Hotels as characterful as you

Hotels as characterful as you

When it comes to hotels, we know that everyone has their own taste. 

That’s why at SLH, we have hotels that suit every travel style. Whether you’re longing for barefoot beach days in a wave-lapped villa, on the hunt for alpine adventures from a summit-level chalet, or searching for a nature-immersed retreat with sustainability in its soul. We have hotels as characterful as you.

From London to New York City

Last year, we held a casting call in London asking our community to share their travel stories with us, for a chance to win the trip of a lifetime and become the face of our next campaign. This time, we headed to New York City, where 30 handpicked travel lovers attended our day in the studio, before our panel of judges picked our winners. Here’s how it went…


Our handpicked selection 

Based on your unique character

"Hotels with a rich history and powerful story to tell always spark interest in me. If they can feel at the heart of a community, yet a world away from the everyday, then all the better." 

Mark, New York

For the Cultured Creative

Born of an intriguing pedigree, La Reserve 1785 is a boutique haven in a heavenly spot. Close enough to Bali's legendary Echo Beach to hear the swell on the shoreline, the hotel is an exclusive hideaway with a to-die-for spa and a bon viveur's spirit...

Hotels as Characterful as Mark:

Inverlochy Castle

Inverlochy Castle, Fort William, Scotland

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Castello di Reschio

Castello di Reschio, Lisciano Niccone, Italy

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Wentworth Mansion

Wentworth Mansion, South Carolina, United States

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"Whenever I travel, I end up walking for hours on end – really getting under the skin of the destination I’m visiting. Basing myself at a boutique hotel which is within wandering distance of a beautiful view or creative space is top of my list." 

Keysha, New York

For the Free-Spirited Wanderer

Soul-affirming views and mesmerising sunsets bound by imaginative contemporary architecture, minimalist styling and artisan craftsmanship, everything about Panoptis Escape is the definition of 'less is more'...

Hotels as Characterful as Keysha:

Cape of Senses

Cape of Senses, Torri del Benaco, Italy

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Teranka, Formentera, Spain

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Can Ferrereta

Can Ferrereta, Santanyi - Mallorca, Spain

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"I love hotels where you can learn the history, the journey. Where they hire the community and are actually sustainable." 

Shivam, Manchester

For the Curious Wanderer

Time to indulge in an authentic retreat, balance your mind and body, and find a space where you can truly unwind...

Hotels as Characterful as Shivam:

Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary

Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary, Shaba, Bhutan

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GAÏA Riverlodge

GAÏA Riverlodge, Cayo District, Belize

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LOST LINDENBERG, Bali, Indonesia

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"I love immersing myself in culture. I can't think of anything more splendid than being in a beautiful historical place and getting involved in it all."

Sharon, Essex

For the Culture Lover 

Our small, independently minded hotels are bursting with their own unique experiences and stories to tell...

Hotels as Characterful as Sharon:

Nimb Hotel

Nimb Hotel, Denmark

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Altstadt Vienna

Altstadt Vienna, Austria

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Sowaka Kyoto, Japan

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"You see hotels in the jungle that look out of this world. I've realised having trees and nature around is so important for me."

Kerry, Northumberland


For the Nature Loving Nomad 

From jungle treks to intimate sanctuaries nestled among the tree tops, find your ultimate adventure hideaway...

Hotels as Characterful as Kerry:



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Hotel Rangá

Hotel Rangá, Iceland

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Hotel Three Sixty

Hotel Three Sixty, Costa Rica

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“I love being outdoors. I wake up, have my breakfast and head out for the day. I love hiking, skiing and enjoying the time I have with my family and friends.”

Joonas, Finland

For the Modern Mountaineer

With sublime mountain views at every turn, immerse yourself in your surroundings at these contemporary chalets...

Hotels as Characterful as Joonas:

Arctic Bath

Arctic Bath, Sweden

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Storfjord Hotel, Norway

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Le Coucou Meribel, France

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“I love spaces that allow me to feel connected to the ecosystem I’m in. A place that prioritises sustainability and a circular economy.” 

Beverly, London

For the Considerate Traveller

'Staying small' goes hand in hand with travelling sustainably. People are the heart of our hotels. They champion their local community, and cherish their culture and environments. Discover these pioneering properties proving that luxury is compatible with longevity...

Hotels as Characterful as Beverly:


Susafa, Italy

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Villa Petriolo, Italy

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Naturalis Bio Resort

Naturalis Bio Resort, Italy

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"I love hotels that are modern and intimate. A place I can relax by a pool with a sea view. Where I can enjoy fresh food caught that very morning by someone local."

Kelly, London

For the Lounge Lizard

Hidden bays, pure white sands, swaying palms – there are times when only a beach hotel will do...

Hotels as Characterful as Kelly:


Hidden Hills Villas, Bali, Indonesia

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Mykonos Grand Hotel and Resort

Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort, Greece

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Casa Colonial Beach and Spa, Dominican Republic

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