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.

Workcation inspiration: 10 of the best hotels to work from

Find out more  »

7 ways you can support the travel industry from home

Find out more  »

A European summer in pictures

Slow, sun-drenched days spent beneath colourful beach parasols. Cooling dips in the sea, even cooler ice-creams in an array of…
Find out more  »

Rise and shine: 10 boutique hotel bedrooms with beautiful views

Find out more  »

15 of the world's freshest farm-to-table restaurants

Find out more  »

20 beautiful bathtubs from boutique hotels

Find out more  »

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…

Madrid to Mallorca: a week of Spanish sunshine

Find out more  »

Take the scenic route: the ultimate Scotland road trip

Find out more  »

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

Find out more  »

Through the lens: a photographer's diary from Mexico & Costa Rica

Join photographer Kira Turnbull on a journey through Mexico and Costa Rica for a first taste of post-lockdown freedom After…
Find out more  »

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

Find out more  »

An off-grid adventure in the Arizona desert

Find out more  »

Ask a Local

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.

A taste of la dolce granita from Sicily

Find out more  »

Fjord farm-to-table: savouring the slow life in Norway

Find out more  »

A local guide to cycling in Provence

Find out more  »

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…
Find out more  »
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…
Find out more  »
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…
Find out more  »
Clear all
502 articles found, displaying page 1 of 26
The ultimate Jerusalem city guide

The ultimate Jerusalem city guide

A fresh look at one of the world’s oldest cities Complicated histories, converging cultures – the Jerusalem of today is vibrant and dynamic. Where the...

Find out more  »
Finca Serena: Mallorca’s must-visit country hotel

Finca Serena: Mallorca’s must-visit country hotel

Meet the former Mallorcan farmhouse redefining rustic luxury After an emergency landing in Ibiza when her plane was struck by lightning, SLH’s Senior Content Editor...

Find out more  »
Breakfast in bed: 10 dreamy hotel room service spreads

Breakfast in bed: 10 dreamy hotel room service spreads

Rise and shine in style with these beautiful breakfasts in bed Some breakfasts will make you want to jump out of bed in the morning,...

Find out more  »
Independent Minds: Donatus Landgrave of Hesse, Schlosshotel Kronberg

Independent Minds: Donatus Landgrave of Hesse, Schlosshotel Kronberg

Many castles have a storied past, but Schlosshotel Kronberg has seen the likes of Queen Victoria and Tsar Nicholas II stay within its art-filled walls...

Find out more  »
20 beautiful bathtubs from boutique hotels

20 beautiful bathtubs from boutique hotels

Let your bathroom inspiration flow from these style-soaked tubs When choosing a boutique hotel, travellers are often swayed by picturesque pools, serene spas, and breath-taking...

Find out more  »
Workcation inspiration: 10 of the best hotels to work from

Workcation inspiration: 10 of the best hotels to work from

Work from hotel is the new work from home, with just a little more luxury Working from home used to be a commuter’s dream, but...

Find out more  »
The ultimate Irish road trip

The ultimate Irish road trip

A wet, wild, and windswept journey from Belfast to Galway via Dublin The otherworldly Giant’s Causeway. The Mourne Mountains and Monastic Islands. The Wicklow Way...

Find out more  »
10 of the best dog-friendly hotels in the UK

10 of the best dog-friendly hotels in the UK

Put your paws up at these pooch-perfect UK luxury hotels where well-behaved, waggy tails are more than welcome It’s no secret that the SLH Marketing...

Find out more  »
Independent Minds: Vasuma Kanathanavanich, VALA Hua Hin

Independent Minds: Vasuma Kanathanavanich, VALA Hua Hin

Beautifully blending beachside surrounds with contemporary comforts, VALA Hua Hin has been designed as a true immersion in nature. Rooted in a large, forested plot...

Find out more  »
Riviera chic: 10 must-visit hotels on the Côte d’Azur

Riviera chic: 10 must-visit hotels on the Côte d’Azur

The top 10 hotels to head for in Europe’s most glamorous summer holiday destination Prepare for sun, sea and striped umbrellas – the Côte d’Azur...

Find out more  »
Provençal perfection: where to stay in the South of France

Provençal perfection: where to stay in the South of France

A handpicked hotel guide to the prettiest places to stay in Provence Fields of scented lavender, olive groves and pine forests – the Provence countryside...

Find out more  »
The ultimate New York city guide

The ultimate New York city guide

Get into the New York state of mind before booking your Big Apple break A cinematic cityscape of skyscrapers, iconic landmarks, and those yellow cabs....

Find out more  »
The enduring allure of the Amalfi Coast

The enduring allure of the Amalfi Coast

The cascading coastline of citrus groves and azure coves continues to inspire the Italian dream It’s not difficult to see why the Amalfi Coast has...

Find out more  »
Under the Tuscan sun: 10 hotels to take you from town to country

Under the Tuscan sun: 10 hotels to take you from town to country

A cypress scented canvas of Florentine mansions, medieval hill-top villages, vineyard-encircled villas and fairytale castles Take any patchwork field in a typical corner of Tuscan...

Find out more  »
6 European city break ideas for this summer

6 European city break ideas for this summer

Get to know old city break favourites in a new light while locals empty out for summer holidays August has traditionally been the month of...

Find out more  »
Looking good, London: why a capital city break is a must this month

Looking good, London: why a capital city break is a must this month

Put the flags out! Be part of the back-to-normal buzz in London while other staycationers flock to the coast and countryside Visiting London during the...

Find out more  »
In full bloom: the loveliest hotel rooms with gardens

In full bloom: the loveliest hotel rooms with gardens

Verdant views and bucolic bliss await in these blooming beautiful bedrooms As the world is beginning to open up again and summer is in full...

Find out more  »
Independent Minds: Cyrus Heydarian, Breidenbacher Hof

Independent Minds: Cyrus Heydarian, Breidenbacher Hof

An intellectual melting pot of painters, sculptors, authors and great thinkers, Breidenbacher Hof has been at the heart of Düsseldorf society for over 200 years....

Find out more  »
July Hot List: 4 new hotels to have on your radar

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

If you’re itching to get abroad for a first taste of freedom, let us direct your holiday hunting towards our latest additions in France and...

Find out more  »
20 dreamy Italian villas for an exclusive escape

20 dreamy Italian villas for an exclusive escape

Amore is in the air at these ridiculously beautiful retreats, where you can live la dolce villa in secluded style What did the Romans ever...

Find out more  »