Luxury Travel

6 Reasons to stay in a Luxury Villa in Greece

When deciding which Greek destination to choose from and where to stay, we know that the choice can be overwhelming

With its azure waters and jaw-dropping views, Greece has captured the hearts of A-listers, Hollywood actors, models, fashion designers, and daydreamers. When deciding which Greek destination to choose from and where to stay, we know that the choice can be overwhelming. The accommodation trends are changing and many visitors opt to stay in luxury homes in Greece.


We’ve rounded up 6 reasons why you should stay in a luxury villa on your holiday in Greece.

1. Ultimate privacy 


Luxury homes in Greece are designed to include all the latest technology, amenities and generous space. At a private villa you are guaranteed to experience a homey feeling. You are not only restricted to the square footage of your guest room and can enjoy all areas of your private villa, at any time of day. More and more, families, honeymooners and friends are seeking private relaxing getaways in the comfort of a luxury home.

2. Enjoy the space and relax

For those traveling with larger families, means that they will need to book more than one room in order for their holiday experience to feel less crowded.


This adds up to the expenses of your holiday. In a private villa however you will get plenty of room, privacy and at the same time you will be close to your family — right next door. Many of the villas come with plenty of cozy corners where you can sit back and relax. Villa rental is also value for money, as the rates are lower than those in 5-star hotels. You will also be saving significantly on meals, drinks and laundry services.

3. Bring your pets

Most hotels have a no-pets policy, so if you want your four-legged friends to join you on your family vacation then a luxury home rental is your best bet. A lot of the private villas have spacious gardens where your pet will feel right at home. There are designated pet-friendly villas, so all you have to do is find the one that suits your needs.

4. Follow your own schedule


The beauty of staying in a private luxury villa is that you are the boss of your home which means that you plan your daily itinerary depending on the needs of your family and friends. From choosing what time you will have breakfast, to what activities you will follow and the list goes on.

5. Quality family time

Flexible meal options are one of the many benefits of renting a luxury home in Greece. You can select your own menu which will be prepared for you using the fresh ingredients from the local market. This is especially useful to guests who have dietary requirements or families with young children. The kitchen is available to them at all times of day.


There is no better way to enjoy a holiday than over a delicious meal in the company of your friends and family. Private villas are also great to celebrate special anniversaries and occasions.


You can even hire a private chef to organise a special dining experience. For those who are on a tighter budget, can cook their own meals.

6. Create lasting memories


Staying at a private villa is a great opportunity to create lasting memories with your loved ones. Enjoy precious time lounging in the sun or splashing in the pool with your kids, cook together or simply enjoy the magical starry sky while sipping a chilled glass of wine.

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Greece – A 365-Day Destination

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection


The Ritz-Carlton is taking its legendary service and unmatched luxury to sea. Beginning in 2019, the company will offer bespoke cruises on three lavishly built yachts.

Each custom-built yacht offers an intimate journey with space for only 298 guests. Accommodations include 149 suites, each with its own balcony, and several luxurious duplex penthouses. As with The Ritz-Carlton on land, cruises feature:

  • Thoughtfully designed, modern interiors
  • Destination-based activities with local chefs, artists and musicians
  • Luxury amenities including The Ritz-Carlton Spa
  • Elevated dining including a restaurant from Sven Elverfeld of Aqua, the three Michelin-starred restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg, and Panorama Lounge

Voyages range from 7 to 10 days and include overnight and daytime ports of call. The first yacht sets sail in 2019; reservations open May 2018.

La Villa Du Comte – The 13 Hotel

The 13 has released the first images of the interior of its breath-taking Macau hotel, targeted to open in late summer of 2016. The 13 revealed the “Villa du Comte, our entry-level accommodations.” Of the all-villa hotel’s 200 rooms (villas are large suites in Macau parlance), most will be Villa du Comte with a gross floor area of approximately 2,000 square feet while 31 are even larger, topping out at a monumental 30,000 square feet for the Villa de Stephen.

Exclusive condominiums to purchase in Palazzo Versace Dubai

Make the Versace lifestyle your own! A limited number of exclusive condominiums are available to purchase in Palazzo Versace Dubai. Ranging from one to six bedrooms, including single-storey and duplex residences and majestic penthouses, all condominiums provide stunning views of the surrounding area, with outside balconies and terraces. Palazzo Versace brings the sophisticated product range of Versace to a single destination and allows purchasers to live the Versace lifestyle.

