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Awaken your senses

On the edge of the National Park of the Llevant Peninsula near the town of Artà in northeast Mallorca, the famous Mallorcan architect Toni Esteva has created a wellness hotel in a class of its own – Es Racó D’Artà. A retreat full of color and texture, unique smells and tastes, sounds of nature, elegant art and minimalist architecture.

In addition to classic Mallorcan life, Es Racó D’Artà offers a variety of workshops from culinary, agriculture, handicrafts, meditation and yoga. Alone or in a group, guests can explore the surrounding area on foot, by bike, or on horseback. Afterwards, the spa and wellness area with whirlpool and sauna offers the perfect place to unwind.

Inspired by the origins of Mallorca

The old Mallorcan estate from the 13th century is a great project of nature, culture and sustainability. On almost 200 hectares of land, in addition to the hotel complex, there are vineyards, orchards, wheat fields and beehives for its own honey production. A place to connect with oneself and one’s surroundings and to follow new spiritual paths.

The 34 double rooms are spread throughout the grounds, some in the main building, some in casitas with private pools. Minimalist design and noble, natural materials characterize the interior and reflect the harmony with nature. Ecological and regional diversity can also be found throughout the grounds – in the hotel’s own restaurant in the form of traditional Mediterranean cuisine.

Best Room – Casita with private pool

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Enjoy privacy and exclusivity in your 50 sqm casita with private pool. Wake up to the sound of the water and refresh yourself with a jump into cool water. After an eventful day, relax in the 70 sqm outdoor area. Enjoy the warm rays of the sun on the terrace, read a book under the open starry sky or make yourself comfortable in the Balinese bed.

Modern design meets wild nature and tradition

NIHI Sumba is located 70 min away via air from Bali Denpasar airport, in Sumba Island, Indonesia. A pristine and less crowded island. The resort is an example of a sustainable operation in harmony with the environment and the Sumbanese people. At NIHI Sumba the wild nature traditional culture meets unique luxury and becomes an unseen place of freedom, adventure and relaxation.

Adventure and serenity

NIHI Sumba is a haven for the adventurer, for the wanderer. Every detail in the rooms – crisp white bed linens on the signature canopy beds, handmade chocolate in the mini bar, sweeping panoramic views of the Indian ocean – is designed to make you feel both at home yet completely transported. The various unique open air restaurants make for the perfect dining experience. From weddings to birthdays to romantic dinners on the beach, we make it all possible.

The Spa Safari™ Nihioka is a one of a kind experience not to be missed. It provides having experienced both adventure and serenity in equal measure. After a trek through hills and rice fields and a traditional Sumbanese village you will be refreshed and enjoying a spa session at the private cliffside Bale. Guests are driven in open-air vehicles back to the resort as the sun sets, having experienced both adventure and serenity in equal measure.

Depending on your appetite, you can try the flavors that set our corner of the world apart, or fall back on familiar cuisines. The kitchen is vast and the menus reflect the many traditions – old and new, east and west – that make up the diversity of Indonesia. They offer cooking and mixology classes for those who want to take a taste of Sumba home with them or you could visit the Chris and Charly Chocolate Factory and make your very own creation.

Best Room – Raja Mandaka, The owner´s estate

Out of 28 uniquely designed villas with private pool the Raja Mandaka (the owner’s estate) it the crown jewel. It offers absolute luxury and an exquisite view of the coast, with the feeling that you can step out onto the ocean. The main house features a freestanding master bedroom with a lap pool and cold plunge pool.

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Natural coastal landscape meets modern luxury

Overlooking the grand beach of Santa Barbara, Santa Bárbara Eco-Beach Resort, the Azores’ first ecologically-friendly eco-beach resort was opened in 2015. It began with a passion for the natural black beaches along the picturesque northern coast of São Miguel in the Azores. The unique, almost magical, green pastures and mountain hues that contrast with the azure blue oceans are the ideal backdrop for a calming resort retreat. The inviting natural coastal landscape, the elegance of the modern luxury spaces and the commitment to a full-range of experiences epitomizes the passion for the art of hospitality, nature and, above all, the Azores.

