A FINE HOUR brings a new dimension to the travel industry, offering gyms, spas, pools, meeting rooms and more from a selection of the finest hotels. Our partners include Four Seasons Hotels, The Dorchester, Firmdale, The Luxury Collection, and others.

A FINE HOUR was born out of a shared passion for travel and taking time to enjoy the finer things in life. We met over 20 years ago in London, whilst both working for an advertising agency, Ogilvy & Mather. We have remained friends ever since, finding our travel and careers overlapped in many places across the world.

Collectively, we have visited over 90 countries and have been lucky enough to stay at some of the best hotels in the world. We have also lived in numerous international hubs between us, including Amsterdam, Boston, Geneva, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Paris, and Singapore.

Our vast experience of travelling - from business trips to visiting friends in different continents - raised a question for us. Wouldn’t it be great to access the best of the best no matter where you are or where you’re staying? The idea of A FINE HOUR was born.

The site, which launched in July, now operates in three cities - London, Florence and Milan, across more than 200 services, from €30 upwards, with new properties in new cities being added each month. We believe that everyone deserves a taste of luxury and with A FINE HOUR, this is now possible for all.

We would like to thank and dedicate our site in the memory of our dear friend Patrizio Cipollini, the much loved and long-serving General Manager of the Four Seasons Firenze, who had the vision to help us kickstart A FINE HOUR when it was purely an idea.

Catherine Gale and Richard Pinder