Whether you’d prefer to sleep in luxury during the whole weekend or recover in one of these havens afterwards, here are the best hotels for each of our recommended festival destinations.
For Primavera Sound… HOTEL ARTS BARCELONA
After a busy, dusty three days at Primavera Sound, the Hotel Arts Barcelona will provide a discreet, setting in which to unwind, be it by the hotel’s infinity pool, in the 43rd floor spa with stunning sea views, or in one of the five separate restaurants across the hotel. Tucked away on the upper floors, the suites are private and peaceful, and groups will appreciate the penthouses, which have 3-4 bedrooms. All rooms and suites look out over the Mediterranean sea or the city itself.
For Electric Love… SACHER HOTEL SALZBURG
Decorated with original oil paintings, antique furnishings and crystal chandeliers in the traditional lavish Austrian style, Hotel Sacher offers the highest standard of comfort and luxury – making it the perfect place to recover from the high-energy frenzy of Electric Love festival. Many rooms and suites have balconies with views over the old city of Salzburg and the Hohensalzburg fortress, and there’s a pleasing range of dining options with the traditional Roter Salon, the gourmet Zirbelzimmer restaurant, and the Salzachgrill for meat lovers.
For Ultra Europe… LE MÉRIDIEN LAV SPLIT
Just under 20 minutes’ drive from Ultra Europe’s Poljud Stadium lies the beachside Le Méridien Lav Split – a great retreat for festival-goers looking to take advantage the whole week of events. Outdoors it boasts tennis courts, a private beach and marina, and five dining spaces and bars. There’s plenty to keep guests occupied indoors too, with the Diocletian Spa with pool, in-house casino and five more cafes and restaurants.
For Tomorrowland…. HOTEL AMIGO, BRUSSELS
Hotel Amigo has been furnished lavishly by its owners the Forte Group, using Belgian linens and embroidered silk curtains redolent of the simple yet luxurious Flemish aesthetic. Other local touches include Pierre Marcolini chocolates and Marcel Broodthaers and René Magritte prints. While guests can wander out to the Grand Place, Brussels’ historic central square to explore the nearby restaurants and cafés, they will also find ample comforts in-house at the award-winning Ristorante Bocconi and adjoining martini bar.
For Burning Man… WYNN LAS VEGAS
With more than 2,700 rooms and suites spread over 45 stories, the Wynn isn’t even the largest casino-hotel on the Las Vegas strip – but it is one of the most elegant in terms of both interiors and service. Suites – which come with perks such as butler services, a private entrance and check-in lounge – are worth indulging in, as is the New Orleans-style cooking at Wynn’s Country Club and the menu at SW Steakhouse.