One of the reasons to stay at a luxurious resort is to enjoy the ultimate in relaxation, which means you don’t want to go out of your way or wait long periods of time for a drink at the bar. That’s why choosing a hotel or a resort with an impeccable bar layout is really a must. If you plan to spend your days soaking up the sun and enjoying the views with easy access to cocktails, tropical beverages and cold brews, these options offer some of the very best destinations on the planet to do just that.
Amangani Resort – Jackson Hole, WY
Perched dramatically atop East Gros Ventre Butte, 1,000 ft above the Snake River and 15 minutes from town, Amangani has proven itself to be one of the West’s lodging icons.
With just 40 rooms, a sublime panoramic setting, artfully architectured interiors and a hearty 2-to-1 staff-to guest-ratio, Amangani is flawless. The resort has been designed to reflect the region’s natural and man-made features in its rustic-modern architecture. The sleek, three-story flagstone-and-timber buildings topped with cedar and sod roofs lie low along the crest of the butte. This property brings hybrid minimalist-western style to a new level, appealing to both modernists and traditionalists.
Amangani recently added a Flash Bar to further compliment their outdoor patio area. This is the perfect bar for grabbing an afternoon cocktail while enjoying the panoramic beauty of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Eden Rock – St. Barths
St. Barths’ legendary Eden Rock was the first hotel on the famously swanky island. Perched on a rocky promontory over Baie de St. Jean, the boutique resort attracts an international in-crowd with its fabulous rooms and suites.
Management’s careful cosseting of high-profile guests, and a sustained commitment to maintaining the gorgeous property’s appeal to A-List clientele. Guests will find themselves in the middle of St. Barts’ buzzy scene, where one can easily walk to some of the island’s best shopping, dining, nightlife and watersport activities. A coral reef just off the shore beckons snorkelers, and the gentle waves of the Caribbean are ideal for laid-back kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding.
Some of the world’s most stunning destinations are also home to incredible nightlife for travelers to explore. Eden Rock is well known for hosting some of the premier events in St. Barths. Below are a few pictures from the Disco Night Fever party starring Marc & Greg Cerrone. You will notice how they make use of a Standard Portable Bar for serving drinks on the sand. You can always expect lively events like this to be taking place at Eden Rock.
Eden Rock’s 34 rooms, suites and villas are located up on the rock, within pretty gardens, and along the beach. Each is decorated uniquely, with furnishings ranging from traditionally elegant four-poster beds to sleek, contemporary sofas. Guest rooms are creatively accented with antiques, original fine art, and personal touches of whimsy. The result? The overall look is more like a posh island home than a luxury resort.
The varied range and style of rooms means you have plenty of options, from the charming 450-square-foot Garden Cottages to the super-luxurious, 16,000-square-foot private Villa Rockstar. The latter has a professional recording studio, a screening room, swimming pool and gym. The beachside Villa Nina has its own private art gallery, large stone terraces and an Italian kitchen. Legacy Suites may be a bit more attainable (although still a splurge) for most travelers, and are decorated to reflect the personalities of legendary guests like Greta Garbo (Hollywood glamour) and Howard Hughes (copper bathrooms, aeronautic memorabilia). These suites are located on the rock and have amazing 360-degree views over the blue sea. All guest rooms have the latest in technological playthings, custom-made European linens and Bulgari bath products.