Travelcall Blog, 9 May 2023
Updated: May 9
Inspirational Wanderings from your Luxury Travel Advisor Team
Our Travelcall team has been busy jet-setting around the world; checking into exquisite properties and experiencing all that these remarkable destinations have to offer. Below, we share a snapshot of our recent wanderings, which we hope will inspire your own.
Don't forget, thanks to our extensive hotel partnerships, Travelcall clients receive exclusive amenities and benefits every time you stay - from breakfast and early check-ins, to room upgrades and hotel credits.
Six Senses Rome
Rome is a city that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime, a place where history, art, tradition, culinary treasures, weather, authenticity, artisanal mastery, and zest for life converge to create an unforgettable experience. What better way to immerse yourself in all that Rome has to offer than by staying at Six Senses Rome? This luxurious hotel enjoys the most desirable location right on Piazza di San Marcello, Via del Corso, steps away from all major historical landmarks, including the Trevi Fountain and Pantheon, and within walking distance of the prominent luxury shopping streets of Via Condotti, Frattina, and Borgognona.
Six Senses Rome offers much more than just a convenient location. It embodies the very essence of Rome, with its rustic yet sophisticated decor, warm and welcoming atmosphere, and unparalleled authenticity and artisanal mastery. Experience Rome at its finest, with all the history, tradition, weather, and culinary delights that make it the ultimate destination.
Six Senses Ibiza
The bohemian allure of Ibiza's northern coast has long captivated free spirits, drawn to its ethereal beauty, enchanting light, and laid-back rhythm. It's a place where community, spirituality, and celebration are woven into the fabric of daily life. The newly opened Six Senses Ibiza is perfectly positioned to capture this authentic experience.
Nestled on the serene and secluded northern tip of the island, just a breezy 35-minute drive from the airport, this exquisite resort offers a peaceful oasis for those seeking to reconnect with nature, themselves, and each other. But beyond the tranquil confines of the property lies a world of adventure and exploration, from paddleboarding to the sun-bleached fishermen's huts at Cala Xuclar, to shopping for artisanal crafts at the vibrant Sunday market in San Juan, to indulging in a delicious lunch at the iconic La Paloma. As the day fades into the enchanting Ibiza night, there's no better place to witness the island's mystical allure than at the legendary Es Vedra, or to bask in the rhythmic beats of the sunset drumming at the horseshoe-shaped Benirras Bay.
Ritz-Carlton, Nikko, Japan
Nestled amidst the lush surroundings of Lake Chuzenji and set against the stunning backdrop of Mount Nantai, The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko is a serene haven of natural beauty and tranquility. From the luxurious accommodations that seamlessly blend Japanese minimalism with elevated local elements, to the breathtaking private onsen, the only one of its kind at The Ritz-Carlton, this is a place that embodies the very essence of Nikko.
As you step into this sanctuary of wellness, you'll be transported to a world of holistic treatments, serene spaces, and rejuvenating experiences. Whether you're relaxing on the lakefront terrace, savouring a delicious picnic lunch while taking in the stunning views, or simply basking in the panoramic vistas from your spacious hotel room or suite, every moment spent at The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko is an opportunity to reconnect with nature, unwind, and restore your mind, body, and spirit. So come, discover the magic of Nikko, and experience the ultimate in luxurious tranquility at The Ritz-Carlton.
Andaz Sanur Beach, Bali
Experience the allure of Bali like never before with Andaz Bali, a luxurious beachfront resort that offers a unique blend of old and new in the charming village of Sanur. Built around the natural landscape, the resort seamlessly blends modern amenities with traditional Balinese architecture, creating a welcoming and immersive setting that celebrates the rich culture and heritage of this tropical paradise.
Each element of the resort has been thoughtfully designed to inspire self-exploration and self-discovery. From the beautifully appointed rooms, suites, and villas that are spread across clusters of courtyards, to the upscale amenities and spacious balconies, to the private garden and beach villas that offer added tranquility, the Andaz Bali is a haven for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whether you're in search of adventure or relaxation, the resort offers a personalized experience that celebrates the best of Sanur, making it the perfect destination for anyone looking to discover the magic of Bali.
