We’re nearing that time again, where we get set to celebrate our achievements for the year. 2017 has been quite a year and many of us feel the need to get away from it all. Some of us already have our trips booked – the OutThere team most certainly have. But for the rest of us, the upcoming festive season is a really great time to start letting our minds wander about some amazing getaways for 2018.

Escapism can mean many things to different people. For some, it can been spending time with family and close-friends on a paradise island like Mykonos, or logging off the emails and burying ourselves in a book by the quiet beach in Sitges. Some of us want to spend time getting lost in a city they love like Paris and others are looking for new adventures in lesser-known parts of Turkey. In any case, it’s the ‘me-time’ that after, the ultimate luxury.

With that in mind, we asked the ‘down-time’ aficionados at Preferred Hotels and Resorts what their recommendations are for 2018. After all, they are the world’s largest independent hotel brand, so they know a thing or two about escapism. With more than 650 distinctive hotels and resorts across 85 countries, we knew that they wouldn’t be short of suggestions. And if for any reason you need further convincing, iPrefer™ Hotel Rewards is an exclusive programme that extends points and will help you open up a whole world of additional perks and benefits.

We were spoilt for choice with what they came back with , but we’ve picked our favourite six below to inspire you.

www.PreferredHotels.com

Myconian Naia

MYCONIAN NAIA, MYKONOS, GREECE

Myconian Naia hotel offers a new kind of discrete luxury on a buzzing Cycladic island that is a long-time OutThere favourite…


Allium Villas Resort

ALLIUM VILLAS RESORT, BODRUM, TURKEY

Situated on a picturesque slope just off the Turkish coastline, and less than 1500 meters from the exclusive Yalikayak Marina…


Hotel MiM Sitges

HOTEL MIM SITGES, SITGES, SPAIN

Sitges is often referred to as the Spanish St. Tropez, an infamous OutThere getaway, just a short journey from the bustling…


Aspen Alipin

ASPEN ALPIN LIFESTYLE HOTEL, GRINDELWALD, SWITZERLAND

The fascinating nature, the wildlife of the Alps and the charm of chalet living, with a view. All this and much more influences…


Hotel Regina

HOTEL REGINA, PARIS, FRANCE

With a unique Belle Époque setting and Art Nouveau style, Hotel Regina is a truly sophisticated luxury Paris hotel…


Rosa Grand Milan

ROSA GRAND, MILAN, ITALY

On entering the impressive Rosa Grand hall, you can sense the splendour of the hotel. No other hotel in the centre…