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Old Apr 21, 11, 9:41 pm   #46
  
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I dont have status with SPG but I always return to the W in Barcelon also I'm Hilton Diamond...Love this property.
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Old Apr 21, 11, 9:49 pm   #47
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I'll add my vote to the Pulitzer in Amsterdam. The free breakfast for Platinums is very nice, and the second time we stayed there, the front desk remembered me from our first visit (addressed me by name before I handed him my credit card) and upgraded us to the Oceans Twelve suite.
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Old Apr 22, 11, 7:58 am   #48
  
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I will vote for the St Regis in Rome, Gritti Hotel Venice and The W Barcelona.
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Old Jun 8, 11, 9:37 pm   #49
  
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Can I please ask for my fellow FTers' wisdom on this.

Trying to pick between the following choices:

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Convento do Espinheiro Hotel & Spa, Evora
Convento do EspinheiroEvora,7000PortugalMapPhone: (351) 266 788200

Hotel Marques de Riscal, Elciego
Calle Torrea, 1Elciego,01340Spain

Castillo Hotel Son Vida, Mallorca
C/Raixa 2,Urbanizacion Son VidaMallorca,07013Spain

The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino
Navarino Dunes,MessiniaCosta Navarino,24001Greece

The Romanos, Costa Navarino
Navarino Dunes,MessiniaCosta Navarino,24001Greece

Santa Marina Resort & Villas, Mykonos
Ornos BayMykonos,84600Greece

Blue Palace Resort & Spa, Elounda
P.O. Box 38,Island of CreteElounda,72053Greece
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We're a young couple just looking for a slow + luxurious holiday during Oct. Where would you pick if you were me? Tripadvisor, travelocity etc seem to give them similar grades.

Thanks in advance!
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Old Jun 8, 11, 11:52 pm   #50
  
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Btw my vote for the most inpisiring European property would be the Schloss Fuschl
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Old Jun 9, 11, 1:08 am   #51
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Blue Palace Resort & Spa, Elounda
P.O. Box 38,Island of CreteElounda,72053Greece
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We're a young couple just looking for a slow + luxurious holiday during Oct. Where would you pick if you were me? Tripadvisor, travelocity etc seem to give them similar grades.
No question the Blue Palace. Search here for the master thread on the property for more.
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Old Jun 9, 11, 5:46 am   #52
  
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I really love the Marques des Riscal in Elciego. The Castillo Hotel Son Vida in Mallorca is also excellent, but considering you are going in October, beach might not be prime season. The Marques des Riscal is really top-notch. Honeymoon-type place right on a vineyard, and as wine and great food are the biggest draws that's an ideal time of year. Should be great weather in Spain. You'll also be only 1-2 hours from San Sebastian and could do a night or two at the Maria Cristina, luxury collection hotel there.
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Old Jun 9, 11, 6:13 am   #53
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Ah, I didn't look close enough to see the October part. The Greek properties are usually closed in October for the winter.
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Old Jun 9, 11, 10:26 pm   #54
  
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thanks stimpy and spainlover. The advice on staying @ San Sebastian before heading to Elciego sounds like a great idea - we might just take it up (and will have you to thank for)!
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thanks stimpy and spainlover. The advice on staying @ San Sebastian before heading to Elciego sounds like a great idea - we might just take it up (and will have you to thank for)!
Also, the Elciego hotel is classified as a resort and you can use your free nights there from the current promotion!
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Old Jun 10, 11, 10:43 am   #56
  
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Sheraton in Lisbon

I booked a 3 night stay for my wife after her conference was over in Lisbon few years ago. She still raves about this hotel whenever we go to another 5 star property:

"Lisbon - Sheraton, Incredible Design - ultra modern - almost like a W. Great buffet breakfast. Cool rooftop bar (indoor). Nice outdoor pool and gift for plats" (as mentioned by another poster about this hotel)
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Old Mar 14, 12, 10:02 pm   #57
  
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NICE IDEA

I'd like to see some other ideas of favorite properties. My favorites are:

Hotel Pulitzer - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Westin Grand - Madrid, Spain

what about you guys?
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Old Jul 17, 12, 11:22 am   #58
  
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It's been a while since this thread has seen some light, and I'm looking at a trip to Europe next spring. With some recent renovations completed at properties across Europe, was wondering if anyone had updates...
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Old Jul 17, 12, 6:11 pm   #59
  
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St. Regis Florence

St. Regis Florence has to be among the top SPG hotel in Europe after their complete renovation. This is an old world luxury hotel.
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I'm excited to see the Hotel Pulitzer on the list as I will be checking in a couple of hours. )
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