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.
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.
Gigli d’Oro Suite - Rome, Italy
With its romantic, design-forward interiors and enviable location in the historic center of Rome, right next to Piazza Navona, Gigli d’Oro Suite is a gem of a hotel. Rooms are equipped with modern, luxurious bathrooms and each of them is individually decorated in a poetic mix of designer furnishings, antiques, exposed beams, and exquisite fabrics.
Relais Casamassima - Perugia, Italy
Italian country elegance and old-world hospitality await you at Relais Casamassima - a quaint, family-run guesthouse immersed in the splendor and tranquility of the Umbrian hills, yet only a short drive away from lively Perugia. The property boasts 3 sprawling, elegant suites, each with its own size, design, and color palette. The style is an inspired combination of rustic warmth and contemporary chic, with exquisite vintage furnishings and exposed stone walls sharing space with flat-screen TVs and modern bathrooms.
Relais La Corte dei Papi - Cortona, Italy
A meticulously restored 16th-century country house in the Tuscan hill town of Cortona, La Corte dei Papi offers luxury accommodation in 15 rooms and spa suites appointed with refined fabrics, gorgeous antique furnishings, and all modern comforts that discerning travelers would seek. Besides its charming guestrooms, the residence boasts its own parkland, a swimming pool, and a superb restaurant serving farm-fresh Tuscan cuisine either in the gentle ambience of the estate’s former wine cellar or outside by the pool, under the glorious Tuscan sun.
NH Palazzo Barocci - Venice, Italy
Overlooking Venice’s Grand Canal and the magnificent Rialto Bridge, NH Palazzo Barocci boasts a charming garden terrace, a bar serving up a selection of local wines and appetizers, and 59 contemporary rooms decorated in soft whites and neutrals. There are no frescoes or carvings on the walls, nor are there any Baroque embellishments, but the hotel’s accommodation units are quite striking in their elegant simplicity. Some of them enjoy beautiful canal views while others still retain the spectacular balconies of the historic Sant’Angelo Theater, which used to reside in this beautiful building back in the 17th century.