As travellers need change, so have the functions and layout of new luxury properties. According to SLH’s 2020 Luxury Travel Trends, dispersed hotels offer a new way to experience a hotel and a destination by spreading the areas out across buildings in one small town or village.
The dispersed hotels are creating a micro-community for guests and locals. Here are five small luxury hotels in search for uncomplicated, authentic and honest luxury.
Enzo Ango Fuya II in Kyoto is Japan’s first-ever dispersed hotel. Blending in with the rhythm of the city, each of the 5 buildings, dotted around one street, has its own particular style, features and functionality.
Le Refuge de la Traye in Meribel, France, which opened in December 2019, takes inspiration from classic Savoie design, with eco-luxury chalets creating a ‘hotel hamlet’ complete with a chapel, shepherd’s hut, farm and spa.
San Canzian Village & Hotel in Buje, Croatia, opened in June 2019 and has been created on the ruins of an ancient medieval village. Guests’ authentic experience of the Istrian countryside is complemented by Michelin-starred Noel restaurant, of Zagreb fame, showcasing the region’s award-winning olive oils, wines and vegetables from the on-site garden.
Scattered across 2 acres, yet tucked against the rocky backdrop of the Aegean cliffs, Mykonos Riviera Hotel & Spa has 10 Cycladic buildings in the style of a traditional Greek village, tiered to make the very best of the ocean views.
Situated in the idyllic French countryside, Domaine des Etangs may look like a typical chateau but with rooms scattered around the entire estate in separate farmhouse buildings guests can enjoy the beautiful scenery on their own, and come together as they wish.