Urban


If you’re a break in a cosmopolitan city with a plethora of cultural, dining and shopping adventures, look no further than these ultimate urban experiences. Book your favourite chic boutique hotel and be inspired with our travel stories on the best urban experiences around the world.

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Travel Stories

  • Privilege and Prestige in Barcelona’s Primero Primera Hotel

    When it comes to a holiday destination such as Barcelona, it may seem tricky to come up with a new w...

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  • Food Guide to Galicia Spain: The Essential Dishes to Discover

    Every year I find myself in the sleepy, unknown village of Rianxo, located just south of Santiago de...

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  • Notting Hill Carnival: Music, Dancing and a Celebration of Cultural Unity

    As one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the London social calendar, the Notting Hill Carniv...

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  • Things to Do & See in Recoleta Buenos Aires

    Exploring Recoleta, Buenos Aires Recoleta in Buenos Aires is one of the most fashionable, upscale ba...

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  • How to Spend a Day of Eating in Midtown New York

    Eating in Midtown New York: The foodies are returning to Midtown! In recent years, far-flung locatio...

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  • Milan History and Culture: Revealing the City’s Hidden Story

    Milan history and culture: I counted the other day the number of times I visited Milan for work and ...

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  • Five Unique Attractions in Tokyo You Have to Experience

    Behind the scenes on the streets of Tokyo In a world full of colourful, fascinating places and new e...

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  • Travel Lens: Hong Kong Traditions and Culture

    Photo credit: Jaume Escofet A photographic playground, Hong Kong, or "Fragrant Harbour", is known as...

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  • The Essential Chic Guide to Manila Through the Eyes of a Local

    Behind the scenes of a multicultural city So it has finally happened. The Philippines is getting its...

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  • Getting to Grips with the Barcelona Music Scene

    Photo credit: scannerFM Borja Malet, from Catalunya, has been working for five years in Barcelona’...

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  • Shopping in Marrakech: Where to Go, What to Buy and How to Get the Best Bar...

     The gateway into a colourful world Whenever anyone mentions Marrakech, there are many images that ...

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  • The Essential Montenegro Travel Guide

    All the best parts of this unspoilt nation Montenegro. Even the name sounds intriguing, and this sma...

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  • The Best Way to Enjoy a Dubai Staycation

    Photo credit: Wild Wadi Water Park There are many concepts that have emerged in the last few years t...

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  • A Madrid Art Tour: Discovering the City’s Golden Art Triangle

    Going for gold Photo credit: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza Madrid Art Tour: Ever since I was a child, art...

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  • Food Trucks in Miami, the Latest Sensation

    Get ready to hit the streets for your next meal in Miami because innovative chefs and restaurateurs ...

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  • Off the Beaten Track in Poblenou Barcelona

    Photo credit: Christine Zenino Just like many other glamorous and exciting travel destinations, Barc...

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  • Celebrities and Their Favourite Places in Rome

    The rich and famous in the Eternal City Rome is an inspirational city at the best of times with such...

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  • Chic Wimbledon Tennis Guide: Top 5 Experiences

    The neighbourhood of Wimbledon, SW19 is the home of one of the greatest tennis tournaments in the w...

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  • How to Explore the Mayfair Cultural Quarter Like a Local

    West End chic Photo credit: Castle Galleries There are a fair few places in the world that are known...

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  • Centennial Celebrations for the Raffles Singapore Sling

    The story behind a legendary cocktail In the heart of Singapore’s business and civic district, you...

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  • Top Tips for Travelling During Ramadan

    Photo credit: Omar Chatriwala While most of us will have heard of the Muslim festival of Ramadan, ma...

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  • Travel Lens: a Trip to Tel Aviv, the City That Never Stops

    Photo credit: Alex Glickman Take a trip to Tel Aviv and you'll soon find out that life is all about ...

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  • A ‘Punch’ of Gin: Cocktail Experimentation at the London Editio...

    Style and substance Housed within five former townhouses in the heart of Fitzrovia, the London Editi...

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  • Roman Food Favourites of the Locals

    Food specialties of the Eternal City of Rome There are many reasons to travel to Rome. The historic ...

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  • Get the Most out of your Day During the Summer Solstice

    With summer solstice coming up on the 21st June, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the longest day o...

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  • Phnom Penh Cambodia: A Tale of Two Cities

    The fragile beauty of a recovering nation When I arrived into Phnom Penh Cambodia I was like a littl...

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  • The Wellesley London: the Most Stylish Place to Enjoy a Cigar

    In a privileged corner of West London where the grass is green and the shopping is solely designer,...

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  • A Shanghai Affair – Restaurant Review at Andaz Xintiandi

    There is something uniquely ‘Shanghai’ about Andaz Xintiandi – located in the fast-beating hea...

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  • Discover Xintiandi Shanghai – the Ultimate Urban Playground

    Photo credit: Jacky Czj The prosperous commercial neighbourhood of Xintiandi Shanghai is unique in m...

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  • An Insider’s Look at the Tel Aviv Food Scene

    Photo credit: Dalida There’s a fair bit happening on the Tel Aviv food scene right now so we took ...