The resort is dedicated to sustainability:  The architecture and luxury amenities, the Farm-to-Table supply chain, environmental support and energy/water efficiency programs were constituted to reduce the ecological impact, maintain the natural beauty and environmental balance of the coastal ecosystem.

Architecture in harmony with natural surroundings

The resort’s architectural design and the choice of materials were selected to blend harmoniously with natural surroundings. The minimalist architecture was adjusted to the morphology of the land, in order to minimize its impact on the natural landscape. This was enhanced by the use of natural building materials sourced locally or nationally, such as the islands’ cryptomeria, exotic bamboos and domestic cork that built on the simple natural setting.

Construction of the Santa Bárbara resort prioritized the use of natural materials, primarily the use of local wood (cryptomeria), cork and bamboo, and infused decorative elements that callback to traditional Azorean motifs and accents. Santa Bárbara’s furniture was designed and built exclusively for the resort. Other decorations were made from repurposed materials, such as lamps which were made from oil containers of an abandoned farm, and the restaurant chairs and tables which were made from reused iron and covered with vegetable fiber, using matting crafts.

Moments of well-beeing

Santa Bárbara has several spaces where you can peacefully relax. The outdoor decks facing the sea are arranged in different corners, with chairs where you can simply sit and contemplate all the surrounding nature. Take a dip in the pool or go down to the beach. In the restaurant / bar you can dine or simply try one of the snacks, cocktails and gins. You can also relax at our Wellness Retreat and book a massage for a moment of pure pleasure and relaxation – with the sound of the sea as your background music. You can choose from 14 studios, 7 one bedroom villas and 9 two bedroom villas, all elegantly furnished with a small equipped kitchenette, a stylish living space and a spacious balcony that allows visitors to observe, contemplate and relax to the coastal breeze.

From-farm-to-table takes you to an oriental journey

Santa Bárbara offers a gastronomic concept that will take you through an oriental journey from India to Japan, in an unexpected discovery of exotic spices and authentic flavors. All this with the necessary praise for the quality of local products – which includes Azorean meat, fresh fish and seafood from the Atlantic, alongside the freshest vegetables, aromatic herbs and fruits that now arrive from our farm installed on the property, with two greenhouses and an approximate area of ​​4000m2. A way to guarantee a zero kilometer products and extra quality in a true “farm to table” concept.

Best Room – Retreat Villa

Retreat Villas offer the most exclusive comfort in the Resort and a magnificent view you can enjoy from your private jacuzzi on the terrace. You can choose from a studio, a one-bedroom and a two-bedroom villa

Surrounded by Nature

ZASH Country Boutique Hotel is a boutique hotel where guests rediscover a time where they live in another dimension, made of slow gestures, new visions and mysterious voices: zash, splash, cucù, crag, ciuf, druum, pluf – the instinctive and hidden sounds of nature. To be surrounded by the volcano stones and scents of orange blossom, then all is quiet. It is the pleasure of life.

Elegant, slow and silent

The aim of the design concept of the architect Antonio Iraci and Carla Maugeri was that elegant historical fragments meet the contemporary. The 17 rooms which include 8 suites, bring out the physicality of nature respecting the traces of the past. The majesty of Mount Etna and the transparency of the sea are the two strong contrasts that join together in the micro territories of this splendid side of Sicily.

This concept is carried through to the culinary experiences of the hotel. The Zash Restaurant is located where time has stopped: a special cozy intimate space. Where wine was fermenting in the old days, guests can experience the slow dimension of tastes, space and times. The Chef Giuseppe Raciti and his team mix creativity, tradition and territory to create the one star Michelin cuisine.

Inside the Nature at Zash there is the Zash’s nature: a retreat for contemporary wellbeing. Experience the outdoor pool with Etna view or the silent lemon garden. The pool is made of Etna lava stone, strong and powerful. Bare feet touch the water and feel the wood, while the warmth of intimate spaces meets the local aromas. At the Zash’s Spa area guests can immerse themselves in the nature with a yoga class at the orange garden or have a massage, nothing is left to chance.

In this intimate and private retreat, the combination of Mediterranean and volcanic influences will make the relaxing experience unique.

Best Room – Pool Villa Spa

The Pool Villa Spa express the concept of the Country Boutique Hotel at the fullest. The 40m2 suite is separated from the main building and offers absolute privacy with a terrace with private bath and an exclusive view of the Etna and the sea. The green design is amplified by the natural extension created by the glass walls and citrus grove around.

