Honeymoon and travel ideas for couples in the North East

Whether looking for long haul or UK honeymoons, Your North East Wedding has lots of ideas along with essential travel advice.

Experience fun family safaris with Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness' Safaris has created a selection of impactful family safaris, with every booking contributing USD20 to its non-profit partner, Children in the Wilderness' educational programmes, enriching the lives of rural children in its areas of operation.

Recognising the importance of nurturing future conservationists, Wilderness offers extraordinary adventures customised for all generations, bringing families together to reconnect with each other and nature, in some of the most pristine natural areas in the world.

Wilderness Safaris specialises in family-first experiences that are safe, educational and enriching. "We've got every family member covered, from granddad to grandchildren, with action-packed itineraries, endless options for every mood, and all-included logistics. It's the perfect first adventure for children, and the ideal way to tune in and reconnect with all generations," says chief commercial officer, Hadley Allen.

Posted: 21 April 2022

Crillon Le Brave is offering a refreshed culinary experience

Reopening for the season on 22nd April, Maisons Pariente's Hotel Crillon le Brave has introduced Tata Harper at its new spa partner, a new children's amenity partner as well as a refreshed culinary offering. Head chef Adrien Brunet will be presenting new menus with locally-sourced delicacies across two restaurants, inviting guests on a gourmet journey through Provence.

This splendid five-star hideaway invites friends and families to enjoy the best of Provence and a slower pace of life. From exquisite dining and sublime spa treatments to new hotel management and a children's amenity partner with a personalised touch.

Posted: 19 April 2022

Luxury Family Hotels announces investment in Moonfleet Manor, Dorset

Luxury Family Hotels has announced an investment for Moonfleet Manor, the group's Dorset-based hotel located on the Jurassic Coast. The multi-million-pound investment project will see the refurbishment of the guest bedrooms located within the classic Georgian manor house, offering spectacular views of Chesil Beach. All Coach Houses will also be upgraded to include three luxurious bedrooms per accommodation, each featuring a king-sized master bedroom and two twin bedrooms. The property will also unveil an updated lounge and a new, fully accessible room. Designed by award-winning interiors experts Studio Jill, the bedrooms will feature luxurious four-poster beds, new bathrooms and a colour palette inspired by the hotel's unique location on Chesil Beach.

Posted: 14 April 2022

Broadwick Soho, a 57-room townhouse hotel in the heart of London, is set to open in 2022

Keep your eyes peeled in 2022 for Broadwick Soho, a 57-room townhouse hotel in the heart of London. Home to a Sicilian-inspired restaurant and terrace, rooftop lounge, intimate dining room and speakeasy bar, the refreshingly original property will offer impeccable personalised service in opulent yet cosy surroundings, inspired by the spirit of Soho. Conceived by a group of friends, who dreamed of creating a hideaway in London's most loved neighbourhood, the hotel will offer sanctuary and a place for fun, where all are welcome.

Posted: 12 April 2022

Luxury Family Hotels' Woolley Grange has upgraded its glamping suites for 2022

Luxury Family Hotels has announced the return of Woolley Grange's Glamping suites from 1st April, with several upgrades and new additions for 2022. This year families no longer have to leave their furry friends behind, as the site is now fully dog-friendly, meaning staycation fun for little ones and furry friends alike. The hotel's pop-up café and bar 'The Hideout' has been transformed into a woodfired pizza experience, where guests can opt to dine in or take away to enjoy on their own private terrace or even a picnic in the sun. All glamping suites have been fitted with woodburning stoves to keep guests cosy and warm on those chillier evenings.

Posted: 7 April 2022

Explore Southern Iceland with new panorama glass lodge escapes

A new travel experience has launched in the remote highlands of Southern Iceland. Visitors can soak up the stunning vistas from the comfort of a panoramic glass lodge, before being taken on a four-day private guided tour of the surroundings, located just 1.5 hours from Reykjavik. The new immersive four-day Panorama Glass Lodge Escape experience has been created by specialist travel company Off the Map Travel. This is the first time this accommodation has been included in a luxury travel itinerary, where couples can watch the Northern Lights or enjoy the stunning summertime views from the comfort of their eco-friendly lodge, before being taken on privately guided tours of nearby hotspots.

