T+L Reports: Hotels for Privacy
Published: May 2009
By Hillary Geronemus
You want privacy?You've got it at these new addresses. Guests are waited on hand and foot at El Murmullo (Camino Escénico, Zihuatanejo, Mexico; 888/523-5050; www.lacasaquecanta.com; suites from $740, including some meals), La Casa Que Canta's four-suite villa. In addition to 24-hour concierge service, there's a butler, chef, massage therapist, and yoga instructor. • Horned Dorset Primavera (Rincón, Puerto Rico; 800/633-1857; www.horneddorset.com; doubles from $600) has built 22 suites, all with marble floors, teak furnishings, and panoramic views. Though separate from the main hotel, the complexes are serviced by the Horned Dorset staff. • Greek for sanctuary, Temenos (Long Bay, Anguilla; 264/222-9000; villas from $25,000 a week) lives up to its name. A series of three villas, the Mediterranean-style compound has a seafront meditation space. • Jocelyne Sibuet, owner of France's La Bastide de Marie, has opened two identical guesthouses deep in the Provençal vineyards. Grenache and Syrah (33-4/90-72-30-20; www.c-h-m.com; from $6,762 a week) both have five bedrooms, gardens of lavender, and all the decorative flourishes that put Sibuet on the map.