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One of South America’s classic city hotels which opened in the 1930’s, the historic Alvear palace offers the height of luxury and refinement in Buenos Aires. Sumptuously decorated with Empire and Louis XI period furniture, the hotel is located within the leafy, upmarket boulevards of Recoleta within easy reach of the famous cemetery, final resting place of Evita.
Located at the heart of Recoleta, within easy reach of the suburb’s main attractions, the Palacio Duhau is a sumptuously restored, neoclassical palace that dates back to the 1930’s. Acquired by the Park Hyatt group in 2002, the hotel offers the height of sophisticated elegance and service in Buenos Aires and effortlessly combines the property’s colonial grandeur with every modern luxury.
Located amidst 170 hectares of unspoilt farm land, 1 hour’s drive from regional capital Cordoba, Estancia el Colibri is a sumptuous Relais & Chateaux property and an exquisite, mock estancia.
The height of 5* luxury and elegance at the heart of the national park, Belmond Hotel das Cataratas is a sumptuous colonial hotel and one of only two properties that directly overlooks the thunderous Iguazu Falls, one of South America’s greatest natural marvels.
Set in 60 acres of rolling vines against a back-drop of the majestic snow-capped Andes, Cavas is a sumptuous, award-winning boutique hotel that offers the very height of luxury in Mendoza.
Beautifully designed blending colonial grandeur with modern comfort and style, the hotel is ringed with world class vineyards and within easy reach of the airport.
Deep in the heart of the Uco Valley, a good hour’s drive from Mendoza, the Casa Antucura is a sumptuous boutique hotel and secluded country estate just outside the village of Vista Flores. Set amidst 94 hectares of rolling vines against a backdrop of distant snow-capped mountains, the unique hotel offers a luxurious, modern retreat elegantly furnished with stylish contemporary decor.
The height of rustic elegance, the House of Jasmines is a stunning boutique country retreat located in the hills just outside Salta with distant views of the Andes.
Fine art combines with spectacular lakeside views at the elegant El Casco, one of the Lake District’s most sophisticated hotels just 11km outside the regional centre Bariloche.
Experience the healing benefits of seawater at the Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa sea & spa resort. Indulge in massages, wraps, and a variety of seawater treatments to restore vitality and relax body and mind. The spectacular beach-front setting and five-star amenities make for a memorable getaway, whether for a weekend or a complete 6-day spa package.
On a private island in the heart of the Kingdom’s capital, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay soars as a destination in its own right. A bold statement by the architectural firm SOM, our cosmopolitan oasis combines the best of a beach holiday and an urban getaway.
Twenty-three cottage style rooms nestled amid tropical gardens feature tastefully appointed interiors and airy palm-thatched roofs. We also offer the Garden Suite and Garden Jacuzzi Suite, which, when rented separately or together as the Complete Garden Suite, offer a high degree of flexibility and comfort.
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero borders Chobe National Park in Northern Botswana and offers unparalleled panoramic views across the island and floodplains as far across as Namibia.
There are 15 thatched guest cottages which feature not one but two showers – One inside and one out. After a day out on safari, why not come back and have a long soak in your free-standing bathtub.
The Lodge is set on the edge of a wooded island in the Kalahari savannah. The lodge is a celebration of the serenity, space, and light which flows throughout this vast area.
Inspired by the simplicity of the landscape in which it rests, The Lodge is an inviting oasis where indulgently comfortable interiors integrate seamlessly with the raw African beauty outside.
DumaTau, meaning ‘roar of the lion,’ is a luxury tented camp located in the Linyanti Private Wildlife Reserve which borders the western boundary of Chobe National Park.
The camp is also situated close to the Savute Channel on Osprey Lagoon, one of the many lagoons that is used as an elephant ‘corridor’.
Duba Expedition Camp is the brand new camp by Great Plains Conservation and is the only property located within the magnificent 77,000-acre private concession, the Kwedi Reserve, in the heart of the Okavango Delta.
Belmond Eagle Island Lodge is one of Botswana’s original safari lodges, perched on a private island encircled by some of the deepest stretches of the Okavango Delta, one of the world's largest inland water systems and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Situated on Chief’s Island in the heart of the Okavango Delta, wildlife and wilderness areas abundant as action, adrenaline, refinement and relaxation at this remarkable remodelled luxury camp. Personal service, an extraordinary setting, exceptional viewing and enthusiastic expert guides are what sets this property apart.
The height of 5* luxury and elegance at the heart of the national park, Belmond Hotel das Cataratas is a sumptuous colonial hotel and one of only two properties that directly overlooks the thunderous Iguassu Falls, one of South America’s greatest natural marvels.
Style and soul amidst miles of idyllic, palm-fringed beach, welcome to Txai, one of Brazil’s most exclusive boutique resorts! Tucked away amongst palm groves within an old cacao estate, Txai encapsulates the beauty and charm of Bahia and is located 50km north of Ilheus.
Rio’s landmark hotel, the legendary Belmond Copacabana Palace evokes the style and grandeur of the 1920’s, a glamorous art-deco hotel that rises above the golden sands of Copacabana beach.
Located in the heart of Phnom Penh, Le Royal is only 20 minutes' drive from the International Airport and within easy access of the city's attractions such as the Royal Palace, Central Market, Russian Market and the National Artefacts Museum. It is the premier hotel in Phnom Penh, a hotel with those rare attributes of both history and style.
Architecturally designed, award winning ‘Phum Baitang’ is a luxurious green village set on 8 acres, in beautiful Siem Reap Cambodia.
Elevated timber boardwalks intersect the gardens scattered with fresh paddy fields and crops, where guests can experience Cambodian history, culture and way of life.
For more than 75 years, a trip to the magnificent temple complex of Angkor has been synonymous with a stay at Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor. Located in the heart of Siem Reap, the hotel is only eight kilometres from the temple site. Now sensitively restored, the hotel's renewed style and modernity complement the mystery and grandeur of Angkor as never before.
Samar Villas is located in a quiet part of town away from all the big chain hotels and large tour groups. A discrete entrance off a quiet back street reveals a beautifully renovated traditional Angkorian house. The incorporating of Khmer style with a touch of modern design makes the Samar Villas our favourite new boutique to open in Siem Reap in quite some time.
Song Saa Private Island lies secluded just 35 minutes by boat from the port of Sihanoukville on the west coast of Cambodia. Most of the islands in the Koh Rong Archipelago remain undeveloped – deserted oases of virgin rainforests, tropical reefs and glistening white beaches.
Easter Island’s premier hotel, the elegant Explora Posada de Mike Rapu is nestled into the hillside above the island’s main town of Hanga Roa with sweeping views over the sparkling Pacific Ocean.
Behind the striking modernist façade, the Hotel Patagonico is a stylish, 5* property on the edge of Puerto Varas with wonderful views over the town and lake towards the distant volcanoes.
Following on from the success of their sister property in Patagonia, the Singular Santiago threw open its doors in October 2014 to offer discerning travellers the height of style and comfort within the Chilean capital.
The iconic “W Hotel” arrived in Santiago in 2009, housed in a super-stylish sky-scraper that towers above the elegant El Golf suburb with breath taking views over the distant, snow-capped Andes.
The height of rustic luxury in the Atacama Desert, Hotel Awasi is a small, sumptuous lodge a short stroll to the centre of San Pedro.
Nestled into the hillside of Chile’s coastal range with extraordinary views of rolling vines, the Lapostolle Residence is a sumptuous retreat at the heart of the award-winning Clos Apalta vineyard, some 2½ hours south of Santiago.
Award-winning architecture at the heart of the magnificent Torres del Paine National Park, the Tierra Patagonia blends seamlessly into the rolling Patagonian steppe and looks out across the turquoise waters of Lake Sarmiento to the breath taking granite peaks beyond.
Awasi Patagonia is the latest addition to the growing number of luxury lodges in the Torres del Paine. Sheltered amongst a native lenga forest within a 15000 acre private reserve, it commands captivating views across Lake Sarmiento to the soaring granite towers of the national park.
A magnificent property perched on the Last Hope Sound just outside Puerto Natales. The Singular is one of Chile’s finest luxury hotels and offers a taste of authentic Patagonia amidst rich history and glorious landscapes.
Pioneers in luxury adventure travel, Explora sits at the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park directly under the shadow of the awe-inspiring “cuernos” granite peaks overlooking the waterfalls of the “salto chico”.
This wonderful hotel is located in the heart of the sophisticated and cosmopolitan Beijing district of Sanlitun, just steps from some of the city’s finest and most vibrant shopping and nightlife areas home to Beijing’s first open plan shopping mall - The Village Sanlitun (North and South), and is home to both local and international designer boutiques and plenty of restaurants and cafes.
The Aman at Summer Palace is located just steps away from the East Gate of the Summer Palace. The hotel buildings are what used to be used as accommodation by guests of the Palace awaiting an audience with the Empress Dowager Cixi. It is located around 15kms from the downtown area and the Forbidden City.
Shangri-La Chengdu is located in the city's cosmopolitan Jinjiang District, and enjoys spectacular views of the Jinjiang River. The hotel sits adjacent to the stylish 30-storey Shangri-La Centre, making the hotel and office complex a landmark in one of China's most modern and affluent cities.
