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|United Kingdom ||Chandler's Cross ||The Grove ||8 |
|France || Marthon ||Chateau de la Couronne ||12 |
| ||Paris ||Bourg Tibourg ||16 |
|Switzerland || Zuoz ||Hotel Castell ||20 |
|Italy || Venice ||Charming House DD. 724 ||24 |
| ||Gargnano ||Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli ||28 |
|Spain || Mallorca ||Son Brull Hotel & Spa ||32 |
|Greece || Mykonos ||Ostraco Suites ||36 |
|Morocco || Skoura ||Dar Ahlam ||42 |
| ||Marrakech ||Casa Lalla ||46 |
|Mauritius || Turtle Bay ||The Oberoi, Mauritius ||50 |
|Namibia || Sossusvlei ||Little Kulala ||56 |
|South Africa || Kruger National Park ||Singita Sweni Lodge ||60 |
| ||Greater Kruger Area ||Royal Malewane ||64 |
| ||Marakele National Park || Marataba ||68 |
| ||Swellendam ||Bloomestate ||72 |
| ||Hermanus-Gansbaai ||Grootbos ||76 |
| Plettenberg Bay ||Tsala Treetop Lodge ||82 |
|India || Udaipur ||Taj Lake Palace ||86 |
|Sri Lanka || Galle ||Lighthouse Hotel & Spa ||90 |
| ||Bentota ||Taru Villas Taprobana ||94 |
|Maldives || Male Atoll ||Kurumba Maldives ||98 |
|Thailand ||Koh Samui ||Sila Evason Hideaway & Spa at Samui ||102 |
|Malaysia || Langkawi ||Four Seasons Resort Langkawi ||106 |
|Indonesia || Bali ||Alila Ubud ||110 |
|French Polynesia || Bora Bora ||St. Regis Resort Bora Bora ||114 |
|Fiji || Vatulele Island ||Vatulele Island Resort ||118 |
|Connecticut || Washington ||Mayflower Inn & Spa ||122 |
|Massachusetts || Lenox ||Wheatleigh ||126 |
|Turks and Caicos || Providenciales ||Amanyara ||132 |
|Puerto Rico ||Vieques ||Hix Island House ||138 |
|Dominican Republic || Puerto Plata ||Casa Colonial ||142 |
|Mexico || Riviera Maya ||Casa Nalum ||146 |
|Argentina || Mendoza ||Cavas Wine Lodge ||152 |
| ||Cafayate ||Patios de Cafayate Hotel & Spa ||156 |
|HOTEL INDEX||160 |
|ARCHITECTS & DESIGNERS / PHOTO CREDITS||167 |
|Country/Location ||Address|| Information ||Architecture & Design ||Page |
|United Kingdom ||Chandler's Cross ||The Grove|
Chandler's Cross, Hertfordshire, WD3 4TG United Kingdom
212 rooms and 15 suites, 3 restaurants with bars and terraces. Sequoia Spa with pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, vitality pool and treatment rooms, world championship 18-hole-golf-course. Garden with pool, tennis courts and croquet lawn. 120 hectare estate with jogging and cycling trails. 40 min from central London, 30 min from London Heathrow Airport.
|France ||Marthon ||Chateau de la Couronne|
5 suites, 3 salons, dining hall, bar, cinema, billiard room, heated swimming pool, park. 25 km from Anglouleme Airport, 100 km from Limoges Airport, 25 km from Angouleme TGV train station.
|France ||Paris ||Bourg Tibourg|
19 rue du Bourg Tibourg
30 rooms, lounges, room service from 7:30 am to 11 pm, interior garden, DVD and CD player in all rooms. Located in the Marais district, 1 hour from the airport.
|Jacques Garcia ||16 |
|Switzerland ||Zuoz ||Hotel Castell|
|opened 1912, reopened 2004|
68 rooms. Restaurant, bar, lounge. Hamam, skiing, outdoor sauna, 18-hole-golf-course. Contemporary art collection, art weekends, collectors days. 180 km to Zurich.
|Ben van Berkel, UN Studio|
Hans-Jörg Ruch, Architectual
|Italy ||Venice ||Charming House DD. 724|
7 rooms and suites; bed and breakfast. Channel view, overlooking Rio Toreselle. Located in the center of Venice, 15 km from Venice Airport.
|Mauro Mazzolini ||24 |
|Italy ||Gargnano ||Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli|
Via Rimembranza 38-40
21 rooms and suites, boat house with private landing pier, swimming pool, library, open fireside, private dining room. Indoor dining room, outdoor dining terrace La Pergola, salon boat La Contessa. Situated on the western shore of the Lake Garda. 80 km from Verona Airport and 140 km from Milano Linate Airport.
|Pamela Babey ||28 |
|Spain ||Mallorca ||Son Brull Hotel & Spa|
MA 2200 km 49,8
23 rooms, restaurant, bar, spa, indoor and outdoor pool, tennis court. 2 km from the village center of Pollença. 55 km from the airport.
