It’s been weird years since then travel. At this point, most of us have tried one or two trips—we wish they were masked and hidden—most likely out of a commitment to seeing family or friends. As for the more pampered and head-butting escapes, some crossed the country, perhaps even the Atlantic, while others flew across the border to Mexico For a much-needed break from reality. If you haven’t already traveled for this change of scenery and peace of mind, now might be the best time to plan a trip for you and your favorite excursion. On the pandemic front, we’re moving on to what it’s like to “live with this,” so whether that trip is next month or next year, we’re happy to offer some indulgent inspiration for your next trip with the world’s best luxury hotels.
While the list of the best luxury hotels is long and varied, these 10 hotels are our recent highlight. Each will help you unplug and relax in their own unique way – and after the past two years, that’s the least any of us deserve.
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1. Casa Silencio: Zaga, Oaxaca, Mexico
Opened in September 2021, Casa Silencio is both a distillery and a hotel. You may already be familiar SilenceThe best selling mezcal. This hotel is located outside The capital of Oaxaca Frontier, represents a new phase of hospitality for the brand, placing guests in the authentic mezcal region while also immersing them in the artisanal production process of El Silencio. Co-founders Vicente Cisneros and Fausto Zapata envisioned an eco-friendly hotel, zero waste, self-sufficient, right down to solar panels and harvested rainwater. They embrace a local spirit. Oaxacan cuisine is served over a 17-ton, 53-foot-tall, basalt communal dining table. Regional textiles, paintings and sculptures are decorated in each room. The half-ton solar-powered mill wheel mashes the agave pulp in the on-site distillery. Guests enjoy spa-like amenities in each of the six on-site suites, as well as easy access to Oaxaca City and surrounding attractions (such as the carpet makers of Teutitlan del Valle, the petrified waterfall Hierve el Agua, and the Mixtec/Zapotec ruins of Monte Álban and Mitla) . You can also access a plunge pool, fire pits, said the mezcal producing regions, tucked away in a quiet corner of Mexico’s most colorful and flavorful state.
2. Le Bristol: Paris, France
Le Bristol Paris As I Dreamed: A (literal) grandiose place, with 13,000-foot courtyard gardens, and brightly lit rooms and suites with gilded decor. Not to mention the four Michelin-starred among the on-site restaurants, all under the direction of Chef Eric Fritchon (three stars for Epicure, reopening October 1, and one for 114 Faubourg, reopening August 30). Often regarded as the best hotel in Paris, Le Bristol is located off the Avenue des Champs Elysées, near the Grand Palais (read: a short walk from the city’s most famous attractions). The jewel on this crown is the indoor rooftop pool, which offers expansive views of Eiffel tower and Montmartre. (It’s also part of the Spa Le Bristol, which offers Russian banyas treatments, a private suite for couples, as well as products from La Prairie.) It’s one of dozens of “palace hotels” in Paris, a franchise awarded on the basis of historical merit, grandeur and world-class hospitality. And beauty, gastronomy and more 5 star standards. Oh, and watch the furry Fa-Raon, Burmese cats at Le Bristol, in the hallway or garden. Among the many famous hotel guests, he is perhaps the most loved.
3. Dunton Hot Springs: Dunton, CO
This ghost town resort is its own attraction, rivaling Telluride, Arches, and neighboring Mesa Verde with log cabins and 19th-century bathrooms (all updated to 21st-century specifications, of course). You can enjoy the thermal water in five ways, including the bath, hot springsAnd a heated swimming pool on the property. Each of Dunton’s 10 bookable log cabins features furnishings to fit the four corners, right down to flickering bonfires and fur rugs. Take a stroll to the end of town for a peek at the outdoor chapel and a tumbling waterfall, or spend the day hiking or skiing on the nearby trails. You can even reserve the entire grounds for a fancy wedding or other event, adding to the many stories seen in the San Juan Mountains.
4. Makakisi Bodrum: Bodrum, Turkey
Makakezi has helped Bodrum develop from a simple seaside town into the lively and luxurious getaway known today. The hotel has hosted Mick Jagger and Naomi Campbell, as well as countless writers, artists, and intellectuals seeking emptiness and mischief alike. Each room, suite, and villa embraces guests in a setting overlooking the sea or the garden, while Chef Aret Sahakyan’s paintings entice all of his residence. Don’t leave without visiting the on-site bathhouse, or a sunset cruise on the hotel boat. (Alternatively, consider the half-day lunch option…or both.) Keep an eye out for the April 2022 launch of Villa Maçakizi, Paradise Bay’s private 10-suite villa just 10 minutes from Maçakizi by boat.
