Where to stay on Paris’ Left Bank – Le Cinq Codet

Experience the sophisticated lifestyle of Paris’ Left Bank at the luxurious Le Cinq Codet, a boutique hotel close to the Rodin Museum and the Eiffel Tower. Baroque Travel will arrange this for you


Housed in a historic building that dates back to the 1930s, Le Cinq Codet has recently been restored to its former glory by famous French designer Jean-Philippe Nuel, who created spacious loft-style spaces throughout. The prestigious 7th arrondisement is one of the most coveted areas in all of Paris, known for its sophistication, cachet and history. The hotel, which is set in what was once the France Telecom building, offers an entrée to a world of beauty and exclusivity close to many of the city’s most famous sights, including the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides and the Rodin Museum.

The building’s architecture is quite unique, and sets the tone for the hotel’s interior design. It’s evocative of the prow of an ocean liner rising above the other traditional Haussmann buildings in the street. The entire hotel has an artistic feel, from the loft experience in each of the 67 guest rooms to the creative beauty in the lobby and throughout the hotel, which is filled with masterpieces one would expect to see in a famous Paris art gallery. The furniture is also bespoke, offering guests a creative luxury escape in an aesthetic retreat. The hotel’s restaurant, bar, patio and spa are all designed to offer a secluded Parisian lifestyle that is both exclusive and exquisite at the same time.

The choice of rooms includes Classic, Duplex, Superior and Deluxe rooms as well as Junior Suites, most of which boast a balcony. There’s also a Duplex Suite, Superior Suite and the spacious Prestige Suite, which features a dressing room, private garden and terrace with Jacuzzi. The Duplex Suite overlooks Les Invalides and Superior and Prestige rooms feature views of both Les Invalides and the Eiffel Tower. All guest rooms and suites are air-conditioned with en suite private bathrooms, a seating area, flat screen TV, mini bar, coffee machine and Mac mini computer.

Dining is a delight at Le Cinq Codet. The restaurant has a warm atmosphere and a menu featuring exceptional cuisine for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Sunday lunch is very popular with locals and visitors alike. Chef Antoine K’ros creates magic with fresh ingredients, ensuring that every meal is a delight. Guests also enjoy a snacks menu of bistro-style dishes in the lounge bar, and room service.

The hotel features an interior courtyard and patio, as well as a spa and wellness center with hot tub and hammam, fitness center and 24-hour reception. The hotel also provides bicycles for guests to explore the area.


If you would like to find out more about this exceptional luxury hotel, let Baroque Travel assist. Mail us right away, info@baroquetravel.com and we will provide you with all the information you require. We can also make a reservation for you at Le Cinq Codet, and, if you require assistance with anything else, such as flights, transfers, sightseeing, etc, we can assist with that as well.

Where to stay in Ibiza this summer – Sir Joan Hotel

Ibiza offers fun, sun, sensational partying and, if you stay at Sir Joan Hotel, everything you want when it comes to modern luxe. Baroque Travel tells you all about it


From this stunning modern five star boutique hotel, you can stroll to Ibiza’s famous Talamanca Beach, or explore the city center. Of course, at night, the city center is where the island’s famous, vibrant partying takes place all summer long, so you’re close enough to all the action, but can walk home to serenity after rocking it all night long.


Sir Joan Hotel Ibiza is everything that you want from a carefree, no-holds-barred, luxury vacation. This exclusive retreat boasts just 38 rooms, keeping it private and coveted, whilst at the same time offering every amenity for a pampering holiday. It’s home to two of the island’s very popular restaurants, the Izakaya Asian Kitchen and Bar, and The Butcher, a burger restaurant overlooking the hotel pool and the marina.


Izakaya Kitchen & Bar proves that you can enjoy more than just paella and tapas on this Mediterranean island. This Japanese-Peruvian fine dining restaurant offers fresh sushi, sashimi and a variety of exquisite meat and fish dishes that are prepared on a traditional Robata grill or in a Hibachi fire bowl. The upmarket Butcher burger bar connects Ibiza’s early birds and party-goers, offering everything from a late breakfast and tasty lunch to a midnight snack.


Ibiza is both an exclusive destination and a place to party, and Sir Joan offers you both in equal measure. It’s also the perfect place to appreciate all that is creative in art and music, a fashionable, on trend retreat for those who love the good things in life as well as those who know how to create them.


With an idyllic location overlooking the island’s old town and marina, Sir Joan has been designed in a contemporary fashion and is inspired by the jet set yacht lifestyle, with maritime influences evident throughout. It’s an indulgent hideaway for those who are wild at heart, one of the finest hotels on this magical Balearic island.

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The 38 rooms and suites on offer all feature king size beds plus en suite marble bathrooms with rain showers. Wooden yacht flooring is evident throughout as well as polished stainless steel wall panels. Boutique and Deluxe rooms feature private balconies, whilst the Sir Supreme room has two balconies and a living room. There’s also the Sir Suite and the Sir Penthouse, both on the top floor of the hotel, that offer three balconies or terraces as well as an outdoor seating area and open-air kitchen, living room and private cabana with splash pool.

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All rooms are furnished with handpicked art pieces, books and photographs. Because Ibiza is a party island, the accommodation has been sound-proofed so that, despite being in the center of the action, you won’t hear a thing in your private cocoon.


The hotel is getting ready to host visitors this summer, and if you’re interested in joining them for a fun-filled vacation, let Baroque Travel assist. Mail us right away, info@baroquetravel.com and we will make a reservation for you. We can also assist with any travel arrangements you require, such as flights, transfers to the island, etc.

Coming soon… One&Only Keá Island Greece

Picture this – a completely untouched magical Greek island, with one of the world’s most luxurious hotels located on its shores. Well, it’s coming… Baroque Travel finds out about One&Only Resorts’ latest venture, about to be built on the exquisite Cycladic island of Keá


Magical Mykonos and the equally stunning island of Santorini are just two of the exquisite islands in the Cyclades group. One of them, which is a hidden gem called Keá, is about to have a spot on the map, as a new luxurious One&Only hotel is currently under development there. Soon, Keá Island will be famous for being home to a captivating beach resort hotel called One&Only Keá Island.


Keá is a hidden gem in the breathtaking Aegan Sea, an island full of myths and marvels just waiting to be explored. Discover its beauty, its hidden coves, olive groves, ancient trails and lush forests. The new ultra-luxurious One&Only resort is being built in a secluded bay on the west side of Keá island, fringed with 160 acres of gold sand beaches. Of course, it will be offering the brand’s signature trademarks, which include celebrated cuisine, superlative service, exquisite accommodation and a wide selection of facilities to choose from.


Unlike many of the Cycladic islands Keá Island is very easily accessible – it’s just a ferry ride, yacht ride or private plane journey ride from Athens on mainland Greece. Renowned for its tranquillity and beauty, the island is not a place you want to leave in a hurry, so don’t make a sojourn there a short one. If you want to island-hop, choose another one of the Greece’s many magical islands.

