With the official arrival of summer, travel is on our minds. Many of our clients and colleagues look forward to longer, international excursions this time of year. Whether your plans involve family and friends or a more intimate experience, here are some great new luxury destinations for a rejuvenating holiday abroad. Enjoy every minute.
Known for jaw-dropping, remote locales, Six Senses explores urban territory for the first time. Travel back to the 15th century at Six Senses Rome in its UNESCO-protected Palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini redesigned by architect Patricia Urquiola. Fans of ancient Roman history will appreciate the spa’s Roman Bath experience, and tourists can relax in the rooftop secret garden after a day of sightseeing.
All-American lifestyle brand RH knows how to make a grand first impression. For its inaugural international location, RH England | The Gallery at Historic Aynho Park, guests are invited to live out their Bridgerton fantasies at a 17th-century estate with 60 rooms in the Cotswolds. Dine in gorgeous settings such as the Orangery and the Loggia as deer graze around the grounds.
Beat the crowds by staying at a former Austro-Hungarian fortress in Boka Bay reimagined as Mamula Island boutique property. The all-inclusive concept offers a beach, holistic spa, three pools, three restaurants and four bars. And should you have the desire to tour the country’s pristine nature and untapped culture, a fleet of boats is available to whisk you to the mainland.
Better known for designer shoes, Christian Louboutin is among the herd of hoteliers putting Melides on the map. Vermelho Melides, his official foray into the hospitality world, celebrates his overnight affinity for the undeveloped Alentejo region. As to be expected, details are over the top: Giuseppe Ducrot’s sculpted façade, Los Tres Juanes carpentry, and an ornate, bespoke silver bar by Ofebrería Villarreal.
A family-friendly destination since 1963, Abi dʹOru on Porto Rotondo’s La Marinella beach unveiled its makeover in May. Modernized highlights are the kids’ club; refreshed accommodations, including Family Deluxe Rooms and Signature Suites, and a swimming pool with local Orosei marble and hydromassage areas. More local touches range from Sardinian honey spa treatments to Tzia Maria restaurant’s custom Pattadese knives from Pattada.
Once a medieval castle turned family’s private château on 2,500 acres, Domaine des Etangs reopened to the public after joining the Auberge Resorts Collection. Francophiles can luxuriate in its authentic ambiance, including a dairy barn and millhouse repurposed as an art gallery and spa, respectively. Choose from Hèrmes decor-appointed rooms in the main inn, farmhouse cottages and the long house’s multi-level suites.