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EUROPE

From the sunkissed Mediterranean to sophisticated cities, Europe’s diversity is without equal. Whether you wish to immerse yourself in culture, escape deep into the countryside or soak up the sun on a picturesque island, Europe will oblige. It’s converted castles, restored monasteries and refurbished palaces are all testimony to its fascinating history, whilst the gourmet cuisine and vintage wines reflect the continent’s irrepressible joie de vivre. Why not allow us to organise your luxury European holiday?

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Venice, Italy

Bauer Il Palazzo

It’s all about location at the Bauer! Just two minutes’ walk from St Mark’s and with the most spectacular vantage point in the whole of Venice, this is the uintessential Venetian fantasy.

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Portofino, Italy

Belmond Hotel Splendido

Set on a hillside in four acres of romantic gardens, Belmond Hotel Splendido is a peaches-and-cream villa overlooking the charming little harbour of Portofino. Mouthwatering Ligurian cuisine and a stylishyet- relaxing ambience further contribute to the Splendido’s status as one of the most glamorous hotels on the planet. For an especially intimate setting – just 16 rooms in the heart of Portofino – Splendido’s sister property, Belmond Splendido Mare, encapsulates the very best of this chic Italian village.

 

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Sicily, Italy

Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea

Sheltered in the tranquillity of the private Bay of Mazzarò – beloved by DH Lawrence, Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea has oozed charm undiminished since it was built as an aristocrat’s private escape.

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Sicily, Italy

Verdura Golf & Spa Resort

You can always rely on Rocco Forte Hotels for the highest standards and quality, and this latest resort is no exception. Two championship golf courses plus a nine-hole course, a tennis centre with six floodlit clay courts, a fabulous spa and top-notch dining are all wrapped in a gorgeous mix of striking modern architecture and carefully-restored original buildings that reflect the colours and textures of the island. They’ve thought of everything for families too: there’s a special childrens’ pool, plus clubs and activities whatever their age!

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Puglia, Italy

Borgo Egnazia Resort

An entire purpose-built village dedicated to spectacular holiday making, this is Puglia’s most stunning retreat. Nestled amongst olive groves, a masterpiece of hospitality has emerged almost organically from the sun-blushed Apulian ground, where you’ll find four swimming pools, tennis courts, the Raison d’Etre spa, a kids’ club, library and even a cooking school.

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Sicily, Italy

Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

Its domination of the finest and most dramatic location in Taormina, and rooms stylishly decorated to the point of Italian Baroque opulence, explain why this hotel has long been the movie stars’ favourite.

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Sicily, Italy

Hotel Le Calette

This Sicilian gem encapsulates what is lovely about the island. Pretty and sophisticated yet not startlingly
modern, it’s glamorous in a laidback sort of way, with gastronomy that will have you wanting to eat your
heart out. The location’s also pretty spectacular, perched as it is over the Med, replete with a rather swishy
decked platform that’s perfect for relaxing, reading and cocktail-ing.

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Sicily, Italy

Falconara Charming House & Resort

With a medieval castle as a backdrop and a private beach complete with pristine coves, this hotel is a rarity on Sicily’s sometimes over developed coastline. The 65 airconditioned rooms, with balconies or terraces overlooking the sea or
garden, are simple yet chic, featuring oversized furniture and pale fabrics. There’s a beautiful pool (with bar), a
spa, and an excellent restaurant.

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Florence, Italy

Four Seasons Hotel Florence

Lovingly restored from the 500-yearold-plus Palazzo della Gherardesca, the Four Seasons Florence is a little oasis in an otherwise cobblestoned, urban setting. Rooms throughout are of course stunning with elegant Pedersoli linens, the pool provides a welcome respite from all the sightseeing, and the brunch at Il Palagio should not be missed.

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Sardinia, Italy

Hotel La Coluccia

A traditional Italian villa with a considerate modern thread running through it, this 44-roomed boutique hotel is style personified. Careful, hushed palettes make up the interiors – with the odd vibrant splash here and there – and the guestrooms are minimalist enclaves that don’t distract from the magnificent views. Dinner is a sophisticated affair, as is lounging by the lovely pool.

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Venice, Italy

Belmond Hotel Cipriani

Boasting a tranquil setting on Giudecca Island, with a launch whisking guests to St Mark’s Square in just five minutes, Belmond Hotel Cipriani offers the very best in Venetian hospitality and attentive service, as well as inspirational views overlooking either the lagoon or Venetian gardens. Rooms and suites are all individually styled, and the seasonally-heated pool, tennis court and Casanova Beauty and Wellness Centre all provide a recreational diversion from the city’s theatrical experiences.

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Ravello, Italy

Hotel Excelsio Parco

This is a boutique hotel where your extravagantly appointed room comes with a view of either Capri or the Bay of Naples and even breakfast in bed! The team here are constantly at your disposal and there’s a complimentary shuttle service that whizzes you around the island, plus you’re just moments from Capri’s most prized beaches.

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Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

Torralbenc

Set in rolling farmlands, close to the island's most extensive sandy beaches, Torralbenc is a deeply comfortable traditional Menorcan finca, with contemporary rooms and a divine restaurant reflecting the island's gastronomic roots.

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Sardinia, Italy

Hotel Pitrizza, A Luxury Collection Hotel

Built into a rocky peninsula in a picture-perfect turquoise bay, this hotel’s architecture and décor take their cues from the surroundings. Even the outdoor saltwater pool is sculpted from the island’s granite, whilst nature moves inside with exposed rock features. All rooms are elegantly finished in soft palettes with white walls and handmade furniture.

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Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

Belmond La Residencia

Consisting of two lovingly-restored manor houses from the 16th and 17th centuries, the hotel exudes an elegance and informality that combine to provide relaxation in true style. The guest rooms are understated, light and airy, with whitewashed walls and beamed ceilings, all furnished in a sumptuous, traditional Mallorcan style. Many rooms have views over the village and the surrounding mountains, while some of the suites feature private pools and terraces, one with 360-degree panoramic views.

