Paul Richardson


A long weekend in... Barcelona

From new post-industrial chic arts centres to hip eco-stores and contemporary design hotels, the Catalan capital is fizzing with energy, says Paul Richardson

Nueva Nicaragua

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

A long weekend in… Madrid

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 

Argentina’s undiscovered northwest

Argentina’s newest crossroads of the fabulous – boutique wines, idyllic inns, heart-stopping vistas and unexpected hits of culture – lies far beyond Córdoba and Mendoza, says Paul Richardson

A mellow Balearic beat

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

LA Studio

An eclectic Spanish antiques emporium that mixes 20th-century classics and pure theatre.

A long weekend in… Fez

Its atmospheric medieval medina exerts a powerful pull, but the cultural and spiritual capital of Morocco is also conjuring up newly chic riads and cafés. Paul Richardson reports.

Hippie hippie chic

A handful of new luxurious pousadas are turning up the volume on Trancoso’s previously hushed glamour. Paul Richardson saunters in and orders a caipirinha.

Discovering Baja California

South of California lies Mexico’s Baja Peninsula – a land of cinematic desert landscapes and turquoise seas, where myths live large and reality is no less intriguing. Paul Richardson heads south on Route 1

Brazil’s rustic retreats

Within striking distance of the sprawl of Rio and São Paulo are gorgeously rustic redoubts waiting to be discovered – offering varied but uniformly appealing takes on sustainability, elegant design and pampering. Paul Richardson reports