SPOTLIGHT ON: Major hotel openings for Q3 & Q4 2019

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    Hotel Designs has started the New Year fresh by focusing the spotlight on significant hotel openings for 2019 that together are expected to transform the landscape of international hotel design. Following our start last week, here are our top picks of hotels that are launching in Q3 & Q4…

    Last week, we brought you what we considered to be the top hotels that are planning on opening in the first half of this year. Following suit, we have identified even more significant launches of design hotels that are planning to cut their ribbons from this Summer onwards this year. From beachside resorts, to cliff-side eco hotels, here are the editorial team’s top picks.


    Amare Beach Hotel, Ibiza
    Opening: July 2019

    Render of hotel's pool areas

    Image Credit: Amare Hotels

    Located just four kilometres San Antonio de Portmany, Amare Beach Hotel Ibiza will open its beachfront hotel doors this summer. Showcasing 366 contemporary-designed rooms with stunning views of The Mediterranean, the hotel will also include an infinity pool, three restaurants and direct access to Bou Cove, making it one of the island’s most anticipated openings of this year.


    Ruby Lucy, London Southbank
    Opening: July 2019

    Contemporary interiors in the lobby area of the hotel

    Image credit: Ruby Hotels

    Following the Munich-based hotel brand announcing UK expansion plans at the end of last year, Ruby Hotels will launch its first hotel outside of Germany this summer, taking the brand’s ‘Lean Luxury’ to London’s Southbank.

    Ruby Lucy will house 76 rooms, ranging in size from cosy ‘Nest’ rooms to expansive ‘Loft’ rooms. A laid-back , contemporary design will see quirky touches such as the inclusion of a Marshall guitar amp in each room.


    Nobu Hotel Los Cabos
    Opening Summer 2019

    Raw materials, with hues of cream and browns, are featured in a modern guestroom with views of the ocean

    Image credit: Nobu Hotels/Studio PCH

    The new 200-key Pacific beachfront luxury hotel will be the first Mexican property from Robert De Niro and chef Nobu Matsuhusa’s hotel group. Both WATG and Studio PCH have blended Japanese minimalism with locally sourced Californian raw materials, such as custom furniture pieces, wood-soaking tubs, teak and stone materials, shoji inspired closet doors and Japanese inspired lanterns, the hotel’s interiors will reflect Japanese-Mexican fusion at its best.


    Raffles, Singapore 
    Opening: Summer 2019

    The exterior of the rich colonial Raffles Singapore

    Image credit: Raffles Hotels

    With the interior design led by the award-winning Alexandra Champalimaud – not to mention the hotel’s storied history being known by many as inventing the famous Singapore Sling cocktail, Raffles Singapore is expected to open it colonial doors once more this Summer.


    Six Senses Shaharut
    Opening: Summer 2019

    The modern low-level hotel perched on a cliff surrounded by nothing by desert

    Image credit: Six Senses Hotels, Resorts and Spas

    Following a milestone year for the hotel brand that aggressively extended its luxury portfolio with a number of significant openings around the globe, Six Senses is preparing to open its first hotel in Israel. Perched on the edge of a cliff in the south of the Negev Desert, the 58-suite hotel will have a focus on eco-living, banning cars on the property as well as all outdoor lighting to further minimise light pollution.


    Iniala Malta
    Opening: August 2019

    Wallcoverings reflecting the city of Malta and a large bed in a modern suite

    Image credit: Iniala Malta

    The 25-key boutique hotel is the result of the conversion of two baroque townhouses and a bank in Malta that overlook the medieval Fort St Angelo. Complete with original glazed baroque balconies and intricately painted ceilings and wallcoverings, the hotel is expected to blend old and new, paying distinct homage to its former shells.



    Paramount Dubai
    Opening: September 2019

    Render of the four-tower building in Dubai

    Image credit: Paramount Hotels

    Slated to open in September of this year, the Paramount Hotel will be sheltered in a structure that consists a four-tower master development by Damac Properties. The 800-key hotel will stand at more than 270 metres in Dubai’s Burj area and its interior design will be inspired by the quintessential California lifestyle.


    Nayara Tented Camp
    Opening: Autumn 2019

    Luxury tent complete with intricate wallpaper and a large bed with netted mosquito net

    Image credit: Nayara Tented Camp

    Pushing the boundaries of ‘luxury glamping abroad’, the air-conditioned tents at Nayara Tented Camp in Costa Rica make the most of the views over the Arenal Volcano. The camp-themed hotel will feature 18 luxury tents; 12 of them will be mirror image tents linked together to create a spectacular two bedroom unit for families.


    Main image credit: Iniala Malta

    Hamish Kilburn / 09.01.2019


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