L’Auberge de Sedona - AZ, USA
Nestled in Sedona’s Red Rock Country, on the edge of Oak Creek, L’Auberge de Sedona welcomes its guests in idyllic private cottages and spa suites with rustic-style décor and breathtaking creek views. Dining is a magical affair with creative French-inspired cuisine served in a gorgeous natural setting along the creek, and the spa is a decadent haven of peace and relaxation. Some of the resort’s superbly appointed accommodation units come with cedar outdoor showers and romantic wood-burning fireplaces, or picture windows and terraces overlooking the red rocks of Arizona.
Hotel Lone - Rovinj, Croatia
Designed by a team of illustrious Croatian artists and architects, Hotel Lone in the Istrian Peninsula’s Zlatni Rat Forest Park is the country’s first design hotel. In addition to its spaceship-like architecture, the property features strikingly modern interiors filled with personality and natural light. A couple of exquisite bars and restaurants along with a spa and two beautiful pools complement the hotel’s offerings.
Villa Daphne - Corfu, Greece
Nestled in its own 1300-sqm garden, on the east coast of Corfu, Villa Daphne is a stylish two-bedroom holiday retreat with its own private swimming pool and fully-furnished terrace. Equally appealing as its outdoor areas, the house’s interiors are graciously furnished in a mix of period and contemporary décor, with soft color schemes that create a feeling of warmth and luxury. A well-equipped kitchen and modern technology features complement the property’s level of comfort.
Casa Gangotena - Ecuador
An enchanting boutique hotel in the heart of Quito, Ecuador, Casa Gangotena boasts exquisite interiors splashed with hints of classy Art Deco inspiration. The dazzling rooms in this lovingly restored historic mansion are filled with custom artisan furnishings, wonderful antiques and awe-inspiring original features such as painted ceilings, friezes, time-honored chandeliers and elaborate murals. Further highlights include a charming glass-enclosed courtyard, a rooftop terrace overlooking the bustling Plaza San Francisco, and a restaurant that serves up delicious Ecuadorian cuisine from both the Andes and the coast.
Miraval Resort & Spa - Tucson, AZ, USA
A wellness-oriented retreat in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, Miraval Resort & Spa greets its well-heeled guests with a fabulous spa, healthy cuisine prepared by award-winning chefs, and sustainable casita-style accommodation. With the spectacular Santa Catalina Mountains as a backdrop, the resort’s stylish rooms, suites and villas are graciously decorated in warm cream and earth tones, with ultra-comfortable beds and wonderful desert views.
Linthwaite House - England
Enjoying an exquisite “Ralph Lauren meets Raffles” design and breathtaking views of Lake Windermer, Linthwaite House is one of Lake District’s most charming country house hotels. Housed in a beautiful Edwardian manor house, the intimate hotel boasts 30 individually decorated accommodation units, including a lake view room with hot tub, and a sumptuous loft suite appointed with skylight window and a striking freestanding bath with its own flat-screen TV. The property’s award-winning restaurant serves up creative British cuisine in a variety of inspiring dining venues.
Tinga Lodge - South Africa
Perched on the banks of the Sabie River, in the heart of Kruger National Park, Tinga Lodge is one of Lion Sands’ most luxurious accommodations. Consisting of 9 huge suites and a dazzling array of public spaces that open out onto fabulous wooden decks, the lodge is one of those rare places where luxury and wilderness blend marvelously together. Guests are greeted with grand, colonial-inspired interiors decorated with rich dark woods, and each spacious suite has its own plunge pool or viewing deck overlooking the river. For indoor recreation, there’s a classy library filled with stately leather couches and African literature.