With travel beginning to open up in many parts of the world, Accor Hotels held a “Return of International Travel Luxury Showcase” event for agents and the media on Monday to show off a half-dozen of their top properties.
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Here’s a brief look at the properties that took part in Monday’s call.
Carton House, Ireland
Carton House, a Fairmont Managed Hotel is luxury resort escapism at its best. Set on 1,100 private acres of sweeping Kildare parkland, just twenty minutes from Dublin International Airport, it is one of Ireland’s most exquisite national treasures. When you arrive at Carton House, you enter a place rich with over three centuries of history. Originally the home of the influential and aristocratic FitzGerald family, its history is as dramatic and storied as that of our nation itself; rich in art, culture, romance and politics, echoes of which can be felt as you walk the halls today. The resort is home to two championship, 18 hole golf courses, luxury spa and wellness facilities and a number of unique dining experiences. The property has a wall that’s five miles long and was built as a family estate in 1739. Stunning.
Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana
It is in Rio, more specifically on Copacabana Beach, that Fairmont has chosen to open its first hotel in South America, around the sun-kissed sands of the beach and under the gaze of the Majestic Sugar Loaf Mountain. Set in one of the most spectacular areas on the waterfront, the Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana was designed by renowned architect Patricia Anastassiadis inspired by the glamour of the 1950’s in Rio. Enjoy the best of Copacabana with our beach service, two pools and fitness center. Our 375 apartments, including 68 suites, are decorated in shades of blue, inspired by the Copacabana sea. Amazing views of the ocean and Sugar Loaf Mountain, plus 524 verandahs and a Willow Stream Spa.
The Savoy, London, A Fairmont Managed Hotel
At the forefront of the luxury hotel scene for over 130 years, The Savoy is the only luxury hotel on the River Thames, perfectly located in the heart of all that London has to offer. The Savoy’s 267 luxury guest rooms and suites provide a quintessentially British setting from which to make the most of the hotel’s exceptional location. Within The Savoy’s famous entrance are some of the top London restaurants and bars. From cocktails in one of our award-winning bars to a traditional Afternoon Tea, we welcome guests for a truly inspiring culinary experience. A true London legend. Britain is set to welcome international travellers as of May 17.
Sofitel Kia Ora Moorea Beach Resort
This resort, Sofitel’s flagship property in the South Pacific, is settled on the edge of a magnificent lagoon with views of the island of Tahiti. The resort includes 113 luxurious bungalows built on the beachfront or surrounded by landscaped gardens and features some of the largest overwater bungalows of the island. Set on the most beautiful beach of Moorea and ideally located a few minutes away from the ferry dock and the airport, Sofitel Kia Ora Moorea Beach Resort invites you to an elegant and enchanting escape in front of its extraordinary lagoon. You can have your breakfast delivered to your overwater bungalow by canoe or arrange a day tour of one of the world’s most beautiful islands.
Sofitel Legend Santa Clara, Cartagena, Colombia
The Sofitel Legend Santa Clara offers the perfect combination of age-old tradition, local hospitality and French luxury. With its blend of colonial and republican architecture with modern comforts, the hotel offers comfortable rooms, personalized service, gourmet cuisine, a firstclass spa, meeting rooms and cutting-edge technology for events, conventions and weddings. Rooms & suites are inspired by the best Colombian style highlighting the art and local culture with materials, techniques and architectural details of the Republican era in Colombia. An experience that contrasts history and the highest quality. “An Iconic hotel, where heritage meets modernity.”
Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade
Immerse yourself in Lisbon and indulge your senses as you feast your eyes on views of Sao Jorge Castle from your private terrace or treat yourself to contemporary Portuguese cuisine, artfully blending the famous Portuguese recipes character and flavor for a perfect balance: authentic and elegant. The hotel was updated just this year and looks terrific. Always attentive and smart, their team creates a welcoming atmosphere by perfectly combining Live the French Way and Portuguese hospitality in one of the world’s greatest cities.
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