Grand House, Vila Real de Santo António, Algarve, Portugal
This prestigious hotel was the first to open in the Algarve back in 1926. Its recent restoration showcases its Belle Époque architecture, thus opening a new chapter in the life of this emblematic location. Grand House is situated at the center of this lovely historic city built along the Guadiana river, which marks the border with Spain. A private beach reserved for its guests is only five minutes away. Its cuisine is an ode to the local cuisine and Portuguese culinary traditions, inspired by products from both land and sea.
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Monaci delle Terre Nere, Zafferana Etnea, Sicily, Italy
Monaci delle Terre Nere owes its historic architecture and notable location on the slopes of Mount Etna to the monks of the Order of Saint Anne, who settled there in the 18th century. Beautifully restored, the imposing country house, stables and old wine press provide a peaceful and romantic setting in which to appreciate the landscape that extends from the volcano to the sea. The property is committed to its eco-friendly approach and offers Sicilian cuisine that highlights the products grown on its splendid farm and estate.
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Castello Banfi – Il Borgo, Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
To the south of Montalcino, in the idyllic countryside of Val d’Orcia, the vineyards of Castello Banfi are overlooked by a 12th century fortress and a “Borgo”, a small village whose ancient houses boast sumptuous bedchambers. The Enoteca, Balsameria, glass museum and restaurants located in the château invite you to discover the many allures and treasures of Tuscany, all while being seduced by the medieval charm of this ensemble of buildings surrounded by vineyards and olive groves.
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Château Roslane, Meknes, Morocco
Along the route of Morocco’s imperial cities, at the gates of Meknes, lie 2,000 hectares of vineyards that are home to a contemporary hotel which harmoniously combines refined materials with classic lines. Surrounded by a peacefully nurturing natural setting, the château invites you on a sensorial journey into the art of Moroccan living, during which you’ll discover the estate's wines and a refined cuisine with food and wine pairings inspired by products grown on the property.
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Chatham Inn, Chatham, Cape Cod, United States
The meticulous restoration of this inn built at the turn of the 19th century provides a touch of contemporary charm to its typical New England style. Located between the historic center of Chatham and the ocean, this family house invites you to savor a multitude of pleasurable experiences, from spectacular seascapes to the cuisine of Chef Christophe Létard. Originally from Normandy, France, and an ardent champion of sustainable fishing, Chef Létard has been inspired by the excellence of the local products to create oft-praised cuisine.
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Secret Bay, Dominica, Caribbean Islands
The island of Dominica, the nature island of the Lesser Antilles, is home to one of the most beautiful natural settings in the world, which includes a tropical forest selected as a World Heritage Site by Unesco. It is within this luxuriant backdrop of greenery that six delightfully charming villas sit perched atop a cliff. Built with sustainable materials and equipped with private pools, they overlook two heavenly beaches and offer a luxurious Robinson Crusoe experience ideal for restoring your inner calm.
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CIRQA, Arequipa, Peru
Founded in 1540 at the same time as the city of Arequipa, and selected as a World Heritage Site by Unesco, this monastery situated at the heart of the city maintains the legendary tradition of the hospitality of the monks, who were always willing to provide food and shelter. Magnificently restored by local artisans using traditional materials such as volcanic stone, the monastery offers the magic of an historic setting enriched by contemporary decor. CIRQA also offers guests the opportunity to discover Arequipa’s rich culinary heritage in its restaurant specializing in spicy dishes which highlight locally grown products.
Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Sitting delicately on Motu Tevairoa, a small coral island in French Polynesia, Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort and Spa occupies a privileged spot on one of the most beautiful lagoons in the Archipelago. The villas and bungalows, which are built in an authentic Polynesian style using only natural and traditional materials, are strung out along an immaculate beach either at the heart of a tropical garden or overlooking the lagoon. It therefore comes as no surprise that the hotel participates in the coral restoration program designed to protect this unique environment.
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Gaon, Seoul, South Korea
For the last 17 years, Chef Kim Byoung-Jin Kim has explored the subtleties of Korean cuisine guided by his own inspiration and the seasons, all while paying tribute to the excellence of the products he selects. From the minimalist decor of the private rooms to the choice of ceramics created for the restaurant, everything has been conceived to enable guests to fully enjoy the experience offered. Gaon thus seeks to provide an aesthetic ideal in which gastronomy, art, and craftsmanship harmoniously come together.