Capella Sydney, Australia
For years, the Department of Education building stood proudly in the heart of Sydney, its golden sandstone facade a quiet witness to the city's vibrant energy. Now, the iconic building has been transformed into the luxurious Capella Sydney, ushering in a new era of sophistication, culture and world-class hospitality.
Boasting a perfect balance of timeless architectural features and contemporary design elements, Capella Sydney offers a true celebration of Australian art, culture and style. From the stunningly curated artwork to the chic furnishings and intriguing objet d’art, every corner of this eight-level, 192-room hotel exudes a sense of effortless elegance. The ground floor offers an array of dining options, including the acclaimed Brasserie 1930 and McRae Bar, as well as six versatile event spaces catering for groups of up to 80 guests. Meanwhile, the health and wellness facilities on Level Six promise a rejuvenating escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Rambagh Palace Jaipur
Discover the majestic Rambagh Palace, a timeless gem in the heart of Jaipur. Originally built in 1835, this luxurious palace has undergone several royal transformations, from being the queen’s favourite handmaiden's home to a hunting lodge, royal guesthouse and eventually, the residence of the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and Maharani Gayatri Devi. Today, it stands as a testament to the grandeur of Rajasthan’s royal heritage, offering 78 grand luxury rooms and suites that were once the chambers of the former Maharaja.
Marvel at the intricately carved marble jalis, sandstone balustrades, cupolas and chattris, and elaborate Mughal Gardens that adorn the palace, as you step back in time to experience the opulence of a bygone era. Indulge in a royal feast at Suvarna Mahal, a former palace ballroom decorated with crystal chandeliers, or savour multi-cuisine delights at the Rajput Room and Verandah Café. Immerse yourself in ancient Indian wellness therapies at J Wellness Circle or unwind at the sophisticated Polo Bar, adorned with trophies and memorabilia of the Jaipur polo team. The palace also offers a stunning backdrop for weddings and business events, with a range of indoor and outdoor venues, including the magnificent Sawai Man Mahal. Join the likes of Lord Louis Mountbatten, Prince Charles, and Jacqueline Kennedy, and experience the best of Rajput hospitality at the iconic Rambagh Palace.
Taj Lake Palace Udaipur
Jag Niwas, also known as Taj Lake Palace, is a magnificent palace hotel located in the middle of Lake Pichola in Udaipur. Originally built in the 18th century as a summer retreat for the Mewar royal family, it has been restored to its former glory and transformed into a luxurious hotel. The palace is made of locally-sourced marble and boasts stunning views of the Aravalli Hills, Jag Mandir, Machla Magra Hills, and City Palace. The palace hotel offers 65 luxurious rooms and 18 grand suites, all elegantly designed with Mughal and Mewari architectural influences.
Guests can enjoy authentic Rajasthani and Indian cuisine at Neel Kamal, or contemporary European delicacies at the seasonally open-air Bhairo restaurant. The palace also features the Amrit Sagar bar, where guests can indulge in signature martinis, cocktails, and premium international spirits. In addition, guests can pamper themselves with ancient Indian wellness therapies at the J Wellness Circle. The palace hotel in Udaipur has a rich history of hosting grand soirees and formal levees for the royal family of Udaipur, and the tradition continues today with events and weddings. The city of Udaipur itself is known as the Venice of the East, with its elaborate palaces, serene lakes, exotic temples, and resplendent gardens. The hotel's concierge can assist guests in arranging tours of the city in one of their vintage cars, making for an unforgettable experience.
Hotel Belles Rives Juan Les Pins
Discover the charm of Cap d'Antibe, a town on the French Riviera, where the legendary Belles Rives mansion awaits you. Poised gracefully on the waterfront of the sparkling Mediterranean sea, this Art Deco gem boasts impressive balconies offering sweeping views of the sea. Once home to the iconic American author, Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, the Belles Rives exudes the riotous glamour of the era through its bold Art Deco styling and blue-striped awnings. Today, guests can recreate the chic elegance of those bygone days by spending time on the private beach and enjoying balmy evenings at the piano bar or dining by the water's edge.