The new One&Only resort will feature 75 villas as well as private residences. According to One&Only Resorts’ President and COO, Philippe Zuber, “Our goal is to introduce the finest resort in the Mediterranean and I am confident that One&Only Kéa Island will deliver on the One&Only promise.” That’s certainly something to look forward to.


The new One&Only Keá Resort will be only the second of its kind from One&Only to be found in Europe. The brand has become synonymous with offering the ultimate ultra-luxury experience that celebrates each individual destination. Keá Island is quite unique, and One&Only is hoping to offer visitors an opportunity to celebrate the island’s traditional Cycladic character.

One&Only resorts are located in some of the world’s most beautiful locations, which gives you an idea of the beauty to expect when you visit their newest establishment on Keá Island. An iconic brand that celebrates local culture and extraordinary adventures, One&Only Resorts will set a new standard on this Cyclades island, taking what is already an idyllic Greek island experience to another level entirely.


One&Only Keá Island will offer its guests that legendary privacy and exclusivity that has made the brand so popular. The new resort will feature an indulgent spa that will offer both holistic and traditional treatments, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center, three excellent restaurants, two bars, the brand’s iconic international beach club and an opportunity to enjoy a vacation in the lap of luxury.


If you would like to find out more about this exclusive resort, let Baroque Travel assist. Mail us now, info@baroquetravel.com and we will provide you with all the information you require.

Paris Style – La Maison Champs Elysées

February is the month of romance, and Paris is the most romantic city in the world, so why not take that special someone on a trip to the stylish La Maison Champs Elysées? Baroque Travel has all the details


There’s no better place to spend a Valentine’s getaway than in the romantic city of Paris. And there’s no better place to stay than at the brand new, stylish five-star La Maison Champs Elysees, whose interior design was created by none other than fashion designer Maison Margiela.

This luxury boutique hotel, which is located close to many of Paris’ famous landmarks in the city’s Golden Triangle, and, as its name suggests, close to the Champs Elysées, is a masterpiece of design. Maison Margiela designed 17 of the hotel’s 57 guest rooms and suites to form the Couture Collection, the fashion designer’s first interior project. These are located on the third and fourth floors of the building. The rooms are all individually decorated and quite unique, designed with a touch of whimsy that plays with both proportion and perception.

One of the suites features black walls and a parquet oak floor that has been stained to match. An entire wall of the suite features a case full of curiosities. Another room features a large landscape printed on the wallpaper on the wall; this is reflected onto an entirely mirrored wall opposite the bed. There are 40 spacious Boutique Collection rooms and suites as well, all facing a quiet inner courtyard. They are decorated in a stunning palette of neutral shades. All the rooms and suites put comfort and luxury at center stage, with every possible luxury amenity including air-conditioning, soundproofing, mini Mac computer, free WiFi and a large flat-screen TV.

The hotel is located in a 19th Century townhouse with a Haussman-era façade and was renovated by architect Danièle Damon, who has enhanced and dramatized the building’s historic features whilst maintaining its heritage. The lobby resembles a series of stage sets where different styles and eras blend together harmoniously.

And that is just the start of a delightful experience at this unique hotel. Dining is a joy at the La Table du 8 restaurant and bar, located downstairs, with traditional French cuisine created by Chef Benoit Hilaire and his team. The restaurant also features a Cigar Bar, White Lounge and a lovely terrace with leafy garden and a glass roof so that guests can enjoy dining there throughout the year.


If you would like to stay at this magnificent luxury boutique hotel for Valentine’s Day or any other time of the year, let Baroque Travel assist. Mail us right away, info@baroquetravel.com, and we will make a reservation for you. If you require assistance with any other travel arrangements, such as flights, transfers, sightseeing, etc, we can do all this for you as well.

Where to stay in Marbella this Spring

Nobu Hotel Marbella opens its doors in Spring 2018. Baroque Travel finds out all about this adults-only exclusive resort, set to be the ultimate Spanish escape


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While Marbella took a back seat to some other locations on the Costa del Sol, all of this changed when Nobu came to town, the first Nobu Restaurant to open in Spain and now a brand new hotel as well. Marbella is now returning to the limelight as the place to see and be seen all summer long. Aside from the exceptional restaurant and the new Nobu Hotel opening in Puerto Banus, Marbella also has a new Gourmet Food Market and several new beach clubs.


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The location for the hotel couldn’t be better. It’s set in the popular Plaza Village in the middle of Puerto Banus, serving its signature dishes such as Black Cod Miso, Yellowtail Jalapeño and Tiradito. The cuisine is a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian, and there are also new creations based on the local cuisine and Spanish culture. In addition, guests enjoy some of Nobu’s famous cocktails while relaxing on the Nobu Bar and terrace next to the restaurant.

Located directly on Marbella’s legendary ‘Golden Mile’, the Nobu Hotel Marbella is the ideal setting for a stylish, fun vacation. With a high-spirited atmosphere, superb dining options and an on-trend location, the new hotel is sophisticated, seductive and fun. Guests enjoy VIP access to Marbella’s chicest nightclub, as well as their own private members club, access to exquisite sand beaches, and a level of exclusivity, glamor and luxury found nowhere else.


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The hotel’s interiors are elegant, decorated in a rich, natural palette with Nobu’s exclusive signature bedding, spacious and stylish en suite bathrooms and state-of-the-art entertainment systems. Their motto: “We merely set the stage. You choreograph the memories”.

The second resort to be opened by Nobu in Spain (the first opened in Ibiza in 2017), the new resort offers a selection of chic guest rooms and suites overlooking the vibrant Andalusian Plaza. It boasts a rooftop swimming pool, private beach, spa, fitness center, tennis and numerous activities including exclusive access to the hottest nightclub on the Costa del Sol, La Suite.

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This extraordinary resort comes alive at night, when guests can enjoy dining at the hotel’s Nobu Restaurant and lounge, which, incidentally, opened before the hotel, as well as at the nightclub on the premises. Guests, of course, enjoy priority access to the restaurant and its adjacent terrace lounge area. In addition, there’s a 24-hour special menu from Nobu Matsuhisa in-room dining.

During the day, a stay at this new hotel is also a dream vacation come true, with Marbella’s endless stretches of white sand beaches, the clear blue sea and an abundance of culture.

If you would like to book your vacation at the new hotel, which opens in May 2018, let Baroque Travel assist. Mail us now, info@baroquetravel.com and we will make a reservation for you. In addition, if you require assistance with travel arrangements, such as flights, transfers, sightseeing etc, we can help with that as well.

