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Right this moment: December 2023 luxurious journey information
Each final Friday of the month, you may learn my information round-up of what’s taking place on this planet of luxurious journey. On this concern:
- Aman’s new Janu Tokyo Lodge is now accepting reservations
- One&Solely proclaims a brand new ultra-luxe resort in Antigua
- Rosewood will open a five-start resort in Barbuda
- Park Hyatt Marrakech formally opens its doorways
- 4 Seasons returns to Shanghai with new luxurious resort
- Six Senses La Sagesse, Grenada is opening subsequent spring
- Six Senses proclaims a brand new resort alongside Mexico’s Pacific Coast
- Air France releases a shocking new YouTube video
- Banyan Tree Dubai welcomes its first visitors
- Marriott unveils its W Edinburgh Lodge
1. Aman’s Janu Tokyo is now accepting reservations
In March 2024, Aman – one of many world’s most unique resort teams – will launch a brand new model – Janu – with the opening of its first Janu Lodge within the Japanese capital. On the coronary heart of Tokyo’s Azabudai Hills improvement – a vibrant group hub of nature, tradition and artwork – Janu Tokyo will function 122 visitor rooms, eight eating places and an expansive spa and wellness middle inside a brand new, landmark constructing designed by visionary architects Pelli Clarke & Companions. Derived from the Sanskrit phrase for ‘soul’, Janu goals to be a visionary resort, residence and way of life model designed to encourage connection, restore stability and promote collective pleasure. Serving as a catalyst for Aman Group’s evolution, Janu marks a progressive new chapter, harnessing the potential of the legendary Aman model to attain a pipeline of sustainable progress. Whereas Aman is famend for its hallmarks of whisper-quiet seclusion and unparalleled service, Janu strategically positions itself on the vanguard for luxurious hospitality, dedicated to offering a extra dynamic, sociable expertise.
2.One&Solely proclaims a brand new ultra-luxe resort in Antigua
This newest addition to the unique One&Solely assortment, slated to open in 2027, will develop the ultra-luxury resort model into the Caribbean, pairing Antigua’s lovely landscapes with One&Solely’s wealthy hospitality. The resort will probably be positioned at Half Moon Bay, on the tranquil, southeast aspect of the island. The 132-acre web site overlooks a secluded seashore, adjoining to a protected nationwide park, with cliffs rising into panoramic views over the Caribbean. The architectural design of the resort respects the terrain and minimal influence will probably be made to the placement’s ecosystem throughout improvement. Mixing seamlessly with nature, the resort will reinterpret the island’s vernacular design with a chic up to date lens, offering flowing indoor & out of doors areas, breathtaking views and stylish residing areas. Inspiration will probably be taken from Antigua’s storied previous and wealthy historical past to curate areas of timeless luxurious and laidback consolation. As with each One&Solely, distinctive experiences will probably be created to permit visitors to expertise the easiest of what the island has to supply, encompassing nature, wildlife, delicacies and tradition.
2. Rosewood proclaims a brand new five-start resort in Barbuda
Rosewood introduced that the secluded island of Barbuda will welcome its newest Caribbean escape. Developed by Murbee Resorts, Rosewood Barbuda will carry an intimate expression of Rosewood’s ultra-luxury hospitality expertise to the island, that includes 50 resort suites and 35 Rosewood Residences. Set on 85 secluded acres together with 900 meters of pristine beachfront, Rosewood Barbuda will function the model’s integrative wellness idea, Asaya Spa with a menu of remedies and experiential choices that deal with Rosewood’s 5 pillars of wellness: emotional stability, health and diet, bodily therapies, pores and skin well being, and group. Along with the spa’s six therapy rooms, wellness seekers can even get pleasure from an expansive health middle and two swimming pools, together with one devoted to households. Providing a various culinary program, the property will function three distinctive eating retailers together with a farm-to-table restaurant, which is able to showcase the flavors of the island by making use of native produce. Rosewood Barbuda is about to open in 2028.
3. Park Hyatt Marrakech formally opens its doorways
Positioned about 9 mi (15 km) from Marrakech’s historic Medina district, the brand new resort is located in an off-the-beaten path location on the base of the Atlas Mountains. Surrounded by palm timber, olive timber and jacaranda timber, Park Hyatt Marrakech sits adjoining to the magnificent Al Maaden Golf resort, completely providing visitors handy entry to the 18-hole course. Composed of 16 pavilions organized round a central, zeolite patio, the resort encapsulates the customized, understated luxurious of the Park Hyatt model. Famend Marrakech-based architect Imaad Rahmouni drew inspiration from Arab-Berber traditions to create an expensive up to date design for the property. The 130 residentially impressed guestrooms and suites are among the many most spacious in Marrakech, and promise privateness and serenity, with Moroccan touches all through. A wide range of genuine and globally impressed eating choices is offered to visitors, reflective of the model’s elevated meals and wine experience. The resort’s spa is a temple of tranquility and an ode to Morocco’s tradition of hammam rituals and holistic therapies.
4. 4 Seasons returns to Shanghai with new luxurious resort
The brand new 4 Seasons Lodge Shanghai will soar 44 storeys excessive with 160 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, anticipated to welcome visitors in 2027. Positioned alongside the enduring Huaihai Zhong Street throughout the Huangpu district of Puxi, the resort will probably be on the coronary heart of town’s buying, eating and leisure hub, the place neighborhoods are characterised by neoclassical villas that commemorate Shanghai’s fashionable creativity and Artwork Deco heritage structure. 4 Seasons Lodge Shanghai will embody 160 rooms and suites, up to date design all through, structure by Ricardo Bofill and P&T Group, in addition to inside design by Jean-Michel Gathy of DENNISTON. Including to the rising assortment of greater than 600 distinctive eating places and bars throughout the corporate’s international portfolio, 4 Seasons Lodge Shanghai will introduce 5 new authentic culinary ideas. There may also be 670 sq m (7,212 sq ft) of assembly & occasion house alongside the 690 sq m (7,438 sq ft) of complete wellness services, together with a resort-style out of doors heated pool.
