Sabina is Ibiza’s first private residential estate designed by globally renowned architects. With villas designed by 12 internationally acclaimed architects and a select team of award-winning designers, Sabina is a world-class development of 55 individual private villas and a clubhouse located within 17 hectares of extraordinary parkland above the sea on Ibiza’s west coast. Each home will feature sweeping views of the ocean, beautiful indigenous landscaping, state-of-the-art security, and the highest standards of energy efficiency. Homeowners will benefit from the on-site Club House – a community hub for all the family – featuring restaurants, bar, swimming pool, bowling alley, games room, full-service spa and gym.
Set against a backdrop of historical fortress walls, Cugó Gran Maċina Grand Harbour is a luxury all-suite boutique hotel in Senglea, Malta. The hotel’s opening in December 2017, followed the extensive renovation of one of Grand Harbour’s most famous landmarks: Sheer Bastion.
A member of Design Hotels™, Cugó Gran Maċina is located just five miles from Valletta, the European Capital of Culture 2018, and four miles from Malta International Airport.
The iconic Sheer Bastion structure was built in 1554 during the reign of Grand Master Claude de la Sengle. Cugó Gran Maċina Grand Harbour derives its name from the large sheer crane structure (macchina) used for centuries to welcome seafarers and to hoist the heavy masts and cargo. The renovation of the hotel forms a centerpiece of the Cottonera Regeneration Project that has also seen the transformation of the Vittoriosa waterfront which the hotel overlooks.
The award-winning design of Cugó Gran Maċina Grand Harbour juxtaposes the old with the new, and was overseen by Maltese architect Edwin Mintoff in conjunction with Milanese Interior Design firm Daaa Haus.
The stylish and comfortable 21 suites all offer unobstructed views of the Grand Harbour and the surrounding marina. The suites feature large living rooms and bedrooms, Milano sofa beds, free-standing baths and walk-in showers. Impressive mezzanines float above custom crafted bathrooms and Tom Dixon and Flos & Louis Paulson light fixtures are used in the hotel lobby as well as some of the suites.
The two signature suites – the Macina Suite and the Presidential Suite – each have 130 square metres of living space, a bathtub with a view, and kitchenettes. The Presidential Suite also has a spectacular harbour terrace.
A rooftop pool offers breath-taking views of Vittoriosa and Cospicua, extending as far as Valletta. Here, guests can take part in seasonal activities such as aqua gym, yoga and pilates. Exclusive appointments with personal trainers can also be arranged, as well as in-room spa treatments.
The 930 square metre rooftop terrace overlooking the Three Cities accommodates events for up to 1,000 guests, and is ideal for weddings, special events and corporate functions.
Hammett’s Macina is managed by renowned Maltese Chef and Restaurateur, Chris Hammett. The restaurant serves Maltese cuisine with an international twist, using the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients.
The hotel has a bar and café, and a boardroom for small conferences.
Hotel Quelle is an award-winning five star Nature Spa in the Dolomites, South Tyrol, Italy. Deriving its name from the German word for ‘Source’, Hotel Quelle is situated at an altitude of 1400m at the point where the three Valleys of Casies, Punstertal and Gsies meet; near the town of Bruneck in the province of Bolzano.
Owned and managed by the Steinmair family, the 69 room hotel is pursuing an ambitious luxury upgrade and refurbishment. This began in 2016 and has seen the completion of a new reception area, Sky Lounge, new restaurant, Junior Suites, in addition to a new infinity pool, the first snow sauna in the Alps and an infinity event sauna.
In June 2018, Hotel Quelle opened Chalet Salena, a new stand-alone chalet comprising seven two and three-bedroom serviced apartments, situated in the hamlet of Santa Magdalena in South Tyrol, Italy, a three minute drive from the hotel. The luxurious serviced apartments are aimed at those who want the freedom of staying in their own private apartment but who also want access to all the services and facilities of Hotel Quelle.
Hotel Quelle has over 5000m² of wellness, relaxation and beauty space, including a dedicated spa for adults only, and a separate and highly impressive Family Spa. The Hotel offers a complimentary activities programme for children aged 3 and over including creative play, expeditions and nature trails, cookery, wellness and fitness programmes, treasure hunts, games, and movies in the hotel’s cinema.
