Being a royal (or being married to one) comes with a lot of perks, including the budget for fancy hotel stays around the world. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have done a lot of traveling during their very public relationship, but it’s often kept secret where they’ve actually stayed. To this day no one has figured out where the royal pair went on their honeymoon (maybe Namibia, maybe Ireland, maybe Canada), and Harry and Meghan seem to be good at dodging the press when they go on holiday. Still, we know a few luxury properties that have hosted the couple, including England’s own Heckfield Place and Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York. Start saving your pennies, because these suites come at a high price.
1. Cliveden House Hotel, Berkshire
Before marrying Prince Harry in Windsor, Meghan and her mom, Doria Ragland, spent the night at the luxurious Cliveden House Hotel, a historic country house on a National Trust property in Berkshire. Built in 1666, the ornate property features an expansive main house, a spa and pool, perfectly manicured gardens and the hidden three-bedroom Spring Cottage, which overlooks the Thames. Fans of The Crown will know the house as part of the Profumo affair, which shook British politics in 1961, and the hotel has hosted many important figures over the years. Harry and Meghan are rumored to have spent a few nights in the Spring Cottage since their wedding (The Sun even went so far as to nickname their baby Clive in an article last spring), and you can follow in their footsteps. Don’t miss the spa, the hotel’s fancy afternoon tea and a ride along the Thames on a vintage boat with a glass of champagne.
2. Coworth Park, Ascot
While Meghan bunked up at Cliveden, Harry spent the night before the couple’s wedding at Coworth Park in Ascot with his brother, Prince William. The five-star hotel, part of the Dorchester Collection, welcomes guests with a charming countryside vibe and a Michelin-starred restaurant called Restaurant Coworth Park. Built into a Georgian manor, Coworth Park features a spa, wooded areas for walking and exploring, and opportunities for horseback riding, polo playing and tennis. While it’s not known which room Harry selected, the hotel boasts several opulent suites, including the impressive Stable Premium Suite, which features side-by-side copper tubes in the bathroom.
3. Hotel Vilòn, Rome
While attending Misha Nonoo’s recent wedding to Michael Hess, Meghan and Harry booked a room at boutique luxury property Hotel Vilòn, which features only 18 rooms. The pair reportedly selected the Borghese Suite, which has a private terrace, marble bathroom and a freestanding tub. The hotel is all about the amenities, offering guided tours, private car service and massive TVs that come with Netflix (all the better to binge The Crown). Hotel Vilòn, which is set in a 16th-century building, offers views of the Borghese Palace Gardens and puts guests in the center of Rome with easy access to all the city has to offer. While the royal couple only stayed for two nights, you can make your trip to Rome more extensive.
4. Heckfield Place, Hampshire
To celebrate Archie’s impending birth, Meghan and Harry took a sojourn to Heckfield Place, a restored Georgian house hotel in Hampshire. According to the British press, the pair stayed in the Long Room, the hotel’s largest guest room, which has views of the lake and grounds. You can’t go wrong with any of the property’s rooms, which look like something out of Restoration Hardware, and the Little Bothy Spa is a great place to relax for an afternoon (even if you aren’t about to become a mom). The hotel also features a bar and two dining spaces, and even has its own farm. Look online for upcoming special events, which Heckfield Place often hosts, and book your stay accordingly.
5. Mark Hotel, New York City
During a visit to New York City for her baby shower, Meghan made the Mark Hotel her home base for a few days. The rooms have a sleek, contemporary vibe, and Meghan held her baby shower in the luxurious, two-story Grant Penthouse Suite (which costs around $75,000 a night). The hotel includes The Mark Restaurant by chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the intimate Mark Bar, a fitness center and hotel-branded pedicabs. The location in NYC is prime, too, situating guests only a few blocks from the Met and Central Park. Don’t forget to shop at Ladurée and dine at the Polo Bar, as Meghan did during her trip earlier this year.
6. Fairmont Royal York, Toronto
When Harry hosted the Invictus Games in Toronto in 2017, the prince booked in to the Fairmont Royal York, the same hotel where Queen Elizabeth stays when she visits the Canadian city. At the time, Harry and Meghan were only dating, but the pair reportedly stayed in the hotel, likely in the Royal Suite. The four-star hotel, which first opened in 1929, recently underwent a five-year refurbishment and features a fitness center, indoor pool and several bars and restaurants, including the chic Clockwork Champagne & Cocktails bar. The Fairmont is close to Toronto’s major attractions, ideal for a visit to the city even if you aren’t making your first public appearance with your royal boyfriend.
7. Vista Alegre, Ibiza
Back in August, Harry and Meghan got some flack for taking a private jet to Ibiza, a popular vacation destination in Spain. The pair reportedly stayed with Vista Alegre, a collection of private sea view villas around the island, most of which are hidden behind secure gates. Although it’s not known which villa the pair may have rented, the three-story, six-bedroom Sa Calma villa is a favorite of Paul McCartney. All of the villas feature contemporary design and outdoor pools, ideal for a summer holiday, and you’ll likely need to gather a group of friends to afford your own weeklong rental in one of them.
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