Where to Stay: our round-up of new hotels in Bangkok, Samui and more

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137 Pillars Suites Bangkok
137 Pillars Suites Bangkok

137 Pillars Suites Bangkok

Location: From the 24th to 32nd floors of a tower on Sukhumvit Soi 39 in central Bangkok, close to the Emquartier and Emporium shopping malls
Grade: Luxury
Keys: 34
Facilities: Two restaurants, bar, spa, yoga and meditation area, kids’ corner, golf practice area, London taxi for transfers
Meeting space: Space for meetings and weddings available
They say: “137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts has been crafted and created as a luxury boutique brand where the essence of our hotels is hospitality above all”
We say: New SLH member looks highly impressive; Thai restaurant “with molecular twist” and 28th floor bar should prove popular with locals as well as guests. Ideal location in centre of Sukhumvit
Opening: April 2017

Sala Samui Chaweng Beach Resort & Spa
Sala Samui Chaweng Beach Resort & Spa

Sala Samui Chaweng Beach Resort & Spa

Location: On a 120-metre-long stretch of beach in north Chaweng, on the Thai island of Koh Samui
Grade: Luxury
Keys: 53 in first phase, rising to 136
Facilities: Beachfront restaurant, moon-shaped pool. Spa, gym, garden swimming pool, second restaurant and bar in second phase
Meeting space: Unspecified
They say: “Visitors might come for the 120 metres of beach frontage, or for the tropical spoils of Koh Samui’s most popular beach, but they will stay for the personal and private service and ambiance that define Sala Resorts & Spas”
We say: Sala’s modern, minimalist design concept will be evidenced once again. Selection of pool villas will be a great luxury option, if you’re a fan of the Sala style
Opening: November 2017

Nobu Hotel Marbella
Nobu Hotel Marbella

Nobu Hotel & Restaurant Marbella

Location: On Marbella’s “Golden Mile” – the trendy central seafront area in the upmarket Costa del Sol resort
Grade: Luxury
Keys: 184 set within 27 villas
Facilities: Nobu restaurant, Six Senses Spa
Meeting space: Unspecified
They say: “Nobu Hotel Marbella will drive an experience balancing fun and luxury to create an enthralling destination in-keeping with the interests and needs of our global Nobu customer”
We say: Following the recent announcement of the W Marbella, another stylish hospitality brand will make its debut in the upmarket Spanish resort. The Nobu restaurant will open in May 2017, a year before the hotel
Opening: Spring 2018

Chapter & Verse
Chapter & Verse

Chapter & Verse, Wuzhen

Location: In the scenic Wuzhen Water Town, about 80km from Hangzhou and Suzhou in eastern China
Grade: Luxury boutique hotel
Keys: 30
Facilities: Restaurant, bar, spa with Japanese stone steam room and sauna
Meeting space: Unspecified
They say: “Through simple, inspirational design and storytelling as well as the concept of extraordinary experiences, the atmosphere and features provide the joy of discovering new things”
We say: Interesting new concept for Chinese millennial travellers. Likely to be popular with the young, well-heeled urbanites taking a break from Shanghai
Opening: Spring 2018

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