Eight new properties have joined the association, adding that many more inviting and authentic spots offering unique experiences for a relaxing getaway.
We begin with a trip to a colonial home in Mexico nestled in a peaceful village and then on to a beautiful ranch in Argentina that belongs on a picture postcard. A three-star experimental menu awaits you in Spain, and there are breathtaking views of the Alps at a high-end Swiss hotel and spa. In England, guests savour the mild climate of Cornwall and the freshest fish landed by a local fisherman.
Two properties in France are also among the new members: a medieval castle out of a story book in the Beaujolais and a traditional Mediterranean restaurant on the French Rivera.
The new additions stretch as far as Australia to a refuge in the middle of Queensland National Park.
These new members and their hosts are eager to share their expertize and values rooted in generosity, passion and the unique qualities of each property.
Hotel Solar de las Animas, Tequila, Mexico
Nestled in a vibrantly colored village surrounded by agave fields in southwest Mexico lies a 17th-18th century colonial-style property. A prime example of that "sense of place" so cherished by our association.
El Colibri – Estancia de Charme, Cordoba, Argentina
Authentic ranches in the heart of a 170 hectare forest just 70 km outside of Cordoba waiting to captivate guests. A visit to another world.
Quique Dacosta Restaurante, Dénia, Spain
The Dénia seaside resort, home to an ambassador of avant-garde cuisine. Quique Dacosta has built a house of glass. A faithful expression of his region, in a universe of hospitality, craftsmanship and adventure.
Arosa Kulm Hotel & Alpin Spa, Arosa, Switzerland
The Swiss Alps as far as the eye can see. This mind-blowing vista awaits you at this imposing structure perched over 1,850 meters up the Grison Alps. Perfect for a mountain getaway for two or for the whole family.
Château de Bagnols, Bagnols, France
Nestled among the Beaujolais vineyards lies a medieval fortress ready to take you on a journey back in time. The Chef Jean-Alexandre Ouaratta has made his contemporary mark by drawing from the age-old culinary tradition of the Monts de Lyonnais mountains.
Villa Archange, Le Cannet, France
The long-forgotten vibrancy of a Cannes palace. Ten minutes from the Croisette, Bruno Oger bought an 18th century provincial palace called Le Cannet in 2010. A tasteful property perfectly attuned to the chef's cuisine.
Spicers Peak Lodge, Maryvale, Australia
On a Cedar Mountain plateau in Queensland lies a comfortable converted refuge nestled in a national park. A completely immersive experience in the Australia's natural beauty.
The Idle Rocks, St Mawes (United Kingdom)
The Richards have transformed this historic building in the enchanting little port of St. Mawes, giving it the soul of a wonderful holiday home. The Idle Rocks calls out an invitation for a morning swim, a sailing trip or a crabbing expedition with the children.