Design inspired by Vietnamese culture, beautiful and pristine coastal location makes Zannier Hotels Bai San Coral an ideal destination for couples.
The UK’s National Geographic magazine has just announced the results of its annual hotel awards at the beginning of September. This year, 39 of the world’s best hotels were selected in 13 votes. Each category has a 1st place hotel and two 2nd place hotels.
In particular, Zannier Hotels Bai San Ho in Phu Yen, Vietnam was chosen as the most romantic hotel , suitable for couples to relax and go on a honeymoon.
Amidst the rice fields, rolling hills and kilometer-long coral reefs in places few people go to, this hotel is the perfect honeymoon destination. Here, the villas are inspired by Vietnamese culture using elements of thatched roofs, woven bamboo walls and upholstered beds and attached baths. Guests at Zannier Hotels Bai San can enjoy scuba diving, enjoy food at Lang Fish restaurant, relax on the fine sand, or enjoy spa treatments… Room rates at this hotel start from 9. 5 million VND/night. Photo: Frederik Wissink
The Hoxton in Rome, Italy is the best urban hotel and is rated for its beautiful design, excellent service, pleasant feeling, and attracts locals as much as tourists. The Hoxton brand has transformed a modern building in Parioli, Rome into a 192-bed resort with a dusty pink façade and a 70s-inspired design. The hotel features designer-friendly lounges such as: living room of local people, serving classic cocktails with bar-bistro open all day… A night here costs from 200 USD/room. Photo: The Hoxton
The most beautifully renovated hotel is the Mandarin Oriental Ritz in Madrid, Spain. The 3-year renovation process, the longest in the hotel’s 110 years of existence, has ended. Just a few steps away from the Prado Art Museum, it reopened this September for visitors. Stepping into the hotel, visitors will see the towering pillars, sparkling chandeliers, with 5 different restaurants, stroll under the glass dome of the Palm Court, or enjoy a drink at the Champagne bar. Room rates at Mandarin Oriental Ritz are from 887 USD/night. Photo: Manolo Yllera
Ranking the most sustainable hotel is Xigera Safari Lodge located in the middle of Moremi Game reserve in Botswana. To be evaluated in this category, hotels need to have good products, put community, sustainability and conservation at the heart of their activities. The new Xigera Safari Lodge opened in January 2021, named after the kingfishers that often congregate in the canals of the Okavango River Delta. The resort has a renewable energy center, a wastewater treatment facility, and is moving towards the use of electric vehicles… The decorations of the resort are handmade, using eye-catching materials by contemporary artists. Africa made. A night stay here costs from 3,180 USD including airport shuttle service. Photo: Red Carnation Hotel Collection
The title of the best country hotel goes to Castello di Reschio in Umbria, Italy. From a 1,000-year-old castle, architect Benedikt Bolza transformed it into a stunning 36-room hotel set amidst the green countryside of cypress and pine forests. The difference in this hotel is the combination of classic and modern. Bolza has designed everything from the lampshade, the Roman spa in the wine cellar to the tree-lined Palm Court courtyard that features some 21st-century architecture. Room rates here start at $934 per night. Photo: Philip Vile
Kisawa Sanctuary located on the southern tip of Benguerra Island, Mozambique was chosen as the most ideal island hotel . Kisawa is a hiding place suitable for guests with privacy because each unit has its own private beach, infinity pool, kitchen. The bungalows here offer minimalist and comfortable amenities, with professional butlers. In addition, guests can enjoy exploring wildlife, watching rays, whale sharks… in the National Marine Park. The package price for a night here starts at 5,000 USD. Photo: Elsa Young/Kisawa
This year’s most beautiful boutique hotel is Can Ferrereta on the island of Majorca, Spain. An abandoned farmhouse now converted into an impressive boutique hotel, Can Ferrereta features butter-colored walls and interiors using works by Catalan artists. The hotel’s Ocre restaurant is housed in an old wine cellar and the spa uses locally sourced therapeutic products such as citrus from Soller, salt from Es Trenc. Room rates here are from 372 USD/night. Photo: Can Ferrereta
The most beautiful outdoor resort belongs to Angama Safari Camp , Kenya. Here, guests can stay in one of 4 modern, high-pitched tents that blend both modern and classic styles. The interior of the tent has a large bed, a writing desk, and a shower that offers more comfort than a regular picnic area. Visitors have more opportunities to experience hot air balloons, go hunting on a tailor-made tour, and watch the vast grasslands full of sunshine. An all-inclusive night’s stay starts at $1,400, and guests must book a minimum of 3 nights. Photo: Angela
The most expensive hotel is The Harrison Chambers of Distinction in Belfast, England. This is a resort built with inspiration from the travels of Melanie Harrison, the owner of the hotel chain. Melanie converted a 19th-century merchant’s house near the Botanical Gardens into an ideal retreat for local artists. The rooms are named after famous people such as writer CS Lewis, singer Ruby Murray… If you book directly, guests get free breakfast. Room rates here are from 150 USD/night. Photo: The Harrison Chambers of Distinction.
Paradero Todos Santos in Mexico was selected as the best design hotel of 2021. The Baja California desert is not an ideal place to build but architecture firm Yektajo Valdez has really combined the two worlds of vacation. nutrients and natural desert in a row of concrete houses surrounded by many native plants. It is the surrounding landscape that makes the beauty and uniqueness of the hotel. Room rates here are from 550 USD/night. Photo: Paradero Todos Santos
The hotel with the best restaurant service , offering great dining experiences is Tillingham , East Sussex, England. Most of the kitchen ingredients are sourced locally, the hotel’s orchards and vegetables, and especially the world-famous wine produced by Ben Walgate right in Tillingham. The menu of this hotel restaurant always features house garden fruits, southern English cheeses. A night stay here costs 228 USD. Photo: Tillingham
The hotel with the best healthcare is Les Sources de Cheverny , France. Here, the spa resort service is even more special when guests can use therapeutic services such as soaking wine, exfoliating Merlot, or taking a hot bath in an oak tank… The hotel has an area of 5 hectares. Other for visitors to explore by bicycle, take a quiet swimming pool in the forest, taste wine… Room rates at Les Sources de Cheverny from 212 USD/night. Photo: MP Morel
The hotel with the most special transformation is NoMad London in London, England. Opening a luxury hotel in the midst of a pandemic was a brave move and NoMad London has done it. The American hotel group took their style internationally for the first time by placing this new hotel in the heart of Covent Garden Square. In addition to 91 rooms and exquisitely designed suites, the highlight of the hotel is the restaurant with a glass ceiling, using the 3-story skylight of the old courtyard. NoMad London also owns Side Hustle, a classic English pub with a Mexican twist, an event space renovated from a courtroom. A night at this hotel starts at $664. Photo: Sydell group. Follow NatGeo
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