|Ignazi Forteza ||32 |
|Greece ||Mykonos ||Ostraco Suites|
846 00 Mykonos
|opened 1989, reopened 2005|
22 rooms equipped with DVD, mini bar, LCD TV, Hifi. Some suites have indoor or outdoor Jacuzzis. The hotel is situated 600 meters from from Mykonos town and 2 km from the airport.
|Morocco ||Skoura || Dar Ahlam|
Douar Oulad Cheik Ali
12 rooms, restaurant, meeting facilities from 5 to 30 people. Beauty center, hamam, jacuzzi, heated pool. Located on the road to Ouarzazate towards Olerzouga (Dades Valley).
|Thierry Teyssier ||42 |
|Morocco ||Marakech || Casa Lalla|
Riad Zitoun Lakdime 16
8 rooms with four standard and four suites, two of them have a fireplace. Restaurant, small pool, hamam and massages. Located in the middle of the city, 3 minutes from Djaama El Fna-Square. 3 km from the airport.
|Annabel and Pierre Olivier ||46 |
|Mauritius ||Turtle Bay ||The Oberoi, Mauritius|
Pointe aux Piments
|opened 2000, reopened 2004|
72 villas in total including 1 royal villa with private pool, 26 luxury villas - 16 of them with private pool - and 45 luxury pavilions. 2 restaurants, 3 bars. 2 swimming pools, Oberoi Spa by Banyan Tree, 2 tennis courts, water sports. 55 minutes drive from Sir Sewoosagar Ramgoolam International Airport.
H. L. Lim
|Namibia ||Sossusvlei ||Little Kulala|
P.O. Box 5219
3 Autumn Street
|opened 2002, reopened 2006|
11 chalets, each has its own plunge pool and a swimming pool. Lounge, bar, dining room, library, wine cellar, craft boutique and veranda. Located east of the Namibian desert. 1 hour flight and 5 hour drive (350 km) from Windhoek.
|South Africa ||Kruger National Park ||Singita Sweni Lodge|
6 suiten, restaurant, wine cellar, swimming pool, gym and bush spa, skin care treatments, massage treatments. 90 minutes flight from Johannesburg to Satara airstrip and from there a 40 minutes drive to the lodge.
|Boyd Ferguson, Cecile and Boyd|
Andrew Makin, OM Design
|South Africa ||Greater Kruger Area || Royal Malewane|
P.O. Box 1542, Hoedspruit,
|6 luxury suites with deck and private plunge pools and fireplace. Royal and Malewane Suites (210 m2) for 4 guests in 2 en-suite rooms with private lounge, dining facilities, pool, private butler, chef and private game drives. Dining area, library, gym and bush spa. 50 km from Hoedspruit. ||Ralph Krall, Phil and Liz Biden ||64 |
|South Africa ||Marakele National Park || Marataba|
|15 luxury tented suites with stone bathrooms, underfloor heating outdoor showers, restaurant. Located within its private 23,000 hectares concession in the Marakele National Park of the Limpopo Province. 3 hours drive or 50 minutes by air from Johannesburg.|
Jill Hunter, Jacqui Hunter,
|Nicholas Plewman & Hunter|
|South Africa ||Swellendam ||Bloomestate|
P.O. Box 672
7 rooms, guest lounge, bar, terrace, heated pool, open air Jacuzzi, natural pond. Design furniture, WLAN, DVD and i-pod music station in each room. Wellness treatments. Around 2 hours drive from Cape Town.
|Joke Hensema ||72 |
|South Africa ||Hermanus-Gansbaai || Grootbos|
|garden lodge opened 1995, forest lodge 2005|
26 suites with balcony, lounge and separate bedroom, airy bathroom, restaurant, bar. Situated 30 km southeast of Hermanus in the Walker Bay.
|South Africa ||Plettenberg ||Tsala Treetop Lodge|
10 suites with private plunge pool, sun deck fireplace, wooden elevated walkways between suites and main complex. Situated between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, 5 hours from Cape Town, small airport at Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.
|Bruce Stafford and Hunter Family ||82 |
|India ||Udaipur ||Taj Lake Palace|
P.O. Box No. 5
Udaipur 313 001
83 rooms und 17 suites. Restaurants, pool, spa. Historic building from 1746. Located on an island in Lake Pichola. 26 km from the airport and 1 km from the city center.
|James Park Associates ||86 |
|Sri Lanka||Galle ||Lighthouse Hotel & Spa |
63 rooms, Cardamom Café, Anchor Bar & Grill, pool side bar. Adam & Eve Spa Dining. Spa, 2 swimming pools, gym, squash, tennis, table tennis, library, yoga, excursions to rain forests. 146 km from the International airport and 12 km from the domestic airport.
|Geoffrey Bawa ||90 |
|Sri Lanka ||Bentota ||Taru Villas Taprobana|
146/4, Galle Road,
9 rooms, restaurant, bar, pool and lounging pavilion, beach, inroom massages, tropical garden. 90 km from airport.
|Nayantara Fonseka, Taru Rico ||94 |
|Maldives ||Male Atoll ||Kurumba Maldives|
Republic of Maldives
180 rooms and villas, 9 restaurants, spa, 2 pools, tennis court, water sports center, diving centre, 2 km from airport a 15 minutes drive by speed boat.
