Best of the Best: Virtuoso reveals luxury hotel trends for 2020

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Sustainability, having a story to tell and highlighting small gems are among this year’s luxury hotel trends.

With more than 1,400 of the world’s top luxury hotels, Virtuoso Hotels and Resorts’ ‘Best of the Best’ list highlights some of the world’s most prestigious properties.

It also exemplifies some of the latest luxury hotel trends for the year ahead: 2020 is set to be the year of leading on environmental sustainability, breathing new life into historic buildings and showcasing intimate, small-scale properties, according to Virtuoso.

Here’s what to expect from luxury hotels in 2020:

Do good

As travellers increasingly prioritise sustainability as a greater factor in their travel decisions, hotels are implementing initiatives that are true to their values.

Stand out Virtuoso properties:

  • Banyan Tree Ringha, China
  • Heckfield Place, England
  • Time + Tide Miavana, Madagascar.

Storied Pasts

Hotels are breathing new life into old treasures with fascinating past lives and transforming these historic buildings into properties offering authentic, meaningful experiences.

Stand out Virtuoso properties:

  • Domes Miramare Corfu, Greece
  • Hotel Orania Berlin, Germany
  • The Jaffa Tel Aviv, Israel.

Little gems

Travellers craving intimacy and privacy are seeking small luxury properties around the globe nestled in stunning surroundings that embody a sense of place.

Stand out Virtuoso properties:

  • Caldera House, United States
  • Paradise Beach Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Matetsi Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Nomad’s Wanderlist

Virtuoso travellers are world explorers at heart who thrive on discovering new destinations, especially those far off the beaten path.

Stand out Virtuoso properties:

  • Cape Weligama, Sri Lanka
  • One&Only Nyungwe House, Rwanda
  • Pacuare Lodge, Costa Rica.

The Best of the Best list will be distributed to 150,000 of Virtuoso’s “finest clients” around the globe.

Hot and hip

Travellers want to stay at unique hotels that cater to their lifestyle with eye-catching designs that reflect their preferences, passions and personality.

Stand out Virtuoso properties:

  • The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles, United States
  • Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay, Spain
  • SO/ Auckland, New Zealand.

To view the directory, click here.

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