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Photo Journal: Song Saa Private Island

Photo Journal: Song Saa Private Island

Song Saa Private Island

Koh Rong Islands, Cambodia


Beauty abounds at Song Saa: warm, gin-clear water, handsome thatched villas tricked out in natural, earthy textures, and a sense of calm that’s almost hypnotising. But it’s the wholehearted commitment to sustainability and the dedication to building mutually beneficial relationships with local communities that makes this Cambodian marvel one of the most soul-stirring stays on the planet.

Song Saa Private Island Discover & Escape Louis A W Sheridan
Discover and Escape Song Saa Private Island Cambodia Louis Sheridan
Discover and Escape Song Saa Private Island Cambodia Louis Sheridan
Discover and Escape Song Saa Private Island Cambodia Louis Sheridan
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Gstaad Palace

Gstaad Palace

Perched majestically atop the town of Gstaad, is Gstaad Palace, and the so-called ‘secret season’ – the period between mid-May and mid-August – is fast becoming the most favoured time to visit it. 

Le Bristol Paris

Le Bristol Paris

Set on the devastatingly lovely rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Le Bristol greets you like an old friend. It’s captivating and warm, with big chandeliers and Gobelin tapestries hung all around. 

Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen

If, past the age of eight, you haven't been itching to sleep in in a treetop hideaway, Chewton Glen might (read: will) persuade you otherwise. The stuff of folklore and beloved Blyton books, the New Forest bastion of luxury has captured the magic of childhood enchantment, but in an altogether more grown up way.

The Peninsula Tokyo

The Peninsula Tokyo


A good looking maze of artful lighting and intricate latticework, the lobby at The Peninsula Tokyo is a sight to behold. It’s notably buzzy - the sort of place you might meet friends for a pre-dinner glass of white or bump into somebody rather beguiling over a heady nightcap. Live musicians entertain from a concealed balcony, setting the tone for the activity down below. 

Castello Del Nero

Castello Del Nero

Stately and charming, Castello del Nero looks as though it could’ve been plucked straight from an Italian fairy tale. With vaulted ceilings aplenty, honey-hued tiles and acre upon acre of grounds to romp around in, this 12th-century residence is lovely to say the very least. 

Canal House

Canal House

A waterside ode to the Dutch Golden Age, Canal House is as cool as it is captivating. With rich colours and artful lighting aplenty, this intimate residence on the banks of the Keizersgracht packs a real punch design-wise and the staff know where it’s at when it comes to impressing. Expect iced tea upon arrival, an upbeat, fashion-forward vibe and more mirrors than one can shake a stick at

Aman Canal Grande

Aman Canal Grande

All soaring ceilings and gilded stucco reliefs, Aman Canal Grande is as majestic as they come. A terrific mélange of history and modern verve; burnished mirrors twinkle amid custom-made furniture and chinoiserie wallpaper is offset by sleek, contemporary designs. There’s a hidden jetty entrance for inconspicuous arrival and two impossibly pretty gardens, perfect for unwinding in. 

Topping Rose House

Topping Rose House

This is the all American escape we've been waiting for. Arguably one of the most desirable destinations the world over, you'd be forgiven for thinking that The Hamptons are brimming with outstanding hotels – quite the opposite in fact. Topping Rose sits among wineries and lush fields, bordered by beaches with no other noteworthy hotels nearby. Thank goodness then, that it's pinch-yourself-perfect.

Royal Mansour

Royal Mansour

As palatial as they come, this haven in the heart of the Jma al Fna is an icon of terracotta and beaten bronze perfection. Entering through the rose-hued arches, the sound of birdsong fills air. 

The Pig

The Pig

Arriving at this ivy-clad bolthole, the smell of wood smoke lingers in the air. A home from home the moment you cross the threshold, it’s cosy, inviting and rustic in the most delightful way. 

Lime Wood

Lime Wood

Imposing and achingly handsome, this cream-hued country pile exudes elegance and does so with ease. The interiors are pretty in a grown up sort of way; light, fresh colours are offset by heavy oak doors, art adorns every wall and there’s just-cut flowers wherever you look. 

The Standard Highline

The Standard Highline

Feet planted firmly in the Meatpacking District and head placed loftily in the clouds, The Standard Highline stands proudly and somewhat conspicuously overlooking the Hudson, with uptown views of the Empire State Building and of course its namesake, the Highline.

The Quin

The Quin

Opened in November 2013, The Quin still feels fresh. In fact, it feels positively brand new, as though crafted and created purely for your enjoyment.

Palazzo Manfredi

Palazzo Manfredi

As the newly coined saying goes, when in Rome, live like royalty. And where better to start than with your very own Palazzo? Palazzo Manfredi stands proudly on the edge of the Oppian Hill gardens with unrivalled views of the Coliseum. Worthy selling point this may be - but sole perk it is not.

La Bandita Townhouse

La Bandita Townhouse

Cruising along the ribbon-like road that descends gently into Pienza is nothing short of driving therapy. With your worries left on the road, arriving at La Bandita Townhouse brings about a sense of calm that only a bolthole this tranquil can promise. The hotel itself sits atop a pedestrian only cobblestone road in the heart of the town. 

Casa Angelina

Casa Angelina

After pulling off the chaotic winding road that spans the Amalfi Coast and carefully navigating the rather unique tree lined drive down the almost vertical cliff face, stepping out in to the sun drenched surroundings of Casa Angelina takes on an altogether other-worldly feel. Gone are the crowds, gone are the sharp horns of motorbikes and coaches and gone are your earthly stresses. 

Along with your worries, your luggage is second to evaporate, only to reappear neatly in the pared-back quarters of your choice. While the formalities of travel paperwork are filed, the perpetually accommodating  staff ply you with fresh fruit infused water most likely as a safeguard to the inevitable swooning caused by the view.

Next it's through to the guest lounge that also doubles up as a gallery. The polished wood floors may play host to some fantastical glass creations but the real beauty is happening all around them. Each window provides another glimpse at the awe-inspiring surroundings, from the rippling azure waters to the lemon trees gently dancing in the ocean breeze, any sun worshippers will of course spy the sky blue Etro towels covering inviting pool-side loungers. 

Although the terrace pool will likely be a second home to most visitors, it is of course the suites and rooms that come first. The perfectly white interiors let the vistas do the talking and the carefully constructed furnishings act as a subtle nod to the futuristic class that Casa Angelina has so perfectly captured. Speaking of details, along with the L'Occitane toiletries, each individual room has been scented with one of Casa's own fragrances, these are available to purchase and are a unique sensory reminder of your utopian adventure.

Of course you're at Casa Angelina to chill out but if you can find time in your hectic schedule of relaxation to squeeze in a visit to the gym then you will be rewarded by the most visually arresting fitness centre we've laid eyes upon. Much like the gallery, the interior is reminiscent of yacht decor although this time the view acts as something of a motivator as opposed to an artwork.

INSIDE TRACK

Best room: With over 60sqm to swoon, dance and sing we'd have to recommend the Junior Suite, the B&O TV, Apple Mac and quite frankly, jaw-dropping view will have you starry eyed from start to finish. 

Dress code: Unstructured comfort-focussed cuts for both sexes, white is the colour of choice, naturally.

 

Via Gennaro Capriglione, 147, 84010 Praiano SA
+39 089 813 1333

Doubles from €285
www.casangelina.com

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