luxury swing on beach

For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection®, part of Marriott International, Inc. offers a gateway to the world’s most exciting and desirable destinations – from North Island in The Seychelles to The Laguna Resort & Spa on the coast of Bali and Matild Palace in the heart of Budapest.


The Laguna Resort & Spa, Bali – Christmas & Festive packages at their newly designed restaurants

Nestled on Bali’s pristine white sand beach of Nusa Dua, just 14km from Ngurah Rai International Airport, The Laguna encapsulates the best of Bali. This year, the resort experienced a full-scale transformational renovation. Now boasting 287 newly renovated guestrooms, suites and luxury villas, seven lagoons, its own temple and award-winning restaurants and bars, The Laguna’s design imitates its tropical surroundings and echoes the local traditions of Balinese culture. Over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day the newly renovated Banyubiru Restaurant will be offering a Feast & Champagne experience, where free flowing Champagne, oysters and Christmas-inspired dishes can be enjoyed long into the night – all to the sound of the Christmas band. For New Year’s the resort will be alive with beachfront celebrations and a Sparkling New Year’s Evening Gala Party where guests can ring in the New Year with a gala buffet dinner. Showcasing the beauty and culture of the nation, guests will experience celebrations with dance performances including Nusantara Chronical Dance Medley, aerial dancers and a live DJ.

North Island, The Seychelles – Stay for seven nights, pay for six

If it’s total seclusion and far-flung privacy that you’re looking for, there’s no better antidote to the winter blues than the chance to enjoy seven nights of exclusive paradise at North Island, for the price of six. Located amongst the granitic islands of The Seychelles, North Island offers an unspoilt tropical retreat with 11 ocean-view villas hidden amidst 201 hectares of exquisite natural beauty. Soak in the sun, be dazzled by the pristine white sands and sparkling blue waters, and experience everything from scuba diving and kayaking, to spa treatments, beach picnics and environmental volunteering, all without leaving the island. Book a Beachfront Villa and pay for just six nights this winter, including a daily à la carte breakfast for two included to be enjoyed in either the restaurant or the privacy of your villa. 

Picnic on a beach at sunset

Matild Palace – Brand new Café & Cabaret destination opened this weekend

For those wanting to stay a little closer to home, Matild Palace in Budapest provides a very different kind of magical escape. Widely recognised as one of the city’s finest hotels, this UNESCO World Heritage site is one of Budapest’s most iconic buildings, brimming with Hungarian heritage. Opened in June 2021, Matild Palace has joined The Luxury Collection’s unrivalled selection of properties around the world. With over 100 exceptional rooms and suites, an exclusive rooftop liqueur garden with magnificent views of the city, and a culinary partnership with world-renowned chef, Wolfgang Puck, Matild Palace epitomises true Hungarian soul. After undergoing a meticulous five-year renovation, Matild Café & Cabaret has been restored to its original grandeur of 1901. Opening this month, Matild Café & Cabaret is not only a culinary stand out – with Hungarian-inspired breakfast, lunch, and dessert menus curated by world renowned Chef Wolfgang Puck – but the magical setting transports you back in time to the elegant heyday of Eastern Europe’s storied coffee houses. 

After sunset evening outdoor hotel sitting