Small Luxury Hotels of the World is kicking off 2020 by introducing 5 new thrilling additions, three of that are in Europe. New lodges embrace an intimate adults-only hideaway in Barcelona, a sustainable Sicilian farmhouse and the model’s first in Montenegro.
The Wittmore, Barcelona, Spain
Bringing a little bit of the Big Apple to Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, The Wittmore has a speakeasy vibe with its purple velvet interiors, Bakelite telephones and adults-only, no-photography coverage. The 22-room property has a baronial eating room decked out with tartan motifs and a hearth, in addition to a rooftop solar deck with yellow-and-white striped loungers, a plunge pool and views of town. The Witty restaurant feels as if it’s straight out of a Wes Anderson movie because of its bird-print wallpaper, dog-shaped salt and pepper shakers and an old-master-style oil portray of a fictional Lord Wittmore.
SLH Insider Tip: Every Thursday evening, The Witty restaurant hosts musicians enjoying every little thing from jazz music to Spanish pop.
Villa Geba, Sveti Stafan, Montenegro
A secret hideaway overlooking the Adriatic Sea, Villa Geba provides views of the Sveti Stefan peninsula, a former fishing village that was lately named Montenegro’s most-photographed website. Each of the lodge’s eight suites comes with its personal non-public butler and is known as after a distinct Greek goddess. The lodge’s Muse Restaurant & Bar serves French delicacies ready by Chef Olivia Méli, who educated below Joël Robuchon, with specialties like sea bass in salt crust or lemon meringue pie with lavender. There’s additionally an infinity pool suspended above the Montenegrin shoreline, surrounded by historic ruins.
SLH Insider Tip: The lodge can arrange a number of bespoke actions for company, together with tea ceremonies with Montenegrin monks in an area monastery, dinner in a vineyard or gourmand lake-side picnics.
Susafa, Sicily, Italy
Susafa is a family-run property, which goals to introduce company to centuries-old rural life (assume cherry harvesting and Sicilian wine tasting to ravioli and tortellini making). Susafa produces most of its personal power by photo voltaic panels and all of its water is sourced from on-site wells. Guests are inspired to hitch strolling excursions of the gardens rising fruits, greens and herbs that are served on the lodge’s eating places. The lodge has simply 18 rooms, along with olive groves and wheat fields from which they produce their very own natural additional virgin olive oil and provide wheat for bread and pizza.
SLH Insider Tip: Guests mustn’t miss the possibility to participate within the lodge’s Sicilian cooking class, instructing them easy methods to make conventional Sicilian tomato sauce “caponata” with contemporary seasonal elements from the backyard; that is adopted by a lesson in ricotta cheese and cannoli making.
The different lodges that had been added to the portfolio embrace Topping Rose House in New York’s Hamptons and Angkor Village Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
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