We’ve had a great start to the New Year. 

2017 is only two months old and we’ve already added five brand new hotels to our collection. We’re giving ourselves a pat on the back and hope you enjoy them as much as we have.

Selected for their exceptional quality and service, the following hotels and resorts alone should be enough to excite your wanderlust this year.


Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort


Four Seasons Resort Orlando - Brand New Hotels in our collection

Four Seasons Resort Orlando – A perfect welcome for the kids.


A luxury resort within the world’s most famous theme park seems to good to be true. And yet, that’s the exact experience the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort offers to its guest.  

This Four Seasons resort is located right in the heart of Florida’s Walt Disney World, so if you’ve promised a trip to visit Mickey, and have been putting it off, it’s just the incentive you needs to pack your bags and jet to America’s South Coast.

At the resort, the young ones can enjoy Disney-themed breakfasts, a five-acre water park, and the convenience of being only minutes away from the magic and wonder of Disney land. For the young at heart, a Tom Fazio golf course, Tennis courts, an adults only pool, and an award-winning spa provide plenty of entertainment and opportunities to unwind. And of course, you’re more than welcome to visit Mickey too.

Four Seasons Resort Orlando - Presidential Suite

Four Seasons Resort Orlando – The Presidential Suite 



Hotel Marques de Riscal- Elciego Spain

Hotel Marques de Riscal

Hotel Marques de Riscal – Hard to miss


When American architect Frank Gehry tries his hand at hotel design, what you get, is the Hotel Marques de Riscal.  An out of place, out of time, and thoroughly excellent hotel experience out in the wine fields of La Rioja.

Calling this hotel unusual is an understatement.

The Hotel Marques de Riscal looks like it’s been beamed from outer space and made a home for itself amid the wine fields and medieval homes of La Rioja. Even in the middle of a bustling city, it would catch the eye, but out here, it’s downright otherworldly. 


Hotel Marques de Riscal

Hotel Marques de Riscal – Gehry Wing


But looks can only get you so far. Move past the funky designs, and what you’re left with is one of the best luxury hotels you can book in Spain’s sun-splashed Elciego region. 


Hotel Marques de Riscal - Wine Cellar

Hotel Marques de Riscal – Wine Cellar


The hotel’s award-winning Spa Vinothérapie Caudalie Marqués de Riscal, will introduce you to unique treatments which draw from the therapeutic properties of the grapes and vines from the surrounding vineyards. Just like the hotel which houses it, it’s a unique experience you’ll find nowhere else.

For the gourmet’s the hotel’s Marques de Riscal restaurant, is a one Michelin Star eat that combines innovative cuisine with a vast – and excellent – selection of wine from the hotel’s cellars. Considering the fact that la Rioja is one of Spain’s best wine producers, you’re in for a treat. 


Hotel Marques de Riscal - Spa area

 Hotel Marques de Riscal – Spa



 L’Apogée Courchevel – France

L'apogée Courchevel - Brand New Hotels for 2017

L’Apogé Courchevel has one objective: being a comfortable and unpretentious retreat for you to return to after a day out on the slopes of the Alps.

There are many things to amaze and delight here: the breathtaking views of crisp white alpine slopes, the excellent spa, and the vibrant kids facilities. But what really defines the hotel, is the staff to room ratio of 150 to 53. It’s a clear statement that your every want and need will be attended to in record time. 


L'Apogée Courchevel

L’Apogée Courchevel – Stunning views right from your bedroom.


The hotel excels, at creating a homely atmosphere for you to enjoy. Play a game of pool by the fireplace, or dig into a warm plate of comfort food at the hotel’s restaurant, and read a book by the fireplace as you recharge before another day on the powder. Trust us, once stay here, just isn’t enough. 


L'apogée Courchevel pool table and fireplace

L’Apogée Courchevel – Pool table and relaxation area.



China World Summit Wing – Beijing


China World Summit Wing lobby

China World Summit Wing -Grill 79

The aptly named China World Summit Wing occupies the top 16 floors of the China World Tower. Perched 330 meters in the sky, the dizzying heights and top – notch views of Beijing make this eyrie of luxury especially appealing. 

Inside it’s all eye-candy as well.

China World Summit Wing -

China World Summit Wing – Premier Suite

The hotel’s contemporary interiors are a treat to return to ever day, and the six dining and bar options – one of which offers a direct view of the Forbidden City – should please the most demanding gourmets. End the day in style and take a dip in the infinity pool found on the 77th floor. Incredible stuff indeed.

China World Summit Wing

China World Summit Wing – Presidential Suite Bed.



Shangri – la’s le Touessrock Resort and Spa Mauritius.

Shangri la Touessrock

Shangri La Touessrock


There’s an inner circle of people who – when it comes to decadent tropical retreats – only swear by the island of Mauritius. The luxury resorts here will pamper, massage, and wine & dine you to a point where the very thought of returning to a world beyond the sun-splashed beaches and crystal waters of the Indian Ocean, is unbearable.

And yet, you’ll gladly submit to the pangs of separation anxiety.

Shangri - La Touessrock

Le Touessrock – Room with beach access


Because, with its all year round excellent weather, 24° water temperature, diverse marine life, and a friendly population, it’s better to know and miss Mauritius than to never set foot here at all. 

Shangri - La Touessrock, Beachfront

Le Touessrock – Beachfront


The Touressrok joins the fray of luxury resorts competing for the island’s elite clientèle.  With excellent service, a Givenchy Spa, an 18 hole Bernhard Langer golf course, and plenty of watersport activities on offer, there’s a lot to keep you busy in this slice of paradise.



About Nimah Koussa

The best part about being a travel writer is bringing cities and destinations to life: their stories, secret addresses, luxurious gems and unique holiday moments. And I have been one for a little more than 10 years. From the best bars and restaurants in different cities of the world to hotels where you can check-in to get away from it all, this Magazine is all about making every trip just a bit more meaningful.

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