Stay in a plush palazzo in Rome

Opening in January 2018, the innovative Elizabeth Unique Hotel is set in a meticulously restored 17th Century palazzo in the heart of the old city of Rome. Baroque Travel discovers its magic


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A perfect blend of old-world charm and contemporary facilities, the Elizabeth Unique Hotel is located on a pedestrianized street in Rome’s historic centre. Via del Corso is a historic street that connects Piazza del Popolo to Piazza Venezia. This luxury palace-turned-townhouse offers just 33 guest rooms and suites and features sophisticated design, with lacquered wooden panels, arched walls, canopy beds, couture fabrics and carefully curated art pieces that will transform the hallways and guest rooms into private exhibition spaces. The restoration of the palazzo is the work of acclaimed Rome-based Marincola studio and the final result is a mix of traditional and contemporary, offering guests an ideal setting from which to explore Rome’s many treasures.


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With the entrance on Via delle Colonnette, close to the famous Spanish Steps and many of Rome’s top restaurants and stores, cultural landmarks and monuments, the hotel features a majestic entrance leading to the lobby and a reading room with an inviting open fireplace.


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Facilities include the hotel’s bar and bistro, Bar Bacharach & Bistrot that open out onto a stone terrace with its own garden filled with jasmine. The breakfasts here are legendary, with a choice of local and international delicacies. The restaurant uses only prime local produce for it’s a la carte breakfast service and the bar features classic cocktails and an extensive wine list. In the warmer months, the terrace that overlooks Via Frezza will be transformed into a vibrant urban garden, where guests can enjoy live music while watching the world go by.


There is a choice of guest rooms and suites, many of which offer views over picturesque Via del Corso. All offer queen-size beds and en suite bathroom with shower, while some of the deluxe rooms and junior suites also feature bathtubs or saunas.

The hotel’s location in one of Rome’s most culturally rich areas makes it very unique. Everything is close by, yet the hotel itself is private and intimate, a hidden gem in this vibrant city.


If you are planning to visit Rome shortly, or would like to book a stay for summer 2018, let Baroque Travel assist. Mail us with all your details at info@baroquetravel.com, and we will make a reservation for you in this unique establishment. If you need assistance with any other travel arrangements, such as flights, transfers, sightseeing and even restaurant bookings, we can assist with those as well.

Festive Season at Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris

If you’re planning a trip to France over the Festive Season, Baroque Travel finds out what is on offer at the magnificent Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris.


Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris recently unveiled a selection of new, exciting experiences for their holiday program. The highlight is sure to be Val Monceau, the hotel’s depiction of a luxury ski resort on its patio, reminiscent of the likes of Gstaad, Courchevel and Val d’Isere. Enjoy a mountain setting without leaving the city, covered with a cosy fur throw, enjoying French champagne paired with three unique signature cocktails. Snacks include truffle hotdogs, smoked salmon waffles and savory macarons from Pierre Hermé Paris, flavoured with foie gras, caviar or white truffle.

Other exciting offerings include a special Christmas log, ‘Bûche de Noël Cristal’ created by Pierre Hermé. There’s a brand new Clarins spa package on offer, too, entitled ‘My Royal Cocooning’, which includes a yoga lesson, massage and tasty snacks and drinks at Bar Long. There’s also a delectable Royal Afternoon Tea by Pierre Hermé.

Let’s not forget the magical décor everywhere you look in this palatial French establishment. This includes exquisite floral pieces created by master floral craftsman Baptiste Pitou on the façade and in the public areas. There is a spectacular tree shaped like a giant snowball in the lobby with bronze details, fashioned by acclaimed lighting expert and sculptor Sylvie Maréchal.

If you need to purchase some gorgeous gifts, head for the hotel’s Art Bookstore for an exclusive selection of products, from scented candles and Parisian cashmere berets to all sorts of other luxury goods.

 Of course, a stay at this luxury hotel is a fabulous experience any time of the year. The luxury five star hotel was recently refurbished by world-acclaimed designer Philippe Starck, and its location is ideal, 500m from the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysees as well as all the designer stores, from Chanel and Burberry to Gucci and Hermes. Accommodation is in exquisite, spacious guest rooms and suites, all with flat screen TV, en suite bathroom with Clarins toiletries and a living area. There’s also a swimming pool, excellent spa with pool, personal trainers, yoga and Pilates classes, hammam and treatment rooms. For entertainment, there’s a private cinema for up to 99 people.

But what sets this hotel apart is its cuisine. The Royal Monseau – Raffles Paris is really a gastronomic experience, from choosing from several different breakfast menus every morning (including gluten-free, buffet, Continental and vegetarian options) to contemporary Japanese cuisine at Matsuhisa, gourmet fare at the Michelin-starred Il Carpaccio Italian restaurant and desserts by world-renowned pastry chef, Pierre Hermé. In addition, art lovers can enjoy a customized tour of the hotel’s private art collection.


One thing is certain – a stay at this iconic French establishment is an experience in its own right. If you would like Baroque Travel to book a stay at Le Royal Monseau – Raffles Paris, mail us right away, especially if you’re interested in staying there over the Festive Season, info@baroquetravel.com. If you’re planning to visit Paris in 2018, let us make a booking for you now. And if you require any other travel arrangements, such as flights, transfers and sightseeing, we can arrange those for you as well.

Winter wonders at The Knightsbridge hotel

Heading for London this winter? Baroque Travel has found the perfect place to stay – The Knightsbridge



Located in a quiet street in the heart of upmarket Knightsbridge in London, The Knightsbridge is a five star boutique hotel that offers every possible luxury. And it’s also beautiful, with contemporary, colourful design by renowned decorator Kit Kemp, known for her fresh, modern English style.



Each of the 44 exquisite guest rooms is individually decorated, with luxurious en suite bathrooms complete with bathrobes and slippers. The rooms also feature a flat-screen TV, DVD player, iPod docking station, Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service. The hotel itself features a beautifully decorated library and a stunning drawing room where afternoon tea is served. In addition to the hotel’s 24-hour room service serving meals, the concierge will happily book your table at one of the many excellent restaurants and bars that are just five minutes’ walk from the hotel.



Ideally located close to Hyde Park, Harrods and Sloane Street with its international designer stores, The Knightsbridge is also near many famous sights, including The Royal Albert Hall, the National History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum. London in winter never loses its charm. There are plenty of sights to see, and the city’s post-Christmas sales are as legendary as those we have back home, so make sure you have plenty of room in your suitcase for those extra purchases.



A highlight of a stay at The Knightsbridge is Afternoon Tea, served all day long either in the beautiful drawing room or in the library. There is a choice of different menus, featuring both savory and sweet delicacies, including Traditional Afternoon Tea with classic scones with clotted cram, traditional cakes and tea sandwiches. There is a ‘Prince and Princess Afternoon Tea’ for kids, as well as Gluten Free Afternoon Tea for the health-conscious.



Spending time at The Knightsbridge Hotel over the Festive Season is a delightful experience, with cosy bedrooms to relax in, delicious food and drink, warm hospitality, fires in the library and drawing room and a great festive atmosphere.



For those wishing the ultimate spoil, we recommend The Knightsbridge Suite with its huge raised bed, wrought iron chandelier and fireplace. There’s nowhere cosier to spend a winter getaway in absolute luxury.


