NEW YORK, NY — (March 2022)
- The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd.
(LHW) is pleased to announce the addition of six new members to its portfolio. The “Spring Collection” boasts several 2022 openings – from Chile to the Maldives – and iconic additions – from Hungary to Italy – that are joining LHW’s exclusive collection of 400+ hotels.
“We are excited to welcome our first new members of 2022. Each year LHW receives hundreds of membership inquiries, and only accepts five percent. Our new members and their passionate hoteliers represent the best of independent and luxury hotel keeping,” said Deniz Omurgonulsen, Vice President of Membership, The Leading Hotels of the World. “This new member collection further introduces uncommon destinations like the Greek island of Zakynthos and Chile’s Pacific Coast to our guests, while also providing the high touch service and individualized experiences that they deeply value at Leading Hotels.”
Preview LHW’s Newest Members: The Spring Collection
Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa (Raa Atoll, Republic of Maldives):
This minimalistic Maldivian paradise opens October 2022
and boasts 80 freestanding villas, a combination of sumptuous beach and overwater dwellings, furnished with private pools. The resort's all-star restaurant lineup includes an overwater Mediterranean restaurant, a beachside churrascaria, and a lively teppanyaki grill. The property’s standout spa rises majestically above a crop of palm trees in air-conditioned tree houses and offers a range of tropically-inspired treatments from ritual Thai massages to red coral facials. Chase more active pursuits, like diving, kayaking or windsurfing, courtesy of the Indian Ocean surroundings.
Lesante Cape Resort & Villas (Zakynthos, Greece):
This sister property of LHW’s Lesante Blu Exclusive Beach Resort is located on the Greek island oasis of beautiful Zakynthos. The new property opening May 2022
is perfectly positioned on a secluded beach with extraordinary Ionian Sea views. Guests are welcomed into a traditional Greek village as soon as they step foot on the historical grounds. A center square was purposefully created for socializing and festivities and includes a café, taverna, shops, folklore museum and church. Traditional Zakynthian architecture is displayed throughout the property and its 60 rooms, villas and suites. To reenergize the mind and body visit the Armonia Wellness & Spa, and savor local Mediterranean cuisine at the property’s many dining venues.
Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte (Viareggio, Italy):
Set on the Tuscan Riviera, this at freshly renovated Art Noveau stunner presides over Viareggio's bustling promenade. Tuscan artisans fashioned many of the wood embellishments and stained glass accents that fuel the property's Belle Epoque 2.0 vibe, especially within the 88 rooms and suites. Don’t miss the sun slip into the Mediterranean from the show stopping rooftop. However, star player here is Piccolo Principe, steered by a 2 Michelin-starred chef who serves elevated Italian fare, spiked with Asian influences. Nearby, the golden sandy beaches of the Tirrhenyan coast await.
Mari Mari Natural Reserve (Los Muermos, Chile):
Chile's Patagonian coastline makes a lush backdrop to this this eco resort that opened in February 2019
and is sprawled across 13 coastal miles. Six airy oceanfront villas are perched on bluffs and furnished with patios, wood-fired hot tubs, and fireplaces; an outdoor pool encourages under-the-stars swimming. Onsite adventures abound at the property's horse stables, greenhouses, marina, and look-out tower. Bespoke land and water expeditions, led by the resort’s seasoned guides, include visits to penguin colonies and sea lion isles, customized tropical hikes, kayaking journeys, plus a series of cultural exchanges with members of the local Mapuche community.
Diamond Rock (Tignes, France):
With a buzzy après-ski scene and wall-to-wall Tignes Valley vistas, this ski-in ski-out escape opened in December 2021
and exudes snow-capped sophistication. After a strenuous day on the slopes, guests are welcomed into a dedicated ski room, designed by the prestigious winterwear maison Bernard Orcel. Unwind at the Pure Altitude Spa, decked with a Nordic bath, hammam and swimming pool. The recharging continues at restaurants Le Borna, where hearty fondue awaits, or Les Cimes, that serves up more elaborate regional fare. Visit the onsite bowling alley, game rooms, and private theater before retreating to one of the hotel’s 64 cozy mountain rooms.
Anantara New York Palace Budapest (Budapest, Hungary):
Poised on the Danube River's east side, this grandiose Budapest hotel pairs Belle Epoque-era drama with contemporary comforts. While its marble façade hint at an allegiance to a bygone era, its 185 rooms, dramatic visions in plum and gold, are decidedly up to the moment. A massive courtyard lobby is crowned with a glass pyramid roof. And though the star attraction here remains the glamourous New York Café, where the soaring ceilings and sparkling chandeliers bring in thousands of daily visitors, hotel guests can retreat to the atmospheric spa or the Poet Bar, a century-old cocktail den that once attracted writers and journalists.
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’ guest loyalty program, Leaders Club. The program provides enhanced benefits and exclusive access at the collection’s properties worldwide. Interested travelers can sign up for Leaders Club here
, membership is complimentary.
About The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. (LHW)
Comprised of more than 400 hotels in over 80 countries, LHW is the largest collection of independent luxury hotels. In 1928, 38 independent hoteliers came together to create LHW. Since then, the Company has carefully curated distinctive hotels, resorts, inns, chalets, villas, and safari camps from the snow-capped Alps of Europe to the African veldt, to share them with adventurous souls who seek the remarkably uncommon. The LHW community is filled of exceptional individuals, united by a passion for the surprising discoveries and details that come with every experience. LHW hoteliers are artisans of hospitality whose expertise, commitment to excellence, and individual flair allows them to create story-worthy moments for their guests. And it is these authentic, individualized experiences combined with the warm hospitality and high-touch service they provide that keeps discerning travelers returning again and again. LHW’s collection covers the globe and promises a broad range of destinations and uncommon experiences, enhanced by LHW’s tiered guest loyalty program Leaders Club. From converted former palaces, and countryside retreats run by the same families for generations, to gleaming skyscrapers in dynamic urban centers, serene private island escapes, glamorous tented camps – and beyond – explore, find inspiration, and experience unforgettable travel moments. For more information visit: www.lhw.com
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