New Luxury Hotels Join the SLH Family
Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) continues to grow with the addition of 22 new properties to its collection, including seven new openings in 2023.
Included in this expansion are four responsible and sustainable luxury hotels now part of SLH’s Considerate Collection, which currently encompasses 54 hotels.
These additions reflect the individuality and tastes of their guests, aligning with SLH’s “Hotels as Characterful as You” campaign and expanding the company’s impressive portfolio to 540 hotels. With this campaign and the new additions, SLH invites travelers to discover the charm and unique character of their hotels.
Exciting Openings and Luxury Redefined
Among the new properties, standouts include Seda Club Hotel, with its deep historical roots and opulent design, located on Granada’s historic Plaza de la Trinidad in Spain; The sophisticated alpine chalet, Maribel in Sierra Nevada, Spain; The Lodge Mallorca, an adults-only rural getaway nestled within a private nature reserve in the heart of the UNESCO-protected Sierra de Tramuntana; and The Anam Mui Ne in Vietnam that combines old-world Indochinese charm with modern luxury. Additionally, Africa saw the debut of Nobu Hospitality with the Nobu Hotel Marrakech, showcasing modern Japanese minimalism in the heart of Marrakech’s vibrant cultural center.
Portuguese Heritage and Spiritual Wellness
The Rebello in Porto, Portugal, opened in June 2023, boasting a daring renovation of several warehouses on the banks of the Douro River. It merges innovation with heritage, offering a mix of hotel rooms and residential apartments. In contrast, the Gdas Bali Health and Wellness Resort in Ubud Bali, Indonesia, offers breathtaking views of rice paddies and Hindu shrines, promising guests wellness programs based on the Balinese Tri Hita Karana concept, deeply rooted in Hindu traditions.
Sustainability and Responsibility in Luxury Hotels
New additions to the Considerate Collection highlight responsible and sustainable luxury. Vila Planinka in Slovenia offers a sustainable stay in one of the world’s most eco-responsible countries, while the Wa Ale Resort in Myanmar prioritizes conservation and community development. Ireland’s Ballymaloe House Hotel, known as the cradle of modern Irish cuisine, offers an idyllic retreat set on a working farmland, and the Gregans Castle Hotel nestled in the heart of the Burren, offers nature-inspired rooms in a locally owned, environmentally respectful manor.
Focusing on Art and Architecture
Lastly, two new additions highlight the blend of architecture, art, and luxury. The Eilert Smith Hotel in Stavanger, Norway, named after a local architect, offers a Nordic-chic getaway in a building dating back to the 1930s. Islington Hotel in Hobart, Tasmania, stands as an excellent example of Regency architecture with a blend of modern and antique interiors and a curated art collection, providing a unique and refined lodging experience.
With these exciting new additions, Small Luxury Hotels of the World continues to redefine the meaning of luxury in the hospitality industry. The brand’s emphasis on sustainability, responsible practices, individual character, and the enriching experience each hotel brings to its guests, marks a new era in luxury travel. Whether it’s the deep-rooted historical charm of Seda Club Hotel in Granada, the innovative design of The Rebello in Porto, or the sustainable approach of Vila Planinka in Slovenia, each property brings something unique to the SLH collection. As we move forward, this diversified expansion is a clear indication that SLH is committed to providing independent-minded travelers with unforgettable experiences, in line with their expectations for high-quality, sustainable, and personalized luxury accommodation. The future of luxury hospitality indeed looks promising with SLH leading the way.