Exclusive Resorts' partner Auberge Resorts Collection is making waves with new luxury offerings, from Greece to Napa.
When Auberge Resorts Collection’s first establishment, a charming hillside Napa Valley hotel, opened in 1985, no one anticipated that it would become an instant favorite global vacation club and grow to a collection of ultra-luxury travel destinations on three continents. Today, the Auberge banner waves on more than 19 properties, which welcome guests with intimate settings and one-of-a-kind experiences.
Grace Hotel Santorini
Last year, Auberge made the announcement it had acquired Grace Hotels, a small collection of spectacular resorts stretching from the Greek Isles to Maine. The sapphire jewel of those properties is the Grace Hotel Santorini, which relaunched in April with updated luxuries, new programs (don’t miss yoga on that sky-high whitewashed rooftop), and what might be the most incredible views of the Caldera and Aegean Sea you’ll ever witness. The highest point of this pinnacle hotel is Grace’s new Villa, a spectacular and spacious retreat fit for a Greek god and featuring a private spa room and hammam, a kitchen helmed by a personal chef, and both indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
The Lodge at Blue Sky
Auberge has found the perfect slice of High West heaven in the mountains of Utah with its new 3,500-acre resort located roughly 20 miles outside of Park City. But don’t call this Western-inspired getaway a dude ranch—it’s a contemporary retreat where the 46 rooms and suites are adorned with private garden showers, panoramic-view terraces, and floor-to-ceiling windows to bring all that unadulterated nature inside. Of course, there’s a whole host of outdoor adventures, from the rough and tumble (championship-caliber clay shooting) to the restful and refined (farm-to-table cuisine from the 1.5-acre garden; detoxifying treatments at the clifftop spa). And for a real taste of cowboy life, a trip to the nearby High West Distillery to sample Utah’s most famous whiskey is a must.
Auberge du Soleil
Back in the vine-covered hills of Napa Valley, the flagship resort that started it all has once again raised the benchmark on wine-country luxury with the debut of two new Private Maisons. Each of the freestanding suites—named Cannes and Monaco—is California wine country meets south-of-France chic, with two master bedrooms, a trellised terrace featuring an al fresco soaking tub, and a fireplace for those crisp NorCal nights. If you can tear yourself away from the Mayacamas Mountains views (not to mention your fully stocked wine bar), you’ll want to hop into the house Mercedes-Benz for a tour of Napa’s finest: Labels with cult followings like Cakebread Cellars, Opus One, and Joseph Phelps Vineyards are all just a short drive away.
As part of Exclusive Resorts' Hotel Collection, Members have access to the following Auberge resorts:
- Malliouhana, Anguilla, British West Indies
- Hotel Jerome, Aspen, CO
- Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, CA
- Hacienda AltaGracia, Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica
- Nanuku, Pacific Harbor, Fiji
- The Lodge at Blue Sky, Park City, UT