Two new hotels in the Small Luxury Hotels portfolio – Mr and Mrs White New Style Hotel: Paros, Greece and Karuizawa Prince Hotel East: Karuizawa, Japan – are now open, with Severin’s – The Alpine Retreat: Lech am Arlberg, Austria to open between 8 December 2017 and 22nd April 2018.
Rooms from AUD$211 per night (including breakfast)
Opened 1 June 2017
Nestled on the edge of Náoussa, a traditional Greek village where curved, whitewashed stone walls arch over winding, polygonal-paved streets, the hotel is a mix of Cycladic design and cool contemporary touches, with views from each room’s private garden or balcony across the gardens and the picturesque village. An unspoiled spot on the Aegean, this hotel is all about relaxing by the two freshwater pools and enjoying sushi from the restaurant before exploring the nearby beaches, Venetian Port and 15th Century castle.
Rooms from AUD$442
Opening 12 July 2017
This brand new 70-room resort in the Karuizawa Mountains is easily accessible by the Shinkansen (bullet train) and blends nature and luxury with lush green interiors that reflect the forest just outside. Many rooms offer complimentary access to the Karuizawa Prince Hotel East Forest Hot Spring, and there is plenty to keep both kids and grown-ups happy – between climbing wall experiences and stargazing with the Nature Kids Forest House, and nearby boutiques and golf clubs. Guests can watch the resort’s chefs prepare Shinshu ingredients, share plates in the open kitchen, and enjoy the taste of modern Japan in the glass-fronted teppanyaki hot plate bar.
Rooms from AUD$1,038 AUD per night (half board)
Open between 8 December 2017 and 22 April 2018
An up-to-the-minute take on the mountain chalet, Severin’s – The Alpine Retreat cosy and contemporary. Created from ancient Tyrolean wood, stone and copper and with interiors by Richard Strasser, this handful of exclusive suites pairs alpine lodge hygge [cosiness] with high-end Minotti furnishings, Wittmann beds and state-of-the-art technology. iPad lighting controls, hidden sound systems and Amazon Prime and Maxdome movies provide cosy nights in front of a log fireplace, terraces and balconies provide views over the village and landscapes beyond, and it’s just a short ski-lift ride to the world-class pistes of Lech and St Anton. Guests can enjoy a private dinner in the hotel’s wine cellar, or relax in the spa’s infrared cabin.
For ultra indulgence, book ‘The Residence’ – a 423-square metre two-storey apartment accessed by private lift, with four double bedrooms, kitchen, log fires, ski room and private cinema room.