1. Le Touessrok Resort & Spa (Mauritius)
The Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius has already achieved near-legendary status among world luxury travellers for its gorgeous 34-acre property on the picturesque Trou d’Eau Douce Bay.
Those lucky enough to snag a villa enjoy exclusive access to Ilot Mangenie, a private island owned by the hotel, an 18-hole golf course and some of the most beautiful interior design of any tropical resort in the world.
Prestige Recommends: Beach Villa
2. Casa Cuixmala (Mexico)
Sitting atop a mountain encircled in lush jungle, the Casa Cuixmala finally reopened its legendary doors after a lengthy renovation in the wake of hurricane Patricia’s destructive onslaught. The property itself isn’t new per se, but its relaunch still has the hospitality world buzzing.
Surrounded by crocodile lagoons and roaming wildlife nearby, the seaside palace features sky-high ceilings, glistening fountain terraces and 12 ultra-luxurious suites. Before the hurricane, Cuixmala regularly attracted high-profile celebrities such as Madonna, Mick Jagger, Tom Cruise, and Bill Gates.
Prestige Recommends: Cuixmala Suite
3. Flagler Club at The Breakers Palm Beach (USA)
The Breakers Palm Beach recently opened The Flagler Club, an exclusive, no-expense-spared boutique luxury hotel that sits on the same property as The Breakers itself.
The Flagler Club has been soaking up quite a bit of media attention recently, and it’s easy to see why. Each suite comes with personal chauffeurs, private elevators, Jo Malone bath amenities, and a handpicked team of The Breakers’ top performing staff on call around the clock.
Prestige Recommends: Flagler Club Suite Ocean View
4. The St. Regis Macao (China)
Anytime The St. Regis opens a new location luxury travellers around the world take notice, and its most recent opening is no different. The St. Regis Macao is a 400-room luxury behemoth and the brand’s largest property to date.
It sits on Macao’s prestigious Cotai Strip, right next to premier shopping districts, over 600 designer boutiques and some of the city’s finest restaurants.
The hotel’s presidential suites come with private exercise, spa, powder and cinema rooms. Realistically, at that point, why would you leave?
Prestige Recommends: Presidential Suite
5. Atlantis by Giardino (Switzerland)
The original Atlantis hotel was once known as one of the most glamorous hotels in Switzerland, but wilted under many years of neglect from its former owners.
Design Hotels by the Giardino Group has turned that around by heavily refurbishing and upgrading the once legendary hotel, and did so without meddling with the highly respected heritage of the 95-suite post-war building.
Prestige Recommends: Metropol Suite
6. Casa Kimberly (Mexico)
Paying homage to the famous Puerto Vallarta romance of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Casa Kimberly is an irresistible mix of Hollywood charm and traditional colonial Mexican design.
The resort features nine beautifully intimate suites, a bespoke spa and boutique restaurant and bar, all sitting under a stunning array of terracotta rooftops in the lush Sierra Madre Mountains.
Prestige Recommends: Elizabeth Taylor Suite
7. Keemala Resort and Spa (Thailand)
Phuket’s reputation as a beautiful beach getaway is well deserved, but often overshadows the stunning rainforest retreats tucked closer to the island’s core.
Keemala Resort and Spa immerses guests in this lush jungle and features architecture inspired by ancient Phuket cultures of centuries past.
The experience at Keemala is all about assimilation with the environment through meditation and customised massage – with as many luxury indulgences as possible, of course.
Prestige Recommends: Bird’s Nest Pool Villa