1. Waldorf Astoria
Dubai International Financial Centre
A major hub of commerce, Dubai International Financial Centre (better known as ‘DIFC’) is also an artists’ haven and cultural hotspot, meaning hotel guests are mere steps from vibrant events and exhibitions all year-round. As one would expect with Waldorf, renowned hospitality and the finest amenities are right at your fingertips, with spectacular views available throughout the hotel. The hotel spans the 18th to 55th floors of Burj Daman, an ultramodern tower of offices and residences. The height of urban living, all hotel restaurants and wellness facilities are located on the 18th floor, where the property also houses an outdoor whirlpool. Guest rooms are designed to feel residential and take style inspiration from early-1960s New York.
2. Mövenpick Hotel Amman
Accor is on cloud nine in Jordan adding its ninth hotel to the kingdom. The Mövenpick Hotel Amman is a takeover and rebrand of an existing 218-key property in the vibrant capital city, located close to the central business district, popular shopping malls and major cultural attractions including the Citadel, Temple of Hercules, Roman Amphitheatre and the Royal Automobile Museum. The property boasts an extensive range of facilities including four restaurants, seven meeting rooms and a grand ballroom accommodating up to 1,200 people, an outdoor swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room and an executive floor and lounge. A highlight of the accommodation offering is the spectacular top-floor presidential suite with a balcony featuring a Jacuzzi and stunning city skyline views. Later this year, guests staying at the property can also earn benefits as part of Accor’s loyalty programme.
3. The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah
Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Maldives
The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah is now open, set on the one of the country’s most beautiful atolls and adjacent to its sister property, The Residence Maldives at Falhumaafushi. The two resorts are now connected by a bridge, enabling guests to travel between the two with ease – and forming one of the largest resort offerings in the Maldives. All of Dhigurah’s 173 spacious beach and water villas overlook the dappled turquoise waters of the ocean and each one has its own private pool. Rooms are designed with plenty of natural light and crafted using the finest local materials, blending the beauty of traditional Maldivian architecture with contemporary flair.
4. Amara Hotel
Agios Tychon, Cyprus
AMARA is the newest addition to the thriving hotel scene in the coastal town of Limassol. Poised above a sandy beach in the royal ancient kingdom of Amathus, all of the newly built rooms and suites offer unobstructed views over the Mediterranean Sea and wider horizon. The 207 artfully appointed guestrooms and suites are amongst the most elegant on the island, whilst the 230 square metres presidential ‘AMARA Suite’, with its own private infinity pool, is the jewel in the hotel’s crown.
Borana Conservancy, Northern Kenya
Lengishu is an exclusive use family home at the heart of the Borana Conservancy in Northern Kenya, the country’s newest and most successful rhino sanctuary. Offering accommodation for up to 12 guests, Lengishu combines a leading wildlife destination with a sustainable ethos and locally sourced and inspired design. The property is nestled into a ridge offering stunning views across the Laikipia plains and blends seamlessly into its surroundings, thanks to its sustainably sourced design.