Hotel- Leela Palace, New Delhi

When either of my parents visits Mumbai they usually stay at The Leela. I love it! It is like my mini vacation from my daily life. And I insist on eating Chinese Cuisine over there as I love the food. So its not a surprise Robb Report’s 24th annual “Best of the Best” Hotels 2012, hand-picked one of the Leela properties, The Leela Palace New Delhi for offering the finest in luxury, placing the hotel amongst the most elite in the world. And keeping with the Spirit of India theme here are a few pictures of the same.

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The Leela Palace New Delhi perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister’s office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. At the hotel, you can experience the luxury of 260 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,300 square feet. An opulent Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar, modern global dining at The Qube, an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at Megu, a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

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Arrive in style at the grand Porte Cochere of The Leela Palace New Delhi. Statues of two white elephants greets you at the Porte Cochere. There is a 11 foot high Devi sulpture  done by the renowned sulptor and painter Satish gupta dispalyed in the garden at The Leela Palace New Delhi.

The Leela palace New Delhi redefines luxury and excellence. The magnificent high ceilings, hung with handmade chandeliers, soar over a space which provides a breathtaking yet elegant setting for exclusive original art works from India’s foremost artists, including Satish Gupta and Satish Gujral.

Authentic Japanese Cuisine at Megu, one of the finest to be found in New Delhi

An Italian fine dining rooftop restaurant featuring a display kitchen and Oenotheque.The ultra- exclusive restaurant is the first in Asia and the eighth in the world.Le Cirque literally meaning ‘the circus’ in French.The menu imbues a mix of classic Italian, contemporary French and even bares traces of Indian flavours, making the food just as exciting to the palate as it is a feast to the eyes.

The intimate Library Bar extends outdoors and has a soothing ambience to savour a tranquil drink.

Savor the rich and varied flavours of the Royal kitchens of Jamavar, an exclusive restaurant that brings alive the rusticflavours of Indian cuisine in a perfect blend of fine dining and Indian hospitality.The diversity of the country’s culture is reflected in the variety of Jamavar’s menu.

Located on the lobby level, The Qube is an all-day dining restaurant at The Leela Palace New Delhi. One can explore the nuances of the finest Indian and international cuisines serving your traditional and contemporary favorites. The Qube has an open kitchen that allows our chefs to interact with the diners.

The 6500 square feet spa is built on two levels along with a café, a fitness studio with Technogym equipment, separate relaxation areas for both, male and female guests, and sauna and steam rooms on the first level. The second level comprises seven treatment rooms, a spa suite for couples, a relaxation room for women and the ‘finishing studio’

Royal Club Lounge. You get your own personal lounge if you have a room on this floor.

Maharaja Suite-A palace within a palace, this six-bay suite comes with state–of–the-art facilities like a complimentary Rolls Royce Phantom, 24-hour butler services, spa rooms, Jacuzzi, walk-in wardrobe,and a private gymnasium. Keeping in mind our distinguished guests and their need for privacy and enhanced security, the suite is equipped with bullet-proof glass and a dedicated elevator.

Built to offer comfort with luxury, these suites are designed with elaborate walk-in closets, spacious bathrooms and a large bedroom-cum-living room. The magnificent view overlooking the capital city of New Delhi adds a distinct charm to the grandeur of these 65 square metre (700 square foot) suites

Tariff begins at Approx $240 per room. These are subject to change as per the Hotels decision.

Disneyland Paris Completes 20 years

Disneyland Paris is Europe’s leading tourist destination, with more than 250 million visits since the Resort opened in 1992 (15.6 million visits in 2011). The Resort includes two theme parks (Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park), seven Disney-themed hotels totalling some 5,800 rooms (with an additional 2,400 hotel rooms operated by Selected and Associated Hotels), two full-service convention centres and a 27-hole golf course. In addition, the Resort is home to Disney Village, one of the largest entertainment districts in the Ile-de-France Region. Covering more than 30,000 m2, Disney Village features themed restaurants, shops and a cinema multiplex. In all, Disneyland Paris includes 57 attractions, 62 shops, and 58 restaurants. Since April 1, 2012, Disneyland Paris is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with new entertainment events, emotion-packed encounters, new decor and unforgettable magical experiences. 7 July to 2 September 2012 is Summer Time in France where the season is about to start and this season is the most ideal time to come and celebrate Disneyland Paris’ 20th Anniversary. 

