If you want to plan a trip this fall, you can throw a dart at a map of the world or spin a globe with your eyes closed.
Two classic decision-making techniques.
But there are easier ways to choose a destination.
Get started with this handy range of new hotels in Mexico, Greece, Switzerland and Norway. They’re an eclectic bunch, ranging from a few sunny spots by the beach to a mountain oasis and an urban retreat.
So you have a choice, no matter what type of trip you take.
Casa Chablé (Tulum, Mexico)
Located a short drive south of Tulum along Mexico’s Riviera Maya coast, Casa Chablé inhabits the Sian Ka’an Biosphere, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the most beautiful stretches of land just about anywhere. The boutique hotel’s rooms and villas sit on 200 meters of beachfront, so there’s plenty of space to spread out on the sand. The spa offers all the massages you want, there is a fitness center and you can also practice yoga and water activities. When it’s time to eat, dive into chef Jorge Vallejo’s contemporary Mexican cuisine with Mayan accents. His restaurant in Mexico City, Quintonil, regularly appears on the list of the 50 best in the world.
Cosme (Paros, Greece)
Paros needs no help being all dreamy, but voila with another top-notch property dotting its idyllic shores. Cosme is minutes from the whitewashed port town of Naoussa and offers 40 rooms, local artwork and the cuisine of famed Greek chef Yiannis Kioroglou. They take wellness seriously here, with a spa, fitness center, and outdoor yoga. And if you want a bit of adventure, you can explore the Aegean Sea on the property’s 40-foot catamaran.
Hotel des Horlogers (Le Chenit, Switzerland)
Located in the heart of the Vallée de Joux, the Hôtel des Horlogers has 50 rooms and suites, each with a picturesque view of the Risoud forest. The hotel takes its name from watchmaking because it comes from Audemars Piguet, the Swiss watch manufacturer, and is located next to AP headquarters in a valley that is generally known as sacred ground for Swiss watch enthusiasts. The property itself has been designed to blend into the natural surroundings, with wood and stone materials and a stepped exterior. There is of course a spa and the cuisine of three-star chef Emmanuel Renaut, you will eat very well here.
Sommerro (Oslo, Norway)
This eye-catching Art Deco hotel has just opened in a historic 1930s building, breathing new life into the space. It was curated by museum director and art critic, Sune Nordgren, and features artwork at every turn. Sommerro was created to be a neighborhood center, and it includes several restaurants and bars, a library, a full gym, a private cinema, and the city’s first rooftop pool, sauna, and sundeck. There’s a lot going on here, which means any trip to Oslo might require a trip inside, even if you’re not staying in one of the Sommerro’s 231 rooms.