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Each and every hotel we feature has been independently road tested by a member of the OutThere team. With over 500 properties across the globe tried and tested, let us inspire your next stay.

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...
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...
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...
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...

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 Ramble Hotel, Denver, Colorado, USA

The Ramble Hotel
Denver, Colorado, USA

We’re probably guilty of overusing the term ‘urban oasis’ to describe the city hotels we stay in, but this time it’s perfectly apt. Stepping off the indust...
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...
Mena, Marrakech, Morocco

Mena
Marrakech, Morocco

In Marrakech, it is hard to find minimalism. But we discovered a modern, understated escape from the madness of the medina here at the Riad Mena. We loved the ...
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...
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...
The St Regis, New York, USA

The St Regis New York
NYC, USA

This Beaux-Arts hotel is quite a name to drop – Astor, Dalí, Old King Cole. Okay, so we spent a lot of time in the property’s lauded bar, but the rest of the h...
Hôtel Plaza Athénée, New York, USA

Hôtel Plaza Athénée
NYC, USA

With elegant rooms in a luxurious house on a brownstone-lined street, the Athénée feels like an intimate, boutique hotel, despite holding 140 keys and being th...
Lotte New York Palace, New York, USA

Lotte New York Palace
NYC, USA

A story of old meets new unfurls in this 19th-century building, with its topiary-peppered Italian courtyard and opulent marble staircase. The Lotte has become ...
Mandarin Oriental, New York, USA

Mandarin Oriental New York
NYC, USA

Perched high above Columbus Circle, this Asian-inspired hotel, complete with wood panels, marble floors and artworks inspired by nature, offers luxuriously zen...
Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, Thailand

Mandarin Oriental
Bangkok, Thailand

Our return to this iconic, timeless Bangkok Grande Dame was long awaited. local interior design celebrities P49Deesign and Associates have reimagined two w...

Pulitzer
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam is a city of contradictions. While it notoriously attracts ‘stags’ and ‘hens’ (bachelors/bachelorettes) in their droves, looking for a wild time ...
ITC Rajputana, Jaipur, India

ITC Rajputana
Jaipur, India

It may be a cliché to say that we felt like Maharajas at this luxury hotel, but stepping into the distinctly Rajasthani lobby with its marble inlaid floors, in...
Hotel Heureka, Venice, Italy

Hotel Heurika
Venice, Italy

Words by Teresa Levonian Cole The Heurika is a laidback, pocket-friendlier alternative to tried and tested Venetian favourites. It is located in still-authe...

Fosshotel
Reykjavik, Iceland

Even in a town as walkable and easy to get around as Reykjavik, Iceland’s largest hotel, the stylish Fosshotel, is ideally situated. Towering above the other b...
The St. Regis Toronto, Toronto, Canada

The St. Regis Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Do you remember hearing news of the Toronto hotel owners who quickly pulled down the Trump signage from their 65-storey tower and rapidly rebranded their n...
Via Rail, Canada

Via Rail
Canada

We love travelling by luxury train. There’s just something so ultimately romantic about gliding through rugged countryside in absolute comfort. Great train jou...
The Slate, Phuket

The Slate
Phuket, Thailand

Phuket is an island undergoing major change. There was a time not too long ago that we’d stay clear of this over-touristed Vegas by the sea, opting to head nor...