Top 10: The most anticipated hotels of 2014
From Scotland to New York
Each year we see more and more luxury hotels popping up, and this year is no different with plenty of beautiful new openings - from a peaceful country getaway to an urban long weekend, join Buro 24/7 as we reveal the top ten most anticipated hotels of 2014...
Cromlix House Hotel, Scotland
Located in the small Scottish town of Stirling and owned by tennis star Andy Murray, Cromlix House Hotel is scheduled to open in April 2014. The hotel will be fully equipped with 14 comfortable suites, two reception rooms, dining room, several conference rooms, a chapel and a conservatory. It will boast approximately 34-acres of parkland, forestry as well as four fishing lochs and two celebrated mineral springs.
Mondrian London, United Kingdom
Morgans Hotel Group will soon open a new hotel on the banks of the River Thames. Brought to the iconic Sea Containers House on the South Bank of the Thames by Tom Dixon, the well-known designer recreates the vibe of the original Hollywood Mondrian. Similar to the first Mondrian property in Europe, it offers 359 guest rooms and suites, river views, rooftop lounge and terrace, riverside bar and brasserie and Mondrian London's signature Agua Spa. The hotel is scheduled to open mid 2014.
St. Regis Istanbul, Turkey
This year, the famous St. Regis is also expected to open in the historic centre of Istanbul, Turkey. Featuring 118 rooms, the hotel will be located in the European part of the city and is planned to open on April 1, 2014. It has been said that over four suites at the St. Regis Istanbul will feature interior design from world-renowned designers. The new hotel's culinary areas include the lobby lounge bar on the roof, a brasserie-style restaurant, and a branded pub. Guests will be able to use the facilities that include a spa, fitness centre, meeting rooms and a ballroom.
The Peninsula Paris, France
Another European debut for 2014 is the opening of a new project from the hotel group Peninsula Hotels in Paris. The new Peninsula Paris is located on Avenue Kléber and will offer guests 200 rooms, five restaurants and bars, as well as a cigar bar and lounge on the roof of an old building in the centre of Paris.
Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, UK
Situated in The Shard, the 34th to 52nd floors of Renzo Piano's iconic building houses the hotel, which is Shangri-La's first property in the UK, set to open in April of this year. With Bvlgari bath accessories, ergonomic beds and many other amenities, the unique new hotel reflects the elegance and individuality of the building it is located in. All rooms have an incredible view overlooking the city through huge panoramic windows.
The Ritz Paris, France
In July this year, after nearly two and a half years of renovation, The Ritz Paris hotel will finally open its doors. The renovated hotel offers its guests 103 rooms and 56 new suites, furnished in the style of French palaces of the 17th century. The Ritz Health Club provides a range of tailored treatments, a gym, and a majestic heated swimming pool.
Park Hyatt New York, USA
In May 2014, The Hyatt Hotels Corp plans to open its first hotel in New York. The new hotel will be situated in a 90-storey skyscraper in Manhattan and will include 210 rooms, 135 of which have been designed by modern design guru and world famous architect, Thomas Juul-Hansen. The hotel will feature a bar and restaurant, plus 5,000 square feet of retail space complete with a fitness spa, fitness centre and indoor swimming pool.
Marriott Marquis Washington DC, USA
This new business hotel is set to open in May this year in the heart of the U.S. capital. The hotel, located adjacent to the Walter E. Washington Convention Centre, will offer its guests 1175 rooms and 49 suites. The Marriott Marquis features a range of conference rooms, open space for events of 100,000 square feet, a banquet hall, 54 meeting rooms and direct access to the five restaurants and shops located on the ground floor.
Four Seasons Resort Orlando, USA
In August this year the 440 roomed family friendly hotel will open its doors. Four Seasons Resort Orlando, is located in the world-famous entertainment district of Walt Disney World. The hotel stands on the shore of the lake and offers rooms with sweeping views of the lights of the magic Kings Park. It is the ideal hotel for families with children as the site has a huge water park and entertainment centre. With the choice of three vibrant restaurants, guests can choose from a rooftop Spanish-style steakhouse, an Italian restaurant or a lively poolside, southern-style smokehouse and rotisserie.
Baccarat Hotel New York, USA
For its 250th anniversary, crystal company Baccarat has decided to celebrate with the opening of the Baccarat hotel in New York. Located across the street from the Museum of Modern Art, the 50-story iconic tower comprises 114 hotel rooms, 26 suites and 132,000 square feet of residential space. Guests will be able to avail of the facilities that include the Baccarat spa, fitness centre, a signature restaurant and Baccarat bar. The hotel's interior is being decorated with luxurious handmade chandeliers, huge mirrors and many other glass pieces.