The World’s Most Luxurious Hotels

There are no shortage of luxury hotels around the world and we’ve been lucky enough to stay in many of them. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourites, but I envision that this will be an ever-growing list.

 

The Plaza, New York City

Setting the standard for luxury for more than a century, The Plaza Hotel New York is a testament to timeless elegance. An iconic Manhattan hotel, The Plaza is the top choice for VIPs, celebrities and those looking for something totally extra. The Plaza redefines opulence, with its butler service, gilded bar, exquisite afternoon tea and old-world charm bedroom interiors. For a true taste of luxury, opt for one of their legendary One of a Kind Suites that deliver unrivaled splendor, grandeur, and comfort and are completely unique in design. Each has been meticulously fashioned around a theme inspired by the iconic history of The Plaza. Built in 1907, the iconic structure was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1969, so by staying there you’re not only fulfilling your most luxurious dreams, you’re also experiencing one of the finest hotels in history. 

The St. Regis, Singapore 

While it could be mistaken for an office building from its glass-clad façade, the St Regis Singapore oozes opulence – and the Bentley’s and Ferrari’s parked outside are just a small indicator of this. Step into the gilded foyer to be greeted by exceptionally friendly staff who are there to escort you to the Art deco-style rooms adorned with plush sofas, exquisite artworks, huge beds with leather-bound headboards and totally insta-worthy French marble bathrooms.

There are eight different room categories, starting with Executive Deluxe and Grand Deluxe rooms (50 to 52 square metres), up to the King Cole suite (135 square metres) and the Presidential suite (335 square metres).

The hotel boasts several restaurants, ensuring that all guests’ tastes are met, including a dim sum restaurant, Yan Ting, and the incredibly popular LaBrezza, where guests can indulge in the most luxurious BBQ known to man on a Saturday night. Thinking free-flowing champagne and lobster!

The St Regis is also conveniently located a 5-minute walk from Singapore Botanic Garden and Orchard Road – one of the city’s greatest shopping streets. If you’d rather stay off your feet, book yourself into their award-winning Remède Spa for their signature Hot Stone Massage.

Bawah Reserve, Indonesia

Accessible only by private seaplane, Bawah Reserve is an off-the-beaten track group of six tropical islands in the Riau Archipelago, Indonesia, located between Malaysia and Borneo. The stunning eco-resort opened in July 2017 and combines high-end design with sustainability and a “back-to-nature” concept. With just 35 beautifully designed suites and bungalows the exclusive resort offers a sensational all-inclusive private island experience in an un-discovered and richly diverse part of Indonesia. Far from being just a “fly and flop” destination a plethora of activities are included in the daily rate so guests can get out and explore the 13 beaches and two lagoons of Bawah Reserve.

Guests can choose to stay in bamboo-made Garden Suites, luxurious tented-safari style Beachfront Suites, or intimate Overwater Bungalows. Each bungalow or suite offers comfort and privacy and direct access to the white-sand beach, or clear blue sea that surrounds Bawah.

Food plays a key role in the Bawah experience the eco-mindset of the resort is reflected in the locally-grown ingredients found on the Asian-fusion menu at Tree Top restaurant, which blends beautifully into the jungle featuring recycled natural materials, in keeping with the surroundings. The Boat House Bar & Restaurant offers an a la carte menu and The Grouper Beach & Pool Bar serves light snacks throughout the day. In addition to the resort’s three restaurants, Bawah has a look-out bar serving tropical cocktails, aptly named after the French author and playwright Jules Verne, famous for his writings about extraordinary voyages.

 

Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort, Mauritius

A tropical haven, the island of Mauritius known for its sandy white beaches, luxuriant landscapes of verdant hillsides and pastures, mountains and sugar cane fields that extend as far as the eye can see. The tranquil surroundings of the Heritage Bel Ombre in Southern Mauritius make a truly apt setting for the five-star Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort.

