Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding - March/April 2023 (Issue 97)

ROME, ITALY With a vibrant street life, cobbled streets and awe-inspiring art, Rome is undoubtedly one of the world’s most romantic cities. Love has always been a part of the story of Rome, with the largest temple in the Roman Forum being dedicated to Venus and Roma: the goddess of love and the goddess that personified the city. Set in the heart of Rome’s historical centre, Rhinoceros Roma was established by Alda Fendi in 2018 and designed by world-renowned French architect, Jean Nouvel. The boutique features a modern and industrial vibe with new-meets-old design details throughout. Home to 25 rooms, from studio apartments to penthouse suites, Rhinoceros Roma provides a haven for couples wanting to explore what this romantic city has to offer. Discover more at with me Fly away We’ve rounded up some of our favourite city escapes MARRAKESH, MOROCCO Nobu Hotel Marrakech is the Nobu brand’s first hotel in Africa. First opening its doors in January 2023, the property is just steps away from the city’s cultural epicentre, where rich heritage meets contemporary flair. The luxury lifestyle destination is complete with 71 spacious suites, a stunning rooftop lounge and restaurant, a 2,000 sq. ft luxurious spa and fitness centre, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a restaurant. Find out more at BRUSSELS, BELGIUM Couples looking for a cosy experience in the heart of Brussels, Belgium, will love Craves. The perfect spot to discover the rich Medieval architecture, art, culture and sensational foodie scenes, Craves opened in July 2022 and was designed by renowned London-based Saar Zafrir Design. The 59-room boutique hotel and restaurant will transport guests to the early 1900s Burlesque-era with its decadent interiors intended to arouse the senses. Craves evokes a dark and opulent aesthetic with comfortable rooms, lavish velvet furnishings and antique accessories reminiscent of Art Deco interiors. Perfectly located within walking distance to the Grand Place landmark in Brussels, guests can discover the cultural hotspot while staying in one of the city’s chicest boltholes. Visit for more information. RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA The Radisson Hotel Group has had a stellar year of openings and is planning to add new additions to its already impressive collection of properties. One of which is Mansard Riyadh in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which was named because of its distinct Mansard rooflines. Designed as a homage to the signature Parisian Haussmann style of the mid-1800s, the property is made up of 191 luxurious rooms, serviced apartments and duplex villas catering to short and long-term stays. The hotel is adding an outpost of New York’s Michelin-starred Carbone restaurant in 2023, which is a must-visit for couples staying at the property. For more information, visit 92