Six popular vacation destinations where wanderlust meets indulgence
Luxury is in the details, whether it’s finding a chocolate dipped fortune cookie on your pillow or being whisked by private plane to Marlon Brando’s island sanctuary. From a stunning Parisian art collection housed in a Frank Gehry masterpiece to the best urban boutique hotels, here are seven of the hottest new global destinations to indulge your wanderlust.
Archer Hotel, New York
In the heart of midtown Manhattan’s garment district, the cheap louis vuitton bags from china boutique Archer Hotel references the neighborhood’s history with replica louis vuitton bags from china industrial exposed brick and steel design and a mix of textiles throughout. The 22 story hotel, which opened in May, delivers on sophistication and service. Although rooms are modest Designer Louis Vuitton Replica Handbags in size, details such as curated art, chocolate dipped fortune cookies at turndown, Malin Goetz amenities and Frette bathrobes elevate the experience.
The hotel’s fashionable David Burke Fabrick restaurant nods to its garmento neighbors with colorful fabric replica louis vuitton handbags swatches on the ceiling (a Singer sewing machine graces Bugatti, the lobby bar). The modern American small plate menu includes specialties from the beef drying room and the wood burning oven such as the Bronx Fillet for Two.
The Brando, Tetiaroa, French Polynesia
Marlon Brando discovered the French Polynesian island of Tetiaroa in 1960 when flying over the Pacific in search of locations for “Mutiny on the Bounty.” Although the movie was ultimately filmed on nearby Tahiti 1:1 replica handbags , Brando fell in love with Tetiaroa, an atoll with white sand beaches and coconut palms surrounding a lagoon that was home to Tahitian royals. Several years later, he made them an offer they couldn’t refuse, and for the next few decades Tetiaroa was his personal paradise.
A passionate conservationist cheap louis vuitton bags from china , Brando imagined Tetiaroa as an eco sanctuary and worked with Tahitian resident and friend Richard Bailey to create a sustainable, carbon neutral luxury resort and research location. Guests at the all inclusive Brando can explore the eco station as well as the coral reef and its green turtles or the bird island with a naturalist, enjoy Polynesian dance lessons, spa treatments, yoga and snorkeling. Each of the 35 villas is built with local, sustainable materials and features a private plunge pool.
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
A spectacular Frank Gehry commissioned building in the Jardin d’Acclimation in Paris is the site for the new Fondation Louis Vuitton art museum, which is scheduled to open Oct. 27. The space will showcase the contemporary art collection of LVMH, which is said to include works by Pablo Picasso, Richard Serra and Mark Rothko.
The inaugural exhibition will showcase Gehry’s project for the building in tandem with an exhibition of the architect’s work at the Centre Pompidou.
In addition to the Fondation’s permanent collection of 20th and 21st century works, the museum plans to commission works from contemporary artists. Whether you do your own cooking or call on the hotel’s culinary team, ingredients such as Maui cattle tenderloin, Molokai 1:1 replica handbags sweet potatoes, edible florals and hummus made from breadfruit are locally sourced.
A spa? Need you ask? Treatments include rain showers and Hawaiian sea salt scrubs at the Spa Montage, which features ocean views. The resort also has two championship golf courses.
Shangri La at the Shard, London
Location, location, location is what sets the Shangri La at the Shard apart from other luxury hotels in replica louis vuitton bags from china London. True, its rooms and suites are among the largest in London and include marble clad bathrooms and Acqua di Parma amenities, but it’s the view that is second to none. Occupying floors 34 through 52 of the tallest building in western Europe, the Shangri La overlooks high quality designer replica handbags wholesale the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the houses of Parliament. The iconic spire shaped glass building was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, and the hotel is the first luxury property to open in the Borough of Southwark on the south bank of the Thames.
The borough has long been home to London’s rich literary roots Charles Dickens lived in the area and set many of his novels there, and the poet Keats studied to be a doctor at the hospital that still stands across from the Shard, which is also near Shakespeare’s original Globe Theatre. Today, the borough also boasts the spectacular Tate Modern Museum as well as independent galleries, cafs and boutiques.
SLS Las Vegas
“Be Legendary” is the mantra of the SLS Las Vegas, which opened Aug. 23 following a $415 million renovation of the former Sahara Hotel, once home to Rat Pack performers and an Perfect Quality Louis Vuitton Replica icon on the original Las Vegas Strip. The re imagined SLS Las Vegas may feel familiar to Angelenos who recognize SBE Entertainment (which owns the SLS along with Stockbridge Real Estate) and designer Philippe Starck’s signature touches. hot spots such as the Bazaar by Jos Andrs, Katsuya, Umami Burger and boutiques Fake Louis Vuitton Replica Bags by Fred Segal.
In addition to its 1,600 stylish rooms and suites, two pools and casino, the hotel features three night life venues, including Hollywood favorite the Sayers Club, which mixes legendary Las Vegas with contemporary cool.
Sofitel So Singapore
Karl Lagerfeld lends his signature chic to the Sofitel So Singapore with a custom designed lion’s seal emblem, which pops up in details throughout the hotel, from doorknockers to bespoke bathrobes. The hotel’s expansive guest rooms blend 19th century French decadence (and really, who did opulence better?) with Singapore style. The vibe is part Parisian apartment, but with high ceilings and light boxes above each bed featuring images high quality replica handbags china of palatial glass domes dolabuy.su , an effect that the hotel’s interior designer Isabelle Miaja describes as “introducing playful luxury to the island.”
A Champagne breakfast greets guests each morning, while the hotel’s Xperience restaurant allows diners to design their own menus based on themes such as crunchy, silky, spicy and zesty. A rotation of guest Michelin starred chefs from around the globe showcase their cuisine. A golden tiled rooftop swimming pool and bar offer views of the urban replica louis vuitton bags skyline, as well as designer cocktails and a small plates menu that is a favorite with the city’s cosmopolitan set.