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.
Peninsula Gardens - Kas, Turkey
Perched on the rugged cliffs of Turkey’s scenic Lycian coast, only minutes from Kas, the exquisite Peninsula Gardens Hotel welcomes its guests in luxurious, stylishly designed suites with spectacular sea and sunset views, and private plunge pools. Additionally, all units are named after precious stones and come complete with plush King-sized beds, state-of-the-art technology, and high-end designer toiletries. Other features include two stunning waterfront cabanas, an infinity-edge pool with wave generator, a lovely seafront restaurant, and spa facilities.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam - Netherlands
Nestled along the charming Herengracht Canal, in the heart of the city, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is where fine cuisine, personalized service and topnotch amenities meet in a refined, contemporary setting. Accommodation options vary from serene guestrooms and sophisticated lofts to lavishly appointed suites with separate living and sleeping areas. Each room is individually furnished in a gracious contemporary style with classic design influences and modern amenities. One of the hotel’s main attractions is the luxurious Guerlain Spa.
La Piantata - Italy
A charming 18th-century Italian farm wedged between Rome and Tuscany, La Piantata is a paradise for lovers of nature, tranquility, and healthy eating. The property offers boutique style accommodation in various types of units, from tasteful rooms with nature-inspired themes and traditionally decorated apartments with private kitchenettes to spectacular treehouses built in centuries-old pines and oaks. Elevated 7-8 meters off the ground and overlooking endless, sunkissed fields of lavender and olive groves, both treehouses make for wonderful lodging experiences. One of them is a romantic 44 square meter wood cabin with rustic chic interiors, while the other, with its state-of-the-art technology features and exquisite décor by interior designer Claudia Pelizzari, is billing itself as the largest treehouse in Europe.
Hotel Hugo - New York City, NY, USA
With its stylish, industrial-inspired design, exquisite Italian restaurant, and glamorous rooftop cocktail lounge overlooking the striking New York City skyline, Hotel Hugo is one of SoHo’s most exclusive addresses. Accommodation is offered in refined loft-style suites decorated with bespoke Italian furnishings and luxurious bathrooms.