After months of staying at home, who isn't dreaming of taking a luxurious trip somewhere far away? Here are a few top accommodations from around the globe where travelers can live the suite life:
The Suria and Purnama Suites at Pangkor Laut Resort
YTL Hotels’ Pangkor Laut Resort is located on its own 300-acre private island off the west coast of Malaysia, comprised of a 2-million-year-old rainforest and surrounded by white-sand beaches and turquoise waters. Pangkor Laut Resort features overwater villas resting on stilts above the waters of the Strait of Malacca. The villas boast private outdoor verandas with sun loungers and oversized bathtubs that look out over the water. Their two top villas, the Suria and Purnama suites, stand on stilts over the sea. They are complete with an entrance hall, separate bedroom, an elegant lounge with a television, balconies for sunbathing, and a spacious bathroom with windows that offer beautiful views of the ocean from the oversized bathtub.
The Tschuggen Suite at The Tschuggen Grand Hotel
Nestled in the magnificent Alpine region of Arosa is the Tschuggen Grand Hotel, a contemporary fairytale-style venue featuring the Tschuggen Express, a private cable car giving hotel guests exclusive access to the mountains, iconic 54,000 square foot Mario Botta-designed Tschuggen Bergoase Spa and four outstanding restaurants. Those who wish to enjoy the area in total luxury can take advantage of the property's 1,500 square-foot Tschuggen Suite. Complete with two bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, separate living and dining areas, a kitchenette and two terraces overlooking the mountains, the one-of-a-kind suite is ideal for an unforgettable Alpine getaway.
The Grace Kelly Suite on the M/Y Grace
Before becoming one of Quasar Expeditions' two yachts sailing around the Galapagos Islands, the M/Y Grace was known as Princess Grace Kelly and Rainier's honeymoon yacht and a gift from Aristotle Onassis. Therefore, it was only fitting that Quasar create a special Grace Kelly Suite on-board. Finished in 2017, the two-person suite features contemporary designs and decor by renowned designer Adriana Hoyos with a mix of classic wooden furniture, bringing guests back to a bygone era. The one-of-a-kind suite also boasts picture windows, allowing guests to enjoy the wonders of the Galapagos without having to leave their room.
The Motse at Tswalu Kalahari
Designed to create a home from home atmosphere, the luxury family legaes of the Motse at Tswalu highlights the Kalahari’s dramatic and expansive views while creating a cool, shaded oasis for guests to enjoy. The luxurious two-bedroom residences were constructed from all organic and are meant to blend in with the surrounding landscape around them. Design elements were thoughtful to the last detail, like “mapped” canopies and netted headboards. The luxurious suites offer close-to-nature sleep-out experiences for guests who seek a more complete immersion in the environment.
Banyan Hill Estate at Fregate Island Private
Situated on the most eastern inner granite island of the Seychelles, Fregate Island Private is home to 13 private pool villas and 3 private pool twin villas (starting at 4,300 sq ft) and provide plenty of space and airing, with dedicated bedrooms and living areas, large, open bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers and of course, private pools. Those who wish to have their own peninsula can experience Banyan Hill Estate, which consists of a large open core and living area, infinity swimming pool, study, TV lounge, sitting area, and three detached bedrooms with antiques from all over the Indian Ocean. A personal assistant is assigned to each villa, including a 24/7 private butler service to ensure guests enjoy their time on the island. When not relaxing in their villas, visitors of Fregate Island Private can spend their time exploring the island’s unique flora and fauna, diving, lounging on the beach and so much more.
The Nelson Mandela Suite at The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa
The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa in Johannesburg’s Sandhurst neighborhood features the Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite, in honor of the late president and philanthropist. The stylish suite is a fitting tribute to the statesman who was closely connected to the hotel. In fact, Mandela edited his bestselling autobiography Long Walk to Freedom at the Saxon following his release from prison. The redesigned space has a distinct African theme, with heavily adorned dark wood throughout, animal skin rugs, authentic copper lamps and geometric African patterns running through the soft furnishings. The suite features a number of notable pieces and art work that pay homage to Mandela and his life including a statue, original vintage photographs, a portrait and more.
The Presidential Suite Penthouse at Hotel Arts Barcelona
Hotel Arts Barcelona’s Presidential Suite Penthouse is a duplex suite on the top floors of the hotel offering additional privacy, independence and exquisite service. This penthouse is comprised of two bedroom suites (one of which has an excellent view of La Sagrada Familia), a spacious lounge, terrace, kitchen and an exclusive and private gym with a personal trainer available. The Presidential Penthouse’s interiors have been designed for an exclusive living experience combining the powerful architecture of Bruce Graham, who designed the hotel with the warm elegant interiors conceived by Antoni Puig, José Juanpere and Jaime Treserra. As a Penthouse, this suite offers enhancements to services available for guests of the Penthouses level only. These exclusive services include interactive smart televisions with Netflix access, BVLGARI bath amenities and luxurious tailor-made robes and slippers. The Penthouses provide a true luxury experience through the hotel’s multilingual butler service, specialized chefs, customized breakfast, and a private transfer to La Roca Village for high-end designer shopping. Furthermore, guests to the Penthouses are provided with Mini Cooper cabriolets to discover Barcelona and limited edition strollers for families.
Prestige Suite at Hotel Lou Pinet
The Prestige Suite at Hotel Lou Pinet in Saint-Tropez, France is the ultimate guest room for space and privacy. Discreetly nested on the 1st floor, the Prestige Suite is the only guest room with its own unique private entrance. The suite boasts two intimate terraces offering charming views the property garden and pool. In the early morning, guests can admire the view of the sun rising from behind the garden’s tall pine trees and when evening comes, the deckchairs are an excellent place to wind down and take in the sun’s last rays. The Prestige Suite also features a separate living room area, and a luxury bathroom complete with custom products from Le Labo. Architect, interior decorator and designer Charles Zana was behind the design of this intimate hideaway that echoes the vintage spirit of the 60’s and 70’s. At Hotel Lou Pinet, guests can expect period art showcasing the region’s art and crafts heritage against natural décor including linen, ceramic, rope, terracotta and whitewash. Throughout the hotel rooms and suites there are light hues with the occasional black highlighting, rooms with slightly rounded shapes, natural stone, wrought iron, sophisticated cane effects, linen, wood and a joyful blend of textures and materials for a gentle sunshine ambiance inviting guests to relax and enjoy the Bohemian charm of Saint-Tropez.
Singita Serengeti House
Located in the western corridor of Tanzania’s magical Serengeti, Singita Serengeti House is the perfect home away from home for families traveling together. Set on the slopes of Sasakwa Hill its location provides endless, breathtaking views of the Serengeti plains and wildlife as they visit the nearby watering hole. Up to eight guests can feel at home at Serengeti House, with two suites in the main house and two garden suites situated on either side, connected through a central pool deck. With plenty of space and both indoor and outdoor dining, day beds, a private tennis court and a dedicated house team, families can create memories that will last a lifetime. Additionally, guests will delight in the wide range of activities available at Serengeti House including private game drives and walking safaris, hot air ballon rides, star gazing, mountain biking on Sasakwa Hill.