Page 1

58

RESORTS MAGAZINE

T H E

W O R L D ’ S

M O S T

E X C L U S I V E

D E S T I N A T I O N S N. 58 2015

T U C A N O

V I A G G I

Barcelona Trieste Marseilles Cannes Luzern Zürich Siem Reap Riyadh

I L

R I C E R C A

Nella geografia del mondo alla scoperta della natura e dell’uomo

58 8

AMERICA - AFRICA - ASIA - GRANDE NORD E RUSSIA - ANTARTIDE

IL TUCANO VIAGGI RICERCA - Piazza Solferino, 14/G - 10121 Torino tel. 011 561 70 61 - info@tucanoviaggi.com - www.tucanoviaggi.com

Twitter

Facebook

You Tube

The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh


Welcome

to a travel experience unlike any other. Be greeted with our stunning

NOW FLYING DOHA TO BANGKOK.

chandelier and a truly warm welcome by our cabin crew. Our award-winning service comes from not only looking after your needs but anticipating them. We believe the secret to unforgettable flying is simple. It’s all in the detail. qatarairways.com

Our A380. It’s all in the detail. World’s 5 star airline.


RESORTS MAGAZINE

T H E

W O R L D ’ S

M O S T

8

Luzern

E X C L U S I V E

D E S T I N A T I O N S


WELCOME TO OUR NEW HOME YOUR GATEWAY TO THE WORLD

Qatar Airways is proud to fly to over 140 destinations via our new home at Hamad International Airport in Doha. Go from the world’s 5-star airline to a world class airport, where the concept of hospitality underpins your entire Qatar Airways experience. World’s 5-star airline. qatarairways.com


RESORTS MAGAZINE

T H E

W O R L D ’ S

M O S T

E X C L U S I V E

D E S T I N A T I O N S

Renaissance Barcelona Fira


w w w.sim a ndsnc .it


W

EDITORIAL Ovidio Guaita, Editor-in-Chief

e do not have much time. In fact, we almost have none. Not even when on the go. The average duration of a stay abroad for European travelers is constantly decreasing while the frequency of travel is on the rise. So we travel more but stay less time. With August holidays nearly abandoned, we are left with Christmas, New Year’s and Easter and then a host of individual escapades, maybe programmed at the last dive into the wave of promotions. The benefits are definitely there but the risk of becoming more superficial looms. Haste is often not a good counselor if it is not supported by a wellestablished culture of travel. Hence we graze different worlds and cultures, but let’s not forget to “taste them”, to interact and browse. It may even be trite to say so, but a journey is like life: it must be lived intensely otherwise we end up bored.

Go beyond your expectations with Resorts Magazine!


CONTENTS

26

TOP 10 tented camps

32

THE RITZ-CARLTON, RIYADH Riyadh

36

SAVOIA EXCELSIOR PALACE Trieste


46

RENAISSANCE BARCELONA FIRA Barcelona


THE ONLY THING TO EXPECT IS EXCELLENCE

Featured: HD 800 headphones (main) and HDVD 800 headphone amplifier (below)

Sound can’t be sold to you in a catalogue, or explained in a sentence – it’s something you have to experience. Which is why you’ll only be able to find our most exclusive headphones at Club Orpheus retailers. And the specialists you’ll find there are as obsessed with quality as you are; their knowledge, experience, first-class service and the exclusive products they give you access to have all been designed for one reason – to find you the sound you’ve been searching for. We promise an experience you won’t forget. To find out more about Club Orpheus, please visit: sennheiser.co.uk/cluborpheus

facebook.com/sennheiseruk @Sennheiser_UK


CONTENTS

CÔTÉ SUD exclusive

56

SOFITEL VIEUX PORT Marseille

62

RESTAURANT LA PALME D’OR Cannes


CONTENTS

SWISS LAKES exclusive

74

HOTEL SCHWEIZERHOF Luzern

78

SAVOY BAUR EN VILLE Zurich


Alberto Pedrali Comunicazione


CONTENTS

RM

90

travels4 travelers

VICTORIA ANGKOR RESORTS & SPA Siem Reap


CONTENTS

102

RM

lifeStyle

STEMCELL skin smooth as a lotus flower


www.palidano.com


E X C L U S I V E

D E S T I N A T I O N S

2015

Top Places to Stay in Florence & Nearby

Top 100

This directory offers an annotated and up-todate instrument for the possible destinations for those who want to stay in the city or nearby. This because sometimes it is not only a question of price but rather attention to detail, passion and taste.

HOTEL COLONIALI

Questa directory offre uno strumento aggiornato e ragionato sulle possibili destinazioni per chi vuole soggiornare in città o nelle vicinanze. Perché a volte non è solo questione di prezzo ma di attenzione al dettaglio, passione e gusto.

