Globe Trotting

Travel

21 Jun 2014

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1. Ham Yard Hotel, London
Firmdale’s latest venture is hidden away on a quiet street only seconds from Piccadilly Circus. It boasts a secluded courtyard, a 188-seat theatre and, perhaps its most striking feature, an original 1950s bowling alley imported from Texas.
www.firmdalehotels.com

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2. The Oitavos, Lisbon
This five-star hotel on the Atlantic coast is offering surfers a special two-night package that will allow them to hone their skills under the expert eye of the champion surfer Ruben Gonzalez.
www.theoitavos.com

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3. Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs
This Palm Springs resort opened in May, boasting three restaurants, a hillside spa and awe-inspiring views of Coachella Valley. Desert life doesn’t get much more relaxing.
www.ritzcarlton.com

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4. Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman
Spectacular views are guaranteed at this retreat perched 2,000 metres above sea-level, overlooking a rugged gorge and surrounded by the Al Hajar mountains.
www.alilahotels.com/jabalakhdar

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5. Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona
One of the best hotels in the Catalan capital is even better now thanks to the addition of 17 spacious and elegant suites designed by the award-winning architect Patricia Urquiola.
www.mandarinoriental.com


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