From the four corners of the world, our editors pick 4 of the most latest and greatest luxurious places to stay to be your finest travel reference.


Batavian Beauty

Four Seasons, Jakarta

The Four Seasons has done it again. Its third all-suite Indonesian outpost sits beside Jakarta’s fancy new Capital Place business development and has spectacularly chic interiors by design legend César Pelli. For both jet-setting CEOs and couples on holiday, it’s the perfect place to unwind in the heart of the city. Sink adramin the dark and stormy Nautilus Bar, be pampered in one of the spa’s VIP rooms, or luxuriate in a private poolside cabana.



Sand, Glorious Sand Park

Park Hyatt, Mallorca

Set in the historic area of Cap Vermell and overlooking the beautiful Canyamel Valley, this gem boasts authentic tapas, private terraces and stand-alone bathtubs in every room. There’s also a warm, healing quartz sand bed in the spa, but for those craving the real thing, dreamy coves are just 15 minutes away. If you can drag yourself away from the pool, there are wine tours, golf club access, hiking trails and water sports.


In Your Element

Elements of Byron, Australia

This 20-hectare resort at Byron Bay, on the far north coast of New South Wales, was six years and A$100 million in the making, and boy was it worth it. Bag a beach villa if you fancy reclining on your own private deck or opt for a lagoonside retreat with a waterfront terrace perfect for sundowners. Snuggle up on a sun bed suspended over the enormous infinity pool, party around a sunken fire pit, or take a stroll along the resort’s two kilometres of Belongil Beach frontage.



Midtown Funk

The New York Edition

Centrally located on Madison Square Park in the Flatiron District, this landmark clock-tower building, constructed in 1909, was the world’s tallest building until 1913. Now a super sexy, 273-room hotel with just eight mahogany-panelled rooms on each floor, it feels like a modern, airy version of a 1930s members club. The black-and-white photographs of celebrities through the ages that adorn the walls of Jason Atherton’s second-floor restaurant, The Clocktower, add to the sense of living history.

(Text by Chloe Street)


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