NEW YORK, NY The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd (LHW) is pleased to announce the addition of eight new members to its portfolio and a pipeline of 13 highly anticipated new builds debuting in 2021.
LHW’s footprint is growing worldwide, with member additions in new destinations including Kyoto and Budapest. Additionally, LHW openings in locations such as Boston, New York and Shanghai are set to debut this year and make waves in the travel industry.
“I am proud to welcome this outstanding group of new members to LHW, a community of the best independent luxury hotels around the world,” said Shannon Knapp, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Leading Hotels of the World. “Our strong pipeline of new members and openings only reinforces my confidence in the vitality of the independent luxury hotel segment and its potential for an accelerated recovery as we look towards the future. There is increasing demand among luxury travelers for even more meaningful, authentic and tailored experiences. LHW’s new hotels, along with our more than 400 members worldwide, are best positioned to craft and deliver these experiences travelers seek. Be assured that Leading’s relentlessly creative and agile independent hoteliers are eager to welcome guests as travel returns.”
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Sensira Resort & Spa (Riviera Maya, Mexico): Sensira Resort & Spa officially opened its doors in January 2021. The oceanfront resort on Mexico’s spectacular Riviera Maya offers all-inclusive service with a lively ambiance. 359 rooms and suites, 13 restaurants and bars, luxury amenities and a sophisticated décor create a tropical oasis. Endless activities are available for guests of all ages - three swimming pools, two kids’ clubs, tennis, evening theatre and much more. Additionally, for adults seeking a more exclusive experience there’s adults-only accommodations with tailored amenities and butler service.
The Newbury Boston (Boston, Massachusetts, United States): The Newbury Boston will debut beautifully restored and re-imagined in April 2021. Globally celebrated designer Alexandra Champalimaud led the renovation of the 375+ guest rooms. While Major Food Group brought its acclaimed creative palette and flair to the dining experience, including a rooftop restaurant. At the intersection of Newbury and Arlington Streets, this glamorous property provides an enviable location right on Boston’s Public Garden.
Kozmo Hotel Budapest (Budapest, Hungary): Launching Q2 2021, Kozmo Hotel Budapest is a reinterpretation of classic luxury. Located within an historic building near Budapest’s Grand Boulevard, the hotel’s alluring design coupled with accents of the original building evokes a sense of home at this 84-room new hotel. The prime location just steps from Dohány Street Synagogue and the Great Market provides a chic gathering place for travelers and locals alike.
Borgo Santo Pietro (Chiusdino, Italy): Situated in the heart of Tuscany, Borgo Santo Pietro was once a healing stopover for medieval pilgrims. Today it continues to provide a sanctuary for modern souls, merging an 800-year old luxury farmhouse hotel and spa concept with a ‘farm-to-plate’ philosophy on a 300-acre estate. The estate encompasses 20 rooms and suites, Michelin-starred restaurants, a holistic spa, organic skincare range Seed to Skin and an extensive working farm.
Therasia Resort Sea and Spa (Lipari, Italy): Set on the unspoiled island of Vulcano, Therasia Resort Sea & Spa is a quiet refuge with 73 rooms and suites and spectacular views of the sea and all the Aeolian Islands. The resort is the perfect place to relax - perch poolside or visit the rejuvenating wellness center. A journey into Mediterranean and Sicilian culinary traditions also awaits guests at the property’s four restaurants, including Michelin starred “Il Cappero.”
Cap Vermell Grand Hotel (Mallorca, Spain): Located on the northeast coast of Mallorca, Cap Vermell Grand Hotel sits within a charming hilltop village. Gardens, fruit trees, rivers, lakes and a central market square offer endless exploring for guests. 142 rooms and suites are perfect for R&R and overlook a majestic valley. A delicious journey awaits culinary enthusiasts, from a fine dining Michelin Star experience, to a Tapas Bar boasting seasonal ingredients from neighboring farms and fishing ports.
The Legian Sire, Lombok (Lombok, Indonesia): Opening Q2 2021, barefoot luxury awaits on Lombok's most pristine beach. 61 suites and villas offer stunning ocean views facing the famous Gili Islands. The Spa and Wellness center with an Apothecary Bar is a tranquil retreat dedicated to serenity and well-being. Additionally, the hotel's three dining venues, including a vegetarian restaurant, make the most of the hotel's organic fruit and vegetable gardens.
Fauchon L’Hôtel Kyoto (Kyoto, Japan): The iconic Fauchon Hospitality brand makes its debut in Kyoto in March 2021. The new hotel provides a magnificent stage to showcase French gastronomy with Japanese twists. Guests can enjoy a gourmet dinner at the Grand Café Fauchon restaurant. Relax with a cup of tea in the Salon De Thé, then finish the day enjoying the iconic in-room Gourmet Bar filled with complimentary Fauchon goodies. Step outside the doors of the property to explore the nearby Kamo River, Historic Matsubara Bridge and the Modern Shijo Kawaramachi.
When guests are ready to travel again, enjoy an exclusive ‘First-Look’ at Leading Hotels’ newest members through Leaders Club First Look The offer enhances travelers stay with round-trip airport or rail station transfers, guaranteed upgrade at check-in, and flexible check-in and check-out. To be eligible to book, a guest must be a member of Leading Hotels’ exclusive tiered guest loyalty program, Leaders Club, that provides enhanced benefits and exclusive access at the collection’s properties worldwide.