September 2016 · From the remote and less frequented islands of Thailand to the unending expanse of the Caribbean beaches of the Dominican Republic, there is so much in between to see and be humbled by. World Travel Magazine highlights a selection of 50 luxury properties across the world that are currently pushing the trend in opulence and style. The beauty of nature and the temptation of exploring the wilderness has been man’s basic instinct. Capitalising on this potential, governments, hoteliers and naturalists have come together in many of the properties on this list to preserve the environment and at the same time make it accessible. Many of the properties are designated UNESCO protected sites. Beaches, forests, vibrant cities, popular tourist friendly townships and old restored properties are featured here as well. It is a fascinating read for it reveals not just options for the traveller but also the zest, endurance and passion that went in to transform a vision into life." />

Faena Hotel (Miami)

Another party destination comes alive with a high-end hotel overlooking the Miami Beach. Faena Hotel Miami Beach brings vibrant imagery of a time when Miami throbbed with activity and glamour, reminiscent of the Art Deco era with its old-world grandeur and charm. Today, the oceanfront hotel features its exquisitely designed spaces with well thought out facilities that include its signature Faena Butlers, assigned to every guestroom. Award-winning chefs whip up a plethora of international and local cuisine while a 150-seat cabaretstyle theatre comes alive at night with electrifying live performances. Miami’s first South American-inspired Tierra Santa Healing House spa is an oceanfront oasis built on ancient healing techniques designed to elevate the spirit and restore vitality. They use botanical scrubs, healing clays from the Amazon, and nourishing plant-based body oils ethically sourced from the tropical forests of South America to indulge in purifying hammam bathing rituals

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