Ultima Grand Villa at Ultima Geneva, Switzerland
The Ultima Collection premium hospitality brand has its origins in the award-winning Ultima Gstaad hotel in Switzerland. The brand now owns and operates a total of seven ultra-luxury chalets and waterfront retreats that stretch from the Alps to the Mediterranean – Corfu in Greece; Cannes, Courchevel Belvédère and Megève in France; Gstaad, Crans-Montana and Geneva Grand Villa in Switzerland. Each of these properties has access to its own extensive, state-of-the-art wellness amenities and has been designed to reflect its natural surroundings.
The Ultima Geneva Grand Villa offers the perfect environment to enjoy the city in the privacy and tranquillity of the villa. Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, 20 minutes away from Geneva city centre and 10 minutes away from Geneva International Airport, the villa is a private eight-suite villa designed to be a quiet retreat in a suburban setting.
Built over three floors, this extraordinary villa covers an area of 2,000-square metres and comes with a separate guest villa for guests to enjoy their privacy. With its exceptional amenities, the villa comprises seven rooms, a master bedroom with a private terrace, a grand cinema, as well as a 200-square metre wellness space with a jacuzzi, hammam, sauna, pool and fitness gym. Additional features include a wine cellar, an underground lounge and a private club with a state-of-the-art sound system.
Perfect for summer with friends and family, guests can have lazy relaxing days by the pool or on the private terraces, then enjoy dinner and wine pairings prepared by the villa’s experienced private chef, all while enjoying complete privacy and a calming view of Lake Geneva or enjoy a day out in the city before returning to the peace and quiet.
Guests can also enjoy personalised treatment on a minimum month-long retreat to Ultima Grand Villa with Ultima Collection’s ‘The Ultima Escape’ in partnership with VistaJet.
Villa One at One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius
Bejewelled with swaying palms and carpeted in white sand, One&Only Le Saint Géran nestles within the renowned and dramatic Belle Mare coastline, at the northern tip of Mauritius. Located just off the eastern coast of Madagascar, in the warm Indian Ocean, Mauritius – the “the land of rainbows, waterfalls and shooting stars” is an island blessed with seemingly endless beaches, azure lagoons, enchanting folk music and rich cuisine.
The transformed Villa One at One&Only Le Saint Géran is the most desired address in Mauritius. The private two-bedroom secluded island home is ideal for up to four adults and two children. With sensational views over the Indian Ocean, Villa One guests can wander through tropical gardens to reach their private beach cabanas positioned on the shore.
The exceptional interiors exude light and freshness, while bespoke furniture, locally-crafted artwork, handmade ceramics and opulent natural materials including marble, silk and leathers create a luxurious residential interior – for a home-away-from-home feel with a Mauritian influence and a celebration of the destination.
A private welcome and check-in await guests of Villa One as they enter through a private driveway and majestic wooden gates to be warmly received by their personal butler. The entrance, with a cream marble mosaic floor and suspended chandelier, opens onto a spacious living room with an inspiring view of the private infinity pool and the Indian Ocean. With a dining room for ten and a large, cosy salon, it is the perfect retreat for an intimate evening with friends and family.
Blurring the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living, the lounge, dining and bedroom spaces open onto comfortably furnished terraces with mesmerising ocean views perfect for sunrise breakfasts, sunset cocktails and dinner under the stars. Freshly cooked delicacies are served in the shaded outdoor dining area, prepared by Villa One’s personal chef in the fully-fitted kitchen or dedicated outdoor kitchen and grill. The night can end with stories around the fire, under a blanket of stars.
Beach Villa at Emerald Maldives
Emerald Maldives Maldives Resort & Spa – a member of The Leading Hotels of the World – is a new 5-star all-inclusive resort. Located on the Raa Atoll, in the northern part of the Maldives archipelago, this resort is on a lush private 20 hectares island, surrounded by 1.5 km of soft white sand. It comprises 120 villas, 60 of which are located on the island and 60 directly on the sea.
The resort was designed to blend in with the surrounding environment, using materials such as bamboo, natural stones and Langhi Langhi leaves. The resort combines tropical scenery with modern design to create an atmosphere of natural and informal elegance.