If you are planning a trip to London soon for business or pleasure, The Knightsbridge is an ideal choice. Let Baroque Travel make your reservation for you in this charming luxury boutique hotel. Mail us now, info@baroquetravel.com, and we can make all your travel arrangements for you, including flights, transfers and sightseeing.

Enjoy an Olympic ski experience in St Moritz

Enjoy a unique Olympic skiing experience on the outskirts of St Moritz at plush Suvretta House. Baroque Travel has all the details


Just 2 km west of St Moritz in Switzerland one finds a luxurious fairytale castle called Suvretta House, which nestles in the middle of the Suvretta-Corviglia winter sports and hiking region, famous for its easy access to the Engadine Valley, where sports enthusiasts enjoy 217 miles of piste for skiing, 136 miles of cross-country ski trails and 93 miles of winter walking trails. Known for its stunning setting and luxury facilities, Suvretta House has its own private ski lift that takes ski enthusiasts directly to the base station of the Suvretta chairlift.

Created in 1911 by Anton Sebastian Bon as a magnificent grand hotel in the mountains where guests would be pampered and enjoy a stunning setting, Suvretta House is everything one would expect from a five-star establishment. Here, tradition still reigns supreme and people dress up for four-course dinners in the Grand Restaurant. The hotel offers 181 guest rooms and suites.

The luxury hotel’s Olympic Experience includes five nights sumptuous accommodation at Suvretta House, with dinner and breakfast daily. Guests also enjoy four days of ski lessons with Suvretta Snowsports School. Of course, use of the hotel’s ski lift makes life much easier when you go skiing, and as a guest of the hotel, you have unlimited use of rail transport, aerial cableways and ski lifts. The Olympic Experience also includes two 20-mintue curling lessons and two one-hour ice-skating lessons. You also have full use of the hotel’s excellent spa and health club facilities, which include an outdoor whirlpool, fitness and sauna areas, and an indoor pool. If you wish, you can enjoy 75 seconds of pure adrenalin-pumping action on a four-man bob sleigh at an extra cost.

Suvretta House has created the special Olympic Experience to celebrate its Olympic Heritage and the forthcoming Winter Games in South Korea in February 2018. The package launches at the start of the winter season, this December. Of course, St Moritz is a world-famous Swiss ski resort, particularly for its superb weather, stunning scenery and excellent ski resorts. It’s also the only town in Switzerland to have hosted the Winter Games. In fact, it hosted them twice – first in 1928 and then 20 years later in 1948.


If you would like to book a vacation at this exceptional Swiss ski resort, let Baroque Travel assist. Contact us right away by emailing info@baroquetravel.com and we will provide you with all the information you need on this exceptional hotel and its exclusive Olympic Experience. We can also assist you with any travel arrangements, flights and car rentals.

The grandest hotel opening in London in 2017

In early November, the prestigious Hyde Park hotel Royal Lancaster London reopened its doors after a major redesign costing in the region of $106 million. Baroque Travel takes a look at the new incarnation



This magnificent Hyde Park hotel has been completely transformed inside and out, a two-year renovation that cost around £80 million, or $106 million. From the moment you enter its opulent entrance, you know you’re in regal territory. Designed by London-based Studio Proof, the brand new iteration of this landmark hotel is magnificent. The entire 26-foot front façade has been completely remodelled and now features a dramatic double-height reception area. The highlight of the lobby is the palatial marble staircase that reaches to the first floor. Another new feature is the all-marble Hyde Lobby Bar that offers a selection of drinks, including champagne, cocktails and coffee plus light snacks served throughout the day.



This iconic hotel has a rich and celebrated history. It opened in 1967 and was one of the city’s chicest establishments. Half a century later, it’s even more stylish than ever.

The first part of the renovation, in 2015, was the redesign of the hotel’s award-winning restaurant Nipa Thai. Still to be completed by May 2018 are the Lounge Bar and The Park Room on the first floor.



Accommodation in the entire 18-floor hotel has all been refurbished – that is 411 guest rooms and suites, which feature panoramic London views and contemporary design. Guests can choose from various room categories, and all accommodation offers bathrobes, slippers, en suite waterfall showers, under floor heating in the bathrooms, TVs with more than 138 international channels and 33 radio stations.



Other amenities on offer at the hotel include various restaurants and bars, a gym and in-room spa treatments. The range of restaurants available suit different culinary tastes. Whether you’re looking for a chic dinner experience, special occasion meal, leisurely lunch, fine high tea or simply a coffee and croissant in the morning, you’ll find a spot to enjoy it at the Royal Lancaster.


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The Royal Lancaster has had many famous people over its threshold, including actor Michael Caine who was filmed there for the movie The Italian Job. Famous guests include Princess Diana, Mohammed Ali and The Beatles, who attended the after-party for their Yellow Submarine film premiere at the Yellow Submarine Nightclub. The hotel is also renowned as one of Europe’s largest banqueting venues – it can accommodate up to 3,000 guests in various spaces including the well-known Nine Kings and Westbourne Suites, each of which accommodates up to 2,400 guests for a seated dinner.


To find out more about this exceptional hotel, or to book a memorable stay in Hyde Park’s newest grand establishment, let Baroque Travel assist. Mail us right away with dates and details, info@baroquetravel.com and we will make all your reservations for you. If you require assistance with other travel arrangements, such as flights, transfers and sightseeing, we can organize these for you as well.

Putting on the Ritz this festive season

There is nothing more luxurious than celebrating the Festive Season at the Ritz Hotel Paris. Baroque Travel finds out what’s on throughout December 2017 and January 2018



From December the first onwards, you can order the legendary Ritz Paris Christmas Log. This delectable masterpiece is the creation of Ritz Paris Pastry Chef François Perret. Handcrafted by Perret, it revisits a joyful Christmas wonderland using made-to-measure molds. There is marble cake, vanilla mousse and a caramel heart with chocolate chops, something Perret explains as bringing together the “complementary scents that recall the flavors and gourmandize of magical childhood Christmases”.



First option for an unforgettable Christmas or New Year’s Day is the brunch served on 25 December 2017 and 1 January 2018 at Salon d’Été from 12pm to 2.30pm. Brunch at the Ritz is a Paris tradition, made even more special when celebrated during the Festive Season. The Salon d’Été at the hotel opens onto the Grand Jardin. For brunch, it’s at its most charming, offering a selection of creative and mini-dishes, both sweet and savory, hot and cold. For the Festive Season, the kitchen goes that extra mile and the results are quite unique, and definitely unforgettable. They include everything you’ve ever wanted to sample all in one spot, including a variety of salads and specialties, a generous array of cheeses and mouth-watering mini pastries.



