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ALILA FORT BISHANGARH

Perched magnificently upon a granite hill, Alila Fort Bishangarh appears seamlessly sculpted from the surrounding rustic terrain, overlooking 360-degree views of the impressive Rajasthani landscape. Opened in July 2017, Alila Fort Bishangarh is the fi rst internationally managed property in… Read More

AUBERGE DE SOLEIL

Of the three Auberge resorts in Napa Valley (Calistoga Ranch and Spa Solage being the other two), Auberge, with its Mediterranean vibe, is most defi nitely the grand dame, now 35 years old. The views across the estate are highly… Read More

BISHOP’S LODGE

This grand1920s ranch resort situated on 317 acres in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo range of the Rocky Mountains, is being re-envisioned as one of the top resorts in the nation, honouring the property’s rich history while incorporating… Read More

CEYLON TEA TRAILS

Regarded as the fi nest stay in all Sri Lanka, Tea Trails offers truly superior luxury in the island’s historic tea country in the central highlands. The world’s fi rst tea bungalow resort, its fi ve restored colonial-era tea planter… 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

LES SOURCES DE CAUDALIE

An extraordinary collection of contemporary buildings, created from recycled local materials and designed to blend in with the estate of Château Smith Haut Lafi tte, Les Sources de Caudalie is surrounded by its own vineyards and lake-fi lled gardens. There’s… Read More

PALé HALL HOTEL

This is the only fi ve-star hotel in North Wales. Owners Alan and Angela Harper took ten months to restore the yellow sandstone, Gothic Revival-style country home (1871), which is a Grade II-listed property on a 50-acre estate. It reopened… Read More

THE CRAIGELLACHIE

Built in 1893, where the rivers Fiddich and Spey come together, the small 26-room hotel stands at the very heart of Speyside and its malt whisky trail. It feels like a countryside family home, with Johnston’s of Elgin cashmeretopped mattresses,… Read More

THE INN AT LITTLE WASHINGTON

The tiny Virginia village of Washington — population 130 — that predates its giant namesake 70 miles away has been home to one of America’s most treasured rural retreats, and a centre of gastronomic pilgrimage for four decades. Not so… Read More

THE LAKES BY YOO

The Lakes by yoo is the ideal base for a Cotswolds spa break. With interiors designed by Kate Moss, Elle MacPherson, Jade Jagger and Phillipe Starck, the Lakes by yoo are a gorgeous design-led holiday destination. The properties are arranged… Read More