Taking It Outside – The Set Collection’s Best Outdoor Spots

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Taking It Outside – The Set Collection’s Best Outdoor Spots

It’s no shock that the weather often takes a moment to kick into gear as the frost from winter melts away. But on those occasions where the sun shines and the gentle breezes of Spring start, we simply can’t deny the insatiable urge we all get to head outside and enjoy the brighter, long days and warmth on our skin. And the feeling is mutual, thanks to so many of The Set Collection’s phenomenal member destinations boasting enviable outdoor spaces that are perfect for soaking up everything the season has to offer. Discover them below…

The Mountain Escape – Ultima Crans-Montana

A private residence is one way to experience the joys of spring and the great outdoors in personalised ways. At Ultima Crans-Montana, as you’re surrounded by the lush greenery of the Swiss countryside coming into bloom, there’s an unmistakable scent to the air. Fresh, crisp, clean – all of the things we love about Switzerland and the purity of the mountains is encapsulated during Spring and Summer, especially in this stunning series of chalets. Entirely private, you’ll experience everything that makes warmer weather worth waiting for,  from al fresco dining to an outdoor pool, and even a private lake for you to enjoy.

The Terrace – Conservatorium Hotel

So you’ve settled on a Springtime trip to Amsterdam – after all, who wouldn’t! – and the sun is shining. Though the temptation to explore the museums and cobbled streets of this canal-abundant city is rife, you may be surprised to find a little bit of joy much closer to home. As you step out onto the Conservatorium’s terrace, surrounded by blooming flowers in a myriad of colours, you’ll notice that despite being in the middle of everything this city has to offer, you are an entire world away. You’ll also find that everything from dining on Barbounia’s latest fare to drinking the latest options on the cleverly concocted cocktail list will see each and every hour pass by in pure bliss.

The Lakeside Retreat – Ultima Geneva Grand Villa

Geneva is a truly magical place in Spring, as Lac Léman shimmers in the vernal sunshine. With a litany of food options and phenomenal horological histories to be unveiled, spending the day out and about in this city is a sunrise to sunset affair, but more often than not, it’s the appeal of escaping the tram-filled streets that cures the soul. Enter the Ultima Geneva Grand Villa, a sprawling estate of ultra-luxury that sings of privacy and wide-open spaces to relax in. A pool, an umbrella-gladdened deck, and much more awaits, but it’s the solitude that makes this your own personal lakeside retreat.

The Experience – The Upper House

Hong Kong is electrifying year-round, but in the warmer weather, it’s hard not to be taken in by the greener surroundings of the island. At The Upper House, not only does The Lawn allow for private events and for some off-schedule relaxation, but this hotel’s proximity to the peaks and heights of the nearby mountains makes it the perfect spot for city lovers and mountaineers alike, whether you’re stomping through the streets or making your way up a trail. And for runners, The Upper House’s resident running club is a must when visiting, working up a sweat and enjoying the very best of distinct adrenaline rush, whilst yoga lovers will revel in the peace and serenity that The Lawn inspires during your meditation session.

The View – Hotel Café Royal

So you want an unforgettable view that will inspire jealousy amongst your friends and family? Look no further than Hotel Café Royal, in that case. Looking out from your balcony is one thing, but when you could be dining in front of all of Piccadilly Circus – courtesy of the hotel’s exemplary suites that face this iconic spot in London – well, that’s an entirely different sounding thing. But the suite fun doesn’t end there. Splurging in the Dome Penthouse is bound to put eagle-eyed people watchers to their test as they look out from the penthouse’s signature terrace with two vantage points – one facing east, with Leicester Square on the horizon, and one facing west, as you watch iconic red buses whizz down Regent Street.

This spring and summer, let the siren call of the outdoors sing loud and clear, and make this season one to remember. Book your next stay via [email protected] now.

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