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).
Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu offers hip living by the beach. An Ibiza inspired lush beach club suggests white barefoot elegance at its best. Stylish furniture, decor and lighting make for an excellent stay in Cebu, one of 7107 Philippine islands.
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.
Alto Atacama Desert Lodge is situated in Northern Chile, hidden at the edge of San Pedro de Atacama’s oasis. The cubic architecture contrasts spectacularly with rugged red mountains in the background.
The rural yet stylish decor and a welcoming staff have you immediately feel at home in one of the driest deserts on this planet…
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.
The royal state of Rajasthan is well known all over the world for its rich cultural heritage, enticing music and dances, grand monuments, colorful fairs and festivals, beautiful pieces of art and of course there is ‘The Palace on Wheel’.
Consider staying at the Oberoi Udaivilas when you plan your Rajasthan roundtrip!
In December 2011 the new 5 star hotel Giardino Mountain in Campfer next to Saint Moritz, Switzerland, opened its doors to discerning guests.
Surrounded by majestic mountains, the Giardino Mountain resort boasts alpine chic, a generous spa, luxuriously equipped rooms with a view and excuisite cuisine in three different restaurants.
Guests choose from countless winter sports activities such as skiing, cross-country skiing, winter polo, curling or during summer time hiking, golf, sailing, paragliding, surfing or kite surfing.
As a photographer more often than not you ask yourself whether you should grab that special moment and take the photograph right away or you better ask first and then try to catch up with the opportunity now gone. It’s pretty much a poker game at times. Here’s how I try to seize those special moments without embarrassing people.
During our two-week Puglia roundtrip we stayed at wonderful country houses (Masseria Cimino, Masseria Le Fabriche, Masseria Fumarola) and stylish hotels (La Sommità Relais, Acaya Golf Resort, Histó Relais). On our way in-between we also visited Borgo Egnazia Resort and Masseria Bagnara but we didn’t stay there overnight. Therefore they make it only to some of our unstructured list of rankings.
(You do have to discuss something at lunch time, don’t you? We like to compile our little ratings as a holiday review during the lengthy yet tasty Italian luncheons…)
Built on a former Masseria that housed an abbey dating back to the first century, this retreat offers 46 stunning rooms and suites around a few courtyards and a spa with its two pools. The showers are the most generous around ;-)