The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel, Cape Town

Less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town in the heart of the Cape Winelands lies one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms, Babylonstoren. A spectacular setting, top-quality accommodation, wonderful hospitality, and famously fresh and delicious food makes this property an excellent choice for exploring the nearby towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Babylonstoren lies at the foot of the Simonsberg Mountain in the Cape Winelands region – today it’s a farm, a luxury farm hotel, award-winning restaurant, greenhouse, bakery, charcuterie, larder, spa, cellar and a learning centre for our people. Babylonstoren is also home to an organic food garden of a great diversity: eight acres of vegetables and aromatic herbs. Read More...

Hotel Plaza e de Russie, Tuscan Riviera

A Short walk from the beautiful Villa Borghese, Hotel Lord Byron is a hidden gem beautifully decorated in 1930s style. Expect a friendly welcome and superb service from the staff, a gourmet restaurant serving contemporary Mediterranean cuisine, a club-like lounge and wine bar, just minutes from Via Veneto. Hotel Lord Byron has a somewhat romantic air yet it is undeniably urbane. Wander through the public rooms and take a closer look at the fascinating art collection by renowned Art Deco painters such as Maurice Paul Joron and Nicholas Granger Taylor. The rooms and suites also reflect the 30s’ ambiance with mahogany and rosewood furniture, exuberant fabrics and vintage marble baths. Enjoy a morning walk through the Borghese Gardens towards the centre of Rome. Then, visit the Vatican City, or head down Via Veneto towards the Trevi Fountain and on to Piazza Navona and the Pantheon. Take a taxi back to the Hotel Lord Byron and enjoy a light supper before going to the Teatro dell’Opera to see an opera, dance or ballet performance. In the elegant Parioli residential district , Hotel Lord Byron is located on the edge of the splendid Villa Borghese , in an exclusive position, just a few minutes walk from the central Piazza Del Popolo. Decorated in an intriguing Art-Deco style that echoes the splendours of the 30s, the Lord Byron offers excellent quality hospitality, combined with excellent cuisine and impeccable service, to give guests that warmth and intimacy that located in a private house. The Lord Byron evokes the ancient heart of the city of Rome, providing at the same time all the most modern comforts, to give its guests an unforgettable experience. Read More...

Park-Hotel Egerner Höfe

Schloss Lieser is an historic castle dating from the 19th century beautifully restored in all its former glory and transformed into a luxury hotel and part of Marriott Autograph Collection Hotels. Nestled in the heart of the Moselle region, Schloss Lieser is distinguished by spectacular views on the Moselle river and the surrounding vineyards for which the region is well known for. Whether you are looking for the perfect getaway or to celebrate a special event, we welcome you at Schloss Lieser to experience a stay in our beautifully restored castle where you can enjoy facilities such as a typical wine cellar, a library, and a chapel. In addition to our restaurant and bar which offer you an authentic gastronomic journey, our Spa & Wellness area includes a fitness, indoor pool, sauna as well as various treatment rooms in order to get the perfect relaxed feeling you deserve. Read More...

Heure Bleue Palais, Essaouira

Dar Ahlam is a restored 19th Century Kasbah as well as a luxury desert camp in a palm grove in Morocco, 4 hours drive from Marrakech. Secluded by palm groves and almond trees at the edge of the Moroccan desert, this two hundred year old rammed earth Kasbah the color of Champagne is our original “maison des rêves”. Gracefully restored, this 14 room hideaway overlooks the Atlas Mountains, with a palm shaded swimming pool, hammam and candle-lit massage room. With superb food and accommodation, Dar Ahlam is the perfect exotic retreat. Dar Ahlam, or the ‘house of dreams’, is located in the Ouarzazate desert region, perched between the old trade town of Skoura and the Atlas Mountains in what was a Sultan’s private hunting ground. Read More...

Maslina Resort, Hvar Island

Welcome to Palace Elisabeth, the first five-star hotel in Hvar! The hotel was built in place of the residential complex of the Duke’s Palace on the main town square, which is also the largest square in Dalmatia. Only steps away from the city’s most emblematic attractions, Palace Elisabeth elegantly combines the beauty of its past with its luxurious present. Distiguished by unique architecture and exceptional design this landmark hotel captures the true essence of Hvar heritage. Situated in the heart of Hvar directly above city hall, Palace Elisabeth presents spectacular views overlooking the marina and main square. Read More...

Hôtel de la Cigogne, Geneva

In the heart of Geneva, the city’s first hotel – and still the first choice of world statesmen and global travellers – has been a landmark on the Rhone since 1834. Soon, as Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, it will blend a revitalised sense of history with the essentials of today’s plasma-screen, broadband world – and warm, sophisticated, intuitive service. Located on Geneva’s best lakeside location overlooking the majestic Alps, right in the city center and only 4 km from Geneva International Airport. The Financial district and the shopping are just steps away.With enchanting views of the lake and the snow-capped Alps in the distance as well as the Old Town, Geneva’s first hotel remains the first choice of sophisticated travellers and world statesmen. Come and unwind from your day with a treatment at our rooftop Spa, and build connections with colleagues over Italian gastronomy at Michelin-starred Il Lago before retreating to your Pierre-Yves Rochon–designed room for a good night’s sleep. Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva blends a revitalized sense of history with warm and genuine personal service in the very heart of the city. Read More...

