ARMANI PRESIDENTIAL SUITE Square Footage: About 2,153 Rate: About $13,982 Why We Love It: Fans of Giorgio Armani’s runway aesthetic will feel right at home in his new Milan hotel where sleek, pared- down elegance pervades. Floor-to-ceiling windows and a bamboo-landscaped terrace stretching the length of the seventh-floor presidential showcase captivating city views,while a Lifestyle Manager sees to your every […]

Armani Presidential Suite Armani Hotel Milano


BELLEVUE ROYAL SUITE Square Footage: 1,940 Rate: From $2,500 Why We Love It: Italian footballers and American pop stars favor this sun-soaked, open concept accommodation. Fabulous vintage-meets-modern interiors, butler service and an oversized terrace, furnished with sea-facing lounge chairs, allow guests to experience a taste of la dolce vita. Edoardo Officioso,General Manager 39-08-1978-7111  


  In the attractive landscape of the Dolomites, in Cortinad’Ampezzo, the most exclusive alpine location, stands the Cristallo Hotel Spa & Golf. Established in 1901, the completely restructured hotel offers five-star luxury accommodations and service, not to mention resplendent natural beauty all around. Each of the 74 accommodations, including 22 suites, boasts a unique décor, the style of one differing […]


In the attractive landscape of the Dolomites, in Cortina d’Ampezzo, the most exclusive alpine location, stands the Cristallo Hotel Spa & Golf. Established in 1901, the completely restructured hotel offers five-star luxury accommodations and service, not to mention resplendent natural beauty all around. Each of the 74 accommodations, including 22 suites, boasts a unique décor, the style of one differing […]


Inimitable, effortless Italian style is the priority at this five-star hotel,which enjoys a privileged location in an exclusive beach resort favored by the likes of Andrea Bocelli. Impeccably located less than 1,000 feet from its own beach, Grand Hotel Imperiale has everything you need for an impossibly chic beach break.The hotel welcomes its guests with 46 elegantly appointed rooms whose […]


PRESIDENTIAL SUITE Square Footage: 990, plus 2,153 of outdoor space Rate: About $3,801 Why We Love It: As recent guests Elton John, Robert De Niro and Antonio Banderas will no doubt agree,a dreamy (or steamy) Sicilian escape can unfold entirely on this suite’s enormous terrace, where sweeping bay and volcano views are accompanied by a brand new Jacuzzi. Retreat indoors […]

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ROOF TOP PENTHOUSE   Square Footage: About 4,500, plus 2,000 of outdoor space Rate: From about $7,468 Why We Love It: From Greta Garbo to Natalie Portman, leading ladies fall head over heels for this enchanting lakeside locale whose recent rooftop refurb was €4.5 million and two years in the making. A dedicated personal butler caters to your every need, […]

Roof Top Penthouse Grand Hotel Tremezzo


HIROHITO SUITE Square Footage: 328 Rate: $2,500 Why We Love It: Among the international luminaries who have spent time in this romantic Florentine casa: Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Japanese Emperor Hirohito (for whom the suite is named). Recently remodeled, its 1860s frescoed ceiling is still intact, though modern must-haves like a flatscreen satellite TV make it feel fresh. Claudio […]


CAESAR SUITE Square Footage: 4,165 Rate: $2,145 Why We Love It: A recent refresh of the top suite at this clifftop island hot spot—which features the kind of imposing, ancient Romanesque architecture (think wide arches and columns) that would make its notorious namesake proud—saw the addition of a refurbished seafront Jacuzzi. Owner Paolo Signorini 39-08-1837-3395  

Hotel Caesar Augustus

The Capri Master Penthouse Suite Why We Love It: Since this superb suite is located on the highest spot on the island, you’ll have far-reaching views of the entire surrounding area—including the Bay of Naples, Mount Vesuvius, the islets of Galli, the Sorrentine peninsula, and the village below—from the plushly furnished 1,615-square-foot outdoor terrace. You can also revel enjoy a […]

The Capri Master Penthouse Suite / Hotel Caesar Augustus


DOGE DANDOLO ROYAL SUITE   Square Footage: 1,615 Rate: About $12,304 Why We Love It: Pierre-Yves Rochon and Venice’s Academy of Fine Arts collaborated on the spring refresh of this stately suite, where artwork and textiles from Venetian masters Paoletti,Seguso and Rubelli blend with the newest offerings from Acqua di Parma and Bang & Olufsen. Antique Murano chandeliers, a ceiling […]

Doge Dandolo Royal Suite Hotel Danieli A Luxury Collection Hotel


  The 122-key Hotel de Russie, located between the iconic Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo, is a unique oasis of tranquility in the heart of the Eternal City. Guest rooms are outfitted in a classic contemporary style and overlook the hotel’s private “Secret Garden,” or Rome’s picturesque terracotta rooftops. The hotel’s sixth and top floor touts three indulgent signature […]


PENTHOUSE VILLA MEDICI SUITE Square Footage: 753, plus1,399 of outdoor space Rate: About $6,338 Why We Love It: Crowning the Spanish Steps since1893, Rome’s famed Hassler hotel recently updated its seventh-floor penthouse, beckoning celeb guests like Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to return to its tasteful, Botticino marble-laden interiors. Lose yourself in postcard views of the Eternal City from the […]

