Summer is here and with it comes peak travel season and bigger crowds in popular destinations, but also new properties. From Seoul to The Bahamas, here are just a few of the new hotels and resorts cropping up around the world.
Trendsetting in Seoul
Also opened this month is RYSE, the second Autograph Collection Hotels property in Seoul. Located in Hongdae, a neighborhood known for its creative and trendsetting edge, RYSE embraces the personality of its surroundings with a unique design featuring bare concrete and industrial brass metal alongside glossy pink flooring and modern art installations throughout the property.
RYSE features 272 guestrooms, including 14 suites, which were each designed to highlight a prominent art piece from an exclusive collection for the hotel, plus a fitness center. When guests are not admiring the art in their rooms and around the hotel, they can head to the onsite casual gourmet restaurant Long Chim, which puts a twist on Thai street food. Tartine Bakery & Cafe from San Francisco will also provide tasty bites for RYSE guests, but for those looking to sip on a cocktail with a view, the rooftop bar and lounge Side Note Club is the place to go.
Rates start at approximately $217 per night.
For more information, visit rysehotel.com.
Luxury in The Bahamas
Located on the beaches of Nassau on New Paradise Island, Rosewood Baha Mar—one of three properties that make up the Baha Mar resort complex—opened its doors on June 1. The luxury property is the Rosewood hotel brand’s first resort in The Bahamas and features 237 guestrooms, suites and beachfront villas, with accommodation category including its own private balcony and personal butler. With many of the guestrooms and suites connecting to adjacent rooms, plus the 3- and 6-bedroom villas, the Rosewood Baha Mar makes it easy for multigenerational families to travel together.
Amenities at Rosewood Baha Mar include four signature dining venues: Commonwealth, a farm-to-table restaurant with a private Rum Room for special events; Costa, serving coastal cuisine with Mexican flare; Manor Bar for cocktails in a refined; and The Library, where guests can enjoy afternoon tea or champagne accompanied by sweet and savory pastries, as well as dessert. Also on property are a fitness center, two private swimming pools, luxury cabanas, and Sense, A Rosewood Spa. In addition, Rosewood guests have direct and private beach access.
For more information, visit rosewoodhotels.com.
Beachfront in Montenegro
Sitting on Kotor Bay’s only private beach, Karisma Hotels & Resorts is opening its latest property this month: Allure Palazzi Kotor Bay Hotel. Built from the ground up in Montenegro’s coastal town of Dobrota, the beachfront property features 89 guestrooms and 10 3-bedroom villas with private beach access and a boat slip for access to Kotor Bay’s private marina, plus three penthouse suites, each with a balcony or terrace.
Other features of the new luxury property include three restaurants with Mediterranean-influenced cuisine, a pool cocktail bar, lounge bar, beach snack bar, and sweets shop at the beach promenade. Allure Palazzi Kotor Bay also offers a variety of activities and entertainment including yoga, beach cabanas and bottle service at the beach lounge, spa treatments, and access to Kotor Bay’s marina. For those who would like to explore the streets of Kotor Old Town, the property is only a 15 minute walk away.
Nightly rates at Allure Palazzi Kotor Bay start at $235. For a night in one of the Beachfront Villas including access to a boat slip, rates start at $1,400.
For more information, visit allurepalazzi.com.
To read about other new hotels that have opened up throughout the year, click here.