Looking for luxury, elegance and class unparalleled for your upcoming spectacular vacay? Search no further. You will surely luxuriate in these splendid hotels, resorts and inns.
Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya
Carretera Federal Cancun-Playa Del Carmen Km. 298, 77710 Playa del Carmen-Solidaridad, Q.R., Mexico, mayakoba.andaz.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html
Welcome to Paradise. The ultimate sanctuary of peace and serenity, this splendid resort is an ideal retreat for couples, families, business groups, wedding assemblies and the like. Experience awe-inspiring luxury at its finest and tranquility beyond compare. Heightening the landscape of the natural environment, this secluded haven, designed by internationally renowned architect Ronald Zurcher, features 214 guestrooms including 41 suites. Guests can leisurely stroll along the winding trails of the lushly preserved mangrove environment, ride bicycles to various venues, frolic along the white sand beach or sunbathe in one of the pools. Cocina Milagro, Casa Amate, OllaToco or OllaCeviche restaurants offer tantalizing authentic Mexican cuisine and cocktails by the best mixologists around. Reflecting the unique mystique and beauty Mayan culture, the resort offers a myriad of superb services including an eco-cruise experience through lagoons and freshwater canals, Andaz salon events and the Naum Wellness and Spa. As with each Andaz brand property, enjoy complimentary snacks, chocolates and nonalcoholic beverages in-room.
The Ballantyne Hotel
10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28277, www.theballantynehotel.com
It’s luxury, excellence and beauty unparalleled. The splendor of the Ballantyne allows guests to bask in the wonder of it all. This Forbes Four Star, AAA Four Diamond luxury locale, with 199 well-appointed guestrooms, 9 elegant suites, 35-room lodge, and 4-room cottage, offers a wonderful retreat. Select an executive suite overlooking the 18th hole and enjoy nightly turndown service complete with plush robes and slippers awaiting your relaxation. Dine at the ultra-chic Gallery restaurant featuring tantalizing, earth-to-table, contemporary American cuisine or delight in 24-hour in-room dining. Stroll along miles of walking trails or tee-off on one of the finest golf courses in the region. First time golfers can make reservations at the internationally renowned Dana Rader Golf School, a Golf Channel Academy. Fabulous niceties include a helicopter landing, afternoon tea, tennis courts, complimentary valet parking, indoor and outdoor pools, a full service hair and nail salon and The Spa at Ballantyne. Ask about AAA or AARP discount packages and exclusive Girls Getaway, Golf Getaway and Spa Escape.
Chanticleer Guest House
4072 Cherry Rd, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235, www.chanticleerguesthouse.com
This enchanting bed and breakfast is the embodiment of fabulous farm living. Looking to escape to a place encompassing the perfect trilogy of comfort, relaxation and romance? This is the ideal secluded getaway. Instead of lying in bed and counting imaginary sheep to go to sleep, sneak away and wake to real live sheep walking next to the window of your stunning cottage. Sited on 70 private acres in Door County, Wisconsin, the striking farmhouse and charming barn feature a half acre pond and sprawling green meadows attracting turkey, deer and other wildlife. Your spacious, sunlit suite, cabin or cottage has a stone, wood-burning fireplace and double whirlpool tub. Delight in a huge, eye-catching breakfast basket, filled with coffee, juice, fresh fruit with cream, and stuffed French toast or specialty breakfast casserole placed at your door daily. You never really have to leave your room. But if you do, take a hike, dive into the heated pool, enjoy cookies and coffee with other guests in the lovely lobby or go sightseeing in Sturgeon Bay.
Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
75 14th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.fourseasons.com/atlanta
This splendid hotel, ensuring that comfort and supreme guest experiences are paramount, offers elegance at its finest. In midtown Atlanta and in walking distance of numerous museums, concert halls, cultural centers, restaurants and other attractions, the locale has 244 expansive, particularly stylish guestrooms and 18 luxury suites. Guests can dine at Bar Margo and Park 75 as well as enjoy exclusive dining experiences presented by Chef Ford Fry. Get pampered with custom-tailored massages, facial treatments, body, hand and foot treatments at the spectacular Spa at Four Seasons. Stay healthy and fit on the road with the 4,500 foot Fitness Centre boasting a men’s and women’s sauna and steam room, whirlpool, saline pool and top-of-the-line Cyber fitness equipment.
10 Haig Point Ct, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, www.haigpoint.com
It’s a private encounter like no other. Escape the hustle and bustle of the mainland and retreat to the sanctuary of Haig Point on remarkable Daufuskie Island. This haven, accessible only by ferry, offers an ultra-exclusive invitation to experience the beauty of this historic isle. With no automobiles allowed on the island, leisurely drive your golf cart around Haig Point or throughout Daufuskie Island. Or take a wonderful bicycle ride while viewing the picturesque landscape of hanging moss on centuries old trees. Join them for the all-inclusive Discovery Experience. Either the stately Strachan Mansion or the intrigue of The Lighthouse offer an unbelievable occasion to relax and retreat. The Strachan Mansion features four tranquil suites while The Lighthouse, situated on the banks of a sea inlet called Calibogue sound, is a guesthouse with two bedrooms, a dining room, two bedrooms, a living room and full kitchen. Enjoy the absolutely flavorsome and appetizing cuisine of The Calibogue Club and the Clubhouse. A round of golf on the Rees Jones course and an island tour by Visit Daufuskie are fitting complements to your stay.
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
150 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205, www.hotelvalencia-riverwalk.com
When stepping into this incredible hotel, prepare for an extraordinarily memorable experience. The alluring scent of signature fragrance Sevilla and sophisticated décor warmly welcomes guests upon arrival. The Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, a 213-room luxury boutique hotel, aptly represents the heritage of San Antonio with such regal designs and furnishings incorporating Spanish Colonial and Modern Mediterranean styles. In walking distance of the famous San Antonio Riverwalk, legendary Alamo, trendy restaurants and entertainment, this locale is the perfect place to reside during your stay in the city. Daily, have a complimentary, contemporary, continental breakfast. For the adventurous palate, enjoy dinner at Dorrego’s – San Antonio’s first Argentinean-influenced restaurant. If you’re a night owl, the eatery amps up the volume with an expansive bar setting. Kick back and have craft cocktails and small bites at Naranja while basking in its sleek ambiance. Unique amenities include in-room spa services and tranquil, striking, open-air courtyard.
A varied version of this article was featured in Upscale magazine.