To truly enjoy a destination, you need the best local tips from the most savvy luxury lovers. Luckily for us, we offer one-of-a-kind hotels that are proudly independent to ensure we have first-hand local knowledge to create unforgettable experiences. Here is a selection of curated articles that use our local knowledge as a guide to help your holiday become a tailored, luxury-packed adventure.

Workcation inspiration: 10 of the best hotels to work from

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7 ways you can support the travel industry from home

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Introducing the Considerate Collection

Actively sustainable luxury hotels proving that luxury is compatible with longevity Luxury travel is no longer synonymous with the extravagance…
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Juliet Kinsman on sustainable luxury travel after lockdown

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15 of the world's freshest farm-to-table restaurants

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Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2021

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Itineraries

Every great trip starts with exceptional planning – fear not as SLH have done the hard work for you. Hit the road and explore one of our carefully curated luxury travel itineraries.  From a coastal road trip through the South of France to luxury island hopping in Thailand – we’ve plotted the route so you can just take your pick…

Take the scenic route: the ultimate Scotland road trip

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Wonders of the Western Cape: South Africa's Garden Route

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Behind the brand

We’re a team that lives and breathes travel, with beautiful destinations and undiscovered locations constantly on our minds. Some of us prefer to go off-grid, under-the-radar, or off-the-beaten-track, while others get mistaken for locals at our old favourite haunts. Wherever we are in the world, or wherever we’re planning to go next, follow our journeys and pick up our insider knowledge along the way.

Cagliari to Castiadas: an ode to Southern Sardinia

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Through the lens: a photographer's diary from Mexico & Costa Rica

Join photographer Kira Turnbull on a journey through Mexico and Costa Rica for a first taste of post-lockdown freedom After…
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Why the Italian Lake District should be on your post-lockdown radar

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An off-grid adventure in the Arizona desert

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Ask a Local

As it’s the people that make the place, who better to ask your destination specific questions than the locals who live there? From Sicilian ice-cream artisans to a Sami moose whisperer, our hyper local guides will help take the tourist out of travel for a more authentic way to see the world.

A taste of la dolce granita from Sicily

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Fjord farm-to-table: savouring the slow life in Norway

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A local guide to cycling in Provence

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Independent Minds

Whilst it’s true that great minds think alike, we believe that independent minds think the best. Our community of hoteliers is brimming with bold trailblazers, rule-breakers, and creative visionaries who bring their own sense of style and unique personalities to each and every property.

Independent Minds: Leslie Kouhana & Kimberley Pariente, Maisons Pariente

Independent Minds: Leslie Kouhana & Kimberley Pariente, Maisons Pariente

With an ultra-chic collection of boutique boltholes in three of the most exclusive French destinations - Saint Tropez, Provence, and…
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Independent Minds: Thierry Teyssier, Dar Ahlam

Independent Minds: Thierry Teyssier, Dar Ahlam

Rebellious by nature, visionary hotelier Thierry Teyssier has thrown the traditional hospitality rule book out the window by adopting a…
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Independent Minds: Jeanette Mix, Ett Hem

Independent Minds: Jeanette Mix, Ett Hem

Welcoming guests into the warm embrace of a well-loved home, Swedish owner Jeanette Mix has created an inimitable feeling of…
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15 fairytale castles you can actually stay in

15 fairytale castles you can actually stay in

Spectacular meets spooky in these captivating castles-turned-hotels There is something enduringly alluring about castles – the history, the grandeur, the drama. Dragons and knights, princes...

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The ultimate Hangzhou city guide

The ultimate Hangzhou city guide

Lap up some lakeside serenity in Marco Polo’s ‘Heaven on Earth’ A classical Chinese watercolour of mist-shrouded hills, willow-lined banks, and pagoda-sprinkled forests, Hangzhou has...

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Chef’s Table: a taste of talent from 10 hotel kitchens

Chef’s Table: a taste of talent from 10 hotel kitchens

A culinary journey around the world to celebrate International Chefs Day Many of our hotels are home to some of the world’s best restaurants, and...

