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Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day at the Best Global Rooftop Bars

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Our favorite holiday is just around the corner, and we’re getting ready to celebrate by making a list of our favorite rooftop bar destinations… in the whole world! If you want to party as the A-listers do, here are the places you should visit.

Aspen

You can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the most distinguished bash in your own backyard. Aspen isn’t just the skiing capital of the country — it’s also the epicenter of glamorous parties occupied by affluent individuals far and wide. The best part is that our Aspen villas are at the heart of it all.

You’ll feel like you’re on top of the world when you hit the rooftop bars located in the famous mountains of Aspen. Highlands Alehouse sits on the base of the Aspen Highlands mountain range, and its drink menu is as wild and carefree as it is sophisticated. If ale isn’t your drink of choice, head to Scarlett’s, where the one-of-a-kind drink selection will leave you wanting more and more!

Miami


Party all night long Miami-style, then get some much-needed R&R at your favorite Miami vacation rental.

St. Tropez

Walk down any St. Tropez street from Villa Brigitte, and you’ll find yourself surrounded by first-rate bars every step of the way. But, just any tavern won’t do. You deserve to celebrate at the best rooftop bar on the island. Luckily, this is an easy one to narrow down as St. Tropez isn’t exactly known for towering skyscrapers.

Les Toits Lounge is the only rooftop lounge on the island, so you’re sure to be surrounded by many locals and tourists who want to live it up under the stars. The bar offers a wide selection of elegant wine and hand-crafted cocktails, so the whole group can find something they enjoy.

Ibiza

Of course, we saved the best for last. The party capital of the world celebrates each day to the fullest, so imagine the rambunctious excitement that takes over on the biggest and booziest holiday of the year. You’re in for a night you’ll never forget when you celebrate St. Paddy’s in Ibiza.

Unless you’re planning to pregame at your Villa Rochelle, the best place to start the night is Sa Punta. Sa Punta’s rooftop bar, Patchwork, is where A-listers love to lounge in the casual atmosphere. Then, head over to The Ninth. This rooftop bar makes you feel like you’re celebrating in the clouds with 360-degree panoramic views of the sky kissing the sea. Finally, end the night at Up Ibiza Sky Society. As the pinnacle of glamour and glitter, Up Ibiza will have you dancing until the wee hours of the morning.

Celebrate in style at the world’s best rooftop bars when you let the Villazzo team take care of you at one of our luxury rental villas. Contact us today for more information.

BEST PLACES FOR ALL ‘THE DANCE FEELS’ IN EUROPE

Friday, October 25th, 2019

There’s something about sunshine and music that go together like David Guetta and dance tracks! The perfect combination for all your summer feels, it’s time to pack your dance shoes, gather your friends and book a luxury villa rental – summer is calling.

From May onwards, Europe comes alive with the sound of dance music bellowing out of bars, clubs and exclusive parties not to be missed. Looking for inspiration? Here’s some of the best destinations for those wanting to combine beaches with beats…

Chic and Cheerful

The French Riviera has long been known for its A-list clientele, exclusive villas in St Tropez to rent, and jet-set lifestyle. For a taste of the celebrity lifestyle with uplifting tunes, head to Club 55.This beach bolthole has a famous following, from U2 frontman Bono to Elton John and David Furnish. This is the place to soak up beach vibes and dance tunes any time of day. In keeping with French chic style, there’s also an excellent restaurant with a delightful menu.

Not far away, the Intercontinental Carlton Hotel is a prolific spot for schmoozing with the stars. As day turns to night, head to Balinese-inspired club – Baoli, with dance music pumping out of its speakers till dawn, make sure you’re decked head to toe in Prada.

Hands in the Air Hedonism

We all know that Ibiza is where the real party’s at! A place where dance music aficionados rub shoulders with the beautiful people; it’s a mesh of music lovers, party revelers and posing beauties, with a typically Euro crowd.

Start at the unmissable spot of Café del Mar in San Antonia. Come for the sunset, and enjoy the spiritual experience of music and mystique that fills the air.

For die-hard dance fans, ditch the posing terraces of Pacha and head straight for a clubbers-club Space. Better still, seek out the underground bunker of DC10; their legendary ‘CircoLoco’ parties are dedicated to house music lovers, fusing techno tunes with afrojack style beats. Come in full-dance mode – this is where the true Ibiza spirit lives.

When it’s time to carry on the party in private, luxury villa rental Veronica is one of the most sought-after properties on the island. With its own private after-hours club, there’s no need to guess why.

