Hotel Jules Cesar - Arles, France
Housed in a 17th century Carmelite convent in Arles, Provence, the exclusive Hotel Jules Cesar welcomes guests with 52 luxurious rooms and suites, magnificent gardens, and an eclectic restaurant devoted to classic Provencal cuisine. Conceived by Christian Lacroix, the property’s exquisite interior design is half royal opulence, half monastic rigor, and all accommodations dazzle in rare antiques, sumptuous fabrics, and inspiring murals.
Delano Las Vegas - NV, USA
Situated right on the Strip, Delano Las Vegas is a new addition to Sin City’s fabulous hotel scene. Featuring warm shades of cream, golden, and white along with boulders brought from the Mojave, the property’s desert-inspired interior design is as stylish and sophisticated as it can be. In terms of accommodation there are 1,117 luxurious suites, all decorated in pure whites and neutrals, with separate sitting areas, plush spa-style baths, and all sorts of glamorous touches. Dining options are extraordinary and range from Alain Ducasse’s famed Mix to the enchanting Della’s Kitchen with its “historic farmhouse meets urban kitchen” concept. Two classy lounge bars, a state-of-the-art spa, and a wide range of high-end business facilities complement the hotel’s services.
Hotel Sahrai - Fes, Morocco
Created by French designer Christophe Pillet, Hotel Sahrai is an exquisite 50-room property perched in the hills overlooking the UNESCO-listed Medina of Fes. And although the style is refreshingly contemporary, the tasteful design with its grandiose arches, marble-paved public spaces, and discreet yet elaborately carved walls, retains all the magic and majesty of the Arab world. The hotel’s modern rooms and suites come with exquisite glass-walled bathrooms and sumptuous fabrics in soft shades and textures. Additional amenities include a luxurious Givenchy spa, a panoramic infinity pool, and a lovely choice of eating and drinking venues.
The Rothschild 71 - Tel Aviv, Israel
A chic collection of luxury suites and residences, The Rothschild 71 offers both short stays and long term accommodation in the heart of pulsating Tel Aviv. Dining is a Middle Eastern affair with an Italian twist, and guests have the opportunity to choose from a variety of room styles, from bright, cozy studios to ultra-stylish penthouse suites equipped with glorious rooftop terraces. All contemporary accommodation units are beautifully designed and appointed with all modern comforts.
52 De Wet - Cape Town, South Africa
Gloriously located on Cape Town’s Lions Head Mountain, 52 De Wet Private Hotel has only 7 suites, but each is individually designed and blessed with jaw dropping views of the Atlantic Ocean. And although the décor throughout is stylish and contemporary, it’s the intimate guesthouse feel that adds charm and sophistication to this luxurious hotel. For dining and relaxation the property boasts a sparkling infinity pool, an elegant spa, and an exquisite restaurant overseen by a Michelin trained chef who uses fresh, seasonal ingredients to create inspiring dishes.
Beau-Rivage Palace - Lausanne, Switzerland
Established in 1861, the exclusive Beau-Rivage Palace on the mighty shores of Lake Geneva has long been a favorite retreat among celebrities and the world’s rich and famous. Although newly renovated, the grandiose rooms and suites, with their timeless, refined décor and majestic lake views, celebrate a glamorous past while still featuring all the modern luxuries of a 5 star hotel. Eight treatment rooms offer the ultimate in spa pampering, and dining options range from French, Japanese, and Italian to a Michelin-starred establishment and a fabulous cellar which plays host to one of Europe’s largest collection of wines.
Humble House Taipei - Taiwan
Situated in the hip Xinyi District, Humble House Taipei, with its cultured mix of cuisine, facilities, and stylish, minimalist interiors filled with contemporary artworks, sets the tone for a new breed of hotels in the dynamic capital of Taiwan. Conceived by Hirsch Bedner Associates, the design of the 235 sleek rooms features clean, modern lines and neutral hues to create relaxed and sophisticated spaces. And while art plays a very important role in the hotel’s aesthetics and atmosphere, customer service and technology features are also first-rate.