Farm 215 Nature Retreat - South Africa
Tucked away in a remote corner of Western Cape, South Africa, Farm 215 is a private nature reserve with comfortable eco-friendly accommodation, countless outdoor activities, and a restaurant serving wonderful, locally sourced food and wine. Guests can choose to stay either in the homestead’s inviting and traditionally decorated guestrooms, or in the contemporary fynbos suites. These spacious freestanding structures have a light, open-plan design with high-end finishes and sweeping views of the Agulhas Plains.
Le Méridien Taipei - Taiwan
Ideally located in the bustling Xinyi District, Le Méridien Taipei oozes contemporary sophistication with its classy, art-infused interiors, exquisite dining scene, and upscale amenities. Refined custom-made furnishings along with unique textiles and subtle, earth-inspired shades bring a sense of timeless elegance to the beautifully decorated rooms, while the high-tech amenities provide the utmost comfort and convenience for the guests. Dining options range from chocolate indulgence to Le Méridien Signature Breakfast.
Four Seasons Beirut - Lebanon
Conceived by Paris-based interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, Four Seasons Beirut stands out for its unparalleled services and sophisticated accommodations overlooking the sea, the mountains, or the twinkling lights of the Lebanese capital. Completed with marble bathrooms, hi-tech amenities, and furnished wraparound balconies, the rooms and lavish suites are beautiful and supremely comfortable. Definitely one of the hotel’s highlights, the spectacular rooftop pool area welcomes guests with live DJ music, classy cocktails, and an assortment of tapas and Asian-inspired bites.
La Cuccagna - Italy
With an idyllic location in the Umbrian countryside, between Perugia and Gubbio, La Cuccagna is a charming family-run guesthouse offering comfy accommodation in carefully restored interiors. And while the decorating style is rustic and simple, rooms come complete with plush bed linens, organic toiletries, and lovely terraces. A glistening infinity swimming pool and some magnificent landscape gardens add to the charm of this warm and inviting retreat, where you can also indulge in home cooking, learn how to make pizza and pasta in true Italian style, and participate in various workshops.
Toscana Resort Castelfalfi - Italy
Built on the site of an 800 year old medieval village, Toscana Resort Castelfalfi is the result of a massive revitalization project, offering everything from real estate and villa rental to a former tobacco factory converted luxury hotel. Gloriously located in the heart of Tuscany, amidst the gentle hills of Chianti, this fabulous estate has its own farm, golf courses, swimming pools, and charming medieval borgo peppered with boutiques, cafes, and lovingly restored buildings. The hotel boasts 31 individually designed rooms that combine all modern comforts with the structure’s original charm and architectural features.
Top 10 Rooftop Bars
Sitting on top of some of the world’s most exquisite hotels, and serving up sweeping vistas along with creative cocktails, the following rooftop bars are sure to blow your mind.
Adler Mountain Lodge - Italy
Situated at an altitude of 1,800 m, in a stunning and unspoilt natural area of the UNESCO-listed Dolomites, Adler Mountain Lodge consists of 12 wooden chalets and a main building where, in addition to the restaurant, lounge, and exquisite wellness area, can also be found other 18 stylish suites. Designed by Hugo & Hanspeter Demetz in collaboration with Selva’s architect Rudi Perathoner, the charming chalets are entirely built from locally-sourced wood, resembling ancient Tyrolean mountain huts. Each cabin is tastefully furnished in an elegant alpine style and has its own sauna, private terrace overlooking the mountains, and spacious sitting room with cozy sofas and glassed-in fireplace. The resort’s panoramic restaurant focuses on fresh and healthy South Tyrolean cuisine.