Turning the luxury boutique hotel into a phenomenon
Small Luxury Hotels of the World turned the luxury boutique hotel into a phenomenon back in 1990 when the brand launched and they’ve since travelled far and wide to seek out and select the most distinctive and diverse portfolio.
They’ve personally visited, vetted and verified over 530 boutique hotels in more than 80 countries. They’re small, perfectly formed and independently owned and comprise people, places and experiences with individual character, intimate charm and inherent class.
Flemings Mayfair, London, UK
One of the oldest family-owned hotels in London, luxury boutique hotel Flemings Mayfair opened in 1851and was originally converted from 13 Georgian townhouses. Part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the award-winning hotel offers unrivalled luxury accommodation in one of London’s most prestigious neighbourhoods, moments from Green Park, Piccadilly and a short walk from Buckingham Palace.
The Drawing Room at Flemings Mayfair has just released a new delicious afternoon tea that includes delicacies such as chocolate Financiers with passion fruit ganache, Thai basil and lime macaroons, raspberry and rose Pavlova, and rhubarb and ginger compote with custard foam, amongst other delectable treats.
Wellnesshotel Golf Panorama, Lipperswil, Switzerland
Amid snowy peaks and deep blue lakes, Wellnesshotel Golf Panorama is a boutique hotel in a grand setting situated between the pre-Alpine hills and Lake Constance, in the border triangle of Switzerland, Germany and Austria. The 42 comfortable double rooms, two suites and eight junior suites as well as two apartments promise stylish, modern luxury. The exquisite cuisine in the “LION D’OR” restaurant provides a genuine gourmet experience.
Wellnesshotel Golf Panorama is, as the name suggests, a golfer’s dream. Polish your putting on the hotel’s 18-hole course, beside Lake Constance. You can even soothe tired muscles with a signature golf massage. Or, if you prefer to stretch your legs and explore the countryside, book a Nordic walking or cycling tour.
Hotel Splendide Royal, Rome, Italy
Close to the Spanish Steps and the boutiques of Via dei Condotti, this impressive hotel is just few minutes walking distance from all major points of interest. Not least the view from the hotel’s 7th floor restaurant, The Mirabelle. Considered one of the best restaurants in Rome, it boasts an elegant terrace with panoramic views. Eyes but also taste buds are rewarded during what is an undeniably unique dining experience.
There are currently 69 luxurious rooms and suites overlooking Villa Borghese park or the hotel’s peaceful internal courtyard, and 15 additional, spacious brand-new suites will be added this summer.
Pousada de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
With a prime position on the corner of Praça do Comécio – the Commerce Square – Pousada de Lisboa has watched over Lisbon’s comings and goings for centuries. Now, beautifully restored and transformed into a luxury boutique hotel, it’s an elegant hideaway in the heart of the city.
Pousada de Lisboa frequently organizes wine tasting events at the hotel restaurant, RIB BEEF & WINE Lisboa. With a refined offer of food, drinks and wines, the restaurant welcomes anyone who enters, whether for a meal with friends, a business lunch or a more intimate dinner.