New luxury hotels open their doors!
2023 will be the year of spectacular new openings, from Greece to Great Britain, from Mozambique to Mallorca. The luxury travel magazine Connoisseur Circle has identified the best newcomers around the world
Raffles The OWO / London, Great Britain
The new Raffles The OWO has taken over the legendary Old War Office, a truly cinematic location featured in many 007 movies. 120 rooms and suites, 85 residences, and 9 restaurants hide behind a landmarked façade on the corner of Whitehall and Horse Guards Avenue. The Guerlain Spa beckons guests after a shopping tour or cultural marathon through the streets of London.
COMO Le Montrachet / Burgundy, France
Willkommen, bienvenus, welcome: COMO Hotels & Resorts selected a historic estate in Burgundy as their first project in France. Classified as a grand cru wine growing region, the Montrachet vineyard lent its name to the property. The Singapore-based hotel chain once again chose renowned designer Paola Navone to create an elegant ambiance. She had previously designed the COMO Castello del Nero in Tuscany.
One & Only Kea Island / Cyclades, Greece
Travelers seeking the perfect hideaway have come to the right place when they visit the 160-acre One & Only Kea Island! Located on the Western shore of the eponymous Cyclades island and at a distance of a mere 60 kilometers from Athens, this ultra-luxurious resort offers a maximum of privacy to its guests. Residents stay in 75 villas high above the ocean and enjoy up to 180 m2 of living space, private pools, and spectacular views from their terraces. www.oneandonlyresorts.com
Son Net / Mallorca, Spain
Small, refined, and studded with great art, Son Net is located in a mansion dating back to 1672. Guests will be excited not only by the location at the foot of the Tramuntana Mountains, but also by its sublime ambiance featuring a private gallery and numerous antiques. The 57,000 m2 estate features 31 suites, several pools, and cabanas shaded by old olive and citrus trees. Many of the dinner delicacies are harvested in the hotel’s vegetable gardens or are otherwise delivered fresh every day by local farmers and fishermen.
Banyan Tree Ilha Cadeira / Mozambique
Boasting dreamy beaches and diving reefs in the Indian Ocean as well as pristine national parks and game reserves, Mozambique is growing in popularity among Africa’s travel destinations. Located on a private island 11 kilometres from the mainland, the 40 pool villas of the new Banyan Tree Hotel will instill visitors with the most authentic “Robinson deluxe” feeling.
The Lana Dubai, Dorchester Collection / Duba
The elite Dorchester Collection includes only the finest retreats in the choicest of locations. The Plaza Athénée in Paris, the Dorchester in London, and the Beverly Hills Hotel in L.A. are all assets in its portfolio. The Lana Dubai is the newest addition to this selection. At least as breathtaking as the latticework façade and the infinity rooftop pool on the 30th floor are the 225 rooms and suites. From their floor-to-ceiling windows, they offer fantastic views of Burj Khalifa, Business Bay, and the desert.
The Fifth Avenue Hotel New York / USA
Located in the middle of the trendy NoMad neighborhood, between the Empire State Building and Madison Square Park, the Fifth Avenue Hotel at 250 Fifth Avenue is both a glamorous hotspot and a cozy hideaway. Notable designer Martin Brudnizki, (Eden Roc St. Barth, Four Seasons Athens, Mr. C Coconut Grove), has created the eclectic interior.
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