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Private travel

How we holiday is undergoing an evolution. One of the many changes in the way we are rethinking travel revolves around privacy, which has long been sought out by the few and is increasingly being sought by the many. Guests seeking to reunite with family and friends safely are looking for the safest way to travel together. One attractive solution is to take over an entire hotel for the ultimate in stylish seclusion.  

Exclusive-use is an innovative way to stay in a hotel for some. Still, it’s also new territory for some hotels, whose offering has changed due to the challenges presented by 2020 and 2021. This shift recognises that people want to be together while enjoying all the amenities a hotel can offer.  

Thanks to A&K’s door-to-door service, you can opt to travel in even greater seclusion. With as few touchpoints as possible, we can take you from home to a private plane (or helicopter or the like) and then to your hotel. Not only does it keep you safe, but it also saves you the hassle, and the prospect of stress-free travel was something that was fuelling the upswing in private travel long before we had ever heard green corridors or red lists.  

Our Private Client Managers have chosen their seven favourite hotels both near and far, which are offering hotel buyout opportunities in this brave new world:

Domaine des Etangs, France 

For those seeking a country escape  

17 rooms 

This meticulously restored country retreat is nestled deep in the Charente countryside. With its elegant turrets, sweeping grounds and fairy-tale setting between forest and lake, you’ll love taking over this château with your friends or family. The stock of 17 rooms includes six cottages, so there are options for variously sized bubbles on the grounds – all of which enjoy all the amenities. Spend time in the wellness space or dining in the on-site gastronomic restaurant.  

Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Italy 

For those seeking lakeside luxury  

90 rooms  

Step back in time at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo on the shores of Lake Como – that playground of the rich and famous. Enjoy views straight out onto the glistening and shimmering lake from luxurious bedrooms. The hotel’s magical grounds encompass a spectacular botanical garden that steps up the hillside. Stroll the crisscrossed paths and pause in the flower-filled viewpoints to take in all of Como’s joys. Located close by to the hotel, the grand 16th-century Villa Sola Cabiati offers up its six bedrooms to smaller groups looking for complete privacy in lake-side frescoed surrounds. 

Finca Cortesin, Spain  

For those who want a chilled-out celebration  

67 suites  

Avant-garde, majestic, inspired by traditional Andalusian architecture, Finca Cortesin offers unrivalled peace and tranquillity. Built around two courtyards and set in 23,000 sqm of manicured gardens, there’s so much to enjoy at this all-suite hotel between Marabella and Sotogrande, including excellent dining options, a spa, pools, tennis and padel courts, as well as a vast beach club.  

Aman Sveti Stefan Villa Milocer, Montenegro  

For those seeking a royal retreat  

8 suites  

Once the summer residence of Queen Marija Karadjordjevic, Villa Milocer overlooks the Montenegrin coast, which Lord Byron called the world’s ‘most beautiful encounter between the land and the sea’. This majestic villa is enclosed on three sides by forests of cedar, pine and olive trees. Inside, as well as eight suites, it’s home to an airy communal living room, book-lined library, own restaurant and has direct access to the King’s Beach on the lagoon.  

Four Seasons Resort Lanai, Hawaii  

For big groups with big dreams  

212 rooms incl. 45 suites  

Hailed as a ‘secluded, oceanfront retreat on Hawaii’s last unspoiled island’, the southeast-facing Four Seasons Lanai is mere moments away from each of the island’s picture-perfect spots. Lounge by the lagoon-style pools, stroll through the botanical gardens, reconnect at Hawanawana Spa, and savour Japanese cuisine at cliff-side NOBU Lanai. Fly in by Lanai Air and opt to take over this resort – or sections of the hotel that can be individually privatised if your bubbles doesn’t quite run into the hundreds. The opportunities for adventure – and relaxation – are endless.  

Fregate Island, Seychelles  

For those looking for an island paradise  

16 villas  

Discover the ultimate in eco-luxury combined with discreet service in an outstandingly beautiful setting four degrees south of the equator at Fregate Island in the Seychelles archipelago. Allow your butler to pamper you in your luxury villa. Laze on the seven beaches – one of which, Anse Victorin, has been voted the most beautiful in the world. Meet some of the island’s 3,000 free-roaming giant Aldabra tortoises. It’s all your private-island fantasies come true.  

LOPUD 1483, Croatia  

For those looking to recharge  

Five suites  

LOPUD 1483 is located on the tranquil island of Lopud, just off the coast of Dubrovnik. This 15th-century monastery has been lovingly restored and is now an ultra-luxurious five-suite bolthole that’s a mash-up of holiday home, exclusive residence and art gallery. Full of pieces from the private family collection of the property’s creative director Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza, it’s a sacred space that’s perfect for recharging and contemplation, as well as fun and frolicking. 

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