture further afield and you’ll find epic deserts, rugged coast and some of the world’s best luxury hotels. 

Journey through morocco

Top 5 reasons to visit Marbella in 2018

Discover the true meaning of luxury in Marbella, with fine dining, tennis tournaments, world-class nightlife and authentic Andalusian food and festivals.

Lose yourself in Marbella


Discover the varied culture, literary history and warm-hearted spirit of Ireland’s capital city with your guide to a two-day boutique break in Dublin. So, from waking up to a fresh Irish breakfast at your boutique hotel, to winding down in a traditional pub, here’s a penny whistle-stop tour of what to enjoy in 48 hours…

Explore Dublin

Japan: what to do when in 2018

Majestic Japan is a year-round destination full of bustling cities, secluded beaches and pristine nature. Here's our hot tips for those trvaelling to Japan in 2018.

Discover Japan in 2018

Uncovering 12 hotels with hidden histories

Whatever fires your imagination, there’s nothing quite like the wonder of history. So travel back in time with our pick of historical hotels – and when best to visit them.

Uncover history with SLH

Ultimate honeymoon inspiration

Plan the perfect honeymoon with our collection of luxury, adult only hotels dotted across the world, from Italy and Indonesia to Mexico and Costa Rica. 

Adult only hotels made for romantic escapes

Paris and the silver screen

Peel back the curtain to discover Paris from the silver screen with our guide to some of its most famous movie moments and the best hotels Paris has to offer.

Explore the city of lights, camera, action

Exploring Antwerp and Bruges

Plan a twin centre Belgium city break and pair the historic sights and cutting-edge style of Antwerp with the picture-perfect medieval charm of Bruges.

Plan a twin centre city break to Belgium

Get lost in Santorini

Get away from the crowds and enjoy a taste of the real Santorini, beyond the sunsets, black sand beaches and whitewashed villages of the world-famous caldera. 

Discover the less spotted Santorini

Ultimate tranquillity in Ibiza

Skip the sleepless nights and rediscover laid-back living on Ibiza’s east coast, within the walls of ancient towns and the clear blue waters of golden beaches.

Discover Ibiza

From Tahiti to Taha’a: exploring French Polynesia

The ancient, seafaring culture of French Polynesia has rippled across the Pacific as far as Hawaii and New Zealand. Yet there’s still nowhere on earth quite like this scattering of island jewels.

Explore French Polynesia

Iceland: from the city to the skies

Forget Westeros, Iceland is the original land of ice and fire. Here’s our itinerary for a luxury break of northern lights, spellbinding scenery and long, cosy nights – and not a White Walker in sight.

Explore Iceland

The two sides to Scotland

Scotland. A place where the landscapes are as wild as the weather. A muse for musicians, filmmakers and novelists, and home to eclectic cities embellished with cultural gems.

Explore Two sides of Scotland

Ring in the new year in China

Hugely vast and equally varied, at times, China feels like many countries rolled into one. But at winter’s end, there’s one thing sleepy villages among green rice terraces and gleaming metropolises have in common: celebrating Chinese New Year. 

Chinese new year

Autumn in Norway

Norway’s dramatic and diverse landscapes are year-round wonders. But when autumn arrives, the country really comes to life...

Discover Autumn in Norway

On the wild side of Mauritius

Despite the island’s modest size, Mauritius never fails to leave you wondering what lies ahead. From the towering forests and bizarre, to the depths and diversity of the surrounding Indian Ocean.

Explore the wild side of Mauritius

in it to win it!

The winners have been annoucned! See which SLH hotels took home the top prizes at the 2017 SLH Awards.

See the winners here

Beyond Marrakech

As the gateway to North Africa, Marrakech is a melting pot of Arabian, Berber and European influences. Explore what the city has to offer and beyond..

Explore Beyond Marrakech

West coast cool in Gothenburg

A firm favourite with mini-breakers, mixing historic sights with hip-as-it-gets culture, buzzing nightlife and boutique hotels. 

Discover Gothenburg

Five reasons to scuba dive in Zanzibar

With countless dive sites dotted around the coast and islets of Zanzibar, there’s an experience to suit every level.

