Need a mini-break or a post-fest jaunt after Cannes? These dreamy destinations have all those things showbizzers crave: glam settings, attentive service and inspiring looks. Bon voyage.
Ode to Chaplin
Modern Times Hotel, Switzerland
Chemin du Genévrier 20
+41 21 925 22 22
The newly completed Modern Times Hotel, within view of Lake Geneva, is close to Chaplin’s World, the recently opened interactive museum devoted to film icon Charlie Chaplin. Each of the sleek hotel’s 138 rooms feature stills from his films. Chaplin spent the last decades of his life nearby in Corsier-sur-Vevey; his restored manse is now a museum where displays re-create a bit of old Hollywood with the Alps as backdrop.
Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat
71 Boulevard du Général de Gaulle
+33 (0)4 93 76 50 50
Around an hour from Cannes, the completely refurbished Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat (now a Four Seasons) beckons with neoclassic architecture, unspoiled views and polished service. Arrive by boat as the harbor is a short drive; many do so just for lunch at the hotel’s La Veranda restaurant. The plunge pool juts out at the edge of the secluded peninsula overlooking the Mediterranean, a spectacular amenity. Massages can be booked outside in a private pavilion within the spa garden. The hotel is also a go-to spot for fans of the Formula One Grand Prix (May 26-29).
Domaine Les Crayeres, Reims
64 Blvd Henry Vasnier, 51100 Reims
+ 33 (0)3 26 24 90 00
It’s less than an hour via TGV from Paris to Reims, the capital of France’s Champagne-producing region. Tours at
the major houses located in town — Vranken-Pommery is a standout — include a trip inside deep caves (some excavated by the Romans) and tastes of vintages available only at the wineries. After a day imbibing, stay and dine at Domaine Les Crayeres; the chateau boasts a Michelin two-star restaurant, brasserie and more than 600 vintage Champagnes at the ready.
Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre at Hotel Café Royal
Hotel Café Royal, London
68 Regent St.
+44 (0)20 7406 3322
Sweeping colonnades and glorious period architecture are hallmarks of London’s Hotel Café Royal on Regent Street. A famed hangout for creative types, celebrities and royals throughout the decades (from Arthur Conan Doyle to David Bowie), it’s undergone a complete makeover and now houses a 160-room hotel with spacious guestrooms and marble baths, holistic spa and the refurbished Oscar Wilde Bar, circa 1865, an ornate setting for gracious afternoon tea. A spa welcomes with decompressing treatments like the Ayurvedic massage. Memorial Day weekend and Regent Street shopping packages are available.
Spa Among the Vines
Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal
Quinta de Vale Abraão, Samodães
5100-758 Lamego, Portugal
+351 254 660 600
Located in one of the world’s oldest wine regions and renovated under the environmentally sustainable practices of designer Clodagh, Six Senses Douro Valley has culinary and spa offerings that encompass the bounty of the surrounding countryside. Built for a wine merchant, the rehabbed 19th century estate has a new life as a 57-room resort complete with a 23,700-square-foot spa that specializes in vinotherapies utilizing the region’s grapes and vines. This is Bangkok-based Six Senses Resort & Spas first foray into Europe. The resort is within 1½ hours of Oporto and four hours of Lisbon.
Marrakech’s Es Saadi Gardens & Resort, Morocco (pictured)
Rue Ibrahim El Mazini Hivernage
212 5 24 33 74 0
Devoted fans of Tom Hiddleston starrer “The Night Manager” can bed down in one of the miniseries’ memorable featured locations. Dubbed Cairo’s Hotel Nefertiti in the TV series, Marrakech’s sprawling Es Saadi Gardens & Resort served as picturesque backdrop for the spy drama’s early scenes. Lush grounds dotted by fountains and set apart by photogenic arches and passageways define this 20-acre resort known for its themed private villas and mosaic-tiled pools. Hot and cold baths and aromatherapy are promised in the deluxe spa; Hiddleston’s Mr. Pine, unfortunately, will not be at the front desk, but guests can look forward to the fresh Moroccan mint tea proffered at check-in.