PP

PalidanoPress Four Seasons Hotel

2015

L’autore, Paolo Gerbaldo, è inviato di Resorts Magazine.

HOTEL COLONIALI

Dal Settecento fino alla seconda guerra mondiale. Due secoli di lusso ai tropici, tra ventilatori a pale, verande, tè pomeridiani e stuoli di servitori. Molti in Asia ma anche nelle colonie africane e in Centro America. Una storia affascinante di lungimiranti investitori, pionieri e avventurieri costellata di nomi eccellenti come Raffles, Peninsula e Strand. Questa directory ci mostra i migliori esempi sopravvissuti dove sperimentare esperienze e atmosfere d’altri tempi.

PP

Top P l aces t o St ay i n

Flor en ce Four Seasons Hotel

M O S T

Top 100

W O R L D ’ S

Top 100

T H E

and nearb y PalidanoPress


RESORTS MAGAZINE

T H E

W O R L D ’ S

M O S T

E X C L U S I V E

D E S T I N A T I O N S

XI, n. 58 2015

Editor-in-Chief Ovidio Guaita Senior Editor Lawrence Taylor Contributors Elsa Bozzaotra, Maria Coscarelli, Paola Di Girolamo, Marco Galli, Paolo Gerbaldo, Alessandra Jovinelli, Daniela Libero, Pamela McCourt Francescone, Hasrudin Tazep Photos Ovidio Guaita, Lawrence Taylor, Paolo Gerbaldo, Hasrudin Tazep, published hotels and resorts Video for iPad and iPhone app Roberto Sessoli Graphic Design Niccolò Angeli www.niccoloangeli.com Layout Graphic Department Palidano Press IT Manager Riccardo Casano www.riccardocasano.com Public Relations Daniela Libero Subscription Europe 300 € Rest of the World 350 € Publisher PalidanoPress 3 More London Riverside - SE1 2RE London US Office 1133 Broadway, Suite 708 - New York, NY 10010 www.palidano.com

© 2015 Palidano Press Ltd ISSN 2043-6629 www.resorts.it

In copertina: The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh. A destra: Barcellona.


our corrispondents All resorts published are choosen by the editorial staff and tested by our journalists-inspectors.

OVIDIO GUAITA In Riyadh, for the best of Arabia.

LAWRENCE TAYLOR He has tried innovative Stemcell products for us.

HASRUDIN TAZEP In Barcelona and then Marseille and Cannes, for an itinerary of elegance on the French Riviera.

PAOLO GERBALDO Paolo visited the lakes of Lucerne and Zurich and offers us two excellent facilities.

ELSA BOZZAOTRA Exclusivity in a tent, a different way of being unique.

PAMELA MCCOURT In the Siem Reap at the Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa.


Cannes France

Marseille France

Barcelona Spain

22

RESORTS MAGAZINE


our destinations

Luzern, Zurich Switzerland

Trieste Italia

Siem Reap Cambodia

Riyadh Saudi Arabia

RESORTS MAGAZINE

23


to subscribe www.palidano.com

one year (12 issues) Europe â‚Ź 300 - rest of the world â‚Ź 350

get 10 % off fill in the questionnaire

complete the questionnaire on the website and receive a discount code


RESORTS MAGAZINE

T H E

M O S T

E X C L U S I V E

D E S T I N A T I O N S

RESORTS RESORTS RESORTS 53

45

MAGAZINE

MAGAZINE

M O S T

E X C L U S I V E

D E S T I N A T I O N S

W O R L D ’ S

M O S T

E X C L U S I V E

MAGAZINE

D E S T I N A T I O N S

T H E

San Francisco

W O R L D ’ S

M O S T

E X C L U S I V E

N. 53 NOVEMBER 2014

D E S T I N A T I O N S N. 45 MARCH 2014

53 8

54 8

T H E

Saint Petersburg Tbilisi Andermatt Genève Lausanne Ascona Weggis Zürich Lugano Oberlech

N. 54 DICEMBRE 2014 EDIZIONE ITALIANA

Saint Petersburg Tbilisi Andermatt Genève Lausanne Ascona Lugano Weggis Zürich Oberlech Punta Ala

The >Chedi, Andermatt

45 8

W O R L D ’ S

NEW YORK PHNOM PENH SIEM REAP BANGKOK CHIANG MAI GOLDEN TRIANGLE LANAII HONOLULU

NEW YORK PHNOM PENH SIEM REAP BANGKOK CHIANG MAI GOLDEN TRIANGLE LANAII HONOLULU

T H E

Four Seasons Resort, Chiang Mai

49

RESORTS MAGAZINE

T H E

W O R L D ’ S

M O S T

E X C L U S I V E

D E S T I N A T I O N S N. 49 LUGLIO 2014

Mi la no Tal l in Vil ni us Ri ga S ai nt -Tr op ez S ard eg na C osta N avari n o 49 8