Greece is the Word

Bijou beats and sun-kissed shorelines bring the beautiful people to the Greek islands every summer. Start at Mykonos for all the dance music feels. Seek out a luxury rental Mykonos in the South or West to be close to all its lively spots. These include the infamous ‘Super Paradise Beach Club’ a gay-friendly upbeat club, and Buddha Bar Beach Mykonos where good food and music combine. When it comes to late night partying, VOID is the place to go.

Lesser known for its party spirit, but still keeping the after-hours going, the stunning island of Zakynothos is a fun destination for late-night jinx. Sizzle Club lives up to its name going strong for over a decade now, while Ghetto appeals to a cooler type entirely with hip-hop beats filling the air.

Party all night and sleep all day in your luxury villa rental. Check out Villazzo and Global Luxury Villas, for luxury vacation homes in leading worldwide destinations.

 

HITTING UP FESTIVAL SEASON IN EUROPE

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

With summer in full swing and festival season upon us, it’s time to think about that long overdue vacation in your very own luxury villa rental. Now
is a great time to visit Europe with its warm weather and plenty of festivals and parties in full swing. From yachting events to classical music performances and party-all-night soirees, there’s something for everyone.

If you’re ready to book your luxury villa rental and jet off in style, here’s some inspiration for things to do, with some of the best festivals over the coming months.

Shine on at Starlight
Marbella manages to effortlessly combine putt-perfect golf courses, Marbella luxury vacation homes and a healthy measure of after-hours fun, making it a top European destination for a ‘vacay’. A favourite festival returning again this summer is Starlight. Bringing some of the best acts from around the world in music, highlights include John Legend on 24 July and Jason Derulo on 13 August, amongst many other stars. Combine this with crystal-clear waters, hiking trails and gastro-delights, and you’ve got all the ingredients required for the perfect holiday.

Party with Pride
The cosmopolitan Greek island of Mykonos is both a chic get-away and party destination all in one. With a proud LGBTQ community, the XLSIOR festival taking place during 21-28 August is one not to miss.

With 30,000 revellers expected to attend this huge dance party, you’ll be wise to book your Greece luxury villa rental in advance.

Sail Away in St Tropez
A festival of a different kind, the Mediterranean waters of St Tropez are ever-popular with the jet-set community. As such, it’s a haven for yacht enthusiasts and the uber-elite, culminating in the annual Les Voiles de St Tropez event. A stalwart in the yachting diary, this event returns again between September 28 and October 6, with plenty of local delights to enjoy.

Villas in St Tropez to rent are snapped up during this time for their privileged views of the waters below, be sure not to miss out and book in advance.

Dance all Day, Dance all Night!
The hedonistic island of Ibiza is one big festival from the opening parties in May, to closing in September. Visit the island during this period and you’ll be bamboozled with the endless soirees, day and night.

Both the opening and closing events are not to be missed. But if you come peak season, then time it around the Ibiza Rocks festival, with live performances and DJ sets. For all the Ibiza feels, the MK Pool Party conjures up the famous Ibiza spirit, running from 8 July until 19 August. After all that partying, you’ll need a luxury villa rental Ibiza to rest and recover!

A Classic Escapade
Not to be outdone by its Balearic partner in crime Ibiza, Mallorca has its fair share of festivals during the summer months. Attracting a sophisticated audience, the Pollenca Music Festival on 7 August brings classical music to a historic venue in the North of the island. Team this with an extended stay in your very own Mallorca luxury vacation home for an authentic experience and magical weekend away.

Global Luxury Villas offer luxury villas in a selection of leading destinations around the world.

Where the rich and famous spend their time in Europe

Monday, July 8th, 2019

PLAYGROUNDS OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS IN EUROPE

Europe is a continent that has it all; cooling Mediterranean breezes, world-class ski resorts, luxury villa rentals, beautiful golden beaches, endless marinas for yachts and party islands renowned the world over.

Known for their five-star lifestyle, the rich and famous have exquisite taste when it comes to a well-deserved vacation. Inspired by their favourite European destinations, we’ve compiled a billionaire bucket-list that is simply unmissable!

Saint Tropez, France

From Kate Moss and Leonardo di Caprio, to Princess Charlene and Prince Albert of Monaco, you never know who you might bump in to in Saint Tropez.

