Mmm. Think luxury, think snow fall, think thermal spa… and you get the rejuvenating Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol.
If you are looking for a cross between luxury, trendy yet hippie, Arrive is your haven in this desert. This beautiful spanking new boutique hotel is created by Ezra Callahan – known for being one of Facebook’s original founders, and is designed with the socially connected in mind, or what one might term the Millenials. The hotel from afar is sleek and built out of the natural palette of wood, concrete and steel. The glass reflects mirroring the surrounding rugged mountains as the sun sets, creating the mysterious aura of a Bond villain hideout in the middle of the desert.
An imposing fortress built during the Tudor period, this majestic castle turned hotel is brimming with history and the ideal getaway for anyone who has ever romanticised about going back in time. Thornbury Castle comes complete with gargoyles, secret chambers and suits of armour. From hanging tapestries to dark wooden furniture, the interior is designed to stay true to its history and feature four poster beds, luxurious embroidered blankets, spiral staircases and arrow slit windows. Mmm a castle weekend trip, I cannot think of a better way to escape the hustle and bustle of London and indulge in a luxurious retreat fit for royalty.
A striking oasis nestled within the Moroccan desert, Les Deux Tours has been the perfect luxury base for those visiting the exotic city of Marrakech since 1991. This sumptuous retreat is close enough to the city whilst maintaining a peaceful distance from the hustle and bustle, allowing guests the chance to fully unwind and relax after a busy day of exploring. Designed by architect Charles Boccara, the clay walls of the hotel unfold into fragranced gardens and glimmering lily ponds. As the red sun dips below the golden horizon, the crickets start chirping and the soft smell of charred smoke from nearby grills fill. the air. The glow of the Moroccan lanterns lights up the mosaic paths which wind around the hotel and garden, a warm trail through the leafy foliage to your lavish suite.