Posted: 5 April 2022

Nobu Hospitality to open first hotel and restaurant in Greece

Nobu Hospitality, the global lifestyle brand founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro, and Meir Teper, has announced its first hotel and restaurant in Greece – the Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Santorini, scheduled to open in spring 2022. Situated on the island's captivating northeast coast, the boutique hotel houses a signature Nobu Restaurant, full-service spa, fitness facility, dual-level infinity pool, and five luxurious pool villas, and offers panoramic views of both the Caldera and Aegean Sea from its unique clifftop location in Imerovigli. Just a 10-minute drive to the charming coastal town of Oia and 20 minutes from Santorini (Thira) International Airport, the hotel is well-positioned along the famed Oia-Fira hiking trail that runs between Oia and Fira, Santorini's cosmopolitan capital.

Posted: 31 March 2022

Marbella Club launches bespoke wellness retreats for private groups

Blissfully surrounded by spacious sub-tropical gardens, palm-fringed golden sands, the soaring Sierra Blanca mountains and year-round sunshine, the Marbella Club is a restorative Mediterranean haven with an innovative and soul-enriching approach to wellness. The property is offering private groups of four to 10 the chance to create their very own bespoke wellness retreats, perfect for families or groups of friends looking to reconnect with their inner selves and each other, and embrace Marbella's magical outdoor way of life.

Posted: 29 March 2022

Broadrayne Farm in the Lake District has launched a chic minimoon hideaway for two

Broadrayne Farm in the Lake District has launched The Byre, a chic minimoon hideaway for two. Nestled on Broadrayne at the foot of the fells near picture-perfect Grasmere village, The Byre is a contemporary one-bedroom apartment converted from the farm's original cow byre. It has stunning views towards Helm Crag and Steel Fell and offers an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area with a log burning stove to stay toasty, a plush bedroom for two, a sparkling bathroom and an enclosed, private, outdoor seating and barbecue area which makes the most of the surrounding scenery.

Posted: 24 March 2022

2022 marks the 500th anniversary of the Siege of Rhodes

2022 marks the 500th anniversary of the Siege of Rhodes, and premium seafront resort Amada Colossos is brilliantly placed for those looking to explore this history-rich island and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre the Medieval City of Rhodes. The resort boasts an impressive 140m swimming pool running parallel to its private Blue Flag beach, with dedicated adults-only zones it's perfect for honeymooners! Its swim-up suites offer luxury for all the family, while the standalone villas provide privacy as well as private pools and sea views.

Posted: 22 March 2022

Enjoy a romantic escape at Drimsynie Estate Hotel in Scotland

Drimsynie Estate Hotel is a stunning getaway in Scotland that was recently visited by Towie's Dan Edgar and Amber.

Couples can enjoy a relaxing minimoon at Drimsynie Estate, a stunning hidden gem near the banks of Loch Goil, surrounded by the picturesque Arrochar Alps. There's a spa, pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, and lots of romantic walking routes on your doorstep in this bonnie part of West Scotland.

Drimsynie Estate makes it easy when it comes to dining, with a restaurant, takeaway and cosy inn all on your doorstep, while Loch Awe Holiday Park is just a short hop to Oban, Scotland's seafood capital.

Posted: 17 March 2022

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian is a five-star hotel in Edinburgh

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian is a five-star hotel that first opened its doors in 1903 and today stands at the pinnacle of Scottish hospitality. Located just a few minutes from the historic Edinburgh Castle and close to The Royal Mile, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian Hotel, features 241 beautifully decorated guestrooms and suites, a spa and an indoor swimming pool overlooking Edinburgh Castle. Featuring two of Edinburgh's finest restaurants, the dining experience at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian celebrates the best of Scottish fare. MasterChef The Professionals finalist and Chef Proprietor, Dean Banks, creates delicious signature tasting menus focused on sustainable produce at Dean Banks at The Pompadour, whilst chef Mark Greenaway champions locally-sourced ingredients in shareable dishes at Grazing by Mark Greenaway.

Posted: 15 March 2022

Beaverbrook Town House is the debut London outpost from the lauded Beaverbrook brand

Joining its beloved Surrey sibling, Beaverbrook Town House is the debut London outpost from the lauded Beaverbrook brand, in partnership with Cadogan. This heritage hotel occupies two masterfully revamped Georgian townhouses, with views of the leafy- green, Grade II listed Cadogan Gardens opposite – a prime perch on Sloane Street, in the heart of Chelsea. Inside the hotel, guests will be in awe of the 14 theatrical suites, art and antiques, the 60-cover contemporary Japanese restaurant and bar, as well as benefitting from meeting and private event rooms, and a pretty perfumed garden reserved for corporate functions and private hire.

