LUX* Resorts to expand in the Maldives, Reunion Island, China and the UAE

LUX* Resorts & Hotels has recently announced the opening of four new properties by 2017 in the Indian Ocean, China and the Middle East, as well as the complete refurbishment of LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives.

A second property on the LUX* Tea Horse Road, Yunnan, China journey is opening in December 2015. The second boutique hotel along the LUX* Tea Horse Road circuit is set on the edge of the Yangtze river and is located in the core of the sun-drenched valley of Benzilan in the Yunnan province of China. LUX* Tea Horse Road Benzilan features Tibetan-inspired, 30-room mountain-retreat hotel, offering unparalleled views of the snow-capped peaks of Baima Snow Mountains, surrounded by tranquil Tibetan villages at the shores of the Yangtze River.

Reunion Island will be home to a second LUX* Resort scheduled to open during the second half of  2016. LUX* Sud Sauvage located in the “green corridor”, is referred to as the island’s best kept secret on the stunning Côte Sauvage. Just a short distance from La Fournaise volcano, this exciting resort concept is based on private villas, each with their own pools, offering total peace and privacy. LUX* Sud Sauvage will be an eco-resort nestled in lush tropical greenery, set to welcome discerning travellers in search of authenticity, unpretentious luxury and charm. The resort’s landscape spans over eight hectares of exotic gardens

A second LUX* villa-only Resort in the Maldives is opening during the second half of 2016. Located in the North Malé Atoll, this ultra-modern luxury island resort will comprise of spectacular private villas perched above crystal waters, each with their own private pool, breezy indoor / outdoor living spaces and wraparound decking. Less than an hour away by speedboat from Malé and the international airport, LUX* North Malé Atoll is only 31 nautical miles (56 kilometres) north of the capital of the Maldives.

LUX* Al Zorah will be LUX* Resorts & Hotels’ first property the Middle East. This sleek, emerging destination is a quick 30-minute drive from Dubai International Airport. Designed with a blend of modern Arabian grandeur and signature LUX* simplicity by esteemed hotel architect Jean-Michel Gathy, the 191 rooms, suites and private villas promise contemporary glamour on the Arabian Gulf.