Virtuoso Life - July/August 2018 - 42
A Gansevoort Turks + Caicos
villa's stairway to heaven.
50 Shades of Blue
The six new villas at the 91-room Gansevoort Turks + Caicos were definitely designed with outdoor living in mind. Each of the
four- or five-bedroom residences features an infinity pool, a sunken fire-pit lounge, open-air common areas, and a sea-level
swimming platform. The hillside retreats are a five-minute drive from the hotel, where guests receive resort privileges. Villa staff
handles housekeeping (and can arrange private chef and butler services), so all that's left to decide is which body of water to dive into
first. Villas from $4,500 per night (four-night minimum stay), including a welcome bar and round-trip airport and resort transfers.
Dial T for Tequila
Now this is
V I RT U O S O L I F E
No, you're not dreaming - that's
a margarita button on your
room's phone at the Four Seasons Hotel Austin. Request a
cocktail anytime between 3 and
6 pm daily, and a bartender will
wheel in a fully stocked, tequilacentric bar cart within minutes.
He or she will shake up one of
500 margarita combinations,
from the classic recipe to a Lady
Bird, made with hibiscus, Cointreau, and pequin chile salt. The
cocktail service means guests
can linger in one of 294 newly
remodeled rooms without missing happy hour. Cheers to that.
Doubles from $400, including
breakfast daily and a $100 dining
credit. Margaritas from $14.
Let the light in at The
Peninsula Beverly Hills.
How to spend your next long weekend in California: Check into one
of the 195 recently revamped rooms at The Peninsula Beverly Hills,
throw open the floral-print drapes, and take in the garden views. Pick
up the bedside tablet - programmed in 11 languages - and check out
the menu at The Belvedere downstairs. When it's time for the requisite
spree on Rodeo Drive, request complimentary chauffeured car service
in one of the hotel's new house BMWs. If you'd prefer to take the wheel,
The Peninsula's 55 suites and villas come with their own sets of car
keys for day trips on a whim. Doubles from $715, including breakfast
daily and a $100 spa credit.