Five exceptional hotels for glamorous escapes 

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Conran cool in Marrakech 

“There is divinity in the details here”: the dining room at L’Hôtel Marrakech

“There is divinity in the details here”: the eating room at L’Hôtel Marrakech © Andrew Montgomery


Conran’s sixth sense for design is married with unique indoor and outdoor spaces

Conran’s sixth sense for design is married with distinctive indoor and out of doors areas © Andrew Montgomery

When Jasper Conran opened L’Hôtel Marrakech, his peerlessly fashionable Marrakech riad, it was to nice fanfare. Which, in a metropolis stated to have greater than 1,000 such houses-turned-hospitality ventures – lots of them, equally, temples to excessive design – is saying one thing. But there may be divinity within the particulars right here. They cohere with explicit magnificence and delightfulness within the first-floor Casablanca and Fez Suites, which is the place Conran’s sixth sense for mixing durations, textures and palettes meets ample indoor and out of doors areas to play with it in. Kilims – on flooring and furnishings – and inlaid wooden abound, as do the wrought-iron Moorish home windows, varnished black, and buttercream-delicate tadelakt plaster on the partitions (and within the big bathtub). You can sit all day on the extensive terrace and admire the courtyard backyard and its lap pool. Or pull the white cotton-voile curtains to, and relish the quiet and privateness – which occur to be two of the medina’s scarcest luxuries., from €560

Hong Kong’s view of views


The Peninsula Hong Kong offers dazzling views of Victoria Harbour and the city skyline

The Peninsula Hong Kong provides dazzling views of Victoria Harbour and the town skyline

Hong Kong Island handle, or Hong Kong Island view, from Kowloon? It’s a matter of private alternative; however there’s one view that places Kowloon decidedly within the lead: the one from the highest ground of The Peninsula Hong Kong. The resort’s Peninsula Suite is a splurge past, one strictly for the deep-pocketed (or for a really big day); however we’re undecided there’s one other house that mixes such a stunning perspective on Victoria Harbour and the HK skyline with actual provenance and historical past, of which the resort has a lot to spare. There’s a Biedermeier couch and an unique modern artwork assortment, a terrace overlooking the harbour, and a gleaming child grand piano within the sitting room. Plus two loos and a health club. (And, within the big sitting room, a phenomenal vintage telescope. For these views, which is why you’re right here.), POA

Make like Rita Hayworth in LA


Renovations to the Sunset Tower have left the hotel looking swanker than ever

Renovations to the Sunset Tower have left the resort wanting swanker than ever © Laure Joliet

The old-world LA glamour “makes everyone look like a star”

The old-world LA glamour “makes everyone look like a star” © Laure Joliet

Jeff Klein’s Sunset Tower stays one of many stalwarts of old-world LA glamour: from the landmark artwork deco façade to the scrums of Hollywood energy brokers populating the Tower bar and restaurant day and evening, it manifests a centre-of-the-world vitality that few different hotels within the metropolis match. An evening (or just a few) in a Townhouse Suite right here brings the total Golden Age of Cinema fantasy impact. The two-storey house, with its darkish parquet flooring, 20ft ceilings and extensive terrace (full with views of the town under) isn’t the largest round, and it’s removed from the flashiest. But renovations have left the entire resort wanting swanker than ever; and in these suites, Klein’s eye for proportion and designer Lisa Koch’s for tone ends in heat, blush-hued mild that makes everybody appear to be a star, so you’ll be able to swish down the swish curved staircase feeling correctly Rita Hayworth., from about $2,800

A London Lodge match for a prince

The hand-carved four-poster bed and wood panelling in The Prince’s Lodge suite

The hand-carved four-poster mattress and wooden panelling in The Prince’s Lodge suite

The three Michelin-starred Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

The three Michelin-starred Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

How can we love The Connaught? Let us rely the methods: its exclusivity (simply 121 rooms); its horny chiaroscuro central stair and lengthy, hushed halls; its zen Aman spa, hidden away on a subterranean degree; its two championship bars, after all. And The Prince’s Lodge suite: in a resort the place each room is individually designed, this fifth-floor magnificence stands out for sheer originality. Named for Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn – the third son of Queen Victoria – the comparatively diminutive house (a bit below 600sq ft) punches means above its weight for design genius. The big four-poster wood mattress was carved by hand in Kabul; likewise a lot of the opposite furnishings (designer Guy Oliver labored in collaboration with the Turquoise Mountain basis on the Lodge, which is supposed to evoke the town’s famed Peacock Palace). Ornate, burnished wooden panelling contrasts with limed rafter beams. A spherical porthole window lights the tiny research; two bay home windows flanking the French doorways that result in a small balcony invite gazing and dreaming. A extra romantic resort house in London is tough to think about.; from £1,519

Top of the (Cape) Town 

The Silo Hotel’s floor-to-ceiling windows give views of Cape Town and Table Mountain

The Silo Hotel’s floor-to-ceiling home windows give views of Cape Town and Table Mountain

The Silo Hotel sits above the Zeitz MOCAA museum

The Silo Hotel sits above the Zeitz MOCAA museum

When it opened in 2017, Cape Town’s Silo Hotel broke a variety of floor. It was the primary resort to take a seat atop a serious museum (Zeitz MOCAA, the modern African-art assortment of conservationist-philanthropist Jochen Zeitz); it was the primary in Africa designed by Thomas Heatherwick; and it was the primary metropolis property in Liz and Phil Biden’s Royal Portfolio, whose estates and safari lodges set bars throughout South Africa. All these parts come into play in The Silo’s Penthouse Suite: moreover ticking all kinds of indulgence packing containers (2,000-plus sq ft, non-public cinema, double loos, a spa therapy room), it capitalises on Heatherwick’s unorthodox concave floor-to-ceiling home windows to create triple-aspect views of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, and the Cape Town CBD. The ebullient decor is classic Liz Biden (like Firmdale’s Kit Kemp, she’s beloved each for her liberal use of color and her championing of native artists and artisans); and the resort has its personal non-public museum entrance.; from about $5,150

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