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Grand Hotels and Grand Hoteliers – Kurt Bredenbeck

In the 1990s, he was one of those responsible for bringing the bespoke design hotel concept across to London with OneAldwych; then, he changed things up again with the Hoxton Hotel’s revolutionary ‘luxury budget’ conceit. What KURT BREDENBECK has planned next is another leap forward; and all this forward momentum



TRAVELBUG: W Retreat & Spa – Bali Seminyak

Bali lifestyle the W way…

The only W Hotel I’ve found that isnt located in the center of a city. Instead, W Retreat & Spa is situated in Seminyak, right by the beach in a land of it’s own. From incredible beach views from your suite in the mornings, to …



TRAVELBUG: Alila Villas

If you’re looking for a once in a lifetime luxury trip, Alila Hotels & Resorts has got your sorted. With three locations in Bali (Uluwatu, Ubud, Manggis and Soori with another opening in Seminyak next year) there’s always an Alila close to where you want to be.

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Rayavadee Krabi Thailand luxury hotel and villa Emma Hoareau hut villa

TRAVELBUG: Rayavadee Krabi

You know you’re in for a good time when an air conditioned car with massage chairs (!!) picks you up from the airport, drives you to your private boat, which speeds along to the resort.

Situated on the boarder of Krabi Marine National Park, Rayavadee houses 26 acres of land, …



TRAVELBUG: Villa Sungai

We’re happy to introduce our new Travelbug column, following Emma Hoareau‘s trips around the globe. Travelbug lets you know the best hotels to visit, who has the most delicious food, the most relaxing spas and the most instagramable beaches. #TravelBUG

Hello! And welcome to Travelbug!

Our first stop on …



LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA: 14th International Architecture Exhibition – Fundamentals

Every two summers, the sinking city of Venice becomes the most important place in the art world. That’s because it gets taken over by the Venice Biennale; a sprawling, multi-disciplinary, triumphantly international celebration of art. Think Glastonbury-level importance, except everyone is wearing linen trousers and drinking prosecco on a boat.…



What’s the Craziest Place You’ve Ever Been?

I’ve had the good fortune to have experienced many crazy and unusual places as a part of my job at Notion – everything from strange music festivals to the most random fashion events you can imagine. I however have never been to the Robot Bar in Tokyo – though after …



Cycle Chic: Okolo/Pedal + Bookman Lights

Everyone’s favourite bike light manufacturer Bookman have a keen eye on global cycle style hotspots. Recently they spotted the Pedal Project, a blog about urban bicycle culture in the Czech Republic. The blog is part of the fascinating (and warning: it can suck hours of your time, even if …



In Focus: #CitySwap = A Change of Perspective

It’s one thing that I’ve tried to do in the (gulp) 11 years I’ve lived in London – always get out of it at least once a month. Whether it’s a trip to visit my parents in the Lake District, a 23-hour press trip to <insert random European city here> …



Where Is Your Car From?

Have you ever wondered what’s behind the badge of your car? Is your MINI as British as the Queen? Or what your Jeep might have in common with a Fiat? The world of the car industry is quite an incestuous one, and though it’s not something we often chat about …