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The Leading Hotels of the World proudly unveils its latest Winter Collection, spotlighting five magnificent European destinations.

These luxury hotels are cherished for their unparalleled hospitality, impeccable service, and attention to detail. Whether tucked away in tranquil countryside settings or nestled in vibrant city centres, each property offers a unique blend of luxury and intimacy, ensuring a memorable stay for every guest.

Avant Mar (Paros, Greece)—Newly Opened, July 2023. A modern interpretation of Greek hospitality, Avant Mar blends sleek contemporary architecture with serene authenticity. Situated on Paros Island, this graceful Cycladic hotel offers simply stylish rooms, including suites with plunge pools, and an array of dining options inspired by Greek flavours.

Palacio Arriluce Hotel (Getxo, Spain)—Newly Opened, September 2023. Overlooking the Basque coastline, this cliff-top palace seamlessly merges history with contemporary elegance. With 49 graceful rooms and extraordinary grounds, including a scenic pool terrace and championship croquet lawn, the Palacio Arriluce Hotel offers a distinctly designed setting for a memorable stay.

Althoff Villa Belrose (Saint-Tropez, France) – Newly Redesigned Summer 2023 Perched above the bay of St. Tropez, this Florentine-style country home boasts spectacular sea views and opulent accommodations. With redesigned interiors, including spacious marble bathrooms and sea-view terraces, this 40-room-and-suite hideaway offers an elevated Cote d’Azur experience.

Althoff Villa Belrose (Saint-Tropez, France)

Violino d’Oro Venezia (Venice, Italy)—Newly Opened, November 2023. Located in the heart of Venice, this artistic hideaway celebrates the city’s rich heritage. Featuring a collection of historic and modern art, the hotel offers a romantic ambiance with Venetian charm. Guests can indulge in classic flavours with a contemporary twist at the intimate Piccolo Ristorante and Bar.

Santavenere (Maratea, Italy) – On a secluded cove of the Basilicata coastline, Santavenere is a perfect destination for those looking for undiscovered peace in sophisticated surroundings. Overlooking the sea, the 19th-century-style Italian house boasts the feel of a grand family home. Each of the 34 rooms features beautifully curated eighteenth- and nineteenth-century period furniture, such as intricate iron headboards and carved wooden dressers. Surrounding the hotel are trails through the forested hillsides, only accessible through the hotel grounds, which house a rare salt-water pool and an exquisite half-mile stretch of private beach. For an intimate hotel, there are plenty of dining options, from poolside restaurant Gli Ulivi to seaside Il Carrubo and fine dining at Le Lanterne.

These new additions to The Leading Hotels of the World’s portfolio exemplify the organisation’s commitment to offering discerning travellers unforgettable experiences across Europe and beyond.

Elena Leo is the Arts & Lifestyle Editor of Ikon London Magazine.