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The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016


 Planning your next holiday? Thinking of staying at a new, exciting hotel? The luxury travel market will see hundreds of new properties open in 2016, all around the world, so there will be plenty to choose from. But how to avoid the duds? Luckily, there is no better place to begin the search for a future dream hotel stay than our master list.

A short note on methodology: the order of all the hotels on the list is not of great importance, maybe with the exception of the first few—and especially the resort we kick off with. It really is a stunner, and it deserves to be at #1.

1.Soneva Jani, Maldives

The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016.

The first property on our list comes from Soneva, one of our favourite hotel brands. This resort is set to outclass all other resorts in Maldives with its sophisticated and exclusive luxury.

“Soneva’s brand of rustic chic luxury takes inspiration from wild nature and adds layers of discreet luxury.” —From Photos by Travel+Style, Soneva Kiri

In keeping with the brand’s inventive ideas and exclusive organic style, the resort will offer original villas built to the highest levels of quality, as well as world-class facilities. Constructed both over-water and on land, the Soneva Jani will be located on Medhufaru Island in Noonu atoll, 35 minutes by seaplane from Male International Airport and an hour’s speedboat trip from its sister resort, Soneva Fushi.

Opening: Set to open late 2016, though according to Sonu Shivdasani the opening day may as well be pushed to early 2017. There is still hoping! Renderings (including the leading shot at the top of the article) © Soneva

The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016. The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016.

2.Amanemu, Ise-Shima National Park, Japan

The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016.

Also from the pool of our favourite hotel brands comes Amanemu, the Aman Resorts’ second property in Japan (after the Aman Tokyo opened in late 2014)—and the chain’s first hot spring resort. Twenty-four suites and four villas will be designed in an elegant style influenced by ryokans, Japan’s traditional bathing retreats. Amanemu will be located on the shores of Ago Bay in the Ise Shima National Park. High-speed rail link should provide access from Tokyo.

Opening: March 2016. Photos © Amanresorts

The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016. The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016.

3.Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles

Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles.

Sometimes it happens. These things take time: the resort openings get delayed—and this is the case with Zil Pasyon. We featured it last year as our pick for the most anticipated hotel openings—and here we are, returning to the subject again. Thankfully, it looks like the new Six Senses resort in the Seychelles is finally ready to open its doors in June 2016. Phew!

Opening: Scheduled for June 1, 2016Renderings © Six Senses Resorts & Spas

Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles. Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles.

4.Alila Koh Russey, Cambodia

The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016.

This new eco resort will be the first ‘Villas’ type resort from Alila outside Bali. With magnificent views and exclusive beach access on the pristine  Koh Russey island, Alila Villas Koh Russey is set to become the top destination for the discerning traveller discovering Cambodia’s unspoilt coast.

Opening: 2016Renderings © Alila Hotels and Resorts

The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016. The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016.

The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016. The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016.

5.The St. Regis Vommuli Resort, Maldives

The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016.

Maldives as a destination continues to attract the top hotel chains and this year St. Regis gets on the action. Vommuli Resort opens on the private island in the Dhaalu Atoll, a 40-minute seaplane ride southwest from Malé, and will offer all the latest in contemporary design and luxury, including spa, infinity pool, state-of-the-art fitness and diving centre—as well as three speciality restaurants.

Opening: September 1, 2016Renderings © Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016. The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016.

6.The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi, Malaysia

The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016.

Ritz-Carlton this year comes to Langkawi, offering a serene escape among manicured gardens and a lush tropical rainforest. Guests will enjoy private cove and a beach washed by the crystal clear waters of the Andaman Sea. This luxury resort will have 132-rooms and 42 romantic villas, and it will have plenty of attractions for families with children.

Opening: 2016Renderings © The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016. The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016.

7.The Highlands Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016.

This truly unique new camp of only seven guest “rooms” wows with spherical creations as if straight from the sketchbook of Buckminster Fuller. Built on the edge of Tanzania’s wildlife-rich Ngorongoro Crater, at almost 3000m above sea level, the Highlands is the newest addition to the Asilia Africa portfolio of camps and lodges in Kenya and Tanzania. Guests will certainly enjoy their tented domes thanks to wood-burning fireplaces, en suite bathroom and luxurious furnishings—and the immersive views over the ancestral Serengeti landscape.