This French coastal town is known for its decadent lifestyle, boutique shops and extravagant parties. If you don’t own a countryside mansion here, the next best thing is to rent a luxury villa in St Tropez, or do like Simon Cowell and board your private $73 million yacht!

Oozing with glamour and irresistible old-world charm, Villa Anastasia is the perfect hideaway, hidden in the charming hills of Ramatuelle (also home to the world-famous Pampelonne beach). Closer to the action Villa Leslie serves up the right amount of coastal charm and privacy, in this highly desirable eight-bedroom property dangling above Cannes.

The Alps, France

While America has Aspen, Europe has the Alps. Offering great conditions for ski and snow during the winter months, Courchevel is known to be a billionaire’s ski row, also dubbed ‘Saint Tropez on Snow’!

And it’s easy to see why. Catering to high rollers, there’s no less than eight Michelin star restaurants in the area and plenty of mountain bars for a touch of Apres Ski. It’s impressive ski resort ‘Les Trois Vallées’ is one of the best in the world, where you’re no-one without a Gucci onesie – take note!

Complete your stay in vacation home Villa Layla which recently underwent a €1,000,000 renovation. With breath-taking views over the Dent du Villard, there’s a lot to take in, literally!

Ibiza

Up the tempo and head to the magical island of Ibiza, to see how the other half live. Aside from its well-publicised clubbing scene, Ibiza rentals are some of the most impressive you will find in Europe. It’s one of the many reasons it attracts an elite crowd, including; Cristiano Ronaldo, Paris Hilton and David Guetta who all own luxury villas here.

Complete the playboy lifestyle and stay a Villa Rochelle which was named the most “luxurious and exclusive villa” on the white isle by Conde Nast Traveller. With its supersize clifftop pool, and eight en-suite bedrooms split across four floors, it’s another league of luxury.

Mallorca

The largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca is still small with just 870,000 people living here. Yet its appeal is wide reaching – popular with CEOs and celebrities alike who moor up to its marina and bathe in its sun-kissed beaches.

Enjoyed by food and wine lovers, as well as those who appreciate the great outdoors, there’s plenty to see and do here, or simply relax and do nothing at all. There’s lots of places to discover by foot, bike and of course – superyacht!

Hollywood royalty (Jennifer Aniston, Michael Douglas) and traditional royalty (King Juan Carlos) have all been known to visit, staying in some of the top vacation homes on the island.

If you can’t beat them, the only way is to join them! A stay at Villa Pedra is everything and more that luxury dwelling should be, set in a renovated estate in tranquil surroundings.

But like all things on this island, you’re never too far from the neighboring village, and is stunning beach, making this a great choice for a five-star getaway.

Global Luxury Villas offer luxury villas in a selection of leading destinations around the world.

WINE COUNTRY – GREAT EUROPEAN VACATIONS NEAR THE VINEYARDS

Friday, September 7th, 2018
Vineyards

Dripping in culture and attracting foodies from the world over, there are some 3.2 million hectares of vineyard to conqueror throughout Europe. But knowing where to find your dream luxury villa rental can be the hardest part.

With so many visitors wanting to soak up the local culture, as well as enjoy a tipple or two, we’ve compiled some of the best destinations to help you on your way.

Sprawling villa rentals in Saint-Tropez, idyllic Italian retreats and beautiful Bordeaux abodes, are just some of the perfect locations in which to immerse yourself in wine country, here’s why…

Villa Tatiana

Blissful Bordeaux

Known around the world for its high-quality produce, France is a must-visit for wine connoisseurs. One of the most celebrated wine-growing regions is Bordeaux – synonymous with great food and drink – some even say it’s the wine capital of the world.

For gastronomy lovers, Villa Tatiana is one of the most exquisite residences in the region to base yourself. It’s within close proximity to no less than eight Michelin star restaurants and endless vineyards, including; Latour, Margaux, Haut Brion and Cheval Blanc.

What makes this country estate so special though, is its early 20th-century architecture and vast space with eight rooms. It’s the ideal base for wine-lovers and big groups to come together.

Villa Anastasia

Sun-drenched Saint-Tropez

Further south, the glamourous shores of Saint-Tropez attract a well-heeled and well cultured set. Not just offering glamourous clubs, designer shops and yacht-upon-yacht, Saint-Tropez is perfectly positioned to enjoy a number of local vineyards in the area.

