Must-visit: Top 5 new hotels in 2017
Bhutan, Bora Bora, Beverly Hills
Travel aficionados take note! The hospitality industry will be buzzing in 2017 with new hotel openings. Whether you're in the mood for some oceanside relaxation, slalom your way down wintry slopes or embrace the local luxury shopping culture, these are the new hotel addresses that you need to visit next year...
Six Senses Bhutan
Six Senses Bhutan actually comprises of five different luxury resorts – Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang and Paro – and while they operate under the same umbrella, each one offers a unique experience focusing on the local culture, heritage and landscape. From the exquisite old-world crafts that pepper Thimphu, to the mud brick, rattan and bamboo elements at Punakha, to the wood-centric design theme at Bumthang, the 82 guest suites and villas allows you to truly discover the beauty and intricacies of Bhutan.
Six Senses Bhutan will open in the second half of 2017.
Conrad Bora Bora Nui
Located on Motu To'opua, Conrad Bora Bora Nui is set to re-open in 2017 following a major makeover. Take your pick from the garden and beach villas or opt for complete serenity in one of the overwater bungalows. If you can peel yourself away from the majestic sweeping ocean views, Conrad Bora Bora Nui offers the quintessential spa experience, sea sports, coral reef dive sites, hiking trails as well as the opportunity to explore local traditions. Fine gastronomy comes in the way of a Chinese restaurant, a relaxed lounge and the signature beach restaurant that serves Polynesian and Mediterranean cuisines. "With our magical location in Bora Bora and the Conrad brand's modern approach to luxury, we look forward to offering our guests a truly exceptional stay in French Polynesia," said Louis Wane, Conrad Bora Bora Nui's Owner.
Conrad Bora Bora Nui will open in March 2017.
The Alexander, Yerevan
The Luxury Collection is on an expansion roll and in 2017, will open the doors to The Alexander, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Yerevan, marking the first Armenian property by Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Perfectly situated on the capital's Republic Square, The Alexander can count landmarks such as The Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, History Museum and National Art Gallery as well as the famed seven fountains as its close neigbours.
The Alexander, Yerevan will open in sumer 2017.
Waldorf Astoria, Beverly Hills
Already a coveted address, Beverly Hills is set to receive yet another luxury boost with the opening of a Waldorf Astoria hotel. Tucked strategically at the corner of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards, the 12-storeyed epitome of luxury hospitality will feature an Art Deco theme with touches of California thrown into the mix through large murals. While each room includes its own balcony, the Villa Suites open up to a private garden terrace. On the rooftop, the largest pool deck in Beverly Hills awaits and the massive 5,000 sq ft Waldorf Astoria Spa offers an indulgent pampering session. That's not all though; for the food connoisseurs, Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten will provide the fine dining options.
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills will open in April 2017.
W Aspen will be the ski resort in North America for Starwood Hotels & Resorts and will open in time for the 2017 skiing season. With direct access to the slopes, the luxury escape comes complete with a full service ski shop, a large outdoor patio and a rooftop pool that offers stunning views of the mountain. Furthermore, you can avail to the W's renowned Whatever/Whenever service for a truly bespoke winter experience.
W Aspen will open in Spring 2017.