Hotels that deliver big experiences in small spaces

When travelers think of over-the-top hotel experiences, they often think of events that took place in wide-open spaces. A majestic event in a lavish ballroom where drinks flowed freely throughout the evening, a festive pool party with a celebrity DJ or time spent looking for birds and eagles on an expansive golf course .

However, intimate spaces can offer their own particular allure. From a private wine cellar and small bar to dining in a bank vault, these small spaces offer big experiences.

Deer path innLake Forest, IL

Deer Path Inn, a luxurious English-inspired boutique hotel, offers guests an intimate dining experience in their secret wine cellar, which dates back to the 1800s. An ideal and historic setting for special meetings and dinner parties, innkeepers offer guests access to an exclusive, personalized five-course dinner accompanied by a selection of some of the estate’s finest wines for two or four people. The private wine cellar also serves as a venue for a wedding or intimate wedding.

Caribe Royale OrlandoOrlando Florida

Caribe Royale is home to some of Orlando’s finest fine dining and nestled in the AAA Four Diamond Venetian Chop House is a cozy bar. With vibrant artwork, funky designs, and tiny but well-stocked shelves, this bar is perfect for a nightcap after a delicious meal. This space can comfortably accommodate 10 to 15 people.

Alaia BelizeTown of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize

The Cellar at Sea Salt is a distinguished private dining space surrounded by the hotel’s curated wine collection. The space can accommodate up to ten people, creating an intimate setting for meetings and celebrations. The cave offers a dinner service from Alaia’s international catering concept, Sea salt, incorporating locally influenced flavors and daily fresh catches paired with a selection of wines, Belizean beers and cocktails courtesy of expert mixologist Subhash Sankar. Alaia Belize is located just off the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. The hotel has a piano bar, three restaurants, four bars, an on-site dive shop, three swimming pools, including Belize’s first-ever suspended rooftop pool, and a lounge with a view 360 degrees.

bellyardAtlanta, Georgia

Centrally located in Atlanta’s booming West Midtown neighborhood, Bellyard, the area’s newest boutique hotel, is home to a local dining hotspot, Closed off. The restaurant anchors the third-floor lobby and includes a bar, lounge, outdoor terrace, and private dining option. Guests looking for a personalized dining experience that is still part of the restaurant’s energy can reserve space for 15 people in the Drawbar Lounge. Ideal for small gatherings and dinner parties, guests will have access to the restaurant’s extensive menu of craft cocktails and fine Southern cuisine (think: bourbon-glazed salmon or a spicy chicken sandwich). Executive Chef Christina Wai leads the culinary program with an inspired menu of fresh dishes with an unexpected Asian twist. The city’s history and interdependence is reflected in both the food and drink served.

Hotel Museum 21c,Lexington, Kentucky

In downtown Lexington, a 108-year-old former First National Bank building has been revived as an 88-room boutique hotel and contemporary art museum, the 21c Museum Hotel Lexington. As part of the renovations, the hotel used an original safe to create The Safe, an intimate dining experience within its signature restaurant, Lockbox. Featuring a huge oversized door lock and exposed gears, The Safe seats 11 and offers diners the chance to sample a menu of local dishes such as grilled quail or bay scallops. After dinner, you can explore a rotating set of modern art exhibits throughout the hotel.

Club Med Miches Playa EsmeraldaDominican Republic

Trading cocktails for chocolate, the Secret Chocolate Room at this luxury all-inclusive resort is a one-of-a-kind kids’ speakeasy offering unlimited sweets (i.e. three chocolate fountains, cake and ice cream ) made with locally sourced cocoa. Throughout dinner at the Cacao & Co family restaurant, children will receive clues to decipher the code needed to enter the hidden room. Once they find the after-dinner room’s secret location and type in the code, magical doors open with a sound and light show, giving access to a room full of sweets galore.

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