Discover the African archipelago

The three sides of Koh Samui

As the second largest island in Thailand, Koh Samui has more to offer than a Bangkok night market.

Discover Koh Samui

Beyond Berlin’s Christmas markets

From the dazzling lights to the eclectic exhibitions, Berlin is the place to be this winter – but there’s more to this vibrant city than its Christmas markets.

Discover Berlin

a road trip along the Sri Lanka west coast

See the western side of the Sri Lankan coast on a four-stop road trip, with beach-lined blue seas, historic towns and blissful boutique hotels along the way. 

Sri Lanka by road

Why Sorrento is the perfect base for Italian adventures

Be charmed by the history, views and cosmopolitan culture of Sorrento before venturing out of town to uncover some of southern Italy’s lesser-visited sites.

Enjoy Sorrento

Seven days in the Seychelles

Whether your heart’s set on beach lounging or wildlife spotting, Mahé in the Seychelles makes the perfect base. 

Discover The seychelles

Unearthing Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico still feels like the quiet cousin of the Caribbean. Those that linger uncover an island ripe for discovery. 

Puerto Rico treasures

If You're going to San Francisco

Step out of the ordinary and into the great outdoors to explore serene Sausalito, San Francisco Bay and rugged Marin County by bike, boat, land, sea or sky. 

Explore San Francisco

Prague, three ways

Discover the more alternative sides to Prague, as a couple, family or with friends – where magic, mystery and historical treasures greet you at every turn. 

Delve into Prague

Eat like a local in Malaysia

Uncover the fantastic flavours of this magical nation, where street food is served fresh and offers insight into the country's cuisine. 

Taste Malaysia

Island hopping in Singapore

Discover how easy it is to slip between city break and beach escape in Singapore, with our guide to the islands just a short hop from the ‘little red dot’.

6 islands to discover

Little Jersey’s big tastes

Take a food tour of Jersey with our guide to the very best seafood, street food and Michelin-starred fine food this little Channel Island has to offer.

Taste Jersey

Stress-free Tokyo sightseeing

Get to know the customs and culture of Tokyo with this 21st-century etiquette guide that covers everything from using chopsticks to boarding busy trains.

An etiquette guide to trains, tuna and temples

Top 5 Vienna festivals

Swing into low-lit jazz bars and high ceiling opera houses, attend an open-air venue on a Viennese island, and celebrate festival season in the city of music.

Discover Vienna

finding peace in Florence

Uncover the quiet side of Florence in summer with this alternative guide to the city’s peaceful parks, outdoor pools, lesser-visited galleries and café culture. 

pockets of peace in florence

Bruges: In summer & winter

Explore both the cool and sunny sides of Bruges with this guide to the city in summer and winter – from chilled Belgian beers to warming hot chocolates.

best of bruges

The Indian Ocean’s most romantic islands

Dive into an unforgettable Indian Ocean honeymoon, with our pick of luxury hotels and experiences in Sri Lanka, Mauritius, the Seychelles and the Maldives. 

Honeymoons with a difference

What to eat where in China

See what’s on the menu across China with this gastronomic guide to one of the world’s most diverse culinary destinations – from Beijing street food to Sichuan spice.

Take a journey across China

when the snow melts in Switzerland?

Spring into a summer escape at a Switzerland spa hotel, with our pick of events and activities dotted across the country from Geneva to Gstaad, Lucerne to Verbier.

Discover Switzerland in Summer

Cycle, dive or climb Krabi

Cycle, dive and climb your way around Krabi – hanging off soaring limestone rocks, meeting leopard sharks and going off the beaten track on this Thai island. 

Explore Krabi

we're going to ibiza

We chat with Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay general manager Enrique Mandl on why SLH's new member hotel offers the best that Ibiza has to offer. 

read about our latest addition

sailing around antigua

There's no need to be on land to uncover Antigua's beauty - sit back and enjoy the 360 sea views on your very own boat!

discover antigua

The two sides to a Cornish getaway

Discover two very different sides to the captivating English county of Cornwall with our guide to creating a getaway to remember – as a family, or as a couple.

