Where to head for luxury family holidays full of sun and glamour? Choose from one of our favorite hotels and enjoy those precious times when parents and children have each other all to themselves. All the family will love their luxury summer holidays 2013.
Hotel Cipriani sits beside the Venetian lagoon looking out across the water towards the Doge’s Palace. Minutes after admiring the Basilica’s mosaics, you can travel by launch to the hotel’s jetty and soon be luxuriating by the Olympic-sized pool. Adjacent to the hotel is Palazzo Vendramin, a romantic 15th-century palace with spectacular views. Life progresses as if in a dream: breakfast watching boats drift by, lunch on a private terrace, a treatment in the spa, dinner in a garden lit by lanterns. Stay in an exceptional suite, such as the Palladio, with its own private mooring and a 180-degree panorama across the waters to iconic architecture and islands.
La Reserve Ramatuelle
Ideally located just minutes from the village of Saint-Tropez, overlooking the Mediterranean,9 rooms, 19 suites designed by internationally renowned architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte and 12 villas signed by interior architect Rémi Tessier. Rooms are from 50 to 100-sq.m., each with private, sun-filled terrace or garden full of unique scents. Classic provençal-style villas with pools are set in lovely private gardens offering a privileged view of the Mediterranean stretching far into the horizon.
La Colombe d’Or
Famed for its impressive display of works by renowned artists such as Matisse, Picasso, Chagall and Miro (to name but a few), La Colombe d’Or has become something of an institution. A celebrated restaurant and its even more distinguished clientele have added to the allure of this one of a kind luxurious hotel. the peacefully quiet rooms, furnished with antiques and modern art offer magnificent views of the mountains adjacent and the unobtrusive yet eagerly helpful staff are there on hand to make yours the most memorable of stays.
Hospes Maricel & Spa is overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, set in large grounds, it has an outdoor pool right on the water’s edge. This luxurious hotel boasts 16th and 17th architecture and super sleek design. Hospes Maricel features comfortable and bright rooms with views of the mountain or sea views where comfort is paramount. The ECO rooms are in the annexe of the hotel, decorated with native stone walls and parquet floors that blend the furniture with a contemporary interior design. The rooms have free Wi-Fi and you can book on-site parking for an extra charge.
The Tsitouras Collection Hotel
The Tsitouras Collection is not an ordinary hotel. The driving force behind this unprecedented approach to the travelling experience is Dimitris Tsitouras, who reinvented Santorini’s dominant hospitality concept. The central idea was radical: to create interiors you would encounter in a private home, featuring precious objets d’art amassed over several decades. Underlying it all is a sense of individuality that feels authentic and totally original. The interiors have an exuberant yet profoundly intimate feeling. Everything is thought out in great detail, with a mind to how travellers really use their spaces -from the placement of each piece of furniture to the ease of technology.