I don’t know about you, but every day I think about travel and where I am going next! I put together this list of The 19 Best Luxury Destinations to Travel to in 2022 to get the planning started.
When you travel, do you want luxury or do you want an experience? What about both? Personally, I am all about a luxurious experience!
Let’s get started: The 19 Best Luxury Destinations to Travel to in 2022
Bvlgari Hotel Roma: Italy
You will find this Bvlgari hotel in the heart of Carrio Marzio, situated near the Bvlgari flagship. This historic 1930’s building has been transformed into a spectacular hotel with100 rooms guestrooms available.
There are one-of-a-kind amenities: Reading Room, with an impressive collection of volumes dedicated to the history of jewelry; tThere will also be a state-of-the-art gym; and a high-end spa. Of course, the trip wouldn’t be complete without a dining experience in the hotel’s Il Ristorante, which is led my Michelin-starred chef Niko Romito.
After dinner, make your way to The Bvlgari Bar, which features those impeccable city views that Rome is known for.
You can find more on the Bvlgari Roma here.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley: California
The Four Seasons has done it again, but this time it is intertwined throughout the Napa Valley wine country, with an impressive seasonal cuisine, a holistic take on the spa and the unbeatable luxury that the Four Seasons offers. There are 11 guestroom and one villa available, with all accommodations being in the heart of the resort.
Coming soon, you can have the option of staying in a private retreat, which is a luxury farmhouse villa that will allow for the ultimate stay that will even include dinner parties hosted by the resident chef in the open-concept kitchen.
When not enjoying the cuisine, you can take a dip in the pool overlooking the vineyard. How about you get your heart rate up at the gym and afterwards, visit the winery and tasting room.
If a day at the spa is in order, you can get in an outdoor steam, try the co-ed mudding bay, and heated whirlpool after to round out your much needed relaxation day.
You may find more on the Four Seasons Napa here.
&Beyond Grumet Serengeti River Lodge: Tanzania
If you want luxury in the middle of the Serengeti, while being surrounded by all of the animals in their natural habitat, this river lodge will exceed your expectations. &Beyond Grumet sits on the banks of the Gruemti river and pays homage to the circular forms of a traditional Masai manyatta.
This place is a treat, as your rooms have a deck which is perfect for sundown and overlooks the river. As well as the rim-flow swimming pool provides a view of the seasonal hippos below.
While there are only 10 elegant and very spacious guest suites, you will feel secluded and basking in luxury during your much needed holiday. The food is uncomplicated, healthy, and wholesome with traditional food that plays off the traditional cuisine. There is also an interactive kitchen where you can work alongside the chefs and plan their menus for the day.
The lodge opens June 6, 2022 and you can find more information on $Grumet here.
Maison Delano Paris: France
What is more Paris than a hotel in the ultra-chic 8th Arrondissement in an 18th century courtyard building, just steps away from the fabled Rue du Faubourg Saint Honore? Nothing.
This hotel will have 56 rooms and suites, where you will feel right at home surrounded by exclusive culinary and mixology experiences, with a fresh perspective on wellness and luxurious curated moments. The restaurant is a culinary concept by the three-star Michelin Chef Dani Garcia.
You can find more on Maison Delano Paris here.
Cashel Palace: Ireland
If you have ever wanted to stay in a palace in Ireland, the Cashel Palace is your destination. This palace is a Palladian manor that offers an luxurious hideaway located by the Rock of Cashel; enveloped in nature and ancient history.
There are 42 bedrooms and suites, where have been individually designed for rest and relaxation.
The dining experience will be exceptional, where you can find everything from light bites to a formal evening, and everything in between. There is a tranquil spa filled with luxury treatments, along with a pristine pool and seaweed baths available.
When you aren’t relaxing in the spa, you can dive into an unforgettable experience; horse riding, cheese tasting, fishing, trail walks, or heritage tours, to name a few.
The hotel opens in March of 2022 and you can find more on the Cahel palace here.
100 Princes Street: Scotland
It isn’t located on Princes Street for no reason! Here, you can get exceptional view of Edinburgh Castle, an extensive wine hall, an incredible collection of acclaimed whiskies, and a “whatever, whenever” customer service excellence.
Throughout the walls of this palace, you will find the unique heritage of Scotland and the rich history of the many great Scottish explorers who made this building (previously the Overseas League) their home.
