It List: 45 Best New Hotels of 2010
Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sciacca, Italy
Five hundred and seventy acres on Sicily’s southwestern coast have been shaped into a golf resort with the subtle, undeniable luxury we’ve come to expect from the Rocco Forte Collection. Every room has an unencumbered sea view (a non-putter might never know there are two 18-hole courses). Polished-concrete floors and white-canopied beds communicate a clean, chic aesthetic, while bursts of orange and yellow—and the local majolica and ironwork—add warmth. The 15th-century watchtower holds a pizzeria, gelateria, and Lady Forte’s expertly curated boutique. At the 40,000-square-foot spa, a massage with lemongrass- and zagara-infused olive oil hits all the right spots. Doubles from $747.