The Leading Hotels of the World has welcomed four new member hotels to its portfolio. The latest additions are properties that are new openings of have undergone significant renovations and include Leading’s first Qatar-based offering, a stylish London townhouse, a holistic wellbeing retreat in Chiang Mai and an arty, 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,” said 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.”
A 19th-century boutique townhouse in a leafy neighbourhood, this home-away-from-home in South Kensington, has a distinctly residential feel. With just 24 elegant rooms and suites, the 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 a short walk from Harrods and the museum district of London, The Adria is a charming hideaway that prioritises 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.
Buzzy and sophisticated new city hotel with art deco styling, located 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 rooms and 13 airy suites, each with marble bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows and streamlined technology.
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.
A high-design hideaway in one of Chiang Mai’s loveliest neighbourhoods, Aleetna Retreat is reached via a tree-lined alley in the Thai city’s Umong district. 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.
Lead image: The Chedi Katara, Doha – pool