Business Traveller rounds up new and upcoming hotels from brands including Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons and Six Senses
Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach, UAE
Ritz-Carlton has opened its fifth property in the United Arab Emirates. Located on the Arabian Gulf, the luxury resort is just one hour away from Dubai. Inspired by traditional Bedouin architecture, the Ras Al Khaimah features 32 villas, each with its own pool and beach access. The hotel offers experiences for guests such as paddle boarding, fishing and sunset yoga.
Facilities include two 24-hour fitness centres and a seaside spa along with three eateries: the Shore House restaurant, the bar lounge and the beach cabana.
Park Inn by Radisson, Katowice, Poland
With the Park Inn in Katowice, Radisson now operates 15 hotels and more than 3,100 rooms in Poland. Located near the centre of Katowice, this hotel lies within walking distance of Silesian Park as well as the International Conference Centre.
Complete with 168 rooms and suites, the Park Inn also houses its own multipurpose conference facilities, including a 370 sqm ballroom, and an all-day gym. Guests can experience Polish fare at the hotel’s restaurant or treat themselves to a drink at the lobby bar.
Four Seasons Resort, Seychelles
Situated on Desroches Island, this resort marks Four Seasons’ second property in the Indian Ocean archipelago. The resort spans 402 hectares along the southwest part of Desroches and can be reached via a 35-minute flight from the international airport on Mahe island.
The property has 71 keys, ranging from villas to suites to beach bungalows. It boasts five spa treatment facilities as well as an anti-gravity (aerial) yoga pavilion, fitness studio and tennis courts. Dining options include the seafood-centric Lighthouse restaurant, the Mediterranean-inspired Claudine, the poolside bar and the takeaway deli.
The Fontenay, Hamburg
Slated to open in late March, this urban resort rests on Lake Aster near Hamburg’s cosmopolitan city centre. The hotel houses 130 rooms, nearly all with balconies facing the lake. An atrium lies at the heart of the hotel, complete with 200 satin glass windows, where guests can enjoy tea, coffee or a snack.
The hotel also features a 1,000 sqm spa that offers various therapies as well as a 100 per cent vegan skin care brand. The sixth-floor bar offers views of Hamburg from a 500 sqm terrace. Guests can head up to the seventh floor to eat at the hotel’s gourmet restaurant, Lakeside, or down to the ground floor to dine at the all-day garden restaurant on the banks of Lake Aster.
Six Senses Fiji
Opening April 14, Six Senses Fiji is located on Malolo Island, just 25 km from Nadi International Airport. The property offers 24 private villas as well as multiple-room suites and residences. Guests can enjoy a wide array of experiences on the island from surfing and diving to kayaking and sailing, or relax in the Fijian village-themed spa.
The resort’s restaurants offer traditional Fijian cuisine as well as contemporary takes on international food. Guests can also rest assured their hotel stay is limiting their carbon footprint, as Six Senses Fiji boasts one of the largest off-grid solar installations in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Drew Las Vegas
In a partnership with global development firm Witkoff, Marriott International plans to open The Drew, an integrated resort and casino in Las Vegas. Set to debut in 2020, the property will feature nearly 4,000 rooms and suites in addition to more than 150,000 sqm of meeting and event space.
The property will house two different hotels, the Edition Las Vegas and the strip’s first JW Marriott. Guests will also have access to various retail and dining facilities as well as Las Vegas’ vibrant nightlife. Two Blackbirds Hospitality will oversee the operation of The Drew once it is built.