Today (December 14, 2018): Travel news: The hottest hotel openings of 2018.
Be the first to explore my selection of the best new luxury hotels, 82 in total, that opened their doors in 2018. Some of these hotel are managed by the world’s most exclusive hotel brands.
- Best new hotels in Africa
- Best new hotels in Europe
- Best new hotels in Asia
- Best new hotels in Oceania
- Best new hotels in the Americas
- Best new hotels in the Middle East
There is more information and direct link to the hotel websites below the slide show! Think I missed one? Leave a comment!
Alongside ancient rainforest, within the lush green expanse of a working tea plantation, Nyungwe House offers an exciting window to Africa’s fascinating wildlife and culture. Situated on a working tea plantation on the edge of Nyungwe National Park, One&Only Nyungwe House is the first of two new One&Only resorts to open in Rwanda. Exploratory treks and hikes through the forest give guests access to the park’s nearly 250,000 acres, where they can discover black-and-white colobus monkeys, gray-cheeked mangabeys, and more than 275 bird species. After full days out in the park, guests can retire to the resort’s modern suites and villas, each featuring decor accented with traditional African touches and vast private decks equipped with fireplaces.
- Hotel website: One&Only Nyungwe House
Hidden away 130 miles off the coast of West Africa, Sundy Praia is a tented luxury hotel at the wild northwest tip of the island of Principe. Principe’s forests shelter an abundance of endemic birds and plants, rep and amphibians – little wonder the island is sometimes referred to as Africa’s Galapagos. Merging seamlessly with their forest surrounds, the resort’s 15 tented villas lie hidden among a scattering of tropical almond and banana trees, each gazing down to the sea. With weathered wood panelling and timber decks, the villas echo the style of the fishermen’s huts that once stood this spot. The resort’s international chefs refine the best of the island’s produce and traditions, creating seasonal menus bursting with original flavours and fresh, organic ingredients.
- Hotel website: Sundy Praia
Wilderness Safaris opened its newly-rebuilt flagship camps, Mombo and Little Mombo, situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Long known as “the Place of Plenty,” Mombo and Little Mombo boast enormous concentrations of plains game and predators and is considered to be one of the best areas for game viewing in Africa. Mombo’s nine spacious tents afford sweeping views over a floodplain teeming with wildlife. The sitting room, separate bedroom and bathroom, indoor and outdoor showers and bathtub with copper and brass fittings all contribute to the Wilderness Safaris’ ideal of responsible luxury. With just three tents tucked away on the other side of the same island, Little Mombo is a smaller, more intimate version of its sister camp.
In a country jam-packed with vast, spectacularly beautiful landscapes, Kaokoland may just be the most incredible of them all. Deep in north-western Namibia, the area is a melee of towering mountains, sand dunes, and huge expanses of desert, scattered with unique wildlife and nomadic Himba settlements. This area is home to the new Hoanib Valley Camp, an elegant, intimate affair that immerses you into the wilds of the desert. The six rooms blend seamlessly with the environment, offering a simple aesthetic that matches the rugged landscape down to a tee. Days are spent tracking endangered rhino, desert-adapted elephant, and desert-adapted giraffe, before retiring to your private veranda to marvel at the magnitude of your surroundings (G&T in hand).
- Hotel website: Hoanib Valley Camp
Located in the famous Skeleton Coast concession between the Hoarusib and Hoanib rivers in the Skeleton Coast National Park, Shipwreck Lodge is a short drive from Möwe Bay. The shipwreck-shaped chalets are nestled between the dunes with a view of the Atlantic Ocean where the cold Benguela current provides guests with a refreshing breeze. Guests here can look forward to appreciate the harshness of the desert and the beauty of these solitary landscapes filled with geological history, and to learn about the fauna and flora adapted to survive in these harsh conditions – all from the comfort of the restaurant deck. There are 8 twin/double chalets and 2 family chalets.
- Hotel website: Shipwreck Lodge
Meaning “tranquil” in the local Tsonga language, &Beyond Tengile River Lodge is situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, next to South Africa’s Kruger National Park and renowned for its high density of wildlife and Big Five sightings. Built with an extremely light footprint, Tengile features nine suites that are raised above ground level to give the impression that they are floating over the riverbed, providing exceptional views from the dappled shade of a cool riverine forest. The spacious suites offer sunken lounges, elegant bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms (with indoor and al fresco showers) that open out into the forest, creating private spaces in the open air. A magnificent spa area offers a haven of tranquility where guests can relax in between game drives.
- Hotel website: &Beyond Tengile River Lodge
Adventure and rejuvenation await at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island – the only resort on this captivating coral island. The castaway sanctuary is located on a pristine tropical island that measures 6 km (4 mi) in length and is edged by 14 km (9 mi) of soft white beaches. Being one hour by plane from the main island Mahe, the destination enjoys unrivalled privacy and absolute freedom. The property is one of the most intimate Four Seasons resorts with just 71 accommodations, including pavilions, villas, suites and residences – all with private pool and beach access. Here, guests discover eclectic cuisine at two restaurants, and fill their days with island activities ranging from world-class diving, fishing and nature walks to luxurious indulgence at the spa.
- Hotel website: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island
Set high on a rocky kopje overlooking a landscape dotted with spiky palms and bulbous baobabs, Jabali Ridge is a sophisticated base from which to explore Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park. The remarkable beauty of Ruaha is not only in the landscape and its diversity of flora and fauna, or the impressive big game, but in the feeling of having the wilderness all to yourself. With only a handful of visitors at any one time in an area the size of New Jersey, this is an exceptional safari experience. Jabali Ridge’s 8 suites are hidden amongst the rocky boulders that cocoon the property. An infinity pool, spa and plenty of places to laze ensure that time off is as memorable as time out in the bush. Expert guides lead walking safaris, game drives and night drives.
- Hotel website: Jabali Ridge
Mysteriously set in the fragrant Pemba Island along the 2000 years old Indian Ocean trade route, Constance Aiyana is where you will surrender to your senses. Ecologically built with locally sourced materials like limestone, aggregates, coconut brooms, Aiyana is in total harmony with Mother Nature. Inspired by the beautiful African architecture, the Aiyana hotel features high ceilings, pastel colours, fragrant gardens and water feature. There are 30 magnificent villas, all facing the dreamy Pemba ocean and dressed in a minimalist luxury décor with a Zanzibari touch. Pemba is accessible from Dar es Salaam; a thirty-minute light aircraft flight from Zanzibar and can be part of a multi-destination safari trip or a stand-alone exotic holiday.