Following a recent extensive renovation, the resort has relaunched with a new dedicated offering of golf, luxury and wellness – the resort is the first branded wellness resort on the island. For guests seeking an all-encompassing retreat experience that takes care of the mind, the body and the soul, the wellness offering at Heritage Le Telfair is a must for the ultimate “switch-off”.  Guests can enjoy an initial consultation led by the onsite Wellness Director and Osteopath Matthieu Gossart and create a bespoke plan tailored to their needs throughout a stay, ranging from a restorative spa treatment to a private exercise class, complementary therapies and more. The Seven Colours Millesime Collection Spa can offer a wide variety of signature deluxe treatments that compliment the existing plan, from a Chakra Balancing Massage to deeply relaxing massages that use semi-precious stones, detox body warps and more. Meditation, pilates, Qigong and tai-chi are just some of the workshops that are available, led by leading practitioners.

Amanera, Playa Grande, Dominican Republic

The Aman brand is synonymous with luxury and we could honestly make a whole list just dedicated to them. However, Amanera in the Dominican Republic has really caught out attention in recent weeks.
Sitting on the north coast of the serene Dominican Republic, Amanera lies between the two small villages of Río San Juan and Cabrera. Further to the west lies the town of Cabarete, one of the world’s top-rated windsurfing and kiteboarding destinations, while eastward is the natural deep-water port of Samana, famous for the humpback whales that roam its warm waters during winter. Nestled within more than 2,170 acres of pristine Caribbean jungle,  the luxury Amanera resort overlooks the ocean from Playa Grande, whose golden sands make it one of the region’s most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic

Each Casita offers ocean views from an expansive terrace, as well as a private garden and biodiverse roof that seamlessly blends with its surroundings.

The Spa at Amanera features two treatment rooms, while therapies can also be enjoyed in the privacy of your Casita. Inspired by the shamanic healing traditions of the Dominican Republic, spa therapies use locally grown plants and herbs, as well as the Aman range of all-natural products. Massages, facials, scrubs and wraps join signature Spa Journeys as part of a holistic approach to wellbeing. The Restaurant, specialising in fresh, organic dishes, features a terrace overlooking the uninterrupted mile-long golden strand of Playa Grande beach. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the restaurant ensure expansive views from indoors, and the second-storey bar is the perfect spot for an aperitif. Or, choose to dine right on the beach at Club de Playa, the ocean providing a spectacular backdrop to your Dominican dining experience.

Kensho Boutique Hotels and Villas, Mykonos

Kenshō Boutique Hotels and Villas, two extraordinary, yet understated luxury sites in Mykonos attract specific type of traveller. One who prefers the finer things in life but without the fuss, the gilded elevators, stuffy butler service and pretentious lack of
feeling. The Kenshō guests choses this unique hotel brand for their ability to complement the natural surroundings and traditions of Mykonos, immersing guests in the island through architecture, food and spa rituals while offering them a private
slice of luxury within the hotels.

Kenshō at Ornos is home to 10 suites and 25 luxury rooms, each with its own elegant design. Indulge in a gastronomic experience at Kenshō Fine Dining Restaurant, perched the roof garden overlooking Ornos Bay. Spend your evening under the stars while listening to music and tasting signature cocktails at Kenshō Bar. Relax and rejuvenate at Kenshō Spa, offering a Jacuzzi, Hammam, massage treatments, spa rituals, and a fitness area with the latest gym equipment.

Jade Mountain, St Lucia 

Rising majestically above the 600 acre beach front resort of Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain Resort on St. Lucia’s south-western Caribbean coastline is a cornucopia of organic architecture celebrating St. Lucia’s stunning scenic beauty.

Architect owner Nick Troubetzkoy has expanded upon his philosophy of building in harmony with Caribbean nature in his creation of Jade Mountain St. Lucia. The bold architectural design – individual bridges leading to exceptional infinity pool sanctuaries and rugged stoned-faced columns reaching towards the sky – makes Jade Mountain St. Lucia one of the Caribbean’s most mesmerizing resort experiences.

