Experience the Sex and the City lifestyle firsthand; indulge in cosmopolitan evenings in London, browse souks in magnificent Marrakech, or savour a mouth-watering sweet treat from The Magnolia Bakery in New York. Enjoy an intimate break or a girlie getaway with Preferred Hotel Group and locations featured in Sex and the City 2.
New York – The Beginning
SoHo, the Upper East Side and the Meatpacking District are the perfect places to live like your favourite characters. Brimming with shops and swish city bars, New York is top of the list for the Carrie lifestyle.
The Sherry-Netherland (www.preferredboutique.com/SherryNetherland) is located on 5th Avenue and only a few Manolo Blahnik moments away from Central Park. Follow in the footsteps of Carrie and Co on the Sex and the City tour to shop where they shopped and gossip where they gossiped. The Sherry-Netherland boasts 50 luxurious guestrooms and suites and with breathtaking views of Central Park and gothic décor. This intimate boutique hotel is the perfect starting point for the SATC experience.
For hustle and bustle, The Carlton (www.preferredhotels.com/Carlton) stands proud in the heart of the city. Ask the experienced concierge for news of the latest evening hot spots or simply don your party shoes and dance the night away at Carrie’s favourite nightclub jut a few blocks away: Bungalow 8. Boasting 317-rooms, the 12-storey Beaux Arts hotel combines luxuriousness with modern David Rockwell interior design. An impressive Tiffany-style dome shimmers over the restaurant, adding the “wow” factor to this New York jewel.
Carrie’s Tip – Join I Prefer (www.iprefer.com) and take advantage of the free wi-fi in the hotel rooms to write your travel blog.
Follow the fab four and visit Marrakech for fun, frolics and belly dancing! With its exotic markets and enchanting cuisine, Marrakech offers an alternative to the standard city break.
Stay at the Jnane Tamsna (www.preferredboutique.com/jnanetamsna) and soak up the heady atmosphere. The secluded estate boasts an impressive five swimming pools, spa facilities and tennis courts and with just 24 bedrooms, this hidden gem is the perfect place to unwind.
The Es Saadi Palace and Villas (www.preferredhotels.com/essaadi), in the heart of Marrakech, provides the perfect decadent getaway stay. The luxurious resort combines elegance with comfort and with 92 Palace Suites and 10 one and two bedroom villas this Moroccan marvel allows you to explore all that the exotic location has to offer.
Samantha’s Tip – Enjoy cocktails in the Medina, a Moroccan twist on the usual New York bars. Or why not treat yourself at The Oriental Spa at the Es Saadi Palace and Villas. Relax with a Moroccan hammam and body scrub to rejuvenate for the day ahead.
I ? London
For the first time ever, Sex and the City visits the cockney capital. Marvel at the history and elegance of London and enjoy the abundance of restaurants the vibrant city has to offer.
The Mandeville (www.summithotels.com/mandeville) is a stylish and individual hotel that suits the Sex and the City lifestyle perfectly. Its 142 beautiful guestrooms exude style and elegance and are ideal for Carries and Charlottes alike. Sip Cosmos and Manhattans in the hotel’s famous de Vigne Bar, the perfect location to kick back and gossip with your girlfriends.
myHotel Chelsea (www.summithotels.com/myHotelchelsea) offers an entirely different Sex and the City experience. With the boutiques and designer stores around Sloane Square just moments away, even overworked Miranda’s will be able to unwind. myHotel Chelsea’s 45-rooms and 8 suites each have a unique twist creating a perfect home-from-home feel to suit any “girl about town.”
Miranda’s Tip – Head to the nearby Hummingbird Bakery where you can enjoy mouth-watering cup cakes for a mid-shop pick me up.
Dash off to the city of lights, where we last left Carrie, and take a stroll down Avenue Montaigne. There, if your budget allows, you can wander into Christian Dior Couture or pick up that perfect Chanel dress. Take some time to indulge in French pastries whilst watching the world go by from a quaint café ; now you’re living the SATC life, Paris style!
Mon Hotel (www.sterlingdesignhotels.com/MonHotel) is set behind the facade of a beautiful, ornate townhouse. Stroll the nearby Champs-Èlysèes and take your pick of designer shops. The boutique hotel has just 37 contemporary guestrooms creating a cosy and relaxing atmosphere – perfect after a hard day of shopping.
Charlotte’s Tip – Take an early train to the Marché aux Puces St-Ouen de Clignancourt, a Parisian institution for gorgeous antiques – make sure you wear flats though, with more than 1,500 shops and stalls you’ll be in for a long day!