Are you dreaming of a country Christmas in a posh English manor? Do you desire a tropical adventure exploring a rainforest or sitting on a beach? Or do you prefer the intoxicating energy associated with an urban city? No matter which you prefer, the holiday season is quickly approaching, and the options are seemingly endless. It’s never too early to start planning your next holiday, and there is no better time of the year to “break the bank” and treat yourself and your loved ones to the ultimate winter vacation. In the spirit of “splurging,” the experts at HotelQuickly have compiled our recommendations for the best luxury hotels to stay at if you are looking for something truly extraordinary.
Eco-Friendly Aussie Treehouse
Nestled along the forested banks of the Mossman Gorge River in North Queensland, Australia, the Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Waters Spa is a luxury boutique eco-lodge in a class all by itself. Enveloped by the lush Daintree Rainforest, it’s the ideal base from which to explore mother nature in the rainforest, the river and the nearby Great Barrier Reef. This is an upscale lodge that exudes privacy, genuine hospitality and personalized service. You can choose from several luxury treehouse accommodations and experience-based packages. Elegant rooms and suites showcase wood floors, private balconies with forest views, rainfall showers, 4-poster beds, and whirlpool tubs. The lodge serves breakfast and offers canoe and bike rentals, tennis courts and a well-appointed fitness room. There’s also a riverside restaurant and a world-class spa offering both holistic health and beauty treatments.
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Kauai, aka the “Garden Isle”, is one of the most romantic and beautiful islands in the Hawaiian Pacific island archipelago. Nestled in a secluded cove on the Northern coast, The St. Regis Princeville Resort exudes sophistication and sumptuous style. Unwind on sandy beaches, snorkel in blue waters and be pampered at the elegant Halele’a Spa. Modern rooms and suites feature whirlpool tubs and sitting areas or living rooms as well as terraces that open to sweeping views of lush gardens, soaring mountains or the blue waters of Hanalei Bay. The resort also features two spectacular golf courses, an infinity pool, a casual cafe, a stylish cocktail lounge, a refined restaurant with a terrace, plus a poolside bar-and-grill with unforgettable ocean views.
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Country Manor Chic In The UK
The epitome of county British charm and grace, Gidleigh Park is tucked away on the very edge of Dartmoor National Park next to the bubbling River Teign. Exuding an undeniable sense of tranquility, it is a refurbished Tudor style country house set within 107 acres. Elegant rooms are individually decorated and feature valley or woodland views, traditional furnishings, stunning bathrooms, wet rooms and spa suites that inspire a luxurious sense of indulgence. There is also an exclusive 2-bedroom thatched-roof cottage available along with perks such as a free daily full English breakfast served in a fine-dining restaurant along with tea and snacks. The grounds include an 18-hole golf course, walking trails and fly-fishing for outdoor enthusiasts.
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Art Deco Miami Beach
Located in Miami’s lively art deco district, The Setai is an intimate, serene oceanfront all-suite resort in the heart of South Beach. Previously the famed Dempsey Vanderbilt Hotel, this landmark building was originally built in 1936 and combines the rich architectural history of the neighborhood while reflecting the cultural diversity of the city. Discover teak-accented, Asian-inspired 1-4-bedroom suites featuring Italian linens, espresso coffee machines, rainfall showerheads and whirlpool baths. Amenities include 3 outdoor pools, one of the most popular private beaches in the city where you can sunbathe or rent jet skis, a full-service spa and several on-site eateries that range from casual to fine dining.
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Urban Luxury In Sydney
Directly on the waterfront harbor in The Rocks, Park Hyatt Sydney has an unbeatable location which delivers unrivaled views of the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the world-famous Sydney Opera House. There’s no better place to be to explore the vibrant Rocks village with its cobblestone streets, cafés, art galleries, museums, and a plethora of luxury retailers. The elegant rooms and suites feel like chic residential apartments with features such as separate living rooms, Bose sound systems, Nespresso machines, oversized soaking tubs, 24-hour butler service and expansive floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening onto private balconies. They also have a formal European restaurant, a casual eatery, a sleek bar, a world-class spa and a rooftop pool and deck with stunning harbor views.
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Living History In London
Overlooking Hyde Park and steeped in London’s history, The Dorchester is a 1930’s style luxury hotel landmark. It is documented as the prior residence for Hollywood legends Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, and it remains the fascinating epicenter of the ever-evolving cultural landscape of the city. Elegant, individually designed rooms showcase 4-poster beds, marble bathrooms with soaking tubs, antique furniture and unforgettable city or park views. Upgraded suites offer 24-hour butler and limousine service. Experience gourmet dining at the award-winning restaurant run by celebrity chef Alain Ducasse, along with a British grill and a Cantonese restaurant featuring a popular dim sum menu. There’s also an opulent lounge offering afternoon tea and nightly jazz, plus an art-deco style spa for unwinding and relaxing.
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