2018’s Highly Anticipated New Hotel: Nobu Hotel Marbella Opens in March

Nobu Hotel Marbella Pool

Following the successful launch of Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH); Nobu Hotel Marbella announces its opening on March 29th, 2018. The resort is the latest member of SLH, and will transform the celebrated ‘Golden Mile’ that links Marbella’s charming and historic old town to glamorous Puerto Banus. Nobu Hotel Marbella will…

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Six Senses to Add Seven Resorts and Two Spas in 2018

Six Senses Thimphu Lodge Suites

Magical locations? Unforgettable experiences? Bring it on. Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas plans to increase its portfolio by seven resorts and two further spas from now until early 2019, with a continued focus on sustainable practices and a deep commitment to pioneering well-being. The destinations are new, but the quirky take on hospitality and signature programs will be familiar, including…

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LTI Luxury Travel Intelligence Names The Best New Luxury Hotels of 2017

Bulgari Dubai

LTI Luxury Travel Intelligence delivers the inside track on this year’s luxury hotel openings. They have 12 highly experienced and discerning experts covering the globe – and they thoroughly research every property, on their own dollar.. LTI gives honest and unbiased opinions, to bring truth to luxury travel. This year, LTI visited 74 new hotels, and discovered 14 truly exceptional properties. This is their Best and Worst of…

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Ani Villas Opens New Private Resort on Dominican Republic

Ani Villas Dominican Republic

Ani Villas Dominican Republic, a secluded, 14-suite private resort that commands its own dramatic peninsula, opened on December 16. Surrounded by the sea on three sides, the four-acre estate trades on spectacular vistas. Twelve of the resort’s 14 suites front the ocean with great banks of windows opening onto sunken terraces and unobstructed views of coves and beaches along the…

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Carillon Miami Wellness Resort Celebrates Grand Debut

Carillon Miami Wellness Resort pool

Carillon Miami Wellness Resort has completed a multi-million dollar renovation at its iconic Miami Beach property. Led by renowned hotel designer Peter Silling, Carillon Miami now delivers a best-in-class wellness, culinary and luxury lifestyle experience in an unbeatable oceanfront setting. In addition to the resort’s 70,000-square-foot spa, wellness and fitness center, guests can now discover new experiences throughout the property…

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TWA Hotel at JFK International Airport Tops Out

Max Touhey - TWA 3

MCR, the seventh-largest hotel owner-operator in the U.S., joined hundreds of construction workers at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Tuesday, Dec. 12th to top out the TWA Hotel’s first hotel structure. Once complete, the TWA Hotel will preserve Eero Saarinen’s iconic TWA Flight Center, adaptively reusing the terminal as a world class hotel with 505 guestrooms, 50,000 square feet…

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Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Opens as City’s First New 5-Star Hotel in 15+ Years

Sofitel Darling Harbour exterior

The much anticipated Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour has opened its doors, making it the first new-build, international luxury hotel to open in Sydney’s central business district this millennium. Centrally located opposite the International Convention Center, the $500M Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour will play a major role in the ongoing revitalization of the vibrant Darling Harbour precinct. It also heralds the…

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M Social Auckland Now Open in New Zealand


This past October marked the opening of M Social Auckland, an exciting new lifestyle hotel positioned on the waterfront in Auckland’s prime CBD. The opening marks the expansion of Millennium Hotels and Resorts’ M Social brand to two properties, following the successful launch of Philippe Starck-designed M Social Singapore last summer. Centered around the design experience, M Social Auckland offers…

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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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