Uma by COMO Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Resembling private homes more than a hotel, Uma’s affordable luxury formula translates into the immersive COMO Shambhala spa experience and zen-like open spaces & cream-white furnishings that form the hotel’s organic design.
Katikies, Santorini, Greece
On Santorini, the view’s the thing, and there may be none better than that from the pool deck at Katikies, looking out over the island’s submerged volcanic caldera and the sea beyond.
Gorki Apartments, Berlin, Germany
Pseudonym instead of a room number, a doorbell and mailbox for every apartment—these are just the first small details that set the Gorki Apartments apart from the crowd of hip hotels popping up in Berlin.
Photos by T+S: Argos in Cappadocia, Turkey
Like an Escher drawing where every staircase leads to an entirely new plane and perspective, the gardens and passageways of Argos in Cappadocia delight and surprise, evoking a fairy tale—with the background of lunar landscapes. It’s a stuff of Silk Road legends… transformed into a trendy, truly unique hotel.
Six Senses Con Dao, Vietnam
The Six Senses brand tends to build its resorts in isolated locations, surrounded by stunning nature. The Con Dao property, located in the national park, set amongst green hills—follows the suit.
Juxtaposed in Bruges: La Suite Sans Cravate
The creative force behind La Suite vision, the duo of Veronique and Henk Bogaert insist that a healthy naiveté and chance played the decisive role in the creative vision of La Suite, yet this sublime boutique hotel is a careful study of contrasts between rustic and cutting edge—where nothing has been left to chance.
Desroches Island, Seychelles
Considered to be one of the most pristine and untouched islands in the world, Desroches in the Seychelles hosts an exclusive resort set amidst a paradise of palm-fringed, white sand beaches and lush endemic vegetation. It’s a true hideaway for honeymooners and romantics.
25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin, Germany
This is a hotel brand to watch: their properties are distinctive, full of quirky ideas and free-spirit creativity. With its Berlin debut, 25hours celebrates the cosmopolitan city with an eclectic jungle-inspired concept, fitting the hotel’s almost bucolic surroundings.
Song Saa Private Island, Cambodia
Cambodia couldn’t quite challenge other countries in Southeast Asia as a complete holiday destination until it boasted a truly luxurious boutique beach resort—and Song Saa is just that.
The effortless design of Capri Suite, Italy
This tiny boutique hotel of only two charming rooms pitches irreverent playfulness of bold patterns, eclectic furniture and vibrant splashes of colour against historical interiors. It’s as if the heritage building was a canvass—and the designers used it to make the hotel one of Capri’s hippest hideaways.
Red Pepper House, Lamu, Kenya
Fusing an open-air layout and coziness of private luxury, in beautiful surroundings of Suahili art, The Red Pepper House ensures personal—and personalized—experience. With only five guest rooms this is the most exclusive hotel on Lamu island.
An American in London: Ace Hotel Shoreditch, United Kingdom
In London’s most creative and engaged neighbourhood a mix of culture, art, tech, design, culinary innovation and fashion converge to form one of the coolest spots in the capital. Ace Hotel London Shoreditch joins the party with rooms designed like a cool friend’s apartment. It’s a trendy take on the urban hip.