This spacious 176 sqm Beach Villa at Emerald Maldives features a private garden, a bedroom and covered and open patios to unwind. The beach villa provides the perfect location to enjoy warm and calm turquoise waters that surround the island. Facilities include The Emerald Spa and the Dolphin Kids Club for children aged 3 to 12 – the largest in all Maldives.
The all-inclusive resort also offers guests an exciting range of restaurants with all three meals provided. Traditional Asian cooking to international delicacies, the package includes culinary offerings from nearly every continent. The kitchen is headed by Chef Aldo Cadau, adding an Italian flair to the restaurants.
Penthouse Suite at Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria, Italy
With a commanding view over the Eternal City, Waldorf Astoria’s Rome Cavalieri seem to have it all. La Pergola, the hotel’s signature venue, is the first and only 3-star Michelin restaurant in the city. On its premises is one of the world’s most prestigious art collections found in a hotel.
The prestigious Cavalieri Grand Spa Club boasts two glittering outdoor pools, a peaceful indoor pool, and a swimming pool just for children. On offer is a wide selection of La Prairie’s exclusive Swiss Treatments and Aromatherapy Associates’ unique Essential Oils, or unwind in the amethyst Turkish Bath. The award-winning Spa also has a state-of-the-art gym and fitness centre.
The property also includes two red-clay tennis courts and a 15 acres of private park. A thrilling Italian supercar experience, an exploration of Rome with the hotel’s City Navigator tour or local food guides, or some ‘Gladiator training’ are just some of the exclusive experiences that can be tailor-made upon request.
The 415-square metre, bi-level Penthouse Suite at the Rome Cavalieri offers a sublime mix of antique furnishings, modern artworks and highly polished woods that together present an elegant style with unique features. On the first floor, the elegant king-size bedroom boasts four original pieces of Andy Warhol’s Dollar Sign series and a ceiling decorated with an array of fibre-optic stars. Its master bathroom offers a walk-in rain shower, and an oversized whirlpool bath elevated to provide views through a double-height interior window into the bedroom and the cityscape of Rome and beyond.
The separate ornate living area includes plush couches designed by Karl Lagerfeld, a four-seat dining table, large screen television and a bathroom for visitors. The suite has four balconies on the first floor spread out across the various spaces, but its most generous outdoor space is the private rooftop terrace reached by a staircase in the living room. This spacious wooden terrace features a large Jacuzzi, outdoor shower, bathroom, lounge chairs, private bar, six-seat dining table and exclusive direct access to La Pergola, the hotel’s three Michelin-star restaurant. Guests of the Penthouse Suite are also provided with access to dedicated VIP elevators, the Imperial Club, where refreshments are served throughout the day and the Grand Spa Club.
Silverback Suite at One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, Rwanda
One&Only Gorilla’s Nest is cocooned within Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park – home to the highest number of Mountain gorillas, and part of the lush and oft-mist covered Virunga Mountains. Despite its remote location, the resort is just a half-hour by road from Kigali International Airport.
The resort is a beautifully designed private sanctuary that seamlessly blends into the mountain that nurtures it. Its gardens not only welcome guests with fragrant flora, from roses bushes to eucalyptus trees, but also contribute to the menu. Every plant and tree in the garden is chosen to encourage flourishing wildlife, with the aim of creating a self-sustaining ecosystem that is constantly growing.
The name of the largest suite at One&Only Gorilla’s Nest celebrates its size and location. The Silverback Suite, is the name of the leader in each gorilla family. The Silverback Suite, at 409-square metres, is a luxurious, elegant, and spacious retreat surrounded by trees, with outstanding views of the lush forest. It offers a master king-bedded room, large en-suite bathroom with freestanding tub, and private deck with rain shower. The decor showcases beautiful handwoven African baskets on the walls in black, white and cream.
The spacious lounge features a sofa-bed, large enough for two children, a dining area, fireplace and a private covered viewing deck with an outdoor bathtub. The suite has its own private pool and a cozy fireplace with views of the lush landscape. The suite has a private kitchen with a 24-hour in-residence chef and butler on call. The suite is ideal for those travelling with staff as it offers a smaller second bedroom with an attached bathroom.