Five years ago, Spain’s capital was laid low. Today it’s another story, says Paul Richardson, as chefs and retailers play with global influences – and contemporary culture suffuses historic spaces with electric new life
Into Mallorca’s plethora of five-star hotels comes a new venture that’s raising the hospitality stakes on the island. Paul Richardson falls for the unexpected tranquillity – and supreme refinement – of this historic ruin turned deluxe retreat
With the opening of its first world-class – and entirely sustainable – hotel, Nicaragua’s reinvention as an eco-luxe destination is gaining pace. Paul Richardson kicks back in the land of lakes and volcanoes
Produced from pure-bred, acorn-fed pigs and aged for years, Spanish jamón ibérico is one of the world’s most costly delicacies. Paul Richardson goes in search of the gastronome’s Holy Grail: special-edition ‘vintage’ hams.
Beyond the well-worn bounds of Acapulco, Mexico’s Pacific coast has been surprisingly undeveloped. Now, as Paul Richardson reports, a scattering of chic hotels and resorts is bringing fresh, yet sympathetic, style to the region.