Small Luxury Hotels of World Adds Five Properties
8 rooms start from USD2,000 per night including breakfast, lunch and dinner
One of the most exclusive private ranch properties in the Western Montana region, Riverview Ranch offers abundant wildlife, white-water rafting and world-class trout fishing in two private lakes and the famous Clark Fork River. Guests can enjoy a host of activities at the ranch from arena lessons and paddle board yoga to cattle driving, pole bending and river floating. Hearty family-style feasts and mouth-watering multi-course wine pairing experiences await in the magnificent Lodge Great Room using farm-to-table ingredients.
SLH Insider Tip: The ranch can arrange a Polaris Ranger tour for guests to discover Montana’s wildlife including osprey, eagles, red-tailed hawks, elks, white tail deer and big horn sheep.
17 rooms start from USD375 per night including breakfast
Originally owned by the first President of the Bank of London & Mexico, Brick Hotel is once again alive with the sound of guests enjoying its unique history and impeccable hospitality. The history of The Brick Hotel is etched into the lobby floor, with the original tiles from England still in place. Now, it has been brought firmly up to date offering sleek suites – a haven from the hip streets of the unique neighborhood on La Roma that surround the hotel. Lounge in the sun overlooking the city in one of the signature suites. After a busy day exploring galleries and bohemian shops, relax at Cerrajeria restaurant where modern cuisine and exceptional mixology awaits.
SLH Insider Tip: Don’t forget to stroll Terraza95 – Hotel Brick´s open space – to enjoy a laid back ambiance, cool music and a perfect view of the famed La Roma district. Then wander the streets during the ‘golden hour’ of sunset, or take them in from the hotel’s roof terrace over a cocktail.
8 rooms from USD395
Guests looking for seclusion and adventure are well-placed at Cougar Ridge, one of the most remote and scenic regions of the country. The resort is located about two hour’s drive from Salt Lake City or Las Vegas airports. Located in the heart of the Utah national park area, the property has easy access to Capital Reef, Bryce and Zion National Park. Nestled in a secluded valley with spectacular views, the luxury ranch resort offers a wide assortment of activities ranging from horse riding for all ability levels, rodeo activities, photography, painting, wood and rock carving, beer and winemaking, night sky parties and viewing, guided national park adventures, to world-class hunting and trout fishing in private streams.
SLH Insider Tip: Cougar Ridge is a mini working ranch – feel free to get your hands dirty and experience the life of a farmhand, from feeding the animals, cleaning the shed to driving the tractor. There is also a Game Room in the basement of the lodge that you can rent out for a night of fun – it comes with a bar, golf simulator and a 2-lane bowling alley.
23 rooms from USD962 including two nights with breakfast
Nestled into an untouched corner of the world on Brazil’s northeastern coast, 18 miles south of Maceió, Kenoa Beach Spa Resort is an eco-friendly resort set on the fine white sands of the Barra de São Miguel beach. The preservation of natural fauna, the use of local stones in replacement of industrial materials and solar energy heating the water are only a few mentions of the many efforts that the hotel takes to live in harmony with its environment. Guests looking to indulge in a wellness sanctuary will particularly enjoy the hotel’s spa, which offers a Japanese ofuro bath and soothing rituals and massages using different spices.
SLH Insider Tip: The hotel can arrange a host of experiences for guests to explore the Maceió region including a unique canoe visit to an oyster nursery where travelers can taste fresh oysters in the middle of a lagoon and visit the village where oyster and honey producers live in Taipa houses.
27 suites from USD400
Located in a mountainous-coastal region near Manuel Antonio National Park, Los Altos Resort is Manuel Antonio’s premier laidback luxury boutique resort along a private section of Manuel Antonio Beach. The resort also features an infinity pool and a connected network of hiking trails. Each of its spacious private residences comes with a vivid Pacific Ocean view through floor-to-ceiling windows. The decor’s emphasis is on rich exotic hardwoods, tropical rattan furniture and Bali-inspired adornments to invoke a sense of warmth and relaxation. The resort offers a wide variety of dining options from local Costa Rican dishes, Thai, Japanese sushi, kosher and private dining in the comfort of your own residence. It also has only restaurant in Manual Antonio offering fine dining. Spend the day relaxing on the beach or pampering yourself at Los Altos Resort’s full-service ocean-view spa.
SLH Insider Tip: This coastal town is special because of its mountainous-coastal hybrid way of life – combining an extraordinary view of the ocean with an abundant presence of tropical nature. Bring along a sense of adventure as you explore Manuel Antonio National Park. End your visit at Playa Manuel Antonio, a beach with some spectacular views of the ocean, with a cool dip in the sea.