In the past year, a number of dazzling new luxury hotels have opened their doors around the globe. Get to know 12 of them below and discover why they’re worth a visit.
Combining the best of New York and Paris, the 114-room Baccarat Hotel is located across from the Museum of Modern Art in central Manhattan. Reflecting its namesake French crystal-maker, its modern elegance is inspired by more than 250 years of artisanship. From the prism glass facade to the 17 chandeliers adorning the public spaces, the hotel is a masterpiece. The Spa de La Mer is complemented by a 55-foot marble pool.
The Peninsula Paris sits in the heart of the city, walking distance to some of the world’s most famous monuments, museums and luxury shopping. Its building was one of Paris’s most luxurious hotels, opened in 1908. The property has been meticulously restored and discreetly modernized. From the façade to interior elements including marble, wood paneling and gold leaf, the result is the ultimate in French craftsmanship. The Peninsula houses 200 luxurious rooms, including 34 suites.
Situated in Vienna’s historic First District, Park Hyatt Vienna occupies a century-old former bank building. Located in the city’s most exclusive shopping district, the new Goldenes Quartier, guests can easily walk to important attractions. Its 143 guestrooms, including 35 suites, are among Vienna’s largest. Guests enjoy gourmet cuisine at The Bank, afternoon tea at the Lounge, or drinks at the Living Room. The hotel features a fitness center, indoor pool and Arany Spa.
The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam brings the legendary Waldorf service to the heart of the city. The hotel is set on the grand 17th-century canal, the Herengracht. It’s a short walk to the Opera House, Museum Quarter, dining and shopping. The 93 rooms, lofts and suites offer canal and courtyard views, authentic décor and spacious bathrooms. Guests can dine in the two Michelin star restaurant Librije’s Zusje Amsterdam or relax in the Guerlain spa.
Centrally located along Taipei’s main tree-lined boulevard, Mandarin Oriental, Taipei provides guests with a luxurious stay. Its 303 rooms and suites are the most spacious in the city. The contemporary style features dark woods, marble bathrooms and smart technology. Guests can revitalize with aqua therapy at the bi-level spa before dining on Michelin-star Italian fare at Bencotto. Other options include afternoon tea, traditional Cantonese cuisine, French specialties, a bakery and a bar with signature cocktails.
The Four Seasons is the first true luxury hotel in Disney’s entertainment park. The 443 spacious rooms feature balconies or terraces. Guests relax at the Tom Fazio–designed Tranquilo Golf Club, the Spa at Four Seasons, and the adults-only Oasis pool. Four restaurants serve guests including the rooftop Capa steakhouse — perfect for watching nightly fireworks. Kids love Explorer Island, where they tube along a river with spray cannons and enjoy a nine-foot waterfall and rapids.
Park Hyatt’s global flagship hotel is in the heart of Midtown, across from Carnegie Hall and a block from Central Park. Its 210 rooms include 92 suites. The state-of-the-art guestrooms are among the largest in the city, starting from 475 square feet (44 square meters). The hotel offers rare, intimate experiences tailored to guests’ preferences. Those include delectable dishes at The Back Room at One57 restaurant or a treatment at Spa Nalai.
The Brando is an all-inclusive resort on French Polynesia’s Tetiaroa atoll. Setting a new standard, the resort is carbon neutral and close to self-sustainable. It features 35 villas with private pools on white-sand beaches. Its two restaurants showcase Polynesian, East/West fusion and French cuisine. A spa and wellness center features treatment villas around a lily-covered pond. Guests can snorkel or dive; sail; paddle board; kayak; bicycle; and enjoy a marine, bird, or cultural tour.
Inspired by the vision of legendary designer Philippe Starck, SLS Las Vegas dazzles the Las Vegas Strip. With three distinctive towers and 1,613 guestrooms, the resort and casino delivers stylish dining, gaming and nightlife. Its 10 restaurants include the seductive setting of Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, and Los Angeles favorites Katsuya and Cleo. SLS Las Vegas features nearly 10,000 square feet of shopping operated exclusively by Fred Segal, the iconic California boutique retailer.
Rosewood Beijing offers luxe apartment-style living in the heart of China’s capital. It provides a green oasis, with more terraces, gardens and balconies than any other hotel in the city. Located opposite the CCTV Tower in the central Chaoyang District, the property features some of Beijing’s largest accommodations. The 231 guestrooms and 52 suites offer touches like window seats to take in the panoramic views. Rosewood Beijing features five spa suites designed for overnight stays.
Overlooking the iconic Ponte Vecchio on the Arno River, Portrait Firenze provides a fashionable home for guests. The hotel is located steps from major Florence attractions including the Uffizi Gallery and Piazza della Signoria. Owned by the Ferragamo family, expect haute couture touches throughout the property. Its 36 suites feature kitchenettes, handcrafted furnishings, and details like Carrara marble bathrooms. Guests enjoy mesmerizing views of the river, city rooftops and countryside from their balconies.
Enjoying an idyllic location on Paradise Bay, Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum offers style, luxury and comfort. The design of its 109 rooms, suites and villas incorporates contemporary Turkish and Asian touches. Recreational opportunities include two private beaches, tennis and basketball courts, four outdoor pools and an aquatic center offering scuba diving, water sports, sailing and fishing. The property’s spa was inspired by Asian traditions. Dining options include everything from Turkish to Italian to Asian.
Visiting These New Luxury Hotels
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