The establishments listed below are part of The MICHELIN Guide's selection of over 6,000 hotels. Each of them has been chosen by our experts for its style, service and unique personality – and each can be booked via the MICHELIN Guide website and app.
Cascioni Eco Retreat has followed in the footsteps of so many Mediterranean farmhouses, having been transformed into a modern and luxurious boutique hotel. Its mission, as its name suggests, is to look after the land it occupies and to immerse guests in the island's considerable natural splendour.
All of the hotel industry's major global players have Maldivian resorts, but fortunately there's still room for a local brand: Ozen. This small group is all about the Maldives and its flagship, Ozen Reserve Bolifushi, ranks highly even among the most familiar brand names.
A former courthouse and women's prison in Charlottenburg is the startlingly gorgeous location for Wilmina. It's a boutique hotel whose renovation leaves much of its original detail intact, but transforms its atmosphere so it could not feel further from its initial purpose.
On the western slope of the Serra da Estrela is the village of Lapa dos Dinheiros. There sits this 15 bedroom hotel that offers a view unlike anything you're used to seeing in this low lying country. It's a labour of love for its owners, who have extended the original 19C house with the addition of a nearby shepherd's cottage.
Like the others in the group, this Soho House is first a club and second a hotel, but overnight guests earn all the benefits of membership. There's art everywhere, including a huge mural by Shepard Fairey. The rooms are in typical Soho House style and they are eclectic, warm and full of character.
When it opened in 1987, Calabash Grenada was, in some ways, a luxury boutique hotel before the concept had really been created. Now, a few decades later, it has subtly moved with the times, and the rest of the world has caught on to the idea of luxury hospitality on a modest, human scale.
This hotel trades the elbow-to-elbow canal houses of Amsterdam's dense city center for a lakeside idyll. De Durgerdam was a fishermen's inn in the 17C, but it's now a luxurious 14-room boutique hotel with personality and atmosphere to spare.
An elegant coworking space, a fabulous set of restaurants and bars, a sumptuous screening room, a rooftop swimming pool, a spa and a fitness center. All of this is usually only available to members, but Soho House Chicago is also a luxury boutique hotel, and overnight guests are entitled to all the benefits of membership during their stay.
Gémenos, in the Bouches-du-Rhône, serves as the setting for this imposing 18C aristocratic residence, which now houses a hotel and restaurant under the La Magdeleine – Mathias Dandine brand. Its lovely grounds and terrace are great assets, as is the vegetable garden which supplies produce for the Michelin Starred restaurant of Mr. Dandine.
Right around the corner from the Contessina Hotel is the more intimate, luxurious — and, crucially, adults-only — Contessina Suites & Spa. It sports a modern and rather minimalist style, with no trace of island kitsch. The place even has an urban feel to it, despite its compound-like design making it seem like something of a world unto itself.
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