Chateau d’Audrieu

Chateau d'Audrieu Hotel Exterior
Château d’Audrieu, located between Caen and Bayeux, offers the opportunity to travel back in time. This 18th century edifice, listed as a historical monument, offers the warm welcome of a family home. The elegantly proportioned château is set in an extensive 25 hectares of wooded grounds and gardens. Hesitate not a minute longer, all the charms of Normandy await you at Audrieu! Turn the pages of history and discover not only the beaches of the D-Day landings, but also Bayeux and its famous Queen Matilda’s tapestry, Caen – the city of the Dukes of Normandy -, and Mont-Saint-Michel – a treasure of French heritage -, not to mention the restaurant’s gourmet delights. The history of Normandy lies in its chalky cliffs, its D-day beaches and the walls of Chateau d’Audrieu. This family-owned manor, set upon 62 acres of parkland, dates from the 1700s, although its roots reach back to the 11th century. Its noble heritage is evidenced by the royal coat of arms, along with plentiful antiques, gilded moldings and crystal chandeliers. A multiyear renovation ups the opulence factor with a Sothys spa and fresh appointments in the 29 guestrooms and Luxury Tree House. Le Séran restaurant has a new red hue and seasonal menu focusing on local ingredients. Read More...

Le Tahaa Island Resort And Spa

Le Tahaa Island Resort and Spa Pool
Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa is an elegant resort and a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux Collection. Located thirty minutes by boat from the island of Raiatea, this luxury hotel is situated on a small, private islet with spectacular views of Taha’a and Bora Bora and easy access to an extraordinary coral garden. Each overwater bungalow features a large deck with privacy enclosure, while the beach villas feature their own secluded courtyard with plunge pools hidden behind rock walls. Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa is a world of its own. Set on beautiful Motu Tautau, a private islet looking onto the lush shores of Taha’a on one side and the majestic silhouette of Bora Bora on the other, our intimate resort offers 58 remarkable suites and villas inspired by timeless traditional Polynesian architecture and style. At the center of Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa is an impressive lobby resembling an outrigger canoe. The building extends two stories and features a wooden staircase leading to the resort’s main bar and two restaurants. The more casual dining option, Le Vanille, provides a fabulous setting with tables arranged on an outdoor terrace beneath the trees. The infinity pool, lunchtime restaurant, poolside bar, tennis courts and spa reside on the other end of the resort, away from the vicinity of the bungalows, for optimum peace and privacy should you choose to remain in your own private oasis during the day. Read More...

Château de Fonscolombe

Ch?teau De Fonscolombe Exterior
After three centuries of history, the Château de Fonscolombe reopens its gate just a stone’s throw from Aix-en-Provence. Until then strictly private, this house classified as a historical monument is now a 5 * hotel. The rooms have been fashioned from noble materials: chiselled woodwork, rare and silky fabrics, marble bathrooms and wood. New space built in respect of the Castle, the Orangerie is Fonscolombe’s main restaurant. Open all year, it welcomes, depending on the season, passing customers, neighbors or residents on its sunny terraces or in its bright room of 120 seats. The park, with paths lined by majestic trees, is the fantastic oeuvre of a lineage of botanists. After a day spent exploring the estate, limber up in the impressive hammam salon, which has a tall, arched ceiling, a wooden-fronted hammam and an elegant lounge area with a tree of life painted on the wall. As for the restaurant l’Orangerie, it too has embraced the chic, rustic and Provençal charm of the estate. Stroll through the classified parks, dive into the pools, caress the sun of Provence, enjoy a great wine on the terrace, read in the shade of cypresses, laugh with friends passing through, discover rare essences, taste the freshness of flavors of the kitchen garden, savor festive nights, recharge your batteries: so many pleasures to explore and share in Fonscolombe. Read More...

