Hotels from some of Expedia’s top trending destinations for February, 2015
The city where almost anything is possible is now home to over water villas. This brand new five star resort looks like it should be sitting on an atoll in the Maldives, but instead perches on the outer rim of The Palm. You can’t have an Over Water Villa without at least one section of glass floor – villas have glass panels looking straight down at the Arabian Sea, just a few metres away from the outdoor terrace over the water. Hop on board one of the hotels tuk tuk or longtail boats to get around the resort or to check out the nearby marinas.
In a city famous for its ancient landmarks, this hotel is a modern marvel. Located in the centre of Athens, it has the best of both worlds. All the creature comforts and a paired back, sophisticated interior decor, with stunning views out across to the Acropolis. The pool is the place to be – sunset drinks by the pool looking straight out over the Acropolis are a great way to experience the city.
History is something Vienna has in spades so why should your hotel be any different? This luxury property dates back to 1892 and is a masterpiece of old world glamour. Right next door to the Vienna State Opera, there’s plenty of drama in the chandeliers, heavy drapes and full length gilded mirrors.
The Crown Metropol brand has a reputation for being cool and cutting edge. Melbourne’s Metropol ticks all of those boxes and this hotspot next to the Swan River in Perth does too. Save time for a swim in the pool, if you can steal yourself away from ultra luxe, ultra modern rooms and the Isika Spa onsite.
The French Quarter is the heart of New Orleans so this beautifully restored building is a great base to start exploring the city. A $15 million renovation saw the iconic wrought iron balconies restored and an additional 24 balconies added.