Preferred Partner Spotlight: Small Luxury Hotels of the World

May 03, 2024By Jeff Breeze
Jeff Breeze

In the world of luxury travel, discerning travelers seek more than just opulent accommodations—they crave experiences that are as unique as they are unforgettable. At Lucky Luxury Travel, we understand this desire for excellence, which is why we are proud to work closely with a select number of preferred parterns - including Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), an esteemed collection of boutique hotels and resorts that epitomize the very essence of luxury and exclusivity.

Who is Small Luxury Hotels of the World?

Since its inception in 1992, Small Luxury Hotels of the World has been synonymous with exceptional hospitality and unparalleled service. With over 560 independently owned hotels spanning more than 90 countries, SLH offers a curated selection of boutique hotels and resorts that cater to the most discerning travelers. Each property within the SLH portfolio is carefully handpicked for its distinctive character, impeccable attention to detail, and commitment to excellence.

What Sets SLH Apart?

At the heart of Small Luxury Hotels of the World lies a steadfast commitment to delivering extraordinary experiences that exceed the expectations of even the most seasoned travelers. Whether nestled in the heart of a bustling metropolis, perched atop a scenic hillside, or ensconced within a secluded tropical paradise, each SLH property offers a one-of-a-kind experience that celebrates the unique culture, heritage, and surroundings of its location.

Values That Align with Ours

At Lucky Luxury Travel, we share Small Luxury Hotels of the World's unwavering dedication to providing exceptional service, personalized experiences, and uncompromising quality. Like SLH, we believe that luxury is not merely defined by lavish amenities or extravagant surroundings, but by the attention to detail, the warmth of hospitality, and the sense of exclusivity that sets each experience apart.

By working with Small Luxury Hotels of the World, we ensure that our clients have access to some of the world's most extraordinary destinations and accommodations, each meticulously curated to meet the highest standards of luxury and sophistication. Whether our clients seek a romantic retreat, a family getaway, or an adventure-filled escape, they can trust that every SLH property offers a truly exceptional experience that surpasses all expectations.

withIN: the independently minded travel community

Lucky Luxury Travel is proud to say that we have been granted access to the programme via our partnership with The Travel Edge Network. The withIN programme connects a community of the most creative and experienced travel advisors with the world's most individual, intimate and intense hotel and travel experiences.

Key Facts

- The programme is based on best available rate with the inclusion of exclusive benefits and upgrades

- There are currently 372 SLH hotels in the withIN programme, view these here.

- Subject to a minimum stay of 2 nights

- Rates are only visible to withIN agencies

Key Advantages for You

- A credit worth $50-$150 (USD) per room, per stay to be spent only on extras such as F&B or Spa, only on property and during the stay 

- Daily Continental breakfast for two people

- Room upgrade to next room category, subject to availability at the time of check-in

- Early check-in, subject to availability at the time of check-in

- Late check-out, subject to availability 

- Complimentary WIFI

Some of our favourite Properties

Sailrock Resort
South Caicos, Turks and Caicos

Experience the untouched beauty of Sailrock South Caicos—a luxurious retreat where nature takes center stage. Upon arrival, be captivated by the azure waters and pristine beaches, complemented by a warm reception and a refreshing cocktail. This secluded Caribbean paradise invites you to unwind at your own pace—whether lounging by the infinity pool, indulging in spa treatments, or exploring the secluded beach. Accommodations include Ridgetop Suites with panoramic views and Beachfront Villas nestled among trees, offering contemporary design and spacious interiors. The Great House Restaurant provides stunning sunset vistas over the Atlantic Ocean and Caicos Bank from its expansive terrace.

Hotel Casa Lucia
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Experience the essence of Buenos Aires at Casa Lucía—a sophisticated retreat in the heart of Recoleta. This boutique hotel seamlessly combines historic charm with modern elegance, offering a grand entrance, sunlit interiors, and locally-inspired dining at Cantina Restaurant and Le Club Bacan. Relax in stylish rooms and suites with skyline views, then explore Recoleta's landmarks and Palermo's culinary scene. At Casa Lucía, discover the allure of Buenos Aires in every detail.

