If there are two nations in this world that insist on excellence in everything they do then it’s Switzerland and Japan. So when we heard about the subtle Asian influences at one of the most acclaimed luxury hotels in the Alps, we just had to take a look at the breath-taking Chedi in Andermatt.
Okay, so, we know you’re not supposed to say Ayers Rock anymore but – by any name – Uluru is one of the world’s most spectacular natural vistas. And we fully support keeping it sacred. Which is why the chance to wake up each day in direct sight of its warm glow is an experience you’ll savour, and your 360 Private Travel Partner can plan it as part of a wonderful, outdoor Aussie adventure.
A working holiday? Not really – this is the best place on earth to see endangered gorillas and stunning birdlife in the natural tranquillity they crave. And Bisate Lodge, opened just over a year ago, oozes opulence while avoiding the garish trappings of modern life. But… there are fulfilling ways in which you really can help boost Rwanda’s national treasure trove.
The Arabian desert is where the very idea of a night under canvas originated. Now luxurious and delightful Magic Private Camps across the region can be set up just for you and your friends or partners – skilfully pitched so you can savour an authentic, centuries-old lifestyle. You may feel slightly ruffled by day but the soothing process begins at sundown…
Rosewood has opened a nature-rich hideaway in Laos, sumptuously crafted by designer Bill Bensley in a style that would have been familiar to travellers 120 years ago. It’s an intriguing new part of a little-known country coming to terms with its past, and keen to beguile today’s pleasure-seekers. A keen appetite for discovery is essential, mind.
Time spent at Sheldon Chalet in Alaska is an experience once reserved only for the hardiest mountaineers. You’ll feel the tingling intimidation of being a human speck in an astounding, glacial wilderness… but come back each night to cosy luxury. And a helicopter there and back – the only transport – just adds to the surreal atmosphere.