Tucked away in Ville-d’Avray, an artsy town in the suburbs of Paris, Les Étangs de Corot is an exquisite historic hotel with thoughtful amenities and impeccable service. While individually styled, all of its rooms and suites are graciously decorated in inspiring color schemes, with beautiful art pieces, discreet mood lighting, and one-of-a-kind antique furnishings. Awarded with a Michelin star, the hotel’s refined restaurant focuses on inventive gourmet cuisine, and the onsite Caudalie Spa offers everything from vine and grape-based treatments to Jacuzzi and hammam.
One of the most exciting hotels in the Caribbean, El Blok lies on the sleepy Isla de Vieques, a few miles east of Puerto Rico. Featuring 22 boutique-style rooms, the property is a true architectural gem, with its intricate perforated facades and Gaudi-esque curved lines. The interior design is smart and playful, and each brightly decorated room comes with its own outdoor terrace. Nevertheless, the hotel’s icing on the cake is its vibrant Puerto Rican restaurant where highly praised Chef Jose Enrique serves up innovative and creative dishes.