For a truly memorable stay, we recommend the Aman Venice. The property itself exudes elegance from the very brickwork, combining Renaissance charm with refined classic décor as Rococo masterpieces rub shoulders alongside ornately adorned ceilings. The Aman is far from just a pretty face, however. The cuisine on offer in its Palazzo Kitchen is cooked up by the world’s finest chefs, while the hotel also has plenty of exclusive offers in the shape of private opera box tickets, sunset boat rides and complimentary entry into some of the city’s most impressive architectural marvels.
Complete the experience by staying at Il Sereno Hotel in the laid-back commune of Torno. Tastefully designed with an emphasis on modern elegance, the hotel’s four spacious suites draw the al fresco appeal of the lake indoors with floor-to-ceiling windows and an abundance of natural light. Its Michelin-starred restaurant serves up artful interpretations of regional specialities using the finest local ingredients, while guests can also enjoy all manner of extra-curricular activities, from helicopter tours to spa treatments.
For a more restful hideaway, why not stay at the Six Senses in the Douro Valley? Located at a comfortable remove of under two hours from Porto proper, this stunning property offers sweeping views of the lush valley greenery below. The 19th-century manor house has been recently renovated with impeccable refinement, boasting an onsite spa and fitness centre, various diverse dining experiences and, of course, its very own wine library. For a world-class hotel located in the world’s oldest demarcated wine region, would you expect anything less?
To take advantage of the twin pleasures of the village and the seafront, Finca Cortesin offers everything you could possibly desire. The palatial property is set inside 23,000m2 of perfectly manicured gardens and offers access to four swimming pools, a 6,000m2 beach club, tennis and padel courts and a world-class, 18-hole golf course that consistently ranks among the most highly regarded in all of Spain. Finish off the day with a revitalising Thai massage and you can’t fail to return from your break refreshed and ready to go again.
Continuing the theme, no stay on the Côte d’Azur would be complete without a prestigious hotel to match and the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat is the ideal candidate for the role. Part of the celebrated Four Seasons brand, the Cap-Ferrat has been frequented by such luminaries as Elizabeth Taylor and Sir Winston Churchill. Follow in their footsteps by pampering yourself at the VIP Suite in Le Spa, indulging in Provençal and Mediterranean-inspired dishes created by a Michelin-starred chef at Le Cap or simply feasting your eyes on the beauty of the surrounding enclave from the hotel’s panoramic perch.
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That’s why our extensive network of travel specialists are relentless in their pursuit of the next hidden gem, constantly scouring the globe to come up with city breaks designed to gratify every preference and satisfy every palate. We go the extra mile to forge partnerships with some of the world’s best hotels, earning you access to all those little extras and VIP benefits which really make a holiday memorable. To find out more about how we can tailor-make the trip of a lifetime, get in touch with our team at Quintessentially Travel today.