Idyllic oasis of calm

The Seehof Nature Retreat in the Eisack Valley in South Tyrol is located on the apple plateau of Natz, at about 900 meters, not far from the town of Bressanone and the Augustinian canon monastery of Neustift. Here nature draws an idyllic oasis of calm – Seehof is best viewed as an homage to the senses, an experience that has been lovingly staged with a great deal of thought, yet with a light touch. This home away from home is an enchanted world just waiting to be brought to life with laughter and lively conversation… or with the delicious pleasure of doing nothing. Whichever of the 40 rooms and suites you choose, one thing is the same in all of them: the unmistakable coziness that always leaves enough space for individual vacation moments.

In fact, the heart and soul of the Seehof experience is the time you’ll spend just lounging in the spacious garden or by the private natural lake, hiding away in your own little niche, or cozily cocooning yourself inside one of the elegant rooms or suites. In the 1.200 sqm La PrimaVera Spa, the hands of Mother Nature deliver relaxation in the form of panoramic views and direct access to the lake. All you have to do is let your mind wander, whether luxuriating in the exquisitely designed relaxation rooms, floating in the infinity pool or de-stressing in the panoramic saunas. Well-being is ensured by the Finnish panoramic sauna with direct access to the private natural lake, the Roman steam bath, the bio sauna, the exquisitely designed relaxation rooms and by the heated infinity pool that leads from the inside to the outside. All you have to do is let your mind wander. Beauty reatments and revitalizing massages are as much in the focus of the Seehof Nature Retreat as the conscious natural cuisine, which meets the Italian lightness with fresh, seasonal, alpine and Mediterranean quality products.

A space where deceleration, originality, nature and comfort are in harmony with each other. You long for a soothing time out in togetherness? You want to spend enjoyable and relaxing hours and let yourself be pampered, simply with your partner, or with your best friend or mother? You have wanted to travel alone for a long time and finally have time for yourself? Then look forward to your precious time at the Seehof Nature Retreat! Because the hotel is specially designed to meet the needs of adults seeking relaxation. Even though the team at the Seehof loves children, they are especially concerned with offering you a time-out that makes switching off, taking a deep breath and recharging your batteries a long-awaited experience and leaves lasting impressions.

Seehof Smart Working Loggia

In the new, very appealing “Seehof Smart-Working-Loggia” you can retreat, concentrate fully on your work and at the same time enjoy the casually elegant ambience of the vacation home. Here where architecture and interior design, nature and honest hospitality set the pace, even work becomes a pleasure!

Best Room – Romantic Suite

The stylish and modern Romantic Suite with large balcony incl. stunning views with morning sun leaves enough space for individual and extraordinary vacation moments. The reduced, harmonious architecture goes hand in hand with natural and exclusive materials such as smoked oak, linen and copper. The free-standing designer bathtub and the spacious open lounge area also convey the typical Seehof feeling: satisfaction becomes enthusiasm.

Wagrain’s first design hotel

Almmonte Präclarum Suites is situated in a sunny location surrounded by impressive mountains directly at the valley station of the Flying Mozart. Wagrain’s first design hotel focuses on simple luxury and an inspiring combination of nature and architecture as well as an exciting mix of tradition and modernity.

The hotel’s location on the sunny plateau is unbeatable for an active vacation. In summer you start directly from the hotel to numerous hiking and biking tours, in winter you are on the slopes in no time – ski in ski out at the valley station of the Flying Mozart. Service is a top priority – start the day with an enjoyable á la carte breakfast with regional products and enjoy the evening in the in-house restaurant.

All suites at Präclarum Suites Design Hotel offer unpretentious luxury with high-quality materials and simple lines. The natural atmosphere and expansive views thus create a unique and inspiring vacation experience. Fancy some rest and relaxation after an active day? Whether after a day in the snow or a hike, the outdoor infinity pool heated to 30° C all year round definitely invites you to take a dip on the sun deck of the Almmonte Premium Spa above the rooftops of Wagrain. Next, into one of the saunas or to the massage and then enjoy the tranquility in the panoramic relaxation room. In terms of cuisine, you are spoilt for choice between the international Almmonte Restaurant 96 Fine Dining in the directly in the hotel and Asian Style Fine Dining in Tahini by Almmonte in the sister hotel Almmonte Sensum Suites.

