These destinations and hotels around the world offer your clients unique opportunities to walk in the same paths that some of the musical greats did as well. Music fanatics who enjoy connecting to their favorite bands and musicians beyond attending their concerts or listening to their albums will want to book a stay at these properties.
From Bob Marley to Freddie Mercury, and from Zanzibar to Jamaica, here are some of the music-inspired locations where you can send your clients.
4. andBeyond Mnemba Island
Just off the northeastern tip of Zanzibar lies a private island, where luxury travelers can stay at andBeyond Mnemba Island for a romantic, relaxing, and adventurous getaway. Travelers at this property (when at capacity) will be among 24 guests staying in 10 beachside bandas that overlook the water of the Mnemba atoll. The hotel features a PADI dive school, and the island offers plenty of options for diving, snorkeling, kayaking, swimming and other watersports. Guests can relax after participating in all those watersports with a relaxing beachside massage. When guests have had their fill of rest, relaxation and adventure, Queen fans can head over to Zanzibar’s Stone Town to see Freddie Mercury’s childhood home.
Starting rates at andBeyond Mnemba Island are $1,760 pp per night. For more information, visit andbeyond.com.
3. Ink House
Italian elegance meets California wine country style at Ink House, located in St. Helena, Napa Valley. The 4-bedroom inn, which is located just a few minutes from the town’s historic Main Street, offers signature experiences such as wine tastings with the inn’s resident wine maker and private tours of its Spring Mountain estate, but music fans will will especially appreciate the guestrooms. Each room draws inspiration from the past including the Elvis Room, which was named after Elvis Presley, who made the inn his home during the filming of “Wild in the Country” in 1960.
Nightly rates at this property start at $750. For more information, visit inkhousenapavalley.com.
2. La Reserve Paris
La Reserve Paris exudes 19th century chic Parisian style and in some areas offers views of the Champs-Elysses gardens, the glass dome of the Grand Palais, and the Eiffel Tower. Fans of The Doors can pay their respects to former lead singer Jim Morisson at his grave in Paris’ Pere Lachaise Cemetery before heading back to La Reserve to indulge in experiences the rockstar himself may have enjoyed. La Reserve Paris features a spa with three treatment rooms, a hammam, an indoor swimming pool, and a fitness area with a sports coach, plus a 2-Michellin star restaurant.
Nightly rates at La Reserve Paris start at approximately $1,286. For more information, visit lareserve-paris.com/en.
1. Strawberry Hill
Perched high in Jamaica’s Blue Mountain is Strawberry Hill, a luxury resort made up of cottages and villas built along the contours of the mountainside providing guests with privacy and stunning views. Guests at Strawberry Hill can enjoy hiking and exploring the serene mountaintop location of the property or they can take a drive down to the nearby Kingston to experience the capital city’s art, music, and culture. At Strawberry Hill, the musical connection is twofold. The resort was a Bob Marley favorite and also the place where he recovered from his gunshot wound following an assassination attempt, plus Strawberry Hill is owned by Chris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records, which helped make Bob Marley a musical legend.
Starting rates at this property are $310 per night. For more information, visit strawberryhillhotel.com.