Aman’s Little Sister Brand, Janu, Finally Opens in Tokyo
The long-awaited debut of Aman’s sister brand, Janu, is set to redefine luxury in Tokyo. Located in the vibrant lifestyle hub of Azabudai Hills, this urban oasis offers breathtaking views of Tokyo Tower and one of the largest spas in the capital. Opening in March 2024, Janu will be surrounded by landscaped park space, making it a coveted retreat in the city’s skyscraper-filled landscape.
Opulent Royal Mansour Expands to Casablanca
Known for its Moorish glamour, the opulent Royal Mansour in Marrakech will open a second location in Casablanca. This 1950s Art Deco landmark has undergone extensive renovation and will feature lavish ballrooms, social restaurants, and mid-century flair befitting the largest city in Morocco. The new location will offer a different experience from the original riad-style setup, reflecting the vibrant atmosphere of Casablanca.
Six Senses Takes Over London Icon in Bayswater
Following the success of The Peninsula at Hyde Park Corner and Raffles at the OWO, Six Senses is set to open its own London icon in Bayswater. This wellness-focused brand will offer a ravishing spa space with a fitness area, indoor pool, and relaxation lounge. Inspired by a retro Underground station, the design of this unique London retreat is sure to captivate guests.
StandardX Branches Out to Melbourne
Fans of the chic Standard hotels can now head Down Under to the first branch of StandardX in Melbourne. This rebellious sibling brand promises minimalist rooms, cultural programming, and a trailblazing X-factor. With columns wrapped in macramé by local artist Sarah Smalltown, a rooftop restaurant, and a loft-style lobby with a fireplace, the 125-room space in cool Fitzroy is set to redefine the hotel experience.
Soneva Introduces Ultra-Exclusive Private Island in the Maldives
Soneva, known for its iconic resorts in the Maldives, is adding an ultra-exclusive private island to its collection. The new island will feature just 14 spacious villas, some with multiple stories and waterslides. Guests can stargaze from their beds as the roofs slide away, offering an unparalleled experience. The highlight, however, is the Maldives’ first floating villa, accessible only by sea.
Legendary Medispa SHA Expands to Mexico’s Riviera Maya
Wellness enthusiasts will be thrilled to learn that renowned medispa SHA is opening a new location in Mexico’s Riviera Maya. Starting in January, guests can enjoy intensive detox programs, anti-aging treatments, and stress management in a warm tropical setting. With an infinity pool overlooking rolling landscapes and access to the warm Caribbean Sea, this new destination offers the perfect balance of relaxation and rejuvenation.
Nujuma Opens in Saudi Arabia’s Regenerative Red Sea Project
Saudi Arabia’s newly launched regenerative Red Sea project is set to become a hot destination for luxury travelers. Nujuma, one of the first hotels to open in the region, offers a secluded retreat on a cluster of private islands surrounded by turquoise seas. With 63 villas and access to scuba diving and desert exploration, Nujuma promises an unforgettable experience.
Gundari Introduces Clifftop Luxury on the Island of Folegandros
The sleepy island of Folegandros is about to get a spectacular new addition with the opening of Gundari. Perched on wild clifftops overlooking the Aegean Sea, this five-star hotel offers 25 suites, villas, and a spa with ancient Greek rituals. Michelin-starred chef Lefteris Lazarou designed the food, and a swim-up cocktail bar is the perfect spot to unwind after a day of sailing or hiking.
SeaSea Hotel Brings 70s Vibes to Crescent Head in Australia
Travelers road-tripping along the Australian east coast must make a stop at the newly opened SeaSea Hotel in Crescent Head. This 24-room hotel channels 70s vibes with eclectic art, leather chairs, and wood-paneled walls. With an onsite surfboard rental service, chef events, and a chic souvenir shop, SeaSea offers a unique and stylish experience between Sydney and Brisbane.
Hotel Casa Lucía Offers Old-World Romance in Nice, France
Set in a 17th-century convent, Hotel Casa Lucía brings old-world romance to the old town of Nice. With Roman-inspired thermal baths, a resident herbalist, and a tranquil garden, this summer opening is the perfect place to relax after exploring the historic streets and pebbled beachfront of Nice.