DISNEY’S 20th ANNIVERSARY SUMMER TIME – A SEASON FOR NEW THINGS!The new features unveiled for Disneyland Paris’ 20th Anniversary will be continuing throughout the summer, including the extraordinary night time sound and light show Disney Dreams®!
Disney Magic on Parade! is another brand-new colourful show, while Disney’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Train and Meet Mickey Mouse give visitors a unique opportunity to see their favourite Disney characters up close and personal.

Disney Dreams®!
After dark every evening, the Disney Dreams®! show dazzles guests with myriads of lights, colours and magic.  Featuring special effects created especially for this world first at Disneyland Paris, the not-to-be-missed show goes beyond anything guests can imagine.  For the first time ever, they’ll be caught up in the action through images projected onto Sleeping Beauty Castle. First and foremost, Disney Dreams®! tells a moving, magical story.  Guided by Peter Pan, guests discover or rediscover the greatest Disney stories: Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, not forgetting Aladdin, Rapunzel and many, many more. Using state-of-the-art techniques, Sleeping Beauty Castle is transformed successively into a star-studded sky where Peter Pan takes flight; a replica of Notre-Dame cathedral with the Hunchback on its roof; and a fantastic play area for the chimney sweeps from Mary Poppins.  The best-known Disney songs, specially arranged for the occasion, also play an important role in the story. This breath-taking nighttime show features dazzling lasers, spectacular water sprays and absolutely incredible firework effects, culminating in a finale like none other ever seen at Disneyland Paris. Water plays a key role in the show, with two water screens and more than 30 new fountains, some of them producing water sprays over twenty metres high.  These have been installed all around Sleeping Beauty Castle. In addition to all these incredible effects, the teams of designers decided to use breath-taking firework effects.  Pillars of fire burst out on all sides of Sleeping Beauty Castle, really setting it aflame. With performances every evening at the Disneyland Park, Disney Dreams®! is THE show you absolutely must see – pure, unadulterated magic, never before seen at Disneyland Paris.

Venue: in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle – Disneyland Park

Meet Mickey Mouse
The world’s favourite mouse has a wonderful surprise in store for the guests of Disneyland Paris! Between two performances of his magic show, Mickey is delighted to welcome visitors in person for a private, exclusive meeting backstage at his magnificent theatre, nestled in the heart of Fantasyland.Redecorated in the style of old British music halls, the auditorium screens short films of Mickey Mouse in his greatest roles from yesteryear.  Mickey awaits visitors backstage in his own private rehearsal room, surrounded by myriads of absolutely amazing conjuror’s accessories.After this amazing meeting, Mickey is only too happy to pose for a photo session in the company of his fans.

Venue: Fantasyland – Disneyland Park

The Tarzan™ Encounter
Tarzan is back in Disneyland Paris!  By popular demand, The Tarzan™ Encounter show will be back at Chaparral Theater, sweeping the audience straight off to the heart of an interactive jungle where primitive worlds and civilization collide.  The unforgettable moments of this outstanding show include an airborne duet with Jane and Tarzan, cheeky acrobatic numbers by the tribe of monkeys and a rhythm-crazy jam session with the participation of children from the audience.

Venue: Chaparral Theater, Frontierland  – Disneyland Park

WORLD OF DISNEY: WHERE SHOPPING BECOMES A TRAVEL ADVENTURE
From 12 July onwards, the new World of Disney shop will be open to the public.  Located at the entrance to Disney Village, this will be the third store with this name to be opened in a Disney Park, after those in Florida and California.With a retail area covering over 1400sqm, World of Disney inaugurates a new universe where shopping becomes a travel adventure.  In the finest Disney tradition, World of Disney is a unique, magical place where Mickey Mouse and friends have brought back the best products in each category from their trips to the far-flung corners of the world, especially for Disney fans and guests.The architecture of the World of Disney building is in Art Deco style, paying tribute to the ‘grand magasin’ department stores of Paris – and helping to make this the most attractive store at Disneyland Paris.

