With Spain and France reopening to U.S. travelers this week and Ireland welcoming American tourists starting July 19th, here are four awe-inspiring hotels and resorts to visit this summer and beyond.
Along with being awarded five-star accreditation and offering a plethora of deluxe amenities and services, the below properties are Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED™, a comprehensive verification process which helps ensure that travelers can book with confidence knowing the appropriate health safety protocols and procedures are in place at VERIFIED™ hotels and resorts. To date, more than 500 hotels, resorts, destinations, and venues in 50 countries have achieved the health security verification.1. 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/shangrila2. 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-spa3. 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.com4. 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