Play your cards right and you can get VIP treatment at a range of hotels.
If you're staying at the Langham, here's our picks for the top six things to try before you check out.
A renewed interest in the Golden Age of travel means there's even more for the discerning tourist.
A hotel guest designing their own suite before arrival is unusual, even more so when the room is made of ice.
The opulent Schoenbrunn Palace in Vienna is letting tourists flat at princely price.
Indigenous treatments are popping up on spa menus around the world.
Sometimes it pays to be late. The Emirates check-in officer looks over my passport and says some magical words.
I stripped off and shivered in a corner while two women blasted me with cold seawater.
Within the sumptuous surrounds of a modern spa, things can sometimes start to get weird.
At Courchevel, it all comes down to the richer you are, the higher you stay.
Deep inside the Wolgan Valley towering sandstone cliffs loom in every direction.
When it comes to opulence, no one does it quite like Dubai.
Restoration of Britain's grand railway hotels and stations provides glimmer of a new golden age for rail.
Care to be transported back to the roaring '20s? Or perhaps a jaunt in sun-drenched Tuscany is more your cup of tea?
Butlers are everywhere these days: bath butlers, soap butlers, even tanning butlers.
There are good reasons for the extra spend, and they're probably not what you think.
If you want a hotel room that captures Dubai's opulent culture, check into one of these.
The mammoth Dubai Mall is so big it's better to experience it on four wheels than on two legs.
Gold-plated service might be a concept you've considered but how about a gold facial?
See for yourself why people stay at The Andaman, rather than other slicker, five-star hotels.