The checklist to book a hotel is comprised of three universal factors: location, amenities, and design. We find that if there’s one thing that guests always look for when deciding on a room category, it’s private outdoor spaces. There’s something eternally alluring about stepping outside without ever leaving your room – especially coffee in hand, the moment you wake up. Here are our top picks for terraced suites that will make any hotel stay that much more memorable.
Producer Suite at The Chatwal | New York City
Master designer Thierry Despont demonstrates that the joy is in the details in this penthouse suite with a spiral staircase to a large roof deck with views over West 44th Street and Manhattan’s skyline. Bespoke lighting and fittings set the stage for chic cinnamon and spice-hued leather furnishings. The king bed with a handmade Shifman mattress is dressed in Frette linens and a down comforter edged in coffee-colored accents. The sleek, modern bathroom has sparkling granite countertops and heated floor, double sinks, an integrated 19-inch mirrored television, and jacuzzi. Luxuriously appointed and designed with entertaining in mind, the living room with a fireplace and an adjacent dining area with outdoor balcony access and a pantry provide dramatic interiors enhanced by a rooftop deck and terrace. P.S. you can watch the ball drop from the terrace on New Year’s Eve. Rates: starting from $6,000 per night.
Royal Penthouse Suite at Majestic Hotel & Spa | Barcelona
The nearly 100-year-old Majestic Hotel & Spa has recently unveiled the largest hotel suite in the city. At over 5,000 square feet, the Majestic Royal Penthouse is equipped with a custom “Maxibar” – a supersized minibar stocked with drinks and snacks to meet each guest’s individual preferences. Mallorcan designer Antonio Obrador oversaw the development of the Royal Penthouse and filled the space with local Catalonian fixtures along with furniture from Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands. The suite comprises two terraces, three bedrooms, a dining room, and a spacious lounge with seating for up to 14 guests, and oak flooring runs throughout the space, contrasted by warm red and gold Iksel wallpaper. Rates: starting from $15,000 per night
The Garden Suite at The Lowell Hotel | New York City
The Garden Suite at The Lowell was designed by Michael Smith (of Obama Whitehouse fame) and in addition to its de Gournay wallpaper, limestone and hardwood floors, kitchen, and living room with a woodburning fireplace, it has two expansive outdoor terraces. One has a fountain and a dining area perfect for an intimate dinner gathering, and the other has a cozy seating area great for sipping morning coffee and looking out at the rooftops of the Upper East Side. Rates: starting at $3,120 per night.
La Réserve Paris Apartments | Paris
Located in the 16th arrondissement, the La Réserve Paris Apartments are just a 10-minute ride along the Right Bank from the Hotel and Spa. Guests enjoy all of the amenities and services of the hotel, including 24/7 room service, concierge, and butler. Exclusive offers include access to the Roland Garros tennis courts (home to the French Open) and bikes and picnic baskets at the ready for al fresco lunch alone the Seine. Many of the 10 apartments have outdoor terraces overlooking the Trocadero and with unbeatable, up close and personal views of the Eiffel Tower. Rates: starting at 1,600 Euro/night.
Domaine de Manville| Provence
It took eight years for a local couple to restore this former farming estate in the heart of Provence’s Alpilles National Park.Overlooking the courtyard, the spacious terrace of the Prestige Suite is the idea spot for guests to sip a glass of Provencal rosé while taking in the sights (Cypress and Plane trees), sounds (live jazz music), and smells (herbes de Provence). Rates: starting at 805 Euro/night.
Sicilian Suites at Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea| Taormina, Sicily
Three new sea view suites are unveiled at Belmond Vila Sant’Andrea this summer, inspired by Sicilian craftsmanship. With views of Mazzaro Bay from the spacious terraces, the suites reflect the beauty of the surrounding bay and natural elements found around the property. Stone floors using local materials sweep through the suites which feature copper bathtubs and unique pieces of artwork by acclaimed Italian artist Mimmo Rotella. Adorning the walls, the original pieces include torn cinema advertising posters, adding a touch of retro glamour as a nod to the Taormina Film Festival which put the town on the map and began in the 1950s. Rates: starting at 730 Euro/night.
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