Small Luxury Hotels of the World has added a number of new members to its portfolio.
The Honor Resort Yun Shun Dali (pictured) in Dali, China, has 23 rooms. Nestled on Erhai Lake and featuring the Cangshan Mountain as a backdrop, the retreat is on the outskirts of Dali Ancient Town and provides easy access to Canghai Golf International Community. The hotel boasts a cantilevered pool with a glass panel at the base, a virtual golf simulator, a wine and cigar bar and a tea house. Rooms and suites at Honor Dali include private terraces and a complimentary mini-bar, Bose sound system and a mini iPad. Guests can visit Dali Ancient Town with its historic sites, ancient buildings and temples which date back to the Ming dynasty. (www.slh.com/honordali)
Secluded within terraced Provençal grounds and surrounded by cypress trees and olive groves, Le Mas Candille is a five-star boutique hotel with a Michelin-star restaurant and three swimming pools located in Mougins – the medieval Riviera village once home to Pablo Picasso.
Guests have views of the Mougins Valley from the hotel’s infinity pool and can explore the gardens or enjoy the Spa Candille with its Jacuzzi, hydrotherapy pool, sauna and ESPA treatments. Originally an 18th century farmhouse, the 38 bedrooms and seven suites have a modern Provençal style combining antiques with contemporary furnishing.
Guests can explore Mougins’ cobbled streets and St Tropez´s glamorous beaches. (www.slh.com/mascandille)
Opening next month following a renovation by YTL Hotels, Monkey Island Estate is a centuries-old retreat on a island in the River Thames in the historic village of Bray, Berkshire, England, and is accessible only by a footbridge or boat.
The island has hosted monarchs, aristocrats and artists. The white bricked Pavilion and Temple buildings now make up the main hotel areas of YTL’s Monkey Island Estate. Dining is offered in the Monkey Island Brasserie, while the Monkey Bar and Lounge allows guests to sip champagne, wines and spirits while gazing at frescoes dating from the 1730s. (www.slh.com/monkey)
On the La Jolla coastline with views of the Pacific Ocean, Balinese-inspired Pantai brings some Indonesian hospitality to South California.
Pantai grounds have gardens with Balinese statues and the hotel´s coral stoned courtyard has water features and an outdoor fire pit. The 30 suites and cottages feature Balinese furnishings and rain showers, as well as optional in-room spa services. Most accommodations boast equipped kitchens or kitchenettes and overview balconies, and all include complimentary breakfast, flat screen televisions and media hubs.
Pantai Inn is within easy reach of San Diego’s best sights such as the San Diego Zoo. (www.slh.com/pantai)