The height of glamour, Verbier is all about glitz in the ski season, but it’s also a beautiful place to visit in the summer months. W Verbier is the perfect partner for the location’s historic vivacity, and in the AWAY Spa you can indulge after a day of slop side action with a pool that allows you to swim from the inside out, and treatments from the famous Swiss brand La Prairie.
Situated in the idyllic Swiss mountains with the most spectacular views from your room, the restaurant and the spa, Kempinski Grand Hotel Des Bains is a luxurious experience where the glacial waters, mountain herbs and wood from the Engadine forest make up the spa atmosphere, which is all at once indulgent and minimalist. When a hotel is found in St. Moritz, two things can be guaranteed – service and standards will be second to none.
Surrounded by the Bavarian Alps, Kempinski Berchtesgaden is a magical place to visit at any time of the year. Beautiful food, decadent facilities and a mountaintop location where you can swim surrounded by treetops makes it utterly romantic, while activities available in winter and summer include hiking in the mountains, cross-country skiing and climbing, all surrounded by luxe chalet-style.
Walk in the unique Monchique Mountain, do Pilates or go surfing, Monchique is all about enjoying the natural world. Macdonald Monchique Resort and Spa has the benefit of both mountains and beaches in close proximity to the modern hotel, and amongst the five star hospitality the Sensorial Spa is inspired by the Algarve’s most valuable natural resources and breath-taking beauty.
A modern hotel set out in Andalusian style, La Cala Hotel Spa and Golf Resort isn’t in the mountains itself, but benefits from the beauty of the Sierra de Mijas mountains which make up its surroundings and view. Nestled into its own golf course, the hotel’s location offers ample opportunity for walking and cycling, while the spa is the cherry on top, with a thermal suite and array of treatments available.
Overlooking the majestic rolling hills of Val d’Orcia, Fonteverde was once a renaissance palace for the Grand Duke Ferdinando I de’ Medici, and has retained a five star service now that it is a hotel. Rooms are sumptuous and spacious but modern, there is a real sense of history and the spa takes influence from the Etruscans and the Romans, who believed in the regenerating power of the waters at the Fonteverde hot springs. Equally, the surrounding area is perfect for exploring by cycling, horse riding or walking.
Made up of 130 luxury rooms and 12 private villas, Villa Padierna Palace Hotel is surrounded by mountain views, the sea, and gardens filled with cypress and palm trees. Luxurious and elegant, it is an award winning destination with a spa that’s been dubbed Best Spa by Seven Stars Global Luxury, and a Medical Wellness Institute that is is as expansive as it is impressive, offering everything from reflexology to ultrasonic x-cell.