54

W O R L D ’ S

Su Cologone, Sardegna

www.resorts.it


TOP 10 | TENTED CAMPS

26

RESORTS MAGAZINE


Elsa Bozzaotra

Top

10

ps tented caem of nature the silenc

1. Aman-i-Khas sort & Spa 2. Al Maha Desert Re s 3. The Oberoi Rajvila

4. Amanwana avilas 5. The Oberoi Vany 6. Kwai River Lodge Bateleur 7. &Beyond Kichwa iangle ed Camp Golden Tr nt Te s on as Se ur Fo 8. Camp 9. Singita Stanley’s mp 10.Grumeti River Ca

RESORTS MAGAZINE

27


TOP 10 | TENTED CAMPS

N

on e . Pl ac es w he re at ur e lik e a sh ow ph r at m os er e fu lly en jo y th ei To e. nc le si n I e. ar r iv es on tip to . ic ag m d an in g na tu re ’s w ith ou t m od ify re he ild bu to su bs tit ut e fo r I t is di ffi cu lt be co m es a va lid nt te re e th e nc s an d te nt s. He eq ui lib r iu m . He , th er e ar e te nt se ur co f O . ts r m as on r y re so st ca m ps ite s. e yo u ha ve th e be po si tio ns ar e th th e to p th re e in Al e , es e) th or g bh on am Ca m pi ng am r ve at R an th th e I nd ia n re se aj vi la s (a t d th e Ob er oi R Am an -i- K ha s (in an ) ai ub D ar ne se r t r te nt s al so M ah a (in th e de ta bl e pl ac es . Fo et rg fo Un ). ur Ja ip bl e. th e do or w ay to ed ib ly co m fo r ta cl us iv e an d in cr ex be to w ho k no w

28

RESORTS MAGAZINE


e d i w d l r o W s t r o s e R 0 0 1 Top

51 Amanwana ldives at Reethi Rah Ma ly On e& 52 Amansara On 1 aavaru ala Estate, Bali Resort at Landaa Gir ns aso Se ur 53 Como Shambh Fo 2 i aw gk Lan t ce uri sor 54 Shanti Ma Four Seasons Re 3 ence yal Mirage, The Resid Pangkor Laut at s ate Est e 55 One&Only Ro Th 4 Palace 56 Anassa Taj Umaid Bhawan 5 Jimbaran Bay at li Ba ves Rangali Island t sor Re ns 57 Conrad Maldi Four Seaso 6 s ve ldi Ma a, Sp & i Resort 58 Reid's Palace Shangri-la's Villingil 7 e vat Pri nd Isla 59 Amanpulo FrĂŠgate 8 at Sayan li Ba e t sor Re ns aso 60 Grande Roch Four Se 9 try Hotel un Co nd rla o Ku jiw an 61 10 Am raa Hu da Ku at ean Club Resort 62 One&Only Oc 11 Four Seasons s ve ldi Ma a, s sort and Sp 63 Aman-i-Kha 12 Taj Exotica Re z ga Ra d Ba t sor Re 64 Amankora d 13 Gran Resort a Sp & lf Go ra 65 Suvretta House rdu 14 Ve eirah yas ala Him 66 Madinat Jum 15 Ananda in the lla we 67 Aman 16 Amanusa du Cap Ferrat Resort Chiang Mai ns aso 68 Grand Hotel Se ur Fo 17 Resort Nevis 69 Four Seasons 18 Il Salviatino mbo Lodge t, Bali 70 Singita Lebo 19 Bulgari Resor e & Spa 71 The Nam Hai 20 Al Areen Palac Zanzibar e lac 72 The Residence 21 Taj Lake Pa jvilas 73 Sandy Lane 22 The Oberoi Ra mp Golden Triangle Ca ted Ten ns aso 74 Blancaneaux 23 Four Se Spa rr Al Jissah Resort & gh ba 75 Shangri-la's Ba 24 Aman Lodge 76 Amankila 25 Sabi Sabi Earth Lijiang y Ca 77 Banyan Tree t rro 26 Pa sort & Spa Re e lac et Phuk 78 Blue Pa 27 Banyan Tree Palm e Th ly On 79 One& 28 The Legian i a Ma yar g an ian 80 Am 29 The Chedi Ch Tunis Resort Bora Bora ns aso 81 The Residence Se ur Fo a 30 Sayang Resort & Sp sa Ra 's -la gri an Sh 82 31 Amandari rtesin scat 83 Hotel Finca Co 32 The Chedi Mu ita ah An at s den-Roc tiu Resort Mauri 84 Hotel du Cap-E 33 Four Seasons 85 Le Touessrok 34 Cheval Blanc lle Ga ess rtr 86 Soneva Fushi 35 The Fo iera Maya es ell ych Se e Tre 87 The Tides Riv an 36 Bany Country Estate au uh watu 88 Whareka 37 Alila Villas Ulu es ell Seych 89 Muse 38 Four Seasons Ringha hl Hasheesh Sa i ero 90 Banyan Tree Ob e Th 39 ele ch Mi n e Sa lac Pa 91 Villa 40 Beau-Rivage sert Resort & Spa De on t cti sor lle Re Co un ry ch xu 92 Fu 41 Al Maha, a Lu roa Kia 93 42 Palazzo Sasso oon Resort and Spa aivilas 94 Bora Bora Lag 43 The Oberoi Ud h Van Bay cil 95 Six Senses Nin 44 The Oberoi Ce o 96 MesaStila 45 Hotel Splendid try Club Sanya un Co & tel Ho e pir 97 Banyan Tree 46 The Em ce rsa 98 Palazzo Ve 47 Amanpuri urice 99 K Club 48 Le Prince Ma tal Carlton Cannes e dg Lo i en Sw 100 InterContinen a git 49 Sin Resort & Spa 50 Cuisinart Golf