Expect grand sweeping spaces where bedroom, living area and an extravagant private infinity pool glide into one another to form extraordinary platforms floating out into nature. With the fourth wall entirely absent, Jade Mountain’s sanctuaries are stage-like settings from which to embrace the full glory of St. Lucia’s Pitons World Heritage Site, and of course, the eternal Caribbean Sea.

Wrapped around an infinity pool with a dazzling kaleidoscope of colors, the Jade Mountain Club celebrates James Beard Award winner Chef Allen Susser’s “Jade Cuisine.” Hovering in space above the Jade Mountain Club is the Celestial Terrace, perfect for sunset cocktails or star-gazing.

Enjoy the exclusivity and privacy of Jade Mountain with all of sister resort Anse Chastanet’s restaurants, bars, boutiques, art gallery, spa, scuba, bike and watersports facilities as well as 2 soft sand beaches available and easily accessible to Jade Mountain guests by foot or resort shuttle at all times.

Luxurious Suites at Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Luxury and heritage come together, at Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur. Experience the royal life at the lake facing hotel, each time you look out of the window orThis 270-year-old white marble palace floats like a mirage in the middle of Lake Pichola and looks dazzling from the shore, making it one of the most private and exclusive honeymoon hotspots in the world. Reached by a short boat ride, it was built as a summer retreat by Maharana Jagjit Singh who ruled Jaipur in the 17th century.

The hotel is home to 65 beautiful rooms with original royal features and 18 spectacular suites, of which the Royal Suites are the epitome of royal grandeur and offer guests a taste of the finest traditions and lifestyles of the princely kingdom of Udaipur. Gracefully composed details imbue the Sarva Ritu Suite with effortless royal charm. Guests delight in the delicate rescoes, decorative wall niches, antique wooden fans, and panoramic views. The Sarva Ritu Suite has intricate engravings and a Waterford chandelier adding to its grandeur which ties in perfectly with the magnificence of the palace.

The Taj Lake Palace has undergone major refurbishment which has gone a long way to restore its palatial feel with marble floors and rich furnishings. There are three restaurants and one bar and, although relatively small, the pool terrace has lovely views of the City Palace. It also has a fitness centre, Jiva spa with an exclusive spa boat experience unlike any other, and there is one outdoor swimming pool heated in winter. Wi-fi is complementary in all rooms and public spaces.

The Beach Suites At Hotel Esencia, Mexico 

Set along the ivory sands of the Riviera Maya, Hotel Esencia was originally built as the private hideaway home of an Italian duchess on what is considered the most beautiful beach on Mexico’s Caribbean coast.  The much-loved boutique retreat – just 50 minutes from Cancun and 25 from Tulum – is steeped in character, charm and heritage, and is located on a private 50-acre estate surrounded by lush Mayan jungle.

Famous Xpu-Ha beach (pronounced ‘shpooo-ha’ by those in the know) is hailed as being the finest stretch in the region, and is one of the most protected and untouched white sand beaches in Mexico where sea turtles make their nests each year.  Hotel Esencia’s latest addition, 10 stylish Beach Suites are white-washed, light and airy, with windows on three sides, and floor to ceiling doors which open out onto a beachfront terrace with sweeping views of the ocean. They feature luxurious king beds, double bathtubs for two positioned to enjoy a sea view, private seafront terrace, custom furnishings and artworks by local Mexican artisans, custom fabrics, and a collection of art and design books.

Beach Suites include an impressive double sink bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers and full sea views as well. Barely 20 metres from the sea itself, and with unobstructed sea views, these sumptuous new suites will delight beach lovers looking for a true ‘barefoot in the sand’ experience together with the finest comforts of home.

