Where to eat, stay, love in 2016

Ace Portland

Ace Hotel Portland

When you start planning your travels for 2016, consider a few fantastic places around the world (as featured in Sawubona magazine):

Ace Hotel Portland, USA

Right in downtown the Ace Hotel Portland is where you park you bike, pick up a Stumptown coffee and pet some neighborhood dogs. Speaking about furry kids the hotel teamed up with Fetch Eyewear and BarkBox to make their four legged guests just that much more comfortable. And for the humans, a junior deluxe room comes with clawfoot tub.

Drake on the Lake, Prince Edward County, Canada

Drake on the Lake is just a two hour drive from Toronto. This retreat brings hipness to the countryside: with contemporary art all around, a skylight room, deck chairs on the lake for contemplation, marshmallows at the fire and glorious locavore food.


Drake on the Lake

Yashin Ocean House, London, UK

Yashin Ocean House, on Old Brompton Road, is just the place to experience Japanese at its most interesting outside of the homeland. Centered on head to tail dining the fare is strictly fish and seafood. The soy sauce is poured for you, so all you need to do is sit back and enjoy chargrilled eel, salt bowl grouper, miso cappuccinos and Japanese wagyu. Pair this all with sake of course.

Yashin London

Yashin London

Anchorage 1770, Beaufort, USA

Newly opened Anchorage 1770 overlooks the water in the little South Carolina town of Beaufort. A perfect romantic hideaway in the south is what this historic porch inn offers. Enormous beds, the finest linen, home cooked breakfasts, long lazy afternoons on the porch on a hanging daybed (with cocktails in hand) and a host of new friends are reasons enough for wanting to stay here forever.

Anchorage 1770 hanging Bed

Hanging bed, Anchorage 1770.

The Clocktower, New York, USA

With Brit chef Jason Atherton at the helm, the New York Edition’s restaurant The Clocktower opened in Flatiron below the grand hotel. Menus are classic Atherton – a little British, a little fun and never ending inventiveness. Marvel at the people dining and feast on a Sunday roast plus old school gravy which could only end with a Pink Lady apple tartin for two.

The Clocktower New York

The Clocktower, New York.

Hotel Tannenhof, St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria

Just a hop from Innsbruck and Zurich is where the uber exclusive, Hotel Tannenhof’s detox heaven awaits. With an aim to rid the body of toxins sedulous treatments include detox wraps, Silverquarzite massages paired with alpine hikes, ski time on the back country or groomed slopes and even yoga. The feeling of veritable clean is so addictive that you’ll be taking all this wisdom back home with you.

Tannenhof in Summer

Hotel Tannenhof in Summer. Images supplied.

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