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Sardinia, Italy

Hotel Cala di Volpe

There’s a bright breeziness to Cala di Volpe, not only in the colours used throughout, but in the resort’s ample recreational facilities and the joie de vivre that comes with Mediterranean living.

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Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort

This elegant hotel’s superb beachfront location nearby the traditional fishing village of Playa Blanca, is combined with extraordinary facilities, especially where children are concerned.

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Capri, Italy

Capri Palace Hotel & Spa

Close to the island’s most famous attractions, this swish hotel recalls the grand Mediterranean palaces of the 18th century with its stone floors, arches and vaulted ceilings. A wide range of luxurious rooms and themed suites continue to attract guests who relish the fine Michelin starred cuisine and unwinding at the Capri Beauty Farm.

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Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Abama Golf & Spa Resort

Operated by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., it’s the endless facilities and innovative architecture that distinguish Abama Golf & Spa Resort. You can choose from seven swimming pools (including an adults-only pool), a tennis academy with seven courts, and an 18-hole, par-72 golf course; whilst children aged 5-11 years are catered for within the Kids’ Club.

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Tuscany, Italy

Hotel Castello di Casole

Dominating one of Italy’s largest private landholdings, close to Florence, Siena and San Gimignano, this lovingly-restored 10th-century castle overlooks acres of fields, vineyards and olive groves. Whichever accommodation you choose, contemporary features complement the traditional Tuscan history, while plenty of activities make it easy to fully appreciate the area’s culture and inspiring landscapes.

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Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque

Spread throughout 19 buildings, including four Manor Houses, most rooms here include private balconies with sea or garden views. The 40 Villas bring complete privacy; each has an individual plunge pool and terrace, and offers exclusive services including the butler service, which is also available in the Manor Houses. Interconnecting rooms make this resort an ideal option for families.

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Tuscany, Italy

Gran Burrone

Transformed from a ruin, with a nod to the Templar Knights who paused here en route to the Holy Land, this comfortable six bedroom stone house is the perfect base from which to discover Tuscany.

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Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Roca Nivaria Hotel

The uninterrupted ocean view, minimalist style and comprehensive range of sporting activities, make this the ideal destination for anyone seeking quality. Ticking all the boxes when it comes to family resorts, this property features 289 rooms that are spacious and chic, with gardens and pools compounding the ‘wow’ factor that’s already in abundance thanks to its Atlantic-side location.

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Sorrento, Italy

Hilton Sorrento Palace

With its enviable position overlooking Sorrento and Mount Vesuvius, the Sorrento Palace delivers high-end living in one of Italy’s most chic towns. The hotel glides across the cliff’s edge and offers rich, modern interiors alongside a vast array of facilities, from family-friendly activities, through romantic dinners, to access to the Settimo Lounge and its rooftop pool for Executive Room guests.

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Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Hotel Jardines de Nivaria

The architecture, services and personalised attention are what make this hotel stand out as the ideal destination for an unforgettable holiday. Facilities abound for all with two pools surrounded by a botanical garden; the Aequor Spa, nine-hole putting green, kids’ play area, and three restaurants serving up a host of culinary experiences from poolside tapas to gourmet candlelit dinners.

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Sardinia, Italy

Hotel Romazzino

This is one of those rare beasts – a supremely fashionable hotel in one of Europe’s most chic and beautiful locations that also does family holidays really well.

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Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

Gloria Palace Royal Hotel & Spa

This family-friendly resort is less than five years old but has already built a reputation for its amenities and levels of service. The infinity pool gives it its ‘wow’ factor, as do the views over Amadores Beach, but kids and adults too will love the vast selection of sports on offer, while a handful of restaurants means you’ll always be spoilt for choice.

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Baia Sardinia, Italy

Grand Hotel Smeraldo Beach

Built over several levels sloping down to its private white sand beach, the rooms are authentically Sardinian, and for families and adults alike there’s the Aquadream Waterpark, golf, and four pools.

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Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain

Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf & Spa Resort

This oceanfront resort set next to a stunning white sand beach with boutiques, a multiplex, kids’ club, and adults’ and kids’ pools, is also surrounded by two 18- hole golf courses, ensuring a relaxed, fun-filled holiday with plenty to do in and around the resort, as well as on land or water. And for spa lovers, the Hesperides Thalasso Spa uses many of the island’s natural resources, fused with a blissful combination of ancient and modern techniques.

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Sardinia, Italy

Chia Laguna Resort

Set amidst some of the most enchanting scenery in southern Sardinia, Chia Laguna Resort will capture your heart with its three hotels and private villas, and its expanse of fine golden sand beaches.

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Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain

Hotel Gran Atlantis Bahia Real

A modern and vast resort with a huge stretch of white sand all to itself, you’d be hard pushed to find something the beachfront Gran Hotel Atlantis doesn’t offer. Spectacular views come as standard, as do spacious, sumptuous rooms, whilst the dining ticks pretty much every international box. And while it’s great for families, adults can always get away from it all in the 3000 sq metre spa. New for 2014, Coco Beach Chill Out serves up unforgettable cool moments on white sands lapped by turquoise waters. Relax on your Balinese bed, enjoy something from the Champagne and cocktail menu, and drink in the epic views of Lobos and Lanzarote islands with the sound of waves as your soundtrack.

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Venice, Italy

Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa

Once a 16th-century convent, Palladio Hotel is one of Venice’s most unusual and secret gems with a divine spa and a magical restaurant that offers a rustic atmosphere amid lush green gardens.

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Venice, Italy

The Gritti Palace, A Luxury Collection Hotel

Nothing that could possibly make your stay more enjoyable has been neglected here – sumptuous furnishings, personalised artwork and Murano glass chandeliers all enhance the sensation of luxury

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Rome, Italy

The St.Regis Rome

Nothing that could possibly make your stay more enjoyable has been neglected here – sumptuous furnishings, personalised artwork and Murano glass chandeliers all enhance the sensation of luxury

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Ravello, Italy

Palazzo Avino (formerly Palazzo Sasso)

With its enviable position above the Amalfi Coast and origins dating back to the 12th century, Palazzo Avino is a show-stopper of a hotel, with a starstudded guest list to prove it. All its accommodation features handmade Vietri tiles and 18th- and 19th century furniture, the rustic-yet-sleek restaurant boasts two Michelin stars, and the stylish bar is a perennial draw for the world’s glitterati.

