FOR WILD ADVENTURES – THE GLENEAGLES HOTEL
Set within 850 acres of Perthshire’s beautiful countryside, The Gleneagles Hotel is a magnificent chateâu-style hotel. With quietly classy bedrooms, masses of country pursuits, Scotland’s only two-Michelin starred restaurant, three championship golf courses and a tranquil spa, there’s a little bit of joy for everyone. Pack your outdoor gear and be prepared for daily blasts of fine Scottish air as you try your hand at gundog training, off-road driving, fly-fishing and falconry. After a long day outside, treat yourself to a spa treatment or visit the leisure club for a steam. Come nightfall, dress to impress as 1920s speakeasy cocktails and fine dining await.
FOR QUINTESSENTIAL LONDON – CHARLOTTE STREET HOTEL
When lockdown ends this is where you’re going to want to be for a little R&R in the city. With its prime location just north of Soho, the Charlotte Street Hotel feels more like a private townhouse, and its bold, Kit Kemp interiors, Soholistic spa treatments and private cinema make it one of the coolest contemporary hotels in London. After a day spent walking or sightseeing, return in time for the legendary afternoon tea before finding a cosy spot to curl up with a book. Alternatively, pick a pavement seat outside the entrance, and partake in some seriously satisfying people-watching.
FOR OLD SCHOOL CHIC – THE PENINSULA HONG KONG
The Peninsula Hong Kong offers two great modes of arrival – a rooftop helipad or the majestic lobby where the resident string quartet provides a warm welcome. The hotel enjoys an indoor pool and spacious spa, along with seven restaurants. Whether you’re craving Swiss, Japanese or Cantonese (the latter holds a Michelin star), each cuisine comes with a backdrop of old-school swagger and splash of metropolitan cool. And if you just want to sit and take stock, Felix has two great bars with stunning views.
FOR PEACE & PRIVACY – ROSEWOOD HONG KONG
If the easing of social distancing has left you feeling oddly exposed, escape to Victoria Dockside where Rosewood Hong Kong’s cobbled driveway and petite lobby offer a discreet arrival. Work off excess cakes enjoyed in quarantine at the high-tech gym or outdoor pool, or join the hotel’s complimentary HIIT, yoga and meditation classes. After a delicious Chinese meal at The Legacy House, enjoy a drink in the hotel bar The Dark Side. As for your bedroom, entry-level options start at 570-square feet, so prepare to spread out in style.
FOR CALM & ZEN – CAPELLA SINGAPORE
Want to feel the buzz of the city at a safe distance? Look no further than Capella Singapore. Sprawled across 30 acres of cascading hillside facing out to the South China Sea, this luxury bolthole is ideal for getting you accustomed to the ‘new normal’. Feel suitably soothed by the clean lines and dark wood furnishings brought to you by designer Jaya Ibrahim and sink into a slower pace of life – such colonial elegance in a jungle-like setting means it’s hard to believe you’re in Singapore. Don’t miss a treatment at Auriga Spa followed by horizontal time next to Capella’s triple-tiered cascading pool.
FOR GLAMOUR & SHINE – RAFFLES HOTEL
For a staycay that will see you shaking off lockdown, head to Raffles Hotel where the long-standing doorman will welcome you into this iconic property. Still maintaining its heritage and charm, the recent two-year renovation has successfully modernised the hotel to new heights. Explore the graceful courtyards, and enjoy a symbolic Singapore Sling, followed by gastronomic delights at one of the hotel’s restaurants, the new La Dame de Pic is a great option. Finish with a digestif at Raffles Courtyard.
FOR ULTIMATE LUXURY – ONE&ONLY THE PALM
Located on the peninsula of one of the world’s most spectacular landscapes, One&Only The Palm is an exclusive enclave with an emphasis on style, elegance and luxury. Set within manicured gardens along a stunning shoreline, blending Moorish and Andalusian architecture with contemporary chic interiors, a staycation here will help you ease gently back into travel. King-sized beds, freestanding marble bathtubs and private pools make relaxing easy, and the quarter mile of private beach is ideal for evening, safe distancing strolls. The biggest dilemma you’ll face is deciding which of triple-Michelin-star-winning chef, Yannick Alleno’s decadent menus to choose from.
FOR A FAMILY DESERT ESCAPE – QASR AL SARAB DESERT RESORT
Leave the bright lights of the city behind and hit the open road and rolling sand dunes of the Liwa Desert. Reminiscent of a Bedouin village, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara features 140 rooms, 14 suites and 52 pool villas, each with sumptuous Arabic décor, lavish bathrooms and a balcony or terrace. With a whole host of family-friendly activities such as sand boarding and dune bashing, there’s no need to venture further afield. As night falls, twinkling Arabic lanterns dotted around the resort give this hideaway a magical ambience, perfectly rounding off a successful day in paradise.
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