It’s safe to say that there’s a lot of us wishing we were abroad right now, exploring new cities and pockets of foreign natural beauty, or hiding away in a secluded villa far away from the rest of the world! Some of us may be in need of a rejuvenating spa trip or an inspiring getaway full of culture and heritage, whilst others need a week away in the sunshine. Whether you’re trying to step away from hustle and bustle or dive right into that of a new city, here at HIP Hotels we wanted to share with you the beautiful hotels and stunning hideaways that we wish we were checking into this year!
Nestled in the coastal town of Paraty in Brazil, escape to Casa Turquesa Maison D'Hôtes for the ultimate tropical escape. Surrounded by mountains, sun, sea and historical culture, this charming hotel formed of just nine suites is the final component to your relaxing Brazilian retreat. With calming colour schemes, luxurious detailing and wonderful hospitality, the staff will do their best to provide each and every guest with the most individualised and intimate stay.
As if the usual hotel amenities weren’t enough, Casa Turquesa Maison D’Hôtes has a beautiful library with a built-in fireplace, a decadent garden courtyard filled with exotic plants from the region, and of course, a hydromassage pool! Knowing that you can return to all of this opulent luxury, make sure to explore the historical coastal town of Paraty whilst you’re there. Tropical islands are also scattered along the Ilha Grande Bay and scenic mountainous landscapes surround you on the other side, the perfect place to enjoy the mesmerising views and beautiful flora and fauna with a long stroll. Return to the welcoming environment of Casa Turquesa Maison D’Hôtes at the end of your day and relax in complete bliss and utter peace.
If you have been craving an escape to a vibrant city, whilst also being able to retreat back to calm and serenity at the end of the day, then Hacienda Peña Pobre is what you’ve been waiting for. Nestled right next to one of the lungs of Mexico City, Tlalpan Forest, Hacienda Peña Pobre brings a serene yet sensory experience to its guests, alongside the beautiful majestic elegance of its interiors. Wrought iron banisters, marble flooring and gigantic pillars set the scene for a romantic stay, and the internal courtyard and private library will have you feeling like royalty, and you’ll be forgiven for forgetting you are in Mexico City at all!
Each of the Hacienda Peña Pobre’s 18 rooms have been carefully crafted with more of a contemporary design, whilst still maintaining the hotel’s opulent character and weaving in Mexican influence. A historian’s gold dust takes the form of a treasure trove of relics and photographs of the hotel’s history, whilst also providing lovers of architecture with photographs of architecturally-focused spaces, should one wish to immerse themselves in the history of Mexico’s finest. With close proximity to the beautifully exuberant Mexico City and its hustle and bustle of vibrant energy, alongside the stunning Tlalpan Forest and its calming properties, at Hacienda Peña Pobre you are perfectly situated to enjoy the area at its finest, whilst also indulging in the luxury of this beautiful hotel!
Feeling the need to escape to a smaller town and soak up the history and culture, whilst enjoying the sophistication and elegance of a beautiful design hotel? So are we, and the boutique hotel we’re checking into for these very reasons is R INN NAPA, in Napa Valley, California. Incredibly stylish from top to bottom, this hotel has been masterfully converted from a historic building; whilst maintaining some of the building’s original charm, R INN NAPA now contains unique artworks, fine design details and modern furnishings, that offer a truly sophisticated stay.
Not only are the interiors of this hotel beautiful, but the open-air courtyard and garden exude exclusivity and charm. Alongside the stylish communal areas and contemporary event spaces, the level of luxury at R INN NAPA is completely undeniable. With showstopping pieces of design, such as the sandblasted ghostwood tree above the gold resin fireplace in the lounge, and the vintage hand monument from an old manicure shop in the South of France, there is beautiful eclectic charm threaded throughout this hotel. Local downtown Napa is no different, as it is simply a treasure trove of vibrant historicity and culture. Head down to the lively food hall of Oxbow Market, enjoy scenic river walks, visit the many shops and boutiques, and even uncover some craft microbreweries. Whether you’re after the stunning western coast sunsets, a refreshing atmosphere or stylish spaces, we’re here to tell you that at R INN NAPA, you don’t have to choose - this hotel has it all.
