Haute Spots: Lake Como’s Grand Hotel Tremezzo & Amari Havodda Maldives

The winter blues will become a mere, distant, fading memory when you set sail for one of these exclusive resort paradise locations.

Amari Havodda Maldives and Grand Hotel Tremezzo are the destinations being whispered on the lips of the hautest of haute. Take an exclusive peek at these lavish, luxurious havens.

Now Open: Amari Havodda Maldives

Thailand, Bangkok is the home of Amari Havodda Maldives, a 120-villa private island hideaway located in the pristine Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, approximately 400km south of the capital Male.

Amari Havodda Maldives: Private island hideaway features one of the largest infinity pools in the Maldives.

A lush tropical paradise in a secluded part of the Indian Ocean, Amari Havodda Maldives is situated within one of the largest atolls in the world, enveloped by stunning nature with tropical greenery, turquoise lagoons and white sandy beaches. A haven for diving, snorkeling and underwater discovery, the island is surrounded by a pristine house reef featuring spectacular coral zones and marine habitats.

The pristine setting of Amari Havodda Maldives is complemented by architectural detailing and interiors by Singapore-based French designer Isabelle Miaja, based on the concept of ‘natural simplicity’. Public areas and villas depict subtle elements from local island culture with carefully selected artwork, fittings and textures inspired by contemporary Maldivian motifs. The resort is also home to one of the largest infinity pools in the Maldives.

Dream your cares away at Amari Havodda Maldives.

As part of a deep-rooted commitment to preserve and showcase the area’s natural environment, smart energy saving and harvesting systems are deployed throughout the entire island. The resort takes pride of its lush natural landscape, with over 95% of the island’s indigenous trees and plants catalogued and protected during construction.

Overwater villas were built using special techniques and materials to minimize environmental impact to the pristine lagoon. Construction and completion of the resort took just 14 months, making Amari the fastest hotel to be built and completed in the Maldives. Amari Havodda Maldives reflects the warmth and energy of an evolving modern Asia with brand-defining features such the market-style Amaya Food Gallery, Breeze Spa and contemporary space for sharing with loved ones, family and friends.

In celebration of its opening and Visit Maldives Year 2016, Amari Havodda Maldives is offering a special promotion. Book now for arrival before 30 April 2016 to receive 40% off all villa categories. For more details, visit www.amari.com.

Grand Hotel Tremezzo: The Billionaire’s Escape

Grand Hotel Tremezzo, one of the most historic luxury hotels on Lake Como and renowned for its exclusive nostalgic charm, lives up to its reputation as an Italian fashion destination, winning five awards in 2015 alone including the prestigious 2015 Town & Country Travel 100 – The best hotels in the world: 100 hotels that will change your life.

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It only gets better upon entering the iconic Grand Hotel Tremezzo.

Vacation like a celebrity, whether you are looking for a family getaway or a romantic couple’s escape. Uniquely located on the shores of Lake Como, with pride of place facing the Bellagio and the Gringe mountains, it’s no wonder that Grand Hotel Tremezzo is a holiday hotspot for many A-list celebrities.

The iconic Greta Suite in the hotel was even named after Greta Garbo who refers to Tremezzo as that happy, sunny place in the film “Grand Hotel” (1932). The suite, along with the hotel, is loved for its unique Art Nouveau design; in keeping with elegant period furnishings and antique pieces from the hotel’s notable collection. Como’s most famous resident has to be George Clooney who has a villa overlooking the lake itself and is a regular celebrity sighting in the town of Como.

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The interior of Grand Hotel Tremezzo is exquisitely decorated and boasts incredible artwork throughout.

The stylish hotel has 90 lavish rooms and luxury suites, including eight newly appointed rooftop suites, each with a heated outdoor private jacuzzi so you can relax in style and gaze in wonder at the panoramic views across the lake. Fashionable families can stay in the very essence of luxury: the Rooftop Penthouse, is able to accommodate up to 16 people including children, making it possible to reserve the entire roof top floor boasting terraces overlooking the lake, each with a stunning terrace and even your own personal suite butler.

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Enter bliss: Escape from it all in premier style at Grand Hotel Tremezzo.

No Lake Como holiday would be complete without a splashing of some serious shopping and the luxury boutiques of Como town, just 30 minutes from Grand Hotel Tremezzo, where you’ll find international names such as Max Mara, Gucci and Prada. The hometown Como has been the production hub for silk for the past 4,000 years, providing 70% of Europe’s silk and supplying it to the major fashion houses such as Vuitton, Saint Laurent and Ungaro world-wide. What’s more, the stylish on a shoestring will rejoice in the fact that the renowned Fox Town, a luxury shopping outlet in Mendrisio is just a short driving distance from Grand Hotel Tremezzo – a true haven for style gurus.

If you are looking for a sophisticated holiday steeped in fashion, history and luxury, Lake Como’s Grand hotel Tremezzo is the perfect place.