Best Small Luxury Hotels of the World

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Each year, more than 1,000 independent boutique hotels apply to become a part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World portfolio. However, only 5 percent are invited to join the brand, meaning travelers can expect quality amenities, inviting atmospheres and impeccable accommodations when staying at an SLH-affiliated hotel. What's more, mystery inspectors visit the brand's 500-plus properties annually to ensure that guests are experiencing the highest standards of service and value. This brand markets itself as a champion of hidden treasures, so no two Small Luxury Hotels are alike. However, one consistent perk of the SLH brand is the free-to-join INVITED program. This three-tiered benefits system includes rewards like room upgrades and free breakfast. Most importantly, this brand gives customers options: Its portfolio includes everything from family-friendly historical inns to adults-only resorts with Michelin-starred restaurants. Keep in mind, most of the brand's hotels are located outside of the United States, with numerous outposts in Europe and Asia. You can explore several Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties on our Best Hotels rankings.

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    Wentworth Mansion
    Charleston, SC
    0.5 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Guests rave about Wentworth Mansion, applauding its long-standing commitment to the building's history and its ability to deliver on contemporary luxury. Constructed in the late 1800s, the Wentworth Mansion exudes old-world charm, meaning it's also the perfect Charleston home base for history buffs. Lodgers particularly praise the elegant decor, fantastic customer service, on-site spa, evening brandies and sherries, and complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Rooms include spacious bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, fireplaces or outside porches and, in some suites, sunrooms. Though guests say the rooms and overall atmosphere are relaxing, they note that the luxury doesn't come cheap. However, its location is another feather in its cap; The Battery is nearby, as is the South Carolina Aquarium. Also, keep in mind that this hotel is a part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, which means that members of the INVITED rewards program can earn and redeem points here.
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    Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa
    Grand Cul-de-Sac
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The first newly built hotel on St. Barts in 20 years, Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa started welcoming guests in 2016 and reopened fully in October 2018 after repairing damage caused by Hurricane Irma. The luxury resort is perched directly on the beach, overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Le Barthélemy's rooms and suites feature garden, lake or ocean views and are decorated in neutral hues of tan and white with pops of green and blue or pink. The property is home to a fitness center and a spa with traditional services and amenities, plus a blow-dry bar, a nail salon and yoga classes. When it comes to dining, travelers can indulge in French-Caribbean fusion cuisine and take in the views at the alfresco Aux Amis and Aux Amis Plage. Visitors also have the option of booking half- or full-board meal plans with their rooms during the summer months. Meanwhile, those looking to enjoy drinks can head to the rooftop bar (live music is available on Friday and Saturday nights). Overall, previous travelers were blown away by the hotel's understated elegance, impressive service and inviting atmosphere. Thanks to its Small Luxury Hotels of the World ties, INVITED rewards program members can cash in accrued reward night vouchers for stays here.
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    Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal
    Paris
    0.9 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    This ornate hotel boasts one of the best addresses in the City of Light: it's just north of the Musée du Louvre and adjacent to Le Palais Royal. A smaller hotel with just 68 rooms and suites, the Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal occupies a centuries-old building and receives praise from guests for its ideal location, accommodating employees and more affordable room rates compared to other nearby five-star properties. Accommodations feature showers or bathtubs (some are equipped with both), complimentary Wi-Fi access and 24-hour room service, and select rooms and suites include private balconies with Eiffel Tower, Louvre or Montmartre vistas. This property also houses a bar and restaurant and offers plenty in the way of relaxation, with an on-site fitness room, spa and Turkish hammam. Recent travelers were impressed by the attention to detail at this property, from fresh in-room flowers to tailored restaurant recommendations from the concierge and front desk employees.
