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Boutique is the hottest trend to hit hotels since room service. We've compiled a select few of the loveliest, hippest, quirkiest and finest boutique hotels in the world. Defining boutique operators is the lure of great service, personal attention and an authentic sense of place. We love these small hotels, we think you will too.

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RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO

Maroma Resort & Spa

When a property is Orient-Express, expect paradise. Unquestionably the most authentic beachfront boutique hotel on the Riviera Maya, Maroma is pure escapism with a touch of Mayan magic. Verdant jungle meets Caribbean lapis-blue ocean and white sandy private beach at this hidden Yucatan gem. Spend your lazy days in the ocean, explore Mexico's great heritage sites nearby, dive in mysterious underwater caves in its offshore coral reef or shop until you drop in Cancun. Its Kinan Spa has the divine healing energy of the Mayan sun. Time for siestas!

Maroma's hottest deals of the moment

FRANCE

Domaine de la Bretesche

Less of hotel, more of a castle. A perfect couples retreat, this unique Relais & Chateaux property offers a decadent spa getaway for her and radiant green fairways for him. In fact, Domaine de la Bretesche has the most beautiful golf course in France sheltered by an ancient forest tucked into the castle's majestic grounds. Water draws? Indoor and outdoor pools and a mere 20 minutes from La Baule, a century-old seaside resort. Horseback riding, sightseeing, tennis, biking amidst a fairy tale setting. End your days at gourmet restaurant Le Montaigu for a noble encounter with local products like sea bass, bream and game. Special 2 night package plus Virtuoso benefits.

La Villa Des Orangers Serenity Resort &  Residences

MARRAKECH

La Villa Des Orangers

A Relais & Châteaux traditional riad in Marrakech ideally located 5 minutes' walk from Jemaa el Fna Square, La Villa des Orangers commands an exceptional location to explore the media. Our Leisure Director Yvonne just returned from a stay and praised their authentic Moroccon décor and ambiance. Yvonne “loved returning to this peaceful oasis after the madness of the medina.” A mere 27 rooms and suites utilise 2 elegant dining rooms featuring delicious Mediterranean and Moroccan flavours, an open bar to enjoy mint tea and pasteries, 3 lounges with fireplaces, a traditional hammam and 3 pools including a rooftop pool overlooking the Koutoubia Mosque and Atlas Mountains. 2 free nights for a 7 night stay, valid until 15th March (except during Christmas and New Year Eve) OR 20% discounted rate from 8th January until 15th March.

PHUKET

Serenity Resort & Residences

A member of Preferred Boutique Hotels, Serenity shines as only a small luxury resort can. Every one of its staff is your personal concierge. In tropical style, 64 oversized beachfront suites and villas are nestled amongst lush coconut trees of Chalong Bay. At hip East 88 Beach Lounge chill out around the fashionable infinity pool dining on fresh seafood and signature Thai dishes that will tantalize your palette, then stroll along Rawai beachfront. Excursions? Serenity offers a variety of yachts and half or full-day tailored cruises around The Andaman. Soak in the amazing world of islands, towering limestone cliffs, secluded beaches and heavenly sunsets.
Couples Retreat Special Edge Offer 5 night stays from $160 USD per night includes breakfast, limo transfer, private boat excursion or gourmet dinner for two!

Jumeirah Vittaveli Penthouse Suits Rome

MALDIVES

Jumeirah Vittaveli

In the heart of the Indian Ocean, a constellation of treasures awaits you in this idyllic island utopia. Choose from beach or lagoon suites or villas at Jumeirah Vittaveli in the South Male atoll of the Maldives where pristine beauty fuses with blissful comfort. Informal elegance, calm breezes beside iridescent water, vast stretches of white sand and impeccable, seamless service. Whether on a romantic holiday or simply to revel in playful leisure, this magical island escape will indulge and delight.
Strand yourself in the middle of nowhere…bliss!

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ROME

Portrait Suites

A luxury Italian townhouse atmosphere, warm and welcoming. Think of it as your own pied-à-terre in Rome. Portrait Suites, a Lungarno Collection, provides keenly attentive hospitality in the Ferragamo family tradition. Strong affinities with the fashion atelier, no coincidence the hotel resides over the men's Salvatore Ferragamo store. In Via Condotti's elegant palazzo, around the corner from Piazza di Spagna, discover a place where everything is designed to make life a little more “dolce.” Bar and dining on the panoramic rooftop terrace.

Rome Temptation special starting from €300 including continental breakfast served in the room.


CHILE

Lapostolle Residence

Wine lovers rejoice – staying at Lapostolle is like owning your own winery for a moment. This hillside design statement in the romantic wine region 3 hours outside Santiago has only four casitas, each named after a variety from their 100% biodynamic Apalta vineyard - Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Carmenère. Enjoy all the modern amenities of a luxury hotel and a breathtaking view of the valley and surrounding mountains. Take a tour of the 12 other wineries in the immediate area or just sit back and relax by the pool savouring a glass of organic vino…. Special Offer

Hotel DeBrett

AUCKLAND

Hotel DeBrett

Owners of this hip Design Hotel in the center of Auckland's fashion district transformed the Art Deco 1920s building into a modern boutique hotel. All 25 rooms are unique, warm and homey. Back in its heyday, the Housebar was the city's best place to see and be seen and today the original wooden bar remains. Edge guests booking before 31 Jan receive a complimentary welcome drink to experience the Housebar's history.

Kimamaya

JAPAN

Kimamaya

Laid back ski lodge Kimamaya exudes the comforts of a private home with just 9 suites set in the middle of Japan's ski haven Niseko Hirafu. After a day hitting the slopes, relax in your luxurious alpine suite with a glass of wine watching the snow fall outside your oversized windows.
Book 5 nights or more between 1 Nov - 20 Dec or 7 Jan - 14 Jan inclusive AUD rates and receive one extra night FREE!

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai

INDIA

Hotel Raas

The only boutique hotel within an Indian ‘Walled City,' Hotel Raas commands a sensational position beneath imposing Mehrangarh Fort with striking views from each rooms' balcony. Throughout this 300-year-old mansion, an earthy luxury permeates its 32 rooms and 7 suites – a repose from the city's hustle and bustle. Live the exotic rhythms and colours of Jodhpur outside its walls… Special 3 night Raas Experience

Edge bookings before 31 Jan receive one way airport/railway station transfer AND a Heritage Tour in the Old City by their Blue Tuk Tuk!

>Six Senses Zighy Bay

OMAN

Six Senses Zighy Bay

Arrival by paragliding?! Of course our Leisure Director Yvonne took this route to enter Zighy Bay! The dramatic beach, desert and mountain setting is so sublime it's our cover photo this month. Indigenous village-style pool villas 90 minutes from Dubai in the Sultanate of Oman. Expect Six Senses ultra-lux pampering admist rustic chic traditional décor.

Arabian Romance Package

Richardson Hotel & Spa

PERTH

Richardson Hotel & Spa

Simply put, THE luxury boutique hotel choice in Perth. Superbly located minutes from Kings Park, the new Convention Centre and the Central Business District, The Richardson represents state-of-the-art technology, attentive staff and a holistic approach to architectural design. Don't miss Opus – Perth's most glamourous dining experience.

2 night Escape Package

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