Dreamy European Hotels to Book for Your Next International Trip

Dreamy European Hotels to Book for Your Next International Trip

As the European Union is welcoming back US travelers to their countries, we’ve rounded up what’s new in prime destinations across the continent for those who feel comfortable crossing the pond. Here are some top recommendations for a late summer and fall getaway.

Shangri-La Paris (Paris, France)

Former private mansion of Prince Roland Bonaparte located in the very chic 16th arrondissement of Paris, the five-star Shangri-La Hotel, Paris represents the quintessence of the Asian art of hospitality and the French art of living. This 19th century French architectural gem has been listed as a Historic Monument since 2009. Along with 100 fully renovated rooms and suites which offer breathtaking and unique views of the Eiffel Tower and the great Parisian monuments, the hotel features two restaurants, four historic reception rooms a luxury spa with a 17-meter swimming pool bathed in natural light, and more. www.shangri-la.com/paris/shangrila

Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa (Mallorca, Spain)

Situated on the rugged northwest coast of Mallorca, Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa crowns a cliff overlooking the bay of Port Soller. Along with uninterrupted sea views on one side and has a dramatic back drop of the Tramuntana Mountains on the other, the hotel features 120 rooms and suites, two restaurants, four bars, two swimming pools and a sumptuous Talise Spa. www.jumeirah.com/en/stay/mallorca/jumeirah-port-soller-hotel-and-spa

Ashford Castle Hotel (Galway, Ireland)

For over 700 years, Ashford Castle and its 350-acre private estate have offered a myriad of ways to enjoy the hospitality of a castle hotel in Ireland. Dating back to 1228, with 83 spectacular rooms, suites and the Hideaway Cottage, a wealth of activities and plenty of thoughtful touches, the five-star Ashford Castle offers guests acclaimed Irish hospitality on a grand scale. Along with a state-of-the-art spa, the property features award-winning fine dining options, nine-hole private golf course, Ashford Equestrian Centre, and much more. https://ashfordcastle.com

Hotel El Palace Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)

El Palace Barcelona has a privileged location in the very center of Barcelona in the historic Eixample district, walking distance from some of the most popular tourist attractions in the city, some of which even visible from rooms, suites, and the rooftop garden. The deluxe 5-star hotel offers a variety of superior amenities, such as an acclaimed spa, outdoor pool, sauna, Turkish steam bath, limousine service, and much more. www.hotelpalacebarcelona.com

The Marbella Club - Spain

The Marbella Club is a dreamy, seaside Mediterranean staple founded by Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe in the heart of Andalusia’s ‘Golden Mile’ in Southern Spain. The newly launched ‘Clubhouse’ social hub of open-air and interconnected bar & dining spaces includes the brand-new, all-day eatery, El Patio restaurant. The Clubhouse at Marbella Club will feature an exciting series of pop-up exhibitions and fashion residencies from now to October, including legendary French Maison CHANEL for its very first ephemeral boutique in Spain, and a showcase of the Marbella Club Days swim-short in collaboration with British men’s resort wear brand Orlebar Brown and renowned international photographer Stuart Cantor. Alongside the shorts is a pop-up exhibition from Stuart Cantor of his Marbella Club Days series, known for his vintage style and character-filled images of some of the world’s most iconic beachfront locations and party playgrounds. https://www.marbellaclub.com/

Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay - Spain

This season, international photographer Stuart Cantor – known for capturing the understated luxury and timeless glamour of some of the Mediterranean’s grandest destinations – will be exhibiting his Balearic Bliss series exclusively at Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay for guests to enjoy. Cantor’s first ever physical exhibition will showcase a series of 16 first edition prints expertly capturing the barefooted spirit and natural beauty of the Balearics islands. Provoking a sense of escapism with each image through soft lighting and a unique composition, guests will be transported into another world; from lazy pool days in Ibiza to the crystal-clear waters of Formentera and the arty enclaves of Deia in Mallorca. The exhibition will be displayed at Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay for the 2021 season and all prints, including the ‘Ibiza Bay Days’ and ‘Family Time At Ibiza Bay’ will be available to purchase from the hotel. https://www.nobuhotelibizabay.com/

Casa Angelina - Praiano, Italy

Located in Praiano, Italy, Casa Angelina is a quiet retreat from the busy nearby towns of the Amalfi Coast. The boutique hotel recently unveiled its new Live La Dolce Vita Package, allowing travelers to experience both Casa Angelina and its surroundings through arranged programming, centered around each one of our five senses. Guests will be picked up on property and treated to a sailing along the region’s coastline to see Italy’s most stunning beaches. In the spa, touch the Amalfi Coast with Casa Angelina’s signature, Amalfi Coast Sea Salt Scrub. Guests can also hear Casa Angelina’s home region come to life with a live, private performance at Seascape Bar, featuring local musicians playing Neapolitan melodies. Those craving a taste of Italy can enjoy the package’s private four-course live cooking show experience on the hotel’s rooftop. Lastly, smell the wines of Italy with a guided wine tasting at Un Piano Nel Cielo’s, the hotel’s fine-dining restaurant that offers sweeping views of the Amalfi coastline. http://casaangelina.com/

Puente Romano Beach Resort - Spain

Set amongst acres of lush, tropical gardens the luxurious rooms and suites at Puente Romano Beach Resort all benefit from their own private access and the varying luxury villa options offer complete seclusion, with private pools and gardens to soak up the Mediterranean sun behind closed doors. New for 2021 is the family friendly al fresco lounge and dining area La Concha, for refreshing custom-made cocktails and mocktails delivered straight to sun-loungers. An active living destination, guests can also enjoy the new state-of-the-art Health & Fitness Centre, multiple tennis and paddle courts, and access to an 18-hole private golf course. https://www.puenteromano.com/