Virtuoso Life - September/October 2017 - 56
Soak up South Africa,
TOP OF THE ROCK
Revamped suites at South Africa's andBeyond Phinda Rock Lodge invite guests to let the wild in, via private verandas with views overlooking a 70,000-acre preserve. The clifftop, six-suite safari lodge in the KwaZulu-Natal province
recently reopened after a three-month overhaul; suites now feature a palette of grays punctuated with Zulu baskets,
hand-embroidered linens, and wooden sculptures, plus bathrooms with timber floors and granite countertops. The
refreshed guest lounge highlights the bush setting, including a new rooftop terrace where guests can dine under the
stars. Doubles from $1,428, including breakfast daily, an andBeyond amenity kit, and a private dining experience.
Let Those Walls Down
Lofty aspirations in São Paulo: For the 94-room Hotel Unique's new Presidential
Suite, designers created an open-plan, 3,360-square-foot penthouse loft accessed via
a private elevator. Outside, the suite's glass-enclosed Jacuzzi perches above a private
rooftop deck with unobstructed skyline views. The modern space meshes well with
the rest of the sleek, Ruy Ohtake-designed building, which locals have coined "the
Watermelon" for its crescent-shaped exterior. Presidential suite from $4,558, including
breakfast daily, a 50-minute massage, car service, and a bottle of Champagne. Doubles from $355,
including a one-way private airport transfer, a welcome cocktail, and breakfast daily.
DESTINATION I DO: Beachfront vows just got a bit more scenic in Phuket, Thailand, courtesy of the new
Sunset Point reception site at the 60-suite Trisara. Bonus: The resort's in-house digital production
studio has your wedding-party photos covered. Doubles from $675, including breakfast daily and a $100
resort credit. Wedding packages from $4,700.
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