THE ULTIMATE EURO VACATION
YOUR TRAVEL GUIDE TO EUROPE THIS SUMMER
As the Cannes Film Festival welcomes the worlds glitterati, the Europe Summer Season has officially begun and the Freeman Journal Team have compiled the ultimate summer vacation list and must visits.
HOTEL DU CAP-EDEN-ROC - CÔTE D'AZUR, SOUTH OF FRANCE
Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc has historically been an inspirational retreat for writers and the creative spirited, indeed she was the elegant hotel in Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender is the night. Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc presides over Antibes with an aura of magnificent glamour, with a distinguished guest list of royalty, dignitaries and Hollywood stars. There is a plaque in the garden quoting French writer Anatole France: ‘What will be, is what was", and so the legend continues.
THE HOTEL METROPOLE, MONTE CARLO, MONACO
The Hôtel Métropole, Monte-Carlo is located in the Carré d’Or of the Principality just a few steps away from luxury boutiques and the Casino Square. The property, subtle blend of classical and modern architecture, offers rooms and suites designed by interior decorator Jacques Garcia. A gastronomic destination featuring 3 restaurants all managed by the world’s most Michelin-starred chef Joël Robuchon: Japanese cuisine flavors at Yoshi, refined cuisine at the restaurant Joël Robuchon and Odyssey’s Mediterranean cuisine.
SEALYON 62 YACHT - Y CO
Award-winning SEALYON fuses high glamour with contemporary design. With opulent detailing throughout by Candy&Candy, this yacht offers the best of everything to the most discerning guest. She boasts a split-level master suite, elevator, gym, and a media room featuring a 103-inch Plasma screen, full blackout and a revolving solar system model on the ceiling. Her split-level sundeck, with revolving circular sunbed, outdoor cinema and misting system, is truly one of the best on the water.
PHILLIP PLEIN STORE MONTE CARLO
Phillip Plein's recently opened boutique in Monte Carlo’s Centre Commercial Le Metropole, the luxury retail hub at the centre of the Principality. Based on an octagonal floor plan, the boutique exterior is composed almost entirely of transparent glass surfaces —every corner of the shop can be admired from the outside, with the glittering stainless steel and light fixtures inviting customers in-store. Four of the exterior glass surfaces serve as entrance doors allowing for maximum visitor flow offering Mens, Womens and Childrenswear.
LE SIRENUSE, POSITANO, ITALY
Le Sirenuse opened in 1951, when four Neapolitan brothers, the Marchesi Aldo, Paolo, Anna and Franco Sersaleturned their summer house in Positano into a charming hotel, overlooking the bay of Positano. Today the 58-room resort is considered one of Italy’s leading seaside luxury hotels, though it still retains the intimate, cultured atmosphere of a private home.
THE CAPRI PALACE, ANACAPRI, ITALY
The Capri Palace Hotel & Spa is a luxury hotel of refined elegance that recalls, with arches, vaults and columns, an ancient Neapolitan palace of 1700’s. The white furniture dominates all the surroundings enhancing the architectural forms inspired by the Mediterranean and is the setting for a fine selection of contemporary art, a true hallmark of this place.