Dinner at L’Espadon is a delightful experience, made even more special in December and January. Guests here enjoy a gastronomic experience designed to surprise and delight with a menu created by Chef Nicolas Sale that includes the most creative, refined and elegant dishes. Special dinners are being prepared on Christmas Eve, 24 December (the meal is called Christmas Tale) and New Years Eve, 31 December. Christmas Eve dinner is paired with fine French champagne and wines, and includes Foie Gras, Saint-Jacques Scallops, John Dory, Venison, Cheese and Christmas Desserts including Madagascar vanilla ice cream, floating island and caramel sauce and a Chocolate Christmas Tree.



On New Year’s Eve patrons will enjoy a selection of prestige wines and champagne to accompany Saint-Jacques Scallops, caviar, Sea Bass, Lobster, Bresse hen, Cheese and New Year’s Dessert, a concoction that includes chocolate, meringue and Granny Smith apples.

One can also enjoy dinner at Bar Vendome where oysters, duck foie gras and lobster in aspic feature as canapés, scallops are a course on their own, served with butternut risotto, and there’s also sole fillet, Bresse hen and Black Forest Cake for dessert. The piece de resistance is the Grand Buffet served here on New Year’s Eve, with dishes from all over the world on offers, from the Med, Nordic Countries, Asia, France, the garden, a raw bar, charcuterie and an unbeatable selection of cheese and desserts.



Bar Vendome is also famous for its high teas, that will be served from 11 December to 7 January every day from 3 to 6pm. This meal includes a wide selection of unsurpassed pastries, scones and finger sandwiches, washed down with a hot drink of your choice as well as a glass of Ritz Réserve Brut - Barons de Rothschild champagne.

On New Year’s Eve you can celebrate in the Ritz Bar, which is being extended to ensure an unforgettable evening. This fashionable, elegant venue will be open late for a nightcap. The Hall Cambon will be transformed into a dance floor with a live DJ and champagne cocktails to welcome in the New Year.



We presume, as you’re from out of town and don’t live in Paris, you will be staying in this exemplary institution. While you’re there, why not take a class at the hotel’s Ecole? Learn to make scallops, foie gras, lobster, festive Christmas meals, the hotel’s famous Christmas Log 2017 collection, or if your child wants to learn how to cook, there are lessons in festive fare and My First Christmas Log and a Twelfth Night Cake.


For more information on all of the festivities available at the iconic Ritz Paris, contact Baroque Travel right away, info@baroquetravel.com. If you are planning to stay at the Ritz Paris over the Festive Season, we can make all your travel arrangements for you as well.

The scariest hotel in London

With Halloween upon us, Baroque Travel thought it would be fun to introduce you to London’s scariest hotel, the Langham, which also just happens to be one of the city’s most luxurious establishments


The Langham is actually the first purpose-built luxury hotel in London, a hotel that has hosted numerous famous writers such as Mark Twain, Oscar Wylde and Arthur Conan Doyle whose hero, Sherlock Holmes, visited The Langham on numerous occasions in various novels. But Mr Holmes wasn’t the only visitor to this esteemed establishment. Word has it that some guests had seen the ghost of Napoleon the Third, who spent his last days at the hotel whilst in exile before he died in 1873. Other ghosts include a butler who wanders along the corridors without shoes, a footman complete with powdered wig and a man who has a nasty wound on his face.

Of course, this exquisite hotel has been refurbished numerous times, but some of the spirits still remain. If that’s not reason enough to visit this beautiful hotel, here are some more reasons: It’s located on Regent Street in the West End, one of London’s premier locations. It boasts 380 beautiful rooms, all of which have been meticulously refurbished to their former glory. And most interesting of all, father and son gourmet chefs Albert and Michael Roux Junior are at the helm in the kitchens, looking after all the hotel’s restaurants and bars.

The restaurants include Roux at the Laundau, an establishment that delights guests with its classical dishes that are a combination of French cuisine with a British twist. Artesian serves exotic Oriental dishes with a touch of classic and contemporary flavors, and one can also enjoy a delectable afternoon tea in the legendary Palm Court. Finally there’s the newly opened Wigmore, a modern British tavern serving a selection of delightful dishes.

The Langham is also home to Chuan Body + Soul, a state-of-the-art spa that offers holistic treatments, a fully equipped fitness center and a 16-meter indoor pool.

With more than one and a half centuries of history, this historic hotel, which opened its doors in 1865, continues to captivate its guests. A London icon, it was known for its unique indulgences such as electric lighting, hydraulic lifts, air-conditioning and other modern innovations that set the standard for a luxury hotel experience. No wonder royalty, artists, musicians, celebrities and the like all chose to stay there whenever they visited London.

On the hotel’s 150th birthday in 2015, the hotel celebrated by opening the exclusive Regent Wing as well as a superlative 6-bedroom suite, The Sterling Suite, and the exclusive Langham Club Lounge. After being restored in 2016, it reopened this year with the new luxury tavern, The Wigmore, and its spa.


If you would like to stay at this esteemed establishment on your next visit to London, let Baroque Travel assist. Contact us right away by mailing us, info@baroquetravel.com, and we will make a reservation for you. If you require assistance with any other travel arrangements such as flights, transfers, sightseeing, etc, we can organize this for you as well.

Reopening in Paris in 2018 – Hotel Lutetia

Since 1910 this historic Paris hotel has hosted celebrities, artists and politicians. And now, after a massive refurbishment, it’s set to open its doors next year. Baroque Travel checks out Hotel Lutetia



Come March 2018, the iconic Hotel Lutetia, opened in 1910 by the Boucicaut family who made their millions by opening the first modern department store in the city, will reopen its doors. The new iteration of this historic hotel will feature 184 plush guest rooms and suites, a state-of-the-art spa, excellent fitness facilities, not to mention a jazz and a cigar bar.


The hotel’s fascinating history includes being taken over the Taittinger family (of champagne fame) in 1955. In the late 1980s, fashion designer Sonia Rykiel opened a boutique in the building and supervised a major redesign to recreate its original unique style. Then Taittinger’s Groupe de Louvre sold the hotel to Starwood Capital in 2005, who sold it to the Israeli Alroy group five years later for US$177.3. For the past three years, Hotel Lutetia has been closed for a US$118 million renovation. It will reopen in 2018 as part of the Set Group.

Initially created as a palace-inspired luxury hotel on the Left Bank and given the city of Paris’ Roman name, Lutetia, this establishment was one of the finest luxury hotels in the city, filled with the likes of Christofle silver and Baccarat crystal. A mixture of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, the hotel was home to numerous Left Bank luminaries such as Andre Gide, James Joyce, who wrote Ulysses while staying there, and Ernest Hemingway, who assisted Joyce in editing his masterpiece. Picasso and Matisse both stayed at this iconic hotel and Josephine Baker was a regular visitor. More recently, filmmaker David Lynch designed his own suite and celebrated French-born American sculptor and artist Arman Fernandez used the hotel as his pied-a-terre for two months of every year.


