Members' Choice 2018: Favorite Hideaway Hotel

Our members voted for their favorite hideaways. The winners all have a sophisticated atmosphere, exquisite service and a strong sense of place.

Members' Choice 2018: Hotel That Most Made You Feel Special

The best hotels make their guests feel not only welcome but incredibly special. Our members found the hospitality most impressive at these three properties.

7 Hotels With Guest-Only Spaces

Now that hotels have become so popular with non-guests, properties are offering another level of exclusivity with guest-only bars, restaurants and pools.

9 Hotels With Secret Cinemas

When a cinema is attached to a luxury hotel, seeing a movie becomes an even more special experience. Here are 9 hotels where film buffs can feel right at home.

Favorite Dublin Pubs

Pubs are very much a part of Ireland's culture. On my most recent trip, I decided to delve a little more deeply into the pub scene.

Teeling Whiskey: A New Dublin Distillery

Irish whiskey returns to Dublin as the descendants of Walter Teeling open Dublin's first new distillery in 125 years.

Titanic Belfast: A Museum Worthy of a Great Ship

The Titanic Belfast museum is dedicated to telling the story of the great ocean liner. Visitors learn about its construction, design and ultimate demise.

The Secrets of Lough Corrib

Ancient monastic ruins, sunken Viking ships and the ghosts of inhabitants past: a cruise on Lough Corrib turns otherworldly.

Dublin's Best Farm-to-Table Restaurants

The Dublin dining scene is never disappointing. More than ever, chefs are assertive in using Irish ingredients and creating farm-to-table preparations.

Ballymaloe Cookery School

Regarded as the finest culinary school in Ireland, Ballymaloe Cookery School attracts students from all over the world to attend its courses.

New Recommended Hotels in Ireland and Paris

This month, Mr. Harper uncovers two new hotels in Ireland, along with a splendid new luxury hotel in Paris' Saint-Germain-des-Pres.

Belmond's New Luxury Train

Belmond debuts its new luxury train in Ireland. It took 40 craftsmen 35,000 hours to create the Grand Hibernian, a "country house on wheels."

Ireland on the Upswing

Ireland seems to have recovered from the financial crisis. New hotels have debuted, Ashford Castle has gotten a $75 million makeover, and Dublin is bustling.

Letter From the Editor: March 2017

This month sees Andrew Harper in Ireland to check on the refurbishment of Ashford Castle and in Paris to see the new Ritz.

Historic Hotels: Ashford Castle

Echoing across the ancient woodlands and widespread waters surrounding Ashford Castle are countless legends and family histories of western Ireland.

Luxury Travel News: Ashford Castle Spa

A hotel since 1939, the property reopened in April following a comprehensive two-year restoration.

Where to Travel in 2016

From Scandinavian cities to unspoiled South America refuges, Andrew Harper lists his picks for where you should travel in 2016.

Discover Hidden Ireland

We had the chance to catch up with Con Moriarty, a seasoned Ireland native, guide and founder of Hidden Ireland Tours.

New & Noteworthy, June 2015

Andrew Harper shares notables luxury travel news, like the launch of Belmond Grand Hibernian, the reopening of The Lanesborough and a new St. Regis in Venice.

'From the Greens' | Ashford Castle

Though Ashford Castle is surrounded by the finest golf links in all of Ireland, its nine-hole course is a prestigious hideaway of a course not to be overlooked.

Just Back From | County Kerry, Ireland

Our general manager recently took on a family trip to Ireland where she had the trip of a lifetime.

Staff Travel Wish List V

Everyone has reasons why they travel, for the escape, to relax, to spark creativity or to revisit or make memories.

Andrew Harper Staff 2014 Travel Wish List II

With destinations ranging from Ireland to New Zealand, it appears that this group of travelers is looking for adventure and the great outdoors.

Featured Auctions: Unforgettable Ireland

This week's featured auction packages include Harper-favorites in unforgettable Ireland, including Ballyfin and Sheen Falls Lodge.

Rathmullan House: Sincere Donegal Hospitality

[][1] [][2] [][3]   The Fanad Peninsula in northern Donegal forms the western shore of Lough Swilly, a glacial fjord that in 1607 provided an escape route for t

Interview: Simon O'Hara of Coopershill, Ireland

Although Coopershill is not at the pinnacle of luxury, it embodies the spirit of Irish hospitality at its best.

2013 Grand Awards: Europe & Mediterranean

Located 60 miles southwest of Dublin, Ballyfin is perhaps the greatest Regency house in all of Ireland. In the front hall, we found an antique mosaic brought from Italy during the building’s construction in 1822. This served as prelude to the magnificent public rooms.

2013 Grand Awards: Ballyfin, Ireland

Located 60 miles southwest of Dublin, Ballyfin is perhaps the greatest Regency house in all of Ireland. In the front hall, we found an antique mosaic brought from Italy during the building’s construction in 1822.

Luxury Hotel News: Ashford Castle For Sale

The Galway Independent reports that Ashford Castle in Cong, County Mayo, is up for sale.

Andrew Harper's Ireland

Countless words have been used to try to capture the spirit and the essence of Ireland. Indeed, this island to the northwest of continental Europe has inspired and produced some of the most renowned poets and writers of the past century. Yet, Ireland’s dramatic scenery, warm and generous people, and near-perfect blend of the cosmopolitan and the traditional are best experienced in person.

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