Oh, how we like to spoil you. We’ve been skipping around the globe to bring you a cherry-picked collection of stylish new stays…
Brush up on your Spanish lessons as we say hola to two scorching hot havens in Barcelona. Edgy Ohla Hotel (pictured left) radiates classic Catalan cool, and flaunts a rooftop pool and two stellar restaurants to boot. Elegant Alma Barcelona sits pretty in the upscale Eixample district, with chic interiors and Gaudi-glam views.
The Latin love-fest doesn’t end there, with three fabulous finds down Mexico way.The beach-blessed Riviera Maya is home to rustic-luxe Coqui Coqui Tulum. Coastal Yucatán dishes up a feast for the senses with Coqui Coqui Valladolid, a pretty pad atop a perfumery, and Rosas & Xocolate, which will find its way to your heart through the sweet cocoa-enhanced spa.
In the UK, hang with the inn crowd in the Cotswolds at country charmer The Wheatsheaf Inn, a trad coaching house that’s been brought bang up to date. Gastronomes will dig The Pig in Hampshire, where you can make like an oinker at this foraged-food-obsessed hideaway. We also plucked Brindleys for our collection, a pint-size boutique B&B just outside the historic city centre of Bath.
In Italy, we got our breath snatched by an epic villa south of the Arno in Florence: Villa Cora, a love letter in art and architecture, with ornate parquet, and spectacular frescoes and statuary at every turn.
In Asia, dive in for some Santorini style at Bellarocca Island Resort & Spa (pictured right) a private-isle escape near Marinduque in the Philippines. Get your ‘om’ on at Tree of Life Resort & Spa, a blushing-pink retreat on the edge of Jaipur. Or, slip into something comfortable at Ambalama, a seriously chilled seaside retreat near Galle, Sri Lanka, where laid-back living is the order of the day.
Already hungry for more? Check back next month for fantastic new hotels in India, Australia and the ski fields of France and Switzerland.