Small Luxury Hotels Launches Villa Portfolio

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has unveiled its “Private Collection”—a selection of 76 private villas and accommodations across 28 countries—with the debut of Salvatore Ferragamo’s newly opened Florentine countryside escape, Viesca Toscana, and the just-opened French beachside Château Le Nessay. While these two villas in Italy and France make their introduction within the Private Collection, they are also debuting as two of 13 new SLH members added to its global portfolio of boutique hotels.

The Private Collection properties offer the privacy of a standalone villa with all of the perks and services of a boutique hotel. It's intended to serve as a lodging option that encourages longer stays and a slower pace of travel; they also meet the growing demands of travelers interested in private accommodations, group holidays and multigenerational travel.

About the Properties

Formerly the Ferragamo family’s summer home, Viesca Toscana is a countryside estate including a rural 16th-century manor house with 14 rooms and suites, and a family cottage tucked into the rolling hills of Tuscany. It also has standalone villas that pair modern comforts with private freshwater pools and gardens, complete with wellness offerings and authentic Italian cuisine created by Tuscan chef Andrea Campani.

Le Nessay is a new Breton retreat located on the Emerald Coast of France. As a member of the Private Collection, this 17-room clifftop château with a standalone private cottage offers French vintage glamor, beaches and a luxury spa, and serves fresh oysters and other local seafood crafted into gourmet dishes by Chef Thomas Estrader.

In addition to welcoming Viesca Toscana and Le Nessay to SLH and The Private Collection, SLH has added 11 other boutique hotels to its portfolio. Making its first foray into Langkawi, SLH also fortifies its presence in Mexico, across Europe and beyond with new boutique hotel members.

La Valise Mexico City's La Terraza Suite Outside Panoramic View
La Valise Mexico City (Photo by Small Luxury Hotels of the World)

Nestled in the heart of Mexico City’s trendiest district, La Roma, La Valise Mexico City is an all-grown-up retreat within a 1920s French-style townhouse adorned with Mexican antiques, art and cultured charm. Watch projected movies and cozy up under the stars al fresco in a king-size bed in the La Terraza suite, one of three standout suites at this retreat.

La Valise Tulum preserve the magic of a private beachfront bungalow and added spacious bathrooms, luxury linens and a saltwater infinity pool. This tropical escape has 11 rooms, Mexican-fusion dining at NÜ, stunning views paired with beachside massages, spiritual immersion and even Cacao Ceremonies.

Located in Mexico’s Yucatán state, Diez Diez Collection 1010 is an ultra-luxe adults’ hideaway in Mérida, where guests sip handcrafted cocktails DZ Bar while taking in the views from the rooftop infinity pool. After indulging in the Yucatán flavors from the hotel’s restaurant Fronto, sink into the comfort of a contemporary suite complete with aromatherapy and an oversized bathtub.

The Danna Langkawi
The Danna Langkawi (Photo by Small Luxury Hotels of the World)

The first-ever SLH property on the island of Langkawi, The Danna Langkawi is a colonial-Mediterranean inspired beachfront resort internationally recognized for sustainability. Guests can opt for one of the private pool and beachfront villas and delight in Peranakan cuisine, as well as make us of a three-tiered infinity pool overlooking the Andaman Sea, a spa, a gym, a children’s club, a library, and a games room.

Nanuku Resort is a Fijian beachfront resort with private pools, villas and gardens. Nanuku offers a variety of island adventures. Guests can go snorkeling in the Beqa Lagoon or witness a traditional fire-walking ceremony.

Turkey’s luxury fashion house is venturing into the hospitality industry with the October opening of Vakko Hotel & Residence. Located above its flagship store in the Nişantaşı neighborhood on the European side of the city, the urban minimalist property offers 31 suites, in-room personal shopping, tailoring service, spa, gym, French cuisine at Vakko L’Atelier Bistro and other services and amenities.

Situated on 220 hectares of surrounding wild nature hidden within Costa Vicentina Natural Park on Portugal’s southwest coast, Praia do Canal Nature Resort has 54 rooms overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Post-outdoor exploration, enjoy an epicurean marriage between the best of Algarve and Alentejo’s gastronomy at Azeitona, offering a menu inspired by the products of the Atlantic and Vicentine coast, then unwind in the healing hammam and Finnish sauna via the Esteva Spa and Health Club.

Hubertus Mountain Refugio Allgäu
Hubertus Mountain Refugio Allgäu (Photo by Small Luxury Hotels of the World)

The Hubertus Mountain Refugio Allgäu in Germany’s Bavaria is surrounded by meadows, valleys and forests. Connect with nature in the Mountain Spring Spa or get your body flowing with lake-view yoga. Harness the healing energy in the 66 artisanal-crafted rooms and suites, and nourish your body with locally derived ingredients at the hotel’s “slow food” kitchen.

With panoramic views of mountain ranges and the sparkling Lake Wakatipu below, The Carlin Hotel offers 12 rooms and suites spanning seven floors as sumptuous as its Queenstown, New Zealand surroundings. All the suites feature rooftop spas and outdoor spaces.

Botaniq Castle of Tura
Botaniq Castle of Tura (Photo by Small Luxury Hotels of the World)

The Botaniq Castle of Tura is isolated by 10 acres of gardens and an ancient forest, yet a stone’s throw from Budapest. Originally built by a 19th-century baron for his wife, the 19-room castle features a spa, the Clarisse restaurant and the Botaniq bar.

Hotel Telegraph opens its storied doors in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District. The 134-room property, originally known as the Eastern Extension Telegraph Company, played a key role in The Lion City’s progress as a global business hub, and as a hotel. It features a rooftop pool, various gastronomic options and a chic cocktail bar.

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