People often forget the Azores when booking a holiday but in recent years the archipelago is finally getting the recognition it deserves. The incredible islands have an unbelievable amount to offer and are one of Europe’s most breathtaking natural havens. The Furnas Boutique Hotel is a luxury hotel which offers visitors a stunning experience to connect with nature and to truly relax.
Located on the São Miguel Island, in the valley of the Furnas, which is the area with the most concentrated thermal waters in Europe, the Furnas Boutique Hotel is truly a remarkable luxury experience bathed in the peace and tranquillity of nature.
The interior design is reflective of the relaxation you will experience during your stay. The beautiful combination of modern and traditional influences creates a stunning balance and helps visitors to find their zen whilst connecting to nature. The use of an earthy and down-to-earth palette of greys and browns as well as the stone elements truly integrates the Furnas Boutique Hotel into its surroundings.
The Hotel offers a wide range of experiences for each type of traveller. From the adventure and sports enthusiasts to nature lovers, there is something to do for everyone.
The Furnas Boutique Hotel also has its stunning À Terra restaurant. The natural fruits of nature and the rustic lifestyle inspire the incredible food here. With a menu boasting plates that will bring you the most delicious aromas, textures and tastes.
The Thermal Spa at this luxury boutique hotel must not be overlooked. This is the perfect place to unwind and appreciate the true tranquillity of the island. The Furnas Boutique Hotel boasts both an outdoor and indoor thermal experience pools.
Of course they also have a sauna and Turkish bath as well as a luxuriously wide range of spa treatments from exfoliations, massages, hidromassages and even reflexology. This spa leaves nothing to be desired and you will leave completely relaxed.
When booking your next holiday to Europe do not forget to take a look at what the Azores has to offer and in particular the Furnas Boutique Hotel, the perfect place to take everything in and unwind.
Coming closer to one of our favorite’s seasons of the year, the magic Christmas, we came today to inspire you by selecting 10 destinations to spend your Christmas season in a different and stylist way. Make your choice and have the best luxury travel ever! Check also our suggestions for the best Christmas hotels and have the most exclusive hotel experiences.
The winter in the Bavarian capital means a hundred-foot-tall Christmas tree in the Marienplatz.
Where to Stay: The modern, 72-room Louis Hotelis a snowball’s throw from the lively Viktualienmarkt and has a natural stone fireplace in the lobby.
In Zurich explore the galleries on Rämistrasse, check out the Conelli Christmas Circus, listen to a holiday concert in the Romanesque-style Grossmünster church. Do not forget to grab a heissi schoggi (hot chocolate) and taste the different delicicous brands of chocolates. Perfect luxury travel destination for Christmas.
One cool tradition about the Swedes, is that they leave a hearty dinner of aquavit and herring by the fireplace for Santa. So sweet!
Where to Stay: High-class and centrally located on Baltzarsgatan, the Grand Hotel Garden Malmö serves traditional Swedish Christmas dishes as part of an all-you-can-eat buffet on December 25th.
Vienna’s venerable Christkindlmarkt on Rathausplatz flings open its stall shutters in mid-November, and three million visitors flock here each year for beeswax candles, wooden toys, and glass ornaments. Beautiful!
Where to Stay: Centrally located on Kaerntner Ring right across from the opera, the Ring Hotel is classic Vienna on the outside, but modern, artsy, and decidedly cool on the inside thanks to a top-to-bottom redesign.
London, United Kingdom
Regent Street ceremoniously switches on its Christmas lights for a pedestrian parade. do not forget to spoct by Trafalgar Square and the ice skating rink at Somerset House.
In Rome on Piazza Navona, its Bernini fountains are surrounded by stalls hawking toys, handmade presepio figures, carnival games of chance, ciambelle (dinner plate-size doughnuts), and 101 variations on peanut brittle. But you can’t also resist this beautiful view of Colosseo in its Christmas mood.
Where to Stay: Located in historical center of Rome, the Grand Hotel de la Minerve, is an amazing option to a luxury experience. One step outside and you’ll be able to enjoy the great Christmas Market at Piazza Navona.
Durango, CO, USA
Being Colorado the state of the big mountains, explore Pueblo dwellings, take a brisk ski run down the slopes, or just curl up with a rum toddy in a true Western saloon.
Where to Stay: The Rochester Hotel pays homage to Durango’s cinematic past: each of the 15 rooms recalls a locally produced movie, from the Mexican-themed Viva Zapata suite to a Euro-style room called Around the World in Eighty Days. The grandly restored Strater Hotel houses the Diamond Belle Saloon, Louis L’Amour’s preferred watering hole.
Instead of carols, listen to the haunting sounds of the gamelan gong for a change while you admire the Christmas Eve sunset at the island temple of Tanah Lot. The perfect harmony to relax and prepare your wishes to 2014.
Where to Stay: Incense wafts through the soaring lobby, and wreaths of rice plants, herbs, and flowers hang on the doors of the 22 suites and villas at the small, affordable but remarkably stylish Hotel Tugu Bali.
With Portuguese influences in seaside India, whitewashed Catholic churches, and firecrackers, bells, and carolers will make your holiday perfect as a scene from a Bollywood film.
Where to Stay: Spread over 88 acres, the Fort Aguada Beach Resort was built on the remains of a 16th-century Portuguese fortress. The hotel’s holiday extravaganza includes jazz and Goan food.
Are you inpired by our list of luxury travel destinations? Make your choice and have a Merry Christmas!