Amanfayun lies hidden in a valley to the west of West Lake in Hangzhou. The 20-minute drive along densely wooded bamboo and tree-lined avenues from the centre of Hangzhou takes you past the botanical gardens and inner waterways of West Lake, to the temples and village of Tianzhu. The resort lies just beyond the village, below North Peak and adjacent to the Lingyin and Yongfu Temples.
Proud, legendary, traditional and lavish, the Fairmont Peace Hotel, overlooking Shanghai’s Huangpu River and the infamous Bund, boasts a history that overshadows that of any other hotel in the China. Its origins date back over 80 years and the hotel has served as a glamorous playground for the social elite of Shanghai and diplomats and celebrities from across the globe.
Les Suites Orient Hotel is located in the centre of Shanghai, along the city’s prestigious Bund area, with rooms and suites offering stunning views over the Huangpu River and the Pudong District.
A colonial gem at the heart of Cartagena’s enchanting old town, the El Marques is a historic 17th century mansion and charming boutique hotel.
Nestled amidst beautiful townhouses behind an elegant, hand-carved balcony so typical of the walled town, the Marques is the height of sophisticated elegance.
Journey to Aitutaki, and discover why screen luminaries such as Marlon Brando, Cary Grant and John Wayne were all drawn here by such incomparable beauty. As the only resort directly on the world's most beautiful lagoon, Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa is truly blessed.
A visit to the multi-award winning, five-star Pacific Resort Aitutaki guarantees a truly unforgettable South Pacific island escape. Surrounded by the breathtaking, tranquil turquoise waters of Aitutaki Lagoon; Pacific Resort Aitutaki offers an intimate collection of just 29 luxuriously appointed bungalows and villas.
Enjoy pure indulgence at Crown Beach Resort & Spa, Rarotonga's finest full-service luxury boutique resort and true Rarotongan service.
Located on the white sands of Titikaveka beach at the water's edge of an azure lagoon, this idyllic, serene location welcomes guests aged 18 and over, making this award-winning luxury boutique resort an ideal place for honeymooners and couples seeking a romantic, picturesque escape.
An award-winning retreat amidst magnificent rainforest and pristine beaches, Flora Blanca is a chic boutique hotel that offers a slice of luxury at the heart of the Nicoya Peninsula.
The Alta Gracia is the ultimate luxury retreat, a stunning hacienda-style spa hotel set amidst the lush, forested slopes of the Perez Zeledon Mountains in southern Costa Rica. The resort spans 850 acres of fertile valleys and woodland and is just 2½ hours’ drive from the capital San Jose or a 35 minute flight by private plane.
Ideally located at the heart of the historic old town on the central Plaza de la Independencia next to the cathedral and government palace, the Hotel Plaza Grande is a sumptuous colonial mansion and Quito’s first luxury boutique hotel.
Overlooking the cobbled Plaza San Francisco at the very heart of Quito’s historic old town, the Casa Gangotena is a sumptuous colonial mansion and boutique hotel. Dating back to the days of the conquistadors and lavishly restored, the Casa Gangotena offers a slice of Ecuador’s rich history amidst an eclectic mix of architectural styles.
With Egyptian underpinnings and a sleek waterfront setting, our resort-style Hotel embodies modern Alexandria and its unique cosmopolitan flare. On one side, the Mediterranean Sea glistens in the sun; on the other, a dynamic metropolis buzzes with life.
The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo carries a rich legacy of tradition and luxury. Overlooking the Nile River lies the iconic luxury hotel, offering leisure and business travellers an opulent retreat in the heart of Cairo.
Panoramic views of the city and the pyramids beyond welcome you to Egypt’s storied capital. Stay with us on the bank of the River Nile, surrounded by the tree-lined streets of our Garden City neighbourhood, a quiet and upscale district in the heart of Cairo's social and business scenes.
Located directly upon the shore of the Red Sea, a comfortable thirty minutes from the centre of Hurghada, The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh is a spectacular, forty-eight acre, all-suite hotel, with a certified PADI dive centre and a large private beach.
Designed by antique collector and interior designer, Amr Khalil, La Maison Bleue is a luxuriant mansion located in the resort town of El Gouna on Egypt’s Red Sea coast.
Between the sea and the sky lie an oasis of cool greenery and casually elegant accommodations on the Sinai Peninsula. At our Egyptian Resort, every room and suite bring you a breezy balcony or terrace, most with views of the Red Sea. And our four pools are ideal for sultry days – when you’re not taking advantage of desert excursions or exploring our world-class diving sites.
Nestled amongst 35 acres of tropical gardens, InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa boasts one of the most beautiful settings among Fiji resorts. We are located along picturesque Natadola Bay on Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu. Protected by a reef which creates an aqua-blue ocean-facing lagoon, Natadola Beach has been voted one of the best beaches in the world.
Overlooking Viti Levu’s idyllic Coral Coast on one side and its own private beach and lagoon on the other, the resort offers an authentic and private Fiji island experience.
Kokomo Private Island fuses unscripted luxury with the bounty of space and the generosity of time to do as much (or as little) and your holiday heart desires. Cradled by the world’s fourth-largest reef, the Great Astrolabe, our stunning unspoiled and the naturally immaculate island is more than a backdrop, it’s your home for as long as you choose to linger.
Likuliku Lagoon Resort is a haven of subtle luxury for adults only and reserved exclusively for guests in-residence at the resort. A wilderness island retreat, it is the first and only resort in Fiji with authentic over water-bures, in a natural ocean lagoon, surrounded by a protected marine sanctuary.
Sublime Malolo Island is the tropical setting for Six Senses Fiji, only 16 miles (25 kilometres) from Nadi International Airport (NAN). Surrounded by crystal clear waters and white sand beaches, the resort features just 24 spacious pool villas plus an inventory of residences with two to five bedrooms.
VOMO becomes your personal paradise the moment you arrive. Enjoy the delights of whiling away the day under a coconut tree with a luxurious spa treatment your only appointment. Invigorate yourself with a hike up Mt Vomo, a snorkelling trip atop our many coral reefs or a challenging 9-holes on our par-3 golf course.
With only seven bures and suites, designed for couples, Nukubati Private Island is very private and very exclusive. You share the island with no more than six other couples.
The bures and suites are sited along the western shoreline, just meters from the beach, affording you a full view of Nukubati’s spectacular sunsets.
The Wakaya Club & Spa is a private island resort like no other. Wakaya is Fiji as nature intended: undisturbed, lush, beautiful rain forest and pristine white beaches.
Discover shared moments with some of the most gracious, charming hosts you’ll ever meet, and explore the lush, tropical paradise they call home. Whitewater raft through black volcanic walls barely five meters apart, snorkel among vividly-hued coral, hunt for crabs in the dense mangrove forest, and trek up soaring dunes.
Royal Davui Island is an adults-only barefoot luxury Fijian resort. Just 16 exquisitely appointed private Vales nestle around 10 acres of lush tropical landscape. At Royal Davui, you will enjoy the best of both worlds: genuine care and warmth with staff calling you by name, in addition to the privacy and freedom to be secluded in your tropical oasis.
The Remote Resort, Fiji Islands is located opposite Taveuni on the island of Vanua Levu. The resort is accessible via either Taveuni or Savusavu (both a 1-hour flight from Nadi international airport). The resort is just minutes from Fiji's Rainbow Reef, the soft coral capital of the world, offering a world-class snorkelling and diving experience in Fiji.
A private sanctuary near Nadi where you can base yourself as you discover Fiji. Or relax and refresh before or after a trip to your remote Fijian island paradise.
Located on the Sun Coast Wananavu Resort – Fiji is an idyllic 4-star resort with 35 deluxe bures nestled amongst the lush, tropical gardens, dotted along the beachfront or perched on the hillside.
The Grand Pacific Hotel is a reflection of the finest in luxury Fiji accommodation and is located on the Suva Waterfront adjacent to Suva’s Central Business District.
It is a heritage, a 5-star luxury hotel built over 100 years ago and is an oasis of beautiful rooms and suites, fine dining and friendly Fijian hospitality.
Set upon 3,500 exclusive acres Laucala private island resort is set amidst coconut plantations, sandy beaches, rich green mountains and breathtaking natural beauty. Pure luxury is appreciated in the privacy of the resort’s villas widely spread on the northern tip of the island. Seamless transition from indoor to outdoor living creates an inspiringly relaxed, yet luxurious atmosphere.
Raiwasa is a private resort with a dedicated staff of twelve highly trained employees with your 5-star chefs, that produce gourmet food served in eight unique dining locations. You will enjoy your private car and chauffeur; Pure Fiji trained massage and skin care therapists, private tours and activities coordinators and a Cultural attaché to guide you through the fascinating Fijian culture.
Navutu Stars is an idyllic and secluded adults-only getaway in the remote Yasawas – a chain of pristine volcanic islands rising from the crystal-clear waters of Fiji. Recommended by Conde Nast and British Vogue, this beautiful, eco-luxe resort has ten spacious, wonderfully private villa-style bures spread over three picturesque white-sand beaches lapped by a turquoise sea.
