Looking for a holiday? Is it time to get away? If you need some inspiration, we’ve rounded-up some top picks from around the world to help you on your way.
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
Everyone should have the pleasure of staying here once in their lives. Built on its own private island in the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf, the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is a symbol of modern Dubai (and it’s full of cool features just made for your Instagram feed.)You can’t miss The Terrace which, incidentally, was built in Finland and shipped to Dubai – it takes sunbaking to a whole new level. Infinity pool – check, Jacuzzis – check, 32 air-conditioned cabanas? Check. Out of the water and inside the hotel, the 202 duplex suites each have their own spiral staircase, floor-to-ceiling windows (with that sea-view), a four-poster bed, 24-carat gold decor, private check-in, your own butler (on call 24/7), a pillow menu (choose from 17 different options) and Eiderdown bedding – which comprises feathers hand-picked from abandoned Eider Ducks nests in Iceland – well, it’s not called the world’s most luxurious hotel for nothing, is it?
The 5-bedroom Royal Residence is the perfect playground for the extraordinary traveller. It’s home to two private swimming pools overlooking the private residence beach, its own island grill restaurant with teppanyaki style cuisine, an opulent dining room, a sunken lounge surrounded by a fragrant lily pond and its own overwater bar and sundeck. In the heart of the Residence resides the Sanctuary suite. Here you’ll find a king-sized bed, a walk-in wardrobe and separate indoor living areas. The bathroom even includes an oversized stone bathtub by Kelly Hoppen™ and his and hers Hermès vanities. As if that wasn’t enough, the Sanctuary has its own outdoor Jacuzzi with a TV, a private Talise Spa massage room and if you feel so inclined, a private gym. If the 5-bedroom Royal Residence is over doing it slightly, then you can of course stay in one of the resort’s 89 villas and suites – each has a swimming pool and direct access to the beach or lagoon.
Jumeirah Al Naseem
Part of the sprawling Madinat Jumeirah resort, you’ll find this hotel anchored on a stunning endless stretch of coast. The hotel is located so close to the water that the sounds of the sea reach the rooms, terraces and outdoor restaurants, always a nice touch. The open plan bathrooms at Jumeirah Al Naseem are accented with Arabian touches. You’ll love the walk in shower and bathtub, which are standout features all of their own. Understated elegance is created by the colour palette themed on the region’s sand dunes and Dubai’s rich pearl diving heritage. Wake up on a Hypnos mattress (incidentally, the same company that supplies Buckingham Palace), enjoy breakfast, then take the time to stroll around the extensive lush gardens next to the pristine beach, exploring pockets of privacy and peacefulness on your way.
You’ll find Grosvenor House Suites by Jumeirah Living opposite Hyde Park on Park Lane, one of the city’s most enviable locations. It exudes luxury, sophistication, style and opulence. The residences are set within a historic building dating back to the 1920s which has been renovated to incorporate contemporary style, while keeping the old-world charm intact. The property’s tagline is ‘a home away from home,’ and it offers a wonderful experience for short and extended stays. Think luxury hotel meets modern London Mayfair residence.
The skyscrapers of Frankfurt city and the Old Opera House glimmer in the west, while the European Central Bank and Offenbach reach up to the eastern horizon. The distant Taunus Mountains frame the sparkling city in the north, and the silvery Main River gently flows by the historic Frankfurt Cathedral in the south. At Jumeirah Frankfurt, you don’t have to go too far to enjoy this breath-taking tableau. The spacious open-plan layouts in the rooms and suites have been designed to maximise the splendid views from the hotel, while crisp, sophisticated interiors reflect the spirit of this vibrant city.