Best of the Best 2018 - 538
KEMPINSKI PALACE PORTOROZ
POR TOR OZ, SLOVEN IA
N E I G H B O R H O O D Small Coast Town
For guests of the legendary Kempinski Palace Portoroz, everything feels like a royal treat. The
181-room belle epoque hotel features a striking modern annex and Rose Spa. Portoroz is famous for its rich spa tradition, and no stay is complete without experiencing the spa's extensive menu of well-known luxury brands and revitalizing treatments. Foodies will find gourmet
cuisine mixed with timeless glamour at Restaurant Sophia (named for iconic guest Sophia
Loren). Laze away an afternoon by the indoor/outdoor pool, or take a boat excursion along the
alluring Adriatic Coast and visit Venice.
Lunch or dinner for two (excluding alcohol,
tax and gratuity), once per stay.
Arrange an intimate dinner on the hotel's
private top-floor terrace - the view across
the Adriatic Sea is absolutely breathtaking.
Distance from Trieste Airport (TRS): 40 minutes
Size: 181 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated
SHA WELLNESS CLINIC
A LICA N TE, SPA IN
N E I G H B O R H O O D Located in Albir Beach
Wellness gets a slick makeover at the award-winning SHA Wellness Clinic on Spain's Mediterranean coast, where people can improve their health and well-being through ancient Asian
disciplines and revolutionary western techniques. Holistic, personalized programs run the
health gamut, from weight loss, detox and sleep recovery to genetic testing and antiaging
treatments. Guests can join healthy cooking classes, get acupuncture or reflexology sessions
in the wellness area or meditate in the Sunrise terrace before retiring to one of 93 minimalist
design, sea- or mountain-view suites - or to their brand-new spacious residences.
50-minute massage for two, once per stay;
complimentary parking; and, when booking
a Presidential or Royal Suite, private access
to Spa area.
A sense of well-being also comes via a wide
variety of cultural and leisure activities;
consider a walk to the lighthouse through a
natural park or a sailing trip across Altea
Distance from Alicante Airport (ALC): 32 miles/51 km
Size: 93 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Zen
B A R CELON A , SPA IN
N E I G H B O R H O O D Near Paseo de Gracia - Ramblas
"Wow" is a common refrain upon entering the El Palace hotel. Interiors have a soft, sophisticated tone, while marble colonnades and crystal chandeliers sparkle like they did in the 1920s.
The 120 guestrooms are classic and comfortable, with natural stone bathrooms and decorative fireplaces from a bygone era. Catch live jazz over cocktails at the Bluesman Cocktail Bar,
or enjoy panoramic views at Diana's Garden featuring a swimming pool and the Gastronomic
Luxury Restaurant the Winter Garden, by the house Chef Marc Mallasen. You're a stroll away
from Las Ramblas and high-end shopping.
$100 value food and beverage or spa services
(minimum 50 minutes) credit per stay.
Salvador Dalí once lived in his namesake
suite, now adorned with Italian damask,
handmade rugs from India and a roomy
Distance from Barcelona Airport (BCN): 12 miles/19 km
Size: 125 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated