Highly Anticipated New Luxury Hotel Openings in 2017

Highly Anticipated New Luxury Hotel Openings in 2017
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills (Opening: June 2017) pictured above

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is an urban oasis in one of the world's most glamorous cities. Perfectly set where Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards meet, this elegant hotel represents the best in California lifestyle and luxury. Designed inside and out by the legendary Pierre-Yves Rochon, you'll find world-class service, lavish accommodations, and excellence in every detail. Create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square (Opening: January 26, 2017)

In a landmark of power and prestige, Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square provides a central city location, near the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and the River Thames. The historic building – the 1922 headquarters of the Port of London Authority – also incorporates 41 Private Residences and the Ten Trinity Square Private Club, a prestigious private member's club from Reignwood, Four Seasons Hotels and Chateau Latour.

St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club (Opening: February 1, 2017)

A luxury equestrian development located in DubaiLand, the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club comprises of a 136-key St. Regis-branded hotel, 162 Andalusian-style villas and branded villas, polo club, state-of-the-art polo academy, riding school and exceptional equestrian facilities, including 520 stables.

Kokomo Island Resort, Fiji (Opening: March 2017)

Kokomo will open in Fiji with 21 spacious beachside pool villas, as well as a limited collection of five-bedroom hilltop private residences. Kokomo is set on a 135-acre private island – one of 10 small tropical islands set in Kadavu's incomparable Astrolabe Reef. Guests arrive via the island's private floatplane or helicopter and enjoy all-inclusive stays with luxury accommodations in traditional Fijian bures, gourmet cuisine, spa experience and a variety of activities and water sports, including scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming with manta rays and more.

The Surf Club in Surfside, Florida (Opening: Spring 2017)

Four Seasons will provide a world-class level of service and amenities at The Surf Club Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences, reminiscent of the era when the Duke and Duchess of Windsor frequented The Surf Club. Founded by Isadore Sharp and celebrating more than fifty years in the hospitality industry, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is renowned for anticipatory, personalized, insightful service. The staff often knows what you want even before you know you want it yourself.

Park Hyatt St. Kitts (Opening: Summer 2017)

Set on a nearly-untouched Caribbean island within the Christophe Harbour development on Banana Bay, Park Hyatt St. Kitts offers the unparalleled Park Hyatt experience for discerning leisure travelers to this idyllic destination in the West Indies. Slated to open during spring 2017, Park Hyatt St. Kitts will be a luxury hotel nestled on a secluded area offering golden sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters, overlooking The Narrows, a strait separating St. Kitts and the volcanic island of Nevis.

The Ritz-Carlton Jiuzhaigou Valley (Opening Fall 2017)

Located at just a 20 minute drive from the Jiuzhaigou UNESCO world heritage site, the 87 all-villa resort is the latest design from the famous Jaya International Design, founded by the late Jaya Ibrahim. Jaya's approach to design searched for the beauty and serenity within each project, inspired by the local culture and geographical context; no two styles were ever the same, but always unmistakably Jaya. The Ritz-Carlton, Jiuzhaigou breathes the creativity, soul and character of both Jaya and his team continuing his path.

InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown (Opening: Spring 2017)

Opening in the spring of 2017, InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown will graze the sky at 73 stories and offer world-class guest rooms, dining and spa services, all with sustainability and Los Angeles' indoor-outdoor lifestyle in mind. Our glass tower is located at the nexus of downtown's historic, entertainment and sports districts – the perfect destination for business or pleasure.

Nobu Ryokan Malibu (Opening: Spring 2017)

It's been the buzz of Malibu for more than two years but it finally looks like Nobu's Ryokan will open beside Nobu Matsuhisa's Malibu sushi restaurant in late spring. Perched over the Pacific, the exclusive hideaway in a 9,200-square foot, two-story building will feature 11 suites and 5 oceanfront bungalows with custom teak soaking tubs, and Pacific Ocean views.

