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Ballymaloe House

hotel spotlight

Bed down at Ballymaloe House, the birthplace of modern Irish farm-to-table cuisine in idyllic East Cork.

travel diary

SLH’s Senior Content Editor reflects on the Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2022.


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.


Juliana Ghiotto – owner of Barracuda Hotel & Villas, Brazil


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.

the green o

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.


1 June 2023

5 of our favourite farmhouse-style stays in rural Spain

Escape to the country in Spanish style, away from the beach-going crowds Spain’s pretty patchwork of Mediterranean woodland, olive groves, and grape-laden vineyards is often overlooked when it…
27 May 2023

4 fabulous new boutique stays to set your holiday sights on

We’re always on the look-out for new boutique openings, and for our hotel hotlist this month we’ve turned our attention (mostly) east, to the orchid-scented streets of Shaoxing,…
Punta TragaraInspirationPeople & Places
24 May 2023

Capri, unpacked: inside the iconic Punta Tragara Hotel

O n the little Italian island celebrities can’t seem to get enough of, Luke Abrahams laps up la dolce vita from the apricot-hued, panoramically positioned Punta Tragara. The…
Hotel Lou PinetInspiration
17 May 2023

10 retro hotel pools for a Slim Aarons summer

Make a retro-style splash at our favourite old-school-cool pools Summer holidays feel all the more satisfying once you’ve bagged a boutique hotel with an aesthetically-pleasing pool. This is,…
10 May 2023

Hotels as characterful as you: meet our campaign winners

Get to know the travel-loving stars of our latest brand campaign Following an open casting call in March, our panel of travel experts selected three worthy winners from…
SLH Brand CampaignInspiration
3 May 2023

Behind the scenes: an insider look at our latest campaign’s casting call

Get the low-down on a studio session with our travel-storytelling community As boutique hotel match-makers, we’ve always sought to pair independently minded travellers with their perfect property –…
Gdas Bali Health and Wellness ResortInspiration
28 April 2023

In with the new: 9 boutique hotels we can’t wait to check into

Holiday planners, we’ve drawn up a hit-list of the hottest new hotels around the world – so you can stop the frantic search, and browse our boutique options…
Rooftop PoolsInspiration
21 April 2023

Sky-high swims: boutique hotels with the most beautiful rooftop pools

To infinity and beyond…these horizon-skimming swims are high on our rooftop wish-list An all-time Instagram favourite, rooftop pools still continue to take social media by storm. And whether…