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    VIP arrivals: hottest hotels opening in May 2024

    VIP arrivals: hottest hotels opening in May 2024 As we move into a month of shifting seasons, Q2 is usually a busy quarter for hotel openings across the globe, and this year is no exception. With this in mind, writer Pauline Brettell identifies the hotel openings that will transport you from the beaches of Cancun to a rooftop vista in…

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    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings in April 2024

    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings in March 2024 Hotel Designs new Deputy Editor Megan Christopher takes a look at some of this month’s hottest hotel arrivals… April showers may bring May flowers, but for the hospitality industry, this month is blooming with a different kind of beauty. From London’s highly anticipated Mandarin Oriental to Domes entrance on the island of…

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    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings in March 2024

    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings in March 2024 Hotel Designs new Editor Sophie Harper takes a look at some of this month’s hottest hotel arrivals… 2024 is fast becoming one of our most anticipated years for hotel openings across the globe. With expansion and development gathering pace and showing no sign of slowing down anytime soon, there are a number…

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    VIP arrivals: hottest hotels opening in February 2024

    VIP arrivals: hottest hotels opening in February 2024 Hamish Kilburn, Editor of Hotel Designs, closes his nearly six-year editorship by taking us through the hottest hotel openings that are about to land on the global hotel design scene this February… If this year’s emerging travel trends are anything to go by, then the global hotel development scene is in the…

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    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings expected in 2024 (Q1 & Q2)

    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings expected in 2024 (Q1 & Q2) Jumping straight into a year that promises to be a rollercoaster of hotel design and development, writer Pauline Brettell kicks off 2024 with an edit of the hottest hotel openings scheduled for Q1 and Q2… While the hospitality design arena is usually all about pushing boundaries, on the flipside…

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    VIP arrivals: hottest hotels opening in November 2023

    VIP arrivals: hottest hotels opening in November 2023 Hamish Kilburn, Editor of Hotel Designs, takes the industry on a worldwide adventure to discover the hottest hotels that will open in November 2023… While November is a time for us on the editorial design at Hotel Designs to celebrate the real influencers of the hotel design industry  – with The Brit…

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    VIP arrivals: hottest hotels opening in October 2023

    VIP arrivals: hottest hotels opening in October 2023 From bold brand statements to bijoux boutique offerings – writer Pauline Brettell rounds up an eclectic list of the hotel openings on our radar this month… A few of the names on this list, have been teasing us for a while with pipelines and impending openings and it is always exciting to…

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    VIP arrivals: hottest hotels opening in September 2023

    VIP arrivals: hottest hotels opening in September 2023 Editor Hamish Kilburn digs deep to identify what will be the hottest hotels opening in September 2023. This month’s round-up of hotel openings includes arrivals in Munich, Bhutan, Macau, London, Japan and Sri Lanka… The hottest hotel openings in September 2023 – Hotel Designs‘ VIP arrivals, as we crown them – have…

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    VIP arrivals: hottest hotels opening in August 2023

    VIP arrivals: hottest hotels opening in August 2023 From the jungles of the Mexican Caribbean to the reimagining of a brutalist French building, to the perfect stopover for your Californian road trip, this months VIP hotel openings span the globe as well as the design language being used to inspire these new properties… This months rush of hotel openings could…

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    VIP arrivals: hottest hotels opening in July 2023

    VIP arrivals: hottest hotels opening in July 2023 From bijoux and boutique, to big and bold in Budapest, this months hotel openings perfectly illustrate the shift in hotel design for more considered and personal spaces that are deeply imbedded in and reflective of, a location. From Mexico City to Margate, writer Pauline Brettell takes a look at a few of…

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    VIP arrivals: hottest hotels opening in June 2023

    VIP arrivals: hottest hotels opening in June 2023 Here’s our exclusive editor’s pick of the hottest hotels opening – or re-emerging from renovation – in June 2023. In this round-up, we have selected VIP arrivals from New York, Greece, Italy, Portugal and more… In the wake of a busy show season following Salone del Mobile and Clerkenwell Design Week, June…

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    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings in May 2023

    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings in May 2023 From the pulsing centre of Manhattan, to the heart of the British countryside, this month’s hottest hotel openings span the globe, bringing with them a glamourous amount of design inspiration in all its guises… It is always interesting when working on these VIP opening ’roundup’ pieces, how often a theme emerges. Maybe…

