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Artist Residence, Brighton: hotel review

For an ‘accidental hotelier’ the owner of this Regency townhouse hotel is doing a pretty impressive job, offering a sophisticated seaside stay in artist-designed rooms plus high-end dining Saturday evening in Brighton is hen party central. L-plated brides-to-be totter from the station, ready for a big, brash night out. But there’s no hint of the […]

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Women lead the way on a tour of northern India

Being shown the beauty and history of Old Delhi and Agra by women pushing back against traditional gender roles makes a trip to India all the more uplifting – and a fitting salute to next week’s International Women’s Day • Women’s tourism enterprises around the world At dawn, the hazy morning light lends Delhi’s Jama […]

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Escape from the Blue Lagoon: Iceland, beyond Reykjavik

Away from the increasingly crowded capital region, there are new ways of exploring Iceland’s untamed landscapes – and a hotel that looks like a Bond lair Dressed in traditional Icelandic jumper and matching hat, artist/musician Páll Guðmundsson is playing a xylophone made from flat stones he’s collected from the mountains. His turf-roofed studio looks like […]

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The best new affordable boutique hotels in Europe

Chic and contemporary, these beautifully designed boltholes – in Paris, Berlin, Barcelona and beyond – make for stylish short breaks and weekend getaways This may be a hotel in practice, but it is a members’ club in spirit (coq stands for Community of Quality). Guests are encouraged to add to a collaborative city guide, events […]