This season, consider getting away from it all with a stay at one of Marriott Bonvoy's glorious new properties, from palatial city hotels offering the very best in urban comfort to oceanfront resorts you won't want to leave. Passports at the ready!
Every room comes with an Adriatic view at the AC Hotel Split, the design-led brand’s first foray into Croatia. Housed in a sleek new high-rise just outside of Split’s ancient centre, you’ll find thoroughly modern design throughout, from the understatedly chic rooms to the elevated 178 SPA with its serene swimming pool and sweeping views of the glorious Dalmatian coastline. Don’t miss Split’s jaw-dropping UNESCO World Heritage-listed Diocletian’s Palace, a pleasant 10-minute walk away, and a laidback dinner of Mediterranean cuisine in the hotel’s Laureto Restaurant.
The Rome EDITION sets a new standard in Rome’s hotel scene. The property's elegant bedrooms have a timeless feel, with their smooth walnut panelling and floor-to-ceiling cream drapes accented with fur throws and fresh flowers. Stay in for a delicious Italian aperitivo at The Garden, which overflows with foliage, and for dinner at Anima, the Italian Mediterranean signature restaurant led by local chef Paola Colucci. On The Roof bar, gaze out from the plunge pool, taking in the churches, fountains and palazzos of the Italian capital as you enjoy a cocktail crafted by the hotel’s expert mixologists.
For a sophisticated Munich city break, consider the brand-new Munich Marriott Hotel City West in the heart of the city's trendy Westend district. The hotel’s 398 guest rooms invite relaxation with their soothing blond wood and flawless snow-white aesthetic, while the expansive suites give guests exclusive access to the M Club lounge, where complimentary drinks and canapés are served throughout the day. Located on the seventh floor, it is the perfect place to soak up the magnificent views from its rooftop terrace.
If you find yourself visiting Munich in September, consider frequenting Oktoberfest. Here, you'll enjoy traditional German beer and music alongside millions of other fun-loving international visitors and tourists.
The St Regis debuts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the opening of the St. Regis Riyadh, bringing the brand’s exceptional service to Saudi’s capital. The only hotel to be located at the recently launched VIA Riyadh, the St. Regis offers unrivalled access to the quarter’s designer boutiques and fine dining restaurants, while also providing superb facilities including the largest spa in the city, and a glorious outdoor swimming pool. Rooms come with bespoke butler service and expansive city views, and the signature Jackie restaurant serves an American- and Greek-influenced menu of delicious international dishes.
With its super-spacious studios and apartments, the new Residence Inn Munich Central is tailor-made for those planning a longer stay in Munich. With a real home-from-home feel, the residence offers a range of accommodation options: all rooms come with a fully equipped kitchen and dedicated workspace, while some apartments can sleep up to four and most have balconies. There’s complimentary breakfast daily too, plus a 24-hour gym, and you’re within easy strolling distance of the Theresienwiese, home to the Bavarian capital’s world-famous Oktoberfest.
Many pilgrims pass through Briñas on the Camino de Santiago but the new Palacio Tondón, La Rioja Briñas is sure to tempt you to stay awhile and soak up the atmosphere of this ancient, vineyard-encircled village. You’re in the heart of La Rioja wine region here and one of the hotel’s main draws is its gorgeous riverside terrace, where bottles from the exclusive wine cellar are quaffed as the River Ebro sidles past. The bedrooms are picture-perfect, featuring exposed stone walls and vineyard views, while the Gran Reserva restaurant serves homegrown produce that perfectly complements the superb local wines.
Check in to Frankfurt’s newest boutique hotel, the LUME Boutique Hotel, Autograph Collection, and you’ll find stylish rooms with dashing design touches such as indigo floor-to-ceiling drapes and sofas upholstered in matt gold, plus a private gym and sauna. For dinner there’s French cuisine at Le Petit Royal Frankfurt, then you could head out to a performance at the city’s Opera House, which lies just a short stroll away. You’re also within easy walking distance of Goethestrasse, a grand shopping boulevard lined with boutiques from high-end designers.
Moroccan heritage is embraced whole-heartedly at the The St. Regis La Bahia Blanca Resort, Tamuda Bay, a riad-inspired residence set beside the brilliant white sands of Tamuda Bay. Opulent courtyards and manicured gardens lead guests past tinkling fountains and through verdant nooks to emerge onto grand terraces that gaze out to sea. The bedrooms, meanwhile, reflect local Tetouan heritage through their design touches and wall-hung artwork. Local seafood graces the menus at both the beachfront Bahia Vista Beach Bar & Grill and the more upscale Baie Blanche Brasserie, while the St. Regis Bar is a destination in itself, offering crafted cocktails with a ringside seat for an epic sunset.
Sicily’s atmospheric Ortygia island is the historic centre of the city of Syracuse. One of its most imposing buildings, known as the Syracuse Post Office and dating from 1920, is now home to the Ortea Palace Hotel, Sicily, Autograph Collection, an impeccably designed hotel with 75 lavish bedrooms overlooking the Gulf of Ortygia. Local Sicilian gastronomy is on display at Il Cortile, while the Incanto rooftop terrace is a spectacular location for a sundowner with panoramic views across the port. Don’t miss a visit to the serene ORTEA spa, where you’ll find the eye-catching indoor swimming pool.
A major new addition to the Ugandan capital's hotel scene, Four Points by Sheraton Kampala enjoys a prime location in the upscale area of Kololo, giving easy access to some of the city's stand-out attractions – not least the country's national museum and its best golf course. After a dive into Uganda's unique history or an afternoon on the course, Four Points by Sheraton Kampala welcomes you with its stylish rooms, fitness centre and stunning rooftop pool. You can take your pick from the hotel's dining concepts, whether it's international cuisine at all-day The Marketplace; Caribbean cuisine at El Jefe rooftop restaurant and bar; or a nightcap at Kololo Bar & Lounge, which offers the largest selection of whisky and single malts in the city.
Published: November 01, 2023
Last Updated: November 14, 2023
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