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Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

Sheraton Salobre Golf Resort & Spa

Sparkling Sheraton Salabore is an oasis of grandeur in an intimate, friendly, home-away-from-home atmosphere. All the benefits of the renowned Sheraton brand combine here with arguably the best golfing on Gran Canaria, seven pools, kids’ and teens’ clubs and beach club 10 minutes away, in a resort that’s impressive in its scope, yet mindful of maintaining that personal touch.

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Amalfi Coast, Italy

Belmond Hotel Caruso

In the heart of Ravello, Amalfi Coast’s most romantic village, Belmond Hotel Caruso occupies a commanding position overlooking the Med. A regular host to the rich and famous, the hotel inspired Graham Green as he wrote The Third Man, and helped Greta Garbo to be alone. Modern facilities have been added whilst keeping more than an echo of its illustrious past.

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Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

Lopesan Villa del Conde Resort & Thalasso

Located just minutes from Meloneras Beach, as well as the famous dunes of the Maspalomas Nature Reserve, this imposing seafront hotel includes a Thalasso Spa, a meandering pool system, and three restaurants alongside five bars (including the pool bar), whilst sports seekers have long list of diversions to choose from, including a par-71 golf course.

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Rapallo, Italy

Grand Hotel Bristol Resort & Spa

Designed in Art Nouveau style and dating back to 1908, the Grand Hotel Bristol is a taste of all-out Italian glamour, perched over the Ligurian Riviera and packed with world-class amenities and glorious accommodation. Among the most prestigious hotels on this stretch of coast, from the rooftop Le Cupole through to the dreamy Hemingway Suite, dreams of la dolce vita were made of this.

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Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

The St. Regis Mardavall Resort

Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and just a few minutes’ walk from Puerto Portals is Mardavall, with their kids’ club a veritable paradise for children where they can enjoy games or play in the pools and sandpit

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Paestum, Italy

Savoy Beach Hotel

Location aside, the Savoy Beach Club has so much going for it. No-holds-barred architecturally, this is very much a grand hotel, going for all-out glamour, and you just know money has been thrown at it. Lavish and gleaming throughout, yet with homely rooms and an amphitheatre-shaped pool ideal for elegant dipping.

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Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

Hotel llla d'Or

Illa d’Or has an air of the grand European hotel to it, yet is thoroughly in the here and now. Sophisticated and elegant through and through, they don’t do brash here. The location itself is almost other-worldly beautiful, and Illa d’Or nestles on its waterfront location with ease. A quirky place in parts, dining on La Terrassa is always a highlight.

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Portofino, Italy

Grand Hotel Miramare

Grand, sophisticated, elegant, charming … This is amongst the Italian Riviera’s most revered hotels, a towering monument to Art Nouveau, glistening over the Mediterranean, and delivering some of the region’s best dining. The 84 rooms are resplendent in pastel, the Ristorante Les Bougainvillées serves up Italian gastronomy, and E’SPA’ce is the place for glamorous respite tailored to him or her.

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Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

Puro Hotel

This is a wonderful urban boutique hotel that’s a cocktail of Spanish, Moroccan, Asian, and a probably a few other influences. Eclectically stylish, rooms are sizeable bearing in mind the location, and are surprisingly contemporary. The bar and restaurant are popular with all the right people, and there’s a definite bohemian air to the place. But this isn’t the hotel for quiet nights in!

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Rome, Italy

Leon's Place

This one squeezes all your senses with rich interiors that err on the eccentric, modern rooms that come in all shades of grey, and the sultry Visionnaire Café serving up delicious cocktails.

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Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

Hotel Tres

Taking as its starting point a 16th-century palace and delicately adding modern where modern fits, the result at Hotel Tres is a charming and calming space in the capital of wonderful Mallorca. The rooms offer simple elegance, with terraces accompanying the larger suites, and there’s a decent wine list available at the bar lounge. And don’t forget the rooftop terrace with its 360-degree views from the midst of the Old Town out over this beautiful island.

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Rome, Italy

Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese

With a smart address and a pinch of wit within the buzzy-yet-classy interiors, the rooms veer between classic and modern, and the rooftop restaurant provides snazzy and delicious food.

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Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

Cap Rocat

Not a jot of this architecturally-unique building has been spoilt in turning what was previously a shooting pad into one of the island’s most wonderful holiday experiences, modern and slick throughout.

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Halkidiki, Greece & Greek Islands

Porto Sani Village & Spa, Sani Resort

The Sani Resort’s facilities include restaurants and bars, an open-air cinema, a mountain biking centre, watersports, tennis, a sailing club and a seven kilometre stretch of Blue Flag beach with child-friendly waters. The suites, many of which have been designed with families in mind, are located around lagoon-style pools and the marina with its boutiques, tavernas and bars.

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Rome, Italy

Hotel de Russie

A stone’s throw from the Spanish Steps, this is a tranquil, peaceful haven where manicured terraced gardens rise up a hillside, while modern and eclectic mix harmoniously in the cool interior inside.

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Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain

Hotel Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa

A sexy-cool hotel befitting this stylish party island, the huge lobby, where air is thick with fashion, welcomes you, while sleek, modern rooms and a dinky pool, are perfect for lounge lizards.

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Halkidiki, Greece & Greek Islands

Danai Beach Resort & Villas

Surrounded by verdant pine trees, white sandy beaches and clear turquoise waters, this gorgeous resort is designed to complement its natural surroundings. Choose from a range of deluxe suites and villas, every single one with its own unique style, immaculate taste and some even flaunting their own private pool. Leisure activities are incomparable, and include everyone’s firm favourites, but for something a bit different, why not try your hand at dance lessons or a painting class?

