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Revisit the Incredible Hotels CovetED Has Discovered in 2017 – Part 2Wednesday 10 January 2018
Revisit the Incredible Hotels CovetED Has Discovered in 2017 – Part 2 ⇒ Amidst the welcoming of a new year, it’s time to prepare the present and the future, but also to remember the past. And we couldn’t forget the incredible hotels CovetED has discovered in 2017. Welcome to the second part of this Top-25 list. Sit back and enjoy!
– Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea –
Set along the golden crescent of Wailea Beach, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea allows guests to see and be seen, find hideaway-style sanctuary, inhale the fragrance of plumeria as they dip into the hotel’s adults-only infinity pool or set out to explore the island. Located just 27.4 km away from Kahului Airport and a 4-minute walk from the beach, this luxurious Maui hotel offers guests 3 swimming pools, 3 restaurants on-site and spacious rooms with ocean or grounds views. The different restaurants at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea serve a variety of cuisine. Chef Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant Spago features a fusion of Hawaiian and California cuisine with ocean views. Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante offers rustic Italian cuisine with a Hawaiian flare. And DUO Steak and Seafood restaurant offers poolside dining. If guests prefer a cocktail, Lobby Lounge offers drinks, sushi and ocean views. Guests are offered an on-site spa and wellness centre for massages, facials and salon services. With tennis courts available, the Wailea Golf Club just a 2-minute drive away, and the most important shops at Wailea less than one kilometre from the hotel, this property has one of the top-rated locations in Wailea.
– Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti –
Deep within Africa’s finest game reserve, Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti welcomes guests to a sanctuary worthy of the Four Seasons comfort quality stamp. Visitors can always feel safe and pampered despite being able to get up close and intimate with lions, leopards and elephants. Secluded and spacious, the 77 guest rooms, suites and villas keep guests in constant touch with the Serengeti. The contemporary African décor features four-poster beds with mosquito netting, as well as local textiles and artwork, all enhanced by modern comforts such as air conditioning and high-speed Internet access. Guests can step outside to the elevated, open-air sundeck with a direct view of the plains and enjoy a private audience with any lions or elephants that might be passing by. Nestled in the heart of Serengeti National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the property delivers memorable ways to experience the Serengeti, with unique activities that include hot-air balloon rides across the plains, picnics in the bush, and safari photography classes. The hotel’s Discovery Centre is a great place to learn about African culture and history, a place where guests can get to know the local Maasai people and become involved in socially responsible programs, such as those that help local schools and support wildlife conservation.
– Four Seasons The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam –
Embellishing the local heritage with Four Seasons flair, Four Seasons The Nam Hai is a harmonious ode to coast, culture and community in Vietnam’s UNESCO-sprinkled centre. Once a fishing village, with a historic temple preserved on site, the resort presents an authentic connection to the region through inspiring activities, from a cooking academy and earth-adjusted spa to exhilarating water sports and cultural excursions. Located on a private half-mile stretch of Ha My Beach, hailed by Forbes as one of the best beaches in the world, the resort is reborn under Four Seasons as a beacon of beauty that reflects the soul of Vietnam’s cultural heartland and illuminates the spirit of all who visit. Showcasing the celebrated design of Paris-based Reda Amalou, the all-villa resort interprets the Vietnamese tradition of architecture as an art form. All 100 sumptuously appointed villas are thoughtfully positioned to optimize ocean views, beach breezes and feng shui principles. A fine balance of indoor and outdoor spaces, all the villas have outdoor garden showers and some have additional private grounds, a swimming pool and direct access to Ha My Beach. The property also offers professional-grade Cooking Academy, three-tiered infinity pools, 35 hectares of tropical gardens, numerous sporting facilities, The Health Club, a new Kids’ Club and a Junior Cooking Academy.
– Hôtel Plaza Athénée Paris –
When it comes to luxury in the most romantic and stylish city in the world, look no further than the legendary Hôtel Plaza Athénée. Situated in the heart of haute couture, on the renowned avenue Montaigne, this Dorchester Collection hotel is in the ideal location for the finest shopping that Paris has to offer and has some of the most magnificent views of the Eiffel Tower. Established in 1913, the hotel has frequently welcomed royalty, celebrities and politicians through its doors and has distinguished itself as one of the best hotels in Paris. Since a recent refurbishment, the hotel now offers 154 rooms and 54 suites, all of which are beautifully designed with French décor in mind. The guestrooms and apartments are synonymous with Parisian glamour, exhibiting exquisite Louis XVI inspired décor. Plaza Athénée has five restaurants on site, all of which are overseen by the world-renowned, multiple Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse. While unwinding at the hotel, guests can take advantage of the state-of-the-art gym with personal trainers on hand or spoil themselves in Europe’s only Dior Institut, which offers exclusive spa treatments in an opulent, yet tranquil setting.
– Huka Lodge –
At Huka Lodge, within 17-acres of magnificently manicured grounds, accommodation is available within just 25 suites. All nestling along the banks of the magnificent Waikato River, upstream from the mighty Huka Falls. Visitors enter through the gates of Huka Lodge and immediately begin to leave the real world behind. As guests journey the length of the drive and encounter the park-like grounds, a feeling of peace and tranquillity begins to gently envelop them. That very first glimpse of the deep turquoise green waters of the Waikato River brings further affirmation of the potential that awaits. The garden at Huka Lodge is ranked as a ‘Garden of National Significance’ and deemed to be of regional importance by the New Zealand Gardens Trust. Offering accommodation within 18 Junior Lodge Suites, one Lodge Suite, the four-bedroom Owner’s Cottage and the two-bedroom Alan Pye Cottage, guests luxuriate in an exclusive hospitality experience. The lodge has selected a range of experiences that includes golf, trout fishing, hiking, horse riding, rafting, hunting, skydiving, bungy jumping and much more.
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– Il Sereno Lago di Como –
Bringing new meaning to luxury and modern design, Il Sereno Hotel breathes fresh air into the iconic item that is Lake Como. Award-winning designer Patricia Urquiola has combined the natural ambience of the surrounding environment with comfort and luxury. Awarded the title of “Most Anticipated New Luxury Hotel Opening in 2016” by Luxury Travel Advisor magazine, Il Sereno is 450 feet of simple elegance along the pristine Lake Como shoreline. The 30 spacious suites, ranging from 40 square meters in size to The Penthouse at 200+ square meters, all make full use of the natural light and dazzling scenery with floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the peaceful waterfront. Keeping with the Sereno promise that there is no substitute for space and a view, this intimate yet sophisticated property complements the breath-taking mountains and tranquil waters with ease. Guests can relax at the hotel’s full-service spa, situated under original, century-old arches. The property features a private beach, as well as a dock, allowing guests to arrive via one of the hotel’s boats, custom-built by Ernesto Riva. The 60-foot-long freshwater infinity pool suspended over the lake is, without a doubt, one of Il Sereno’s show-stopping features and the large sundeck is perfect for spending a cool afternoon under the Italian sun.
– Madikwe Safari Lodge –
The Madikwe Game Reserve is a 75,000-hectare malaria-free reserve located northwest of Johannesburg, along the Botswana border. The rich and undulating landscape is punctuated by enormous volcanic intrusions and the unique topography reveals astonishing wildlife sightings. Madikwe’s animal population includes lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo, cheetah, spotted hyena, giraffe, antelope and the endangered wild dog. In this hotel, it would be difficult to find a team of more enthusiastic guides who enjoy nothing better than starting and finishing each day out in the wild in search of animals big and small. Whether leopard or chameleon, rhino or dung beetle, they will share a riveting story and teach guests something they never knew before. Guided walks are another way to appreciate the bush and to enjoy a different perspective from terra firma. The lodge is located in the central eastern region of Madikwe Game Reserve, in an area well known for its superior game viewing. Madikwe Safari Lodge consists of 3 separate private lodges offering 20 luxury suites in total: Lelapa Lodge, with 12 spacious suites; Kopano Lodge and Dithaba Lodge, both with just 4 suites. All the suites include a private plunge pool, besides other amenities.
– Mandarin Oriental, Munich –
A five-star hotel in the heart of the Old Town, Mandarin Oriental, Munich is a luxury retreat with timeless appeal. Offering an enticing blend of luxury, comfort and style, the extensive facilities, excellent service and beautiful rooms can’t fail to delight. The hotel lies on a quiet side street, a 5-minute walk from Marienplatz Square, just around the corner from the Maximilianstraße shopping street and a short walk from all main attractions. Mandarin Oriental, Munich features elegantly appointed spacious rooms and suites that combine Oriental style and German charm, and that are fitted with Bang and Olufsen entertainment systems. The marble bathrooms include high-quality toiletries. The on-site restaurant Matsuhisa features renowned Japanese-Peruvian cuisine created by celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa, while exotic cocktails and signature Matsuhisa dishes are served at the vibrant Bar31. From May to September, guests are welcome to use the heated rooftop pool as well as the China Moon Roof Terrace with its 360-degree view. Hotel guests can also take a break in the Turkish steam bath or Finnish sauna as well as get active in the fully-equipped fitness centre.
– Montage Kapalua Bay –
Set beachfront atop picturesque Kapalua Bay, this 24-acre Maui resort is the ideal destination from which to experience Hawaiian lifestyle at its finest. At Montage Kapalua Bay, guests feel embraced by genuine island hospitality and authentic culture. At every turn, the spirit of Hawaii merges with their own to create pono — a true sense of balance and harmony — as they relax and enjoy all‐suite accommodations, inspired cuisine, championship golf, watersports and an award-winning Hawaii inspired full-service spa. Located 33 miles from Maui’s Kahului Airport and just a 10-12 minute drive from Kapalua Airport, the hotel offers 50 residential-style accommodations and 6 grand residential-style accommodations, three restaurants and bars and over 50,000 sq ft of event space. Guests of Montage Kapalua Bay can work out in the fitness centre, enjoy a game of tennis or hire bicycles at the property. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including golfing, hiking and windsurfing. For the golf enthusiast, Kapalua Golf Club Bay Course is just a 7-minutes walk away, while the state-of-the-art Kapalua Golf Academy is 1.3 km away.
Check out part 1 of this incredible list and join us tomorrow to find out which are the last 8 best hotels CovetED has discovered in 2017.
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