Something to please all independently minded travellers.
Incredible food and incredible view, what more could you want? This month we are travelling to a Madrid city-centre gem called Hotel Único: Madrid (Spain), a lavish retreat in the heart of the capital of Laos, and enjoy the relaxed and easy-going atmosphere of a special Caribbean escape to Martinique. Three new hotels joined Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection last month. Let’s take a first look and find the inspiration for your next trip.
- French Coco: Tartane, Martinique. A relaxed yet luxurious Creole experience
Located on the north east coast of the Martinique island, French Coco is the first SLH hotel in Martinique. In the lush grounds of the Caravelle Peninsula nature reserve the visitors will discover 17 elegant suites decorated in raw and natural materials, with soothing shades that bring the outdoors in.
After spending the day barefoot on the beach or exploring the charming fishing village of Tartane, guests can enjoy French-style Caribbean-inspired cuisine made with organic, seasonal produce, straight from the hotel’s gardens at the French Coco restaurant.This new small luxury hotel of the world hotel prides itself on its concierge service and attention to detail.
French Coco: Tartane, Martinique Rooms from 300 EUR per night based on two sharing.
- The President by Akaryn; Vientiane, Laos. A palatial retreat in Laos (Opening in October 2016)
Vientiane is the capital and largest city of Laos, on the banks of the Mekong River near the border with Thailand. The President by Akaryn hotel has the privilege of being located right in the heart of Vientiane’s most exclusive area. The 32 spacious rooms and suites boast high ceilings, marble floors and huge windows, many with views of the expansive manicured grounds and the ‘English country-house’ inspired garden maze. The Ayurah Wellness Spa is kitted out for top-to-toe indulgence with exclusive Linda Meredith products and therapies, which again combine the best elements of eastern and western treatments. There are four dining spaces, offering a constantly evolving menu of Mediterranean cuisine, gourmet French fair, traditional Laos delights and a high quality international buffet with a stunning view of the temple.
The President by Akaryn Rooms from 407 USD per night based on two sharing.
Enjoy: Garden amphitheatre with a natural backdrop of Haw Phra Kaew temple.
- Hotel Único: Madrid, Spain. A culinary must-visit
The total soundproofing of the rooms enhances the feeling of being in your own private sanctuary. The hotel features a private courtyard garden and 44 rooms and suites. The Marble mosaics, ornate staircase and high ceilings, paired with Art Deco flourishes, create a quirky and contemporary atmosphere with an aristocratic charm. The hotel’s crowning jewel is its two-Michelin starred restaurant, Ramón Freixa, one of Madrid’s best restaurants, making Hotel Único a culinary must-visit.
“On Sundays, guests can enjoy an innovative brunch menu in the courtyard, start off with a strawberry-mint detox juice and follow up with glazed lamb shank or a tuna carpaccio with wakame salad, accompanied by chilled Cava and rounded off by a selection of macarons, truffles and other deserts,”explained Small Luxury Hotels of the World team.
Afterwards guests can unwind at the hotel’s spa, enjoying wellness treatments by skincare brand Natura Bissé.
Hotel Unico Madrid, Spain Rooms from 267 EUR per night based on two sharing.
Enjoy: The Enchanting courtyard garden and the award-winning dining at the 2-star Michelin Ramón Freixa Madrid. A perfect start for a luxury retail therapy along Madrid’s Golden Mile.