- Hotel website: Constance Aiyana
As the first Design Hotel member on the Tanzanian archipelago, Zuri Zanzibar’s stretch of private, sunset-facing beach embraces the sea-foam green and sky-blue colors of the Indian Ocean, while the hotel’s spice garden immerses guests in the aroma of the island’s exotic flora, providing an olfactory glimpse into Zanzibar’s spice trading history. The property’s west-facing location on the northern coast also promises brilliant sunsets that cast an orange-pink glimmer over the sea; a spectacle that turns the private terraces of the Jestico + Whiles-designed bungalows and villas into theater loges, complete with hammocks, luxury furnishings, and thatched or shingled roofs that epitomize the modern-meets-traditional African design running throughout the hotel.
- Hotel website: Zuri Zanzibar
In 2018, Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon completed a significant expansion, opening the Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland. Encompassing a subterranean spa, a geothermal lagoon, a restaurant that reimagines Iceland’s culinary traditions, and a 62-suite hotel encircled by the Blue Lagoon’s mineral-rich waters, the Retreat is a place where guests can leave the world behind. Modern matte black pendant chandeliers and sleek concrete walls are juxtaposed against warm wood paneling and leather seating in the public areas. This same aesthetic carries over to the rooms, where those on the ground level with a direct view of the lagoon are decorated with blue accents while those on the 2nd floor that showcase the olive-hued moss are adorned with bits of green.
- Hotel website: The Retreat at Blue Lagoon
Santorini is one of Greece’s most popular islands. Yet at Canaves Oia Epitome, you may feel you have this enchanting isle almost entirely to yourself. This all-villa luxury resort is located above the picturesque fishing town of Ammoudi (near Oia) and privacy, style and an almost zen-like calm are the order of the day. Then, as evening unfolds, the hotel reveals its greatest treasure: the best sunset views in Oia. When you’re not gazing at the sky, you’ll find a lot to love about Canaves Oia Epitome. From the villa interiors to the innovative rooftop terraces, the contemporary design captures the dusky hues of the surrounding volcanic landscape. Pick out your perfect lounge area and spend the day by the pool – and you don’t even have to leave your villa for this.
- Hotel website: Canaves Oia Epitome
Branco Mykonos, located at Platιs Gialos beach, is a sparkling new Mykonos hotel, shifting the island’s hospitality experience to a new level. Stunning luxurious rooms and suites with view, inspiring design, high quality hotel equipment and professional yet friendly service, create the best Mykonos hotel experience. Branco’s Restaurant is an impeccable choice for lunch and dinner in Mykonos. Fine culinary creations, reinventing the traditional recipes of Greek Cuisine, offer a unique gastronomic journey. Branco Beach is an excellent scenery to enjoy the sun and the crystal clear sea of the Aegean. Luxurious sunbeds, exceptional service, vibrant music and refreshing cocktails compose the extraordinary experience of Branco Mykonos.
- Hotel website: Branco Mykonos
Nuzzled in a gorgeous setting, above the sun kissed beach of Agios Ioannis in Mykonos, Katikies Mykonos, member of the Leading Hotels of the World, captures the essence of chic seaside living only a breath away from the shimmering sea. Built amphitheatrically with direct sea view, this exceptional boutique hotel, member of the Katikies Group of hotels evokes the island’s Cycladic spirit and cosmopolitan charm in its elegant environs while ensuring a holiday beyond comparison. Here, guests surrender to the temptations of refinement at one of the most enchanting Mykonos luxury hotels and take in the splendid panoramic vistas to the emerald Aegean.
- Hotel website: Katikies Mykonos
The Grand Hyatt Athens combines dramatic architecture with innovative design, easily accessible to historic sites and best-in-class restaurants. Celebrating iconic Greek culture, the 309-room hotel incorporates curated art reminiscent of ancient Athens. Alongside original pieces from the Museum of Cycladic Art, the hotel also showcases a glamorous lobby with an extraordinary art installation called The Coin, which is made from replicated, ancient Athenian coins representing the Greek economic supremacy in the fifth century BC. The property’s rooftop also offers the spectacular Penthouse Restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool with impressive views of the Acropolis.
- Hotel website: The Grand Hyatt Athens
Set in the heart of Vilnius’ Old Town—home to a university, a presidential palace, and an abundance of museums, embassies, churches, bookshops, and the city’s coolest spots for dining and drinking – Hotel Pacai perfectly echoes this quarter’s 17th century Baroque grandeur, yet augments it with a contemporary twist. Famous for being the most magnificent mansion in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the stately building has been reborn thanks to the inspired efforts of a passionate team of local architects and designers. The 104 rooms and suites, the inviting restaurants and bar, and the four meeting rooms all celebrate Lithuania’s rich past and Baltic culture, while also pointing it forward in a direction that is young and vibrant in spirit.
- Hotel website: Hotel Pacai
In the historic district of Warsaw, next to the Presidential Palace, Raffles Europejski is a significant restoration of a landmark building. The restoration team has worked closely with the local conservation body and with the utmost respect to ensure the hotel’s heritage and character are preserved. Raffles Europejski, Warsaw offers its guests 103 elegant guestrooms and suites; a restaurant with an outdoor terrace with seasonal menus showcasing Poland’s rich produce and cuisine; a bar and cigar lounge; and a pâtisserie that evokes Hotel Europejski’s fascinating story, tempting guests and locals with chocolates, cakes, ice-cream and other sweet delicacies. The hotel also house a luxurious spa featuring six treatment rooms.
- Hotel website: Raffles Europejski
The Barcelona EDITION boasts an enviable locale in El Born, the city’s creative hub in the centre of the famed Ciutat Vella district. Under the creative direction of Ian Schrager, alongside the famed Spanish interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán the hotel brings together, in a subtle synergy, the integrity and character of a historic environment with a simple, sophisticated design sensibility, creating a seamless blend of charisma and ease. With 100 rooms and suites, three restaurants, two bars, a roof terrace with plunge pool and a buzzing lobby, the hotel offers a dynamic social hub where guests and visitors can work, relax, socialise and dine all under one roof.
- Hotel website: The EDITION Barcelona
Located on the coast Montenegro at Luštica Bay with stunning views over the Adriatic Sea, The Chedi Luštica Bay is the largest 5-star hotel in the Boka Bay, offering 110 guestrooms, two restaurants and a bar, conference rooms and a business centre, along with an outdoor pool, spa and fitness centre, an indoor heated pool, gymnasium and ancillary facilities. The resort also benefits from its position within the resort town of Luštica Bay near Tivat. Designed to blend seamlessly into the style, ambience and community of the town, it is part of a unique whole. Authenticity is key to every guest experience, from the refined grandeur of the architecture to the respectful intimacy of addressing our guests by name.
- Hotel website: The Chedi Luštica Bay
Billed as Copenhagen’s first luxury boutique hotel, Sanders captures the essence of the past adopting a theatrical prose mixed with the flair of Paris, eccentricity of England and Danish design cool. The hotel Sanders of is all about modern townhouse vibe, luxury without the fuss and a clever design narrative. Already flagged as the new mingling hub of Copenhagen’s cultural scene, expect plush boutique salons, bespoke furnishings, and commissioned artworks by the talented Lydia Cowpertwait of Dais Contemporary create the scene of visual eye candy. The classic and historical hotel consists of 5 floors and 52 rooms with everything from smaller train-like coupe rooms to the Sanders Apartments with reminiscence of big Copenhagen apartments.
