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.
Tunisia, a North African gem, is teeming with historical sites, lively culture and natural wonders. You could wander the blue and white cobbled streets of 13th-century Sidi Bou Said. Marvel at the remains of Roman Carthage and Tunisia’s UNESCO World Heritage Medina in Tunis. Or head to see the sun shimmer on the Chott-el-Jerid salt lake. If you crave escapism, these hotels won’t disappoint you.
Along a vast sandy beach, Hasdrubal Yasmine Hamammet is a magnificent stopover where you will discover the harmonious contrast between the massive shapes and the intimacy of the various areas, sculpted by the fountains and lighting effects which enliven its architecture, endowed with the attributes of luxury and refinement down to the smallest detail.
The 196 junior suites, 4 ambassador suites, 10 luxury suites are spread over 4 floors, including a non-smoking and serviced by 07 lifts. Junior suites view side sea or garden views is constituted of space bedroom and a lounge extending onto the terrace or balcony, bathroom with shower and bathtub, air conditioning, direct dial telephone, internet access, radio, TV satellite, safe, mini bar, hairdryer.
Thalassa Monastir is located 81 miles to Carthage International Airport and close to attractions like Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet, Bourghiba Mausoleum, and Stade Olympique. Located by a splendid, large and golden sandy beach, Radisson Blu Resort & Thalasso, Monastir is a high standing hotel. Modern Greek-Roman style, the hotel extends over five hectares of beautiful, lush gardens. Upon arrival, the guests are greatly welcomed and taken care of by professional personnel, who are pleased to direct the guests to one of the 260 rooms, including 22 suites (three floors), offering both comfort and convenience. The guests can take full advantage of the multiple entertainment and sporting installations, including a Wellness Center Elyssa Spa with hammam, massage, sauna, and fitness room. The new center of Thalassotherapy (Marine Spa), Royal Elyssa Spa Cinq opens spring 2010. The guest room amenities include free Wi-Fi Internet access, tour desk, fax service, ironing service, and breakfast in the room.
Mayfair, within the City of Westminster in London, was first developed between the mid 17th century and the mid 18th century as a fashionable residential district.
Within Mayfair, there is still a substantial amount of residential property, as well as some exclusive shopping, London’s largest concentration of luxury hotels and many fine restaurants. Buildings in Mayfair include the United States embassy in Grosvenor Square, the Royal Academy of Arts, and the infamous Claridge’s hotel.
We have listed some of the best hotels in Mayfair for your convenience.
Claridge’s embodies the essence of true English style. All 203 bedrooms and suites boast the latest in communications and entertainment technology. Rooms and suites have integrated DVD/CD sound systems and plasma TV screens. There is a wide range of suites, dining and meeting rooms, much in demand for cocktail receptions and press junkets.
The art deco Foyer and Reading Room, with its suede walls and leather banquettes, serve breakfast, light lunch, an award-winning afternoon tea and dinner. Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s Restaurant serves the finest modern French cuisine. Claridge’s Bar offers a convivial and relaxed meeting place, whilst the Fumoir serves fine wines and champagnes served in Lalique crystal. State-of-the-art Claridge’s Beauty and Fitness features a range of luxurious beauty treatments and an impressive gymnasium.
With two terraced penthouses with magnificent views over London, a sumptuous selection of suites by royal designer Linley, and Diane von Furstenburg, Claridge’s is the luxurious art deco jewel of London. In the heart of Mayfair, between Hyde Park and Bond Street, it offers a unique and tranquil base, away from the glare of publicity.
Welcome to Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane. Fresh, bright and inspired by Hyde Park greenery, Four Seasons presents a completely new experience in the heart of Mayfair. Chic interiors soar with light and liveliness. High-style dining brings the gardens indoors. Above it all, a glass-walled rooftop spa blends sophisticated pampering with 360-degree views. Smoothly skilful Four Seasons staff provides the most devoted personal care – curating the very best of London.
In a fully transformed 11-storey building, the new five-star Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane features 192 luxury guest rooms, including 45 one-, two- and three-bedroom suites – some with fireplaces and private terraces. Bright, airy views range from charming streetscapes to Hyde Park treetops. Pierre-Yves Rochon – interior designer of Four Seasons hotels in Paris, Florence and Washington, DC, among others – has created a “classical contemporary” ambience, balancing eclectic British sophistication and sleek modern style. Richly wood-panelled guest rooms – featuring lustrous walnut veneer or sycamore panels and tartan draperies – embrace you with residential warmth. Dressing-room closets make it easy to stay organized. Finely detailed bathrooms include delicate marble and brushed steel, enhanced by walnut and marble cabinetry and vanity mirrors with integrated televisions. In-room technology includes 42-inch (107-centimetre) LCD televisions, wired and wireless Internet access and a guest-controlled in-room management system for lighting and air conditioning.