Mohamed Umar Maniku
|Thailand ||Koh Samui || Sila Evason Hideaway & Spa at Samui|
9/10 Moo 5, Baan Plai Laem, Bophut, Koh Samui
Surathani 84320, Thailand
66 villas, most with private infinity edge pool. 10 minutes from Koh Samui Airport and 20 minutes to 18-hole-golf-course. Spa with outdoor and indoor treatments, beauty salon, 2 dry saunas, 2 steam rooms, gym.
|Team around Eva Shivdasani|
|Malaysia ||Langkawi ||Four Seasons Resort Langkawi|
Jalan Tanjung Rhu
07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Darul Aman, Malaysia
91 rooms, 68 pavilions, each with a terrace and view to the sea or the gradens 20 beach villas, 3 exclusive residences. 3 restaurants, bar, conference facilities. Spa, pools, golf course near by. 25 minutes to Langkawi International Airport.
|Bill Bensley, Bensley Design Studios|
Lek Bunnag, Bunnag Architects
|Indonesia ||Bali ||Alila Ubud|
Desa Melinggih Kelod,
56 rooms, 8 villas, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, Spa Alila. Located at the Ayung River, 15 minutes from Ubud. 1 hour and 15 minutes drive from the airport.
|Kerry Hill ||110 |
|French Polynesia ||Bora Bora || St. Regis Resort Bora Bora|
Motu Ome'e BP 506
Bora Bora, 98730
100 luxury over-water and beach villas, many with terrace whirlpools or private swimming pools. Restaurant, private swim-up bar, rivate lagoonarium, nanny service. Arrive by ferry or in Bora Bora at Motu Mute Airport; also with private yacht, jet or helicopter.
|Fiji ||Vatulele Island ||Vatulele Island Resort|
19 villas. Dive school, 22 dive sites nearby. A 30 minutes flight by seaplane from Nadi International Airport
|Connecticut ||Washington ||Mayflower Inn & Spa|
118 Woodbury Road
Washington CT 06793
30 rooms and suites. Restaurant: classic American, tap room, spa dining. Spa, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis, gardens, labyrinth. 10 miles from Oxford Private Airport, 35 miles from Hartford International, 80 miles from JFK.
|Randall Ridless ||122 |
|Massachusetts ||Lenox ||Wheatleigh|
Lenox MA 01240
9 suites, 100 rooms. Outdor heated pool, tennis court, boccia ball field, bikes for guests available. Restaurants. 3 hours to New York and 2 hours to Boston.
|Turks and Caicos ||Providenciales ||Amanyara|
Turks and Caicos Islands
British West Indies
40 pavilions, restaurant, bar, beach club, swimming pools, library, boutique, screening-room, fitness centre, tennis courts. Located along the coast of Northwest Point, adjacent to Malcolm's Beach on Providenciales. 25 minutes from International Airport on Providenciales.
|Team around Jean Michel Gathy ||132 |
|Puerto Rico ||Vieques ||Hix Island House|
HC-02 Box 14902 Vieques
Puerto Rico 00765
13 rooms, pool, fully equipped lofts with kitchens stocked for breakfast, yoga and massage, outdoor showers. 6 km from the airport
|John Hix ||138 |
|Dominican Republic ||Puerto Plata ||Casa Colonial|
Playa Dorado, Puerto Plata
50 rooms, Restaurant Lucia (dinner only) and Restaurant Veranda (breakfast and lunch). 20 minuies from Puerto Plata International Airport.
|Sarah Garcia ||142 |
|Mexico ||Riviera Maya ||Casa Nalum|
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila
Sian Ka'an Biosphere
Quintana Roo, Mexico
4 bedrooms, 2 en-suite bathrooms, all-inclusive holidays: airport transfers, 3 meals a day, drinks, massages, excursions, butler service. Inside the biosphere reserve of Sian Ka'an, Unesco World Heritage site. (120 km) 2 hours drive from Cancun International Airport.
Jokin De Luisa
|Argentina ||Mendoza ||Cavas Wine Lodge|
Costaflores s/n Alto Agrelo
M 5507, Mendoza
14 rooms (vignettes), restaurant, spa with wine therapy treatments, pool, gym, cellar with the best Argentine labels. and Diego 35 km from the airport.
|Teresa Giustinian, Félicitas Bermudez, Fernando Malenchini Gonzalez Pondal (GPM) ||152 |
|Argentina ||Cafayate || Patios de Cafayate Hotel & Spa|
Ruta Nacional 40 y 68
Cafayate, Salta 4427
27 rooms and 3 suites with vineyard and garden view. Restaurant, outside swimming pool, wine spa, art function room, reading room. 3 hours from Salta Airport (186 km).
|Laura Qarramón, Marcela Rey || 156 |