Experience pure indulgence, relaxation and romance at one of the most sought-after destinations in the world. This genuinely all-inclusive island is home to only 14 couples at a time. The breathtaking panoramas of the renowned Blue Lagoon and neighbouring Yasawa and Fiji Islands can be seen from your spacious Fijian villa.
Overwater bungalows and underwater adventures welcome you at this sand-fringed idyll in the shadow of Bora Bora's Mount Otemanu. Toast sunsets from your private plunge pool, marvel at the Tahitian night sky, or simply lose yourself in our lagoon, where the waters teem with exotic reef fish and colourful corals.
The Brando is a unique luxury resort on French Polynesia’s breathtakingly beautiful atoll of Tetiaroa. It sits on one of a dozen privately owned small islands (motu) that surround a spectacular three-mile wide lagoon. These privately-owned islands are available exclusively to the resort’s guests and visiting researchers.
This newly renovated, iconic hotel is located overlooking the glittering Victoria Harbour. The hotel has been the centre of Hong Kong’s social and business scene since 1963 and this glamorous past is echoed in the lavish redesign which saw whole hotel completely transformed into the vanguard of modern luxury.
This wonderful hotel is ideally situated in the heart of the business, entertainment and shopping area of Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon. It overlooks the breath-taking Victoria Harbour and enjoys spectacular views across to the iconic skyline of Hong Kong Island.
Since first opening its rather grand doors back in the roaring 1920’s The Peninsula Hong Kong has long been hailed as one of the finest hotels in the world. The legendary "Grande Dame of the Far East" continues to set hotel standards worldwide, offering a blend of the best of Eastern and Western hospitality in an atmosphere of unmatched classical grandeur and timeless elegance.
Located just 600 metres from the iconic Taj Mahal, and with every guestroom offering views of the magnificent monument, the luxurious Amarvilas is one of the world’s best hotels.
This Delhi institution, whose design was inspired by legendary architect Edwin Lutyens, successfully blends Victorian, colonial and art deco designs to create one of Asia’s most lavish and visually stunning properties.
Rajvilas was the first of the uber luxurious Oberoi properties and is located just 8 kms outside the “pink city” of Jaipur. This truly remarkable hotel is and set within 32 acres of immaculately landscaped gardens.
Located just half an hour’s drive from Jaisalmer the Serai is a luxurious desert camp offering a spectacular unique experience.
Set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens and regarded as the last of the great palaces of India the Umaid Bhawan Palace (managed by luxury hotel group Taj) is a truly breathtaking property. Set above the ‘Blue City’ of Jodhpur commanding spectacular views, the palace was formally one of the largest residences in the world.
Set on the shores of picturesque Vembanad Lake the Kumarakom lake resort is a stunning retreat set amidst swaying palm groves and glistening canals.
Ideally situated in the heart of Madurai and within easy distance of the Meenakshi Amman Temple and Thirumalai Nayak Palace, the Heritage Madurai is a superb base from which to explore this cultural city. Designed during the Raj era by the distinguished Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa as a British club, the Heritage has been converted into a charming boutique style hotel.
Located in the Colaba district of the city, The Taj Mahal Palace (formally known as the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower) is Mumbai’s most iconic hotel and the flagship property of the renowned Taj group. The hotel went through an extensive renovation after the November 2008 terrorist attacks which had a devastating impact on the property.
Situated on the edge of Ranthambhore National Park surrounded by the striking Aravalli Hills is the luxurious Aman-i-khas wilderness camp.
Located in the heart of the Thar desert approximately 1 hour’s drive from Jodhpur sits this spectacular boutique hotel. Translating to Fort of the sun, Mihir Garh is the brainchild of Rajput husband-and-wife owners, Sidharth and Rashmi Singh, who also own nearby heritage hotel Rohet Garh.
Set within 30 acres of former hunting grounds on the banks of Lake Pichola, the Udaivilas combines unrivalled views with opulent accommodation and facilities. The property can be reached either by car or by a short boat ride across the lake where guests are greeted at the magnificent arched entrance.
One of the most famous hotels in the world, the iconic Taj Lake Palace sits delicately in the middle of lake Pichola. Reached by a short boat ride, the palace was built in 1740 as a summer retreat for the Maharajas, taking advantage of the cool lake breezes.
A luxurious mansion located on the banks of the sacred river Ganges, Nadesar Palace was built by the East India Company to house officers stationed in the Holy city of Varanasi. The Palace was bought by the Maharaja Prabhu Narayan Singh in the late 19th century to offer high quality accommodation to visiting dignitaries and has now been carefully restored by the Taj Group.
Overlooking Haifa Bay, Zikaron Park, and Carmel Mountain are the Bay Club Hotel (4 Star), a restored landmark dating back to 1912. Evoking the aesthetic of 1930s Mediterranean panache, the art deco lounge and public library offer a peaceful respite within the most classic of settings.
The combination of breath-taking desert scenery together with the unique architecture and top-quality service makes Beresheet one of the most extraordinary hotels in Israel.
Situated in the heart of Safed’s OId City, stand three small boutique hotel compounds. Each is part of Olive Safed and is a short walk from the others. The first, Rosentalis, is located in an ancient stone building and features six charming rooms, each offering the type of privacy and serenity that makes for a perfect vacation.
The Drisco Tel Aviv is a landmark heritage luxury hotel, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, set in the heart of the historic American – Germany colony in Tel Aviv. It features a rooftop balcony overlooking the seashore of Tel Aviv, gym, spa, open air patio, bar, chef restaurant, historic murals salon, and Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the Hotel.
Located in the heart of the ancient port city of Jaffa, The Setai, Tel Aviv is as historic as the neighbourhood that surrounds it. Authentic, sophisticated, and welcoming, the hotel merges the history and heritage of Jaffa with the lavish trappings of a modern-day metropolis.
In the Hotel lobby, you will find an intimate styled reception desk which will wrap you in a homey atmosphere, alongside you can find an exclusively inspirational elevator designed in the spirit of the Ottoman - Mandatory period.
The Setai Sea of Galilee, situated on the Eastern shore of the historic “Kinneret” lake, is a pastoral spa hotel replete with 158 luxurious villas and suites that overlook the sweeping verdant vistas of Northern Israel.
Set atop the tallest of Amman’s seven hills within the leafy streets of the prestigious Abdoun residential area, our 15-storey, white stone-and-glass Hotel is a beacon of elegance in the centre of one of the Middle East’s most welcoming cities. We invite you to stay with us as you explore the historic sites of Petra and Wadi Rum or the storied waters of the Dead Sea, all within easy reach.
With a stay at The House Boutique Suites in Amman, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Amman Roman Theatre and Abdoun Bridge. This 5-star hotel is 2.7 km from King Hussein Mosque and 2.9 km from Souk Jara.
Reminiscent of a majestic palace, Al Manara, A Luxury Collection Hotel, guards the mouth of Jordan’s Saraya Lagoon, embracing more than 6,000 years of the region’s enigmatic history.
With a stay at Hyatt Regency Aqaba Ayla Resort in Aqaba, you'll be 5 km from Port of Aqaba and 16.9 km from Green Beach. This 4.5-star resort is 19.4 km from Dolphin Reef and 21.1 km from Coral Beach Nature Reserve.
When you stay at Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa in Sweimeh, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Amman Beach. This 5-star hotel is 16.7 km from Dead Sea Panoramic Complex and 18.8 km from Mujib Nature Reserve.
When you stay at Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea in Sweimeh, you'll be in the historical district and within a 5-minute drive of Amman Beach. This 5-star resort is 17.2 km from Dead Sea Panoramic Complex and 19.2 km from Mujib Nature Reserve.
Amboseli is best known for its unrivalled views of Kilimanjaro and its elephants, with over 1500 elephants in the parks eco-system, and featuring some of the largest in Africa.
Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp is situated on the beautiful Loisaba Conservancy in Laikipia. Perched on the edge of an escarpment, the camp is designed to capitalise on unhindered views across Laikipia's mottled landscape to Mt Kenya. All accommodations and main areas enjoy a breathtaking vantage point over an expansive panorama.
Set in the heart of Laikipia, one of Kenya’s most exciting safari locations, conservationist Jochen Zeitz has created an exclusive destination for fun, adventure, spiritual reflection and peace, where absolute luxury, bespoke service and generous all-inclusive offerings combine to give you exceptional privacy in your wild Kenyan home away from home.
This newly opened resort (Dec 2010) is a welcome addition to the luxury hotel offerings in Luang Prabang. Located within easy reach of the main heritage area The Luang Say Residence is just a 10-minute drive from the International Airport and a twenty minute walk from downtown Luang Prabang.
Sofitel Luang Prabang flawlessly blends colonial charm with contemporary style to create a sleek and stylish stay in the UNESCO World Heritage City. Situated on Old Prison Road, the property is set within a protected former mansion, which true to the road's name, was once a detention centre but is now an elegant resort.
