Elite Traveler Winter 2021


Aman Grand Canal Venice, Alcova Tiepolo VENICE, ITALY For out of this world Venetian grandeur, only Aman Venice will do. Found within a 16th-century palazzo on the famous Grand Canal, it occupies one of the most coveted spots in the city. But while the location is impressive, it is the hotel’s interiors that are the real highlight, and nowhere are they more remarkable than in the Alcova Tiepolo suite. Here, gilded carvings and ornate Rococo-style frescos adorn the walls and ceilings, each of which is carefully protected in line with the Aman group’s commitment to protecting local heritage and traditional craftsmanship, with the most beautiful of them all sitting directly above the suite’s master bed. However, the 1,108-sq-ft suite isn’t all traditional decor; it has plenty of modern touches that make it fit for the most discerning of 21st-century guests, with sleek contemporary furniture and a state-of-the-art sound system. Best feature 18th-century gilded frescos by famed painter Giovanni Battista Tiepolo From $4,730 per night. Contact Lisa Sartorato, reservations manager,

amanvenice.res@aman.com, +39 041 270 7333, aman.com

Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Palladio Suite VENICE, ITALY

In a city as compact as Venice, a private terrace is an unheard-of luxury — but in Belmond Hotel Cipriani’s Palladio Suite, this dream becomes reality. Complete with a sunken plunge pool, lounge chairs and lounge area, the terrace is the perfect spot to relax with an Aperol spritz in hand after a long day exploring the fabled city. The suite’s interiors are equally as impressive, with classic Italian details such as marble floors, central columns, antique furnishings and pastel-hued decorative paneling galore. In the expansive lounge, guests can absorb unrivaled 180-degree vistas of the Venice lagoon thanks to the Belmond Cipriani’s prime spot on Giudecca Island, which sits a mere five-minute boat journey from St. Mark’s Square. Elsewhere in the hotel, guests can sample Michelin-starred dining, take a dip in the only Olympic sized pool in Venice (which is filled with filtered seawater) and practice their serve on the tennis court. Best feature The marble bathroom, complete with circular tub with views across the lagoon From $5,300 per night. Contact Federica Vitali, area reservations manager, federica.vitali@belmond.com, +39 041 240 801, belmond.com

Mezzatorre Hotel and Spa, The Cottage ISCHIA, ITALY

The beauty of Ischia, which sits just off Italy’s northwestern coast, must be seen to be believed. Surrounded by the glittering turquoise waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, the tiny volcanic island is awash with craggy coves, spectacular flora and quaint fishing villages. Head to the north of the island and you’ll find the majestic Mezzatorre Hotel and Spa, which occupies a 16th-century watchtower overlooking its own private bay. Set back from the main hotel in hidden wooded gardens is The Cottage, which stakes a claim as one of the best-kept secrets on the whole of Ischia. The super-secluded accommodation offers three bedrooms across two levels, as well as a high-ceilinged living space and an inviting outdoor terrace with views out to the sea. The Cottage’s decor is refreshingly minimal with a touch of coastal class courtesy of whitewashed wooden beams and sky-blue accents. Best feature The hotel’s direct access to thermal, mineral-rich spring water, which can be enjoyed in its serene spa From $2,537 per night. Contact reservations@pellicanohotels.com, +39 069 435 7357, mezzatorre.com

Photos Daniel Herendi, Tyson Sadlo, Stefano Scatà, Michael Weber

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