Revisit the Incredible Hotels CovetED Has Discovered in 2017 – Part 1 ⇒ Besides being the ultimate collector’s luxury and design magazine, CovetED has expanded over the years. Travel has become one of its focus, with the creation of collectable travel guides and the visit to incredible hotels and restaurants. In 2017, we have travelled the world, from France to New Zealand, from the United States to South Africa, visiting hundreds of hotels. Now is the time to make a balance. Welcome to the first part of the Top-25 hotels CovetED has discovered in 2017.
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– &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp –
Located where the riverine forest meets the sweeping plains in the path of the astonishing Great Migration, &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp provides an authentic dose of African wildlife, delivered with legendary Kenyan hospitality. Enhancing its signature elements of romance and nostalgia, the camp has been redesigned to better showcase its panoramic Masai Mara views. With timeless interiors that are simple yet contemporary and stylish, the new Kichwa Tembo enhances guests’ sense of privacy and enjoyment. The Maasai-inspired suites are elegant and timeless, firmly entrenching &Beyond Kichwa Tembo as the unrivalled luxury tented camp of its size in the greater Mara. As guests arrive at &Beyond Kichwa Tembo, they are instantly welcomed by the commanding view. The spacious guest areas incorporate split-level spaces where guests can relax and unwind. 12 Classic tents, 20 Superior tents and 8 Superior View tents are laid out in immaculate grounds. Guests can escape to the massage room to indulge in a relaxing treatment or browse the redesigned Safari Shop, which offers the finest Kenyan handicrafts. The rim-flow swimming pool, literally on the edge of the Mara, boasts one of the world’s most extraordinary views.
– Acqualina Resort and Spa –
Reminiscent of a Mediterranean villa with its leisure-focused lifestyle, grand design and graceful charm, Acqualina Resort and Spa is South Florida’s only five-star hotel of its kind to be built completely open to the ocean, free of barriers between the 51-storey tower, featuring 98-luxury rooms and 188 lavish residences, and its 400 feet of glistening Atlantic shoreline. Enjoy its serene atmosphere, walk the perfectly manicured grounds or follow the path through the sparkling pools on to the powdery white sandy beaches where the cool blue of the Atlantic Ocean awaits your arrival. Every detail of the guest suites has been studied with a master design eye, from luxury beds and bedding to the custom case goods and artwork, as well as the customary Acqualina 5-star service. Guests may partake in a variety of off-property excursions or enjoy a collection of amenities on property that make the luxury Miami Beach resort a true destination. Acqualina Spa by ESPA is an award-winning spa that has set new standards in design, spa innovation, luxury, and unforgettable experiences. Perfectly attuned to the Miami lifestyle, Acqualina Spa by ESPA is a sanctuary of exquisite excellence and relaxation. Guests can expect personalized ESPA treatment journeys, centred around their needs.
– Armani Hotel Milano –
Armani Hotel Milano is located at Quadrilatero della Moda, the world-famous fashion district, located a few minutes from luxury shopping streets, the famous La Scala Theatre and the amazing Piazza del Duomo. The hotel is a place that embodies Giorgio Armani’s design and lifestyle philosophy and promises a “home away from home” experience. While each of the 95 guestrooms and suites at the Armani Hotel Milano are an extension of the Giorgio Armani brand, the innovative “Lifestyle Manager” concept extends Giorgio Armani’s hospitality to every guest, ensuring one gets the most out of its stay and visit to Milan: from facilitating the check-in from the comfort of the suite to personalizing the stay with customized SPA treatments or a dinner at the restaurant. To dine at the Armani Hotel Milano is to acquaint oneself with the mastery of culinary expertise and the philosophy of Giorgio Armani. Whether you savour the exquisite offerings, marvel at the panoramic views and design or admire the qualified service, the meal is an extraordinary experience.
– Baur au Lac –
A mere stone’s throw from the Paradeplatz, Zurich’s bustling financial district, the Baur au Lac serenely commands a privileged position in its own landscaped park, between the lake and the Schanzengraben. The hotel, internationally renowned as one of the world’s top luxury hotels, an establishment steeped in 173 years of tradition, has been owned by the same family for six generations. Being one of the world’s oldest luxury hotels still in the ownership of its founding family, the Baur au Lac represents modernity and progressivity at the same time. Over the last decades, some 160 million Swiss francs have been invested in new facilities and renovations at the Baur au Lac. The hotel offers 119 rooms, including 27 junior suites and 18 suites. Great emphasis was placed on spaciousness, top-quality materials and superior craftsmanship. The rooms are individually decorated in different styles such as Art Déco, French Louis XVI and English Regency, combined with contemporary features and the most exclusive French, Italian and English fabrics. All furniture and lighting features are custom-made in France, Belgium, England and Germany. Each item was hand-selected with an unfailing sense of style. The large, luxuriously appointed marble bathrooms with separate shower and toilet, heated floor and daylight match up to the highest demands of comfort, design and equipment.
