Globe Trotting

    20 September 2014

    1. Kakslauttanen, Finland

    Bedding down in a glass igloo to watch the northern lights? Sounds like a dream weekend. Though with the chance to sled with huskies and take a smoke sauna by the river, you might need a bit longer.


    2. Mandarin Oriental, Paris

    Located on Rue Saint Honoré, named after the patron saint of bakers, it’s only natural for the hotel to have an amazing cake shop. With three-star Michelin chef Thierry Marx in charge, the macarons are not to be missed.



    3. W Verbier, Switzerland

    Where better for W’s first venture into the mountains than wildly social Verbier? For a mountain house party, book one of their residences, and don’t miss the Away Spa and indoor/outdoor pool. Will there even be time to ski?


    4. The Brando, French Polynesia

    Marlon Brando fell in love with his leading lady and French Polynesia while filming Mutiny on the Bounty and went on to buy the island of Tetiaroa. Now his family have turned the place into one of the world’s finest ecoluxe destinations.