Bucket List Stays at Raffles Hotels & Resorts
Monday, October 17, 2016
Once in a Lifetime Trophy Trips Await at Luxurious Raffles Hotels Around the World
For nearly 130 years Raffles Hotels & Resorts has offered discerning travelers the upmost extravagance and over-the-top experiences in sought after destinations across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. From the classic colonial splendor of Raffles Singapore where the brand began to elegant oases in destinations like Dubai, The Seychelles, Cambodia, and Paris, the Raffles name is synonymous with luxury, glamour and extraordinary adventure. Following is a sampling of some of the bucket list stays travelers can experience when booking with Raffles Hotels & Resorts.
Situated in one of the world’s most far flung destinations, Raffles Seychelles is perfectly nestled on the island of Praslin in the Indian Ocean, which is home to natural wonders such as the World Heritage Site of Vallée de Mai, and Anse Lazio. An oasis of laidback luxury, Raffles Seychelles instills a sense of wellbeing and creates an atmosphere of blissful relaxation with its secluded villas and white sandy beach, ideal for the paradise seeker. Whether sunbathing on Anse Takamaka Beach and the outdoor infinity pools or partaking in a range of adventurous activities including snorkeling or hiking along scenic trails, Raffles Seychelles is a haven for travelers seeing a tropical escape.
Rising above this ancient and bustling metropolis lies Raffles Istanbul, an oasis of calm and cool. Located at Zorlu Center – the hub for luxury shopping – this 5-star luxury hotel offers a stunning vantage point over The Bosphorus. Every element of the hotel has been carefully considered to make guests feel totally relaxed and at home, with Raffles Butlers providing an unparalleled level of luxury service. The Raffles Spa, one of the largest in the city, offers 3,000 square meters of spa and wellness facilities, while the hotel offers world-class dining including the award winning restaurant Arola by renowned Spanish Chef Sergi Arola.
Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor
Set across from the Royal Palace, the landmark Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor first opened its doors in 1932 and is rich in Cambodian history. Featuring over 15 acres of beautifully landscaped French gardens and built around the country’s largest swimming pool, the hotel is a peaceful retreat after exploring Siem Reap’s hidden temples. Guests can also indulge their appetite with a wide selection of fine dining choices including exotic Khmer cuisine at Restaurant Le Grand, or enjoy fine wine, champagne and cocktails at the Elephant Bar. For a one-of-a-kind, unforgettable dining experience, the hotel can also arrange private dining at one of the magnificent temples of Angkor.
Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris
Just steps from the Champs Elysées and Arc de Triomphe, Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris is a stunning Palace hotel in the City of Lights, combining Parisian chic with relaxed sophistication. Here guests can experience the epitome of Parisian vibrancy and elegance in an oasis for the culturally inclined. Within the hotel is the 99-seat Katara cinema and the ‘Art District’ Gallery, featuring stunning rotating works by Paris’ most talented artists as curated by the Art Concierge. Coupled with luxurious accommodations, guests can indulge in the 1,500-square-meter My Blend by Clarins spa and gourmet dining at the recently opened Matsuhisa Paris by renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and the Michelin-star Il Carpaccio.
Raffles Hotels & Resorts is a luxury brand with an illustrious history dating back to 1887 when the world-renowned Raffles hotel first opened its doors in Singapore. Today, the remarkable collection includes twelve extraordinary properties in many of the world’s best cities and top holiday destinations including favorites such as Paris, Istanbul, and the Seychelles. Many more exciting locations are also on the horizon with new hotels being developed in destinations such as Warsaw and Jeddah. Whether it’s a secluded resort or a lively city-centre, each Raffles promises an oasis of calm and charm and a compelling mix of cultures and styles, and has its very own story to tell. Part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,000 hotels, resorts and residences around the globe, Raffles is proud to draw on the timeless essence of Raffles – to deliver thoughtful, personal and discreet service to well-travelled guests. For more information or reservations, please visit raffles.com.