With this being the first weekend of spring, what better way to welcome the new season than to fawn over luxe hotels with impeccably curated gardens set to draw envy and inspiration from almost all green-thumb aficionados. Scroll down for 4 of our favorite luxury hotels with beautiful gardens, which we consider springtime dreams.
La Mamounia (Marrakesh, Morocco)
Marrakesh, Morocco, is a destination already known for its culture and beauty. La Mamounia’s wonderfully done aesthetic adds to that and more. Its gardens have 700 orange trees, ,5000 rose bushes, 21 cactus species, 6 palm trees, and 200 olive trees. Initially built in the 18th century as a wedding gift, La Mamounia was transformed from private property to a luxury hotel in 1922.
Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows (Scottsdale, Arizona)
Located in the Sonoran Desert, Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows has a little secret: among its 23 acres of sprawling lawns, it contains an army of vibrant cacti, desert flowers, and fruit trees. It also owns an organic herb garden that makes its way to the resort’s restaurant menu in drinks and special meals. What makes this garden special is that it’s not only just in one place. It’s scattered throughout the resort, giving every guest a taste of desert wilderness fauna. Scottsdale, Arizona, is a fantastic place to explore, should you want to leave the hotel for the day!
Il Salviatino (Florence, Italy)
The garden views from this 5-star luxury hotel are flawless from almost every angle. While this Florentine villa dates back to the 15th century and was once used as a private home, its perfect orchard and herb garden was designed by local arboreal archeologist Isabella Dalla Ragione who focused on preserving native fruits and vegetables. There’s one thing for sure: Both a visit to Il Salviatino and Florence, Italy, is Tuscany at its finest.
Hotel New Otani Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan)
The Japanese garden at Hotel New Otani Tokyo is a 10-acre compound with over 400 years of Japanese history. It has been known as home to multiple samurai lords and is filled with impressive koi ponds, stone gardens, and a plethora of seasonal flowers and foliage. It’s one destination that is a must-see when travel is in full swing. This goes without saying: After a day of exploring the city’s tourist attractions — whether that be Tokyo Skytree, Ginza, or Sensoji Temple — these luxe hotel gardens are the perfect respite.