Absolute Twin Sands - Phuket, Thailand
Set between two dazzling white tropical beaches, on a stunning peninsula of Phuket, Thailand, Absolute Twin Sands offers magnificent panoramic views of the Andaman Sea, along with a wealth of luxury facilities. As the newest addition of award-winning Absolute World Group, the resort boasts a tremendous array of studios, one and two-bedroom suites, all decorated with exquisite contemporary furnishings for the ultimate holiday experience. Top amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a spectacular multi-level infinity pool, restaurant and full concierge service.
Boucan by Hotel Chocolat - St. Lucia, Caribbean Islands
Perched above the historic cocoa plantation of Robot Estate, Boucan by Hotel Chocolat in Saint Lucia is a fascinating eco-conscious boutique hotel with gorgeous suites, a spectacular 50-foot infinity pool and one of the island’s most exquisite restaurants. As expected, chocolate and cocoa are everywhere: in the luxurious spa treatments, in the colors and inspiring decorations of the rooms, in the tours and Tree to Bar classes provided, and in pretty much every delicious dish served in the classy restaurant. Accommodation is available in two types of rooms: the elegant Lodges with their stunning rainforest showers and charming blend of traditional and modern styles; and the Luxe Lodges, which are larger and appointed with private verandas overlooking the Petit Piton and the Caribbean Sea.
Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa - Tanzania
Spanning 10 hectares of virgin land and packed with all the amenities, Hideaway of Nungwi Resort and Spa on the North West coast of Zanzibar is a sensational place to stay, relax and explore the magnificent African surroundings. With its lovely oceanfront location and delightful tropical gardens, the property offers extensive leisure facilities and 5-star accommodation in 100 stylishly decorated suites and villas. The design pays homage to Zanzibar’s Arabic-African Colonial heritage, while integrating contemporary elements to create warm, unique and sophisticated interiors. An overwhelming array of restaurants, spa services and activities complement the resort’s long list of facilities.
The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto - Japan
Opened in 2014 in one of Japan’s most traditional and culturally rich cities, The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto sits on the banks of the Kamo River, offering spectacular panoramic views over the Higashiyama Mountains. The hotel’s interior design is a sublime combination of ancient Japanese style and heritage infused with contemporary luxuries and aesthetics. Outside, four spectacular gardens inspired by the city’s symbols and surroundings invite guests to contemplate the serene local lifestyle. A topnotch spa complements the resort’s selection of bars and restaurants in terms of relaxation and recreational pursuits.
Eco-Hotel Spa Yves Rocher - France
Idyllically located in the picture-perfect countryside of Brittany, in the commune of La Gacilly, where the world-famous cosmetics company Yves Rocher has its headquarters, La Gree des Landes is an eco-hotel par excellence. It stands out mainly for its bioclimatic architecture and magnificent spa facilities, but it also makes for an excellent getaway as it offers acres of greenery and countless opportunities for outdoor recreation. In terms of accommodation, the Eco-Hotel Spa Yves Rocher boast 29 elegant rooms covered in grass rooves and devoted to all things organic, and an enchanting wooden cabin built in a 200-year-old Cyprus tree. A wealth of spa treatments and well-being facilities await you in the hotel’s Spa l’Heure Végétale and L’Espace Wellness. A gastronomic restaurant run by chef Gilles Le Gallès serves mouthwatering organic cuisine.
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The Raj Palace - Jaipur, India
Member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the astonishing Raj Palace in Jaipur is like stepping into another world, one of luxury, opulence and prestige. Housed in a gloriously restored Maharajah palace, the stately rooms and suites are lavishly decorated to recreate the splendor and extravagance of Indian royalty, and to accommodate some of the world’s most esteemed clientele. One of the property’s highlights is the Shahi Mahal Suite - one of the most expensive hotel rooms in the world. Other facilities include gourmet dining, first-class spa services as well as elephant and camel safaris to the magnificent Amber Fort.