Best of the Best 2018 - 419
HELSIN KI, FIN LA N D
N E I G H B O R H O O D City Center, Esplanade Park
Finland's finest sleep just got dreamier at Hotel Kämp. Fresh off renovations, the 19th-century
landmark has been refitted for the 21st century, merging marble columns with modern graphic artworks. Its 179 elegant rooms are richly adorned; upper-end suites feature private saunas
and other plush amenities. Relax in Kämp Spa's luxurious sauna department, and pamper
yourself with a signature treatment at the spa. Kämp Bar's historical setting is the place to be
seen in Helsinki. The authentic Esplanadi promenade provides easy access to the city's top
shops and attractions; the hotel's concierge team can guide you to hidden gems.
Dinner for two (excluding alcohol, tax and
gratuity), once per stay.
The Brasserie's glass-enclosed terrace is
perfect for people-watching along the popular
Esplanadi. Be part of the scene at one of
Kämp Bar's outdoor tables during warmer
Distance from Helsinki Airport (HEL): 10 miles/16 km
Size: 179 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated
A IX-EN -PR OVEN CE, FR A N CE
N E I G H B O R H O O D Aix-en-Provence
Drink with local delicacies upon arrival;
afternoon tea daily; bottles of still and
sparkling water with turndown service; and
in-room VIP treatment.
The hotel welcomes you to the Provence
experience with a local beverage and an
in-room tray with Calissons d'Aix candy and
EU RO PE
In the capital of Provence (a city boasting more than 100 fountains), Villa Gallici, Member of
Relais & Châteaux, is an Italianate masterpiece in the midst of a Florentine garden. Cezanne
lived and painted here, and the villa itself dates back to the 18th century. Today, 23 guestrooms and suites outfitted in vibrant colors and comfortable furnishings cater to discerning
guests, as does a renowned restaurant serving Provençal, French and Mediterranean specialties - ask to dine on the terrace under platans for a romantic rendezvous. From here, it's an
hour's drive to Cannes and two hours to Monaco, so be sure to get out and explore.
Distance from Marseille Airport (MRS): 19 miles/31 km
Size: 23 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Sophisticated
HOTEL BELLES RIVES
A N TIB ES (JU A N LES PIN S), FR A N CE
N E I G H B O R H O O D Waterfront at Cap d'Antibes
During the 1920s, F. Scott Fitzgerald made his home along Cap d'Antibes in a seaside villa now
known as Hotel Belles Rives. Such Jazz Age lineage adds to the shimmer of this freshly updated art deco-era hotel meant for luxury travelers. All 43 rooms feature French step-out balconies (book one with a direct sea view) and a mix of patterns and textures in one color palette.
Relax on the private beach or over cocktails in the swanky Fitzgerald Bar, with its grand piano
and leopard-print chairs. Then dine alfresco on the redesigned and Michelin-star La Passagère's panoramic terrace while watching the mega-yachts bobble on the sea.
Sunbeds at the beach for the entire stay and
$100 value food and beverage credit per stay
(April to September); $100 value food and
beverage credit (October to March).
Waterskiing started on the Hotel Belles Rives
pier in the 1930s, and today they have one of
the most prestigious clubs in Europe.
Distance from Nice Airport (NCE): 8 miles/12 km
Size: 43 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated