The June 2015 Hideaway Report features Andrew Harper's journeys to Rajasthan, India, and New York. In this issue, Mr. Harper adds eight new hotels and resorts to the Harper Collection. From a 300-year-old pink mansion in Old Jaipur to a comfortable inn with excellent cuisine in the Hamptons, dive into the newly recommended Harper destinations listed below.
This grand 14-room hotel rests on 10 acres of trimmed lawns and colorful flowerbeds in a 300-year-old pink mansion owned by the royal family in Jaipur. The décor of the rooms mixes bold, flamboyant color schemes with traditional furnishings including family photographs, antique furniture and original paintings.
Sawai Madhopur, India
This luxury camp of twelve hand-stitched white-canvas tents designed in a 1920s style, each appointed with dark wood-and-leather Edwardian “campaign” furniture and en suite baths, is situated on the periphery of Ranthambore National Park.
The opulent 100-acre private estate offers 21 tented accommodations and stylish public areas that include a bar/lounge with comfortable club chairs. The property is self-contained and is chiefly a place in which to relax.
Situated beneath the walls of Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort, this striking 18th-century mansion was converted into a resort in 2009. Thirty-nine rooms are contained within four original buildings and three contemporary red sandstone structures that incorporate traditional motifs.
Mihir Garh is a distinctive hotel within an impressive crenellated structure. Accommodations are spacious and feature private terraces or courtyards, plunge pools, inlaid furniture, local textiles and bright fabrics, original paintings and ornate fireplaces.
Jawai Bandh, India
The 10 air-conditioned tents of the stylish, well-run leopard camp feature private decks furnished with small sofas and writing desks; canvas, leather and steel design accents; white, black and red color schemes; and comfortable baths with twin vanities and walk-in rainfall showers.
New York, New York
A sophisticated new hotel opposite the Museum of Modern Art, the 114 rooms and suites of the Baccarat Hotel designed by Gilles & Boissier are impressive with floor-to-ceiling windows and indulgent baths.
Bridgehampton, New York
The 22-room Topping Rose House lies seven miles west of Bridgehampton. Elegantly appointed rooms in the main house offer classic interiors, while the accommodations in the more spacious modern cottages feature larger baths and private outdoor gardens. The charming inn also features an excellent farm-to-table restaurant.