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Swellegant Stays

Swellegant Stays: Vanbrugh House Hotel

Year after year, the University of Oxford is ranked as the world’s best university. This venerable institution has certainly had plenty of time to perfect its education: Oxford was already teaching students in 1096, and as such it is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Famous alumni include historic figures such as the philosophers […]

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Swellegant Stays – Hotel Farovon

For more than 1,500 years, travelers have made their way to Khiva. This Silk Road city in the western part of what is now Uzbekistan remains one of the jewels of Central Asia. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site famed for its historic walled city, the Ichan Qala. Medieval visitors would have slept with […]

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The Mayfair Townhouse, London

Oscar Wilde wrote The Importance of Being Earnest on London’s Half Moon Street, a stone’s throw away from Piccadilly. In the play, this is also where the charming but unprincipled character of Algernon lives. And Wilde’s real-life lover, Robbie Ross, a journalist, art critic and dealer, resided at number 40. The dandy lifestyle of Wilde, […]

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Swellegant Stays: Petunia Ibiza

Overlooking the magnificent rock of Es Vedra, Petunia Ibiza occupies one of the most impressive positions on the Spanish island with which it shares its name. A stone’s throw from the sparkling shores of Cala Carbó, the hotel reopened for the summer 2021 season after extensive renovations, and it is now one of the finest […]

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Stamba Hotel – Tbilisi, Georgia

Sometimes the most extraordinary buildings are hiding underneath an unremarkable, even ugly, facade. It takes an architect with imagination and vision to see beyond the unloved concrete and realize what could be. Stamba Hotel is a case in point. This former Soviet publishing house in Tbilisi, the vibrant capital of the Caucasian country of Georgia, […]

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Nostalgic for Puerto Rico

Step back in time to a swanky era where cigar smoke permeated the air and live music filled your soul in San Juan. This resort embodies all the classic touches that evoke a sense of place from the moment you enter the lobby. Closer than the forts and cobblestone streets of Old San Juan, the […]

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Belmond Charleston Place

Belmond Charleston Place, Charleston South Carolina – an Swellegant Stay “the indefinable sense of style that makes us swoon: swanky, swell & elegant’. Belmond prides itself on gifting its guests with an intense sense of place while being a secluded sanctuary, at each of their exclusive destinations and experiences. They can only be summed up […]

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Eastbury Hotel Sherborne, England

Built as a gentleman’s residence in 1741, The Eastbury Hotel is in the lively historic town of Sherborne in Dorset, England. Luxurious and elegant, and retaining its splendid Georgian features, it is set within lovely walled gardens. First opened as a hotel in the 1930s, The Eastbury was acquired by Lana de Savary in 2018. […]

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Le Chalet by Amirsoy

e Chalet by Amirsoy,  Chimgan, Uzbekistan Imagine it is 2030. The world’s best ski resort is in the Central Asian Republic of Uzbekistan. Far fetched? Actually, no. Amirsoy Mountain Resort opened its doors to the public last December, and by the time it is complete and the neighbouring ski zones have been developed, it’ll be […]

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