Located on Mount Street in the heart of fashionable Mayfair Village, this legendary address was recently the subject of a multi-million pound restoration. The detailed work includes a magnificent redesign of the guest rooms, suites and interiors, with the addition of a new wing providing additional rooms and suites and the unique-in-the-world Aman Spa. Many of the original features, including the magnificent mahogany staircase, have been skilfully restored and blend harmoniously with bold design and contemporary accents. Espelette provides an informal yet elegant dining venue with sweeping views over Carlos Place; the Coburg Bar evokes the spirit of the old Connaught, but with a contemporary twist, whilst the Connaught Bar has been given a fresh new look by renowned designer David Collins. The Connaught’s love affair with gastronomy entered an exciting new phase with the arrival of Michelin-starred Hélène Darroze, one of France’s most distinguished chefs. Inspired by authentic regional and seasonal flavours, with roots in her native Landes region of South West France, Hélène oversees all cuisine at the Connaught.
The Dorchester occupies the most prestigious acre and a half of real estate in the world, in the heart of Mayfair overlooking the glorious green expanse of Hyde Park. The preferred hotel of British society, The Dorchester embodies the highest service values whilst its design and character exude 1930s glamour with a contemporary edge.
Prized for its spacious and beautifully designed rooms and suites, The Dorchester’s restaurants and bars – Alain Ducasse, China Tang, The Grill and The Promenade – also attract Londoners and the glitterati alike. The Dorchester Spa was recently transformed to create the most desirable and indulgent pampering destination in London with a uniquely named Spatisserie for tea and cake.
The Langham, London has been delighting guests with enchanting encounters since she opened in 1865 as Europe’s first Grand Hotel. Now she has completed an exciting 80 million pound transformation, exuding a graceful and timeless elegance, blending a sense of the past with the style of today. Perfectly located in the heart of the West End, theatreland and London’s luxury shopping including Bond Street are on her door step.
Choose from newly designed Grand rooms in a modern classic style with lavish furnishings and fabrics, or a traditionally styled Classic room. Both offer extensive facilities that include a minibar, air conditioning, broadband Internet and tea and coffee-making facilities.
The Langham Club rooms offer an exclusive and peaceful oasis of just 47 rooms and suites. Club guests have access to The Langham Club lounges which serves complimentary all day light meals and refreshments, including continental breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails, guests can also enjoy an extended check-out time until 3:00 p.m.
The dazzling new Palm Court is where the tradition of afternoon tea was born 140 years ago and it continues on today as the place to see and be seen. Celebrity designer David Collins and his team have converted bar and restaurant to an oasis of style. The Landau offers a Contemporary European menu using the best British ingredients with a few surprising twists. Special features include an atmospheric vaulted wine corridor, where the restaurant’s extensive world-class wine collection is displayed.
Artesian, the chic and deeply glamorous cocktail bar combines exotic Orientalism with the romance of new nostalgia and contemporary touches. With over 70 varieties, Artesian specializes in rum as well as offering a fantastic list of cocktails, spirits and champagnes.
Chuan Spa offers a luxury haven in the heart of the London, with a philosophy steeped in the values of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where guests transcend into ultimate relaxation through an individually planned holistic journey with therapies designed to re-balance and revitalize the body and soul.
Few other places can summon such an immediate atmosphere of unparalleled style, sophistication and elegance like the Ritz Hotel London. Opened in 1906, the Ritz today still retains the personal feel of a French country house whilst offering all the glamour, excitement and graceful living that are synonymous with this legendary, World famous hotel. Returned to private ownership in 1995, The Ritz has been totally and lovingly refurbished to restore even the fabrics to their original Louis XVI style. Attention to detail and personal service are elevated to a fine art so that guests may always be assured of a magical and memorable experience. Every room and suite at The Ritz is exquisite and designed to provide exceptional standards of comfort. All the rooms have been individually decorated in the distinctive Ritz colour schemes of blue, peach, pink and yellow luxuriously furnished with rich fabrics, 24 carat gold leaf and beautifully restored antique furniture in keeping with the original Louis XVI style. A ratio of two staff to every guest room guarantees the highest levels of personal service. These traditional features are skilfully combined with the provision of the most modern facilities. Tea at The Ritz is an institution in itself and is served in the spectacular Palm Court. A choice of several varieties of tea, finely cut sandwiches, freshly baked scones, jam and clotted cream and a range of delicate pastries, combine to make for an unforgettable afternoon.