Summer is slowly coming to an end, but we at PureDeluxe are already looking forward to a hopefully equally beautiful Indian summer! To prolong the holiday feeling a bit, we would like to inspire you with some great tips for your next stop at the beach or in the city!
To fully recharge your batteries, sleep at NIKO Seaside Resort by MGallery. Located on the coastline of Aglios Niolaos with panoramic views of the Mirabello Bay, you will find complete relaxation. Unique design is combined with the cosmopolitan character of the island to create a relaxing adults-only coastal destination. The discerning modern traveller will enjoy an exclusive experience here. Book here one of the 141 rooms or suites.
One of the most beautiful cities in Europe, perhaps even the most beautiful, is Rome. The Italian capital is, as it were, an open-air museum where remnants of ancient Rome ensure that you are surprised at every corner. The famous Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and the Vatican City are only a few of the many sights that you will pass by during your city trip. The Sistine Chapel with its impressive ceiling fresco by Michelangelo will take you back in time.
The Singer Palace Hotel is the perfect place for a romantic stay. Since 2018, the former sewing venue has been a beautiful boutique hotel, with its historical character refreshed with a contemporary touch. Some of the most famous sights such as the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps are within walking distance of the hotel. Book one of the beautiful 30 rooms for an unforgettable stay.
In Plovdiv you will find the perfect balance between contemporary and history. The old city has Roman, Persian and Ottoman influences, but after its status as cultural capital in 2019, a wholenew creative neighbourhood has also emerged. So there is something for everyone!
The Emporium Plovdivis located in the heart of Plovdiv, within walking distance of the city’s attractions: 700 m from the Bishop’s Basilica, the Roman Forum and the shopping street. Unwind in one of their 61 modernly furnished rooms and suites, explore the extraordinary Champagne Bar & Cocktail Lounge combined with a gastronomic restaurant and indulge in the exclusive wellness and fitness areas. The hotel’s remarkable interior resembles the shape of an ancient Forum, where modernity, quality materials and smart technology meet with gently revived original features of the building – a former iconic department store.
After your meal, of course, you’ll sleep in and get a good night’s rest. A fun fact is that the hotel’s mattress suppliers are the same as the Queen of England’s. So you sleep like royalty here. The staff welcome you with open arms and will become like family during your stay. Here, a personal approach is an absolute priority. Accessible luxury is one of the core values of FRANQ. Feast your eyes, taste delicious dishes, smell their house perfume and above all: enjoy. Discover the restaurant and hotel here.
Bern is one of the greenest cities in Europe and its old city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The well-maintained buildings reflect the rich history of the medieval city. Located north of the Bernese Alps and – surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape with rivers, mountains and nature park Gantrisch. The city is bursting with charm and medieval romance. Despite its historical character, Bern also offers a lively nightlife and several festivals in summer. The jazz festivals, the Buskers and Gurten festival attract visitors from all over the world.
Swissôtel Kursaal Bern places the wellbeing of its guests at the centre of its attention. The bright, modern hotel rooms with their intelligent design offer peace and relaxation. The restaurants, the garden lounge and the bar offer delicious cuisine with local flair. In addition, the spacious fitness area and the Grand Casino Bern complete your stay.
Art, architecture, sea and a lively catering culture. That must be Barcelona. Gaudi left his mark on the city with, among other things, his infinitely large Sagrada Familia. Also other world famous artists like Picasso and Joan Miró have their origin here. Their work is exhibited in museums named after them. Besides your cultural hunger, your real hunger will be satisfied as well. Barcelona is known as the tapas paradise of Europe. Several tapabars have a rich offer of pintxos. These are delicious portions of bread with surprising toppings. They range from olive tapenade with anchovies and tortilla to a classic combination of chorizo and red pepper. You name it! All your favourites on one roll, pinned together with a toothpick.
Stay at the hip Hotel Market, in one of Barcelona’s best neighbourhoods. The modern rooms are decorated with dark wood beams, white walls and large windows. If you’re lucky, your room also has a balcony overlooking the city. Plaça Espanya and Plaça Catalunya are a 15-minute walk away. A metro station is 200 metres away and will take you to all parts of the city.
Brussels is a city of enormous diversity and historical background. Discover the magnificent Town Hall, visit the Horta museum and learn about the origins of Art Déco and enjoy nature in the Warande Park and Cinquantenaire. If you want to enjoy yourself like a real Brusseleir, go to the Marolles: the birthplace of the real Brusseleir. Walk via the Belgian pride, Manneke Pis in Stoofstraat, the statue of legend Jacques Brel at the end of Eikstraat and Bruegel’s statue at De Kapellekerk to the Marolles. This popular neighbourhood is characterised by two parallel streets: Hoogstraat and Blaesstraat. The Brusselicious label shows you where to eat real traditional food in an authentic Brussels setting.
