Meadowood Napa Valley
Meadowood Napa Valley
St. Helena, California
Location The 250-acre estate is a 10-minute drive east of St. Helena, off the Silverado Trail. Highlight After another daylong winery tour, go for a massage in the resort’s spa. Cuisine At the Michelin-two-starred Restaurant, try Christopher Kostow’s tasting menu, complete with wine pairings and such local products as crispy confit of suckling pig. Room to book Hillside Estate villa 92, which looks down over the treetops, comes with a real-log fireplace and a breakfast banquette. Rooms 85. GM Alain Negueloua.
Location The hotel is in the trendy Shiodome area, close to Hamarikyu Gardens and only a few minutes walk from Ginza. Highlight Designer Hiroko Takenaka, working with GA International, has produced modern Japanese interiors, including green carpeting inset with white cherry blossom patterns. Spa Mizuki Spa offers a lengthy bamboo massage to release blocked energy and create a harmonious feeling. Room to book The Royal Suite has amazing views of Hamarikyu Gardens, not to mention fresh-cut flowers that match the colour of the drapes and a ceiling-fed Kohler infinity soaking tub. Insider tip The 37th-floor club lounge has a central fireplace and a chef to prepare breakfast. Rooms 290. GM Gregor Andréewitch.
Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin
Location Only 300 metres from the Brandenberg Gate, the hotel is a landmark building on the grand boulevard Unter den Linden. Highlight This German icon is where power brokers come for breakfast and where top meetings and events are held. Spa Iranian hair stylist Shan Rahimkhan at the new Adlon Day Spa already has a growing international fan club. Thing to do Tour the restored Reichstag with Norman Foster’s modern glass dome, a 10-minute walk away, and return for afternoon tea in the hotel’s imposing lobby lounge. Insider tip Breakfast, one of the world’s best, includes a huge organic buffet selection and features crisply starched linens and servers in formal black and white. Rooms 383. GM Stephan Interthal.
What made enRoute’s stay.
1 Taking a helicopter ride to the Aerie Resort & Spa, 460 metres above the Pacific Ocean, in Malahat, British Columbia.
2 Floating on our backs under the southern hemisphere’s starry sky, as illuminated on the Observatory Hotel’s glimmering dome ceiling in Sydney, Australia.
3 Discovering our third eye during the Tibetan-inspired treatment at the Crown Macau’s spa.
4 Travelling between Isla Mujeres and Cancún aboard The Cocoon I, the luxurious private yacht belonging to Hotel Villa Rolandi.
5 Relaxing in a detoxifying bath, made with a blend of Golden Moor mud and Saskatchewan clay in Ste. Anne’s Country Inn & Spa in Grafton, Ontario.
PHOTO: MEADOWOOD NAPA VALLEY (MEADOWOOD NAPA VALLEY)