Elite Traveler Winter 2021


Six Senses Ibiza, Cave Royale Suite IBIZA, SPAIN

Not just a brand-new entry to our Top 100 Suites list, but a brand-new hotel. Opened in summer 2021, the latest addition to the all-star Six Senses lineup is a tranquil retreat on the famous party island. It is the first BREEAM- certified resort in the Balearics and was built using sustainable materials, which makes total sense when considering the sublime location — the resort is on the northern tip of Ibiza, above a captivating bay. It has a number of suites built into the imposing cliffs; the Cave Royale Suite is the most magnificent, a bohemian enclave that boasts an enormous bed, soaking tub, full bar, grand piano and expansive bathroom, plus a spacious terrace with lounge chairs, outdoor tub and dining table —made for blissful days under the golden sun. But the suite’s surprise feature comes in the form of a fully equipped recording studio. Hidden behind a secret door leading to the studio, it’s yours for the taking whenever inspiration strikes. Best feature Fully equipped recording studio From$1,500 per night. Contact Sandra Asensio, reservations manager,

reservations-ibiza@sixsenses.com, +34 871 005 600, sixsenses.com

Mandarin Oriental Barcelona, The Penthouse Suite BARCELONA, SPAIN

Occupying the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona’s entire top floor, the 2,540-sq-ft penthouse is all but made for entertaining, with an impressive dining room with space for eight, as well as not one but two terraces overlooking the rooftops of Barcelona. In true Mandarin Oriental style, the penthouse is finished to impeccable standards courtesy of lauded interior designer Patricia Urquiola. With all this stunning private space, it would take a lot to persuade guests to dine elsewhere. However, Mandarin Oriental Barcelona’s own two-Michelin-starred restaurant might just do the trick. With esteemed chef Carme Ruscalleda at the helm, Moments serves creative cuisine inspired by Catalan culinary traditions. And in a world where luxury has no choice but to be sustainable, Mandarin Oriental Barcelona is proudly championing the wider group’s Naturally Better plan, which strives to protect both the planet and the people who live on it. Best feature Rooftop terrace with panoramic views over the Passeig de Gràcia From $14,135 per night. Contact Jean-Philippe Moser, general manager, mobcn-reservations@mohg.com, +34 931 518 888, mandarinoriental.com

Maslina Resort, Villa Uvala HVAR, CROATIA

Nestled among the rough pine forests that line the Croatian coastline, Maslina Resort is a master class in thoughtful hotel design. The resort has been carefully created to fit in with the landscape rather than obstruct it via low-rise structures and natural finishes such as wood, local stone and hemp rope, all while preserving the rich cultural heritage of the island of Hvar. The resort’s secluded Villa Uvala combines minimalist design with indulgent amenities such as its own Finnish spa, a private gym and his-and-hers stone vanities. Each of the villa’s five bedrooms boasts views across the picture-perfect Maslinica Bay. Outside, guests can make use of the ultra-chic travertine terrace, complete with hot tub, BBQ kitchen, and a dining and lounge area. Villa guests can also enjoy access to all resort facilities, as well as full in-villa catering. Best feature The 592-sq-ft private infinity pool with ocean views From $4,801 per night. Contact Antonela Petrić, reservations supervisor, antonela.petric@maslinaresort.com, +385 218 887 00, maslinaresort.com

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