Mashpi Lodge

Mashpi Lodge Lobby View
With its striking contemporary design and incredible ‘heart of the forest’ feel, Mashpi Lodge is a sophisticated and relaxing hideaway in the clouds, perfectly situated for exploring the incredible biodiversity of the Chocoan cloudforest. Mashpi Lodge, built with the latest techniques in sustainable building, has been designed to blend beautifully with its surroundings. It features contemporary, minimalist decor, mixing warm earth tones, notes of bright colour, clean lines and striking angles and vistas to form a luxury cocoon in the cloudforest. The setting provides an ideal place for contemplation and relaxation. Mashpi lodge has an intimate feel, and accommodates a maximum of 48 guests in luxurious rooms and suites, all with floor to ceiling windows that seem to interact directly with the verdant forest outside. You wake up to a captivating view of tree trunks, branches, vines, leaves, birds and clouds all around. It’s a bit like being in a capsule, observing life beyond from the comfort of your bed. Open the window, and the sounds of bird and frog calls wash over you. The biological wonders at Mashpi Lodge will delight the most jaded nature lover. Perched at 900 metres above sea level, and surrounded by lower montane rainforest and cloudforest, the lodge is surrounded by a profusion of plant species, from ferns and bromeliads to hundreds of orchid species, many newly-discovered. An incredible 500 species of bird, including 36 endemics, call the surrounding forest home, while monkeys, peccaries and even puma also inhabit the reserve. Mashpi is a great place to spot hummingbirds with 22 species present. Read More...

Kasbah du Toubkal

Kasbah Du Toubkal
Kasbah du Toubkal is a magnificent mountain retreat spectacularly situated in the heart of Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains. It is a remote and dramatic base from which to explore the Atlas Mountains, with its fabulous views and charming staff, it is the perfect mountain hideaway. Rustic Toubkal is truly off the beaten track – the luggage porters are donkeys! Kasbah du Toubkal in its own words is not a hotel but a “Berber Hospitality Centre”, the result of an imaginative Berber and European partnership, who believe that the beauty of Toubkal National Park should be accessible to all who respect it. To this end the Kasbah has been transformed using traditional methods, from the home of a Feudal Caid into an unprecedented haven; one that provides a variety of accommodation and meets differing requirements and budgets. Read More...

Bensley Collection Shinta Mani Wild

Bensley Collection Shinta Mani Wild Pool
Bensley Collection – Shinta Mani Wild is a luxury tented camp set amongst 400 acres of lush forest overlapping 3 national parks. This is the first private wildlife and nature reserve in Cambodia, located around 3 hours from Phnom Penh or Sihanoukville. Bensley Collection – Shinta Mani Wild boasts a spectacular location, tucked into the wildlife corridor which runs between Bokor and Kirirom national parks. Famed hotel designer and architect Bill Bensley has teamed-up with the local government and conservation organisations to protect this area from poaching and logging, whilst also providing a superb site for one of Cambodia’s most hotly anticipated properties. The 15 luxurious tents are raised above the ground, suspended over the edge of the waterfalls to allow the natural migratory movements of the forest inhabitants to continue below, and to provide sweeping views across the forest and river valley. Each tent is luxuriously designed in true Bensley style with tasteful local colours and fabrics, and fascinating curios to recall the age of explorers and la belle époque. Guests can choose from a Wild Tent, a Waterfall Tent, or an expansive Two Bedroom Tent, and indulge in luxurious extras such as an outdoor freestanding bathtub. A Bensley Butler will be on hand to assist with all requests. Read More...

Borgo Pignano

Borgo Pignano is an elegant country estate in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, just a short drive from the historic, hill towns of Volterra and San Gimignano and within easy reach of the medieval cities of Florence and Siena and the vineyards of Chianti. Borgo Pignano sits in the center of 750-acres of much cherished organic farmland and features a luxurious 18th century villa and a hamlet first settled in Etruscan times. Today, this sensitively restored and privately owned Borgo, offers warm and gracious hospitality in a tranquil setting about 500 meters above sea level, with some of the most commanding views in all of Tuscany that can stretch to the Mediterranean. Borgo Pignano provides an experience, steeped in the soul of Tuscany. Read More...

