NEW YORK, NY — (September 2022)
- The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd.
(LHW) is pleased to welcome seven new members to its collection of 400+ independent, luxury hotels. This season’s new members include a designer den in Jakarta, a cultured seaside villa in Carmel, a seafront destination hotel in Tel Aviv, a new all-inclusive resort opening in Zanzibar, a legendary lakeside palace on Lake Lake Garda, an eco lodge in Costa Rica and a new, sustainable hideaway in Menorca.
“We are excited to welcome this superlative group of new members to our global collection,” commented Deniz Omurgonulsen, Vice President of Membership, The Leading Hotels of the World. “The Autumn Collection represents several new locations for LHW: Jakarta, Zanzibar and Menorca as well as perennially popular destinations in Italy, Israel and Costa Rica. As always, our aim is to champion the very best independent hotels and to introduce visionary hospitality in all its forms”.
Each new member can be booked on LHW.com, and Leaders Club members can enjoy and exclusive preview of 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.
Discover LHW’s Newest Members: The Autumn Collection
Designer Den with Destination Dining
The Orient Jakarta (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Located in the heart of Central Jakarta, this opulent city hideaway opened in October 2021 incorporating décor inspired by Balinese and Javanese heritage. Bangkok designer Bill Bensley blends Eastern traditions with modern motifs like centuries-old Batik made into oversized patterns, collected antiques, and maximalist details to adorn the 72 eclectic rooms. A semi-outdoor infinity pool with skyline views and Tiki bar within reach also doubles as a hydrotherapy pool for a therapeutic experience. Destination dining comes in the form of three venues: modern Spanish cuisine is served at Caspar; Japanese fare (sashimi, teppanyaki, agemono, and curries) at Furusato Izakaya; and afternoon high tea paired with Asian bites, or a handcrafted cocktail, at the Library Lounge.
Cultured Seaside Villailla
Villa Mara Carmel (Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA)
Just steps from a white sandy beach, 16-room Villa Mara offers an intimate experience with plenty of comfort and sophistication. Its recent 2022, extensive renovation by designer Lisa Koch promises thoughtful curation, natural tones and original art. On-site bar Jesena's serves fine Californian vintages, while taking in the lush landscape, fireplace, and water features. Experience Carmel-by-the-Sea’s rich artistic culture and elegance in this small yet worldly village. It’s a short stroll to family-owned boutiques and popular dining, or venture a bit further for a visit to the Monterey County wineries or to Point Lobos State Natural Reserve for coastal hiking.
Seafront City Jewel
Dan Tel Aviv (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Presiding the famous seafront promenade, the Dan Tel Aviv embodies the vibrant energy of Israel’s Mediterranean coast. The original hotel dates back to June 1947, when two brothers purchased the ‘Kaete Dan’ as a 21-room guest house. Now it is an entertaining and elegant hotel that offers contemporary design with a chic atmosphere. The property boasts an indoor and outdoor sea water swimming pools, D-Breakfast and D-Brasserie as well as host of event spaces. The property is a short walk from premiere restaurants, luxury boutiques, sought-after art galleries and vibrant nightlife.
Serene New Beach Resort
Emerald Zanzibar Resort & Spa (Zanzibar, Tanzania) – opens December 2022
Overlooking Mnemba Island, this expansive new 250-room, all-inclusive resort preserves and pays homage to the destination's natural and cultural heritage while pampering guests with the comforts of modern living. Located on the pristine white sands of Matemwe's Muyuni Beach, the contemporary retreat offers private waterfront access to the destination's flourishing reefs and marine conservation areas. With a choice of five restaurants and three bars, the deluxe all-inclusive experience offers guests the convenience of enjoying a wide variety of authentic, world-class dining throughout the property. Considered a true sanctuary for wellness, The Emerald Spa offers world-class treatments from Thai and Balinese cultures – the perfect place to regenerate mentally and physically.
Legendary Lakeside Palace
The Lido Palace (Lake Garda, Italy)
Set in leafy gardens on Lake Garda, The Lido Palace first opened in 1899 to rival the best hotels in Europe. After an exacting refurbishment, the grand, Belle Époque style was brought back to life and enhanced by contrasting modernist flourishes using contemporary materials including resin, metal and glass. The 42-room hotel offers a discrete sense of luxury, contemporary designed guestrooms and suites with striking views of lake and surrounding mountains, two restaurants, a state-of-the-art Spa Centoundici (CXI), and two heated swimming pools. Just 55 miles from Brescia, and a short stroll from Riva’s historical centre and a first-class location for lake and mountain sports from sailing to cycling.
Eco-Resort in a Tropical Wonderland
Nayara Gardens (La Fortuna, Costa Rica)
In north-western Costa Rica, facing the conical silhouette of the famous Arenal Volcano, is the tropical wonderland of Nayara Gardens, a fabulous eco-resort. Cradled by exuberant greenery, the 50 rooms and villas offer splendid views over the canopy. Each comes equipped with a balcony and jacuzzi or a private garden and outdoor shower, allowing guests to fully immerse themselves in a magical jungle experience. After a day spent horseback riding, hiking along suspension bridges or bird watching, return to Nayara Spa where the indulgent blend of western treatments and natural ingredients cultivates a state of deep serenity. Three restaurants of varied culinary flavours complete the experience.
Coastal Hideaway Committed to Sustainability
Villa Le Blanc, a Gran Melia Hotel (Menorca, Spain) – opened July 2022
Located on the beach of Santo Tomás, Villa Le Blanc is a haven of serenity and simple pleasures. Enveloped in the natural beauty of Menorca's southern coast, this new 159-room hotel stands in harmony with the lush pine forest and sweeping seafront views of the island's distinct landscape. The hotel gleams with the clean lines of Menorca's white stone architecture and provides guests with the opportunity to forge an intimate bond with the environment and local culture. Bespoke experiences inspired by the island's local art and nature, gastronomy courtesy of restaurateur Joan Canals against a backdrop of Mediterranean indoor-outdoor living.
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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