The palace opens in June 2022 and you can find more on 100 Princes Street here.
The Loutrel, Charleston: South Carolina
Located in Charleston’s historic district, The Loutrel surrounds you in elegance and southern charm, in their French Quarter boutique setting. Upon arrive, you will be given a welcome cocktail, among the other amenities offered: cruising bikes, in-room dining, Tesla charging station, and turndown service, to name a few.
While on the premises, take a seat on the rooftop terrace for picturesque views or head to the more intimate club room for complimentary sips and small plates.
There is an array of rooms, to suite every traveler, with all of the guest rooms being refined to luxury and an experience to make your stay an unforgettable one.
You can find more on the Loutrel here.
Hoshino Resorts KAI Poroto: Japan
Have you ever wanted to bathe in a hot spring while overlooking breathtaking views of a lake? If you didn’t before, you most certainly do now. While staying at the Kai Poroto, guests can bathe inside the cone-shaped bathhouse, inspired by the traditional Ainu architecture which overlooks the scenic Lake Poroto.
After a much needed soak, head to dinner where you will feast on a Japanese-style bouillabaisse full of rich and local seafood.
Not sure how to spend your time here? Kai Poroto has a three-day itinerary available that is full of relaxation, health, wellness, and mental activities.
You can find more on Kai Poroto here.
Rosewood Vienna: Austria
Housed in a historic 18th century building, situated on Petersplatz (one of the most famous squares in Vienna’s old town), just steps away from the city’s most luxurious shopping and dinning available. Rosewood Vienna combines the best of European architecture with a refined and modern style.
There will be 99 spacious guestrooms and suites, all of which will feature separate areas for relaxation and entertainment. When not enjoying the tranquility of your room, head to the rooftop bar for exceptional views of the city and a intimate garden setting restaurant.
The hotel opens the summer of 2022 and you can find more about Rosewood Vienna here.
Hidden away in one of Oslo’s oldest neighborhoods, surrounded by incredible 19th century architecture, you will feel as it you have been transported to another time. This hotel is one of Norway’s newest, where you can spend your days in Art Deco rooms, sunbathe or swim in Oslo’s first rooftop pool, feast on traditional Nordic cuisine, or stroll through the neighborhood and spend time like a local.
One great thing about this hotel is that they understand that travelers come in every shape and size possible; solo, duo, honeymoon, and families, to name a few. They have compact and comfortable loft rooms for the solo and duo travelers, and suits available for larger parties.
Once you have explored the halls, the pool, and your room, take a rest in the hotel’s wellness area or get your blood flowing at the fitness center.
The hotel opens in September 2022 and you can find more on Sommerro here.
The Peninsula Istanbul: Turkey
Set along the banks of the Bosphorus and is anchoring the new revitalization project called Galataport, which will also include a promenade, art, restaurants, boutiques, and a cruise ship port,
The hotel will feature classical-inspired architecture surrounded by a lush landscape and swimming pools, one of which overlooks the Bosphorus. There will be 177 opulent guestrooms and suites, exquisite local and international cuisine, and the ancient Turkish tradition of hammam steam baths at the spa.
The hotel will open late 2022 and you can find more on The Peninsula Instabul here.
Do you know that Kisawa means unbreakable? Kisawa’s mission is to bring wilderness and wellbeing combined with ultimate luxury and personalized hospitality. This is a 300-hectre sanctuary of forest, beach, and sand dunes, located on the southern tip of Benguerra Island, which is off the coast of Mozambique.
There are only 12 bungalow residences along the 300-hectres, with every residence getting its own private beach, open-air deck, infinity pool, and an outdoor kitchen.
There are unlimited activities for the whole family, or you can spend the days lounging in your pool or on the beach. When not exploring or relaxing, you can choose from seven different culinary venues, that bring the best of Africa in fresh and modern ways.
If this wasn’t enough, you can visit the spa that offers traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic offerings.
You can find more on Kisawa here.
East of the Mediterranean, Janu Montenegro sits nestled on the Adriatic coast, with multiple pools that offer sweeping coastline views and the world’s first Janu Spa. The social spaces here are ever-evolving and dynamic that offer a mix of dining, lounging, and bar areas.
During the day you can take a hike along the coastal mountain trails and end the day with a sunset aperitif. Or, start the day with a fitness class, then an afternoon of boating, and end the day with dinner by the fire. Whatever you are looking for on your luxury holiday, Janu Montenegro is a place to nourish the soul.