If you have been wanting to whisk yourself away to the South of France, to soak up the essence of the rolling countryside and French Riviera, then Le Manoir de L'Étang is where you need to be. Set in the hills of Mougins behind the infamous Cannes, this nineteenth century manor house is complete with 19 rooms, a decadent restaurant, exclusive landscaped gardens, beautiful terraces and an outdoor swimming pool. The manor house overlooks a small lake that is covered in lotus flowers and is surrounded by rolling hills, and it quickly becomes no surprise that Picasso once frequented the area.
The village of Mougins, once a medieval commune, is peculiarly built in the shape of a snail shell, and it is where Picasso settled down with his final love. Offering guests an absolutely stunning combination of picturesque landscapes, unique details, vibrant flora and fauna and the beauty of ancient houses, let Mougins seduce you the way only the South of France can. Le Manoir de L'Étang fits seamlessly into the history of this stunning place, and it too excused an artistic air of peace and tranquility. With restored, original brickwork, fine quality linens and Egyptian cotton sheets, and natural tones and materials used throughout each of the rooms, Le Manoir de L'Étang is the perfect place to escape to if the South of France is on your brain. Nestled away from the bustling coastline, its peaceful atmosphere will serenade you into falling in love with this region and it’s breathtaking views.
Have you been dreaming about complete relaxation and a blissful escape? Immerse yourself in calm elegance and make your getaway all about rejuvenation here at Solea Boutique & Spa Hotel. Nestled in Trentino, Italy, indulge in awe-inspiring panoramic views of the Paganella mountains and the Brenta Dolomites as you are perfectly located far from mass tourism in this beautiful alpine hideaway. With 45 beautifully decorated rooms and suites, the calm and restorative atmosphere of Solea Boutique & Spa will have you relaxing your worries away with their unique “Solea Moments”.
As well as their 500-meter-squared wellness oasis, Solea Boutique & Spa Hotel have a new luxury suite - the Private Spa Suite, for the ultimate spa getaway. With your very own private sauna and whirlpool tub, balcony with breathtaking panoramic views, a romantic fireplace and a beautifully tranquil atmosphere, you will feel as if you’ve walked straight into a rejuvenating oasis in the hotel’s flagship suite. After a long day of pure relaxation, let Chef Michele Perlot and his team take your tastebuds on a tantalizing journey in the hotel’s vibrant restaurant. From classic dishes to a magnificent four-course menu, discover the taste of heaven, with food made only from the best ingredients of Trentino. Everyone needs some time out to unwind, rejuvenate their senses and refresh themselves, and the calm elegance of Solea Boutique & Spa Hotel will whisk you away and make you feel like you never had a worry in the world to begin with!
Wanting to run away to a bustling, vibrant city? Mondrian Suites in Berlin is the perfect place to base yourself for an unforgettable escape in this incredible city. This hotel is spacious and sleek, with beautiful contemporary design to help relax every city traveller that passes through. With 136 luxurious rooms to choose from, alongside amenities such as a gym, sauna, roof and garden terrace and so much more, Mondrian Suites has everything you will need for the perfect city break. Not to mention it’s only ten minutes away from some of Berlin’s most must-see sights – it’s location is more than ideal!
Berlin is undoubtedly filled with many historic landmarks, from Checkpoint Charlie to the Holocaust Museum, alongside other twentieth-century monuments of German history. Hackescher Markt is a must see, as it's a beautiful hidden pocket of modern-day Berlin at it’s finest, and the Berlin Wall is not to be missed. Although Mondrian Suites is perfectly located for all your city explorations, it is actually hidden away in a peaceful courtyard, offering the best of both worlds for those passing through. This comfortable yet stylish hotel has equipped each suite with its own private balcony or terrace, so even when you’re unwinding from a day exploring the city, you can still look out over stunning views of the cityscape. For absolutely breathtaking views of the entire city, make sure to take a trip up to the rooftop with a drink or two!
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