Revisit the Incredible Hotels CovetED Has Discovered in 2017 – Part 3 ⇒ During the past year, we’ve travelled around the world. During parts one and two of this list, we’ve shown you amazing resorts by the beach, lodges in safari parks and nature reserves, hotels located in city centres and properties in the heart of national parks. Scroll down for the last part of the Top-25 Hotels CovetED Has Discovered in 2017.
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– Primland –
This pristine Blue Ridge Mountain resort offers 12,000 acres of space, sky and shifting moods. Primland is the ultimate retreat for world-class golf, refined dining and outdoor activities in an environment of rare natural beauty. At Primland, one has the sense that the soul of an artist is at play. All things are considered, everything is there for a reason. The lighting, the art, the flowers, the scents, the music, the refined flavours of the food, the softness of the 400-thread count Frette bedding, all are selected with grace and conviction and placed with love and thoughtfulness. The Highland Course is like no other. It winds its way through Primland’s mountain landscape, playing across ridge tops and over valleys, combining challenging golf with the breathtaking scenery at every turn. This exciting golf resort in Virginia is highly challenging and rewarding and has received rave reviews from the press. The destination spa at Primland offers a soothing and tranquil environment for renewal and rejuvenation.
– Sandy Lane –
Sandy Lane has it all: a perfect location in Barbados for a luxury Caribbean holiday, overlooking the Caribbean Sea on a tranquil coral sand beach, shaded by mature mahogany trees, the timeless and classic elegance of the Palladian buildings mirrored in the spacious comfort of the 113 hotel rooms and suites, a stunning private villa, exceptional golf, gourmet dining, an outstanding spa, superb sports facilities and, finally, an exceptional level of warm Barbadian hospitality. These Barbados accommodations feature villas and suites incredibly spacious and comfortable. For many, one of the greatest luxuries is privacy. The Villa at Sandy Lane evokes the sense of being in their own Caribbean retreat whilst in the heart of one of the world’s most acclaimed resorts. From this private luxury villa, guests can enjoy Sandy Lane’s world-class facilities. Sandy Lane is also a luxury golf resort that offers some of the best golf in the world, with three golf courses: The Old Nine, The Country Club and the world-renowned Green Monkey (a Tom Fazio creation carved from an old stone quarry which is exclusive to Sandy Lane guests).
– Singita Lebombo & Sweni Lodges –
Singita Lebombo Lodge is a celebration of cutting-edge design in an African context where everything defers to nature. This dramatic lodge comprises 13 suites and one private-use villa that give guests a front row seat to the Kruger National Park with bold, contemporary open plan suites suspended above the N’Wanetsi River. The exclusive concession is a richly diverse habitat, teeming with game, beneath endless African skies. The private villa is the most exciting extension of the lodge; set apart from the main lodge, it features two 2-bedroom suites, each with a private pool, that link together to create a spectacular exclusive-use four-bedroom offering with a stunning shared pool. Resting lightly on the ground within a 33,000-acre private concession in the Kruger National Park, Singita Sweni Lodge is nestled beautifully amongst hundreds of trees at the edge of the Sweni River. This intimate lodge is a hidden jewel that provides a bold, new African context for contemporary design. With its proximity to the river, guests at Singita Sweni Lodge are treated to up-close sightings of the incredible number of animals and birds that wander down to drink or wallow in the water.
Singita Lebombo Lodge (both pictures)
Singita Sweni Lodge (both pictures)
– Singita Sabora Tented Camp –
Singita Sabora Tented Camp is situated in an untouched wilderness area of Grumeti Reserves, spanning over 350,000 acres in northern Tanzania, resting on the Serengeti plains along the Great Migration route. The intimate and beautifully decorated 1920s-style explorer’s camp is permeated by a sense of nostalgic adventure. Steeped in character, Singita Sabora Tented Camp surprises guests with an opulence that is delightfully out-of-place with the rugged terrain of the surrounding savannah plains. Here, guests are immersed in the palpable pulse of the wild Serengeti, with the added thrill of knowing there isn’t much separating the comfort inside from the elements and wildlife outside. The nine lavish tents are air-conditioned and feature a spacious bedroom with reading area, bathroom with bath and outdoor shower, viewing deck with a Swarovski spotting scope and a library lounge tent lined with antique and rare volumes of African literature.
