Kokomo occupies an entire uninhabited island, to which guests will arrive ferried on a recently acquired Twin Otter seaplane.
Awaiting for them: 21 luxurious beachfront bures and five private villas with private infinity pools—as well as spa, gym, kids club, tennis court, large common swimming pool, movie lounge, restaurants and dive shop… This year The Oberoi Group will be launching not one but three luxury hotels: The Oberoi Marrakech (Morocco), The Oberoi Sukhvilas in Chandigarh (India)—and in the United Arab Emirates, The Oberoi Al Zorah.
There will be only 35 villas, designed in a style that compliment the hotel’s gorgeous main building: a 600-year-old Huizhou structure, carefully transported from Anhui Province.
There will be also a year-round outdoor pool, a museum, as well as restaurants, library, meeting space, spa and “tai chi centre”. Australian property tycoon Lang Walker ventures into the world of top resorts with his first ultra-luxury development on Yaukuve Island, with aim of creating Fiji’s most exclusive hotel.
Amanemu will be located on the shores of Ago Bay in the Ise Shima National Park. These things take time: the resort openings get delayed—and this is the case with Zil Pasyon.
High-speed rail link should provide access from Tokyo. We featured it last year as our pick for the most anticipated hotel openings—and here we are, returning to the subject again. This new eco resort will be the first ‘Villas’ type resort from Alila outside Bali.
The tiny Pugliese town of Ostuni is home to a romantic former farmhouse, complete with whitewashed exposed brick, antique furnishings, lovely garden with a wide, arched pergola—and an authentic olive mill.
San Domenico Hotels, a family-owned hotel group has created a property of sophisticated luxury, enchanting with glamorous whitewashed exteriors and ivory-toned rooms. This is another hotel that we wrote about last year—its opening has been delayed, and they have just been hit with a disaster: there was a major fire on 19th January.
A short note on methodology: the order of all the hotels on the list is not of great importance, maybe with the exception of the first few—and especially the resort we kick off with.The luxury hotel group’s newest property will be built on elevated terraces with views of the Indian Ocean and direct access to a secluded and protected white-sand beach.Designed by world-renowned architect and interior designer Jean Michel Gathy, the resort promises indulgence and immaculate style.The Branson Estate on Moskito Island features eleven bedrooms for at least twenty-two guests distributed among three villas: Headland House, Mangrove Villa and Beach Villa.
Guests will enjoy the infinity pool, hot tub, helipad, swim-up bar and tennis pavilion and all the other services you’d expect from a luxury hotel. With Adrian Zecha of the Aman Resorts fame among the founders, Ahn Luh is looking to join the ranks of the world’s top luxury resorts.
Alila comes to Jaipur in Rajasthan with a heritage resort that beautifully preserves the Jaipur Gharana architecture, influenced by both the Mughals and the British.