Venue: Disney Village

Enjoy this summer in Wales

In a previous post I had written about the Olympics in London and how you can check into some lovely properties which are giving away great deals around that time. Now since we have already figured you will be around the UK, I did a bit of research and came up with things for you to do at Wales as well, starting end of this month. So plan your holiday accordingly. Wales is a picturesque location that is a part of the United Kingdom and is situated to the west of England having a varied and dramatic landscape. It is also quite accessible from London or cities such as Birmingham and Manchester. A vibrant population fuels a cosmopolitan city atmosphere.Cardiff Castle stands at the heart of downtown and Edwardian shopping arcades (Britain’s first malls) house charming one-of-a-kind shops. Wales is home to 641 castles, more than any other country in Europe. You are encouraged to visit them: climb towers, walk ancient walls and explore dungeons. It’s rare to find three national parks in a country the size of Massachusetts. But in the Snowdonia, Pembrokeshire Coast and Brecon Beacons national parks you’ll discover unique landscapes and a world of outdoor adventure.  Royal connections abound and everyone can be spoiled by staying in hotels formerly owned by kings and queens.

Pembrokeshire Fish Week – 23 June – 1 July 2012
The events and activities feature around fish and shell-fish, eating out, fish cookery and preparation demonstrations, angling competitions and coaching, on water adventure and outdoor activities, waterway travel, environmental and educational activities, arts, craft and culture and for all ages!
Llangollen International Eisteddfod – 3-8 July 2012
Every summer since 1947 Llangollen has staged one of the world’s most inspirational cultural festivals. Each year over 4,000 performers from across the globe head to the beautiful little Welsh town to take part in a unique event combining competition, performance, and international peace and friendship. Around 25 different competitions celebrate song, music and dance, climaxing with the prestigious ‘Choir of the World’ where winning choirs compete for the Pavarotti Trophy.
Wakestock – 6-8 July 2012
Europe’s largest wakeboard music festival takes place on the stunning Llyn Peninsula in North Wales. Wakestock 2012 has so much to offer in terms of a full fun packed weekend by the sea. The unique event also sees the world’s best wakeboarders take to the water. Wakestock UK are stoked to have some of the biggest names in the sport confirmed. They will be travelling to the Llyn Peninsula to compete for the title of Wakestock champion.

Extreme Sailing, Cardiff Bay – 30th August – 2nd September 2012
The UK round of the award-winning Extreme Sailing Series will be staged in Cardiff, the capital of Wales. The Extreme 40s fleet will race in the heart of the Bay, with the race village based in the inner harbour where spectators will be able to watch the racing unfold amongst the buzzing atmosphere with shops and restaurants surrounding the harbour in abundance.
World Alternative Games 17 Aug – 2 Sept
This is the essence of the first ever World Alternative Games which is to be held in Llanwrtyd Wells. Llanwrtyd is now set to host a variety of different and alternative events, from Worm Charming to Chariot Racing, from the Bathtubbing Championship to the Wife Carrying Championships. There will be a day designed purely for the youngsters, with child-friendly events such as Pooh Sticks and Rock, Paper, Scissors. Our international friends from France and the Czech Republic are due to join the festivities as we celebrate our links with a French-themed day (including a French cockerel throwing competition and French cheese rolling) and a Czech-themed day.

