We’ve recently touched down in Europe, with access to new fixed-rate pairings on both the Nextant 400XTi and Legacy 600 to and from major European hotspots this summer. So once on the ground, just where to? Herewith, your insider guide to London, Nice, and Mykonos.
STAY: After the most extensive renovation in this iconic property’s history, the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park still celebrates the enduring glamor of the early 20th century. Designer Joyce Wang spearheaded the guest room interiors, taking her cue from the park side locale, while on-property dining venues, including Bar Boloud and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, remain top London tables.
EAT: The first Indian chef in the world to receive a Michelin star, Chef Atul Kochhar’s chic, two-floor Mayfair restaurant, Kanishka London, is anchored in traditions learned in the remote regions of his homeland, including such dishes as Assamese duck roast, sapta, thukpa, bamboo shoot stir fry and seafood alleppy.
SEE: The new Windermere Jetty: Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories celebrates 200 years of maritime history. Exhibits include Beatrix Potter’s tarn boat and SL Dolly, considered the globe’s oldest mechanically powered boat. The entire family will enjoy the design and technology that anchored boat-building in the Lake District.
SPA: Don’t miss the newly reopened Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Spa for seriously inspired R&R. With 13 treatment rooms and the decadent new Oriental Suite featuring a Rasul water temple, The Spa also offers ASANTE Traditional Chinese Medicine consultations and treatments.
STAY: If looking for the Nice see-and-be-seen crowd, The Negresco pays posh homage to the storied French Riviera. Since opening its doors in 1913, the elegant landmark has enticed the jet set and is famous for its incredible art collection. The two-bedroom, two-bath Family Suite lives like a residence and treats its young travelers like royalty, too.
EAT: A local hidden gem, L’Autobus is no frills and all flavor. Nestled amidst olive and cypress trees, the romantic setting is as buzzworthy as its menu, which features such local delicacies as squid salad, hearty gnocchi, and homemade desserts.
SEE: If an art buff, and in particular, if a fan of Henri Matisse, a visit to the Museé Matisse is a must. Located on the hill of Cimiez near the remains of a Roman amphitheater, it features the largest collection of Henri Matisse’s work.
SPA: Located in the five-star Cap Estel resort, the minimalist-chic Sothy’s Spa frames indelible ocean views. Book an anti-aging facial that uses Siberian ginseng or make a day of it with a 2.5-hour face and body ritual that ensures a vacation-long spa glow.
STAY: Santa Marina Mykonos is just off the beaten path, which means all of the nearby seduction is easily accessed, yet this stylish retreat offers a serene respite. Hugged by the tranquil Ornos Bay, it features expansive, 7,580-square-foot villas, a dare-to-leave me infinity pool, and sweeping views of the Aegean Sea.
EAT: Unlike the aforementioned resort, Ling Ling Mykonos by the owners of Hakkasan is decidedly in the heart of Mykonos action. The Cantonese menu of small dishes is inspired by Hakkasan signature dishes and locally sourced ingredients of Greece. What’s more, internationally seasoned mixologists mix artisan cocktails to a soundtrack from resident DJs.
SEE: From Santa Marina Mykonos, take a private heli-ride to the Cyclades islands,
or visit the Aegean Maritime Museum. Don’t miss a stroll through Little Venice, Mykonos’s historic 18th-century district with unforgettable waterfront cafés and boutiques.
SPA: Unplug and reboot at the Six Senses Spa Mykonos at The Belvedere, which takes its design cue from the Aegean Sea. Top treatments include a rose-inspired body hydration and detox massages, both of which combat Mykonos’s penchant for late-night music and dancing.
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