Coronavirus might have put a halt on your travels this year, but there’s never been a better time to thoughtfully make plans for the future. Lockdowns had a way of making the most spontaneous of us sit with ourselves and truly reflect, after all.
Before the pandemic shook the world, jetting off to Oman for an impromptu weekend stay was done without a second thought. This year, things are a little different. PCR tests and quarantine regulations have been added to our travel check-lists. That and face masks and hand sanitizers, of course.
In 2020, there’s no room for spontaneity to exist. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s about time we’ve reduced our carbon footprint and headed off only to the destinations we really care about.
Ever wanted to go to France, Mexico, India, or Singapore? We’re here to make your planning process less of a daunting task. This year’s Conde Nast’s Readers’ Choice Awards have been announced and these are among the best hotels in the world:
La Reserve Paris Hotel and Spa, France
Situated a stone’s throw away from the Champs-Elysées, the exclusive La Reserve Paris is this year’s it-hotel. Comprised of 26 suits and 14 rooms, you’ll get the best view of the city’s monuments whenever you land.
Royal Mansour, Morocco
Looking to make your Moroccan dreams come true? A stay in one of the Royal Mansour’s riads is a must. The hotel, which opened in 2010, is just steps away from the iconic Jemaa el-Fna at the heart of Marrakesh.
Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Located in a colonial town, Rosewood San Miguel de Allende was designed to fit in perfectly with its surroundings. The hotel is just a short 10-minute stroll from the town’s main square. But with its peaceful courtyard, it makes for the perfect tranquil getaway.
Rambagh Palace, India
Dubbed an architectural masterpiece, Jaipur’s Rambagh Palace is a must-visit. The building dates back to 1835 and makes for one of the most opulent stays in India.
The hotel is literally a National Monument. Yes, you read that correctly. The Singaporean government declared the 1887 colonial style building so in 1987. So if you’re looking to live in a piece of history, Raffles is the palce to go.