From the same minds behind the elegantly chic Apsara Hotel, The Apsara Rive Droite is a stylish 9-room property on Luang Prabang’s Nam Khan River. Located across the water from the main town, the hotel is a quiet retreat with all the touches of a top luxury property: a fabulous pool, private verandas or terraces in each room and unobtrusive yet attentive service.
The hotel enjoys an exceptional location as the only hotel in Luang Prabang built on Phou Vao Hill - translated as the hill of the kites. This unique vantage point affords breathtaking views of the lush surrounding mountains and surrounding World Heritage town of Luang Prabang.
Welcome to Le Gray, the home of understated luxury nestled in the heart of downtown Beirut. Ideally located for both business and leisure, we offer the ultimate in hospitality for every guest, with state of the art facilities, meeting rooms and suites. One of Beirut’s most iconic luxury hotels, Le Gray, Beirut is a Campbell Gray Hotel and member of The Leading Hotels of the World.
Dotted along the pristine beach, Miavana's 14 villas are a masterpiece in luxury. Natural elements of sea, sand and air meet elegantly through inspired interiors and textures that celebrate the extraordinary island setting. Hand-dyed textiles mirror the endless shades of turquoise shimmering in the ocean views.
This luxury hotel combines sophistication and elegance along with one of the best locations in KL. Adjacent to the world famous Petronas Twin Towers, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur offers supreme views of this spectacular landmark as well as the lush fifty acre KLCC Park, with the thriving hub of the city also at the doorstep.
Of the many fine hotels in KL the Ritz Carlton, in our opinion, ranks as one of the very best. The hotel just oozes colonial luxurious charm and elegance but at the same time you still have a strong sense that you are in exotic Southeast Asia due to the influences of the local ethnic culture and diverse artistry used in the decor.
This sanctuary of opulence and well-being is situated on the picturesque east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, between Kuala Terengganu in the north and Kuantan in the south, approximately one hour drive from Kuala Terengganu Airport. The resort is built on a lush 17-hectare site overlooking the South China Sea.
The Datai takes pride of place on a long stretch of powdery white-sand beach carefully secluded in a 750 hectare virgin rainforest on the northwestern tip of mystical Langkawi Island. The resort is, justifiably in our opinion, renown as one of the best in Malaysia – if not the whole of Asia.
Pangkor Laut is a privately owned island located three miles off the West Coast of Malaysia along the Straits of Malacca. Travel to the resort is either by air – fly to Pangkor Island and ferry to Pangkor Laut - or a 3 hour drive from KL followed a ferry ride to Pangkor Laut or if you really want to arrive in style take a helicopter journey from KL’s Subang Airport.
One&Only Le Saint Géran rises anew from the private peninsula of pristine white sand, surrounded by tropical palms and lapped by impossibly blue, tranquil seas.
Nestled along the untouched eastern coast of the verdant island nation, Trou d'Eau Douce Bay's tranquil, uncrowded world-class beaches are found. Here, the resort offers an unrivalled standard of privacy and personalisation in an atmosphere of refined island luxury.
On the east coast of Mauritius, lapped by turquoise waters perfect for water sports, our relaxing Resort is filled with lush greenery and dramatic views everywhere you turn. Each stylish villa and residence features its own private garden and pool – just like the home for the Resort’s resident giant tortoises.
Located on the sheltered north-west coast, stretching along a pure white sandy beach, Royal Palm Beachcomber is a tranquil tropical haven with an uncompromising commitment to excellence.
Common areas and suites at Royal Palm Beachcomber enhance the ultimate luxury experience. The hotel has a unique atmosphere, natural charm and timeless elegance.
A private 300m torch-lit tunnel through the heart of a mountain takes you to Capella Pedregal, an entrance that sets the tone nicely for one of los Cabos’ most luxurious resorts. Spanning 24 acres of rugged coastline, the Capella Pedregal sits at the convergence of the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez close to the iconic Land's End rock formation.
Esperanza is a luxurious, world-class resort tucked amongst the rocky bluffs and secluded coves of Los Cabos at the tip of Baja California. Set amidst 17 lush acres overlooking the Sea of Cortez, the resort encompasses pristine gardens, swaying palms and a number of palapa topped guest wings set against the back-drop of the pounding Pacific.
A shining example of Mexico’s colonial legacy, the Hacienda Uayamon is a sumptuous 17th century estate surrounded by plantations and creeping jungle close to Campeche on the western edge of the Yucatan Peninsula.
One hour’s drive south of Merida, Temozon pays homage to the great Spanish estates of old, a sumptuous 17th century colonial hacienda and once sisal plantation set amidst 86 acres of picturesque grounds and surrounding jungle.
Palms tumble onto powder white sand framed by the dreamy turquoise waters of the Caribbean. The Maroma Resort & Spa is one of the Riviera Maya’s most exclusive hideaway hotels flanked by 200 acres of beach, jungle and coconut plantations just north of Playa del Carmen.
Hotel Esencia is a beautiful beachfront property and intimate boutique hotel just south of Playa del Carmen.
Just north of Playa del Carmen, the Viceroy Riviera Maya is a stylish retreat overlooking 10km of pristine white sand set against the sparkling Caribbean.
A luxury stays in Casablanca awaits you at Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca. You'll be 3.7 km from Hassan II Mosque and 5 km from Place Mohammed V. Highlights at this beachfront hotel include three restaurants, two spa tubs, and a full-service spa.
Located on the northwestern coast of Morocco in Tamouda Bay, the resort is 15 km away from the city of Tetouan and a 45-minute drive from bustling Tangier. Positioned between the rugged Rif Mountains and the glistening Mediterranean Sea, Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay, Morocco resort offers spectacular waterfront views and sublime resort living.
Make yourself at home in one of the 71 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Your bed comes with down comforters and premium bedding. Rooms have private furnished balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment.
The Villa des Orangers offers an ideal mix of traditional riad and modern hotel and sits at the foot of the Koutoubia mosque, halfway between the royal palace and the Jemaâ El Fna square.
La Sultana is a sumptuous boutique hotel and amalgamation of 5 separate riads at the heart of the medina overlooking the Saadian Tombs just ten minutes’ walk from Jemaa El Fna square.
Spread across four courtyards, La Sultana has an almost fairy-tale quality about it with a glorious mix of styles from one riad to the next, each beautifully composed and put together.
Just 10 minutes’ drive to the airport and in walking distance of the beautiful Djemmaa el Fna Square, the Jardins de la Medina combines the best of both worlds – the elegance and architecture of a historic 19th-century riad and the modern services and facilities of a five* hotel.
Situated close to the heart of Marrakech’s historic medina some 15 minutes’ walk to the Djemmaa el Fna Square, the Riad Kniza is a beautiful, family-run hotel that pays homage to Morocco’s rich history and heritage.
The Royal Mansour belongs to these rare places in the world that defy the codes of hotel excellence.
A tropical paradise tucked into a lush indigenous forest and looking out onto a picturesque crescent of sandy beach, &Beyond Benguerra Island is the quintessential luxury island retreat.
Imagine an unspoilt island within a National Park, deserted beaches of pure white sand, sparkling turquoise seas crisscrossed by local dhows plying their trade, swaying palms, sunny days and starry nights, and you have Azura Benguerra.
Inspired by the rich coastal biodiversity of the area and beautiful Indian Ocean reefs, the guest areas offer laid-back beachside chic, with spaces designed to relax and enjoy. The beautiful beach bar, set against a backdrop of white and turquoise, is at the heart of this unmatched beach experience.
Azura Quilalea is a hidden gem, somewhere to retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life, with a relaxed and understated ‘Robinson Crusoe’ castaway style that belies the comforts and experiences on offer in the 9 handcrafted seafront villas.
Set like a jewel within the glittering Quirimbas Archipelago, Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort & Spa is a small private island only one km long and 350 metres wide. The ultimate tropical island idyll, Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort & Spa’s 12 Beach Villas blend into the natural environment and front onto dazzlingly white sands and a translucent sea.
This spectacular resort is nestled amongst coconut palms on the pristine beach frontage of Ngapali Beach in the Bay of Bengal. The hotel has been designed by a famous Italian architect and everything purpose built. It is just a 45 minute flight from Yangon to this wonderful 10km long stretch of beach.
Malikha Lodge is situated in Northern Kachin State, Myanmar’s greenest and most remote state. Access to the lodge is a fifteen-minute drive from the small frontier town of Putao. The only reliable access is by flight into the Putao airstrip during the cool dry season from October to April. This unique resort was designed by Jean Michel Gathy of Amanresorts fame.
Located in the heart of the city and originally built in 1901by the famed Sarkies Brothers, The Strand Hotel espouses all that was wondrous and opulent in a bygone era. Restored to its former glory, the Victorian-style combines the charms of the 1920s and 1930s with lavish modern-day amenities.
Serra Cafema is located in the extreme north-west of Namibia on the banks of the Kunene River in the Hartman Valley. Undoubtedly one of the most remote camps in southern Africa, Serra Cafema is an intimate, peaceful camp with a unique mix of rustic and luxury elements.
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is situated in the far northern region of the largest private nature reserve in Southern Africa, the NamibRand Nature Reserve.