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    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings in April 2023

    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings in April 2023 The hotel development scene is sizzling – upcoming hotels opening include jewels from Burgundy, Japan, Brussels, Rome and Singapore, among others. Editor Hamish Kilburn identifies the hottest hotel openings that are expected in April 2023… In April, as we creep into the high season for summer destinations, there is always a flurry…

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    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings in March 2023

    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings in March 2023 This months VIP arrivals of hotels that are making a strong opening statement all seem to be blurring the lines between in and outdoors and letting the light shine in. Writer Pauline Brettell explores the parasols and sun loungers that are tempting us over to the light side… Throwing things open to…

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    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings in February 2023

    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings in February 2023 Editor Hamish Kilburn takes a look at the design-savvy hotels opening this February that are expected to arrive and steal the show… Following Hotel Designs’ special feature last month, where we explored the hottest hotels opening throughout 2023, it’s time to kickstart our VIP arrivals series that will run throughout the year taking…

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    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings in December 2022

    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings in December 2022 The temperature is not dropping at Hotel Designs HQ, as we migrate to far-flung destinations around the world to explore the hottest hotel openings expected in December…  What a year it has been! From new islands to renovated great dames, mind-blowing hotel concepts to the hospitality industry boldly entering the metaverse –…

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    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings in November 2022

    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings in November 2022 While 2022 might be winding down, hotels across the globe are still breaking ground, laying foundations and flinging open their designer doors. Keeping our finger on the pulse of all these openings and reimagining, here are a few that have caught our attention for this month of November… Having been working remotely…

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    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings in October 2022

    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings in October 2022 With Autumn well and truly fallen, Editor Hamish Kilburn shares his pick of the hottest hotel openings expected to make the most meaningful noise in October… A wise man, James E. Faust, once said that ‘a rebirth out of spiritual adversity causes us to become new creatures’, and I think the same…

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    VIP arrivals: hottest hotels opening in September 2022

    VIP arrivals: hottest hotels opening in September 2022 From luxury brands to barefoot on the beach, this months VIP openings covers it all. The creativity on the design front also spans the spectrum, from the Art Deco inspired grandeur of the restoration project that has culminated in Sommerro in Oslo, to the bold primary colours of Radio Hotel in uptown…

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    VIP arrivals: hottest hotels opening in August 2022

    VIP arrivals: hottest hotels opening in August 2022 Turning up the heat, Editor Hamish Kilburn explores some of the hottest hotels that will be emerging on the hospitality scene this August – including an anything but standard jewel in Bangkok, first-time arrivals in Doha and Greece and an icon making itself known over in New York… From the balmy climates…

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    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings in July 2022

    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings in July 2022 The sunbeds have been rolled out and with summer in full swing north of the equator, the hotel openings continue at a pace taking us from island hopping in Greece to a luxury staycation in London, with an Italian vineyard visit in the middle for good measure… Anyone else feeling like this…

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    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings in May 2022

    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings in May 2022 With Greece continuing to lead the pack when it comes to hotel openings this month, May sees the full range of hospitality offerings; from bijoux island resorts to boutique city getaways, along with an impressive Frank Gehry designed multi functional development in Los Angeles… As summer feels tantalisingly close, it is difficult…

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    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings in April 2022

    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings in April 2022 From transformed ranches in Napa Valley to cliff-hanging hotels on the Amalfi Coast, and properties setting new standards in hotel and hospitality, the hotels opening in April are to be ignored at your peril. Editor Hamish Kilburn writes… Welcome to spring, a time for rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth – and we…

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    Weekly digest: architecture goals, Marriott milestones & VIP arrivals

    Weekly digest: architecture goals, Marriott milestones & VIP arrivals Editor Hamish Kilburn here to compile all of this week’s hottest hotel stories in one, easy-to-consume article – prepare for architecture goals, hotel openings and unconventional bathroom… I heard recently from an economics strategist that the hospitality sector has been placed amongst the industries that will see the largest bounce-back from…

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    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings in March 2022

