The Luxe List 2014

  • Abode, Mumbai, India

    Abode, Mumbai, India

  • Amano'i, Vinh Hy Bay, Vietnam

    Amano'i, Vinh Hy Bay, Vietnam

  • Cheval Blanc Randheli, Noonu Atoll, Maldives

    Cheval Blanc Randheli, Noonu Atoll, Maldives

  • Dwarika's Resort, Dhulikhel, Nepal

    Dwarika's Resort, Dhulikhel, Nepal

  • Gangtey Goenpa Lodge, Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan

    Gangtey Goenpa Lodge, Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan

  • Hotel Hotel, Canberra, Australia

    Hotel Hotel, Canberra, Australia

  • Hotel Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town, Lijiang, China

    Hotel Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town, Lijiang, China

  • Iniala, Phang-Nga, Thailand

    Iniala, Phang-Nga, Thailand

  • Jetwing Yala, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

    Jetwing Yala, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

  • Kata Rocks, Phuket, Thailand

    Kata Rocks, Phuket, Thailand

  • One&Only Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

    One&Only Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

  • Point Yamu by COMO, Phuket, Thailand

    Point Yamu by COMO, Phuket, Thailand

  • Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, Japan

    Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, Japan

  • Sala Lodges, Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Sala Lodges, Siem Reap, Cambodia

  • Sofitel So Singapore

    Sofitel So Singapore

  • Temple Hotel, Beijing, China

    Temple Hotel, Beijing, China

  • Velaa Private Island, Noonu Atoll, Maldives

    Velaa Private Island, Noonu Atoll, Maldives

  • Waldorf Astoria, Beijing, China

    Waldorf Astoria, Beijing, China

  • Mira Moon, Hong Kong, China

    Mira Moon, Hong Kong, China

  • Mira Moon, Hong Kong, China

    Mira Moon, Hong Kong, China

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The Luxe List 2014: Iniala Beach House, Phang-Nga, Thailand

When Mark Weingard set out to create Iniala, his goal was for it be like nowhere else in the world. Mission accomplished. Located on the mainland 20 minutes north of Phuket’s airport, the two-hectare resort comprises just three villas and a penthouse, for which Weingard hired 11 top international designers (among them, Spain’s Jaime Hayon, Irish furniture maker Joseph Walsh, and English interior architect Graham Lamb)  to create the various elements. Nightly rates are steep, but their all-inclusiveness spares no expense: a driver, butler, and personal chef are at guests’ disposal, as are six hours of daily spa treatments. There’s also a 22-seat movie theater, a muay thai boxing ring, and a crystal-studded pool table. Better yet, Iniala contributes 15 percent of its revenues to the Inspirasia Foundation, set up by Weingard to support health and education projects in Southeast Asia.

40/14 Moo 6 Baan Natai, Khok Kloi; 66-76/451-456; Iniala; doubles from US$3,000, all-inclusive

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