Luxury Hotels


This bridge above, at FOUR SEASONS TENTED CAMP in Northern Thailand, must surely be one of the most unusual approaches to your luxury bed (if you are scared of suspension bridges, make sure you reserve tents one to five, as they are all before you get to the bridge).

Girlahead was encouraged to think of other memorable approaches. Obviously the option of paragliding down from mountain tops to the reception area of SIX SENSES ZIGHY BAY in Oman’s Mussandam Peninsula. She did it once, with her eyes closed the entire time.

Urban hotels are possibly a little handicapped when it comes to innovative approaches. THE DORCHESTER has had had its front garden turned into a serious summer-only rest place in front of the three black marble steps to the revolving doors leading to the lobby. Many city hotels soar up, for reasons of the price of land: at RITZ-CARLTON HONG KONG, PARK HYATT SHANGHAI and numerous other Asian hotels it requires two elevators to reach front desk.

In The Maldives, it is de rigueur to reach a hotel (sorry, resort) by boat. At BURGH ISLAND HOTEL  off England’s southwest coast, the only way to get there is by a Heath Robinson vehicle that is tall enough to cross to the hotel when the tides are problematic.

And so the search continues.  Any more suspension bridges?


suspension bridge for any tents 6-15