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A pinnacle of luxury and sophistication set in the heart of Japan’s whirring capital, the newly opened Bulgari Hotel Tokyo offers guests a fusion of Italian and Japanese style. Occupying six floors of the ultra-skyscraper Tokyo Midtown Yaesu, it offers views over the city and the Imperial Palace gardens out to Mount Fuji. Indulge in the hotel’s onsite spa, intimate dining venues including the eight-seat Sushi Hoseki — headed up by the Michelin-starred chef Kenji Gyoten — and rooftop bar. From approximately $3,434 per night. bulgarihotels.com
Montblanc’s latest leathergoods edit reimagines the brand’s signature styles for the contemporary traveller. In a testament to its timeless craftsmanship while expanding beyond classic black colourways, the Soft Collection is available in an array of appealing hues including petrol blue, Scottish green, bright orange and dusty grey, each rendered in a supple calfskin. From $460. montblanc.com
Venice has played host to Aman’s canalside outpost for the past 10 years. To celebrate a decade of hospitality inside the 16th-century palazzo, Aman has curated a veritable festival of experiences, including chef-led tours of the Rialto market and private boxes for the opera at La Fenice, alongside dining courtesy of chef Norbert Niederkofler and excursions aboard the hotel’s elegant 1930s Art Deco-style Venetian launch. From $2,799 per night. aman.com
A calm oasis in the heart of one of the world’s most frenetic and captivating cities, The Peninsula Istanbul blends grandeur, exclusivity and the fruits of a creative brains trust. The architectural and interior designer Zeynep Fadıllıoglu, the two-Michelin-starred Turkish chef Fatih Tutak, the landscape architect Enzo Enea and the fashion designer Arzu Kaprol came together to curate this destination on the Bosphorus that celebrates the beauty of Turkish culture backdropped by the Peninsula group’s world-class comforts. From $1,725 per night. peninsula.com
Between the Vines
When the South of France is too crowded and Paris uncomfortably warm, consider a weekend in wine country at Como Le Montrachet. Featuring 30 rooms situated across three heritage buildings hugging a quaint village square (and a stone’s throw from the nearest vineyard), this is a sensitive reimagining of the Hotel le Montrachet, a 19th-century “place du village” inn located in the commune of Puligny-Montrachet, Burgundy. Dabble in a cooking class or take the sommelier André Berthier up on his offer of private tastings before devouring seasonal, wine-paired menus at Le Montrachet restaurant. From approximately $690 per night. comohotels.com
If the bustle of the city gets too much, turn your gaze towards South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula — as close to the end of the earth as you can imagine. Here awaits Yambara (named for the Barngarla word for “away”, or “out of sight”), a designer-crafted tiny house nestled on the beachfront, with cinematic views of Sleaford Bay, Whalers Way and Lincoln National Park. Sink into bliss inside the zero-carbon sanctuary, whose modest footprint belies its luxurious finishes, such as handmade Moroccan tiles and oversized double-glazed windows that visually connect guests with the surrounding landscape and private beach. From $550 per night. eyreway.com
This is an extract from an article that appears in print in our eighth edition, Page 140 of Winning Magazine with the headline: “Journeys”. Subscribe to Winning Magazine today.