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa (Opening: December 2016)

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa features 201 bungalow-style guest rooms and suites that draw inspiration from the 1950s-desert art movement. Local art is woven throughout, with a rotating collection in the Guest House – a central gathering place for guests. Through the Artist in Residence program, guests learn and create alongside painters, potters, and photographers from the nearby Cattle Track community. Additional amenities include the Turquoise Pool with 13 cabanas, Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary with seven treatment rooms, a salon and private pool, and Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen specializing in contemporary Sonoran cuisine and craft cocktails.

Andaz Mayakoba (Opening: December 2016)

Andaz Mayakoba Resort's breathtaking design reflects the native Mayan culture and features 214 guestrooms, including 41 luxury suites. Stimulating upscale experiences entertain guests, whether immersing in a lushly preserved mangrove environment, sunbathing in one of three outdoor pools, relaxing in the 10,000-square-foot Naum spa or unwinding on the pristine white sanded Caribbean beach. Additionally, four restaurants and bars will offer the distinguished culinary experiences for which Andaz hotels are known, and all with stunning views of the pools, lagoon, and ocean.

Chileno Bay Resort & Residences (Opening: February 2017)

This new beachfront hotel and residential villa community from Auberge Resorts is nestled in the protective cove of Chileno Bay and will feature a 60-room, boutique luxury hotel and 32 contemporary two- three- and four-bedroom beach villas. Amenities include a centerpiece 138-meter swimming pool, a second pool for families, an oceanfront hot tub, fire pits, a new Tom Fazio- designed golf course, extensive spa, fitness center and movement studio with a series of classes, a kid's club, owners lounge, and h2O Cave, the resort's waterfront sports center.

The Scott Resort & Spa (Opening: Fall 2017)

The Scott, formerly Firesky Resort & Spa, is being re-branded in January 2017 and will undergo $15M in renovations, set to bring in Spring 2017. The 204-room resort is located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale and embodies a vibrant, Sonoran style. The property will soon benefit from an upgraded Spanish-style lobby, new signature restaurant and bar, two lagoon-like pools, pool bar and all event spaces, to be complete in Fall 2017, just in time for peak season travel to Scottsdale. (Guest rooms and suites renovation to follow in Summer 2018.) Formerly a Kimpton Hotel, the property is now owned and operated by Classic Hotels & Resorts, based in Phoenix.

Above the Penthouses (Opening: Q1 2017)

Above the Penthouses is an exclusive collection of thoughtfully crafted, ultra-luxury residential offerings on the 15th floor of the Residences at W Hollywood on Hollywood & Vine. Each boasting a unique personality and expansive views of Hollywood's landmarks (Griffith Park Observatory, Hollywood Sign, DTLA, Capitol Records), residences feature sleek interior spaces with upscale industrial aesthetic, grand living and entertaining areas, spacious private terraces, full in-residence tech packages by BAM Luxury and more. Owners enjoy access to W's ‘Whatever, Whenever' residential program, 24-hour concierge, private rooftop pool deck equipped with kitchens, fire pits and outdoor seating, 24-hour state-of-the-art rooftop fitness center and dog park, private screening room and Starwood Access.

Costa Palmas (Opening: Early 2018)

Costa Palmas is a 1000-acre private beachfront resort community located 45 minutes from Los Cabos International Airport on the East Cape of the Baja Peninsula. Home to Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos - the luxury brand's first in Cabo - Costa Palmas introduces an elemental form of luxury hospitality set among organic farms on an international marina. Thoughtfully and sensitively designed and situated along a two-mile stretch of swimmable beach, the community features a Robert Trent Jones II 18-hole golf course, 18 acres of orchards and farms, and its own beach and yacht club.

President by AKARYN, Laos - opening March 2017

AKARYN Hotel Group's first foray beyond Thai borders, this spectacular gem of a hotel is nestled in a gentle curve of the Mekong River in Vientiane Laos. The aptly named President by AKARYN transports travellers into the delightful heart of a timeless, gracious and often overlooked city. Formerly known as the ‘Walled City of Sandalwood', Vientiane is as serene as its name suggests; here peace and quiet pervades, aromas of freshly-baked French bread and freshly-brewed coffee mingle with aromatic noodles, and echoes of the past whisper from colonial mansions on tree-lined avenues.

