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Top Hotels for Spring Travel

The Pig hotel

Looking for a spring getaway? Here, our favorite finds, from an urban oasis to a sandy resort.

Country
The Pig
, Brockenhurst, England
Opened:
July 2011
Rooms:
26 (16 in the main house; 10 in the stable yard)
Top Feature:
Foraging excursions in the surrounding New Forest and on the nearby coast
Best For:
Adventurous foodies
Beaulieu Rd.; 44-15/9062-2354; doubles from $196.

Beach
St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
, Miami Beach
Opened:
Jan. 2012
Rooms:
243 guest rooms and suites
Top Features:
25 private beachside cabanas and personal butler service
Best For:
Sun-soaking cosmopolites
9703 Collins Ave.; 877/787-3447; doubles from $1,250.

City
Sofitel So Bangkok

Opened:
Feb. 2012
Rooms:
238 guest rooms and suites
Top Feature:
Guest rooms and public spaces are inspired by the five Chinese elements; “Metal” rooms are simple and sleek
Best For:
Design buffs
2 N. Sathorn Rd., Bangrak; 800/763-4835; doubles from $162.

Rain Forest
Mashpi Lodge
, Mashpi Rainforest Biodiversity Reserve, Ecuador
Opening:
April 2012
Rooms:
22 suites
Top Feature:
Aerial gondola that takes guests through a cloud forest
Best For:
Tarzan wannabes
Sector La Delicia; 800/527-2500; from $776 per person, all-inclusive, two-night minimum.

Island
Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa
, Bali, Indonesia
Opening:
May 2012
Rooms:
74, all with ocean views
Top Feature:
Sprawling suite terraces with oversize whirlpools
Best For:
Solitude seekers
Jalan Pemutih, Labuan Sait, Uluwatu; 62-361/8957-555; doubles from $615.

Photo courtesy of The Pig

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