Elevating Domestic Flavors

The cozy setting of flickering candlelight and elegant ambience complements the Mediterranean cuisine of Executive Chef Guillermo Méndez and his team from El Olivo Restaurant at Belmond La Residencia in Deia. Méndez sources the majority of his ingredients from the hotel’s own organic vegetable garden and the local village, producing luxurious and flavorful dishes rooted…

Rural Fairy-Tale – Cong, Ireland

One of the most beautiful examples of combined medieval and Victorian architecture, Ashford Castle sits proudly near Cong on the shore of Lake Corrib. The site originates from 1228 when it was built on the perimeter of a monastery by the Anglo-Norman House of Burke. The property oozes history and old world charm, with traditional…

Paris Landmark – Paris, France

The Peninsula Paris is the marque’s first European site, and what a grand entrance it is. After four years of restoration, the Peninsula has been given a second lease of life, with 900 specialist artisans laboring to reveal marble, gold-leaf finishing, rich wood panelling and other intricate details. Each new detail was hand-crafted; it took…

Tropical Luxury

Widely regarded as one of the most romantic hotels in the world, Nayara Springs is an ultra-exclusive enclave situated in lush Costa Rican rainforest. With unobstructed views of the breathtaking 5,500-foot Arenal Volcano, adjacent to the 30,000-acre Arenal Volcano National Park, Nayara Springs is eco-tourism taken to the next level. Arenal Volcano National Park has…

Film Set Paradise

One of many of Thailand’s islands, Koh Tao is famous for its adventure sports, especially scuba diving. But the island is as beautiful as it is thrilling, with lush green foliage, yellow sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. In short, this island is straight out of a film set, and staying at The Place Koh…

Nature’s Temple – Canyon Point, Utah

A modernist masterpiece, the Amangiri is in stark contrast to its desert setting, an unexpected luxury retreat amongst the harsh beauty of the southern Utah desert. This sandstone monolith seems almost carved into the ancient landscape, and the use of geometric planes with shades of ochre, yellow and pink allows the Amangiri to blend in…

Oriental Tranquility

Perched on the Pearl Peninsula of Tianmu Lake, WEI Retreat is situated in what is widely considered as one of China’s most beautiful locations. WEI Retreat seeks to use minimalism to redefine contemporary luxury, whilst displaying the elegance and delicacy of Oriental culture. Built around a central pool that looks out onto Tianmu Lake, WEI…

Eco Alpine – Monthey, Switzerland

The Whitepod hotel offers an alpine eco-luxury experience, perched high up in the Swiss Alps. Accessible only by snowshoes in the winter, or hiking in the summer, Whitepod Hotel truly offers an escape from the ordinary. Each pod is in fact a dome-shaped tent, which gives guests a unique and low-impact way to experience the…

Grand Hyatt Chengdu: Bashu Culture and French Customs

Spanning floors 10 to 39 of the prominent 166 meters high Chicony Square, Grand Hyatt Chengdu is situated on the historic Chunxi Road (also known as “Hundred Year Gold Street”) in the heart of Jinjiang district, arguably the city’s most fashionable and vibrant commercial, business and entertainment area. The interiors of Grand Hyatt Chengdu were…