This month, we enjoyed some barefoot bliss at Niyama in the Maldives, iconic Australian adventure at Arkaba Station & Walk in Flinders Ranges, some super-luxe suites at Indigo Pearl on Phuket’s northern shores, and a Euro-Thai high rise named Hotel Muse in Bangkok.
In Marrakech, we discovered Palais Namaskar, a Balinese-inspired masterpiece (above), and in Europe we found plenty of Continental glamour at Poseidonion in Spetses, Greece, the catwalk-ready La Maison Champs Elysées (left) in the heart of Paris’ Golden Triangle and Hotel Stelor, a boho barnyard guesthouse in Gotland, Sweden. Then we were off to Spain, where Predi Son Jaumell, a 400-year-old estate; Font Santa Hotel, an all-natural spa sanctuary; and Hotel Can Cera, a palace in Palma – all caught our eye.
Next, we found a contrasting pair of Italian beauties: flirty Fifties spot Capri Tiberio Palace in Capri and Monastero Santa Rosa, an ancient former monastery on the Amalfi Coast. We continued along the seafront and arrived in Croatia for the very first time, adding Villa Dubrovnik (a cliff-hugging coastal hotspot, right) and secluded island hideaway Lesic Dimitri Palace to our hand-picked collection.
Over in the Americas, we fell in love with a literary-minded Argentine stay, Hotel Pulitzer Buenos Aires; then found Inn at the Presidio, a uniquely renovated US Army barracks in San Francisco, which made us stand to attention. Finally, we relaxed at the Inn at Verity, a laid-back boutique hotel tucked away in downtown Toronto.