An addendum to the understated Raleigh in Miami Beach, the new Standard Miami is not even located anywhere near Collins Avenue — instead it faces bayside, with rooms arranged around a giant self-care spa in the style of a Turkish hammam. While the 17-room Lacroix hotel in Paris’ Marais district might not seem at first glance the ideal place for the ultimate exclusivity (only guests are allowed to mingle in the lobby and bar), Lacroix maintains that the mix of cultures and history is the perfect experience for those wanting more than just another a luxury hotel, who look instead to be saturated in an aura of couture. Three Sisters in Estonia is comprised of three buildings dating from 1362 that are being restored to museum quality, in a locale that it presently known more for its export of supermodels than its rich heritage. With a full renovation barely a year ago, the Columbia Beach resort in Cyprus is 95 rooms, all suites, arranged on a hilltop similar to an old Cypriot village. Yoga and wellness rooms surround the property, and escaping peering eyes is easy as meandering around the hilltop.
Travelers who frequented Morocco are skipping off to seclusion in Tunisia. One stay at the sumptuous 14-bedroom Dar Dhiafa on the island of Djerba and the astute traveler is hooked. And for those still holding onto Morocco, Martine Cabarez’s Made in Heaven, an exclusive four-hour-into-the-desert super luxe and private tent experience, with
camel riding and late night sing-alongs for entertainment, is the craze
among an elite crew of Europeans who’ve been keeping its mere existence a
secret for months. And with Air Tahiti Nui‘s direct flight from New York to Papeete slated to begin in July, expect discerning fashionistas to opt for viewing pristine lagoon waters from their perch at the exclusive island and spa of Le Taha’a, an address from where pictures of you will not get beamed back to Page Six.
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Photos: Lacroix Hotel
Three Sisters Hotel
Hotel Dar Dhiafa