Cornwall with the kids and without

4 top train journeys across Portugal

See more of Portugal on a twin-centre boutique break, taking the train from Lisbon to coastal cool in Estoril, Port tasting in Porto or the heritage charm of Faro.

Journey across portugal

England’s best small luxury spa hotels for babymoons

Plan a babymoon at one of England’s best luxury spa hotels – whether it’s a weekend beside the sea in Cornwall or a getaway in County Durham.

Babymoon Ideas

Q&A with Magnus Olovson

Enjoy our catch-up with General Manager of The Sanchaya on Bintan Island, Indonesia on what makes a truly unforgettable travel experience. 

Catch up with Magnus

Seeking out green spaces in Hong Kong

Take a break from shopping for a day and explore Hong Kong’s green spaces – you’ll soon discover that here, city breaks and country escapes stand side by side.

Explore Hong Kong

Stockholm Uncovered

Get off the beaten track, and onto bikes and boats, as you follow the in-crowd and explore the hidden side of Stockholm – from fika to fish soup and beyond. 

Explore Stockholm

Q&A with SLH Voice Reservation Agent – Rafael

Read our Q&A with our Reservation Agent, Rafael who speaks 6 languages and is learning another 2!

Meet Rafael

The best photo spots in Taormina, Italy

Read luxury travel and lifestyle blogger, Amelia Liana's top 5 best photo spots in the stunning Taormina, Sicily.

Discover Taormina

Making a splash in Mexico’s Cenotes

Step back in time and explore the wild and wonderful cenotes of Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula – dive into dark caves or relax in a real-life rainforest oasis. 

Take a dip on the wild side

SLH's Top Honeymoon Destinations

Read SLH's top picks for a truly luxurious honeymoon, from private Balienese swimming pools to dolphin watching in the Philippines.

Plan your honeymoon

How to plan a romantic road trip around the Amalfi Coast

Take a romantic road trip around the Amalfi Coast with mini-moon friendly routes around sensational scenery, idyllic Italian beaches and hilltop towns.

Tour the Amalfi Coast

Stroll, cycle or tram your way around Nice

Soak up the sights, seascapes and style of Nice by bicycle, tram or by foot with this city (and beach) guide to the Côte d’Azur capital of chic.

Explore Nice

City chic or island style?

Toss a coin for your luxury trip to Croatia: will it be a buzzing, historic city on the coast or a peaceful retreat on an island wrapped up in natural beauty?

two sides to Croatia

Explore the jewels of the Emerald Coast

Uncover the jewels of northern Sardinia’s Emerald Coast with insider tips on how to travel around its beautiful, natural charms and extraordinary history. 

Sardinia's Northern Stars

Spotlight on southern Cyprus

Set out and explore southern Cyprus from Limassol – a buzzing base that puts historic treasures, luxury cruises and beautiful scenery right at your fingertips.

Limassol with love

5 things to do on rainy days in Paris

Work out what to do on a city break in Paris on rainy days, when staying indoors doesn’t mean missing out – whether you like art or film, science or shopping. 

Discover Paris

Mykonos has been setting trends and stealing hearts

Join the ‘in crowd’ or journey to hidden beaches and historical ruins, dive into turquoise seas or dip into tantalising nightlife on Greece’s Mykonos island.

Enjoy Mykonos

Top 5 Foodie Reasons to Visit Bordeaux

Let The Foodaholic take you on a tour of gastronomy and fine wine in Bordeaux, as he reveals the top 5 foodie reasons to visit Bordeaux. 

Discover Bordeaux

Thai tips with Food journalist, Natalie Scarr

Delve into a world of delicious cuisine with food journalist Natalie Scarr, who uncovers her secret tips on where to find the best bites in Bangkok.

Taste of Thailand

Up and coming Europe

See Europe through fresh eyes with our selection of luxury travel ideas beyond the continental classics, from standout city breaks to off-beat beach holidays.

