We scoured the globe and found these five hotels/resorts that will make you feel like you are the most stylish gentleman when you wake up!
Those seeking a bold, luxurious getaway are sure to be swept away by W Fort Lauderdale’s beachfront suites. Designed by award-winning interior designer Meyer Davis Studio, the hotel’s eye-catching décor and design reflects the shimmering energy of Fort Lauderdale Beach and embraces the breeze and beauty of its surrounding area with homages to the sand and sea throughout. As guests enter their rooms, they are immediately immersed in blue and white backdrops at every inch of the room. While the nautical theme is transparent among the entire hotel, the guest suites continue to capture the essence boasting blue ombre curtains and mesmerizing carpets inspired by the ocean’s seafloor. To accompany the decor, each room has views of either the Atlantic Ocean or Intracoastal Waterway, outfitted with floor to ceiling windows and balconies to take in the scenery and let the Florida light shine through.
Baoase Luxury Resort is an ultra-exclusive vacation destination and the island’s only five-star hotel. Guests often describe Baoase’s warm welcome as stepping into another world – a lush tropical oasis designed to foster complete relaxation. Secluded from everything and everyone, Baoase caters to high-end travelers and celebrity clientele, including stars Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union. The hotel’s strict “no photographs” policy, for example, is designed to protect the privacy of its guests and to encourage travelers to unplug from the daily strains of high-stress careers. Gorgeous Asian-inspired villas pay homage to a signature Balinese style with impeccable attention to detail. The resort’s Superior Beachfront Pool Suites, for instance, feature a private garden, pool, patio and beach, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, an oversized canopy king bed, Dolby surround sound system and private outdoor bathtub and rain shower. The outdoor bathtub and sinks all have been imported from Indonesia, with the tub carved from a large rock found on the island of Java.
Originally built as a humble farmhouse then refurbished by some of Florence’s elite families over the years, Il Salviatino is set within the sloping hills of Fiesole, yet is only a stone’s throw away from the Florence city centre. Among the property’s many highlights is the Affresco Suite, which is centered around a breathtaking 1886 fresco by Bruschi. This dreamy space, accessible through the library, seamlessly blends authentic Italian charm with 21st-century technology and also features two oil canvases by Gabriel van der Leeuw known as “Il Fiammingo”. The Affresco Suite also houses a beautiful, ancient Roman stone tub where guests can choose to open the doors of the suite and enjoy an open-space bath experience. Owing its glamour to the finest Florentine craftsmanship and its unique atmosphere, where original frescoes and hand-stitched leather furnishings sit alongside the most modern technologies, Il Salviatino is sure to please the most stylish of guests and the most discerning of travelers.
W Punta de Mita — a chic beach resort located on one of the best surf breaks in Mexico’s coveted Riviera Nayarit — is a tribal-inspired escape with a design & decor that pays homage to the area’s indigenous Huichol tribe and laid-back local surf culture. Decor touches include things like a massive runway made up of more than 700,000 individual mosaic tiles with designs inspired by the Huichol (it extends all the way out to the ocean and is a major focal point of the resort), guest rooms with touches like beds that have headboards made of old surfboards or punctured in replicating the style found in local churches, colorful outdoor murals painted by a Mexican graffiti artist, and tin wall dividers designed to look like papel picado with cut-out images of surfers, luchador masks, and whimsical sayings such as ‘Mexico es Amor.’ The property sources the majority of its in-room decor from a design studio called Revolución del Sueño, located in the nearby bohemian beach town of Sayulita. As an added bonus, W guests get a 10% discount at the store so they can shop the look found in their rooms for the ultimate vacation souvenir.
The Perry Key West at Stock Island Marina opened its doors last summer on the private Stock Island marina, just over the bridge from downtown Key West. A former boatyard and shrimp fisherman’s haven, Stock Island has become a mecca for bohemian artist-types and the property’s decor, amenities, and offerings give guests an authentic glimpse of the area’s local art scene with onsite artist studios where guests can watch local craftsmen in action, and right-from-your-room access to water-based excursions that leave directly from the hotel’s private marina. Upon entering the 100-room hotel, guests are greeted by a wall lined with vintage boat propellers (the resort’s signature logo!), a massive hanging sculpture designed to resemble fishing hooks and nets, elements of reclaimed wood from old fishing boats, and an artifact wall with items that pay homage to the area’s local history. The property features guest rooms with wood-paneled headboards, tri-colored marble floors and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to spacious private balconies where backdrops of yachts and sailboats in the marina or mangrove-lined waterways set the tone for a nautically inspired escape.