Natural beauties: 5 serene stays

AW²'s architect's Reda Amalou and Stéphanie Ledoux have unveiled their latest eco-lodge project: Kasiiya Papagayo in Costa Rica Kasiiya Papagayo. It pushes the architecture and resort experience with a new way of thinking about ecology. Located in the Costa Rican jungle, Kasiiya Papagayo’s 20 tents are built on wooden platforms. The project successfully achieves AW²’s goal to leave no scars on the landscape. kasiiya.com photo credit: Kenny Viese
Can Bordoy Grand House & Garden, situated in Palma, Spain is 24-suite luxury hotel with a concept built on providing a top hospitality experience - as well as an escape for those who adore architecture, design, and art. The building and its interiors have been lovingly crafted, and the result is a property that embraces its historical past, whilst incorporating elegant, modern design. Highlight: the main highlight of the property is its garden – the largest in central Palma – which serves as a stunning environment for its historic and modern charms. canbordoy.com Credit: Can Bordoy Grand House & Garden - Photographer Arturo Sánchez
Meliá Hotels International has now opened the Gran Meliá Iguazu, the only hotel on the Argentine side of Iguazu National Park, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Gran Meliá Iguazu offers rooms and suites adapted to the standards of the brand, a symbol of timeless Spanish luxury with an avant-garde flair. The hotel also features an excellent Spa and a 50-metre-long infinity pool with stunning views of the Devil’s Throat waterfall. granmelia.com
Hotel, Palazzo Montemartini he Palazzo Montemartini, located in central Rome, is situated in a building that dates back to 1881, and was restored under the eyes of King & Roselli Designers. And should walking through the Eternal City become weary? Simply spend a few hours exploring the ample treatments in its wellness centre, which measures 600 square metres. palazzomontemartini.com Credit: Radisson collection
The PuShang Hotel and Spa (Xiamen, China) is nestled between Xiamen's magnificent oceanfront and its most vibrant business district. The hotel's designer's, Layan Design Group, drew inspiration from both aspects of the region and offers easy access to the best of the city. Architecturally rooted in the rich heritage of the province, 188 guestrooms and suites afford unprecedented views across the property’s magnificent landscape and the ocean. Bonus: guests can stroll through the or travel to the pedestrian-only island of Gulangyu, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. thepushang.com

Looking for a change of scenery? These enticing escapes from around the world blend contemporary luxury and local charm with the singular beauty of their locales. From the jungle of Costa Rica to a hotel next to one of China’s UNESCO heritage sites, these stays offer respite for your heart and soul.