Whether it’s your first romantic weekend away, the perfect honeymoon or the celebration of a long and happy life together, Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) want to set you soaring on the wings of love. With over 520 hotels worldwide, SLH has the perfect place to embrace your relationship whether your romantic leanings are a quiet countryside manor house to pop the question, or a stunning beach backdrop for a wedding.
Here is the hand-picked SLH hotel mixtape to celebrate every relationship moment:
New love often finds a sense of greater depth when surrounded by romantic notions of old. The Hotel de Tuilerieën in the picture-perfect city of Bruges in Belgium exudes old-school romance with period décor, four-poster beds and daily champagne breakfasts. Walk hand in hand down cobbled alleyways, enjoy candlelit dinners at the hotel’s Le Menu Belge restaurant or a relaxing couples’ massage to end the day.
Nightly rates at Hotel de Tuilerieën from £163 per room based on double occupancy.
Make the ultimate declaration of love against an azure backdrop of sea and sky at the chic beachfront Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort. Enjoy proposal perfect settings on a white sand beach at sunset, in the privacy of a candlelit suite or on the nearby temple island of Delos. If there’s a place to ask that all-important question this is it; it’s practically impossible to say no.
Nightly rates at Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort from £143 per room based on double occupancy.
Buck the white wedding trend with a truly unique celebration at the entrancing Fortress Resort & Spa. Enclosed within landscaped gardens, this ultra-stylish 53-room resort offers a party paradise with drummers, dancers and elephants as wedding regulars! Newlyweds and guests alike will delight in the 24-hour butler service, private plunge pools and renowned Sri Lankan cuisine to make it a wedding day that everyone will remember for a lifetime.
Nightly rates at The Fortress Resort & Spa from £161 per room based on double occupancy.
When deciding where to go for the most important and most romantic holiday of your life, it doesn’t get much better than the unsurpassable beauty and luxury of the Velassaru hotel in the Maldives. After the stress and strain leading up to the big day, newlyweds can spend their days lazing within the sanctuary of their water villa with nothing but ocean as far as the eye can see.
Nightly rates at Velassaru from £177 per room based on double occupancy.
Once you’ve made it past the first year as a married couple, celebrate this landmark anniversary and rekindle that honeymoon romance with a stay at the irresistible Hotel Punta Tragara perched on the cliffs of Capri, overlooking the rocks of Faraglioni and the deep blue Mediterranean Sea. Full of charming Italian character and charisma, couples will delight in the stylish décor, decadent cuisine and intimate ambience of one of Italy’s finest hotels.
Nightly rates at Hotel Punta Tragara from £299 per room based on double occupancy.
It’s never too late to rekindle the spark of young lovers. And there’s nothing like indulging in a tropical paradise getaway to renew those vows and take a breath of fresh air. Sivory Punta Cana Boutique Hotel is a luxurious experience with exquisite gourmet food, suites with private plunge pools and an incredible holistic spa – the perfect setting to say “I do” – again.
Nightly rate at Sivory Punta Cana Boutique Hotel from £233 per room based on double occupancy.
If things don’t go quite as planned and there’s a bump in the road, don’t despair, pick yourself up and head to the iconic Plantation-style Betsy hotel on Miami Beach’s Ocean Drive. If you’re newly single there’s no better place to heal those break-up wounds. Spend some time on you with a good dose of selfish pampering or curl up with a book from the hotel library by the courtyard pool. Prepare with dinner at the hotel’s famous BLT steakhouse restaurant before a night out in Miami’s sassy Art Deco District.
Nightly rates at The Betsy from £252 per room based on double occupancy.
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