Kanuhura, Maldives

Encompassing three private islands—two deserted neighbouring islands and Kanuhura itself— this sublime hotel is the ultimate luxury retreat for free-spirited adventurers. Discover a new realm of bohemian elegance surrounded by tropical gardens and bordered by stretches of pristine beaches that fade into scintillating tropical waters; where alluring private islands provide the perfect hideaway for wild-hearted world travellers.

Each island – Kanuhura itself, and the two deserted neighbouring islands of Jehunuhura and Masleggihuraa – offers a different experience that is exclusive to guests and together provide an unforgettable Maldivian getaway.

One of the largest islands in the Maldives, at 1.4km in length, the main island of Kanuhura offers guests a true sense of seclusion and escape, as it is home to only 80 thatched-roof villas scattered throughout its untamed tropical interior and on stilts over the requisite turquoise lagoon. Each of the villas, along with the rest of the resort, have been expertly designed by Inge Moore and encompass the ‘gypset’ spirit for which Kanuhura is renowned – the fusion of carefree bohemian fervour and the sophistication of the jet set lifestyle.

Kanuhura offers world cuisine across its eight restaurants and bars, and one of the most beloved eateries is Drift, located on Kanuhura’s first private island of Jehunuhura. Open daily for lunch, Drift offers a seasonal menu of grilled dishes, light bites and delicious cocktails. Guests can be collected from Iru beach on Kanuhura by a private boat and whisked across the azure sea to Jehunuhura, where they can while away the hours at Drift and then enjoy champagne for two whilst the sun sets.

The definition of utopia, Kanuhura balances laid-back barefoot luxury with natural sophistication, complemented by the mesmerizing beauty of the Maldives.

The Phoenicia, Beirut 

The only hotel on the lips of the world’s most notable celebrities throughout the 1960’s, The Phoenicia became world-renowned for its 5-star luxury, raucous cabaret club and hard-partying Hollywood residents – including Marlon Brandon and Frank Sinatra. During the civil war the hotel was forced to close due to damages but it has since been restored to its lavish, mid-century splendour with unrivalled views of the Corniche and the sapphire sea.

The hotel is elegant and modest in its grandeur, and what gave it it’s legendary name once before is long gone, the hotel doors are on a never-ending swing welcoming tourists, locals and royalty from across the globe. The majestic interior comprises red carpets, colossal chandeliers, marble fountains and robust Roman columns. Within the hotel you’ll find five different options for dining and boozing, from afternoon tea, 6-course meals, hefty breakfasts and specially crafted cocktails by the ‘only Indian bartender in Beirut’, as he will so proudly announce when you reach the poolside bar, Améthyste.

The Phoenicia also boasts an excellent spa, as well indoor and outdoors pools, meaning guests can benefit from the luxuries of a Mediterranean holiday while experiencing the culture of an Arabian city break.

Capella Singapore, Sentosa Island 

Perched on the frills of one of Asia’s most cosmopolitan cities, Capella Singapore is the epitome of luxury. Surrounded by 30-acres of lush lawns with unrivalled views of the South China Sea, Capella marries colonial and modern architecture in a tranquil suburban oasis.

The 112 rooms, suites and villas are immersed in luscious landscaped grounds, each thoughtfully and elegantly designed by Jaya Ibrahim to combine bespoke contemporary comforts with natural materials and touches of Asian tradition. Spend the afternoon lounging by one of the three tree-shaded swimming pools, enjoying afternoon cocktails and serenading from the in-house band, or escape to Auriga, the hotel’s award-winning Wellness Spa that celebrates nourishing the body and mind naturally and holistically. It’s an absolute must to try the massage therapies that are dictated by the moon-cycle!

From traditional dishes to unexpected delights, dining with Capella on Sentosa Island is a delicious journey through flavour. Inspired by the historic spice routes of Southern and Western China, Cassia offers a contemporary twist on authentic Cantonese cuisine. The Knolls, their all-day dining destination, presents a Mediterranean feast, while Bob’s is where guests retreat to watch the sunset with a carefully-curated cocktail.

