New entries in SMLW

Small Luxury Hotels of the World is introducing five new hotels to its collection of over 520

Small Luxury Hotels of the World is introducing five new hotels to its collection of over 520

Keemala, Phuket, Thailand
Keemala has 38 rooms that represent the traditional Phuket culture based on the tribes that originally inhabited the island. Guests can choose between the Clay Pool Cottages, glass-fronted Tent Pool Villas, Tree Pool Villas and the Bird’s Nest Pool Villas. No matter what room is chosen, all guests will experience outdoor bathrooms and monsoon showers. Other touches include customized massages, meditation offerings and Thai cooking classes.

Mar Adentro Cabos, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Mar Adentro opened last month with an ultra-modern design created by Miguel Angel Aragonés. Here, we think guests will like the suites that appear to be suspended over water to look like islands. The guestrooms form mini complexes, meaning visitors can focus on relaxing and don’t have to leave their designed area. Entertainment options include a state-of-the-art lounge cinema and the first Ligne St. Barth Spa in Latin America. Guests can also relax on the private beach club or the two ocean-front pools.

Casa Colombo Collection, Mirissa, Sri Lanka
This hotel is intimate with only six rooms. We like the idea of each guest getting their own Casa Domo or personal assistant at Casa Colombo. Guests will have access to high-tech gadgets, but the main attraction is the views of the Indian Ocean, which can be enjoyed by the private plunge pools or during dinner at beachfront tables.

La Peschiera, Monopoli, Italy
La Peschiera was born from an interesting history. The former hatchery sits seaside on Puglia’s shores. The guestrooms are filled with antiques and original artwork, and outside there are seven pools (no crowding) and a private beach. Seafood is on the menu at this hotel, guests will dine on a lantern-lit terrace by the water’s edge. Note: This is a seasonal hotel, booking is now open for stays from April 22.

Ariana Sustainable Luxury Lodge, Cappadocia, Turkey
This eco-friendly boutique is named appropriately after the sun goddess. However, guests eyes won’t be just gazing at the sun, but also the Uchisar Valley, which theAriana has views of. We like the idea of booking the Mystical Luxury Cave Suite or a Spa Suite with a mosaic–clad bathroom. While visiting guests should also sample local wine, we hear it is worth the indulgence.