Carretera Nacional 232,
44652 Monroyo,
Matarraña, Teruel,

+34 978 85 67 55




Matarraña is a spot of natural beauty and it is here we found the Consolacion, small designer hotel & hideaway in Teruel, bordering Aragón. This observatory-like pad clasps to the bedrock amidst heady scents of thyme, lavender + almond groves.

The terrain hosts a stark sequence of cubist structures which beautifully marry with the monastic 14th century Ermita – a small intense masterpiece at the heart of this decidedly relaxed, creative enclave.

There is a subtle sweet rawness that caresses the place, with the wooden cubes adopting translucence + solidity, framing the wide vistas beyond – the huge open-ended window of each den reflects those medieval portals of the old church – a connectivity that runs a thread throughout.

There is something to be said for ME time - from your private cube you can dance as naked as a bird, or just sit and gaze a yonder. Rejoin your fellow housemates taking the garden path past the sunken pool + follow your nose to the open kitchen dining or curl up over a bottle in the whimsical library.

A crafted, regional remit of old style luxury, translated for the nomads of today in a deliciously relaxed tone.

The savvy insider coordinates for this bolt hole are dead simple, here's the lowdown: Barcelona (250km) Valencia (200km) nestling closer to Zaragoza (100km) and Castelion (100Km). See you there.

WILL YOU MARRY ME – we list the top 5 best places where you should ask your loved one.

Will You Marry Me - perhaps one of the toughest, yet incredibly easy things to say - we've picked 5 of our favourite places that add more then a little Dutch courage - a hot list to impress for those romantic proposals.

Park Hotel Vitznau – a new Swiss den of modern luxury on the shores of Lake Lucerne

A re-born Grand Dame Hotel gives nostalgia a wink and sleeps with cool modernity. The white gables reach towards the peaks beyond at this lakeside lux'ie den, this 100 year old Grand Dame Hotel has had more than a face lift, she has endured the full works resulting in a fabulously chilled, utterly modern abode that gives nostalgia a polished wink as a legend re-born.

MASKA – timeless Swedish knitwear from Gothenburg

Meet Maria Svensson and Lisa Leierth, two wool-loving ladies from Gothenburg on the Swedish west coast. Based in an art-collective studio space with ten other designers and artists, they create the knitwear that they had always dreamed of wearing.

The Croatian island of Korčula is laced with heritage, culture & chivalry married with cool jetsetter appeal.

Sitting in the Adriatic just off the Dalmatian coast is the island of Korčula, a little lush haven of verdant and fertile lands masked in thick woodlands dotted with excellent vineyards, olive groves and countless small hamlets brimming with traditional local produce.

WIDDER HOTEL ZURICH – where the creative entrepreneur hooks up alongside the corporate affairs of business, making it an embassy, a club for the modern cosmocrat.

WIDDER HOTEL ZURICH – where the creative entrepreneur hooks up alongside the corporate affairs of business, making it an embassy, a club for the modern cosmocrat.

Taormina Sicily, an iconic holiday destination of style created over centuries.

Ever since the Grand Tour, Taormina remains terribly seductive with a holiday combo of sun, culture, great food, fun and dollops of sophisticated style set to a boho vibe. Perched above the Ionian sea Taormina is one of those deliciously small Mediterranean coastal towns that despite being an hotlist destination, still maintains small, off the radar eateries and hidden corners that bring the flavours of Sicily right home.


Switzerland and the jaw dropping Alpine vistas of Zermatt provide an altitudinous festival of acoustic music, love songs and storytelling. It is all about getting back to the simply beautiful song: raw, direct and immediate, 8 - 12 April 2014.

A fab luxury oasis, a Spa in the heart of Barcelona at the trendy Hotel OMM that brings oriental calm married with iced run-throughs.

Hotel Omm & Spa - Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona has long been the hot destination in this posh end of town and despite being a luxury pad, it has a chilled vibe complete with Michelin star dining, and a bijou Spa that punches high on the score card of relaxation.

A Spa hideaway infused by the Dolomites & Ladin culture set in St. Kassian/Alta Badia, Italy.

To the backdrop of the Dolomites is a secretive Spa hideaway where Hay Baths, Honey Massages, Herbal Stamp Massages and Dr. Hauschka, Niance & Thalgo line up to treat weary souls. This is the Lagaciò Hotel Mountain Residence & La Palsa Spa, located some 1500m above the sea level in St. Kassian/Alta Badia, Italy.

A month of Culinary Festival EAT & MEET draws the foodies to the Austrian town of Salzburg in March 2014

The ancient Old Town of Salzburg plays host to a lively month of sheer food heaven for the 6th time under the motto of EAT & MEET from 1-31 March. Some 80 events are tabled across 30 different venues bringing the local folk and visitors who flock here each year together.