Four top travel destinations for 2022

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A bedroom at the Hotel Il Tornabuoni in Florence
A bed room on the Resort Il Tornabuoni in Florence © Stefano Scatà
Restored frescoes in the Beatrice suite at Il Tornabuoni
Restored frescoes in the Beatrice suite at Il Tornabuoni © Stefano Scatà

As areas go, Through Tornabuoni is as mint because it will get in Florence. Pedestrianised years in the past, it places you inside about 5 minutes’ strolling distance of all the things, from the Marino Marini and Palazzo Strozzi museums to Procacci (mid-afternoon brioche al tartufo, examine) to the ravishingly fairly Ginori 1735 boutique – to not point out each different main luxurious model. Now it has its personal buzzy resort: Il Tornabuoni, whose 62 rooms and suites fill the Twelfth- to Thirteenth-century Palazzo Minerbetti, sitting prettily simply throughout the road from the Palazzo Spini Feroni, aka Ferragamo HQ. The design is full Renaissance maximalist (really, full; the colour-averse ought to assume twice): jewel tones – stripes, solids, chevrons – cowl partitions and ceilings, velvet and passementerie are in every single place, and unique equatorial prints hold all through. However there’s a sure pleasure to the entire. And Procacci brioches (it bears saying twice). iltornabuonihotel.it; from €400

Rooftop views of Florence from the Hotel Il Tornabuoni
Rooftop views of Florence from the Resort Il Tornabuoni © Stefano Scatà

Discover your Anguilla

Aurora Anguilla
Aurora Anguilla © Darren Ornitz
The Aurora Anguilla is a reimagination of the former Resorts & Residences by CuisinArt
The Aurora Anguilla is a reimagination of the previous Resorts & Residences by CuisinArt © Darren Ornitz

Anguilla will not be as picture-perfect as close by St Barths, or as simple to entry as Antigua, however its seashores, water and corals stack up towards anyplace on Earth. This month, the outdated Resorts & Residences by CuisinArt (an unlovely title, however lengthy one of the best websites on the island, at Rendezvous Bay) reopens after an entire reimagination by its new house owners as Aurora Anguilla. The improve is thick with wow issue, beginning with the resort’s non-public air constitution service, provided from key markets within the continental US (this implies you, NY/Boston/DC/Miami; industrial flights, in the meantime, land in St Martin, a 30-minute ferry journey away). Then there’s the Aurora Worldwide Golf Membership, which sees the championship course – the island’s just one – redesigned by Greg Norman, who’s putting in a brand new nine-hole quick course on premises as nicely. Lastly, the meals: all of it’s overseen by Abram Bissell, who led the kitchens at The Trendy and Eleven Madison Park in New York (which makes him a five-star Michelin man), and who has created a hydroponic farm and orchard on resort grounds to furnish his 5 eating places right here. The decor is contemporary and trendy – white, wooden, rattan, scads of daylight. And that seashore? Fortunately, it’s totally unchanged. auroraanguilla.com, from $999


Made in Mexico

Casa Polanco in Mexico City
Casa Polanco in Mexico Metropolis

Casa Polanco soft-opens in an early-20th-century neocolonial mansion
Casa Polanco soft-opens in an early-Twentieth-century neocolonial mansion
Architect Claudio Gantuz has restored the hotel over four years
Architect Claudio Gantuz has restored the resort over 4 years

Feeling quite like an elegant pal’s house – the aspiration of so many resorts with variations on that description – Casa Polanco soft-opens this month in Mexico Metropolis, in an early-Twentieth-century neocolonial mansion beforehand house to a string of distinguished Mexican households. Architect Claudio Gantuz has designed a recent response adjoining to it, linked by a sublime wooden and glass hall, bringing the visitor rooms to a complete of 19. All of them face greenery: some the property’s inside backyard, others the Parque Lincoln. The four-year restoration maintained sufficient authentic architectural design to maintain issues feeling Previous Mexico – tiles; antiques and maps; some significantly ornate plaster and stonework – whereas the low-slung Italian artwork and furnishings are all Twenty first-century CDMX. casapolanco.com, from $380


Your individual non-public Galapagos

Snorkelling in the Galápagos Islands
Snorkelling within the Galápagos Islands © Aqua Expeditions
The 50m, seven-cabin Aqua Mare superyacht
The 50m, seven-cabin Aqua Mare superyacht © Aqua Expeditions

There will probably be a compelling new purpose to transfer the Galápagos to the highest of the 2022 wishlist subsequent spring with the launch of Aqua Mare, a 50m, seven-cabin non-public yacht from Aqua Expeditions, the outfit that cruises the Peruvian Amazon, the Mekong and Indonesia’s “coral triangle.” It is likely to be a brand new vacation spot for them, however this archipelago is acquainted territory to the corporate’s founder, Francesco Galli Zugaro, who used to work for a non-public expeditions firm within the Galápagos. That experience combines with a product providing on the Italian-built ship that’s laborious to beat: state-of-the-art stabilisation know-how, a high pace of 17 knots and a cruising vary of 4,800 nautical miles, which outperforms another yacht within the area. 4 decks, large suites, indoor-outdoor lounges and menus created by Peruvian super-chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino will convey the cosseting; the military-grade tenders, distinctive entry; and Aqua’s two onboard naturalists will probably be there to place land, sea, historical past and wildlife all into context. aquaexpeditions.com, from $9,450pp for a seven-night cruise

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Aqua’s onboard naturalists will assist on the Galápagos expeditions
Aqua’s onboard naturalists will help on the Galápagos expeditions © Aqua Expeditions

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