Explore Europe

Five ways to experience Fiji

Explore every side of Fiji with a taste of the sun, surf, seafood and sights this South Pacific island string has to offer– from coast to coast and sea to sky.

Fiji - five ways

The sky’s the limit: your top views of Bangkok

See Bangkok the easy way with a bird’s-eye view of this amazing city – from its chic skyscraper bars and restaurants to rooftop pools and ancient temples. 

Explore Bangkok

Exploring the barrios of Barcelona

Make yourself at home in the diverse neighbourhoods of Barcelona, with inside tips on exploring the Gothic Quarter through to lesser-visited spots like Sarrià. 

Discover Barcelona

Going Eco in Amsterdam

Discover a world of ecotourism and sustainability in green Amsterdam, with cutting-edge dining options, funky cycling paths and sustainable, stylish shopping. 

Explore Amsterdam

In the Know with an SLH Mystery Inspector

Uncover the secrets to the SLH Mystery Inspection programme with an in-depth Q&A with one of our luxury gurus. 

Go undercover

Fall in love with SLH

Discover the secrets behind true love and where you should be taking your partner for a romantic getaway with professional matchmaker Katarina Nemcova.

for the love of Travel

48-hours of bliss on Lake Como

Relax like an A-Lister or dine like a king – here are our favourite ways to while away 48-hours in enchanting, eclectic and exclusive Lake Como. 

Explore Lake Como

Why Ibiza should be on your 2017 luxury list

See a different side to Ibiza where hideaway coves, luxury sailing and cosmopolitan beach clubs are luring grown-up visitors seeking more than just partying.

Discover Luxurious Ibiza

How to find the perfect adults-only hotel break

Where to go for an adults-only hotel stay – whether it’s a European city break with a difference, a tropical beach escape or an out-of-the-ordinary island getaway.

No kids allowed

The Maldives laid bare

Go beyond the picture-perfect clichés and discover the wild and wonderful side of the Maldives – from midnight snorkelling safaris to local cookery lessons.

Explore The Maldives

The other side to La: beyond the myths and legends

Uncover another side of Los Angeles and swap the typical tourist traps for hiking routes and heritage towns, vintage shopping and surfing counter culture. 

Bust the myth

quick chat with luxury expert Tiffany Dowd

Discover the latest luxury travel trends with industry aficionado Tiffany Dowd, who divulges her top picks for the hot spots of the upcoming season.

Q&A with Tiffany Dowd

X marks the spot: mapping Italy’s secret beaches

Get the key to Italy’s secret beaches, bays and islands, from Sicily and Sardinia to Positano and Puglia – and find out what to do when you get to them.

Uncover Italy's Secret Beaches

Embark on a cultural treasure hunt in Bali

Discover the unexpected, authentic Bali – from its year-round festivals and traditional rituals to its lively art and music scene.

Explore Bali

Seek the Zanzibar spice of life

Discover the seven lesser-known treasures and never-forgotten experiences of Zanzibar. Run through the ingredients for a luxury escape with a difference, from historic Stone Town to beautiful beaches and traditional cultures.

Discover Zanzibar

Going underground in London

Take in a daringly different view of London by exploring its underground, edgier attractions and above-ground luxury hotels over the course of 24 hours.

Go underground

Far from the Backpacking Crowd: Discover Phuket

Get away from the backpacker crowd and find your piece of unspoilt luxury with a guide to the best beaches in Phuket – from Banana Beach and Bang Tao to Ao Sane.

Lose the backpackers

Secrets of Southern Mallorca

Leave the holiday herds behind and discover the secret side of Mallorca, uncovering the places and experiences loved by the people who know best: the locals.

Uncover Mallorca

bye bye bauhaus - discover ancient tel aviv

Tel Aviv is not just a bustling metropolis that pulses with energy 24 hours a day, but its history is beyond epic. Explore the city's old town, parts of which are so historic they are mentioned in the Bible. 

uncover ancient tel aviv

Off the beaten track in Crete

Discover the many sides of Crete on this journey spanning the wild west, the idyllic east and everything in between on this awe-inspiring Greek island. 

