The idyllic Masseria Torre Coccaro is beautiful hotel that is an old fortified farmhouse hidden amongst acres of olive groves close to the Adriatic Sea.
The luxury Italian hotel is family run and oozes with southern Italian tradition and charm, mixing luxury Italian design with traditional Apulian values and architecture. It is the perfect escape with plenty to keep you entertained in the area. Enjoy cooking lessons at the hotel, a gourmet bicycle tour to the local fishing village stopping by the mozzarella farm to taste authentic Apulian Burrata.
The beautiful region of Puglia is still a well-kept secret, a haven in Southern Italy; boasting quiet little villages and quaint coastal towns, stunning nature reserves and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, authentic Italian food and wine.
This quaint hotel is only 40 minutes from Bari and Brindissi airports.
The luxury Italian hotel also has an Aveda Spa, its own golf course, restaurant, large swimming pool and boasts the exclusive Coccaro Beach Club located on the clear and stunning Salento Sea with a beautiful long stretch of private sandy beach with gazeboes screened by white linen tents under the palm trees, the perfect place to step back and relax.
The 39-room hotel comes with its own farm and a Zero Kilometer policy on all produce and even makes its own olive oil and hosts cooking classes for its gusts, you can to learn how to make the most delicious Apulian food from orecchiette pasta to local fish stews.
Puglia is a fascinating area of Italy with its exciting history and culture all relatively undiscovered.
Masseria Torre Coccaro, C.da Coccaro, 8 , 72015 Savelletri di Fasano (Brindisi) Apulia, Italy masseriatorrecoccaro.com
Dream South Beach is located on South Beach’s famed Collins Avenue, directly behind the former Versace Mansion. Situated in the heart of Miami’s lively nightlife and arts district, the fashion-forward boutique hotel offers 108-rooms, innovative dining, an intimate rooftop pool lounge with views of the Atlantic, and an amenity spa.
With a creative concept spearheaded by Michael Czysz’s design house Architropolis and interiors lead Kelly Ogden, the luxury Florida hotelembodies the transformation of two iconic Art Deco South Beach hotels, the Tudor Hotel and Palmer House, into an alluring hideaway from the South Florida sun.
Designer Michael Czysz has completely redefined the architecture of original Tudor and Palmer hotels, transforming the intimate rooms into the tranquility and coolness of the dream world. Two screens made of carved wood and blue glass set the scene as guests walk into the room. Through the doors guests will find the bed perfectly centered with accents of crystal prisms and touches of blue and gold. While the screens serve an aesthetic purpose they also create an intimate changing area that provides private access to the bathroom and shower. Czysz focus in design was to create calm and order; his main philosophy was simplicity with a hint of dreamy presence.
As part of the Vikram Chatwal Hotels collection, the Dream Hotels combine modern elegance with a touch of the avant-garde. Dream Hotels have been described as a unique cosmopolitan connection to each location, from New York City to Bangkok, Thailand and Cochin, India.
Dream South Beach, 1111 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, dreamsouthbeach.com
In the ancient Swiss language once widely spoken in Verbier, the word Nevaï means snow – now, the renowned resort of the same name is equated with such words as luxury and alpine-chic.
Situated at an altitude of 1,500 metres, Verbier is surrounded by more than 400 kilometres of slopes for skiers of all levels. Its boutiques, restaurants and world famous après-ski nightlife have made the gorgeous village one of the most exclusive and exciting European ski destinations, with Hotel Nevaï as one of its most important trendsetters.
The luxury alpine resort’s 33 rooms with south-facing balconies and two spectacular penthouse suites are each equipped with the most luxurious amenities, such as Egyptian cotton bedding, Elemis bath products and of course the most magnificent views of the Swiss Alps. Without leaving the grounds, you can really enjoy the perfect evening: dinner at the Nevaï restaurant – featuring stunning views, an open kitchen, an extensive variety of grilled meats, fish and vegetables, a flawless bar and a live DJ – followed by a digestive or glass of champagne at the cosy Nevaï Bar, before finally heading to the dance floor at the famous Farm Club, the place to see and be seen in Verbier for more than 35 years.
The luxury Swiss hotel is located in Verbier, and is 160 km from Geneva airport. It’s also member of Design Hotels™.
Hotel Nevai, Route de Verbier Station 55, 1936 Verbier, Switzerland, designhotels.com/nevai
Nestled alongside the Ayung River in the lush highlands near the village of Ubud, Bali, Fivelements Puri Ahimsa is an award-winning luxury, eco-conscious healing resort.
Inspired by the Balinese way of life, which encourages us to come into harmony with the Spirit, the environment and with one another, Fivelements’ integrative healing approach is designed to tune-in on physical, emotional and spiritual levels.
The resort collaborates with each individual guest to activate, facilitate and nurture them on the healing path. Deeply rooted in the ancient traditions of Bali, Fivelements’ wellness programme is three-fold: Traditional Balinese Healing treatments and ceremonies: from traditional Balinese massage to energy healing treatments.
Following the Balinese principle of Sekala-Niskala, which holds that we all live equally in two worlds; the seen or conscious world Sekala, and the unseen or psychic world Niskala, the Balinese healers engage the help of the higher divine source during each healing session.
Living Foods: over half of the all dishes are raw vegan food. Raw living foods support natural healing through cleansing to help us reach our highest potential and enjoy greater energy and mental clarity.
Sacred Arts: yoga, meditation, Qi Gong, dance, expressive arts.These programmes help us to reconnect with our authentic selves, opening our bodies and minds to newfound trust, freedom and joy.
The luxury Bali property’s seven bedrooms in standalone pavilions ensure an exclusive stay with exemplary personalised service. Each suite features an open veranda exposed to the river’s swirling currents, and a private bamboo enclosure housing a large open-air bathtub hewn from a stone boulder. A customised lighting design showcases the seven colours of the chakras, bringing mind, body and spirit in unison with nature.
More than 70 per cent of the property is made out of bamboo. Other eco-features of the resort include 100 per cent LED light system, water and woods recycling.
Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa, Banjar Baturning, Mambal, Bali, Indonesia 80352, fivelements.org
This spectacular beachfront villa is located in a secluded area of Phuket, situated on the island’s north east coast, set within a private gated community of only 19 spectacular beachfront lots.
Completed in 2010, the luxury Phuket villa has direct beach frontage, and glorious 180° sea views. Ao Po is famed for its fantastic panoramic views of Phang Nga Bay and the recently completed 200 berth Ao Po Grand Marina is just 300 metres away from the luxury villa.
The luxury Thai villa is designed in modern tropical style, with five separate pavilions in total. The master suite includes a large his and hers bathroom with outdoor shower and a jacuzzi. Two guest suites are located each in their own pavilion; both also have a beautiful airy outdoor shower yet maintaining optimum privacy. The fourth bedroom is located in the main building at the entrance, along with the fully equipped modern kitchen.
The main living space is located in a pavilion opposite the master suite, overlooking both the swimming pool and the magnificent sea views. A six seater dining table is situated on an elevated floor adjacent to the kitchen, while a recessed floor houses two comfortable seating areas, opening directly out on to the pool deck. The lower level of this pavilion also features another entertaining space and a bathroom.
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