    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings in March 2022 Still focussing on Q1 openings for 2022, writer Pauline Brettell takes a look at the hotels getting ready to throw down the welcome mat in March, and shares her standout choices from a Jedi-style Star Wars experience through to extreme sustainability in a project by the Sextantio group, with a few slightly…

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    VIP arrivals: Hottest hotel openings in February 2022

    VIP arrivals: Hottest hotel openings in February 2022 Cutting through the noise around the flood of hotel openings anticipated for Q1 in 2022, Editor Hamish Kilburn shares his pick of the VIP arrivals expected this February. In his round-up, he picks out a quirky LA bolthole, a 250-key luxury abode in New York and a new wellness destination in the…

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    VIP arrivals: Hottest hotels opening in July 2021

    VIP arrivals: Hottest hotels opening in July 2021 As momentum and demand builds for the industry to reopen fully and for travellers to enjoy one-off travel experiences once more, it seems as if the hospitality landscape is updating its infrastructure with newly designed hotels, in both new and existing properties, standing to welcome the new era of modern travellers. Editor…

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    VIP arrivals: Hottest hotels opening in June 2021

    VIP arrivals: Hottest hotels opening in June 2021 From re-imagined landmarks to Portobello boltholes and new hospitality hotspots, here’s your ultimate guide on the hottest, must-visit hotels that are opening in June 2021, just in time for the summer season to start. Editor Hamish Kilburn continues our VIP Arrivals series as international travel and hospitality open up once more… A…

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    VIP arrivals: Hottest hotel openings in May 2021

    VIP arrivals: Hottest hotel openings in May 2021 From brand debuts to a boutique bombshells and local gems, here’s your ultimate guide on the hottest hotel openings to expect in May 2021. Editor Hamish Kilburn explores… While unrestricted travel the way we knew it may be somewhat of a hazy dream at the moment, it has not stopped brands and…

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    VIP arrivals: Hottest April hotel openings

    VIP arrivals: Hottest April hotel openings The industry is gearing up for a summer of hospitality, is the feeling the editorial desk at Hotel Designs has as it selects the most exciting hotel openings expected in April 2021. Editor Hamish Kilburn writes… Blink and you will miss it! With vaccine updates, hotel re-opening strategies being across social media and conversations…

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    VIP arrivals: Hottest March hotel openings

    VIP arrivals: Hottest March hotel openings Back by popular demand after publishing our two-part series on hotel openings in 2021, Hotel Designs is serving up the hottest, most spectacular March hotel openings. Editor Hamish Kilburn writes… Despite uncertainty around travel in the near-distant future, Hotel Designs’ editorial team has detected optimism on the international hotel design scene. And with this positivity comes…

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    VIP arrivals: Hottest hotel openings in February 2021

    VIP arrivals: Hottest hotel openings in February 2021 Hot off the heels of our two-part series on hotel openings in 2021, Hotel Designs is serving up the hottest, most spectacular hotel openings to expect in February. Editor Hamish Kilburn writes… For many of us, the idea of checking into a hotel in February 2021 is an unrealistic expectation. The UK…

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    VIP Arrivals: hotels opening in April 2020

    VIP Arrivals: hotels opening in April 2020 Despite COVID-19 putting the brakes on hotel development activity, Hotel Designs’ Hamish Kilburn wants to still celebrate the hotels that were originally planned to open in April so that we have something to look forward once the crisis is over… It was all going so well. Only last month I wrote that 2020…

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    VIP ARRIVALS: hotels opening in March 2020

    VIP ARRIVALS: hotels opening in March 2020 With the aim to cut through the noise in a contemporary tone, Hotel Designs has the scoop on which statement and game-changing hotels are opening in March, 2020… So far, 2020 is shaping up to be a year of expansion for many hotel brands, such as Hotel Indigo, Le Meridian, Radisson Hotels, Hoxton and…

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    VIP ARRIVALS: Top hotels to open in February 2020

    VIP ARRIVALS: Top hotels to open in February 2020 With the aim to cut through the noise in a contemporary tone, Hotel Designs has the scoop on which statement and game-changing hotels are expected to open in February, 2020… The hotel industry never ceases to amaze with its ability to break through hard barriers to take design, architecture and creativity…

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    Weekly briefing: insane hotel concepts, sustainability answers & Ace arrivals

    Weekly briefing: insane hotel concepts, sustainability answers & Ace arrivals Good afternoon and welcome to this Friday’s briefing, with me, editor Hamish Kilburn. In this round-up we take a look at the hottest hotel design stories that have been published over the last five days… It hasn’t been the easiest of starts to the year – today the UK hospitality…

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    Weekly briefing: international hotel arrivals – we have ‘lift-off’!

