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." />

The Marktgasse (Zurich)

This is a hotel that is designed to make you feel completely at home. The building which houses Marktgasse harks back to the 15th century. With over six centuries of hospitality behind them, they not only have an old world charm but also a certain vintage appeal that is at once endearing and awe inspiring.

The renovated property has 39 individually furnished rooms, two restaurants and a bar. Some of the heritage elements from what was one of Zurich’s oldest inns have been preserved such as uneven floors and winding lanes that lead up to the property. Centrally located, it makes local sightseeing very convenient. Spending time within the hotel is an experience to cherish. The terrace is ideal to spend a morning chatting and looking out on parts of the old town area.

The library and salon are equipped with books and if you are lucky you may chance upon a concert and be part of an intimate audience celebrating local music.

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