1. The Chedi Luštica Bay
Luštica Bay Marina, Tivat, Montenegro
Montenegro’s ever-evolving coastline has just been adorned with another jewel. The Chedi Luštica Bay Hotel is a world-class addition to one of Europe’s exciting new superyacht destinations, with 111 rooms and suites, two restaurants, two bars, a high-tech conference and business centre, a wellness spa with indoor pool, a private beach and a heated outdoor infinity pool.
Set on the waterfront of Montenegro’s Trašte Bay along the Luštica peninsula, within the coastal town of Luštica Bay, the five-star hotel sits between the front line of the marina and the rolling coastal hillside and is the first of our seven hotels to take pride of place within Luštica Bay.
2. JW Marriott Nashville
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
It’s hard to stand out in Music City, USA, but JW Marriott Nashville is vying to take the spirit of Southern comfort to new heights with a soaring 33-story glass tower property, offering a multitude of new ways to explore the city; from exploring a contemporary art collection themed around the capital city’s musical heritage to sampling prime rib eyes at Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina, before unwinding in what Marriott describes as “Nashville’s most luxurious guest rooms”.
The aforementioned steakhouse also opens its doors this month, providing 360-degree views of the Nashville skyline, with interiors by renowned hospitality designer Tihany Design – the ideal venue to enjoy American beef and seasonal shellfish, paired with an extensive wine list of more than 500 selections and classic American cocktails.
3. Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin
Hua Hin, Thailand
Featuring a collection of 96 private suites and pool villas, Mövenpick’s latest Thai debut is just 10 minutes from the centre of Hua Hin, one of East Asia’s top beach destinations, a mere two hours from bustling Bangkok. The expansive 120sqm suites provide open spaces in the form of large balconies or terraces featuring day beds, as well as bathrooms with indoor and outdoor rain showers and bathtubs, while the one- and two-bedroom villas span 150 and 200sqm, respectively, with outdoor decks and private plunge pools.
But for the ultimate tropical getaway, the 400sqm two-bedroom beachfront villa offers three separate pavilions, its own private beach area. For fitness and relaxation, the property offers the Asara Spa, as well as a modern, well-equipped fitness room, private outdoor infinity swimming pool and resort gardens ideal for peaceful strolls.
4. W Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
If you close your eyes and picture Kuala Lumpur, it’s a safe bet that the Petronas Twin Towers will come into frame. The iconic landmark is the emblem of Malaysia’s underrated capital and is now a celebrity neighbour of the city’s latest five-star opening, W Kuala Lumpur.
The 150-key property spans nine floors with all the funky, vibrant design flourishes and dynamic lifestyle programming that the W brand is so famous for. Another key part of the offering is the brand’s 24-7 Whatever/Whenever service, which is how guests can discover tips and insights such as local dining hot spots and hidden nightlife gems.