Month: July 2017

Buying an overseas holiday home – consider your lifestyle

Keys to property

Before getting the keys, make sure you’ve done your research

When you begin that search for a holiday home, something will have tipped you off about where to buy – maybe you’ve got friends who have a property nearby, or you read a report in A Place In The Sun.

Unearthing the past in our French resort

Old drawing of the main Chateau

Old drawing of the main Chateau

Many of the resorts that are being constructed around the world are brand new – which is why we felt compelled to write a brief summary of the amazing history behind the Halcyon Developments Group’s development in France, the Wyndham Halcyon Retreat. Many of us who work here are fascinated by it!

Chill out in Dubai airport – in an igloo

Sleep 'n fly pods

Sleeping pods in Dubai airport (copyright Sleep ‘n fly)

We came across an intriguing concept that has just been launched in Dubai airport’s terminal 3 – it’s a new ‘sleep lounge’ concept where you can chill out in your own, private pod…or igloo.

Tourism a priority for France

View across Paris

France is targeting more visitors

It may already be the most visited tourist destination in the world, but the French minister for Europe and foreign affairs, a chap called Jean-Yves Le Drian, is determined to push on.

A simple way of getting the most from a French holiday home

French countryside

Getting the most from a holiday home in France is a key factor when owning a property

A recent article on the A Place In The Sun website about Investment Options for Property in France got us thinking. We know from our own research that, as the article says, away from the idyllic lifestyle, running costs of a holiday home in France can be very challenging.

Guest room hotel tech…about to boom?

Hotel guest room technology

Hotel guests are becoming used to accessing technology in their rooms

One of our team at the Halcyon Developments Group recently came across an article on Hospitality Technology website that discussed the next ‘mega trends’ in hotel technology.

Family holiday home? It has to be Orlando…and here’s why

Orlando map

Map of Orlando, central Florida

If you’ve got children of ‘theme park’ age and you’re looking for a holiday home that would suit all the family, you simply have to consider Florida on the East coast of the USA.

Bastille Day – what is it?

Fireworks over Chateau de la Cazine

Fireworks over Chateau de la Cazine

On July 14th every year, France celebrates its national day. It looks back at the ‘Storming of the Bastille’ which happened on 14th July 1789, which was a date that was key in the French Revolution.

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