Around the world – Hot brand-new hotels to explore in 2018
Anthony Craig, RSVP ONLINE
(RSVP ONLINE)– Just when you thought travel couldn’t get any more elegant, the latest batch of hotels and resorts have seriously upped the ante. From ultraluxe mountain lodges in Bhutan to remote island hideaways in Seychelles, there’s something for all designs of discerning travelers when selecting a location to remain.
Here’s our handpicked choice of unbelievable brand-new hotels to check into in 2018:
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown
LA’s newest luxury offering offers angel’s- eye views.
Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown. The latest luxury hotel in Los Angeles wows from the start with its skyrocketing 70th-floor sky lobby, which dishes out jaw-dropping views of the city from the minute you sign in.
Here, and in each of its 889 luxurious guest rooms, you’ll discover Instagram-worthy vistas over the City of Angels, from the
Hollywood indication to the Pacific Ocean.
With clever, LA-inspired style and six food and beverage choices– including Spire 73, the highest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere– you have obtained the most popular hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
Spaces from $379.
InterContinental Los Angles Downtown, 900 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90017; +1 213 688 7777.
4 Seasons Seychelles at Desroches Island.
Best new hotels 2018 Four Seasons Seychelles at Desroches Island interior.
The brand-new Four Seasons on Desroches Island will provide remote luxury for wannabe Robinson Crusoes. For the Four Seasons’ 2nd Seychelles venture, the high-end hotel group chose the island of Desroches, and no surprise: situated 35 minutes’ flight from Mahé, it’s as unspoiled and remote as can be.
The new resort, which opens in early 2018, will feature just 71 luxurious lodgings– a mix of cottages, rental properties, suites and sprawling, multi-bedroom houses. The ambiance will be castaway-chic, with indoor-outdoor floor plans and personal plunge pools just steps from the Indian Ocean.
4 Seasons Resort Seychelles, Desroches Island, Seychelles; +416 445-5050.
Six Senses Bhutan.
Bhutan forest. The Six Senses Bhutan is comprised of 5 different lodges across the country.
Slated to open in August 2018, the highly expected Six Senses Bhutan isn’t your normal high-end resort. For starters, it’s made up of five different lodges in 5 different places throughout Bhutan, all of which collectively form the resort.
Each lodge will boast its unique theme: the lodge at Punakha, for example, will be set within a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse, while the one in Bumthang was developed to seem like “a forest within a forest.” In addition to significant backgrounds and design, guests can expect signature Six Senses high-end– luxurious lodgings, great dining, a holistic medical spa and infinity swimming pools with a view.
6 Senses Bhutan; +66 2631 9777.
The Shore Club, Turks & Caicos.
The Shore Club is preferably placed on the picturesque Long Bay Beach of Providenciales.
The Shore Club.
Opened in January 2017, this $100 million resort is the very first and only advancement on Long Bay Beach, a two-mile stretch of white sand on eastern Providenciales.
It boasts 6 luxury vacation homes and 106 sun-drenched suites, each outfitted with spacious terraces ignoring the Atlantic Ocean.
Residential or commercial property highlights include four pools, an all-natural health spa and a complimentary kids’ club equipped with its own treehouse. Who said a remote island getaway can’t likewise be family-friendly?
Spaces from $480.
The Shore Club, Long Bay Beach, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos; +1 649 3398000.
W Las Vegas
W Hotels’ long-anticipated venture into the glitz of Vegas does not disappoint.
The property, opened in March 2017, is as stylish as you ‘d expect, from its 289 art-studded rooms to its elegant Living Room bar, home to some of the very best artisanal cocktails on the Strip.
Included bonus offer: Rock star Lenny Kravitz developed the hotel’s signature Extreme WOW Suite– decorated in red velvet and marble, with sweeping downtown views–.
Rooms from $100.
W Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV, 89109; +1 702 761 8700.
Baglioni Resort Maldives.
Baglioni Resort will mix Italian elegant with easygoing island life. Baglioni Resort.