 

London Olympics with SLH

If any of you happen to be travelling to London for the olympics, or just generally happen to be there around that time which is from 27th July to 7th August, do check up with Small Luxury Hotels of the World before you book your stay if you havent already. SLH is offering a stunning selection of impressive UK country house hotels and beautiful Irish sanctuaries within a comfortable commute of the Game’s venues.Experience all of the excitement and fun of London and the Games during the day and then seek your rest and relaxation beyond the city limits.Why not embark upon a tour of the beautiful host nation and Ireland either before or after the event? Breathtaking coastal cliffs, inspiring moors,magnificent green rolling hills; SLH has 45 great UK and Irish hotels offering a series of amazing packages for the olympics for you to discover. Here are a few

The Goring Hotel, London, United Kingdom www.slh.com/goring

A tranquil Belgravia location,moments from Buckingham Palace.Celebrating its 100th year in 2010, The Goring is owned and run by the fourth generation of the Goring family who have consistently provided a century of exceptional and attentive service. Situated next to Buckingham Palace, this is the archetypal English hotel where you can expect excellent food and wine and a delightful private garden.
London Olympics package – Rs. 17,400 per room per night excluding VAT and breakfast minimum 1 nights stay.

Lainston House Hotel www.slh.com/lainstonhouse


In the heart of the Hampshire countryside Full of charm and character, Lainston House Hotel is an imposing 17th-century country manor house surrounded by 63 acres of beautiful scented gardens and woodland. With award-winning dining, an extensive wine cellar and an exciting range of outdoor activities from fishing to lawn croquet, this is where you can completely forget the stresses of city life.Amble through the gardens of Lainston House Hotel and discover the enchanting 12th-century chapel ruins and the pretty dovecote. Walk along the impressive avenue of lime trees that frame astounding views of the countryside in the distance. Try your hand at fly fishing with your own personal ghillie or learn the art of archery or even falconry.
London Olympics package – Rs. 14,600 per room, per night, minimum 2 nights stay. The package is available for stays of 2 nights or more and includes daily Full English breakfast. Includes tax.

Ashdown Park Hotel& Country Club, Forest Row, United Kingdom www.slh.com/ashdown


Stunning country house hotel in the depths of Ashdown Forest. Here bygone splendour meets modern indulgence at Ashdown Park Hotel. A listed 19th-century mansion set in 186 acres of landscaped parkland, the hotel and accompanying country club has its own 18-hole par 3 golf course, a spa, gourmet dining and a wide selection of leisure pursuits to enjoy during your stay.Wander through Ashdown Park Hotel’s grounds to discover secret gardens, paths through woods and elegant lakes or simply gaze at it all through the large windows of your individually styled and beautifully appointed room or suite. Golf enthusiasts may prefer a Fairway Suite with magnificent views over the course.
London Olympics package – From Rs.11650 per person per night based on two adults sharing a Deluxe Room inclusive of VAT. minimum 1 nights stay.  Rates include a Sussex Cream Tea on your day of arrival, three course table d’hote dinner served in the Anderida Restaurant, accommodation with complimentary newspaper, full English breakfast, residential membership of the Country Club& Revitalise Spa and VAT.

Park Hotel Kenmare,Ireland www.slh.com/parkkenmare


Set against a mountain back drop overlooking Kenmare Bay In a magical setting overlooking the bay and surrounded by mature trees, Park Hotel Kenmare is an eclectic spa resort in the Ring of Kerry. Complete with a world-class spa, a private cinema, a range of exercise classes and an adjacent 18-hole golf course, this is the perfect retreat far from the daily grind.All the rooms and suites in Park Hotel Kenmare are large with a selection of antique furnishings and oil paintings. Each one has a sitting area with the largest rooms and suites decorated in furniture and fabrics more in keeping with the grandeur of the 19th-century building.
London Olympics package – Rs. 41,000 including breakfast, excluding tax and service. minimum 2 nights stay. Two nights including continental breakfast, excluding tax – based on two people sharing.

Cotswold House Hotel, Chipping Campden, United Kingdom www.slh.com/cotswoldhouse


Situated in Chipping Campden,bounded by the Cotswold hills Regency town house splendour blends seamlessly with modern styling. Cotswold House Hotel stands in the town square of Chipping Campden, in the heart of the Cotswolds, in two acres of stunning gardens. With a new spa, the restaurant forming the hub of the hotel, and a stunning sculpture garden, this is one of the Cotswold’s finest hotels.Enter Cotswold House Hotel to discover a unique contemporary style with the promise of extreme comfort and excellent food.Cotswold stone, Tuscan columns and a curving central staircase lead to ultra-chic bedrooms with cashmere throws and coal effect fires. Four garden cottages provide perfect hideaway, one with its own private garden and outdoor hot-tub.
London Olympics package – Rs. 17,800(midweek). Two night package to include a Full English Breakfast each morning, three course dinner in Cotswold Grill and a Rs. 2,600 Spa voucher to use against treatments. Based on double occupancy , midweek and weekend rates apply.

