The St. Regis Red Sea Resort is just one of a wave of beautiful new hotels and resorts to enjoy this summer (Photo: Marriott International)

Summer 2024 is on the horizon and the weather is hotting up, so where are you heading for your holiday this year? From overwater bungalows in the Red Sea to penthouse suites hundreds of metres above downtown Dubai, Marriott Bonvoy has the answer, with plenty of tempting new places to stay across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The St. Regis Red Sea Resort

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The St. Regis Red Sea Resort graces an exquisite landscape of coral reefs and powder-sand beaches (Photo: Marriott International)

On a pristine private island in the Red Sea, surrounded by coral reefs and immaculate beaches, The St. Regis Red Sea Resort is a luxurious retreat for those seeking seclusion with a dash of glamour. The overwater and beachfront villas come with private pools, while the large communal swimming spot is a showstopper, its loungers facing straight out to sea. Dining options are extensive – from the Middle Eastern cuisine of Nesma to Japanese at Gishiki 45 – and you’ll arrive in true style, by either speedboat or seaplane, from the mainland of Saudi Arabia.

Courtyard by Marriott Yerevan 

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The Armenian capital has boundless cultural riches to offer – and a stay at Courtyard by Marriott Yerevan gives you the perfect opportunity to discover them (Photo: Marriott International)

The new Courtyard by Marriott Yerevan is the ideal base for exploring the Armenian capital – as one of the world’s oldest continually inhabited cities, it's a destination full of cultural riches. Don’t miss the Cascade Complex, a vast al fresco sculpture garden, as well as the imposing Saint Gregory Cathedral, before heading back to this chic modern hotel, where the bedrooms are designed to make the most of the city views. Stay in for dinner at Gia, a Mediterranean restaurant serving fresh, seasonal dishes and be sure to relax in the spa, where you’ll find a steam room, sauna and three treatment rooms.

Sanasaryan Han, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Istanbul 

Sanasaryan Han, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Istanbul 

For unforgettable Bosphorus views, fine dining and elegant suites, look no further than Sanasaryan Han, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Istanbul (Photo: Marriott International)

Experience Istanbul's lively charm at Sanasaryan Han, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Istanbul. Located in the heart of the historic Old Town, this peaceful, Neoclassical retreat offers elegant suites with plush king beds and stunning Bosphorus views. Enjoy fine dining at the Sini Restaurant and unwind in the Library Bar, where you can savour tea tastings and expertly mixed cocktails. With the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and the Grand Bazaar nearby, you’ll be able to explore the city's most iconic attractions with ease.

Edinburgh Marriott Hotel Holyrood

Edinburgh Marriott Hotel Holyrood

With an inviting spa and sauna, and delicious local cuisine, the newly refurbished Edinburgh Marriott Hotel Holyrood has everything you need for a memorable stay in the Scottish capital (Photo: Marriott International)

Edinburgh surrounds you at the newly refurbished Edinburgh Marriott Hotel Holyrood, with the historic Royal Mile lying within easy walking distance. Here you’ll find restaurants serving Scottish produce, shops where you can design your own tartan and pubs with live folk music. You can also stroll along the cobbles to reach Edinburgh Castle, which stands atop an extinct volcano at the Mile’s opposite end. Back at the hotel, you’ll find cool modern bedrooms and a welcoming restaurant serving Scottish cuisine, plus a spa complete with 14-metre indoor pool, a UV sauna and a menu of Elemis treatments.

JW Marriott Hotel Nairobi

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You'll be torn when staying at JW Marriott Hotel Nairobi between staying in to enjoy the hotel's many charms and stepping out to explore the magnetically exciting Kenyan capital (Photo: Marriott International)

There’s a spacious feel to the JW Marriott Hotel Nairobi, from its super-sized lobby area to its vast bedrooms and serviced apartments. You’ll have plenty of choice for dinner, too, with six different venues on-site, including Mr Pang Sky Bar and Lounge for Asian cuisine and Mughal for Indian dishes. By day you can lounge by the pool, cocktail in hand, or head to the spa for a treatment. Nairobi itself is on your doorstep, too, with the Nairobi National Museum within walking distance and Nairobi National Park – with its free-roaming rhinos, lions and giraffes – just a short drive away.

