The best city suites
With chic design, modern amenities and an excellent location, Zurich Marriott Hotel is ready to make your stay in Switzerland truly memorable. Located on the banks of the Limmat River in the vibrant city center of Zurich, the hotel is just a short distance from landmarks and attractions including Bahnhofstrasse. Featuring an expansive offering of guest rooms and suites with luxury amenities, M Club Lounge access, lake and river views and free access to the modern 24/7 fitness room; its accommodation lets you pick the space that fits you best. From the Panorama suites you can enjoy stunning views of the river, city and Lake Zurich from your private balcony. Located on the top floor, this category offers separate sleeping and living rooms as well as connecting suites. Visit one of the two restaurants for Thai or Swiss cuisine or sip a cocktail at the stylish bar. Plan your next meeting or social event in its extensive venues, which can accommodate up to 650 guests. Whatever brings you to Switzerland, you’ll be thrilled with your stay at the Zurich Marriott Hotel.
The award-winning Conrad Dublin is located in the heart of the Irish city, standing opposite the gardens of St Stephen’s Green. A recent multimillion-pound refurbishment of the 192 rooms was heavily inspired and influenced by Dublin’s rich literary heritage. The Presidential Suite deserves a special mention: it features impressive oak panels, bespoke Irish artwork and a baby grand piano. There is dining space for up to eight guests and the whole suite is equipped with the latest technology, including a modern sound system. Later, stop by Lemuel’s, the hotel’s new destination lounge and enjoy an elegant afternoon tea with dainty sandwiches, homemade scones and a selection of leaf teas. For brasserie dining, try The Coburg, a restaurant that serves a mix of international dishes and traditional Irish cuisine, made from locally sourced ingredients. Gym bunnies are not forgotten: they can enjoy state-of-the-art cardio machines and weights, and the jogging routes around the picturesque St Stephen’s Green are very close by.
Found in the heart of London’s coolest neighbourhood, and aptly named after it, The Marylebone hotel is home to some of the city’s most luxurious suites, complete with jaw-dropping open-air terraces. The largest of the suites – The Marylebone Suite – provides guests with views over the rooftops and chimney pots of Marylebone and Mayfair, all the way to The Shard and beyond. This award-winning suite makes for a very chic home away from home, with a separate lounge, dining area and private bar, perfect for a pre-dinner aperitif created by one of the hotel’s expert mixologists. Enjoy your evening on the suite’s spectacular indoor-outdoor terrace with its own fireplace, TV and retractable roof, designed with British weather in mind – whatever it may bring. Guests staying in either The Marylebone Suite or the two other signature terrace suites at the hotel – The Wimpole Suite and The Harley Suite – will be spoilt for choice when it comes to VIP experiences. From complimentary airport transfers, in-suite check-in and access to the on-site Third Space gym, spa and pool; to a decadent afternoon tea served on the terrace. With the hotel’s central location, guests can also make the most of their trip with tickets to an open-air theatre performance in Regent’s Park or a spot of retail therapy with a private shopping experience at nearby Selfridges. Book your summer escape to London with The Marylebone’s special Home Suite Home offer in a signature suite and discover the Suite Life, reimagined.
The Spanish Steps which connect Piazza di Spagna with Piazza Trinità dei Monti are one of Rome’s must-see landmarks. Travellers who make the 135-step climb are rewarded with unforgettable views of the Fontana della Barcaccia, and the area is also home to some of the city’s best places to stay, particularly the Hassler Roma, a luxury five-star hotel located at the top of the stairs, minutes from Via Condotti. Owned by President and General Manager Roberto E. Wirth, the fifth generation of a famous Swiss hotelier dynasty, the Hassler quickly established itself as Rome’s five-star lodging of choice for the world’s elite and discerning travellers. Now, 125 years later, the Hassler continues this legacy and, to mark the occasion of its anniversary, the grande dame has renovated a number of its public spaces, rooms and suites in order to continue to preserve the iconic hotel’s timeless elegance, while adding in a new contemporary style. Each of the 91 rooms and suites, has been individually designed with an elegant combination of classic and contemporary touches. Highlights include the Michelin-starred panoramic restaurant, Imàgo, the Salone Eva and Palm Court restaurant and the Hassler Bar, as well as the neighbouring, Hassler-owned II Palazzetto, a hotel, wine bar and special event space. Elegance and style is at the heart of everything Hassler Roma does, making it a popular destination for admiring Roman architecture and design at it’s finest.
