INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has added five new member hotels to its collection.
Hotel Lou Pinet, St Tropez, France
Set in a residential area near Places des Lices, Hotel Lou Pinet is a hideaway where the spirit of the 1960s and 1970s lives on. Guarded by the tall pine trees that give the hotel its name, the property is set across three Provençal homes. Imagined by its owners and designed by French designer Charles Zana to recreate the glory days of Saint-Tropez, the property is painted light yellow and accented with green wooden shutters, while rooms and suites are light-filled and have a strong vintage aesthetic. Designed to resemble a secret cave, the Tata Harper Spa is located at the bottom of the garden, while famed restaurant Beefbar by Riccardo Giraudi offers a street food-style sharing menu using high-quality ingredients.
The Sukhothai Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
Close to Bangkok’s business and entertainment neighborhoods, The Sukhothai Bangkok was named in honor of the ancient city of Sukhothai. The hotel is surrounded by gardens and lotus ponds that pay homage to old-world elegance as an icon of luxury in Bangkok for the past 28 years. Designed with the Sukhothai design elements of water, silk, granite, mirror and wood in mind by renowned American architect and interior designer Edward Tuttle, the hotel recently completed refurbishment of its Main Wing in December 2019. Amenities include an infinity-edged swimming pool and the Spa Botanica.
San Canzian Village & Hotel, Buje, Croatia
Located in the heart of Istria, in the 14th century medieval village of Mužolini Donji, San Canzian Village & Hotel is surrounded by fertile valleys, olive gardens and vineyards, offering guests the opportunity to experience a side of Croatia that is still being discovered by international visitors. Co-owned by a former journalist from Split, the hotel is a dispersed hotel, comprising several small exclusive structures inspired by indigenous styles of architecture yet fitted with modern solutions. Privacy is assured with all of its 24 rooms having individual entrances.
Panoptis Escape, Mykonos, Greece
Overlooking the idyllic Elia Beach in Mykonos, Panoptis Escape is an ensemble of boutique villas that offers a 360-degree view of the Aegean Sea. Each villa features its own outdoor spa Jacuzzi or private infinity pool, individual design as well as different room concepts. Inspired by its namesake, Zeus, the king of the Ancient Greek gods, Panoptis Escape aims to elevate the hospitality experience to divine standards, according to the company. The resort operates from May 15 to October 15, 2020.
Villas del Mar, San José del Cabo, Mexico
A collection of stylish beachfront and hillside residences in the exclusive luxury community of Palmilla, Villas Del Mar has welcomed many high-profile guests looking for anonymity, service and views across the Sea of Cortez. Exclusive Villas Del Mar and Espiritu Del Mar amenities, including ‘Ninety Six’ private beach club and kids club, are all nearby. Guests can embrace Club Espiritu’s 10,000 sq. ft. of fitness and wellness space backed by ocean and mountain panoramas or, alternatively, spa treatments and dinner can all be offered in the privacy of their own villa. Four championship golf courses are nearby, including Palmilla’s 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature course.