In an area known for tradition, this cliffside hotel in Praiano displays a surprising amount of modern design. Each of the 43 cotton-white rooms follows minimalist tastes with straight lines, boxy furniture, and silver anglepoise lamps, while down duvets and sweeping sea views from a private balcony provide the romance. Public areas include enough original art paintings, ceramics, and glasswork to feel like a gallery. On the top floor, Un Piano nel Cielo restaurant offers the hotel’s best sunset watching spot alongside a fish-based menu dependant on the catch of the day.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.