#theATOD5 | 5 Luxury Hotel Picks
Around the World| We scour the globe for something uniquely … us.Aluxury hotel is more than mere expense, it’s a state of mind.
No matter where you travel, where you sleep is quite possibly the most important part. While we’ve been off seeing the world, we have chosen a few hotels we are absolutely dying to stay at. From ones strategically placed within a modern contemporary art museum, a tree house in the jungle – to domes in the middle of nothing but nature, each has its own distinct reason for being on our list.
Modern or historic, epic or undeniably cool, every one of these five hotels offer something we want to explore: adventure + abandon.
Designed by renowned architecture and interior design firm Deborah Berke Partners, guest rooms are open and light-filled, taking advantage of large windows that create dramatic exterior views and play with light and shadow. Due to the building’s unique historic features, floor plans may vary within each room type.
Reservations | 405.982.6900
Rincon De Las Animas | Calle Camino Real S/N | Animas Bajas, SJC | La Playa, BCS
Acre is a 25 acre piece of farmland adjacent to San Jose del Cabo. The restaurant, cocktail bar, event space and surrounding farms is the first phase. 12 tree-houses will be added to our palm forest shortly. Eventually the full 25 acres will be developed as a space for people to relax, learn, rejuvenate and celebrate.
All efforts have been made to keep Acre true to its place. The very walls are made from compressing the surrounding earth. The shade structures above you are made with sticks from local palo de arco trees. All of the furniture, dishware, lighting and accessories come from the Baja or the Mexican mainland. It’s our belief that people appreciate authenticity in their surroundings.
RESERVATIONS | tel: 624.171.8226 | email@example.com
2165 Hazako Hamajima-cho | Shima-shi | Mie 517-0403 Japan
Amanemu embraces the ancient Japanese bathing tradition of onsen, using nutrient-rich thermal springs to provide a contemplative and restorative retreat set among serene natural surroundings.
The Two-Bedroom Sora Villa overlooks its own private garden with partial sea views. Living areas and bedroom pavilions open onto expansive verandas offering daybeds and an alfresco dining area. Private onsen facilities draw nutrient-rich water from nearby hot springs.
RESERVATIONS: tel: 0120 951 125 (Japan-toll free) | firstname.lastname@example.org
Torres del Paine National Park , (Patagonia, Chile)
Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa sits on a bluff where the South American pampa meets Lake Sarmiento. The building is immersed in the landscape and emerges from the hillside. The award winning architecture complements the flow of the geology in this privileged location and showcases the magnificent views of the Torres del Paine National Park, declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1978.
Inside, wood clad walls emanate warmth, safety and protection – a cozy hideaway after a day spent discovering the amazing Patagonian outdoors. The essence of the interior decoration mirrors the design of our sister hotel, Tierra Atacama and here, as there, furnishings and textiles were hand made by Chilean craftspeople, using natural materials from the region, high quality workmanship and inspiration from the surrounding estancias as well as the influence of the native Tehuelche people.
There is something truly delicious about curling up on a comfortable sofa with a lap blanket, a book and a glass of wine and then forgetting about the book and just staring out the window at one of the Earth’s most sublime places. (AGREED!)
RESERVATIONS | tel: 1 800 829 5325 | email@example.com
Treehotel/Brittas Pensionat | Edeforsväg 2 A | 960 24 Harads | Sverige
The Blue Cone is based on simplicity and accessibility, both in terms of material and design. The room is a traditional wooden structure with three foundations in the ground to give a sense of height and lightness, but also stability.
You access the room via a bridge from the nearby mountain. The bridge is well suited for people with disabilities. The exterior consists of laminated birch wood, the interior of timber. The treeroom is 22m² and has four beds, separate sleeping loft, bathroom and living room. Shower and sauna is located in two separate buildings close by. All our tree rooms has free WiFi.
Britta’s Pensionat is open for Treehotel’s guests, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in an authentic 1930-1950’s setting. There’s a restaurant, bar, sauna and relaxation area, TV, and internet. When you arrive at Treehotel, you first check at Britta’s pensionat; then it’s a short stroll through the breathtaking nature to your treeroom.