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– Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat –
Nestled in the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains, the ecological oasis of Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat is a magical wilderness experience among open plains, sandstone formations and ancient bush art sites dating back 10,000 years. Be at one with Africa in its multi-award winning retreat with inspiring activities, unique dining experiences, organic vegetable gardens and caring service. Bushmans Kloof offers a range of beautifully proportioned rooms, suites and a private villa. The retreat can accommodate 34 guests, all in sublimely appointed spaces. Award-winning service, generous hospitality and luxurious finishes, such as its outstanding private art collection, enhance the extraordinary environment of the Bushmans Kloof lodge. Koro Lodge is an existing farmhouse, nestled in the reserve, that has been completely renovated and transformed into a spectacular intimate villa, surrounded by open vistas of wilderness and wildlife, combining ultimate luxury with nature. The space is available for larger groups, ensuring effortless and hugely enjoyable family breakaways for up to 10 guests. The splendid luxury of the accommodation amidst botanical gardens and pristine wilderness will draw one into their special world, while small surprises and thoughtful touches throughout guests’ stay augment the experience.
– Ellerman House –
Ellerman House sits perched on the slopes of Lion’s Head, in the prestigious Bantry Bay residential area. The elegant Cape Edwardian mansion was once the home of the shipping magnates Sir John and Lady Ellerman and is known for having one of the most beautiful ocean views in South Africa. Ellerman House is situated just 10 minutes from the heart of Cape Town and the one-and-a-half-acre property, now privately owned, stands as an iconic showcase of South Africa’s finest hospitality, cuisine, art, wine and leisure. The boutique hotel has 11 rooms, 2 suites and 2 three-bedroom Villas. Each room is individually decorated offering all the luxuries of five-star accommodations. The property boasts two lounges, a library, a dining room, three dining terraces, a spa, a fitness centre, pool, brandy lounge, Wine Gallery, Contemporary Art Gallery and Champagne Cellar. Entirely separate from Ellerman House yet on the same property, two exclusive-use, privately staffed villas offer all the benefits of being attached to a small hotel with the advantage of complete privacy and flexibility and are perfectly suited to families or friends. Built on multiple levels with en-suite bedrooms, spacious entertainment and relaxation areas, and private infinity pools, each villa epitomises the glamorous beach lifestyle for which Cape Town has become famous.
– Excellence Playa Mujeres –
Excellence Playa Mujeres’ setting is as stunning as it is exclusive, on a two-mile stretch of powdery virgin white sand moments from the nightlife of Cancun and Cancun International Airport. Guests can explore the dramatic setting of an all-inclusive oasis, set along an untouched peninsula between the Caribbean and wetlands preserve. This adults-only retreat sits near an inland marina and a spectacular Greg Norman signature golf course. The world-class Miilé Spa can take one’s breath away and ten international restaurants will delight visitors with gourmet cuisine. Every suite at Excellence Playa Mujeres in Cancun is an elegant retreat—chic, contemporary and alluring. The five-star suites are 807 square feet and larger, with an extra-wide sectional sofa, flat-screen TV, private round Jacuzzi with indoor and outdoor access and a four-poster bed situated to take advantage of gorgeous views.
– Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris –
Nestled in the Golden Triangle of Paris, the Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris grand luxury hotel sits in an original 1928 Art Déco building. The redecorated suites transport guests into luxurious Parisian apartments while numerous terraces boast stunning views of the City of Light. Overflowing with spectacular floral arrangements, the marble courtyard offers a haven of light where guests can dine at Le Cinq, Le George or L’Orangerie, the Palace being the first in Europe to offer five Michelin-stars across three restaurants. The hotel, an eight-storey landmark, offers 244 luxury hotel guest rooms, an exquisite art collection and decadent fine dining for a memorable culinary journey just off the Champs-Elysées. The accommodations include one penthouse suite, two royal suites and three presidential suites. The hotel offers guests facilities both comprehensive and state-of-the-art, from the pampered luxury of the Pop Up Spa to the technological resources of the business centre.
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