RESORTS MAGAZINE

29


CITY HOTEL | THE RITZ-CARLTON RIYADH

32

RESORTS MAGAZINE


Ovidio Guaita

h d a y i R , n o t l r a The Ritz-C the Saudi Versailles

ic Q u ar te r b u t at m lo ip D e th In fr o n t o f ar is es n if ic en t g ar d en ag m a in h it w d is o la te m en se st at el y im n A s. le il sa er th e Sa u d i V u se a ro ya l g u es th o as ed n n la p , g b u il d in ed in to a h o te l. rm o sf an tr en th t bu

RESORTS MAGAZINE

33


I

CITY HOTEL | THE RITZ-CARLTON RIYADH

sing the sitated before cros he r ive dr ni ta kis f the Pa a palace. The we are in front of at th d an rst de un s to or tion. Dispelled grand gate, one ha the rest is in prop d an e, lac pa a elf ll have to drive a porte cochere is its check points, we sti y rit cu se e th nd yo es. On either side the doubts and be ed with tall palm tre lin ue n, en av ng -lo trees from Lebano straight kilometer e also ancient olive ar e te er na th er e alt er s wh in ta erous foun is a huge garden r 0 years old. Num he 60 ot er an ov of e ar nt fro ich some of wh d ourselves in fin we e er wh e, entranc until we reach the shes. delights and refre at th in ta large foun ce with strong al, neo-Renaissan sic las oc ne le, ab fin and cultures The style is inde d lobby where eras an gr e th in is it t Bu up on their hind French influences. bronze horses rise ur fo , the es sid e th rises continue in really overlap. At est. But the surp gu in ed s sh aic ni os to m as e by unded legs to greet th for example, is surro , s ol en po rd g ga in e m th im to sw spa area. The ndows open on wi e rg La . ts, ue bl stauran d light the two formal re shades of dark an staircase leads to ar ul rc ici m se d an and a gr . d the Chinese Hong the Italian Blue an e that you will dh is an experienc ya Ri n, lto ar -C tz Ri e impression which Stopping off at th ial is tangible. An ec sp g , in be of ng eli that this proper ty remember - the fe linar y experiences cu e th by ed irm will then be conf e. ngdom, will provid unique in all the Ki

34

RESORTS MAGAZINE


INFO HOTEL N THE RITZ-CARLTO abia Riyadh, Saudi Ar om

www.ritzcarlton.c

3 Rooms & Suites 49 3 nts ura sta Re Villas 0 Spa yes Children yes arlton

Chain The Ritz-C Affiliation none Activities sightseeing

84 Score 80 nt me on Envir 100 Design 80 Service 84 Cuisine 80 Health 80 Spa 85 Rooms

RESORTS MAGAZINE

35


CITY HOTEL | SAVOIA EXCELSIOR PALACE

36

RESORTS MAGAZINE


Paolo Gerbaldo

e c a l a P r o i s l e c Savoia Ex discreet luxury

o ks a h e r it ag e lo r ve o e st ie Tr T h e G u lf o f The an h o sp it al it y. e p ro u le te it M si te o f la ti o n s o f th e u d o m e th d co lu m n s an th e รงa d e an ti ci p at e fa l ca si as cl o e n su p e r b P al ac e . av o ia E xc e ls io r S e th f o ss e n ll fu