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    Spice Island Beach Resort
    St. George's
    8.3 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Stretching across 8 acres of Grenada's prized Grand Anse Beach, Spice Island Beach Resort is a family-run boutique resort. Surrounded by lemon, almond and sea grape trees, each suite features a patio, balcony or terrace, plus a minibar, bathrobes and slippers, Frette linens and Molton Brown toiletries. Recent guests agree that the Seagrape Beach Suites are worth the splurge thanks to their whirlpool tubs with ocean views, private patios and gardens, chaise lounge chairs and double hammock sets. Just in case hammock-lounging didn't fill your relaxation quota, the in-house Janissa's Spa provides body polishes and massages. And encouraging guests to take advantage of its primo beachside location, Spice Island's all-inclusive room rates cover snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, tennis, cycling and green fees at a local golf course. When hunger strikes, head to Oliver's Restaurant, which serves up a Creole-inspired menu accompanied by live music, or the Sea and Surf Terrace & Bar for gourmet international dishes with a Caribbean twist. What's more, most travelers raved about the on-site dining options.
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    Canaves Oia Santorini
    Oia
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Situated on the northern tip of Santorini, Canaves Oia Santorini features classic Cycladic architecture (think white cliffside buildings with blue domed roofs). The property is divided into three areas (Canaves Oia Hotel, Canaves Oia Suites and Canaves Oia Villas), where guests will find suites and villas with white interiors, verandas with Aegean Sea views, free Wi-Fi and welcome bottles of wine. Some accommodations are also outfitted with private plunge pools. The highlight of this property is the picturesque sea vistas, but recent travelers also appreciated the hotel's top-notch service and the Greek and Mediterranean fare served at Petra Restaurant and the Infinity Pool Bar Restaurant. Other on-site dining options include the Elements fine dining restaurant and the Veranda Oyster Bar. If wellness is your main focus, pay a visit to the property's spa or gym, or take a yoga class with views of the ocean. Although most of Santorini's top attractions reside on the southern part of the island, you'll find multiple restaurants and a few cafes and art galleries within walking distance.
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    Finca Serena Mallorca
    Mallorca
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Finca Serena Mallorca is a 5 star hotel located at Ma-3200 km, 3 in Mallorca. It has a 5.0 overall guest rating based on 188 reviews.
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    Canaves Oia Epitome
    Oia
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Canaves Oia Epitome is a 5 star hotel located at Eparchiaki Odos Oia in Santorini. It has a 5.0 overall guest rating based on 123 reviews.
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    The Dylan Amsterdam
    Amsterdam
    0.3 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The Dylan Amsterdam is conveniently situated within Amsterdam's central canal belt near the chic Nine Little Streets shopping area and several museums. Housed in a building that dates back to the 1600s, the hotel sits on a site that once featured a theater. After the original structure burned down in 1772, the locale was used as an office for the Roman Catholic Church until it was renovated and reopened as a luxury boutique hotel in 1999. It eventually became a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Inside, recent guests were pleased with the accommodations' decor, though some wished that all rooms were accessible from the hotel's elevators. Standard guest rooms offer Bose sound systems, garden or courtyard views, coffee and tea makers, complimentary Wi-Fi access and hardwood floors. Those who upgrade to suites will find unique details like exposed beams, 20-foot ceilings, bronze chandeliers and cast-iron staircases. Past travelers recommended dining at the Michelin-starred Restaurant Vinkeles for French cuisine and visiting Bar Brasserie OCCO for signature cocktails and coffee.
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    Hotel Lungarno
    Florence
    0.2 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    This property overlooking the Arno river in Florence underwent a major renovation in 2017, and travelers could not be more impressed. Offering stunning views of the Ponte Vecchio, Hotel Lungarno features nautical stylings and a living room suspended above the river. The blue, white and leather interiors extend to the accommodations, which boast antique furniture and original artwork. (The hotel features more than 400 pieces of fine art from artists like Picasso and Guidi). More modern amenities include blackout shades, coffee and tea makers, flat-screen TVs, complimentary loaner iPads and free Wi-Fi access. Upgraded rooms and suites offer more square footage and extra perks like separate sitting areas, minibars and balconies with river vistas. Recent guests described their rooms as beautiful and comfortable. Travelers were also complimentary of the on-site restaurants, especially the Michelin-starred Borgo San Jacopo, which serves contemporary Italian cuisine and houses a wine cellar with 900 labels. For a lighter meal, visitors can dine at the Picteau Lounge Bar, which also offers afternoon tea and views of the river from its terrace. While past guests said this Small Luxury Hotels of the World property was stunning and posh, they cited the friendly, attentive staff as the highlight of their stays.
