While comfortably ensconced in the charming Italian countryside between Florence and Siena, you will enjoy all the comforts of home beginning with free Wi-Fi. Air conditioned guest rooms reflecting the country decor have private baths with hairdryer and satellite TV.
When not sightseeing or strolling the grounds, you can swim laps in the outdoor pool while still drinking in the enchanting Tuscan countryside. There is easy access from the Florence airport where a pick-up can be arranged. It is also well located for day trips to many popular sights.
In my days as a German Exchange Student, Berlin was one of the real highlights of my stay. In 2021, it is one of the top destinations in Europe. It combines traditional culture from opera to theater with a vibrant modern arts culture.
The 5 star InterContinental Berlin is well located and ideally suited for business or leisure styas in this dynamic capital city. Stroll to the nearby 15-minute walk to the heart of the city at the fabled Kurfürstendamm and on to the Tiergarten Park (“Berlin’s famous zoo”). Buses in front of the hotel go directly to Potsdamer Platz.
After a day of business meetings or sightseeing relax in the hotel’s top spa with a sauna, hot tub and swimming pool or have a massage. Then have a gourmet dinner at the sophisticated Michelin-star restaurant, Hugos, and watch the sunset from the 14th floor. For more informal fare you can enjoy local Berlin dishes at the L.A. Cafe Restaurant or have a drink at the Marlene Bar.
Guest rooms provide satellite TV, an iPod docking station plus free WIFI and tea/coffee making facilities. The bathrooms have both a bathtub and shower and true luxury, heated floors. Still one of the best values in western Europe, Berlin awaits you.
Solo Travel-4-5 Star European & Asian Summer Deals: No.3:
5-Star Shanghai InterContinental
Shanghai is at the heart of China’s 21st-century thriving business community. However, I was pleasantly surprised to see among the sleek high-rise buildings charming centuries-old low rise architecture and traditional gardens.
5 star InterContinental Shanghai Pudong is ideal for both business solo travelers and as a solo vacation destination as it is located in the heart of the commercial district but less than a 10 minute walk to major shopping areas, such as the Next Age and Time Square.
Guest rooms include satellite LCD TV’s, private baths with a luxurious sunken tub plus a separate shower.
After a day of business meetings or sightseeing, guests can relax at the spa, have a massage or other treatments. InterContinental Pudong also has a business center and a tour desk to make your stay an easy and comfortable one.
The hotel has multiple dining options with 4 restaurants offering a wide range of dishes from Japanese to Chinese while the bar has live entertainment.
Solo Travel-4-5 Star European & Asian Summer Deals: No.4:
5-Star Shangri-La Near Great Barrier Reef
Having stayed there myself for a weekend to connect with a day trip to the nearby Great Barrier Reef, I can recommend The Shangri-LA Cairns.
This 5-star lodging is is one of Australia’s very top hotels. My cab driver who picked me up at the airport was apparently well aware of this and found time to play a real joke on me. Bleary-eyed from my 20 hour flight from Washington, DC to Sydney, having been stuffed into the economy cabin like pimento in an olive, I did not at first get the joke. My driver pulled up in front of a decidedly not 5-star boutique lodging and said well “here it is”. When I looked beyond just shocked, he let me in on his special humor and quickly dispatched me at the real Shangri-La which, in fact, was expecting my arrival.
The Shangri-LA properties worldwide have a fresh combination of elegance with efficiency. (Their property in Colombo, Sri Lanka, had some of the most unique design features I have ever seen, including an enormous chandelier made up of a translucent arbor of “flowers.) Luxury guest rooms have free WIFI, flat-screen satellite TV, laptop safe, minibar, plush robes and slippers. Each room has its own balcony overlooking lovely tropical grounds, the Bay or Marina.
Guests also have access to the fitness center and several dining options from North Food and Wine with dishes ranging from Modern Australian to Mediterranean and Asian flavors or lighter fare at the Poolside Bar.
The Shangri-LA is near to the launch point for the Great Barrier Reef just a 3 minute walk to the Terminal. Divers and snorkelers will enjoy an array of marine life at the Great Barrier Reef or take a spin in the small tourist submarine. Not into diving? History buffs can take in a tour along the Coral Sea. You can hike the rainforest or go “boat-less” water skiing!
Take advantage of excellent pricing in Australia, a favorable climate and warm and welcoming hospitality.
Solo Travel-4-5 Star European & Asian Summer Deals: No. 5:
4-Star Vietnam Spa
Take a relaxing break off the beaten path in Vietnam’s famous Son Tra Peninsula, near three UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
This luxurious retreat features a private beach, a main swimming pool, water sports or mountain bike riding.
Taste the fine cuisine in Danang or take cooking lessons. Unwind at the elegant spa and afterwards enjoy local cocktails at the bar.
Check out these4 -5 Star European & Asian Summer Deals from $120 while they are available.
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