Nestled against the ancient mountains, &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is renowned for its luxurious accommodation overlooking the starkly beautiful Namib Desert.
Hoodia Desert Lodge is a family-owned and managed property surrounded by majestic mountains on the banks of the Tsauchab River.
Only a 20-minute drive will bring you to the Sesriem Gate, the entrance of the world-famous red sand-dunes of Sossusvlei.
Camp Kipwe lies in the heart of Damaraland, ideally located a short drive from the local attractions in the area.
The Camp is nestled amongst an outcrop of giant granite boulders, a stone’s throw away from the ephemeral Aba Huab riverbed where desert-adapted elephants often traverse.
Floating on a turquoise lagoon, L'escapade Îlot Maître offers accommodation with stunning garden and sea views. It offers beach access and an outdoor pool with a poolside restaurant.
Hotel Grand Windsor MGallery by Sofitel, you will be centrally located in Auckland, steps from Queen Street Shopping District and 4 minutes by foot from Auckland Ferry Terminal. This 5-star hotel is 0.7 km from Sky Tower and 0.8 km from Princes Wharf.
A bold statement on the Auckland cityscape. Stylish, rebellious, and audacious, SO/ Auckland combines all these elements to bring a new generation of hospitality to life.
The hotel is an inspiring and innovative masterpiece of collaborative design by Dutch interior designer, Moooi and NZ fashion house, WORLD.
This multi-award winning New Zealand luxury hotel & retreat is set within a 75-acre estate atop its private ridgeline offering spectacular views of the Bay of Islands, designed and furnished in an eclectic international contemporary style, where gardens and lodgings blend into the natural topography and foliage.
The opulent and elegant suites at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs glow in the morning light as the sun rises to reveal panoramic views across the blue Pacific Ocean. Sumptuously designed by Virginia Fisher expressly with you in mind, the spacious Suites, Deluxe Suites and Family Suites offer peace, comfort, and complete relaxation.
A working coastal farm set along the scenic Banks Peninsula on the South Island; Annandale whisks you away from the everyday world.
Set in pastoral surroundings against the fluted cone of an ancient volcano, Otahuna Lodge is a beguiling Victorian mansion that offers its guests a unique sense of wonder and discovery. New Zealand's largest private historic residence has been revitalised with luxury accommodation, glorious gardens and sophisticated cuisine. In its patrician sense of calm, t
The luxury 5-star boutique hotel in Christchurch, where you are guaranteed to receive impeccable service.
Set in a World Heritage Area, Fiordland Lodge in Te Anau offers the discerning traveller style, comfort and privacy, and is the perfect base from where to explore Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound, and the surrounding Fiordland National Park.
Greenhill Lodge, a Victorian country retreat has it all: timeless grandeur, boutique hotel style and a spectacular Hawke’s Bay hilltop setting. With just a handful of rooms and suites, it is a truly exclusive experience. Get cosy beside flickering fires in winter and cool off in the pool when the weather’s warm.
Situated high above the Pacific Ocean with stunning 180-degree views of ocean, pasture-land and golf course, the Lodge at Cape Kidnappers is a place where you can relax, far away from the pressures of everyday life and go undisturbed for hours on end; lounge by the infinity-edge pool, soak in the Jacuzzi, enjoy a range of spa treatments in our luxurious spa.
With elegant, contemporary suites, local gourmet cuisine, beautiful gardens that run into the surrounding vineyards and attentive staff on hand 24 hours a day, luxury is second nature at The Marlborough Lodge.
Set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu amidst the rugged snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps. Blanket Bay is where relaxation and adventure meet luxury accommodation, unparalleled service and five-star facilities.
Eichardt’s Private Hotel is a Queenstown icon providing fine accommodation in seven luxurious Lake View Suites, four comfortably appointed Lakefront Apartments, The Residence and The Penthouse, all situated on premium lakefront positions in the heart of Queenstown.
Remotely positioned in a high alpine meadow at 3,000ft, surrounded by incredible mountain views, Minaret Station is an experience to inspire.
Nestled in the heart of Queenstown, New Zealand’s premier holiday destination, The Spire Hotel offers award-winning luxury accommodation within a lively precinct. Ours is a distinct experience, merging exceptional service and impeccable style with genuine hospitality and inner-city vibrancy.
Escape to a world of elegance and luxury that has withstood the test of time where you can sink into the embrace of old-world charm and authentic personalised service. Discover the North Island’s oldest luxury lodge and estate and join us as guardians of the pioneering vision that has fostered over a century of history and tradition.
Solitaire Lodge Rotorua, one of New Zealand’s premier luxury lodges, enjoys breathtaking views over Lake Tarawera, with lush natural bush and volcanic landscape backdrop. The subtle design brings the outdoors in, inviting you to unwind and soak up the peace and quiet of this tranquil setting.
This uniquely New Zealand experience is a sanctuary and retreat of breath-taking terrain, offering the ultimate in world-class
accommodation and adventure. Located outside Rotorua, the Maori heartland and trout fishing capital of the world.
Step into a world of unapologetic elegance, where open terraces frame sweeping vistas which flow seamlessly into calm interiors. Immerse yourself in contemporary comfort, where every detail has a purpose, and every element supports the overarching whole, reflecting a unique sense of originality and style...
Poronui is the ultimate luxury sporting retreat, a place where you can have fun and relax in the authentic New Zealand countryside.
Briarwood is an exquisite example of an iconic preserved Heritage Building, circa 1867. The front façade carries a Grade 2 listing under the Historic Places Trust. Briarwood offers three outstanding suites which are the epitome of style and grace supported by a Boutique ‘5 Star’ Luxury Qualmark rating.
Surprise yourself at QT Wellington, a significant fusion of expressive and luxurious art, technology and indulgence. Loosely based in the new creative capital of the South, QT Wellington is a warm invitation to explore and define one of New Zealand’s most eclectic collections of art and character.
In Maori, Wharekauhau means “place of knowledge”, as it was here where the wise men would come to learn their craft. The name has remained as a testament to the past. Nearly two centuries later, a large sheep station took its place here and finds itself still in activity today.
Surrounded by 500 acres of beautiful native beech forests, rugged mountain ranges, gardens and terraces, Maruia Retreat is an extensive natural estate nestled alongside the magnificent Maruia River.
Located on New Zealand’s West Coast, Rimu Lodge is a purpose-built luxury boutique lodge accommodation situated just a ten-minute drive from Hokitika and its award-winning cafes, and unique tourism attractions.
Escape the crowds and discover wild New Zealand. Stylish accommodation, with excellent food and exciting nature adventures, combine to create the exceptional Wilderness Lodge experience.
Gillham Vineyard Hotel is an adult only boutique hotel offering guests a choice of 31 luxury appointed suites overlooking the vineyards on the outskirts of the beautiful village of Ilgaz, approximately 15 minutes from Kyrenia. Guests will be able to unwind and enjoy the tranquillity and serenity of this stunning location.
Built on an area of 18,000 m2 and having a terrace extending over 2,500 m2, Savoy Hotel will surround you with the Turkish hospitality for its exclusive guests. Housing 110 luxury rooms, 15 Pasha and 2 Sultan Suites, Savoy Hotel has been designed to offer you a luxury and comfortable accommodation.
Located in the central section of the Al Hajar Mountains, Alila Jabal Akhdar offers a gateway to the area’s incredible history, culture and nature.
Escape to the cool mountain climes two hours' drive inland from Muscat. Located on the fabled Green Mountain, elevated luxury reveals dramatic canyon views at one of the world’s highest resorts.
Located between a private beach and freshwater lagoon, Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara celebrates cultural treasures, while being the first and only luxury pool villa resort among Salalah hotels.
Situated away from the hustle bustle of the city on the road between Al Hamra to Hail Al Shas lies The View Oman. This luxury eco-resort tucked away in a scenic valley offers an exclusive vacation experience.
Atana Musandam is a tranquil reflection of the spirit of Oman, located in the northern tip of the Musandam peninsula bordering the United Arab Emirates. Inspired by a typical Omani village, this beautiful resort offers 8 clusters of low rising buildings with the majority of them providing private parking at your doorstep.
W Muscat is situated in the upbeat Shatti Al Qurum beachfront offering insider access to What’s New/Next in the city.
Enviably positioned between the Sea of Oman and the Al Hajar Mountains, this Muscat hotel offers an alluring blend of old and new, local and global, carefully designed and naturally untamed. Set within a former palace, the only remaining in Oman, the resort features an alluring collection of amenities.
Occupying a prime beachfront location, this exclusive 21-acre beach resort is located 20 minutes north of old Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman, at Al Ghubra. The Chedi Muscat is ideally situated for business, and leisure travellers alike as the main tourist attractions, the financial centre, three golf courses, and Muscat International Airport are only a 15-minute drive away.
The height of luxury in Cusco, Belmond Hotel Monasterio is a sumptuously restored 16th century seminary, a short stroll from Cusco’s central plaza de armas. Dating back 1595 and originally built on the site of Inca Amaru Qhala’s palace, the Monasterio is a national landmark offering the elegance and sophistication of a 5* hotel set amidst glorious colonial splendour.
