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Taj Palace Marrakech (Photo: The Leading Hotels of the World - LHW)
Taj Palace Marrakech (Photo: The Leading Hotels of the World – LHW)

New York, New York (PRWEB) February 22, 2013 - Ideally situated next to the Royal Danish Theatre on the Kongens Nytorv Square in the heart of Copenhagen, the legendary Hotel d’Angleterre is slated to reopen in May following a total refurbishment. Constructed as a neoclassic palace, it has maintained its 19th-century historical aspects, blending elements of its original legacy with the latest in tailored services, elegance and technology. Guest accommodations, in 37 rooms and 53 suites, feature spacious marble bathrooms; the latest technology and individually controlled climate systems. The stunning Royal Suite, with one to three bedrooms, also boasts a grand balcony, a fireplace, and a private dining room. For fine dining, Restaurant d’Angleterre offers an international menu, while the Balthazar champagne bar and Angleterre Bar are ideal venues for relaxing and socializing. An indoor pool will be complemented by a spa and fitness studio. In addition, there are eight meeting and banquet rooms as well as a ballroom.

The soon-to-open Marker Hotel is located in the Docklands section of Dublin. Set in the thriving entertainment and business centers, it shares space with some of the city’s recently developed architectural landmarks such as the Grand Canal Square, close to Dublin’s newest cultural and leisure venues, including the Bord Gais Energy Theatre and the Aviva Stadium. With a unique architectural concept which draws on the nature of the Irish landscape, combined with a sleek urban aesthetic, the 187-room hotel is the perfect retreat for those who crave the unconventional, yet still expect exceptional standards. The Brasserie is a contemporary setting offering fresh, locally sourced produce and an extensive wine list, while The Marker Bar offers classic cocktails and relaxed all-day dining. The Roof Top Lounge serves single and sharing plates throughout the day. The Spa features four treatment rooms, a relaxation area, infinity pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam room and a fitness area. Events for up to 350 people can be accommodated in nine banquet and function rooms.

Centrally situated on the famous Via Veneto, Regina Hotel Baglioni in Rome is in easy walking distance of the Galleria Borghese museum, the Spanish Steps and Via Condotti. With 95 rooms and 23 suites – and an outstanding new penthouse which will be available from this June – the hotel’s interiors are a blend of traditional, Liberty and Deco styles. In recognition of the kindness shown to Queen Margherita of Savoy during her stay while she awaited the completion of her residence, the hotel’s owner was granted permission to add “Regina” to the hotel name. For dining, Brunello Lounge & Restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine in an atmosphere which unites traditional elegance with contemporary design. A wellness and fitness area is available for relaxation, and there are also facilities for meetings and banquets.

Occupying a historic 14th-century palace, Hotel Due Torri is situated in the heart of Verona, just a stone’s throw from Juliet’s famous balcony. The superb quality of the furnishings and the professional service are highly valued by its devoted international clientele. Extensive recent refurbishments have yielded a fresh facade, contemporary touches, a new dining room, an exclusive interior courtyard, and a panoramic terrace with spectacular views of the history city center. The 89 rooms and suites are appointed with period furniture, and hand-crafted marble in warm tones, mosaic decorations, and refined textiles. Due Torri Lounge & Restaurant serves regional and international cuisine complemented by an extensive wine list. In summer, the terrace enables guests to enjoy relaxing cocktails or a pre-opera buffet dinner. The hotel also offers children’s programs and seven function rooms for meetings and banquets.

Recently opened, The Grand Tarabya is just 20 minutes from Taksim Square and the city center, yet removed from the hustle and bustle of the old sectors of Istanbul. A landmark of traditional Turkish hospitality, the hotel comes alive again on the shores of the Bosphorus with breathtaking views all the way to the entrance of the Black Sea. Guest accommodations are in 247 spacious and tastefully decorated rooms and suites, designed to cater to discerning international travelers. Dining options include Papalinas Restaurant, for Aegean specialties; the Brasserie, with international selections; Pool Bar, for light fare; and The T Lounge and Diba Bar, both overlooking the Bosphorus, for casual get-togethers in a relaxed setting. The 4,000-square-meter Therapia Spa, offers indoor and outdoor pools, traditional Turkish hammams, sauna and steam rooms, relaxation areas, a private spa suite, and a Thalasso suite, while the fitness center features the latest technology and natural daylight. For meetings and social events, there are 14 function rooms, a state-of-the-art ballroom and a summer terrace.

Reopening in late April, D-Hotel Maris is situated high on a hillside of the Datca Peninsula in Turkey, where the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas meet. Overlooking small islands, lush forests and volcanic mountain ranges, it is a peaceful enclave of beauty, serenity and luxury. The 201 accommodations comprise luxurious rooms, suites, a duplex Presidential Suite and an exclusive Villa, all designed with the finest materials and sophisticated amenities to create a perfect retreat. Restaurants include Spice, fusing Ottoman-style gastronomy with Asian cuisine; Breeze, serving Aegean fare; and The Bay, on the beach, for daytime snacks and evening buffet. Among the bars and cocktail lounges are Aqua Bar, on the beach; Bar 180°, overlooking the bay; the Coliseum, at the tip of the peninsula; and El Vino, featuring fine wines, whisky and cognac. For relaxation, there are indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, water sports at the private beaches, a fitness center and an ESPA-designed Spa with a private hammam. The hotel also has private yachts, a seaplane and a helicopter. Children eight and up are welcome.

