Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 52
Tivoli Palácio de Seteais' regal
entrance, built by its former resident, the Marquis of Marialva.
In the nineteenth century, Portuguese royalty
retreated to the hills of Sintra on the country's west
coast to relax; today, Tivoli Palácio de Seteais wants
guests to do the same. In the new three-treatmentroom Anantara Spa, lodged in the estate's former
dovecote tower, therapists offer treatments that use
herbs cultivated in the adjacent garden. The 30-room
hotel's surrounding Colares region vineyards provide
the extracts for vinotherapy facials, scrubs, and
wraps. Upon request, treatments can even end with
a glass of local red. Doubles from $413, including a
welcome amenity, breakfast daily, and a $100 hotel
credit or winetasting experience for two.
Science Class at the Bar
New York City's cocktail scene just got a boost, courtesy of the Midwest, with the arrival of the innovative Aviary NYC.
Like Chicago's original Aviary, from chef and molecular gastronomy pioneer Grant Achatz and Alinea Group beverage director Micah Melton, the new outpost in the 244-room Mandarin Oriental, New York showcases the best of chemistryinspired mixology - a bartender cracks open an ice globe to reveal an old-fashioned, for example, or prepares a smoking
concoction in custom-designed glassware. While cocktails are equally elevated in both cities, the NYC locale reaches new
heights: The Manhattan offspring delivers a bird's-eye view of Central Park from the floor-to-ceiling windows of the Mandarin Oriental's 35th floor. Small plates are just as inventive as the drinks (Black Truffle Explosion, anyone?), and they're
a prudent choice during a three- or five-course cocktail-tasting menu. Doubles from $795, including an upgrade at time of
booking (if available), breakfast daily, and a $100 dining credit.
V I RT U O S O L I F E
Above from left:
Aviary NYC's Manhattan views and a
of the 46 Kind
and a graham