5. Arctic TreeHouse: Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland
Lapland is our closest semi-inhabited to the North Pole, as it turns out quite literally throughout the year Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi. Among the many All year round activities in LaplandExploring the Northern Lights remains at the top of the list — and a lifelong bucket list item for many. Arctic TreeHouse gives researchers access to prime viewing, as the aurora borealis shine nearly every other clear night between September and March. The hotel’s cottage-style cabins provide a comfortable and elegant environment for witnessing one of nature’s finest phenomena. During the day, the glass wall overlooks a steep hillside, exposing the snow-capped pine trees of Lapland. It’s a true winter wonderland, though you’ll get to enjoy mouthwatering Finnish cuisine, sparkling fireplaces, and, yes, a private Finnish sauna.
6. Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge: Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa
Earth Lodge is one of four 5-star Sabi Sabi hotels located in Sabi Game Reserve in eastern South Africa. Blend in the bush, practically becoming one with nature – so much so that you might even get a curious (and friendly!) visitor from the Greater Kruger National Park. Guests can take part in day or night safaris in outdoor vehicles to explore the Big Five (lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalo, and leopards), as well as leopards, hyenas, and other jungle-dwelling animals. Guests pay a tax that supports Sabie Game Reserve conservation efforts, making this once-in-a-lifetime experience a mindful one in that. Each of the property’s 13 luxurious suites includes its own plunge pool, as well as indoor and outdoor showers. You can visit the on-site Amani Spa for a relaxing treatment, sip from a rare 6000 bottle wine selection, or sit under night sky In the Earth Lodge’s fire pit lounge.
7. Riccio Castle: Umbria, Italy
A short trip from both Perugia and Florence, the 3,700-acre Reschio Estate opened this 36-room hotel in its on-site (unofficial, as we know) castle in May 2021. Guests can go on its grounds horse riding Through the Umbrian wilderness, forage truffles, fish, read the lake, cook next door to divino Ristorante Alle Scuderie, which serves timeless Italian cuisine, play tennis on the Astroturf, ride a bike, or visit the on-site music and art galleries at Tabaccaia di Reschio. Architect Benedikt Bolza and his wife, Donna Nencia Corsini, could moonlight as Hollywood designers did the beautiful restoration they put into every room at this hotel. With the Umbrian scenery as a backdrop and a thousand-year framework holding it all together, Castello di Reschio feels designed from the imagination — but rest assured, it’s the real deal.
8. Royal Mansour Marrakech: Marrakesh, Morocco
At the Royal Mansour, guests stay in one of 53 royal riads, each a three-story affair tucked into the property’s winding alleys. The palace is located on a 5-hectare property in the heart of Marrakesh, next to the old medina. You can book a private dinner at The Nest while you hover over the ground gardens among lemon and palm trees; Or indulge in Mediterranean and Asian fare at Le jardin, from Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno. A new floor expansion resulted in the glass-panelled greenhouse, Atelier d’Artiste, which hosts art therapy sessions (such as pottery, painting, and calligraphy). This greenhouse is second only to 27,000 square feet Royal Mansour Spa, with a metal grille lounge (serving products from Intraceuticals, Subtle Energies and Dr. Burgner Switzerland). It’s a luxury befitting a king, and one that should be granted: King Mansour is owned by the King of Morocco, after all. Certainly his personal guests occupy the hotel’s Grand Riad, which we must take to describe it literally: “The 19,375-square-foot residence boasts a private library, two pools, a cinema, hammam, gym, and multiple glass-enclosed dining and living rooms. Split balcony with retractable roof. “. It could be yours, too, if you’re feeling very imaginative.
9. FUFU: Kyoto, Japan
FUFU is a respite at the other end of the earth – complete detox complemented by serenity and serenity Kyoto. Turn off your phone and save stamina for Tokyoand settled in the gorgeous FUFU sheltered garden retreat. Guests bathe in the hot spring waters of Nose Art Lake within stately cypress ponds. Private experiences are available in the hotel’s detached home, from millennia-old flower arranging practices to tea or incense ceremonies, yoga and meditation courses, as well as geisha performances. The on-site Ioto Restaurant serves seasonal and local charcoal grilled food, along with wine and food. An interest. Hear the sounds of running water, watch the flowers come and go in the garden, hide away in stress-melting rooms and suites, and immerse yourself in the incomparable experience of Japanese hospitality.
10. Mark Hotel: New York City
With a view of Madison Avenue and a stone’s throw from Central Park, The Mark is a gem for its location alone. But inside, you’ll see why it’s also the hotel partner of choice for the annual Met Gala, with its avant-garde decor from legendary French designer Jacques Grange. It’s one of Manhattan’s most vibrant, exciting and on-the-go hotels, with 5-star amenities at every turn, like the 1,400-square-foot fitness center and Frédéric Fekkai hair salon on site. Guests can reserve a Picnic in the Park, bikes and a look at the Mark Haute Dog Cart for gourmet and organic chicken or grass-fed beef hot dogs, plus sorbet gelato. Other perks include personal shopping from Bergdorf Goodman, as well as exclusive grooming kits for hotel guests (to help you get to the Met, of course). As if that wasn’t enough, you can level up any number of Demo Brand OffersRent a hotel’s private sailboat (for up to 25 people) or book a private dining experience with Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges (whose restaurant Mark is also a highlight of each stay).
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