Ever spent a long weekend at your favorite hotel or resort and dreamt of what it would be like to stay forever? We know the feeling. From a secluded, oceanside escape in Costa Rica to a reimagined midcentury modern hotel and spa in the California desert—and some luxurious penthouses in between—here’s a look at four spectacular hotel offerings where you can make like The Eagles’ song—stay and never leave.
Represented by Boaz Lev-Ari and Michael Grady and located on the sandy shores of the Pacific Ocean, Playa Cielo Hotel is an award-winning luxury retreat in the heart of Santa Teresa, known the world over for its incredible surf break. Designed and built using sustainable materials with a clean, tropical decor, the resort features four deluxe, beachfront villas secluded amongst four acres of lush gardens. Three studio villas and a two-bedroom suite all boast private bathrooms, air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, wall-mounted cable televisions, open-air showers and private, outdoor oasis’ with hammocks and plush lounges. The community offers an array of activities for adventure along the coast, including renowned scuba diving off the stunning Murcielagos Islands, jungle canopy tours, big game fishing, horseback riding, ATV rides and more. Whether in search of the perfect wave or a solid piña colada, one need look no further than Hotel Playa Cielo.
Located in California’s Desert Hot Springs, this award-winning, midcentury modern hotel and spa, represented by Eric Lavey and Marc Sanders, was built in 1945, when the region was a playground known for its curative waters. Thoughtfully renovated and reimagined, the eight-bedroom property exudes classic midcentury charm at every turn. Centered around a sprawling geothermal pool, the rooms feature expansive windows showcasing picturesque desert views, each complete with a kitchen, Frette linens, towels and robes. Gracious, open courtyards are studded with palm trees and provide ample space for dining and lounging between treatments, which include expert in-room massages, facials and intuitive readings. The spa’s natural mineral water is sourced from the property’s own hot water well at 165-degrees, while a 90-degree mineral water pool and 104-degree spa are rejuvenating for the body and mind. Just 15 minutes from Palm Springs and Palm Desert and 45 minutes from Joshua Tree National Park, the hotel is primed for exploring all the desert offers—and a perfect place to call home-away-from home after a long day of outdoor adventure.
Exemplifying the sophisticated, contemporary styling of Gansevoort Turks + Caicos, this luxurious beachfront penthouse, represented by Ian Hurdle and Elliot Day, offers the best of both worlds: the warmth of a private residence with the unrivaled amenities associated with the luxury resort. Showcasing 2,647 square feet of living space with an additional 1,055-square-foot wraparound, ocean-view terrace, the residence embodies the spirit of Turks and Caicos with the prestige of its most celebrated resort. Floor-to-ceiling, 32-foot sliding glass doors frame views of world-renowned Grace Bay Beach, while a gracious, open floor plan boasts 11-foot ceilings, a designer kitchen with custom millwork and a Bose surround sound home theater. The spacious master and second bedroom offer breathtaking ocean views and come replete with elegant soaking tubs and large glass-enclosed rain showers. The amenity rich lifestyle includes a 7,000-square-foot infinity pool, award-winning spa, access to the esteemed Stelle Restaurant, and of course, one of the world’s best beaches in your own backyard.
Set atop a stunningly restored midcentury modern 1950s hideaway and the stomping ground of some of Hollywood’s brightest stars, this exceptional penthouse residence at Hotel Valley Ho showcases an open, airy floor plan, floor-to-ceiling windows, soaring 11-foot ceilings, a double master suite and wrap-around balcony where residents can enjoy exquisite Arizona sunsets and far-reaching views of Camelback Mountain. Represented by Jim Cavanaugh, Marilyn Cavanaugh, Raul Siqueiros and Jack Luciano, the 7th-floor residence pairs seamless access to the vibrant local culture and activity of Old Town Scottsdale with the services and amenities of the award-winning hotel. Residents can unwind with revitalizing treatments at the VH Spa and enjoy full access to two relaxing pools and a fitness center, with the option of adding on 24-hour room service, housekeeping, valet and more.