COVID 19 might have put a temporary hold on our travels, but it certainly can’t dampen our enthusiasm for travel once we’re able to leap onto planes again. Here are 10 exciting new hotels and resorts slated to open soon which we’re looking forward to.
Aiming to open on August 1, The Legian Sire, Lombok is the sister property to Bali legend, The Legian in Seminyak which has been the style setters’ choice in Bali for more than two decades. Situated along the picturesque Sire Beach the new hotel will offer staggering views of the Gili islands and Bali’s Mount Agung. Guests staying at the boutique suite and villa resort can expect highly personalized butler service, along with top tier recreational facilities that include bespoke spa treatments, watersports, and sunset cruises.
Nestled at the elegant entrance of Boka Bay, One&Only Portonovi when it opens in October 2020 is expected to be a vital step in the continued development of luxury lifestyle in Montenegro. With 113 guestrooms and 10-branded villas, the design of the carefully appointed rooms are inspired by cerulean seas and emerald valleys, terracotta rooftops and crisp silver mountainsides – each of which is perfectly framed by floor-to-ceiling glass.
Situated 68 miles southeast of Jaipur, Six Senses Fort Barwara is located on the site of a 700-year-old fort once owned by the Rajasthani Royal Family. Guests will marvel at the historical significance of the structure, which has been painstakingly preserved and protected. With just 48 suites onsite, Six Senses Fort Barwara is home to two restaurants, bar and lounge, and of course a 30,000 square foot (2,800 square meter) spa and fitness center, two swimming pools, banquet space, retail boutique and kids club.
More than just an address, the Cheval Blanc Paris is described as a destination in itself, committed to creating true Epicurean harmony for all guests. Featuring72 guestrooms and suites conceived by renowned interior designer Peter Marino, the rooms and suites – with their custom-made furniture and spacious terraces affording panoramic views of Paris – are truly without peer. Completing the extraordinary experience is a vast swimming pool, spa and gastronomic restaurant by Arnaud Donckele, who is also the chef at the three Michelin-starred dining establishment, La Vague d’Or in Cheval Blanc St-Tropez.
Located along the picturesque central Algarve Coastline, W Algarve is a vibrant oceanfront oasis that features an exciting blend of electrifying style and innovative design. With 134 guestrooms and suites boasting best-in-class design, the hotel will also be home to the glamorous WET deck pool, an extravagant 10,000 square foot spa and world-class fitness centre. Other facilities include several dynamic restaurants and destination bars, as well as three state-of-the-art meeting rooms.
Poised to cause a stir when it opens later this year along the stunning banks of the Chao Phraya River, the 101-room Capella Bangkok will offer guests a familiar yet sophisticated experience unlike any other. Imbued with the personality of a boutique residence, it will be home to signature restaurant Côte, which features concept and menus by celebrated Michelin-starred chef Mauro Colagreco, along with the intimate bar Stella and Thai specialty restaurant Phra Nakhon. Guests seeking respite need look no further than the Auriga Wellness spa facility, which will deliver a unique array of Asian therapies and ancient traditional Thai healings.
An architectural icon in the heart of Manhattan is set to be reborn later this year, as the Crown Building – formerly home of the Museum of Modern Art – will be transformed into a new 85-room and 22-private residence, Aman New York. Along with the uber stylish accommodation that the brand has long been renowned for, the new development will include an impressive 2,300 square metre Aman Spa. Spanning three floors, the space will feature a dramatic 20 metre indoor swimming pool and two Spa Houses, providing guests with an all-encompassing spa journey.
The first-ever Mandarin Oriental hotel in Vietnam is set to hit the scene later this year, as it forms part of the mixed-used Union Square Saigon development that will also include a variety of international luxury retail outlets. With 227 guestrooms and suites, the luxury hotel will also include six dining outlets, a range of meeting and banquet spaces, and a fitness centre. Rounding things off is the brand’s signature Spa at Mandarin Oriental, which will offer guests a wide range of wellness treatments to indulge in.
When it opens in December 2020, Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Niseko Village will usher in a new level of luxury to Japanese skiing. Few details of the property have been released yet, but it will adhere to a “ski-in, ski-out” philosophy and offer only 50 guestrooms – delivering an unparalleled amount of privacy and exclusivity to visiting guests.
Slated for a second quarter opening in 2021, LUX* Grand Baie Resort & Residences in Mauritius will be situated in the popular Grand Baie neighbourhood, renowned for its picturesque beaches and vibrant downtown village. The contemporary interiors by London-based designer Kelly Hoppen will make this exciting new resort a must visit destination, headlined by the expansive adults-only rooftop that not only affords spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding Indian Ocean, but is also home to a 30m infinity pool, the restaurant Bisou and an open-air wellness space for sunrise meditation and yoga classes.
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