As the consumer’s appetite for travel continues to grow, we’ve compiled some of the more interesting accommodations worthy of your 2019 travel list.
The collection of properties and their destinations has been compiled as an inspiring guide for readers to consult while planning a new year of global discovery. It includes a forest hideaway in the Catskill Mountains, beachfront villas on a private beach on one of the Caribbean’s most untouched islands, a rock-and-roll inspired hotel in the heart of music city, an eco-friendly boutique property on the shores of Tulum’s white beaches and a timeless establishment designed by Studio 11 in one of the most historic US cities.
Eastwind Hotel & Bar, Catskill Mountains, NY
Eastwind Hotel and Bar is located within the proximity of the mountains and nearby trails, attractions and other Catskill towns. The boutique hotel’s design draws upon the property’s history as a bunkhouse for hunters, fly fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts dating back to the 1920s.
Guests can relax in the wood barrel sauna or hot tub, enjoy a nightcap at the Salon’s cocktail bar, or cosy up by the Salon’s fireplace while admiring the scenery.
Paradise Beach, Nevis, Caribbean
New for the holidays at Nevis’ Paradise Beach are five Beach Houses raised on stilts above the property’s private beach. Paradise Beach Nevis is the only beachfront villa property on the island and offers seven bedroom villas and five beach houses raised on stilts (with copper plunge pools) above the resort’s private beach.
Every dwelling has a private pool, full gourmet kitchen, views of St Kitts, a 24/7 concierge, and access to the property’s private chef. Special activities include privately guided walks to Nevis Peak, weekly Lobster Bakes on the beach, and private cooking classes to make a Nevisian brunch with the property’s private chef.
Hutton Hotel, Nashville, TN, USA
Set in the city’s West End neighbourhood and steps from the heart of Music Row, the four-star Hutton Hotel offers guests an immersive journey into Nashville’s creative culture. It includes a cocktail lounge and entertainment venue in partnership with GreenLight Media & Marketing; the WestEnd Kitchen & Bar offering an inventive take on traditional Southern cuisine; a fully-equipped Writers’ Studios serving as unique creative spaces and 1,200 square metres of flexible event space.
The hotel’s 247 guest rooms and suites and three signature suites are designed by Studio 11 Design to have residential comfort and a rock-and-roll edge while offering the southern-style hospitality guests have come to expect from Nashville’s original lifestyle hotel.
Casa Violeta, Tulum, Mexico
Casa Violeta, found on the white beaches of Tulum, is an eco-friendly boutique hotel where guests can enjoy down-to-earth luxury in an intimate setting.
A natural sanctuary, it values tradition and maintains time-tested tradition. Each of the 13 accommodations are decorated with local handmaid artwork and fabrics. On the property, guests can cleanse the body, mind and spirit in the Temazcal, a ‘medicinal house’ containing hot volcanic rocks infused with healing waters to create a bath/sweat lodge.
The Stoneleigh Hotel, Dallas, TX
Classic and modern elegance are juxtaposed at the chic uptown location of Le Méridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh. In each of its 176 guest rooms and suites, warm cinnabar and charcoal colour palettes blend modern amenities with custom mahogany and marble-topped furniture. Bathrooms feature sleek black-and-white Calcutta marble flooring and chrome fixtures.
The 1923 Art Deco building is steps from businesses, museums, boutique shopping, premium cuisine and nightlife.