The Full-On-Glam of Hotel Colón Gran Meliá Seville  

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Seville is a charming city with its buzzing tapas scene, a mecca for shoppers, attracting flamenco fans in hoards and a plethora of fine arts (Belle Artes) museums to meander around. With so much to do and fit in, it’s only right to get plenty of rest in between. And the Hotel Colon Gran Melia offers just that in its full-on-glam way to help you recharge your batteries. Luxurious Magazines senior reporter Sabi Phagura went along to check it out.  

Exploring Tenerife on Two Wheels With a Helping Hand from Hotel Jardin Tropical

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Long gone are the days when tourists wanted to fly and flop to their holiday destination. Nowadays, holidaymakers are more likely to want to tick as much as they can from their bucket list than just sit around soaking up the sun around a pool. With this in mind, Hotel Jardin Tropical, located towards the south of Costa Adeje on Tenerife’s west coast, opened a brand-new Cycling Centre on site. I went along to find out more and experience life on two wheels beyond the crowds along the coast. 

Practice inner peace at The New Yoga Cabin, Foxhills, Surrey

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Practicing yoga is one of the most rewarding experiences you can do for yourself. It can be done literally anywhere and requires just enough room for a mat. But there’s just something special about practising it in nature. And while this is virtually impossible to do in the UK due to the unpredictability of our weather, Foxhills in Surrey, have come up with the next best solution at its four-star hotel.

The Academy’s Quintessentially English High Tea With An Asian Twist

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The traditional afternoon tea is a great English tradition. Introduced in England by Anna the seventh Duchess of Bedford as far back as 1840, the idea was to fill the hunger gap between lunch and dinner. Today, this custom has taken on a far more fashionable social event with hotels and restaurants up and down the country offering the very best of their sweet treats washed down with an array of teas. But drinking tea dates back to the third millennium BC in China. With this in mind as well as paying homage to the hotel’s literary and cultural connections to Bloomsbury, The Academy has just launched Mr Ma’s Afternoon Tea. I went along to find out more.