Your next holiday: Sun, shops and nightlife, here's our edit!

Your next holiday, sorted! Whether you want to soak up the sun on a pristine beach or hit the shops and enjoy the nightlife, here’s our edit of the best places to go

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From the glamour of LA to Mexico’s glittering Mayan Riviera, late nights in New York to sunsets in San Francisco, which would you prefer for your next holiday?

Across the Atlantic, US cities and Caribbean beaches await, providing the perfect opportunity for adventure, and Accor has hotels in all the best destinations.

If you’re looking for luxury, start with the Fairmont brand, where impeccable service meets stunning locations and amazing facilities. 

Book with British Airways Holidays and peace of mind is guaranteed. Reserve with deposits from just £60 per person*, pay the remaining balance in as many instalments as you like, and rest assured knowing your holiday is ATOL-protected. 

With a 24-hour holiday helpline to help you sort any problems during your stay and a 23 KG baggage allowance per person, all there’s left to do is plan your perfect escape. 

So where should you go? City or beach? The US, Mexico or the Caribbean? Here are the hottest hotels to try for your next trip.

Star-studded LA

If the Fairmont Century Plaza sounds familiar to you, that’s because it is the epicentre of Hollywood award shows and star-studded galas.

Relaunched with a glamorous makeover, private balconies for every room and close to Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Downtown, this is a super stylish base for exploring.

Living the dream: Relax with a cocktail by the rooftop pool at The Fairmont Century Plaza LA

The rooftop pool looks out over the Hollywood Hills, the Parisian—chic restaurant, Lumiere is loved by locals, and the luxurious Fairmont Spa Century Plaza is itself a destination.

Book your stay at The Fairmont Century Plaza LA here

Beautiful Bermuda

Exquisite and coral-hued, they call The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club the ‘pink palace’, and for a century it has been welcoming guests to enjoy a truly decadent stay. 

Yes, those are original Andy Warhol, David Hockney and Roy Lichtenstein works you see scattered throughout the hotel!

The Pink Palace: The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club offers you a decadent stay on Bermuda

With its own marina, a beach club set on its own picture-perfect cove of white sands, and hammocks suspended just above the crystalline waters, this is a new level of luxury. 

Enjoy the array of restaurants serving everything from rustic pizzas to Champagne brunches, treat yourself at the Exhale Spa, or head out to explore the shops and restaurants of Hamilton. 

For added glamour, the Fairmont Gold experience will deliver you to an exclusive wing for your stay, and offer a host of enhanced services.

Book your stay at The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club here

Mayan Magic

The Riviera Maya unfurls along Mexico’s Caribbean coast from Cancun, and The Fairmont Mayakoba is located squarely on the dazzling white sands. 

Here, a series of thatched casitas is tucked among the palm trees of this 600-acre tropical forest. There is a Greg Norman-designed golf course, and the Willow Stream Spa surrounded by lush foliage. 

Fairmont Mayakoba is located in a tropical forest intersected by crystal clear waterways

Rent a bike and explore miles of nature trails, go snorkelling and explore the colourful coral reef, or try stand-up paddleboarding, sailing or jet skiing. 

There are four restaurants and five bars to choose from, as well as the neighbouring town El Pueblito to explore, as well as plenty of experiences to immerse you in the Mayan culture of the region.

Book your stay at The Fairmont Mayakoba here

New York nights

If you’re going to do the Big Apple in style, The Plaza, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, is a good place to start. 

This impressive hotel has hosted presidents, royalty and 100 years of the world’s glitterati, with afternoon tea at The Palm Court a must-experience. 

Expect a lavish stay, with Louis XV-style décor and a 24-carat gold basin in every bathroom, all overlooking Central Park with Fifth Avenue just steps away. 

The Plaza, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, offers grandeur in a central location in New York City

The Guerlain Spa offers the chance for a little pampering in exquisite style after a day exploring, and the Champagne Bar offers views of the Pulitzer Fountain, the perfect way to toast an impeccably stylish New York stay!

No wonder everyone from The Beatles to JFK, Marilyn Monroe to Elizabeth Taylor have been associated with the city’s most memorable hotel.

Book your stay at The Plaza, A Fairmont Managed Hotel here

Brilliant Barbados

Fringed by soft sands tickled by turquoise waters, The Fairmont Royal Pavilion sits against a backdrop of swaying palms, creating a picture-perfect Caribbean retreat.

Here every room comes with a sweeping sea view, as do the al fresco dining options, whether you’re relaxing on the Palm Terrace and enjoying barbecued meats and local fish, or savouring the international cuisine at Taboras Restaurant. 

Beach beauty: The Fairmont Royal Pavilion is set on soft white sands besisde swaying palms

The colonial style of the hotel is complemented by tropical gardens and the atmosphere is one of laid-back luxury. Enjoy the stunning half-mile beach, relaxing by the pool, or trying one of the watersports on offer, from kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding to sailing.

Upgrade to the Beachfront Suites or Villas and you’ll also enjoy butler service with daily afternoon tea and canapes and luxury airport transfer.

Book your stay at The Fairmont Royal Pavilion here

San Francisco style

Set atop Nob Hill and offering panoramic city and bay views, the neoclassical Fairmont San Francisco is known as the White House of the West. 

Its privileged location in the heart of the action is just one of the advantages to recommend this historic hotel, which opened in 1907, just a year after the great earthquake of 1906 that rocked the city. 

Historic hotel: The  Fairmont San Francisco opened in 1907 and boasts a roof garden with bees

The lobby is all Beaux Arts style: soaring pillars and ornate ceilings, while afternoon tea is a tradition that has been ongoing for more than 100 years.  The Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar, designed by Metro Goldwyn Mayer’s leading set director, Mel Melvin, adds another twist with its tiki design, live entertainment and delicious Mai Tai cocktails

There’s also a rooftop garden, complete with beehives, and a wine shop offering tasting of vintages from Napa and Sonoma wine country.

Book your stay at The Fairmont San Francisco here


There’s a whole world out there to explore, and when you book with British Airways Holidays, you know you’ll have your pick of the best Accor hotels, as well as complete peace of mind that your whole holiday is being taken care of. 

Upgrade to Club World for a separate smaller cabin as well as a spacious seat which converts into a fully flat bed, delicious food and drink options, access to the private lounges, dedicated check-in desks and priority boarding.

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