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JETSET’s 2020 Haute List

Contemplating your wander list for 2020? With these posh properties and haute hotel openings, temptations abound. But don’t fret. We’ll up-level your next escape. Let your imagination take flight!


Gorilla’s Nest One&Only, Rwanda. If gorilla trekking is your travel muse, the bar simply won’t get higher than this brand new resort. The high-end hideaway is basecamp to mind-bending mountain gorilla excursions. Nestled at the base of the Virunga Volcano Range, 14 luxe rooms and seven over-the-top suites are encased by trees and open onto Pyrethrum farmland, lush shambas, and Eucalyptus forest.


Xigera Safari Lodge, Botswana. Opening June 2020, Xigera (say: “Kee-jera”) is one of the most anticipated (re)openings in all of Africa. Located in the Moremi Game Reserve—the pulse of the Okavango Delta—the resort prides itself on a pioneering spirit, which means just 12 suites and more than 100 staff looking after just 24 guests.



Six Senses Bumthang. Say Six Senses, and our curiosity is piqued. Add in Bumthang, Bhutan, and we are obsessive about this chic retreat. Concepted as a “forest within a forest,” everything here feels romantic, including the eight private suites and a one-bedroom villa. Located near a river and hugged by blue-forest pine,

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