Summer is officially here! That being said, it is time to start planning vacations, and I think that most of you would agree that a seaside with a touch of art is sitting on top of the Dream Holiday list. And what could possibly be better than an art hotel with a sea view? We’ve already gone through our extensive art hotels database a few times, introducing you to the top 10 art hotels on the West Coast, as well as those located in the city of New York, and for those in love with Europe, there were the best art hotels on the Mediterranean Sea. This has inspired us to go further and take a trip around the globe in order to find only the dreamiest destinations along the many beautiful coasts. Sit back and enjoy the 10 art hotels overlooking the sea.
On the beautiful Croatian coastline, lies the Kempinski Hotel Adriatic, a five-star luxury golf & spa resort first of its kind in the country. Overlooking the Adriatic sea, the hotel is located in the heart-shaped Istrian region, known for its rich cultural, historical and gastronomy tradition. Apart from the unforgettable experience within the facility, which includes spa treatments, all kinds of events and the maximum of comfort, the hotel also organizes sightseeing tours of the beautiful environment, whether it’s by foot or by bike. If you ever wind up in Croatia, this is a perfect place to be!
Across the world, on the beautiful island of Jumby Bay, off the coast of Antigua in the Caribbean, there is heaven: crystal-clear water, wonderful beaches and a peace of mind. Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort is a part of this dreamy place, named after the Antiguan word “jumbee”, meaning “playful spirit”. In such location, there are only the most interesting things to do, like visit the nearby islands, swim with stingrays or go to the active volcano on the island of Montserrat. At the hotel and its accompanying villas scattered across the island, each suite is a tranquil oasis offering spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea.
Banana Island Resort Doha is a spectacular facility located on the small island across the beautiful waters from Doha, Qatar’s vibrant capital city. Immersed in the Persian Gulf, the hotel offers 141 rooms, suites and pool villas, along with a private 800-meter beach, a private marina for up to 30 boats and different sports venues - the whole island is at your disposal. Whether you wanna go snorkelling and scuba diving, explore Middle Eastern culture, look at the gulf or the breathtaking skyline of Doha, this hotel and its marvelous location promise the best vacation you could possibly imagine.
A private members club, Soho House is world-famous and spread chain of exclusive facilities. Meant for those in film, media and creative industries, the art hotel in Miami, USA, overlooks the ocean and houses 50 bedrooms, an exclusive spa center, and two pools. With a private beach, secluded gardens and a screening room, the Soho Beach House is the place to go for all creative souls. The Soho House now has 13 Houses in total, located around the globe in places like the UK, Berlin, Istanbul, New York, West Hollywood, Miami, Chicago and Toronto.
Staying in Miami, there’s to mention The Standard Spa Hotel, and if you’re a fan of spa, this is probably the best place in the world for you. In addition to providing an ideal setting for a variety of events and production shoots, The Standard Spa hosts numerous retreats and workshops with the world's leading wellness experts. And, like all their hotels in the US, they are very much in touch with the cultural scene, organizing different talks, pop-up shows, conferences and other things like, say, hosting Madonna’s latest star-filled video. It’s never boring at The Standard!
Another Rosewood resort, Las Ventanas al Paraiso, is located in Mexico, on the beautiful coast of Baja California Sur, overlooking the California Gulf. The facility’s exquisite design and high-quality accommodation have been serving as a perfect retreat since 1997. Its convenient location in Los Cabos allows its guests to enjoy the rich cultural life of the place, like the Festival of San Jose of sport fishing tournaments and jazz festivals. Closely, there is also the expanding Art District, where high-end galleries showcase original paintings, sculpture, and jewelry by local folk artists and international contemporary artists.
That Rosewood hotels only grow in particularly amazing places around the world demonstrates the Rosewood Abu Dhabi Hotel, with its 189 spacious guest rooms and suites and 131 serviced residences. The iconic tower opened in 2013, becoming a real gem of Abu Dhabi and its remarkable architecture. The facility represents a perfect blend of the traditional Middle Eastern details and the Western modernity, all compacted in a unique luxury design promising the best of stays. The hotel also offers five-star restaurants, superb shopping and stunning views of the waters of the Persian Gulf.
On Virgin Gorda, the third-largest island of the British Virgin Islands, Rosewood offers an unforgettable Caribbean getaway with its Little Dix Bay Hotel. Opened in 1964, the resort represents a legendary facility on the island, staying true to the original vision of the resort’s finder and infusing with the local culture. With a design inspired by the original stilted cottages, the Rosewood Little Dix Bay has always had the environment at the heart of it and was one of the first Caribbean resorts to espouse eco-friendly luxury. Over the last five decades, this pristine bay has become a paradise for those seeking the ultimate Virgin Islands vacation.
Located in the capital of Lebanon, The Phoenicia Hotel Beirut is one of the city’s landmarks. It offers 446 luxurious rooms and suites, a wide choice of restaurants, shops and two swimming pools, and a particularly interesting art collection. The hotel was the first to introduce the viewing of internationally recognized fine art in a hotel space, giving promising young talents an opportunity to examine and contemplate the art collection. You can find works by Catherine Yass, Jamil Molaeb, Jason Martin, Ronald Cameron, Sam Francis, Stephen Cox, Ingrid Shaker Nessman and many other local and international artists.
Overlooking the South Atlantic Ocean and situated in the Brasilian state of Santa Catarina, Ponta Dos Ganchos Resort represents one of Brasil’s most exclusive beach resorts. Set between the forest and the emerald sea, the resort offers 25 sophisticated bungalows, a fitness centre, a cinema, a business centre, a restaurant/bar, sports venues and a spa, among other things. In close proximity to the resort, one can also experience Arvoredo Island, the best site for scuba diving in South Brazil. Additional boat trips include Anhatomirim Island and the Baía dos Golfinhos (Dolphins Bay).
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