by Jonathan Vatner | February 01, 2005

Whatley ManorHere are recent offerings from perhaps the finest portfolio of luxury inns and restaurants in the world. (Visit

A restored country house, Whatley Manor welcomes guests into the calm of the English countryside with expansive gardens and a water-themed spa (shown above). (011) 44-1666-822888;

The first R&C property in Poland, the 25-room Hotel Copernicus in Krakow features in-room frescoes based on art from the great astronomer’s time.
(011) 48-12-424-3400

Meet friends in the bar inside an old olive press at Son Brull, a restyled 18th-century convent on the island of Mallorca, Spain. (011) 34-971-535353;