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.
Athermi Suites - Santorini, Greece
Facing the infinite blue of the Aegean, Athermi Suites is a sublime Santorini getaway with delicate Cycladic-inspired interiors, the largest swimming pool in the Caldera and impeccable personalized service. Guests can choose from 5 different types of suites, all of which exude an atmosphere of romance and gracious living, with their bespoke furnishings and sprawling terraces overlooking the sea. Expect fabulous touches such as an iron canopy bed, an outdoor Jacuzzi or a built-in bathtub with sensational volcano views.
Inspired by the ancient Roman baths, indoor swimming pools have become common hotel features, social hubs and even architectural wonders. Nowadays, these year-round treats are getting more and more sophisticated, featuring elaborate designs and state-of-the-art lighting and water features.
NEW Hotel - Athens, Greece
Housed in the modernist building of Athens’ Olympic Palace, NEW Hotel is a stunning project of Brazilian designers Humberto and Fernando Campana. The cutting-edge interiors are an intriguing mix of light, reclaimed furniture, and bold, contemporary artworks. Equally creative, the hotel’s glass-walled restaurant serves sublime Mediterranean cuisine, and the rooftop lounge, with its unique art library, offers some of the best panoramic views of Athens. The rooms’ eye-popping décor, handmade furnishings and art installations are unforgettable.
Klaus K - Helsinki, Finland
Conveniently located in the heart of Helsinki, Klaus K is a hip designer hotel themed around Kalevala - the Finnish national epic. In addition to its striking interior design that mixes cozy and classy Scandinavian style with folklore inspiration, this fashionable accommodation near the Esplanade prides itself with one hell of a dining scene and a stylish urban spa. In addition to the elegant Kalevala-influenced units, there’s a dazzling collection of playful rooms designed by Finnish artists and cartoonists, whose leitmotifs range from nature to art and cinema.
Vault Karaköy, The House Hotel - Istanbul, Turkey
Situated in the Karaköy neighborhood of Istanbul, a former financial district which has become one of the city’s coolest cultural hubs, Vault Karaköy, The House Hotel boasts smart and luxurious designer interiors, an art club, a refined spa and a classy restaurant serving contemporary Turkish cuisine. In addition to its superior amenities and fantastic service, this stylish boutique hotel stands out for its exquisite decors which pay tribute to the building’s prestige and classic architecture. Designed by Sinan Kafadar, all rooms feature bespoke furniture and lighting, marble bathrooms, and elegant parquet floors. Among others, the hotel’s fabulous penthouse suite prides itself with a freestanding bathtub overlooking the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus Bridge.