Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville, Crissier, Switzerland
Only a few kilometres from Lausanne, Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville is a true institution of Swiss gastronomy. With his three Michelin stars, chef Franck Giovannini perpetuates the rich culinary heritage of his predecessors — chefs Frédy Girardet, Philippe Rochat and Benoît Violier — while also bringing his own unique sensibilities and creative spirit to the table.
La Vella Farga, Lladurs, Catalonia, Spain
This traditional stone farmhouse — built in 1036 and recently renovated — is adorned with beautiful fabrics and antiques from the region, embodying the charms of its setting in the heart of the Catalan countryside, near the old medieval town of La Seu d’Urgell. From its panoramic terrace and infinity pool, the prodigious vistas of the surrounding bucolic landscape offer the ultimate feeling of serenity.
Villa Korta Katarina, Orebić, Croatia
Built at the beginning of the last century, this elegant villa stands amid the grapevines in a vineyard facing the island of Korčula, only a few nautical miles from Dubrovnik. Each of its nine sumptuously decorated suites boasts its own unique style, but they all have one thing in common: a sublime view of the Adriatic Sea. With an endless horizon in the distance and a glass of the estate’s wine in hand, nothing could be better.
Maslina Resort, île de Hvar, Croatia (Opening May 2020)
On the island of Hvar, one of the Dalmatian Coast’s most enchanting spots, this contemporary hotel enjoys a vast estate that stretches along the crystalline waters of the Adriatic Sea. Nestled in a pine forest, it was built using natural materials to offer guests a feeling of total communion with the surrounding nature.
Blanket Bay, Glenorchy, New Zealand
In a verdant valley on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, this traditional lodge stands surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps. From the lake to the mountains, an endless array of sporting activities are available to those who wish to fully enjoy the natural wonders of Queenstown’s breathtaking regional scenery. Days are capped by the chef’s delicious cuisine of local produce, which can be savoured by the fireplace, in complete privacy or on the terrace accompanied by the serene sight of the eternal snow in the distance.
Nuku Hiva Pearl Lodge, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia
Nestled on a hillside, in the heart of unspoilt nature, twenty wooden bungalows overlook Taioha’e Bay. Across this untamed land of rugged ridges and wild horses roaming free, the tikis — ancestral figures sculpted in volcanic stone — have watched over the souls of the Marquesans for thousands of years.
Villa Bokeh, Antigua, Guatemala (Opening July 2020)
Faithfully restored, this once private residence sits amid lush parkland just minutes from the vibrant historic centre of Antigua. An idyllic resort, its soothing character permeates throughout the villa, patios and gardens, offering complete respite complimented by spectacular views of the volcanoes that encircle the former colonial city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Villa de Pranakorn, Bangkok, Thailand
Newly opened in Bangkok’s historic district, this elegant hotel is the ideal place to soak up all the excitement of the Thai capital. Everything is in easy reach, from the Grand Palace to the most sumptuous temples, from the flower market to the city’s best street food.