Rather than refer to the property as the group's first hotel in Laos, the team at AKARYN prefer to describe it as Laos' first hotel. An aura of timeless style and elegance pervades each of the 32 guest rooms and suites with an individual butler to be called upon whenever guests require assistance.

The President by AKARYN has also been selected by the United Nations-led ASIA Geographical Indication (GI) programme as its main partner. In line with its sustainable approach to business growth and destination development, AKARYN Hotel Group will give back to local communities through sustainable sources of local income to promote sustainable living and tourism.

The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi – opening July 2017

Fringed by lush rainforests and lapped by the clear-blue Andaman Sea, the Malaysian island of Langkawi has a new addition to its landscape: The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi.

Marking The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi as a new spa destination, the spa will have the only overwater treatment rooms with a Hammam on the island. As part of the launch, the resort will be launching a comprehensive wellness/lifestyle programme, inviting guests to relax and indulge in their locally inspired treatments, which have thoughtfully been created to draw upon the rich cultural elements of Langkawi.

With white sandy beaches stretching between the Andaman Sea and a million-year old rainforest as a backdrop, The Ritz -Carlton, Langkawi blends in beautifully with its surroundings. It was designed to reflect a traditional kampong village with 90 guest rooms and 30 villas, three swimming pools, a locally inspired spa, international restaurants and three meeting and wedding venues.

Hurawalhi – Opened 1 December 2016

With more than 105 resorts to choose from in an area already world-renowned for its beauty -
a new opening ought to be nothing short of spectacular to be worthy of interest. Hurawalhi Island Resort, Maldives, is unparalleled, extraordinary and utterly original. Environmentally innovative,
a breath-taking Undersea Restaurant, a tropical Champagne Pavilion, stylish Villas and an adults-only policy - Hurawalhi offers its own take on Paradise.

What's exceptional about Hurawalhi Island Resort:
• ‘5.8' - The World's largest all-glass undersea restaurant; located 5.8 metres under the sea
• No Plastic Bottles - Hurawalhi has its own water bottling plant.
• 30% of the island runs on sustainable solar energy powered by solar panels.
• Best Diving in the Maldives with nearby Manta Rays, Nurse Sharks and world-class dive sites
• Adults Only sanctuary on pure white sand on a crystal blue sea
• Duniye Spa uses only organic, preservative and chemical free products

Just a 40-minute seaplane flight from Male', here are a distinctive collection of superbly designed, exclusive and supremely spacious Villas strung across the glittering lagoon - perfectly positioned,
so, that guests can enjoy exquisite sunset panoramas. And with dining options that include on the beach, over the water, and even under the water, the philosophy here is that nothing is impossible.

Akyra Beach Club Phuket, Thailand – opened December 2016

This Winter, akyra Beach Club Phuket will be welcoming guests to a sophisticated new ocean-side destination on spectacular Natai beach in Phang-Nga province, just 20 minutes from Phuket International Airport. Situated on Thailand's sunset facing shore with inspirational Andaman seascape views, the resort is but a stroll along the beach from its well established elegant sister property, Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa, and complements the barefoot luxury offerings next door. The hip, chilled-out experience is enhanced by a menu of top notch comfort cuisine and top shelf beverages, with live DJs, music and performances adding to the good vibrations.

Though each resort is distinctive in its own right, Aleenta Phuket and akyra Beach Club Phuket combine to offer guests an unrivalled leisure and dining destination while also retaining the charm of a secluded beachside enclave. The location feels a world away from the well-trodden beaches of Phuket and sits comfortably between multi-million dollar private homes and local fishing communities.

