Luxury hotels offer unforgettable experiences for travellers seeking opulence and comfort. With the third-largest market share in the global luxury industry, luxury hospitality has been focusing on upscaling in every aspect. As COVID-19-related restrictions on travel are lifted, 2023 is a great time for tourists to find luxurious stays to rejuvenate themselves. New luxury hotels opening this year aim to create a fine blend of nature's mysticism, breathtaking architectural settings and cutting-edge amenities.
Bulgari Hotel Roma, Italy
The Bulgari Hotel Roma is a magnificent tribute to the brand's birthplace and the inspiration for all of its designs. It will showcase contemporary structures from the 1930s and include 114 spacious suites, a spa, a pool, a gym and a library dedicated to jewellery making. It will also house Bulgari's signature, The Bulgari Bar and Il Ristorante – Niko catalogued by Michelin-starred chef Niko Romito. The restoration of the building and interior design is handled by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel.
The Lana, Dorchester Collection, UAE
The Lana, Dorchester Collection, designed by Foster + Partners, is scheduled for a September 2023 launch. It is located next to the Dubai Canal in its Business Bay area and features 225 rooms and suites with space, light and breathtaking views. Tall windows offer views of the Burj Khalifa or the desert bathed in sun. Guests can also relax at One at Palm Jumeirah, part of the Dorchester Collection.
100 Princes Street Edinburg, Scotland
100 Princes Street is a hotel opening in August 2023 inspired by Alexander McQueen. Restoration efforts are aiming to preserve and maintain the hotel's authentic soul and essence, with custom-made tartans, a central staircase, and a hand-painted mural by Croxford & Saunders. A wine wall with over 200 exquisite wines and an extraordinary collection of Scottish whiskies will be among the highlights.
Hotel Vermelho, Portugal
Christian Louboutin opened a 13-room boutique hotel in Melides, Portugal in Spring 2023. Its furniture, artwork and ceramics highlight the rich history of the Alentejo coast town. The hotel also has a Portuguese restaurant, Xtian Restaurant, which has been handed down through the generations and brims with local specialities. The rooms in the hotel have different tonalities, textures and styles, but they exude calm, warmth and vibrance.
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