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  • Gaynor Pickard

Refurbishments & New Openings 2018/2019

Updated: May 4, 2019

Get a glimpse of a number of new hotel openings and refurbishments for 2018/ 2019. If you have not yet booked your 2019 holiday then some of these new hotel openings may just be the trick to inspire you.


Mandarin Oriental Lake Como

Spring 2019

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has taken over management of CastaDiva Resort & Spa, an existing resort on Lake Como, Italy. The property will be rebranded as Mandarin Oriental, Lake Como in spring 2019 following a refurbishment of facilities.

Matild Palace Luxury Collection Hotel, Hungary

Early 2019

Özyer Group has announced the signing of an agreement with Marriott International to launch the acclaimed Luxury Collection brand in Hungary with Matild Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel. Slated to open in early 2019 as the first Luxury Collection property in Hungary, this landmark hotel will occupy the beautiful Matild Place, a palatial neo-baroque building on the gateway to the Elisabeth Bridge over the Danube.


Four Seasons Hvar, Croatia

Opening 2019, a spectacular idyll with five-star service. A beautifully designed village under a forest canopy… Brizenica Bay is where nature meets luxury. Located in a secluded cove on Hvar island, the resort will proudly feature a Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences and enjoy the globally renowned brand’s reputation for legendary service and quality, all set in the most tranquil of locations with breath taking sea views. Relax on sun-drenched terraces, swim in brilliant blue waters from the private beach, or explore the natural wonders of the island. Situated along the prestigious Dalmatian Coast, Hvar is a place where time slows down and simple everyday pleasures heighten the senses.


Cederberg House By Bushmans Kloof , South Africa

Bushmans Kloof, the multi-award-winning wilderness escape in South Africa, recently opened an elegant and architecturally distinctive private villa on the property.


Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz Carlton Hotel, Oman

Open

Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel has reopened following a period of extensive enhancements, which included redesigned rooms and suites, refreshed Ritz Kids experiences, and new culinary options.


Le Sereno, St Barths, Caribbean

Nov 2018

Le Sereno St. Barth will reopen and welcome back guests in late November 2018. Following damage from the passing of Hurricane Irma in September 2017, the Contreras family decided to take the opportunity to completely rebuild the property, including more than half the rooms and all of the public spaces, while maintaining the iconic style of Le Sereno which has a devoted following amongst guests.


Malliouhana, Auberge Resort, Anguilla, Caribbean

Dec 2018

Malliouhana, Auberge Resort Collection, Anguilla’s glamorous beachside hideaway, will throw open its iconic doors on December 15, 2018, welcoming back guests to a completely refreshed and updated resort experience.



Solaz, A Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos

Open

Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos occupies a coveted 34 acres overlooking the Sea of Cortez, midway between the bustling vacation city of Cabo San Lucas and the quaint historic town of San Jose del Cabo.


Rosewood Baha Mar, Bahamas

June 2018

Rosewood Baha Mar opened on June 1 2018 along the pristine beaches of Nassau on New Providence Island in the Bahamas, marking the entrance of the ultra-luxury Rosewood Hotels & Resorts brand into the Bahamas.


Pantheon Iconic Hotel, Rome

Open

The Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel is now welcoming guests to a stylish hospitality experience in the heart of the Eternal City.



Rosewood Luang Prabang, Laos

Open

Rosewood Luang Prabang opens as an ultra-luxury escape within an idyllic hilltop forest in north central Laos, where guests are able to immerse themselves in the rich cultural history, spiritual heritage and diverse tropical landscape of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.



Grandhotel, Portovenere, Liguria, Italy

Open

Grand Hotel Portovenere is the only luxury hotel in Cinque Terre and Bay of Poets’ area between Liguria and Tuscany.



The Liming, Bequia, Caribbean

Nov 2018

ICMI Collection is set to launch its first luxury Caribbean hotel. Situated on Bequia The Liming will open in 2018, introducing a new concept of relaxation to ‘the island in the cloud.’




Nobu Hotel, Marbella

It's great to see a new hotel opening in Marbella as the destination was really ready for it. The 81 room boutique property includes VIP access one of the most exclusive restaurants and nightclubs in Marbella.



Peter De Savary's Merry Harriers, Surrey

Open

Merry Harriers, a charming 16th century pub set in the picturesque village of Hambledon in the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, has completed an extensive refurbishment to include the addition of four new beautifully designed en-suite bedrooms, and redecoration of the pub, restaurant and private dining areas.




Four Seasons, Megeve, Switzerland

Open

The Four Seasons Megève is the fruit of the first collaboration between the luxury hotel group and Edmond de Rothschild. The resort is lesser known amongst UK travellers but the French adore it!




Silver Sands, Grenada, Caribbean

April 2019

Stunning design, immersive activities and fresh local cuisine from the island’s newest hotel invites curious travellers to experience Grenada like never before. 52 rooms, suites, and villas—oriented west for impeccable sunset views—emerge from the azure Grand Anse beach amid lush tropical forestry. Three restaurants, including a rum and cigar lounge hosting an extensive collection of spirits and tobacco from around the world invites guests to unwind after days spent lounging by the longest infinity pool in the Caribbean (at 330 feet), enjoying the spa and fitness offerings, or exploring the island’s chocolate factories and spice fields.


Ananti Resort, Residences And Beach Club, Rezevinci, Montenegro

April 2019

The name Ānanti derives from terms meaning “joy” and “peace,” appropriate for a sophisticated resort perched on a lush hillside overlooking the Adriatic. A bright newcomer to the Montenegro coast, every step of the journey invites guests to indulge in a stress-free sojourn. Inspired by Asian and Middle Eastern traditions of hospitality, the hotel comprises a selection of spacious, exclusive villas and residences, complemented by an abundance of amenities—a private beach, signature Asian-fusion restaurant, kids club, spa, and fitness center—all nestled in the charming inlet of Rezevici, steps from Sveti Stefan and the city of Budva.


Emerald Resort & Spa, Maldives

June 2019

Located on one of the best atolls in the Maldives, Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa, a collection of 120 private beach villas and overwater bungalows, many with their own pools and Jacuzzis, combines contemporary creature comforts with warm tropical flourishes. Just a scenic 40-minute seaplane flight from the capital city, Malé, the resort offers guests pristine white sand beaches leading to clear blue ocean water. The resort’s four restaurants, ranging from Mediterranean, to Asian and South American cuisine, as well as wellness offerings like the spa, diving center, and sports facility invite guests to relax and recharge amid crystalline blue waters and unspoiled nature in the middle of the Indian Ocean. And with the Platinum level all-inclusive package, all of these premium amenities are included in your booking.


Equinox, New York

2019

The upscale fitness giant will make its foray into luxury hospitality next year. Its first hotel is set to open within the $25 billion Hudson Yards project. The flagship property will be home to the largest Equinox gym to date, measuring 60,000 square feet. In addition, guests will have access to indoor and outdoor pools. The brand will integrate its health-and-wellness-driven mantra into its amenities, including in-room dining, an on-site restaurant, and a spa.



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