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JW Marriott to open unique luxury private island resort in Venice

JW Marriott to open unique luxury private island resort in Venice

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts will open its first Italian hotel in Venice and first resort in Europe in March 2015. The 266-room property, created in collaboration with award-winning Italian architect firm Matteo Thun & Partners, has an exceptional lagoon location on its own island, with stunning views of St Mark's Square and La Serenissima.

Hostels for adventurous travellers

This month, Hostelworld, the leading budget travel site, is sponsoring The Ultimate Race in Sydney. This all-day event will see 10 teams of 10 from different competing hostels run a multi-activity race across six iconic landmarks.

New Year, New You at Boutique Hotel Vivenda Miranda, Algarve

New Year, New You at Boutique Hotel Vivenda Miranda, Algarve

Nestled into the dramatic cliff tops above the stunning natural rock formations of the beautiful Western Algarve and enjoying panoramic Atlantic Ocean views, Boutique Hotel Vivenda Miranda is situated amidst the stunning beauty of the natural world.

Reach ‘Peak Performance’ with a Fitness Retreat at Jumeirah Carlton Tower

Reach ‘Peak Performance’ with a Fitness Retreat at Jumeirah Carlton Tower

Avoid the January blues and kick start the New Year with the Fitness Retreat available at The Peak Health Club & Spa in Jumeirah Carlton Tower.

Lake of Menteith launches 9th Winter Wine series

Lake of Menteith launches 9th Winter Wine series

The ninth annual Winter Wine & Gourmet Dining series at the Lake of Menteith Hotel has kicked off and for the first time, includes a half price bed and breakfast deal.

Winter Lights spa break

Winter Lights spa break

Enjoy a delightful winter spa break at Bedford Lodge Hotel and Spa by combining your stay with a visit to the ‘Winter Lights’ at nearby Anglesey Abbey.

I’m a Celeb: Seven jungle hotels

I’m a Celeb: Seven jungle hotels

As I’m a Celebrity... Get me out of Here! returns to our screens, we can expect the nation to come down with its annual case of Jungle Fever – for the next three weeks, viewers will be glued to their screens watching celebs squabble in the camp and digest various animal parts.

Vira Vira Hacienda Hotel opens in Pucon, Chile

Vira Vira Hacienda Hotel opens in Pucon, Chile

Chile's adventure capital Pucon welcomed the October 1 opening of the region's first all-inclusive luxury lodge, Vira Vira Hacienda Hotel. More than a lodge, Vira Vira is a holistic retreat for the body and mind, located on the shore of the Liucura River just 10 minutes from Pucon and surrounded by 100 acres of pristine parkland and wilderness.

New exceptional butler service at Lotte Hotel Moscow

New exceptional butler service at Lotte Hotel Moscow

The award-winning luxury Lotte Hotel Moscow continues to refine its services and now offers personal butlers on-call. The team of 10 certified butlers with a passion to serve has received a tailor-made training from the world-famous Bogarts Butler School and are at guests' disposal.

Top 10 European ‘Poshtels’

Top 10 European ‘Poshtels’

Once upon a time, hostels were thought of as dirty, crowded, cheap refuges for students as they backpacked around Europe. These days, they have come into their own: no longer just a cheap alternative to hotels, hostels have become the preferred choice for travellers looking for a unique experience – giving rise to the popularity of poshtels.

Welcombe Hotel offers ‘brain food’ for delegates

Welcombe Hotel offers ‘brain food’ for delegates

The Welcombe Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire has developed a new range of conference lunches designed around “brain food” to help keep delegates productive for after lunch sessions.

New Laura Ashley Hotel celebrates multi million pound refurb in glitzy Gatsby style

New Laura Ashley Hotel celebrates multi million pound refurb in glitzy Gatsby style

Laura Ashley's new luxury hotel showcased its multi-million pound refurbishment this weekend in a glitzy Great Gatsby extravaganza.

Official: Great beer and beds at BQA

Official: Great beer and beds at BQA

The Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms (BQA) Hotel is enjoying a double celebration after being listed in the Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland 2015, and receiving a listing in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2015 just six months after its relaunch.

Winter Breaks in an Irish Castle

Winter Breaks in an Irish Castle

In a hillside position overlooking Dublin Bay and dating back to 1740, Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel is a grand yet welcoming choice for winter breaks by car with Irish Ferries.

Art lovers package celebrates launch of new Mr Turner feature film

Art lovers package celebrates launch of new Mr Turner feature film

To celebrate the release of the new 'Mr Turner' moviestarring Timothy Spall, an historic inn just moments away from a famous scene immortalised by the 19th century painter J.M.W Turner is launching a new 'Art Lovers' break.