Think of the Mediterranean and an intoxicating ensemble of images flood the mind. Glittering turquoise waters, broken only by the occasional island or yacht gently sailing offshore. Stunning stretches of coastline, punctuated by medieval hilltop towns and whitewashed fishing villages. Chic, sun-drenched beach resorts, summer playgrounds for royalty and the social glitterati. Pulsating cities like Porto, Monte Carlo, contrasting with the natural wonders of Capri. Gleaming sports cars effortlessly caressing the hairpin bends of the coastal roads and lining the streets outside Monte Carlo’s famous casino. Evening strolls around the impressive marinas and along the Croisette and the Promenade des Anglais. Dining on the freshest seafood in the finest waterfront restaurants, accompanied by a crisp vin blanc, cava or prosecco. Glorious in every way, the Mediterranean is truly a coastline like no other.

Fairmont Monte Carlo

The Fairmont Monte Carlo hotel is a unique four-star luxury convention resort located in the heart of the Principality of Monaco in between the Mediterranean Sea and the legendary Casino of Monte Carlo.

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Fairmont rooms are large and relaxing, offering private terraces. The terrace includes a deck chair and breakfast sitting area. The marble bathroom features a bath with shower, separate bidet and water closet. The rooms feature all the latest modern amenities for a comfortable stay in Monte Carlo.

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Riviera Suites are spacious and elegantly decorated, featuring a separate bedroom and living room with a sofa, coffee table, armchairs and a working desk. Two private terraces provide deck chairs and a breakfast sitting area.

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In the restaurant area soothing shades evoke the light of the setting sun over the sea, the interior design maximizing views from all angles. An intimate walkway arranges several tables along the bay windows, the main room alternates tables in a style which recalls the great American diners, and a private dining room invites intimate gatherings. The menu, created and signed by our Executive Chef Philippe Joannès, Meilleur Ouvrier de France (Best French Craftsman), offers a neo-classically inspired cuisine which revisits great culinary traditions.

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In the luminous perspective from the entrance hall to the large windows overlooking the sea, the Saphir 24, Lounge & Bar is the hotel’s beating heart. With its relaxed atmosphere and sublime vista, its new decor makes it the perfect stopover to live the five highlights of the day, 24 hours a day, according to your rhythm and fancy: Breakfast, Lunch, Tea, the Lounge and the Night. What a fine occasion, through your five senses, to find five reasons to live those precious moments to the hilt.

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Casa Morgano

The most recent addition to the collection of luxury hotels owned by Capri’s Morgano family, hoteliers for generations, Casa Morgano has all the characteristics of the island’s most sumptuous private villas: floors tiled in precious hand-painted majolica, antique furniture, immense floor-to-ceiling windows, and spectacular sea view terraces.

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Relax on your sea view terrace, savor the island’s delicious cuisine served by the pool, soak up the sunshine in the fragrant Mediterranean garden: at Casa Morgano you can experience all the very best of Capri without once leaving the hotel. This said, if you manage to drag yourselves away from the comfort of your room, within minutes of Casa Morgano you’ll find all of the island’s most exclusive designer fashion shops and the legendary Piazzetta, the heart of Capri’s glamorous social whirl.

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Hotel Casa Morgano enjoys a fabulous location on Via Tragara, the pretty pathway which, from the center of Capri, leads to the Belvedere overlooking the Faraglioni rocks. In what has to be one of the most beautiful corners of Capri, the hotel is set in peaceful Mediterranean gardens, surrounded by magnificent views of the sea, and yet only minutes away from the island’s glitzy, celebrity-filled Piazzetta and fashionable designer shopping district.

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Luxury Hotel Infante De Sagres by Boca do Lobo

Situated in Porto’s UNESCO Heritage city centre this five-star hotel features a spa centre with massage facilities and a fine dining restaurant. The soundproofed rooms of the Hotel Infante De Sagres combine neo-baroque and custom-made furnishings. The Well-appointed rooms and suites at Infante de Sagres offer the perfect urban retreat in Porto, combining original antiques, a superb collection of modern works of art and custom-designed furniture. Throughout the hotel, a classic Europeans sensibility mixes with the best contemporary design – a harmonious blend that results in a comfortable, luxurious and unforgettable stay.

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No surprise, Boca do Lobo took their chance to leave one more “signature” in this luxury design hotel – design “Boca do Lobo suite” – a unigue concept suite where hotel visitors will be able for feel and touch the spirit of Boca do Lodo design pieces. Despite that this projects is still under the development Design Contract gives you opportunity to take a glance to this amazing project visualizations and present you some furniture pieces and hand made vintage lamps ob Boca do Lobo partner Delightfull that the final visitors will be able to find there.

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Mandraki Village Boutique, Skiathos

The Greek island of Skiathos is fringed with more than 60 gorgeous white sand beaches, and one of the most spectacular is Koukounaries, a stone’s throw from Mandraki ¬Village. Many of the film’s cast and crew stayed here while shooting Mamma Mia! and there are some great photos of the action.

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Located at the magnificent beach of Koukounaries, Mandraki Village is a luxury hotel in Skiathos, ideal for family holidays. Just a few steps from the lush Koukounaries beach, Mandraki Village provides the best state-of-the-art family facilities in Skiathos, including a gourmet restaurant, a pool bar, a swimming pool and a kids pool.

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