Best Room – Präclarum Suite

The design-inspired Präclarum Suite with high-quality regional materials awaits you on 68 m² with 2 separate bedrooms with luxury box-spring beds and a separate living room. Enjoy the free view from the sunny plateau to the surrounding mountains from your private mountain panorama terrace.

At the lakeside

The Alpenhotel Kitzbühel is situated in a unique location directly on the shore of Lake Schwarzsee near Kitzbühel with a fantastic view of the surrounding mountains and the Wilder Kaiser. With its own access to the lake and located in a nature reserve, guests can enjoy the international flair of the world-famous skiing resort and the beauty of the surrounding nature at the same time.

Alpenhotel Kitzbühel

After intensive new construction, the Alpenhotel Kitzbühel welcomes its guests with all the comforts and amenities that make for unforgettable holiday moments. The architecture of the newly built rooms is a successful combination of typical Alpine Tyrolean characteristics and a modern lifestyle touch. Natural materials, exclusive textiles and fine local woods create a feel-good atmosphere. In addition, there are unique suites in the two annexes, the Das Steghaus, located directly on the jetty of the Schwarzsee, and the Lakeside Lodges, some with their own garden and access to the lake. 

There are five elegantly and cosily furnished suites on the 1st and 2nd floors of the Steghaus. From their terraces, you have the feeling that you are not only on Lake Schwarzsee, but directly in it. The perfect interplay of modern architecture and cosy atmosphere ensures a very special kind of luxury. Here, lingering is taken to a new level. In the Lakeside Lodges, the two-storey panoramic window fronts with spacious lounge areas allow you to experience the soothingly beautiful view of Lake Schwarzsee and the adjacent flora and fauna even more intensely and clearly. The extremely high-quality yet simple interior design additionally emphasises the idyllic view that makes these suites so unique.  The relaxation area of the hotel with sauna and steam bath makes for a cosy retreat after a long day of skiing. Enjoy the spa oasis on 1,000 sqm with Infinity Pool and the sauna directly at the jetty.

Pure indulgence in a prime location

Regional specialities and pure culinary delights can be experienced in the hotel’s own restaurant and in the new à la carte restaurant Das Steghaus with sun terrace directly on Schwarzsee. In addition to the daily specials, seasonal delicacies with a unique fresh touch are recommended. The stylish ambience – in warm bronze tones – is equally inspiring indoors and outdoors. Not only because of the spacious outdoor areas, but also because of the year-round lounge area directly on the water.

Best Room – Lakeside Lodges

The suites of the new Lakeside Lodges leave nothing to be desired. The noble materials and generous glass fronts with a fantastic view of the Schwarzsee guarantee pure well-being. All suites are equipped with their own panorama saunas. The spacious balconies and terraces with garden are the ideal place to enjoy the view of the Schwarzsee and the magnificent Kitzbühel mountains.

A luxurious haven by sea

Saint Hotel is situated in a panoramic location in the famous town of Oia on the Greek island of Santorini. A cluster of former homes, barns and cellars have been turned into an extraordinary hotel with rooms in caves. The boutique hotel is located among a strip of buildings that form the edge of the village. Saint Hotel seemingly flows down the cliff by the sea. Each level has unobstructed views of the island’s volcanic bay.

The exclusive hotel offers 16 suites that open onto private terraces with pools and loungers that are separated by bright white walls. The interiors match the all-white exteriors, with the smooth walls of the caves finished in white plaster. The rooms are decorated with austere and minimal fittings. Pieces of amorphous furniture, such as seating pods with hinged lids and circular sunshades, give the spaces a serene feel. The Sacred Spa is an all-inclusive area featuring a Hammam, a steam room, and a Jacuzzi along with many more amenities. Guests can enjoy everything from a deep tissue massage to a facial or an exclusive full body treatment.

At the Trinity Restaurant the chefs concentrate on upscale local tastes with a twist. Since meals are a ritual at Saint Hotel only the freshest, high-quality ingredients are being used. The majestic views of Santorini’s famous volcano adds to the experience while dining. Outside the restaurants guests can expect everything from a fancy breakfast in bed or a midnight gourmet snack with Champagne.  

