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5 Luxury Hotel Openings Worth Waiting For in 2017

Apr 07, 2017

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1. Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa, Recently Opened

Hilton recently announced the official opening of Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa. The opening marks the first Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Jordan. Andreas Lackner, regional head, full service brand management, Hilton said, "The Dead Sea is one of the most unique places in the world and has evolved into a major hub of both religious and health and wellness tourism in the region. As the first Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in the country of Jordan, this project marks an exciting addition to the Hilton portfolio as we continue to deliver distinct hospitality experiences to travelers from around the globe."



2. Ritz Carlton, Langkawi, Summer 2017

Originally planned to open in mid-2016 this luxury resort has kept anticipation strong but now promises to accept guests from July. The beachfront property immerses its architecture with its surroundings and was designed to reflect a traditional Malaysian village. The hotel features 3 swimming pools, a fine-dining French restaurant and a Ritz kids club.  A private cove and beach offer direct access to the island’s famed diving sites.


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3. Waldorf Astoria, Beverley Hills, Summer 2017

A touch of historic class hits Beverley Hills drive this summer as the iconic Waldorf Astoria opens in June. The hotel offers unrivaled views from each of its 170 guest rooms that look out over Hollywood Hills to the nearby expansive urban canyon of Century City and well beyond. Every room features floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto oversized private balconies, perfect for drinking in the sunset or simply checking out Rodeo Drive, the Beverly Hills shopping mecca just to the east, within easy walking distance of the Waldorf Astoria. Splash out even further on the spacious Villa Suites situated on the hotel's third level which open onto manicured private garden terraces. The hotel will offer classic luxuries one would expect from The Waldorf while the style promises elegance and sophistication: "Modern elegance is the signature look we have created for the soon-to-be iconic Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills," PYR founder, Rochon, explains. "By using richly upholstered furniture in soothing tones of celadon, taupe and white, accented by spectacular pieces of bespoke art works, we have created an environment for travelers that is both sophisticated and relaxing."



4. Rosewood Little Dix Bay, Winter 2017

In May of last year, the boutique Caribbean resort, Rosewood Little Dix Bay closed for an 18-month refurbishment. The comprehensive, multi-million dollar restoration includes the complete redesign of the resort’s guestrooms and suites, its three restaurants and overall enhancements to the resort’s gardens and landscaping. Rosewood Little Dix Bay is renowned for its luxurious hideaway setting and the new designs promise to keep the originality of the resorts natural setting whilst bringing in a new level of sophistication. Get excited about the new one bedroom signature suites featuring plunge pools and unparalleled privacy not to mention private terraces and beautiful views of Little Dix Bay. 



5. Kokomo Island Resort in Fiji, Spring 2017

This exclusive private island escape is encircled by the Great Astrolabe Reef which is home to an abundance of marine life making it paradise for divers and snorkeler’s alike. The island is the newest and one of the most luxurious resorts in Fiji, providing a truly indulgent sanctuary of just 5 lagoon view villas and 21 bures nestled amidst natural rainforest.  Kokomo prides itself on its sheer remoteness as well as its emphasis on environmental and cultural sustainability, no expense was spared in sourcing the finest local materials for the resort, organic vegetables are grown on the island and fish sourced from the surrounding waters.

This sophisticated and secluded sanctuary incorporates chic, contemporary accommodation and facilities, while embracing environmental sustainability and traditional Fijian culture and design.

Jade Lynch

Jade Lynch is the Digital Marketing Coordinator at Flight Center Travel Group Corporate USA living in New York City. She grew up traveling through South East Asia, considers London home although is now settled in the US. Passionate about all things marketing, travel and food!