January heralds expansion for one luxury hotel portfolio with the news of hotels added to Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection. There are five new properties being added to its collection of over 520 hotels in 80 countries around the world.
Keemala, Phuket, Thailand
Keemala’s 38 rooms represent traditional Phuket culture based on the local tribes that originally inhabited the island. Guests can choose between the Clay Pool Cottages inspired by the Pa-ta-pea ‘Earth’ clan, glass-fronted Tent Pool Villas (the Khon-Jorn ‘Wanderer’ clan) luxurious Tree Pool Villas (the We-Ha ‘Sky’ clan) and opulent Bird’s Nest Pool Villas (the Rung Nok ‘Nest’ clan). All rooms feature outdoor bathtubs and monsoon showers to make the most of the rainforest setting and complement the streams and waterfalls running through the resort. Rooms start from £435 / US$645 per night.
Mar Adentro Cabos, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
Sitting between the desert and the Sea of Cortez, Mar Adentro Cabos opened on 15th December 2015 and is an ultra-modern take on luxury designed by Miguel Angel Aragonés. The 189 suites and 9 luxury villas, which sleep up to eight people, appear to be suspended over water to look like islands and form a ‘micro cosmos’ allowing guests to find everything they might need without having to leave the architectural complex. Rooms start from £415 / US$620 per night.
Casa Colombo Collection, Mirissa, Sri Lanka
With just six rooms Casa Colombo Collection is all about the personal touch. As such, each guest is introduced to their own ‘Casa Domo’, or personal assistant, on arrival who is responsible for taking care of made-to-measure service for the duration of their stay. Suites blend the rich wood detailing of authentic Sri Lankan interiors with contemporary, hi-tech features and many offer views of the Indian Ocean or private plunge pools. Rooms start from £225 / US$330 per night.
La Peschiera, Monopoli, Italy
A former fish hatchery turned luxury hotel, La Peschiera is an elegant seaside retreat on Puglia’s shores. The hotel offers seven pools, a private stretch of sandy beach and a spa that focuses on regenerating thalassic therapies. When it’s time to dine, the restaurant serves fresh seafood on a lantern-lit terrace beside the water. La Peschiera is a seasonal hotel and is now taking reservations for stays from 22nd April 2016. Rooms start from £300 / US$450 per night including breakfast.
Ariana Sustainable Luxury Lodge, Cappadocia, Turkey
Named after an ancient sun goddess, Ariana Lodge is a contemporary eco-boutique immersed in an ancient landscape that witnessed the rise of the first civilisations in world history. Guests can opt for a mystical luxury cave suite, a spa suite with mosaic-clad bathroom or enjoy views of the valley or the sky from the Duplex Suites. Interiors hint at the building’s past with custom-made furnishings providing a 21st century feel which guests can appreciate whilst curled up by the fire sampling complimentary local wine. Restaurant. Rooms start from £205 / US$300 per night including breakfast.