At just 200 metres long by 200 metres wide and with only 15 overwater villas, Kudadoo is an intimate and understated statement of ultraluxury designed by Yuji Yamazaki.
The real world quickly fades into the background upon arrival at Nobu Hotel Los Cabos, a new sprawling beachfront sanctuary on the tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, just outside Cabo San Lucas.
Compared to Paris’ old-world, grand dame hotels dripping in gold-leaf boiserie and crystal that outdates Napoleon, the new Bulgari Hotel Paris—the seventh property from the Italian jewellery house—appears pared back and casual. But look a little closer, and this new address quickly reveals its Roman heritage and Parisian postal code.
In Slane Village, in Boyne Valley, about 35 minutes from Dublin, the lush valley with its crisscrossing canals and rolling hills are so scenic, the landscape has been used as the backdrop for shows like Game of Thrones . But now, the region is drawing tourists for a different reason: farm-to-table dining, glamping, and stays at the namesake castle.
If you are finding it hard to thaw out after a Canadian winter, the good news is that there are other parts of the world where the sun shines brightly and sandy white beaches beckon. To get some sun to even out your ski-goggle tan lines, here are some island escapes with luxury hotels that are calling your name.
General manager Nathalie Seiler-Hayez thinks the hotel has more to offer than just the white-tablecloth service it is known for.
Borgo, as it’s called for short, certainly feels like paradise. And not just for the luxurious accommodations, which consist of 22 spacious rooms and suites in a soothing palette of neutrals and greens and travertine floors.
When I arrive, the hot winds of summer are blowing down the mountains, melting the ice caps and filling the Athabasca River as it runs through the small mountain town of Jasper, filling the lakes and marshes with glacial water that reflects the massive peaks in its deep blue water.