Elite Traveler July-August 2018

PENTHOUSE SUITE FAENA HOTEL MIAMI BEACH, MIAMI Bold design is a hallmark of Faena Hotels and a characteristic that defines Faena Hotel Miami Beach. Film director Baz Luhrmann and his wife, set designer Catherine Martin, are behind the hotel’s Great Gatsby –inspired design, with custom furnishings created by eminent designer Frank Pollaro, whose bespoke creations are often seen on superyachts. The two-story five-bedroom Penthouse Suite was designed for indoor-outdoor living —wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows bring the ocean into view from every palatial room and each bedroom has its own balcony. The decor is a riot of color and pattern: daring red accents, brassy gold and loud animal prints are all the more striking against the ivory and marble interiors. The expansive areas are ideal for entertaining if you fancy hosting a soirée that would make Jay Gatsby himself proud. From$50,000 per night. Contact MelodyMiller, reservations manager, mmiller@faena.com, +1 844 733 4190, faena.com

GRAND RIAD ROYAL MANSOUR, MARRAKECH, MOROCCO The riads of Morocco are known for grandeur, but the Royal Mansour is astonishingly opulent. Commissioned by KingMohammed IV, the hotel has gold-plated walls, onyx floors and marble coverings with intricate Moorish accents. Behind a terracotta pink facade flanked by palm trees, you’ll find the Grand Riad, a three-story 19,375-sq-ft palace of ornate lounging and dining areas and three uniquely designed bedrooms with intricate carvings, mosaics and romantic drapes. The sheltered courtyard is adorned with flowers and fountains and the private garden comes with a pool. Each area exhibits the craftsmanship of local artisans, but with state-of-the-art facilities, including an underground cinema. Marvel at the Atlas Mountains from the two-level rooftop. From $43,480 per night. Contact Mohamed

Attaf, reservations manager, mattaf@ royalmansour.ma, +212 529 808 081, royalmansour.com


Offering the perfect respite from this city’s nonstop action, the four-bedroomChairman Suite at The Palazzo feels almost like a cocoon—despite covering an immense 7,828 sq ft — as it combines serene decor with complete privacy and your own wellness facilities. The suite is tastefully styled with oyster walls featuring touches of gold; polished wooden floors; fresh lilac and white furnishings; a fireplace framed by black marble; and a gleaming grand piano. Retreat to your personal sauna and steam room, then pour a drink at the wet bar and snuggle up in the cozy media room. When you are ready to entertain, host a dinner party in your eight-seat dining room, beginning with a toast on the suite’s foliage-filled terrace with pool overlooking Las Vegas Valley. From$15,000 per night. Contact Suzanne Valella, executive director of hotel operations, suzanne.valella@sands.com, +1 702 414 1502, palazzo.com

PRESIDENTIAL SUITE MANDARIN ORIENTAL TOKYO, TOKYO Mandarin Oriental stands out from other hotels in Tokyo, straying from the country’s minimalist style and opting for a more opulent aesthetic. Japanese design influences shine through in the details such as the bedroom’s wooden slatting and paper lanterns. The one-bedroom 2,691-sq-ft suite comes with eight-person dining area and light-filled living roomwith specially commissioned fabrics and artworks. Walls are panelled in dark wood, complemented by the golden sheen of the ceiling and furnishings in ivory and chocolate brown. With its vantage point on the 36th floor and floor-to-ceiling windows, the suite commands views over the captivating city, from the Imperial Palace to Tokyo Bay and on the clearest days, Mount Fuji. Take in these views from the inviting Jacuzzi of your marble-wrapped bathroom. From$14,570 per night. Contact reservations, motyo-reservations@mohg.com, +81 332 708 950, mandarinoriental.com/tokyo

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