Once more, when it reopens, the Lutetia will be a venue for artistic collaboration, as it has been over the decades. Accommodation will include seven one-of-a-kind individually designed signature suites plus a penthouse and a dramatic internal courtyard next to Salon St German, which will offer dining for up to 40 guests. The Jazz Bar has been designed by Jean Michel Wilmotte with both traditional and futuristic touches and the exclusive Cigar Bar will feature a private club atmosphere and its own private courtyard. In addition, the Salon President Ballroom is being fully restored to its former glory.


A highlight of the newly refurbished hotel will be the reopening of the gourmet Lutetia Brasserie, offering capacity for up to 180 guests on two levels. On the ground floor there will be a dining area, bar, terrace and show kitchen, whilst the upper level will feature a mezzanine dining area, separate private dining room and open terrace with a second private dining room.


If you would like to be one of the first people to stay at this iconic hotel when it reopens its doors come Spring 2018, let Baroque Travel assist. Mail us right away, info@baroquetravel.com and we will make your reservation for you and provide you with all the information you require. If you need further travel assistance regarding flights, transfers, sightseeing and dining in Paris, we can organize all of that for you as well.

Stay in a London couture hotel

Let Baroque Travel introduce you to the legendary London hotel, Blakes, created by acclaimed interior designer Anouska Hempel


Secluded, sumptuous, private and luxurious, Blakes in the center of London was designed by former Bond movie star Anouska Hempel, who is now internationally renowned for her striking interiors. The hotel, which is located in the upmarket Kensington/Chelsea area of London, has just been extensively refurbished to a cost of millions of Pounds. The final result is a grand, exotic establishment that is both luxurious and over-the-top. Well worth spending time in when you’re next in this exciting cosmopolitan city.

Don’t be deceived by the black Victorian façade. Inside is a tantalizing fusion of décor styles both Eastern and Western. There’s a sense of drama and decadence in the sumptuous lobby, and the hotel’s bold new Blakes Restauraunt and Blakes Below are favored by some of the most famous celebrities in the world, including actors, stars and designers.

The restaurant’s fine Mediterranean menu is served to a maximum of just 57 diners at a time who enjoy divine dishes created from the freshest ingredients. Designed by Hempel to resemble a magnificent old-fashioned steamer sailing up the Bosphorus, it’s a delightful place to enjoy an unforgettable meal. Next to the restaurant, the Chinese Room and Bar offers cocktails and fine wines in relaxed surroundings. The second restaurant, Blakes Below, offers a selection of Asian dishes in an exclusive and private setting. In addition there’s the beautiful courtyard area, created by British designer Matthew Williamson to resemble a birdcage. Here, cocktails are served amidst an explosion of greenery.

Each of the refurbished 45 guest rooms are individually decorated, inspired by far-off lands and furnished with an opulent blend of Eastern tones and textures. Sometimes daring, sometimes dramatic, the décor is very much part of the unique experience of staying at this exceptional hotel.

The hotel, which originally opened 40 years ago, has retained its elegance while adding a more contemporary style. Here guests enjoy lavish design, swift service and complete privacy, all of which encompass the ultimate luxe.

To this day, Blakes remains a place to see and be seen, a unique lifestyle hotel that has transformed the notion of what a small luxury hotel should be. Stylishly located, decorated in an eclectic style, it’s sophisticated and special, with a cachet that is unquestionable.

Recently affiliated to the South Kensington Club, Blakes Hotel now offers the finest fitness and spa facilities as well as gourmet dining and a delightful setting. It’s also ideally located close to many of London’s famous attractions, stylish bars and vibrant nightlife.


If you would like to book a stay at the most luxurious boutique hotel in London, let Baroque Travel assist. Mail us right away, info@baroquetravel.com and we will make a reservation for you. If you require any travel assistance, we can help with this as well, from flights and transfers to sightseeing and restaurant bookings.

Historic Venice palace reopens

If you’re planning a Venice vacation, make sure it’s an exceptional experience, with a stay at the luxurious, historic Palazzo Venart, which opened to the public in August this year after an extensive two-year renovation. Baroque Travel finds out all the details


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The stunning Palazzo Venart was closed for half a century and has just reopened, welcoming guests into its 16th century portal. Boasting a stunning central location right on the famous Grand Canal, this magnificent palace boasts 18 meticulously restored and decorated luxury guest rooms and suites, each with a minibar, TV and en suite marble bathroom. Each of the rooms and suites is based on a different part of Venetian history and culture. Many of the Palazzo’s original Renaissance features still remain, including exquisite frescoes and magnificent marble fireplaces, offering guests an insight into the style and design of the Venetian mansions and palaces of yore.


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Decorated with exclusive antiques and custom furnishings, the Palazzo displays its noble past proudly, each piece a magnificent memory of a time gone by. To add to the luxury of this exceptional establishment, the Palazzo boasts an award-winning chef, Enrico Bartolini, who has two Michelin stars to his name and serves exclusive menus to privileged guests in the GLAM Restaurant.


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Another unique experience at the Palazzo Venart is an opportunity to enjoy a morning cappuccino in its lush private garden that overlooks the Grand Canal. This is indeed a rare find in Venice; as most of the historic buildings in this city of canals are located right on the water’s edge, there are few gardens here.


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Guests also enjoy the use of the hotel’s private water taxi straight from the exclusive property’s mooring to explore Venice’s legendary canals. Alternatively, many of the sites, including San Marco Square, are just a 10-minute walk from the hotel.


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Palazzo Venart is itself a unique find: a five-star hotel that was originally built in the 16th century that has been lovingly restored with minute attention to every detail by specialists in their fields. This is the reason that the hotel has been asked to join The Leading Hotels of the World, a curated collection of independently-owned and distinctly luxurious hotels.

According to Deniz Omurgonulsen, Vice President of Membership of The Leading Hotels of the World, the hotel’s “attention to personalization and ability to curate uncommon experiences for curious travellers makes it a perfect addition to The Leading Hotels of the World portfolio”.


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The hotel was also acclaimed by Conde Nast Traveler, who named it one of the selected winners of its 2017 Hot List in 2016 in the category ‘Best New Hotels 2016’. This legendary list is an accurate predictor of hotels that will make history.


If you would like to book a reservation at this exceptional Palazzo, let Baroque Travel assist. Contact us right away info@baroquetravel.com and we will make your reservations for you. If you require any assistance with other travel arrangements, such as flights, transfers and sightseeing, we can also arrange that for you.

Book this new exclusive Four Seasons resort in France

Megève is one of the most famous ski resorts in the French Alps – and this December it welcomes a brand new hotel, the Four Seasons Hotel Megève. Baroque Travel has all the details


The only hotel located directly on the famous slopes of Mont d’Arbois, Four Seasons Hotel Megève opens on 15 December through to 15 April for the coming winter season, and from 1 June to 30 September for summer vacations. This is Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts’ first mountain destination in Europe – and it’s quite spectacular.

Designed to resemble a modern Alpine chalet, the hotel is small by Four Seasons standards – there are just 55 spacious rooms including 14 suites. Most accommodation boasts a fireplace and a balcony overlooking the mountains. Other facilities include a spacious, state-of-the-art spa and a choice of winter resort activities on the ski slopes and stunning hiking and golf opportunities in the summer months.

Megève has an excellent reputation for its superb restaurants and the new hotel will add to visitors’ choices of great places to eat, with a choice of five indoor-outdoor options for both dining and drinking including the restaurant Le 1920, which boasts two Michelin Stars. The restaurant, which has relocated to the hotel, offers breakfast, a sushi bar, fireplace and an elegant outdoor terrace. There’s also Bar Edmund, a sophisticated setting for savoring fine wines and creatively crafted cocktails, and a Cigar Room with an all-glass enclosure and fireplace where guests can enjoy the finest cigars, cognacs, brandies and whiskies with breathtaking mountain views. Then there’s the Wine Cellar, available for private wine-tasting experiences and dinners.

As anyone who has enjoyed a ski vacation knows, there’s more than one highlight. Sure, the skiing and snowboarding is superb, but the Apres Ski life is just as fabulous and the hotel offers numerous indulgent offerings as well as an in-house Ski Concierge and Ski Valet service. The resort’s vast ski region is divided into several skiing areas, including Mont D’Arbois, Rochebrune and Le Jaillet. The new hotel is located at the foot of the Mont D’Arbois mountain, and offers access to 136 groomed runs, a total of 445km. That’s not counting another 30km of groomed cross-country trails.

Hotel guests enjoy a privileged existence during ski season, thanks to the Ski Concierge and Ski Valet. Before going skiing, guests head to the hotel lobby where the Ski Concierge has all their gear ready – boots are warmed and skis expertly waxed and tuned to the day’s specific conditions and guests’ personal preferences. Before hitting the slopes, they are offered complimentary muffins and hot chocolate, tea or coffee. The Ski Valet then carries their skis to the lifts so that they can embark on their skiing adventure.

Of course, those who want to do more than just ski and snowboard can also enjoy glacier snowshoeing, paragliding, hot air balloon rides, heli-skiing and dog sledding. In addition, beginners can learn to ski and more advanced skiers can brush up on their skills through lessons arranged by the hotel at the Ecole Ski Francais.


If you would like to book the ultimate luxury ski holiday at the brand new Four Seasons Hotel Megève, let Baroque Travel make all your arrangements for you. Mail us right away, info@baroquetravel.com and we will make reservations for you for the winter season, as well as book flights, transfers and anything else you may require.

Unique experiences at Sweden’s Ice Hotel

Here’s an opportunity to enjoy an extraordinary adventure, sleeping in an ice sculpture in the iconic Ice Hotel


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They say that imitation is the greatest form of flattery, and if that is true, it explains why there are so many imitations of the iconic Swedish Ice Hotel, which has copies throughout Scandinavia as well as one in Canada. But there’s nothing like the original experience, the one that created all the hype in the first place. A night or two at this extraordinary hotel that is made of ice not only includes staying in a freshly built guest room, but also includes a number of exciting activities such as a ride by dog sled, hunting for the Northern Lights by snowmobile and encountering reindeer.

The hotel, which is located in the Swedish village of Jukkasjärvi, was originally an art gallery of sorts, a place where local art was displayed. Then somebody asked if it was possible to sleep over… and the rest is history.


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This year marks the 28th birthday of the Ice Hotel, and like every year, different artists from around the world are invited to create brand new art suites for guests to stay in. For 2017 there are 28 artists from 11 different countries around the globe, whose task it is to make their designs come to life as guest suites, or ‘art suites’. In some cases, when the artist’s work is very popular, the same artist will be asked to come back and design another masterpiece. Every winter the results are breathtaking and unique, and this year will be no exception.


Of course, ice sculpture is an art form on its own, created from ice and snow, a far cry from sculpture, which is usually created using different metals. To give you an idea of the complexity of each project, the ‘art suite’ is created using enough snow and ice to make 700 million snowballs.

This year, the artists have pulled out all the stops to create some exquisite and very exciting experiences for guests. Guests can sleep right next to King Kong, be part of Alice in Wonderland, take a virtual trip to space… and that’s just a taste. There are 15 exciting, mind-altering design created, each one more extraordinary than the next.


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To give you an idea, you can ‘Follow the White Rabbit’ thanks to artist Anna Sofia Mååg Niklas Byman, reside with the Queen of the North, thanks to Emilie Steele Sebastian Dell’Uva, sleep on a Wandering Cloud (courtesy of Lisa Lindqvist, who designed an ‘art suite’ last year), fall asleep next to a giant ice Faberge Egg (a creation by Tomasz Czajkowski Eryk Marks) or explore the White Desert, courtesy of Timsam Harding Fabián Jacquet Casado. Of course, there’s more… A Rich Seam, Ground Rules (giant snails, apparently), Space Room, Cumulus and King Kong are all waiting for you.

Of course, booking in advance is essential for the rooms, which open on 15 December. So if you’d like to book a stay at this exciting hotel, make sure to make a reservation early.


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So what does an Ice Hotel experience entail? Let us take a look… You have to get to Stockholm first, and then fly to Kiruna, from where you’re transported to the Ice Hotel. If your adventure to start the moment you arrive, make sure to book a sled ride pulled by husky dogs. When you get there, you’re given thermal clothing to keep you warm (so there’s no need to pack designer gear). After exploring the hotel you enjoy a cocktail at the Ice Bar, followed by a traditional Scandinavian feast at the restaurant, which offers views of the night sky just in case the Northern Lights appear. Then it’s off to bed to sleep in your choice of ice sculpture in this iconic hotel, tucked up in a thermal sleeping bag.


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The following two days are spent on exciting outdoor adventures. You wake up to hot lingonberry juice, followed by a sauna and a hearty breakfast. Then you can choose from numerous activities, including those mentioned above, as well as a dinner in the wilderness, a chance to learn how to sculpt ice using traditional tools, horse-riding at night, or skiing in the Poikkijarvi Woods.


If you would like to enjoy this surreal experience, let Baroque Travel assist. Contact us right away, info@baroquetravel.com and we will make all your travel arrangements and reservations for you.

Stay in a palace in Budapest

On our radar right now – the five star luxury Boscolo Budapest, which offers a regal and historic experience that combines art, history, luxury and sophistication


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Hungary’s capital city has a rich history dating back at least 10 centuries. The country had numerous leaders and was often involved in tempestuous wars, resulting in numerous fortifications and palaces. The grand New York Palace, which was built in the late 19th Century as the headquarters of the New York Life Insurance Company, is a remnant of those times, although it was since been magically transformed into a contemporary retreat with every possible luxury. Renovations went on for five years. The result is an Art Nouveau fairy tale, a combination of Baroque and Renaissance, Latin and Greek styles.


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Part of the Autograph Collection of hotels and resorts, this exquisite establishment features quality marble, Murano chandeliers and silk wallpaper, which gives you an idea of the extravagant interiors.


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The heart of the hotel is the legendary New York Café, built in a colourful, eclectic Italian Renaissance style. It originally opened to much acclaim in October, 1894, and was a popular haunt of writers, intellectuals and artists at the start of the 20th Century. Once lauded as ‘the most beautiful café in the world’, the New York Café is intrinsically part of Hungary as well as the hotel, and with a history dating back 120 years, it’s one of the oldest and grandest cafes in Budapest. With its sculptures, ornate lighting, extraordinary ceiling frescoes and paintings, there’s no doubt that a visit to this turn of the Century café is a royal affair.


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Of course, the café is not the only dining option in this magnificent hotel; there’s also the Salon Restaurant, recently voted the best in Budapest, the Deepwater Restaurant, where breakfast is a feast, not a meal, and the plush, velvet-encased Nyugat Bar which begs images of clandestine meetings and intimate conversations.


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Continuing the royal theme, the lobby is massive, with inlaid marble floors and a five-storey atrium with a glass-paneled ceiling. Behind the reception desk is a gold-leaf inlaid wall, and everywhere you look one finds Romanesque archways.

One level below the lobby is a grotto-like thermal pool designed by architect Simone Micheli, inspired by the natural elements of water, rock and wind. Just outside the pool is a spa with a wide range of treatments plus a hair salon featuring Paul Mitchell products. There is also a well-equipped fitness area.


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The accommodation is equally regal. Each of the 185 lavish guest rooms and suites feature over-sized Carrera marble bathrooms, precious antique furniture, plush bedding and every facility. Those lucky enough to have a balcony enjoy a view of the busy side street below.


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The hotel’s location is ideal for visitors, with numerous sightseeing options within walking distance and an excellent transportation system close by, although walking and exploring should be the order of your days.


If you would like to book a stay at this extraordinary establishment, let Baroque Travel assist. Contact us right away, info@baroquetravel.com, and we make your reservation for you. We can also assist you with all of your travel needs, from flights and transfers to sightseeing and restaurant bookings.

Exclusive Parisian vacation on the Champs Elysees

Baroque Travel has tracked down a hidden gem, an ultra-luxurious Paris hotel and spa that is the only establishment in the city to offer each guest their own personal butler


The ultimate exclusive hotel, La Réserve Paris Hotel and Spa features 26 luxury suites and just 14 magnificent bedrooms. It’s also the smallest hotel in Paris to be awarded the prestigious Palace status. Located just a short walk from the Champs Elysees, the hotel is also famous for its exceptional spa facilities. In fact, its spa is the first in the country to offer Nescens, a scientific anti-aging brand from Switzerland.

The state-of-the-art spa, which is located on the ground floor, is a tranquil respite from the busy city and offers a selection of health and beauty treatments for men and women as well as a lovely 16-meter indoor swimming pool.

The hotel’s excellent location makes it the ideal base from which to explore the city and its many fascinating sights, many of which can be seen from the hotel itself. Located in an intimate 19th Century mansion, it’s a chic, exclusive establishment, offering the privileged few a glimpse into the fine art of French living. The hotel has the atmosphere of a private club, and guests enjoy exclusive access to a fine library, a Smoking Parlour, and, of course, the spa.

All of the accommodation is designed with the focus on refined simplicity. The luxury is in the unpretentious, uncluttered style, in the discreet, attentive staff, and the comfort expected by those who have an appreciation for the finer things in life.

The hotel is set in the heart of the city, in a peaceful, tree-lined location overlooking the exquisite Grand Palais, the Eiffel Tower, the Pantheon and the Concorde obelisk. It offers all the elegance of a private apartment, where discretion reigns supreme, and its design features immense spaces bathed in light. Scattered throughout are marble fireplaces, surrounded by generous fabrics that exude a spirit of luxe. The hotel also features an exquisite inner courtyard filled with lush greenery where guests can relax.

Aside from a VIP welcome and a private butler, guests can also enjoy cocktails and taps at the hotel bar or on their private terrace, breakfasts and other meals at the gourmet restaurant La Pagode de Cos, or in the privacy of their own terrace and every possible service and facility. With spectacular views and every possible type of pampering imaginable, this is a luxury getaway that has it all, and then some.


If you would like to book a stay at this exclusive Parisian hotel, let Baroque Travel assist. Contact us right away, info@baroquetravel.com and we will make your reservations for you. If you require assistance with any other travel arrangements, including flights, transfers, sightseeing and restaurant reservations, we will be happy to assist with these as well.

Copenhagen’s latest luxury boutique hotel

Famous for its Royal castles, contemporary design, fashion and art, Copenhagen has a new addition, a beautiful luxury boutique hotel, the Sanders Hotel. Baroque Travel finds out all about it


Created by famous Danish ballet dancer, Alexander Kølpin and his father, the Sanders Hotel, which opens this coming October, is a masterpiece of fine design and aesthetic delight. Located on a quiet street in Copenhagen’s historic center, directly behind the famous Royal Danish Theater, the hotel features 54 luxurious rooms, each individually decorated and designed, including Single Coupé rooms, inspired by glamorous old train cabins. There are numerous other equally exquisite rooms, right up to a selection of exquisite apartments offering total privacy, beautiful lounges and open fireplaces.


Throughout the hotel one finds hand-picked, bespoke pieces of furniture that evoke the glamorous age of travel as well as the drama of the theater. The result is a mixture of Parisian sophistication and old world English eccentricity with plenty of simplistic Danish design thrown in to keep it down to earth and real.

The building itself is an iconic restoration in a district full of history and heritage and the hotel offers excellent service to make guests feel right at home. With Alexander Kølpin’s passion for creative spaces and storytelling, the intimate boutique hotel offers understated luxury and sensibility across five storeys.


In the lobby of the hotel one finds The Living Room, brimming with books and featuring an inviting fireplace where guests can relax and enjoy a coffee or cocktail. Dining is enjoyed at the all-day dining restaurant Sanders Kitchen on dishes prepared using fresh, organic produce. The carefully curated wine selection that accompanies the menu was created from a list of fine winemakers and vineyards. There’s also the Courtyard, an inner sanctuary that is a green oasis in the center of the property where guests can order drinks and food. The Tata Bar is an intimate bar, specializing in classic cocktails in a charming setting. And then there’s the Conservatory, on the fifth floor, where guests can enjoy stunning views of Copenhagen by night.


This splendid hotel is the hotelier’s third Scandinavian property – the others are Helenekilde Badehotel and Tisvildeleje Strandhotel. Its location, in an area filled with quaint cobbled lanes, is ideal for exploring the city, with lots of great restaurants, art galleries, museums and world class shopping all in the vicinity.


If you would like to find out more about this brand new Copenhagen hotel, or would like us to book a reservation for you, contact Baroque Travel right away, info@baroquetravel.com. We can also make all your travel arrangements to Copenhagen if you wish.