I edit Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report, a luxury travel newsletter that first appeared in 1979. We review hotels, restaurants, shops, and worthwhile attractions for a busy and selective audience. My editors travel anonymously and pay full rate. In other words, we are treated exactly as you might be.
Each year, we conduct a survey of our subscribers' favorite small hotels. Hideaway Report readers are some of the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable luxury travelers in the world; they vacation an average of 35 days a year, and 33 percent plan to travel more in the coming year. Their favorite countries are Italy, France, and England, but I hear about travel plans ranging from Bhutan to Botswana. Every year, the survey offers some surprises in addition to perennial favorites.
Check out our list of the top 20 international hideaways. Two of my personal favorites — Ireland’s Ballyfin Demesne and Zarafa Camp in Botswana — made it onto the list for the first time.
Also, please enjoy this free download featuring the best beach resorts, city hotels, family escapes, food and wine properties, golf destinations and spas.