High-End Hideaways: 4 Hotels to Satisfy Travelers in 2023


Traveling is a typical resolution for a new year, and who doesn’t love to daydream about their next big trip?

Deciding exactly where to go is the first step, but finding a consensus among fellow travelers about the destination isn’t always easy. Visualizing yourself at possible hotels can help everyone get on the same page about travel plans.

Sit back and take in these four stunning properties’ beauty, luxury, and amenities, which were recently featured in the winter 2022 issue of Seated. They have everything travelers need for a getaway in glamorous cities, a glamping experience in the great outdoors, a relaxing trip with small-town charm, and a cozy stay in the mountains.

The Standard Hotels, 8 Global Locations

With eight global locations — and many more in development in Lisbon, Brussels, Dublin, Dubai, Mexico, Austin, and Brooklyn — The Standard Hotels are poised for world travel domination. Their city properties (Bangkok, New York City, Miami Beach, and London) include high-rises that provide stunning views, rooms with Instagrammable decor, pools, spas, and various chic bars, restaurants, and clubs to fuel your vacation vibes. Looking to slow down? Check out resorts in Ibiza, Hua Hin, Thailand, and the Maldives for waterfront stays, private villas, and miles of beaches.

Sun Outdoors Rocky Mountains, Granby, Colo.

If you enjoy the great outdoors but also like spending time in the great indoors, a glamping experience could be the perfect fit for your next vacation. Sun Outdoors Rocky Mountains, located in Granby, Colo., offers it all: proximity to kayaking, fly fishing, hiking trails, and ski resorts, plus a wellness center, a pool, hot tub, a bowling alley, yoga classes, outdoor games, plenty of space by the fire pit, two restaurants, and an event center that hosts weddings, groups, conferences, retreats, and more.

The Liberty Trust, Roanoke, Va.

Located in downtown Roanoke, Va., The Liberty Trust is a boutique hotel in the elegantly restored historic First National Bank building. The hotel’s marble-filled lobby, copper doors, grand columns, and tall ceilings bring guests back in time. A former vault houses a high-end wine-tasting room, and a former boardroom has been turned into 400 square feet of event space. Guests can enjoy rooms with luxurious amenities that provide views of the city and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The hotel is close to downtown Roanoke’s popular shops, restaurants, and local attractions and is a short drive from outdoor recreation spots.

Skyline Lodge, Highlands, N.C.

Created in the mid-1930s by an architect who studied under Frank Lloyd Wright, the Skyline Lodge in Highlands, N.C., has signature touches like native stone, chestnut wood, and hand-cut cedar shakes. Over the decades, nature has flourished and surrounds the lodge, following the Wright tradition of combining architecture with the environment. Guests can enjoy the recently-renovated lodge and amenities like an expansive outdoor courtyard, fire pits, indoor fireplaces, rooms decorated in an old-meets-new vibe, a classic steakhouse serving locally-inspired fare, and a casual bar and restaurant with a view that overlooks the Nantahala River.