There’s something about walking into a well-kitted out hotel room that just makes all your cares fall away. Whether its floor-to-ceiling windows, or opulently large bathtubs, a gorgeous hotel is a world away from your busy desk, and that’s what really matters.
Of course these days, it’s important to take things to the next level, and hotels are rolling out more amenities, some so luxurious you didn’t know you needed to experience them — until now. The hotel partners who make up Preferred Hotels and Resorts’ Legend Collection are selected for offering up an exceptional experience from culinary to culture. Whether you’re into racing around the Tuscan countryside, or balancing your chakras through ancient therapies, the luxury amenities from these five Preferred Hotels and Resorts’ partner hotels will delight and surprise, and probably get you booking your next holiday.
Sightseeing by supercar, Castello di Casole, Italy
What better (or ultra-luxurious) way to see the Italian coast than in a Ferrari California 458, Spider or Italia? Experience the ultimate in Italian luxury while you stay at Castello di Casole in Siena Italy, an all-suite hotel housed in a former castle that truly lets you experience the gorgeousness of the Tuscan landscape. Perched on the top of a 4,200 acre private country estate, the hotel is both a sight to see and a sight to see from. Be sure to catch it when you zoom out in your supercar for the day.
Castello di Casole, Località Querceto, Casole d’Elsa Siena, Italy 53031, preferredhotels.com/castello-di-casole
Cruising the high seas, NIZUC Resort & Spa, Mexico
At Cancun’s NIZUC Resort & Spa in Mexico, not only can you luxuriate in the hotel, which boasts 29 acres and features 274 luxurious suites and private villas, you can do the same on the resort’s new 56-square foot luxury catamaran that comes replete with chef, full crew and butler. raise along the coastline and discover the Isla Mujeres, or jump in for some scuba diving. In the evening, enjoy a freshly prepared four-course dinner under the stars. The NIZUC at Sea package comes with a four-night stay at the resort for up to six guests.
NIZUC Resort & Spa, Boulevard Kukulcan Km 21+260, Punta Nizuc, Punta Nizuc Cancun, Meixco 77500, preferredhotels.com/nizuc-resort-and-spa
Spiritual renderings, The Siam, Thailand
Sometimes its easy to forget amidst all the shopping and eating that Thailand has a truly mystical side. This is back in the forefront at the elegant The Siam in Bangkok. The luxury boutique hotel, facing the iconic Chao Praya River offers the incredibly unique opportunity to experience Sak Yant, the ancient Thai art of inking secret tattoos. The space in the hotel where this takes place is specially consecrated and the ceremony is preformed by a trained practitioner who combines ancient geometric and deity symbols with Buddhist prayers. These black ink tattoos are believe to enhance one’s luck, protection or even charisma. The process is done by traditional them, or needles, so might not be for the faint hearted.
The Siam, 3 2 Khao Road, Bangkok, Thailand 10300, preferredhotels.com/the-siam
Dive into ancient therapies, The Imperial, India
Discover the healing properties of India’s ancient Ayurvedic therapies at The Imperial, an award-winning historic hotel located in the heart of New Delhi. Its mix of Victorian, Colonial and Art Deco architecture is sure to mesmerise just as the on-site spa heals. Its signature Imperial Depth treatment (which can be enjoyed at 20% off with a minimum two-night stay at Best Available Rate) is a 90-minute experience that begins with an aromatherapy massage using the spa’s own organic oils and which utilises deep tissue techniques as well as panic healing strokes.
The Imperial, Janpath, New Delhi, India 110001, preferredhotels.com/the-imperial-new-delhi
Dine a little differently, Palazzo Versace, Dubai
Put together the opulence of the Versace brand and the over-the-top nature of a place like Dubai, and the Palazzo Versace awaits to offer up the greatest of culinary experiences to its guests. Beyond its 215 hotel rooms and suites, the hotel’s restaurant is an ever-changing carousel concept that see’s it evolve every three to four months when they bring in a new chef and create a whole new menu. Don’t expect staid, expected hotel food here, instead the hotel hires chefs (Michelin-starred or not) known for their innovation and creativity.
Palazzo Versace, Culture Village, Al Jaddaf Dubai, AE, preferredhotels.com/palazzo-versace-dubai
Enjoy these Legendary hotels with iPrefer
Travellers can enjoy additional benefits by enrolling in Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ iPrefer guest loyalty program, the first hotel loyalty programme in the world for independent hotels. Complimentary to join, iPrefer is available at more than 600 participating hotel properties worldwide. For more information, visit www.iprefer.com
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