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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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…
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Rise and shine: 10 boutique hotel bedrooms with beautiful views

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

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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…

Madrid to Mallorca: a week of Spanish sunshine

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Take the scenic route: the ultimate Scotland road trip

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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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What the SLH Team have missed most about travelling

All the while the pandemic has pressed pause on travel, it's the little things we've missed most as a team.…
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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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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

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

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A local guide to cycling in Provence

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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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A creative corner of the Caribbean: Santo Domingo through the eyes of its artisans

A creative corner of the Caribbean: Santo Domingo through the eyes of its artisans

A new wave of creatives is making the Americas’ oldest European city a must-visit destination Maintaining the houses’ original architecture, each one of the rooms...

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Independent Minds: Li Jin, Cours et Pavillons

Independent Minds: Li Jin, Cours et Pavillons

Beijing local Li Jin has dedicated her siheyuan-style hotel, Cours et Pavillons, to preserving the centuries-old Chinese architecture of the courtyard house, and the traditional...

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Baroque art and soul in Sicily’s Noto

Baroque art and soul in Sicily’s Noto

Squeezing in a visit to Sicily last summer between lockdowns, SLH’s Vice President of Development Daniel Luddington discovers an architectural treasure trove in UNESCO-protected Noto,...

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Travel by colour: a rainbow journey around the world

Travel by colour: a rainbow journey around the world

A colour popping, destination hopping celebration of the planet’s most vibrant places Sunbathing beside a limoncello yellow parasol. Drinking in a burnt orange sunset over...

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World Oceans Day: 5 boutique hotels making waves in marine conservation

World Oceans Day: 5 boutique hotels making waves in marine conservation

Never again will we take swimming in the ocean for granted. A treasured experience on any seaside holiday, the waters around our hotels are often...

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The ultimate Edinburgh city guide

The ultimate Edinburgh city guide

See Scotland’s most beautiful city in all its Medieval, Gothic, and Georgian glory Charming cobbled streets brimming with independent shops, quaint cafés, artisan markets, and...

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Independent Minds: Rosa & Massimo Taddeo, Hotel Villa Franca

Independent Minds: Rosa & Massimo Taddeo, Hotel Villa Franca

As a third generation hotelier, Rosa Taddeo along with her husband Massimo is continuing her grandfather’s dream of hosting guests at Villa Franca, their luxurious...

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Ibiza to Formentera: eco-friendly island hopping in the Balearics

Ibiza to Formentera: eco-friendly island hopping in the Balearics

Hop between up-beat Ibiza and laid-back Formentera with luxury eco-friendly transfers Boasting some of the bluest waters in the Mediterranean, Spain‘s Balearic Islands are bursting...

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Paddock to bottle rum: distilling the best from Australia’s Tweed Valley

Paddock to bottle rum: distilling the best from Australia’s Tweed Valley

Inspired by the vibrant rum culture of the Caribbean islands, the Messenger family have created a first-of-its-kind agricultural distillery on their cattle and cane farm,...

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Inside 10 of the most splurge-worthy suites in the world

Inside 10 of the most splurge-worthy suites in the world

Checking into a boutique hotel always comes with luxury perks, but these breath-takingly beautiful suites take things up a notch (or five). From lakeside suites-on-stilts...

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

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

Garden grown, locally sourced, seasonal produce is having a moment. Diners are more interested than ever before in the journey of what is put on...

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Independent Minds: Dinos & Lena Tornivoukas, Eagles Villas

Independent Minds: Dinos & Lena Tornivoukas, Eagles Villas

Fourth generation hotelier Dinos Tornivoukas, together with his wife Lena, are continuing their family’s long-standing status for elevating Greek hospitality with a collection of laid-back...

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A cultural exchange: city swap Stockholm and Copenhagen this summer

A cultural exchange: city swap Stockholm and Copenhagen this summer

A five-day summer city break itinerary highlighting the best of Scandinavia Stylish city breakers should look no further than Stockholm and Copenhagen for a culture...

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Iceland inspiration: 5 reasons to visit this Nordic island in summer

Iceland inspiration: 5 reasons to visit this Nordic island in summer

Black volcanic beaches, ethereal blue lagoons, lunar-like glaciers, and spellbinding waterfalls. Iceland is an other-worldly escape for back-to-nature seeking travellers. While the natural beauty of...

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Inside an azulejos atelier: piecing together the past of Portugal’s iconic tiles

Inside an azulejos atelier: piecing together the past of Portugal’s iconic tiles

It is almost impossible to picture Portugal without imagining the colourfully-glazed, ceramic tiles which have decorated façades across the country since the 13th century. Azulejos...

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Independent Minds: Neil Kedward, Grove of Narberth

Independent Minds: Neil Kedward, Grove of Narberth

Wonderfully rustic and wholesome in style, the Grove of Narberth began life in the 15th century as a traditional Welsh longhouse owned by the Bailiff...

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Top boutique hotel picks in Portugal for a green list getaway

Top boutique hotel picks in Portugal for a green list getaway

Culture as colourful as its iconic azulejos. Ruggedly beautiful beaches with a surf scene to rival California. Vast and verdant countryside dappled with vineyards and...

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May Hot List: 5 new hotels to have on your radar

May Hot List: 5 new hotels to have on your radar

We’ve all been pouring over that list this weekend plotting out potential trips, but if you were hoping for more, our new hotels lineup won’t...

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The ultimate summer staycation guide to the UK

The ultimate summer staycation guide to the UK

Can you almost taste strawberries and cream? Is it socially acceptable to order Pimms now? Summer has never felt so long-awaited after over a year...

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Still waters run deep: discover the Italian Lake District

Still waters run deep: discover the Italian Lake District

A 10-day itinerary taking you to the sunny shores of Italy’s Lakes – with stylish city stop-offs along the way Verdant vineyards laden with fruit,...

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