- Hotel website: Sanders Copenhagen
Hotel TwentySeven is an extraordinary and sensational all-suite boutique hotel located in the beating heart of Amsterdam’s city centre, Dam Square. Defying logic and re-defining luxury in Amsterdam, no detail has gone unnoticed in the hotel’s 16 sumptuous suites, including a signature scent that infuses the air and the sense of peace that comes from meticulous soundproofing. Service at the hotel is top-notch: as soon as you want something – a glass of champagne, a dinner reservation – your butler is there to take care of it. At Restaurant Bougainville, the culinary masterpiece of Hotel TwentySeven, innovative tastes wait to be discovered, both at breakfast and dinner.
- Hotel website: Hotel TwentySeven
The L’oscar London hotel has been created from a Baroque-style, former church in Holborn, a grand literary hub, and the centre of a thriving mix of bars, shops and restaurants that forms part of the city’s coolest high-end district. Imagination and attention to detail is woven into the fabric of L’oscar, from the sumptuously-decorated bedrooms, velvet and leather interiors, exquisitely-unique champagne coupes, crystal butterfly wing taps and seven-storey chandelier. L’oscar is conceived with the belief that a hotel is a theatre: a stage where performances of the utmost quality are played out. One of the hotel’s highlights is the Baptist Grill restaurant, where opulence and temptation combine in the domed chapel under the guidance of Executive Chef, Tony Fleming.
- Hotel website: L’oscar London
Six Senses’ new Singapore property is split across two buildings that are an easy wander apart: Six Senses Duxton and Six Senses Maxwell. The Six Senses Duxton site features a row of trading houses that have been sustainably restored under the gifted hand of acclaimed British designer Anouska Hempel. In harmony with a rich Asian history, each of the 49 guestrooms and suites feature a unique individuality so that no two are exactly the same. The Six Senses Maxwell site was originally a nutmeg plantation before 14 colonial-style buildings were constructed and later joined together as a single entity. This property features 120 guestrooms and suites, a spa, outdoor lap pool, Champagne bar and lounge, whiskey bar, boardroom and club lounge.
Fringed by strip of mangroves and a river overlooking the beach, the resort is a homage to the secluded Andaman and Nicobar archipelago, which stretches for 700 km (435 mi) from Burma towards Sumatra. Designed to showcase and nurture the island’s natural resources, the resort is dotted with 50 modern luxury villas on stilts under a canopy of coconut and palmyra trees; a contemporary haven built without cutting off a single tree. Guests can rest over the massive buttresses of an Andaman Padauk tree, ruminate by the water lily pond after a lavish massage or hit the treadmill at the fitness centre built around a majestic Mahua tree that soars up one level to the Olympic-sized infinity swimming pool.
- Hotel website: Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, Andamans
Set up in a 11-storey building in Juhu, Soho House Mumbai offers 38 bedrooms, a floor of members’ space, gym, rooftop pool, and a 34-seat screening room. The architecture of the house is inspired by the Indian culture. The interiors of each floor have colourful block printed fabrics from Rajasthan, with locally sourced furniture and Indian antiques. Each of the 38 bedrooms have been thoughtfully designed with elements like eco-friendly sisal carpet flooring, antique timber furniture, and lampshades created from antique sari fabrics. Its F&B outlets include Cecconi’s Mumbai, a modern classic restaurant serving Northern Italian dishes including spaghetti lobster, crab ravioli and meatballs; and The Allis a lounge and café serving hot drinks, juices and small bites.
- Hotel website: Soho House Mumbai
Nestled in serene south Goa, amidst lush 45 acres of landscaped gardens, swaying coconut palms and shimmering lagoons – the ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa (erstwhile Park Hyatt Resort & Spa Goa), with direct access to the pristine Arossim beach, provides all the ingredients for an invigorating or intimate relaxed getaway. This beach-side, village-styled resort’s architecture draws inspiration from the Indo-Portuguese vintage and blends classical elegance with a distinctive regional allure that’s infused in its service, cuisine, rituals and more – promising a truly immersive experience. The resort offers 6 signature food and beverage outlets along with multiple outdoor & indoor venues for bespoke banqueting, special events and weddings.
- Hotel website: ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa
Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi is a 120 luxury all-villa resort that offers exactly as its name translates – Secret Water Island. The resort includes a 200 m (656 ft) long swimming pool which traverses the length of the island, a reinvigorating destination spa and an intricate open air bamboo bar created by Balinese artisans who did not use any man-made materials in the structure. The architecture and design are typical of this exotic paradise, with the tastefully designed private water villas taking full advantage of the stunning location. Thatched roofs sit atop whitewashed walls, and the villas are erected on posts that let them hover over the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean, with private jetties offering panoramic views out over the sea.
- Hotel website: Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi
Located in one of the largest and deepest atolls in the world, Joali Maldives is teeming with life, surrounded by tranquil lagoons, pristine white-sand beaches and a lush landscape of coconut palms. Accommodations include 73 private beach and water villas and residences ranging from one- to four-bedrooms, influenced by individual stories and designed to take guests on a sensory journey. As one of the first immersive art resorts in the Maldives, Joali is surrounded by interactive and experiential artistic pieces that incorporate surrounding nature and celebrate young designers, including Misha Khan, Nacho Carbonell, Porky Hefer, London-based Studio Glithero, Zemer Peled, Chris Wolston, Doug Johnston, Ardmore and more.
- Hotel website: Joali Maldives
Set on a serene beach, Anantara Quy Nhon Villas welcomes guests to a luxurious hideaway comprising 25 private pool villas inspired by the indigenous beauty of southern Vietnam. Here, guests can spend their days relaxing in elegance, working up a sweat at the onsite gym, refreshing in the resort swimming pool or getting out into the picturesque countryside to discover even more of the real Vietnam. Quy Nhon is a historic city with a diverse surrounding landscape ideal for exploration. From adventurous hikes to secluded temples, discerning travellers can immerse themselves in the culture of this fascinating country. Phu Cat airport is a 50-minute drive away, offering domestic flights to Ho Chi Minh and Ha Noi.
- Hotel website: Anantara Quy Nhon
Just off the southern tip of Myanmar, there’s a scattering of over 800 islands making up the Mergui Archipelago (also called the Myeik Archipelago). Rainforest-draped shards of limestone and granite bulge through the crystalline Andaman Sea, the effect of which is nothing short of heavenly. The island of Wa Ale, located in the archipelago’s Lampi Marine National Park, is now host to the area’s first high-end accommodation, Wa Ale Island Resort. Made up of eleven tented villas and three treetop hideouts, this unique resort sit alongside a long stretch of fine white sand. The accommodations were built with local materials (like river stones and reclaimed wood) to minimize impact on the surrounding environment.
