Bllnr.com showcases the very best of new luxury hotels that are changing the landscape of hospitality around the world.
Love sniffing out the newest holiday destinations? Look no further than these new hotels for your next luxurious holiday. From boutique hotels to multinational hospitality brands, Bllnr.com brings you our top picks of the best stays that have either recently opened their doors or are on the verge of welcoming guests into their rooms.
The Laslett, London
At the heart of Notting Hill, nestled in a neighbourhood of Victorian townhouses is The Laslett. Spread across five of these listed townhouses, the hotel offers 51 cosy bedrooms and suites. It aims to be a space reminiscent of a stylish home and is littered with art and photography from local artists. On the ground floor of The Laslett is a curated British library, the hotel’s Henderson bar and a coffee shop that serves seasonal British fare with signature dishes.
COMO The Treasury, Perth
Set to open on 15 October 2015, COMO The Treasury in Perth will be COMO Hotel’s first Australian property. The hotel is housed in 140-year-old state buildings located on the corner of St Georges Terrace and Barrack Street. There are 48 rooms and suites, two restaurants, a bar, the brand’s signature wellness centre of COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, as well as a gym and a 20m indoor pool.
H Resort Beau Vallon Beach, Mahé Island
Located 30 minutes from Seychelles International Airport and 15 minutes from the capital Victoria, the new H Resort at Beau Vallon Beach is set on Mahé Island, the largest island of this tropical paradise of a country. The resort is laid across a 3km stretch of beach and offers guests the option of several leisure activities, including tennis, yoga and swimming. Its 100 suites, villas and grand villas feature a range of comforts with private balcony or terrace, indoor and outdoor day beds, plus indoor and outdoor dining areas. The villas also come with their own private pools, outdoor rain showers, cabanas and direct access to the beach.
Mandarin Oriental, Milan
Housed within four redeveloped 18th century buildings, Mandarin Oriental Milan is located next to the famous opera house, La Scala. It is also located minutes from Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga, Milan’s exclusive shopping streets. Its 73 rooms and 31 suites incorporate contemporary Italian design and the brand’s signature Asian-inspired touches. Other facilities of the hotel include a heated indoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, beauty studio, manicure and pedicure studio, and a hair salon headed by celebrity stylist Massimo Serini.
The Grand Mansion, Nanjing
As the Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts’ seventh hotel in China, The Grand Mansion in Nanjing features 158 guestrooms, including 15 standard suites and a Presidential Suite. A fitness centre, a heated indoor pool and a spa are just some of the facilities available at this new hotel. The space also boasts an extensive art collection, handcrafted textiles, opulent chinaware and a compelling collection of books on local history and culture. Guests can feast all day long at The Atrium, which specialises in Nanjing and international cuisines.
The St Regis, Mumbai
Residing in India’s tallest hotel tower with 386 guest rooms, The St Regis Mumbai offers panoramic views of the bustling metropolis. This Mumbai property is the debut of The St Regis in India and South Asia, and is located in Lower Parel, the city’s premium commercial, residential and entertainment district. For guests looking to spend more than the usual couple of days, the property also has 33 residential suites, which features a living room, fully equipped kitchen and the option of one or two bedrooms. Other facilities in the hotel include nine restaurants, a luxury spa, a 25m outdoor pool, salon and fitness centre.
Six Senses, Qing Cheng Mountain
Six Senses’ first resort in China is set on the picturesque Qing Cheng Mountain, situated west of the Sichuan Basin. Built to complement the UNESCO World Heritage & Natural Cultural site at Dujiangyan situated nearby, the resort’s 113 guestrooms range from semi-detached suites in duplex villas with balconies and verandas, to courtyard suites, garden and pool villas. As part of the brand’s signature offering, Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain also features the Six Senses Spa, set on a 1,710-square-metre lot, complete with waterfall and garden views from the 10 treatment rooms.
The new Shangri-La hotel is located near Nayramdal Park and the Great Chinggis Khaan Square in Mongolia’s capital city, Ulaanbaatar. Its 290 guestrooms are spacious, with suites at 84 square metres in size to accommodate a separate master bedroom and living area. Other amenities offered by the hotel include a gym, massage facilities, a lobby lounge and a bar. An all-day dining option, Cafe Park, serves a variety of cuisines, while a restaurant called Hutong serves Chinese dishes, including the house specialty of Beijing duck.
Mövenpick Hotel, Riyadh
Mövenpick Hotel Riyadh features a whopping 438 rooms and suites, and several gourmet restaurants such as Acacia by Pierre Gagnaire, the Michelin-starred French chef. Suitable for business travellers and holidaymakers, the new hotel also offers 12 meeting venues, a Rio Health Club with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, massage rooms, sauna, ice room and pool. An all-female Aurora Spa was also conceptualised and created to cater to the needs of female guests who choose to be pampered in Saudi Arabia’s capital city.
Set to open in October 2015, Cassia is Banyan Tree’s newest brand proposition in the serviced apartment sector, and is the first property to bear its name. Cassia Phuket will feature 221 residences, including one- and two-bedroom apartments with a separate living room and fully equipped kitchen. Other amenities include two swimming pools, direct access to a private area of Bang Tao Beach, a spa and the hotel’s hip Street Bar, where partygoers can sip cocktails and listen to beats by the in-house DJ.