LOCATION

ALPINE INFUSION

Alpine Infusion promises the finest selection of award-winning luxury chalets in the world’s largest ski zone: Meribel & Courchevel 1850, at the heart of the French Alps and Les Trois Vallées. One of the most prominent operators of recent years,… Read More

AMAN HOTEL

Set in the Palazzo Papadopoli, the two obelisks on its roof making it look like a very elegant cuckold, the Aman Hotel Venice has been open since 2013. It has featured in art — JMW Turner thought the building worth… Read More

AMAN LE MéLéWZIN

‘No request is too great and no detail too small’ at Le Mélézin, the Aman Group’s intimate alpine retreat at the heart of Courchevel. Combining world-class skiing in Les Trois Vallées with the charm of a French château, the hotel… Read More

ANNASSA

With its reputation as the premier luxury resort on Cyprus, Anassa eschews the word on any of its promotional material. Anassa is not just a hotel, but a great modern five-star hotel. Every room offers a view of the sea,… Read More

ARIJIJU

‘The most beautiful house in Africa,’ an Arijiju fan declares. The company describes it as ‘partly sculpted into the rock-bed of a Kenyan hillside, its subtle entrance [opening] into a fragrant, greened space with generous Swahili curves and an air… Read More

BADRUTT’S PALACE

A St Moritz landmark (and the location of some of Switzerland’s most legendary parties), A-listers and royalty alike have fl ocked to this historic luxury hotel in the century-plus since it was fi rst opened in 1896 by Caspar Badrutt,… Read More

BADRUTT’S PALACE

A St Moritz landmark (and the location of some of Switzerland’s most legendary parties), A-listers and royalty alike have flocked to this historic luxury hotel in the century-plus since it was first opened in 1896 by Caspar Badrutt, the second… Read More

BELMOND CADOGAN HOTEL

Styling itself as ‘a haven at the heart of West London’, the Belmond Cadogan Hotel is a mix of the old and the new: ‘new’ because it reopens its doors in 2018 after a much-anticipated redesign, and ‘old’ because the… Read More

BüRGENSTOCK RESORT

The original Bürgenstock hotel (Hotel Kurhaus), built in 1873, has been combined with three other properties to form a complex of 383 rooms that can be reached by a funicular railway. The other properties are the 1904 Palace Hotel, the… Read More

BüRGENSTOCK RESORT

The original Bürgenstock hotel (Hotel Kurhaus, the former Grand Hotel), built in 1873, has been combined with three other properties to form a complex of 383 rooms that can be reached by a funicular railway. The other properties are the… Read More

CHALET ONE

Privately owned, Chalet One really is the perfect complement to the amazing skiing on offer at Sainte Foy. It offers five star personal service in a beautiful setting, providing an ideal place to relax and unwind after an exhilarating day… Read More

GRAN MIRAMAR

Originally opened by King Alfonso XIII in 1926, this long neglected, imposing art nouveau wall of whiteness, just off the city centre and right on the beach, hasn’t functioned as a hotel since 1967. A €65 million re-introduction to the… Read More

GRAND HOTEL TREMEZZO

With over 100 years of history, the iconic Grand Hotel Tremezzo is located in the heart of Lake Como, with unparalleled views of Bellagio and the stunning Grigne mountains beyond. This Italian luxury landmark, which sits adjacent to Villa Carlotta’s… Read More

GSTAAD PALACE

Gstaad Palace is a captivating hotel with family-run authenticity, warm and welcoming service, and a fascinating history. It has been around for 104 years, and run by the Scherz family for three generations. Positioned above the town of Gstaad, its… Read More

HôTEL DE CRILLON

Parisian hotels don’t come more impressively located, or more steeped in history than the Hôtel de Crillon. Although this opened in 1909, the building itself aspires to far deeper pedigree, and dates to 1758. It was the product of a… Read More

HOTEL DE RUSSIE

The Hotel de Russie is a destination in its own right, especially in summer when its courtyard garden and cocktail bar are in full flow. Just off the Piazza del Popolo, this is a perfect base for designer shopping and… Read More

