Quintessence Hotel, Anguilla, British West Indies – « A turquoise paradise »
Some paradises are absolutely irresistible – and this is one of them. Anguilla has the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, and Quintessence boasts the finest view over the turquoise waters of Long Bay. Tastefully furnished and decorated with works of art, this gallery-like hotel provides a tranquil environment in which to enjoy diving, snorkeling or to savor the simple pleasure of barbecued fish on one of the island's beaches.
Awasi Iguazu, Puerto Iguazu (Misiones), Argentina – « A luxuriant sanctuary near the Iguazu Falls »
Stay in beautiful natural surroundings and discover the rich range of flora and fauna at these 14 villas on stilts with their own private pool, situated in the heart of the Guarani region among tropical forests and near to the famous Iguazu Falls. Thanks to its secluded location, guests of Awasi Iguazu have the chance to observe rare birds, multicolored butterflies, ocelots and coatis. An unforgettable communion with nature!
Le Doge, Casablanca, Morocco – « The authentic surroundings of a 1930s Casablanca home »
Le Doge's Art Deco architecture can be found at the very heart of 1930s Casablanca. Oriental stucco ceilings are combined with period features such as colorful stained glass windows and moldings. It is pervaded by a warm and cozy atmosphere, continued by the traditional Oriental hammam and the Moroccan gastronomic cuisine served at Le Jasmine restaurant.
Ahilya by the Sea, Goa, India – « A naturally beautiful oasis in Goa »
Set among coconut trees and frangipanis, Ahilya by the Sea looks out onto the waters of the Arabian Sea. Its Portuguese colonial exterior houses a varied decor, with works of art from around the world setting the tone of this red-brick building owned by the Holkar royal family. Let your senses be enchanted by peerless Indian hospitality amid beautiful vegetation.
Epoque Hotel, Bucharest, Romania – « Romanian charm and hospitality »
Situated in the vibrant part of Bucharest near to Cismigiu Park, the Romanian Athenaeum and the Opera, Epoque Hotel is an impressive building that boasts extremely elegant French-style neoclassical architecture. A serene retreat in the heart of the Romanian capital city, Epoque Hotel has all the amenities of an urban hotel with an indoor pool, a club for wine and cigar lovers, and a private terrace for tranquil relaxation.
Palais Bad Ragaz, Bad Ragaz, Switzerland – « An ode to wellness in a princely mansion »
Located in the heart of the renowned spa resort of Bad Ragaz, the Palais showcases stucco and marble decoration, which gives the building its magnificent splendor. Combining skiing, hiking, golf and wellness, the Palais Bad Ragaz is the ideal place for strolling through beautiful Heidiland.
Chalet Schönegg, Zermatt, Switzerland - « Peaceful serenity on the Matterhorn »
Situated on the border between Switzerland and Italy, Chalet Schönegg is a haven for seasoned hikers, with its panoramic view over the surrounding mountains inspiring peaceful serenity. The interior decor gives pride of place to raw materials such as wood to give the property a warm and cozy atmosphere.
Palé Hall, Bala, United Kingdom – « A cozy Victorian manor in the heart of Wales »
Formerly owned by the Duke of Westminster, Palé Hall exudes the charm of an English country home with green lawns marvelously framing the golden stones of the majestic building. Situated in the magnificent Dee Valley in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, this Victorian manor has welcomed the greatest British historical figures, such as Winston Churchill and Queen Victoria.
Hôtel Splendide Royal Paris, Paris, France – « A pocket-sized luxury hotel a stone's throw from the Élysée Palace »
Located just a stone's throw from Faubourg Saint-Honoré and the Champs-Élysées, the Splendide Royal exudes elegant charm in the heart of the capital. Resembling a family home, the hotel's 12 suites feature refined decoration to make the property a pocket-sized luxury hotel perfect for aesthetes. Classical decoration and subtle Italian touches set the tone, as does the refined Italian gastronomic cuisine served in the Tosca restaurant at the foot of the hotel.
Pastorale Restaurant, Reet, Belgium – « Bart de Pooter's avant-garde Belgian cuisine »
Bart de Pooter composes an excellently scored, inventive cuisine at his restaurant Pastorale. 2012 Gault&Millau chef of the year and the holder of two Michelin stars since 2006, the chef is an expert master of both Flemish and Asian flavors. The cuisine is enticing and daring in equal measures, drawing on a biotope where flora, fauna and water form the roots of a bold gastronomy.