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    La Casa Que Canta
    Zihuatanejo
    10% of room rate Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    10% of room rate Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    With plenty of seclusion, a wide range of amenities and outstanding customer service, La Casa Que Canta is a compelling pick for travelers seeking an off-the-beaten path getaway. Perched along the Pacific Ocean about a mile south of central Zihuatanejo, this resort boasts a spectacular infinity pool that features postcard-worthy coastal panoramas, as well as a saltwater pool surrounded by craggy cliffs. The accommodations are just as impressive: Filled with wooden furniture and Mexican artwork, each room offers complimentary wireless internet access, a fresh fruit basket and an expansive terrace equipped with a table, chairs and sun loungers. If you're willing to splurge, past visitors recommend upgrading to one of the pool suites, which boast their own private infinity pool. When you're ready to venture beyond your well-appointed digs, La Casa Que Canta offers complimentary activities, such as snorkeling and cooking classes. Golfers will also appreciate the two nearby courses, while luxury-seekers will enjoy soothing treatments at the on-site Clarins Spa. As for dining, the resort also houses Mar Y Cielo, which serves traditional Mexican specialties like red snapper, grilled octopus with risotto, and churros. Overall, recent guests rave about their stays here, citing excellent service, incredible views and the relaxing atmosphere as highlights.
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    Quinta da Casa Branca
    Funchal
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Quinta da Casa Branca is a boutique property set amid gardens in Funchal on the island of Madeira, a Portuguese archipelago off the coast of Morocco. According to recent guests, its picturesque and quiet location is one of its greatest assets. In fact, many describe the hotel as an "oasis" and a "hidden gem." Visitors have their choice of garden or premium rooms or deluxe suites, all of which come equipped with minibars, free Wi-Fi access and a furnished terrace or balcony. Step outside your room to experience the hotel's wealth of amenities. You could go for a stroll in the botanical garden, take a dip in the outdoor pool or work up a sweat in the health club's fitness center. The health club also houses a Jacuzzi, a sauna, a relaxation room and men's and women's locker rooms and showers. And when you get hungry, savor drinks and snacks at the Casa da Quinta Bar or head to the hotel's main restaurant for a refined meal.
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    Point Grace Resort and Spa
    Providenciales
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Named for its location on the "point" of Grace Bay in the Turks and Caicos Islands, this boutique resort evokes a sense of 19th-century British colonial elegance thanks to its ornate banisters and whitewashed walls. Each of Point Grace Resort and Spa's suites and penthouses boasts more than 1,000 square feet of space, with separate bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens and en-suite bathrooms (which feature claw foot tubs). And because of the property's affiliation with Small Luxury Hotels of the World, members of the INVITED rewards program can use reward night vouchers to cover the cost of their suite. Guests can dine at either Grace's Cottage or Hutchings Restaurant for a taste of the Caribbean, although some recent guests said the menus lack variety. For a bit of relaxation, visit the Thalasso Spa for a wide variety of services, including facials, massages and salt scrubs. Or, visitors can head to the beach to borrow complimentary nonmotorized water sports equipment, such as kayaks, paddleboards and Hobie Cat sailboats.
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    Hayfield Manor
    Cork, CO
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    According to recent travelers, Hayfield Manor feels like the set of "Downton Abbey." As you pull up to this property in southern Ireland, you'll notice foliage climbing along much of the three-story building's brick exterior. Inside, you'll find traditional manor house features like dark wood furniture, neutral color palettes and crown molding throughout the hotel's 88 accommodations. Though the property maintains design elements from its early 19th-century roots, it also embraces the needs of 21st-century guests: Each guest room and suite offers a variety of modern amenities, including a heated towel rack in the marble bathroom, a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi access and a voltage power converter. To work on your putting game before hitting the links (there are five golf courses within 15 miles of the property), practice with your in-room golf putters. When you're ready to explore the property, visit the on-site spa or enjoy afternoon tea or dinner in Orchids Restaurant. On select evenings, you can participate in wine tastings, which are paired with dishes chosen by Orchids Restaurant's executive chef. And once you've decided to venture off the property, you'll discover Ireland's famous Blarney Castle is located less than 6 miles northwest.
