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Swellegant Stays

The Mayfair Townhouse, London

Oscar Wilde wrote The Importance of Being Earnest on London’s Half Moon Street, a stone’s throw away from Piccadilly. In the play, this is also where the charming but unprincipled character of Algernon lives. And Wilde’s real-life lover, Robbie Ross, a journalist, art critic and dealer, resided at number 40. The dandy lifestyle of Wilde, […]

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Swellegant Stays: Petunia Ibiza

Overlooking the magnificent rock of Es Vedra, Petunia Ibiza occupies one of the most impressive positions on the Spanish island with which it shares its name. A stone’s throw from the sparkling shores of Cala Carbó, the hotel reopened for the summer 2021 season after extensive renovations, and it is now one of the finest […]

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Stamba Hotel – Tbilisi, Georgia

Sometimes the most extraordinary buildings are hiding underneath an unremarkable, even ugly, facade. It takes an architect with imagination and vision to see beyond the unloved concrete and realize what could be. Stamba Hotel is a case in point. This former Soviet publishing house in Tbilisi, the vibrant capital of the Caucasian country of Georgia, […]

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Nostalgic for Puerto Rico

Step back in time to a swanky era where cigar smoke permeated the air and live music filled your soul in San Juan. This resort embodies all the classic touches that evoke a sense of place from the moment you enter the lobby. Closer than the forts and cobblestone streets of Old San Juan, the […]

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Belmond Charleston Place

Belmond Charleston Place, Charleston South Carolina – an Swellegant Stay “the indefinable sense of style that makes us swoon: swanky, swell & elegant’. Belmond prides itself on gifting its guests with an intense sense of place while being a secluded sanctuary, at each of their exclusive destinations and experiences. They can only be summed up […]

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Eastbury Hotel Sherborne, England

Built as a gentleman’s residence in 1741, The Eastbury Hotel is in the lively historic town of Sherborne in Dorset, England. Luxurious and elegant, and retaining its splendid Georgian features, it is set within lovely walled gardens. First opened as a hotel in the 1930s, The Eastbury was acquired by Lana de Savary in 2018. […]

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Le Chalet by Amirsoy

e Chalet by Amirsoy,  Chimgan, Uzbekistan Imagine it is 2030. The world’s best ski resort is in the Central Asian Republic of Uzbekistan. Far fetched? Actually, no. Amirsoy Mountain Resort opened its doors to the public last December, and by the time it is complete and the neighbouring ski zones have been developed, it’ll be […]

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Calilo

Calilo Ios, Greece At just one year old, Calilo is already making a name for itself in the Mediterranean. Occupying a 1,000 acre private estate on the Greek island of Ios, the neighbor of the more famous (and far more crowded) Mykonos and Santorini, this is where those in the know escape for a quiet […]

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Royal Chundu Island Lodge

Royal Chundu Island Lodge Katambora, Zambia In Zambia there is just one property remarkable enough to be part of Relais & Chateaux. You will find it in the middle of the great Zambezi River amidst the Katombora rapids, a short distance upstream from Victoria Falls. Royal Chundu has a private island, on which sit just […]

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Aman-i-Khas

The indefinable sense of style that makes us swoon: swanky, swell & elegant. Aman-i-Khas Rajasthan, India \ Rajasthan is already the archetype of the fairytale East, and when you stay at Aman-i-Khas you might as well be stepping into the pages of 1,001 Nights or The Jungle Book. The tented Mughal pavilions are inspired by […]

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