If dreaming of far-off places gets you downright giddy, well, Inspirato is the place to be. They’re constantly adding new destinations to their portfolio, which means they’re bringing their world-class service and personal touches along with them.
For instance, if the prospect of a Lake Como vacation was exciting before, now, you can enjoy a Lake Como vacation the Inspirato way, with every detail of your trip perfected.
In 2015, Inspirato expanded to include several new destinations worldwide (including a return to the aforementioned Lake Como). So which ones should members be most excited about?
Dalmation Coast, Croatia
The Dalmation Coast of Croatia continues to have a strong hold on our collective imagination. So when Inspirato saw the opportunity to add two luxury residences near Split to their portfolio, they jumped at the chance. With the Vedrina and Lorena homes as your base, you can explore the historic city of Split (where Diocletian presided over the Eastern half of the Roman Empire in AD 305), charter a yacht to the dozens of islands awaiting in the Adriatic, or just soak up the sun as the crystalline waters lap the coastline’s incredible beaches.
Few places mix business and pleasure as seamlessly as Hong Kong. With more skyscrapers than any other city on earth, there is no mistaking Hong Kong as one of the world’s epicenters of trade.
But at its heart, Hong Kong is a collection of neighborhoods with infinite explorations for foodies, culture vultures, arts patrons and shopaholics. Inspirato is thrilled to now offer their members a lofty room at The Upper House, a luxury hotel in the heart of this vibrant city.
Mustique, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
All you need to describe Mustique is three words: private Caribbean island.
Surrounded by coral reefs and turquoise waters, the island regularly plays host to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s tropical vacations. Inspirato Members now have access to this Caribbean gem with accommodations at the island’s single hotel, the legendary Cotton House.
As far as Greek islands go, Corfu lies on the opposite end of the spectrum from Santorini. Greener and with finer beaches, Corfu also boasts a fascinating history that not only includes Phaeacian archaeological sites, but Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman sites as well.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires is so much more than just steaks, malbec and tango (although seeing a performance of this sensual dance is always a must). Thanks to a long-history of European immigration mixed with Argentine self-reliance, Buenos Aires comfortably straddles the cultural divide between the Old and New World. It’s dining scene is eclectic and worldly, and its art scene — dominated by Latin America’s most acclaimed museum, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires — is fascinating and edgy.
To bring members the best access to this glamorous city, Inspirato now offers three rooms at the Belle Époque-inspired Alvear Palace Hotel.
Part of Honduras — and yet, truly in a world all its own — the island of Roatán has long maintained elite standing among SCUBA divers because of its position at the southern end of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second largest reef in the world. And recent efforts to improve the island’s sustainability and impact on the environment have only made the SCUBA diving better. Want to swim with dolphins or swim over massive brain corals teeming with colorful fish? This is the place to go.
Inspirato now affords its members privileged access to the Mayoka Lodge, which overlooks the calm aquamarine waters off Sandy Bay.
Douro Valley, Portugal
When it comes to trends in wine, Old is always the new New. Few places exemplify this more than the Douro Valley east of Porto. For centuries, the spectacular terraced vineyards of the region provided the signature grapes for the fortified classic, Port. Now, those same hillsides — and grapevines — are creating world-class red wines that are turning heads the world over.
While the winemakers have shifted their focus, one thing hasn’t changed: The Douro continues to be among world’s most beautiful wine regions. Inspirato members will want to check into the Six Senses Douro Valley — where we have two rooms reserved just for them — to enjoy the best of what this fabled wine appellation has to offer.