Trump, Thompson, Rosewood, Mandarin Oriental and Even Nobu Announce New Hotels
Yo. There is so much hotel news flying around this week--way more than usual--and in between checking out Vin Diesel's latest Facebook video and signing petitions to get Bieber deported, we just don't have enough time to focus on all the new hotels news. So here's a quick rundown to get you up to speed on the latest.
TRUMP HOTEL RIO DE JANEIRO: So our guess yesterday about Trump Hotels' latest announcement had to do with China but we were so wrong. The luxury hotel group is actually planning a 13-story, 171-guestroom hotel in the Jardim Oceanico sub-district of the famous Barra da Tijuca borough. It will open in 2016 just in time for the Summer Olympics. The Rockwell Group will be doing the interiors and the hotel will have a rooftop pool deck with private VIP cabanas, a nightclub, a spa, a fitness center and all the signature Trump services and amenities.
THOMPSON PLAYA DEL CARMEN: Commune Hotels + Resorts have announced a second Thompson Hotel for Mexico--Thompson Playa Del Carmen. The hotel will have 125 rooms and suites with a rooftop pool as well as a spa. It will be the only hotel in Playa to have a both a central 5th Avenue--a 2-mile-long shopping and entertainment pedestrian thoroughfare--and a beachfront location. It will open in 2015. The other Thompson in Mexico, Thompson Los Cabos, is currently under development.
ROSEWOOD SANYA: Rosewood Hotels and Resorts have announced yet another new property. Rosewood Sanya will open in 2017 in a new development in Haitang Bay in Southern Hainan Island. The resort will actually be integrated with the International Finance Forum convention center which will open in 2015. Designed by Chicago-based architectural firm, Goettsch, the Rosewood Sanya will have 229 ocean-facing guest rooms and suites, an infinity-edge "sky pool" (i.e. located way up high), a Sense spa and five restaurant options.
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MANDARIN ORIENTAL, BALI : Set to open at the end of 2016, the newest MO will be on the country's southern Bukit peninsula as part of the Bukit Pandawa development. The resort will have 121 rooms, comprised of 97 villas (each with private pools) and 24 expansive guest rooms. Jean Michel Gathy of Denniston International is in charge of the architecture and the interior design. There will also be three restaurants and bars, including an intriguing "cantilevered cliff-top restaurant." Of course, all the Mandarin Oriental signature services will be present include in a spa as well as a Beach club, a Kids Club and an 18-hole golf course.
NOBU HOTEL, MANILLA : Nobu Hotels opened their first hotel in Las Vegas last year and are working on another one in Saudi Arabia, but already they're expanding to Manilla. Located within the City of Dreams, a casino and entertainment complex, the Nobu Hotel will have 321 rooms, a massive Nobu restaurant, Nobu room service as well as a Nobu Tea Lounge and a Nobu Spa. The City of Dreams will open later this year and the Nobu Hotel could open along with it.
SLS LAS VEGAS: Our little sibling, VegasChatter, stumbled across a rendering for the rooms at the upcoming SLS Las Vegas, pictured below. Hmm....what do you think?
[Photos: Trump Hotels and VegasChatter]