Eid in Europe: Top 3 places for an Eid getaway
London, Milan, Frankfurt
All around the world, Eid preparations are underway, with each city rooted in its own unique traditions. But if you prefer a taste of the familiar within a foreign setting this Eid, then these three five-star European hotels are offering a touch of Arabia for the summer.
Café Royal, London
The premier luxury hotel at the heart of London's Piccadilly Circus has partnered with another British establishment, Harrods, for an exclusive Middle Eastern pop-up lounge. The classical Pompadour Ballroom will be home to the Diwania Lounge this summer, with Head Chef of the Mezzah Lounge at Harrods preparing a variety of regional favourites including hot and cold mezze, grilled chicken skewers, marinated lamb cutlets and tagine.
For reservations, call +44 207 406 3322.
Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Grand Spa, Milan
With an Eid package that includes VIP access, spa treatments as well as complete praying accessories, the Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Grand Spa combines Arabic culture with another of its favourite past-time: shopping. Located mere steps away from the shopping haven, you can have easy access to the top luxury brands from Chloe to Gucci and Prada to Ferragamo. Back at the hotel, each of the food outlet has incorporated a special halal menu and to complete the experience, head to the newly opened Grand Spa with its Moroccan-inspired decor.
For reservations, call +39 02 62562222.
Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt
Situated near the iconic River Main, Villa Kennedy, with its centuries-old structure and classical charm, offers a break from the manic city life. The perfect spot to discover the city summer festivals such as the Opera Square Festival as well as the Museum Embankment Festival, the chic abode now also offers a variety of Arabic-inspired options within its grounds including shisha with a complete suite of flavours, traditional drinks as well as a host of halal cuisine.
For reservations, call +49 69 717 120.