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Bawah Reserve, Anambas Islands, Indonesia

Bawah Reserve
Anambas Islands, Indonesia

If you’re bored with Bali and tired of Thailand, Bawah could well be the answer to an experientialist’s prayer. This private island resort in the South Chi...
Belmond Cap Juluca, Anguilla

Belmond Cap Juluca
Anguilla

For 30 years, Cap Juluca has been the jewel in Anguilla’s crown, set on arguably the finest beach on the island. So when we heard that experiential-tr...
Finca Serena, Montuiri, Mallorca, Spain

Finca Serena
Montuïri, Mallorca, Spain

Located in the heart of the island, moments from some of the best beaches, this beautiful farmstead is a gorgeous escape, like something you’d expect from an A...
Rosewood, London, United Kingdom

Rosewood
London, United Kingdom

It’s five years since Rosewood London opened its doors to great acclaim and it’s lost none of its hype since. In fact, its reputation is growing and a plac...
Devonshire Club, London, United Kingdom

Devonshire Club
London, UK

You could be forgiven for thinking that the entrance to this unassuming property, tucked away in the heart of the City of London, is that of a fintech startup....
Kempinski Hotel Bahía, Estepona, Spain

Kempinski Hotel Bahía,
Estepona, Spain

Three miles from the sleepy seaside town of Estepona, this terracotta resort is a great spot for travellers seeking a true getaway on the Costa del Sol. Just a...
Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai, India

The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel
Mumbai, India

This palatial grande-dame complex is easily the most iconic building in the bustling city. A residence fit for royalty, it’s played host to kings, queens, head...
La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco

La Mamounia
Marrakech, Morocco

This property exudes pure Moorish opulence. Set in the royal gardens, it has been the Moroccan home of dignitaries and celebrities alike for decades. We loved ...

Amanjena
Marrakech, Morocco

The image in our minds of Marrakech – a loud, bustling, assault on the senses – melted away the second we walked through the enormous, intricately carved, anti...
Aurora Domes, Torassieppi, Finland

Aurora Domes
Torassieppi, Finland

Positioned at the edge of a forest overlooking Lake Torassieppi high above the Arctic Circle, the four fabulous Aurora Domes are in a prime spot for watchi...
Amanruya, Bodrum, Turkey

Amanruya
Bodrum, Turkey

Words by Jenny Southan Set on the northerly, Aegean-facing coast of the Bodrum Peninsula, is this peaceful sanctuary from luxury brand Aman. Opened in 2...
Nordic Light, Stockholm, Sweden

Nordic Light
Stockholm, Sweden

This Vasaplan hotel, right next to where the Stockholm Arlanda Express train drops off, has long been known as one of the city’s foremost design hotels, fa...
Belmond Miraflores Park, Lima, Peru

Belmond Miraflores Park
Lima, Peru

The Belmond brand has become synonymous for its charming old-world approach to luxury travel, so it was a little bit of a surprise to encounter this unchar...
The Strand Cruise, Mandalay to Bagan, Myanmar

The Strand Cruise
Mandalay, Myanmar

A journey along the Ayeyarwady River from Mandalay to Bagan in Myanmar would be an absolute voyage of discovery and special by anyone’s standards. But on t...

Puro Hotel Palma
Mallorca, Spain

This elegant 18th-century townhouse positions itself as a ‘well-being oasis’ and the narrow, pedestrianised street it sits on certainly offered us some wel...
Como Parrot Cay Turks & Caicos

COMO Parrot Cay
Turks & Caicos Islands

A wise man once told us that in order to really understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion. So we decided to check out this secluded, h...
Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, Turkey

Mandarin Oriental
Bodrum, Turkey

Words by Jenny Southan Set on verdant slopes overlooking Paradise Bay is this sprawling, 60-hectare resort from Mandarin Oriental. Just four years old, ...
Bisha Hotel, Toronto, Canada

Bisha Hotel
Toronto, Canada

T.O., as it is affectionately known, may not immediately spring to mind as a hit-list honeymoon destination. But if you love thriving, yet laid back cities and...
Matrix Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Matrix Hotel
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Located in the heart of Downtown Edmonton, this contemporary-design property served as a great base for us to explore the city. It has the feel of a boutique h...

