HOFKE VAN BAZEL - Bazel, Belgium
In 2013, Chef Kris de Roy's Restaurant Hofke van Bazel was awarded a Michelin star. As you will have gathered from the context, though, Hofke van Bazel is more than a restaurant – following the European tradition of chef-driven destinations, it’s a luxury boutique hotel as well, with five suites spread across two buildings.
PALMAÏA - Playa del Carmen, México
Palmaïa, the House of AïA, styles itself not merely as a hotel but as a “wellness enclave”, with an intense devotion to nature, health and spiritual well-being. With over 300 suites it’s not small, but each one feels like its own private cocoon of wellness, designed in an attractive contemporary-indigenous style.
MAYFAIR HOUSE HOTEL & GARDEN - Miami, Florida, USA
Mayfair House offers a different perspective on a familiar destination. It’s set in Coconut Grove, Miami's upscale village-like arts and entertainment district, and the word 'garden' is there for a reason; the hotel’s open atrium is filled with lush greenery, from towering palms to leaves that fringe the upper levels.
LES ROCHES BLANCHES - Cassis, France
Les Roches Blanches is perched on the white limestone rocks that give it its name, with impressive views out to sea. And though it dates back in one form or another to the 19th century, its most recent renovation is focused on the art deco inspiration of the Twenties, one of the golden ages of French hospitality.
THE SERANGOON HOUSE - Singapore
Named for its location on Little India’s Serangoon Road, Serangoon House is as pure a colonial Indian fantasy as you’re likely to find outside of the subcontinent itself. The lobby is dazzlingly opulent, decked out in custom-made antique-style furniture and bold, brash colors; the 90 rooms and suites are no less lavish.
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