- Hotel website: Wa Ale Island Resort
Alila Villas Koh Russey in Cambodia is Alila’s first ‘Villas’ resort outside Bali. Located amid the Koh Rong archipelago, the hotel is a 15-minute boat ride from the Cambodian coast, offering pristine bays, dramatic peninsulas, white-sand beaches and tropical forests. The resort features one and two-bedroom villas, each with its own terrace, private pool and garden. For the ultimate in luxury, the resort’s four-bedroom pool villa features a large living area, kitchen, master bedroom, three guest bedrooms and an expansive outdoor terrace and pool area. The resort offers a wealth of in-house facilities including a beachfront Spa Alila, kids club, beachside grill restaurant, sunset bar, and a restaurant with five-star international and local cuisine.
- Hotel website: Alila Koh Russey
Rosewood Phnom Penh occupies the top 14 floors of Vattanac Capital Tower One in the heart of the Central Business District, providing an ultra-luxury hospitality experience in the exotic capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia. A panoramic view of the city and the fabled Mekong River are seen from its position in the structure – whose shape is inspired by the silhouette of a rising dragon – and the Royal Palace, National Museum and Central market are within easy reach. The hotel features 175 rooms and suites, which rank amongst the largest hotel guestrooms in Phnom Penh. Dining options include a 120-seat bistro, a 60-seat lobby lounge, two specialty restaurants and a sky bar on a cantilevered terrace.
- Hotel website: Rosewood Phnom Penh
The newly opened Six Senses Uluwatu Resort is set in Pecatu in the southernmost tip of Bali which is the home of “Pura Uluwatu”, the sacred temple considered one of the island’s core spiritual pillars. The beautiful cliff-top Balinese-inspired Uluwatu resort offers uninterrupted ocean views from every angle. The resort comprises 103 suites and villas, inspired by local design, embracing nature and offering every creature comfort. The Six Senses Spa features locally inspired specialty treatments, multi-day integrated wellness programs and complimentary morning yoga sessions. The resort features multiple swimming pools, an open air event venue, function space, three restaurants including a chef’s table, a cooking school and an extensive organic garden and farm.
- Hotel website: Six Senses Uluwatu
Nestled between Ubud’s rainforest, rice paddy fields and the sacred Wos River, Capella Ubud brings the wonders and myths of Bali’s exotic past to life. Inspired by the early European settlers from the 1800s, celebrated architect Bill Bensley conceptualized this ultra-luxurious tented camp as a tribute to their spirit of adventure. Each one of the 22 unique tents as well as an extravagant two-bedroom lodge are crafted with an individual inspirational theme, allowing guests to enjoy the essence of Bali’s untouched natural surroundings in personalized comfort. All retreats boast a private salt water Jacuzzi pool lavish indoor and outdoor bathrooms, a spacious lounge and bedroom whilst two outdoor decks offer the perfect setting for an intimate candlelit dinner.
- Hotel website: Capella Ubud
COMO Uma Canggu is the newest addition to COMO Hotels and Resorts. Situated on Bali’s south coast, the beach front destination will offer panoramic views of the soft volcanic sand and rolling waves. The resort’s COMO Shambhala Retreat nurtures wellness through daily fitness classes, hands-on healing and holistic therapies. This is complemented by a peaceful night’s sleep within the resort’s contemporary accommodation, featuring stylish rooms, suites and spectacular three-bedroom penthouses with private rooftop pools. COMO Beach Club, a distinctly modern take on the traditional ‘surf scene’, is a place to gather with family and friends to enjoy an eclectic global menu and a soundtrack of live acoustic musicians and DJ sets.
- Hotel website: COMO Uma Canggu
A haven of hip and contemporary luxury, Alila SCBD Jakarta takes upscale lifestyle living in the Indonesian capital to the next level with unparalleled design architecture, chic pads, world-class restaurants, creative meeting and entertainment spaces in the heart of the city’s most dynamic retail and business district. Stunning picture windows, designer mod cons, trademark Alila amenities, dedicated club lounge and generously indulgent bathrooms are just some of the distinguishing features that are found in the 227 accommodations. The hotel also feature internationally renowned dining and entertainment, an outdoor pool, and a spa.
- Hotel website: Alila SCBD Jakarta
Elevated above the bustle of Bangsar, one of Kuala Lumpur’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan districts, Alila Bangsar is modern urban retreat that fuses a haven of relaxation with a lively city vibe. Here, comfort and personalised service meet contemporary style and a variety of dining and lifestyle facilities, ideal for young urbanites, leisure travellers and sophisticated executives. Alila Bangsar occupies the topmost floors of a mixed-use development known as The Establishment. The hotel’s sky-level lobby is on the 41st floor while its 143 guestrooms are located on floors 35 to 40, all offering uninterrupted views of the Kuala Lumpur skyline. The hotel also features a stunning three-storey atrium overlooking a pool and some of the hottest new F&B concepts in Kuala Lumpur.
- Official hotel website: Alila Bangsar
Rising 65 storeys above the busy streets of the capital, the new Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur hotel houses 209 guest rooms and suites, as well as serviced apartments for those guests looking for an extended stay, and Four Seasons Private Residences. The hotel features several restaurants and lounges including the high-style Yun House for Cantonese specialities by Executive Chef Jimmy Wong, the chef showcase CurATE with its show kitchen, and Bar Trigona, a temple of modern cocktail culture. Leisure facilities are highlighted by an outdoor pool oasis with private cabanas and adjacent bar and grill, and an eight treatment room spa offering a carefully designed menu inspired by Malaysian healing traditions and the latest global therapies.
- Hotel website: Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
W Kuala Lumpur is ideally located in the heart of the Golden Triangle, surrounded by the main tourist spots in town, and within walking distance to Petronas Twin Towers. The property combines the bold, vibrant design and dynamic lifestyle programming that W is known for globally, but with a unique Kuala Lumpur twist. W Kuala Lumpur comprises 150 guest rooms distributed across 9 floors, overlooking the stellar expanse of the Petronas Twin Towers and city skyline. All rooms showcase the cutting-edge, contemporary design aesthetics of the city. The new hotel also has destination restaurants, bars, a gym, spa and WET pool.
- Official hotel website: W Kuala Lumpur
Another newcomer to the capital of Malaysia is this new hotel from the well-known Asian luxury hotel chain. The property occupies the top seven floors of the Banyan Tree Signatures Pavilion Kuala Lumpur building. Offering only 55 rooms and suites, ranging from 51 to 200 square metres in size, in keeping with its positioning as an exclusive “urban resort”, each is furnished with aromatherapy amenities, a chromotherapy shower and, in the suites, a private relaxation pool. The hotel is topped by the Vertigo rooftop bar on its 59th rooptop floor. An open-air pool with stunning views, a state-of-the-art gym, and a Banyan Tree Spa with an extensive offering mean guests need never leave this urban sanctuary.
