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ALILA FORT BISHANGARH, JAIPUR, INDIA

Alila Fort Bishangarh appears sculpted from the rustic terrain, overlooking 360-degree views of the impressive Rajasthani landscape. Built inside the 230-year-old Fort Bishangarh, this heritage address took nearly a decade to complete. Apart from opening walls to connect rooms and… Read More

AUBERGE DE SOLEIL, NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA

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

BISHOP’S LODGE, SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO

This grand 1920s 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… Read More

BRENNERS PARK-HOTEL & SPA, BADEN-BADEN, GERMANY

Hosting kings, shahs, presidents and film stars since the late 1800s, this hotel is where most of Germany’s millionaires reside, attracted by private balconies showcasing stunning views over parkland, villas and the River Oos. The gastronomic experience – under the… Read More

CASTEL MONASTERO, SIENA, ITALY

WITHIN A STUNNING LANDSCAPE of Chianti vineyards and cypress trees sits the Tuscan countryside getaway of Castel Monastero. Some 23 kilometres away from Siena and close to several Tuscan villages, the former 11th century monastery is a restored wonder that… Read More

CEYLON TEA TRAILS, BOGAWANTALAWA, HATTON, SRI LANKA

The finest stay in Sri Lanka, Tea Trails offers superior luxury in the island’s historic tea country. The world’s first tea bungalow resort, its five restored colonial-era tea planter residences boast period furnishings, a butler service and world-class cuisine. Perched… Read More

CHATEAU DE BERNE, PROVENCE, FRANCE

Discover the epicurean virtues of Provence at Chateau de Berne, surrounded by the stunning landscapes of the Var hills. A range of Provençal experiences await the cultural traveller, with access to its vineyard, spa and Michelin-starred menus. Sommeliers are willing… Read More

CLIVEDEN HOUSE, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND

This 17th century mansion was so discreet and close to St George’s Chapel in Windsor that the Royals booked it for Meghan Markle and her mother the night before the Royal Wedding. The duo stayed at the Grade-I listed building’s… Read More

LA BASTIDE DE GORDES, LUBERON, FRANCE

Gordes is a ‘village-perché’ sat in the Luberon Valley, the region made famous by Peter Mayle’s memoir A Year In Provence. A hive of resistance activity during World War II, it subsequently attracted artists including Marc Chagall and Jean Deyrolle…. Read More

PALé HALL HOTEL, GWYNEDD, WALES

Owners Alan and Angela Harper took ten months to restore this Gothic Revival-style, Grade II-listed country home, reopening it as a family-run hotel in 2016. There are only 18 rooms, but you don’t have to go far to eat very… Read More

SãO LOURENçO DO BARROCAL MONSARAZ, PORTUGAL

An estate with history tracing back to the Neolithic Period is now open for HNW visitors, thanks to the grand vision of José António Uva. Since the 19th century, this farm retreat has provided enough livestock, grain, vegetables and wine… Read More

THE BEAVERBROOK, SURREY, UNITED KINGDOM

THE MAN HIMSELF, Lord Beaverbrook, was a larger than life character who collected various politicians and celebrities. This near-endless list of acquisitions included the prime ministers Winston Churchill, David Lloyd George and Harold Wilson; authors Ian Fleming, HG Wells and… Read More

THE CRAIGELLACHIE, SPEYSIDE, SCOTLAND

Built in 1893, where the rivers Fiddich and Spey come together, the 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, Egyptian… Read More

THE INN AT LITTLE WASHINGTON, VIRGINIA, USA

One of America’s most treasured rural retreats, and a centre of gastronomic pilgrimage for four decades, this inn is not so much a restaurant with rooms, as a restaurant with half a hamlet attached. Chef Patrick O’Connell, president of Relais… Read More

TIVOLI PALACIO DE SETEAIS, SINTRA, PORTUGAL

Set in an area so magical that even Lord Byron struggled to put it into words (‘Ah, me! what hand can pencil guide, or pen; To follow half on which the eye dilates’, he wrote, in Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage), Tivoli… Read More

WATERFORD CASTLE, THE ISLAND, BALLINAKIL, IRELAND

IMAGINE THE LUXURY of staying in your very own castle, complete with dramatic fairytale turret, historic interiors and luxury furnishings. Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort (the only island castle in Ireland) is set on an enchanted 310-acre private island,… Read More