Find a Home Away from Home with These Exceptional Hotel Suites and Villas
From the Caldera Lodge in Jackson Hole to Auberge du Soleil in Napa, these residential-style accommodations make the perfect pandemic escape
As the COVID-19 pandemic surges on, more and more people are looking to decamp from the confines of their homes for a much-needed change of scenery. And with so much having shifted online already, it’s now easier to work remotely from any address. Below, we round up a selection of stunning, spacious suites and villas that boast the unparalleled service of a luxury hotel while allowing plenty of space for social distancing. Whether you’re after an alpine retreat or a balmy getaway, these five-star properties offer guests the opportunity to unwind in the comfort of a home away from home, and enjoy unmatched privacy and rejuvenation.
1. Faena Hotel, Miami Beach
Offering panoramic turquoise ocean views through floor-to-ceiling windows, the penthouse at the Faena Hotel Miami Beach boasts indoor/outdoor living at its best. Exuberantly decorated with pops of the hotel’s signature red, the five-bedroom penthouse suite has spacious gathering areas throughout its two levels while a furnished balcony is a heavenly spot to take in South Florida’s breathtaking sunset views.
2. The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico
Situated on a former coconut plantation between the El Yunque National Forest and Espíritu Santo River State Preserve, the striking new St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort has just debuted a new five bedroom residential-style Penthouse suite as part of its new $85 million Ocean DriveBeachfront luxury development. Two sprawling sun-drenched terraces overlooking the Atlantic Ocean are surely the standout feature. There is also private elevator access and guests are invited to use the St. Regis’s signature butler service, housekeeping, and private dining.
3. Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley
Nestled amongst a 33-acre olive grove, the picturesque adults-only hotel in wine country features the freestanding two-bedroom Private Maison, which includes 1,800 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space in a harmonious blend of French style with rustic California vibes. The private terrace with a rainshower and bath overlooks the Mayacamas Mountains and nearby vineyards. Hotel amenities include a stunning pool, luxury spa, 24-hour fitness center, Michelin-star restaurant, plus a private Mercedes car for use during your stay.
4. White Elephant, Palm Beach
The balmy Florida enclave of Palm Beach is having a major resurgence as New Yorkers are looking to escape the cold. This past fall, the White Elephant Palm Beach opened with a delightful 32-room design by architects Elkus Manfredi, which beautifully integrates the traditional Spanish Colonial style of South Florida with whimsical touches like bronze elephant door knockers and boldly patterned furnishings. The three-bedroom Park Suite features a large living room, fully equipped kitchen, and a 1,200-square foot rooftop terrace.
5. Caldera House, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
This four bedroom suite at the Caldera House hideaway is located at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain resort in Wyoming. Thoughtfully decorated by U.S. design collective Commune to evoke “the golden age of Alpine skiing,” it nods to the famous resorts like the Casa de Sole by Carlo Mollino and the Meribel by Charlotte Perriand. A large open-format kitchen can be fully pre-stocked before arrival, and there is also a spacious dining room, home theater, patios with fire pits, soaking tubs, and even a private mud room.
6. Le Carl Gustaf, St. Barth’s
The latest edition to the jewel of the French West Indies is the Hotel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf, a dramatic transformation of one of St Barth’s legendary hotels. The five-bedroom 4,300 square-foot Villa Diane overlooks the bustling Gustavia Bay and has a private path to Shell Beach, a local favorite. Guests can enjoy the Spa Diane Barrière by Biologique Recherche, private yoga studio, and well-reviewed Brasserie Le Fouquet restaurant, which offers French classics with a Caribbean twist.
7. The Mark, New York
Spanning over 10,000 square feet, the Mark Hotel’s penthouse is a serious splurge. With five bedrooms, including two primary suites, plus six baths, a formal dining room, and a pair of wet bars, the two level Grand Penthouse was masterfully designed by Jacques Grange. The highlight is surely the 2,500-square-foot outdoor terrace offering sweeping views of Central Park and Manhattan’s skyline.
8. Zadun, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Los Cabos, Mexico
Set along the dramatic coastline of San José del Cabo, Mexico, Zadun’s Grand Reserve Villa is the ideal home-away-from-home for those seeking a private residence with all the resort services the Ritz-Carlton brand is known for. With almost 6,000 square feet of living space, the beachfront property includes two large bedrooms, five lounges, a pool, jacuzzi, private kitchen, gym, and living room overlooking the Sea of Cortez. Best of all, guests are can enjoy the care of a Tosoani or private attendant.
9. Rosewood Miramar Beach, California
Residential exclusivity abounds at the luxury Santa Barbara resort. Scattered across 16 acres of rolling lawns and landscaping, the airy, spacious accommodations exude modern beach living. Ninety minutes north of Los Angeles, Rosewood Miramar Beach sits along an immaculate coastline on the American Riviera. The Bungalow-style Ambassador Ocean View offers gracious living rooms, a dining area for six, a private kitchen, and private terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean.