European airline to an exotic Mediterranean destination this summer. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite European hotels that will extend your comfort beyond the plane.
The Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul, at Sultan Ahmet – Istanbul, Turkey:
Described as a “…beautiful haven in the middle of a bustling old city…” this Four Seasons hotel is in the center of almost every historic monument you would want to see in Istanbul. With a 24-hour, multilingual concierge and in-room dining services, a 1,114 square meter (12,000 square foot) fitness center, and five major landmarks within a five minute walk of the hotel, this Four Seasons is the pinnacle of comfort.
The Hotel Belvedere – Riccione, Italy:
This beautiful modern hotel in the heart of Italy has taken customer service to a brand new level. The secret events and surprises that pop up every day transform the Hotel Belvedere into something more than just a place to stay for a holiday. The experience of the entire hotel has been cultivated to create something unforgettable.
The Milestone Hotel – Kensington, London:
Proudly stating that there are two staff members for every guest, it is easy to see why this re-purposed parish has been voted the best hotel in London. From their two person suites to their family apartments, The Milestone Hotel goes to great lengths to ensure an “enjoyable and trouble free” stay for you and your pets.
Britannia Hotel–Trondheim, Norway:
This 1870 landmark recently underwent extensive renovations that seem to have only added to its levels of luxury and grace. The suites are spacious, bathrooms decked out in marble (with freestanding brass tubs), and hotel dining destinations include a cavernous wine cellar and bar, brasserie, and afternoon tea in the sky-lit atrium. At the romantic Speilsalen restaurant, you’ll make your way through six or 10 courses of Norwegian delicacies. Here, there’s the option to dine inside private dome-enclosed chambers, like opulent little greenhouses, and then to wander over to the Palme haven for live orchestral music. There are practicalities at the Britannia as well, if you’re into that sort of thing: meeting rooms, a modern fitness center, spa, heated pool and sauna, and a Trondheim location that can’t be beat.