São Paulo–based architecture firm Candida Tabet Arquitetura planned the contemporary structures to emphasize the dramatic landscape of the Bairro dos Mellos river valley and Mantiqueira Mountains beyond.
A 10,000-square-foot spa, a cinema, and horse stables are among the property’s many luxuries. 011-55-12-3797-6877;
A sleek terrace featuring a pool and bar occupies the entire expanse of the roof. 800-337-4685;
Inspired by Chiloé Island’s diverse landscape, the firm Mobil Arquitectos devised a sculptural haven worthy of the rugged surroundings.
Designer Ignacio Irarrázaval used furnishings by Chilean artisans for the interiors, which feature locally sourced woods. Picture windows capture views of the Reloncaví Sound and the Andes mountains. 011-56-65-77-20-80;
Architect Edward Tuttle has constructed a modern-day acropolis for Amanzo’e, a resort near Porto Heli, Greece, on the Peloponnese peninsula. Perched on a hilltop overlooking the surrounding olive groves and the Aegean Sea, the 38 spacious guest houses are equipped with marble floors, timber ceilings, and contemporary furnishings; each has a terrace and private pool.
Amenities include a spa, four restaurants, an amphitheater, and a beach club. 011-30-27-54-77-28-88;
Housed in a former public library in Amsterdam, the 122-room hotel is situated along the Prinsengracht canal in the city’s lively Jordaan district. Renowned Dutch designer Marcel Wanders has put his quirky stamp on the interior while honoring the history and culture of the region.
The hotel features custom furnishings by Wanders, and boasts a spa and a restaurant with seasonal cuisine by Swiss chef Julien Piguet. 011-31-20-523-1234; amsterdam.prinsengracht .andaz.com