    Weekly briefing: international hotel arrivals – we have ‘lift-off’! Editor Hamish Kilburn here to deliver your first weekly briefing of the year, featuring all the hottest hotel stories of the week. This round-up includes a look at this year’s VIP international arrivals, a rather ‘dandy’ hotel review and even a pre-flight check into what a hotel in space will look…

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    The undeniable advantages of choosing a hotel over Airbnb

    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings in March 2024 Returning from two years of travel, Deputy Editor Megan Christopher discusses the advantages of choosing a hotel over Airbnb… Ah, the age-old debate – Airbnb or hotel? For the seasoned traveller seeking a guaranteed haven of comfort and productivity, the answer leans decidedly towards the professional hospitality experience. While Airbnb offers a quirky…

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    In conversation with: Wei Xiao (萧威), Founder of Zhengyin Art

    In conversation with: Wei Xiao (萧威), Founder of Zhengyin Art Zhengyin Art has been dedicated to creating original, elegant artworks that elevate a space. We sat down with its founder, Wei Xiao (萧威),  to find out a little more about its creative journey… Zhengyin Art works closely with interior designers in providing bespoke art work and installations. From briefing to…

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    Editor checks in: finding new voices in hotel design

    Editor checks in: finding new voices in hotel design Hotel Designs’ Editor, Hamish Kilburn, was left speechless this month, and it wasn’t just from the judging of The Brit List Awards 2023… Until recently, I thought there was nothing I had not lost on a flight. Headphones, sunglasses, passport, laptop – the list evolves. I should take more photos because…

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    Editor checks in: the real value of ‘pride’ in hotel design

    Editor checks in: the real value of ‘pride’ in hotel design To conclude Pride Month 2023, Editor Hamish Kilburn shares a behind-the-scenes on the significance of one interview that was published this month, while also giving his pick of impactful stories and reviews written recently, including the launch of The Brit List Awards 2023… When James Bermingham, this month’s ‘cover…

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    Nammos moves in to Mykonos, Maldives & Abu Dhabi

    Nammos moves in to Mykonos, Maldives & Abu Dhabi Nammos Hotels & Resorts is born, a new hotel brand born out of 20-plus years on the hospitality scene, will open its first cluster of properties in Mykonos, the Maldives and Abu Dhabi… Following in the footsteps of other signature restaurants entering the hotel market – but, by the looks of…

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    The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon opens its ‘anything but standard’ doors

    The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon opens its ‘anything but standard’ doors Top of our VIP arrivals list for august, The Standards Asia flagship has taken up residence inside the iconic King Power Mahanakhon, creating an urban retreat offering world-class design, retail and cultural programming anchored by dynamic food, drink, and after-dark offerings in the Thai capital… As the latest addition to…

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    Hottest hotel openings anticipated for 2022 (Q3 & Q4)

    Hottest hotel openings anticipated for 2022 (Q3 & Q4) Keeping the momentum going and following hot on the heels of our list of hotel openings slated for Q1 & Q2, Pauline Brettell takes over, keeping a collective eye glued to the hospitality horizon with a list of openings that are planned for the second half of 2022, which have piqued…

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    Weekly digest: The struggling generation & the latest hotel openings

    Weekly digest: The struggling generation & the latest hotel openings The struggle is real in this week’s round-up of our top stories, as we celebrate the launch of a campaign to help young designers and architects on their feet while networking events are brought back to IRL (in real life). Meanwhile, there seems to be a new hotel opening on…

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    Weekly briefing: Sleep masterclass, award winners & art outside the frame

    Weekly briefing: Sleep masterclass, award winners & art outside the frame Allow me, Hamish Kilburn, to walk you through this week’s top design and hospitality stories. The weekly briefing was designed with busy on-the-go designers, architects, hoteliers and developers in mind – so kick back, relax and scroll down to read a snapshot of this week’s happenings… It’s been a…

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    Now open: Rocco Forte Hotels’ Villa Igiea