Among the smallest and most charming boutique hotels in Cusco, La Casona is a beautifully converted 16th century colonial mansion. Located at Plaza Nazarenas, a small cobbled square that also hosts the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, La Casona sits in a privileged position between Cusco’s central plaza de armas and the colourful artistic neighbourhood of San Blas.
Titilaka is Lake Titicaca’s most exclusive hotel sitting on a private, secluded peninsula some 40 minutes’ drive from Puno (1½ hours from Juliaca airport) with sweeping views across Lake Titicaca.
Located in the elegant suburb of Miraflores overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel is one of Lima’s finest 5* city hotels.
Nestled in lush cloud-forest high above the village of Aguas Calientes, the Sanctuary Lodge is a smart Orient Express property overlooking the raging Urubamba River and Vilcabamba mountains on the very doorstep to Machu Picchu.
Formerly managed by the prestigious Orient Express hotel group, the luxurious Casitas del Colca is a charming, small resort situated in the heart of the Colca Canyon a long dusty from the city of Arequipa.
La Cigale Hotel resembles an unadorned jewel-box: behind a sedate stone façade lies a treasure trove of design, colour and textures, making an arrival here genuinely breathtaking. Interiors feature Murano chandeliers and furnishings courtesy of Edra, Philippe Starck and Carlos Cruz-Díez.
Standing proudly outside the navy-blue waters of the Indian Ocean, a peak in the lush, vestige of the wrath of Piton des Neiges, marks the boundary of Grand Anse Bay. It is overlooking of this beautiful white sand beach lined with palm and coconut trees that have established the Palm Hotel & Spa, luxury hotel combining comfort, design, discreet luxury and Zen-ambiance.
In Southwest Rwanda, just south of Lake Kivu on the Burundi border, One&Only Nyungwe House is set amongst the rich tea-plantations of Gisakura, on the edge of the iconic Nyungwe National Park. The park itself covers approximately 1020 km² of rainforest, bamboo, grassland, swamps and bogs, and is one of the last mountain rainforest habitats on the planet.
Set between two beaches of emerald green water and sand bleached golden by the sun and tiny perfect shells, the Bom Bom resort is still a well-kept secret in the tropical forest of the Island of Príncipe.
Indulge in an authentic Arabian palace offering an oasis of tranquillity and luxury in Jeddah. Our exceptional hospitality and opulently decorated interiors complement personalized butler service for every request. Admire the stunning 3-story Swarovski crystal chandelier suspended from the lobby ceiling.
Ideally situated on the intersection between Ourouba Street and Prince Turki Road, close to the city’s main shopping and business areas, Al Mashreq Boutique Hotel is an elegant blend of traditional Arabian architectural style and contemporary décor.
The Nobu Hotel Riyadh is located in the heart of downtown Riyadh and is the first 5-star luxury boutique hotel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This modern 23-story skyscraper is attractive and clad in glass panels. Designed by Rockwell Group, its guestrooms are custom furnished with subtle Japanese and regional influences; functional and thoughtfully equipped.
Alphonse Island features a single resort comprising of Beach Bungalows and Suites built alongside the water’s edge, each with scenic ocean views. Freedom of movement around the island on foot or bicycle permits self-discovery of the wonders of this special place.
The mere 25 free-standing cottages and villas on Denis enjoy total privacy, scattered at various walking distances from the beach and separated by the island’s natural vegetation.
On Desroches Island, there is nothing to distract you from tranquillity, save for the sound of birds singing and an ocean breeze that invites you to come a little closer. We’re the only resort on this captivating coral island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, where the beaches belong to no one and everyone at the same time.
With seven entirely private beaches around the island and just 16 Villas, yours can often be the sole footprints in the sand, flip the ‘Beach Occupied’ sign to ensure absolute privacy. Whenever you arrive there is always a cooler box with iced drinks, towels spread on loungers, a freshwater shower and you can call your PA for anything more you wish.
Four Seasons Resort Seychelles is a remote, hillside retreat that embraces the natural simplicity of treetop living. It occupies an isolated position overlooking the idyllic bay of Petite Anse, just 18 km (30 minutes drive) from Mahé international airport.
In the heart of the island of Praslin, aptly referred to as the mythological and idyllic ‘Garden of Eden’, are 86 contemporary and luxurious villas, among the most spacious in the Seychelles. Each villa at Raffles Seychelles features a private outdoor pavilion, plunge pool and balcony to soak up breathtaking views of the opal-hued ocean, white sandy beach and lush green hills.
This ultra luxurious resort is located in a lush tropical setting overlooking the South China Sea. Nestled above a secluded bay on the north-western tip of Bintan Island, Indonesia, Banyan Tree resort is the epitome of luxurious living, offering an exclusive villa lifestyle and all this is just 55 minutes from Singapore by high-speed catamaran and a 15-minute drive to the resort.
To the locals and tourists alike Raffles is as much an iconic landmark as a hotel and in 1987 was declared a National Landmark. With its restoration and reopening in 1991, Raffles Hotel today stands as a jewel in the crown of Singapore's hospitality industry, renowned and loved for its inimitable style and unsurpassed excellence in service and facilities.
A stylish and exceptional boutique hotel perfectly placed against the slopes of Table Mountain’s Lion Heads in the world-renowned pristine suburb, Clifton. 21 Nettleton boasts uninterrupted 360-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean, 12 Apostles, Table Mountain and Lions Head.
Created out of two beautifully restored heritage buildings, Gorgeous George is the first in Cape Town to join the Design Hotels stable, a hand-selected worldwide collection of privately owned and operated design forward and culturally rooted hotels.
Positioned on the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town, Lawhill Luxury Apartments provide a superior range of self-catering accommodation, suitable for guests requiring flexibility and freedom. Large exclusive balconies and patios afford breathtaking views of the marina, the canal and the adjacent One & Only Hotel where Lawhill guests have direct access to t
Set in a renovated dock building with Table Mountain as background, Queen Victoria Hotel & Manor House offers world-class accommodation overlooking the V&A Waterfront.
The Silo Hotel is a spectacular space towering above the V&A Waterfront surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mother City.
From its prime position on Cape Town's V & A Waterfront, The Victoria & Alfred Hotel enjoys spectacular views over the working harbour and Table Mountain. Named in honour of an 1870 royal visit, the colonial elegance is reminiscent of the past.
Within a decade, Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse has earned global renown as a romantic gourmet getaway. Nestled in the heart of the magnificent Kwazulu Natal Drakensberg mountains, this 5-star lodge is dedicated to sumptuous food and rustic luxury.
Situated in the serene tree-lined suburb of Sandhurst, within minutes of Johannesburg’s trendy shopping and business hub, is the exclusive Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa.
Ideally suited for the discerning business or leisure travellers, The Winston Hotel is conveniently situated within Johannesburg’s renowned suburb of Rosebank and is the ideal base from which to explore nearby this vibrant city. Here, tucked away from the bustling city atmosphere.
This 5 Star, Multi-Award winning, Big 5, Family Run Safari Lodge is located high up in the wild secluded hills of the 58 000 acres Manyoni Private Game Reserve with spectacular views overlooking a vast stretch of unspoiled bushland and riverine forests, from the Umsunduze River meandering below to the distant Lebombo Mountains.
Perched on a dramatic hilltop with wraparound views of the spectacular Ubombo mountain range, and the surrounding Zululand bush, &Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge is an exciting safari destination. Boasting 16 suites, three family cottages and the exclusive family suite, they all offer breathtaking raptor’s-eye views of the reserve below.
The original building is historic, having been built in the colonial style of the late 1800s. The existing dwelling was the original farmhouse of the Lexden Farm owned by H. V. Marsh, a well-to-do building merchant in Pietermaritzburg and a much-respected scouter.
This vast mansion, situated in a tranquil neighbourhood of Pretoria, beckons guests to get a taste of times gone by and experience unrivalled personalized service.
Nestled amongst enormous trees on the banks of the Sand River in the western Sabi Sand Private Reserve, is Singita Ebony, the original Singita Lodge.
Ebony has a compelling presence while welcoming visitors with the warmth of a family home.
The spirit of safari comes alive at historic andBeyond Kirkman’s Kamp. Step back in time into the gracious early settler atmosphere of this original 1920’s homestead and marvel at the spectacular views of the unspoiled wilderness from each of the 12 guest cottages and the lodge’s rim-flow swimming pool.
A stylish, eco safari lodge, Chitwa Chitwa is located in the northern region of the Sabi Sand Reserve, on the banks of the concession’s largest lake.
The African-chic atmosphere merges with contemporary European design, and eight individual suites offer both luxury and comfort.
Dulini is an intimate, luxury safari lodge located in the western sector of the Sabi Sand Reserve, on the banks of a dry riverbed.
Shaded by a canopy of Ebony trees, the lodge consists of 6 spacious, stone cottages each with decks and plunge pools.
Embraced in the riverine grandeur of ancient ebony trees, Dulini River Lodge exudes a sense of indulgence true to the long-standing safari tradition.
The enthralling elevation of the six luxurious suites, offers inspiring views over the majestic Sand River, to the savannah beyond.
