12th February 2020

The Rise of Hotel Residences, February 2020
If Amanpuri created the model of Hotel-Residences, properties around the world
have caught on to the win: win for developers, hotels and owners alike, and the trend is growing fast. Grifco is delighted to present some of the most unmissable and best…


YTL Hotels’ Monkey Island Estate in Bray-on-Thames, is delighted to announce the opening of six private residences for 2020, perfect for a close to home honeymoon, offering guests a choice of charming period accommodation, just 40 minutes from London. Endearingly named to reflect their individual nature, each of the residences blend classic style and contemporary comfort, offering families and groups their own private countryside escape steeped in stylish yet laidback luxury. The island, with its intriguing history dating back 800 years, has been the haunt of monks, monarchs, aristocrats and writers alike and each of the residences also have a fascinating history, playing host to composer Edward Elgar, Formula One legend Stirling Moss and Thunderbirds creator Sylvia Anderson to name just a few. Guests staying at the residences can enjoy 20% off treatments at the Floating Spa and 10% off food and drink at the island’s Monkey Brasserie and Bar. Nightly rates at Monkey Island Estate start from £275, per room, per night in a Temple Room.

La Maison at Chateau De Montcaud allows guests to enjoy the privacy of their own home whilst benefiting from all the hotel’s services as and when they please. The charming gatehouse property sits at the entrance of the chateau’s five-hectare park and offers two storeys of living space, including a kitchen and barbecue, giving guests the option to cater for themselves when not dining at Chateau De Montcaud’s two restaurants or exploring rustic eateries and cafes in charming nearby towns and villages. Comfortably sleeping three adults, with space to accommodate an additional two guests if needed, La Maison is the ideal Provencal bolthole for couples, families or small groups looking for an authentic French experience. Special tiered pricing is available for guests looking for extended stays of a week or longer.

Situated over four floors, this elegant Georgian townhouse is in the heart of historic Bath and offers a seamless blend of classic style and contemporary comfort. With three bedrooms accommodating up to five guests, The Townhouse is just a short stroll from The Gainsborough Bath Spa, where guests can enjoy indulgent treatments and unlimited access to the Spa Village with natural thermal waters. Available for exclusive use, guests staying at The Townhouse enjoy complete privacy whist also availing themselves of the hotel’s full five-star service, including Dan Moon at The Gainsborough Restaurant.

An artisanal gem, the five-star AJWA Hotel Sultanahmet blends the finest elements of Seljuk and Ottoman architecture with the utmost conformity to the highest international standards of comfort and hospitality. Located close by and fully serviced by the hotel, AJWA also offers guests the opportunity to experience its luxury residences; Beyaz Konak and The Clock House. Over the next three-to-five years, AJWA will introduce 10 new AJWA Homes in the heart of the city, each with a unique style. The hotel and the two AJWA homes are located within the fabled Old City of Istanbul, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, means they are only a short distance away from all the major mosques, museums and bazaars. Guests can delve into the splendours of Byzantine and Ottoman Eras whilst also having the amenities and services of a present-day five-star hotel.

Award-winning architectural and interior-design legend, Jean-Michel Gathy, embarks on a stellar project of six new hotel residence openings.

Principal designer of Denniston which he founded in 1993, Jean Michel Gathy is acknowledged as 'the Architect's Architect' - creator of some of the world's most luxurious hotels including properties for Aman, Mandarin Oriental, and Cheval Blanc. Many of these have revolutionized high-end travel and the tourism economy of several countries, pioneering the use of tents as luxury accommodation, over-water hammocks and elevating hotel architecture and design to game-changing new levels.

Upcoming projects include:

  • Rosewood Hotel Residences, Vietnam
  • Aman, New York
  • Aman, Miami
  • MAHA resort, Napa Valley California
  • One&Only Portonovi, Montenegro

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