Sleep at Le Louise Hotel which this year pays homage to the city of Brussels, its people, architecture and gardens. To honour our most beloved Brussels-born icons, guests can now indulge in a series of suites. The suites of Le Louise are unique executive rooms, specially decorated and designed to highlight the life and success of the honoured icons. Rediscover the life stories of Audrey Hepburn, Marguerite Yourcenar & Pierre Culliford (art pseudonym “Peyo”) through their first 3 Homage Suites.
The family members of the first 3 icons participated in the creation of the suites to ensure that each suite embodies the essence and personality of their loved one: personal photos, special objects and anecdotes, as well as treats such as marshmallows in chocolate, a special link to the Académie Française or a creative family dinner. Discover the Homage suites here.
Puglia is still a hotspot destination and everyone who comes there falls in love. White houses with grey pointed roofs, Italian gelato, fresh pasta from Italian nuns, postcard-worthy beaches and hospitable locals are the ideal combination for an authentic Italian stay.
After a visit to the most popular places, do you like to escape the crowds? Then head a few kilometres inland and enjoy the greatest luxury: peace and quiet. Have you ever slept in a restored masseria from the 17th century? On the south-western coast of Puglia, you will find a beautiful example. The villa is a fine example of how an authentic character can go hand in hand with our modern demands for comfort. The creatively decorated, spacious rooms flow seamlessly into the walled courtyard gardens, one of which has a 25-metre swimming pool. From the various roof terraces, you have views of the surrounding Italian countryside.
Viewhere this beautiful villa in Puglia and discover more on the website.
Sopot probably doesn’t mean much to you at first, but it is a beautiful spa town on the Polish Riviera, the southern coast of the Baltic Sea in the north of Poland. This area is known for its extensive sandy beaches along the bay of Gdansk and the longest wooden pier in Europe. The resort of Sopot is built on the waters of the St Adalbert spring. Throughout the town, glass domed ‘inhalation mushrooms’ filled with spring water create iodine-rich air, which is good for your health.
Stay at Sofitel Grand Sopot, a luxury hotel with almost 100 years of history. The hotel next to the longest wooden pier in Europe offers sea views, a private beach, a garden, a SPA and gourmet cuisine. The rooms enchant you with a beautifully renovated interior and a unique atmosphere.
Also our northern neighbours are not missing from this list! This year, Europeans prefer to travel to the historic city of Sittard, which borders Germany at the southernmost tip of the Netherlands. Sittard has retained much of its 16th and 17th century architecture and even the original city walls, built in the 13th century, are still visible in some places. The city is known for its historic churches and monasteries, such as Mariapark, its quaint shops, pleasant pavement cafes and beautiful parks such as the Geheime Tuinen van Sittard.
You can sleep in a restored monastery quarter that now serves as a luxury boutique hotel: Merici hotel. The hotel combines contemporary luxury with a clearly visible history. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful nature. Relax in the Geheime Tuinen van Sittard and the Mariapark.
There are many reasons to go to Copenhagen in 2022. The Design Museum Danmark reopened in June after 18 months of renovation. Add in the architecture, culture, coastline and chic Scandi style and you have one of Europe’s top destinations. Scandinavian influencers have also been warming us up for a esthetic trip to the North over the past few months.
In the heart of the Scandinavian metropolis, the 25hours Hotel Indre By has found its home. Centrally located between the Round Tower and the Kobmagergade shopping street, 243 rooms are waiting to be discovered. The room categories range from small to gigantisc, and offer a haven to suit every traveller and their needs. The NENI restaurantand Café Duse are the perfect places to socialise for hotel guests and locals alike, and the Boilerman Bar in the basement is ideal for relaxed evenings.
The Hague is the only major city in the Netherlands with a beach right on the North Sea coast. The city has many monuments, chic hotels and a political heart. The government is run from the historic Binnenhof and the king’s office palace is found at Noordeinde. You can visit wonderful art museums and spend a day of high-end shopping. The streetcar takes you in twenty minutes from the center to Scheveningen and Kijkduin, where you can enjoy the sun, beach and sea.
Voco The Hague located in the heart of downtown The Hague is the ideal place to explore the city. This modern hotel is located in a beautiful former bank building in the Royal Quarter. Stores and museums are all within walking distance and with the streetcar you are on the beach in no time. In the hotel you sleep in one of the comfortable rooms, but you can also enjoy local dishes in the Botanica restaurant. In Ultramarine Wonderbar, various bar bites are available to accompany cocktails or other drinks. For those who want to enjoy the sun, the hotel also has its own garden terrace.
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