HôTEL LES AIRELLES

Inspired by the life of Empress Elizabeth of Austria (immortalised by Romy Schneider in her biopic, Sissi), many luxury-seeking mountaineers have found Valhalla in the Hôtel Les Airelles and its reimagination of Austro-Hungarian glamour. Surrounded by fragrant pines at the… Read More

HOTEL LES ROCHES ROUGES

On the edge of L’Esterel National Park lies a waterfront property of azure blue, white and ochre red colours where barefoot luxury is celebrated on the rocks of the Riviera. This HNW hideaway sports an ‘effortlessly cool’ vibe, and a… Read More

HOTEL OLDEN

One of the ‘chicest café-society ski hotels in Europe’, and a personal favourite of Spear’s editor-in-chief, The Olden is the sort of hotel where you will find Rich Listers dining with an Onassis heiress. Bernie Ecclestone bought it on impulse… Read More

HôTEL RITZ

At the newly restored and coveted Hôtel Ritz Paris, at 15 Place Vendôme in the 1st Arrondissment, Chanel au Ritz is a brand new spa which has all the elegance and style of Coco Chanel herself. It is a sweetsmelling,… Read More

IMPéRIAL PALACE

The exceptional environment of the peninsula and its majestic ‘Belle Epoque’ façade make the Impérial Palace a truly stunning destination. Surrounded by lakes and mountains, the charming four-star hotel is ideally situated in the heart of the Alps in Upper… Read More

ITALIAN SAFARI

When former investment banker Leone Rossi di Montelera decided to devote himself to his first true passion, big-game hunting, he opened up the best of the exclusive Italian hunting world — much of which is confined to private estates —… Read More

LA BASTIDE DE GORDES

Considered one of the most beautiful villages in France, Gordes is a ‘village-perché’ (perched village) sat upon a calcareous outcrop of the Vaucluse Mountains in the Luberon Valley, the region made famous by Peter Mayle in his memoir A Year… Read More

LANSERHOF TEGERNSEE

Deep in a valley in the forest-covered Bavarian Alps is Lanserhof Tegernsee. Architecturally designed to look like a monastery, the world-renowned medical spa is crafted from glass, wood and stone, with bare walls and warm wooden fl oors set around… Read More

LE BRISTOL

One of the legendary grand hotels of Paris and part of the prestigious Oetker Collection, Le Bristol opened in 1925. A passion for the art of French ‘joie de vivre’ wedded to the hotel’s historical grandeur has earned it the… Read More

LE GRAND BELLEVUE

‘Unforgettable experiences are our forte’ — it’s something of a house motto at Le Grand Bellevue. ‘Private cinema screening? Ride in the hotel’s vintage Bentley? A surprise for your kids? Prepare to be inspired.’ With 57 elegant rooms (guests can… Read More

MANDARIN ORIENTAL

At the newly restored and coveted Hôtel Ritz Paris, at 15 Place Vendôme in the 1st Arrondissment, Chanel au Ritz is a brand new spa which has all the elegance and style of Coco Chanel herself. It is a sweetsmelling,… Read More

MASSERIA SAN DOMENICO

Located near Fasano, Puglia (roughly halfway between Bari and Brindisi airports), this fi ve-star coastal resort is based around a 15th-century farmhouse. It sits less than a mile from its own private beach on the stunning Adriatic coast and has… Read More

NOBU HOTEL IBIZA BAY

Ibiza lovers are anticipating the reopening of Nobu’s new hotel on Talamanca Bay in May 2018. The white four-storey complex has 152 rooms and suites arranged around the two swimming pools and terraces. The colour scheme is soothing, a calming… Read More

PAN DEI PALAIS

‘A princely residence, the stuff of legends,’ says maitre de maison Karin Perrault of the luxurious palace hotel, a marriage between French and Indian culture. The hotel is the St Tropez equivalent of the Taj Mahal, a love token presented… Read More

PINE CLIFFS

A well-appointed kids club, which includes mini-golf, volleyball, a bouncy castle, pirate ships and swimming pools, makes this resort a fi rm family favourite — but Pine Cliffs doesn’t compromise on quality. There’s also an Annabel Croft tennis academy, a… Read More