Finding the right vacation home allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds, all of which can be found in Villa Anastasia a seven-bedroom property offering the ultimate luxury get-away. Its sizeable gourmet kitchen is the perfect place to rustle up dishes using local ingredients, best enjoyed al fresco with plenty of outdoor space to choose from.

This lavish property is well placed too – 55 minutes from the airport and within driving distance to a number of charming vineyards in the area. These include Domaine Bertaud Belieu and Chateau Minuty, which offer tours and tastings.

Villa Pilar

Soak Up Florence

There’s no shortage of vineyards to visit in Italy. But, if you want to combine your stay while soaking up the local culture, the vicinity of Montecatini Terme is a must! Perfectly positioned between Florence, Pisa, Siena and Lucca, it offers the ideal base for exploring the many wineries in this bustling Tuscan region.

When it’s time to rest your weary head, a fabulous place to stay is Vila Pilar. With 11 bedrooms and a stunning outdoor area with private pool, this sprawling mansion is great for larger groups. It celebrates the very best of rural Italy, with thermal resorts and medieval villages close by.

Enjoy gentle walks to the village to enjoy fresh baked goods and local wine – a simple delight that many flock from afar to enjoy.

For a memorable stay, Global Luxury Villas offers some of the most exclusive luxury vacation homes in the world. With outstanding customer service and an unrivaled portfolio of properties, you’re guaranteed a five-star stay.

LUXURY FOR LOVERS – TOP TEN ROMANTIC VILLAS IN EUROPE!

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Europe has no shortage of stunning hideaways for romantic rendezvous and starry-eyed lovers. From private breath-taking retreats in Ibiza, to cozy villas weaved in to the tapestry of the Italian countryside, there’s something to suit every luxury need!

So, it’s time to turn the heat up on Europe, as we carefully curate our top ten list of luxury villa rentals for a romantic get-away…

Villa Sabrina

For Dreamy Days and Cozy Nights

Sophisticated décor and elegant surroundings make Villa Sabrina one of Ibiza’s most sought-after luxury villa rentals for lovers. Escape for days or weeks, hiding in the hillside of this magical island. And when you’re ready to resurface, it’s within easy reach of the infamous Blue Marlin beach.

Villa Teresa

For Great Food and Wine

Known for its charm and natural beauty, the luxury vacation home of Villa Teresa is located in Italy’s Montalbano – the land of da Vinci, great wine and local produce. If food is the language of love, then Teresa speaks volumes. Great for romantic walks, late night Chianti’s and natural springs, there’s so much to fall in love with – company included!

Villa Andrea

For Honeymooners

Set in perfectly manicured gardens and hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the world, you’ll never want to leave Villa Andrea. The ultimate secluded get-away, this Saint-Tropez luxury villa rental is designed with an open plan feel, ideal for honeymooners or those wanting to enjoy the comfort of their own company.

Villa Fabiana

For Impressing Someone Special

Whisk that someone special away for a memorable trip to Italy. The peaceful retreat located on the seaside between the towns of Amalfi and Positano is sure to impress, least of all because it’s built in to an eighteenth century building. Complete with plunge pool, private chef (by request) and breath-taking views.

Villa Dahlia

For French Sophistication

It’s hard not to be seduced by Villa Dahlia, with its panoramic views of the French Riviera, a spacious and Provençal style dining area and heated infinity pool. Cozy enough for two couples, why share when you can have the property all to yourself.

Villa Ilaria

For Stylish Pampering

Porto Cervo in the north of Sardinia, is the preferred destination for those seeking luxury vacation rentals, with a stylish twist. Villa Ilaria offers all the right ingredients for an unforgettable trip, including a Jacuzzi and Turkish bath, for all those cozy nights in.

Villa Cynthia

For the WOW factor!

It would be hard to say anything but ‘yes’ to Villa Cynthia, one of Marbella’s top luxury vacation homes, offering everything you could wish for and more. Accommodating up to 20 guests, this is the place to sweep your star struck lover off their feet and dazzle them with your excellent taste!

Villa Calypso

For Falling in Love

Fall in love with Mykonos from the minute you step inside Villa Calypso. With an infinity pool overlooking the ocean and split-level rooms, you can always find a quiet corner to enjoy some time-out.

Villa Camilla

Find your Happy Place

Spend quality time together in the tranquility of this Mallorca farmhouse with its own in-house concierge to ensure you don’t have to lift a finger! Offering sea-views, a private infinity pool and exquisitely landscaped gardens, you may never want to leave.

