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Take In Chiang Mai From Your Bath on the Balcony at the Akyra Manor

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  Site Where: 22/2 Nimmana Haeminda Road Soi 9, Su Thep, Muang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50200
April 17, 2015 at 8:33 AM | by | Comments (0)

Few things are more exciting than a swanky new hotel in Thailand, but one thing that definitely is is a swanky new all-suite hotel in Thailand. Thai service + Thai food + lots of room to enjoy it = bliss.

The Akyra Manor Chiang Mai (the latest to join the SLH group, was due to open May 1, but has now been pushed back to July 1. You’ll just have to wait 8 weeks longer for its resort-in-a-city style to be unleashed.

What is resort-in-a-city style? Well, it’s in the middle of Chiang Mai, on the trendy Nimmanhaemin Soi, AKA Coffee Street; and yet each suite is centered round its own private “courtyard” (actually a balcony), complete with hot tub. Yes, your own private outdoor space with hot tub in the city center.

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Hotel Gotham Has Batted into Manchester

April 15, 2015 at 8:55 AM | by | Comment (1)

Forget Hotel Football, this is the Manchester opening we’ve been most excited about this year – Hotel Gotham, which opened last week in the old Midland Bank building on King Street.

The banking theme runs through the hotel (as well as the Gotham City theme, thesexy Downton theme and the “sexiest hotel in Europe” theme), according to Mancunian Matters, with moneybags on the laundry bags, walls embossed with typewriters and “gold ingot toiletry stands” – for real.

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From Proust to Warhol to You... Les Bains Paris is Open

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  Site Where: 7 rue du Bourg l'Abbé, Paris, France
April 13, 2015 at 8:27 AM | by | Comments (0)

Superior room.

Paris is on fire right now – right after news of the Ritz opening reservations in June, we noticed Les Bains has quietly opened its doors.

As we told you before, the building originally opened as a bath house – Marcel Proust’s favorite, no less. In the 1970s, a newbie designer called Philippe Starck turned it into a nightclub, and it swiftly became the place to party in Paris. Then, it fell into disrepair, occasionally hosting artist residences. And now, it’s a hotel. Or, rather, hotel, restaurant and club, according to Paris Match. (Starck’s famous black-and-white checkered club flooring is now part of the restaurant.)

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Welcome, JW Marriott: Bodrum Squeezes in Another Luxury Hotel

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  Site Where: Geris Malhallesi, Erdemil Caddesi 49, Yalikavak, Bodrum, Turkey, 48400
April 10, 2015 at 8:18 AM | by | Comments (0)

Mandarin Oriental, Jumeirah and now JW Marriott – the big names continue to pour into Bodrum, Turkey’s classy-if-a-little-brashy resort. Is there even any coastal space left?

The JW Marriott Bodrum, which opens May 15, will be just outside Bodrum proper (no real sacrifice), in Yalikavak. It has 107 rooms, all with views of the Aegean Sea, as well as seven villas, most of which have their own pools.

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Florence's Newest Hotel is for Renaissance Men and Women

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  Site Where: Piazza Carlo Goldoni 2, Florence, Italy, 50123
April 8, 2015 at 8:53 AM | by | Comments (0)

Florence is so hot right now with its recent openings, and just in time for the heady summer season, here’s a new hotel right on the Arno river: Leone Blu.

Cast aside all mental images of Radisson Blus and chain hotels – this is a delicate 9-room, family-owned place in a 16th century palazzo. Palazzo Ricasoli (built by one of the main Florentine families) has been a hotel before – in the 19th century it was the oddly named Grand Hotel de New York. Now, it’s equally grand but a lot more Italian, with the rooms curated by local designer Piero Brarda.

This isn’t your average hotel – the palazzo is still owned by the family who built it, and your host is Baroness Maria Teresa Ricasoli Firidolfi who, amazingly, promises to treat you as if you’re at a friend’s house. There’s a butler and a concierge, who’ll do everything from unpacking your luggage to booking your Uffizi tickets.

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Join Musical Orders at the UK's Latest Private Members' Club Hotel

April 3, 2015 at 9:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

There’s a trend emerging for 2015: private members' club hotels. Hot on the heels of the Hospital, the Arts Club and Soho House Istanbul comes The Convent, a country retreat in the Cotswolds, near Stroud.

The Convent – in an old, Grade II listed convent, set in 22 acres of land – is already a members’ club popular with the music industry (its live music venue probably has a part to play in that). It soft opened last year, but now it’s ready for a full unveiling.

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How Greece's New Ikos Resorts Are Making All Inclusive More Inclusive

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  Site Where: Halkidiki, Greece
April 2, 2015 at 10:09 AM | by | Comments (0)

A while back, we talked about Ikos Resorts a new, two-strong European hotel brand that was planning a novel take on the all-inclusive concept. Well, the first property – Ikos Oceania, in Halkidiki, Greece – has now opened, and we have a little more information about what they have in store.

