Business Traveller rounds up new and upcoming hotels from brands including Anantara Hotels and Resorts, Hyatt and SBE.
Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing
The Hyatt Regency brand has made its debut in the Chinese capital with this new luxury high-rise. The hotel features 348 rooms and is situated next to the Wangjing SOHO complex at the crossroads of the Central Business District and a residential suburb, to the northeast of the city centre.
The hotel is nature-themed, with green bamboo, marble, oak and walnut supplying much of the décor. Oriental carpets are also used in the guestrooms. There are five restaurants and bars that serve either a Chinese or Japanese menu. Nearly 5,600 sqm of event and meeting space is available, including the Regency Ballroom. Prices start from around £110.
Crillon Le Brave, France
Though the Crillon Le Brave is not a new hotel, its recent management change and ensuing renovations have given it a fresh appeal. This high-class destination is located at the foot of Mont Ventoux in the Vaucluse region of Provence. Though the renovation is a work in progress, with more changes to be made while it is closed for winter and due to be finished in 2019, the hotel has reopened from summer 2018 with refurbished facilities.
The newly improved Crillon Le Brave will offer 36 guestrooms and suites, a spa and two restaurants. There will be two brand-new villas, each with four bedrooms, two suites and private pools. Prices start from around £300, and include breakfast.
SLS LUX Brickwell, Miami
The hospitality and real estate company SBE’s new hotel and residential tower on the southern Florida coast hopes to become a recognisable landmark of its own by offering guests world-class art and food. The 57-storey structure will feature 450 condominiums and 70 guestrooms and be next to the Brickell City Centre, a $1.5 billion mixed-use development going up in Greater Downtown.
The hotel restaurant will feature Japanese cuisine by restaurateur and sushi master Katsuya Uechi, while the S Bar will offer cocktails and live jazz. Two pools with cabanas, as well as football, tennis, bocce (Italian bowls) and basketball courts will also be open for use.
The Devlin, Dublin
This new hotel in the Irish capital is on track to be the only hotel in the Ranelagh district, which is about two kilometres away from the city centre. When the Devlin opens this September, it aims to be a social hub for locals and travellers alike, from the coffee bar and restaurant on the ground floor to the cocktail bar and restaurant on the roof. It will have 40 guestrooms, each decorated with Irish art.
A 50-seat cinema showing a variety of films, from classic to indie, and offering popcorn and other snacks will also be available in the basement. Prices start from around £115.
Anantara Marau Bahia, Brazil
Arguably the cultural heart of the vast South American nation, and also home to undisturbed rainforest, white sand and turquoise ocean, the state of Bahia has been chosen for Anatara’s entrée into Brazil.
The resort, planned to open in late 2018, will be situated on the Bay of Camamu on the Atlantic coast and will offer a spa, swimming pool, beach bar, tennis courts, beach volleyball courts, horseback riding on the beach, surfing, deep sea fishing and sea fishing. A beachfront restaurant will serve the Afro-Brazilian cuisine the region is known for. There will be 30 rooms, and prices are not yet available.
Hyatt House Winnipeg Southwest, Canada
Expected for summer 2019, a new Hyatt hotel is under construction in the Seasons of Tuxedo development in the capital of the Manitoba province. The new hotel will offer 135 rooms, including 80 suites with fully equipped kitchens.
There will also be a large indoor lounge and an outdoor commons, complete with a fire pit and grill for barbecue. There will also be more than 280 sqm of meeting space and audio-visual equipment available to rent for conferences.