You can find more on Janu here.
W Melbourne, Australia
If you have been to a W before, you know that they are an eclectic luxury and modern sophistication; this W is no exception. With 294 rooms and suites that are inspired to revel the cities history and luxurious contemporary, you will also find a state-of-the-art gym, two bars, three restaurants, and a pool.
You are within steps from the zoo, the museum and the Queen Victoria Market that has over 600 small business and shops. Also, the famous St. Kilda beach is only five miles from the W.
The amenities and service are unlimited and you will find yourself feeling at home. If you happen to be traveling with your little fur baby, they are welcome too!
You can find more on the W here.
One&Only Aesthesis: Greece
Sprawling along 21-hectares of exclusive beachfront real estate in Southern Athens, but just steps away from the thriving city streets. One&Only is a luxurious hidden gem that celebrates the ancient wonders of Athens that will make you feel as if you are on your own private island.
There are 127 rooms, along with suites and private villas enveloping the natural beauty of the Grecian coastline, with the architecture paying homage to mid-century design. There are two signature restaurants, both with their own distinct flavors, that embody Authentic Greek flavors.
You can find more on the hotel here.
Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, France
If you’re in France, this is where you need to be. With a guestbook ranging from Elizabeth Taylor to Winston Churchill (so many more in between), you are inevitably stepping into timeless elegance and unparalled glamour. Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat is nestled on the cliff overlooking the Mediterranean, with views from Nice to Monaco.
The accommodations range from guest rooms to a villa, with a space for everyone’s liking.
During the day you may sit under a private cabana and take a dip in the seawater infinity pool. Or, you can be treated to the chef’s table where the Michelin-starred Chef Yoric Tieche will give you a bespoke dining experience. What about enjoying a day of wellness at the spa with a little shopping afterwards?
You will be surrounded by luxury, as the Four Seasons does so well, while enjoying your holiday here.
You can find more on Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat here.
The Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley: Arizona
The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise valley is an exclusive sanctuary sitting on 20 acres of a lush landscape in the mountains but close enough to be near the vibrant pulse of Scottsdale. While on the grounds, you will be embraced by the world renowned Ritz service, an iconic 400-foot swimming pool, secret gardens, oxygen-enriched guest rooms, and on-site citrus groves.
The lobby bar highlights mezcals and tequilas, along side an all-day dining venue that features fresh cuisine highlighting the resorts citrus gardens. The main restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner featuring local ingredients and an expansive patio dining option is available.
The spa offers dramatic views of the mountains and 14 treatment rooms. While enjoying the spa, you can take a dip in the cooling hydrotherapy pool, go for a refreshing rain walk, sit by the fireside cabana and enjoy the food and beverage service.
If that wasn’t enough to keep you entertained, try taking a helicopter or a hot-air balloon ride over the Sonoran desert to the world-class shopping and dining at The Palmeraie.
You can find more on The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley here.
Cali Mykonos: Greece
This redefined luxury escape sits on a private beach in the Kalafati region, situated between the mountains and protected from the seasonal Mykonian winds. This resort is made up of 40 villas, each with a private pool. As well as, there is a 110-meter infinity pool, a Mediterranean restaurant, gym and spa, to name a few.
While enjoying your private pool, you can have a chef prepare meals for private dining to finish off the of relaxation in luxury.
The hotel opens June of 2022 and you can find more on Cali Mykonos here.
Tranquility across 600 acres in the vast Colorado Plateau. Here you will find the desert landscape of canyons, mesas, ridges, and gorges; the modernist Suites of Amangiri and the tented Pavilions of Camp Sarika offer you seclusion in the wild.
If you want more nature without compromising luxury, Camp Sakira (just a short drive from Amangiri) is exactly what you are looking for; a camp cluster of 10 canvas-topped pavilions, each with a private plunge pool. There is a shared lounge, restaurant, and a general pool area. You can dine fireside in the restaurant that serves a daily changing menu of wilderness-inspired cuisine.
Back at Amangiri, you will find suites, some with their own plunge pools. The main restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows which offer spectacular views of the plains, while eating sustainable and seasonal menus inspired by traditional Navajo dishes and Utah’s Southwestern culinary heritage.
When not eating or taking in the incredible views, you will want to spend the day at the exquisite and luxurious spa.
You find more on Amangiri here.
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