Casa da Calçada, Douro Valley

The Savoy Palace, with 352 rooms and 16 floors, dominates the harbour area of Madeira’s capital, Funchal. Interiors, which draw on the island’s cultural heritage and its rich landscape, comprise five restaurants, a vast spa and choice of swimming pools. Chic guestrooms crafted with high-end materials and featuring balconies from which to soak up the ocean views. More sweeping panoramas can be enjoyed from the rooftop lounge, terraced gardens, and multiple pools (including a spectacular infinity version, and one dedicated to kids). An array of stylish restaurants and bars, a world-class spa with hydrotherapy facilities, game rooms, a teahouse, and more make this both Madeira’s premier luxury lifestyle hub and an idyllic getaway, whether you want to explore the island from a convenient base or just lay low. Read More...

Fortaleza do Guincho, Cascais Lisbon

The Savoy Palace, with 352 rooms and 16 floors, dominates the harbour area of Madeira’s capital, Funchal. Interiors, which draw on the island’s cultural heritage and its rich landscape, comprise five restaurants, a vast spa and choice of swimming pools. Chic guestrooms crafted with high-end materials and featuring balconies from which to soak up the ocean views. More sweeping panoramas can be enjoyed from the rooftop lounge, terraced gardens, and multiple pools (including a spectacular infinity version, and one dedicated to kids). An array of stylish restaurants and bars, a world-class spa with hydrotherapy facilities, game rooms, a teahouse, and more make this both Madeira’s premier luxury lifestyle hub and an idyllic getaway, whether you want to explore the island from a convenient base or just lay low. Read More...

Le Chabichou Hôtel & Spa, Courchevel

Hotel La Mirande is famous for its intricately renovated interiors. No expenses were spared to carefully restore what had survived from the past and to replenish, where necessary, the features of the age of enlightenment for the revival of a nobleman’s townhouse in the 18th century. In a brilliant endeavour, a secret private place was converted into a luxurious 5-star hotel without intruding on the soul of the building. Each guestroom has all the luxury amenities you would expect, but invisible if modern technology is involved as the mirror televisions of the mantelpieces. Even some former servants’ quarters, downstairs, were preserved and contribute to the activities we offer. La Mirande could be the perfect setting for a French Donwton Abbey equivalent. La Mirande is romantic beyond belief also because of its unique location next to the skyward, oriental façade of the Popes’ Palace, literally visible from almost every room and the beautiful gardens. La Mirande is entertaining by offering two completely different dining experiences, either up-stairs in its excellent the gourmet restaurant or downstairs in the old kitchen where guests share a large table and dinner is prepared on the old wood burning stove as it was in use in the 19th century. Read More...

Casa Velha Do Palheiro Funchal, Madeira

The Savoy Palace, with 352 rooms and 16 floors, dominates the harbour area of Madeira’s capital, Funchal. Interiors, which draw on the island’s cultural heritage and its rich landscape, comprise five restaurants, a vast spa and choice of swimming pools. Chic guestrooms crafted with high-end materials and featuring balconies from which to soak up the ocean views. More sweeping panoramas can be enjoyed from the rooftop lounge, terraced gardens, and multiple pools (including a spectacular infinity version, and one dedicated to kids). An array of stylish restaurants and bars, a world-class spa with hydrotherapy facilities, game rooms, a teahouse, and more make this both Madeira’s premier luxury lifestyle hub and an idyllic getaway, whether you want to explore the island from a convenient base or just lay low. Read More...

The Malabar House, Fort Kochi

Mahua Kothi or homestead is named after the Mahua tree which is prized and revered in the region. 12 standalone luxury cottages blend into a 45 acre private forest on the periphery of the national park. The guest area overlooks a large grassland where monkeys and birds in vivid colours are a regular feature. The mud cottages or ‘Kutiyas’ are built in the local style of architecture. A bean shaped pool screened by a bamboo thicket and shaded by Mahua trees is perfect for cooling off at midday. The guest areas are housed in a large brick building with deep verandas overlooking a grassland ringed by a forest patch. The dining hall has a large fireplace to keep guests warm during chilly winter evenings. Guests delight in picking fresh vegetables and fruit from the lodge’s private organic gardens for a salad. A select menu of treatments offered by professional in-house masseurs is the perfect indulgence to top off a safari holiday. Read More...

Samode Safari Lodge, Bandhavgarh Park

Pashan Garh or ‘stone fortress’ is a Taj Luxury Safari Lodge featuring 12 stone cottages huddled atop a small hill, with a sweeping view of dense foliage in the scenic Panna National Park, close to the famous Unesco Heritage monuments of Khajuraho. Set in 200 acres of private wilderness; this luxury jungle lodge draws inspiration from the dry-packed stone houses of the Panna region. The large and airy guest areas boast open courtyards and a stone deck overlooking the expanse of the forest down a gentle slope. A lookout tower offers a perfect perch for bird watching by day and stargazing after sundown. A rectangular pool under shady trees invites guests for a refreshing dip. Vintage table lamps, rich textiles and an array of other treasures bring softness and warmth to the chunky stone interiors of the common areas. Read More...