Elite Traveler Winter 2021


Awasi Patagonia, Master Villa TORRES DEL PAINE, CHILE

Found in one of the most majestic locations on Earth, the carbon-neutral Awasi Patagonia gazes over the pristine wilderness of the Patagonian Steppe and the soaring peaks of Torres del Paine Massif. The small yet spectacular hideaway is on a private reserve, with 14 well-spaced cabins inspired by traditional Patagonian shelters. The Master Villa features two en-suite bedrooms, a living room with wood stove and an outdoor hot tub offering utter seclusion. The huge windows provide views of conifer forests, golden pampas and the azul-hued Lake Sarmiento. You may even spot some of the roaming native wildlife, which includes guanacos, rheas, foxes, condors and pumas — a species that the property’s charitable arm, The Awasi Foundation, is serious about protecting. Best feature Each villa has a private guide and 4x4 vehicle From $3,300 per three night minimum stay. Contact Diego Borjas Rosado, head of reservations, info@awasi.com, +56 222 339 641, awasipatagonia.com

COMOParrot Cay, Love Pumpkin TURKS & CAICOS Renowned for its year-round tropical climate and laid-back charm, Turks and Caicos is the ideal setting for a blissful beach break. Nestled within the archipelago lies COMO Parrot Cay, an immaculate 100-acre private island resort boasting four miles of white sandy beaches. Make the most of these incredible surroundings by booking Love Pumpkin. Fringed by coconut palms and just a few steps from the ocean, the 10,525-sq-ft residence consists of a three-bedroommain house and an additional two-bedroom guest villa. Design details are elegant and understated, from the handmade terrazzo floors and thoughtfully chosen Balinese furniture, to the linen drapes and natural stone bathrooms. The expansive deck and outdoor Balinese-style gazebo makes Love Pumpkin the perfect venue for dining alfresco under the stars. Best feature The open-air en-suite bathroom with a waterfall shower and sunken tub From $13,500 per night. Contact Jessica Sarkin, director of sales and marketing, res.parrotcay@comohotels.com, +1 649 339 7788, comohotels.com

Palácio Tangará, Grand Suite São Paulo SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL

Over 3,000 sq ft of bold interior design, original artworks and exquisite furnishings come together to offer an opulent yet stylish home-away-from-home in Brazil’s largest city. This, plus its multiple living spaces, an enormous terrace and a dining room for up to 14 guests make the Grand Suite São Paulo a fabulous party pad. The one-bedroom suite can also be expanded to encompass the neighboring Superior Suite Terrace to accommodate small groups or families. Set within a glamorous neoclassical palacio within the verdant landscape of Burle Marx Park, it can be easy to forget the hotel is in the heart of São Paulo. Best feature The panoramic 2,690-sq-ft outdoor terrace overlooking the park Fom $6,875 per night. Contact Milena Perucci, reservations manager, milena.perucci@oetkercollection.com, +55 114 904 4040, oetkercollection.com

Tierra Patagonia, Tw0-level Suite TORRES DEL PAINE, CHILE

This warm and inviting two-level suite provides both a tranquil bedroom downstairs and a welcoming living area on the upper mezzanine — a cozy refuge after a day out exploring the wilds of the neighboring Torres del Paine National Park. Taking its design lead from the stunningly modern and sustainable architecture of the property, the suite is crafted from beautiful natural materials. The clean lines allow guests to bask in the wonders of the magnificent outdoor wilderness through an enormous full-length window. These same breathtaking vistas can be enjoyed throughout the hotel, from the spa and yoga studio to the restaurant serving modern Patagonian cuisine. With much of the building encased in towering glass panes, guests feel truly connected to the great outdoors. Best feature Fittings carved from Patagonian driftwood found on the nearby lakeshore From $4,700 per three-night minimum stay. Contact Nicholas Russ, general manager, info@tierrahotels.com, +56 232 525 950, tierrahotels.com

Photos Ken Hayden Photography, Vinicius Stasolla

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