New hotels round-up: January 2016

Vijitt Resort Phuket, a Thailand boutique hotel new to Chic Retreats

Here at Chic Retreats, we love sharing the amazing discoveries we find on our travels, from secluded beach resorts to vast country villas, and here we have just a few more we’ve excitingly added to our collection. These boutique hotels all have that little something special about them, and hopefully you’ll fall in love with them just as much as we have!

Vijitt Resort Phuket, Thailand

Vijitt Resort Phuket, a Thailand boutique hotel new to Chic Retreats

Vijitt Resort Phuket is a gorgeous complex of luxury villas set with the outstanding beauty of Phuket, overlooking the turquoise waters of Chalong Bay. With soothing Thai interiors and large windows looking out onto the stretching swimming pools, the resort is a great contemporary space for guests looking for a memorable holiday in the Thai sun.

Hotel Gran Claustre, Spain

Hotel Gran Claustre, a Spain boutique hotel new to Chic Retreats

Located in the medieval town centre of Altafulla in the heart of Catalonia, Hotel Gran Claustre is a grand traditional hotel dating back to the 18th century. Not only is the building itself of historical importance, but it’s also just 15 minutes from the ancient Roman ruins of Tarragano, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated close the beach, this is a great place to stay if you’re looking to explore the beauty and the gastronomy of the Costa Dorada.

L’Albereta, Italy

L’Albereta, one of our luxury villas in Italy new to Chic Retreats

An award-winning 5-star hotel complete with its own restaurant and relaxing spa, L’Albereta is a gorgeous boutique hotel just a few minutes from the stunning Lake Iseo and less than an hour from Italy’s fashion capital, Milan. Surrounded by ancient parkland decorated with stone sculptures, L’Albereta is also a perfect setting for weddings and big celebrations.

L’Andana, Italy

L’Andana, one of our luxury villas in Italy new to Chic Retreats

The newest project by esteemed chef Alain Ducasse, his passion for Tuscany clearly shines through in this stunning luxury hotel, surrounded by 150 acres of La Badiola Estate, an excellent example of Tuscany’s famous countryside. Not only is L’Andana home to one of Tuscany’s best hotels, but also a luxury spa, authentic Tuscan trattoria, driving range, perfect for keen golfers, and a private chapel, meaning this little piece of paradise can also host weddings.

The Royal Park Hotel, UK

Royal Park Hotel, a London, UK boutique hotel new to Chic Retreats

Situated in the heart of London just a stone’s throw from Hyde Park, the Royal Park Hotel is a Grade II listed townhouse which simply oozes class and sophistication. Complete with 24-hour room service and a knowledgeable concierge, here you’ll be able to get the most out of London, as you’re also just a short walk from a host of attractions, including Kensington Palace, Marble Arch and the Natural History Museum.

Masseria della Volpe, Sicily

Masseria della Volpe, one of our luxury villas in Italy new to Chic Retreats

Masseria della Volpe is one of the best luxury villas in Italy, situated near Noto, Sicily, offering the best in hospitality to ensure that a visit here is not only a holiday experience, but also a way to restore your wellbeing. Relax in the spa, in the pool and amongst the ancient olive and carob trees, and seek out an adrenaline rush with the nearby facilities for surfing, riding, mountain biking and diving, while further afield, you can discover the ancient treasures amidst the archaeological sites and trails.

Asilo Masi, Italy

Asilo Masi, one of our luxury villas in Italy new to Chic Retreats

Located between the picturesque Tuscan towns of Pisa and Volterra, Asilo Masi offers a fantastic and unique holiday experience in Tuscany. With unrivalled style and beautiful interiors, this boutique hotel is the place to be if you’re looking for exceptional hospitality.

Andrew is a firm believer that travelling like a local inevitably leads to the best off-the-beaten-path finds which truly make a destination remarkably more memorable. From traditional Indian festivals in humid Hyderabad to fresh seafood pasta by the Sorrentine Peninsula, he appreciates variety when travelling. He hasn't been everywhere, but it’s on the list.