Valerie Wilson Travel

European Destinations

Explore a different side of Europe. Whether you want to unwind in the English countryside or make a right from France and head to Switzerland for the weekend, Europe is like a treasure chest waiting to be explored. Here are six European destinations that need to be added to your bucket list.

Hotel President Wilson – Geneva, Switzerland

Experience Swiss luxury and the Genevan lifestyle from one of the most contemporary addresses in Geneva famous for having the largest suite in Europe. This iconic hotel faces Lake Geneva, minutes aways from stunning parks and boutiques along the famous rue du Rhône. Walk to the city center or unwind at the hotel’s Poolgarden terrace restaurant, Umami, a Japanese fusion cuisine with a French Riveria atmosphere.

One&Only Portonovi Portonovi, Montenegro

Discover Europe’s first One&Only from a masterful Jean Michel Gathy designed room spilling into the Adriatic Sea. All rooms are designed around a central fireplace linking the bedroom, bathroom, and veranda, reminiscent of traditional Montenegrin homes. Only an hour’s drive from Dubrovnik, Croatia, this hotel will show you a side of Europe rich in history, beauty, and luxury.

Lucknam ParkColerne, Wiltshire

Nestled within 500 acres of private parkland and classic English gardens sits a restored Palladian mansion home to forty-three bedrooms, thirteen suites, and six individually designed cottages. This country house hotel is located six miles from the historic city of Bath, a romantic UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its Roman Baths dating back to AD43. A notable highlight is the superb equestrian center home to thirty-five horses.

Finca Cortesin – Andalusia, Spain

A light and spacious hotel set in the rolling hills of southern Spain flanked by the Casares Mountains with sweeping views of the Mediterranean. The hotel was built around two main courtyards and features four swimming pools, tennis courts, a 6,000 sqm beach club and more. This hotel is home to one of Spain’s best golf courses given its incorporation of Mediterranean landscape and environment.

Villa La MassaCandeli, Italy

Built in the thirteenth century as a country house for an aristocratic family, Villa La Massa was transformed into a luxury hotel in 1948. The property sits on the banks of the Arno River in the Chianti wine region, only fifteen minutes from Florence’s city center. Surrounded by the Tuscan countryside, Villa La Massa features fifty-one rooms spread over five Tuscan-style buildings, an elegant terrace restaurant, and over 100 years of Italian history.

Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa – Baden-Baden, Germany

Sitting in a magical park landscape in the green heart of the cosmopolitan city of Baden-Baden – a spa town in southwestern Germany’s Black Forest. The hotel has been open for 150 years and has only been owned by two families. Guests are at the center here with 300 excellent hosts, 100 individual rooms with unique living experiences, a spacious private park, and first-class restaurants.

June 2022