RESORTS MAGAZINE

37


D CITY HOTEL | SAVOIA EXCELSIOR PALACE

h in ke ep in g w it is cr ee t lu xu r y ts gu es 19 12 , w el co m es te l, op en ed in ok in g ho o e rl th ve O of y e. or th e hi st ce in Tr ie st la Pa r io in g, ls ce ild Ex ta l bu of th e S av oi a an t m on um en eg el e th th e e, of st ie le nd or th e G ul f of Tr en ha nc e th e sp to ed an t gn eg si el de d de rn an ar ch it ec tu ra lly , is no w a m o re pi Em an ri Au st ro -H un ga on . ho te ls Co lle c ti p er b pa r t of th e St ar s of th e su e m o du la ti on th es s d lln an fu e ns th m el Th e co lu he lp to fe ly te ia ed m im c ad e re st or at io n ne o cl as si c al fa Th e ef fe c ti ve . ce la Pa r io ls Ex ce e sp le nd or of of th e S av oi a ce to fi nd al l th la Pa e th d le ab ha s, in fa c t, en s. in ig or it s on e fi nd s so b er ti on al sp ac es , nc fu in d an ht la rg e sk yl ig ht I ns id e, in lig m at er ia ls . Th e e th ue to sq n re io tu c nt pi lin es an d at te ill um in at es th e e st yl e w hi ch d su it es Th e ro om s an th e B el le Ep o qu t. ou ds an st ra r y r vi ce s an d ar ea of th e lib p or ar y. Th e se em nt co e th h it c w nt iv e to th e bl en d th e cl as si ho sp it al it y at te of e pl am ex an nt , th e cr ea ti ve am en it ie s ar e av oi a re st au ra S e s th n I . ts u th at co m bi ne ne ed s of gu es sl at e in to a m en an e tr at ef or ch ab e el th e or ve rs at ili t y of rr it or y w it h m th e Fr iu lia n te ve r b et ra ye d ne ve ha e, th e cl as si cs of as c y an in , ts c pr o du to th e m or e pr op os al s. Th e w ay . De di c at ed t es b e th in ed bu t on ly en ha nc R iv e. ts is th e B ar Le en om m al in fo rm ex ce lle nt ly in Tr ie st e ha s ce la Pa r io ls ce sp it al it y. Th e S av oi a Ex te le ur op ea n ho it M of te si ge re vi ve d a he ri ta

38

RESORTS MAGAZINE


INFO HOTEL R PALACE

SAVOIA EXCELSIO Trieste, Italia

llection.com

www.dorcesterco

4 Rooms & Suites 14 1 nts ura sta Re Villas 0 Spa no Children yes Chain StarHotels Affiliation none Activities sightseeing 70 Score 84 nt me on Envir 83 Design 80 Service 82 Cuisine 78 Health 0 Spa 84 Rooms

RESORTS MAGAZINE

39


DESIGN HOTEL | RENAISSANCE BARCELONA FIRA

BARCE


In the capital of Catalonia, wealthy port city and tourist center, where we have come to discover a masterpiece by Jean Nouvel. A Bustling city, colorful, always at the forefront. Its Ramblas, the Gaudi houses as well as the Sagrada Familia are places you cannot afford to miss.

LONA


DESIGN HOTEL | RENAISSANCE BARCELONA FIRA

Our correspondent Hasrudin Tazep has captured the essence of the city’s new Jean Nouvel hotel , which we review on the following pages.

44

RESORTS MAGAZINE


RESORTS MAGAZINE

45


DESIGN HOTEL | RENAISSANCE BARCELONA FIRA

46

RESORTS MAGAZINE


Hasrudin Tazep

the palm groves of Jean Nouvel

Renaissance Barcelona Fira The tower of surprises arises in the trade fair area, quiet and well connected with the Metro. The palm theme dominates the concrete and glass architecture.

RESORTS MAGAZINE

47


W

DESIGN HOTEL | RENAISSANCE BARCELONA FIRA

h ite an d gray are th e domin ant co l o rs, alon g with th e green of th e palms. 2 9 3 different sp ecies to be exac t an d from five contin ents. A tr ibute to t h e plant th at becomes a ver tic al garden wh ich r un s al o ng th e str uc ture, ren der in g it more beautiful an d mak in g its use ver y pleasant. Glass elevator s from th e l o b by lead to th e floor s, c rossin g th is garden wh ic h o ffer s a glimpse of th e c it y in th e back groun d. N ear an d far at th e same time. On th e floor s some of th e walls are of water proof c anvas, th e k in d used for tents to be p recise. Th e win d moves th e palm trees an d th e fabr ic, creatin g th e interac tion bet ween th e inter ior an d th e ex ter ior. A n atural effec t wh ic h is ex tremely pleasant. The decor s are min imalist. Th e c loset disappear s inside th e wall, an d th e bath room commun icates with t he room th rough th e glass wall. Th e large win dow is shaped lik e a palm tree. Wh ite is th e domin ant color. On t h e 2 7 th floor a large pool c reates a resor t area in w hat is substantially proposed as an attrac tive busin ess ho tel. Th e R en aissan ce Barcelon a Fira is an advan ced and in n ovative 4 -star, with a suggestive design , fresh and contemporar y, ver y green . An d n ot j ust bec ause of t he palms.