Best for all-out glamour
Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, on the Corniche, is one of the city’s most luxurious hotels. Having recently undergone a renovation, its 276 deluxe rooms and suites have been completely reimagined to combine contemporary comfort with state-of-the-art facilities. Dining choices encompass a mouthwatering array of first-class restaurants, bistros and bars, including the first Jean-Georges inspired restaurant in the UAE, Market Kitchen; Stratos, the city’s only revolving lounge bar and grill with 360-degree views of Abu Dhabi; and Café Palmier, the all-day dining option. Guests are invited to unwind and relax in the hotel’s selection of leisure options or venture out and explore the heart of Abu Dhabi’s commercial district and the shimmering sands of the Corniche – featuring eight kilometres of manicured waterfront – which are waiting just beyond the lobby doors.
Located in the heart of the central Business Bay area, The Oberoi, Dubai is a contemporary luxury hotel with 252 spacious and elegantly designed rooms and suites. Its stylish rooms exude warmth and comfort, and are furnished in hues of white and beige, with touches of red. Their walls are adorned with tasteful abstract art by Mrinmoy Barua. They also feature floor-to-ceiling windows offering generous, natural light, as well as private balconies from which guests can enjoy the views of the cityscape, including the famous Burj Khalifa. For guests who really want to live the high life, there’s the Presidential Suite. Spread over an area of 235m2, it contains a master bedroom, spacious bathroom, living room and dining area, as well as a pantry. A private plunge pool provides a tranquil oasis to unwind in at the end of the day, while a round-the-clock butler service and fine attention to detail ensure an indulgent experience. The hotel also contains a dedicated wellness floor, complete with luxurious spa and a top-class 24-hour gymnasium.
Perched on a rocky outcrop high above the Alpine town of Merano, there is a gourmet and wellness hotel quite unlike any other. Sitting against the sun-drenched southern slopes of the mighty Dolomites and commanding sweeping views over one of Europe’s most enchanting landscapes, this can only be Castel Fragsburg. As the smallest five-star hotel in the Italian Alps, it favours quality over quantity, and as such, offers only 20 suites for guests to choose from. However, each is uniquely decorated with impeccable attention to detail. Take the Suite Royale, for example, with its high ceilings, flowering balconies and rooftop terrace – perfect for admiring the views of the sprawling rose gardens below, which stretch more than 10,000m2 down the mountainside. In the hotel’s award-winning spa, Castellum Natura, guests can expect a unique experience inspired by a profound knowledge of herbal medicine. Meanwhile, those looking to indulge in gastronomic pursuits can look forward to the Michelin-starred restaurant.
The St James’s Hotel and Club is one of Mayfair’s luxury boutique secrets. Discerning guests should opt for the Penthouse Suite occupying the entire top floor with two bedrooms, marble bathrooms and sitting rooms. The defining feature is the private roof terrace offering a large outside space with panoramic views. It’s decorated with figured silk wall coverings, bespoke black lacquered furniture, Murano glass chandeliers and original art.
Prominently placed on fashionable Champs-Élysées, this five-star hotel is perfect for guests who like a more intimate place to stay. A particular feature is the pretty outdoor terrace, perfect when the weather is fine. Since Marlene Dietrich resided at the Lancaster for three years during the 1930s, it makes sense
to have the suite she used to stay in dedicated to her memory. Pride of place in the new 75m2 Marlene Dietrich suite goes to her grand piano and portrait, signed by Josef von Sternerg, director of The Blue Angel. Decorated in soft violet shades – her favourite colour – the Rococo-style furniture is a true copy of pieces fashionable during her lifetime. The pretty lace designs that border the pink wool carpets are a subtle nod to some of the lace garments worn by ladies in the 1930s. Book this suite and you might find yourself falling in love all over again.
Park Hyatt Milan is a stylish five-star hotel located in the historic centre of this vibrant cosmopolitan city. The hotel has direct access to the striking Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the world’s oldest shopping mall, which overlooks the square next to the famous cathedral. For opera buffs, the renowned Teatro alla Scala is within walking distance. The Milanese design of the hotel’s 106 rooms and suites is influenced by 18th-century architecture. The 25 suites feature travertine bathrooms, Murano lamps, Jim Thompson fabrics and Tai Ping carpets. Many have terraces which overlook the city skyline, and were renovated in 2017. The dining standout is VUN Andrea Aprea, awarded a second Michelin star in 2018 and led by its namesake executive chef. There’s also La Cupola, which serves delectable food from breakfast to dinner. Finally, for that essential pampering, the exclusive Spa by Sisley is an oasis of relaxation offering both beauty treatments and massages.