Custom designed to lift the spirit and calm the soul, the akyra Beach Club Phuket boasts 59 luxurious rooms and stylish stand-alone villas with generous living spaces, branded amenities and a profusion high-end inclusions. Leading edge resort facilities include a beach spa and fully equipped gym and the resort's integrated beach club offers guests a choice of refined waterfront dining options as they recline in cushioned cabanas or laze on luxury loungers surrounding an enticing beachfront pool. The venue also hosts exceptional daytime and evening events, romantic weddings, regular theme parties and a sensational Sunday Brunch that's set to set a new benchmark for foodies, mates escaping to paradise and beach believers.

Domes Noruz Chania, Autograph Collection – Opens March 2017

The new adults-only hotel Domes Noruz Chania opens its doors on 31st March 2017 for its first full season in the extraordinary destination of Chania. The spell-binding city plays host to this thrilling new venture. Located on the northwest coast of Crete, this is one of the Mediterranean's ‘must sees' and a hot new destination for UK travellers, with direct flights from London's Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, as well as most other UK's major airports.

Sister hotel to the legendary Domes of Elounda, the Domes Noruz Chania, Autograph Collection is an 83 room and suites, adults-only, beachfront boutique hotel. This brand new Exactly Like Nothing Else experiential hotel in Chania, complete with a buzzy atmosphere, is a must visit destination for all likeminded travellers, who crave relaxation, a fun environment, in a chic, ultra-stylish surrounding.

The hotel's hotly anticipated opening of restaurant Zeen will offer delectable Cretan cuisine with international accents – all lead by the acclaimed, award-winning chef, Doxis Bekris. A dynamic, modern all day restaurant and bar with different deli corners during breakfast, such as a bakery display and a vitality bar, this vibrant space puts an emphasis on local produce and organic ingredients, while adding an international flair to beloved Cretan recipes. The rooftop Raw Bar and The N Bar at Domes Noruz Chania are both sleek and stylish, offering guests an extensive selection of exciting and innovative cocktails.

Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts has several openings in China in 2017:

Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou (Tentative: January 1, 2017)

Located in Sichuan province in southwest of China, Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou is nestled on a spectacular mountain setting. A 2.5-hour drive from Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Airport, the picturesque retreat is 45 minutes away from the Jiuzhaigou National Park. Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou offers 209 rooms and suites, all with unique views, and facilities including five restaurants and bar, an award-winning spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gym and entertainment center with private karaoke rooms and a Kids Club.

Banyan Tree Anji (Tentative: July 2017)

The hotel will open with 161 rooms and scenic mountain views with utmost privacy. It will focus on local organic cuisine. Facilities include all the typical things you'd expct from Banyan Tree (great spa, pools, dining, etc.), plus karaoke and a Kids Club. It is located in city of Huzhou in Zhejiang province, an area famous for its bamboo and hometown of the white tea. It is also an upcoming eco-tourism hub of the country with lots of local attractions like the Bamboo Museum Garden, Mountain Longwangshan, Tianhuangping Hydropower Station (the biggest in Asia), Chinese Bamboo Sea, Lingfeng Scenic Spot, South China Paraquat Garden, Feiyi Pagoda and Mountain Moganshan.

Angsana Zhuhai Phoenix Bay (Tentative: September 2017)

202 keys, bordering Hong Kong by sea and Macua by land, 140km from Guangzhou. The hotel will be located at the Dalang Bay Peninsula, with amazing sea views. Local attractions include Zhuhai Fisher Girl Statue, Qinglv Road, New Yuanmingyuan Garden, Pearl Land Amusement Park, Jiuzhou City, Meixi Royal Stone Archways, Huangyang Mountain, Baiteng Lake, Qi'ao Mangrove, Chime Long Resort and Ocean World, and Cruise tour around Macau.

Angsana Xishuangbanna (Tentative: Late 2017)

This region of China is home of the Dai people. The 380-room property will be located in Menghai County, with beautiful tropical scenery and ethnic cultural heritage. Local attractions include Manjinglan Tourist Villahe, Mange Buddhist temple, Jinghong Forest Park, Langcang River Bank, and Ethnic Customs Park.