Four new luxury hotels to have on your radar
The luxury hospitality scene is back in full swing, with the opening of several new high-end hotels around the world. Here are a handful of new properties to keep on your radar when planning and booking trips for clients.
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The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico City’s rich history, culture and art take center stage at this new hotel, the capital’s first Ritz-Carlton. Private tours, for example, of the Anthropology Museum and other cultural sites in the city will be offered to guests. Located in a modern 58-story mixed-use glass tower along the iconic Paseo de Reforma.
Each of the 153 rooms and suites offers city views through a picture window, and 120 rooms have private terraces. There are also spacious marble bathrooms and separate dining and living areas in the suites. The restaurant at Hotel Samos features Eastern Mediterranean cuisine with Mexican influences and local ingredients. At the spa, treatments incorporate local ingredients and herbs that draw on the healing and spiritual traditions of Aztec culture. There are also steam rooms, saunas, and an indoor pool. Guests can enjoy a large fitness center and the exclusive The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge with an exclusive Club Concierge.
EDITION Reykjavik, Iceland
Hotelier Ian Schrager, in collaboration with Marriott International, is back with the latest EDITION outpost, bringing the sophisticated, minimalist-chic approach to luxury to Reykjavik. Open in preview on November 9, 2021, the hotel will be one of the few true five-star establishments in the city. Centrally located, the hotel is next to Harpa, the iconic concert hall and conference center, and minutes from the downtown shopping district. The interior design is inspired by its awe-inspiring surroundings, such as a sculptural Icelandic lava stone totem pole in the lobby.
The culinary highlight is Tides, the signature restaurant with a private dining area and outdoor terrace. It is run by Gunnar Karl Gíslason, the chef behind Dill, the famous Michelin-starred New Nordic restaurant in Reykjavik. In the morning, breakfast is a fresh and healthy mix of clean juices, pastries, fruit, cereals and skyr (Icelandic yogurt) complemented by an à la carte menu of hot dishes and a selection of open sandwiches .
For lunch and dinner, Gíslason serves modern Icelandic cuisine. The hotel’s 253 guest rooms and suites each have beds that open to floor-to-ceiling windows that frame various views of the surrounding neighborhood, and some come with an outdoor patio. They feature Icelandic touches, such as bed throws from a local woolen company and in-bedroom artwork by famous Icelandic artists Pall Stefansson and Ragnar Axelsson featuring Icelandic landscapes.
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Etéréo, Auberge Resorts Collection, Mexico
Set amidst a protected mangrove forest along a pristine stretch of the Caribbean Sea, Auberge Resorts will open its third luxury resort in Mexico, Etéréo, in December on the Riviera Maya. Boasting white sand beaches and turquoise waters, each of the 75 rooms and suites offers ocean or ocean views. The bedrooms will feature one king or two queen beds and luxurious bathrooms with double sinks and bathtubs.
Floor-to-ceiling sliding doors will open to views of the Caribbean Sea and large terraces with outdoor living space and private plunge pools. Other amenities include five restaurants, two swimming pools, an events lawn, a kids’ club, and experiences that explore the Yucatán Peninsula. Itzam, a signature Mayan-inspired restaurant, offers panoramic ocean views from its outdoor seating, patio lounge, and private dining room, Pixán.
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Pan Pacific London, United Kingdom
Newly opened, the Pan Pacific London offers a five-star getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Channeling its Singaporean roots, design elements such as bamboo stalks, ornate teapots, and tropical plantings can be found throughout the hotel.
The rooms and suites offer views of the City of London. The hotel offers several options for enjoying Singaporean dishes or modern Asian-inspired dishes, including the Straits Kitchen which offers Singaporean meals all day in the heart of the Square Mile with dishes that draw inspiration from Asian specialties and distant favorites.
In The Orchid Lounge, traditional afternoon tea features quintessentially British sandwiches and scones, while the Singaporean-inspired Kopi Tiam celebrates bao and dim sum. The hotel’s extensive wellness facilities include an infinity pool, gym, treatment rooms, individual relaxation cabins, sauna, mindfulness studio and lounge dedicated to rest and relaxation. relaxation.