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AUTUMN 2011I sea&iI33Amsterdam appeal - ashore and afloatAway from the hustle of Dam Square, yet withina pleasant stroll of the city's attractions, TheNetherland's leading hotel, The DylanAmsterdam, occupies the scenic Keizersgracht.A haven of peace, it is discreetly tucked away yetwell worth seeking out for its stylish suites,Michelin-awarded Vinkeles restaurant andbespoke boutique charm. Choose a room over-looking the street and canal, or one that facesonto the courtyard - either way, the viewsand ambience are a delight. Even better, 10 of its40 rooms (each unique) have just emerged froma complete revamp, leaving this intriguingproperty, originally dating to 1612, with evengreater appeal. Among the finest of the hotel'saccommodations are the superior canal-viewsuites and the signature garden-view DylanThomas suite. During your stay, book a High Wine experience,which offers a selection of gourmet tapas dishesalong with the perfect wine to complement eachone. Later, dinner at Vinkeles offers charm andepicurean delights in abundance. Alternatively,embark on the hotel's new Vinkeles on the Waterexperience, where its famous French cuisine isserved during a six-course meal and live cookerysession aboard a canal boat. The Middle East adds another five-star spa to its collection, this time courtesy of Six Senses.Fresh from its opening this summer, the Six Senses Spa is located on the second floor ofthe glamorous Hotel Missoni Kuwait and boasts its trademark contemporary style. Withinits 13 treatment rooms, including two Hammams, overlooking the Salmiya seafront, thespa offers a range of treatments to suit all guests, drawing on methods and therapiesinspired by Arabic treatments. The interior design was overseen by Rosita Missoni herselfand demonstrates the stripes, style and textures you'd expect of this iconic fashion house.A membership scheme is available for those who regularly visit Six Senses Resorts & Spas,and offers personal training sessions, discounts on spa treatments, products andrefreshments, and access to the hotel pool. www.sixsenses.comHIGH FASHION FOR SPAS

ESCAPE TO THE INDIAN OCEAN October brings the opening of another luxury resort in the Maldives, this time on theisland of Maguhdhuvaa. The Ayada Maldives resort promises all the indulgent luxurythat is now associated with this popular holiday destination. Each of the 112 private villasoffers breathtaking views, stylish interiors and seclusion, with exclusive pools, terraces andbutler service. The resort also provides an array of activities, including water sports andscuba diving to keep sun worshippers entertained, while an ESPA spa and health clubcaters for those in need of indulgent pampering. The resort also has a fantastic selectionof international cuisine catering for any taste, from casual dining to à la carte.www.ayadamaldives.com34Isea&iIAUTUMN 2011Set in 40 acres of beautiful gardens, the new FourSeasons Hotel Marrakech is a quiet haven amidthe hustle and bustle of Morocco's famous RedCity. The property offers guests plenty of choicewith around 140 rooms and suites, six dining andbar areas, a pool and large spa. Its light andcontemporary dŽcor perfectly reflects itspeaceful setting, providing guests with calm andcomfortable surroundings in which to relax andunwind after exploring this exotic Moorish treat