Bathtub Bliss

23 Nov 2020
4 min read
Freestanding bathtubs set to beguiling backdrops have become the new hotel room centerpieces. After a long day of traveling or exploring, there’s no better way to unwind and soak up the new destination than from a luxurious frothy tub. FOUR takes a look at some of the most beautiful bathtubs in hotels around the globe.

Vik Chile & Puro Vik | Chile

Positioned on 11,000 acres of vineyards and valleys and boasting 360-degree views across the surrounding nature with the Andes Mountains in the distance, Vik Chile & Puro Vik merge exceptional design with a stunning locale. Vik Chile’s 22 intimate suites house an extensive collection of artwork, expansive views, and remarkable singular bathrooms. Guests will enjoy a hammock style vessel bathtub found in the VIK Suite. Suspended in the air, the Vik Vessel is unrivaled in its design and ideally positioned in front of a floor to ceiling window to take in the breathtaking landscape.

Puro Vik features individual glass houses that hang from the steep hills just below Vik Chile. Each of the singularly designed casas feature private terraces with breathtaking outdoor freestanding bathtubs, inviting guests to soak and relax in the plein aire beneath the warm Chilean sun, the moon and the constellations of the Southern Hemisphere. Vik Retreats has also partnered with “Mama Medicine”, the internationally renowned Seeress and Reiki Master to develop a bath ritual designed to help achieve inner peace and spiritual wellness. 

Caldera House | USA

Caldera House, the 8-suite hotel and alpine club in Jackson Hole, Wyoming is beloved for its breathtaking design. The property took 6 years to build and was a $100 million investment. The expansive residential style suites boast luxurious bathrooms equipped with heated floors, steam showers, and singular soaking tubs. A highlight is the Pibamarmi Japanese style soaking tub in the Pacana suite, perfect for relaxing after a long day on the mountain. 

The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort | Puerto Rico 

The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort in Puerto Rico just debuted the first residential-style suite as a part of its $85 million Ocean Drive Beachfront luxury development. The spacious beachfront penthouse features 4 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, 2 terraces overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, a plunge pool, and more. The master bathroom also features an inviting soaking bathtub, ideally positioned to take in the striking views of the crystal-clear waters through floor-to-ceiling windows. The St. Regis Butler is also available 24/7 to draw a bubble bath paired with champagne to ensure pampering beyond expectation. 

The Berkeley, London | UK

The Berkeley Hotel in London is one of the most revered properties in the world. Perfectly positioned within Belgravia, just steps away from some of the city’s most loved parks and sought after shops, the property takes style, comfort and service to inspiring new levels. Stunning rooms by the brightest minds in the design world beckon travelers from near and far to indulge in the ultimate escape. Designed by André Fu, the Opus suite is effortlessly chic and contemporary, embellished with simple and beautiful details. Its magnificent 300 square feet marble bathroom boasts a freestanding bathtub, the ideal place to relax and indulge in the ultimate revitalizing moment. 

Six Senses Laamu | Maldives

Six Senses Laamu is the only resort on the Maldives’ Laamu Atoll. Boasting 97 spacious thatched villas that have been thoughtfully designed to harmonize with the stunning natural beauty of the island and its surrounds, this resort takes tranquility and blissful barefoot living to new heights. The Laamu water villas have been crafted from local and sustainable materials, and aim to offer guests the ultimate privacy, coziness and luxury. The standout bath is the glass-bottomed beauty in the overwater villas that gives you a breathtaking view of the aquatic wonders below, along with a panoramic ocean view through the full-length window.

Punta Tragara Hotel | Italy

Perched on a cliff face overlooking the gorgeous Capri coastline, the iconic Punta Tragara Hotel has an intriguing history. Designed by Le Corbusier as a private villa in the 20s, the house was headquarters for the American Command during World War II and played host to Eisenhower and Churchill. Today, this masterpiece hotel is a coveted hideaway, brimming will all the luxuries guests could ever desire. Full of charisma, the hotel’s décor and furnishings are sleek and stylish. Dotted with interesting sculptures, antiques, archaeological artefacts and contemporary works of art, the hotel has a truly unique feel. Its bathtub overlooking the cliff’s edge has become a social media sensation, and we can see why!

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora | French Polynesia

Paradise in its truest form, Bora Bora’s landscape is unparalleled and the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora invites guests to revel in its beauty in the utmost luxury. With waters as clear as crystal, an audience of towering mountain peaks and flourishing palms in the distance, unmatched service and amenities unlike any other, there is no doubt that this island will have you spellbound.

The resort’s magnificent setting is matched by equally as remarkable accommodations. Both overwater bungalows and beachfront estates are available and each boasts an elegant yet understated design. With awe-inspiring views across the calm waters, the large overwater bungalow bathtubs are one of our favourites on this list. Run a nice warm bath and soak up the serenity as the pastel-hued sun sets under the shadow of Bora Bora’s Mount Otemanu, and when the day fades to night, marvel at the effervescent starry Tahitian sky while the waves crash gently below.

Atlantis Dubai | UAE

One of Dubai’s most luxurious hotels, Atlantis presents a myriad of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, one of which is a stay in their Underwater Suite. A haven for peace and tranquility, this magnificent suite features enormous floor-to-ceiling windows that look into the hotel’s aquarium that’s home to over 65,000 marine animals. With views of the Ambassador lagoon, the suite’s majestic marble bathtub is the perfect place for a relaxing bath, inviting you to float the evening away to the mesmerizing backdrop of sharks, rays and fish swimming past. Definitely 0ne of the most memorable soaks you’ll ever have!

The Silo Hotel | South Africa

One of Cape Town’s most exclusive hotels, the Silo Hotel is a design and architectural marvel. Built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex in the V&A Waterfront, the hotel has sweeping views of both the ocean, Table Mountain and the charming Mother City. A celebration of art, style, architecture and design, the hotel is a tribute to timeless glamour and contemporary luxury and offers the highest levels of personalized service synonymous with The Royal Portfolio.

The eye-catching glass windows, which glisten like diamonds under the African sun, are one of the hotel’s most famous features. In front of these enormous geometric masterworks, opulent freestanding bathtubs take center stage. A soak in one of these tubs – with their unmatched views of the much-loved South African city – is one you won’t soon forget.


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