This ultra-luxurious five-star lodge pays homage to the earth and its surroundings. Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge is located in the southern Sabi Sand Game Reserve and is unique in design and astounding in its facilities, on-site services and game-viewing experiences.
Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge located in the southwestern sector of the private concession of Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve.
Adjoining the unfenced Kruger National Park, game rambles freely between the reserves, and the slightly elevated position of Bush Lodge provides uninterrupted bushveld views.
Imagine the Africa of the significant safari era, when blazing sunsets melted into lantern lit romance and service was an effortless whisper. This is the Africa you will experience at Sabi Sabi’s Selati Camp, an award-winning luxury game lodge in South Africa.
Nestled amongst enormous trees on the banks of the Sand River in the western Sabi Sand Private Reserve, is Singita Ebony, the original Singita Lodge.
Ebony has a compelling presence while welcoming visitors with the warmth of a family home.
The Oyster Box combines colonial charm, impeccable service, lush tropical gardens and breathtaking seaside setting.
A peaceful haven set back from Franschhoek’s famous High Street, Akademie Street Guest House offers boutique accommodation and exceptional personal attention.
The property consists of 5 charming buildings surrounded by exquisite gardens.
Expect to discover the world's most exceptional accommodation, art, design, food and wine in one of the most outstanding natural settings.
Set against a magnificent mountain backdrop in the heart of the Cape's historic Winelands and situated just off the main street in the gracious town of Paarl, Grande Roche is an easy 45-minute drive from Cape Town and its international airport.
La Cotte Farm is uniquely situated a stone’s throw from the charming village of Franschhoek. It offers proximity to the fun and bustle of the main street with all the quiet, privacy and rural charm of a working wine farm.
La Residence is situated in the Franschhoek Valley on a 30-acre estate filled with vines, fruit trees, flowers and herbs. It is a romantic and indulgent paradise whose magnificent interior is filled with luxurious fabrics, beautiful artwork and antique furniture.
Located on the outskirts of Stellenbosch this owner-managed boutique hotel is the perfect retreat during your visit to the Winelands.
Surrounded by picturesque vineyards and a dramatic mountain backdrop, the stunning Mont Rochelle is a haven of elegance and tranquillity.
Once the ancestral estate of local Anuradhapura nobility, the spectacular Ulagalla resort features a 150-year-old mansion with 20 private ecologically-built villas spread across 58 acres of lush greenery.
Nine Skies luxurious bungalow is located in Demodera, a village in Sri Lanka’s southeastern Hill Country noted for its spectacular viaduct, the Nine Arch Railway Bridge, and a 360-degree loop in the track. Neighbouring Demodera, is Ella, a mountain village, revered for its waterfalls, landmark walks, far-reaching views and the legendary Ramayana mythology.
Sitting within the ramparts of 17th century Galle fort, the Amangalla is a truly outstanding property. The original 150 year old hotel has been spectacularly restored by the renowned Aman group and now offers an unrivalled level of luxury in the heart of Galle Fort.
The hotel’s rural location feels well off the beaten track, yet the rock fortress of Sigiriya, undoubtedly the region’s premier attraction, is within sight and just a 20-minute drive away. Paddy fields and trees surround the hotel’s substantial grounds, making it blissfully peaceful.
Amanwella is a located on a delightful 800 metre beachfront, near Tangalle. It is set amongst 36 acres of stunning coconut grove, making it the perfect retreat escape after a tour around the island.
Taking inspiration from Edward Lear’s nonsense poem of the same name, Owl and The Pussycat is a quirky luxury boutique hotel in Galle area. With 17 suites and rooms, arranged in 4 different and colourful buildings: The Blue, the Beige, the Pink and the Yellow buildings.
Located on its own headland on the outskirts of Weligama about 30minutes drive from the historical city of Galle, Cape Weligama offers an unrivalled beachfront location with equally spectacular accommodation, facilities and service.
Surrounded by unspoilt wilderness, Chena Huts is well off the beaten track, lying at the end of a specially built road that connects with the main Tissamaharama – Yala highway a few minutes from the Yala park entrance. Chena Huts is also close to the Bundala National park regarded as one of Sri Lanka’s best locations for Bird watching.
Set in the heart of a mahogany forest, &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is the only permanent lodge in the park of the same name. Designed to exert minimal impact on the environment, the lodge is situated in the park’s south-western region.
Set in Tanzania’s Shungimbili Island Marine Reserve and surrounded by its own coral reef, Thanda Island is one of the truly exclusive tropical islands in the world.
&Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp is inspired by Tanzania’s annual Great Migration. A wild and remote experience in the midst of ample resident game, it is ideally situated on the banks of a tributary of the Grumeti River and enjoys a prime position near one of the most famous fording points of the wildebeest migration.
Perched on a series of elevated platforms and walkways, the Lodge sits next to an animal watering hole, where you can watch a family of elephants stop for their morning drink as you sip your own out on your room’s private balcony.
Chakrabongse Villas are set in a leafy oasis of gardens with palms and exotic plants, and in contrast to the nearby condos and skyscrapers, the 3 traditional Thai style villas exude calm and serenity. Once the abode of Prince Chakrabong, the restored villas are now let out to lucky guests by his granddaughter, Khun Narisa.
The renowned service of The Oriental Bangkok dates back almost 130 years to when it was first opened as a seaman’s lodge along the Chao Phraya River. It typifies a golden age of travel and attends to guests needs at the highest level. All 358 stunning rooms and 35 suites have been designed with traditional Thai flair and are luxuriously appointed for your utmost comfort.
In the 10 years or so since the hotel opened, the lavish riverside Peninsula Bangkok has quickly established itself as not only one of Bangkok's premium hotels but one of the world's best hotels, winning many awards and honours along the way.
Dhara Dhevi Hotel is spread over 60 acres of stunning natural landscapes, incorporating lush verdant paddy fields and exotic plantations. It offers a self contained world of beauty, wellness and a cultural museum dedicated to the Lanna kingdom.
Perched on a ridge, near the small town of Chiang Saen, overlooking the hills of Myanmar and Laos, this property is as enchanting as the fabled Golden Triangle region in which it is located.
Chiva-Som is a luxury health resort, combining international standards with Thai values and beliefs to deliver personal wellness programmes in a positive, non regimented way. Everything they do focuses on a holistic approach to health that incorporates mind, body and spirit.
The Sarojin is nestled in an enchanting garden setting with direct private access onto a secluded 11km white beach beside on the shore of the Andaman Sea. The Sarojin beach by virtue of being sheltered by Pakarang Cape, a coral cape headland, provides year-round swimming and water sports. The resort is accessed via Phuket Airport approximately one hour drive away.
Kirimaya is justly a member of the outstanding Design Hotels group, selected for creative style and outstanding design. The name 'Kirimaya' means 'illusion of mountain' which suitably describes the refreshing character of the property and the reaction of guests upon arrival and throughout their stay.
Surrounded by pristine white sandy beaches and alluring turquoise waters this is one of Thailand’s (and in our opinion – the world’s) most awe-inspiring luxury resorts. Set nestled within 40 hectares of pristine rainforest this unique resort is situated on the remote island of Koh Kood, in the Gulf of Siam very near the Cambodian border.
This exclusive boutique resort is nestled in Mu Koh Lanta National Park. The park is home to verdant rainforest with tropical wildlife in a lush, natural environment and diverse marine life. The resort enjoys a beachfront location, on a 3 kilometre-long white-sand beach.
Koh Lanta has long been a well kept backpackers secret in the same way Pimalai Resort and Spa has been a little known luxury retreat. However, with the arrival of a few more better quality resorts the secret is out. Pimalai was the first upmarket resort to open and is still widely regarded as the bench mark level its competition is trying to match.
The Paradee is a located in a unique idyllic double seaside location, on a narrow neck of land between the east- and west-facing beaches of secluded Ao Kiew at the remote and peaceful southern tip of Koh Samet, an area renowned for its pristine sandy beaches.
Napasai is a secluded resort on the island's stylish north coast. Nestling on gentle slopes leading down to the unspoilt white sand of the small beach, it offers a selection of beautiful Thai-style cottages and private two and three bedroom pool villas.
Phang Nga Bay is celebrated for its outstanding natural beauty and particularly for its stunning limestone karst island outcrops. It is these awe-inspiring limestone pinnacles that make up the view from this, the newest, offering from the ultra luxurious Six Senses group.
This breathtaking luxury resort is set on the stunning Railay Peninsula overlooking the Andaman Sea. Close proximity to Phuket and famous islands like Phi Phi as well as the stunning seascape of Phang Nga Bay make Rayavadee the perfect base for discovering this enchanted corner of the Kingdom.
Anyone desiring to stay at the most opulent, sophisticated and luxurious resort on Phuket look no further than the exceptional Trisara, as it is easily the premier accommodation on the island!
Perched on an extinct volcano with sweeping views across Santa Cruz island, Pikaia Lodge is a stunning contemporary eco-lodge that has raised the bar in terms of land-based Galapagos tours. At 450m above sea-level, it occupies a private Tortoise Reserve between the arid savannah and tropical highlands and enjoys near perfect conditions year round.
