Distinctive and unduplicated, generally more atmospheric than luxurious, embodying much of the colour, spirit and tradition of the destinations where they are located – our handpicked selection of very special hotels offer you an experience more deeply immersed in a sense of place, adding to the fascination of the journey itself. They include heritage homes in urban centres, colonial bungalows in tea plantations, rural retreats, refurbished forts, guesthouses with an edgy chic and much more.