Ashford Castle

Ashford Castle
Ashford Castle is a jewel in the crown of historic Irish hotels. With elements dating from the 13th century and an idyllic lakeside location, Ashford Castle is truly spectacular and its location in the west of Ireland means Connemara is on your doorstep. Ashford Castle dates from the 13th century and elements of the original structure remain. Added to through the course of history the castle is now an amazing amalgam of architecture with the French style chateau parts added in the 18th century and then Victorian additions added later. What is left for the lucky guest is a hotch-potch of Architectural detail and a fabulous 5 star hotel that has been open as a luxury destination since 1939. Its location on the banks of Lough Corrib in the heart of the famed region of Connemara makes it the perfect base for exploring the relatively unspoilt West of Ireland. The hotel manages to appeal to couples seeking rest and relaxation and a romantic setting as well as families keen to explore the area and partake in an array of amazing outdoor activities. Everything from water-skiing, fishing and boating on the lake, to golf, horse-riding, biking and hiking not to mention a wonderful list of treatments available in one of the three treatment rooms.  Read More...

Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba

Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba Sunset
Perched on an Andean hillside in the heart of southern Peru’s Sacred Valley, the beautiful Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba overlooks a vast patchwork of fertile farmland, intersected by the meandering flow of the Urubamba River. The lodge’s 36 ensuite suites and rooms reflect the culture and character of the Sacred Valley and stylishly incorporate elements of traditional Andean and Spanish colonial design. Along with hand-woven rugs, upholsteries, and colourful alpaca blankets, guests can also enjoy Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions with cable, iPad speakers and environmentally friendly amenities. And the lodge’s position ensures stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains from nearly every window and terrace. Strongly committed to sustainability, the lodge operates an ‘earth to table’ concept with its own organic plantation where guests are welcome to pick their own produce, which are then used to create delicious menus, served in the spacious dining room and on the terrace. From hiking and birding in the majestic peaks surrounding the lodge, interacting with the local Quechua communities, exploring ancient Inca sites and stargazing from the lodge terrace, Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba allows guests to soak in the history and tranquility of this unique place. Read More...

Tierra Chiloé Hotel and Spa

Tierra Chiloe Chile
Sitting on the mystical island of Chiloé, Tierra Chiloé is the perfect spot to relax, unwind, and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of Rilán peninsula. Built in a way harmonious to its environment, the hotel combines style with comfort and great views. From every viewpoint in this modern hotel you will have spectacular views of the Rilán peninsula, with its rolling hills and green forests. The 24 rooms, all alike in design, provide a fantastic platform from which to take in the breathtaking landscape. The huge windows let the outdoors in and truly make you feel at one with your surroundings. The hotel also has a spa, with jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and massage room for guests’ enjoyment, as well as loungers for relaxation. Tierra Chiloé offers brilliant excursions and day trips, from trekking, biking and horseback riding to boat trips and cultural activities, the perfect way to explore the magic and diversity of the Island. The hotel has its own boat “Williche” for excursions to the island’s fjords and waterways. Guests can visit the UNESCO world heritage churches, and wander through local markets. The Chiloé archipelago attracts people seeking to immerse themselves in the magical culture of this little-known island. Read More...

Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion

Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion Peru
Hacienda Concepcion is the newest addition to the Inkaterra hotel collection and is perfectly positioned near Lake Sandoval in the Peruvian Amazon. The eco-lodge provides an authentic jungle experience and is family-orientated. Hacienda Concepcion in Peru in the Southern Amazon is nestled within more than 2,000 acres of lush rainforest home to rich ecosystems, tropical plants and wildlife. Spend 2, 3 or 4 nights on one of their special packages inclusive of meals and exciting excursions. You may be lucky to observe giant river otters, blue and yellow macaws, dusky titi monkeys, agoutis, two-toed sloth, peccaries prehistoric-looking hoatzins and black caimans among others. In addition to wildlife experiences, guests will also be able to learn about the lodge’s history and its botanical gardens featuring local medicinal plants. Hacienda Concepcion has six standard rooms in the main lodge, all comfortably furnished with ceiling fan and en suite bathrooms with hot water. The tropical gardens house eighteen individual cabañas which are similar in standard but offer more privacy. The lodge consists of a thatched main building with high ceilings and furniture crafted from locally salvaged wood, where the public spaces and six twin rooms are located, and eighteen separate stilted cabañas designed in traditional local style. Read More...

