With the potential of travel opening up, EE recommends 5 top escapes that will set the mood for a rejuvenating return to normalcy. Our choice of 5 luxury vacations guarantees ethereal experiences you will cherish forever.
From snowy paradises, action packed adventures, pampering spa vacations to luxurious city stays and a Victorian nobility experience, Editor-In-Chief, Priyanka Sippy’s 5 picks make the cut. Plan, pack and bon voyage!
Luxury Camping in Antarctica with White Desert:
Winter Wonderland beckons-enjoy the splendour of Antarctica with a stay at the ice continent’s first and only luxury camp, by White Desert. With a private jet service, it aces the convenience factor and is luxurious and practical. White Desert is the only company worldwide with two luxury camps in Antarctica, offering intensely life-changing stays. Guests can either stay at their flagship luxury Which away Camp or at their new Wolf’s Fang camp.
Which away Camp is the first and only luxury accommodation in Antarctica, with high-tech and eco-friendly pods that accommodate up to 12 people. Offering heartfelt hospitality, exquisite cuisine, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, this eco-friendly camp will appeal to adventurous travellers seeking an exclusive escape in one of the last great wildernesses on earth. This edgy and sophisticated camp will unquestionably create unforgettable memories. In addition, one of the highpoints of your stay here will be a close encounter with a colony of Emperor penguins. A sure fire hit with snow buffs and adventurous souls alike, this one is highly recommended.
Calling out to all adventure seekers!
A Ski Holiday at Cheval Blanc Courchevel
Plan a stupendous ski holiday at Cheval Blanc Courchevel, a modern-day ski-in ski-out Maison set in the prestigious Jardin Alpin of Courchevel 1850, France, with direct access to the world’s largest ski domain, les Trois Vallées. With36 elegant rooms and suites, Cheval Blanc Courchevel is a warm and appealing haven where faultless, personalized service creates an informal and welcoming atmosphere. Take pleasure in exclusive features such as floating baths to simulate weightlessness, saunas, and private dining rooms. Skiers and non-skiers, can both experience the beautiful outdoors through unforgettable activities such as family ski trips or an elite ski touring trek – a different way of connecting and re-discovering the mountains.
Cheval Blanc Courchevel also offers stimulating family activities such as dog sledding or snowman building with the equipment provided in the Maison’s own Snowman kit.
Each season, Cheval Blanc Courchevel teams up with world class designers to create custom-made amenities and products that will augment guest experience, from Loro Piana cashmere scarves with the Cheval Blanc emblem, to a custom-made high chair for kids. Graciously classy, luxury and hospitality make this a smooth sailing vacation.
A white wonderland for ski buffs!
Experience Victorian Nobility at The Lanesborough, London
Feel like nobility for a night with a package planned to bring the Bridgeton experience to life. Guests will spend the night ‘Living like a Bridgeton’ in one of The Lanesborough’s exquisite Regency-style rooms or suites, enjoying an indulgent breakfast served in bed. Dedicated butler service means not having to lift a finger, beyond wandering around London at leisure and relishing a delicious afternoon tea served in Hyde Park or at one of the hotel’s gorgeous event spaces. A chauffeur will whisk guests off to make their fantasy a reality, by visiting Bridgerton’s real life filming locations around the city. There’s a bit of Bridgerton in us all!
On the doorstep of Hyde Park, just a short walk from Harrods, Harvey Nichols and London’s most exclusive shopping district; Sloane Street and Knightsbridge, this grand luxury mansion has undergone an inspired renovation by the famed interior designer Alberto Pinto.
The hotel is home to 93 luxurious suites and bedrooms, Michelin starred Céleste restaurant, the vibrant Library Bar and Garden Room and the magnificent
It’s London calling, guys.
Pamper Your Senses at Chiva-Som, Hua Hin
Chiva-Som means ‘Haven of Life’ a name that underlines the philosophies of the resort. Chiva-Som believes that the Mind, Body and Spirit must be given equal care and attention in order for a person to transform their health; a retreat at Chiva-Som signals the start of this wellness journey. The beachfront resort is located in the town of Hua Hin, which lies 185 km south of the capital of Bangkok. It can be reached by car in under three hours, private plane in 25 minutes from Bangkok and chartered helicopter in 40 minutes from Bangkok.
Asia’s first comprehensive wellness resort, Chiva-Som spans across seven acres of paradise. The resort has six modalities, offering guests the opportunity to focus on fitness, spa, nutrition, physio, ascetic beauty or holistic elements.
A trailblazer in the wellness industry, guests choose Chiva-Som for its world-class facilities as well as the wellness team’s unparalleled skill, expertise and knowledge.
Chiva-Som attracts elite visitors from far and wide with its selection of holistic treatments and immersive programmes geared towards healthy habits and lifestyle. Guests include celebrities such as David Beckham, Kate Moss, Serena Williams and royalty from around the world. A chance to hob nob with the who’s who.
Up your wellness quotient at Chiva-Som, Hua Hin!
Non-Stop Luxury at The Armani Hotel, Dubai
Time to tango-Dubai calls out to all those up for some edgy urban living. The location of the hotel is what makes it unique. Nestled within Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower occupying concourse level through to level 8 and levels 38 and 39, Armani Hotel Dubai offers panoramic views across the city and the Arabian Gulf. With its own private entrance, it is situated within walking distance of The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest retail destination, set within the vibrant Downtown Dubai business and leisure district.
A fabulous addition is the 12,000 ft2 Armani/SPA, offering unique spaces and outstanding service for individually personalized treatments, personal fitness, sequential thermal bathing, creative SPA cuisine or simply, private and social relaxation areas. Shopping, spa, dining and just plain living it up is makes this an exciting destination for everyone.
The ideal location for a well-rounded uber luxury experience.