    Now open: Rocco Forte Hotels’ Villa Igiea Rocco Forte Hotels, the prestigious family-run hotel group, led by Sir Rocco Forte and his sister, Olga Polizzi, has unveiled the newly restored Villa Igiea in Sicily… Recently included in our VIP Arrivals series, Villa Igia, the historical Art Nouveau palazzo overlooking the Gulf of Palermo, originally designed by Ernesto Basile commissioned by…

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    Weekly briefing: Hotel openings, Australian arrival & tile trends

    Weekly briefing: Hotel openings, Australian arrival & tile trends Editor Hamish Kilburn here dropping in to serve you your weekly briefing, which today includes news from Kimpton Hotels, YOTEL and Four Seasons as well as a detailed look at the hottest hotel openings anticipated for May and more… While this week’s news has been hot on our agenda, I have…

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    Weekly briefing: Wellness takes over, architecture trends & new podcast incoming!

    Weekly briefing: Wellness takes over, architecture trends & new podcast incoming! Editor Hamish Kilburn here with your weekly briefing. It’s been another busy week on the editorial desk and there’s a a lot to get through – so let’s get started, shall we? Following last week’s story of February VIP Arrivals, in the last few days we’ve heard from a…

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    Weekly briefing: Tech talk, art escapes & beyond the surface of trends

    Weekly briefing: Tech talk, art escapes & beyond the surface of trends ‘Ey-up’, Hamish Kilburn here to deliver your weekly briefing. Over the last couple of days, we have showered our readers with exclusives, the latest news and insightful features. For those of you on-the-go, here are this week’s hottest stories in one easy-to-consume story… If you only read one…

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    Hottest hotel openings arriving in 2021 (Q3 & Q4)

    Hottest hotel openings arriving in 2021 (Q3 & Q4) Dubbed ‘The Hot List’ by our readers, we start every year as mean to go on; with a positive mindset to get ahead of the curve to reveal what we believe will be the hottest hotel openings of 2021. Following on from part one, which was published last week, here are…

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    Hottest hotel openings anticipated for 2021 (Q1 & Q2)

    Hottest hotel openings anticipated for 2021 (Q1 & Q2) Concussed from 2020, Hotel Designs is kicking off the year with positivity; shining its editorial spotlight on the hotel openings that will take hospitality worldwide to new heights. In our first of two series we take a look at Q1 & Q2’s VIP arrivals. Editor Hamish Kilburn writes… Despite the pandemic,…

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    Minor Hotels to open Saudi property – Anantara Jeddah

    Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 155 hotels and resorts in 23 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean, has announced the debut of its luxury Anantara brand in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Scheduled to open in 2019, Anantara Jeddah Resort will be located on the…

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    andBeyond announces Suyian Lodge, Kenya

    andBeyond announces Suyian Lodge, Kenya andBEYOND has announced plans to expand its lodge and impact footprint in Kenya’s Laikipia Region with an exclusive tourism concession… Luxury experiential and conservation company andBeyond has extended its lodge circuit in Kenya with the announcement of an Exclusive Tourism Concession over the 44 000 acre (approximately 18 000 hectares) Suyian Conservancy in Kenya in…

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    Meliá Ibiza opens its doors in Santa Eulalia

    Meliá Ibiza opens its doors in Santa Eulalia Following a transformative refurbishment of the previous Sol Beach House Ibiza, blending its trademark avant-garde design with Ibizan tradition, Meliá Ibiza invites guests to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life… Nestled in an unrivalled location, Meliá Ibiza provides a peaceful oasis complemented by its serene Mediterranean surroundings, favourable climate…

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    The Radical – the writing’s on the wall

    The Radical – the writing’s on the wall Inspired by the River Arts District’s RAD moniker, The Radical brings together a collective of buzzing energy, creative talent and shared experiences designed to inspire all guests to be fearlessly radical… Located in the heart of Asheville, North Carolina’s River Arts District, The Radical is a bold, daring new boutique hotel and…

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    BIJAL – the new luxury brand from Gürok Group

    BIJAL – the new luxury brand from Gürok Group Turkish hotel company Gürok Group has introduced its new brand BIJAL Resorts, with the first ultra-luxury all-villa resort now open in the Antalya Province, Turkey… The new BIJAL brand by Gürok Group is about combining the outstanding Turkish hospitality the group introduced over 30 years ago with Ali Bey Hotels &…