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Ischia, Italy

Mezzatorre Resort & Spa

They say location is everything, so Mezzatorre has it all. Seven mature acres above the sea, pretty terraces and private balconies leading to classically Italian guest rooms, two restaurants and a well equipped spa.

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Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain

Can Curreu Hotel Rural & Spa

Ibiza before the club kids moved in: a traditional, 200-year-old island villa, lovingly turned into a homely boutique hotel, perfect for those with a penchant for the rural side of Ibiza.

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Halkidiki, Greece & Greek Islands

Sani Beach Club, Sani Resort

The Sani Resort’s facilities include restaurants and bars, an open-air cinema, a mountain biking centre, watersports, tennis, a sailing club and a seven kilometre stretch of Blue Flag beach with child-friendly waters. The suites, many of which have been designed with families in mind, are located around lagoon-style pools and the marina with its boutiques, tavernas and bars.

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Paris, France

Four Seasons Hotel George V

In the heart of Paris, steps from the Champs- Elysées, George V redefines luxury with exceptional service and spectacular rooms, many with private terraces, plus a two-Michelin-star restaurant.

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Milan, Italy

The Gray

An entire purpose-built village dedicated to spectacular holiday making, this is Puglia’s most stunning retreat. Nestled amongst olive groves, a masterpiece of hospitality has emerged almost organically from the sun-blushed Apulian ground, where you’ll find four swimming pools, tennis courts, the Raison d’Etre spa, a kids’ club, library and even a cooking school.

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Migjorn, Balearic Islands, Spain

Gecko Beach Club

A stunningly-slick addition to beautiful Formentera, Gecko set its sights very high, and has surpassed hem. Unapologetically design-conscious, this striking boutique hotel manages to balance aesthetic brilliance with customer service. There are only 27 rooms, meaning that all-important exclusivity is never lost; it also means each of those rooms is pitch-perfect. The pool sits amongst manicured lawns, just steps from the glorious beach that seems to go on forever. Gecko really does define stylish beach living.

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Halkidiki, Greece & Greek Islands

Sani Asterias Suites, Sani Resort

Set in low-rise villas constructed from handcrafted stone, marble and wood in a modern Greek style, the suites come equipped with Jacuzzi baths, power showers, Italian furnishings and their own private landscaped terrace or garden. A pair of two-bedroom suites are ideal for larger families. The resort boasts 15 restaurants and 16 bars, ranging from formal international settings to traditional Greek tavernas and ouzeria at the marina.

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St Tropez, France

The Hotel Sezz

This Christophe Pillet-designed boutique hotel pitches its glamour perfectly, from the 37 luxurious rooms and the 25 metre pool, right down to Le Bar by Dom Pérignon.

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Milan, Italy

Armani Hotel Milan

Milan equals fashion, so it’s fashionably apt that Armani has his signature hotel here. Each element of the hotel has been personally designed by Georgio Armani, chosen for sculptural, aesthetic and sensual qualities and creating a world of sophisticated beauty. You are, in essence, living the Armani Casa lifestyle, meaning everything is gorgeous-upon-gorgeous.

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Seville, Spain

Alma Seville Hotel Palacio de Villapanes

A wonderful reimagining of an historic 18th-century palace, you get a whole lot of wow for your buck. The décor is monochrome and masculine and the subterranean restaurant is quite an experience.

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Near Porto Heli, Greece & Greek Islands

Amanzo'e

Housing a 38-suite resort and an Aman spa, Amanzo’e is Amanresorts’ third Mediterranean retreat – the Greek compliment to Aman Sveti Stefan and Amanruya. Situated on a hilltop close to the town of Porto Heli on the east coast of the Peloponnese, this great-looking resort offers almost 360-degree panoramic sea views, and a private beach club in a picturesque bay.

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St Tropez, France

La Réserve Ramatuelle

A mere 10 kilometers from St Tropez and 2 kilometers from the beach, this 1950s building on the private La Réserve estate was recently rebuilt as a hotel-spa. Each guest room has its own large south-facing private terrace or garden and fabulous views of the Mediterranean. Décor is coolly contemporary with an outside-inside twist: the white of the soaking tubs and rain showers in the slick bathrooms is allied to beach colours of soft beige, sand and pink in the living areas. Dining, courtesy of the discreet French and Italian staff, is relaxed (particularly under the terrace’s softly-rippling canopies) but features regional greats such as grilled sea bass and local roast lamb raised to an exquisite level, and can be had in concert with the spa to provide a menu attuned to your body’s biorhythms.

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Lake Como, Italy

Villa D'Este

Sweeping staircases, glass chandeliers and marble columns characterise the palatial interiors of this legendary hotel, a former royal residence originally built in 1568 and surrounded by 25 acres of parkland and landscaped gardens. All the luxury and glamour of the villa’s past has been maintained with antiques, and art from the school of Antonio Canova, among others, adorning the grand public rooms.

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Seville, Spain

Alfonso XIII, A Luxury Collection Hotel

A grand hotel with royal clout, no-holds-barred opulence plus a handful of wonderful restaurants, an outdoor pool and Moorish gardens make for a fantastical space.

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Skiathos, Greece & Greek Islands

Hotel Skiathos Princess

Set on the beautiful Bay of Aghia Paraskevi, this family-friendly hotel isn’t big on showing off, but it is the prettiest and most charming of properties, with a lovely pool set amongst manicured gardens, a large range of rooms to choose from, several wonderful dining options, a gorgeous beach right on its doorstep and facilities aplenty for all ages. This is discreet luxury, and all the better for it.

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Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France

Hôtel Royal Riviera

The epitome of all that’s great about the French Riviera – style, glamour, a certain joie de vivre – the Royal Riviera is a grand, Belle Epoque boutique hotel that’s as handsome as it is fashionable.

