In these hotels and resorts, the bathroom opens up to the world with views of elephants, seas, and skylines.
Savute Elephant Camp Okavango Delta, Botswana Perched on the banks of the flowing Savute Channel, the Savute Elephant Camp by Orient-Express in Botswana offers a bird’s eye view of elephants in their natural habitat. The Savute is also home to high concentrations of lions, leopards, cheetahs, and hyenas. The camp offers a luxurious oasis in the heart of Chobe National Park and features 12 spacious and luxurious junior suite-like tents, all housed on raised wooden platforms, and shaded by a traditional African thatch roof. Though privacy at the lodge remains a priority, guests can view the abundance of wildlife from under the fresh waters of their private outdoor shower.
The Oberoi Amarvilas Agra, India The Kohinoor suite at The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra has one of the most awe inspiring views of the Taj Mahal—one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Located on the highest floor of the resort, the master bathroom of the Kohinoor Suite blends modern amenities with classic architecture. The luxurious master bathroom has spacious white marble and granite twin vanity counters and is equipped with shaving mirrors, deluxe toiletries, and a water closet with bidet. The freestanding bathtub is positioned in front of a large single-pane glass window from which guests can gaze at the Taj Mahal. The Kohinoor suite’s master bathroom also includes a glass-encased ‘outdoor’ shower with a rain showerhead that provides temperature controlled rain on tap. Guests can enjoy a private terrace off of the Kohinoor suite bathroom and a separate powder room.
Banyan Tree Cabo Marqués Acapulco, Mexico Banyan Tree marks the opening of their second North American property, with the cliff-top Banyan Tree Cabo Marqués, the only 5-Star internationally branded private all-pool villa resort (47 pool villas, to be exact). Villas (and bathrooms) offer views of the stunning sea-side landscape overlooking Acapulco Bay, especially during sunrise and sunset. The award-winning Banyan Tree Spa also makes its debut in Acapulco, bringing its authentic Asian therapies and exclusively trained therapists from its eponymous spa academy in Phuket, Thailand.
InterContinental Paris Le Grand Paris, France In 1862, the InterContinental Paris Le Grand Hotel was the most prestigious palace hotel of its time, ideally situated in the heart of the French capital. Its history was long bound with that of the Opéra Garnier, constructed a few years later. Opulently decorated, the hotel’s 398 rooms and 72 suites afford breathtaking views over the Opéra and surrounding district. The Imperial Suite houses two separate bedrooms and one living room with sumptuous blue décor, a gorgeous painted ceiling, and a full view of the Opéra Garnier. The Honeymoon Suite, a romantic, sleek space with nearly all-white décor, houses one bedroom and one living room, and offers an exceptional view of the Opera House. The hotel’s Royal Suites also feature centrally located bathtubs from which guests can also enjoy the amazing views of the Opera House and the city.
Molori Private Retreats Molori Safari Lodge is located inside the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, which offers breathtaking views of the expansive valley and Dwarsberg Mountains, as well as of an abundance of game, including several prides of lion, large herds of elephant, and more than 340 bird species. At Molori Safari Lodge, guests can enjoy game drives and nature walks or simply take advantage of everything the Lodge has to offer: fine dining, spa treatments, and luxury accommodations in five suites featuring floor-to-ceiling retractable glass walls, indoor and outdoor showers, and free-standing rim-flow baths designed by Philippe Starck. Its sister property, Molori Mirage in Australia, features outdoor rain showers.
Hotel Caruso Ravello, Italy Hotel Caruso is located at the highest point of Ravello, set atop a cliff 1,200 feet above sea level overlooking the breathtaking Amalfi Coast. A former 11th century palace, Hotel Caruso has long welcomed guests to its exquisitely decorated rooms The hotel is surrounded by evocative medieval ruins on one side and infinite shades of blue ocean stretching out as far as the eye can see on the other. The hotel boasts 48 very spacious guestrooms and suites, each with its own unique style and furniture that reflects Neapolitan style and tradition, created exclusively for Hotel Caruso; several rooms feature antique 18th and 19th century pieces. The deluxe double rooms are full of light, spacious and beautifully decorated, while offering a spectacular sea view and a terrace or balcony. They have extra large marble bathrooms with separate shower.
InterContinental Thalasso French Polynesia The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa showcases 80 overwater villas celebrated for their breathtaking views of Mount Otemanu and the turquoise waters of the lagoon. Each villa measures more than 1,000 square feet, including the split-level terrace and the sundeck from which guests can step into the warm lagoon. Guests can even enjoy a private fresh outdoor shower after a swim in the lagoon or a snorkeling expedition. The overwater villas are decorated in authentic Polynesian style, featuring modern architecture and technology. Guest baths feature panoramic windows looking out over the lagoon, large soaking tubs, double sinks, and separate rainwater showers.
Maroma Resort & Spa Riviera Maya, Mexico Located on a 25-acre beachfront portion of a 500-acre coconut plantation on the Riviera Maya, Maroma Resort and Spa is a rustically luxurious hideaway built in the tradition of the Mexican haciendas where personal service, warm hospitality and privacy are unsurpassed. This romantic 65-room escape is nestled at the edge of an unspoiled stretch of beach on the Yucatan Peninsula, bordered by the world’s second longest barrier reef. The resort is made up of several white stucco buildings, two or three stories in height each with thatched roof terraces to maximize views and privacy, with bathrooms overlooking lush jungle or pristine white beaches. Serving as a relaxing vantage point to take in the views, every guest room or suite features a handmade tub crafted by Maya masons and adorned with Mexican tiles. No two tubs are alike. Shapes include horseshoes, circles, octagons and diamonds.
InterContinental Hong Kong The InterContinental Hong Kong has long been prized for its unrivalled views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island, and there is no better place to enjoy them than from the master bathroom of the Presidential Suite, the largest suite in Hong Kong measuring at 7,000 square feet. The bathroom is a virtual spa experience within the suite, featuring a Rain Shower for two, Jacuzzi, and separate toilet room with a remote control, heated toilet seat, and front/back washer & dryer features—all overlooking views of Hong Kong’s skyline. A private sauna and steam room, bathroom amenities by Chanel, and towels by Yves Delorme complete the one-of-a-kind experience.
Hotel Cipriani Venice, Italy Ideally situated with stunning views across the entrance of the Grand Canal to the renowned St. Marks Square, Hotel Cipriani represents the best of Venetian hospitality, service, and award-winning cuisine. Each of the hotel’s 95 rooms and suites offer excellent views of either the lagoon to the South, the Palladian San Giorgio Maggiore to the East, or the walled gardens and vineyards of Casanova to the West. The Palladio Suite is the hotel’s newest suite, featuring a living room that can be turned into a screening room, and a private boat launch. Guests enjoy a private Italian garden complete with a Jacuzzi set within an Italian fountain. The bathroom features a walk-in shower, separate toilet, double basins, Carrara marble and Byzantine-Venetian style mosaics.