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    Aman Nai Lert Bangkok schedules its opening

    Aman Nai Lert Bangkok schedules its opening Aman Nai Lert Bangkok, the hotel and branded residences from hospitality and lifestyle brand Aman, has announced its scheduled opening for the third quarter of 2024. Here’s what we know… Following Aman Group’s successful opening of Aman New York in 2022, Aman Nai Lert Bangkok continues the brand’s strategic mission to bring the…

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    The Luxury Collection sets its sights on Patmos

    The Luxury Collection sets its sights on Patmos Marriott International has announced it has signed an agreement to bring The Luxury Collection to the Dodecanese Islands in Greece, following an extensive renovation of Patmos Aktis Suites & Spa… Expected to open in summer 2024, Patmos Aktis, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Greece will be the only luxury resort on…

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    Angama Amboseli opens in Kenya

    Angama Amboseli opens in Kenya Angama Amboseli has officially opened in the heart of Kenya’s Kimana Sanctuary – one of the last havens for the continent’s Super Tusker elephants – continuing the ‘slow safari’ concept championed at its sister property, Angama Mara… The new Angama Amboseli lodge features ten suites inspired by the elephants, using a combination of canvas, concrete,…

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    W Hotels make a triumphant return to Sydney

    W Hotels make a triumphant return to Sydney Located in a dramatic curved structure rising over Darling Harbour, W Sydney is set to become a coveted destination for travellers and Sydneysiders alike, bringing new energy and a modern take on luxury to the city and harbour waterfront… Located within The Ribbon and designed by acclaimed Australian architectural firm, Hassell, W…

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    Statement to signature: lighting ACCOR’s MGallery hotel in Liverpool

    Statement to signature: lighting ACCOR’s MGallery hotel in Liverpool Accor has opened the doors to its latest UK hotel – The Municipal Hotel Liverpool, MGallery – and Northern Lights was chosen to craft its bespoke lighting magic across the historic listed location… Each venue and carefully curated space in The Municipal Hotel tells a unique story inspired by the location…

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    Miniview: Mondrian Singapore Duxton deconstructs the shophouse

    Miniview: Mondrian Singapore Duxton deconstructs the shophouse Studio Carter has teamed up with DP Architects in Singapore to break bold new ground with a ‘deconstructed shophouse’ as the overarching design inspiration for the Mondrian Singapore Duxton… Rooted in Singaporean culture, Mondrian Singapore Duxton, which opened its doors earlier this year, rises above Chinatown’s colourful historical shophouses and looks to the…

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    Re-opened: Maroma, a storied hideaway on the Riviera Maya

    Re-opened: Maroma, a storied hideaway on the Riviera Maya Maroma, a Belmond Hotel, has made its much-anticipated return with interiors by the design studio Tara Bernerd & Partners, honouring Mexican heritage while enhancing the original architecture of white stucco buildings aligned to the Sacred Geometry of Mayan masonry… Set amongst 200 acres of lush tropical jungle and the secluded white…

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    Hotel review: checking in to 1 Hotel Mayfair

    Hotel review: checking in to 1 Hotel Mayfair Editor Hamish Kilburn checks in to explore the organic design narrative inside 1 Hotel Mayfair, a VIP arrival that marks 1 Hotels’ debut property in the UK… While London’s grand dame hotels battle it out to refresh their identities on the congested luxury hospitality map, a new brand has arrived in the…

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    Design exclusive: inside Pnoé Breathing Life, a new wellness hotel in Crete

    Design exclusive: inside Pnoé Breathing Life, a new wellness hotel in Crete Editor Hamish Kilburn scoops the design exclusive review of Pnoé Breathing Life – a new, luxury wellness hotel in Crete that has emerged… Strengths on the hospitality landscape in Greece lie on contrasts, not similarities. Crete, the largest among the Greek Islands, is land-locked with ancient ruins, mountainous…

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    Hotel Genevieve – exploring the layers of Louisville

    Hotel Genevieve – exploring the layers of Louisville Situated in Louisville’s growing East Market District, Hotel Genevieve is a new hotel project from hospitality group Bunkhouse in collaboration with real estate development firm, Mountain Shore Properties and is Bunkhouse’s largest hotel to date… Designed in collaboration by Bunkhouse and ROHE Creative, a female-owned and operated Philadelphia based interior design firm,…