Six Senses Duxton
Singapore

We found this Tanjong Pagar property, designed by British society darling Anouska Hempel, to be a slice of old Singapore fitting for its turn-of-the- 20th-...
The Lowell, New York City, USA

The Lowell
NYC, USA

We would describe this renowned, multi-award- winning property as a charming pied-à-terre and the use of the French word is no accident. in fact, the Lowel...
El Fenn, Marrakech, Morocco

El Fenn
Marrakech, Morocco

Owned by a Branson – his sister Vanessa – this place is like something out of an interior design magazine, with no stone left unturned when it comes to style. ...
Dar Darma, Marrakech, Morocco

Dar Darma
Marrakech, Morocco

This jawdropping riad was originally built to be a private residence, but lucky us, its owner decided to turn it into an intimate six-suite home away from home...
Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

Royal Mansour
Marrakech, Morocco

This lavish hotel, quite possibly Marrakech’s most palatial, is fit for kings and queens alike. After all, it was built by Morocco’s beloved royal. Our home wa...
Cap Rocat, Cala Blava, Mallorca, Spain

Cap Rocat
Cala Blava, Mallorca, Spain

Perched enviably on the Bay of Palma, (‘away from the riff-raff’, they say), the property integrates an old military aesthetic with contemporary design. We fou...
105 Lincoln, Marfa, Texas, USA

105 Lincoln
Marfa, Texas ,USA

This gay-owned, upgraded, private homestay isn’t our typical luxury hotel experience, but it certainly added a fabulous, unique dimension to our visit to Marfa...
Hotel Saint George, Marfa, Texas, USA

Hotel Saint George
Marfa, Texas, USA

If art and 20th-century minimalism are characteristic of Marfa, the Hotel Saint George personifies the town perfectly. After all, the independent property feat...
Kulm Hotel St. Moritz, Switzerland

Kulm Hotel
St. Moritz, Switzerland

On first encounter, St Moritz’s splashy elitism can leave some visitors feeling irked, but once you submit to the gilded embrace of some of its signature e...
The Sanchaya, Bintan, Indonesia

The Sanchaya
Bintan, Indonesia

A mere 50 minutes by ferry from the madcap mayhem of Singapore, Bintan Island is a world apart, a place where those in the know come to withdraw from the w...
Niyama Private Islands, Maldives

Niyama Private Islands
Maldives

This corner of the Indian Ocean has long been touted as true paradise on earth – so it’s only natural that the Maldives is a dream honeymoon location for m...
Kimpton La Peer Hotel, West Hollywood, California, USA

Kimpton La Peer Hotel
West Hollywood, USA

We’ve learned that West Hollywood is the sort of place where both residents and visitors have travelled the world and experienced the very best. So it’s no acc...
The Standard East Village, New York City, USA

The Standard East Village
NYC, USA

One of our favourite neighbourhoods in NYC has long been the East Village– an area brimming with personality and the home and playground of New York’s unconven...
Four seasons, New York, USA

Four Seasons New York Downtown
NYC, USA

Everyone’s talking about the ‘new New York’ and at the heart of all this hype is the revitalised Lower Manhattan area.A couple of years ago, we were thrilled t...
Loews Regency, New York, USA

Loews Regency New York
NYC, USA

Like the city it’s located in, Loews Regency is a no-nonsense hotel that clearly means business. Going into this smart Park Avenue hotel, set close to the sout...
The Plaza, New York, USA

The Plaza New York City
NYC, USA

It’s impossible to visit this grande dame of New York City hotels without an overwhelming sense of déjà-vu taking over you. After all, for over 60 years it has...
The Knickerbocker, New York, USA

The Knickerbocker
NYC, USA

As the New York socialite saying goes, ‘get you a man who can do both’. If that’s what you’re looking for, the Knickerbocker is your man – well, hotel. Nestled...
The Pierre, New York, USA

The Pierre New York
NYC, USA

Nothing says old-world Upper East Side eclectism louder than the Pierre – one of the true Fifth Avenue grandes dames. The property’s classic charm remains unch...
The Beekman, New York, USA

The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel
NYC, USA

Staying in Downtown may not be the leisure traveller’s first choice on a visit to New York City, but it actually has its benefits. It is surprisingly easy to g...
The Wagner Hotel, New York, USA

The Wagner Hotel 
NYC, USA

Formerly the darling of Wall Street wolves because of its proximity to the Financial District, this once-starchy property is changing things a little with the ...
The Ritz Carlton, New York, USA

The Ritz Carlton New York
NYC, USA

With traditional charm and killer views over Central Park, this hotel made us feel at home. In fact, the demeanour of the team there was geared towards us bein...