Virtuoso’s Picks For Hot Hotel Openings

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5. Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, Mexico

Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya—an upscale 214-room property on the Caribbean beachfront—opened last month in the Mayakoba Resort complex just north of Playa del Carmen. Bordered by peaceful lagoons, lush vegetation and mangroves, the resort features an open layout flooded with natural light and nature-inspired decor. On property, guests have access to three outdoor pools, including a lap pool; four restaurants, including the all-day dining buffet Cocina Milagro; daily activities, such as sunrise beach yoga and trajinera boat rides; and the 18-hole El Camaleon golf course designed by Greg Norman. For an offsite excursion, suggest the nearby ruins of Tulum.

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4. Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, California

The new Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is set to open this June on the corner of Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards. Each of the hotel’s 170 oversized guestrooms will feature floor-to-ceiling windows and unobstructed views of the city. Room categories range from the 639-sq.-ft. Beverly Hills King Room with Terrace and View to the 696-sq.-ft. Wilshire Superior Suite with Terrace. In addition to offering a 5,000-sq.-ft. spa and rooftop pool, the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills will feature a fine dining restaurant specializing in French-American cuisine led by chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

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3. The Bangkok EDITION, Thailand

Bangkok at night. (Photo credit: Tourism Authority of Thailand)

The Bangkok EDITION, a collaboration between Marriott International and hotelier Ian Schrager, will open this June in the MahaNakhon Tower, the tallest building in Thailand, overlooking Bangkok’s skyline. The 155-room property is part of the EDITION brand, which seeks to provide guests with an unexpected and refreshing collection of individualized, customized, one-of-a-kind hotels.

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2. The Fontenay Hamburg, Germany

When the Fontenay Hamburg makes its autumn debut, it will be the city’s first new luxury hotel in 18 years. Located on the banks of Lake Alster, the 131-room property’s exterior represents the surrounding water and parkland with its fluid-like mirrors, while the interior will offer an opulent escape complete with lakeview rooms, each with its own private balcony, and a 10,000-sq.-ft. spa offering therapeutic and medical treatments as well as cycling and running programs.

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1. Park Hyatt St. Kitts, St. Kitts and Nevis

Opening this spring/summer on Banana Bay, on a secluded cove of white-sand beach overlooking a strait separating St. Kitts and the volcanic island of Nevis, is the Park Hyatt St. Kitts featuring 126 rooms, 48 of which are suites with private rooftop pools and sea views. In addition to a trio of signature restaurants, a rum bar, a 12-room spa and a yoga pavilion, the resort will offer daylong Kittitian Journeys, focusing on the island’s history, culture and nature.

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