A luxury holiday should be full of moments to relax, refresh and excite you. Awe-inspiring views, seamless service and deluxe accommodation all play their part. But it's those special moments of pure unadulterated luxury and unique million miles from home experiences that create memories that last a lifetime. Calling on our years of luxury expertise and close partnerships with outstanding hotels, we know how to ensure you go home having experienced something truly special that you're sure to remember for years to come.
Read on to find out about eight incredible luxury experiences you can enjoy with Elegant Resorts and hotels ran by the prestigious Marriott International...
Unwind in the Most Glamourous of Poolside Settings at Santa Marina, A Luxury Collection Resort, Mykonos
Nestled on a sweeping sandy beach along the spectacular shoreline of the Greek island of Mykonos,
Santa Marina, A Luxury Collection Resort boasts far-reaching Aegean views beyond its contemporary chic spaces. Relaxation is guaranteed in the modern accommodation where natural, organic materials complement serene colour schemes, and exceptional cuisine is the order of the day from the property's two restaurants. Refreshing drinks can be enjoyed with memorable sea views from the bohemian-styled beach bar or from the comfort of a poolside cabana.
Savour the Moment...
The centrepiece of this luxurious beachside property is the impressive infinity pool with its sparkling waters framing the clear blue sea beyond. Unique sunken cabanas house plush seating and are the perfect place to relax with a drink, taking in the breathtaking sea views. Whether you opt to sit in one of the chic hanging egg chairs or lie back on a comfortable cushioned sunbed, spending time in this glamorous space is sure to create many dreamy moments to remember.
Revel in Romance During the Harmony of Lights at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
Venetian- inspired architecture inspires romance at every turn in the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand CanalRitz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal. Guests can wander through lush, landscaped gardens past elegant cloister-style facades as they explore the vast grounds, which are home to one of the city's largest outdoor pools and eight restaurants serving tantalising Global cuisine. Mesmerising views of Abu Dhabi's architectural masterpiece, the Sheikh Zayad Grand Mosque, the architectural masterpiece of Abu Dhabi,
can be glimpsed throughout the property, its amethyst and jasper embedded columns and white marble domes providing a memorable backdrop to any stay.
A Special Moment in Time...
As the sun starts to dip down beneath the horizon the sky is ablaze with red and orange, a striking contrast to the elegant white facade of the city's Grand Mosque, one of the historic highlights of Abu Dhabi.
In the opulent lobby the much-awaited sunset ceremony 'Harmony of Lights' begins. Lights are dimmed, candles are lit and an opera singer and pianist fill the room with music and romance.
Enjoy Exclusive Beach Relaxation at Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort, Elounda, Crete
A blissful beachfront retreat offering effortlessly authentic luxury on the Greek island of Crete,
Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort is understandably adored by all who visit. Quintessentially Cretan architecture is nestled between tropical palm and wild olive trees, and spectacular views of the sparkling Aegean Sea and the UNESCO-listed island of Spinalonga are afforded from the hotel's stylish accommodation. The resort is ideal for beach lovers with a variety of options for sun-soaked relaxation.
An Exclusive Experience...
Reserved exclusively for guests in the property's Luxury Suites and Private Villas, The Beach Haven is a privately reserved beachside area where personalised five-star service can be enjoyed in a prime location. Fresh towels, complimentary treats, magazines and aromatherapy spritzes courtesy of the Elite Beach Service Crew all add to the sense of pure relaxation here. Lie back and relax with a good book, or get active at the Watersports Club where snorkelling, diving and water-skiing can be easily arranged.
Wonder at the Night Skies at The Ritz-Carlton, Abama, Tenerife
Panoramic views from its spectacular cliff-top position set the scene for rest and relaxation at the renowned Ritz-Carlton, Abama.
There's no shortage of things to do with seven swimming pools, a golf course, a cycling centre and a spa at guests' disposal. An outstanding range of eateries take inspiration for their delectable dishes from around the globe and Michelin-star cuisine can be sampled in two of the eight exceptional restaurants. The golden sands of Abama Beach await after a short ride on the hotel's funicular, a secluded paradise with sweeping views out to sea.
Gaze at the Stars...
