Just because summer is starting to wind down doesn’t mean that we can’t stop dreaming about an exotic getaway! We’ve started our bucket list of incredible hotels with spectacular views and, of course, luxurious interior designs. (And one that includes a private chef and butler!) Ready to run away with us?
The world-renowned architectural firm Kerry Hill Architects made use of traditional Balinese design, but transformed it into modern geometry in the exotic creation of the Ubud villa hotel. Smooth plaster walls and concrete meet thatched roofs. Terrazzo tiles meet crushed rock. Wood meets glass This incredible balance of old and new makes the Ubud one of the most uniquely designed boutique hotels. Each villa includes individual garden terraces and a back courtyard with an open-air bathroom and shower surrounded by refreshing valley views.
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora consists of 100 overwater bungalows perched on stilts above a turquoise lagoon with views of the majestic Mount Otemanu. Designed by architects Didier Lefort and Pierre-Jean Picart, with BAMO as the interior designers, the award-winning rooms feature traditional teak furnishings, high ceilings and roofs thatched with pandanus leaves.
The Royal Penthouse is famous for being the largest suite in Europe and the most expensive in the world at $81,000 per night! Located on the eighth and top floor of the hotel, this penthouse offers 12 luxury bedrooms including marble bathrooms, as well as a private terrace with a unforgettable panoramic view over the lake and the Mont-Blanc. With every conceivable amenity, such as one of the 3 biggest TV screens in the world, a Steinway grand piano, a billiards table, a collection of ancient books and pieces of art, as well as a private gym, the suite leaves nothing to be desired — including a private chef and butler at your disposal.
Described by Travel & Leisure magazine as perhaps “the world’s most extravagant resort,” Laucala Island Resort features only 25 luxury residences, each designed with a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor living. According to their website, the villas are designed with soft curves and free-flowing shapes, using natural materials in construction: thatch roofs made from the leaves of sago palms, local doga timber, bala bala fern stems, and a traditional coconut husk weave known as magi magi. Impeccably furnished bedroom and living areas open to private gardens, each with an infinity-edge pool lit by Tikki torches come dusk.
Stay tuned for part two of our “Hotel Bucket List of Luxurious Interior Designs!”