Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has announced the addition and opening of three new small, independently owned hotels. Located in Italy, France and Spain, each hotel, according to SLH, showcases themes that are relevant to today’s traveler when they are ready to embark on new journeys—from privacy to mindfulness, considerate living and more. All three hotels have opened.
Galleria Vik Milano in Milan, Italy (88 rooms)
Representing the city’s artistic heritage, Galleria Vik Milano is part-hotel, part post-modern art gallery. Bedrooms and corridors are exhibition spaces with each bearing the hallmark of a renowned artist—from Giuseppe Gonella and Pino Pinelli, to Felipe Cardena and Shinya Sakurai. Note there are no televisions here; the art is intended to be the star of the show.
There are two restaurants: Vikissimo for all-day food and drinks and I Dodici Gatti dedicated to wood-fired pizza. The hotel is located in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and is circled by shops, landmarks, restaurants and galleries.
SLH Insider Tip: The Adriano Pompa Gallery Suite offers a mezzanine-level bed beneath a Renaissance-esque mural.
Les Sources de Cheverny in the Loire Valley, France (49 rooms)
Located in the heart of the Loire Valley vineyards, Les Sources de Cheverny pays homage to its setting—which has been designated by UNESCO as a “living cultural landscape.” Everything from the local produce served in the restaurant, the artisanal wooden WaterRower fitness machines, the solid oak jacuzzi and thermal pool to the antioxidant and anti-aging grape seed extracts of Caudalie’s signature treatments in the Spa des Sources complements the surrounding farms, vineyards and the estate’s 45 hectares of woodland.
The jewel in the crown may be Le Baron Perché, a wooden suite perched on stilts overlooking the lake. The suite is filled with neutral colors, unusual objects sourced by owner Alice Tourbier at local flea markets, and a private Nordic bath.
SLH Insider Tip: Discover the region on the Loire à Velo cycle route with the hotel’s complementary bikes; more than 550 miles of cycle paths meadner through Loire vineyards, along the banks of the river and past Renaissance chateaux.
Torre Del Marques in Matarraña, Spain (18 rooms)
Torre del Marques is a 15th-century farmhouse that has been brought back to life with a bio-sustainable makeover and an organic “zero-kilometer” restaurant. The hotel is located in Aragon, one of the least discovered regions of the Spanish countryside yet easily accessible from Barcelona. It is set among 150 hectares of forest, farmland and vineyards. With the region sometimes referred to as the ‘Spanish Tuscany,’ guests here can enjoy local delicacies surrounded by the gardens and groves that provide them: Olives, almonds, honey and black truffles are showcased on the menu, alongside local wines like Tempranillo and Mistella. The hotel’s Suite Room accommodates four people with two connecting rooms and an outdoor terrace.
SLH Insider Tip: Torre del Marques can be booked out exclusively for larger groups of friends or family through SLH’s Exclusive Use service.