Escape the snow with four Design Hotels located in places where swimsuits are more common than parkas.
Stay at The Library on Thailand’s second largest island of Koh Samui. This beachfront property offers breakfast on Chaweng beach, sea-facing suites and sun loungers wherever you like. The red tiled, modern-chic swimming pool and well stocked library are two notable features of this luxury hotel. Dine at The Page Restaurant and Bar or connect to the non-tropical world with high-tech amenities.
In Auckland, New Zealand, stay in the Hotel DeBrett, tucked into the city’s hip fashion district. The hotel’s 25 rooms and open spaces feature custom-made carpet, pine floorboards and raw brick walls. Taste local boutique beers at the Art Deco styled Housebar and dine at the award-winning Kitchen restaurant.
Another warm location is the coast of Majorda in South Goa, India. The 153-room resort, Alila Diwa Goa, affords views of the Arabian Sea. Visit the organic wellness spa and open-air hot tub or head out on cultural excursions, village treks or tour the 200-year old spice plantation.
Head back to Thailand and stay at the Casa de la Flora in Khao Lak. The 36 glass-front villas feature views of the Andaman Sea, and each eco villa has private pools and secluded patios. There is also a pool bar and La Arunya restaurant.