Whether it’s an elegant hotel in the city or decadent sundrenched resort, enjoying your next vacation has a lot to do with where you stay—after all, it is where each day begins and ends. While the standard for excellence remains high, there is a new group of luxury properties raising the bar even further with their cutting-edge designs, lavish accoutrements, and unparalleled amenities. These luxe properties have something for everyone and are out to exceed all expectations with their impeccable service and sophistication. Here are some suggestions for your next stay…
Montelucia Resort & Spa – Scottsdale, Arizona
Nestled at the foot of picturesque Camelback Mountain and just minutes from world-class shopping, golf, nightlife and art galleries, Montelucia brings the essence of Europe to the heart of Scottsdale. Enjoy Andalusian-inspired architecture featuring arching entryways, splashing fountains, cobblestone open-air plazas and floral walkways. Dine at award-winning Prado restaurant and enjoy authentic Italian dishes or sit poolside at ROQ, an outdoor Southwestern bistro featuring homemade sangria. The 31,000-square-foot Moroccan-inspired Joya Spa, and luxurious accommodations with private patios and breathtaking views make Montelucia the ideal destination for your next getaway.
Gran Meliá Resort & Luxury Villas – Daios Cove, Crete, Greece
Boasting its own private white-sand beach and seamlessly integrating architecture and design with the surrounding landscape, the brand-new Gran Meliá Resort & Luxury Villas Daios Cove Crete evokes the charms of traditional villages throughout the Greek Isles. Overlooking the northeastern coast of Crete, the resort delivers a bold new standard for hospitality and magnificent accommodations—the largest on the island. 300 rooms and suites all boast king-sized beds, views of Daios Cove, and most feature private, heated pools. Discerning guests can indulge in a one-, two-, or three-bedroom villa, or spa villa. The resort has mastered the art of fun, relaxation and fine dining with an array of activities, water sports, spa experiences and restaurants. Tennis facilities, a complete scuba center, infinity pool and adults-only pool round out the resort’s diverse offerings.
The Crane – St. Philip, Barbados
Situated on the powder-soft pink sand of Barbados’ southeast coast, The Crane was built in 1887 as the Caribbean’s first resort hotel. Today, the fully-restored luxury enclave combines old-world charm, seclusion and natural beauty. A collection of 18 historic apartments and 209 modern residences present regal touches with high ceilings, hardwood floors and antique furnishings. Accommodations feature en-suite kitchens and full-sized infinity pools at the ground floor, some with private gardens. For upgraded opulence, penthouse villas offer sophisticated bedrooms, refreshing plunge pools, and roof decks with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The Crane maintains its long-held reputation for exceptional dining with mouth-watering cuisine in its four restaurants. Within the 55,000-square-foot Crane Village, guests will find a spa, a fitness center and retail stores without ever leaving the serenity of the resort.
Hotel Du Louvre – Paris, France
Built under the rule of Napoleon III, the Hotel du Louvre is an emblem of timeless Parisian grandeur. Today the iconic establishment combines historic elements, upscale appointments and world-class amenities to deliver incomparable luxury to its 177 guest rooms and suites. Warm rich tones and decadent marbles add lavishness and the hotel’s top floor boasts rooms dressed in contemporary décor with romantic views of the Louvre Museum, Opéra Garnier and Comedie Francaise. Convenient en-suite amenities include complimentary Internet access, soundproofing, satellite television and gourmet mini-bars. At the hotel’s contemporary Brasserie du Louvre, celebrated chef Guy Martin has created a savvy menu of innovative French delights. Idyllically situated in the heart of Paris, facing the world-famous Louvre Museum, the Hotel du Louvre places guests close to many of the city’s other renowned highlights, including the Palais Royal and Opéra Garnier.
Gramercy Park Hotel – New York City, New York
A modern bohemia reinvented for the 21st century, The Gramercy Park Hotel is a refreshed boutique enclave that fuses style with great pieces of furniture, striking artwork and the extraordinary use of color. Privileged guests can experience the hotel’s rare collection of museum-quality work that features epic masterpieces from Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Julian Schnabel. 185 guest rooms and luxury suites incorporate the hotel’s individualistic spirit and are generously scaled and beautifully appointed with the latest modern conveniences and views of Gramercy Park. World-class amenities include a 24-hour fitness center and the exclusive Gramercy Terrace, perched 18 stories above Manhattan, featuring an impressive retractable roof. The hotel’s gourmand outposts are equally stunning. Gramercy Park Hotel’s new roman-style Maialino serves lovingly prepared traditional trattoria cuisine elegant environs.
For more information on these luxury stays and other great vacation ideas, contact your local Boscov’s Travel Specialist, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-755-8020.