The Leading Hotels of the World has welcomed 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 travellers 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 travellers seek.”
New LHW’s members opening in 2021
Sensira Resort & Spa Riviera Maya (Puerto Morales, Mexico): Opened January
The Place Firenze (Florence, Italy): Opening April 2021
The Newbury Boston (Boston, Massachusetts, United States): Opening April
Fauchon L’Hôtel Kyoto (Kyoto, Japan): Opening March
Villa Nai 3.3 (Zman, Croatia): Opening May
Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp (Antwerp, Belgium): Opening September
Hotel Montevideo (Montevideo, Uruguay): Opening October
Kozmo Hotel Budapest (Budapest, Hungary): Opening mid 2021
The Legian Sire, Lombok (Lombok, Indonesia): Opening mid 2021
J Hotel Shanghai Tower (Shanghai, China): Opening mid 2021
King’s Mansion (Goa, India): Opening mid 2021
The Fifth Avenue Hotel (New York, NY, United States): Opening late 2021
Le K2 Chogori (Val D’Isere, France): Opening late 2021
Preview LHW’s Newest Members: The “Spring Collection”
New to The Americas
Sensira Resort & Spa (Riviera Maya, Mexico)
This 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. 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.
New to Europe
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 is just steps from Dohány Street Synagogue and the Great Market.
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. 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. 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 neighbouring farms and fishing ports.
New to Asia
The Legian Sire, Lombok (Lombok, Indonesia)
Opening Q2 2021, barefoot luxury awaits in the form of 61 suites and villas offering ocean views facing the famous Gili Islands. The Spa and Wellness centre 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 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.
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 travellers 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.
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Lead image: Borgo Santo Pietro, Pool Suite La Casa Fiori Bianchi