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Slim Aarons was an American photographer whose most popular image The Kings of Hollywood (1957) embodies the glamor, charisma and glory he seeks to capture in his portraits. “Attractive people do interesting things in attractive places,” he says to describe his style.

Born George Allen Aarons on October 29, 1916 in New York City, he was a military photographer before turning to journalism after the war. He follows the rich and famous into their beautiful surroundings, letting the natural beauty of his subjects become his focal point. Aarons won the trust of those he photographed, leading him to photograph some of the most intimate and candid portraits of the 20th century. He died on May 29, 2006 in Montrose, New York at the age of 89.

1. Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Antibes

Antibes, Cote d’Azur, France

From $1,200 per night
ETIC Hotels Green Score: 9.5/10

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc is the quintessential Riviera playground, with a stretch of private shore, parkland, pool and pontoon. Generations of families come for the season, year after year, enjoying our warm and generous hospitality. Spacious connecting suites and secluded private villas make relaxing family homes.

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2. Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California, USA

From $750 per night
ETIC Hotels Green Score: 7.2/10

For over a century, The Beverly Hills Hotel has been the spot for Hollywood’s brightest lights, the ultimate beacon of glamour. She greets you like a movie star from the moment you pass the iconic signage, step onto the signature red carpet and enter the grand lobby. Welcome to the legacy.

The original motto of the hotel stated that guests were “entitled to the best of everything, regardless of cost”. We’re here to look after you. To set you up for a great day, every day. The iconic, LA hideaway, famous for playing host to Hollywood royalty over the years. From the deals made in the Polo Lounge to the romances conducted in the secluded bungalows, this has been Tinsel Town’s playground since Beverly Hills was born.

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3. Hotel Punta Tragara, Capri

Via Tragara, 57, 80073 Capri NA, Italy

From $600 per night
ETIC Hotels Green Score: 9/10

It was known as the “Stracasa” (“Super-house”) because it was so much more than a humble abode. In 1920 the Lombardy-born engineer Emilio Errico Vismara chose spectacular Punta Tragara as the perfect spot to build a villa, perched high above the sea with views of the Faraglioni rock formations…

The entire island from a terrace. The views from Punta Tragara are endless: the spectacular Faraglioni rocks, enchanting Marina Piccola, the white contours of Capri, the wonderful light of dawn embracing the sea and the quietly romantic sunsets….

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4. Villa d’Este

Via Regina, 40, 22012 Cernobbio CO, Italy

From $1,300 per night
ETIC Hotels Green Score: 7.6/10

For centuries a residence of the aristocracy – princesses, marquises, sultans and tsars. And since 1873, an elegant and charming five-star resort; one of the most celebrated in the world. Luxury lake views exemplify the art of living well in a suggestive experience that fills the eyes and inspires the mind.

Overlooking one of the most romantic lakes in the world, Lake Como, Villa d’Este is surrounded by a wonderful 10-hectare private park. The rooms and suites, overlooking the lake or the park, are divided into two buildings: the Cardinal Building and the Queen’s Pavilion. Windows and terraces overlooking the lake, with exceptional views of the marina and boats quietly returning to shore in the evening. Are you ready to immerse yourself in this dream scenario?

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5. Hotel Il Pellicano

Porto Ercole GR, Italy

From $800 per night
ETIC Hotels Green Score: 7.2/10

This luxury boutique hotel in Porto Ercole is a familiar romantic getaway for discerning guests all over the world and those seeking exclusive weekend breaks from Rome, on the Tuscan Coast. A beach and pool adored by Slim Aarons, and books scattered everywhere to read at the drop of a sunhat. 

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6. InterContinental Carlton Cannes
Cannes, France

From $600 per night
ETIC Hotels Green Score: 9.5/10

Legendary, historic, associated with romance, celebrities and glamour, the Carlton Cannes has traversed the ages and earned its status as a unique and authentic haven that values its memory and its soul.

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7. Il San Pietro di Positano

Via Laurito, 2, 84017 Positano SA, Italy

From $800 per night
ETIC Hotels Green Score: 9/10

The San Pietro di Positano is more than a hotel. It is a journey within a journey, where memories are created and never forgotten. A haven of peace, immersed in nature, this elegant home harmonises old-world traditions of hospitality with contemporary, understated luxury. Escape to this small slice of paradise suspended between the sea and sky.

Carved discreetly into the cliffside, with views of the Amalfi coastline and Mediterranean sea, every room is unique: a combination of understated luxury, intricate detail, and original design.

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