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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Where the SLH Team are dreaming of spending Christmas

We've had to use our imaginations for most of 2020 when it comes to travel, stocking up on inspiration for…
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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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The Blue Edit

The Blue Edit

It’s fair to say that we’ve had a lot to feel blue about recently, and with the dreaded ‘C-word’ (yes, coronavirus) still dominating daily conversation,...

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Lockdown reading recommendations from a literary-inspired hotel

Lockdown reading recommendations from a literary-inspired hotel

In the midst of the third UK national lockdown, we asked our friends in France for some much needed joie de vivre, which comes in...

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Independent Minds: Giorgia Tozzi, Hotel Vilòn

Independent Minds: Giorgia Tozzi, Hotel Vilòn

Upholding the impeccably high standards of its former royal residents, Giorgia Tozzi oversees one of Rome’s most storied properties with the same passion she holds...

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Top 21 destinations for 2021: according to SLH INVITED Members

Top 21 destinations for 2021: according to SLH INVITED Members

After a year of staycations, or a lack of vacations entirely, we asked our INVITED Members for their top holiday destinations for 2021. From far-flung...

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Independent Minds: Samornpun Somnam, Keemala

Independent Minds: Samornpun Somnam, Keemala

A true passion project in the hands of a fourth generation Phuketian family, siblings Samornpun and Tanapong Somnam, affectionately known as Khun Tarn and Note,...

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Christmas dinner inspiration from Michelin-starred restaurants

Christmas dinner inspiration from Michelin-starred restaurants

Putting a different kind of star on top of the tree, these Michelin-starred restaurants have cooked up a festive feast for guests to enjoy over...

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Boutique gifting guide: hotel luxuries you can bring home

Boutique gifting guide: hotel luxuries you can bring home

Aside from the usual in-room amenities including fluffy dressing gowns, slippers, and luxury branded toiletries, our boutique hotels offer some unique, thoughtfully prepared and presented...

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Independent Minds: Amanda Syrowatka, Viceroy Bali

Independent Minds: Amanda Syrowatka, Viceroy Bali

A strong sense of community lies at the heart of Balinese culture, and of the family-owned Viceroy Bali, a collection of gravity-defying villas set on...

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Hotels with hygge: in conversation with Copenhagen

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 word, which loosely translates as...

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Independent Minds: Maarten Raes, Arctic Bath

Independent Minds: Maarten Raes, Arctic Bath

A modern take on an old Nordic tradition of timber transportation, uber-cool newcomer Arctic Bath floats and freezes on the Lule River from one season...

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5 extravagant ways to spend New Year’s Eve

5 extravagant ways to spend New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is always a momentous occasion, but if there’s ever been a year we’re looking forward to leaving behind and moving onto more...

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Independent Minds: Fridrik Pálsson, Hotel Rangá

Independent Minds: Fridrik Pálsson, Hotel Rangá

Treating his beloved homeland with the care and respect he shows his guests, learned from his childhood days on a farm in Northern Iceland and...

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

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

Winter sun, midnight sun, alpine sun, or land of the rising sun? This month’s newest SLH members all offer an escape from reality and an...

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Independent Minds: Eugene & Rina Tan, The Edison George Town

Independent Minds: Eugene & Rina Tan, The Edison George Town

Husband and wife Eugene and Rina Tan are on a mission to “bring back the romance” of travel, and it’s impossible not to be enamoured...

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Luxury travel trends for 2021 according to industry experts

Luxury travel trends for 2021 according to industry experts

As part of our Independent Minds series, we asked our community of hoteliers about what the world of travel will look like in 2021. After...

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10 out of this world hotels for stargazing holidays

10 out of this world hotels for stargazing holidays

Although astronomy has been around since ancient times, turning to the sky for a little bit of escapism or perspective seems to be needed now...

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Independent Minds: Max Loong, Hidden Hills Villas

Independent Minds: Max Loong, Hidden Hills Villas

It’s no surprise that actor and TV presenter turned hotelier and wine connoisseur Max Loong has high standards and impeccable taste – no doubt some...

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

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

Escaping everything and everyone might be high on your post-lockdown list after spending many months indoors this year. Breaths of fresh air have been limited,...

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Where the SLH Team are dreaming of spending Christmas

Where the SLH Team are dreaming of spending Christmas

We’ve had to use our imaginations for most of 2020 when it comes to travel, stocking up on inspiration for when we can explore the...

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Independent Minds: Andrés Soldevila Ferrer, Sant Francesc Hotel Singular & Can Ferrereta

Independent Minds: Andrés Soldevila Ferrer, Sant Francesc Hotel Singular & Can Ferrereta

Bringing to life not one, but two historic Mallorcan buildings, Andrés Soldevila Ferrer is a master of keeping the classic in the contemporary. Turning his...

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