A highlight of any stay at Hotel Quelle is the outstanding food which is also included in the stay. Guests choose from an extensive breakfast buffet with healthy and organic choices including freshly pressed fruit and vegetable juices, organic bread, farmer’s corner and cooked breakfasts from the show kitchen. Lunch is a daily traditional South Tyrolean or Italian menu and this is followed by a beautifully prepared à-la-carte menu offering 5 -7 courses for dinner, celebrating the best of Alpine and Mediterranean cuisine.
A welcoming hotel for all the family, Hotel Quelle is located between the Dolomites and the Rieserferner mountain range. The wide range of outdoor adventure activities on offer include guided alpine hikes, bike tours, e-bikes and Nordic walking in the summer months, and cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, snow shoeing and sledging in the winter. There is also a fitness centre and gym, and a daily schedule of activities including water aerobics, yoga, pilates, stretching, and circuit training.
Guests can also hike up to Hotel Quelle’s own Mountain Hut and reward their effort with delicious local cuisine, fresh mountain pastures and fabulous views of the Dolomite peaks.
Preidlhof, is an award-winning spa hotel located in Naturns, South Tyrol, Italy.
Central to Preidlhof’s wellbeing philosophy and success is the promotion of the Mediterranean ‘Good Life’ – La Dolce Vita – and this is interwoven into every facet of its offering. Preidlhof’s exceptional health and wellbeing facilities include an impressive 5000m² Spa and Wellness centre, which provide a vast array of complementary and medical health programmes, beauty therapies and fitness opportunities. In 2016, the 71-room Preidlhof was named as the “Best Hotel SPA of Italy” by the European Health & SPA Awards.
The stunning contemporary Spa Tower, opened in 2015, is purposely designed to embrace the wonderful views of the valley. It comprises six floors with 16 different sauna, steam and relaxation spaces. This includes a Deep Sea Relaxation Room, the only one of its kind in the world, to promote deep relaxation – winner of the European Health & Spa Award for Innovation.
Building spa and wellness into the very fabric of its in-room architecture and design, Preidlhof Hotel and Spa was also the proud recipient of another Innovation Award at the European Health and Spa Awards in 2019, this time for its Dream Well Suite.
Guests can choose between the low calorie Vital menu or a 7-course à la carte gourmet menu in Preidlhof’s restaurant awarded two Gault Millau toques. Modern South Tyrolean cuisine is prepared by a team of talented chefs with dedication and creativity using locally sourced ingredients including produce from the restaurant’s own garden. Detoxers enjoy an individually tailored nutrition plan and served in a dedicated dining room.
In addition to the impressive spa offering, Preidlhof offers endless fitness and outdoor adventure possibilities within the Texel Group Nature Park, the largest natural park in South Tyrol. The area is particularly notable for its hiking and biking, as well as its beautiful natural landscape and Mediterranean climate.
Transfers can be arranged from Innsbruck in Austria and Verona in Italy.
A renowned winter playground and vibrant summer community in Colorado, just 9 miles from Aspen, Snowmass offers guests incredible mountain vistas and 2.8 million adjacent acres of wilderness, open for activities and exploration. Snowmass offers 30+ restaurants, 95 percent slopeside lodging, shopping, unique special events and music – all year round – not to mention some of the best biking and hiking terrain in North America. Summer adventures also include premier fly fishing, white-water rafting, weekly rodeos, hot-air ballooning, paragliding and golf.
2019 ushers in a renewed Snowmass with the opening of Snowmass Base Village and the Limelight Hotel Snowmass in December last year.
The new Limelight Hotel features 99 hotel rooms and 11 for-sale private residences, plus a new restaurant and lounge, a children’s game area as well as a five-story climbing wall that will be open to the public and is the largest of its kind in the state. Modeled after the company’s existing properties in Aspen, Colorado and Ketchum, Idaho, the hotel is located adjacent to Snowmass Mountain’s Elk Camp Gondola providing ski-in/
ski-out and direct mountain access.