Constance Le Prince (Photo: The Leading Hotels of the World - LHW)
Constance Le Prince (Photo: The Leading Hotels of the World – LHW)

Constance Le Prince Maurice enjoys an idyllic location on the north-east coast of Mauritius. Set amidst 60 hectares of unspoiled terrain, it is sheltered from the prevailing winds and provides maximum privacy for its guests. The 89 suites and villas are surrounded by lush vegetation, and the calm turquoise lagoon blends perfectly with the landscape and the secluded white sand beaches. A natural fish reserve situated in the western part of the hotel adds to the uniqueness and natural beauty of the location. Restaurants include L’Archipel overlooking the pool and beach, for buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner; Le Beach Deck for à la carte lunches and light fare; Le Barachois for romantic dinners over the waters of the lagoon. For recreation, there are two award-winning 18-hole golf courses, tennis courts, water sports, scuba diving, private fitness coaching and the Spa de Constance Le Prince Maurice, offering Sisley treatments. In addition, there are wedding venues and a children’s club for ages 4 to 11.

Nestled in the exclusive Palmeraie region, Taj Palace Marrakech is set on 55 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens. Surrounded by palm trees and olive groves, the property has been meticulously crafted with a blend of Moroccan and Indian themes. Its 161 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, all with views over the Atlas Mountains, the desert landscape, or the pool and gardens, are spread between the main Palace and four exclusive Riads. Restaurant choices include Rumi, for contemporary Moroccan flavors with Mediterranean influences; Mantra, the Pan-Asian signature restaurant; Menzah, serving international fare poolside; and Jade Room, the lobby lounge with all-day dining options. Jiva Grande Spa, with 14 treatment rooms, offers Indian therapies, signature treatments, Ayurveda, yoga and meditation. There are also indoor and outdoor pools; a fitness center with state-of-the-art fitness equipment and personal trainers; dedicated yoga temple; jogging track and biking trails. Nearby diversions include horse, camel and quad-bike riding; golf on three acclaimed courses; and hot-air balloon rides. Other facilities include four conference and banquet rooms and a kids club.

Set on the northwest coast of the island of Praslin in the Seychelles, Constance Lémuria Resort is bordered by the white sand beaches of the Indian Ocean, and surrounded by luxuriant vegetation. The 105 guest accommodations range from elegant, secluded suites with ocean views to regal villas, all thoughtfully designed using only natural materials such as wood, marble, limestone and pink granite, to complement their stunning environment. Dining options include Legend, the resort’s main restaurant with a refined and relaxed atmosphere; The Seahorse, with views over the 11th green of the award-winning Lémuria golf course; and the Beach Bar & Grill specializing in seafood. Nestled amidst swaying palm trees and bamboo, the Spa de Constance Lémuria offers a range of treatments including Swedish massage, hydrotherapy and Indian Ayurvedic. There is also a full complement of water sports, deep-sea fishing, diving, and an 18-hole golf course.

Constance Lémuria Resort (Photo: The Leading Hotels of the World - LHW)
Constance Lémuria Resort (Photo: The Leading Hotels of the World – LHW)

Reachable by seaplane, the Constance Halaveli resort, set in the North Ari Atoll of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean, is a place where time seems to have stopped and dreams become reality. Crystal waters, sparkling sand and exuberant green foliage combine to create an idyllic backdrop for the resort. Spacious accommodations, in 86 overwater and beachside villas, are constructed and appointed with natural materials to blend seamlessly into the surrounding environment. Restaurant choices include beachside Meeru, with a laid-back barefoot vibe, for relaxed meals al fresco; Jahaz, at the heart of the resort, serving a variety of international fare; and Jing, for exotic Asian-inspired fine dining. A perfect setting for water sports, the resort offers pedal boats, windsurfing, kayaking, diving and PADI certification, catamarans, water skiing, wakeboarding, and banana boats. Situated on stilts over the tranquil lagoon, the Health Centre consists of Le Spa de Constance and Valmont Spa, both tranquil havens for body and mind. Younger guests are well looked after by the childcare team at Kuda children’s club.

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About The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. (LHW)
When extraordinary and one-of-a-kind intersect, you have likely found a Leading Hotel. As the largest luxury hotel collection, with more than 430 of the world’s greatest properties in over 80 countries, we seek out the exceptional. From grand palaces to intimate city hideaways, from ancient castles to sumptuous safari tent villages, from tropical aeries to mystical paradises, all are utterly unique and boldly independent. Each celebrates the culture of its destination, rather than trying to mask it with corporate-mandated sameness. Established in 1928 by several influential and forward-thinking European hoteliers, it started with 38 initial members. With our eight-decade-long commitment to providing unforgettable, authentic travel experiences, LHW selects only hotels that meet our high standards for quality and distinctiveness. To us, hospitality is not an industry; it’s an art…and our passion.