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Lake Como, Italy

CastaDiva Resort & Spa

A private enclave lapped by the waters of Lake Como, CastaDiva is where seclusion and luxury combine to create new standards of accommodation. Here, a collection of traditional Italianate suites, each with to-die-for views across the water and bathed in only the most sensual of fabrics, is paired with modern Italian cuisine and nature inspired spa pampering to guarantee unadulterated bliss for all.

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Marbella, Spain

Marbella Club Hotel Golf Resort & Spa

Marbella Club occupies an unbeatable location, mere steps from the Golden Mile. Spacious rooms, suites and villas with private terraces are all havens reflecting the surrounding natural elements. At its heart is the Beach Club, a prime spot for some peoplewatching, and an abundance of activities complete this, one of Spain’s best-loved resorts.

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Santorini, Greece & Greek Islands

Villa Grace Santorini

The ultimate Grace experience: boutique hotel luxury and service within a self-contained sanctuary that’s all yours. Two exquisite bedrooms look out towards azure blue skies, sparkling ocean and breathtaking sunsets.

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Provence, France

Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort

With the spirit of a Provençal village at the very heart of nature, Terre Blanche promises a unique and unforgettable stay with generous accommodation and some of Europe’s top golfing facilities.

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Florence, Italy

Belmond Villa San Michele

Originally a Franciscan monastery, with a later façade attributed to Michelangelo, this boutique hotel teems with antique pieces, while foodies are completely spoilt with gastronomic pursuits.

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Marbella, Spain

Hotel Puente Romano

Knowing which hotel to choose in this famous – some say infamous – Spanish resort can be tricky, but its now much easier, thanks to Puente Romano. Elegant and sophisticated, this is as far away from brash as you can imagine and the rooms and suites are quite beautifully done. The dining is exquisite, and you really couldn’t top the location.

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Santorini, Greece & Greek Islands

Grace Santorini Luxury Boutique Hotel

The cool, minimal luxury of the Grace’s 20 rooms and suites – nearly all with their own plunge pools, personal terraces and drop-dead gorgeous views of the Aegean – contrasts with the red of the spa treatment room, and the lava black of the restaurant and show kitchen, from which the much-awarded chef produces inspirational contemporary Greek cuisine.

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Paris, France

The Hotel Sezz, Paris

A design hotel with no check-in – we love it already! Instead, you get a rather friendly person who meets you with a drink and settles you in. Modern and techie, minutes from the Eiffel Tower.

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Florence, Italy

Villa La Massa

Quintessential Florentine style with vaulted ceilings and locally-sourced antiques meets spacious individually-styled rooms with commanding views of the River Arno and its surrounds.

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Marbella, Spain

Finca Cortesin

This Moorish- and Andalucian influenced hotel based around a beautiful courtyard combines genuine 18th-century features with one of Spain’s best golf courses, the extraordinary Asian-Arabic Schilo restaurant and three pools (one Art Deco-style). A gym and beach club are nearby, as is the Andalucian hilltown of Casares.

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Peloponnese, Greece & Greek Islands

The Romanos, A Luxury Collection Resort

Situated on a kilometre of sandy beach overlooking the Ionian Sea, this neoclassical, Luxury Collection Resort has 289 rooms and 32 suites set among acres of lush gardens. A neutral palette allows the extravagant details to shine here: you’ll find exquisite linen, luxurious furnishings, fabulous marble bathrooms and, in some suites, plunge pools and private infinity pools.

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Paris, France

Le Royal Monceau Raffles

One of Paris’s grandest hotels since the 1920s, the hotel’s 85 rooms and 63 suites are all quintessentially Starck with a glamorous, exuberant and artistic panache.

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Positano, Italy

ll San Pietro di Positano

An architectural wonder with spectacular views, Il San Pietro appears to have been carved out of the jagged cliffs of the Amalfi coastline, occupying arguably the most dramatic location of all Italian hotels.

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Madrid, Spain

Villa Magna

A revered five-star hotel that doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to luxury and opulence, the Villa Magna is nonetheless a contemporary space in the heart of this bustling city.

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Mykonos, Greece & Greek Islands

Belvedere Mykonos

A world of possibilities, activities and entertainment is at play here at the Belvedere. Blurring the lines between all that is inherently hip in Mykonos Town and a sense of understated luxury, its crisp interiors and food and drink options from world-renowned chefs like Nobu Matsuhisa and mixologist Dale de Groff, provide an experience the likes of which have never been witnessed before.

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Paris, France

Hotel Le Bristol

Typically Parisian on the outside and sumptuous within, expect Hermès amenities, discreet staff and the cutest hotel pool in the city. Grand, romantic and chic, it’s hugely popular with the fashion elite.

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Positano, Italy

Le Sirenuse

Originally the summer residence of a noble Neapolitan family, Le Sirenuse still enjoys the feel of a much-loved private home, with staff going all out to make guests feel part of the family.

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Madrid, Spain

ME Madrid

A design hotel with personality, the cool, serene and contemporary interiors ooze style but not archly so, and from The Roof terrace and bar you’ll get some of the best views of Madrid.

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Mykonos, Greece & Greek Islands

Grace Mykonos Luxury Boutique Hotel

Perched above the sheltered, sandy beach of Agios Stefanos, each of this boutique resort’s minimalist but seriously-luxurious accommodation options has a view of the sparkling Aegean and huge comfy eco beds. The exceptional attention to detail naturally extends to the food, but what also distinguishes The Grace is that, despite their efficiency, staff are unobtrusive yet super-friendly.

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Crete, Greece & Greek Islands

Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites

This family-run boutique resort is ideal for those seeking to combine an independent holiday with the facilities of a deluxe resort. It includes two chic restaurants and an Elixir Spa, while anything from cooks to babysitters is available on request in the 18 one to four bedroom villas with pools. Ten luxury one or two bedroom suites are also available, each individually designed for maximum comfort

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Monte-Carlo, France

Hôtel Metropole

Just steps from Casino Square, the hotel’s location makes the most of this sun-drenched playground. Rooms designed by Jacques Garcia effortlessly blend the historic with the sultry and new.