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Winter sun wishlist: 20 of the world’s best hotspots

Winter sun wishlist: 20 of the world’s best hotspots

20 end of year escapes from castaway islands to short-haul sunshine If you haven’t managed to get away this year as much as you usually...

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The ultimate staycation guide to the UK

The ultimate staycation guide to the UK

Whether you’re planning to escape to the country, unwind by the beach, or catch up on culture with a city break, here are our top UK...

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6 sensational ski hotels with hot tubs

6 sensational ski hotels with hot tubs

Ski in, chill out at these luxury mountain resorts around the world The long-awaited ski season is fast approaching, which means it’s time to think...

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In the saddle with an Icelandic horse whisperer

In the saddle with an Icelandic horse whisperer

Explore Iceland like a Viking with the island’s ancient horse The land of fire and ice has long attracted back-to-nature travellers to its volcanic shores,...

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Independent Minds: Andrew Grahame, Farncombe Estate

Independent Minds: Andrew Grahame, Farncombe Estate

Turning the concept of the luxury country escape completely on its head, Andrew Grahame is the father figure to three sister hotels set within 400...

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Wonders of the Western Cape: South Africa’s Garden Route

Wonders of the Western Cape: South Africa’s Garden Route

A 9-day itinerary from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay Work your way along the Western Cape and you’ll come across some of South Africa’s most...

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Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2021

Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2021

51 SLH hotels recognised with Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards After the rollercoaster of a year the world has had, the annual Condé Nast...

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Juliet Kinsman on sustainable luxury travel after lockdown

Juliet Kinsman on sustainable luxury travel after lockdown

Smart, straight-talking travel advice from a leading sustainability expert Sustainability might be a buzzword, but it’s a word we’d all do well to better understand...

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A postcard from Provence

A postcard from Provence

Chasing the last of the summer warmth in a quiet corner of Provence, SLH’s Senior Content Editor Chloe Frost-Smith ventures into the heart of the...

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Introducing the Considerate Collection

Introducing the Considerate Collection

Actively sustainable luxury hotels proving that luxury is compatible with longevity Luxury travel is no longer synonymous with the extravagance and self-indulgence of times gone...

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Hotel heroes: meet the stand-out SLH staff members

Hotel heroes: meet the stand-out SLH staff members

Get to know some of the friendly faces behind these boutique places Like many other industries, the pandemic hit those working in hospitality hard. After...

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The ultimate Jerusalem city guide

The ultimate Jerusalem city guide

A fresh look at one of the world’s oldest cities Complicated histories, converging cultures – the Jerusalem of today is vibrant and dynamic. Where the...

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Finca Serena: Mallorca’s must-visit country hotel

Finca Serena: Mallorca’s must-visit country hotel

Meet the former Mallorcan farmhouse redefining rustic luxury After an emergency landing in Ibiza when her plane was struck by lightning, SLH’s Senior Content Editor...

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Breakfast in bed: 10 dreamy hotel room service spreads

Breakfast in bed: 10 dreamy hotel room service spreads

Rise and shine in style with these beautiful breakfasts in bed Some breakfasts will make you want to jump out of bed in the morning,...

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Independent Minds: Donatus Landgrave of Hesse, Schlosshotel Kronberg

Independent Minds: Donatus Landgrave of Hesse, Schlosshotel Kronberg

Many castles have a storied past, but Schlosshotel Kronberg has seen the likes of Queen Victoria and Tsar Nicholas II stay within its art-filled walls...

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20 beautiful bathtubs from boutique hotels

20 beautiful bathtubs from boutique hotels

Let your bathroom inspiration flow from these style-soaked tubs When choosing a boutique hotel, travellers are often swayed by picturesque pools, serene spas, and breath-taking...

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Workcation inspiration: 10 of the best hotels to work from

Workcation inspiration: 10 of the best hotels to work from

Work from hotel is the new work from home, with just a little more luxury Working from home used to be a commuter’s dream, but...

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