48

RESORTS MAGAZINE


INFO HOTEL

RESORTS MAGAZINE

49


SPECIALE

C Ô T É

S U D

C Ô T É


A short itinerary through the French Riviera, between Cannes and Marseille. From the port to the cinema promenade. From history to contemporary entertainment in two landmarks destinations. Our correspondent suggests two excellent properties characterized by excellent restaurants, strictly French. An epicurean journey in

SU D

Mediterranean France.


SPECIALE | CÔTÉ SUD

A fashionable riviera and an indulgent one that which our correspondent Hasrudin Tazep offers us on these pages. Cannes, the ancient Canua, Roman outpost, has been since the last century a well-known holiday destination. The Boulevard de la Croisette is known throughout the world as the stage of the Cinema Festival.

52

RESORTS MAGAZINE


RESORTS MAGAZINE

53


SPECIALE | CÔTÉ SUD

Marseille is one of the oldest cities of France. Founded by the Greeks, it has a large old town that has developed around the Old Port. This is eminently touristic today and hosts numerous pleasure boats.

54

RESORTS MAGAZINE


RESORTS MAGAZINE

55


SPECIALE | CÔTÉ SUD

56

RESORTS MAGAZINE


Hasrudin Tazep

Sofitel Vieux port a gourmet view A forest of trees arises on the calm waters of the harbor. Flags wave while some boats raise their sails and head towards the open sea.

RESORTS MAGAZINE

57


S SPECIALE | CÔTÉ SUD

eated at the tables of Les Trois Forts, the gourmet restaurant on the top floor, we obser ve, while we linger at the breakfast buffet, the movement in the port. A hectic bustle (or so it appeared from up here) that contrasts with the rarefied atmosphere of the room. The contrast continues between the modern architecture of the building and the view of the old town, the historic core of Marseille. The presentation of natural products featured at breakfast is enhanced by elaborate compositions and mixtures when night falls. No longer buffet but à la carte, the room welcomes guests only to amaze with the creations of chef Dominique Frérard. The proposal is Mediterranean cuisine, and we tried the Epicurien menu, light and satisfying, innovative , however, with local and seasonal ingredients. We started simply with Noix de St Jacques, mitonnée de lentilles vertes, jus de Crustaces, continued with a delicious Pomme de ris de veau, champignons du moment en persillade, choux romanesco, Albufera sauce, then an irresistible Table à fromages strictly French and concluded with Sphere au chocolat blanc, surprise Exotique, sirop de chataigne. And when we thought we were at the end, we were served Macaron au cacao, whose spiced mixture concluded our sophisticated sensory experience.

58

RESORTS MAGAZINE


RESORTS MAGAZINE

59


SPECIALE | CÔTÉ SUD

60

RESORTS MAGAZINE


INFO HOTEL

RESORTS MAGAZINE

61


SPECIALE | CÔTÉ SUD

62

RESORTS MAGAZINE


Hasrudin Tazep

La Palme d’Or Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez flavours The famous grande dame of Cannes summons its guests for the 30th anniversary of La Palme d’Or, the only two-star restaurant in the city.

RESORTS MAGAZINE

63


T SPECIALE | CÔTÉ SUD

he light filters through the partiallyclosed curtains and offers a glimpse of a beautiful sunny day. I lazily pull apart a flap to discover the sound of the sea against the white facade. Breakfast, refined yet informal awaits before the walk on the Croisette. It may be the film festival or the history that has gone through these palms, but this promenade has a charm that goes beyond any fashion. The Grand Hyatt Hotel Martinez Cannes is definitely an integral part of this composition, suspended halfway between past and future. But we are not here for the hotel as much as for the birthday of La Palme d’Or, the only two-star restaurant in Cannes, a recognition that it has held since 1991! Here chef Christian Sinicropi, inventive and daring, is in charge. Since he took over the restaurant in 2007, his work has been a showcase for local and seasonal produce. His passion for art led him to attend the famous Les Beaux Arts school in Vallauris. Now, assisted by his wife, he also produces the ceramic plates on which he serves his culinary creations. On the menu his “movements” stand out. As in a symphony or a dance, the chef provides compositions of three movements which prepare, carry out and conclude a theme. A dance of flavors. We tried the Scallops Movement, which we quote from the menu to avoid dissolving the magic. “First movement: We are going to start with the raw and minced scallops, seasoned with a pulp of black truffle flavored with white pepper, tarragon leaves, a touch of wood taste, a flavor of duck foie gras. Second movement: Go inside together in a play of taste and sensory textures ...riso miso, pumpkin, hazelnut and celery. Third movement: Initiatory walk in my botanical maritime garden ... iodized of flesh of mackerel, fruity with mandarin, an earthy flavor by some leaves of beetroot perfumed with a wind of jasmine. “

