Virgin Holidays + Hip Hotels, a partnership that identifies achingly stylist hotels and creates bespoke and luxury holidays, is sharing the insight of its globe trotter Travel Gurus, and asking them - what are the top hotels you must see?
Andrew Senior, Travel Guru, rates Sandy Lane in Barbados as a “must see”, commenting: “Sandy Lane is somewhat of an institution in the world of luxury holidays. It’s the height of beachside glamour and a holiday to Barbados wouldn’t be complete without a night or two at Sandy Lane.” The Caribbean Georgian detail makes this top hotel instantly recognisable, as well as the bright blue parasols that dot the gorgeous sandy beach. From £2,945 for seven nights.
Up in sunny California is another type of luxury altogether. Think “celebrity retreat” and Chateau Marmont immediately springs to mind – the ultimate in A-List escapism. Lee McVeigh, Travel Guru, says, “Chateau Marmont is the quintessence of La La Land, an enduring feature of the movie screen scene since the early Thirties. But such a high profile has not jeopardised the ultimate exclusivity of this Hollywood mainstay: its bungalows, cottages and suites are all nestled among lush gardens for the utmost in discretion and privacy.” Check into Chateau Marmont for a super luxury holiday and to sample the truest of A-list experiences. From £1,149 for four nights.
Guru Tara Johnsons’ pick is closer to home, Richard Branson’s retreat in Morocco. “Kasbah Tamdot is definitely a top hotel you must see. Set in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, this is a real “get away from it all” experience, where guests can drop into local Berber homes for glasses of mint tea, explore the medinas in Marrakech and dine on extraordinary food conjured up by the resident chefs at Kasbah Tamadot.” From £759 for three nights.
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