Gleneagles, Scotland

Arguably Scotland’s most exclusive hotel, Gleneagles is easily accessible from both Edinburgh and Glasgow airports. It excudes luxury and is surrounded by the understated Scottish countryside, offering a glorious playground of country pursuits for guests. Although each of the guest suites is exemplary in style and opulence, The Royal Lochnagar Suite is the hotel’s most beautiful suite, with uninterrupted views across the rolling Glendevon Hills.

A warm, charming and characterful home from home, it’s a space where guests can completely relax while soaking up the luxury, style, glamour and exceptional service for which Gleneagles is famed. The design team’s inspiration for the space was led by a commitment to remain faithful to Gleneagles’ origins and strong Scottish identity. Extensive research went into sourcing the furnishings and décor, with the hotel joining forces with many local suppliers, such as Craig & Rose paints and antique dealers, Georgian Antiques and CS Moreton based in the surrounding Perthshire and Edinburgh areas.

Guests are treated to their own private marble entrance hallway, as well as an elegant lounge and dining room which showcase uninterrupted views across the Glendevon .  Evoking the grandeur of a stately home, the Royal Suite also boasts a traditional powder room, dressing room and a separate en-suite – which lead off the spacious bedroom with its traditional canopy-dressed four-poster bed. The redesign of The Royal Suite forms part of Gleneagles’ recent multi-million pound investment programme – to enhance the guest experience through the creation of beautiful designs and spaces that celebrate the property’s rich and glamorous heritage.

The Marylebone, London

The Marylebone’s collection of stylish suites in the heart of the city, offer unrivalled views over the rooftops and chimney pots of Marylebone and Mayfair all the way to The Shard and beyond. The largest of the suites – The Marylebone – is 860 square feet and is decorated using a sophisticated palette of linens, wools and silks, and finished in limed American oak with polished brass detailing. The dual aspect lounge has a concealed 60” mirrored TV and separate dining area with access to a private bar. The suite’s spectacular terrace expands to 430 square feet and boasts its own fireplace, outdoor TV and a bespoke retractable roof, ideal for private use or parties in all weather conditions.

Guests of The Marylebone suites will receive complimentary airport or station transfers from various locations, in-room check-in, an unpack / repack service if required and dedicated point of contact available 24 hours a day. Complimentary amenities include fresh flowers, a bottle of Champagne and wine on arrival, as well as a minibar fully stocked with premium products. Located between the beautiful townhouses of Welbeck Street and trendy Marylebone Lane, The Marylebone is perfectly situated to explore London’s most glamourous urban village. Guests can relax or work up an appetite with unlimited access to the Third Space gym and indoor pool in the hotel building, and enjoy the modern British menu at 108 Brasserie.

Karkloof Safari Villas, South Africa

Imagine a spectacular hidden paradise, a stone’s throw from the city, where wildlife roam free across rolling green hills and valleys, adorned with waterfalls and lush vegetation. here, in the kwazulu-natal midlands, tranquillity and an abundance of peace prevail.

With truly attentive service, dining at leisure and safaris on demand, Karkloof Safari Villas hope to express that your wellbeing and satisfaction is their highest priority.

Karkloof Safari Villas is a luxury safari villa lodge 30 minutes from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Labelled as ‘Africa’s best kept secret’, Karkloof is nestled in a place of spectacular beauty on a 3000-hectare reserve and surrounded by picturesque waterfalls and rivers. From the aroma of naturally hydrated greenery and gentle sounds of wildlife to culinary excellence and blissful spa relaxation, all senses are sure to be tantalised cumulating in a truly memorable experience.

Linked to the lodge and dining areas via charming wooden walkways crisscrossing over gently trickling streams – yet cleverly hidden amongst verdant trees – are sixteen private villas, each unique, stylishly decorated and tastefully furnished.

At Karkloof, mealtimes are at leisure. sumptuous local fare is freshly prepared and set to satisfy even the most discerning gourmand in search of health, indulgence or simplicity.