64

RESORTS MAGAZINE


RESORTS MAGAZINE

65


SPECIALE | CÔTÉ SUD

66

RESORTS MAGAZINE


RESTAURANT INFO

RESORTS MAGAZINE

67


S P E C I A L

S W I S S

L A K E S

Switzerland


From Lucerne to Zurich, from the Lake of the Four Cantons to that of Zurich, touching the top of the Rigi. A short itinerary to discover the stylistic details of some of its historic hotels adapted to the singular spirit of the place: simple and chic.


SPECIAL | SWISS LAKES

A safe value for the discerning traveler: Switzerland. Paolo Gerbaldo takes us into the heart of Europe, the Swiss Confederation where high hospitality continually finds a new impetus.

72

RESORTS MAGAZINE


Switzerland is a constant invitation to travel thanks to its ability to produce efficiency, such as rail transport integrated with bus and boat, usable with the Swiss Pass. www.myswitzerland.com

RESORTS MAGAZINE

73


SPECIAL | SWISS LAKES

74

RESORTS MAGAZINE


Paolo Gerbaldo

Hotel Schweizerhof Neo-Renaissance atmosphere A privileged place on Lake Lucerna. The impressive common areas have the ability to restore all the splendor of the neo-Renaissance style intact.

RESORTS MAGAZINE

75


T SPECIAL | SWISS LAKES

he Hotel Schweizerhof is a privileged location on Lake Lucerne, whose views can be admired from its rooms and suites. Opened in 1845, the harmonious architectural ensemble that composes the Hotel has been owned by the Hauser family since 1861. Since its opening, the Schweizerhof has constantly been improved and adapted to the advances in high-level hospitality. The preservation of the original structure and the modern interior design today are the strengths of the Hotel. The rooms and suites are all dedicated to an artist and thus provide an intimate and individualized experience. The Schweizerhof Luzern has, in fact, recently renovated them with a fresh and modern design, inspired by the stories and anecdotes of the great personalities who have stayed there. The Galerie restaurant offers a menu focused on dishes that pay attention attention to seasonal ingredients. More directed towards the flavors of the world are, on the other hand, the presentations at the Pavillon restaurant. Columns and stuccoes adorn the imposing common areas that, right from the entrance, restore all the splendor of the neo-Renaissance style intact. A stay at the Hotel Schweizerhof Lucerne brings back those feelings evoked by the serene atmosphere of the history of hospitality.

76

RESORTS MAGAZINE


INFO HOTEL

RESORTS MAGAZINE

77


SPECIAL | SWISS LAKES

78

RESORTS MAGAZINE


Paolo Gerbaldo

Savoy Baur en Ville a refined presence since 1838 No one is disappointed with the days spent at the Savoy. The style is simple, chic, elegant and attentive to preserving the fundamental values of the great classic hotels.

RESORTS MAGAZINE

79


T SPECIAL | SWISS LAKES

otal immersion in the history of high Swiss hospitality is what one experiences at the Savoy Baur en Ville in Zurich. The oldest hotel in the city - opened in 1838 by entrepreneur Johannes Baur, combining style and refined hospitality - aligns, in fact, fact a series of sophisticated topics to best accommodate those who come for business or leisure. In both cases, no one is disappointed with the days spent at the Savoy, while enjoying the spirit of hospitality in Zurich. The Hotel maintains intact its strong identity closely tied to Zurich, where it is centrally located. The style that is immediately seen is understated, chic, elegant and attentive to preserving the fundamental values of the great classic hotels. The welcome, the service, the human factor are among the strengths of the Savoy. The discrete renovation of rooms and suites reflects the unique character of the Baur en Ville. The classic features have indeed been revitalized by subtle and refined work. A delicate cuisine, attentive to the quality of the products and the presentation of the dishes is de rigueur at the Restaurant Baur: a setting of quiet luxury with beautiful views over the Paradeplatz and Bahnhofstrasse. The restaurant Orsini, instead, offers traditional Italian fare in a way that is efficient and attentive to seasonal flavors. The Hotel Savoy Baur en Ville cultivates the great art of hospitality with talent, infusing it with modernity and romanticism.

