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
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
A new category of luxury suite for Regent
Seven Seas Explorer to debut in 2016