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Charity Partner

Meet passionate planet-lover Clare Dubois, the woman on a mission to save Mother Nature through female-led reforestation.

Hotel Arima

Considerate Collection

Hotel Arima & Spa, the ‘soulstainable’ retreat which has been purpose built to save energy and reduce emissions.


Considerate Collection

To make the search for sustainable luxury hotels easier for forward-thinking travellers, we’ve added five environmentally conscious, community minded stays to our Considerate Collection – from a secluded all-suite retreat in Brazil’s balmy Bahia, to a honey-hued organic farming estate in Tuscany.


Considerate Collection

Celebrate International Day of Forests with these forest-forward hotels, from a summit-level spa hotel re-greening South Tyrol, to a rainforest-rejuvenating retreat in Costa Rica.

Grove of Narberth


Easy ways to improve your eco-friendly bathroom etiquette, with expert insights from Paul Tsalikis, founder and CEO of VANITY GROUP.


Alice & Jérôme Tourbier – owners of Les Sources de Caudalie & Cheverny, France


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.




SLH’s wordsmith shares why she feels most at home in Asia, her passion for Scandinavian design, and that her happy place is on horseback.

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Photo Diary

From the bright lights and bustling sidewalks of New York, to the wide open landscape of Montana, the USA is a photographer’s dream come true.


Photo Diary

Photographer and content strategist Kira Turnbull captures a sense of ‘pura vida’ while exploring colourful Mexico City, the Costa Rican jungle and the sun-soaked shores of Tulum. Accompanied on the three-week photography project by SLH’s Head of Social & Brand Content, Abi Tottenham-Smith, and Global PR & Communications Consultant turned model Pegi Amarteifio, these photographs are a love letter to the carefree adventures we have all been missing.


People & Places

Venture into the heart of the Vaucluse and Mont Ventoux region for a long weekend of sunshine, hill climbs and fine wine.



SLH’s holiday fairy godmother Magali Berardelli shares her trip planning secrets, delves into her Argentinian heritage, and why she’s got her eye on the Dolomites.


As it’s the people that make the place, who better to ask your destination specific questions than the locals who live there? From Sicilian ice-cream artisans to a Sami moose whisperer, our hyper local guides will help take the tourist out of travel for a more authentic way to see the world.


MarrakechCity Guides
30 November 2022

The ultimate Marrakech city guide

A palm-grove encircled cultural treasure trove in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains As ever changing as the desert sands, there are enough mysterious sites, alluring landmarks, and…
MoroccoInspirationPeople & Places
24 November 2022

The Red City and beyond: capturing the magic of Morocco

A photo diary and illustrator’s journal from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains The destination for SLH’s most recent brand photoshoot is one that has inspired countless creatives over…
23 November 2022

In with the new: 4 boutique hotels to inspire your next holiday

Looking for an end of season escape, or thinking ahead to next year’s adventures? We’ve handpicked some of the world’s hottest new hotels to narrow your search –…
Martin BazinIndependent Minds
21 November 2022

Independent Minds: Martin Bazin, Le Nessay

This sleeping seaside beauty has been reawakened as a boutique beacon of laidback Breton living A mansion built at the end of the 19th century on the site…
18 November 2022

10 festive hotel packages to book this Christmas and New Year’s Eve

Indulgent escapes to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year Dreaming of a fabulous, fuss-free Christmas this year? These luxury hotels are pulling out all the stops…
14 November 2022

5 cosy city break ideas to get into the holiday spirit

The Dunstane Houses in Edinburgh photographed by Kira Turnbull. Choose from a merry selection of classically Christmassy city destinations The most wonderful time of the year is fast…
10 November 2022

Quiz: Which ski resort is best for you? Plus, our must-book chalets

Find the right resort for your next winter holiday by taking our ski-inspired test Feeling unsure about where to hit the slopes this season? Whether you’re a beginner…
8 November 2022

Stockholm to Skodje: the Scandi mini-break you should take this winter

This winter weekender wraps up Sweden’s capital charms with the magic of Norway’s fjordlands Daylight hours might be dwindling (almost as quickly as your holiday allowance), but there…