Luxury hotel openings of 2017
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills will spread across 12 floors and offer unobstructed views from its 170 rooms. The hotel will also feature a restaurant from Jean-Georges Vongerichten, a rooftop pool and lounge with VIP cabanas and a personal concierge service for each guest.
Opening: June 2017
The Ritz-Carlton Announces First All-Villa Resort in China Unesco Heritage Valley. Located on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau in South West China, the property will enjoy striking views close to multi-level waterfalls, blue lakes and verdant forests for which the 72,000-hectare nature reserve and national park is famed. Juizhaigou Valley which translates as the Valley of the Nine Village Forts, is a land of Chinese legend and folklore, with stories of its creation embedded deeply in the customs of the local Qiang and Tibetan tribes.
Palácio Tangará, Sao Paulo (Oetker Collection)
In the middle of Sao Paulo’s Burle Marx Park, the Palácio Tangará will have 141 guest rooms, including 59 suites, offering spectacular views of greenery. The park is renowned for its wildlife with a wide variety of rare bird, butterflies and flora. Guests can enjoy the surrounding nature from their private terrace, poolside lounge or while dining al fresco on the menu of Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
Opening: April 2017
The Ritz Carlton’s upcoming property in Langkawi, Malaysia will have 90 guest rooms and 29 villas between rainforest and beaches, allowing guests to experience whichever side of the tranquil nature they prefer. The hotel will have a resident naturalist who will take guests around the property and teach them about geological sites and rainforest flora and fauna.
Opening: July 2017
The Silo, Cape Town
The Silo Hotel takes its name from the building’s former use as a grain silo. Now it’s being transformed into an ultra-modern hotel along Cape Town’s waterfront. The bottom six floors of the building will house the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, which will open officially in September of 2017, while the building’s rooftop will have a glass pool and bar with views of Table Mountain.
Opening: September, 2017
Japanese luxury brand Hoshino is opening a resort in the middle of Ubud’s rainforest, with a heavy focus on local culture. The hotel’s 30 villas are located along the Pakerisan River, a sacred river valley whose canals are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Landscape. Guests can choose to swim in the canals or the pool which runs along the length of the hotel’s property.
Opening: January 2017
The Gran Hotel Kempinski La Habana, Havana (Cuba)
Kempinski will be the first international luxury hotel brand to operate a hotel in Havana. The Gran Hotel Kempinski La Habana will feature 246 rooms and suites and is set to open in Q2 2017.
Park Hyatt Saint Kitts
When the Park Hyatt opens on Saint Kitts, it will be the first luxury resort to debut on the island. The 126-room resort will be the ultimate spot for relaxation. The Stone Mill Spa & Sanctuary will offer guests Watsu therapy, daily meditation sessions and a fitness center. After a spa experience, guests can enjoy the resort’s views of the Caribbean and Nevis island.
Opening: Summer 2017
Hotel Eden, Rome (Dorchester Collection)
After two years of renovations, the Dorchester Collection (whose other properties include the Plaza Athenee in Paris and the Bel-Air in Los Angeles) is reopening the Hotel Eden. The hotel will contain 98 rooms in a three-story mansion house in Rome’s Ludovisi district that dates back to 1889. There will also be an urban spa onsite to guarantee Italian glamour for all guests with signature treatments, a blow dry bar and manicure/pedicure stations.
Opening: April 2017
Four Seasons at The Surf Club
After The Surf Club opened in 1930, it quickly cemented itself into the history Miami Beach club scene. Next year, the iconic club will be reborn as the Four Seasons at The Surf Club. The 77-room hotel will have three pools on its property, along with 900 feet of white sand beach and a 15,000-square foot spa center.
Opening: February 1, 2017
Rosewood Puebla, Mexico City
Rosewood’s new property, 75 miles southeast of Mexico City, will sit in downtown Puebla, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel will spread across several different buildings, collected around an intimate common courtyard. The property will also include a 300-year-old chapel that guests will be able to rent out for weddings.
Opening: June 2017
Hotel de Crillon (Rosewood Hotels)
All the fanciest debutantes know the Hotel de Crillon for its annual coming-out event, the Crillon Ball. The Parisian hotel, which has hosted a who’s who of the world since 1758, will reopen in 2017 after renovations, with two brand-new suites designed by Karl Lagerfeld.