REETHI FARU RESORT

Translated to ‘beautiful reef’ in English, Reethi Faru is surrounded by stunning white beaches, coconut groves and lush vegetation. Along with the beautiful house reef to explore, the resort promises guests a relaxing atmosphere, friendly service, a comprehensive selection of… Read More

ROYAL SAVOY HOTEL & SPA

A true Swiss legend, the Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa Lausanne is one of the finest Art Nouveau-styled five-star hotels in the world. Overlooking Lake Geneva and originally built in 1909, this ‘landmark representing luxury and style’ is complemented by… Read More

SEVERIN*S THE ALPINE RETREAT

Opened in December 2016, Severin*s The Alpine Retreat is the latest addition to Lech’s luxury ski market. It states a clear mission: to ‘redefine the luxury landscape’ in the town, raising the bar for boutique hotels in Austria and beyond…. Read More

SHA WELLNESS CLINIC

The SHA Wellness Clinic in Spain offers uniquely tailored programs for its clients, with a focus on creating life-long healthy habits. Clients, including Naomi Campbell and Kylie Minogue, come in search of the spa’s holistic treatments which combine East-inspired ancient,… Read More

ST. REGIS MARDAVALL MALLORCA RESORT

Just ten minutes’ drive from downtown Palma, the St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort is enchantingly situated between the scenic cliffs of the Tramuntana Mountains and the yacht harbor of Puerto Portals, on the southwest coast of the Balearic Island. Combining… Read More

TERRE BLANCHE

A Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Faventia, is just one of the ways in which Terre Blanche distinguishes itself among other premier cru golfi ng destinations. Chef Philippe Jourdin earned a star, departed, and then returned after the restaurant failed to retain… Read More

THE GRACE SANTORINI

This 21-room boutique hotel was developed in 2008, with a 400- square-metre additional residence, called ‘The Villa’, being added in 2012. The hotel was re-designed in 2016 by Christina Logothetis (whose family own the Grace hotels) and Staci Perkins-Surla. The… Read More

THE IDLE ROCKS

The white-painted Edwardian building sits on the harbourfront at St Mawes. From the terrace and the sea-view rooms you can look across the Fal estuary to St Anthony Head at the southernmost tip of the Roseland Peninsula. The property was… Read More

THE KILDARE HOTEL AT THE K CLUB

The scene of Europe’s crushing 18 ½ to 9 ½ defeat of the USA in the 2006 Ryder Cup is home to happy memories for European golf fans, some of whom might also remember the Arnold Palmer course as the… Read More

THE ORIGINAL FX MAYR HEALTH CENTER

No spa in the world has had as many column inches devoted to it as ‘the Mayr’. For 40 years it has occupied a chalet-style building on the shores of Lake Wörthersee in Austria, welcoming the great and the good… Read More

TSCHUGGEN GRAND HOTEL

Set amid the snowy peaks of Graubünden, Tschuggen Grand Hotel was founded in the early 20th century — though today it’s best-known for its striking, ultra- modern Tschuggen Bergoase spa: a 5,000-square-metre, four-floor complex built into the side of the… Read More

VILLA FELTRINELLI

Villa Feltrinelli is a stately home on the western bank of Lake Garda, in the vicinity of cities of great artistic interest such as Verona, Milan and Venice. This private parkland looking over the lake is noteworthy for its old… Read More

VILLA LA MASSA

Next to the Arno, Villa La Massa is a jewel just a 15-minute drive from the centre of Florence. As you drive up towards its yellow mass, absolutely at one with the Tuscan landscape, you’ll feel that you’ve finally found… Read More

VILLA SPALLETTI TRIVELLI

How often when you go for drinks in the hotel lounge does the picture that looks like a Reubens turn out actually to be a Reubens? How often does the picture next to that which looks like a Van Dyck… Read More

WESTBURY

The Westbury — a member of the Leading Hotels of the World — is in the heart of Dublin, and the flagship offering of the celebrated Doyle chain. Situated between Trinity College and St Stephen’s Green on Grafton Street, with… Read More