Feeling the heat this summer? Thereâ€™s no better way to chill out than with some premium pampering at one of the worldâ€™s most sumptuous hotels. And thanks to Luxury Hotels by Dnataâ€™s tempting last-minute deals, you might even find you get more holiday than you bargained for.
Luxe London for less
With its magnificent 19th century architecture and seriously stylish interiors, The Milestone is London’s quintessential luxury boutique hotel. Whatâ€™s more, The Milestone really does go the extra mile to deliver world class service to its customers â€“ which is why it won the prestigious CondÃ© Nast Traveller Award for Best British Hotel in 2008.
With individually designed guestrooms and suites that blend antique furnishings and rare artworks with the last word in discreet 21st-century technology, thereâ€™s no better place to unwind and admire stunning views of Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.
Now you can enjoy The Milestone for less this summer.Â When you book three nights in one of its opulent suites, youâ€™ll receive the third night absolutely free. So why not use the extra time to discover more of London? Many of the cityâ€™s top attractions are right on your doorstep. Or perhaps splurge the money youâ€™ve saved on a must-have purchase â€“ some of the worldâ€™s most renowned boutiques are just a short hop away.
Finally, make sure you treat yourself to one of The Milestoneâ€™s traditional English cream teas or a dinner at Cheneston’s restaurant â€“ itâ€™s where in-the-know Londoners love to dine.
Until September, upgrade to a suite at The Milestone for just AED7,940 for two people for three nights, including breakfast and taxes.
An alternative but equally stylish London address is Dukes Hotel, ideally located in the upmarket district of St Jamesâ€™s, Mayfair. Renowned for its warm, charming and discreet service, itâ€™s not surprising that Dukes Hotel was a favourite with James Bond creator Ian Fleming whenever he was in town.
Recently renovated, Dukes Hotel has been given a touch of 21st century contemporary chic by the design team behind the award-winning One Aldwych, London and Carlisle Bay, Antigua, creating a look which is fresh, calm and sophisticated. The completely renovated and upgraded bedrooms and suites feature smart new interiors and up-to-the-minute key features such as ipod docking stations and flat screen TVs.
And should you wish to sample the cream of Londonâ€™s culture and nightlife during your stay, simply ask Dukesâ€™ expert concierge, Ian Steiger. One of the best connected in London, heâ€™ll steer you to the capitalâ€™s most sought after spots.
Until September, take advantage of a very special rate of just AED1075 per room per night. This price includes taxes and breakfast.
Flights from Dubai to London Heathrow start from AED2080 on Qatar Airways (via Doha) or from AED2662 direct on Virgin Atlantic.
A brilliant break to Beirut
Experience the best of Beirut with a stay at the Habtoor Grand Hotel Convention Center & Spa. The hotelâ€™s elegant rooms and suites all have dazzling mountain or city views but the breathtaking backdrop is just the start â€“ in fact you may have trouble choosing between all the options to keep you entertained.
For total relaxation, head to the hotelâ€™s super-luxe Elixir Spa. Set across three floors, itâ€™s a true pampering palace, offering a tempting selection of body wraps, facials and massages plus the first snow rooms in the Middle East. Thereâ€™s also a heated outdoor swimming pool, hydro pool, a 100m jogging track and a state-of-the-art gym.
Once youâ€™ve worked up an appetite, youâ€™ll discover a wide range of dining and entertainment options, from fine French cuisine to stylish live jazz at the highest bar in the Lebanon. Or if you want to discover more of Beirutâ€™s famously vibrant nightlife, its buzzing restaurants and nightspots are right on the doorstep.
The Habtoor Grand is also perfectly placed for exploring many of the cityâ€™s leading attractions, including the famous Jeita Grotto, the bustling boutiques and restaurants of Kaslik and historic Byblos – thought to be the world’s oldest continually occupied town.
Throughout August, prices at the Habtoor Grand Hotel & Spa start from AED780 per person per night in an Executive Room, including taxes and breakfast.
Flights from Dubai to Beirut start from AED1769 on MEA.
Indulge in idyllic Italy
Finally, why not experience some of the worldâ€™s best cuisine, arts and culture â€“ and boost your vitality with a super spa break to Italy.
Italy is famous for its fango mud treatments, which are reputed to have miraculous anti-ageing properties. In-the-know Italians also use fango to ease away stress, aches and pains.
Sample the marvellous mud for yourself at the elegant Abano Grand Hotel, in the spa town of Abano Terme. The luxurious hotel offers an extensive range of health and beauty facilities, including three thermal pools, reflexology, reiki; hydromassage and aromatherapy treatments.
Then, once youâ€™ve recharged your batteries, enjoy delicious Italian cuisine, wander the picturesque streets of Abano Terme or perhaps discover more of the fascinating region. The film-set beauty of Venice is a highlight of any visit.
Prices at the Abano Grand start from AED785 per person per night in a Deluxe Panoramic Room, including breakfast and taxes.
Flights from Dubai to Venice start from AED2904 on KLM (via Amsterdam).
All the prices listed above are subject to availability and exclude flights. For more information about any of the hotels or to make a reservation, contact Luxury Hotels by Dnata on +971 4 316 6272 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.