Spanning 28 countries, Small Luxury Hotels of the World has recently unveiled a new Private Collection – a curated selection of 76 private SLH villas and accommodations. This kicks-off with Salvatore Ferragamo’s newly opened Florentine countryside escape, Viesca Toscana, and the just-opened French beachside Château Le Nessay.
Additionally, the brand has added 13 hotels to its portfolio of boutique stays that includes three new properties in Mexico (Mérida, Tulum, Mexico City); three beachfront getaways (Langkawi, Malaysia; Fiji, Portugal); and two Mountain Resorts (Queenstown, New Zealand; Allgäu Mountains, Germany), and three architectural gems (Tura, Hungary; Singapore; Istanbul.)
SLH has strengthened its community of over 520 boutique hotels from the mountain peaks of New Zealand to the sandy shores of Portugal, and here are a handful of highlights worth the flight.
These 76 handpicked SLH villas span Japan, Thailand, Australia, Europe, Africa, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. The Private Collection offers the privacy of a standalone villa with all of the perks and services of a boutique hotel. This lodging option usually results in longer stays and a slower pace of travel, particularly with the growing demands of travelers seeking group holidays, and multigenerational travel and the digital nomads.
Formerly the renowned Ferragamo family’s summer home, Viesca Toscana is a countryside estate including a rural 16th century manor house with 14 rooms and suites and a family cottage in the rolling hills of Tuscany. As part of SLH’s Private Collection, Viesca Toscana features classically decorated standalone villas with modern amenities and an oasis of private freshwater pools, gardens, and hand-crafted furnishings, complete with wellness offerings and authentic Italian cuisine created by Tuscan-born and bred chef Andrea Campani.
SLH Also Adds 11 More Boutique Hotels to its Portfolio
In addition to welcoming Viesca Toscana and Le Nessay to SLH and The Private Collection, SLH also reveals 11 other boutique hotels to its portfolio. Making its first foray into the ecological wonders of Langkawi, Malaysia, SLH also strengthens its presence in Mexico, across Europe and beyond with these new boutique hotel members.
Continued Growth in Mexico
Nestled in the heart of Mexico City’s trendiest district, la Roma, La Valise Mexico City is a peaceful retreat within a 1920s French-style townhouse adorned with Mexican antiques, original art and cultured charm. Some of the pursuits include watching projected movies and cozying up under the stars in a luxurious king-size rolling bed in the La Terraza suite, one of three standout palatial suites.
Located in the cultural melting-pot capital of Mexico’s Yucatán state, Diez Diez Collection 1010 is an ultra-luxe adults’ hideaway in Mérida, where guests sip handcrafted cocktails at DZ Bar while soaking in the views from the rooftop infinity pool. After indulging in the fresh Yucatán flavors from the hotel’s slick restaurant Fronto, sink into the comfort of a contemporary suite embellished with leather, steel and concrete accents complete with aromatherapy and an oversized bathtub.
Hailed as one of the best resorts in the South Pacific, Nanuku Resort is a Fijian beachfront oasis with breathtaking ocean views. It features private pools, contemporary villas, lush gardens, and the freshest ingredients caught directly from its crystal-clear waters. Nanuku offers a variety of island adventures that highlight the rich history and tradition of the Fijian culture: snorkel the legendary Beqa Lagoon or witness a traditional fire walking ceremony.
Into the Mountains
Experience the momentous scenes of the Allgäu mountains in the magical HUBERTUS Mountain Refugio Allgäu, a Bavarian haven in Germany with an abundance of resources to improve your own personal health, beauty, and vitality. Surrounded by meadows, valleys, and forests, connect with nature in the rejuvenating Mountain Spring Spa or get your body flowing with lake view yoga. Take hold of the healing energy in the 66 artisanal-crafted rooms and suites, and nourish your body with locally derived ingredients at the hotel’s “slow food” kitchen.
World Class Architecture
Escape into your very own fairytale at BOTANIQ Castle of Tura, isolated by ten idyllic acres of lush gardens and an ancient forest, yet a stone’s throw from the urban wonders of Budapest. Originally built by a 19th-century baron for his wife, the romantic history of the 19-room castle is felt throughout the neo-baroque atmosphere of the estate. Relax in the luxury spa, take a gastronomic journey at the award-winning Clarisse, or visit the Botaniq bar to sip Krug Champagne.
Housed within an iconic neo-classical heritage building offering state-of-the-art, modern amenities for the weary traveler, Hotel Telegraph is now open in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District as a luxury lifestyle property. The 134-room five-star architectural gem, originally known as the Eastern Extension Telegraph Company, played a key role in The Lion City’s progress as a global business hub, and as a hotel, will boast exquisite service, a sparkling rooftop pool with sky high city views, various gastronomic options and an utterly chic cocktail bar.
Turkey’s most prominent luxury fashion house is venturing into the hospitality industry with the October opening of Vakko Hotel & Residence. Located above its flagship store in the Nişantaşı neighborhood on the European side of the city, the urban minimalist property offers 31 chic, contemporary suites in neutral hues, in-room personal shopping, bespoke tailoring service, high-end spa, state-of-the-art gym, French cuisine at Vakko L’Atelier Bistro and other exclusive services and amenities.