Opening in London in late 2012, Café Royal Hotel will be the jewel in Regent Street’s crown. Once famous as a glamorous West End meeting spot for artists and intellectuals, Café Royal links heritage with 21st century style. David Chipperfield Architects have carefully restored the building’s Listed interiors, which date from the 1860s and 1920s, adding contemporary flair to create a visually stunning hotel. Complementing the 159 stylish rooms and suites is a selection of restaurants, including The Grill, with live entertainment;
Set amongst the hills of eastern Provence, Terre Blanche Hotel, Spa & Golf is just half an hour from Cannes, close to Grasse and Fayence. Set in 750 acres of gardens and pine forests, Terre Blanche is modelled on a Provençal village, with 115 rooms and suites arranged in cottages connected by meandering pathways. Guests will be tempted by contemporary Mediterranean cuisine with a Provençal influence at Faventia, and the Mediterranean buffet in summer months at Tousco Grill, among other options. Golfers appreciate Terre Blanche as one of Europe’s best clubs, with two 18-hole courses and exceptional facilities. The spa offers traditional and contemporary treatments, as well as innovative technology and aromatherapy, all specific to Provence. There are also indoor and outdoor pools, tennis and a children’s club. Eight well-equipped meeting and banquet rooms can accommodate a variety of events.
Set on the slopes of the Sierra Cortina, Barceló Asia Gardens offers fantastic views over Spain’s Costa Blanca. Surrounded by beautiful gardens that are home to a variety of exotic plants, the hotel’s architectural design echoes its Asian influences perfectly. The 312 rooms and suites are decorated in a Balinese style, with specially crafted Indonesian furnishings. There is a range of enticing restaurants, from In Black for international dishes to Asian food at Koh Samui. The Bonsai lounge and terrace is made for sipping champagne, while for total relaxation, the Thai Spa offers traditional massage from therapists trained in Wat Pho. Also on offer is water aerobics, yoga, swimming pools, biking and jogging trails, as well as two nearby 18-hole golf courses.
The recently renovated, Belle Epoch, Gran Meliá Colón, in the historic quarter of Seville, is close to the city’s most important monuments and attractions. There are 189 rooms and suites with contemporary designer furniture and bold finishes that create a sophisticated, Spanish atmosphere. Each floor of the hotel celebrates a different Spanish artist, from El Greco to Goya. Restaurant choices include El Burladero, serving traditional Andalusian tapas with a surprising, modern twist; The Majestic, an international buffet in a relaxed setting; and El Tendido for
lighter dishes, coffee and cocktails. The fitness Centre offers a range of massage and aesthetic treatments as well as Life Fitness exercise equipment, sauna and steam bath, Turkish bath, therapeutic showers and a solarium with exterior whirlpool and rain showers. For meetings and events, there are eight function rooms that can accommodate up to 240 persons.
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When extraordinary and one-of-a-kind intersect, you have likely found a Leading Hotel. As the largest luxury hotel collection, with more than 430 of the world’s greatest properties in over 80 countries, we seek out the exceptional. From grand palaces to intimate city hideaways, from ancient castles to sumptuous safari tent villages, from tropical aeries to mystical paradises, all are utterly unique and boldly independent. Each celebrates the culture of its destination, rather than trying to mask it with corporate-mandated sameness. Established in 1928 by several influential and forward-thinking European hoteliers, it started with 38 initial members. With our eight-decade-