Set on the shores of Lake Geneva and host to the famous Montreux Jazz Festival, Fairmont Le Montreux Palace offers breathtaking views over the lake framed by the Swiss Alps. The hotel is the largest in the region and offers a range of modern guest rooms and suites. The Bellevue suites feature soothing tones in a Belle-Époque style with oversized bed, adjacent marble bathroom with luxury toiletries, and an in-suite iPad directory. The suites’ separate living rooms are elegant yet comfortable, featuring large sofas and a balcony for breathing in the refreshing Swiss air. Downstairs, the 2,000m2 Willow Stream Spa will soothe your body and mind, thanks to its hammam, sauna, jacuzzi, outside and indoor pools, relaxing room and sun beds. For gourmands, the hotel has six restaurants and bars offering fine dining experiences including traditional Swiss dishes and world cuisine. Guests can also enjoy room service, which is available 24 hours a day.
Situated in the downtown area of the spa town of Wiesbaden, Germany, is the historic five-star Nassauser Hof. The hotel, which was built in 1813, is regarded as one of the best in the country and is home to 135 top-quality rooms as well as 24 suites. Traditionally and elegantly designed, some of the suites have outside areas with views over the convention hall, a structure that dates from 1810. Its gourmet restaurant Ente is the only Michelin-starred restaurant in town – an award it has held since 1979. Its menu attracts fine diners from all over Germany. More casual options from breakfast to dinner may be enjoyed in the light-filled Orangerie. The 12-treatment-room Artemis Spa on the fifth floor, offers both beauty treatments and massages, and is home to a solarium, several saunas and a fitness centre. The icing on the cake is the rooftop pool, which is filled directly from the hotel’s private thermal spring and comes with a sun terrace. The hotel prides itself on its international staff drawn from 30 countries, all offering the warm hospitality for which the hotel is renowned.
Thanks to its friendly, personal service and wide range of amenities, the Guarda Golf Hotel & Residences in Switzerland’s Crans-Montana region has earned a reputation as one of the country’s most welcoming resorts. Among the hotel’s many admirers was Sir Roger Moore, who booked a stay in the Guarda on its opening day. Today, the hotel pays tribute to the legendary actor by naming its 15-seat cinema after him. Last year, the hotel introduced seven new suite-apartments, each comprised of three bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, one living room with fireplace, a kitchen and a large balcony. It also features 23 individual double rooms and 18 private residences. Guests can relax in the Guarda Golf Spa, and enjoy its indoor pool, jacuzzi and sauna, or enjoy refined Japanese cuisine at MiZUKI by Kakinuma. In addition, guests can take in a round of golf at the area’s famous club, or try the magnificent ski slopes.
Out of town escapes
Perched between the edge of a pine forest and Ibiza’s luxurious west coast, lies the Seven Pines Resort Ibiza. This new all-suite clifftop resort is the perfect laid-back spot for taking
a much-needed break from the bustling energy of nearby Ibiza town. Only 25 minutes from the airport, the village-style resort feels less like a hotel and more like a traditional Ibizenco village, with suites set in white-washed houses amidst sprawling gardens. The extravagant Laguna Suites can be found at the heart of the resort, each with their own terrace or balcony. Guests will also discover a central lagoon-style swimming pool, complete with its own chiringuito-style bar, while some suites benefit from their own private swim-up pools, giving the impression of a private resort within a resort. Those searching for a prime location to spend quality time with friends or family will find what they are looking for with the two-bedroom Cliff Suites. All four come with private gardens and panoramic views of the sea, perfect for sipping on sundowners after a day chartering the resort’s very own
Pershing yacht. As well as the Pure Seven spa, which covers 1,500sqm, the resort prides itself on its culinary flair; with an open kitchen and a panoramic outlook on the sea, The View offers an innovative concept of Euro-Korean cuisine, while those wanting a more relaxed vibe can head to the bohemian Cone Club.
Nestled at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, Selman Marrakech is a timeless palace; a captivating place of warm welcome and quiet joy where visitors are invited to experience Moroccan hospitality at its best. Selman Marrakech offers 50 rooms, five suites and five private villas, all of which benefit from total privacy, a large terrace and a sense of harmony in the Jacques Garcia-designed rooms which are flooded with soft light and a blend of delicate fabrics. The palace’s suites are a symbol of the Moroccan art of living, with a separate living room and beautiful terraces overlooking the pool. The bathrooms, meanwhile, are made with black and white Zellige tiles and marble, include a shower and large bathtub, and are characterised by their elegant yet subtle design. Each suite includes a personalised escort upon arrival, alongside amenities such as a laptop-sized safe and a Nespresso machine. The suites also include two dressing rooms, two spacious, furnished terraces with outdoor lounges, free Wi-Fi access, a flat screen television and 24-hour room service. With a surface area of 120m², the Suites are ideal for families and friends, with plenty of space and an environment bathed in light that reflects the Arab-Moorish architecture of the palace and traditional luxury. Alongside majestic panoramas of the Atlas Mountains, guests may enjoy magnificent hotel gardens, an impressive 80m swimming pool, and the palace’s Arab thoroughbreds, considered to be the heart and soul of the palace.