- Official hotel website: Banyan Tree Kualu Lumpur
Rosewood Luang Prabang enjoys an idyllic hilltop forest in north central Laos, where guests are able to immerse themselves in the rich cultural history, spiritual heritage and diverse tropical landscape of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Famous designer Bill Bensley modelled the property on the concept of a Laotian hill station from the turn of the 20th century. The 23 accommodations are situated adjacent to a river or waterfall or float above the ground amongst the treetop foliage. They include their own private swimming pools, oversized balconies, and outdoor wooden bathtubs. Dining at Rosewood Luang Prabang delves deep into the rich Laotian food culture and chefs place utmost importance on locally sourced and seasonal foods.
- Hotel website: Rosewood Luang Prabang
Aman, one of the world’s most exclusive hotel brands, has opened its fourth outpost in China, Amanyangyun. Set in a flourishing, tranquil forest, and just a 40-minute drive from Shanghai, the resort is the culmination of years of careful restoration and conservation efforts and safeguards priceless natural and cultural treasures. Amanyangyun features 13 antique resort villas and 24 guest suites that offer serenity in the heart of historic China. The villas are actual, centuries-old structures from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and each one is equipped with its own swimming pool and a heated Jacuzzi. The resort is home to a spa and six dining venues, including an all-day dining pavilion, Chinese restaurant, informal lakeside café, Aman Deli, and a 200-seat banquet hall.
- Hotel website: Amanyangyun
The Bulgari Hotel in Shanghai presides in the uppermost 8 floors of a 40-story building located in the extraordinary riverside complex of the historic Jing’an district. The hotel juxtaposes ancient and modern architectural themes in a fascinating reflection of the prestigious Suhe Creek surroundings, called ‘Gold Strand of Shanghai’, home to a flourishing art scene. The Bulgari Hotel, with its 82 rooms and suites – including one extraordinary Bulgari suite – offers some of the largest hotel rooms in Shanghai. Its Italian rooftop restaurant and bar are destined to become one of the most desirable venues in Shanghai. Besides the highest standard of service for which Bulgari is famous, the hotel also feature remarkable amenities, including a magnificent spa.
- Hotel website: The Bulgari Hotel Shanghai
Designed by renowned Italian architect Piero Lissoni, the hotel and residences offer intimate luxury that radiate urban sophistication, providing an elegant and calm oasis amidst the dynamic backdrop of one of Asia’s most sophisticated cities. The spirit of modern-day Shanghai is palpable through The Middle House’s 111 modern studios, varying from 50 sqm to 100 sqm. The Middle House also features a 660 sqm top-floor Penthouse overlooking fashionable Nanjing West Road. The immaculately designed two-bedroom suite offers private terraces, a lounge and an exclusive event space with a private kitchen. The Middle House is the sixth hotel in Asia from Swire Hotels and the fourth House under Swire Hotels’ award-winning – The House Collective.
- Hotel website: The Middle House Shanghai
The Shanghai EDITION, located at the northeast corner of Nanjing Road East and Henan Road in Puxi, West of Huangpu River and just a 5 minute walk from The Bund, is a unique combination of two separate towers featuring 145 guest rooms. The hotel’s design includes 10 levels of public space including 5 meeting studios and 2 forums, totaling to over 265 square meters. Food and beverage outlets include a signature Japanese restaurant on the 27th floor, a Cantonese dining venue featuring 5 private dining rooms, an all-day dining venue, 3 lounge bars, an indoor nightlife venue and 2 rooftop bars.
- Hotel website: The Shanghai EDITION
The St. Regis Changsha offers 188 exquisitely styled guest rooms and suites, boasting sweeping views of the city, forming a luxurious respite from the frenetic pace of urban life. The rooms are beautifully designed and decorated with subtle Chinese touches. Guests can rejuvenate in The St. Regis Athletic Club or the top-level swimming pool. Accomplished chefs present exquisite dining experiences in six excellent restaurants and bar. Spanning 2,000 sqm Grand Ballroom and other eight elegant meeting rooms provide magnificent settings for business and social events. Expect sumptuous décor and high-end amenities with subtle Chinese touches. Every experience is enhanced with St. Regis Butler Service, available any time, day or night.
- Hotel website: The St Regis Changsha
Overlooking the Wanzai shoreline and just a short ferry ride from bustling Macau, The St. Regis Zhuhai occupies floors 41 to 72 of the Zhuhai Tower, the city’s newest landmark in the business district. Palm tree-lined coastlines and easy access to alluring islands have made Zhuhai a popular travel destination, while its location on the west bank of the Pearl River Delta has made it a key economic city in Southern China. All 251 guest rooms have panoramic views of the waterways of the Greater Bay area, as well as the historical landscapes and bridge structures of Macau and Zhuhai. The hotel offers an epicurean journey in its five distinctive restaurants and bars. There’s also an Iridium Spa on the 68th floor.
- Hotel website: The St Regis Zhuhai
With its neon coating shining each night, W Xi-an is quickly becoming an iconic feature on the Xi’an city skyline. The hotel’s design fuses the past and future of Xi’an, showcasing the vibrant history of the region with dynamic visual displays taking guests through five ancient dynasties that once called Xi’an home. The hotel features five intricate labyrinths inspired by the Zhou, Qin, Han, Sui and Tang dynasties. The 385 guest rooms and suites bring W guests a bold representation of Xi’an culture. Large-scale artworks show off the renowned make up style of the Tang dynasty with a colourful modern twist from ATG Beyond, China’s renowned premiere applied design expert.
- Hotel website: W Xi-an
Located approximately 40 minutes’ drive from the airport and a one-hour train ride from Shanghai, Jumeirah Nanjing is set in the Hexi new business district and in close proximity to office buildings and a conference centre. The mixed-use development comprises office and retail space, a conference centre, a 4-star hotel and a luxury Jumeirah hotel. Designed by architect Zaha Hadid, the 250-room hotel includes 32 suites, an all-day dining and Chinese specialty restaurant, café, lobby lounge, tea lounge, bar, junior ballroom, executive club lounge, business centre, fitness centre, Talise Spa and an indoor swimming pool.
- Hotel website: Jumeirah Nanjing
As one of eight historic landmarks under the Conserving Central initiative introduced by the Hong Kong government in 2013, The Murray is an inspiring piece of architecture holding almost 50 years of history, and a landmark building located in the heart of the city in Central, Hong Kong. A high-profile preservation project converted into a luxury hotel, The Murray includes 336 sophisticated suites and guestrooms spanning 25 floors, offering some of the city’s most spacious accommodation. Interiors are embellished with natural fabrics and stones, leathers and plush textiles creating a contemporary chic sanctuary and an ambience of understated sophistication.
