Onyria Marinha Edition Hotel & Thalasso is a luxurious five star boutique hotel in Cascais, just a 20 minutes’ drive East of Lisbon. The hotel stands out for its spectacular architecture and dreams (with Onyria meaning “dreams” in Greek).
Portugal is well known for its stellar golf courses. The wide range of golf resorts in Portugal will appeal to all golfers. Most of the renowned courses are in the South of Portugal, in the Algarve. However, Portugal’s centre, and the Lisbon coast offer some exceptional places, too! We had a close look…
Located near Cascais, one of the most richest municipalities in Portugal, The Oitavos Hotel is only a 20 minute drive from Lisbon. One reads, on the hotel website, that the Oitavos seeks to “embrace rather than compete with nature,” and it succeeds in doing just that — the ambiance of the hotel seamlessly merges ultra modern interior design with the wild natural surroundings, including the lush Oitavos Dunes golf course and the rippling Atlantic oceanfront.
Areias do Seixo is probably one of the most enchanting boutique hotels we have seen in a while. It’s located approximately a 45 minutes drive North of Lisbon, on Portugal’s Atlantic coast, and it’s an absolutely romantic and charming hideaway! We’re happy to award it our travelmemo WOW factor!
The romantic boutique apartment accommodation “Masseria Alchimia” is located in Fasano approximately 50 km South of Bari (the capital of Puglia in the heel of the Italian boot). In the 17th century, the Masseria had been a small hermitage. Owner and landlady Caroline Groszer bought it in 2006 and transformed it to a charming, small resort with 10 apartments, surrounded by natural landscape of old olive trees.
W Hotel Singapore opened as recently as October 2012 next to the stylish Sentosa Cove marina. Conveniently located on Sentosa Island next to a whole bunch of new elegant restaurants and condominiums, W Singapore features its typical design centric approach to decoration, colors and lighting.
Not far from Singapore’s city center you’ll find an oasis of tranquility and style. Mövenpick Heritage offers a luxury hotel with a Swiss touch situated on Sentosa Island, Singapore’s entertainment and beach island.
Early in 2013 we are touring Chile and Argentina on a Relais & Châteaux assignment. They are a collection of the most beautiful restaurants and hotels scattered around the world. Historically the hotel collection started out in 1954 as ‘route du bonheur’ (route of happiness), rallying outstanding restaurants and hotels along the picturesque route from Paris to lavish Côte d’Azur on the Mediterranean.
Once we learned about that concept we thought there must also be a route du bonheur in Chile and Argentina. Here’s our take…
The luxurious Finca Cortesin Hotel & Golf Club is located on the Mediterranean coast of Spain known as the Costa del Sol (The Sun Coast). It can, however, just as easily be referred to as the Costa del ‘Golf’ for its abundance of golfing options. The hotel’s palatial design is inspired by traditional Andalusian architecture — big, bright and spacious.
After spending some days in vibrant Granada we were looking forward to relaxing a few days on the countryside. Hacienda La Boticaria is a splendid Andalusian-style farmhouse located only a 20 minutes drive from vivid Seville. Enjoy their lavish setup with numerous patios, a driving range and the nearby golf club Real Club de Golf de Sevilla!