Where should you travel in 2019? One way to make your selection is to consider some of the top hotspot hotels that global luxury travel network Virtuoso recommends.
From Asia to Africa to Europe and beyond, these properties dazzle with scenic settings, stunning design and impeccable service. Beachside escapes, historic properties, modern stunners and nature retreats are awaiting travelers, who will return home with the greatest souvenir: A transformational experience courtesy of these hotels that are raising the bar and exceeding the gold standard. Of course, all come with a wealth of special extras when you book your luxury stay with Virtuoso. Drawing upon its preferred relationships with 1,700 of the world’s best hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour companies and premier destinations, Virtuoso provides its wealthy clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access, which can take the form of everything from food-and-beverage credits, to room upgrades and complimentary massages — not to mention insider information to enhance your experience.
Anantara Quy Nhon Villas, Vietnam – Opened November 15, 2018
Nestled on a bay with an exclusive beach, this all-villa hideaway is set among 18 acres of tropical gardens. The 26 villas feature infinity pools, cellars with premium wines, and designated butlers. Guests will be able to spend their days relaxing in elegance, working up a sweat at the onsite gym, refreshing in the resort swimming pool or getting out into the picturesque countryside to discover even more of the real Vietnam. Virtuoso exclusives: Upgrade upon arrival if available, daily buffet breakfast for two, $100 USD equivalent food and beverage credit, complimentary Wi-Fi, and early check-in and late check-out based upon availability.
Silversands Grenada, Grenada – Opened December 1, 2018
Belmond Cadogan Hotel, U.K. – Opening winter 2019
Positioned between chic Chelsea and glamorous Knightsbridge, this historic property will feature 54 rooms, two-thirds of which are suites. It faces a private garden where guests can picnic or play tennis. A sanctuary at the crossroads of the city’s most stylish neighborhoods, the Belmond Cadogan Hotel,lets you step out from the main entrance and be swept up in the luxury brands and high-end retailers of Knightsbridge or the artistic heart of Chelsea. The hotel may be used as a private residence, if guests wish — a separate entrance is available, and guests are offered a key so they can come and go quietly.Virtuoso exclusives: Daily breakfast for two in the restaurant, multi-course lunch or dinner for two, one-way chauffeur transfer to/from Heathrow Airport for One Bedroom Suite bookings and above, complimentary Wi-Fi, and early check-in and late check-out if available.
Six Senses Bhutan, Bhutan – Opening winter 2019
Five resorts in different locations combine to offer an intimate experience with only 82 suites in total. Each resort focuses on a theme and features Six Senses’ signature qualities. This colorful Himalayan Kingdom lets you journey through the scenery of the western and central valleys, and you can’t help but find meaningful and uplifting experiences at every turn. Each of the guest suites distributed between five intimate lodges has a unique character and all embrace Six Senses’ guiding principles, which include a Six Senses Spa and Wellness Center, mindful eating, sleep and self-discovery. Virtuoso exclusives: Daily buffet breakfast for two, a special amenity, complimentary Wi-Fi, and early check-in and late check-out if available.
Rosewood Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Opening winter 2019
This hotel will become a landmark on the city’s skyline after opening in the new Victoria Dockside arts and culture district. Occupying 43 floors of a multi-use tower, the property boasts a prime waterfront location. This ultra-luxury hotel will offer 413 guestrooms, eight dining options and a fitness center, swimming pool and the first urban setting for Asaya, Rosewood’s innovative holistic wellness concept. Virtuoso exclusives: Upgrade on arrival if available, daily semi-buffet breakfast for two, $100 USD equivalent food and beverage credit, complimentary Wi-Fi, and early check-in and late check-out if available.
The Lodge at Blue Sky, U.S. – Opening spring 2019
The resort on a 3,500-acre ranch near Park City, Utah is the ultimate outdoor playground. Guests reconnect with nature through pursuits including horseback riding or fly fishing in summer, and skiing or snowshoeing in winter. The iconic Auberge Spa invites reconnection with your self through indulgent treatments, yoga, guided meditation and products that feature nourishing bloom-to-bottle ingredients. Dining at Blue Sky features organic, locally sourced ingredients with many grown or harvested on-site. The High West Distillery produces world-class whiskey, offering guests the opportunity for tastings and tours to learn the finer points of the distillation process from grain to glass. Virtuoso exclusives: Upgrade upon arrival if available, daily full breakfast for two, $100 USD resort or hotel credit, complimentary Wi-Fi, and early check-in and late check-out if available.
Hotel de la Ville, a Rocco Forte Hotel, Italy – Opening spring 2019
Located at the top of the Spanish Steps, minutes from the Trevi Fountain, this 18th-century palazzo will be reborn as a vibrant hotel, with three restaurants, a stylish rooftop bar with spectacular Rome views, and a two-floor spa and wellness facility. Virtuoso exclusives: Upgrade upon arrival if available, daily buffet breakfast for two, $100 USD equivalent food and beverage credit, complimentary Wi-Fi, and early check-in and late check-out subject to availability.
Equinox Hotel, Hudson Yards, New York City, U.S. – Opening summer 2019
The world’s first luxury-lifestyle Equinox Hotel will open within the Hudson Yards neighborhood on Manhattan’s West Side. Predicated on the same holistic philosophy as its fitness clubs, Equinox Hotels will amplify a message of high-performance living. Virtuoso exclusives: Upgrade upon booking if available; daily Continental breakfast for two; $100 USD hotel credit; complimentary Wi-Fi; early check-in and late check-out if available; complimentary one-way airport transfer for suite reservations (minimum two-night stay); and complimentary one-way private helicopter airport transfer for Equinox Suite reservations (minimum two-night stay).
And chances are, you’ll have access to all these amenities, in a New York minute.