What's not to love about hotels. Fresh Crisp Sheets, Bustling lobbies, perfect for people watching. Fluffy robes after a long soak in a huge bath. From cosy city hotels where you can lounge with a drink by the open fire after a day pounding the pavements to beachside resorts ideal for watching the sunset from your balcony we love them all. Here are a few to get you inspired for the summer:
Al Qasr, Dubai: Modelled on a summer palace for an Arabic prince, this is arabic luxury at its finest. From the break taking architecture to unparalleled hospitality. Make sure to check out the French seafood restaurant Pierchic, inspired by three Michelin-starred French chef Laurent Gras which is at the end of what must be one of the most romantic piers we have seen
The Aman Tokyo is so beautiful it has been to said the one disadvantage is it means you do hardly any sightseeing in Tokyo. The first city hotel from Singapore based Aman resorts. This is a hotel we are definitely saving up for.
From the bustling streets of Tokyo to the serenity of Jamaica. Goldeneye Resorts has a rich history. Developed from the estate of Ian Fleming's resort and where he penned his James Bond Novels, it is now owned by Chris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records, Bob Marley's label. It brings the best of everything Jamaican together, people, natural beauty and its wonderful produce; coffee, sugar, chocolate, fruits...
London, the most global city in the world. Visiting for a dose of retail therapy, then try out the The Beaumont. Just yards from Oxford Street, Bond Street and Selfridges. You will not believe an oasis exists this close to the hustle and bustle of the West End. This is a classy grown up establishment in a 1920's building. It throws back to that era with wonderful design, ambiance and service. Be sure to book a spot at the oversubscribed Colony Grill Room
Istanbul is definitely a city on the up, undoubtedly a major reason why Soho House Group has decided to open up their latest outpost there. Set in restored 19th century building formerly the American consulate, it manages to retain the Soho House DNA while integrating distinctive Eastern /Western fusion flavour of Istanbul. A perfect base for a city break.