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
Inkaterra Machu Picchu is located in an enchanting five-hectare cloud forest garden alongside the Vilcanota River and on the edge of the village of Aguas Calientes. A great base from which to visit the awe-inspiring ruins and lost city of Machu Picchu. Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo hotel has a beautiful location in a private mountainside refuge deep in the lush Andean cloud forest, outside the town of Aguas Calientes. The key attraction is of course the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu which is easy to access from here, but the natural beauty of the cloud forest is a real highlight. The 83 rooms are very cosy and are furnished with regional timber, California long beds with hand-woven alpaca bedspreads and handmade amenities and aromatherapy products. Butler-attended villas are also available with private gardens and open-air showers. A special feature of the hotel is the Andean sauna, an igloo made from indigenous bamboo and fresh eucalyptus leaves. The spa also offers various treatments including massages, reflexology and Andean hot stone therapy. Read More...

Inkaterra La Casona

Inkaterra La Casona Exterior
Exclusive eleven-suite boutique hotel set in an exquisite 16th-century mansion in the heart of Cusco. La Casona offers complete luxury in this historic town and the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding landscape.This national monument was once home to the founder of the Inca civilization, and eventually taken over by the first Spanish Conquistadores, Francisco Pizarro and Diego de Almagro. Get to know the famous city from the moment you step out of the hotel, visiting archaeological sites, colonial churches and living cultures within Cusco or the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The present-day accommodations are evocative of the area’s colonial past, from the rustically lavish rooms adorned with colonial-inspired furniture to bathrooms with antique free-standing tubs. Large sitting rooms with fireplaces complement the rich colour palette of browns and reds off-set by cream walls. Furnished with antiques, and decorated with original architectural detail, each suite features a private sitting and dining area with open fireplace, LCD flat screen TV’s, minibar, under floor heating, safe and 24 hour butler service.Be sure to ask one of Inkaterra’s experiences concierge who will be happy to help create your own personal Cusco experience: creative crafts, colonial churches, traverse temples or pueblo picnics. Read More...

Likuliku Lagoon Resort Fiji

Likuliku Lagoon Resort Fiji
Once upon a time across the bluest of oceans, an island was born of lava and sand  an untouched paradise whose heart was a turquoise lagoon of unimaginable beauty and tranquility. The first visitors came and explored. To honour the magic of the place, they named it “Likuliku”, meaning “calm waters”. Likuliku Lagoon Resort is a haven of subtle luxury for adults only and reserved exclusively for guests in-residence at the resort. A wilderness island retreat, it is the first and only resort in Fiji with authentic over water-bures, in a natural ocean lagoon, surrounded by a protected marine sanctuary. It is a unique and special place amidst a pristine environment, designed with integrity to Fijian cultural values, traditional designs and architecture, and is embraced by the renowned warmth of the Fijian people. From the water it looks like an ancient village, so traditional is the style. The beating heart of the Resort is a magnificent building in the design of a Fijian canoe house. Surrounded by sprawling ceilings, hand-woven thatch and an exotic mix of natural materials and modern elements, Likuliku Lagoon Resort embodies the richness of an ancient culture with vibrant present-day lifestyle touches. Read More...

Lizard Island Resort

Lizard Island Australia Overview
Lizard Island is an award winning hotel offering the ultimate in luxury and exclusivity located directly on the Great Barrier Reef in northern Queensland. Sensational diving opportunities abound and 24 deserted beaches await exploration.Lizard Island is Australia’s premier island resort, a national park and isolated haven in the heart of the great barrier reef offering no less than 24 exquisite white sand beaches and stylish, understated accommodation. The tranquil Queensland island resort is located right on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef and boasts it’s own beautiful fringing reefs and 24 powdery white beaches. Renowned for it’s scuba diving and snorkeling, Lizard Island is surrounded by spectacular coral reefs, ribbon and lagoon reefs. What distinguishes Lizard Island from many other reef islands is it’s close proximity to the best known diving location in the Great Barrier Reef, Cod Hole. On shore, discover secluded, pristine beaches by foot or motorized dinghy with a gourmet picnic just for two. Other activities on Lizard Island for guests to enjoy include game fishing, bush walking, sailing, glass bottom boat trips or treatments in the luxurious spa. The restaurant at Lizard Island, has an open veranda overlooking the beach and ocean in a relaxed and intimate setting. The daily changing menu showcases the finest local produce and freshest seafood. Children 10 years and over are welcome at Lizard Island Resort. Read More...