Fairfield by Marriott Copenhagen Nordhavn


Copenhagen's Nordhavn is filled with stunning architecture – and Fairfield by Marriott Copenhagen Nordhavn is now contributing its own striking presence to the neighbourhood (Photo: Marriott International)

Once an industrial port area, Nordhavn is today a cutting-edge independent neighbourhood of creative businesses and jaw-dropping contemporary architecture. It’s an enticing place to base yourself while in Copenhagen and you’ll find the Fairfield by Marriott Copenhagen Nordhavn at its centre, close to the Metro and right on the edge of the water. This is the first Fairfield hotel anywhere in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and the rooms here are simple yet stylish, while the complimentary breakfast buffet is served until a lie-in-friendly 11am on weekends – ideal for recovering after enjoying the local nightlife in Copenhagen city.

Marriott Marquis Dubai


If spacious accommodation is a must for you when you travel, check out the stunning apartments at Marriott Marquis Dubai (Photo: Marriott International)

For those seeking a spacious base for exploring all that Dubai has to offer, the Marriott Marquis Dubai is the ideal choice. This newly unveiled hotel has large apartments which come with up to three separate bedrooms as well as a fully equipped kitchen and comfortable living area, plus there’s an inviting al fresco pool, a gym and a spa offering authentic Moroccan hammam treatments. For dinner, there’s everything from Bella Bocca Italian to the Copperhead Pub, while the location at Dubai Creek keeps the city’s nightlife within easy reach. 

Moxy Bochum

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The fantastically located Moxy Bochum places the German city's wealth of hidden gems right at your doorstep (Photo: Marriott International)

There’s nowhere quite like Bochum, an ex-industrial German city that’s home to the purpose-built Starlight Express Theatre, where the eponymous roller-skating musical has been running since the 1980s. It’s also home to a highly regarded modern art museum with a focus on Eastern European works, the German Mining Museum – and the brand new Moxy Bochum hotel, ideally located to take advantage of it all. Rooms here are bright and modern, with views of the theatre or the football stadium, and there’s also a bar and gym.

Labtwentytwo Barcelona, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

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Labtwentytwo Barcelona, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel is your gateway to one of Barcelona's most talked-about neighbourhoods – when you're finished enjoying the rooftop deck, that is (Photo: Marriott International)

There’s an exciting new place to stay in El Poblenou, one of Barcelona’s hippest neighbourhoods: Labtwentytwo Barcelona, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel. From your room you might get a view of La Sagrada Familia, or perhaps the sea, while the rooftop deck is home to one of the city’s most appealing swimming spots: a glass-sided outdoor pool with city views. Also up here is Za’Atar Mediterranean restaurant and bar, while downstairs you’ll find Bar22, for morning breakfasts and evening cocktails.

JW Marriott Hotel Marina

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With an infinity pool overlooking Dubai's marine, a fabulous spa and five show kitchens, JW Marriott Hotel Marina is an inviting choice (Photo: Marriott International)

Standing alongside Dubai’s marina, the JW Marriott Hotel Marina is a stylish place to stay while enjoying all the city has to offer. You have direct access to the boutiques and designer stores of Dubai Marina Mall and there are also glorious sandy beaches within easy striking distance. At the hotel itself, you can spend time relaxing by the infinity pool overlooking the marina, or head to the spa for a treatment. For dinner, try JW Kitchen with its five show kitchens and views of the marina, or enjoy bistro-style dishes and live entertainment at Khabriye.

Manchester Marriott Hotel Piccadilly 


Newly refurbished and ready to welcome guests visiting one of the UK's most vibrant cities: Manchester Marriott Hotel Piccadilly (Photo: Marriott International)

Sitting right in the heart of one of the UK’s most exciting city break destinations, the newly refurbished Manchester Marriott Hotel Piccadilly is one of Manchester’s most appealing hotels. The 338 bedrooms are super spacious, with the Deluxe Double Doubles featuring two double beds. For panoramic views of the surrounding city, meanwhile, it’s worth booking a top-floor suite. The on-site spa has Elemis treatments and a thermal suite, and for dinner you could dine in, or you’re just moments from the lively restaurants of the Northern Quarter – where you’ll also find plenty of live music venues and artists’ studios.

Published: May 21, 2024

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