Long for decadence a la Nick Lachey and wife Vanessa Minnillo-Lachey? Walk along a private bridge to your room and – viola! – your celebrity sanctuary experience awaits . . .
Commune in nature
Settle into the same decadently lavish sanctuary at St. Lucia’s Jade Mountain that Nick Lachey recently shared with his wife. Traverse the private bridge to your room – or sanctuary – and submit to the charms of this Caribbean refuge that is completely private yet fully exposed to the naturescape. With the fourth wall absent, guests may embrace Nature in all her glory – not to mention million dollar views and private infinity pool that seems to shimmer right into the sea.
Each of the 24 individually designed sanctuaries feels like its own parcel of paradise with plenty of space for lounging and lazing. A round-the-clock butler service, trained a la the British Guild of Butlers, provides guests your-wish-their-command service. Topping it off: (optional) in-room spa therapies – the three-therapist Ménage-A-Spa is a specialty – and a soft sandy beach mere steps away. Rates start at $1,275/night for the winter season.
King of rock ‘n roll room
Book the Graceland Suite at the Hard Rock Hotel Orlando, located in Universal Orlando Resort, and feel pampered and indulged with 2,000 square feet of over-the-top amenities. A baby grand piano, 65” flat panel TV, whirlpool tub, glass-encased double-sided fireplace and more greet guests in a color scheme that Elvis himself would croon about.
The suite feels rock star-right in this hotel with celebrity mansion design sporting sweeping California mission-style facades and lavishly expansive palm-lined swimming pool. Trimmed with white sand beach and cabanas, the pool pumps up the volume with underwater music. Guests may avail themselves of the comestibles at the legendary Palm Restaurant and VIP access to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks. Graceland Suite occupants also gain exclusive admittance to Club 7 Lounge. Rates begin at $1,875/night.
A room with a view
The world is your oyster – or your Big Apple – with a stay in the Presidential Suite inside the Mandarin Oriental in NYC. Rising 53 stories into the New York skyline, this urbane enclave with custom-designed furnishings calms and cossets travelers with panoramic views – from the living and dining areas and the large soaking tub and glass-enclosed steam shower for two – and a color palette of chocolate-brown accented with luminous brushed gold.
A restful hush permeates this suite’s 2,640 square feet by way of upholstered silk walls in the bedroom, Mozambique wood paneling in the study, well-swaddled goose down bed and handcrafted oriental rugs throughout. A Nespresso coffee machine beckons from the gourmet kitchen and Bang & Olufsen televisions promise superior quality. The price tag? Rates start at $18,000/night – but includes a concierge team that can handle any request with aplomb, including renting a movie theater for private screenings.
Book one of these lavish getaways and luxury, luxury and more luxury.
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