Les Sources de Caudalie: a bucolic stay among vineyards and forests
In the Aquitaine region, 20 minutes from Bordeaux, a hotel with discreet charm is one with the vineyards of the mythical Château Smith Haut Lafitte in Martillac. This enchanting hamlet reflects part of the identity of Aquitaine, its basin and its terroirs: an undeniably genuine achievement. The hotel Les Sources de Caudalie blends into a lush vegetation. A bucolic paradise where you can enjoy the Bordeaux wine culture.
The hotel, close to the vineyard, seems to have always been there, thanks to a well thought out Buco’chic architecture by Yves Collet. Les Sources de Caudalie hotel is a tribute to regional heritage, as is the authentic interior design. The luxury is discreet, not ostentatious. The architect transcribes the cultural heritage of the region by using antique furniture and artwork, recycled materials and dark woodwork. An enveloping and profound scenography that combines both the warmth of a family home and the luxury of a 5-star palace. A journey into the heart of the Aquitaine region, which continues in the rooms and suites. The decoration was entirely redone by Delphine Sauvaget: a great result.
This establishment, dedicated to the art of living in the heart of the vineyards, excites all our senses. Several restaurants welcome us for an immersion in local gastronomy, one of which has been awarded two Michelin stars. Wine cellars and wine tastings , vinotherapy spa with overdekt zwembad or walks through the Bordeaux estates, Les Sources de Caudalie hotel promises a hedonistic escapade.
Lily of the valley: a luxurious wellness address
Just a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of Saint-Tropez Lily of the Valley a peaceful retreat, an enchanting interlude where tranquility and serenity merge. Located on the Mediterranean coast in La Croix-Valmer, the 5-star hotel surprises with the stunning beauty of its surroundings. Suspended 54 meters above the fine sandy beach of Gigaro, the hotel offers an exceptional panorama of the Mediterranean Sea. A breathtaking address, surrounded by protected natural areas, the green lung of the Var coast. A feeling of total immersion in the mineral and vegetable world.
The architecture of the building is in perfect harmony with the space. This is an important condition, which the famous Philippe Starck was desired. The interior is inspired by an ethnic, warm and cozy design, which is close to the architect’s heart.
Lily of the Valley is more than just a luxury hotel. It is also a wellness center that cultivates the pleasure of body and mind. “Wellness and luxury” is how Lily of the Valley describes itself. Through comprehensive programs, guests are supported in their goals of physical performance, weight loss or detoxification. The various therapists follow a holistic and caring approach to improve the quality of their lives. The Shape Club offers a range of personalized treatments and health-oriented facilities:
- A heated outdoor pool;
- a gym;
- energy treatment and consulting rooms;
- saunas and steam rooms;
- a snow shower;
- and eventually his own healthy and organic restaurant.
From treatments to nutrition and physical preparation, Lily of the Valley knows how to take care of its guests.
Casa Pacha: an intimate 5-star hotel with its feet in the water
Casa Pacha, located on the coast of Es Arenals in Formentera, goes all the way back to basics and lets you go. Far from the hustle and bustle of Ibiza, the establishment is located on the wild and bohemian beach of Migjorn. An ideal location, among translucent water, fine sand and blonde dunes, where time seems to stand still to give way to a lively enjoyment of the senses. Casa Pacha recaptures the charm and authenticity of the Balearic Islands.
The hotel is one with nature and embodies the free spirit of the island of Formentera. Interior designer Patricia Galdón has made the most of Pacha’s heritage. Local ornaments, organic accents, images from the 1960s, vintage vinyl, murals, lots of nods to culture, a touch of nostalgia. These subtle echoes of the Pacha world are combined with sober colors and natural materials such as wood, linen and ceramics.
The suites and rooms, equipped with luxurious bedding, offer breathtaking sea views. A unique sense of freedom is created in the hotel. The simple aesthetics and architecture inspire rest and relaxation, just like the small island itself.
There is no pool or spa here. Guests can enjoy the pure sounds of nature or yoga sessions on the panoramic rooftop terrace and massages under the shady pine trees.
Il Sereno: a prestigious place of rest and enjoyment
On the iconic shores of Lake Como in Italy, the 5-star Il Sereno welcomes guests for a dolce vita stay. This award-winning design hotel contrasts the Renaissance and neoclassical villas so popular in the area. Il Sereno is distinguished by its contemporary architecture, in total harmony with its surroundings. This is a bold choice by Patricia Urquiola, one of the most talented designers of her generation.
Located near the picturesque town of Torno, this exceptional hotel embodies elegance and luxury. Il Sereno Lago Di Como integrates the unparalleled beauty of the lake, the mountains and the surrounding landscape into its design. The spacious and comfortable suites all make the most of natural light and have views of the blue waters. Discreet, deep colors and precious, natural materials are used: walls in natural stone Verde Alpi, floors in Ceppo di Gre and Venetian terrazzo, green walls…
With its spa, its infinity pool over the lake, its private beach with mountain views, its Riva boats and its Michelin-starred gourmet restaurant, Il Sereno offers guests an oasis of absolute serenity. An exceptional place to relax under the Italian sun.
Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech: an oriental getaway in a luxury hotel
Amidst a centuries-old olive grove with the majestic Atlas Mountains in the background, lies Marrakech’s most exclusive address: The Fairmont Royal Palm. This sustainable luxury hotel transports all the magic of the Red City for a unique oriental escape. The hotel offers a dreamlike stay with breathtaking views of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains and the Cabell B. Robinson-designed 18-hole golf course.
This 220-acre estate is luxurious, lush and sophisticated. The decor is a blend of traditional craftsmanship and modern design. The magic of oriental blue, Berber architecture and muted lighting create a warm and intimate atmosphere. The feeling of being at home. The 134 rooms, suites and villas have transverse bay windows that capture natural light and form a perfect symbiosis with the surroundings. Designed like a Riad, the hotel, an authentic jewel of Spanish-Moorish architecture, invites you to travel.
The landscaped gardens also have an oriental feel, with palm trees, orange trees, olive trees, almond trees and other local vegetation. A private pool, sun terraces, a spa and a restaurant with divine cuisine accompany this luxurious oriental getaway.