Explore Crete

Insider Tips for Independent Minds: Marrakech

Live like a local in Marrakech. Read our guide’s top tips on where to eat, what to buy and where to go…

Discover Marrakech

beat the blues with Olympic gold

We chat with Olympic gold medallist Laura Unsworth on how to beat those pesky winter blues. 

Read Q&A here

From South Beach to the Space Coast

Leave the Spring Breakers behind by staying at the boutique hotels of Miami Beach before travelling south to Key West or tracking the coast north.

Road-tripping around South Florida

In the Know - Anthi Kadianakis

There’s no one more In the Know than our hoteliers. We spoke to hotelier Anthi Kadianakis, Owner of Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites in Crete.

Discover Crete

Top travel tips for 2017 with SLH CEO Filip Boyen

We’ve compiled a list of 2017 travel trends including sizzling hot destinations, travel fashions not yet noticed and hotels that are simply unmissable. 

Get In the Know with Filip Boyen

grape adventures in Bordeaux

Grape adventures with vinothérapie in Bordeaux. A peek inside the original wine spa: Les Sources de Caudalie.

Discover vinothérapie

Go from city to country on the Australian craft ale trail

Craft ale is huge in Australia and anyone who finds themselves on the west coast will be in luck. Not only are Perth and Margaret River known for their wine, now there's no reason to choose between grape and grain.

Explore Australia

48 hours in Singapore

Read our 48 hour guide to Singapore. From what to do to where to eat, find out how not to fall into the tourist trap.

Discover Singapore

The north-south divide: An end-to-end look at Mauritius

There’s much more to see than the inside of a parasol - with two sides to this exotic island. Bustling markets in the north? Or the quieter, rugged nature of the south?

Explore Mauritius

5 little-known Caribbean islands

Say ‘Caribbean’ and it’s easy to picture the beaches that grace the covers of travel brochures. Don’t despair – there is hope on the horizon with these five lesser-visited gems.

Discover the Caribbean

Getting lost in Lisbon

Here’s our off-the-beaten-track guide to 24-hours of cool (and just a bit of custard) in the city of seven hills. 24 hours in the city that (really) never sleeps.

Lose yourself in Lisbon

The art of treasure hunting in Marrakech

Discover hidden treasure and curious wonders at the magic souks of Marrakech, where flavours and colours merge seamlessly.  

Discover the magic souks


The French Alps offer some of the world's best ski slopes, but it's the silver service dining that really dazzles. 

Hit the slopes

beyond the beach in Mexico

Mexico is famed for its blissful beaches, but so much lies beyond its sunny shores. Discover the vibrant cultural activities of this colourful nation. 

Discover Mexico

Off-beat & unforgettable nightlife in New York

Find out where to stay up late in the city that never sleeps! A late-night wonderland full of style and fizzing with creativity awaits, so discover the best hidden bars and off-the-wall entertainment the city has to offer. 

Explore New York Nightlife

A taste of the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds has it all: thatched cottages, ancient manor houses, fabulous restaurants, ultra-luxury hotels and chocolate-box villages. But where do you begin?

Discover the Cotswolds

Discovering Sri Lanka

Discover the vibrant culture, white-sand beaches and luxury boutique hotels of Asia's hottest destination, which offers a seamless mix of serenity and style. 

The secrets of Sri Lanka

Eight out-of-this-world spa experiences

On mountain tops and in caves, overlooking rainforests and urban jungles – and always in luxury spa hotels. Explore our truly unique spa experiences. 

More on luxury spas

Scotland's great outdoors

Discover the natural beauty of Scotland with its mystical caves, pristine lochs and picturesque historic castles along the stunning coastline. 

Discover Scotland

A guide to the buzzing barrios of Buenos Aires

Read SLH’s guide on what to see and where to be seen in Buenos Aires. Delve a little deeper and you’ll discover there’s more to this city than tango, steak and Malbec.

Experience Buenos Aires

Swap the backpack for boutique in Thailand

Discover SLH’s guide to Thai island hopping for grown-ups. Island hopping is easy and means you can stay in one über-luxury hotel after another.

Uncover Thai Islands