Best Hotel Innovators - 2019 Platinum List Nominees
Vote for your favorites through June 30, 2019
From environmentally focused design to in-house screening rooms, these luxury leaders define the cutting edge. Help us determine the best in luxury travel for the 2019 Celebrated Living Platinum List Awards. Your vote will help select the top properties. Voting ends June 30. Read about the winners in our Platinum List Awards issue, on planes September 1.
Vancouver Island, Canada
Trade the city for the great outdoors at this eco-safari-style resort near the UNESCO-designated Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve. Guests arrive by floatplane and stay in one of 25 tents with access to a spa, high-class cookhouse, and outdoor activities that will keep the most ardent adventurers occupied.
Washington, D.C., United States
Part hotel, part members club, part arts incubator, the Eaton is a buzzworthy destination for creatives, activists, and socially conscious business types. The guest rooms’ cosmopolitan décor is tailormade for the international traveler. A radio station, 50-seat theater, and wellness center round out its millennial appeal.
Vieques, Puerto Rico
Don’t let the stark architecture fool you—Hix Island House offers a luxurious retreat. Inspired by the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi (beauty in imperfection), the all-solar guesthouse eschews any decoration that isn’t integral to its structure. The result is a refined and refreshing island getaway.
How do you escape Paris without leaving the city? Book a room at the Hôtel des Grands Boulevards, one of Paris’ best-kept hospitality secrets. Accessed through a secret passageway, the Grands Boulevards offers 50 bedrooms, a restaurant from Giovanni Passerini, and rooftop terrace designed by Dorothée Meilichzon.
La Fortuna, Costa Rica
As if grown from the rainforest floor, Nayara Resort, Spa & Gardens immerses guests in Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano National Park. Fifty guest bungalows offer rich amenities and private gardens. Eco-adventures include hanging bridges, lava field walks, forest hikes and more.