Enjoy an exquisitely prepared private picnic on the beach and marvel at the clear night skies on a unique stargazing experience. One of the best places in the world to practice astronomy, Tenerife's clear skies lend themselves perfectly to star spotting. Study the night sky and learn about astronomy on this truly memorable evening experience.
Savour an Afternoon Tea to Remember at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai
A coveted location in the Marina district of Dubai and its own idyllic stretch of private beach makes The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai
ideal for the discerning traveller. The Mediterranean-inspired, low-rise architecture sits in contrast to the city's gleaming skyscrapers and lends an intimate feel to any stay. Spacious guestrooms and suites featuring oversized rain showers and egg-shaped baths offer classic, elegant luxury, whilst the hotel's nine dining venues boast an equally opulent feel and serve up an extensive range of flavours from all over the world.
A Quintessentially Elegant Experience...
Choose to enjoy exquisite cakes, enticing pastries and heavenly freshly baked scones under sparkling chandeliers in the elegant Lobby Lounge or on the handsome terrace with views out over lush, landscaped gardens. A resident harpist accompanies the delicious spread, enhancing the sophisticated ambience during this quintessential afternoon tea experience.
Relax in Nature at The Anazoe Spa, The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort, Costa Navarino
An award-winning property set in the Peloponnese region of Greece,
The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort, Costa Navarino has it all - pristine beaches, first-class restaurant and leisure facilities, stunning rural landscapes and plentiful areas of cultural and historical interest within easy reach. Unobstructed views of the sun-dappled Ionian Sea and spectacular beaches ensure peaceful relaxation, whilst the range of indoor and outdoor leisure options keeps boredom at bay.
The Ultimate Relaxation...
The 4,000m² Anazoe Spa at Navarino Dunes offers guests of The Romanos Resort a range of spa treatments that incorporate ancient Greek health and beauty practices including speciality treatments using local ingredients and traditional methodologies. An extensive range of options promises relaxation on another level - kinesiotherapy, hydrotherapy and floating pools, indoor and outdoor treatment areas, ice-grotto rooms, mist showers and herbal saunas are all available for guests to sample. Alfresco treatments take advantage of nature's tranquil sounds such as waves lapping on the sand and palm trees fluttering in the wind. Specially designated pool and beachside spa pavilions ensure the spa experience is as seamless outside as within the impressive spa itself.
Take Part in a Champagne Ritual at The St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca
With the bright blue of the Mediterranean Sea stretching out in front, the craggy peaks of the Tramuntana Mountains towering behind and expanses of manicured lawns framing lush flowers throughout, The St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort promises a relaxing stay in the best landscapes Mallorca
has to offer. Refined terracotta architecture leading to beautiful cascading gardens and an impressive triple-level swimming pool is perfect for unwinding and re-energising and exceptional epicurean experiences in gourmet restaurants adds to this resort's allure.
A Timeless Tradition...
Dating back to the battles of Napoleon Bonaparte, who was known for opening champagne with his sabre both in victory and defeat, the St. Regis daily champagne sabring ceremony celebrates this iconic beverage and invites you to experience this legacy with them. As the sun starts to set and dusk takes over guests can raise their glasses in the elegant surrounds of the Es Vent Bar and mark the inevitable transition of day to night.
Soak Up the Atmosphere at Buddha Bar, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
Sweeping views over a pristine beach and across the renowned Saadiyat Beach Golf Club assures visitors to The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort of a tranquil escape, whilst the property's proximity to downtown Abu Dhabi, a gem of the Arabian Gulf, allows effortless exploration. The refined elegance St. Regis is known for blends seamlessly with contemporary touches throughout the interiors and attentive service from the signature St. Regis butler service will leave a lasting impression on all who visit.
A Legendary Venue...
Home to some of the most exclusive eateries on Saadiyat Island, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi presents flavours from all around the world in the most exquisite of settings. An experience not to be missed, Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi is a day-to-night destination, the fifth of its kind in the world, and the first as a permanent destination. Savour mouth-watering fusion food and tempting cocktails in this exotic setting whilst a DJ sets the mood with the signature music Buddha Bars are known for.
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