W Dubai, the PalmOne of the most
anticipated hotel openings in the region, the millennial-focused W Dubai, the
Palm, is poised to become a trendy destination for both visitors and locals
alike, thanks to the culinary star power of Italian chef Massimo Bottura. Owner
of Osteria Francescana, which topped the World’s 50 Best Restaurants ranking
2018, Bottura will helm the hotel's flagship restaurant Torno Subito. The
opening marks Bottura's first restaurant in the Middle East. The hotel itself
features 350 rooms and suites, a spa and rooftop bar. Opening January 2019.
Six Senses, BhutanLocated in the Himalayan
Kingdom of Bhutan, Six Senses, Bhutan is made up of five individual lodges
designed to reflect the heritage and hospitality of the land known as the
Happiest Place on Earth. Scattered in the western and central valleys of
Bhutan, the collection of lodges –
Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang and Paro – feature 82 guest suites
altogether. Amenities and focuses include spa, wellness, healthy eating, and
itineraries that emphasise spirituality, self-discovery, culture and nature. Openings
vary for different lodges, starting with Thimphu on February 1, 2019.
Rosewood Hong KongFrom the same luxury hotel
group that includes legendary properties like The Carlyle in New York and The
Hotel de Crillon in Paris comes one of the most anticipated Hong Kong hotel
openings of 2019. Located on a stretch of prime real estate along the Victoria
Harbour waterfront, the ultra-luxurious hotel features 413 rooms across 27
floors of a multi-use tower. Along with eight restaurants and lounges,
amenities include a holistic wellness spa, fitness center and pool, and 186
residences for longer stays. Opening on March 17, 2019.
Baglioni Resort Maldives
Luxury Italian hotelier Baglioni is adding to its portfolio with a tropical hideaway in the Maldives. A 40-minute hop by seaplane from the capital of Malé, the Baglioni Resort Maldives is set on the island of Maagau in Dhaalu. Of the 96 exclusive villas scattered about the island, the gem is the Presidential Water Villa, spanning 640 square meters and featuring three bedrooms, veranda, dining area, Jacuzzi pool and waterfront views of the sun rising and setting in the Indian Ocean. Opening on April, 1, 2019.
The Hoxton, ChicagoAfter London, Paris,
Amsterdam and Brooklyn, British-based hotel group The Hoxton continues its
aggressive expansion with a new opening in Chicago. Located in the city's West
Loop neighborhood – a hotbed of creativity, boutiques, galleries, bars and
restaurants – the Chicago outpost pays tribute to its industrial past with its
182 rooms featuring paneled leather headboards, warehouse-style
floor-to-ceiling windows, locally sourced art and mid-century furniture. Opening
in spring 2019.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences, Napa ValleyGourmands and oenophiles
will want to look out for the opening of the new Four Seasons hotel in the
American cradle of food and wine country, Napa Valley. Set near the historic
town of Calistoga, the resort and residence is surrounded by rows of organic
vineyards which specialize in Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Along with 85 rooms
and suites, the property features an on-site winery, fine dining restaurant and
spa and two outdoor pools. Opening mid-2019.
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