Finding the right solution for a group of celebrating friends can be an art form itself.
As a weddings and honeymoon specialist, I am often the point of contact at the very start of that journey, with advice and the organisation of any pre-wedding celebration equally vital ingredients.
With friendship groups being increasingly mixed gender and aligned with a taste for quality travel, in recent years these occasions have excitingly moved away from the traditional stag and hen parties of the past and become more about having special experiences and revelries with your besties.
The happy couple’s respective guests come together for an unforgettable celebration, sometimes partaking in separate activities during the day and regrouping at night or enjoying every aspect together. The key is in finding the balance.
That’s where my good friends at the Palladium Hotel Group come in.
With some superb properties in their portfolio, not only do they have one of my favourite five-star hotels for a group of music loving friends, they have TWO of them!
Party on and let me introduce the Hard Rock Hotels, places to pay tribute to innovations that break the mould for those who may feel that music is simply a way of life.
Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza
Even die-hard party animals need some well-deserved R&R.
You are the superstar here thanks to all the services, facilities and little touches at your disposal, from fascinating musical memorabilia to luxurious massages and some of the most contemporary rooms and suites in Playa d'en Bossa.
Perhaps you are after rooms with a hot tub and an Ibizan sea view? Maybe your buddies prefer a swim-up suite with direct access to a private pool? Or you may just fancy being number one and enjoying the 165 square metre Rock Star Suite!
This is the perfect place to stay for a bunch of celebrating friends in the heaven on earth that is the island of Ibiza.
Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife
The unique beachfront resort opened in October 2016 on the Canary Island's sunny southern coast near Adeje. Its rooms and suites are spread across the Oasis and Nirvana towers, with three sparkling swimming pools spanning the property, access to a lagoon, small beach, and a beach club complete with Balinese beds. Hard Rock International’s priceless collection of music memorabilia is displayed prominently throughout the hotel and the place boasts an impressive programme of live events and concerts to which guests have free access to, including the popular 'Children of the 80s' and 'Lagoon' parties. The Rock Royalty Level, located on three floors of the Nirvana Tower, houses suites with exclusive guest services such as a private concierge, VIP check-in and privileged access to a private lounge boasting views of the Atlantic Ocean. For aspiring stars, the Sound Of Your Stay programme allows guests to have in-room guitar jam sessions, create personalised playlists and have a delivery of professional DJ equipment to their room. Guests have a choice of six restaurants and six bars including the rooftop sky lounge with magnificent views of the island’s special sunsets. If your super group wants to feel supersonic with a lip-smacking gin and tonic, then here might be the perfect place to chill like rock stars and be pampered like legends.