The “Infinite Lifestyle” concept revolves around the two major additions to the standard hotel bill: eating and spa-ing. The spa deal depends on your taking the deluxe package, which gets you one treatment (and this is a fancy Anne Semonin spa, so it’s a fancy treatment), along with a designated pool, area of the beach and dinner on the beach one night.

But it’s the food offerings that will really set it apart.

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Who Needs a Pool When You Have the Adriatic Sea On Your Doorstep?

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  Site Where: Losinj, Croatia
April 1, 2015 at 8:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

Phrases that make us squeal: “Austro-Hungarian mansion”. “On an island.” “Private beach.” “Opening this summer.”

Yup, we’re all about the Hotel Alhambra, which opens on Losinj in Croatia in July as a new addition to the SLH collection. One of the Adriatic’s hidden treasures, the island is just south of the Istrian peninsula, in northern Croatia. It’s quiet, it’s pine-forested, and there is only a handful of hotels on the entire island.

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First Look at Mama Shelter Los Angeles, Opening on May 15

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  Site Where: 1557 Wilcox Avenue [map], Hollywood, CA, United States, 90048
March 27, 2015 at 4:29 PM | by | Comments (0)

Voilà! At last, we have a room photo of the forthcoming Mama Shelter Los Angeles located in the heart of Hollywood.

We've been tracking this hotel's progress since we first learned of its existence (and exact location) back in August. But now, you can finally begin to plan your night with Mama in LA.

Room rates will start at $139 a night on May 15. Currently, booking is not working on the hotel's website but we expect that to be in action very soon.

The ground floor of the hotel is set to be a free-flowing reception area, lobby, bar and restaurant (from chef Benjamin Bailly of LA hotspots, Petrossian and Fraiche) while upstairs there will be just 70 Thierry Gaugain-designed rooms spread out over six stories, but tricked out with king beds and 27-inch iMacs which will serve as the room TV. As you can see, the rooms are very much like other Mamas, complete with those funky nightstand lampshade masks. (Hello Burt and Ernie!)

Mama Shelter Los Angeles will also have an outdoor rooftop gym which we kinda can't wait to see in action. #workoutselfieoverload

Want to learn more about this Mama? She's already "written" you a "letter." Here it is in full below.

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St Regis Istanbul is Finally Open, Taking You Back to the 1920s

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  Site Where: Mim Kemal Oke Cad No 35, Nisantasi Sisli, Istanbul, Turkey, 3436
March 26, 2015 at 9:00 AM | by | Comment (1)

It’s always the way. You wait for one jaw-dropping hotel to open in Istanbul, and then two come along at one.

Hot on the heels of Soho House, which opened the week before last, comes the St Regis, which has finally opened (if not with all its rooms) this month in the swanky Nisantasi neighborhood.

One new announcement – as well as the Brasserie restaurant we were expecting, there’s also a Spago – yes, a Wolfgang Puck Spago.

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Z Hotels Opens Early in Shoreditch, Adds Sixth London Hotel on Fleet Street

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  Site Where: 136-144 City Road, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 2RL
March 25, 2015 at 9:24 AM | by | Comments (0)

How about that: when we first learned about The Z Hotels heading out to Shoreditch (like everyone else), we thought the opening of its hotel in The Bower complex wouldn’t happen until second half of the year. Wrong – The Z Shoreditch opened on March 9.

But before we get to that, the budget-chic group is throwing a sixth London hotel in the mix on Fleet Street, right across from the Royal Courts of Justice. That will be the building above, a former office that will have 110 rooms between the lower ground, ground, and three upper floors. Behind the hotel is a beautiful courtyard with the Temple Church, built by the Knights Templar and famous from the Dan Brown novel. A few more shots below.

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Starwood and Hilton to Square Off in Lake Como

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  Site Where: Via Per Cernobbio 41A, Lake Como, Italy, 22100
March 24, 2015 at 9:02 AM | by | Comments (0)

Sheraton room

Lake Como is so hot right now, and we don’t even have George Clooney to blame. Right in time for an overnight break from Milan’s Expo (an easy hour away), Starwood is hitting the lake this week with a Sheraton, while Hilton has announced plans for a hotel, too.

The Sheraton Lake Como is taking over the Grand Hotel di Como, a four-star hotel located between the lakeside towns of Como and Cernobbio, with 112 rooms, 4 suites and a ridiculously futuristic meetings space. The website mentions a “complete refurbishment” of the property, and indeed it looks pretty nice - the simple rooms may be nothing to write home about but the floor-to-ceiling windows, with views of the surrounding mountains, certainly are. There’s a pool, out in the garden, which should be lovely come summer, and there are three restaurants and two bars to choose from, too.

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