Whether you are looking for a vacation in the pastoral landscape of Ireland, or imaging a dining experience with views over the sand dunes of Dubai, or just that perfect beach location for a getaway – we take a look at the some of the inspirational settings tp choose from.
5. Adare Manor, County Limerick, Ireland
Adare Manor is a 19th century castle hotel located in Adare Village in the lush greens of Ireland’s County Limerick. The landscape design of the property has been developed with a detailed understanding of the historical estate and its heritage. It features formal parterre gardens, cloister gardens, walled courtyard gardens, arboretum planting, meadow parkland planting and swathes of new woodland habitat. The estate boasts 177 mature arboretum trees, 2,675 woodland trees, approximately 100,000 shrubs and plants, and around 5 acres of parkland meadows.
4. Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa, Abu Dhabi
The intimate Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa opened in January in the heart of the Abu Dhabi dunes. It’s located just 45 minutes from Abu Dhabi airport and 90 minutes away from Dubai and offers an authentic Bedouin style dining experience with live entertainment, set apart from the main hotel with views of the picturesque dunes. The 103 guest room resort features local details, traditional artwork and Arabesque accessories, plus the Talise Spa with 13 treatment rooms, individual male and female Hammam, saunas, hot tubs, Jacuzzi, steam room, crystal salt room, Cryo Treatment room and hot and cold plunge pools.
3. The InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf
The InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf opened in October 2017 as the leading luxury hotel in D.C.’s mixed-use waterfront community. It offers stunning views of the Potomac River that can be enjoyed over a cocktail at WAVES, the resort’s a rooftop pool/bar. It also features Kith/Kin, an Afro-Caribbean restaurant by James Beard Rising Star Winner Executive Chef Kwame Onwuachi, and luxury full service spa L’Occitane situated over the pier with river views.
2. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Florida
The Ritz-Carlton, Naples offers some of the most stunning sunset views over the Gulf of Mexico. The 450-room resort features two heated outdoor pools, eight dining experiences and a world-class spa with over 30 treatments rooms. It also offers access to the Tiburón Golf Club, which has two 18-hole Greg Norman-designed championship golf courses.
1. The Rittenhouse, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Rittenhouse is situated on Philadelphia’s iconic Rittenhouse Square and offers views over the public park that is one of the five original squares planned by the city’s founder in the late 17th century. The hotel celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2019 and offers dining at Lacroix, an acclaimed AAA Four Diamond Award restaurant, plus a full service spa with a full menu of massage therapies and other treatments.