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Small Luxury Hotels of The World™ Announces New Hotels This August

August 31, 2017 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ is delighted to welcome five new independently-minded hotels this August in Iceland, Greece, Croatia, Tallinn and Taiwan. Offering everything from historic UNESCO heritage and quintessential US grandeur to modern marine-side luxe and a new ski destination, these hotels offer a snapshot of the diversity of the SLH portfolio around the world.

Sandhotel: Reykjavik, Iceland

Rooms from ISK 32,000 per night

Opened June 2017

Founded on literary heritage and the city’s best cinnamon buns, Sandhotel immerses you in Reykjavik’s past – and future. This collection of historic townhouses turned contemporary retreat has more than a few stories to tell. One of the hotel’s houses is the former home of Nobel Prize winning author Halldor Laxness. Another puts you above the enticing scents of Sandholt – a bakery loved by locals. The third was the gentlemen’s store of Guosteinn Eyjolfsson which first opened in 1918. But whichever luxury house you find yourself in, expect impeccable style with an art deco touch. Look out for one-off features throughout – from works by Icelandic artists to plush fabrics sourced from offcuts from the city’s oldest tailors. Sample fresh-from-the-oven cinnamon buns from Sandholt. Or explore the seasonal menu at Lauf, the bakery’s sister restaurant.

SLH Insider Tip: Whether it’s an endless summer or an aurora-chasing winter, Sandhotel is your snug base for Icelandic adventures. The concierge can help plan an adventure taking in glaciers, waterfalls and volcanic sands.

Grand Forest Metsovo: Greece

Rooms from EUR 130 for a Suite Mountain View, including breakfast

Experience another side to Greece at this mountaintop hideaway in Metsovo, one of the country’s best kept secrets. Grand Forest Metsovo certainly makes the most of its stunning location with floor to ceiling windows and private balconies, providing guests with the opportunity to soak in the views of the Pindos peaks from its 62 rooms. Meanwhile the hotel’s restaurant, Metsovo 1350M, serves up Epirus specialities from local producers at panoramic altitude. In summer, guests can follow trails from reception on foot or on horseback, discover atmospheric caves or experience a proud local culture in Metsovo. In winter, skiers can head to nearby Anilio, a new family-friendly ski resort in Greece complete with baby lifts and rental outlets, where downhill runs provide views over beautiful stone villages.

SLH Insider Tip: Order a picnic basket to enjoy local meats, cheese, bread and wine as you explore the surrounding pine forests.

D-Resort Šibenik: Croatia

Rooms from EUR 160 per night, including breakfast

Sleek and striking, D-Resort Šibenik has brought a 21st-century edge to one of Croatia’s oldest port towns. Sweeping lines reflect the curve of D-Marin Mandalina below and glass walls open up spellbinding Adriatic views from each of the 72 rooms and suites. Guests can wander up to the main pool to pick out the perfect lounger where well placed bars will keep them topped up with fresh juices and light snacks throughout the day. When it’s time for dinner, choose from Croatian cuisine at Art Restaurant, or saintly meals and sinful cocktails overlooking the marina at the Yacht Club. Families can take kids to the dedicated Kids Club and pool while they indulge in a couples massage or hammam at D-Spa. D-Resort’s prime position next to the marina means guests can easily board a yacht to explore the Kornati Islands or take the shuttle boat to Šibenik old town – a maze of medieval streets crowned with a hilltop fort.

SLH Insider Tip: Keep things secluded with an Exclusive Villa and spend the day beside your private pool.

Hotel St. Petersbourg: Tallinn, Estonia

Rooms from EUR 160 per night, including breakfast

Hotel St Petersbourg is Estonia’s oldest hotel. Now, the property has been given a glamorous, contemporary makeover, designed by award-winning British designers Andrew Martin and inspired by imperial Russia. Cosy fireplaces are flanked by eclectic artwork and the 27 rooms’ historic features are complemented by sumptuous fabrics. Guests can enjoy gourmet Russian cuisine and tasty cocktails at The Hermitage before retreating to the spa to enjoy the private sauna and beauty treatments. Step out of the hotel and step back in time as the Hotel St Petersbourg is located in the heart of Tallinn’s old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the best preserved medieval city in Northern Europe, with pastel-hued merchant houses, gothic spires and winding cobbled streets.

SLH Insider Tip: Join Tallinn locals at the hotel’s Golden Piglet Inn, which serves authentic Estonian recipes handed down through the generations.

Union House Lukang: Taiwan

Rooms from TWD 5,940 per night, including breakfast

Opened April 2017

It might be set in Lukang Old Town with more than 500 years of rich history, but Union House invites you to see this corner of the country in a new light. Made for modern travellers, it strikes a contemporary tone from the second you step into the monochrome lobby. On return, reserve a table at THE Dining or slip into the serene garden. The hotel offers guided tours of the district’s artisan craftsmen and tastes of local, authentic Taiwanese cuisine to bring guests a unique travel experience. Children and pets are welcome.

SLH Insider Tip: Discover the neighbourhood on one of the hotel’s daily trishaw tours. Lukang’s cultural highlights include Shiyilou 十宜楼, Longshan Temple 龍山寺, Shan Xing Street 杉行街, First Market 庙会 and Ding Mansion丁家大宅.

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