ADVERTORIAL • February 2021
Friend of the Executive Club (and Avios partner) Marriott International knows a thing or two about an exceptional stay. But for those looking for an extra bit of reassurance when it comes to holidays with family and friends, there’s no better place to find it than at your very own home away from home. Ready to find yours? Here are five reasons why Homes & Villas by Marriott International should be your first port of call…
From old-world castles and rustic country cottages to swanky beachfront villas, Homes & Villas by Marriott International is an expertly curated collection of more than 20,000 stunning homes to stay in. So, whether you want to warm up in front of the fire after a long walk or kick back with a cocktail on your rooftop terrace, rest assured you’ll be in for a memorable stay that suits you down to a T.
Top pick: If sipping French wine surrounded by fragrant olive trees sounds like your vibe, check out this phenomenal country house in Provence (pictured), complete with heated pool and wine cellar.
With outstanding abodes everywhere from Cape Town to Cape Cod, guests can settle down in just about any corner of the globe. Sun worshippers will find it hard to resist Home & Villas by Marriott International’s extensive selection of private beach villas across the Caribbean, while its European rural and coastal pads make the optimal base for a long awaited escape.
Where to stay: For a holiday surrounded by nature, check in to this uber-exclusive villa (pictured), set on the waterfront of Vinišće, a small village on the Dalmatian Coast,
Need extra reassurance right now? These guys get it, which is why each dazzling holiday home is professionally cleaned pre- and post-stay to the highest of standards. Homes & Villas by Marriott International works exclusively with trusted property management companies that provide 24/7 gold standard assistance during a guest’s stay. Lean into Marriott International’s 93 years of hospitality expertise – then the only thing you have to focus on is relaxing.
Check in: Book a stay at this quintessentially Mykonian villa (pictured) and benefit from daily housekeeping and concierge services, leaving you more time to take in the sweeping views of the Med from your infinity pool.
For that real ‘home away from home’ feel, Homes & Villas by Marriott International has kitted out its boltholes with all the essentials (and more besides), so you can throw away the packing list. You’ll find fully equipped kitchens and the speediest of Wi-Fi, family-friendly conveniences upon request, plus super-soft towels, linens and opulent toiletries for an added dose of luxury.
Where to go: Design lovers will relish this super-chic Sevillian family home (pictured), conveniently situated a mere 15 minutes’ drive from the airport. Or head south to this serene beachfront casa in sunny Malaga and catch some rays on the private terrace.
Become a member of the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty programme and you can treat yourself to lazy, late check-outs, unlock VIP experiences, upgrades and exclusive member rates at hotels, free nights and more. You can earn (and redeem) points at thousands of properties around the world, from Homes & Villas by Marriott International to countless hotel brands, such as The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, W Hotels and Renaissance Hotels. British Airways Executive Club Members can also collect Avios on Marriott International stays when they join up.
Club recommends: Start earning your way towards Elite status with a stay at this impressive villa (pictured) nestled in the cliffs of Albufeira on the rugged Algarve coastline.