Reservations for any Small Luxury Hotels of the World property can be made by calling 000800 650 1456 (India), online at www.slh.com or via the SLH iPhone app.  Travel agents need only remember the GDS code LX for LuXury.  To receive special benefits including a complimentary breakfast, upgrade (subject to availability) and late check-out,join The Club of Small Luxury Hotels of the World at www.slh.com/club  Membership is offered on a complimentary basis

Cruise Control

We all grew up crooning Celine Dion’s “My Heart will go on” from the movie Titanic, and besides having a crush on Leonardo and cursing Kate for letting him lose his life the one thing that fascinated me and I am sure a lot of other people was the ship itself. It looked so grand and luxurious, the most romantic thing a girl could dream off (besides Leo’s lips ofcourse). Anyway that was 1997, where going on a cruise seemed like a fairytale, atleast to me who had even decided I will get married on a ship, I still want to if I do ever get married, well atleast sail to my honeymoon destination, oh well fine go on a vacation with my girl friends, basically a cruise has been my fantasy since 1997. Anyway move ahead two decades and in 2012 a cruise does not seem like such a distant dream, thanks to company’s like Royal Caribbean International.


Royal Caribbean International,a global cruise line has 22 innovative ships touching more than 290 destinations like Alaska, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Dubai, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada/New England, Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, Panama Canal and South America.They provide a world-class vacation experience with a wide range of signature on board amenities, entertainment, and award-winning family programming. From the lure of the Caribbean to the charm of Europe, enjoy the serenity of endless beaches, tropical breezes and sunsets over shimmering blue waters. Basically all you can ask for and more.

   

 

And if you are honeymooners or know a newly married couple, guess what they also have amazing honeymoon registry options. These include couple massages and other Spa packages to romantic dinners at specialty restaurants of your choice; from swimming with dolphins to other exciting land and shore excursions that let you discover the amazing sights, sounds and flavors of different destinations.Royal Caribbean International’s Honeymoon Package is the ideal wedding present. The stateroom will be beautifully adorned with Just Married decorations including a fragrant 6″ rose heart arrangement upon arrival. Then, at sundown, a bottle of Moet and Chandon Champagne and Royal Caribbean International vanilla cupcakes will be delivered to the room. The couple receives ‘His and Hers’ Wraps and Slippers and a Keepsake Framed Portrait to remember their incredible time onboard, for years to come.
If not a honeymoon couple, fear not Royal Caribbean offers a varied range of activities to family vacationers as well as singles.Try your luck at the world-class ‘Casino Royale’, get an adrenaline kick and conquer new heights at the on-board rock-wall, indulge in sumptuous culinary preparations, partake in wine tasting and enjoy exciting beverage packages, purchase keepsakes from the onboard shops, discover a world of tranquil bliss in the day spa and fitness center or just relax by the pool and simply do nothing at all. All in all planning your vacation could not sound more fun!

 

Price varies from Cruise to Cruise. For more information log onto www.royalcaribbean.in

Magic of France continues

Since we were talking of French interiors and Style a few days back, it is only logical that we continue the topic by incuding a bit of French arts and Crafts. This comes to us in the form of project Fort Royal. The Fort Royal project is a way in which the most respected craftsmen in the world can express themselves.It offers enthusiasts and experts – individuals, architects, interior decorators or institutions – unique access to exceptional works of craftsmanship.