- Hotel website: The Murray Hong Kong
Known for its idyllic crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, thick tropical forests and excellent climate, Six Senses Fiji is located in a magnificent secluded bay on Fiji’s Malolo Island. The private golden sand beach frontage stretches over 2,100 feet (650 meters) in length. Six Senses Fiji offers 24 spacious pool bures (villas), all with private plunge pools, plus an additional inventory of residences, offering from two to five bedrooms. With several food and beverage outlets serving delicious, locally inspired dishes, watersports including sailing and surfing, Six Senses Spa with a yoga pavilion and Alchemy Bar and a weekly activity schedule taking you on out-of-the-ordinary experiences, there is something for everyone at Six Senses Fiji.
- Hotel website: Six Senses Fiji
W Brisbane is a stylish addition to the up and coming riverside area in Brisbane, appealing to the new generation of domestic and international visitors to the city. The mixed-use development comprises three separate towers – W Brisbane occupies one tower, while the other two towers are used for premium office, commercial space and high-end residences. The hotel offers 305 stylish guestrooms, including 25 suites and an Extreme Wow Suite, the W brand’s reinterpretation of the traditional Presidential Suite. It also features more than 960 square metres of ultra-modern meeting and event space, as well as a 24-hour business centre, a state-of-the-art workout facility, and an indoor heated swimming pool.
- Hotel website: W Brisbane
Set within Sydney’s Surry Hills neighbourhood, two buildings – the original 1940s former headquarters of Paramount Picture Studios and the adjoining film storage warehouse – have been stitched together by Melbourne-based architects Breathe, to create the new Paramount House Hotel. The property houses 29 rooms, a new restaurant, and a wellness space to the already existing residents which include the Paramount Coffee Project Café, the Golden Age Cinema & Bar and chic co-working area called The Office Space. A newly added rooftop copper-clad extension to the warehouse creates visual drama from the outside, while inside, it functions as a privacy screen casting strips of sunlight into indoor-outdoor terraces.
- Hotel website: Paramount House Hotel
Located in St. Vincent and The Grenadines, the Mandarin Oriental, Canouan sits on an immaculate stretch of Godahl Beach that is protected by the Caribbean’s largest natural living coral reef. The resort elegantly blends colonial and chic contemporary styles among its lavish suites and stylishly sophisticated villas. The resort features a selection of restaurants that serve a variety of international culinary delights in beautifully appointed settings. The spa indulges guests with stunning sea-views in en suite, hillside treatment palapas and therapists meticulously trained to relax, sooth and decompress. Canouan Island’s immaculate beaches, championship 18-hole, Fazio-designed golf course and luxury super-yacht marina provide a wide range of activities to be enjoyed.
- Hotel website: Mandarin Oriental, Canouan
Although Rosewood temporarily cancelled its new Bahamas property two years ago due to problems with the former developers of the Baha Mar Resort, the Rosewood Baha Mar Resort finally opened in June 2018. Inspired by the relaxed tempo of island life with architecture and interior styling inspired by a modern Bahamian estate, Rosewood Baha Mar epitomizes Bahamian refinement and sophistication. The resort offers 237 guestrooms, suites and beachfront villas, which are contemporary and residential in style. Each accommodation is elegantly appointed with refined Bahamian art and décor. Of note, all guestrooms boast private balconies with outdoor living areas, while the luxurious four-bedroom villas offers exceptional tranquility, exclusive services and a private pool.
- Hotel website: Rosewood Baha Mar Resort
Set on the silver-white sands of Grand Anse Beach on the island’s southwestern tip, Silversands Grenada is a sleek and contemporary boutique property comprising 43 suites and nine villas. The hotel’s aesthetic is cool and pared-down, with lots of pale marble, blond wood and a palette of greyish neutrals. Anchored by a 100 m (328 ft) pool – the longest in the Caribbean – the hotel is defined by its offering of an unpretentious luxury experience radiating with the warmth, originality and energy of the ‘Spice Island’ of Grenada. Guests and the eventual buyers of the nine residential villas share a spa retreat, a beach club and two globally inspired restaurants.
- Hotel website: Silversands Grenada
Viceroy Los Cabos is located in the heart of San José del Cabo on the picturesque coast of Baja California. Originally concepted by Mexico-based architect, Miguel Angel Aragonés, and formally known as Mar Adentro, the 194-room masterpiece has re-emerged as a Viceroy property after undergoing renovations and enhancements. With a dreamscape design embracing the natural beauty of water throughout every facet of the resort, the Viceroy Los Cabos is a canvas for discovery with cinematic views and alluring experiences around every turn. Completely reconceptualized and brand new to the resort are a beachfront pool and bar, a refreshed and vibrant lobby and arrival experience, five dining venues, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
- Hotel website: Viceroy Los Cabos
Located midway between the bustling resort town of Cabo San Lucas and the historic San Jose del Cabo, Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, rises like a modern mirage out of the dusty Carretera Transpeninsula. The resort features 128 contemporary guestrooms and including 115 deluxe rooms, 12 exquisitely appointed Los Cabos suites and a stunning Presidential Suite. Each room is exquisitely designed with local Mexican Huanacaxtle wood and bamboo textured marble, marble floors, custom furnishings and an original wall sculpture by César Lopez-Negrete. You’re likely to spend most of your time posted by one of the resort’s 50 m (164 ft) infinity pools, which have been designed to dazzle.
- Hotel website: Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort
The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles continues in the spirit of the original NoMad in New York by taking residence in the historic building, Giannini Place. Originally built in the 1920s as the headquarters for The Bank of Italy, the building’s gold and blue Italianate lobby ceiling has been fully restored and serves as inspiration throughout. Honoring its rich history, The NoMad Downtown LA Hotel naturally balances the integrity and character of the Neoclassical landmark with a contemporary California design. Each of the 241 rooms and suites is appointed with custom-designed furnishings, original artwork curated by Paris-based design studio be-poles, and Bellino linens. Many rooms also feature freestanding pedestal bathtubs and separate water closets.
- Hotel website: NoMad Los Angeles
the resort’s meadows and redwoods, many featuring a private balcony or patio with mountain or ocean views. The opening of Ventana Big Sur also marks the North American debut of Alila Hotels & Resorts, the celebrated luxury boutique hotel brand recently recognized as one of the top hospitality brands in the world.
The Hoxton, Williamsburg – the fifth hotel in The Hoxton portfolio and the first American outpost of the brand – is located in New York’s most eclectic and vibrant neighbourhood, full of interesting characters, with a fascinating industrial past and a creative present. Located on the site of the Rosenwach factory that crafted the iconic wooden water towers that today can be seen across the skyline of Manhattan, The Hoxton, Williamsburg is a new-build property, with 175 rooms and several restaurants and bars, including a rooftop bar with views of Manhattan. All the Hoxton’s rooms come with king-sized beds and views of either the Manhattan or Brooklyn skyline, while the larger ‘roomy’ (recommended for longer stays) get a bathtub to boot.