6. Six Senses La Sagesse, Grenada is opening subsequent spring
Having fun with a pride-of-place setting between the ocean and a protected cove on the southern a part of the Caribbean island of Grenada, Six Senses La Sagesse goals to invitations visitors to place their toes up and worries down and embark on a journey of discovery, rejuvenation, and celebration. Designed to replicate Caribbean village vibes and bursting with daring colours and smells, the resort will preserve a connection to Grenada’s “Spice Island” heritage. There will probably be 56 pool suites, which is able to mix eco-credentials and luxury utilizing pure, renewable, and repurposed supplies. The natural and up to date interiors will function open-plan bedrooms, every with an outside terrace resulting in a personal plunge pool for a cooling dip. As well as, there will probably be 15 villas having fun with prime hillside or beachfront settings, ranging between one, two, and 4 bedrooms, all with generously sized bedrooms and ensuite bogs. The property will function 3 eating places, together with the signature restaurant SeaFire. The 2-floor spa will home therapy rooms, a Hammam, a state-of-the-art gymnasium and a yoga pavilion.
7. Six Senses proclaims a brand new resort alongside Mexico’s Pacific Coast
A two-and-a-half-hour drive or 20-minute flight from Puerto Vallarta and a 10-minute drive from the brand new Chalacatepec Worldwide Airport, Six Senses Xala is slated to open in 2026. Balancing copious house with intimacy and a “developed to be undeveloped” low-impact vibe, Six Senses Xala will comprise simply 51 lodging, all with non-public swimming pools, starting from beachfront and elevated visitor rooms and suites to one- to three-bedroom villas. Their sleek village-like architectural course embraces the wild panorama, and their cautious placement takes benefit of the positioning’s view and topography to create moments of quiet introspection and communal celebration. Quirky touches will probably be used to inject a playfulness that may be a signature of Six Senses globally whereas integrating Costalegre’s creative heritage to carry a smile to the soul. Eating places will embody a signature eating room, deli, farmers’ market, bakery, and a “toes within the sand” surf membership. For the peace-seekers, Six Senses Spa will supply a therapeutic atmosphere for domestically impressed remedies, journeys, and multi-day wellness applications.
8. Air France releases a shocking new YouTube video
To spherical off a 12 months of celebrations marking Air France’s ninetieth and the Patrouille de France’s seventieth anniversaries, the 2 jewels of the French aviation business are honored in a particular movie that includes them collectively in spectacular aerial footage. On the finish of September 2023, the corporate’s twenty second Airbus A350-900 named “Les Sables-d’Olonne” made its ferry flight from the producer’s meeting web site in Toulouse to Paris-Charles de Gaulle. For the event, the pilots of the Patrouille de France Alphajet working a positioning flight in preparation for an airshow within the Occitanie area flew alongside the plane as a part of an air show choreographed to perfection. Meticulously ready by the crews, this particular mission dubbed “Athos A350” concerned eleven plane of varied sizes and working at completely different speeds flying collectively to create distinctive photographs. Directed by Eric Magnan (Airborne Movies), a specialist in aerial footage, the movie was shot from a French TBM 700 DAHER camera-mounted plane incorporating a modern gyro-stabilized digicam system.
9. Banyan Tree Dubai welcomes its first visitors
Banyan Tree, one of many world’s main hospitality manufacturers, has opened its first property in Dubai. Banyan Tree Dubai fronts the shoreline of Bluewaters Dubai – a vibrant way of life vacation spot by Dubai Holding providing a mixture of residential, retail, hospitality and leisure choices. Fashionable and streamlined in idea, the property is imbued with a powerful sense of place, becoming in seamlessly among the many buildings of the gleaming Dubai Marina within the background. The star attraction occupies a 500 m (1600 ft) stretch of pristine, non-public seashore boasting uninterrupted views of the Arabian Gulf and the enduring Ain Dubai remark wheel, in addition to three temperature-controlled swimming swimming pools. The property’s 178 rooms have been rejuvenated by BLINK Design, introducing a contact of soppy minimalism. There are seven eating experiences, providing post-beach consuming that chime with the vacation temper, in addition to refined vacation spot eating venues from world-class cooks. The resort additionally includes a spa the place seasoned therapists carry out personalised holistic remedies in a shocking oceanfront setting.
10. Marriott unveils its W Edinburgh Lodge
W Motels, a part of Marriott Bonvoy’s international portfolio of over 30 resort manufacturers, introduced the opening of its first Edinburgh outpost. W Edinburgh sits on the coronary heart of the St. James Quarter, a newly revitalized neighborhood within the metropolis middle which mixes world-class retail, leisure, and eating. The resort includes three distinct buildings positioned round St. James Sq.: the Ribbon Constructing, James Craig Stroll, and the Quarter Home, with a complete of 199 rooms and 45 suites, many with out of doors terraces. Designers Jestico + Whiles have reimagined one of the best of Scotland with domestically rooted influences and inventive collaborations all through W Edinburgh’s public areas and rooms. Interiors draw affect from the weather of the coastal metropolis constructed on volcanic rock, with fireplace and water offering juxtaposed inspiration all through. Options embody a rooftop deck with 360-degree views and Japanese-Brazilian-Peruvian fusion restaurant Sushisamba, in addition to Brazilian-inspired speakeasy named Joao’s Place, the model’s signature W Lounge, a health centre and spa services.