Want to holiday in UK? First, the PIG brand is coming back to life. One of many cognoscenti favourite new-look-luxury concepts – cheap chic with so much style – re-opens all its doors on Saturday 4 July. Good for CEO Robin Hutson: to mark re-opening, all rooms that first night are being given, free, to frontline healthcare workers who live within a 25-mile radius of each hotel. There were a staggering 5,843 nominations put forward by members of the public and the PIG teams look forward to spoiling the medics and carers with their ’25-mile menu’ and veg and fruit from the hotels’ famed kitchen gardens.
There is also the latest hotel. THE PIG at Harlyn Bay in Cornwall opens Friday 31st July, and the gal will be there the following week, to report. www.thepighotel.com
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Meanwhile, bespoke travel company Fish&Pips is expanding its collection of properties to include locations in the UK. Formerly specialising in ski chalets and European hotels and villas, Fish&Pips adds a selection of hand-picked, owner-led hotels and self-catering UK hideaways, from the wilderness of the Highlands to the quintessential Suffolk countryside.
Philippa Hartley (left above) and Holly Chandler are best friends who founded Fish&Pips. “All our properties are in incredible locations. They champion British produce, offer excellent, friendly service and the warmest welcome,” says Holly Chandler. “If there’s one belief shared by everyone at Fish&Pips, it’s that food is an absolutely vital part of any holiday. We focus on destinations that champion local food producers and the very best that the UK has to offer on the plate.”
So, Fish&Pips does bespoke holidays with friendly concierge service, focusing on food, local experiences and top-notch service. Fish&Pips say a memorable holiday is about more than just the perfect place, but everything else that comes with it. Think restaurant bookings, boat charters, tailored hiking maps, yoga classes, surfing lessons, whiskey and wine tastings.
Fish&Pips’ regulars goes to them for Méribel ski chalets, European hotels, villas and yachts to UK hotels and self-catering hideaways. All shout that a memorable holiday isn’t just the perfect property, but everything else that makes an unforgettable experience. @fishandpipstravel #fishandpips #fandpmoments