13 – InterContinental Downtown Los Angeles, USA
Opening: Spring 2017
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown will offer 900 world-class rooms, dining and spa services, all with sustainability and Los Angeles’ indoor-outdoor lifestyle in mind. For a breathtaking first impression, check in will be done in the 70th-floor Sky Lobby crowning the hotel. This glass tower, located at the heart of downtown’s historic, entertainment and sports districts will be the tallest in Los Angeles and west of the Mississippi river.
12 – Hotel Eden Rome, Italy
The historic 128-year old Hotel Eden in the Old City of Rome (a few-minute walk from the Spanish Steps and the Villa Borghese) will be reopening its doors after an 18-month renovation. The Dorchester Collection group has taken over this classic hotel and everything has been upgraded and restored to its former glory – from the 98 rooms and suites to the rooftop Mediterranean restaurant, La Terrazza, which offers stupendous panoramic views of St Peter’s Dome and the Eternal City. A new spa has been added as well, together with the latest technologies implemented throughout the property.
11 – Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, Australia
The Sofitel Darling Harbour will be located just across from Sydney’s new International Convention Centre and will be the first new 5-star hotel to open in the city in nearly 20 years. The 35-story building will house 555 rooms and 35 suites – one of the largest capacities in Australia. Positioned for panoramic harbour and city views, there’ll be a rooftop lounge and deck with infinity pool. Among the dining options will be a signature restaurant called Atelier by Sofitel, the Esprit Noir lobby lounge and the Champagne Bar on the third floor for more skyline views.
10 – Palácio Tangará, Brazil
Opening: Mid 2017
With an exceptional location in the heart of the economic capital of Brazil, Palácio Tangará will open its doors in the Morumbi village, beside the highly regarded Burle Marx Park. The hotel will offer 82 spacious rooms and 59 suites – all with beautiful views of the park. World renowned Michelin starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten will lead the kitchen of the hotel and Sisley will be responsible for the Spa. As the very first Oetker Collection property in South America, Palácio Tangará will showcase European hospitality combined with Brazilian art de vivre in this most vibrant city.
9 – President by AKARYN, Laos
This boutique hotel brings a new level of refinement to the historic city of Vientiane, perfectly balancing traditional Laotian accents with French neoclassical designs. The 32 spacious rooms and suites boast high ceilings, marble floors and oversized windows looking at the vast manicured grounds and the English country garden maze. The hotel enjoys a prime position on the city’s first thoroughfare, Setthathirath Road, next to the Presidential Palace, the Chou Anouvong Park that meanders to the banks of the Mekong River and close to Haw Phra Kaew: the temple of the Emerald Buddha – home to one of the finest collections of Laotian religious art.
8 – Nobu Hotel London, UK
This new hotel, located in London’s trendy Shoreditch neighborhood, will house 143 rooms and 7 suites. The property includes its own landscaped garden featuring seating overlooking the generous lower triple height restaurant and bar space – food and beverage menus developed by chef Nobu Matsuhisa specifically for the hotel. Additionally, the hotel will feature a state-of-the-art fitness center and modern amenities combined with superior service. Exterior design elements make use of angular concrete balconies and printed, layered glass to draw on the vibrant cultural and industrial context of the place.