Penthouse Villa Medici Suite Hotel Hassler Roma


ROYAL SUITE   Square Footage: 2,691, plus 2,691 of outdoor space Rate: About  $17,400 Why We Love It: Part of a recent Jumeirah acquisition,this suite seduces jetsetters with a massive furnished terrace overlooking Rome’s stylish Via Veneto. A daring design infuses Art Deco with a modern twist and vermilion carpets evocative of Hollywood’s elite, while haute details include Florentine lamps […]

Royal Suite Jumeirah Grand Hotel Viaveneto


Take revenge on time’s quick passage, and live at your own pace at this gorgeous five-star deluxe property perched on the shores of picturesque Lake Garda. Discerning clients will instantly recognize the unique treasures of the recently renovated Lido Palace, a stunning Belle Époque building over a century old, amidst a park of roughly the same age, with an interior […]

Luna Hotel Baglioni

San Giorgio Terrace Suite Why We Love It: Just from the name alone, it’s a given that the highlight of this suite, which debuted this spring, is its amazing terrace, but the name itself doesn’t do the jaw-dropping view of San Giorgio Island justice. For a really romantic treat, have the executive chef of the hotel prepare a private meal […]

San Giorgio Terrace Suite / Luna Hotel Baglioni


SUITE NINE (FRANCIS)   Square Footage: 807 Rate: About $2,298 Why We Love It: A labor of love whose subtle Tunisian design elements pay tribute to owner Francis Ford Coppola’s grandmother, this picturesque, frescoed accommodation is one of nine at the newly unveiled19th-century palazzo. A garden flowers just below your shared terrace,and a claw-foot tub, woodburning fireplace and vast selection […]

Palazzo Margherita


  Opening in the summer of 2012 in central Rome, the five-star, luxury Palazzo Mon- temartini will be the newest member of the prestigious Ragosta Hotels Collection. At the luxurious property—located in walking distance of the Termini train station, and adjacent to the Baths of Diocletian—you’ll find all your leisure, business and well- ness needs catered to with the utmost […]

Portrait Firenze

Ponte Vecchio Suite Why We Love It: An homage to Florentine craftsmanship and design, the new Ponte Vecchio Suite, designed by architect Michele Bonan, features bespoke vintage furniture by Italian manufacturer Tosconova, beautiful photographs of famous streets and monuments in Florence, and a handpicked Carrera marble bathroom with Salvatore Ferragamo bath amenities. Meanwhile, the roomy terrace offers views out over […]

Ponte Vecchio Suite / Portrait Firenze

Portrait Roma

Penthouse Trinita Dei Monti Why We Love It: Sleekly designed by Italian architect Michele Bonan to reflect the glamour and sophistication of Italy’s capital city, the penthouse features contoured contemporary furnishings, a palette of cream and gray offset by acid green, and an all-Carerra marble bathroom. The suite’s private terrace offers delightful views of the majestic Trinità dei Monti.   […]

Penthouse Trinita Dei Monti / Portrait Roma


A member of the prestigious Ragosta Hotels Collection, Raito Hotel is a luxury five- star property in Raito, a beautiful village near the enchanting Vietri sul Mare on the world-famous Amalfi Coast. Located by vineyards and fragrant gardens, the hotel is in easy reach of many of the region’s top coastal and archeological attractions, including Amalfi, Positano, Pompeii and Ercolano.Blending […]

Ratio Hotel

Spa of the Week: Fonteverde Tuscany Spa

By Olivia Cuccaro

Immersed in the hills of Tuscany among picturesque olive groves and vineyards, Fonteverde is a pastoral wellness destination steeped in history. Once home to the influential Medici family, the 17th-century property has since been transformed into a rustic spa halfway between Florence and Rome, Italy. Relax with panoramic views of the unspoiled countryside from a 460ft outdoor pool after a […]


PRESIDENTIAL SUITE   Square Footage: 2,153 Rate: From $10,000 Why We Love It: Following a $27.8 million property-wide renovation, this meticulously appointed period suite transports guests to the Renaissance, an illusion that Florence itself (save the Vespas whizzing by) is happy to corroborate. Balcony views of the Ponte Vecchio, butler service befitting a Medici and 21st-century tech fixings complete the […]

Presidential Suite The St.Regis Florence


A delightful five-star resort, Villa Las Tronas has become the landmark of Alghero, the golden door to tourism on Sardinia located on the sun-drenched Mediterranean island’s northwest, Riviera del Corallo coast. Once the seaside holiday residence of Italian royalty, Las Tronas exudes the tradition, charm and historic ambience of the aristocratic buen retiro, while offering modern comforts and facilities. Perched […]


    Once the home of a noble Siena family, the beautifully restored Villa Armena welcomes wayfarers from all over into the heart of charming Tuscany. The 16th-century residence, represented by My Private Villas, a luxury property owner club with estates all over Europe, offers a luxurious country experience complete with fine dining facilities and a 65-foot outdoor pool. While […]

Villa Armena