From palatial ranches and private pools, to oceanic havens and luxury lodges; here’s our round-up of the latest travel hotspots and most eagerly anticipated hotel openings this year
Words Helen Brown
The Ned, London
The Ned is one of London’s latest hotel openings and comes courtesy of trendy Soho House & Co and New York’s Sydell Group. It is set in the historic Lutyens Building and hosts nine restaurants and 1920s themed rooms. There is also a range of men’s and women’s grooming services available and the Ned’s Club. Members have access to the rooftop pool, gym, spa, hammam and late night lounge bar.
Rooms from £150 per night
Adare Manor, Ireland
Adare Manor is a home of luxury and splendour in picturesque County Limerick, Ireland. It’s steeped in history and surrounded by medieval ruins to be explored. Curiosities are littered throughout the grounds. Discover Ogham stones, The Dunraven pet cemetery and the icehouse. Then explore the walled kitchen gardens and lost cottages hidden deep in the estate. This five star venue offers contemporary food from six exceptional eateries. These include the Oakroom Restaurant and The Tack Room.
Rooms from £278 per night
The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah
Experience unparalleled luxury and exquisite design in Oberoi Group’s latest venture. This new beach resort is designed by the famous Italian architect Piero Lissoni. Each room and suite has a private terrace, while the villas offer private pools. Some even have an outdoor space to host exclusive parties.
Rooms from approx. $409 per night
Hotel Lungarno, Florence
Following a six month closure, the iconic Hotel Lungarno will reopen this June. Guests can expect newly-refurbished rooms and gorgeous furnishings. The hotel was founded 20 years ago by fashion house Ferragamo and has an unrivalled location. It sits directly on the River Arno with captivating views to the Ponte Vecchio. The townhouse looks like a grand cruise ship sailing down the river. It has a gorgeous palette of blue and white to accentuate its maritime theme. Indulge in exceptional dining and enthralling river views from the hotel’s restaurant, Borgo San Jacopo. It is Michelin starred and will also showcase a polished new style.
Reopens 1 June, rooms from €410 per night
Palácio Tangará, Brazil
Explore the thriving contemporary art scene of São Paulo from Palácio Tangará. This original Tangará Ranch, fringed by the tropical greenery of the Burle Marx Park, is set to open in June. It will offer 141 spacious guestrooms – including 59 suites – all with beautiful park views. Acclaimed Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten will drive the hotel’s dining experiences. His zesty, innovative cuisine will be on offer from a signature restaurant and chef’s table. Further to this, guests can enjoy a bar, wine cellar and lounge bar, all with outdoor terraces.
Opening June 2017, rooms from approx. £368 per night
Taylor River Lodge
Eleven Experience are the foremost provider of “once in a lifetime” experiences. The Lodge comprises of a series of luxurious log cabins tucked away in a scenic canyon. It is perched right above the famous “Golden River” – giving guests access to the best fishing in Colorado. Guests can even cast for trout right outside their cabin’s front door. If that doesn’t float your boat, relax in the riverside bathhouse or explore the canyon and river. Biking, hiking, rafting and kayaking is available. Additional activities include archery, rock climbing and horseback riding.
Opening June 2017, rates from £1,388 per night
The Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, London
The Nobu Hotel Shoreditch will be the group’s first foray into European territory. It promises imaginative food creations from Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. The design blends the raw creative energy of East London with the understated luxury of Nobu.
Open for booking summer 2017
Baglioni Resort Maldives
Baglioni Resort Maldives will be the first luxury Italian resort in the Maldives. It will offer beautiful villas with a selection of garden, beach or overwater options. There are three restaurants to delight in. Choose from Japanese and Italian cuisines, or enjoy bare-footed dining in the Vegetable Garden. For the ultimate sense of peace and harmony head to the Garden Spa. It’s a temple of Ayurvedic and Thai therapies surrounded by tropical foliage.
Opening October 2017, from from approx. $1,100 per night
Five Lodges in Bhutan, South Asia
Discover Bhutan in five heavenly new havens from Six Senses. Choose to visit all five lodges or a combination and enjoy various experiences unique to each location. Each is inspired by colourful Kingdom’s reputation as the ‘happiest place on earth’. As guests move between them, they experience a journey through all their senses. There are community spots to swap traveller’s tales in the warmth of an open fire.
Opening December 2017
Six Senses Zil Pasyon
Six Senses Fiji is the latest addition to the group’s portfolio, set to open this December. Picture an idyllic setting in the volcanic island of Malolo. You’ll be amidst crystal waters, white sands and thick tropical forest. The hotel will comprise of 24 spacious pool villas and 66 residential villas. They all offer complete privacy, seclusion and luxury.
Opening December 2017