Souked to the Skin: The Spa at Dolphin Square

Luxury developments offer their residents all manner of lovely things to keep them within their secure exclusive walls. But most don’t offer an instant daily visit to the blissful bits of Marrakech.   At the time of its construction in 1935, Dolphin Square’s 1,250 upmarket properties were billed as the ‘largest self-contained block of flats…
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Hasta Spa Vista: USPAAH Brings Spas To Your Door

Sometimes, you need a massage. Just a good, muscle-untwisting massage. So what do you do. Book yourself into a spa? One of those dimly-lit, incense-infused ones with the unisex slippers, cucumber facials and Enya music? But what if you don’t want to bump into your mates with your professionally smooth, shiny forehead? Most guys would rather avoid all…
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Finding Luxury In the Wilds of Yorkshire

Thankfully, The Feversham Arms is no Slaughtered Lamb. Stay on the path, etc… Don’t tell AA Gill but there are actually many fine hospitality establishments in the North of England. The Feversham Arms, situated in the village of Helmsley, North Yorkshire is one such gem. Once a village inn, now a small hotel, spa and…
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Massage or Meringue? The Ellenborough Park Hotel

You know you’re having a good massage when it becomes difficult to think about anything at all – except how good your massage is. My mind attempted to latch on to any deep, involved thought, from profundity to crisis, alighting on nothing, always drifting back to the ministrations of the masseuse. Within an hour of…
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To the Manor Born

I’m in the mood for English countryside. It’s a lucky coincidence that the Cotswold-based Manor House Hotel has just been awarded five black stars in the AA Hotel ratings. Time to dust off the tweed flat cap and get up to some clodhopping capers in a rather splendid rural retreat. On the southern edge of…
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Three is a Magic Number

Award winning luxury in spa form? Sounds like our kind of thing… You know you’re doing well when not one, not two, but three of your spas win awards from the World Luxury Spa Awards. Good job, Jumeirah Group! The global luxury hotel company and member of Dubai Holding boasts (amongst many other equally as…
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La Réserve, Geneva

Swiss efficiency is hard to beat. Within minutes of landing at Geneva airport, I’m speeding down the motorway at 140kmph, only to arrive three minutes later at the gates of La Réserve. It must be the shortest transfer ever, and I like it. But the good first impressions don’t stop there. La Réserve’s lobby is…
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Six Senses Opens Luxury Urban Spa in Paris

Six Senses have opened their first Six Senses Spa in Paris. Six Senses rue de Castiglione is a stunning sanctuary showcasing beautiful design, luxurious treatments and new organic product lines. Rue de Castiglione has been designed to echo the natural world with elements balancing sky, earth and wood. Upon entering the reception area, a stunning…
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