Lenkerhof Gourmet Spa Resort

Lenkerhof Gourmet Spa Resort
At the end of the 17th century the first spa hotel, Bad Lenk, was built downstream from the richest sulphurous alpine spring, Balmen. Today, the spring is an integral part of the architecture of Lenkerhof Gourmet Spa Resort, a hotel with a remarkable range of well-being treatments. Named after the location of the Simme’s source, and inspired by the vitality of the gushing water, the “7 Sources Beauty & Spa” offers a real rejuvenation in a natural wood and stone décor. Surrounded by sumptuous landscapes, the location is also an invitation to make the most of the joys of the mountains in all seasons.The tradition-laden history of the Lenkerhof began with a bathhouse and the hotel’s own sulphur spring over 350 years ago. The eventful past was captivatingly implemented in today’s interior design of the “7sources beauty & spa” wellness area, creating one of Switzerland’s most impressive wellness landscapes on 2000 m2. Enjoy the 34°C outdoor pool with its crystal clear sulphur water from the hotel’s own spring and make use of our extensive sauna world with its ice grotto and relaxation area. Read More...

Palazzo Seneca

Palazzo Seneca Dining
A home in an Umbrian Palace: this is the atmosphere of this fifty year-old charming property in Norcia, in the heart of the most secret part of Umbria. A fusion between design and tradition, between simplicity and quality is the recipe of this elegant project steered by Vincenzo and Federico Bianconi, the latest generation of a family that has been celebrating hospitality and catering in Italy since 1850. The skilful restoration and search for unique materials and objects, combined with the know-how of the most renowned Umbrian craftsmen, today make the Palazzo Seneca a unique destination, where the watchwords are harmony and sense of place.’ Read More...

Castello del Sole, Ascona

Castello del Sole Beach Resort Pool
Castello del Sole, on the shores of Lake Maggiore, is one of the largest hotel estates in Ticino. Castello del Sole is an oasis of peace and serenity and offers guests a chance to reconnect with nature. It is situated on park grounds and is surrounded by mountains with a private beach on Lake Maggiore. Castello del Sole will capture your heart immediately. And once you’ve been smitten by the magic of our luxury property, you will no longer be able to resist. Our secret? A totally unique definition of space and time in harmony with nature. A feeling about life that will lend you wings and promises to give you precisely what you want in your own free time – and even a bit more. Read More...

Villa Principe Leopoldo, Lugano

Villa Principe Leopoldo Lugano
A five star boutique hotel with great class, stylish and elegant, situated on the “Collina d’Oro”, a residential area of Lugano with breathtaking views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. The Villa is marked by its strong Italian spirit and Mediterranean style, accommodating spacious and newly renovated rooms and suites. It is renowned for its high standards of accommodation, service and gastronomy. The gourmet Restaurant Principe Leopoldo is the hotel’s most prized attraction with a cuisine that reveals authenticity, passion and respect for its ingredients, not forgetting the territory and its traditions. Not to be missed are Chef Dario Ranza’s unique risottos! The jewel of the hotel is the heavenly and exclusive Private Spa offering luxury, privacy and tailor-made treatments. Nothing else is to be desired – a truly royal experience! Read More...

La Villa des Orangers, Marrakesh

La Villa des Orangers Pool
Villa des Orangers is a gorgeous 27 room boutique Relais & Chateaux property in the heart of the Medina, with the feel of a riad but the facilities of a 5-star hotel. The moment you arrive, you know you are in for a real treat. The private Riad suite has its own swimming pool and patio, and you can sip mint tea and nibble Moroccan delicacies. With a big garden and patios full of plants, massage rooms and a Nuxe beauty salon, a restaurant that blends French, Mediterranean and Moroccan influences, a cigar cellar, and three pools, including two which are heated during the season and one on the roof overlooking the Koutoubia and the Atlas mountains, you will be left wondering what more you could wish for. Read More...

Terme Manzi Hotel and Spa

Terme Manzi Hotel and Spa pool
A historic building of the end of the 19th century expertly renovated and transformed into a 5-star hotel of excellence , with inside a precious thermal spring with spa and swimming pools; rooms and elegant suites made with local materials and ceramics, classic taste inspirations, a starred restaurant, bar, roof garden and many accurate services: Terme Manzi Hotel & Spa welcomes its guests in luxurious but welcoming spaces, to give an experience of well-being and pleasure . Located on the magical island of Ischia, in the village of Casamicciola, the Terme Manzi Hotel & Spa is an architectural gem built in the 19th century. This elegant and sophisticated palace, with its beautiful furnishings and decor, is where the mind and body become one to embrace the warm thermal waters of the Gurgitello Spring, well-known since antiquity for their regenerating, healing and therapeutic properties. They best combine with the fabulous qualities of organic volcanic clay for a revitalizing synthesis, the mud therapy. At all three restaurants, the chef chooses from the genuine ingredients that the Ischian sea and countryside have to offer, creating dishes that bring together the great Mediterranean tradition with new Italian culinary creativity, and will take you on a journey to discover the “emotional cuisine”. Read More...