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    Nature calls: inside the first W Hotel in Greece

    Nature calls: inside the first W Hotel in Greece MKV Design, the interior design studio that was a tasked to bring to life the first W Hotel in Greece, was inspired by natural materials when creating W Costa Navarino… Located in the beautiful resort of Costa Navarino and on the beach of the historic Navarino Bay overlooking the Ionian Sea,…

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    Case study: designing a new dining experience inside Harvey Nichols

    Case study: designing a new dining experience inside Harvey Nichols Less than six months old, Lucarelli is a new restaurant that is sheltered inside Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge, London. To add flavour to this month’s feature exploring public areas, we spoke to the designers at Flair Studio to learn more… In August 2022, a unique opportunity presented itself for FlairStudio…

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    Introducing La Valise Tulum – luxury hospitality in the jungle

    Introducing La Valise Tulum – luxury hospitality in the jungle The Mexican collection of boutique hotels, Namron Hospitality, opened its fifth luxury hotel in Tulum – La Valise Jungle – comprising 11 brand new suites on the jungle side of Tulum Beach… After successfully opening La Valise Mexico City, Tulum captured the heart of hotelier Yves Naman. In all his…

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    Sneak peek: inside Australia’s soon-to-be tallest hotel

    Sneak peek: inside Australia’s soon-to-be tallest hotel Soaring 80 storeys above the city’s central business district, The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne will redefine luxury in the city with its extraordinary design, exceptional experiences and breathtaking views… Preparing to open its doors, the Ritz-Carlton Melbourne has already made a lasting impression on the city skyline. With its statement architectural design by Cottee Parker…

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    Faern Arosa Altein – a contemporary alpine escape

    Faern Arosa Altein – a contemporary alpine escape London design studio Run for the Hills has completed its first full-hotel commission, Faern Arosa Altein, which is set on the snow-clad slopes of Switzerland… Standing on a hillside within the beautiful national park resort of Arosa, Faern Arosa Altein is part of the Faern Resorts portfolio, a collection of resorts in…

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    A designer’s guide to boutique hotels in Paris

    A designer’s guide to boutique hotels in Paris Move over Emily, Hotel Designs is extending its designer umbrella across the channel in the new year with its inaugural MEET UP Paris, taking place on January 19, during Deco Off, at the Arte showroom. Keeping our focus firmly on this foray into the French capital, we have been perusing the Parisian…

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    How citizenM plans to dominate the US ‘affordable luxury’ hotel scene

    How citizenM plans to dominate the US ‘affordable luxury’ hotel scene With four new properties in its 2022 pipeline, citizenM is taking its ‘affordable luxury’ lifestyle brand and signature style to new cities and locations spanning the USA from coast to coast. Here’s what we know… citizenM was launched in 2008 with a purpose – to disrupt the traditional, stale…

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    edyn arrives in Paris

    edyn arrives in Paris edyn is taking its lifestyle aparthotel brand Locke to Paris with the acquisition of a historic property in the cosmopolitan 5th arrondissement, continuing its rapid expansion across European gateway cities and marking edyn’s first entry into France… Built on the philosophy that travel should be a rich journey of discovery, providing unique experiences that inspire, whether…

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    In conversation with: architect Jean-Michel Gathy on designing Aman New York

    In conversation with: architect Jean-Michel Gathy on designing Aman New York Architectural and interior design firm, Denniston, under the supervision and leadership of Jean-Michel Gathy, is responsible for the design statement encased in the newly opened Aman New York. Situated in the architecturally significant landmark of the Crown Building, Gathy has embedded the peace promised by Aman’s Sanskrit-derived name in…

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    Chicago adds glamour to skyline with The LaSalle Hotel

    Chicago adds glamour to skyline with The LaSalle Hotel The design-forward and Art Deco-inspired luxury hotel, The LaSalle Hotel, sits on the top five floors of a historically iconic Chicago landmark from famed architect Daniel Burnham. Let’s take a look inside… Following our shout-out earlier this summer about the hottest hotel openings – and just in time for the summer…

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    Nordelaia opens in Italy’s Piedmont wine region

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    Steigenberger Hotel Riverside Bangkok scheduled to open in 2019

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