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  • Child Friendly Holidays in South Africa

    As all parents would agree, travelling with the family can be a richly rewarding experience or it ca...

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  • Travel Lens: The Artistic Scene of Barcelona

    Photo credit: Giuseppe Finocchiaro Barcelona is known the world over for its works of art and its d...

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  • The Best Spring Attractions in New York

    Springtime magic in the city that never sleeps Photo credit: Roman Kruglov New York is really a city...

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  • Famous Film Locations That Will Inspire You to Travel

    One of my favourite childhood memories was having a bedtime story read to me and travelling to dista...

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  • Relish Mediterranean Food in Barcelona – Europe’s Hottest Culin...

    Insights on Mediterranean food from the Hotel Pulitzer My memories of eating Mediterranean food in B...

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  • Food, Film and Fashion: the Top Festivals in Dubai

    Chic festivals in Dubai Only in Dubai would you find not one, but two festivals entirely dedicated t...

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  • The Art of Good Cocktails in Barcelona

    Bartender wisdom from the Hotel Pulitzer The Art of Good Cocktails in Barcelona: Fernando made me a ...

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  • Seven Days in Paradise: the Best Travel Experiences in Thailand

    Sun, Scuba Diving, Elephants and a lot of Spice From the sprawling streets of Bangkok to the pristin...

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  • The Top Eco-Friendly Cities Around The World

    Going Green In celebration of Earth Day, there’s never been a better time to go green. Founded in ...

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  • Milan Design Week: Hotspots not to miss

     Dedicated Followers of Fashion The vibrant city of Milan is respected and revered as one of the fa...

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  • Where to Go for the Perfect Long Weekend Escape

    Art, Culture and Delicious food in Europe and Beyond With the May Bank Holidays coming up, there has...

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  • Istanbul City Break: How to Spend 48 hours in the Old City

    Read travel tales from the Chic Team as they wander and explore the world. Flying on Turkish Airline...

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  • Travel Lens: South London Impressions

    South London impressions of local life & iconic structures London on the south side of the river...

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  • Europe’s Best Outdoor Art Gallery: Gothic Quarter Barcelona

    Gothic Architecture of Barcelona The fascinating Gothic Quarter Barcelona – Europe’s greatest ou...

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  • 5 Great Easter Getaways to Avoid the Big Crowds

      While Easter may be a fun festival filled with chocolate eggs and lots of family time, it’s...

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  • The 5 Most Beautiful Yoga Retreats

    The Benefits of Yoga   As a new (ish) convert to yoga, I have become one of those people who I...

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  • The Top 5 Food Markets in London

     Foodie heaven The multicultural nature of London and its blend of identities have helped to make t...

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  • Cocktails in the Clouds at The Shard London

    The Seduction of the Shangri-La at The Shard London From the very first moment, the experience at Th...

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  • The 3 Fs of Israeli Culture

    Faith, Food and Fashion Photo credit: Ron Shoshani Israel, the Holy Land, the land of milk and honey...

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  • 10 Fun London Attractions to Experience

    This City That Offers Everything London is packed full of sights, attractions and events that cater ...

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  • Reasons to Fall in Love with Barcelona Spain

    Catalonia's Colourful Capital It took just seven days of living in Barcelona Spain for me to fall in...

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  • Vegan Dining in London: The RAW Truth

    La Suite West - The Health-Conscious Hotel Vegan dining in London: Whenever a holiday comes around, ...

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  • Tokyo Japan – Through the Years

    A Trip Down Memory Lane Japan. My first visit in some six years to a country where I lived for two y...

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  • Slow Food Movement Arrives in Style at Rosewood London

    Taking it "Slow" at the Rosewood London In the heart of Dickensian London purveyors of fine foods ha...

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  • Slow Food Brunch Beyond Compare

    Dining with a Slow Food Twist The Slow Brunch – coinciding with the inaugural Sunday Slow Food M...

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  • Top 5 Icons of Beijing China

    Fascinating Heritage & Culture Fascinating and rich in cultural heritage, Beijing is the ideal d...

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  • Art Uncovered at Chambers Hotel New York

    From the moment you approach the massive portal of the Chambers Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, you feel...

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  • Savour the Delights of Cretan Cuisine

    One of the world's healthiest cuisines The Cretan diet is renowned as one of the healthiest in the w...

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  • Kung Hei Fat Choy – Year of the Goat

    In the Chinese calendar, the most important event is the Spring Festival, otherwise known as Chinese...

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  • Where to find Romance in Midtown Manhattan

    Credit: Flickr/Thomas Midtown Manhattan houses some of the country’s most prized scenic attraction...

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  • Cochon 555: Spreading the Good Word About Pork

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Riad Sapphire & Spa: a Unique Riad in the Heart of Marrakech

In conversation with Beryl Bakewell, the Moroccan hotelier with a striking vision For some hoteliers, setting up a riad with a difference in the centre of Marrakech may seem like quite a challenge. Then again, Beryl Bakewell and her twin sister, Barbara, are no regular hoteliers. In fact, Barbara and her husband...

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