Opening: March 2016Renderings © Asilia Africa

The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016. The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016.

The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016. The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016.

8.Six Senses Bhutan, Bhutan

The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016.

Another truly unique proposition comes from Six Senses Bhutan. It’s not a single hotel or a lodge: it’s a journey. To showcase the magical Kingdom of Bhutan Six Senses created five properties, offering guests an opportunity to experience the stunning scenery and monuments of this wondrous destination. Eighty-two guest suites are distributed between five small lodges in Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang and Paro.

Opening: late 2016Renderings © Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016. The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016.

9.Meghauli Serai Lodge by Taj, Nepal

The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016.

Chitwan National Park in Nepal is a jungle-filled haven of wildlife, where you may encounter elephants, sloth bears, tigers, leopards, countless bird species, as well as the endangered one-horned rhinos and gharials (a local fish-eating crocodile). This is the area where Taj Safaris from India will be launching a new luxury lodge, on the banks of the Rapti River—with 29 villas and suites overlooking the Himalayas and Terai grasslands.

Opening: late 2016Renderings © TAJ Safaris

The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016. The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016.

10.Moskito Island British Virgin Islands, Caribbean

The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016.

This is Sir Richard Branson’s second private island escape in the British Virgin Islands, launched as part of his luxurious portfolio of Virgin Limited Edition. The Branson Estate on Moskito Island features eleven bedrooms for at least twenty-two guests distributed among three villas: Headland House, Mangrove Villa and Beach Villa. Guests will enjoy the infinity pool, hot tub, helipad, swim-up bar and tennis pavilion and all the other services you’d expect from a luxury hotel.

Opening: early 2016Photo © Virgin Limited Edition


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The 13 Macau: Is this the world’s most expensive hotel?

The first images of billionaire Stephen Hung’s new hotel in Macau were released today with rooms reported to cost upwards of £70,000 a night. Named The 13, after Hung’s lucky number, the hotel could quite possibly be the most expensive hotel ever built: more than US$7 million is believed to have been spent on each room, of which there will be 200 when the hotel opens this summer.

The 13 hotel, Macau

The Roman bath in the Villa du Comte


The smallest of the suites available, Villa du Comte, is described in the hotel’s new promotional video – quite ironically – as ‘entry-level accommodation’.

The 13 Macau

An entry-level bathroom at The 13 Macau




The room measures 2,000 square feet and has a marble Roman bath, framed by vaulted ceilings, which fits up to eight people and is covered by a retractable marble lid when not in use. The largest suite, at 30,000 square feet, is Villa de Stephen.

All guests will have access to 24-hour butlers, certified by the English Guild of Butlers, and chauffeur service in a fleet of Rolls-Royce Phantoms.

Villa du Comte rooms are decorated with extravagant artwork and faceted chrome furniture designed by Stephen Hung and leading artistsGuests who stay in one of the hotel's Villa du Comte rooms will be greeted by this scene when they exit their own private lift

Palazzo Versace Dubai: the 16th century Italian Palace in the Middle East

Reminiscent of an Italian 16th-century palace, the «Palazzo Versace Dubai» is a neoclassical masterpiece with a few Arab architectural elements.

The impressive entrance, high ceilings, beautifully landscaped gardens and well-made Italian furniture designed by Donatella Versace, upgrading the hotel into a symbol of the Versace lifestyle.

The impressive entrance is decorated with the legendary Medusa – a trademark of the house, decorated with columns and a vivid Greek appearance.

Located in the heart of Culture Village, less than 15 minutes away from Dubai International Airport and 8 minutes walk from Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai, the Palazzo Versace is the new gem of Dubai.

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2016 Good Wood Revival Promo


The Revival this year saw one of the strongest line-ups of legendary historical cars, bikes, drivers and riders to date – not to mention the unprecedented gathering of all six Shelby Daytona Coupes as well as their legendary designer, Peter Brock.

Revival hand signals promo

Star turns from a whole host of BTCC stars made the 2015 St Mary’s Trophy one of the greatest races in Goodwood history while on two wheels the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy went down to the wire.

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