Conveniently located in the famed Barkhor area in the eastern part of Lhasa. The St Regis has, since its opening in late 2010, become the city’s most coveted address. The sweeping landscapes surrounding this exclusive resort provide a timeless, inviting setting for contemplation as well as exploration.
In the heart of Tunisia’s vibrant and exotic capital city, our modern Mediterranean oasis offers a calm, laid-back beachfront escape alongside this bustling business hub. Relax at our Spa and pools, stay connected with state-of-the-art business services, or take a step back in time – more than 3,000 years of ancient civilisation are at your fingertips.
Lugal, A Luxury Collection Hotel Ankara is located in the Kavaklıdere district. Experience gracious hospitality on a grand scale in our 91 rooms and suites. An array of thoughtful amenities provides a seamless experience for all our guests.
Caresse, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa in Bodrum has 67 rooms, nine suites and a Caresse King Villa. All rooms offer excellent amenities, such as modern technology and Marriott's Signature Luxury Collection Beds. Every guest at the Caresse Luxury Collection Resort & Spa can experience the captivating view of the Aegean Sea.
Six Senses Kaplankaya is nestled in the breathtaking natural beauty of this ancient land. Undulating hills clad in evergreens, wild olives and cypresses amplify the invitation extended by warm breezes and the turquoise sea’s gently lapping waves.
Enjoy 5-star resort living at The Bodrum EDITION. Located on the Turkish Riviera, our luxury destination hotel offers travellers an inspired location to explore Turkey and individualised service. The beachfront property provides hotel guests with easy access to Yalikavak Marina, Yalikavak Market and Bodrum Castle, as well as numerous shops and restaurants.
Perched on a hilltop overlooking the buzzing city, The Marmara Bodrum is a boutique retreat in a sublime setting. Spectacular views across the bay change throughout the day, as the sun makes its way across the horizon. As night falls, watch the yachts come home to the harbour, and the twinkling lights of Bodrum spread across the peninsula.
Hotel Rox Cappadocia located right next to Uchisar Castle. Rox Cappadocia offers panoramic views of Goreme and Guvercinlik Valley from its terraces. Featuring a unique stone architecture, the property is built in a renovated old Greek house.
Welcome to the only Ottoman Imperial Palace and Hotel on the Bosphorus. Çırağan Palace Kempinski offers a resort ambience in the city and reflects the ultimate luxury of a genuine Ottoman Palace.
Proudly standing on the shores of the scenic Bosphorus – the famous strait that links Europe and Asia – our lovingly restored, 19th-century Ottoman palace brings together Istanbul’s ancient architecture, warm Turkish hospitality and contemporary accommodations.
A former 18th-century seaside mansion set on the shores of the Bosphorus, Hôtel Les Ottomans has been lovingly restored with interiors that shun simplistic contemporary style for something altogether more theatrical. The ten suites are packed with intricate detailing and are served by two fantastic restaurants and an intoxicating vinotherapy spa.
A lovingly restored former convent, Tomtom Suites - The Old Franciscan House is a chic boutique hotel with 20 spacious suites hidden away in the consulate district of Istanbul. The smart, contemporary interiors include original works of art, a rooftop terrace bar with views of the Bosphorus, a delightful bistro and a library, all within easy access of the Blue Mosque and Taksim Square.
Perched above a scenic cove where the Aegean meets the Mediterranean, D Maris Bay is a secluded luxury resort immersed in nature. Set on the picturesque Datça Peninsula in southwest Turkey, guests are invited to a hidden paradise where every modern comfort awaits.
Combining business and pleasure, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel edges Abu Dhabi’s skyscrapers on one side - on the other, an expanse of mangroves and tranquillity refreshes.
Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort, an idyllic luxury resort in the United Arab Emirates.
This 5-star Dubai lifestyle beachfront resort features spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf and the impressive Dubai skyline, with unique in-room features such as a bespoke entertainment, MyBar, light mood system and oversized bathrooms.
On the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, the world’s largest sand desert – the Empty Quarter – beckons. Qasr Al Sarab by Anantara rises from flame-coloured dunes like a mirage, inviting adventure in the most luxurious of styles. Traverse the Rub’ al Khali by camelback. Dine under desert skies. Unwind with hammam and desert rose rituals at our relaxing Abu Dhabi resort.
With only 30 villas spread through lush savannah, Al Sahel is one of the best Abu Dhabi luxury hotels that invites you to lose yourself to nature’s beauty. Wake up to the sight of wild gazelle. Embark on desert drives in a wildlife sanctuary. Explore the flavours of Africa, inspired by our unique surrounds.
Eratap beach resort is less than 20 minutes drive south-east of Port Vila. Situated on the most seaward peninsula of Eratap, six km off the main round-island road, we are just 30 minutes from Port Vila’s international airport making for a smooth transition between the plane and your villa.
Iririki island resort & spa, "the jewel of the south pacific", set across 69 acres of spectacular tropical landscaped gardens with panoramic sea views.
Reflections Retreat Vanuatu is located in beautiful Havannah Harbour, 25-minutes drive north of Port Vila and Bauerfield International Airport.
Catering to a maximum of 34 guests, The Havannah Vanuatu is an oasis of relaxation, cultural experiences and soft adventure inspired by the nature and way of life that surrounds it. The Havannah Vanuatu is a luxury retreat catering exclusively for adults.
Aore Island Resort is a stunning Pacific Island retreat with an authentic and welcoming culture nestled in a unique natural paradise. Experience the raw luxury of our private bungalows and indulge in all the dining, relaxation and adventure we have to offer right on our doorstep, overlooking the crystal clear waters of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu.
Vanuatu's little island paradise known as Ratua Island Resort & Spa. Set amongst 146 acres of lush tropical gardens, private beaches, lagoons, and coral reefs, Ratua Island offers barefoot eco-luxe experience, enchanting accommodation, an over-water day spa, a yacht club, and superb organic dining.
Located on the idyllic Con Son Island, a forty five minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City, the Six Senses Con Dao offers the ultimate luxurious Island experience.
Set in the cool climate of the rural highlands of Central Vietnam, Ana Mandara Villas Dalat comprises 17 French colonial villas each originally constructed between the 1920's and 1930's and lovingly restored to their former glory, with all care taken to preserve original design, décor and charm.
Located around 20 minutes drive north from Danang airport The Intercontinental Sun Peninsular Resort commands a spectacular beachfront setting on its own headland and is in our opinion the area’s most luxurious resort.
If you are the type of person that loves the old grandeur of colonial hotels then you will love Sofitel Metropole Hanoi. Arriving at this hotel is like arriving on to a movie set. The lobby with its stunning reception desk, with the original dark wooden boxes behind the desk and the staff in their traditional uniforms….you will be whisked back in time and reminded that you are truly experienc
The resort location is on a pristine stretch of China Beach close enough to the town of Hoi An to allow an easy 15 minute drive for those wanting to explore all that Hoi An has to offer, and yet far enough out of town to provide tranquillity and privacy.
Located on a secluded hillside overlooking the tranquil waters of Ninh Van Bay, the L'Alyana Ninh Van Bay offer a luxurious island experience.
This fabulous resort is located in the dramatic Ninh Van Bay. Its impressive rock formations overlooking the South China Sea, white sand beach and towering mountains behind, all add to the sense of being luxuriously at one with nature. The exclusive property is built in an architectural style reflecting the traditions of Vietnam.
Princess d’Annam is one of the newest ultimate luxury, all-villa resorts in Vietnam, located on the secluded and pristine Ke Ga Bay, facing a century-old French light house, providing an private oasis, away from the crowds of Ho-Chi-Minh City.
This is our top luxury pick in Saigon. The Park Hyatt is in an excellent location, in the heart of the city overlooking the Opera House and whilst it is a new building, it has been designed with a character in keeping with the colonial feel of the city and has a cool, relaxed ambience.
Having opened its doors in April 2015 The Reverie is the latest addition to Saigon’s luxury hotel scene and wow was it worth waiting for! Renowned for its beautiful interior designs this opulent new property has raised the bar for services and accommodations in Vietnam.
Located around an hour’s drive south from Nha Trang airport in the spectacular conservation area of Vinh Hy Bay, the Amanoi is a very welcome addition (Sep 2013) to Vietnam’s luxury hotel scene. Backed by a national park and overlooking a marine nature reserve, Amanoi embraces nature while providing a serene beachside retreat.
Dotted along the forested riverbanks, Time + Tide Chongwe Camp is surrounded by wild beauty. Set at the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers against a beautiful mountainous backdrop, the camp offers the best views in the Lower Zambezi.
At Flatdogs they pride themselves on offering accommodation to rival the up-market lodges, at a fraction of the cost. The South Luangwa accommodation options include cool and spacious Chalet Rooms, our unique Jackalberry Tree House, en suite Safari Tents with stunning views and the much talked about Crocodile Nest.
On the banks of the Zambezi River, The Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara is named after the legendary explorer who named Zambia’s iconic waterfall in honour of his queen. Paying tribute to this glorious era, our hotel evokes Victorian elegance and colonial traditions in impeccable style and offers unforgettable adventures.
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