- Hotel website: The Hoxton Williamsburg
Tucked away on the outskirts of an original gold mining settlement, Under Canvas provides an incredible glamping experience in a majestic location with monumental views of “The Shrine of Democracy”, Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Here, you discover a touch of luxury in the Old West while glamping under the stars, and experience unique Black Hills lodging you’ll remember for a lifetime. The camp seamlessly blends into the dramatic surroundings of the Black Hills and the safari-inspired canvas tents provide all the luxuries of home. A stay at Under Canvas also means endless adventure with opportunities to explore all that the Black Hills of South Dakota has to offer. Take a Buffalo Safari Jeep Tour or discover the Old West on horseback!
- Hotel website: Under Canvas Mount Rushmore
Stationed amid the city just steps away from the iconic Forsyth Park, Perry Lane Hotel invites guests to come and immerse themselves in all that is Savannah. Perry Lane Hotel offers you the perfect place to stay in style as you explore the vibrant city. This newly minted member of the esteemed Luxury Collection boasts 167 refreshingly elegant guest rooms, including 12 luxurious suites. Three lively food and beverage venues create a thriving social atmosphere, while the expansive art collection, 9,125 sq. ft. of event space and ever-changing calendar of local on- and off-property programming add up to a truly one-of-a-kind experience.
- Hotel website: Perry Lane Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel
A towering icon within a vibrant Central Business District, Fairmont Austin is uniquely located amid the lush greenery of Palm Park and Waller Creek and directly connected to the Austin Convention Center. The newly opened 37-story luxury hotel features 1,048 richly appointed guest rooms and suites with picturesque vistas of Lady Bird Lake, a dramatic cityscape and the State Capitol. Guests indulge in exquisite dining, a pampering spa and state-of-the-art meeting facilities. Fairmont Austin engages guests with the city’s famed music scene, as well as the area’s celebrated cuisine and diverse artistic lifestyle.
- Hotel website: Fairmont Austin
The St Regis Toronto is a beacon on the Toronto skyline, offering visitors a remcentral location between the entertainment and financial districts. Within close walking distance from preeminent shopping, live theatre, sports and entertainment venues, the hotel places guests just moments from the city’s most distinguished landmarks including the CN Tower, Union Station, and Toronto International Film Festival. Boasting 258 spacious guest rooms, including 124 luxury suites – the most suites of any luxury hotel in Canada – modern elegance and bespoke service come together at The St. Regis Toronto.
- Hotel website: St Regis Toronto
The Santa Maria, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, is a five-star urban resort catering to discerning travelers seeking an authentic connection to the destination. The hotel features 182 guest rooms and suites with authentic Panamanian design elements. Surrounded by views of the Championship Nicklaus Design golf course, the resort has three restaurants, a state-of-the-art spa, a fitness center, and an outdoor pool overlooking the golf course. Designed for the current generation of global explorers who seek authentic cultural experiences, the resort offers guests access to some of the destination’s unique cultural attractions, including the iconic and historic landmark of Panama Viejo, the world-famous Panama Canal and the country’s islands and rainforest.
- Hotel website: The Santa Maria, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort
W Panama is part of the 50-floor Evolution Tower, a mixed-use building in Panama City’s financial district. It offers a fully integrated, contemporary lifestyle experience, including 203 stylish guest rooms, with 24 suites, three Wow suites, and one Extreme Wow suite (the W brand’s take on the Presidential Suite), two signature restaurants, the W Living Room experience (reinterpretation of the traditional hotel lobby), destination nightclub, the pool deck, spa and 8,400 square foot fitness facility. It is the first W hotel in the country and has already become the new social hotspot in the city a few months after its opening.
- Hotel website: W Panama
Plugged into and buffered from it all, standing tall between beautiful beaches and the mangroves, W Costa Rica brings a fresh spin to a Costa Rica adventure. Nature gets boldly reinterpreted upon arrival, with a Living Room inspired by the local Guanacaste tree. The 150 locally influenced rooms and suites come with a surf culture inspired MIX Bar, with a keg of Imperial Ale ready to be tapped upon your arrival. Each room has a headboard inspired by local artwork, and a fully glass enclosed shower providing incredible views. Natural elements harmonize with a modern sensibility throughout our resort in Costa Rica. Guests van lounge on the pool deck or at the W Beach Club, be pampered in the spa, work out at the gym, and swing away at Reserva Conchal Golf Course.
- Hotel website: W Costa Rica
Located just 15 minutes from the world’s largest waterfalls, Awasi’s new 12-room lodge is situated on the banks of the River Iguazú. Built on stilts for minimal environmental impact, the 12 villas are spread throughout the jungle, each positioned for utmost privacy but within easy distance of the main lodge. Each villa is assigned with a private guide and 4WD, allowing guests to explore at their own pace, visiting where they want, when they want, and for however long they want. After days spent exploring the impressive natural scenery in and around the Iguazú Falls, guests return to Awasi for a swim in their plunge pool, a drink at the bar in the main lodge and long evening meals in the restaurant.
- Hotel website: Awasi Iguazu
The Four Seasons Sao Paulo on Avenida Nações Unidas (Avenue United Nations) places guests just steps from corporate offices, plus shopping, entertainment and South America’s best medical facilities. The domestic Congonhas-São Paulo Airport is just 20 minutes away, and São Paulo International Airport is about one hour by car. Located amid the leafy green spaces along the Pinheiros river in southern Sao Paulo, the all-new 29-storey tower include the 258-room hotel as well as 84 Four Seasons private residences designed by Studio Arthur Casas, along with restaurants, spa, meeting rooms and other facilities.
- Hotel website: Four Seasons Sao Paulo
Six Senses Kaplankaya is set on the diverse Aegean coastline, blending world-class contemporary design with natural beauty and history. Nestled in the breathtaking natural beauty of this ancient land, the resort lies directly on the waterfront in Turgutreis, approximately 20 km (12 mi) from the centre of Bodrum. Undulating hills clad in evergreens, wild olives and cypresses amplify the invitation extended by warm breezes and the turquoise sea’s gently lapping waves. Presenting a robust mosaic of architecture, history and art, the resort is within easy reach of many archeological sites including two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The resort features 141 guestrooms and suites, all boasting stunning views to the Aegean Sea, plus 150 residential villas.
- Hotel website: Six Senses Kaplankaya
Nestled in the heart of new modern Amman, Abdali, the past meets the future at the new W Amman Hotel where local tradition and history of Jordan are instilled with an unmistakably bold design. Guests begin their discovery by entering through an intriguing canyon walk, a breathtaking recreation inspired by the ancient city of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The first ever W Hotel in Amman features 280 guest rooms & suites, a number of signature beverage and food outlets, in addition to a multitude of extraordinary W amenities. The hotel is also the only building in the area with a helipad. The W Amman is under the umbrella of Eagle Hills, an Abu Dhabi-based private real estate investment and development company.