In today’s economic climate, where competition for low-cost production has brought about an outburst of outsourcing and counterfeiting, French expertise and excellence are greatly under threat. As a consequence, a large number of companies in this field are finding themselves in difficulty. Access to the markets would ensure their continuity, but these companies lack the means to enter into these markets and the procedures to transmit their knowledge, due to a shortage of qualified and attentive business buyers.As such, certain gems from our arts and crafts are disappearing.The Fort Royal project aims to maintain and preserve these gems of French creativity. It allows them to exist and to expand by enhancing their management, by introducing them into a number of new outlets and by training new skilled workers and craftsmen. All this is necessary in order to continue to be able to offer the genuine quality of the original rather than the copy.

Fort Royal is committed to fulfilling high expectations, to authenticity and to innvation combined with tradition. It promotes the use of the finest materials crafted with perfect traditional techniques in order to produce durable, timeless works.With so many gems of French heritage to preserve, to bring forward into modernity and to showcase worldwide, Fort Royal aims to unite the commercial and management resources of craftsmen in order to enhance their savoir-faire. Together, it is possible to uphold this excellence on French soil, whilst also branching out to towards new international horizons. www.fort-royal.com

The allure of France

France has been every girls fantasy destination. The romance it spells is the stuff dreams are made of and ofcourse some of the best romantic movies like Before Sunset (my all time favourite movie), Amelie and ofcourse Paris je’ Taime. Walk along the gorgeous Eiffel Tower backdropped by the River Seine.Sit by a charming French bistro, or have a picnic by the river banks, – every corner of Paris makes for excellent spots to romance your loved one. By night, the city seduces you with its elegant flair. But I want to concentrate on more than just the romantic aspect of Paris or France. I am referring to the amazing French Style, from the fashion to the decor to the architecture and food everything has its own charm. From the gourmet food, the breads, wine and cheese, pastries to the design houses like Christian Dior, Coco Chanel, Yves St Laurent, France truly epitomises style and elan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage French style inspires me as much as the modern look. Now that we all are in agreement that the French Style is undoubtedly amazing here are tips to re-create it at home. Starting with ofcourse the basic, furniture. Speaking of which, The Great Eastern Home unveils its most recent addition to its classical furniture with an exclusive range of Louis XVI French Furniture Collection.This exquisite range from The Great Eastern Homedawns a classic look that promises to transform a living room into a Classical French Ambiance, a place where you will feel like you’re in a luxurious French suite. As a part of the Louis XVI French Furniture Collection, The Great Eastern Home also offers a range of French mirrors, dining table and other furniture masterpieces that are available in limited editions. The Louis XVI French Furniture Collection is a tribute to people who love the feel of classic styled furniture and who want to give their home a classical French feel.

Add these products to complete that French inspiration to your house or a room in your house.

Towel rack, House of Ishatvam
Marie Antoinette Chandelier, Bisazza

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maisons Enchantant dinner collection, Hermes
Carved Mirror, Chelini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On a last note, since we are always talking about French Pastries, here is an old shoot of mine, with recipes to recreate the same at home. Oh and Delhi’s first French Bistro, Rara Avis opened doors to us this week. Review to follow soon

 

 

 

 

Hotel Guide to Romance

When one is in love, they want every moment to perfect, from the first official date to the first official kiss to the first official vacation. I am saying official cause while you are dating it is nice and all but nothing like when you fall in love and you realise you actually want to spend time planning each special moment. (Sigh! I don’t even know why I talk about all this, I think I am just too romantic and optimistic and a wee bit dramatic). Anyway back to planning those special moments, the most taxing among all has to be the vacation. I mean come on, you don’t want to end up in a place where both of you have nothing to do and hence are fighting the whole time. So well, coming to our rescue is SLH (Small Luxury hotels of the World) to plan your vacations for each of those moments. Even if you are single like me, it is a great start to plan those trips with your lovely ladies, who knows who you meet and what that might lead to (told you I am optimistic). Plus with summer vacation coming up you could do with some help there as well.So here is a bit about few of their properties. See if they catch your fancy or suit your purpose, else go through their site and chose out of the 520 other properties. Let me know how your vacation went.

