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