As we come to the end of another week, we’re featuring the latest properties — from a ‘wild’ hotel in Mykonos to an icon in London and a former bank in Paris.
Here are the hottest hotel openings this Friday:
Marriott International’s Autograph Collection Hotels has revealed its latest 5-star property, Hotel Banke, marking the brand’s entry to Paris.
Situated in the heart of the Parisian Opera District, Hotel Banke is moments from Galeries Lafayette, and less than one mile away from the Louvre Museum. The hotel occupies the former headquarters of Crédit Commercial de France, a 20th-century building that dominates the corner of Rue La Fayette and Rue Pillet, harking back to the French Belle Époque period.
Hotel Banke is home to a bespoke collection of jewellery and art displayed throughout the hotel, sourced from various corners of the world — a nod to the building’s history as a safe-keeper of luxury items.
“Autograph Collection Hotel’s independent spirit”
John Licence, VP Premium & Select Brands Europe at Marriott International, said: “We are delighted to expand our offering of one-of-a-kind hotels to Paris with Hotel Banke. With its unique heritage as a former bank headquarters and stunning design, Hotel Banke perfectly embodies Autograph Collection Hotel’s independent spirit.”
Hilton has announced the opening of Conrad Hangzhou, a 50-storey, 324-room state-of-the-art hotel that provides access to the city’s downtown attractions. With Li’An restaurant sitting on the 50th floor, Conrad Hangzhou features the tallest restaurant in Hangzhou and provides views over the city.
The hotel serves business and leisure travellers with a best-in-class experience, as part of the Raffles City Hangzhou complex.
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London will re-open in its entirety on 15 April 2019, having completed the most extensive restoration in its 117-year history.
Following the re-opening of the public spaces in December 2018, the hotel now unveils all-new guest rooms and suites, including two newly created expansive penthouse suites. Most accommodation offers exceptional views of leafy Hyde Park and the London skyline.
The Wild Hotel
Interni Group has announced the opening of The Wild Hotel in Mykonos in spring 2019.
The Wild Hotel offers a design-led retreat, featuring 40 suites and villas inspired by the colours and lines of traditional Grecian architecture on a cliffside over Kalafati Beach. Set in a natural amphitheatre, the property is home to an infinity pool with views across the Aegean Sea, a private beach for residents and a restaurant serving classic dishes from the Cycladic Islands.
Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel
Last year, IHG and Covivio entered an agreement to rebrand and operate 12 hotels (and one pipeline hotel) operating under the Principal and De Vere brands. The Principal Charlotte Square is the second of these properties to rebrand as a Kimpton, following the successful opening of Kimpton Fitzroy London in October 2018.
The opening of Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel marks IHG’s return to the luxury market in Edinburgh, as its first branded luxury hotel in Scotland in over a decade.
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