Best Boutique Hotels: 9 Stunners To Put On Your Vacation Checklist
- Anantara Palazzo Naiadi, Rome, ItalyAnantara Palazzo Naiadi, Rome, Italy
- Baglioni Resort Sardinia, ItalyBaglioni Resort Sardinia, Italy
- J Hotel Shanghai TowerJ Hotel Shanghai Tower
- Le K2 Chogori, Val-d'Isère, FranceLe K2 Chogori, Val-d'Isère, France
- Nayara Hangaroa, Easter IslandsNayara Hangaroa, Easter Islands
- Rock House, Turks and CaicosRock House, Turks and Caicos
- The Joule, Dallas, Texas, United StatesThe Joule, Dallas, Texas, United States
- Villa Eden-The Leading Park Retreat (Merano, Italy)Villa Eden-The Leading Park Retreat (Merano, Italy)
- Wymara, Turks and CaicosWymara, Turks and Caicos
From the world's highest hotel in Shanghai to an adults-only resort in the Italian countryside, Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) recently announced the addition of nine new members to its collection of more than 400 independent, luxury hotels
Anantara Palazzo Naiadi, Rome, Italy
This 19th century marble palace hotel is located on Rome's Piazza della Repubblica, adjacent to the famous Diocletian Thermal Baths and a stone's throw from the city's most iconic attractions including Piazza di Spagna, the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and Teatro dell'Opera di Roma.
The majestic hotel features neoclassical design, with has 238 rooms, an Anantara Spa and a rooftop pool with stunning views over Rome. A range of dining options are also available, including Tazio Restaurant and Posh Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge Bar.
Find out more about Anantara Palazzo Naiadi here.
Baglioni Resort Sardinia, Italy
Located north of San Teodoro near Lu Impostu, one of the island’s most beautiful beaches, this elegant 98-room resort makes the most of the stunning surrounding Mediterranean landscape.
Guests can explore Sardinia's white sand and azure waters by way of diving, snorkelling, kayaking and boat trips, while lovers of Mediterranean cuisine can enjoy the numerous dining venues on site.
Find out more about Baglioni Resort Sardinia here.
J Hotel Shanghai Tower
J Hotel Shanghai Tower made history when it opened in June 2021—occupying the 84th to 105th and the 120th floor of the soaring Shanghai Tower, it is officially the world's highest hotel.
The hotel features 165 guest rooms and seven restaurants and bars with spectacular aerial views of Shanghai. Unapologetic opulence is achieved in the hotel's design with the use of lacquer, crystal and mosaics.
Find out more about J Hotel Shanghai Tower here.
Le K2 Chogori, Val-d'Isère, France
This luxury ski resort in the Alps opened in 2020 in the heart of Val d’Isère village, and minutes from the legendary Val d´Isère - Tignes ski area.
Le K2 Chogori was built for après-ski indulgences, be it at the Goji Spa by Valmont, its fine dining restaurant L’Altiplano 2.0—after the original L'Altiplano at L1 K2 Altitude in Courchevel—and its quirky-chic Le 1954 restaurant and bar, which boasts a sunny terrace overlooking the village.
Le K2 Chogori will reopen on December 17 in time for ski season 2021-2022. Find out more here.
Nayara Hangaroa, Easter Islands
Nayara Hangaroa is located on Easter Island in Chile, where it is surrounded by the island's sacred and mysterious Moai statues built from volcanic rock—there are over 900 on the island, some over 33 feet tall, yet how they were built remains a mystery to this day.
Accommodations at Nayara Hangaroa bring the outside in with floor-to-ceiling windows that invite the golden sun, twinkling stars and the sound of waves. The hotel's dining venues highlight sustainable and healthy options using local and seasonal products, while the Manavai spa is the perfect place to harness the restorative powers of the ocean.
Find out more about Nayara Hangaroa here.
Rock House, Turks and Caicos
Set to open in 2022, this 46-villa Caribbean resort is set to provide a private, cliff-side escape that captures the elegance of the Mediterranean.
A sister property to Leading Hotels’ Grace Bay Club, Rock House will be located on Providenciales’ north shore, where guests will have access to an exclusive stretch of white sand beach. The property will feature a luxurious Beach Club, the largest infinity pool in Turks and Caicos (a whopping 100 feet), waterfront dining and wellness facilities including a spa, yoga pavilion, walking trails and fitness centre.
Find out more about Rock House here.
The Joule, Dallas, Texas, United States
Housed in a restored 1920s neo-Gothic landmark building, The Joule in Dallas is a hotel for art lovers.The entry alone boasts mid-century mosaics and a crystal-covered engine by British artist Roger Hiorns, while a thoughtfully curated collection of artworks fill the hotel's public and private spaces.
The 160-room hotel, located adjacent to the Dallas Arts District, boasts an 11,500-square-foot, subterranean spa, a Taschen bookstore and lively restaurants and bars including cocktail bar Midnight Rambler and CBD Provisions, a modern Texas Brasserie.
Find out more about The Joule Dallas here.
Villa Eden-The Leading Park Retreat (Merano, Italy)
This adults-only retreat in Italy's picturesque Merano is a peaceful 29-suite oasis with set in a gorgeous park with views of the mighty Alps in the background.
The hotel's award-winning Longevity Medical & SPA Centre is recognised as one of the leading medical retreats in Europe, offering transformational treatments focused on achieving a better quality of life.
Wymara, Turks and Caicos
Following a major renovation in November 2020, Wymara Turks and Caicos is the epitome of modern island luxury. Bringing contemporary design to an expansive stretch of Grace Bay Beach, the 134-room hotel features dreamy elements like large sun beds, breezy flowing textiles and lush tropical flora including soaring palm trees and bright bougainvillea.
But perhaps the most exciting addition to the resort is seven brand new villas, located less than a 10-minute drive from the resort. The luxurious villas sit just above the shallow waters of Turtle Tail and boast dramatic ocean views.
Find out more about Wymara Turks and Caicos here.