Originally Posted On: 7 Hotels You Must Visit in 2021 | Arburton
As border restrictions ease and luxury travel becomes more possible, planning a summer trip is a great idea. Here are 7 hotels you must visit in 2021.
Nearly 80% of people in the UK intend to re-book their cancelled holiday plans as soon as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Are you among them?
After a year as stressful as 2020, all of us deserve a few luxury vacations to relax and unwind. Maybe you’ve even spent the past year researching the best hotels and luxury travel ideas for after the pandemic subsides.
We’re here to provide more inspiration for your luxury travel wish list. We’ve partnered with our friends at Perowne International to bring you a list of seven luxury travel hotels that are waiting to welcome you in 2021.
From the Caribbean to the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean, here are some of the world’s top hotels to consider for your next holiday.
1. Chalet Artemis (St. Anton, Austria)
After a long day of skiing, imagine coming “home” to a 500 square metre, fully staffed chalet. Relax in your private wellness area, complete with a steam room, ice shower, hot tub, and swimming pool. Then enjoy watching a film in the cinema room or curl up in front of the fireplace with your favourite hot drink.
These experiences and much more await you at Chalet Artemis, located an hour from Innsbruck. The six-bedroom chalet features Italian-style en-suite bathrooms, a wine wall that holds 300 bottles, and a private ski room with boot warmers.
Your private chef will prepare daily breakfast, apres-ski snacks, and gourmet evening meals paired with the finest wine. In the morning, a five-minute walk brings you right to the ski lifts for another day on the mountain.
2. Amangalla Fort Hotel (Galle, Sri Lanka)
Does your idea of luxury travel include sleeping in a 17th-century oceanfront Dutch mansion? If so, hop a flight to Sri Lanka and book a stay at Amangalla.
This historic hotel features 30 guest rooms inside the UNESCO heritage site of Galle Fort. The rooms have been restored with the utmost care and feature antique furnishings and artwork from the Dutch and British colonial eras.
Stroll through the 200-year old gardens on your way to the Spa & Baths. The onsite Ayurvedic physician will design a personalised wellness program tailored to your needs. If you want to explore the area, you’ll find emerald green rice paddies, serene temples, and white-sand beaches on the Indian Ocean.
3. Kalesma Mykonos (Mykonos, Greece)
No list of the world’s top hotels would be complete with a visit to the Greek isles. Kalesma Mykonos is one of the newest luxury travel hotels ready to welcome visitors in 2021.
The resort features 25 suites and two villas nestled on a hillside high above the Aegean Sea. Book a massage, yoga session, or other luxury treatments at the resort’s wellness centre. At the end of the day, settle in at the pool bar to watch an iconic Mykonos sunset.
When you’re ready to explore the island, the concierge will be happy to arrange scuba diving lessons, a private boat rental, or a tour of the famous windmills.
4. NIHI Sumba (Bali, Indonesia)
For the ultimate “Bali” experience, look no further than the luxurious NIHI Sumba resort. The property boasts 28 private villas (each with a private pool), surrounded by over 500 acres of untouched Balinese rainforest.
Among the resort’s offerings, you’ll find a yoga pavilion, a chocolate factory, organic gardens, and nature trails. Book a tour at the resort’s stables and experience your dream of riding a horse on a tropical beach.
Sign up for an Indonesian cooking class or chocolate making class. Then enjoy a massage or a facial in your private cliffside “Bale” hut as the sound of the ocean gently lulls you to sleep.
5. Silversands Grenada (St. Georges, Grenada)
One of the newest luxury resorts on the Caribbean island of Grenada is the aptly-named Silversands. This oasis of relaxation features 43 rooms and suites as well as eight private villas.
Lounge around the longest infinity pool in the Caribbean — over 100 metres! Visit the spa for their signature Hot Sand Therapy or ice cave experience. Enjoy a delicious meal at Asiatique, the resort’s elegant Asian-themed restaurant.
Then, when you’re ready to call it a night, cosy up at the lounge-style bar to sample some fine small-batch rums and globally sourced cigars.
6. Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa (Champillon, France)
Wine aficionados should book their next luxury travel holiday at the Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa, just a short two-hour drive from Paris. Each of the hotel’s 47 rooms overlooks the rolling green vineyards of Montagne de Reims.
Expect understated elegance in your luxurious guest room, decorated with natural, hand-crafted oak and muted shades of blue and yellow. Spend the day relaxing by the hotel pool or exploring the fragrant herb garden.
In the evening, learn about the hotel bar’s 200+ bottles of champagne from the head sommelier. Then enjoy an unforgettable meal at the property’s Michelin-starred Le Royal restaurant.
7. Xigera Safari Lodge (Okavango Delta, Botswana)
If you’ve been dreaming of a luxurious African safari, 2021 is your year to make it happen. Your stay in one of the 12 suites in Botswana’s Xigera Safari Lodge just might be your most memorable holiday ever.
Located within the Moremi Game Reserve, the lodge boasts every luxury you could imagine while keeping sustainability and conservation at the forefront. Spend an unforgettable night in the open-air Baobab Treehouse high above the jungle floor.
See the “Big Five” on your private safari, then nurture your body and soul with a signature African spa treatment. Dine on-site in five-star luxury, or take the experience outside for a bush breakfast or wild picnic.
Luxury Travel Plans: Where Will 2021 Take You?
Which of the luxury travel hotels on our list called to you? Was it the luxury chalet nestled high in the Austrian Alps? The seafront villas on the sunkissed beaches of Bali? Or the five-star safari lodge tucked away in the Okavango Delta?
Whichever destination you choose, you’re sure to be treated like royalty.
We don’t yet know exactly how travel will look after the pandemic, but one thing is for certain. Arburton will continue to be your go-to source for the latest information about everything related to luxury travel.
With more than 30 years of experience in the bespoke concierge and luxury sector, we specialise in tailored lifestyle services, luxury travel, itinerary management, hospitality and luxury goods.
Are you interested in booking a stay at one of the hotels on this list? Whatever your luxury travel ideas and goals, we’re here to make them a reality. Contact us today and we’ll plan the perfect luxury holiday for you.