Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s three latest hotel members are all in Europe, including an art-centric hotel in Vienna, a 15th-century villa in the Tuscan countryside and a hotel in the heart of Rome. Here are the new additions:
Hotel Das Tyrol, Vienna, Austria
Hotel Das Tyrol recently concluded an extensive refurbishment. The walls of this luxury boutique hotel are adorned by an impressive collection of original Viennese and contemporary international artworks. Similar to Das Tyrol’s shared spaces, the bedrooms use softer tones of taupe and gold to offset bright artwork on the walls and richly textured rugs. Guestrooms have Dyson hairdryers, walk-in showers or marble baths and king-size beds with Treca mattresses. The hotel is situated on Vienna’s longest pedestrian street, Mariahilfer Strasse, and located directly opposite the MuseumsQuartier.
Il Salviatino, Florence, Italy
Offering 12.5 acres of private parkland, Il Salviatino, a restored 15th-century villa, sits on the site of a first-century Roman fortress. Each of the rooms and suites are unique and include original artworks, such as marble fireplaces and 19th century frescoes. There’s also a two-tiered swimming pool and La Spa. Dining venues on-property highlight seasonal menus with many of the ingredients indigenous to Tuscany and grown in the hotel’s organic garden. Tip: When visiting in summer, the Giardino Del Gusto treats guest to music, wine and cocktails.
Hotel De’ Ricci, Rome, Italy
A highlight of Hotel De’ Ricci is the softly lit Charade Bar, where guests can relax in velvet chairs while sipping a Negroni. Each of its suites has a king bed, parquet floors and Italianate frescoes. The hotel’s vintage theme is continued in ‘40s-style furniture, black bathroom tiles and retro sinks. Some rooms come with a balcony and all of them have a small private wine cellar. The property is set within the Regola Rione quarter and a short walk from major landmarks, such as Via Giulia, Piazza Navona, the Colosseum and Vatican City.
Renovations and Other Updates
Lydmar Hotel in Stockholm recently unveiled newly refurbished interiors. For its 10-year anniversary, the hotel updated all 46 hotel rooms and common areas, which was completed one floor at a time to keep the rest of the hotel open for business. Additionally, Bank Hotel opened a new rooftop terrace, Le Hibou, offering some of Stockholm’s best views. With outstanding views of Strandvägen and Nybroviken, the interior is inspired by a Parisian floor and the bar serves specially composed cocktails with a large selection of non-alcoholic drinks.
This summer marks 10 years since the first golf ball was struck on Rockliffe Hall’s championship golf course. To celebrate, the resort in County Durham is holding a golf day hosted by Ronan Rafferty on June 30. The day will start with a full English breakfast in The Clubhouse; guests will then join Rafferty for a 45-minute golf clinic. This will be followed by a round of golf with on-course beat the pro, longest drive and nearest-to-pin competitions. Once everyone has returned to The Clubhouse there will be a BBQ dinner and a Q&A session with Rafferty.