At just 25 years old, Eva de Gil already helms the kitchen at Batuar, an upmarket, colonial-style restaurant tucked into Barcelona’s Cotton House Hotel, Autograph Collection. The restaurant feels blissfully removed from the steadfast bustle of the city’s Gran Via thoroughfare, which lies just outside its glass-fronted terrace.
Originally launched as a boutique hotel-within-a-hotel at Caesars Palace in 2013, Nobu Hotels has since opened an impressive collection of luxe resorts and urban stays around the world.
Barcelona is arguably the most cosmopolitan city in Spain. With its treasured modernist landmarks and a contrasting landscape that includes seaside, mountaintop and medieval corners, there’s never a shortage of things to see and do.
A 300-year-old chateau reborn as a hotel in the countryside outside Marseille. In a completely secluded area—the closest sign of civilization is Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, a tiny 11th-century village nearby. The chateau is a 30-minute drive from Marseille Provence Airport and a scenic 20-minute drive from Aix-en-Provence train station.
Kettner’s Restaurant and Champagne Bar, located in the heart of London’s ritzy Soho district, has long been an institution in the city. Throughout its illustrious, nearly 150-year run, chef August Kettner—rumored to have worked for Napoleon III—and the subsequent staff were said to have been among the first to serve French food in London, welcoming a slew of notable visitors including Winston Churchill, Oscar Wilde, and Margaret Thatcher.
This popular region of Spain includes Majorca, Ibiza, Menorca, and Formentera. Here’s how to plan—and enjoy—a trip to the archipelago.
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The breathtaking Balearic Islands consist of four contrasting islands; Mallorca, the grand dame, hails as queen of the resorts, party paradise Ibiza has matured to include eco-centric options, while both Menorca and Formentera remain quaint and idyllic in look and flavour. Can’t decide? Read on to discover which of these mesmerizing islands best suits your pleasure.
Ensconced in the heart of Provence’s mystical wine country sits a stately residence, home to the Marquis de Saporta and his family for more than 300 centuries. As a private château, only royals, VIPs, and dignitaries—most notably Queen Elizabeth—were privy to an overnight stay.
A cutting-edge cultural hub with wondrous architecture and world-class gourmet bites, Barcelona appeals to all the senses with her enchanting Mediterranean appeal. Make the most of a whirlwind 36-hour Catalan capital adventure.