To truly enjoy a destination, you need the best local tips from the most savvy luxury lovers. Luckily for us, we offer one-of-a-kind hotels that are proudly independent to ensure we have first-hand local knowledge to create unforgettable experiences. Here is a selection of curated articles that use our local knowledge as a guide to help your holiday become a tailored, luxury-packed adventure.

The art of treasure hunting in Marrakech

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20 of the world's most stylish dog-friendly hotels

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The Trailblazers of Boutique: SLH Award Winners 2020

Individual, intimate, and inspirational in every way, this year's SLH Award Winners embody the very best of our independently minded…
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Hotel of the Year 2020: Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda

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Picture Perfect: 10 of the world's most Instagrammable boutique hotels

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Itineraries

Every great trip starts with exceptional planning – fear not as SLH have done the hard work for you. Hit the road and explore one of our carefully curated luxury travel itineraries.  From a coastal road trip through the South of France to luxury island hopping in Thailand – we’ve plotted the route so you can just take your pick…

Behind the brand

We’re a team that lives and breathes travel, with beautiful destinations and undiscovered locations constantly on our minds. Some of us prefer to go off-grid, under-the-radar, or off-the-beaten-track, while others get mistaken for locals at our old favourite haunts. Wherever we are in the world, or wherever we’re planning to go next, follow our journeys and pick up our insider knowledge along the way.

Cagliari to Castiadas: an ode to Southern Sardinia

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Where the SLH Team are dreaming of going

For a team that talks travel on a daily basis, months spent in lockdown has given us all an extra…
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Why the Italian Lake District should be on your post-lockdown radar

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Meet the SLH Marketing Team

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Independent Minds

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.

Independent Minds: Leslie Kouhana & Kimberley Pariente, Maisons Pariente

Independent Minds: Leslie Kouhana & Kimberley Pariente, Maisons Pariente

With an ultra-chic collection of boutique boltholes in three of the most exclusive French destinations - Saint Tropez, Provence, and…
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Independent Minds: Thierry Teyssier, Dar Ahlam

Independent Minds: Thierry Teyssier, Dar Ahlam

Rebellious by nature, visionary hotelier Thierry Teyssier has thrown the traditional hospitality rule book out the window by adopting a…
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Independent Minds: Jeanette Mix, Ett Hem

Independent Minds: Jeanette Mix, Ett Hem

Welcoming guests into the warm embrace of a well-loved home, Swedish owner Jeanette Mix has created an inimitable feeling of…
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Independent Minds: Khin Omar Win & Brett Melzer, Gangtey Lodge

Independent Minds: Khin Omar Win & Brett Melzer, Gangtey Lodge

High-flying couple Khin Omar Win and Brett Melzer fell in love with the remote beauty of Bhutan on a hot-air ballooning trip in 2003. Setting their...

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An elemental escape in the UNESCO Dolomites

An elemental escape in the UNESCO Dolomites

While holidaying with his wife in the UNESCO listed Dolomites, Kurt Offenhammer, SLH Director of Sales for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, was in his element...

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Independent Minds: Alex & Carrie Vik, Galleria VIK Milano

Independent Minds: Alex & Carrie Vik, Galleria VIK Milano

Creating a masterpiece takes time, and for Norwegian-American hotelier couple Alex and Carrie Vik, each individually designed room at Galleria VIK Milano is a work...

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25 of the best family-friendly boutique hotels to bring you back together

25 of the best family-friendly boutique hotels to bring you back together

Without dwelling too much on the doom and gloom of lockdown life, this year has seen the separation of loved ones and kept many households...

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Independent Minds: Leslie Kouhana & Kimberley Pariente, Maisons Pariente

Independent Minds: Leslie Kouhana & Kimberley Pariente, Maisons Pariente

With an ultra-chic collection of boutique boltholes in three of the most exclusive French destinations – Saint Tropez, Provence, and Méribel – stylish siblings Leslie...

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20 of the world’s most stylish dog-friendly hotels

20 of the world’s most stylish dog-friendly hotels

The year of the pandemic has also been the year of puppy love, with more of us turning to our furry friends for comfort than...

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Independent Minds: Jeanette Mix, Ett Hem

Independent Minds: Jeanette Mix, Ett Hem

Welcoming guests into the warm embrace of a well-loved home, Swedish owner Jeanette Mix has created an inimitable feeling of informal elegance at her Arts...

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Back to nature bonding at Rawah Ranch

Back to nature bonding at Rawah Ranch

In search of some good old fashioned family time, Kenan Simmons, SLH Vice President of The Americas, headed to Glendevey on the Colorado-Wyoming border for...

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Independent Minds: Thierry Teyssier, Dar Ahlam

Independent Minds: Thierry Teyssier, Dar Ahlam

Rebellious by nature, visionary hotelier Thierry Teyssier has thrown the traditional hospitality rule book out the window by adopting a bespoke approach to each and...

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The Ultimate Europe Ski Guide: Alpine Edition

The Ultimate Europe Ski Guide: Alpine Edition

If the pandemic pressed pause on your summer holidays, and you’re not planning to go into hibernation this winter, ski season might just be the...

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Independent Minds: Alcide Leali, Lefay Resorts

Independent Minds: Alcide Leali, Lefay Resorts

Developing a unique “green identity” means creating a concept “for a few people which will benefit everyone,” according to Alcide Leali, CEO of the wellness-forward...

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Cagliari to Castiadas: an ode to Southern Sardinia

Cagliari to Castiadas: an ode to Southern Sardinia

Often missed off the list of go-to Mediterranean islands, Sardinia is wonderfully wild and relatively unspoilt. Best enjoyed during shoulder seasons when the weather is...

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Independent Minds: Marie & Annica Eklund, Villa La Madonna

Independent Minds: Marie & Annica Eklund, Villa La Madonna

Bringing the best of Scandinavian style to old-school Italian glamour, the concept of ‘slow living’ comes naturally to these impossibly chic Swedish sisters, Marie and...

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Why the Italian Lake District should be on your post-lockdown radar

Why the Italian Lake District should be on your post-lockdown radar

Abi Tottenham-Smith, SLH’s Head of Social Media, visited Northern Italy on a last minute escape in search of sunshine, pasta and Barolo wine. Staycation to...

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Picture Perfect: 10 of the world’s most Instagrammable boutique hotels

Picture Perfect: 10 of the world’s most Instagrammable boutique hotels

In a digital age in which more people are on some form of social media than not, postcards have given way to posts on the...

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Hotel of the Year 2020: Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda

Hotel of the Year 2020: Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda

From its verdant setting in a protected nature park, to its unique architecture inspired by private villas with annexed lemon-houses typically found in Upper Garda,...

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The Trailblazers of Boutique: SLH Award Winners 2020

The Trailblazers of Boutique: SLH Award Winners 2020

Individual, intimate, and inspirational in every way, this year’s SLH Award Winners embody the very best of our independently minded portfolio of boutique hotels around...

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Independent Minds: Manfredi Rizzuto, Susafa

Independent Minds: Manfredi Rizzuto, Susafa

The ancient agricultural traditions of centuries-old rural Sicily are very much alive at Susafa, a converted farmhouse which has been lovingly restored by owner Manfredi...

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Uplifting Destinations: 15 of the best places to Nama-stay for yoga

Uplifting Destinations: 15 of the best places to Nama-stay for yoga

An up and coming trend before the year of the global pandemic, mindfulness and the search for physical and mental stability has perhaps never been...

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Meet the SLH Marketing Team

Meet the SLH Marketing Team

A creative think tank of travel experts specialising in luxury brand positioning, we’re proud to be a small yet mighty team of independently minded individuals....

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