Conde Nast Traveler, purveyor of fine hotel reviews and travel advice, has just released its 2012 edition of the Hot List, a list of hotels that are setting the hotel world aflame with fresh designs and new concepts, or maybe just a solid new look at classic luxury. 41 reporters embedded themselves anonymously in hotels across the globe to review their targets. What results is a list of 121 hotels around the world that are so on fire they should be put on your watch list, just in case they end up burning down.
There's not a lot that needs to be said about the Raffles Praslin Seychelles. It pretty much speaks for itself. A supreme level of personal service abounds at the 86 villas, all with butlers and private plunge pools. The Seychelles couldn't be much more idyllic, with sandy beaches and azure oceans almost fading into the background you become so used to their astounding beauty. The Raffles Praslin's spa is also not to be scoffed at. 12 treatment pavilions allows your vitalizing treatment to come with a free helping of fresh sea air. Open windows and private deck space are almost a guarantee, even in rooms where you might not expect it. All in all, at the Raffles Praslin is exactly how I would want to spend my summer.
Picture the sun on your skin, sand at your feet and time on your hands. At Banyan Tree Seychelles resort, located on the picturesque south-western coastline of Mahé Island, 60 exquisite Creole-style villas welcome you along with... more >>
Fregate Island, Seychelles
Four degrees south of the equator, Fregate is an island of outstanding natural beauty; giant granite boulders rise from the powdery white sand of seven beaches, protected by granite barriers. Construction of the resort was... more >>
Brilliantly green coastline reveals tree-house villas perched on a jungled hillside. Lounge by your plunge pool, then stroll to the powder-sand beach, one of the best on the island. Revel in days of barefoot ease, serenaded by... more >>