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Rome, Italy

Hotel Eden

A 19th-century hotel that hasn’t been brought into the 21st century kicking and screaming, Eden is a sophisticated Roman hotel, with impeccable service, stunning cuisine and oodles of sumptuous charm.

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Valencia, Spain

Caro Hotel

Something old turned into something quite brilliantly new, this contemporary hotel conversion is off-the-scale wonderful. Exquisitely and dreamily modern, there are still chunks of historical charm.

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Istanbul, Turkey

The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul

At the crossroads of two continents, The Ritz-Carlton provides an unforgettable retreat in the heart of one of the world’s most fascinating cities. Indulge at The Spa, delight in countless culinary treasures and spend your days lazing around the sleek, teak-decked, alfresco space - the city’s ultimate chill-out zone - or immersed in the city’s rich history and culture.

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Monte-Carlo, France

Hôtel Hermitage

A landmark in itself, Hôtel Hermitage combines Belle Epoque charm with modern-day luxury. It’s a foodie’s paradise but, if that gets the better of you, you can detox at the Thermes Marins spa.

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Sorrento, Italy

Hotel Bellevue Syrene

Traditional meets playful in this grand hotel whose magnificence is offset by an almost-eccentric take on décor. The most fashionable address in Sorrento, it’s just seconds from the Old Town.

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Valencia, Spain

The Westin Valencia

Here, home is one of the most iconic modernist buildings in Valencia, and inside you’ll experience a recent multi-million pound revamp that’s all modern-classic spaces and world-class dining.

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Peloponnese, Greece & Greek Islands

The Westin Resort Costa Navarino

The property’s traditional low-rise stone villas cluster around a stunning stretch of coastline in the renowned Messinia region, where history, natural beauty and Westin hospitality combine to create a world-class resort overlooking the dreamy Ionian Sea. Modern and cleverly designed, the resort delivers up-to-date luxury with a very lovely, Greek edge. Incidentally, the Infinity Suites are gorgeous!

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Istanbul, Turkey

Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus

A chic city retreat perched on the European bank of the Bosphorus, surrounded by indigo waters and magnificent mountainsides. Where East meets West and the past meets whatever’s coming next, you’re guaranteed stimulating days and vibrant nights, set within this converted 19th-century Ottoman Palace, and accompanied by luxuriant interiors and balmy sea breezes.

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Polis, Cyprus

Anassa

A member of Leading Hotels of the World, this five-star deluxe hotel reflects the style of an ancient Byzantine village, its whitewashed walls providing a striking contrast to the deep blue sea beyond. Leisure facilities include three outdoor pools, a full range of watersports including PADI scuba diving, tennis and squash courts, plus a gym and spa with children always high on the agenda.

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Monte-Carlo, France

Hôtel de Paris

Having presided over Monte-Carlo for some 150 years, this hotel is almost unbeatable with opulent interiors, the three-Michelin-starred Le Louis XV restaurant and the world-famous casino.

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Florence, Italy

JK Place

This boutique hotel in the centre of Florence gets it absolutely right. Classy, inviting and beautifully contemporary yet ageless, JK Place is fancy without having to shout about it.

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Costa Calida, Spain

Hotel La Manga Club Principe Felipe

This magnificent five-star hotel occupies an exclusive location at the centre of the fabulous 1400-acre La Manga Club golf, leisure and conference resort. Adjacent to two of the three championship golf courses, its beautiful guestrooms, Royal Club rooms and suites have wonderful course or pool views, and the world-class dining and entertainment, boutiques, childrens’ play area and large, heated, open-air swimming pool are allied with preferential terms at
many of La Manga Club’s extraordinary facilities.

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Bodrum, Turkey

Amanruya

Within minutes of entering this tranquil enclave, set in easy reach of bustling Bodrum and a host of ancient sites, you feel your cares just melting away. Whether you’re wandering down to the pebbly shore, lounging by your grey marble pool, or sampling Turkish delicacies in a tented pavilion, you’ll find the emphasis on whispered grown-up luxury rather than extensive on-site facilities.

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Rhodes, Greece & Greek Islands

Rodos Palladium Leisure and Wellness

If you can drag yourself away from the vast, playful pool area, you’ll find a hotel dripping with facilities and awards for those facilities. The seafront location is also a winner.

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Funchal, Madeira

Belmond Reid's Palace

A magnet for the glitterati for over 100 years, the charming Belmond Reid’s Palace is Madeira’s most famous destination where guests can enjoy all the contemporary comforts expected from a Belmond hotel. Traditionally-styled rooms and suites are decorated in pastel tones and are exceptionally well-appointed with Anglo-Portuguese antiques and French windows opening onto spacious balconies or terraces with views over the gardens and ocean. And for fun, there are three swimming pools; tennis courts, a gym and watersports; a spa with La Prairie, LaStone, Aromatherapy Associates and Ytsara beauty treatments and alfresco massages plus a Kids’ Club and Fun@Reid’s teen club for younger guests.

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Paphos, Cyprus

Almyra

At Almyra, style meets state-ofthe- art amenities with guest rooms offering a choice of garden or sea views, and terraces, balconies or floor-to-ceiling sliding windows. The luxurious Almyraspa™ offers a Just Pure complete holistic lifestyle concept. Families can take advantage of the ‘Baby Go Lightly’ service which enables parents to pre-order baby items at the hotel.

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The Algarve, Portugal

Sheraton Algarve, A Luxury Collection Hotel

This elegant resort stands on a majestic clifftop overlooking unspoilt white sands and surrounded by pine trees. Guest rooms and suites have air conditioning, satellite TV, minibars and private sun terraces or balconies. The seasonal Childrens’ Village and Junior Club provide entertainment for kids aged from 6 months to 12 years old, with professional staff, a restaurant, pool and playground.

