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

BERLIN, GERMANY Couples looking for a romantic escape in the heart of the city of Berlin, Germany, will be delighted by the Provocateur Hotel. Located in the upscale Charlottenburg neighbourhood and designed by renowned London-based Saar Zafrir Design, the 58 room boutique hotel, bar and restaurant transports its guests to the early 1900s Burlesque-era with its decadent interiors. The Provocateur Hotel embodies old-school glamour with opulent, intricate interiors, red and blue colours, soft velvet furnishings and antiqued accessories, including a elevator dating back to 1912. Couples staying at the hotel can sample a delicious Chinese-French menu and a four-course tasting menu at the hotel’s Golden Phoenix Restaurant, helmed by chef Duc Ngo. Perfectly located just a short stroll distance from Berlin’s famed historic institutions, the hotel is within easy reach of local art galleries and tourist attractions. Discover more at SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA For generations, the Department of Education building in Sydney’s Sandstone Precinct has stood empty, but in March 2023, it reopened as Capella Sydney. This heritage-listed icon marks the first property under the Capella Hotels and Resorts group to open in Australia. Spanning eight levels, the 192 guestrooms and suites are anchored by three ground-level food and beverage outlets, with spaces throughout with commissioned and collected artworks – all within footsteps of the harbour foreshore, the famed Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Centred around the 20-metre heated indoor swimming pool, facilities exclusive to in-house guests include a high-tech fitness centre featuring Technogym equipment, a yoga platform, well-appointed changing rooms complete with a sauna, and a spa showcasing immersive treatment rooms for couples. To find out more, visit PARIS, FRANCE Located on the corner of Rue des Archives and Rue de la Verrerie, in the heart of Paris, Hôtel Le Grand Mazarin is the first urban hotel in the Maisons Pariente Collection. Joyful and flamboyant, Hôtel Le Grand Mazarin is a showcase of elegance with a mixture of styles and eras with a touch of humour. The five-star hotel boasts 61 uniquely-decorated rooms and suites, a spectacular restaurant, a bar and a swimming pool. Head over to for more information. ATHENS, GREECE Dave Red Athens is a boutique hotel located in the heart of Athens, Greece, and is the first international outpost from the Brown Hotels’ affordable urban collection. The property opened its doors in July 2022 and breathes a fresh, young energy into the recently transformed Omonia Square. Set just a stone’s throw away from its sister property, Brown Acropol, the 87-room boutique hotel features the brand’s distinguishable, punchy décor, with an industrial-style interior and fiery red branding. Home to a bar, restaurant and a soon-to-launch underground nightclub, Dave Red Athens is perfect for exploring what the city has to offer. The property’s spacious rooftop offers undisrupted far-reaching views of the ancient city, a pool table, a Jacuzzi hot tub, a massage room and complimentary sparkling wine on tap. Check out for more information. CITY ESCAPES 93