The year’s top music festivals around the world

Banish thoughts of blizzards and cast your mind forward to sun-drenched fields, thousands of grinning faces and loud, loud music. As festival-lineup-announcement season begins in earnest, we take a look ahead to where’s worth jumping on a plane for this year…

Mixing business with pleasure: Dylan, Dublin

In the past, I’ve definitely deemed a hotel too ‘businessy’ to join our carefully selected collection of seductive stays, and have swiftly dismissed corporate-tinged places simply because its clientele just didn’t look like the kind of fun-loving folk our discerning members would want to while away their precious leisure time with. But when it comes to what makes a great boutique hotel tick, I’m always open to being convinced otherwise, and my recent spell at the Dylan in Dublin proved to me that somewhere stylish can be an excellent corporate option and still stay sexy.