I’ll be the first to admit it: I get hotel crushes. Major ones. The kind that make me want to doodle our names together on a binder. The kind that can really only be cured by finally meeting them in person. And good news for us? The world is well on its way to allowing us to do so. While you may not be ready to step foot in all of these hotels just yet, you can certainly dream and plan – and doodle! – until you are. And you better believe that as soon I can, MacMillan Travel Design is there – and I'm sending you there, too.
THE SAFARI CRUSH: Singita Sabora Tented Camp – Tanzania
But this isn’t a new hotel, you might say. You’re one savvy traveler, we would say back. Singita Sabora Tented Camp has been around over 15 years when Singita opened it in the Grumeti Game Reserve. After a complete renovation, the nine tents reopened at the end of 2020, ready to welcome guests to one of the most thrilling landscapes on the planet: the Serengeti.
THE SIZZLING RIVERSIDE CRUSH: Capella Bangkok – Thailand
With so many fabulous hotels to choose from in Bangkok to incorporate into your customized itinerary of Thailand, what makes this new kid on the block stand out? The property was designed so that the riverside location is the star of the show. Come here to escape the hustle and bustle of Bangkok and you very well might wind up extending a few nights just to relax into the private sanctuary Capella has created. What can I say? A good hotel crush has that effect on people.
THE SLEEK CITY CRUSH: The Four Seasons Hotel Madrid – Spain
This is one of those crushes that’s been a long time coming. After nearly a decade, the Four Seasons has opened the Four Seasons Hotel Madrid. And just as the Four Seasons brand is known to do, it gets it right – even on its first jaunt into Spain. Am I the only one imagining a nice dinner date with some Jamon Iberico and a nice Spanish red? I didn’t think so.