Villa Tatiana

For Family Fun

Take the kids and enjoy a luxurious countryside retreat at this simply stunning eight-bedroom luxury family home just west of Bordeaux. Made for family escapades, it’s perfectly positioned between the seashore, pine forests and world-famous vineyards, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

Global Luxury Villas provides luxury vacation homes in some of the most romantic settings in the world. Coupled with outstanding service, it provides all the trappings of a five-star hotel, in the privacy of your own villa.

THE TOP FIVE LUXURY VILLA RENTALS WITH JAW-DROPPING POOLS

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

A crisp glass of chardonnay in one hand, a good book in the other – all that’s needed is an infinity pool for the perfect get-away.

If summer holidays are all about rest and relaxation surrounded by the finer things in life, you will appreciate our pick of the best luxury villa rentals with jaw-dropping swimming pools. Plus, they’re in some of the most sought-after destinations in the world…

Villa Veronica

Best for Grandeur and Glamour

Holiday like a King at Villa Veronica in Ibiza, where new world charm meets timeless elegance in this ultra-modern oasis. At the heart of this five-bedroom luxury vacation home proudly sits a welcoming infinity pool, teetering off the edge of the villa. But that’s not all, this property has a secret hidden bunker with an underwater disco bar for your very own after-hours club! For the ultimate in pampering, it also has a detox sauna and gym.

Villa Violet

Best for Clinging to a Cliff Top!

Sometimes, only an infinity pool clinging on to a cliff top retreat will do! Villa Violet in Saint Barth makes this dream a reality, with its semi-heated slender pool offering plenty of space in its modern sundeck. Giving the feel that you’re swimming straight into the horizon, this stunning luxurious villa rental transports you to paradise.

Villa Sogno di Luce

Best for Exclusivity

It doesn’t get more exclusive than the sun-drenched hills of Saint-Tropez. Perched on the hills, the heavenly hideaway of Villa Sogno di Luce offers six extravagant bedrooms and spacious living room with state-of-the-art facilities. For outdoor living at its best, it’s complete with a vanishing edge pool and Jacuzzi, and outdoor lounging area, ideal for relaxing with guests.

Villa Brigitte

Best for Hollywood Glamour

Hollywood A-listers flock to Saint-Tropez every year, and not just for the international film awards. This has long been the destination of choice for stars seeking refuge in their very own luxury vacation home from home. Its best enjoyed with an Aperol Spritz as the sun goes down from the comfort of your private pool. The contemporary swimming pool in Villa Brigitte is just the place, with great views overlooking the ocean.

Villa Vanya

Best for Unrivalled Views

It doesn’t get more exclusive than the cluster of small islands between Miami and South Beach, otherwise known as Jungle Island. Here you will find Villa Vanya a luxury villa rental offering playful luxury with contemporary charm. Surrounded by water, it boasts floor-to-ceiling views, for the ultimate view without having to leave the island! No expense is spared, with its very own elevator, secluded swimming pool and private terrace.

Villazzo provides luxury vacation homes with jaw-dropping pools around the world. Coupled with outstanding service, it provides all the trappings of a five-star hotel, in the privacy of your own villa.

FIVE OF THE BEST LUXURY FAMILY VILLAS IN EUROPE

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

The long stretch of summer is the most popular time of the year to book a family break. With excitable kids to entertain, Europe ticks all the boxes for the perfect family get-away. For great beaches, delicious food, plenty of cultural sights and blissful weather, look no further.

A happy holiday starts with the perfect setting. Many families opt for a luxury villa for rent, since it provides privacy, peace and quiet and a home-from-home.

Here’s five of the best vacation homes on offer this Europe, available to book now!

Villa Cynthia

First Class Fun

High-rollers won’t feel out of place in Marbella. By day, take your pick of two enormous heated pools (one indoors, one outdoors), or take a stroll to the beach, there’s many to choose from. Conveniently located near the local golf club, and Casino Marbella, there’s plenty to occupy big kids, as well as younger ones! There’s no shortage of family-friendly restaurants either, serving up traditional Spanish food. Or stay in a first-class vacation home such as Villa Cynthia with its huge open-plan professional kitchen, and hire your own chef for a special night in. Situated in the tranquil settings of El Paraiso, the 10-bedroom 10-bathroom sanctuary is the perfect get-away for large families.

