1 – More reasons to stay at Four Seasons
Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane has opened seven new Westminster Suites, courtesy of interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon who previously worked with Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris. The refurbished suites are a classic-meets-contemporary option that smack of both British sophistication and the fashionable Mayfair address. The Westminster Suites feature a living room and separate bedroom with a Juliet balcony, both offering views across the London cityscape and distinctive interiors of walnut-veneer panels and powder-blue walls.
2 – Popolo and Picasso in Rome
Hotel de Russie, a Rocco Forte hotel in Rome has completed a full refurb of its foremost accommodations: Suite Popolo and Suite Picasso, as well as renovating a range of other rooms and suites throughout the hotel. The new suites were unveiled last month with glamorous interiors by Olga Polizzi, director of design at Rocco Forte Hotels, styled as private apartments and uniquely adorned with original artworks and antique furniture. Popolo and Picasso are notably the flagship suites of the newly launched “Rocco Forte Suite Experience” programme and are two of the Forte Suites, the “absolute top level” of suites on offer across 10 European hotels.
3 – A tribute to Piero Fornasetti and Gio Ponti
Mandarin Oriental, Milan has readied two suites spired by Milanese design masters, Piero Fornasetti and Gio Ponti – the Milano Suite and the Premier Suite. Overlooking Seta restaurant’s courtyard and the picturesque Vicolo Giardino, the two new accommodations are decked with interiors that balance Milanese elegance with functionality. Each 100-sqm suite has a living room, bedroom, master bathroom and separate guest bathroom – all furnished with original Fornasetti pieces and adorned with decoratively framed mirrors. The most striking additions to the Premier Suite are Mangiarotti’s “Eros” marble table, illuminated by an iconic “2097-30/50” Sarfatti chandelier.
4 – A touch of Grace
Grace Santorini is ready for the summer after extensive enhancements of all rooms and suites. The chic Greek hotel opened its doors for the new season on May 2, placing bespoke design alongside traditional handcrafted pieces in each and every room. All bathrooms offer double-vanity units with marble carved basins and spacious rain showers with mosaic feature walls, and the new and innovative in-room bars will now provide a cocktail-making kit for guests to create their favourite tipples, either by themselves or with the help of an expert mixologist. The new perk is available as part of “Bespoke by Grace”, an initiative that enables guests to personalise their in-room experience and request unique local experiences to enrich their stay.