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.

7 ways you can support the travel industry from home

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The Cosy Edition: 20 hotels with fabulous fireplaces

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The Trailblazers of Boutique: SLH Award Winners 2020

Individual, intimate, and inspirational in every way, this year's SLH Award Winners embody the very best of our independently minded…
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Work from home in style: desk inspiration from 10 boutique hotels

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Our lockdown reading list: 5 travel books to keep you inspired

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10 colourful boutique hotels to brighten up your day

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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…

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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Where the SLH Team are dreaming of spending Christmas

We've had to use our imaginations for most of 2020 when it comes to travel, stocking up on inspiration for…
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Why the Italian Lake District should be on your post-lockdown radar

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Meet the SLH Marketing Team

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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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Independent Minds: Eugene & Rina Tan, The Edison George Town

Independent Minds: Eugene & Rina Tan, The Edison George Town

Husband and wife Eugene and Rina Tan are on a mission to “bring back the romance” of travel, and it’s impossible not to be enamoured...

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Luxury travel trends for 2021 according to industry experts

Luxury travel trends for 2021 according to industry experts

As part of our Independent Minds series, we asked our community of hoteliers about what the world of travel will look like in 2021. After...

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10 out of this world hotels for stargazing holidays

10 out of this world hotels for stargazing holidays

Although astronomy has been around since ancient times, turning to the sky for a little bit of escapism or perspective seems to be needed now...

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Independent Minds: Max Loong, Hidden Hills Villas

Independent Minds: Max Loong, Hidden Hills Villas

It’s no surprise that actor and TV presenter turned hotelier and wine connoisseur Max Loong has high standards and impeccable taste – no doubt some...

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The Wilderness Edition: 10 remote destinations to get away from it all

The Wilderness Edition: 10 remote destinations to get away from it all

Escaping everything and everyone might be high on your post-lockdown list after spending many months indoors this year. Breaths of fresh air have been limited,...

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Where the SLH Team are dreaming of spending Christmas

Where the SLH Team are dreaming of spending Christmas

We’ve had to use our imaginations for most of 2020 when it comes to travel, stocking up on inspiration for when we can explore the...

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Independent Minds: Andrés Soldevila Ferrer, Sant Francesc Hotel Singular & Can Ferrereta

Independent Minds: Andrés Soldevila Ferrer, Sant Francesc Hotel Singular & Can Ferrereta

Bringing to life not one, but two historic Mallorcan buildings, Andrés Soldevila Ferrer is a master of keeping the classic in the contemporary. Turning his...

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5 of the best Christmas light displays in the world

5 of the best Christmas light displays in the world

Though many of us might be staying closer to home for the holiday season this year, a winter wonderland of twinkling lights and festive delights...

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Independent Minds: Alessandra Wimpole, Villa di Piazzano

Independent Minds: Alessandra Wimpole, Villa di Piazzano

When hospitality is part of your heritage, as it is for Alessandra Wimpole, whose grandmother began a thriving hotel business in Rome in the 1950s,...

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Work from home in style: desk inspiration from 10 boutique hotels

Work from home in style: desk inspiration from 10 boutique hotels

The outbreak of Covid-19 has seen more people work from home in 2020 than ever before, and with a second wave of national lockdowns keeping...

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10 colourful boutique hotels to brighten up your day

10 colourful boutique hotels to brighten up your day

Colour psychology studies have long discussed the effects of warmer, brighter colours on increasing positivity, productivity and creativity, while soothing shades of blue and green...

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London calling: 3 boutique hotels still open for business

London calling: 3 boutique hotels still open for business

While the doors of the UK hospitality industry remain closed for the coming weeks following the recent increase in restrictions, a handful of boutique hotels...

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Q&A with Lita Moreno, SLH’s Sales Manager for Southeast USA

Q&A with Lita Moreno, SLH’s Sales Manager for Southeast USA

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF. WHERE ARE YOU FROM? I was born in Malaga, Spain. My mom and her parents moved to Southern Spain’s Costa del...

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Independent Minds: Gertrud Schneider, Kristiania Lech

Independent Minds: Gertrud Schneider, Kristiania Lech

Originally built by Olympic ski champion Othmar Schneider as a private chalet to entertain his friends on their adventures in the Arlberg mountains, Kristiania Lech...

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The Cosy Edition: 20 hotels with fabulous fireplaces

The Cosy Edition: 20 hotels with fabulous fireplaces

From wood-burning stoves to roaring mantels, moments of relaxation don’t get much better than sitting beside an open fireplace with your tipple of choice. Here...

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4 of the best hotels in the world for powder skiing

4 of the best hotels in the world for powder skiing

Seasoned skiers in search of the perfect powder conditions will know that Japan, New Zealand, and North America are some of the best places to...

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Independent Minds: Tany Nardi, Hotel de la Ville

Independent Minds: Tany Nardi, Hotel de la Ville

When it comes to keeping things in the family, the Nardis know best. Third generation hotelier brothers, Tany and Luigi Nardi, are paving the way...

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7 ways you can support the travel industry from home

7 ways you can support the travel industry from home

While it is sadly not possible for many of us to travel at the moment, or even leave our houses, there are still some small...

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Independent Minds: Girish Jhunjhnuwala, Ovolo Hotels

Independent Minds: Girish Jhunjhnuwala, Ovolo Hotels

With a fast-paced attitude to business and life, Founder & CEO of Ovolo Hotels, Girish Jhunjhnuwala has been shaking up the boutique hotel scene by...

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Our lockdown reading list: 5 travel books to keep you inspired

Our lockdown reading list: 5 travel books to keep you inspired

As the UK joins other countries around the world by entering its second national lockdown later this week, SLH’s Digital Image & Content Executive, Chloe...

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