Villa Adele

Historic Haven

Ideal for families with older kids that want to explore its rich history, Sorrento in Italy perches high above the cliffs. Take the Amalfi Coast for breath-taking vistas and Michelin star restaurants, or head to Capri and Pompeii for archaeological sites – it’s certainly an enriching place to visit. Base yourself at Villa Adele, to be central to the action. With five bedrooms, its own wooden pizza oven and Jacuzzi pool, it’s no wonder they call it ‘La Dolce Vita’! For an added extra, you can hire your own boat to explore the coast in style.

Villa Perla

Country Chic

Whether you’re here for the surf, sunbathing on the beach, or enjoying walks by the harbour, Saint-Tropez in France is the ultimate all-round destination. Stay in style at Villa Perla – your very own luxury vacation villa. Great for the kids, the luscious grounds offer plenty of space to run around in, with an inviting pool to cool down afterwards! Boasting five bedrooms across two levels, an open plan kitchen and shaded terrace area, it feels like your very own private hotel!

Villa Zalika

Pamper in Porto Cervo

Bathe in luxury and enjoy the finer touches that this fashionable district in Sardinia has to offer. What better way to relax with your loved ones than taking time out in a truly decadent luxury villa rental, with seven bedrooms to enjoy. Its large heated pool is great for children, and its perfect size dining room and lounge offer plenty of room for get-togethers. Despite its remoteness, Villa Zalika is reassuringly close to the local beach, golf club and marina, for fun day’s out.

Villa Raven

Blissful Balearic Bolthole

When all you want is sun, sea and luxury, Ibiza is the island to turn to. In the peaceful area of Cala Cona, you’ll find Villa Raven, an expansive bungalow accommodating up to 12 guests for the perfect extended family stay. Great for young kids, it comes complete with cot beds, and well-tended pathways for strollers. There’s also plenty of shade, as well as a divine swimming pool. A great place to kick back and entertain, the property is complete with a fully equipped kitchen, cinema-quality entertainment in the lounge and an indoor gym. Should you ever want to leave, the local beach is but a stroll away!

For the ultimate family get-away this summer, Global Luxury Villas provides luxury villas throughout Europe.

LUXURY ST TROPEZ, FOR THOSE THAT ‘CANNES’

Saturday, May 5th, 2018
Festival de Cannes

Stars from the Silver Screen and the great and the good from the film industry descend to Cannes once again this May 8- 19, for the ‘Festival de Cannes’.

As only an event of this stature can command, nothing less than the best luxury vacation rentals will suffice. After all, this is a city steeped in glamour and class.

With its elite selection of luxury vacation rentals, Global Luxury Villas provides the perfect solution for holiday homes to rent for guests attending the Festival. With a wide selection to choose from, many of the luxury holiday homes include special touches – from a personal chef to a housekeeper. Every stay includes a personal concierge service, to help secure reservations to the most exclusive venues in the city, at the best value for your visit.

What are the highlights this year?

As one of the greatest and most widely publicized celebrations of film, and now in its 71st season, this year’s event promises to be another memorable year, with Cate Blanchett named President of the Jury.

Cate Blanchett
The list of shortlisted films has just gone live here too.

Free Screenings

As usual, open-air screenings at the Cinema de la Plage are open to all from 9pm during the Festival. Usefully, this is opposite the Hotel Majestic – one of the prime locations for a pre-and post-film Prosecco. It’s always a guaranteed venue to rub shoulders with industry insiders too.

Alternatively, if you’re happy to mingle with bystanders, the Red Carpet and Blue Carpet zones in and around the coveted Debussy Theatre, are great vantage points to soak up the atmosphere.

Invite Only Screenings

Those on the inside, including; investors, journalists, directors, publicists, actors and producers, will need to apply for a badge beforehand for accreditation.

Grand Theatre Lumiere
For those lucky enough to have bagged an invitation to the Grand Theatre Lumiere, it’s a strictly black-tie or evening dress affair. The Gala screenings are held every evening, and passes are essential.
The latest events are updated to: http://www.festival-cannes.com/en/

Where to Schmooze!

For a touch of elite luxury, the annual Chopard gathering is not to be missed on May 11, returning to the legendary Savarona yacht. If you are lucky enough to be on the guest list to the Swarovski lunch (May 19) you can look forward to rubbing shoulders with Penelope Cruz, heading up the intimate get-together.

Savarona Yacht
Meanwhile, the delectable de Grisogono party (May 15) held at the Hotel du Cap Eden Roc is sure to deliver high octane fun!

