Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ has put together a series of neighbourhood guides, available on www.slh.com, to provide guests visiting nine of its destinations around the world with insider tips on the cool, the cultured and the crazy things to do in the vicinity. The guides uncover the hidden gems of what to see and do around hotels that have recently joined the collection in established cities such as London, new destinations for the luxury brand such as Perth and Prague and cities in destinations that are putting themselves firmly on the map for a variety of reasons from Laos to Texas.
SLH’s collection of over 520 independently-minded hotels are themselves are full of intrigue - a 19th-century palazzo converted into a chic retreat, a downtown character building in the heart of a bustling UNESCO World Heritage site, a Colonial masterpiece with a rooftop offering skyline vistas. However, when guests arrive at any SLH hotel they are given the keys to unlock their surroundings and discover the heartbeat of the community, and the rich cultural experiences available in the guides read like a true luxury travel guru’s bucket list.
How else can the independent traveller know that a city escape to London isn’t complete without a quick dip in the Serpentine Lido in Hyde Park, that the incredible spectacle of the ‘bat cloud’ in Austin is best seen between March and November or that the best spot for a selfie in Bangkok is actually the BTS overpass at Asoke Intersection, to capture that iconic image of the city during rush hour?
The SLH neighbourhood guides encourage visitors to embrace local culture by exploring all aspects of local history. From art to architecture to local cuisine, they ensure that every experience offers a taste of every aspect of culture from dusk until dawn. For instance when staying at CasaSur Art Hotel in Buenos Aires visiting the nearby Cementerio de la Recoleta, a burial ground for the rich and famous, (including Evita Peron) is a MUST. Or when in Porto, Portugal guests should stop by the Livraria Lello & Irmao, one of the oldest bookstores in the country, a favourite of JK Rowling and inspiration for Harry Potter.
Featured hotels and destinations that will be available on slh.com until the end of March are:
- London – The Laslett, Notting Hill
- Porto – Hotel Infante Sagres
- Prague – BoHo Hotel
- New York – Inn at Irving Place
- Austin – Hotel Ella
- Buenos Aires – CasaSur Art Hotel, Recoleta
- Bangkok – Maduzi Hotel, Sukhumvit
- Luang Prabang – The Luang Say Residence
- Perth – COMO The Treasury
- Tokyo – The Toyko Station Hotel
For more information about SLH’s collection of hotels around the world or to make a reservation and take advantage of SLH Club member benefits visit www.slh.com.