The climbing wall – Colorado’s tallest rock-realistic indoor climbing wall – towers at 54
feet high and runs directly up front of the new Limelight Hotel, part of the $600 million Snowmass Base Village project. The massive five-story climbing wall features a granite like surface which mirrors featured climbs near Snowmass, including the popular Grotto area on Independence Pass. Colorado’s Boulder-based El Dorado Climbing Walls designed the striking structure that features an auto-belay system with three different lanes and six routes.
2019 also sees the opening of the new Snowmass Mountain Club, new restaurants and retail spaces, hotel renovations, and more.
Situated in a 250-acre private estate in the countryside just outside San Climent, Cugó Gran Menorca is a full-service luxury villa sleeping up to 24 guests in 12 en-suite rooms – the only Balearic Tourist Board-certified 5 Star Agroturismo in Menorca. Privately owned, Cugó Gran Menorca provides all the facilities and services of a luxury boutique hotel within the privacy of a villa with a dedicated in-house concierge team. The villa has breath-taking 180° sea views with Mallorca on the horizon, and is located just 10 minutes by car from Menorca Airport and 15 minutes from the capital, Mahón.
Cugó Gran Menorca may be booked exclusively for wellness retreats, inter-generational holidays, bespoke weddings and other special events, as well as on an individual room basis during specific months of the year.
New for 2019 – Cugó Gran Menorca is working with Silver Linings and their team of wellbeing experts, on a series of new signature wellness retreats. With dates in April and September, the three four-night Silver Linings retreats at Cugó Gran Menorca offer a complete wellness reset with a focus on mindful movement, nourishing food and soothing therapies, set in a beautiful natural setting, to help effect deep-rooted change. The mindful movement includes Pilates, Yoga, Barre, HIIT, Cardio and stretch classes. Guests further relax and revitalise with Li’tya and Rosalena Skincare spa and beauty treatments.
Aspen, Colorado is a world-class destination with outdoor adventures from skiing to biking, and a flair for arts and culture, all year round.
Though Aspen is largely touted in the UK for its adrenaline-pumping activities and natural beauty, its diverse cultural offerings are what make this mountain town so special; it really is akin to a modern-day ‘Arcadia’ and yet its spirit is firmly rooted in the Rockies.
Modern Aspen was born more than 60 years ago when Chicago industrialist Walter Paepcke and his wife, Elizabeth, invited intellectuals, artists and philosophers to convene in Aspen for the fledgling Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies. With lofty goals of promoting world peace and instilling humanism in the tense post-war nation and world, the festival was a success, and spawned a civic and cultural renaissance. From humble beginnings as a small mining town, entrepreneurs, athletes, idealists and environmentalists propelled Aspen to the world stage, one which continually draws leading talents from the fields of arts, culture, design, politics and sport. Aspen has never been one to shy away from pushing the boundaries.
Today, arts and culture thrive in the company of outdoor adventure and a close-knit, dynamic community, making Aspen a haven for the simultaneous nurturing of mind, body, and spirit, which together is called today “The Aspen Idea”. This idea continues drives the internal energy of Aspen.
2019 marks the 100th year anniversary of the Bauhaus, a modernist art school founded in Germany. Aspen will be commemorating the influence of Bauhaus on the city of Aspen with a series of calendar events to mark the centennial celebration and to honour Herbert Bayer, a Bauhaus master teacher of typography and design, who was invited by Walter Paepcke to move to Aspen in 1946 to help design Paepcke’s idea of a cultural utopia.
The bauhaus100:aspen celebration, themed ‘Our Legacy, Our Future/Work-Play-Create’, will feature lectures, educational outreach, parties, art-making, films, art exhibitions, festivities and more.
Spring 2019 also sees the opening of W Aspen and The Sky Residences at W Aspen. The new hotel and residences are being designed by Nemaworkshop in partnership with local firm Rowland + Broughton Architecture and W’s in-house design team, offering 88 guestrooms and 11 W-branded fractional residences. Conveniently located at the base of Aspen Mountain, the development will also feature a 12,000 sq. ft. rooftop bar and pool, which will be open to the public with expansive views of Aspen Mountain.