The new SPA designed by Studio Apostoli, an internationally renowned design company in the field of Wellness and SPA, was created on the “Noble” floor of the building which overlooks the centuries-old inner park, a truly enchanting place from where guests can admire the vapors rising from the panoramic thermal pools which are opened until midnight. Photography by Chiara Grossi
Cowley Manor is a contemporary country house hotel which sits in the glorious Cotswold countryside surrounded by 55 acres of parkland, woods and meadows. The famous gardens feature several natural springs, a series of lakes and Victorian cascades. Cowley Manor and its award-winning design and architecture combined to pioneer a new wave of contemporary country house hotels. With emphasis on comfort, service and very few rules, Cowley Manor is the ideal place to relax, unwind and indulge in the heart of the British countryside.
The intention was to renovate an existing holiday home for a family on a dramatic site in Kuaotunu. The bach had served the family well for many years and was imbued with family memories. It was too valuable as a family artefact to demolish.
The holiday experience is reinforced by the separate pavilions being disconnected from the main living room, this results in a camping experience of going from ‘tent to tent’. The social organisation of the plan is relaxed and holiday-like. There is no front entry. Experiences of everyday rituals are connected to the outside and a contrast from urban living. The en-suite opens to the outside, allowing the experience of showering and bathing in nature.
Materials were chosen to reflect the relaxed coastal colours and for their lack of maintenance – the zinc roof designed to imitate notional fish scales.
The existing bach is now opened to the sun and view. The sliding glass walls are organised to dissolve the barrier between inside and outside. Shutters allow the house to be closed up while the owners are not in residence.
This enchanting villa captures the essence of the island’s spirit in its dazzling white interiors and the natural white stucco facades while offering a warm welcoming environment for tranquil escapes and prestigious holidays. Its prominent location up on the hillside offers superb views to the emerald waters of the sea and the captivating natural landscape of Mykonos.
High upon a majestic clif fside overlooking the azure Pacific is a place of awe-inspiring natural beauty. Time slows to the rhythm of waves against rocky spires. Sea breezes whisper through tropical groves. Welcome to Capella Ixtapa. Intimate in scale, discreet in every respect, Capella Ixtapa envelops you in tranquil seclusion. From the open sea just beyond, the resort’s interior spaces f low organically, an extension of their natural surroundings. Sweeping Pacific views, a private balcony and plunge pool g race each guestroom. Our Personal Assistants, always within reach, see that your every preference is met and every wish, fulfilled. It’s the Capella custom. All around you, endless ocean vistas cast their spell. Capella Ixtapa Resort and Spa in Mexico.
Hotel Leela Goa Combine the opulence and luxury of The Leela with the natural beauty and Portuguese heritage of South Goa for the ultimate beach holiday. The hotel is set in 75 lush acres with a pristine beach, a 12 hole golf course and world class dining. While the rooms and suites, The Restaurant and the signature Jamavar have been designed by Jeffrey A. Wilkes, the principal designer of DESIGNWILKES, the art and embellishment has been done by Mrs. Madhu Nair.