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Corsica, France

Hotel Casadelmar

Undeniably Corsica’s ‘design hotel’, Casadelmar is a low-rise, beautiful piece of linear architecture that embraces the spectacular views. Modern to the core yet easy in its landscape, the hotel’s huge picture windows let the outside in, whilst the perfect infinity pool seems to drift into the horizon. Then there’s the Villa, designed by Jean Francois Bodin, straight from the pages of a design bible.

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Florence, Italy

Hotel Savoy

Rescued from decay in the late 1990s by Sir Rocco Forte, the Savoy is a stylish and contemporary designer haven at Florence’s heart, moments from key attractions and fashion houses.

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Barcelona, Spain

W Barcelona

The landmark W hotel, in Barcelona sets the scene for a spectacular beachfront stay. Mix it up, dine in style and enjoy the only direct beachfront access at any hotel in the city.

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Bodrum, Turkey

Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay

This exquisite resort offers its guests  the chance to experience Bodrum’s natural wonders in serious style and seclusion. The architecture is enough to draw guests alone, with its tangled confection of pure white cubes rising up amongst azure skies. Yet there’s plenty more – from the white sandy beach, through the array of watersports and diving, to the sensational Six Senses Spa.

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Rhodes, Greece & Greek Islands

Sheraton Rhodes Resort

This towering resort a few kilometres from Rhodes offers traditional guest suites alongside some nice, modern flourishes, a glut of dining options, and a private beach accessible only via the hotel.

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Paphos, Cyprus

The Annabelle

Calm palettes and Grecian flourishes are the order of the day in your room, while the grander suites come with plunge pools or whirlpool tubs, and all with views of the gardens or sea.

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The Algarve, Portugal

Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel

You’ll find all the facilities you’d expect from a five-star resort and more here, including four pristine pools, a beach club and an array of activities that might see you exploring the surrounding natural park on horseback or trying your hand at
kite surfing. Families haven’t been forgotten thanks to the excellent kids’ club, crèche, and dedicated games room for bigger kids.

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Corsica, France

Grand Hotel de Cala Rossa

As the locals will tell you, the most beautiful beaches in Corsica are in Porto-Vecchio, and the stretch of fine sand next to the Grand Hotel de Cala Rossa proves it. This big white villa, one of the most popular holiday retreats on the island with a design nod to old España is a real delight, with a Clarins Spa, an excellent Michelin-starred restaurant, and concierge who can arrange all your favourite activities.

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Florence, Italy

ll Salviatino

With a backdrop of the purest Tuscan countryside, this renovated Renaissance villa, just 10 minutes from Florence, has 45 stunning rooms and suites, and Service Ambassadors taking care of every need.

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Barcelona, Spain

Hotel Arts

The graceful silhouette of Hotel Arts offers guests spectacular city or sea views. Its rooms and luxury apartments are a haven of comfort and tranquillity, caught somewhere between sea and sky.

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Bodrum, Turkey

Casa Dell'Arte

A striking piece of architecture, Casa Dell’Arte is a hotel for the style conscious, yet it’s resolutely family friendly. While it sports some quite starkly-modern features – just take the pool: you’ll never want to leave! – there are also flourishes of the old Turkey. The suites are bright and contemporary, the Villa is something else entirely, while the private jetty proves a delightful touch.

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Rhodes, Greece & Greek Islands

Lindian Village

A quaint and pretty resort with low-rise villas providing clean-lined, elegant accommodation, Lindian Village really does feel like a village. The Pool Suites, incidentally, are divine – as is the food!

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Nimb Hotel

There are just 14 rooms is this extraordinary boutique hotel. Nine of them are suites, and none are alike. Beautiful and charmingly-presented, the dining alone is impressively varied.

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Berlin, Germany

Casa Camper Berlin Hotel

One of the coolest boutique hotels in one of the coolest cities on earth, Casa Camper is where quirky meets tailored design. From outside you can see the numbered rooms (see, quirky!) and those rooms feature natural daylight bathrooms, tasty little design features and a whole lot of red. There’s also the innovative Tentempié concept, their version of the mini-bar that’s a 24-hour rooftop buffet.

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Pissouri, Cyprus

Columbia Beach Resort

This low-rise property envelops a dreamy, 80-metrelong lagoon pool that with 94 understated suites drifts off towards two kilometres of beach and the Mediterranean beyond.

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The Algarve, Portugal

Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa

Relaxation is key here, though whether you find this on one of the five tennis courts, at one of five pools, or on the beautiful beach below is up to you. Childcare is available at Nathalie’s Crèche and Annabella’s Kids’ Park. Portuguese and international specialities await in the eight seasonally-opening dining venues, not to mention the Michelin starred Ocean restaurant.

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Cannes, France

Hotel Martinez

With an Art Deco spirit and glamorous guest accommodation offering pleasant views of the sea, city and hills, Martinez is fully-equipped with the latest technology and bags of creature comforts.

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Amalfi, Italy

Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa

Originally a 17th-century monastery, Monastero Santa Rosa has been affectionately and respectfully restored into an exclusive boutique hotel and luxury spa. Ideally located between Positano and Amalfi, a coastline already boasting the most beautiful vistas in the world, Monastero Santa Rosa sets a new standard for breathtaking panoramas and looks set to seduce patrons for generations to come.

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Barcelona, Spain

Grand Hotel Central

Boasting 147 rooms, the design is sturdily contemporary without eradicating the building’s past, the rooms are spacious and the restaurant and rooftop pool/bar are city hotspots.

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Istanbul, Turkey

Jumeirah Pera Palace

Centrally located in the cosmopolitan Tepebas? district, a 23 million Euro refurbishment has brought this grand old dame into the 21st century, with classic rooms and a buzzy restaurant scene.

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Crete, Greece & Greek Islands

Blue Palace, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

This perfect hideaway combines an authentic island experience with the finest award-winning cuisine and creature comforts. Low-rise contemporary Mediterranean style accommodation; Elounda Spa; a private beach with attentive service; myriad activities and private excursions; and a world of dedicated entertainment for kids, all make up the wonder of Blue Palace.

