Plan a trip across the old continent and stay in one of the best hotels in Europe in order to enjoy the quality, the comfort, the elegance, the design, the history and the pleasure of sleeping, eating and relaxing in an exclusive location. We present different options to make your wishes come true: a romantic weekend, a special trip to a city that you still do not know, a few days to turn off your mind or dive deeper into different cultures. The old Europe is still one of the best destinations in the world to get lost in cities full of history, personality, modernity and elegance. So, what better than visiting one of the main European capitals and to stay in one of its best hotels? Treat yourself and experience the luxury travel enjoying all the comforts in your accommodation. In some of these hotels you can relate with the coolest people, to take care of you and relax, to enjoy the architecture and design or taste the culinary delights. We have compiled a selection of European hotels you should not miss because of their quality, their reputation, their architecture, their originality… It will be difficult to decide (also due to their expensive price).
Milan: NH Experience
The European capital of fashion and design is also the place chosen by the NH group to inaugurate the first line of the Nhow hotel, an exclusive vanguard accommodations style that combines luxury, design and new technologies. The hotel is part of an impressive reconstruction project of a big industrial building located in the south of Milan, 12 km from Linate Airport, 2 km from the heart of the city and the Milan show. The concept of “Nhow” provides additional unprecedented hospitality reinterpreting times, spaces and services in order to involve the visitor from the first moment. The area of “Tortona & Navigli” has become the fashion district of the city, both day and night. It is full of charming restaurants, bars, showrooms and design and photography studios.
The perfect place in order to be close to the most sophisticated people of the city. As examples of luxury, the rooms have showers where the water flows directly from the spotlight. There are guiding lights under the bed to avoid disturbing the companion. Poltrona Frau, Knoll, Zucchetti and Artemide furniture are present; furnitures which were designed exclusively for Nhow. All the doors were made by the best graffiti artists in the city. The Art Direction renews the art and the cultural offer every three months and the works can be purchased. The hotel entrance has a long tunnel which enables access by vehicles. This NH is home to all kinds of events such as fashion shows, parties, exhibitions, etc. T35, the coolest local of Milan, is in the basement of the hotel. The Nhow suite is 320 square metres which are distributed in two floors. It enables you to hold private meetings, private parties or different meetings. It also has the restaurant Nhow Milan, a genuine laboratory of creative cuisine.
The price per room varies between 247 € and 3,000 €.
Paris: Melia Vendome, a privileged hotel.
It is privileged by its location -very close to the Madeleine, the Concorde Place, the Champs Elysées, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower and also close to the famous Rue Saint Honore where are located the best fashion boutiques in Paris- and it is outstanding in their treatment and services. A four-star luxury hotel that combines comfort and practicality. The Melia Vandome is part of the hotel called “hotels boutique”. It has 83 reformed rooms, spacious, quiet and classically decorated with elegance and comfort.
The price starts from 335 € for a double room.
London: The Halkin, luxury in the heart of the city.
Located in the luxurious neighborhood of Belgravia, close to Hyde Park Corner and a few minutes from Piccadilly, this well-known five star hotel is the best accommodation to enjoy a few days in the vibrant city of London. The Halkin hotel has a contemporary and postmodern décor style and it is notable for its service, design and sophistication. This hotel has received awards such as AA four red stars 1995, Egon Ronay award and the Best Hotel in London 1998 by the Bloomberg Television. It offers style, privacy and discretion. The hotel has curiosities such as the employees’ uniforms were designed by Armani, the bath items and toiletries are Bulgari and the sheets are made from Egyptian cotton. It is perfect for traveling with children since they have also babysitting service. The restaurant, which is called Nham, is the only one in the world specializing in Thai cuisine and it has a Michelin star.
The price starts from 460 € for a double room.
Berlin: Arte Luise, a customized hotel
In terms of art concerning this hotel can be a synonym of “luxury”. Overlooking Berliner Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate, the Arte Luise is the result of the work of fifty artists, who created exclusive rooms in exchange for some part of the benefits that the hotel will get in the future. Among the most popular suites is the futuristic of Jochen Schmiddem, which so impressed Spielberg and he called the author in charge to create the set of Minority Report film. Therefore, this hotel-museum has exceptional scenery for lovers of art and design. It is easy to coincide with politicians and important personalities. It has a total of 50 unique rooms decorated with paintings, comics, color, photographs, different themes… and its ladder, which is full of literary quotations; which is considered a historical monument.
The restaurant combines Mediterranean and German cuisine and its wine cellar offers more than a thousand references.
The price starts from 128 € for a double room
Mallorca: relax in the Mardavall Hotel & Spa
The Balearic Islands are one of the most desirable destinations in the world. Take advantage of the low season to enjoy one of the best hotels in its geography. Located in Mallorca, this impressive five star hotel, that is a member for “The Luxury Collection”, it is the best place to get lost and disconnected from the world. The hotel is situated on the seafront, just 1 km from Puerto Portals, and its typical Mediterranean architecture is really gorgeous. The rooms and the common areas are decorated with original works by artists from Mallorca such as Adolf B. Gil, Biel Bover, Gust Graas or Jose Tobal. Its Altira Spa (4,700 m2) is an oasis of comfort and relaxation: thalassotherapy, oriental medicine, shiatsu, massage and an indoor swimming pool of sea water…Its large rooms and suites are equipped with soft bathrobes, silky kimonos and satin sheets brands from Christian Fischbacher. In the restaurant, which is called S’Aigua, you can enjoy the exclusive Functional Eating concept.
The price ranges between 367€ and 4,377€ per room.
Paris: The Ritz, an icon of luxury
This legendary hotel is considered one the best in the world. Icon of elegance, luxury and good taste, the Ritz is accessible only to the privileged pockets. Located on the Vendome Place in Paris, its creator, Cesar Ritz, made his dream come true building a hotel that would be a reference in all Europe. And he succeeded it as there is not a self-respecting European capital which does not have a Ritz. In its guest list were illustrious figures such as Marcel Proust, F. Fiztgeral Scott, Ernest Hemingway or Coco Chanel. In the song “Putting on the Ritz” by Fred Astaire he made famous this expression which means “get dressed up.” Also, the famous cocktail “Bloody Mary” was created at the Ritz.In summary, the premises of this hotel are: the obsessed with detail, the perfection and the beauty.
The cheapest room costs about 650 €.
By Paula P.M.G.B