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In Their Own Words Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Lockdown in style and comfort! Small Luxury Hotels of the World invites you to make yourself at home at many of its properties by announcing new Exclusive Use service

By: Dana O’Malley & the Small Luxury Hotels team

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Small Luxury Hotels of the World has introduced an Exclusive Use service to recognize the demand for extended families or groups of friends looking to travel together and maintain complete control over their environment.

More than 370 of SLH’s collection of 520 hotels worldwide are now available for private hire vacations. Participating hotels cover the full spectrum of the SLH collection from country houses and city retreats to tropical island hideaways and secluded villas. These hotels offer anywhere from 4 to 200 rooms and can cater for a low-key family mini-break or a special celebration.

To assist guests in finding the best option for their requirements, hotels have been split into three collections – Homes-from-home, Intimate Locations and Private Destinations.

Homes-from-home – guests can travel within their comfort zone with a stay at one of over 70 intimate properties with up to 20 rooms to enjoy with friends and family. Examples include:

  • The Liming Bequia, St Vincent and the Grenadines (14 rooms) – Spacious and modern in design, every room is perfectly positioned for soaking up the sea views. Sink into the island pace of life, then discover its flavours at the Liming Restaurant. The chefs can also serve dinner at the villa, to dine beneath dark skies full of stars.

  • Riverview Ranch, Montana (8 rooms) – Perched above the banks of the Clark Fork River, Riverview Ranch is a slice of Montana at its finest. This is boutique retreat has a mighty big heart: the perfect place to kick back, relax and experience authentic ranch life.

Intimate Locations – offering guests the opportunity to have a place to themselves has never been more important. SLH’s selection of over 100 hotels of up to 50 guest rooms allows guests the space to feel sociable yet safe. Examples include:

  • Topping Rose House, Hamptons, New York (22 rooms) – Whether escaping the bustle of Manhattan or seeking a change of pace, Topping Rose House is the ideal island refuge. A renovated 19th-century mansion near Long Island’s eastern shore, it blends stylish heritage with cool, contemporary comforts. And as the only full-service hotel in the Hamptons, it’s rather special.

  • Castle Hot Springs, Arizona (32 rooms) – Endless blue skies stretch out above. Ahead of you the ochre and sepia-hued slopes of the Bradshaw Mountains grow larger and larger. Upon arrival, guests can almost hear the thermal springs bubbling up all around this boutique retreat – creating the sense of a natural, luxury oasis amid the sun-soaked desert.

  • Sublime Samana Hotel & Residences, Dominican Republic (26 rooms) Reflecting the Samanà Peninsula’s stunning natural beauty, this is an exclusive selection of casitas and suites facing a pristine sandy beach. Surrounded by green mountains and turquoise waters, guests can enjoy delightful seclusion, a beach club, pools, a gym, gastronomic cuisine, acclaimed Coconut Whispers Spa, and an extensive programme of excursions.

Private Destinationsfor guests who are planning a special occasion or missed out on one earlier this year, these are our 70+ go-to places of up to 200 rooms to celebrate in style, or simply escape the crowds - here's to taking charge of the guest list... Examples include:

  • The Iroquois, New York City (117 rooms) – Superbly central to Manhattan’s wealth of attractions, The Iroquois Hotel is the height of elegance with a host of special touches that set the hotel apart including a highly acclaimed restaurant, a charming library and efficient service, all just steps from Fifth Avenue.

  • Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa, Lake Placid (130 rooms) - With an 85-year tradition of hospitality, Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa still retains its elegant, old-world country charm. In a beautiful lakeside setting surrounded by the Adirondack Mountains, the inn has unrivalled scenic views, a perfect spa, an indoor and outdoor pool, numerous activities and a superb choice of dining outlets.

  • Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, Costa Rica (105 rooms) – Explore lush jungle, natural hot springs and wake up to a dawn chorus of tropical birds. Take in views of the brooding Arenal Volcano. To stay at Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa is to immerse yourself in a Costa Rican paradise.

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