This week on hot hotel openings, we’ve got four of the best hotels and resorts from around the world — from Shenzhen’s east coast to the archipelago of Seychelles off East Africa and more.
Club Med Seychelles
Club Med has unveiled details of its brand new Club Med Seychelles resort, the latest addition to the brand’s Exclusive Collection, offering the highest level of luxury.
Club Med Seychelles is set on its own private island within 220 hectares of luscious greenery, in a preserved national park location and is only 15 minutes by speedboat from Victoria-Seychelles airport in Mahe. Seychelles is the ideal year-round destination with temperatures between 24 – 32 degrees Celsius and minimal rainfall.
“The first time Club Med has opened a resort on its own private island”
Estelle Giraudeau, managing director of Club Med UK and Northern Europe commented: “We are incredibly excited to be opening this brand-new resort in Seychelles. Not only is this a brand-new destination for us, but it is also the first time Club Med has opened a resort on its own private island.
“In a series of firsts, the resort is also the first family-friendly offering in the Seychelles which also enables guests to unwind and relax in the luxurious and private surroundings of this Exclusive Collection property. The resort has been created in a way where guests can feel at one with nature as well as learning more about the unspoiled marine life around them, in one of the most eco-friendly holiday destinations in our portfolio.”
Great Scotland Yard
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced the opening of the 152-room Great Scotland Yard hotel as part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. The opening follows a major restoration and full-scale renovation that breathed new life into one of London’s famous landmarks as it opens to the public for the first time in nearly two hundred years.
On the site of the former headquarters of the Metropolitan Police, the luxury hotel and adjacent five-story townhouse are the first by The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand in the UK and the sixth to open in Europe.
“A story-worthy experience”
“Great Scotland Yard’s rich history and fascinating architecture make it the perfect place to launch The Unbound Collection by Hyatt in the United Kingdom,” said Sholto Smith, general manager of Great Scotland Yard. “Along with critically acclaimed chef Robin Gill, we have created a modern British food and drink destination and an experience like no other in London. We look forward to welcoming independent-minded travellers looking for a story-worthy experience.”
Finest Punta Cana
Following the success of Mexico’s Finest Playa Mujeres, The Excellence Collection will open the second outpost from their all-ages brand, Finest Resorts. The latest addition to The Excellence Collection’s portfolio of properties will be set at Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.
Reservations for the new resort has launched with bookings available through the resort’s website and by calling their toll-free number. Finest Punta Cana will be the third The Excellence Collection property in the Dominican Republic, opening on 1 September 2020.
“We are delighted to be opening our second Finest Resorts property in Punta Cana. We know that guests of any age will enjoy this top-of-the-line resort and its personalised service. We are thrilled to offer a whole new Infinite Excellence experience for adults, families and wedding groups travelling to the Dominican Republic,” said Domingo Aznar, the brand’s vice president of sales & marketing.
InterContinental Shenzhen Dameisha Resort
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has announced a deal with Shenzhen-based property developer Kingkey Group. Under the deal, IHG will take over the management of one of Kingkey’s hotels in Dameisha, Shenzhen, China.
As of 1 January 2020, the hotel will formally be rebranded as the InterContinental Shenzhen Dameisha Resort and will offer an upgraded selection of services and facilities. The InterContinental Shenzhen Dameisha Resort is located on Dameisha Beach, a popular tourist and leisure destination on Shenzhen’s east coast, and boasts stunning sea views from all of its guest rooms.
In addition to a brand upgrade, under which it will join the luxury InterContinental Hotels & Resorts family, the hotel will also unveil its exclusive Club InterContinental experience in 2020.
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