The Leading Hotels of the World has announced the addition of seven new members to its collection of more than 375 distinct, luxury hotels. From the scenic shores of Lake Como to the vibrant city of Santiago, each hotel is rooted in its destination and provides curious travellers an immersive experience into the culture and offerings across the globe.
Recently refurbished and located in the heart of London, The Lanesborough London offers 93 rooms and suites within walking distance from the Knightsbridge, Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park. A Regency London landmark akin to The National Gallery, The Lanesborough London presents bedrooms and dining rooms restored to their original Georgian splendour. Guests at The Lanesborough London experience fine dining from Chef Patron Eric Frechon in Céleste, which just received its first Michelin star, afternoon tea, cigars and cognacs in The Garden Room, along with a wealth of in-room digital services.
An uncommon experience not to miss: Guests of The Lanesborough are privy to a round the clock private butler, greeting them upon arrival, escorting them to their accommodations and tending to their needs throughout the stay, from hotel requests to helping plan city experiences.
Il Sereno Lago di Como is a stylish, private sanctuary nestled among the shores of Lake Como. Joining the lake’s prestigious collection of hotels, the intimate hotel houses 30 suites and an infinity pool overlooking the beautiful scenery of Lake Como. Building on the success of Le Sereno St. Barth’s, the owners joined forces with Milan-based designer Patricia Urquiola to introduce a contemporary and more relaxed interpretation of luxury, design and personalised service to Lake Como.
An uncommon experience not to miss: Travellers can take in the true beauty of Lake Como while strolling in the hotel’s private garden that overlooks the lake. With several secret passageways and an exclusive infinity pool in front of the lake, guests are able to enjoy an unmatched Lake Como view.
The Portrait Roma transforms uniform luxury into spontaneous personalisation. Located minutes away from the city’s renowned Spanish Steps, the hotel boasts 14 studios and suites featuring images of Rome during the 1950’s by the great Magnum photographers, along with drawings, sketches and original Salvatore Ferragamo shoes designed for great actresses. The hotel offers a unique oasis in the bustling city centre, with views of the renowned monuments and gardens.
An uncommon experience not to miss: Guests can build an authentic experience through The Lifestyle Team, a talented luxury service team there to unlock exclusive personalised experiences including tours of private palaces, gourmet dinners and artistic masterpieces.
Situated within the Lastarria neighbourhood, a hub of creativity and thought in Santiago, The Singular Santiago is a reflection of the city’s energy and vitality. With the blend of contemporary comforts and classic style, each of the 62 rooms and suites exudes the charm of a bygone era. The Singular boasts an award-winning restaurant home to Executive Chef Laurent Pasqualetto, featuring refined and sophisticated cuisine within a relaxed atmosphere. Supporting the belief that great ideas are born in singular spaces, the hotel’s design embraces the artistic heritage of the neighbourhood, which offers homage of the city’s history and culture.
An uncommon experience not to miss: Travellers can gaze at the magical city of Santiago from The Singular Roof, the hotel’s private roof top bar that not only plays host to amazing views, but signature cocktails, innovative gastronomy and live music.
Designated a National Monument in 1996, The Singular Patagonia was created from a converted cold storage plant dating from the early 20th-century. Nestled just outside the town of Puerto Natales in Southern Chile, the hotel overlooks the Fjord of Last Hope Sound with the Andes Mountains in the distance. The 57 oversized guestrooms and suites provide ample room to unwind after a day of adventure, and most importantly, the region’s beauty can be appreciated through floor-to-ceiling windows. With a focus on locally grown products, the menu at The Singular Restaurant further immerses visitors in the destination.
An uncommon experience not to miss: A wealth of guided excursions with local experts are available through The Singular Patagonia. Guests can explore the landscapes with experienced guides leading the way.
Soon to open
Opening date: 16 December 2016
Tucked away on the Bellecôte slope, in the heart of the village of Courchevel 1850, Hôtel Barrière Les Neiges is a chalet-style hotel boasting 22 rooms and 20 suites. With easy access to the largest ski area in the world, Les 3 Vallées, Les Neiges is a standout resort combining adventure and luxury. The hotel offers three restaurants, including the legendary Fouquet’s brasserie, as well as a south-facing terrace restaurant and interior lounge bar area with a lively atmosphere and daily entertainment. Les Neiges is also the perfect family getaway with special menus filled with dishes kids love and interconnecting rooms for larger families. While the kids play, the Spa Diane Barrière invites adults to relax and enjoy treatments.
An uncommon experience not to miss: Les Neiges will offer guests the perfect après ski at their private projection room where elegance and pleasure go hand in hand. Travellers can catch a film in the cinema and spend time with family and friends after a day on the slopes.
Opening date: summer 2017
A reflection of modern Hamburg, The Fontenay embodies sculpture-like architecture mirroring the fluid lines of the Alster lake and surrounding parkland. The most recent Leading Hotels member in Germany since 2009, the hotel’s unique interior boasts a landscaped patio and 27-metre-high atrium with a subtle lighting installation as its centrepiece. Flooded with daylight, all 131 rooms and suites feature primarily lake views. The hotel has one all-day dining restaurant showcasing regional Northern flavours, complemented with a gourmet restaurant and a bar located on the top floor, where relaxed mixology and awe-inspiring views of the city blend equally well.
An uncommon experience not to miss: Perfect for a few hours of pampering and relaxation, The Fontenay’s 1000-square-metre rooftop spa with a 20-metre indoor/outdoor pool and spectacular panoramic views unites all aspects of beauty, well-being, fitness and relaxation.