SMF’s Top Three Hotels in Europe


Over the last three months I have visited Europe multiple times and stayed at some of the most amazing hotels. I have been very lucky to have never had a “bad experience” during my stays…touch wood. Although, there have only been a few hotels that stood out amongst the rest.

Here are my top three hotels across Europe, in no chronological order:

1. The Ritz-Carlton Vienna – Austria


To kick off my top three hotels in Europe, we’re going to go back to December of last year where I traveled to Vienna, Austria, with the #TravelWithTJD family on an #RCMemories trip to remember.

Having joined the group a couple days into the trip, The Ritz-Carlton Vienna opened their hospitable arms and welcomed me into their incredible property built on three historical castles for the night. Nothing is impossible for the team at The Ritz-Carlton Vienna. Yes, I traveled to Vienna for just one night…but oh it was worth it! From Christmas markets and mulled wine to historical museums and city tours, it was the greatest 48-hours ever!


Close to minus two degrees and with special permission of course, this is the view from the rooftop of The Ritz-Carlton Vienna. It was simply breathtaking.

Check out The Ritz-Carlton Vienna’s Website, Facebook & Instagram!

2. Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Grand Spa Milano – Italy

My second stop of the men’s fashion week season after beautiful Florence, was Milan! By far my favourite hotel in Italy, Palazzo Parigi is simply incredible. The hotel is perfectly positioned in the heart of Milan, only walking distance from shopping central, Via Monte Napoleone. The gorgeous marble staircase as you enter will have you in awe.


To read my full review, click here!

Check out Palazzo Parigi’s Website, Facebook & Instagram!

3. Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe Hotel – France


To cap off a chaotic Men’s Fashion Week in January this year, I travelled to Paris for the last couple of shows of the season. Here, I called the Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe hotel my home for the short trip to one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With a breathtaking balcony view of the Arc de Triomphe, I braved the freezing cold every morning for a few minutes just to soak up the mesmerising scenery.


Breakfast in bed? Yes please! Let’s just say I didn’t have many shows to attend to in Paris as opposed to the craziness of Milan. With the temperature close to zero degrees, I opted for the warmest, most comfortable option, DVD’s and room service.

Check out the Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe’s Website, Facebook & Instagram!

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Founder of SMF. Elias spends most of his time travelling the world, attempting to become the first Lebanese surfer and rocking the white pant + double breasted blazer combo. He currently resides in Dubai, UAE, and has made it his mission to become best buddies with the Sheikh.