VIP arrivals: hottest hotels opening in July 2024

Travelling from Budapest to Jaipur, with a few stops in-between, we take a look at some of July’s most talked about new hotels opening…

pool side loungers and a swimming pool lined by trees at Rosewood Schloss-Fuschl

This months hottest hotel openings has something of the 19th century Grande Tour about it as it traverses some of the worlds cultural capitals. Find inspiration in a reimagined artistic haunt of Paris, step inside the timeless charm of a reformed castle or embrace an elegant mix of art deco in Morocco.

Rosewood Schloss Fuschl

high ceilings and hunting lodge style in Rosewood Schloss Fuschl_reception and lobby

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Sticking to schedule, Rosewood Schloss Fuschl opened its doors on the first of the month. Situated on the picturesque banks of Lake Fuschl, this luxurious resort, designed by GA Design, delivers an exquisite blend of the old and the new, inviting guests to immerse themselves in the timeless charm of a castle that has witnessed the passage of centuries. The property’s comprehensive renovation has reimagined the former Hotel Schloss Fuschl into new 98 elegantly furnished guestrooms including 42 suites and six chalets with world class dining venues, and Asaya, Rosewood’s integrative spa, with indoor and outdoor swimming pool, eight treatment rooms, and a state-of-the-art fitness centre.

25hours Hotel Paper Island

guestroom at 25hours Paper island

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Preparing to open its second property in Copenhagen later this month, 25hours Hotel Paper Island can be found on the island of Christiansholm in Copenhagen harbour. Named after the fact that it was used as a paper warehouse in its storied past, it is in good company, with the Royal Opera House located on the neighbouring island. Contrasting deliberately with the hustle and bustle of the city centre, the latest 25hours hotel adopts the ambience of a quintessentially Danish summer home – with an unwavering focus on rest and recuperation.

The ensemble of buildings was planned by the local COBE architects, while the Swedish interior designers from Stylt Trampoli in Gothenburg lend the hotel its character. Despite its location at the heart of the city, the creative minds were clearly inspired by the special aura of the island location. People tend to associate islands with a sense of longing and a yearning for holidays. The unique blend of unspoilt nature and urban lifestyle served the team as inspiration for the hotel design, which reminds visitors of a stay in a Scandinavian holiday home.

Le Grand Hôtel Cayré

period details and soft colours in guestroom of Miiro Paris hotel

Image caption:Le Grand Hôtel Cayré, Paris | Image credit: Miiro

New lifestyle hotel brand Miiro is preparing to open its debut hotel this month – With a Roaring Twenties-inspired design courtesy of Michaelis Boyd,L e Grand Hôtel Cayré marks the rebirth of the historic Hôtel Cayré, where Parisian artists, writers, and intellectuals once resided. With a design inspired by the old-world charm of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the hotel draws on the creative culture of the surrounding boulevards and avenues to create a new community within the neighbourhood. Alongside its 123 rooms and suites, the hotel’s classic French brasserie and exclusive bar are set to become a favourite for guests and locals alike. What’s more, from the doorstep, a wealth of galleries, boutiques, and bistros wait to be explored.

Kimpton BEM Budapest

circular central bar under glass domed roof in Kimpton Budapest

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Designed by Marcel Wanders, Kimpton BEM Budapest has been transformed from a historic 19th-century mansion to a striking and sophisticated 127-room enclave, providing guests with a front-row seat to the city’s vibrant lifestyle. A destination in and of itself, the hotel will provide exceptional epicurean experiences through inspired international cuisine infused with authentic Hungarian flavours. This includes an all-day lobby-level bar and restaurant, a signature chef-driven Mediterranean restaurant, and an exclusive, ‘secret’ rooftop oasis featuring a verdant sky-high garden where patrons can enjoy bespoke cocktails and bites. The hotel additionally features a dedicated wellness area complete with a 24/7 fitness centre, hot tub and steam room. Event space highlights include a grand, expansive ballroom fit to host large gatherings, alongside three more intimate venues for smaller, private meetings

The Ritz-Carlton Rabat, Dar Es Salam

palm trees and swimming pool at Ritz Carlton Rabat

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Set within a lush palm grove, adjacent to Royal Golf Dar Es Salam’s 440 acres of pristine forest and landscaped gardens, The Ritz-Carlton Rabat, Dar Es Salam, has opened its doors bringing another layer of exclusivity to Morocco’s cultural capital. Each of the 117 spacious guestrooms and suites represent an elegant mix of art deco styling and Moroccan tradition. The culinary journey begins with a celebration of the diversity and richness of local and international flavours, from traditional Moroccan delicacies to innovative fusion dishes. The hotel is designed around a breathtaking collection of outdoor spaces, exceptional in Rabat. Surrounded by a vibrant palm garden, the spacious hotel outdoor pool offers an oasis of tranquillity by day and a glowing sundown hotspot.

The property also shelters a signature The Ritz-Carlton Spa, designed to rejuvenate body and mind with classic Moroccan design and cutting-edge science converging. Crafted from precious green marble, the luminous space includes ten treatment rooms and two couples’ suites. An ideal place to relax, the Romanesque-style indoor pool features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking lush tropical gardens.

Raffles Jaipur

palm trees and fountain in central courtyard of Raffles Jaipur

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Raffles Jaipur has been designed to be one of the iconic brand’s most exclusive hotels in the world, located in one of India’s most beautiful cities. Jaipur forms part of the culturally rich circuit known as The Golden Triangle, with New Delhi and Agra. With just 50 suites, all with private pools, the majestic hotel features a sense of old world charm with secluded residences and elegant courtyards, linking into the sprawling estate shared with Fairmont Jaipur, creating the perfect haven from which guests can go on to explore nearby Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort and Jal Mahal Palace.

Main image credit: Jonathan Maloney / Rosewood Hotels & Resorts