Hotel Bellevue Syrene

Hotel Bellevue Syrene Lobby Pool View
Bellevue Syrene is a charming luxury hotel positioned in a picturesque spot overlooking the sparkling blue waters of the Bay of Naples with the majestic Mount Vesuvius as a backdrop. A perfect spot to immerse yourself in the life of old town Sorrento. Located in the stunning cliff sides of the Bay of Naples, Bellevue Syrene is beautifully placed hotel rising out of the ancient ruins of a Roman Villa. This Relais & Chateaux boutique hotel consists of 50 luxury rooms and suites. Rooms are large and elegantly furnished, interiors blending traditional features with more contemporary finishes. Most boast sea views and balconies. Those wanting something unique should opt for the Roccia Suite that is built into an ancient Roman Cave and has its own private Jacuzzi pool. There are two restaurants as well as a wine tasting cellar enabling quests to discover local wines in an authentic Roman Grotto. The main and formal restaurants Mimmo Jodice and the Gli Archi offer breathtaking views and fantastic Italian cuisine. In the Summer months, they open La Pergola which is on the outdoor terraces overlooking the sea, this is a snack bar and restaurant in the day turning into a piano bar in the evenings. There is a club lounge open from 10am until 8pm which offers snacks, drinks and coffees for guests. There is also a spa and hammam at the hotel for guests to relax in and a small quick-dip pool to cool off in on a longer-lined sunbathing deck poised above the sea. Read More...

Borgo dei Conti Resort

Borgo dei Conti Resort
The Resort Borgo dei Conti is a unique place that transports its guests on an extraordinary journey to discover the beauty of its places and ancient flavors, among excellence, quality, passion for good food and joy of life. The staff takes care of the guests taking care of every detail with dedication, guided by a deep spirit of friendship and hospitality, of sharing tastes and beauties of the place and the surrounding area. Borgo dei Conti is an oasis of beauty and tranquility that dominates one of the most beautiful valleys of Umbria, a splendid region immersed in greenery and nature, in the heart of Italy. Long walks in the park, jogging, the silence of the Italian garden, looking out over the Umbrian countryside, this will be the setting for your ideal holiday with the awareness of having discovered an ancient village with a young heart so far from the common places. The village is located in a strategic position, a crossroads between the most famous and well-known places of interest, in an ideal journey through the history, culture, traditions, spirituality and the landscape and enogastronomic peculiarities of one of the most seductive regions of Italy. Our 50 rooms have been created combining the ancient charm with the modern style, entirely made in Italy by Poliform and Frau, with antiallergic materials and in complete respect for the environment. The maximum in well-being is guaranteed by the large and evocative outdoor heated Jacuzzi, with a transparent telescopic cover that can be removed in summer, which allows a complete view of the surrounding nature. Read More...

Sol y Luna

Sol y Luna Outdoor Pool
Hotel Sol y Luna is a charming hotel surrounded by beautiful gardens in Peru’s magical Sacred Valley of the Incas. The hotel is located near spectacular Inca ruins and has been built in the local rustic style reflecting the spirit of the Andes. Hotel Sol y Luna, located 1km outside Urubamba between the famous market of Pisac and the Incan archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, offers the perfect base for exploring one of the most intriguing parts of the Andes. Hotel Sol y Luna has 43 individual casitas made of adobe, wood and stone to give an authentic Incan feel. The Killa Wasi Restaurant serves Novo Andino cuisine, a distinctive blend of Andean, coastal and international flavours. Additional hotel facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, gift shop and Yacu Wasi spa. The spa features a fully-equipped gym, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, and Spanish bath. A wide selection of spa therapies are offered including facials, wraps and masks, along with newer treatments such as music therapy, and energy therapies such as Reiki. Massages include traditional Swedish massage, shiatsu, aromatherapy and reflexology massages. Classes or personal sessions in yoga and tai chi are also available. One can also enjoy a range of activities including horse riding, trekking, rafting and mountain biking. Read More...