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5 Swank City Summer Getaways Perfect For Travelers Looking For Some Luxury


Live it up in London while staying in style at The Goring, London’s last remaining family-owned luxury hotel. With the “A Suite Treat” package, guests will be greeted by a personal footman, along with a chilled bottle of Champagne. They can choose between breakfast in their Michelin-starred dining room or their beautiful Belgravia suite. In honor of her majesty’s 90th birthday, a special edition of The Goring’s famous afternoon tea will be served throughout the summer; thegoring.com or +


Set along the shores of Lake Michigan, the Ritz-Carlton is the epitome of luxury at Water Tower Place in the historic Gold Coast. Enjoy exclusive shopping discounts and complimentary gifts for your retail therapy along Michigan Avenue with the “Shopping is My Cardio” package. Drop back into the hotel for a pampering spa treatment, then enjoy dark chocolate and red wine in the comfort of your luxurious room; ritzcarlton.com or 312.266.1000.


The five-star Hassler Hotel lies in the heart of the historic city center, near must-see sites—Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Villa Borghese gardens. Check out the “Flavours of a Journey” package—a three-night stay including daily breakfast, dinner for two at Imàgo, the panoramic one-star Michelin restaurant, plus a sensory massage for two at the Amorvero Spa; hotelhasslerroma.com or +39.06.69934755.


The InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel recently reopened after a $180 million dollar renovation, redesigned to preserve the historic hotel’s original 1920s elegance. Originally debuted in 1926 to New York society as one of the original “Railroad” hotels, it continues to maintain its discreet elegance. The Barclay added the Gin Parlour, a signature venue serving 88 premium gins. The “Explore New York” package offers a 20 percent savings on a stay of three or more nights; intercontinentalnybarclay.com or 212.755.5900.


Treat yourself this summer to La Réserve, whose motto is “a different vision of luxury.” This urban mansion has all the elegance of a 19th century private apartment with ultra-personalized service. Exclusively this summer, the recently awarded two-star Michelin restaurant Le Gabriel will host a special dinner series, combining talents of Chef Jérôme Banctel and two-starred Chef Nakahigashi Hisato of Japan; lareserve-paris.com or +