KASBAH TAMADOT, MOROCCO
Morocco is famous for its kasbahs, large defensive buildings made from mud-bricks that were once homes of local leaders. Many of them have been converted into hotels, which range from humble B&B’s to veritable palaces. Kasbah Tamadot is a prime example of the latter—an opulent escape surrounded by lush gardens and the snow-dusted peaks of the Atlas Mountains. The main building houses a selection of fine suites, each individually decorated with exotic antiques and furnishings from Arabia and beyond. But for the ultimate in Moroccan hospitality, book a stay at one of the enchanting Berber Tents outside, which feature private decks on the mountainside with their own plunge pools.
There are five room types to choose from, including the Superior Room (right) and Berber Tent (left)
ALILA FORT BISHANGARH, INDIA
Sitting atop a hill overlooking the rolling Rajasthani landscape, Alila Fort Bishangarh once housed royalty and guarded the kingdom of Jaipur. Today, it has been reborn as a majestic resort that embraces its heritage while providing state-of-the-art luxury. Cusped arches, stone columns and hand-painted frescoes sit among modern amenities including several gourmet restaurants and a stunning infinity pool. Every one of the 59 rooms boasts breathtaking views of the surrounding valley; as well as plush touches like large bay windows, day beds and footed bathtubs. Ever wanted to stay in a place literally fit for a king? Here’s your chance.
The imposing fort is more than two centuries old
CAP ROCAT, SPAIN
Hugging a coastline on a peninsula in Majorca, Cap Rocat is a 19th-century fortress that has been transformed into a 24-room hotel. The reminders of its military past—from trenches and ramparts to a drawbridge you’ll have to cross to get there—provide a dramatic backdrop for the stately suites and well-appointed facilities. Wake up to the sound of waves lapping against the shoreline and tuck into breakfast at your patio. Play a round of tennis then take a stroll at the private beach. End the day on a perfect note with a meal at the Cala de la Reina on the waterfront, before heading to the panoramic main terrace for a nightcap or three.
The Sentinel rooms boast an unparalleled sea view