The world is wide and the choices of which hotels to stay in while exploring it are even wider. With new hotels opening around the globe on a monthly basis, here are just a few of the recently opened or soon-to-debut properties your clients can look forward to visiting.
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
Sydney, Australia welcomed its first new-build, five-star hotel in more than 15 years with the opening of Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour in December 2017. The property offers 590 guestrooms, including 35 suites, all with floor-to-ceiling windows that boast views of Darling Harbor and the city. The Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbor incorporates design elements that are modern while also paying homage to its maritime location and the industries that once occupied the harbor. The $500 million property, part of a larger effort to revitalize the Darling Harbor precinct of Sydney, will feature the French-inspired rotisserie and grill, Atelier by Sofitel, as well three bars, including the Champagne Bar, which is the largest in Sydney offering 20 different types of Champagne.
For more information, visit sofitelsydneydarlingharbour.com.au.
Lido House, New Port Beach
Slated to open next month, Southern California’s Lido House aims to make guests feel at home with its beach-house-inspired design. Borrowing from the surrounding coastal homes in Newport Beach, the lobby features a coffee bar welcoming guests to sip on a cup of java throughout the day while taking in the beach landscape via the large windows and French doors that line the space. Throughout the property, the casual yet sophisticated theme is carried out in the architecture, which includes classic beach house elements such as wood siding, trim work, ironwork, and historic roof elements like dormers and copulas. The boutique hotel consists of 130 rooms, including five 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom cottages. These cottages feature full kitchens and living rooms, as well as fireplaces and barbecues on their rooftop decks. Lido House will also be home to Newport Beach’s first rooftop bar, along with a courtyard pool, a spa, and an upscale full-service restaurant.
For more information, visit lidohousehotel.com.
Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru
This summer, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is bringing its second property to India, complementing the Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai with the opening of a hotel in Bengaluru, India’s capital of information technology. Located within Embassy ONE, a new mixed-use development featuring commercial office space and retail outlets, the upcoming hotel will debut as Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru at Embassy ONE. The 230-room hotel will include three dining outlets: a 24-hour restaurant, a lobby bar and lounge, and an Asian brasserie and bar. Guests will also be able to enjoy a tranquil outdoor environment that feels secluded from the hustle and bustle of the city and includes a pool and waterfall, along with a butterfly garden and ribbon lawn.
For more information, visit fourseasons.com.
Mama Shelter Belgrade
Mama Shelter first laid its roots in Paris and now after expanding to cities across Europe and the Americas, the hotel brand is debuting yet another hotel, this time in the city of Belgrade. Opening on March 8, 2018, Mama Shelter Belgrade is located in the heart of the Serbian capital city right along its iconic pedestrian thoroughfare, Prince Michael Street. The 125-room property welcomes guests with a decor that tips its hat to the city’s Ottoman history with woven kilim rugs on the floors, vintage prints and warm matte colors throughout the hotel. In the rooms themselves, guests will also find comfort thanks to the high-speed WiFi and king size beds. For a taste of the hospitality that Mama Shelter properties are known for, travelers can head to the 5,000-sq.-ft. terrace where they’ll find foosball and tennis tables, as well as wood-fired pizzas and homemade sorbet and ice cream. Whether they start or end the night on Mama Shelter Belgrade’s terrace, the lounge will be open for guests and locals to enjoy music from the DJ and a cool drink.
For more information, visit mamashelter.com/en/belgrade.