The Grand Hôtel in Stockholm has been home to celebrities, high-profile events and everyday bon-vivants since 1874. The hotel overlooks the Royal Palace and Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s old town. The Grand is also home to the classic Swedish Veranda restaurant, renowned for its traditional smörgåsbord, Mathias Dahlgren’s Michelin star restaurants and the spectacular Cadier Bar. For recreation, there’s the Nordic Spa & Fitness club with hot saunas and cool dipping pools. www.grandhotel.se
Le Bastide de Marie, Menerbes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Region, France. Welcome to La Bastide de Marie, a luxury property in Provence, offering accommodation, great Provencal food and wines, a beauty spa, swimming pool and library.