Slated to open in March 2018, the Italian luxury hotel group’s first tropical island venture is one to view.
Found on the remote island of Maagau in the Dhaalu Atoll, the environmentally friendly resort will boast 96 sophisticated, whitewashed villas that mix classic Italian elegance with a breezy island ambiance.
Other hotel highlights include a swimming pool, 3 dining establishments– with a concentrate on Italian food, naturally– and a beachside bar that’s completely placed for a sunset aperitif.
Baglioni Resort Maldives; +39 02 36661966.
The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan, China.
Located in the heart of the buzzy Jingan District, steps from the Natural History Museum, St. Regis’ newest property is completely placed for checking out Shanghai– not that you’ll ever want to leave.
The hotel boasts six restaurants, a natural day spa with a heated indoor swimming pool and 436 delicious spaces including decor influenced by Chinese palaces.
The hotel’s pièce de résistance? Its Presidential Suite– a 7,000-square-foot, three-story penthouse with a glass ceiling and unbeatable horizon views.
Spaces from $395.
The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan, 1008 Beijing West Road Shanghai, Shanghai 200041 China; + 86 21 6257 9999.
Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, London.
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s most current hotel, situated in London’s Shoreditch, launched in July 2017.
On the heels of effective openings in Asia and the United States, chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s fifth hotel– and very first venture into Europe– might be his coolest yet.
Opened in July 2017, the 150-room London property is streamlined, modern and feng shui to boot, with low-slung, minimalist furniture, black marble and sexy mood lighting– and that’s just in the lobby.
Looks aside, the food’s good, too: at the onsite Nobu dining establishment, visitors can devour on Matsuhisa crowd-pleasers like black cod miso and yellowtail sashimi topped with jalapeño.
Spaces from $470.
Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, 10-50 Willow Street, London EC2A 4BH, UK; +44 207 683 1200.
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, Australia.
The Sofitel Darling Harbour puts you among the action however far from the crowds. Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour. With a roof club lounge, three bars and an outside infinity swimming pool neglecting Darling Harbor, the Sofitel is a welcome, if not much-needed, addition to the Sydney hotel scene. The $500 million hotel, which opened its doors in October 2017, is among the biggest in the city with a tremendous 590 rooms spread over 35 floors. Each space features sharp, modern design and is outfitted with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city of Sydney. Its buzzy Darling Harbor place puts visitors in the middle of all the action, however far from the loud Opera House and Harbor Bridge crowds. Spaces from$ 300.
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, 12 Darling Drive, 2000 Sydney, Australia; +61 2 8388 8888.
Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, Maui.
Set in the middle of 16 acres on the peaceful northern end of Ka’anapali Beach, Maui’s newest resort uses tourists peace in among the buzziest and most gone to parts of the island. Its oceanfront rental properties, available in configurations of as much as three bedrooms, are equipped with chef’s kitchen areas and are perfect for families and big groups. With three pools, numerous outstanding dining choices and a market where guests can purchase fresh meat and vegetables to grill by the pool, you may never wish to leave.
Villas from$ 550.
Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, 45 Kai Malina Parkway, Lahaina, Maui, Hey There, 96761; +1 808 662 6300. Sable Alley, Botswana.
Sable Alley, located in the center of Khwai Private Reserve, includes 12 glamorous camping tents.
Part of the Natural Selection portfolio of safari camps throughout Botswana and Namibia, Sable Alley– which opened in 2017– sticks out with its streamlined, sustainable style and sweeping views over a hippo- and elephant-frequented lagoon.
Its twelve elegant camping tents, all raised on wood platforms, use spacious game-facing verandas, indoor-outdoor showers and all the (solar-powered) animal comforts you ‘d anticipate from a hotel stay.
Not that you’ll be investing much time inside. The camp is located in the heart of a half-million-acre Khwai Private Reserve, which suggests legendary all-day game-viewing through diverse landscapes in blissful, tourist-free privacy.
From $560 per person.
Sable Alley, Botswana; +27 11 807 1800.
Timbers Kauai, Hawaii.