Palácio Tangará, São Paulo

Amid the lush, abundant surrounds of the Burle Marx Parque, Palácio Tangará, São Paulo opened as the prestigious Oetker Collection’s first foray into the Americas in June 2017.  The opulent Grand Suite São Paulo (Royal Suite) epitomises the very best of the luxury the hotel offers.  This is the accommodation of choice for Heads of State, captains of industry, entertainment personalities and discerning travellers from around the world.  While the hotel is named after the South American bird that circles the Brazilian skies with its iridescent feathers, the interior walls of the Grand Suite São Paulo were inspired by French painter Jean-Baptiste Debret, known for his picturesque images of Brazil.

Adorning the walls of Palácio Tangará’s top suite is an off-white linen wallpaper with a chic palm print.  This fabric wallpaper titled ‘Mata Tropical’ (translating as ‘tropical forest’) was selected by acclaimed Brazilian design duo, William Simonato and Luiz Bick from the BickSimonato office, who were in charge of all the interiors at the hotel.  The Grand Suite São Paulo opens out onto a large panoramic terrace ideal for gatherings, and enjoys a privileged view of the beautiful Burle Marx Park.  This one-of-a-kind suite offers 279m² of elegant indoor space as well as a further 250m² of private outdoor terrace – unheard of for Brazil.  The wraparound terrace can be used to host special private events orchestrated by the hotel’s “artisans of paradise”. It comes complete with a private adega, living room, dining room – with an ancient English table with space for 12 people – fireplace, office and library with a selection of books about Brazil.

The colour palette is black and white – a signature of BickSimonato’s work – with pops of green and some yellow in the details paying homage to the Brazilian flag. Bvlgari amenities and Trussardi bedding are also available.

Grace Hotel, Mykonos 

An exclusive boutique hotel in Mykonos, this beautiful property is located just north of Mykonos town, with a sea view above the sandy and protected beach of Agios Stefanos. One of the islands most special hotels, Grace Mykonos welcomes guests to a home from home with their subtle touches of luxury, choosing understated opulence over pretentious glamour.

The graceful coexistence of traditional architectural elements and local craftsmanship with modern facilities and simple but elegant design touches is apparent throughout the property, representing Mykonos accommodation at its very best. Grace Mykonos, a true sea view hotel, has also been recognised as a design hotel since its inception in 2007 when it won the prestigious European Hotel Design Award, beating many leading global brands.

Opt for Junior Suites with plunge pools that offer spacious furnished terraces with a temperature controlled plunge pool and comfortable bedrooms with a king-size bed and separate sitting area plus a large modern bathroom. The view from the terraces is westwards towards the island of Delos and the port of Mykonos making it the ideal spot for romantic sundowners.

The reception area, the stylish pool-side area adjacent to the Grace bar and restaurant, the refreshing spa and the gym, along with the close proximity to Agios Stefanos beach, combine to make this one of the most sought-after beach hotels in Mykonos as well as a special holiday and romantic honeymoon destination.

Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico

Following a meticulous restoration, Dorado Beach emerges more spectacular than ever, featuring expanded offerings, amenities and  facilities.

Somewhere between idyllic and perfection sits one of the most enchanting Puerto Rico luxury resorts — one that calls to those who believe every journey should be a voyage of discovery. With its serene coastline, private residences, spa retreat and a harmonious sense of place that blends masterfully into the natural surroundings, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is a rare resort that invites guests to arrive spellbound — and depart speechless.

Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is a AAA Five Diamond hotel and proud to be the Caribbean’s only 2017 Forbes Five-Star Hotel and Spa award winner.

