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.

7 ways you can support the travel industry from home

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The Cosy Edition: 20 hotels with fabulous fireplaces

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Hotels with hygge: in conversation with Copenhagen

Don’t worry, this is not another scented-candles-sheepskin-throws ode to hygge-fying your home. The soulful meaning behind the now ubiquitous Danish…
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Work from home in style: desk inspiration from 10 boutique hotels

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The Wilderness Edition: 10 remote destinations to get away from it all

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

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An off-grid adventure in the Arizona desert

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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: Shirley Mowat, The Dunstane Houses

Independent Minds: Shirley Mowat, The Dunstane Houses

Bringing a breath of fresh Orkney air to the heart of the Scottish capital, The Dunstane Houses stylishly blends owner Shirley Mowat’s Orcadian roots with...

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Meet the Moose Whisperer: wildlife-spotting secrets from Swedish Lapland

Meet the Moose Whisperer: wildlife-spotting secrets from Swedish Lapland

Mikael “Micke” Suorra has become somewhat of a local legend in Swedish Lapland, known to both villagers and the animal kingdom alike for his friendly...

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February Hot List: 4 new hotels to have on your radar

February Hot List: 4 new hotels to have on your radar

Spring is on the horizon for the Northern Hemisphere, bringing a much-needed fresh start for travel and a selection of new hotels worth waiting for....

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Go with the flow: where water meets wellness

Go with the flow: where water meets wellness

Continuing our five-part Elemental Wellness Guide with the wonders of water therapy, here we dip into some of the world’s best water-based spa treatments. From...

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Independent Minds: Anna, Anthi & Charitini Kadianakis, Elounda Gulf Villas

Independent Minds: Anna, Anthi & Charitini Kadianakis, Elounda Gulf Villas

This mother-daughter run collection of luxury villas on a Greek island more than lives up to its Mamma Mia! story line, from the cinematic scenery...

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Affordable Luxury: boutique hotels for every budget

Affordable Luxury: boutique hotels for every budget

Booking a boutique hotel needn’t always break the bank. With a wealth of affordably priced boutique hotels around the world starting from as little as...

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Earth-inspired wellness: the very best all-natural spa treatments

Earth-inspired wellness: the very best all-natural spa treatments

The first in our five-part wellness guide on the best places to go to find your element (Earth, Water, Fire, Wood, and Metal) after pressing...

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3 international pancake recipes for an indulgent Shrove Tuesday

3 international pancake recipes for an indulgent Shrove Tuesday

Looking to stack up on inspiration for Pancake Day this year? If more traditional recipes are falling flat, these internationally-inspired pancake dishes from three boutique...

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Independent Minds: Domenico De Simone, Casa Angelina

Independent Minds: Domenico De Simone, Casa Angelina

Translating as the home of the founder’s grandmother, Casa Angelina more than lives up to its name for welcoming guests into a warm Italian embrace....

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Send your loved one kisses from Iceland this Valentine’s Day

Send your loved one kisses from Iceland this Valentine’s Day

With many borders still closed around the world, and holidays put on hold for the time being, a personal note from a local Icelander might...

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10 of the most romantic boutique hotel bedrooms in the world

10 of the most romantic boutique hotel bedrooms in the world

Seeing as we’ll be spending Valentine’s Day a little differently this year, big gestures (in the form of boutique getaways) might need to wait just...

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Independent Minds: Angelika Schmid, Villa Eden

Independent Minds: Angelika Schmid, Villa Eden

Encouraging guests to embrace a better lifestyle in just a few days of staying at her Art Nouveau wellness retreat in the Italian Alps, Angelika...

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5 Swiss ski resorts for your winter wish list

5 Swiss ski resorts for your winter wish list

Ever the mountain pioneers, the Swiss are currently forging ahead with the season by keeping several ski resorts open with strict rules in place to...

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Quiz: What type of holiday should you book next?

Quiz: What type of holiday should you book next?

With more time on your hands than ever before to plan your next escape, it can seem difficult to know where to begin when choosing...

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Independent Minds: Andrea Quartucci, QRA Hospitality

Independent Minds: Andrea Quartucci, QRA Hospitality

Keeping the heart and soul of these once aristocratic family homes very much alive, Andrea Quartucci has transformed three historic Sicilian villas into elegant escapes...

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3 Michelin-starred recipes from Italy you can make at home

3 Michelin-starred recipes from Italy you can make at home

Mix things up in the kitchen with these recipes from the talented team behind one Michelin-star Pietramare Natural Food, the refined restaurant of Praia Art...

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The Baking Edition: 17 sweet recipes from boutique hotels

The Baking Edition: 17 sweet recipes from boutique hotels

Home baking has been on the rise thanks to the pandemic, as many of us attempt to bake our way out of lockdown boredom. If...

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5 digital detox destinations for the ultimate post-lockdown unplug

5 digital detox destinations for the ultimate post-lockdown unplug

With more of us becoming increasingly dependent on technology for communication with loved ones we can’t see in person, as home offices and schools, and...

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Independent Minds: Mike Watts, Castle Hot Springs

Independent Minds: Mike Watts, Castle Hot Springs

A secret hot spot enjoyed by native Arizonan tribes for centuries, the storied site of Castle Hot Springs has since welcomed the U.S. social set...

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January Hot List: 4 new hotels to have on your radar

January Hot List: 4 new hotels to have on your radar

Although the new year didn’t get off to quite the start we had been hoping for, our latest additions will make the seemingly never-ending wait...

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