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– Six Senses Zighy Bay –
Six Senses Zighy Bay Resort is located on the northern Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman, a scenic 120-minute journey from Dubai. The setting of these beautiful indigenous village-style accommodations and private marina is spectacular, with the dramatic mountains on one side and the sandy beach of Zighy Bay on the other. The resort gives the feeling of exciting remoteness, yet offers every comfort and easy accessibility. An oasis built of natural stone and warm woods, this Omani enclave invites unwinding in the cool indoors under high indigenous-style ceilings, in the colourfully cushioned living area and on the cloudlike bed made with unbleached cotton sheets. The villas have a personal sand garden with an outdoor patio and private pool. The experiences at Zighy Bay include a sunset cruise, rock climbing, paragliding, scuba diving, snorkelling and much more.
– The Peninsula Shanghai –
Opened on the historic riverfront Bund in 2009, The Peninsula Shanghai is The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels flagship hotel in the Mainland China and the only new building on the historic Bund in the past 70 years. Having received accolades from an array of international bodies and publications, The Peninsula Shanghai was honoured with the award for the Best Hotel in Shanghai 2017 by Travel + Leisure with an outstanding score of 93.82. With stunning facilities, world-class services and two Michelin star-rated restaurants, The Peninsula Shanghai also blends effortlessly the exquisite retro-style interior with contemporary comforts. A thoroughly modern Art Déco masterpiece, the hotel is uniquely poised to offer unparalleled service and the ultimate luxury experience. The three signature restaurants and two bars have had guests and local residents alike converging on the hotel to experience the culinary wonders of Sir Elly’s Restaurant, Bar and Terrace, Yi Long Court and The Lobby, as well as the stylish ambience of the Compass Bar and the glamour of Salon de Ning.
– The Silo Hotel –
The Silo Hotel sets a new standard for luxury Cape Town hotel accommodation. A magical hotel towering above the V&A Waterfront surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mother City. The Silo has been built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex, occupying six floors above Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa). The exterior of the building was designed by Thomas Heatherwick, Founder and Principal of the London-based Heatherwick Studio. From the outside, the greatest visible change to the building’s original structure is the addition of the ingenious glass windows inserted into the geometry of the hotel floors. The Silo Hotel has 28 rooms, including a spectacular one bedroom penthouse. Each room has been individually designed and decorated by the stylish wand of Liz Biden. Colourful and eclectic pieces juxtapose the modern, industrial architecture.
– Titilaka –
Infinite skies, snowcapped peaks and sapphire waters shimmering to the horizon will be your companions at Titilaka, a boutique luxury lodge on the otherworldly shores of Lake Titicaca, the cradle of Andean civilization and still home to some of Peru’s most traditional communities. Off the beaten track, Titilaka is a gateway to an unspoiled part of Titicaca that offers a magical blend of spectacular mountain landscapes, Inca and pre-Inca ruins, ancient trails and vibrant indigenous villages where entire families still hand weave colourful folkloric textiles. The lodge’s generous all-inclusive service covers its contemporary cuisine, created by Peruvian chef Maria Fe Garcia, and more than a dozen complimentary, highly flexible itineraries, led by bilingual expert local guides. These include visits to picturesque markets, weavers’ homes, millenarian hikes, exclusive excursions to private parts of the picturesque Taquile and Amantani islands, mountain biking, birdwatching, road trips, visits to archaeological sites, and excursions into Bolivia. The hotel features eighteen lake-facing rooms with an exceptional view which are scattered on three levels connected by a central hallway.
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