Palácio Belmonte, Lisbon

Palácio Belmonte is exquisite. Its pedigree is beyond doubt and its character is beyond that of any hotel we’ve ever stayed in. Everything about the residence is out of the ordinary, including it’s positioning at the foot of Castelo de São Jorge. The first section of the hotel was built in 1449, making it the oldest palatial building in Lisbon.The former residence of a noble family dating back to 1449, it was classed as a National Monument 1997. The hotel is steeped in history yet in a major renovation project that took place a number of years ago, the residence was restored with its subtle and elegant grandeur whilst imbuing it with a contemporary touch. Tiles dating from the 1700s cover the walls in the Amadeo de Souza Cardoso suite which has a Japanese-style mezzanine bedroom. On paper the amalgamation of these two eras shouldn’t work, but it does so seamlessly.

The palace houses 10 spectacular suites, including a three-level tower room. The peace and stillness that move through the buildings maze-like corridors make you feel as if you’re the only person there. Private terraces skirt the suites with numerous, antique doors opening onto the fauna lined pathways from your suite.

The hotel staff are wonderfully attentive, yet they are so in an entirely unobtrusive way. You could go hours without seeing someone, yet you’ll never want for a thing. The hostess, Maria, is a phenomenon in herself. Happy to have a coffee with guests and tell them of the hotel’s history, she will wow you with tales of her own travels. Dotted throughout the palace, aligned with antique furniture and oil portraits are pieces of Maria’s own art, adding a modern touch to the spectacular artefact that is Palácio Belmonte.

Royal Mansour, Marrakech 

In the heart of one of the world’s most captivating cities, the Royal Mansour Marrakech welcomes you with wonder, luxury and unparalleled services. The Royal Mansour Marrakech was born out of a vision to create a spectacular masterpiece exceeding the demands of today’s discerning traveller, while reflecting the true essence of Moroccan tradition.

The owners of the Royal Mansour Marrakech wanted to celebrate architecture, ancestral knowledge and culinary arts as well as an innate sense of beauty which is part of the country’s heritage.

The ground-breaking, distinctive and ingenious masterpiece hotel design is magnified by an intricate series of underground tunnels to each of the property’s 53 riads, accessed only by staff and thus guaranteeing the utmost privacy and discretion. Discover a truly unforgettable dining experience at Royal Mansour Marrakech.  Home to three outstanding restaurants, we are one of Marrakech’s finest gourmet destinations. From modern dining in La Table to the haute-cuisine of La Grande Table Marocaine and La Grande Table Française, Chef Yannick Alleno brings you a gourmet experience like no other.

The Royal Mansour Marrakech offers its guests unparalleled experiences of wonders and emotions, leaving an imprint in their memories.

The Setai Miami Beach, Miami

In December, Miami’s South Beach will transform into a cultured, diverse and edgy hub — filled with cool art aficionado’s attending Art Basel. The Setai is a peaceful haven neighbouring the non-stop buzz of the city AND the closest luxury hotel to Art Basel.

Serene and intimate, The Setai is an experience all of its own. An oasis of tranquility amidst the energy of South Beach. Its design and vision artfully combine the rich architectural history of South Beach’s Art Deco District with the multi-faceted cultural history of the International Art Deco movement, particularly its influence in Asia.

As one of the most significant expressions of the Art Deco movement in South Beach, The Art Deco Building was designed by renowned architect Henry Hohauser and originally opened as the Dempsey-Vanderbilt hotel by heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey in 1937. Eighty years later, The Setai Miami Beach remains the award-winning crown jewel of South Beach, an intimate oceanfront resort that combines a rich architectural history with a sleek Art Deco Fusion style.

The Asian-inspired Ocean Suites are a popular choice, as is the 10,000 sq ft Four Bedroom Penthouse on the 40th floor compete with roof-top pool and wrap-around panoramic city vistas. The Setai will exclusively arrange private, (not open to the public) tours of Villa Casa Casuarina, the 3-story villa owned by iconic fashion designer Gianni Versace

Caoilfhionn Rose

Caoilfhionn is a freelance travel writer who enjoys slow travel and avoiding landmarks in favour of diving into a destination's culture. Instagram: @CaoilfhionnRose

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