The Hot List:
Summer's Chicest New Hotels
While we may or may not have spent a large part of the last two years online shopping and attempting to gather any form of motivation whatsoever, hoteliers have been hard at work curating the very holiday concepts we dreamt of during Lockdown 2.0. From fresh boutique hotels to chic extensions of iconic names, discover our dreamy edit of the hottest new spots to be (and be seen at) this summer.
Beverly Hills, California
Channeling the contemporary cool vibe of golden California with a touch of British heritage, The Maybourne easily stands its ground as the new kid on the block. Unveiled in 2020, this ‘Beverly Hills cool meets art deco glam’ hotel exudes the summer mood throughout its chic curated interior. Lunch on The Terrace surrounded by Californian lemon boughs and shaded by bright white parasols - the perfect scene to enjoy fresh, local produce carefully sourced from sea and shore. Take a dip in the Rooftop Pool or tap out for the day at the Spa with a cutting-edge aromatherapy or CBD treatment. With a newly unveiled bar by interior designer André Fu, there is no need to venture beyond the Maybourne’s contemporary comforts.
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Lake Como, Italy
From the creative minds behind the legendary Hotel Grand Tremezzo comes Passalacqua. With a reputation for its luxury retreats and upper-echelon visitors, unveiling a new hotel on Lake Como comes with great expectations and the De Santis family exceeded every one of them. Enough to humble even the grandest of guests, Passalacqua is exquisitely detailed with hand-blown glass chandeliers, classic damask walls and one-of-a-kind handcrafted works by esteemed Italian artisans. Dating back to the 18th century, the historic private villa has been converted over three years to a 12-suite retreat in all its baroque Italian glory with original frescoes and ceiling carvings. Set amongst seven acres of lush land flourishing with olive groves, roses and magnolia, if you ever needed a reason to visit Lake Como, Passalacqua is it.
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Pan Deï Palais
Saint Tropez, France
A private oasis in the heart of Saint-Tropez, the Pan Deï Palais is surrounded by picturesque streets and European palms. Dating back to 1835, the hotel is rich in history told through oriental design detail and sumptuous touches. A romantic gesture from French general, Jean-François Allard, to Princess Bannu Pan Deï of India, the refurbished mansion sets the scene of their love story. Indian artefacts are interspersed throughout the interior and vibrant colour stands out against dark wood furnishing and hand-painted wall murals. Complete with thatched cabanas set amongst exotic plants, Indian parasols and a private beach, Pan Deï Palais tells a captivating story with its unique and timeless charm.
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Fari Islands, Maldives
Sitting on the edge of Fari Marina Village, Patina brings together sustainability and aesthetics for a destination that will have eco-enthusiasts and design-aficionados swooning. Freshly launched in 2021, Patina cultivates a relationship between creative concepts and individuals for a community-based retreat that goes beyond your average hotel experience. Brainchild of Brazilian architect, Marcio Kogan, Patina is scattered with private villa sanctuaries and rustic studios inspired by nature’s materials and designed to habituate a soothing and tranquil experience. Powered by solar panels and boasting a sophisticated plant-based culinary experience, Patina is an island experience like no other.
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Words by Talitha Ward