Business Traveller rounds up recently opened and upcoming hotels from brands including Radisson Blu and General Hotel Management.
Rosewood Baha Mar, Nassau
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ latest beachfront escape is the brand’s first location in the Bahamas. The hotel’s design is inspired by a modern Bahamian estate and is meant to ensure guests experience the relaxed pace of island life. The resort offers 237 guestrooms, including suites and villas. There will also be four restaurants, a spa, a fitness centre, two swimming pools and luxury cabanas, as well as 12 meeting and event spaces. It opened on June 1 and prices start from around £440 per night.
W Hotel Brisbane
Situated on the Brisbane River in the city’s Central Business District is the most recent offering from the W Hotels Worldwide brand, which is part of Marriott International. The W Hotel in Brisbane is designed to celebrate the culture of Queensland, including everything from elements of the flora and fauna to the diversity of the people. The hotel has 312 guestrooms including 32 suites and features three eateries, a swimming pool, a spa and 1,100 sqm of event space. It opened on June 1 and prices start from around £182 per night.
The Chedi Lustica Bay, Montenegro
Located on the waterfront in the resort town of Lustica Bay, this new Chedi brand hotel from General Hotel Management places guests in an intimate beach setting with the Adriatic Sea on one side, mountains to the other, and direct access to the marina. There are 111 rooms available, including 10 suites and one penthouse. There is a private beach, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a sundeck, and a conference and business centre. Two restaurants serve pan-Mediterranean and Asian inspired meals made from locally sourced ingredients. The Chedi Spa also lets guests experience pampering treatments. The hotel opens on July 14. Prices start from £260 per night, and drop to £86 per night if you book far in advance.
The new addition to the sea of buildings old and new on the South Bank of the River Thames near Blackfriars Bridge will be open for guests starting in October. Bankside Hotel aims to be a new cultural hub and creative space between the Southbank Centre and Tate Modern. The six-storey, glass-clad hotel will offer 161 bedrooms including seven suites with views of the surrounding neighbourhood. There will also be work lounges, a restaurant and bar with a terrace, and a gallery space. Prices start from £290 per night.
Scandic Voss, Norway
The town of Voss, one of Norway’s most up-and-coming destinations, is set to gain a new leisure and conference hotel in January 2020. Scandic Hotels has signed a long lease agreement to open a branch in the centre of the town, which is about an hour inland from Bergen. The town is enclosed by fjords on one side and mountains on the other, making it a popular vacation spot year-round. The hotel will offer 216 rooms, a restaurant and a bar, and have conference capacity for 350.
Radisson Hotel Blu, Al Ahsa
The newest Radisson Blu hotel in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia will open to guests in 2020. Sixty kilometres inland from the coast of the Persian Gulf, Al Ahsa is the world’s largest self-contained oasis with 280 artesian springs and 1.5 million palm trees occupying the 120 sq km area. The hotel will be 14km away from the airport, with the goal of being easily accessible to both business and leisure travellers. It will offer 172 rooms, three restaurants, a ballroom, two meeting rooms and two boardrooms. A swimming pool and gym will be available, as well as a prayer room.