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    Relais Christine
    Paris, 75
    0.7 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this Parisian getaway in the 6th arrondissement (district) leaves travelers smitten. From the green gardens that accent the Relais Christine's outdoor entryway to the charming decor that differs from room to room on the interior, this hotel's diverse and unique style impresses travelers from around the world. Guests praise the hotel's convenient location, just a short walk (or ride by one of the hotel's complimentary bicycles) to the Musée d'Orsay, the Latin Quarter and the Seine River. After a long day of exploring this bustling city, guests can unwind at the hotel's Spa Guerlain; it offers a Jacuzzi, a sauna, an exercise room and a variety of spa treatments for both individuals and couples. A stay at Relais Christine costs a pretty penny, but visitors say the hotel's honesty bar (an unattended lobby bar), 24-hour room service, spacious rooms and breakfast spread make the price worthwhile. Thanks to the property's brand ties, members of the INVITED rewards program can earn and use reward nights here.
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    Le Grand Bellevue
    Gstaad, BE
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Le Grand Bellevue is a 5 star hotel. It has a 5.0 overall guest rating based on 818 reviews.
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    Casa Velas
    Puerto Vallarta
    2.3 miles to city center
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Casa Velas sits adjacent to the Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, and its main structure resembles a Spanish hacienda estate. Guests are consistently wowed by the grounds – the landscaping and pool of the Táu Beach Club evoke a sense of calm that visitors adore. That serene feeling extends to the ABJA Spa, where you can indulge in a revitalizing holistic massage or an anti-aging facial. Meanwhile, Casa Velas' restaurant Emiliano serves up traditional Mexican dishes. Once you're well-fed, bed down in one of the resort's suites; each room comes appointed with a snack-filled minibar, down comforter, cable TV and L'Occitane bath products. If you're looking for a little extra luxury, you may want to spring for a Grand Class Suite, which offers a private plunge pool and terrace. Beyond this Puerto Vallarta resort's relaxing atmosphere, past visitors are also quick to compliment the warm and welcoming staff.
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    Cap Rocat
    Llucmajor
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Cap Rocat is a 5 star hotel located at Ctra. de Cap Enderrocat, s/n in Mallorca. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 475 reviews.
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    Ca' Sagredo Hotel
    Venice
    1.6 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Housed within a 15th-century palace that was later declared a national monument, Ca' Sagredo Hotel is a carefully restored hotel located on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. The property's interior boasts a grand frescoed ballroom, a marble staircase and ornately painted ceilings. L'Alcova Restaurant – the hotel's on-site eatery – has an outdoor terrace along the canal that faces the Rialto Market; here, patrons can take in the scene while dining on fresh, Venetian-style cuisine and sipping on Italian wines. Ca' Sagredo's 42 guest rooms and suites are furnished in a classic Venetian style, with heavy drapes, gilded headboards and deep red accents. Accommodations also include complimentary Wi-Fi access and windows that look out at the city or canal, depending on the type of room you book. Recent guests were in awe of the hotel's "absolutely stunning" decor, the "friendly and very knowledgeable" staff and the "fantastic location" steps from top attractions and a vaporetto (water taxi) stop, though others thought the rooms on the first floor were noisy and recommend booking lodgings on a higher floor.
