Ten worldwide luxury hotel openings to look forward to in 2016
MVHOTELS recently compiled a list of the ten most exciting luxury hotels opening before the end of 2016. With far too many luxurious property openings to go through, this reduced selection highlights the top ten across the world; making it easier for travellers to decide which ones to plan a future stay in and be among the first to bask in lavish touches that no other guest has previously enjoyed. Here are ten ways to make your Facebook friends green with brand new luxury holiday envy.
New hotels are always popping up all around the globe, so there’s always an exciting new one to discover, especially at some of the world’s most coveted and idyllic holiday destinations. If you’re a discerning traveller who likes the finer things in life and is always in pursuit of the ultimate indulgence travel-wise; then this list by MVHOTELS was made for you.
After undergoing an exhaustive process of pre-selection, MVHOTELS put together an assortment of the top luxury hotel openings to look forward to this year. If you want to experience the highest level of luxury untouched, this shortlist of 10 spanking new hotel properties opening in 2016 should do it. Two of them are in the Maldives, suggesting this is the one destination to look out for this year.
Opening the soonest, the new St. Regis Vommuli in Maldives is due to start welcoming guests this September and wow them with the collection of 77 finely appointed, beautifully styled villas poised right on the beach and offering a host of exclusive services, facilities and amenities. Surrounded by Maldives’ famously untouched natural beauty, the new resort will be located in the Dhaalu Atoll, a 40-minute scenic seaplane ride from the country’s international airport. Boasting a seductive infinity pool, a pampering spa, diving centre, activity centre and state-of-the-art fitness centre, this new retreat joins a fine selection of others in Starwood’s colourful portfolio of Maldives hotels; namely the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa and the W Retreat & Spa Maldives.
The next one to open, with a full launch scheduled for October 2016 is the Miavana – Private Island in Madagascar. Could you thing of a more exotic location to head to in search of the ultimate travel indulgence? This upcoming ultra-luxurious lodge designed by Time + Tide beautifully blends in with the wild surroundings at the private island of Nosy Ankao. Upon its opening this unique resort will become the first ultra-luxury lodge in the country, offering a reduced number of just 14 spacious one to three-bedroom villas boasting sweeping views across the mainland – a dream come true for enraptured nature lovers!
Also opening in the autumn months is the Six Senses Zil Pasyon in Seychelles, offering what is planned to be the most gripping sensory experiences ever, all in the enchanting location of Felicite Island; one of the Seychelles’ uninhabited gems. This aspiring new project will feature 30 villas and 17 private residences, occupying only one third of the island total land mass, which means the rest is nothing but wild and unspoilt nature. To complete the picture are three postcard-perfect sandy beaches, a main outdoor pool, sports and leisure facilities as well as six unique wining and dining venues.
Opening later on this year (although how much later exactly hasn’t been revealed yet) is another exclusive property by Six Senses, this time in Bhutan and with a determined mission to create the most amazing guest experiences in the most spectacular of settings. Just the location alone is simply breath-taking and the whole layout nothing short of adventurous and wildly imaginative. Being true to its name, the new Six Senses Bhutan aims to awaken all of guests’ senses with the creation of five unique lodges – Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang and Paro - which will all add up to the “ultimate circuit experience”.
Also with an unrevealed opening date and a broad estimation that it will open sometime before the year ends, is the One&Only Seef in Bahrain. This majestic resort will be perfectly placed on the exotic north-western coast of Seef, complete with a private beachfront and offering 150 ultra-refined guest rooms, suites and villa. As One&Only’s debuting property in Bhutan, it will live up to the brand’s ultra-high expectations with its own Givenchy Spa. When it comes to dining it will certainly step up to the plate with a variety of world-class dining choices.
Yet another ultra-indulgent property for luxury addicts with a shrouded-in-secrecy opening date and esteemed for completion before the end of 2016 is the Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club in the United States. With a beachy location on the U.S. sunny state of Florida, this ambitious new resort will offer a limited and exclusive collection of just 77 guest rooms with five luxurious beach-facing Cabana Suites and 31 Private Residence suites.
In the Far East there are two more new properties whetting our appetite for indulgence: The St Regis Langkawi in Malaysia and Bawah Private Island in the South China Sea. While the St. Regis promises to be incredibly exciting and uniquely panoramic thanks to its “swimmable lagoon”, the largest on the island overlooking the hotel’s magnificent stretch of private beach and the mountains beyond. On the other hand, the Bawah hotel is so remote that you have to take a private seaplane from Singapore, followed by a 2-hour boat ride to reach it. But once you do you’ll feel amidst “a droplet of nature” with the privilege of experiencing what luxury private island living is.
Last but certainly not least, the second new luxury property opening soon in the Maldives is the Soneva Jani which is expected to open in late 2016. This uniquely amazing hotel appeared first on MVHOTELS’ list as the most exciting of all openings, but we chose to save the best for last. The cream of the crop, this new resort offers all that is expected of the Soneva brand and more. Exclusivity and sophistication will be taken to new heights whilst following the brand’s organic ethos and staying true to its innovative, creative style. Developed on Medhufaru Island in the Noonu Atoll, the most exquisitely designed villas are to be built both over-water and on land. Certainly, this is the one we’re most closely watching with a keen eye.
So now you know, if you're looking for the sublimest, most imaginative, creative, cutting-edge, avant-garde luxury in the market, you'll have the chance to be among the first to enjoy a regal stay when any of these jaw-dropping hotel marvels open.
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