80

RESORTS MAGAZINE


INFO HOTEL

RESORTS MAGAZINE

81


RM RESORTS MAGAZINE

4

travels travelers


SPECIAL

S I E M

R E A P

SIEM


Ruins and more. A large lake, much tradition and fine regional cuisine. Pamela McCourt brings us in this destination famous throughout the world for the Khmer temples. Obligatory stop but also a starting point for the discovery of a region that has much to offer. Even for the most spoiled travelers.

REAP


SPECIALE | SIEM REAP

88

RESORTS MAGAZINE


RESORTS MAGAZINE

89


SPECIAL | SIEM REAP

90

RESORTS MAGAZINE


Pamela McCourt

Victoria Angkor Resort on the Royal Park in the heart of Siem Reap

A verdant oasis of peace in the city, close to the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat.

RESORTS MAGAZINE

91


SPECIAL | SIEM REAP

S

hafts of sunlight filter through tall frangipani trees and wooden louvers, adding lustre to the gold and ochre tiles in the lobby and an ambience that harks back to the colonial days of the late 1800s Whirring fans, dark hardwood balustrades, car ved panels and atmospheric lighting set the scene in the lobby, seducing the eye to the swimming pool, which is set in lush gardens with such an abundance of tropical greener y that it resembles an enchanted blue lake in a jungle glade. There are 130 rooms, of which ten are suite, in the two-floor units surrounding the pool. All rooms have gleaming wood floors, colonial-style furnishings, modern

92

RESORTS MAGAZINE


RESORTS MAGAZINE

93


SPECIAL | SIEM REAP

bathrooms and many have canopy beds. The suites, with large living rooms, have unique themes and include the Admiral Suite with seafaring art and artefacts, the Ming Suite in traditional Chinese style, and the Maharajah Suite with jewel-hued fabrics and elephant sculptures. The Victoria Spa offers a range of massages and treatments including the Ancient Khmer Massage based on traditional techniques. There are single rooms, a twin suite with a large bathtub and shower, and two outdoor massage pavilions hidden in the gardens around the pool. The large L’Espace Restaurant, with air conditioning and tables on the pool patio, features international and local Khmer cuisine, and a very handsome breakfast buffet. Among the local specialties the Khmer Lap - sticky rice ser ved with minced chicken, fish and pork flavoured with lemon grass and local spices, and the Fish Amok, a creamy curr y with coconut milk which is Cambodia’s national dish – ranked among the best in town. For gourmet French fine dining, the Le Jardin d’Apsara is an elegant eater y that opens only in the evenings.

94

RESORTS MAGAZINE


INFO HOTEL

RESORTS MAGAZINE

95


RM

S RESORTS MAGAZINE

life

tyle


RM

lifeStyle

skin smooth as a lotus flower

102

RESORTS MAGAZINE


Lawrence Taylor

Stem cell research is having a revolutionary impact, not only on medicine in general, but also on the world of cosmetics, thanks to the capacity of stem cells to give a definitive response to skin rejuvenation. In Switzerland, Stemcell Bioresearch has created a line of cosmetics based on stem cells extracted from the lotus flower. STEMCELL, the first line in the world based

developing endlessly into tissue cells. In the

on plant stem cells, opens up to cosmetic

stratum basale there are stem cells, cells with

technology a new and definitive road to skin

the potentially endless capacity to divide and

rejuvenation. What are stem cells? Stem cells are

reproduce. These rise to the surface keratinising it

non-specialized cells (and thus do not yet have

to form an effective barrier. On the cell membrane

a well-defined function) capable of potentially

of the epidermis there are some proteins, called RESORTS MAGAZINE

103


RM

104

RESORTS MAGAZINE

lifeStyle


“receptors”, which act as a cell entrance door. When the receptors come into contact with the stem cells they give rise to kinase, which is the ability to transport the signal received from outside into the cell. In this way the receptor allow the cell to give a response to the signals from outside without doing so through the membrane, thus making way for a new cell generation. And this is the principle on which STEMCELL treatments work. The reactivation of “dormant” skin cells, the renewal of an extraordinarily regenerating activity, momentarily dormant, by means of the use of stem cells, … but of plant origin. When these come into contact with the skin cells, this starts a chain reaction of natural biochemical processes that give rise to a complete regeneration of the whole thickness of the skin tissue. Treatments range from milk lotion, serum up to creams to various concentration. In the line is a solution for every skin. And the result is guaranteed ... skin as smooth as a lotus flower.

RESORTS MAGAZINE

105


in the next issue


Cairo Luxor Assuan Nairobi Riyadh Franciacorta


Resorts Magazine 58  
Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you