New luxury hotels are opening all over Europe. Many have already opened, some will open later this year, and a few have been announced for years to come. From ski resorts to beach getaways, there are new luxury hotels for every client.
This trendy hotel is located in the heart of the Icelandic city with easy access to local cafes, bars, restaurants, and galleries. It houses 18 rooms, all with Bluetooth speakers and Wi-Fi. Junior suites include a balcony and private sauna, while the 800-square-foot Panorama Suite includes an indoor sauna, a bathroom with a table and chair, a guest bathroom, a dining table, and a bar area, with the option of a bartender or chef on request. Additionally, Iceland’s culinary Olympic team director, Thrainn Freyr Vigfusson, will be in charge of the North African-themed restaurant, Sumac.
Set to open at the end of the month, The Mandrake Hotel is located near SoHo and Regents Park central to luxury business buildings including Estée Lauder, L’Oréal, and the new Facebook headquarters. According to the company, the hotel’s design comes from the Gardens of Babylon; 20 percent of the property offers open air space with a courtyard and hanging gardens. There are 30 guest rooms, including the high-end penthouse that offers a retractable roof over the private Jacuzzi. The in-house restaurant and all room service will feature Michelin star chef Frederic Peneau, the owner of acclaimed Hong Kong and London-based restaurant Serge et La Phoque. There will also be three bars and a pizza shack located on the terrace.
Located across three original Dutch Golden Age-era buildings in the Palace Quarter Neighborhood, the U.S. based luxury hotel is the company’s first in Europe. There are 274 guestrooms, including 15 signature rooms and suites. The three-story Little House suite was the childhood home of Dutch playwright P.C. Hooft and dates back to the 1600's. It offers two king-sized rooms and a first floor living area. The Penthouse De Witt is split over two stories with a 30-square-meter roof terrace. The hotel offers an open-air garden, flower shop, Kimpton De Witt signature complimentary VanMoof bikes, a daily social hour, and in-room toiletries from Amsterdam-based skin care brand Marie-Stella-Maris.
Set to open in September, the five-star boutique hotel is located in the the Restauraçao area near the Instituto de Vinho Verde. The hotel is designed to immerse guests completely in art and was designed by Portuguese artists Jorge Curval, Frederico Draw, Daniel Eime and Paulo Neves. Additionally, it will also house rotating art exhibitions. The 47 guestrooms, including 20 suites named after famous avant-garde icons like Francis Bacon, Charles and Ray Eames, Amadeu Souza-Cardoso, and Alberto Giacometti. The décor reflects the personality of the room's namesake artist. Most rooms on the property look over the Douro River. The hotel offers an outdoor pool, fitness rooms, terraces with river views, and spa.
The newest addition to the 148-acre Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort Lake Lucerne will be opening next month. It offers 102 guest rooms and suites, 66-seat private cinema, wine cellar, cigar lounge, and 5,382 square foot Lakeview Ballroom and Foyer with floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides. The Royal Suite is an impressive 7,230 square feet, with six bedrooms on the hotel's top floor. Guests of the hotel can take advantage of the resort’s offerings including 12 bars, lounges and restaurants, three championship tennis courts, a nine-hole golf course, 43 miles of hiking and biking trails, and a private lido on the lake for water sports.
The winter retreat is set to open December, 8 2017, until April 22, 2018. During the season, guests have access to complementary roundtrip access to the Langen am Arlberg railway station and local ski lifts. The suites’ terraces and balconies look over the local village and landscape. There is also an indoor pool with waterfall and counter-current system, sauna, and fitness center. Chef Stephan Kriegelstein runs the retreat’s restaurant and guests have the option to dine in wine cellar.
The recently opened hotel is located on the edge of Náoussa, a traditional Greek village. The 48 rooms offer a private garden or balcony as well as a custom in-room minibar on request. Located nearby are beaches, Venetian Port, and a 15th Century castle. Guests can easily walk to Náoussa to explore the local village or travel half a mile to the secluded Agioi Anargyroi beach. Or if guests choose to stay on the property there are two pools and restaurants at the hotel.
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Set to open in 2021, it will be the brand's fifth hotel in Europe. The hotel will be housed in an 18th Century building that was the former headquarters for Erste Group Bank AG located in Petersplatz in Vienna’s Old Town, a short walk from shopping, dining, and famous historical sites. The 99-room hotel offers a rooftop bar with views of the city and a garden restaurant serving European cuisine and crafted cocktails.
Located in the Wenceslas Square, the hotel is set to open in 2020. It’s the brands first in the country and will be renovated sits from the former Grand Europa Hotel. Guest rooms and suites will have keyless entry, with doors able to be opened using a smart phone or watch. The hotel will also have a rooftop terrace, an indoor WET pool deck, an AWAY spa, and more.
Raffles Hotels & Resorts has partnered with the Hinduja Group and Obrascon Huarte Lain Desarrollos (OHLD) to open a new luxury hotel inside London’s Old War Office. The building opened in 1906 and has 1,100 rooms on seven floors and two miles of hallways. After renovations, which are expected to take three years, the hotel will house 125 rooms, with 40 percent suites, 88 private residences, restaurants and more. The building is listed as a Grade II landmark and was occupied by Winston Churchill during World War II.