Head to the hotel's private beach and pier for a day of sunbathing and swimming, or indulge in one of the many water sports available. For a truly luxurious experience, relax with an indulgent massage in one of the private cabanas on the beach or take a Valmont beauty treatment at the Belles Rives Beauty. Finish the day with a meal at La Passagere, a waterfront terrace restaurant with one Michelin star, offering unsurpassed sea views and the epitome of Mediterranean chic. At Belles Rives, expect a unique experience where the focus is on "subtle extravagance," blending culture, sports, relaxation, and gastronomy into the daily mix.
Borgo Santandrea, Amalfi Coast
Experience a timeless fairy tale at Borgo Santandrea, where guests are immersed in an enchanted atmosphere surrounded by Mediterranean gardens. With 29 rooms and 16 suites, each boasting a sea view and incredible panoramic vistas over the fishermen's dock and the Amalfi coastline, this hotel is inspired by Mid-Century style. From 90 meters above sea level, guests can easily reach the magnificent sandy private beach using one of the eight elevators or by walking through terraces and gardens. Secluded and romantic, the fine rooms are perfect for intimate getaways, with hand-made tiles, local stones, iconic and bespoke furniture, Murano glass, antiques, burnished brass, bronze, and natural linen framing the stunning blue sea.
Almost every room features a view over the borough of Conca dei Marini, a small hamlet close to Amalfi, making it the perfect hideaway for a peaceful retreat. Dining at Borgo Santandrea is an experience in itself, with a focus on selecting and preserving local ingredients. Guests can start their day with a healthy breakfast with a view at "Alici", relax and unwind at the "Beach Club" with a light snack, or enjoy a gourmet experience at "La Libreria". The Chef Crescenzo will take guests on a delightful journey of discovery from tradition to innovation with simple, carefully selected local ingredients. To learn the secrets of authentic Italian cuisine, guests can also participate in cooking classes at the spectacular "Libreria Kitchen".
San Montano Resort & Spa Ischia
San Montano Resort & Spa boasts a prime location overlooking the Neapolitan Coast and stunning views of Ischia and Naples, including the iconic Mount Vesuvius. The resort's six outdoor pools, room terraces, and alfresco dining areas offer endless opportunities to take in the breathtaking scenery. The exclusive wellness centre features a sea view spa that makes use of the island's volcanic waters, with natural grotto saunas and mud treatments. The resort's focus on wellbeing extends to its light and breezy guest rooms designed for relaxation, two restaurants serving Mediterranean cuisine, and access to the nearby Bay of San Montano and the thermal park of Negombo for further exploration of the region's natural beauty.
Located in a secluded part of a rugged outcrop, San Montano Resort & Spa is the perfect getaway for those seeking a tranquil Mediterranean retreat with a focus on wellness and relaxation. With stunning sea and mountain views, exclusive spa treatments, and nearby natural wonders to explore, guests are sure to leave feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
Grand Powers, Paris
Grand Powers, a boutique hotel in the heart of Paris's Golden Triangle, has been welcoming well-heeled travellers since the 1920s. Built in the mid-19th century in the Haussmann style, this elegant hotel boasts stunning views of the Eiffel Tower and is located in close proximity to the Champs Elysees. Its interiors are a perfect blend of European glamour from the 1930s to today's bespoke furniture, marble bathrooms, and ornate motifs that exude elegance and sophistication.
From shopping at the boutiques of Avenue Montaigne and Avenue George V to exploring the medieval streets of the Marais, Grand Powers places you in the centre of Parisian fashion and culture. After a day of exploring, unwind in your spacious room or suite, enjoy a massage at the hotel spa, or savour cocktails in the lounge bar as the city lights up around you. To make the most of your stay, rely on the expertise of the Grand Powers concierge who can provide you with in-the-know tips on where to go, shop, and dine in the local area.
Reach out to one of our Travelcall Luxury Travel Advisors to discuss today!
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