Five Places to Inspire Your Next Holiday

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By Butterboom Writers  /  June 2, 2016

Summer is around the corner, which means most of us are gearing up to get away and unwind. If you’re still undecided on where to go, we’ve rounded up the following places to inspire your next holiday. All you need to worry about is remembering your passport! 

A Culturally Artistic Retreat

Lv Garden Huanghuali Art Gallery – Beijing, China

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Want to experience palace living? Then check into genuine Chinese retreat at Lv Garden Huanghuali Art Gallery. This unique, boutique hotel invites guests to explore the treasured collection of cultural artifacts and furniture from the Ming and Qing Dynasties throughout the hotel’s guestrooms, event spaces, gardens, and more.

Surrounded by sprawling open land, Lv Garden is filled with classic courtyards that feature natural rock sculptures, koi ponds, and waterfalls that can be seen from rooms and restaurants around the property. Each of the 38 guestrooms is distinctly decorated with authentic artifacts, beautiful Chinese tapestries and silks, and soaking tubs; they range from standard guestrooms to two-floor suites. The retreat-like property boasts a spa, indoor pool, health club, 45-seat performance theatre and cinema, and two restaurants.  LV Garden offers a serene vacation filled with Chinese culture and tradition.

Address: Longtang Lu (Guojiawucun), Shunyi, Beijing  
Tel: +86 10 6141 6688

A Luxury Tropical Getaway

Andara Resort & Villas – Phuket, Thailand

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Nestled amid lush tropical surrounds overlooking the Andaman Sea on the Central West coast of Phuket, this luxury boutique resort hotel boasts stunning sea views, private infinity pools with resort facilities second to none, and a range of spacious accommodation options (from one- to six-bedrooms suites and villas).

Perched on a gentle hillside overlooking the pristine Kamala Bay, Andara Resort and Villas is located just minutes from the Phuket FantaSea theme park and world-class beaches, golf, shopping, and dining – the perfect choice for a well-deserved vacation with family and friends, or a luxurious romantic getaway.

Address: Kammala, Kathu District, Phuket 83150, Thailand.
Tel:+66 76 338 777

Spirit of Latin America

Mukul Beach Golf & Spa – Rivas, Nicaragua

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In the ultimate presentation of laid-back luxury, Mukul Beach Golf & Spa invites guests to soak in the Emerald Coast of Nicaragua like never before. Book a tee time at the David McLay Kidd signature oceanfront golf course and play against a rainforest backdrop that sets the scene for a distinctive 18 holes. Alternatively, indulge in a private boat outing where the wonders of the sea beacon guests to explore, or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the rainforest.

At Mukul Beach Golf & Spa, guests are treated to an array of elite accommodations and intriguing amenities for a Nicaraguan adventure catering to the sophisticated palette. The 37 guest suites, including two private residents of the resort owners, as well as a collection of authentic Bohio tree-top bungalows, provide a refined take on tropical luxury.

Address: 10 Carratera, Tola-Las Salinas, Tola, Nicaragua.
Tel:+1 650-274-4902

Waiting for a winter getaway? These hotels fit the bill…

Alpine Aspirations All Year Round

The Alpina Gstaad – Gstaad, Switzerland

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Retreat to the Alps for an unforgettable experience at The Alpina Gstaad, a private and luxurious chalet with contemporary Swiss interiors that set the new standards in “Alpine chic.” Enjoy panoramic views over Gstaad and the magnificent Bernese Alps in all restaurants, lounges, terraces, and 56 guestrooms and suites with spacious balconies. In the evening, guests gather in the lounge to watch the room come alive with live music, tasty cocktails and a massive stone fireplace as the social centerpiece. 

Address: Alpinastrasse 23, 3780 Gstaad, Switzerland. 
Tel:+41 33 888 98 88

A Whimsical Winter

Boston Harbor Hotel – Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Boston Harbor Hotel_butterboomFamilies planning for their year-end winter holidays can pack their bags with extra hats and gloves and head east to Boston Harbor Hotel. This architectural treasure celebrates the winter season by opening the city’s most picturesque ice-skating rink right under the iconic archway along the Boston Harbor waterfront. Hotel guests can take in the views while gliding across the rink before heading inside to warm up with hot cocoa and s’mores. In between practicing jumps and twizzles, families can shop the city’s holiday markets, stroll through Stone Zoo’s annual light show, and partake in countless other New England winter traditions.

Address: 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, United States.
Tel: +1 617-439-7000



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