Posted: 10 March 2022

Lifestyle aparthotel brand Locke has launched Beckett Locke in Dublin

Lifestyle aparthotel brand Locke has launched Beckett Locke in the centre of Dublin's thriving Docklands area. Tucked behind the 3Arena, the 241-studio aparthotel is a new hub for culture and entertainment in the city. Set around a naturally lit atrium, Beckett Locke features a neighbourhood co-working space, artisan coffee shop, restaurant and intimate cocktail bar in addition to meeting and event spaces for up to 100 people. Locke's hybrid 'home-meets-hotel' concept has proven popular among guests seeking flexible accommodation for a night, a month or longer.

Posted: 8 March 2022

Oliver’s Travels has introduced a stunning collection of wellness villas

Oliver's Travels has introduced a stunning collection of wellness villas for those seeking to indulge in some R&R and hide away from the stresses of modern life in 2022 pre- or post-vows. Boasting an incredible selection of private and exclusive tranquil European villas, opulent British boltholes, and relaxing rentals afar, Oliver's Travels has a host of properties for an idyllic wellness retreat. From private yoga studios and spa facilities to state-of-the-art gyms, these luxury wellness villas have the ultimate power to refresh and rejuvenate burnt-out guests.

Posted: 3 March 2022

Sheraton Maldives has opened a honeymoon garden

A stunning destination for newlyweds, Sheraton Maldives is home to a newly completed honeymoon garden, designed especially for couples to celebrate their honeymoon in the most picturesque of settings. Surrounded by an enchanting orchard of lush foliage and exotic flowers, couples are invited to bask in the idyllic honeymoon garden during their stay. Honeymooners are invited to an exclusive cocktail reception where guests will be greeted with a custom engraved wooden token to ceremoniously hang on the standing tree in the centre of the garden, commemorating their love eternally.

Posted: 1 March 2022

The Feathered Nest Inn has launched a new cottage to add to its bespoke room collection

Beautiful country retreat The Feathered Nest Inn has launched a new cottage to add to its bespoke room collection, giving guests more options for a luxury break in the Cotswolds. The cottage sits within the grounds of the 15th-century inn, located in the pretty village of Nether Westcote – it has stunning views of the Cotswolds countryside. Known as the 'Little House' the cosy cottage combines period charm and modern elegance and includes key original features: flagstone flooring, exposed fire mantle and wooden beams.

Posted: 24 February 2022

Ruby Mimi in Zurich a must see

Ruby Mimi in Zurich opened in October 2021, and is the first hotel of the Munich-based Ruby Group, to open in Switzerland. Situated where one of the first cinemas in Zurich used to thrill audiences more than 100 years ago, the Art Deco-listed hotel's 208 rooms are spread over its seven floors. The new hotel takes guests on a journey back to the exciting golden era of Hollywood of the 1910s and 1920s with its charming cinema hall. A reminder of the building's history, its cosy armchairs, red velvet curtains and popcorn machine create a retro cinema feeling. Ruby Hotels follow a clear structure: a location in the heart of the city, top design and high-quality furnishings, focusing on the essentials in order to remain affordable. There are six different room categories available at Ruby Mimi in Zurich, ranging from the NEST Rooms and COSY Rooms to the spacious LOFT Rooms and STAR Rooms which are particularly striking. They are inspired by five starlets of the 1910s who all bore the name Mimi, and each of the rooms feature historical dressing tables and a chaise longue. Average room rates range from CHF 210-230 per night.

Posted: 22 February 2022

Last minute half term ideas

Still looking for the perfect half term break? Here are some suggestions from www.pitchup.com. Hide out in the woods. Escape to a heated microlodge hideaway, set within a woodland park and wildlife haven at Nantclimbers Woodland Camping Huts in Shropshire. The whole family can have fun around the campfire and spotting the many birds and beasts that live within the woodland paradise. Little ones can seek out adventure and discovery within the woods, along with the added bonus that when their exploring comes to an end, they have their own snug little den to go back to overlooking the pond.

Posted: 17 February 2022

Top Valentine’s Day destinations

As Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, people are looking for a special way to spend time with loved ones. With approximately 9,000 hotels worldwide, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has an array of properties for those in search of a romantic stay or a Valentine's Day spent with friends. Travellers can enjoy specially decorated suites in the Algarve, complimentary wellness access in Macedonia and celebrate with champagne and strawberries in Greece. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts invites couples to indulge in one of its many hotels, whether they are looking for one special night or a loved-up weekend, there is something for everyone.