View from the Terrace in the Master Suite at the Hotel Casa Lucia.
View from the Terrace in the Master Suite at the Hotel Casa Lucia. Photo Courtesy of

Rio Perdido
Bagaces, Costa Rica

Discover the natural wonders of Costa Rica at Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River—a serene oasis nestled within Guanacaste's biodiverse province. Surrounded by lush forest, this boutique retreat offers forest bungalows scattered across a sprawling 1,500-acre reserve, with a mile-long 'lost river' fed by natural hot springs carving through the canyon below.

Adventure awaits with on-site activities like white-water tubing and canyoning, while each bungalow provides a tranquil escape, seamlessly blending with the forest surroundings. Enjoy singed wood interiors, private terraces, and breathtaking views from floor-to-ceiling windows.

Indulge in authentic Costa Rican cuisine at the open-air restaurant, overlooking the forest canopy, and rejuvenate in the soothing hot springs. Explore the diverse ecosystem through mountain biking, hiking, or ziplining adventures, where you'll encounter a kaleidoscope of flora and fauna, including Howler and Capuchin monkeys as your morning alarm.

At Rio Perdido, immerse yourself in nature's playground and embark on a journey of discovery amidst Costa Rica's pristine wilderness.

Vista Palazzo Lago di Como
Como, Italy

Indulge in vintage glamour and neoclassic beauty at Grand Hotel Victoria Concept & Spa—an exquisite retreat overlooking Lake Como. Originally a 19th-century neoclassical villa, this stunning lakeside hotel seamlessly blends historic charm with modern luxury.

Adorned with ornate chandeliers and classical columns, the hotel's interiors exude elegance, complemented by contemporary furnishings and lighting in the rooms and suites. Enjoy panoramic lakeside views from the main restaurant and relax at Erre Spa, featuring two pools, a sauna, and signature massages.

Venture beyond the hotel to explore the enchanting 'grand dame' villas and gardens along Lake Como's shores, including must-visit attractions like Villa Carlotta and Villa del Balbianello. Embark on a day trip to Isola Comacina or wander through the picturesque town of Menaggio, located right at the doorstep of Grand Hotel Victoria.

View from the Corner Suite at the Vista Palazzo Lago di como in Italy.
View from Suite at the Grand Hotel Victoria Concept & Spa in Lago di Como, Italy. Photo Courtesy of

Wittmore Hotel
Barcelona, Spain

Experience Gothic glamour at its finest at WITTMORE HOTEL—a soulful adults-only retreat nestled in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter. Stepping inside, guests are enveloped in an atmosphere of sophistication reminiscent of New York's finest establishments.

With a 'no photos' policy, WITTMORE HOTEL encourages guests to immerse themselves in its unique ambiance. Relax in refined bedrooms adorned with designer details like Marshall speakers and bold wallpaper prints, or enjoy cocktails poolside at the rooftop bar with a modern member's club feel.

By day, explore Barcelona's vibrant surroundings, from the enigmatic Gothic Quarter to nearby museums, beaches, parks, and gardens. At night, savor the sociable, stylish vibe at CONTRABAN restaurant or cozy up by the fire in the bar. At WITTMORE HOTEL, every moment is infused with Gothic charm and urban sophistication.

View of the Patio from at the Wittmore Hotel in Barcelona's gothic quarter
View of the Patio from at the Wittmore Hotel in Barcelona's gothic quarter. Photo Courtesy of

Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate
Galway, Ireland

Experience traditional luxury and unforgettable dining at Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate, nestled on the shores of Lough Corrib along Ireland's wild west coast. This historic estate near Galway City seamlessly blends elegance with modern amenities. Luxurious bedrooms and suites offer marble bathrooms, plush beds, and stunning views of the lough or the 18th-century abbey. Indulge in unique dining experiences, from al-fresco meals on the Abbey Terrace to intimate dinners in the Oak Cellar Bistro. For a truly unforgettable feast, dine aboard the Pullman Restaurant, housed in restored Orient Express carriages.

Beyond dining, Glenlo Abbey offers a range of activities, including a Championship nine-hole golf course, falconry, fishing, and horse-riding amidst West Ireland's stunning landscapes. After a day of adventure, unwind with a rejuvenating spa treatment or enjoy cocktails and a movie in the estate's cinema room. Immerse yourself in the timeless beauty and tranquility of Ireland's wild west coast at Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate, where traditional luxury meets unforgettable experiences at every turn.

Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola
Lugano, Switzerland

Experience the enchanting beauty of Lake Lugano at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola—a magnificent Italian-styled villa surrounded by stunning sub-tropical gardens. With breathtaking views of the lake and mountains, this charming property offers a Michelin-starred restaurant, wellness area with spa treatments, private lido, and a captivating collection of contemporary sculptures.

Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola combines Mediterranean holiday vibes with elegance and impeccable service. Each room and suite is uniquely decorated, boasting spacious balconies with picturesque lake and garden views. Take a funicular ride up Monte Brè for spectacular lake and Alpine vistas, followed by a stroll through the typical Ticinese village of Bré and its Art Path.

Return to the hotel for a rejuvenating spa treatment and dine at the exquisite restaurant Arté or enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere at La Rucola. End your evening with a nightcap at Le Relais, soaking in the tranquil ambiance before retiring for the night. Experience a sensory delight at every level during your stay at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola—a true oasis on the shores of Lake Lugano.

Hotel Casa Palmela
Setubal, Portugal

Discover serenity at Casa Palmela—a luxurious countryside retreat nestled in Arrábida Natural Park. Surrounded by vineyards and rolling hills, this 18th-century house offers complete disconnection from the busy world. Light-filled bedrooms and suites feature elegant pastel hues and charming details, with many boasting balconies overlooking vineyards or fragrant gardens. Enjoy leisurely breakfasts on the terrace and dine with a dramatic mountain backdrop at the atmospheric restaurant, Zimbral. Immerse yourself in the surrounding countryside with days spent lounging by the inviting pool or exploring the estate's trails on foot or horseback. Nearby attractions include world-class golf courses, wineries, and undiscovered beaches of Arrábida. Experience total relaxation with bespoke massage treatments at the hotel's 'Slow Wellness' area. Surrender to tranquility at Casa Palmela—an oasis of calm in the Portuguese countryside.

Monsieur Jean
Quebec City, Canada

Experience luxury with a twist of eccentricity at Monsieur Jean—a stylish boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Québec City's historic quarter. With views overlooking the picturesque St. Lawrence River, Monsieur Jean offers a unique blend of home comforts and upscale amenities.

Adorned with signature monochrome stripes and cobalt blue accents, Monsieur Jean's airy suites are filled with thoughtful details to enhance your stay. Relax in freestanding bathtubs, enjoy welcome treats, and savor views of the river or city from your room or terrace.

Indulge in light bites at the hotel's cocktail bar, Le Bijou, or whip up snacks in your suite's kitchenette. The elegant lobby offers entertainment options like board games and books, while the friendly concierge is on hand to guide you to Québec's charming boutiques, historic sites, and renowned culinary scene.

With boundless charm and sophistication, Monsieur Jean invites guests to immerse themselves in the vibrant culture and picturesque surroundings of Québec City—a truly unforgettable experience awaits at this beguiling boutique hotel.

The Barracks Hotel Sentosa

Experience the seamless blend of old-world charm and modern sophistication at The Barracks Hotel Sentosa by Far East Hospitality—a repurposed military barracks in Singapore. Despite its historic origins, the hotel boasts contemporary amenities, including luxurious private lounges, rooms with interactive TVs, and direct access to the pool and semi-private Jacuzzi from ground floor accommodations. With walk-in showers, bathtubs, and private lounge access in every room, guests can indulge in comfort throughout their stay.

Beyond the hotel, Sentosa Island offers a wealth of attractions, from beautiful beaches to historical sites and experiences. Explore the heritage of the area with a visit to Fort Siloso, indulge in the glamour of the ONE°15 Marina Club in Sentosa Cove, or enjoy a round of golf at the award-winning Sentosa Golf Club. Whether seeking relaxation or adventure, The Barracks Hotel Sentosa offers the perfect blend of luxury and exploration in Singapore.

Embark on a Journey of Luxury and Discovery

As your trusted luxury travel advisors, we are committed to curating bespoke experiences that fulfill your every desire and exceed your wildest dreams. Whether you're longing for a tranquil beach escape, an urban retreat, or an off-the-beaten-path adventure, let us unlock the door to a world of unparalleled luxury and indulgence with Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Contact us today to start planning your next extraordinary getaway and experience the magic of Small Luxury Hotels of the World with Lucky Luxury Travel.