Cannes Grisogono Party
Finally, die-hard Star Wars fans cannot miss ‘A Star Wars Story, Orchestra’ on May 15 at Corbeille.

For an altogether more public event, look out for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for top gatherings with fundraising initiatives.

Where to wine and dine

One of the ultimate Cannes venues is the Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc, a great location for lunch, dinner and post-theatre drinks.

Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez
However, La Palme d’Or at the Martinez Hotel is the place to be when the film set take over. It offers the finest dining experience with sweeping views of the golden stretch of Cannes famous beach. Afterwards, trot over to its ‘Bar l’Amiral’ for a glass of bubbly, usually with an A-lister standing next to you.

For lunch, 45 La Croisette at Le Grand Hotel is the perfect spot for a two-course lunch, with a delightful selection of fresh seafood and an excellent wine menu.

Carlton Luxury Vacations
However, since time began, the bar at the Carlton Hotel is the go-to destination for a sophisticated night cap, in this ultra glamourous spot.

For the latest information on the Cannes Film Festival, visit: www.festival-cannes.com/en and for luxury and last minute villa rentals, Global Luxury Villas.

STAR-STUDDED HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS FOR 2018

Monday, April 30th, 2018

The world may be your oyster, but when it comes to booking the luxury vacation rental of your dreams, it can be hard to know where to start.

Which is why we’ve compiled a list of exquisite locations for the year ahead, picked by those who know luxury better than anyone else – celebrities! From the fresh air of Colorado, to the sun kissed shores of St Barth’s, here’s some of the hottest destinations on the A-list map.

luxury vacation rental

St. Barths

Known as “the St Tropez of the Caribbean”, this French-speaking island is known for its picture-postcard beaches, designer shops and celebrity clientele.

Thinking of paying a visit? You’re in good company. Beyonce and Jay-Z, Orlando Bloom, Rihanna, and most recently Cindy Crawford, are just some of the stars that have been spotted “chez” Barths.

With lavish luxury villas to rent and hillside pools to unwind it, this is the perfect island for relaxation and seclusion. Be sure to do as A-listers and visit La Langouste in Flamands Bay for extraordinary seafood, followed by a walk around Gustavia harbor to ogle at the jaw-dropping yachts.

Aspen luxury vacation rental

Aspen

What do Bella Hadid, Stella McCartney and Elton John all have in common? Their love of Aspen, of course!

The fresh mountain air, alluring après ski and plenty of outdoor adventure, make it a popular haven for the jet set, with luxury chalet rentals a prerequisite.

With award-winning runs for ski, sledge and snowboarding by day, and warm cozy nights in by the fire at night, it makes a particular favorite during the holidays. With any luck, you may even bump in to Mariah Carey on the slopes.

Ibiza luxury vacation rental

Ibiza

From Kim and Kanye, to Kate Moss and friends, Ibiza’s the place to see and be seen. If you can’t afford to take a private jet like Cristiano Ronaldo, you may prefer to moor up alongside the other superyachts in town, like Simon Cowell.

Always attracting an A-list crowd and superstar DJs like Calvin Harris, Ibiza Town is the place for a pre-party drink and bite to eat. However, this island is all about the beach and there’s plenty to pick from, including Cala Salada, Las Salinas and the nearby idyllic island of Formentera – a favorite with Noel Gallagher.

For the true Ibiza experience though, only a luxury rental villa perching off a hillside cliff will do!

Mallorca luxury vacation rental

Mallorca

A haven for the glitterati since the 50s, Mallorca has welcomed legends such as Fred Astaire and Ava Gardner, along with Tom Cruise and Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones to its golden shores.

Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, excellent golf courses, secluded bays and top-notch restaurants, this beautiful Balearic island is a timeless destination. Santa Catalina is a popular spot for five-star dining, while Bar Abaco is the place to star-gaze, in more ways than one!

Finally, no trip is complete without a trip to Puerto Portals, where you might even bump in to Bill Gates on his mega yacht.

St. Tropez luxury vacation rental

St. Tropez

This chilled out get-away has long been a favorite with the jet set community, since it offers tranquility and hillside retreats to escape to. Made famous by Brigitte Bardot in the film ‘And God Created Women’, a string of celebrities has been known to visit this beautiful coastal resort, including the Kardashians, Leonardo DiCaprio and supermodel Naomi Campbell. This is one place where lounging on your super-yacht is the best way to blend in!

To book your luxury holiday villa, visit Global Luxury Villas to discover your dream escape today.