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14 Photos That Help Explain What A 'Landcape Hotel Is'

From our childhood, we’ve been told not to judge a book by its cover. The dish that looks beautiful in the menu, may not necessarily tickle the taste buds when served on a platter. But now, those times have changed, and those rules have to be rewritten. Presentation is a key tool in marketing, and at a glance, it gives you an insight into what you’re offered.


How many times have you walked by the entrance of a restaurant you had dinner at, or a hotel you recently stayed at and thought to yourself "Wow! These plants look so nice, the garden is so beaufiful, I love the way the bushes are trimmed and shaped." On the contrary, imagine another hotel, with no parking space, no greenery, no beauty; just a plain building. Which one are you going to recommend to your friends?
So here are 14 photos of hotels, whose landscapes speak a thousand words about the quality and comfort the hotel offers.

14) THE KEMPINSKI HOTEL IN BEIJING, CHINA
This scallop shaped hotel is located at the foothills of the Yashan mountains and on the banks of the Yanqi river. Guests have a full view of the mountains, the lake and the Great wall of China. The landscaping is provided so as to blend in with the sea and the sky. So from a distance, it looks like a giant shell in the sea.

13) THE OBEROI UDAIVILAS IN UDAIPUR, INDIA

Udaipur in Rajasthan, also known as the city of lakes, is well known for its Palace hotels and destination weddings. The Oberoi Udaivilas, built on the bank of the river Pichola, will make you feel nothing short of royalty during your stay at this hotel. The hotel has majestic lighting provided at all places to give it the regal look of a palace, apart from the numerous facilities provided.

12) THE VIVOOD LANDSCAPE HOTEL IN BENIMANTELL, SPAIN

Imagine staying in a hotel situated in a beautiful valley between two majestic mountains. The Vivood hotel is situated between The Aitana and Serrella mountain ranges in Spain. This hotels blends in with the natural beauty around it, giving the occupants a peaceful and comfortable stay close to nature.

11) THE AMANJENA RESORT HOTEL IN MARRAKESH, MOROCCO

Do you remember the uber luxurious hotel that Carrie and her friends stayed at in Sex and the city 2? That wasn’t in Dubai, it was infact the Amanjena in Palmeraie, Morocco. Away from the city in a suburburan area, this hotel merges Moroccan style architecture with contemporary styles. The hotel is built in between the coast and the Atlas mountains, with date palm and olives, besides the arches, stone courtyards and fountains, projecting the Moorish heritage.

10) THE KATIKIES HOTEL IN SANTORINI, GREECE

Have you wondered what it would be like to live in an igloo? This hotel, with its all white architecture can give you just that! You’d be staying in white washed caves connected with bridges, a view of a volcano and the Aegan sea.

9) THE JUVET LANDSCAPE HOTEL IN VALLDALEN, NORWAY

An exemplar hotel, The Juvet was the first landscape hotel constructed in Europe. This hotel is the closest you can get, if you want to live amongst natural elements, but with five star amenities. Most of the rooms are individual glass cabins, and a few are wooden cabins, located in a river valley with greenery all around.

8) THE QASR AL SARAB DESERT RESORT IN ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

This resort amidst the sand dunes, is an hour’s drive away from the hustle and bustle of the city of Abu Dhabi. The added advantage to staying in this luxury resort by Anantara, is the picturesque view of the dunes, going on a desert safari, climbing the sand dunes, camel riding, or just laying down and gazing at the stars.

7) THE ENCHANTMENT RESORT IN SEDONA, ARIZONA

This hotel around two hours away from the Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, with a view of the spectacular Boyton Canyon must be on every traveller’s to go list. The resort, mostly painted in reddish brown colour along with the overall décor of the resort blends well with the landscape around it. Due to the romantic setting and vibe the resort offers, it has witnessed many weddings and honeymoons over the years.

6) THE JADE MOUNTAIN RESORT IN SOUFRIERE, ST. LUCIA

This resort overlooks the Carribean sea and a mountain and nearby St Lucia botanical gardens. Every room has an infinity pool and a beautiful view of the sea. The whole hotel except for the reception is internet free. So if you want a technology free vacation, this one is for you.

5) THE SIX SENSES RESORT IN NINH VAN BAY, VIETNAM

A lot of resorts a built along the cost. That’s old news now. Do you want to stay in a villa right above water with a view of the corals? Then The Six Senses is the place to go! What adds sheen to shine is that they have an overall rocky and stony décor, even the wine cellar is in a cave!

4) THE POST RANCH INN IN BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA

If you live in California or nearby, then this could be one of the most relaxing weekend getaways for you. A breathtaking view of the Pacific ocean, luxurious suites, a lot of fun activities to do, but remember this resort is only for adults. So have a kid free weekend at this ranch styled hotel.

3) THE HYATT WINDWARD POINTE HOTEL IN KEY WEST, FLORIDA

For those who are looking for a home away from home, this is the place to go to. This is seaside resort with beautiful topical gardens. The resort is West Indies themed in its architecture, and houses a superior spa.

2) THE ‘ONE & ONLY REETHI RAH’ RESORT IN MALDIVES

One of the best things about Maldives is that there’s no need to artificially create a beautiful ambience. Mother nature has taken care of that all by herself. There’s lush greenery everywhere surrounded by the ocean. The resort houses 130 villas, all stand alone, along the coast. Don’t be fooled by the thatched villas, this resort has all the five star amenities that you can get.

1) BELMOND SANCTUARY LODGE IN MACHU PICCHU, PERU

If not just relaxation and fun, but sight seeing is also on your list, then visit this hotel in the iconic legendary Machu Picchu citadel. The rooms offer a beautiful view of the Huayna Picchu Mountain. The resort is painted in earthy colours to give it an ancient feel.

So here you go, 14 beautifully landscaped hotels around the world. All of them have won numerous awards for their design, landscaping and facilities. So next time, look at the outside and choose your wonderful vacation. After all, if such amazing work has been done to beautify the outside, then imagine the effort taken on the inside!

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