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Beat the heat at some of the most spectacular suites and villas for GCC families this summer

From the Maldives to Milan, a world awaits for GCC travellers

As summer approaches and temperatures in the GCC are rising, it’s time to plan the perfect summer escape. From the Maldives to Milan, the world is opening up again, and GCC travellers are welcome.

Ocean Residence at Heritance Aarah, Maldives

Just a short flight from the GCC, visitors can enjoy the seclusion of the Maldives at the Ocean Residence at Heritance Aarah Maldives. A secluded sanctuary that epitomizes refined luxury, the Ocean Residence offers guests magical escapes on the Indian Ocean. All bungalows are equipped with a private plunge pool and terrace overlooking the ocean vistas that will be sure to make the setting picture-perfect. Bungalows have two bedrooms with a separate nanny room, in addition to six bathrooms, a kitchenette, and butler services to ensure every need is met, perfect for family stays. Guests can enjoy some down time with a private jacuzzi, a large sundeck and state of the art technology including Marshall bluetooth speakers to set the mood.

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Nika Private Residence at Velaa Private Island, Maldives

Also in the Maldives, guests can find one of the world’s most exclusive residences, the Nika Private Residence at Velaa Private Island. Designed by world renowned Spanish interior designer, Patricia Urquiola, the four-bedroom residence can accommodate up to 10 people. Hand crafted furniture with a minimalist design, sees elegance and simplicity combine in the luxurious beach retreat, where each bedroom opens to a private balcony with views of the residence’s pristine private beach and the crystal blue ocean. A private gym, spa and outdoor relaxation area ensures guests need never leave, with a world-class entertainment system to ensure the mood is always set.

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Presidential Suite at Mandarin Oriental, Milan

As Italy reopens to tourists, the two-bedroom Presidential Suite at Mandarin Oriental, Milan is a residence fit for royalty. The spacious living area with a beautiful balcony overlooking the striking views of Via Monte di Pieta, is characterized by high ceilings and equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Complete with a fully equipped kitchen, dining-room and steam room, guests have all they need at their fingertips. Located on the second floor, the floor traditionally used by Milanese nobility, the two-bedroom Presidential Suite, which is a generous 2,260 sq. ft./ 210 sq. mt, is flooded with natural light which creates a relaxing, serene environment. The master bathroom features deep blue Brazilian marble floors, stylish designer lighting, an oversized freestanding bathtub, and a steam room. The second spacious marble bathroom features both a bathtub and walk-in shower.

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Mandarin Villa at Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum

The Turkish island hideaway of Bodrum awaits, with the Mandarin Villa at Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum ready for its summer season. A six-bedroom villa with private courtyard, private heated pool, and wellness facilities, it is a Mediterranean getaway just a short flight away from the GCC. The villa - spread over 7,642 sq. ft./710 sq. mt. - boasts breathtaking ocean views with a spectacular outdoor terrace featuring a private heated pool, shower, sun beds and a hammock to enjoy those long, lazy days, and spectacular sunsets. A beautiful inner courtyard brings natural light to the accommodation, a feeling of bringing the outdoors, in. Guests also have use of a fully equipped kitchen, steam room, sauna, and private fitness room to ensure they never need to leave.

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