1. OLEA ALL SUITE HOTEL
On the eastern side of Greece’s greenest island, Zakynthos, lies a dreamy haven that blends key aspects of Mediterranean architecture with a dash of tropical modernism. Perched on the hill in Tsilivi and merging with the emerald colours of the lush natural landscape, the Olea All Suite Hotel – a Design Hotels member – is a contemporary, peaceful retreat that taps into an aquatic theme: the tranquil, beating heart of the hotel is a 4,000sqm man-made lake encasing the minimally-designed luxury suites that have developed naturally around it.
2. W BRISBANE
Aussie interior design agency, Nic Graham & Associates, brings its innovative design and custom furnishings to the new W Brisbane, which opened on June 1. The hotel brings to life the theme of “A River Dreaming,” an ode to its prime locale on the banks of the iconic Brisbane River, which has in recent years become the buzzing epicentre of the city’s social scene, and the visual connection to Brisbane’s famed arts precinct. “Brisvegas” is among Australia’s fastest growing cities elements of Queensland’s flora and fauna with a laid-back vibe.
3. THE BODRUM EDITION
Set within 22,000 square metres of lush grounds, classical elements meet cutting-edge culture at The Bodrum EDITION. Ian Schrager’s latest visionary concept has arrived in partnership with Marriott International, seeking to redefine the contemporary luxury hotel experience with a natural amphitheatre acting as a venue for 21st-century recreation, socialising, and networking with an unparalleled vista overlooking the azure waters of the Turkish Riviera. The jewel in The Bodrum EDITION’s crown and its most significant characteristic is the magnificent white beach, spread out below the property and leading into the irresistible turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea.
4. ZURI ZANZIBAR
Zuri Zanzibar is located in Kendwa village, on the shores of Unguja, just 50 km from stone town and its international airport. Facing west, the majority of the bungalows, suites and villas offer stunning views over the Indian Ocean, whilst a few of the bungalows offer a partial ocean view or are located amongst the tranquil tropical gardens. Well-known designers Jestico + Whiles have elegantly combined 21st-century tourism requirements with environmentally friendly architecture and the unique atmosphere of the Zanzibar islands.
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5. L’OSCAR, LONDON
An exclusive new 39-bedroom luxury hotel and a previously-abandoned architectural gem, now fantastically-restored and re-imagined in all its Baroque glory, L’oscar is hidden in the heart of one of London’s trendiest Borough’s, on Southampton Row. Once left derelict, this 110-year-old treasure has been subject to a no-expense-spared refurbishment by highly-esteemed French architect and designer Jacques Garcia, boasting a spectacular octagonal chapel alongside ornate ceilings, carved fireplaces, oak paneling and magnificently proportioned rooms, all cleverly complemented by a mischievously-talented redesign that adds elegant and unexpected new twists.