1. The Langley, a Luxury
Not many people can say that they have stayed in a former royal hunting ground. With landscaping originally designed by England’s greatest gardener, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, The Langley offers a boutique selection of 41 rooms and suites designed by Dennis Irvine Studio with the height of sophistication and refinement in mind. The Langley Spa, a world-class wellness centre, features an indoor and outdoor pool, thermal area and five expansive treatment rooms. There’s also a specially designed fitness suite by leading personal trainer and author, Matt Roberts, utilising the latest systems and equipment.
2. Sonop Lodge
Described as a refined British colonial experience from the ‘20s, Sonop is a Namibian desert lodge, which offers a slice luxury within a stunning panoramic landscape. Constructed on top of boulders, the 10 spacious tents are richly furnished with antiques made of fine materials, colourful carpets and various woods. At Sonop everything is orientated towards the desert’s richness, with awe-inspiring view and a large list of adventures allowing guests to enjoy the desert at leisure.
3. Asbury Ocean Club Hotel
Asbury Park, New Jersey
Picture a fantasy beach house with magical ocean views, bespoke furnishings, and lush greenery, with sunlight streaming through floor-to-ceiling glass – all just 70 minutes from New York City. Asbury Ocean Club Hotel brings that dream to life this month when it opens on Asbury Park’s vibrant waterfront, a boutique property unlike anything else on the East Coast. The elevated beach experience occupies the entire 54-room hotel and is elegantly set on the fourth floor of Asbury Ocean Club.
4. The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection
Designed with deep reverence for nature with 3,500 acres of lush, untamed landscape, Blue Sky offers three unique accommodation styles and locations: Sky Lodge, Earth Suites, or Creek Houses. Each celebrates the unique elements of the natural environment on which they are situated, and are located within a three-minute walk from the main amenities of the resort. The Sky Lodge is home to Blue Sky’s main restaurant, Yuta, the Bar + Lounge, fitness centre, movement studio, iconic infinity pool, and 19 one and two-bedroom rooms and suites.
5. Loisaba Lodo Springs
Laikipia County, Kenya
Located within the 57,000 acre Loisaba Conservancy, Elewana Loisaba Lodo Springs offers an ultra-private experience with eight individual, spacious tented rooms with impressive views that reach all the way to Mount Kenya. Each room is assigned an Elewana Guest Ambassador, as well as a dedicated safari vehicle and a qualified Elewana field guide to accompany guests for the duration of their stay.