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The long awaited opening of the Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech brings a

new dimension of refined luxury to the Red City. An oasis of tranquility, it is

nestled among 20 hectares of pristine landscaped gardens away from

Marrakech’s main bustle but within easy reach of its most popular

attractions. The hotel’s interiors are the work of French design duo, Patrick

Gilles and Dorothée Boissier, who have combined Berber and Spanish

Arabic patterns with contemporary stylings. Each of the 54 lavish villas has

its own private garden and swimming pool, while nine spacious suites come

with terraces with stunning views of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.

Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech welcomes its first guests

Regent Seven Seas Cruises will introduce a new category of

luxury suite exclusively for Seven Seas Explorer, which will

commence sailing in 2016, that sets the tone for the well-

appointed and spacious all-suite accommodations found

throughout their newest vessel. Named the Regent Suite, the

plush two-bedroom, 3,875-square foot suite comes complete

with an in-room spa retreat, a first at sea, with personal sauna,

steam room and treatment area. The suite also features an

outdoor, glass-enclosed sitting area aptly named the Vista

Garden, where guests can enjoy magnificent, unobstructed

270-degree views over the ship’s bow and toward the horizon.

Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four

Seasons Hotel ...unrivalled service & luxury

Situated in 17 acres of immaculate grounds and pine

woods, at the tip of what is arguably the loveliest headland

on the French Riviera, Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, which

was built in 1908, is now shining under inspired, new

management with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts. The hotel

will be the brand’s second property in France, joining Four

Seasons Hotel George V in Paris. The work of designer

Pierre-Yves Rochon

is reflected at both properties.

Accommodations include suites, some with a private

terrace and an infinity pool, three restaurants, including

Club Dauphin, which offers regionally-inspired food and

views of the sea, and a spa with eight treatment rooms, a

gym, indoor pool, sauna, and steam rooms.

Turn up at the airport 3 to 4 hours before your flight

It is much less hassle when you arrive with lots of time to spare. Arrive early and the check in queue

should be quite light, enabling you to proceed through Passport Control fairly quickly, as opposed

to arriving two hours before your flight and getting lost in a check-in scrum.

Be aware as early as possible of your likely boarding gate location

The larger the airport the more likely that your boarding gate could be up to a mile away!

Invest in true comfort - head for a VIP lounge

There is a very good reason for the growing popularity of VIP airport lounges. They offer a proper

sanctuary away from the throngs. You can still brave the departure lounge shopping areas safe in

the knowledge that you have a tranquil refuge with free drinks, food and other amenities.

The Canny Traveller

...handy tips for surviving airports

Travel News

A new category of luxury suite for Regent

Seven Seas Explorer to debut in 2016