Top 5 Hotels this Quarterly

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Our Family friendly hotel

The lakes by Yoo, Costwolds, UK

This designer Cotswolds estate has a series of very big houses in the country – even one styled by Kate Moss. Kids can run wild and free, with bushcraft and fire-lighting lessons devised by adventurer Ben Fogle, fishing, archery and kayaking sessions. They'll leave with the survival instincts of Bear Grylls. Thrills (ziplining, biking, swimming) and chills (puppetry, pizza-making, animal-petting) are spread over three clubs for different ages.

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Our City Hotel

Rosewood Hotel Hong Kong

2019 sees the completion of Hong Kong’s Victoria Dockside, the Adrian Cheng-helmed project which aims to turn the city’s Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront into a food, art, and design hub. In the heart of it all is the Rosewood Hotel, Hong Kong, which will open in March. Designed by Kohn Pederson Fox Associates—the same architects responsible for The High Line and Hudson Yards—the 413-room property includes eight restaurants, Loro Piana wall coverings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and presidential suites with full-length lap pools.

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Our Wildcard Hotel

Six Senses Shaharut, Israel

Set to open in Mid 2019. Once again, the sustainability-minded Asian brand Six Senses is making a foray off the beaten path. (It’s a dare that worked for them when they ventured into Oman a decade ago and, more recently, onto the Turkish coast.) The goal here is to showcase the rich Biblical heritage of the Negev Desert’s Arava Valley.

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Our Ski Hotel

Caldera House, Jackson Hole, USA

A luxurious boutique hotel nestled at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village, Wyoming. Caldera House is ideally situated in the heart of Teton Village, just a few feet from the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort tram and a short drive to Grand Teton National Park. Summer or winter, The House offers unparalleled access to adventure in a setting to die for. Summer or winter, take advantage of all Jackson Hole has to offer with the help of your dedicated concierge. From dog sledding and snow trekking to whitewater rafting and fly fishing, we customize every adventure to suit your seasonal tastes.

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Best Beach Hotel

Hotel Esencia, Tulum, Mexico 

Hotel Esencia is a majestic 50-acre estate at the midpoint between Tulum and Playa del Carmen in Mexico. It has long enjoyed a storied past in this ancestral cradle of culture, cuisine, and comfort. Originally built as the private hideaway home of an Italian duchess on the most beautiful beach of the Mayan Riviera, it later became a hotel, and, for some time, has been a sought after destination for honeymooners seduced by the serene comforts of this timeless mansion.

A new chapter began in 2014 with the arrival of a new owner and a bold, worldly outlook on how to savor paradise. The estate’s provenance as a place of leisure for nobility is the guiding inspiration for a modern reimagining. The Main House remains the hotel’s centerpiece, around which footpaths lead to only 38 suites and 3 villas where guests enjoy genuine privacy and top flight hospitality. Ideally situated far from huge resorts and the roar of pleasure boats, the immaculate bay of Xpu-Ha is a natural haven where each year sea turtles make their nests. Hotel Esencia invites the happy few who know how rare it is to find a place that is truly unique, to make it their home in the tropics

TravelSimon Blackford