Palacio Astoreca Hotel - Chile
Located in the UNESCO-designated city of Valparaiso, Chile, the newly renovated Palacio Astoreca Hotel features 23 individually designed rooms, each with its own antique-meets-modern décor and superb views over the bay. Special features include a sleek spa with swimming pool, and the refined Alegre Restaurant, where former El Bulli chef, Sergio Barraso, conjures up state-of-the-art menus that mix Spain’s modern cuisine with local flavors and culinary traditions.
La Cuccagna - Italy
With an idyllic location in the Umbrian countryside, between Perugia and Gubbio, La Cuccagna is a charming family-run guesthouse offering comfy accommodation in carefully restored interiors. And while the decorating style is rustic and simple, rooms come complete with plush bed linens, organic toiletries, and lovely terraces. A glistening infinity swimming pool and some magnificent landscape gardens add to the charm of this warm and inviting retreat, where you can also indulge in home cooking, learn how to make pizza and pasta in true Italian style, and participate in various workshops.