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.

Top 22 destinations for 2022: according to SLH INVITED Members

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Women seeding change: reforest the world with TreeSisters

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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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Meet 7 women in travel working towards a greener future

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Juliet Kinsman on sustainable luxury travel after lockdown

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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…

Magical Mallorca: from coast to countryside

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Peak perfection: where to ski-and-stay in the Swiss Alps

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Costa Rica: on the path to pura vida

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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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How the SLH Team are stepping out of their travel comfort zones

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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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How the SLH Team are stepping out of their travel comfort zones

How the SLH Team are stepping out of their travel comfort zones

Join SLH on a journey out of your holiday comfort zone The concept of the comfort zone can mean different things to different people, especially...

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Manifestation meets travel: why you should step out of your comfort zone on holiday

Manifestation meets travel: why you should step out of your comfort zone on holiday

Expand your holiday horizons with manifestation expert Roxie Nafousi Hopes are high that the summer of 2022 will bring back some long awaited holiday freedom,...

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The ultimate Barcelona city guide

The ultimate Barcelona city guide

Combine a culture trip with seaside dips in this colourful, coastal city With world-famous architecture and a coastline of golden sandy beaches, it’s easy to...

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Quiz: Which Balearic island is best for you?

Quiz: Which Balearic island is best for you?

Find your Balearic island idyll by taking our travel-inspired test Boasting some of the bluest waters in the Mediterranean, Spain’s Balearic islands are bursting with barefoot,...

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Magical Mallorca: from coast to countryside

Magical Mallorca: from coast to countryside

An idyllic island itinerary taking travellers beyond the beaches of Mallorca Fringed by cliffs and heavenly beaches, with long stretches of fragrant countryside – peppered...

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The loveliest hotel pools to lounge by in Europe this summer

The loveliest hotel pools to lounge by in Europe this summer

Splash out on the hottest hotels in Europe with picture-perfect pools When booking your boutique hotel for a summer escape, a wow-factor pool is a...

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The London hotels to book for a ‘best of British’ summer

The London hotels to book for a ‘best of British’ summer

Cover image: The Mitre Hotel photographed by Claire Menary. Experience the royal treatment in the queen of all capitals for Jubilee celebrations (and beyond) The...

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5 boutique hotels for a slice of Spanish serenity

5 boutique hotels for a slice of Spanish serenity

Discover a softer side to Spain away from the beach-going crowds There is a wildness about Spain if you know where to look, and we’re...

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A look inside…The Retreat at Elcot Park, UK

A look inside…The Retreat at Elcot Park, UK

A quirky British bolthole with bags of character and history to boot SLH’s Senior Content Editor Chloe Frost-Smith and Social Media Manager Lucy Kell sneak...

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Inside the Syros art scene with a Greek ceramicist

Inside the Syros art scene with a Greek ceramicist

From Ancient Greek pottery to contemporary Cyclades ceramics As one of the smallest and often overlooked islands in the Cyclades, Syros feels relatively undiscovered –...

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Costa Rica: on the path to pura vida

Costa Rica: on the path to pura vida

A 10-day itinerary through a volcanic land of charcoal sands and tropical rainforest With miles of pristine coastline and luscious rainforest, you’re never far from...

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Independent Minds: Margarita Markantonaki, Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa

Independent Minds: Margarita Markantonaki, Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa

Meet the Cretan Old Town mansion with a thoroughly modern outlook With its enviable Old Town location, far-reaching ocean views, and warm Greek hospitality, Casa...

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5 of the best eco-luxury hotels for considerate travellers

5 of the best eco-luxury hotels for considerate travellers

Celebrate the Earth every day at these actively sustainable luxury hotels We have added five forward-thinking hotels to our Considerate Collection which are all doing...

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The hottest honeymoon hotels in Greece

The hottest honeymoon hotels in Greece

Sizzling stays and romantic retreats for loved-up newly-weds Hot pink bougainvillea climbs up whitewashed walls, gin-clear waters lap honey-hued, horseshoe-shaped shores, and pastel-painted villas cling...

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10 must-visit boutique hotels for art lovers

10 must-visit boutique hotels for art lovers

Get your culture fix at these art-inspired hotels this World Art Day and beyond… Art has the power to inspire and unite audiences around the...

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5 mainland Greece destinations to visit this summer

5 mainland Greece destinations to visit this summer

Discover a lesser-known Greek landscape of dramatic mountains, fragrant forests, and wild beaches While the Greek islands tend to enjoy the most popularity, there is...

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The best sea view hotel rooms in the Greek islands

The best sea view hotel rooms in the Greek islands

Wake up to sparkling sea views from these perfectly placed Greek island getaways Clifftop villas hug the hills sprinkled with pastel-painted fishing villages. Infinity pools...

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The ultimate Tokyo city guide

The ultimate Tokyo city guide

The sci-fi city with so much to see beneath its skyscraper skyline Tokyo is a city that never stands still; a buzzing mishmash of neighbourhoods...

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Crete: from the wild west to idyllic east

Crete: from the wild west to idyllic east

A seven-day sun-soaked itinerary taking in the highlights of Greece’s largest island Crete is at once a paradise and a paradox. It is one of...

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Tablescape inspiration from 10 boutique hotels

Tablescape inspiration from 10 boutique hotels

Travel inspired tips to bring to the table for all your spring and summer celebrations The days are slowly but surely getting longer and lighter,...

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