A bumper crop of new luxury destination hotels are set to open this fall. Book a room immediately.
Club Chedi Jimbaran - Fall 2014-
After bringing three smash hits to Bali, General Hotel Management is circling back to the island’s Jimbaran Beach for their most luxurious spectacle yet. Set amid the natural beauty of an Indonesian village, the resort’s 34 pool villas surround a 25-meter U-shaped pool. In partnership with the celebrated interior decorator Jaya Ibrahim and the architect Robert Nation, the hotel worked to create an atmosphere that mirrors its setting. GHM has even enhanced their already impeccable approach to service: Each villa will have a devoted round-the-clock butler, a full kitchen, and a private pavilion for dining al fresco.
Raffles Istanbul - September 2014-
Positioned in the middle of Istanbul’s bustling Zorlu Center, the latest Raffles aims to host European tastemakers in town for the latest cultural resurgence. The on-property Art Concierge will map out cultural tours, a rooftop movie theatre will show classic films, and butlers will always be on duty to walk guests to the heated helipad.
Four Seasons Moscow - October 2014-
Located a short march away from Red Square, the latest Four Seasons is modeled after the famed Hotel Moskva, where the rich and royal once sipped champagne and ate black caviar. The new hotel has seven different types of suites, including the Minin Presidential Suite, which includes a terrace overlooking Manezhnaya Square and St. Basil’s onion domes.
The Beaumont London - September 2014-
Jeremy King and Chris Corbin, the founders of some of London’s most iconic and esteemed restaurants, have seamlessly meshed the classic beauty of a gilded era building with bespoke touches such as ROOM, the inhabitable art installation by Antony Gormley. The Beaumont infuses traditional luxuries (sumptuous decor, a luxurious spa, private dining room) with a modern sense of purpose.
The Rosewood Beijing - Fall 2014-
The newest spectacle in Beijing has a members-only club, European-and Asian-style bistros, a wine tasting room, and a Northern Chinese country kitchen. Guests can look forward to getting down at the rooftop club, which is only accessible via a private outdoor elevator. A brand that is well known for its unique attention to detail, Rosewood is putting on a performance in a growing market.
Miami Beach Edition - November 2014-
Created by George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg with landscape design by Madison Cox, the latest South Beach hotspot is as much a tribute to the area’s aesthetic as it is a bold new entry on the scene. The Edition has 294 guest rooms, suites, and bungalows, a 70,000-square-foot private beach, a bowling alley, an ice-skating rink, and a restaurant run by none other than Jean Georges Vongerichten. These guys are not screwing around.
W Bogota - September 2014-
Since revolutionizing the idea of the hotel chain by opening the W New York in 1998, Starwood has continued to wave the banner for affordable luxury. The W Bogota is a celebration of a lively city inspired by the legend of El Dorado.
Point Yamu COMO Phuket - Soft Opening until September 2014-
James Bond Island is no longer the sole operation capitalizing on the Phang Nga Bay’s natural limestone architecture. The COMO group’s most recent exercise in eccentricity is Point Yamu, where Italian designer Paola Navone has built a crisp white resort on the blue backdrop of the Andaman Sea.
Bahia Vik Jose Ignacio Uruguay- October 2014-
The recently revived fishing village of Jose Ignacio has become one of the world’s top vacation spots. Now, Norwegian art enthusiast turned luxury resort collector, Alexander Vik has partnered with Uruguayan architect Macelo Daglio to construct a property that perfectly complements the colorful landscape. The place is intentionally dramatic: Four dark stone reflecting pools glimmer in the beach dunes outside the main structure’s windows.
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