Hotelde Tuilerieën, Belgium– www.slh.com/tuilerieen 
The Hotel de Tuilerieënin the picture-perfect city of Bruges in Belgium exudes old-school romance with period décor, four-poster beds and daily champagne breakfasts. Walk hand in hand down cobbled alley ways, enjoy candlelit dinners at the hotel’s legendary Le Menu Belge restaurant or a relaxing couples’ massage to end the day. So what better way to show to the world that you have found that someone special?
Night rates at Hotel de Tuilerieën from USD 259* per room based on double occupancy.

Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort, Greece– www.slh.com/mykonos 
GREECE! I mean if you have not read my earlier post about my desire to visit here or how hot the Greek men are please do, and really there is no argument here that this is the ultimate destination to declare your love against a crystal blue backdrop of sea and sky. Enjoy proposal perfect settings on the white sand beach at sunset, in the privacy of a candlelit suite at Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort or on the nearby temple island of Delos. And to my lovely single ladies, really aren’t you sold?
Night rates at Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort from USD 228* per room based on double occupancy.

The Fortress Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka– www.slh.com/fortress
This is an ideal place for a destination wedding. Buck the white wedding trend with a truly unique celebration at the entrancing Fortress Resort & Spa.Enclosed within landscaped gardens, this ultra stylish 53-room resort offers the perfect party paradise with drummers,dancers and elephants as wedding regulars! Newly weds and guests alike will delight in the 24-hour butler service, private plunge pools and renowned SriLankan cuisine to make it a wedding day that everyone will remember for a lifetime.Night rates at The Fortress Resort & Spa from USD 257* per room based on double occupancy.

Velassaru,Maldives – www.slh.com/velassaru
When deciding where to go for the most important and most romantic holiday of your life, whether is the proposal or the honeymoon it doesn’t get much better than the unsurpassable beauty and luxury at the Velassaru hotel in the Maldives. After the stress and strain leading upto the big day, newly weds can spend their days lazing within the sanctuary oftheir water villa with nothing but ocean as far as the eye can see.Night rates at Velassaru from USD 282* per room based on double occupancy.

Hotel Punta Tragara, Italy– www.slh.com/puntatragara
This celebration is for when you have crossed a few years and real life has begun to be just that “Real Life”. Celebrate your years together with all its ups and downs and rekindle that honeymoon romance with a stay at the irresistible Hotel Punta Tragara perched on the cliffs of Capri, overlooking the rocks of Faraglioni and the deep blue Mediterranean Sea. Full of charming Italian character and charisma, couples will delight in the stylish décor,decadent cuisine and intimate ambience of one of Italy’s finest hotels. Night rates at Hotel Punta Tragara from USD 475* per room based on double occupancy.

Sivory Punta Cana Boutique Hotel, Dominican Republic – www.slh.com/sivory
If not Sri Lanka for your wedding day then there’s always the option of the beautiful tropical paradise getaway, Dominican Republic. So have a beautiful destination wedding here or renew those all important, life-long vows. Sivory Punta Cana Boutique Hotel is what dreams are made of with exquisite gourmet food, suites with private plunge pools and an incredible holistic spa – the perfectsetting to say “I do”. Night rate at Sivory Punta Cana Boutique Hotel from USD 369* per room based on double occupancy.

The Betsy, Florida– www.slh.com/betsyhotel
And finally for all my lovely single ladies the iconic Betsy hotel on Miami Beach’s Ocean Drive is the answer to all those holiday dilemmas. If you’re newly single, or single since the last decade, there’s no better place to enjoy a day of selfish pampering followed by dinner at the hotel’s famous BLT steakhouse restaurant and then a night out in Miami’s fantastic Art Deco District.Night rates at The Betsy USD 400* per room based on double occupancy.

*These rates are approximate rates and could vary.Reservationsfor any Small Luxury Hotels of the World property can be made by calling 000800 650 1456 (India), online at www.slh.com or via the SLH iPhone app. Travel agents need only remember the GDS code LX for LuXury.  To receivespecial benefits including a complimentary breakfast, upgrade (subject to availability)and late check-out, join The Club of Small Luxury Hotels of the World at www.slh.com/club  Membership is offered on acomplimentary basis