In September 2023, the world of hospitality welcomes a series of exceptional hotel openings that are set to redefine luxury and travel experiences. These VIP arrivals include a range of diverse offerings. From a renowned luxury hotel brand making its debut in Munich to a serene riverside retreat in Bhutan, from a long-anticipated London luxury hotel that has tantalized us for eight years to a fashion-forward and disruptively stylish brand making waves in Macau – each of these establishments represents a game-changing development in the world of hotels. These openings are poised to captivate not only the editorial team but also the global audience as they set the stage for unforgettable stays and extraordinary experiences in September and beyond.
Here's a glimpse at some of these remarkable additions to the hospitality scene:
&BEYOND Punakha River Lodge: Nestled in the picturesque Punakha Valley along the Mo Chu River in Bhutan, this exquisite lodge offers six intimate luxury tents, a one-bedroom suite (the River House), and a two-bedroom suite (the Family Suite). Reflecting traditional Bhutanese architectural style, it seamlessly blends into its lush surroundings of verdant paddy fields and dense forested hills, marking &BEYOND's inaugural lodge in Bhutan.
One Sloane, London: Situated at 1 Sloane Gardens, One Sloane combines Chelsea charm with Parisian chic to create a "home away from home." With 30 beautifully appointed bedrooms and suites, the hotel features a top-floor restaurant, a welcoming lobby, and a stylish downstairs bar. A historic gem, One Sloane underwent an extensive six-year renovation project, preserving its 1889 architecture while infusing contemporary elegance.
Shisui, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nara, Japan: Nestled within the serene Nara Park and surrounded by World Heritage Sites, Shisui is a stunning showcase of traditional Japanese architecture, culture, and history. The hotel's name, "Shikan Suiyou," pays homage to scenic vistas cherished in Nara throughout history. It provides a tranquil escape amid lush greenery and cultural landmarks.
W Macau – Studio City: Macau's vibrant entertainment hub welcomes the W Macau – Studio City, a mixed-use development featuring indoor and outdoor water parks, a cineplex, and modern MICE facilities. The 557-key hotel boasts contemporary suites, dynamic dining venues, and a stylish WOOBAR, promising an unforgettable stay in this bustling city.
Hilton Yala Resort, Sri Lanka: This resort, considerately built around an active elephant corridor, offers guests a unique luxury experience with the opportunity to observe wildlife from design-led rooms, suites, and villas. Hilton Yala Resort features a variety of dining options, including the contemporary Sri Lankan and Asian-inspired Dhira, the meat and seafood-focused Sandali, and the versatile bar and coffee lounge Vanya.
Rosewood Munich: The highly anticipated Rosewood Munich, the first German property for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, opens its doors at the end of September. Collaboratively designed by Munich-based architectural firm Hilmer Sattler and London-based interior architectural design studio Tara Bernerd & Partners, the property combines magnificent architecture with bespoke furnishings, offering breathtaking views of the city skyline or tranquil courtyards.
The Peninsula London: After eight years of anticipation, Peninsula Hotels makes its London debut with a 190-key luxury hotel that promises to redefine opulence. Situated at the prestigious juncture of Hyde Park Corner and Wellington Arch, the hotel's design by Hopkins Architects gracefully harmonizes with the heritage buildings of Belgravia. Interior designer Peter Marino's inspired work bathes the exquisite interiors in natural light, making it a landmark addition to London's luxury hotel scene.
These extraordinary hotel openings represent a diverse tapestry of experiences and design narratives, each poised to leave an indelible mark on the world of hospitality in September 2023 and beyond.