Posted: 14 February 2022

Coppa Club has launched two hotels

Combining all the best elements of a café, bar, restaurant, lounge and hotel, Coppa Club has launched two riverside hotels, Streatley-on-Thames and Sonning-On-Thames. Coppa Club's Streatley-on-Thames location features The Swan at Streatley, a tranquil countryside getaway set in Berkshire. The 47-bedroom property has been newly refurbished and offers rooms opening onto the garden lawn and overlooking the river. Guests can access the property via car, boat or helicopter and have access to a selection of events on-site such as paddle boarding, exercise classes and use of the hotel gym. Coppa Club's Sonning-On-Thames' location plays host to The Great House at Sonning – a boutique hotel featuring 49 bedrooms and nestled in the Berkshire countryside. Situated along the River Thames, it boasts a large terrace, sweeping lawns and ample riverside space – an ideal location for a post-vow minimoon, and the beautifully designed hotel is dog-friendly to boot!

Posted: 10 February 2022

A year in business for Surrey hotel

Crockers Henley, based in Henley-on-Thames, is celebrating a year in businesses, although it's been a year like no other! Only an hour from London, Crockers Henley presents understated luxury at its finest and provides the ultimate staycation destination. Housed in a Grade II listed building, it's home to seven elegantly designed, contemporary bedrooms complete with rolltop baths, four-poster beds and restored heritage Georgian features. A delight for foodies and those with a discerning palate, The Grill, overseen by Tom Westerland, is a hive of activity offering a casual dining affair including the famed chateaubriand and Tom's take on English classics. Meanwhile, the two 16-seat Chef's Tables each present an immersive dining experience over ten courses. The Thames Table, overseen by talented young chef Alex Payne, celebrates the best of modern British dining whilst The Gardiner's, with Iain Dixon at the helm, shines light on delicate and complex pan-Asian flavours. Starting from £400, inclusive of dinner at one of the Chef's Tables, overnight stay and three-course breakfast, based on two sharing.

Posted: 4 February 2022

Newly opened hotel and retreat in Northern Ireland

For discerning travellers planning a romantic getaway, the newly opened The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat is idyllic. Oozing character, it offers sumptuous yet comfortable accommodation, fine dining, a stylish bar and a mood-enhancing outdoor spa. The Rabbit is a fusion of modern living with country life comprising 33 bedrooms in four different stylish room types with scandi-inspired, retro design. Each boasts seriously comfy beds, a Nespresso machine, Dyson hairdryer and a Marshall amp, not to mention fluffy robes and flip flops for a trip to the spa: The Relaxation Burrow. The latter has been carefully created for optimum zen comprising Swedish sauna, aroma steam room, salt chamber, outdoor Roman baths, loungers and cabanas – there's also a man-made beach and lake bar! The offers at The Rabbit Hotel include the 'Hop to It' break from £180 per night based on two people sharing including access to The Relaxation Burrow, bottle of bubbles in your room and breakfast the following morning.

Posted: 28 January 2022

The Londoner has officially opened its doors

Boutique hotel, The Londoner, has officially opened its doors in the heart of London's iconic Leicester Square. With a staggering 350 guest rooms spread across 16 storeys and a subterranean series of spaces, it will certainly leave guests amazed. Designed in collaboration with world-renowned architectural designers Yabu Pushelberg, the luxury urban resort features a range of rooms, suites, penthouses, two private screening rooms, an entire floor dedicated to wellness, expansive ballroom, private art gallery and to top it off a mix of several concept eateries. This includes its signature Mediterranean restaurant, Whitcomb's, plus a contemporary Japanese lounge bar with a rooftop terrace and its neighbourhood bar, Joshua's Tavern – minimooners would never have to leave for the ultimate staycation! Whilst super in scale, its boutique approach and commitment to hospitality offers the highest levels of luxury with an experience designed to make every guest feel at home.

Posted: 25 January 2022

Stargazer Experience in the Lake District

A chic country house hotel in the picture-perfect village of Grasmere, Victorian House Hotel is launching a Stargazer Experience for the perfect finishing touch to romantic post-wedding minimoons. The Stargazer Experience costs £15pp and includes a backpack and waterproof rug to borrow, a map to the viewing spot, homemade sausage rolls, a generous tipple of Whiskey Mac, a Red Torch specifically designed with map reading and stargazing in mind so guests can flick between the map and the night sky with ease, plus binoculars and a star guide. Couples can choose from Stargazer Rooms complete with telescopes, star maps, dreamy beds, good coffee, organic teas and generous Land & Water toiletries; there's also a luxurious Shepherds Hut for two on the riverbank. Available all year round – but stargazing in the Lakes is particularly good in the autumn and winter – an overnight stay costs from £123 per room per night including breakfast.

Posted: 21 January 2022