With travel slowly starting to come back to life hotels are reopening their doors to their guests with open arms and with new makeovers.
Escape to the Four Seasons Hotel Megève for an alpine retreat where the surrounding French Alps are as stunning to look at during the summer as they are in the middle of winter. The chalet offers beautiful suites including the Mont d'Arbois, which boasts panoramic views of the valley from almost every corner, while the recently unveiled signature suite, the Mont Blanc, occupies the hotel's entire 5th floor and boasts 3 rooms, 2 suites, a dining room and a sprawling bathroom with a bathtub that is perfectly positioned to look onto the mountains. The luxury hotel also includes a spa where you can treat yourself to bespoke treatments, and if you are a wine connoisseur then a wine-tasting rendezvous in the hotel's remarkable wine cellar that is home to over 15,000 bottles of fine wines will be quite the exceptional experience.
La Mamounia hotel in Marrakesh is a legend of the Moroccan city, with its opulence and its intoxicating charm seducing guests since its opening in 1923. Recently given a glamorous makeover, the luxury 5-star hotel continues to charm with its outstanding service and exotic atmosphere. Boasting a spa, indoor and outdoor pools, four bars and four restaurants, La Mamounia is a hotel where once you are checked in you will find it hard to check out especially after growing accustomed to starting your day with its famous buffet breakfast spread under a stunning Veronese murano glass chandelier, setting quite the chic tone to your day ahead.
One of Paris's most confidential hotels has got to be Saint James Paris. Nestled in the quiet end of the posh 16th arrondissement, the hotel is an old-world glamorous château that was built in the 19th century on the grounds of the city's very first hot-air balloon landing field. The hotel, which is also a private members club, just got a facelift by talented interior designer Laura Gonzalez who has created a romantic atmosphere throughout the hotel including the rooms with floral motifs adorning the walls and Art Deco-inspired bathrooms complete with marble sinks vying for every guest's attention in the bathroom. If you are looking to be transported back to the Paris of yesteryear then this magical hotel will do just that by inviting you to cocktails in its iconic bar, set in a library stocked with over 12,000 books, and taking you on a plush al fresco dinner date in its private garden.
Another hotel to get a new look in the French capital is Hôtel Lutetia, the iconic luxury hotel on the Left Bank of the city. Unveiling its Isabelle Huppert suite, named after the award-winning actress, the suite opens the door to a sophisticated reflection of the classy leading lady who for so many represents the charm and glamour of Paris's Left Bank neighbourhood. Working closely with the hotel in redesigning the suite, which boasts a huge terrace offering sweeping views of Paris from the 6th floor, Isabelle Hubert chose to decorate it with personal items. Sprinkled around the sprawling suite is a gorgeous haute couture dress designed by Yves Saint Laurent that she previously wore at the César award ceremony, personal photographs and even her signature perfume, Fracas by Robert Piguet, which sits beautifully on the marble bathroom countertop. For fans of French cinema this is without a doubt a very enticing invitation to spend a night in an intimate setting designed by one of its greatest talents.