Hotel of the week
The Retreat Hotel
The Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Iceland’s most popular attraction finally has its own five-star hotel, said Lyndsey Matthews in TownAndCountryMag.com. Built on a lava flow just 20 minutes from Keflavik Airport, the Retreat at the Blue Lagoon “blends in beautifully.” Each of its 62 suites has floor-to-ceiling windows looking out on moss-covered lava fields and the steaming geothermal springs. “The standout space is, of course, the spa,” which affords access to a section of the lagoon where guests can have secluded lava coves all to themselves. You can even get a massage while floating in the lagoon’s silica-rich waters.
bluelagoon.com; suites from $1,355