- Hotel website: W Amman
Reminiscent of a majestic palace, Al Manara, A Luxury Collection Hotel, guards the mouth of Jordan’s Saraya Lagoon, embracing more than 6,000 years of the region’s enigmatic history. Located on the shores of the Red Sea and set against the rugged backdrop of the expansive granite mountain range, the hotel has private sandy beaches where guests can relax and enjoy the year-round temperate climate. As The Luxury Collection’s debut hotel in Jordan, Al Manara is an intimate retreat that combines design and history, reflecting the ancient city of Aqaba, giving it an authentic and enriching Jordanian character. The 208 guestrooms, including 38 suites and 2 villas comprising of 4 exquisite suites each have been styled with indigenous accents and distinctive hallmarks.
- Hotel website: Al Manara
The Jaffa hotel resides within Tel Aviv-Jaffa, a lifestyle destination renowned for its historical port, local flea market and culinary scene. The hotel pays homage to its historical surroundings, seamlessly blending a section of the 13th century Crusaders Wall from the courtyard into the contemporary lobby. Signature chef restaurant, Don Camillo, infuses international dishes with indigenous flavors and serves a daily Israeli Italian breakfast. The Jaffa houses an outdoor pool, state-of-the-art fitness center and a world class spa. World renowned designer John Pawson’s signature minimalist style, custom furniture, sumptuous beds, lavish bathrooms and luxurious amenities characterize the 120 rooms & suites.
- Hotel website: The Jaffa, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Housed within a historic Ottoman building, once used as a jailhouse, The Setai Tel Aviv offers an enviable entryway to the wonders of the Jaffa Port, Tel Aviv’s full beach coastline and steps away from the city’s bustling boulevards and urban hub. The 120-room luxury property comprises five buildings of the former and historical Ottoman prison and police station, imaginatively transformed with contemporary touches and classic refurbishments. The Setai Tel Aviv’s marble and stone corridors connect the buildings and converge within a central courtyard. Original design details and stonework harmoniously compliment modern accents, converging with the restored Turkish Hamam Spa and infinity rooftop pool overlooking the entire Tel Aviv skyline.
- Hotel website: The Setai Tel Aviv
On a private beach in Manama’s new Seef district, sits the majestic Jumeirah Royal Saray. Beautifully enclosed by the Arabian sea, the serene setting of the hotel brings forth a new wave of understated luxury, making Bahrain a highly desirable leisure destination. Jumeirah Royal Saray is a work of art in its own right. The inspired decor of the resort comprises the best materials and unparalleled statement pieces curated from places around the globe. The resort is like a regal Bahraini summer house replete with a coastal feel. The 174 guestrooms, 10 luxurious summer houses and 4 Royal Residences are decked in lush tones of nacre, silver shimmer and ocean blue; tones that are emblematic of the renowned Bahraini pearls.
- Hotel website: Jumeirah Royal Saray
Nestled within the community of Al Mouj Muscat encompassing over six kilometers (3,7 miles) of stunning coastline, the Kempinski Hotel Muscat is a new luxury destination in the capital of Oman. The hotel features 310 comfortable rooms and suites, state-of-the-art meetings and events facilities, a business centre and an executive lounge. Ten world-class restaurants and bars provide a remarkable dining experience. Two swimming pools and a kids pool, a kids club and a tennis court, along with various outdoor and water sport activities will ensure to spend an exciting and adventurous time. The hotel leisure facilities also feature a luxurious spa and a fully equipped health club.
- Hotel website: Kempinski Hotel Muscat
Inspired by palaces of Continental Europe, Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai is a five-star luxury beach resort dedicated to the finest elements of life. Guests are welcome to immerse in an elegantly curated stay, dining and leisure experiences at this landmark destination on Palm Jumeirah, and discover Dubai’s iconic palace by the sea. Each of the spacious rooms and suites is embellished with hand-crafted Italian touches and offset by carefully selected amenities to complete the atmosphere of elegance. The refinement is complemented by exceptional leisure facilities, such as a private beach and lagoon pool, eight culinary experiences including MIX by Alain Ducasse as well as one of the largest wellness centres by Cinq Mondes spa, with 23 treatment rooms.
- Hotel website: Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai
A jewel of the Emirates, Sharjah is GHM’s newest destination for a luxury escape beyond compare. Meaning ‘The Home’, the 53-room Al Bait hotel in Sharjah is nestled within the fulcrum of the UAE’s vibrant landscape, with convenient access to all the wonders this glittering Emirate has to offer. This ambitious restoration and conversion project of these historic manor houses was undertaken with the vision of embodying the cultural renaissance that has swept the Emirate. The property offers first-class gastronomy with traditional and international cuisine, indulgent spas to rejuvenate and more, all in an atmosphere that will take your breath away.
- Hotel website: Al Bait Sharjah
Set in a prime location on the north-eastern coast of Sa’adiyat Island, the property is the most luxurious five-star resort in Abu Dhabi. Resembling a summer house, its sophisticated interiors offer a backdrop of refined island life and quiet understated luxury. Our seven exciting and indulging dining destinations, an ultraluxe spa with 15 treatment rooms and three outdoor pools, offer thoughtfully personalized service to elevate every moment. The 294 rooms feature expansive sea views and the panoramic suites offer floor-to-ceiling glass walls that open up to the sea breeze. All the villas offer private pools, for a truly exclusive experience.
- Hotel website: Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort
A short 35 minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport and the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the hotel is located along the charming Corniche, offering generous beachfront promenades and stunning landmark city views that feature famed UAE landmarks, including Emirates Palace, the Presidential Palace and The Founder’s Memorial. Meticulously designed with bold and vibrant features, the property houses 332 guestrooms, 36 lavish suites, including the Presidential and Palatial Royal Suites, and 60 full-service one and two-bedroom residences, each thoughtfully conceptualized with key locally inspired details. The hotel is home to a variety of signature bars and restaurants, offers a stunning 50 m (164 ft) outdoor infinity pool, and world-class spa.
- Hotel website: Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel
The Abu Dhabi EDITION is situated in the downtown district on the waterfront of Al Bateen in the Abu Dhabi Marina. The hotel’s 198 guest rooms are designed using a sophisticated neutral palette. The grey oak timber flooring’s herringbone pattern, drawing inspiration from local basket weaving techniques, contrasts the off-white marble in the bathrooms. The property’s unique food and beverage outlets include 2 signature restaurants, a gourmet market, lobby bar, tea lounge, pool bar and 3-story nightclub. A pool, state-of-the-art fitness center and spa with 7 treatment rooms are also available for hotel guests. The hotel also has over 107k sq. ft. of meeting and event space including several meeting studios, ballrooms and boardrooms.
- Hotel website: The Abu Dhabi EDITION