If you still haven’t finalised your holiday travel plans but are dreaming of a faraway getaway, we offer inspiration for some of the most luxurious destinations around the world to visit over the holiday period.
Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Oman
Located within the Hajar mountains of Oman, Al Bustan Palace offers the finest in Middle Eastern hospitality. The impressive resort is easily accessible from the UAE but will make you feel a million miles away. The resort offers a perfect balance of old and new, local and global with carefully designed interiors that reflect the local culture but also offer all the amenities you would expect from a luxury hotel.
All guest rooms were recently renovated and feature panoramic views of the mountains, sea or lush green gardens. There is a private beach and five swimming pools as well as a ladies-only beach. Five dining venues will ensure you do not go hungry! A perfect destination for all the family.
Mandarin Oriental Bosporus, Istanbul
Mandarin Oriental has opened its newest luxury resort in Istanbul on the shore of Bosporus. Featuring 100 spacious guestrooms with views of the city skyline, this resort makes a perfect winter escape. A wide range of restaurants and bars offer an impressive portfolio of dining options including a shore-front restaurant, classically designed bar, a lobby lounge with a waterfront terrace and a pool bar in a garden oasis.
The Spa features the Group’s awarding-winning spa concepts together with holistic signature treatments and a range of wellness programs that are catered to your personal needs. The resort is located just 15 minutes away from the central business district and the city’s central Taksim Square, as well as being a short drive away from Istanbul’s major attractions, historical sites and museums.
Milaidhoo Maldives is offering a host of festive experiences for guests over the coming months. The resort fully embraces Maldivian heritage, reflected in many elements of the island’s architecture, services and guest experiences. With a true focus on the warmest in hospitality, gourmet cuisine and exciting and memorable events you’re sure to have one of the most memorable experiences of your life.
This island paradise features 50 contemporary Maldivian style pool villas with authentic Maldivian touches. The island is home to three world-class restaurants, as well as a top of the range spa and all the facilities you need to have a once-in-a-lifetime trip. From sunset dolphin cruises to sailing to a deserted sandbank for a private beach picnic the island’s private Hosts will do all they can to meet your every need.
Mango House, Seychelles
Mango House is the newest private destination in Seychelles offering a completely bespoke experience for guests. This intimate and exclusive island oasis promises a captivating, yet refined getaway on southern Mahé’s unspoiled beachfront. Situated in a sparkling calm bay this private hideaway features just 41 impeccably designed guest rooms, suites, and villas offering unobstructed ocean views, adorned with distinctive natural décor echoing the rugged beauty of Seychelles.
Every element of Mango House is connected to its surroundings with a focus on sustainability and supporting local businesses where possible. Guests have the opportunity to explore the turquoise waters of the Anse Aux Poules Bleus bay and its kaleidoscope of flora and fauna with a range of non-motorised water sport activities, such as kayaking and snorkelling. Locally sourced products can be found throughout the property, from the ingredients used in its mouth-watering delicacies to the handcrafted products at its wellness sanctuary, anpe.
Lutetia Paris, France
Hotel Lutetia, a founding member of The Set Collection and the only luxury Palace hotel on the city’s Left Bank is offering guests a special festive experience this season. Originally opened in 1910, the building’s design was a daring move from Art Nouveau to the emerging style of Art Deco. The Lutetia delivers an authentic Parisian experience combined with the finest in hospitality.
It features an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars and lounges throughout the historical ground floor including the return of the iconic Brasserie Lutetia and the Saint-Germain refined restaurant. Unique to the area, Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre is Lutetia’s 700 sqm/7,500 sqft spa dedicated to wellbeing and fitness and featuring a 17m swimming pool bathed in natural daylight. A stone’s throw away from all of the city’s essential landmarks, this Parisian destination is a must-visit.
Pan Pacific, London, United Kingdom
London’s newest hotel Pan Pacific is a luxury haven in the middle of the city. Featuring 237 rooms including 42 suites the property combines the old and new of London architecture. You won’t get bored as the hotel features an array of dining destinations including signature restaurant Straits Kitchen showcasing Singaporean-style dining, Ginger Lily, a lively bar and The Orchid Lounge, a timeless elegant living room serving afternoon tea by Executive Pastry Chef Cherish Finden.
Find your equilibrium and balance your body and soul with impressive wellbeing amenities are houses on a full floor of the hotel. Integrating fitness, nutrition, holistic treatments and mindfulness, there is also a steam room sauna and culinary menu curated by an in-house nutritionist.