21 March 2016
Small Luxury Hotels of the World is pleased to introduce four new hotels to join the luxury collection this March. From a glamorous retreat in the south of France and an art deco villa in Germany to a congregation of exclusive townhouses in Japan’s northern Hokkaido Island, these hotels all have something unique and indulgent to offer the independently-minded traveler.
MUSE St Tropez - Ramatuelle, France – www.slh.com/musesttropez
Encapsulating the laid-back glamour of the Riviera, MUSE St Tropez - Ramatuelle is a chic retreat where style is born from architectural simplicity embracing nature. Many of the 13 suites open onto private gardens complete with plunge pools and waterways meander through the lush gardens leading to a ‘water salon’ – a cabana-lined central pool that is idea for lounging, sipping sundowners or indulging in a massage. The various rooms offer everything from practical touches such as dedicated massage areas and duplex living to make the most of the views, to outdoor living space and showers, and even a private wine cellar. The restaurant, M, brings to life the flavors of the earth and sea with dishes such as Lobster with Yuzu jelly, petal of black radish and emulsion of citrus fruits while the spa is based on the hydolat technique in which droplets of essential oils are suspended in water. If guests can drag themselves away, the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to the beach, as well as custom-made bicycles and a dog sitter!
SLH Insider Tip: Be sure to take a stroll through the enchanting gardens at Muse designed by landscape artist Sophie Agata Ambroise.
RIVA - Das Hotel Am Bodensee, Lake Constance, Germany – www.slh.com/hotelriva
The vision of Birgit and Peter Kolb comes to life in the RIVA – Das Hotel Am Bodensee on the Swiss/German border. Visitors to this art deco villa and modern building are invited to immerse themselves in the world of refined elegance, spacious rooms and award-winning cuisine on the edge of the stunning Lake Constance. Guests can treat themselves to a stay in the Riva suite which spans over 1200 sq. feet and offers two bedrooms and a unique view of the lake, or opt for a more modest, but no less chic, superior room where they can gaze out over views of the lake from the comfort of their private balcony. A modern gym and spa are available for guests to challenge their body before a relaxing steam or sauna, and for ultimate elation visit the rooftop pool.
SLH Insider Tip: Visit the ‘Flower’ Island of Maina, one of the most popular tourist attractions around Lake Constance. Accessible by boat or pedestrian bridge, the island is home to stunning parks and gardens, rich with semitropical and tropical vegetation as well as a spectacular palace built for the Grand Duke of Baden.
To know more about other two hotels visit:
Villa Franca, Positano, Italy – www.slh.com/villafranca
Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse; Hokkaido, Japan – www.slh.com/kasara