The resort will also boast Aman Spa, and six dining venues, as well as two large swimming pools. Having undergone extensive renovations, the Desroches Island will be taken over by the Four Seasons Resorts.
The whole thing will be surrounded by thousands of ancient camphor trees. We absolutely love Seychelles (and have just returned from a trip there, where we stayed at Four Seasons Resort in Mahe), so we are very happy to hear about this new opening. This exciting new arrival from Rosewood is a luxury tent-and-villa camp, set up just minutes from the Luang Prabang, a historic city and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Website: Also delayed to this year, here is one more exciting launch from Six Senses. It’s a journey, designed to showcase the magical Kingdom of Bhutan between five small lodges in different locations: Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang and Paro—all under one name: Six Senses Bhutan. The company behind it is now adding another Zambia Lodge to its portfolio.
Beginning in the capital of Thimphu, the journey changes with place and lodge, each designed in a specific theme, reflecting its location. The King Lewanika (previously called Mambeti) located in Liuwa Plain National Park, should be just as well designed, as the acclaimed designers behind Chinzombo (and Miavana, see # 35, below) Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens are also responsible here. This Maldivian opening is, in fact, already taking bookings, if you can afford it.
The Koh Russey’s sleek design is infused with Khmer references and has a character of a well-planned mix of indoor and outdoor living. Set amongst rocky boulders and overlooking a landscape which inspired the lodge’s design, the Jabali Ridge’s 10 suites, an infinity pool, the spa will ensure an ultimate relax after a day in the bush. The luxury rooms and villas of The Ritz-Carlton are designed to blend contemporary luxury with the concept of a traditional kampong village.
Its guest rooms and villas, three swimming pools, spa and international restaurants will be surrounded by verdant rainforests and the Andaman Sea. Moving across the globe, let’s look at Africa, and Zambia in particular, which has been recently seeing some very interesting developments from the world of luxury safaris, including the beautiful Chinzombo.
We expect white-sand beaches, fantastic spa, and spacious villas designed in the Six Senses hallmark fashion, blending in-and-out living. The hotel beautifully preserves the Jaipur Gharana architecture, influenced by both the Mughals and the British. Wilderness Safaris focuses on ecotourism with this impressive Lodge in Rwanda, which is being constructed on the Albertine Rift, an extinct volcano located in a wildlife corridor, crucial to the conservation efforts of critically endangered mountain gorillas.
But this is not the only opening from Bulgari in China this year: the chain with also launch Bulgari Beijing. Well, all you need to know is this: it's the ultimate collection of the most anticipated new properties in the luxury hotel industry. Honestly, with all the additional mentions and extra links, it's over twice that number.We will be revisiting the list and updating it, especially if we learn about any delayed launch (by the way, quite a few 2016 properties slipped to this year and we decided to list the most interesting ones again).A final thought: the hotels are listed in no particular order…