Revisiting the Classics

Experience a trio of storied European cities through a fresh lens

Mediterranean Mystique
{The W} Barcelona

A seaside city abundant with architecture, restaurants, and nightlife, Barcelona has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for Catalan cooking or Gaudi’s whimsical La Sagrada Familia, you’ll find it among the winding stone passages that weave through the city. The W offers dazzling views of the ocean, and enough onsite amenities that you never need to leave the property – a club, pool, spa, gym, two restaurants, and enough parties to entertain the most demanding of guests. But if you do choose to leave you are just a short walk from the Gothic Quarter and El Born. Cervecería Catalana is a must for lunch; arrive early, as lines form by 1 pm. Point at the dishes that you want to try, as you sit perched on a bar stool taking in the lunchtime clamor.


Meanwhile, on the Thames…
{Grosvenor House Apartments} London

This winter, hop over the pond to London. Many consider this city the center of the universe for business in Europe and a destination for art, shopping, and history. Make Grosvenor House Apartments in Mayfair your launching point for your stay. This hotel embodies luxury with a fantastic address in the center of London, overlooking the iconic Hyde Park. What makes this property unique is the privacy and space. Each apartment is equipped with a full modern kitchen, and the walls are so thick, you’ll never hear a loud neighbor. They still have all the conveniences of a five-star hotel, such as concierge, room service, and a gym. But why order room service when you are so close to some of the most chic restaurants in the world? Casa Cruz opened last summer and is certain to impress with copper walls, jazz funk, and sexy cocktails.


Scenes on the Seine
{Four Seasons George V} Paris

In spite of recent events, Paris remains magical with a slew of new openings and reasons to fall in love with the city of lights all over again. The landmark Four Seasons George V remains one of the best hotels in the world. With personalized service, a stunning indoor swimming pool, and many rooms overlooking the Eiffel Tower, it’s no wonder this hotel draws visitors from all over the globe. This fall, the hotel welcomed a new restaurant, Le George, offering Mediterranean-style cuisine.  A short drive across the Seine is the signless Neige d’été.  At this elegant bistro, each ingredient is painstakingly sourced under the direction of Hideki Nishi, who spent many years at the George V himself. The set menu is surprisingly affordable at €70 and is sure to deliver one of your best meals in Paris yet.