Hot new hotels to visit this summer
9 April 2015 / From a lavish Versace–designed palace to an iconic Manhattan landmark fresh from a multi-million-dollar makeover and a luxury Caribbean island paradise – 2015 sees some of the hottest new hotels of the decade opening in worldwide destinations.
You’ll be pleased to discover that these swanky hotels are not just for the A-list and that a trip or two is perfectly possible with leading UK tour operator DialAFlight’s special deals. Here’s DialAFlight’s pick of the best new hotels to check into this summer:
WAKE UP IN A VERSACE HOTEL: Palazzo Versace, Dubai
Imagine the glamour and opulence of the Gianni Versace brand – then live the lifestyle at the world’s second Versace-branded hotel, the Palazzo Versace. In a waterfront setting, with spectacular architecture and providing extraordinary service, this is a must for both fashionistas and discerning holidaymakers alike. Marvel at the bespoke Italian furnishings, luxurious fabrics, rich parquetry floors, huge windows and lavish, colourful silks. Experience fine dining at a hand-made silver leaf, glass-topped dining table, dance the night away in the grand ballroom or swim in the lagoon-style pool. Outside is Culture Village, with its cobblestone walkways and souks, as well as galleries and museums, sophisticated waterside cafés, restaurants and boutiques. A three-night stay with 20% savings costs from £769 pp (two sharing) including breakfast and flights (Heathrow). Valid for departures from 14 June to 15 July.
STAY IN THE ICON OF AN ERA: The Knickerbocker Hotel, New York City
Almost a century after closing its doors, the iconic Knickerbocker Hotel on Times Square has reopened after an extensive renovation. The historic hotel was the birthplace of the martini and was once home to Manhattan’s most lavish (and raucous) society parties – where dinner was served on solid gold plates and wads of dollar bills flew through the air. The hotel’s Beaux-Arts façade now hides an elegant interior with state-of-the art design and a modern vibe. Re-live the city’s golden age and, for the best view, sip cocktails at St. Cloud, the hotel’s spectacular rooftop bar, while taking in the heady sights and sounds. Enjoy five nights for the price of four and a free room upgrade on a five-night room-only stay which costs from £1,199 pp (two sharing) including flights (Heathrow). Valid for departures from 17 August to 1 September.
BLACKJACK BY THE BEACH: The Baha Mar Hotel & Casino, the Bahamas
For a bit of ‘Vegas on the beach’ this hotel is terrific. The Baha Mar blends sumptuous suites, authentic Bahamian culture and a stylish casino with 150 table games and poolside gaming too. Then there’s the long stretch of white-sand beach and clear waters, ideal for watersports, and the beachfront Sanctuary pools for snorkelling with sharks, stingrays and turtles. For golfers, the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed course awaits. Then indulge in a personalised treatment at the first and only ESPA flagship spa in the Caribbean. Afterwards head down to savour the culinary sensations on offer from over 40 restaurants, bars, lounges and nightclubs. A seven-night room-only stay (with £130 per room savings) costs from £1,239 pp (two sharing) including direct British Airways flights (Heathrow). Valid for departures from 23 August to 15 October.
For further information on DialAFlight’s huge range of holidays visit www.dialaflight.com or call 0844 556 6060 to speak to an expert.
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