Best Room – The Saint Suite

The Saint Suite with 70 m2 boasts a separate living area, a walk-in closet and a walk in double rain shower. From the grand terrace views of Santorini’s caldera can be enjoyed from all angles. Maybe the best spot to take all that in is the heated infinity pool.

Recreation at the highest level

The Almmonte Sensum Suites is surrounded by impressive mountains directly on the sunny plateau of Wagrain-Kirchboden. The architecture is a successful mixture of tradition and modernity. High-quality materials such as natural stone and wood radiate comfort. The hotel, fitting harmoniously into the fascinating natural scenery, is characterised by clear lines and a reduction to the essential.

The exclusive boutique hotel has 19 rooms, 10 of which are suites. The art of reduction is also celebrated here: The interior is pure in design, but luxurious in its amenities. Natural materials and colours characterise the interior design. The warm tones of wood and natural stone combined with high-quality loden fabrics dominate. Details such as the freestanding bathtub or the rain shower in some suites provide additional moments of well-being. From the spacious balconies you can fully enjoy the mountain landscape. After a day in the snow or an extended hike, you can relax at the Almmonte Sensum Suite Spa. The year-round heated Outdoor Infinity Pool, the Finnish Sauna and the Infrared Cabin are just as tempting

Guests can choose between the Almmonte Restaurant and the Ciao Ciao by Almmonte. While Ciao Ciao celebrates the lifestyle of Italian cuisine, Almmonte Restaurant offers traditional dishes as well as international cuisine. In both cases, no compromises are made with regard to the quality of the products: all the ingredients come from organic farming. The hosts offer recreation at the highest level combined with absolute exclusivity.

Best Room – Roof Top Suite

The Roof Top Suite on 40 m2 and with a spacious terrace leaves nothing to be desired. The view of the surrounding mountains is spectacular, best enjoyed with a warm bath in the free-standing bathtub. The cuddly box spring beds ensure a restful sleep.

Embracing the natural surrounding

Overlooking the protected sand dunes, the Atlantic Ocean and its surrounding beaches the five-star design hotel The Oitavos is located at the westernmost point of the Portuguese coastline. A mere 25 minutes from Lisbon and close to the fishing village of Cascais the family owned and run hotel lies in the Sintra National Park, a UNESCO World heritage site. The building is a sparkling steel and glass construction with floor-to-ceiling windows that seeks to embrace the beautiful natural surrounding rather than compete with it. Renowned Portuguese architect José Amaral Anahory has designed this bold design statement.

The hotel has a total of 143 rooms, all of them very spacious with at least 64 m2 and private balconies with either a view of the sunrise or the sunset. The interior is minimalistic and elegant with white painted steel, white furniture and walls in calming, soft marine blue. Paintings by contemporary Portuguese artists give each room a different artistic touch.

The Spa & Wellness area offers amazing views of the unspoiled landscape and come with an abundance of natural light. Guests can enjoy the sea-water-swimming pool, a sauna, a Turkish bath and a Jacuzzi as well as Yoga, Pilates and meditation classes. Spa treatments are delivered in one of 10 treatment rooms. The estate on which the hotel has been built also encompasses the largest equestrian centre in Portugal, a health and sports club and the Oitavos Dunes golf course, ranked among the Top 100 Courses in the World.

Star chef Cyril Devilliers is responsible for the culinary concept at The Oitavos. Guests can choose between four restaurants that offer a modern interpretation on Portuguese and International cuisine. Ipsylon Restaurant & Bar is influenced by the Atlantic Coast and surprises with a thoughtful combination of traditional Portuguese and French cuisine. The Japanese Bar is known for its fine selection of sushi and sashimi prepared right in front of the guests. Terraco Bar is an open-air poolside restaurant with light meals and tasty tapas. Verbasco at the Clubhouse of the Oitavos Dunes golf course with amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean concentrates on regional and world cuisine.

Best Room – The Oitavos Premium Corner Lofts

The Premium Corner Lofts are special because they offer views of both sunrise and sunset from the balconies. The spacious lofts are flooded with natural light and allow uninterrupted ocean views.

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