This month Small Luxury Hotels of the World welcomes three new hotels – two of which are newly opening this summer. Enjoy a picturesque escape on quiet Paros, retreat to a seashore hideway in Cap Corse, or head to the slopes at opposite ends of the world to explore the Karuizawa Mountains in Japan or a hygge retreat in Austria.
Karuizawa Prince Hotel East: Karuizawa, Japan
Rooms from 38100 JPY per night www.slh.com/karuizawaprince Opening 12 July 2017. This brand new 70-room resort in the Karuizawa Mountains, easily accessible by the Shinkansen (bullet train), blends nature and luxury with lush green interiors that reflect the forest just outside. Many rooms offer complimentary access to the Karuizawa Prince Hotel East forest spa, with indoor and open-air baths fed by natural springs. There’s plenty to keep both kids and grown-ups happy, between climbing wall experiences and stargazing with the Nature Kids Forest House or nearby boutiques and golf clubs. At the onsite restaurant guests can watch chefs prepare Shinshu ingredients, share plates in the open kitchen or try a taste of modern Japan in the glass-fronted teppanyaki hot plate bar.
SLH Insider Tipp: Hike Hanareyama National Park for some beautiful scenery – bring plenty of water as there are no concession stands.
Severin’s – The Alpine Retreat: Lech am Arlberg, Austria
The Alpine Retreat is as warm and snug as it is cool and contemporary. Made from ancient Tyrolean wood, stone and copper and with interiors by Richard Strasser, this handful of exclusive suites pairs alpine lodge hygge with highend Minotti furnishings, Wittmann beds and state-of-the-art technology. iPad lighting controls, hidden sound systems and Amazon Prime and Maxdome movies provide cosy nights in front of a log fireplace, terraces and balconies provide views over the village and landscapes beyond and it’s just a short ski-lift ride to the world-class pistes of Lech and St Anton. Guests can enjoy a private dinner in the hotel’s wine cellar and relax in the spa’s infrared cabin.
SLH InsiderTipp: Book the Residence to enjoy a 423-square metre two-storey apartment accessed by private lift, with four double bedrooms, kitchen, log fires, ski room and private cinema room.
Mr and Mrs White New Style Hotel: Paros, Greek
Mr and Mrs White New Style Hotel sits on the edge of Náoussa, a traditional Greek village where curved, whitewashed stone walls arch over winding, polygonal-paved streets. The hotel is a fresh-faced mix of Cycladic design and cool contemporary touches. White-on-white minimalism and driftwood-style beds channel attention to the views from each room’s private garden or balcony across the gardens and Náoussa’s whitewashed houses and blue domes. An unspoiled spot on the Aegean, this hotel is all about relaxing by the two freshwater pools and enjoying sushi from the restaurant before exploring the nearby beaches, Venetian Port and 15th Century castle. SLH Insider Tip: Don’t forget to take advantage of the tailor-made in-room mini bar
SLH Insider Tip: Don’t forget to take advantage of the tailor-made in-room mini bar
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Cover photo: pool of Mr and Mrs White New Style Hotel