Getting behind the wheel on holiday has never been this fabulous, thanks to Marriott‘s luxury brands – us hotel lovers will know them well, but just in case… the family includes JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, The Luxury Collection, EDITION and W Hotels – putting one of the world’s most notable concierge companies, Quintessentially, in the driving seat.
Together, they will provide OutThere travellers with unrivalled access to some meticulously planned, immersive road trip experiences in Europe. With Italy on our minds, cruising around the mighty Dolomites caught our eye – the fresh mountain wind in our hair, dipping into picturesque Puster and Sugana Valleys, taking lunch in a little rural trattoria – with each itinerary made bespoke and marked by iconic hotels that you’d come to expect from Marriott. All there is to do is decide whether you crave getting in a Ford Mustang convertible or a Mercedes AMG GT Roadster, and whether it’s you or your road trip partner that’s the designated driver! And if you have time on your side (or perhaps when it’s possible to do so without restriction) you might want to pop over to Geneva to experience Swiss hospitality in the same trip. And even if not, Italy has plenty to offer, with trips in place for Rome, Venice and Florence among many other chic destinations.
We love that despite it being in Marriott’s interest to keep their guests on-site, they are encouraging travellers to get out of their hotels and onto the open road and spaces. Plus by leveraging Quintessentially’s concierge expertise, to score the best insider experiences, can’t-get reservations and private tours, travellers will get to imbibe in the enduring spirit of experiential travel.
*Sadly, while we write this, many of the road trip destinations – San Sebastian in Spain’s Basque country and Salzburg in Austria, for example, are currently subject to strict return-quarantine rules, but once borders reopen, rest assured that we’ll see you on the open road, on one of the many “Quintessentially Marriott” road trips.
Photography of the Dolomites by Jenny Caywood, Severin Hoin, Joshua Earle amd Sterling Lanier. Cristallo, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Cortina d’Ampezzo courtesy of Marriott International