Thursday 23 October 2014

Rock star retreats


Eden Rock St Barts
This idyllic retreat in the French Caribbean sits on a chiselled promontory by the same name, with 40 decadent bedrooms and two luxury beach houses. Stay in Villa Rockstar to enjoy a private pool, butler service, cinema, gym and a fully-equipped recording studio. Dine out on lobster tails and sweet chilli crab after a hard day at the office at one of the hotel's two restaurants.
Eden Rock ? St Barts, St Jean Bay, St Barthélemy, French Caribbean (00 590 590 29 79 99; Double rooms start at €530, including breakfast
Sunset Marquis, Los Angeles
This Sunset Strip institution has been a sanctum for rockers since 1963, hosting everyone from The Rolling Stones to Joan Jett. Signed photographs of the artists hang on the walls; vintage guitars and music memorabilia stand on display. Completing the credentials, the basement is home to NightBird Studios where clients include Aretha Franklin, Aerosmith and Eminem.
Sunset Marquis, 200 Alta Loma Road, Hollywood, California, US (001 310 657 1333; Doubles start at $245 (€180) room only.
Setai South Beach, Miami Beach
Everyone from Jay Z to Wyclef Jean has laid down tracks at the Setai's Lenny Kravitz-designed penthouse recording studio. Elsewhere, rooms are split between a historic Art Deco building and a modern tower overlooking South Beach. Designer Jaya Ibrahim has chosen to strike an Asian note inside, by way of chocolate and gold hues. Outside, main pool is sectioned into three, shaded by palms, and ringed with loungers, and leads down to a restaurant serving seafood and champagne.seafood and champagne.
The Setai Resort & Residences, 2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida, US (001 305 520 6000; Doubles start at $550 (€404).

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