Timbers Kauai boasts a two-tiered infinity pool is ignoring the ocean.
With a two-tiered infinity pool, beach club, numerous dining options and a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, Timbers Kauai– slated to open on June 1, 2018– is the most amazing luxury vacation rental offering on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
Its 47 dwellings, which will range in size from 1,600 to 4,900 square feet, will provide earthy, Hawaiian-inspired design, large lanais (balconies), and floor-to-ceiling glass windows neglecting the Pacific Ocean.
The resort, situated within the 450-acre Hokuala oceanfront resort neighborhood, is also actions away from Kalapaki Beach and is perfectly placed to explore the pristine beaches and waterfalls of southern Kauai.
Added perk: you can remain if you desire.
Common of all Timbers resorts, these rentals also function as residences (which are available for purchase now, beginning at around $350,000 for partial ownership).
Timbers Kauai, 3351 Hoolaulea Way, Kauai, Hawaii 96766; +1 808 720 6817.
Hyatt Centric La Rosière.
Hyatt Centric La Rosière is the very first Hyatt Centric hotel in France.
Introducing a French Alps ski resort was an interesting move for the Hyatt Centric, a brand understood for its trendy, millennial-focused city hotels.
But judging from its long menu of diversions (it’s the only resort in the region to offer to heli-ski, for beginners) and fantastic place, just actions from the ski lifts and La Rosière’s restaurants, bars and stores the resort, which opened in December 2017, is worth an appearance.
Also worth having a look at (before everyone else does): 3 jacuzzis, a 2,500-square-foot medical spa and a relaxing fireplace bar focusing on mountain wines.
Spaces from $310.
Hyatt Centric La Rosière, Les Eucherts, La Rosière, Montvalezan – Savoie, France, 73700; +33 479 04 1234.
Pod Times Square Hotel, New York City.
With 3 extremely successful Pod Hotels in New York City to this day, the popular chain will launch its newest– and arguably its finest– hotel in Times Square in January 2018.
Like its sibling properties on 51st St., 39th St. and in Brooklyn, Pod Times Square will provide ultra-efficient style and minimalist, millennial-focused high-end at an available cost point (spaces start at simply $140, which is unprecedented in Times Square).
But it’s the Pod Pads that make this hotel so special. There are 45 roomy, extended-stay living suites with kitchen areas, with month-to-month rates comparable to that of an average Manhattan one-bedroom apartment or condo (without the trouble of a long-term lease).
Other highlights consist of a tiki bar, an Italian-American restaurant and a visitor lounge with sweeping views over the city’s west side and Hudson River.
Pod Times Square Hotel, 400 W 42nd St, New York City, NY 10036; +1 844 763 7666.
Ayana Komodo Resort.
AYANA Komodo Resort will boast its cruise liner, which will take visitors around the island.
Tucked away on the lavish island of Flores, an hour’s flight from Bali, the latest AYANA resort produces the ideal tropical hideaway.
Each of the resort’s 201 rooms will neglect the pristine sands of Waecicu Beach and the resort’s pier, which boasts a picturesque bar and drifting deck.
Other hotel highlights consist of three pool, a rooftop bar, four restaurants and– most remarkably– its cruise ship for exploring the island in the utmost luxury.
AYANA Komodo Resort, Waecicu Beach, Flores; +62 361 702 222.
Los Cabos, the Montage
Though there’s certainly no lack of high-end resorts in Los Cabos, the Montage– slated to open in spring 2018– is a welcome addition to the area’s dramatic coastline.
For one, it’s set upon the protected waters of Santa Maria Bay, suggesting it’s one of the few Cabo resorts able to use a swimmable beach (most beaches in the location have rough ocean currents that make them too unsafe for swimming).
Then there’s the refreshingly minimalist style, likewise rare in Cabo. Through the use of native desert materials and indoor-outdoor areas, the resort is discreetly luxurious without removing focus from its spectacular natural backdrop.
Montage Los Cabos, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico; +52 866 551 8244.