So the New York Times took us on a trip around the world with their list of the 52 Places to go this year and we’re certainly ready to fill up our passports. From Cape Town, to Yorkshire, we’re encouraging you to be inspired by our favorite places to visit this year too. Check out our “Top 5” places to visit this year…Our Partners around the globe would LOVE to have you!
1. Cape Town, South Africa – Ellerman House
This elegant mansion, with its commanding views of the Atlantic, is the epitome of refined simplicity. Located in exclusive Bantry Bay near beautiful beaches and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Ellerman House completely immerses guests in South Africa’s captivating culture and hospitality.
2. Hoi An, Vietnam – The Nam Hai Hoi An
The Nam Hai, an all-villa beachfront resort, celebrates the best in true Vietnamese hospitality, offering guests an authentic, unrivaled experience. Individual villas, some with private pools, provide a tranquil haven to enjoy this unspoiled paradise and the many fascinations of Hoi An, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
3. Amsterdam, Netherlands – The Conservatorium Hotel
Built in the late 19th century, the iconic structure housed a bank and music institute before The Set Hotels restored and transformed it into one of Amsterdam’s most unique destinations. Travelers and locals alike are drawn to the property, which celebrates the Dutch aesthetic and lifestyle in its public spaces and grand duplex accommodations.
4. Santa Catarina, Brazil – Ponta Dos Ganchos
With over four staff members per bungalow, Ponta dos Ganchos is consistently selected as one of the most romantic and indulgent getaways by the top travel magazines. Let the unique Brazilian mélange of colors, textures, aromas and sounds wash over you as you luxuriate in the personalized services of this world-class resort that has earned the exclusive Relais & Châteaux seal of excellence.
5. New York City, NY – the Quin
The thoughtfully cultivated urban sanctuary is situated on 57th Street and 6th Avenue, at the geographic and cultural center of Manhattan near Central Park, Lincoln Center, the Museum of Modern Art, Carnegie Hall and Fifth Avenue couture.
– The JG Black Book Team