Top New Hotels that Opened in 2012
Off-beat: Minaret Station, New Zealand
If exclusivity is what you're looking for then nothing beats New Zealand's Minaret Station. Accessible only by helicopter, this stone lodge with tented suites takes the definition of 'luxury camp' to a whole new level. Experience the Mount Aspiring glacier, hike up the snowcapped mountains or go diving off the nearby coast and then come back to laze in your private outdoor heated pool. Sounds like a dream, doesn't it?
Also check out: If mountains are not your thing then try vineyards. Live in the midst of beautiful Portugese vineyards at L'and Vineyards, Évora.
Image via Minaret Station