Luxurious Springtime Getaways

LUXXU Press / Danica Maricic, Editor-in-Chief

April 18, 2016


Spring break isn’t just for college students. You deserve the best of life and for that reason today we present you the most beautiful and luxurious Springtime Getaways. Allow yourself to dream!


The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Florida
Conceived by Jude Mulhern of Palm Beach–based Bilkey Llinas Design, this newly renovated hotel conjures three Sarasota themes: water, the big top, and the arts. The winter retreat of circus pioneer John Ringling, Sarasota is now home to an arts school dedicated in Ringling’s name.


The hotel’s 266 guests rooms feature works by students of this school set against a moiré wall covering that evokes sunlight rippling on the ocean. Bursts of color inspired by the circus and the nearby Selby Marie Botanical Gardens dominate the hotel’s public spaces, which include four dining venues and a massive spa.


The Goodland, a Kimpton Hotel, Santa Barbara, California
Located just off iconic Highway 101, this upscale surf lodge was designed by Studio Collective to embody California cool.


Each of the 158 rooms features a record player (vinyls can be borrowed from the record shop in the lobby) and is decked out in coastal woods and a soothing monochrome palette. There are fire pits to lounge around and two relaxed dining outlets (one of which hosts an evening wine social hour in typical SoCal style).


Le Guanahani, St. Barts
Named for the Arawak word for “welcome,” this hotel was designed by Miami-based Luis Pons, who created three color schemes corresponding to three fictitious guests—the bohemian artist’s room is dominated by cheery yellow; the banker turned philanthropist’s abode features purple; and the world-traveling art dealer’s space is anchored by Tiffany-blue.


Interiors also showcase a vast collection of campaign furniture specially designed by Pons for the resort. There is a beachside café and a dinner venue housed within a tropical garden—perfect for carefree sunset dinners.


The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico
Devised by Hill Glazier Architects, Puerto Rico’s first ultra-luxury resort draws design cues from low-rise plantation homes. The interiors of the 139 rooms and suites evoke local residences, complete with custom-made furniture, beamed ceilings, and wood ceiling fans.


The plantation-chic vibe continues through the restaurants, which include Fern by renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and the beachside Sea Grapes Terrace. In an homage to the famed mural that anchors the King Cole Bar at the brand’s New York flagship, the hotel bar at this property features the epic Long Awaited Voyage by Puerto Rican artist Arnaldo Roche Rabell. A world-class golf course and spa round out the resort amenities.


The Restoration, Charleston, South Carolina
True to its name, this 54-suite hotel just went through a $27 million overhaul. Comprising a series of adjoining period buildings in historic downtown Charleston, the hotel, designed by Cory Ingram of Identity Atelier, features an indigo and moss-green color palette.


Hints of its host city’s ethos, from equestrian accents to photography of the port and harbor (courtesy of the artist-in-residence Gately Williams), offer guests a constant sense of place. There’s a farm-to-table rooftop restaurant, an Assouline library, a spa, and a lively coffee shop. The hotel even rents bikes so guests can explore the bustling streets of Charleston.



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