TCHERASSI HOTEL AND SPA, COLOMBIA
What is it? Set in the heart of charming Cartagena, this period hotel with lashings of mod cons was created by Colombian-born fashion designer Silvia Tcherassi. What’s so fab? Although the colonial-style atmosphere of this mansion has been conserved, luxurious touches, including a rooftop pool framed by a giant wall of plants and a full-service spa, bring it bang up to date. What about rooms? The hotel’s seven spacious guestrooms have elegant fabrics, private balconies and vast, open-air bathrooms. What else should I know? The Tcherassi has its own bite-sized restaurant serving rustic Italian food, and a small spa offering a full range of pampering treatments. How much? Deluxe rooms from Dh1,014 a night, www.tcherassihotels.com.