Elite Traveler Winter 2021


1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, Riverhouse NEW YORK, USA As its name suggests, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is just a stone’s throw from the Brooklyn Bridge, with sweeping views of the iconic landmark and Manhattan skyline. The waterfront retreat was designed by local artists using reclaimed materials and is powered entirely by wind energy. In keeping with the rest of the hotel, the 2,000-sq-ft, industrial-chic Riverhouse features thoughtful design details inspired by nature, from open-slatted wooden closets to a cloud of lampshades grown from mushroom mycelium spanning the ceiling. The bathroom features a triple-filtered rain shower and chiseled stone tub. Slip into your organic cotton robe and socks, and while away an afternoon sipping cocktails in the hammock overlooking the East River. Best feature Original artwork by local artisans From $4,000 per night. Contact Mary Stewart, director of front office, mary.stewart@1hotels.com, +1 347 696 2500, 1hotels.com

The Plaza Hotel, Grand Penthouse Two-bedroomTerrace Suite NEW YORK, USA Since opening its doors in 1907, the Plaza Hotel has been a choice hangout for Broadway legends and Hollywood stars. Designed by renowned architect Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, the 21-story French Renaissance chateau- style hotel is synonymous with the city that never sleeps. For those looking to entertain in style, the Grand Penthouse Two-bedroom Terrace Suite is the one. Located on the 20th floor with spectacular views of Central Park and the skyline, the 2,100-sq-ft suite is reminiscent of an opulent Upper East Side residence. Think plush velvet sofas, large ornate mirrors, and lavish gold accents. An elegant staircase leads up to the second floor where you will find the master bedroom and an expansive terrace. Best feature Beautiful bathroom adorned with 24-carat gold-plated fixtures From $15,000 per night. Contact plazareservations@ fairmont.com, +1 212 759 3000, theplazany.com

Bardessono, The Maple Grove Villas YOUNTVILLE, USA Those in search of laid-back Californian luxury should look no further than Napa Valley’s Bardessono Hotel and Spa, perched beside the Mayacamas Mountains. Three Maple Grove Villas — Flint, Jasper and Quartole — offer up to 1,400 sq ft of breezy living space each but can be combined into a three-bed contemporary abode. Nature is embraced here in everything from the solar panels on the resort’s roofs to the organic culinary garden, and the earth-tone interiors and floor-to- ceiling windows of the villas invite the great outdoors in. A stay at the villas affords guests access to a wealth of VIP amenities available on request, including a personal yoga instructor, meditation coach and curated wine tours of the world-famous vineyards on the resort’s doorstep. Best feature Bardessono is an environmentally conscious resort that has achieved LEED Platinum Certification, making it one of the most sustainable hotels in the US From $9,000 per night. Contact Sara Betts, reservations specialist, bareservations@bardessono.com, +1 877 932 5333, bardessono.com

Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas, Grandview Suite ENCINITAS, USA

An enormous window overlooking the exquisite turquoise ocean and bright blue sky greets you as you enter the Grandview Suite. The unique viewpoint is thanks to the resort’s elevated position teetering on the edge of the unspoiled Southern California coastline. A chic living room shares a double-sided fireplace with the expansive outdoor living space. The same uninterrupted Pacific Ocean views can be found in the inviting bedroom, which features a king-size bed and a generous en suite with deep soaking tub and double vanity. The resort is the perfect base for exploring the San Diego coast and immersing yourself in California beach culture. Best feature The suite is just steps from six miles of golden sands From $5,700 per night. Contact Jaime Klein, senior leisure and business travel sales manager, jaime.klein@alilahotels.com, +1 800 554 9288, alilahotels.com

Photos Richard Mandelkorn, Don Riddle

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