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    Sant Francesc Hotel Singular
    Palma de Mallorca
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The 42-room Sant Francesc Hotel Singular sits in the historic center of Palma de Mallorca. Once a private mansion, the restored 19th-century space features some original moldings and frescoes throughout. Elegant yet modern guest rooms offer wood beamed ceilings, free Wi-Fi access, Bluetooth speakers, Nespresso coffee makers and – in some cases – private verandas. Most recent guests were pleased with their rooms, though a few noted that considerable hallway noise seeped in at night. Beyond your accommodations, you can visit spa treatment booths for massages, get your heart rate up at the 24-hour gym or reserve a workout session with a personal trainer. When it's time to dine, guests can take a seat at the Quadrat Restaurant & Garden for curated Mediterranean dishes, visit the Mallorcan Lobby Bar & Patio for cocktails and snacks or head up to the rooftop terrace for food and drinks accompanied by panoramic views of the city below. Before booking, note that the Sant Francesc Hotel Singular is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World. This means you may be able to receive extra perks by signing up for the INVITED benefits program.
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    Casa Angelina
    Praiano
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Casa Angelina is a 5 star hotel located at Via G Capriglione 147 in Amalfi Coast. It has a 5.0 overall guest rating based on 956 reviews.
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    La Villa del Re - Adults Only Hotel
    Castiadas
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    La Villa del Re - Adults Only Hotel is a 5 star hotel located at Loc. Su Cannisoni - Costa Rei in Sardinia. It has a 5.0 overall guest rating based on 564 reviews.
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    Le Narcisse Blanc Hôtel & Spa
    Paris
    2 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Le Narcisse Blanc Hôtel & Spa is a 5 star hotel located at 19 boulevard de la Tour Maubourg in Paris. It has a 5.0 overall guest rating based on 613 reviews.
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    Maison Souquet
    Paris, 75
    2.2 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The AccorHotels-affiliated Maison Souquet features traditional belle epoque decor dreamed up by famed French interior designer Jacques Garcia, who designed or refurbished parts of iconic buildings like the Musée du Louvre and Versailles Palace. All of the property's 20 guest rooms and suites are named after former members of various royal courts and showcase period-inspired details like rich color schemes and silk headboards. Standard rooms only offer 172 to 194 square feet of space but have smart TVs, Hermès toiletries and minibars. Suites, meanwhile, come with private entrances and more square footage. Outside the accommodations, lodgers have access to a bar and a spa with an indoor swimming pool and a Turkish hammam. When it's time for a meal, the on-site restaurant serves French-inspired dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Overall, recent guests enjoyed their stays here, citing the "fantastic" staff, "excellent" cocktails and "sumptuous" room decor as highlights. Other pluses include the delectable breakfasts and its location in Paris' ninth arrondissement, a culturally rich neighborhood that's home to many of the city's theaters, including the Palais Garnier. Note: This property participates in Le Club AccorHotels loyalty program, but members can only earn points while staying here.
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    Lindos Blu Luxury Hotel & Suites
    Rhodes
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Lindos Blu Luxury Hotel & Suites is a 5 star hotel located at 46.5 Km Rodos - Lindos Avenue in Rhodes. It has a 5.0 overall guest rating based on 1742 reviews.
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    Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda
    Gargnano
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Nestled in the hills of the Riviera dei Limoni and overlooking the alluring Lake Garda, the Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda serves as a true Italian oasis. Guests can start their day by relaxing in one of the spa's five saunas or soaking in views from the hotel's infinity pool, which almost appears to merge into the lake. Those looking for exercise can then hike on the hotel's dedicated paths or opt for the well-equipped fitness center. Although the property is a bit isolated in the hills, the hotel's free shuttle runs from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and can quickly drive guests into the nearby town of Gargnano for shopping or dining. A guest's day is not complete without a meal at the hotel's main restaurant, La Grande Limonaia, which features contemporary Mediterranean dishes. Visitors can also enjoy Italian meals at on-site restaurant Trattoria La Vigna or handcrafted cocktails at the Lounge Bar, although some previous visitors warned the hotel's dining options are expensive. After dinner, guests can return to their rooms – which come equipped with flat-screen TVs, minibars, complimentary Wi-Fi access and marble bathrooms. And, members of the INVITED loyalty program can sleep comfortably knowing that they can earn and redeem points at this Small Luxury Hotels of the World outpost.

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