Any luxury holiday isn’t complete without the perfect and swanky hotel to stay in. With many brand-new luxury establishments opened in 2016, we have compiled six of the best hotels that boast beautiful design and luxury amenities surrounded by surreal and majestic panoramic views.
Tanzania must rank high for those who like to visit exotic and wild places. The latest Asilia property, named The Highlandsand located in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area,offers a truly unique and new glamping experience with only eight roomsset more than 2,700 metres above sea level on the slopes of the Olmoti volcano. Theeight tented suites take the shape of domes with massive windows, gorgeous hanging lamps and wood-burning stoves for chilly savanna nights. Meanwhile, on sunnydays, guests can enjoy safaris taking in stock wildlife staples such as lions and elephants.
Nestling on a private island in the Maldivianatoll, the new St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resortcomprises 77 villas and is accessed via a 40-minute seaplane ride from Malé. The luxurious estate offers the latest in contemporary design and luxury facilities with beautiful infinity pool, the Iridium Spa, a state-of-the-artgym anda diving centre. For F&B outlets, there are six dining venues, which include an Italian restaurant, an underground wine cellar restaurant and a pop-up restaurant, to name a few.
Prepare to be stunned by the most expensive hotel in Shanghai. Ahn Luh Zhujiajiao boasts a distinct Chinese ethnicity in both design and style, which can be seen in its 35 villas, which offer four kinds of room with designs ranging from traditional to contemporary. Moreover, the hotel also has indoor and outdoor pools, several Chinese-Asian restaurantsand a tapas bar, and a spa along with a tai chi centre. However, the highlight of the hotel remains its 600-year-old authentic Ming Dynastycourt house, which serves as the hotel’s lobby.
Italy hasits fair share of luxury hotels, but Masseria Le Carrube in the tiny Pugliese town of Ostuni is definitely worth a visit. Why? Let’s start with the ivory tonesin its 12 rooms and seven suites reflecting the elegant design of typical masseria (farmhouse). For vegetarians, the property has a delightful restaurant that offers sensational vegetarian food cooked with local ingredients.
The newly restored iconic hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam highlights the city’s historical design with its vintage furniture, designer pieces, brass details and original features such as the beams and fireplaces visible in its 225 guest rooms and suites. The hotel also has a beautiful inner garden in the centre of the hotel in which guests can relax and enjoy their coffee. Don’t forget to pay a visit to Pulitzer’s Bar for an extensive cocktail list to be enjoyed in a rich and intimate atmosphere.
Located on the idyllic Santorini Island, Santo Maris Oia offers a romantic atmosphere with utter luxury for every kind of traveller. The uniqueness of its design can be found in the combination between Aegan and the local Cycladic architecture, whichexudes historical richness and elegance. The hotel matches this with itsamenities and minimalist room designs that offer relaxation over every inch of its 42 suites and four villas.
Photo Credits: Starwood Hotel & Resort World Wide, Asilia Africa, Masseri le Carrube, Pulitzer Amsterdam.