Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has announced five new members to its collection of independent luxury boutique hotels. The first ever SLH properties in Bhutan and the island of Barbuda offer remote hideaways, while the other new properties are located in a seaside resort in the Mani region of Greece, the heart of Lisbon and a ranch in Colorado.
Gangtey Lodge – Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan
The 12-room Gangtey Lodge is the first SLH property in the Kingdom of Bhutan. Inspired by traditional farmhouses, the rooms at the Lodge have wooden beds, exposed beams and painted designs on the walls, as well as a balcony, bathtub and fireplace. Modern amenities include slate underfloor heating. Guests can attend Evening Prayer at the Shedra with the chance to meet with the monks afterwards or take part in a Buddhist meditation class.
SLH Insider Tip: For something more adventurous, Gangtey Lodge offers guided hikes across the mountain paths. After an exhilarating day of exploring, return to the comfort of the Lodge and a Bhutanese Hot Stone Bath.