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Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech Opens in Morocco

Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech

Luxury hotel brand Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, part of AccorHotels, announces the opening of Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech in Morocco, the latest addition to its exclusive portfolio of distinctive hotels worldwide. Located near the former imperial city of Marrakech and in the heart of a century-old olive grove set against the backdrop of the Atlas Mountains, the resort evokes the…

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Bulgari Dubai Opens As City’s Most Expensive Hotel

Bulgari Dubai

Debuting in December 2017, The Bulgari Resort & Residences Dubai adds a new jewel to the brand luxury hospitality collection. Situated on the exclusive, manmade Jumeira Bay, an island carved into the shape of a seahorse and adjoined by a 300m bridge to central Dubai coastline, the sunny property is a true ‘urban oasis,’ for visitors and residents alike. Designed…

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Design Hotels Announces Freshest New Members

San Francisco Proper Hotel

Eight new additions join Design Hotels‘™ growing community of over 300 independent hotels in more than 60 countries across the globe, each unified by a singular commitment to nonconformity. From a beach-rich, history-filled region of northern Portugal to USA’s iconic “Big Easy”, rediscover the joy of travel at these hotbeds of individualism. Housed in the one-time Royal Danish Conservatory of…

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2018’s Most Anticipated Hotel Opening: ME Dubai by Zaha Hadid

ME Dubai

Luxury lifestyle hotel brand, ME by Meliá, has announced its debut property in the Middle East with the launch of ME Dubai at the end of 2018. Designed by late architect, Zaha Hadid, ME Dubai is set to become a legacy hotel. It is the only hotel project where she personally designed all of the interiors and exteriors, showcasing her…

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QT Queenstown Opens its Doors…and Windows

QT Queenstown

: QT Queenstown, the latest opening from QT Hotels & Resorts (and the design group’s second hotel in New Zealand), is set to open on December 1, 2017 against the dramatic backdrop of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables. The newly built 69-room designer hotel features public spaces designed by renowned hotel and interior designer Nic Graham. Inspired by the property’s natural surroundings –…

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A Jewel in the Indian Ocean – Zuri Zanzibar to Open May 2018

Zuri Zanzibar

Steeped in culture and history, Zanzibar is stepping out of the shadow of the archetypal Indian Ocean island retreats of the Seychelles and Maldives to emerge as must-visit destination on the 2018 wanderlist. Cementing this status is the arrival of Zuri Zanzibar, a new Design Hotels™ member which masterfully draws upon contemporary design and sustainable architecture to create an atmosphere…

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New Arctic Retreat to Launch in December

Arctic Retreat

A new haven of luxury and indulgence has been launched in Swedish Lapland where two traditional Arctic log cabins, hidden deep in the forest and on the banks of a local river, have been remastered into a new and exclusive retreat for visitors. “This is exactly the experience we have been searching for combining the adventure of the Arctic with…

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Fusion Resort, All-Inclusive Spa Opens on Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island

Fusion Resort aerial

Fusion Resort Phu Quoc, with 97 pool villas stretched along a pristine stretch of tropical coastline, has opened in one of Vietnam’s top up-and-coming destinations. Located in the private bay of Vung Bau, 40 minutes from Phu Quoc’s international airport, the secluded spot borders both the ocean and the verdant banks of a neighboring river. The lush 20-hectare (50-acres) plot…

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JW Marriott Phu Quoc Debuts on Vietnam’s Pristine Island Oasis

JW Marriott Phu Quoc guestroom

JW Marriot Phu Quoc, Emerald Bay is located on Vietnam’s largest island of Phu Quoc, a hidden paradise off the southern coast, and designed by award-winning interior designer Bill Bensley. The hotel offers 244 guestrooms, suites and villas for an idyllic island retreat. It is the second hotel for the brand in Vietnam, and joins a portfolio of more than…

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