Top 7 Summer Escapes with the Hilton 2016

Charlotte Maxwell

Charlotte Maxwell is a Vada Magazine staff writer.

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Summer is just round the corner and so we’ve rounded up some of the top offers from the Hilton World Sale – one of the biggest in an almost 100-year history. Whether it’s a short and sweet weekend getaway or a longer leisurely break, holidaymakers can enjoy impressive savings at hotels all over the world. Running throughout the summer from 13 May to 4 September, Hilton is offering stays with savings of up to 30%.

Zagreb

Zagreb is a city which truly comes to life during the summer time, hosting a number of international festivals and events that should be on everyone’s bucket list. Experience its architectural, natural and cultural diversity with a visit to Park Maksimir or cycle around Lake Jarun.

In June, don’t miss InMusic, as one of the biggest open-air international music festivals in the region welcomes some of the biggest names in music.

Stay at the award-winning DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb for the perfect place to relax and recharge while enjoying stunning city views through floor-to-ceiling windows. The OXBO Urban Bar & Grill boasts fresh, quality ingredients with a home-style touch.

Seville

Set on the glistening banks of the Guadalquivir River, Seville has truly earned its place as Southern Spain’s premier holiday destination. Rich in history and world-renowned for its flamenco, tapas and architecture, its charm has inspired works such as Carmen, Don Juan and Figaro.

Take in the iconic sights of the royal palace Alcázar de Sevilla and La Giralda minaret, and experience the city’s exquisite cuisine and passion for music and dance at the Museo del Baile Flamenco.

Found in a peaceful area, well-connected to the vibrant city centre, Hilton Garden Inn Sevilla is one of the newer hotels in Seville offering stylish, spacious rooms plus outdoor swimming and tennis court facilities – not forgetting the signature Hilton Garden Inn breakfast waffles. In The Garden Grille restaurant, savour delicious Spanish and international dishes on the sunny and serene terrace.

 Amsterdam

Make the most of the bustling holiday season and head over to Vondelpark Open Air Theatre during weekends from May through September to catch summertime performances, festivals, children’s theatre, stand-up comedy and more – all for free.

For those visiting in August, you can visit Amsterdam Pride, which spills over from the canals to the streets of the city centre. Those who prefer something a little more low-key can check out the magnificent annual Grachtenfestival (Canal Festival), when the historic canal belt of Amsterdam hosts the ten-day festival of classical music at numerous beautiful locations.

Perfectly convenient for a weekend trip, the breathtaking design and amenities found at the new Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol are redefining the concept of airport hotels. Tuck into Dutch-inspired cuisine at the modern Bowery Restaurant and enjoy a delicious Gin and Dutch Jenever cocktail at the stylish Axis Bar, before unwinding at the rejuvenating spa.

Read our article on top 5 things to do at Amsterdam Pride for more ideas.

London

With Britain set for an exceptional heatwave this month, London is ideal for a mini staycation. Time your visit with the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations (9 to 12 June), get up close to world famous artists with Somerset House Summer Series gigs (7 to 17 July), or go for something a little more exotic and experience London zoo after hours with its Sunset Safari events (3 June to 15 July).

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Docklands Riverside offers a stylish base situated along the River Thames with stunning surroundings, mixing modern comfort with historic maritime charm. With London’s only dry dock, private pier and exclusive complimentary ferry service, iconic attractions including Tower of London and the London Eye are just a short sail down the river.

Guests can sit back, relax and take in the city sights from the Columbia Restaurant’s riverside terrace – the perfect spot for al-fresco summer dining.

Check out our review of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Docklands Riverside for more information.

Berlin

A city full of lakes and rivers, experience the Berlin scenery by boat and cruise past the landmarks – a European city break at its finest. Take in the architecture of Charlottenburg or Potsdamer Platz, blend in with the locals at bustling Alexanderplatz, the largest square in Berlin, or in summer join Berliners as they soak in the sunshine at The Tiergarten – a central city park perfect for a summer picnic.

Visit in June and watch popular musicians perform at free concerts for the famous Fête de la Musique (21 June) across the city. Located in City West by the best shopping in Berlin and bursting with activity, stay at Hampton by Hilton Berlin City Centre West and find the city’s most important cultural and historical landmarks within walking distance.

Seychelles

An archipelago of tropical islands in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles offers an idyllic destination for week-long trips with guaranteed glorious climate and activities for all. Walk in the Vallée de Mai on Praslin, visit the famous Mahé Island, or take a boat trip to Curieuse Island to see exotic wildlife.

Surrounded by white sand beaches and tropical gardens, Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa is a hidden treasure perfect for a Creole getaway. Elevated above the crystal waters and facing the ocean, the villas provide gorgeous panoramic views and plenty of privacy. Guests can relax in their infinity pool and luxurious spa as well as experience oceanfront dining and glass-bottom boat tours.

Paris

The French capital is the place to be this summer. From the clay courts of Roland Garros, to midnight viewings of the capital’s museums and the famous Les Soldes summer sales starting in June, Paris is the ideal destination for an event-filled city break.

Head to the ‘City of Light’ in time for the Long Night of Museums in Paris (21 May), when museums across the capital, including the Louvre, will stay open all night and entrance is free. Film buffs can experience Cannes without the fuss as Cannes Best hosts screenings of the film festival new releases.

Experience classic Parisian elegance with a stay at the recently refurbished Hilton Paris Opera, situated in the lively Opéra quarter close to Paris’ top attractions. As a host of the UEFA European Championships (10 June to 10 July), the hotel has transformed its Salon Boléro into a private Soccer Lounge where football fans can watch the world-class sporting event among the luxury of specialised furniture, giant screens and a buffet with culinary specialties of the competing nations.

For more information visit hilton.com/sale.

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