NEW YORK, NY (August 2023) –
Offering the largest collection of independent luxury hotels in the world, The Leading Hotels of the World
is pleased to welcome four new member hotels to its portfolio. This season’s collection includes a host of recent hotel openings and significant renovations: Leading’s first Qatar-based offering, a stylish London townhouse, a holistic wellbeing retreat in Chiang Mai, and an Art Deco hotel in Vancouver.
“We’re excited about this season’s new hotel members as they truly demonstrate the diversity of Leading’s collection,” commented Deniz Omurgonulsen, Vice President, Member Experience, The Leading Hotels of the World. “Our mission as a community, is to support independence and innovation in hospitality around the world. We couldn’t be happier to welcome these new additions to our carefully-curated collection, and to inspire curious travelers to discover their stories for themselves.”
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(London, UK) – REOPENED January 2022
A 19th century boutique townhouse in a leafy neighborhood
This home away from home in South Kensington, has a distinctly residential feel. With just 24 elegant rooms and suites, the 19th century townhouse offers quintessentially British styling with a modern touch. Inside, antiques are blended with contemporary furnishings, opulent upholstery and original artworks, plus Italian-marble bathrooms with heated floors and organic Bamford products. Located just a short walk from Harrods and the museum district of London, The Adria is a charming hideaway that prioritizes privacy and comfort. Features of the hotel include a fitness suite and tranquil spa to enjoy a deep tissue massage, and several lovely lounges for guests to use. Afternoon tea is served daily in the Polo Lounge and the Games Room has a bar cart for cocktails. Guests are encouraged to engage with the concierge for an extensive list of local recommended restaurants, from Asian delicacies to Michelin-starred menus for in-room dining.
Azur Legacy Collection Hotel
(Vancouver, Canada) NEW OPENING August 2023
Buzzy and sophisticated new city hotel with Art Deco styling
In the heart of Vancouver’s lively financial and fashion districts, and steps from the waterfront, Azur Legacy Collection promises distinctive accommodation, elevated dining and the city’s first rooftop garden restaurant. From the grand marble entrance to the original artworks by international and local artists, glamour and attention to detail are everywhere. Spanning over 13 floors of a newly-constructed building, the hotel is home to 104 chic, Art Deco-inspired rooms and 13 airy suites, each with marble bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows and streamlined technology. Lobby-level Dahlia serves food throughout the day and Lavantine, on the 14th floor rooftop, offers a menu influenced by Middle-Eastern flavors with a backdrop of the Vancouver skyline.
The Chedi Katara Hotel and Resort
(Katara, Qatar) OPENED November 2022
Mughal meets Ottoman in this new, beachfront palace
Between the desert and the Arabian sea, this 91-room palatial property is a new landmark for Doha, with its own private beach, destination dining options and a wellness spa and pool. Located in the artistic district of Katara, known as the cultural district of the capital, the resort combines elements of both Mughal and Ottoman design heritage, featuring striking colonnades and a lavish courtyard garden. Each of the hotel's beguiling rooms, suites, and private villas are decorated with bespoke wooden furnishings and rich oriental rugs presented in a fresh, contemporary style. Facilities include Qatar’s first overwater restaurant, Marsa Katara, the jewel of The Chedi’s culinary crown as well as two other restaurants, a cigar lounge and full-service spa suite.
(Chiang Mai, Thailand) NEW OPENING APRIL 2023
A high-design hideaway in one of Chiang Mai's loveliest neighborhood
Reached via a tree-lined alley in Chiang Mai's Umong district, entering the new Aleenta Retreat's courtyard feels like stepping into a small Thai village square. Around its central pool flanked by bamboo and frangipani trees, stand four antique teakwood Thai dwellings, which the hotel has revamped into a spa, a restaurant, the local crafts-selling boutique, and a family-sized villa. Inspired by the brickwork of Chiang Mai's crumbling temples, Aleenta Retreat's 44 spacious bedrooms merge traditional Thai design with a soothing palate of natural hues and sophisticated furnishings. The Ayurah Spa, set in a teakwood-clad two-story building near the central pool, is the hotel's raison d'être. Alongside complementary daily yoga, Qi Gong, meditation and mindfulness classes, the menu consists of holistic tailor-made wellness programs. Not only are the programs enriched by healthy cuisine and wellness cooking classes, but the hotel also enables clients to work with a resident ‘master healer’, doctor, nurse and nutritionist to achieve optimum wellness and balance during their stay.
Guests can experience enhanced stays at these new members by joining LHW’s complimentary loyalty program, Leaders Club. Richer rewards and uncommon experiences await! Explore exclusive Leaders Club Offers here
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Note to Editors
About The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. (LHW)
In 1928, 38 independent hoteliers came together to create LHW which now comprises more than 400 hotels in over 80 countries, making it the largest collection of independent luxury hotels. Since its inception, the Company has carefully curated a selection of 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 made of exceptional individuals, united by a passion for the surprising discoveries and details that come with every travel 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. It is these authentic, individualized moments, combined with the warm high-touch service these hoteliers and their team provide, that keeps discerning travelers returning again and again. LHW’s collection covers the globe and promises a broad range of destinations and unique 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 – Travelers are invited to explore, find inspiration, and experience unforgettable travel moments.
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