Luxury locations: The best new hotels to book now
The hospitality industry has welcomed several new luxury hotels recently. Boasting scenic views, outstanding service and luxurious amenities, these new locations ensure that whenever you go, whether for business or pleasure, luxury will always be waiting for you. Buro 24/7 Middle East lists the top three recent five-star launches.
The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest
The brand's first hotel in the Hungarian capital is located in the middle of the epicentre where shopping and culture are aplenty. The building, facing St. Stephens Basilica, was originally built in 1914 and now features 170 rooms and 30 suites. The luxe facilities also includes the famed Ritz-Carlton Spa and Fitness Centre with indoor pools. Deak Street Kitchen is also a feature. Here the menu draws inspiration from local Hungarian cuisine. Then upping the ante is the exclusive Ritz-Carlton Club on the 8th and 9th floors, where excellence is epitomised with personalised concierge services.
For more information, visit ritzcarlton.com.
Gran Melia de Mar, Spain
Following a successful refurbishment, the Gran Melia de Mar now boasts 142 rooms, each one with sweeping views of the Mediterranean Sea. Exclusively for adults, the hotel offers guests a relaxing stay by the stunning coastline. So inside the hotel, expect The Spa by Clarins. As well, indulge in a culinary experience courtesy of the acclaimed restaurant Arrels by the award-winning chef Marga Coll.
Located within walking distance to the shopping district, as well as various Michelin-starred restaurants, the Gran Melia de Mar is the destination of choice when in Illetas, Spain.
For more information, visit granmelia.com.
Conrad Pune, India
Conrad has launched its first hotel in India, specifically in Pune. Catering for the smart traveller who always needs to stay connected, the luxury hotel features state-of-the-art technology amidst a relaxing backdrop that includes water features, select artworks as well as ornate decor. Also available is the Conrad Concierge mobile service, which allows visitors to customise their stay through mobile phones. After a day of meetings or sight-seeing, the city's first heated outdoor pool awaits, as well as a host of culinary options — think Indian, Japanese and Thai.
For more information, visit conradpune.com.