Business Traveller takes a look at ten new and upcoming worldwide hotels, from brands including Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Hilton, Moxy and Anantara.
DoubleTree by Hilton Cheltenham
Located two miles from Cheltenham, the newly-refurbished hotel has opened a short drive from Cheltenham Racecourse with 148 rooms, a restaurant serving traditional English cuisine, a bar and lounge, ten meeting rooms, a gym, pool and spa.
Perched on the Southern Portuguese coast, this is the first Anantara property to open in Europe. Previously operating as Tivoli Victoria Algarve Resort, the hotel has 280 rooms and looks out onto the Arnold Palmer-designed Oceânico golf course with six bars and restaurants, a renovated spa and a boutique shop. A creche and kids club are set to open in May.
137 Pillars Bangkok
This is the second hotel to come from 137 Pillars, its Chiang Mai flagship being the former Northern Headquarters of the East Borneo Trading Company, built 125 years ago. Located in Bangkok’s Thonglor district, the hotel has 34 suites designed with traditional furnishings and modern amenities plus a meditation spa, dining outlets, a rooftop bar and the Thai capital’s highest infinity pool.
Akyra Beach Club Phuket
Set within a small fishing community, this 58-suite hotel is located on Natai Beach on the northern tip of Phuket, with rooms featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, naturally inspired furnishings and private terraces. The hotel also has a beach club, pool, a restaurant and resident DJ and provides surf and yoga lessons, scuba diving and the chance to swim with leopard sharks.
Moxy Vienna Airport
A 15-minute train journey from Vienna’s city centre, this is the first property from the millennial-focussed brand to open in Austria. The hotel’s 405 rooms have sound-proofed walls and USB ports alongside a 24/7 dining outlet, three event spaces that can hold 20 people, plus a gym and library.
Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa
Overlooking San Francisco Bay in Sausalito, this former WWII military retreat has 64 rooms with suites that once hosted Pink Floyd during the band’s first North American tour. It also has a ballroom, gym and spa, while activities on offer include private painting lessons, wine tastings and sailing lessons.
25hours Hotel Zurich Langstrasse
Offering views of Zurich Grand Central Station, Zurich’s second 25hours Hotel has opened with 170 rooms, a Mediterranean-themed restaurant, a casual lounge and bar, free Mini car and bicycle hire and an event space that can hold 50 people. There is also a spa on the hotel’s seventh floor.
The Phoenicia Malta
Set to reopen April 15 following extensive renovations, the 136-room hotel will offer updated rooms, a new outdoor infinity pool and newly landscaped grounds and terraces. The hotel’s ballroom has also been refurbished while the building’s facade has also been restored. A new café with an outdoor terrace, a spa, gym and indoor swimming pool are scheduled to open in August.
Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam
Opening in May, the hotel is within walking distance of Amsterdam’s Centraal Station, housed within three original Renaissance-era buildings with 274 guest rooms. It will feature a “house within a hotel” – a four-storey 16th century residence that was once the childhood home of Dutch playwright, P.C. Hooft, which can be rented for groups. Other features include a restaurant, a flower shop and a bike hire station.
Moxy Times Square
Located just south of Times Square, Moxy is set to open in New York in July with 612 rooms, a brasserie, lobby bar and lounge, all-day breakfast café, gym, meeting spaces and one of the city’s largest rooftop lounge.