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Hotel Villa Dubrovnik

This slick, modern property sits above Dubrovnik just minutes from the charms of the old city. Long, sleek lines define the Villa, terraces are handsome and the furniture brilliantly thought-out.

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Budapest, Hungary

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace

This mightily-impressive grand hotel occupies arguably the best spot in town, with beautiful soaring spaces, guestrooms that are the right side of sumptuous, and a smart signature restaurant.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Dylan

The Dylan has a reputation in Amsterdam – and for all the right reasons! A stylish boutique hotel tucked behind an historic façade, it’s a place where contemporary meets classic, and where personality is in abundance. The rooms are distinctively modern with a choice of canal views, the food at famous Vinkeles is contemporary French and Michelin-starred, and the secluded garden is the loveliest touch in the thick of town.

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Tallin, Estonia

Hotel Telegraaf

Located in a handsome 19th-century building right in the medieval Old Town, Telegraaf takes its name from history and its inspiration from world-class service, it’s restaurant and is incredibly exquisite.

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Stockholm, Sweden

Hotel Esplanade

A gently and lovingly-restored Art Nouveau hotel on the grander side of things, it boasts a brilliant waterside location, lovely views, and rooms of all shapes and sizes.

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Berlin, Germany

Alma Schlosshotel Im Grunwald

A wonderful reimagining of an historic 18th-century palace, you get awhole lot of wow for your buck here. The de?cor is monochrome and masculine – cool during the summer months and sultry all year round – while the subterranean restaurant goes a bit more space age and is quite an experience. With lovely guestrooms from the smallest upwards, this is a boutique hotel that really hits the senses.

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Budapest, Hungary

Sofitel Budapest

In a prime location basking in modern comfort, the Sofitel Budapest has rooms that go from good to rather fancy, a restaurant that is comfortably glamorous and a hi-tech cocktail bar.

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Prague, Czech Republic

Augustine Hotel

Just five minutes from the city’s vibrant Old Town across the Charles Bridge, the Augustine is a remarkable hotel, created from seven historic buildings dating from the 13th century and beyond.

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Copenhagen, Denmark

First Hotel Skt.Petri

A fresh and modern hotel set right where you want to be in Copenhagen, with light, airy, contemporary rooms, plus the conceptual Brasserie Petri with its Scandinavian-Italian menu.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Canal House

A cluster of 17th-century merchants’ houses has created this rather magical new Amsterdam hotel in Jordaan, the cultural HQ of the city. There are just 23 rooms, each of them bursting with personality and ranging in quality (they themselves rate them from ‘good’ to ‘exceptional’). Such a tiny hotel would be hard-pushed to contain a restaurant, but you get breakfast, and the Great Room has an all-day snack menu.

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Tallin, Estonia

The Three Sisters Hotel

Estonia’s only Relais & Châteaux boutique hotel, the Three Sisters dates back to the 14th century and is fit-to-bursting with homely charm and beautifully grand rooms.

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Geneva, Switzerland

Hotel Le Richemond

Here, colourful five-star luxury on the banks of Lake Geneva comes with bags of character, a good selection of contemporary rooms, a spa, and the rather lovely signature Le Jardin restaurant.

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Oslo, Norway

Grand Hotel Oslo

Arguably Oslo’s finest hotel and located on certainly its finest street, the Grand does that old and new thing rather well, and the result is a handsome, elegant and welcoming property.

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Hotel Borg

The Hótel Borg is nothing short of beautiful. A refined masterpiece of discreet luxury, the interiors are the epitome of stylish elegance with a nice slice of Icelandic personality thrown in for good measure.

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Limassol, Cyprus

Le Méridien Limassol Resort & Spa

An imposing, five-star hotel in beautiful Cyprus, Le Méridien Limassol boasts modern and spacious rooms, spectacular dining options, a lovely Blue Flag beach and bags of facilities for all the family.

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Cannes, France

Five Hotel & Spa

Laden with every blissful luxury one expects from the Côte d’Azur – global art, a glamorous rooftop pool, a yacht, beach nearby and a glorious tea room specialising in French confectionary.

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The Algarve, Portugal

Conrad Algarve

Set in the Quinta do Lago resort, famed for its superb golf courses, beaches and the beautiful Rio Formosa Natural Park, this latest, stunning addition to the Conrad brand offers a wide range of luxurious rooms and private residences. It also boasts one of Europe’s most sybaritic spas, several restaurants and great entertainment for children at the Conrad Kids’ Club.

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Amalfi, Italy

Casa Angelina

A sophisticated retreat where relaxation is effortless, design is a given, and playful pieces of modern art juxtapose with the sleek lines of the accommodation, the décor and the sparkling Med.

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Barcelona, Spain

Alma Barcelona

An impressive and borderline-eccentric hotel with some brilliantly thought-out spaces that flip between fashion and function, plus well-sized guestrooms that are darn sexy.

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Istanbul, Turkey

Edition

An oasis of good taste in the heart of Istanbul, there are just 78 rooms here, so you can expect to be treated to exceptional service and an astonishingly good spa.

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Hotel Bellevue

Dubrovnik’s coolest address is spectacular inside and out, with super-sleek, stylish design and every modcon. Definitely the smartest way to experience the historic city and its gorgeous, natural surroundings

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Crete, Greece & Greek Islands

Domes of Elounda

The unashamedly-luxurious Domes of Elounda is perfect for a little self-indulgence. Uniquely designed by three celebrated artistic teams, the resort embodies the elegance of Mediterranean interiors, decorated with hand-picked fabrics, local art, earthy tones and hand-carved wooden furniture. Sublime gastronomic delicacies are always on the menu at Anthos or, if you prefer something simpler, head to the Greek seafood tavern. Spa lovers will adore the dramatic spa with its black mosaic pool and endless treatment rooms.

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Stockholm, Sweden

The Victory Hotel

A handsome hotel for a lovely city, The Victory is located in the Old Town and mixes charm, modern comforts, and a fascinating collection of marine antiquities, courtesy of owner Gunnar Bengtsson.

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