Nature lovers have new choices with two new members of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) in Malaysia and the United Kingdom joining the brand.
City-break seekers also have two new members in London and Tuscany.
Mangala Resort & Spa (pictured) is the result of a 15-year journey of rejuvenation, which transformed barren mining land into a tropical oasis of palm plantation, organic gardens, rehabilitated lakes and undisturbed wetlands. From the private villas built on stilts over the lake, to those beside lily-dotted wetlands, the eco award-winning luxury resort built with eco-conscious materials brings guests closer to nature, which is within the vicinity of Gambang Water Park and Bukit Gambang Safari Park – Wild Savannah. (https://www.slh.com/mangala)
Surrounded by the rolling hills and honey-stone villages of the 400-acre Farncombe Estate, The Fish is an English country hotel with a stylish twist. Designed as a village-style collection of houses, huts and hideaways, The Fish can be a luxury break. Visitors can enjoy a romantic weekend in a suite or secluded hillside hut with its own private hot tub. They can also plan a family getaway in a contemporary tree house in the woods or book a farmhouse for an adventure with friends and four legged companions, complete with activities spanning archery to Segway safaris. (https://www.slh.com/thefish)
Florence’s golden age is found at Palazzo Vecchietti, a 16th-century palace among the grandeur of the historic centre. Original 16th-century features and artworks are woven into the contemporary-classic interiors throughout the luxury residence. Within a 10-minute stroll from the hotel’s central location are some of Florence’s best cultural sights and retail offerings – the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Bargello museum, Palazzo Vecchio and prime-shopping street Via Tornabuoni. (https://www.slh.com/vecchietti)