For Architectural Digest, by Carrie Hojnicki.
The appeal of a hotel residence is singular — turn-key luxury managed by the most trusted names in hospitality. It’s no wonder then that top hotel brands continue to include homes in their ambitious projects, and that the global jet-set keeps on buying. A particularly exciting addition to the space is the West Enclave, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residence (the Ritz’s “reserve” designation is granted only to the brand’s utterly top-of-the-line service-oriented resorts), a collection of four- and five-bedroom homes with stunning ocean views and easy access to the resort’s signature amenities. Whether you fancy an exotic vacation villa or an urban pied-à-terre, there’s something to please everyone in these move-in-ready aeries around the world. Here, we’ve gathered some of the most extraordinary examples.
Stunning doesn’t begin to cover the pristine setting and sleek design of the Amanoi, an Aman property located on the coast of Vietnam’s famous Nui Chua National Park. Freestanding bedroom pavilions comprise each villa, whose architecture offers an exciting take on Vietnamese vernacular.
The St. Regis Residences, Deer Valley
For the ski buff, there’s no better home base than the St. Regis Deer Valley residences in Park City, Utah. Outfitted with furnishings that scream cozy-chic, the rental homes offer signature St. Regis service and stunning slope-side views.
The Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Los Cabos, Mexico
Designed by Mexico City–based architect Fernando Sordo Madaleno de Haro, the Ritz-Carlton Reserve Los Cabos Enclave comprises 27 single-family residences in the exclusive vacation community of Puerto Los Cabos.
1 Hotels & Homes, Miami Beach
In a city where there’s no shortage of flashy oceanfront living, the 1 Hotel offers a delightfully understated alternative with its sleekly designed penthouse homes. Each property comes equipped with a Nexus 5 tablet that gives residents instant access to the hotel’s top-of-the-line amenities.
Baccarat Hotel and Residences, New York
One of New York’s most talked about hotel openings of late, the ultra-luxe Baccarat Hotel and Residences celebrates the company’s dedication to craft and refinement with help from French design house Gilles & Boissier.
Viceroy Sugar Beach, St. Lucia
The Viceroy Sugar Beach’s just-finished Beachfront Collection homes offer an exclusive sliver of St. Lucia splendor. The homes, tucked between the UNESCO-protected Piton mountains, all come with private swimming pools, a yoga deck, and state-of-the-art kitchens and baths.
Kempinski Hotel and Residences, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah plays host to the Kempinski Hotel and Residences, an über-luxe property that takes the city’s signature opulence to new heights.
The Residences at Grace Bay Resorts, Turks & Caicos
Nestled in a quiet corner of Turks & Caicos’s idyllic Grace Bay resort, the property’s Thom Filicia–designed Residences offer high-end rentals that come with all the trappings of five-star accommodations while minimizing environmental impact.
Mandarin Oriental Residences, London
Situated on the southern edge of London’s famous Hyde Park, the Mandarin Oriental Residences employ a 60-person dedicated hospitality team for its residents, who can enjoy other world-class amenities like an in-house screening room, wine cellars, and squash courts. The property is currently undergoing a renovation that is scheduled to be completed in mid-2018.
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