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Top luxury hotels opening in 2013
Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore - located at the gateway of Singapore’s central business district, opposite Hong Lim Park; this unique hotel concept will offer 15,000 square meters of lofty sky gardens; the hotel contains 367 contemporary rooms including executive suites; set to open on January 16th 2013.
LVMH Maldives - adding to their already impressive portfolio, containing the alpine property Cheval Blanc Courchevel, LVMH will unveil The Maison in Maldives in 2013. Created in collaboration with famed architect Jean Michel Gathy, the maison aims to bring the same stylish design and atmosphere from LVMH’s alpine property to the tranquil setting of the untouched Noonu Atoll in the Maldives. The property will feature 45 villas including an exciting, one of a kind overwater garden villa and for a larger group a four-bedroom owner’s villa.
Fonab Castle, Scotland - This castle once belonged to the Sanderman family and is located on the stunning Pertshire Highlands. Of the 31 rooms, 13 are housed within the castle itself while another 18 are housed in a tasteful modern addition. The Fonab Castle hotel will also feature 36 rustic lodges on its extensive property; each of these luxurious lodges will have their own private hot tub. At the heart of the castle is it’s bridal suite, this suite brings to life every woman’s fantasy with its oversized bed, vaulted ceiling, luxury bathroom and walk in shower. The rustic and historic feel of Fonab Castle does not prevent it from offering modern amenities such as a panoramic glass fronted restaurant serving local and international dishes. Later in 2013 the Hotel is also set to unveil heated and air conditioned dog kernels, a destination spa, a gym and a pool. April 2013 onwards you can complete your fairytale story in Scotland.
Shangri La hotel, Shard, London - Inaugurated at the 2012 London Olympics the Shard will change the London skyline, while only the outer facade is complete right now, everything is expected to open on February 1st 2013. The Shangri – La hotel will be located on floors 34 to 52 of this Renzo Piano designed tower. The hotel will contain 185 deluxe guest rooms covering 42 square meters each and 17 suites that will have the best view in all of London. The signature Shangri La bed will of course be featured along with designer LCD televisions. The hotel will also feature an array of dining options and lounges with the most interesting being the “food theatre” cafe.
JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai - Dubai is all set to have yet another record-breaking building in the form of JW Marriott’s Marquis towers. These gigantic towers opened 804 rooms to guests in a soft opening in October, while the grand opening has been slated for February 2013. The hotel will feature a total of 1,608 rooms including executive, guest and JW Marriott Marquis suites. The hotel will also contain a staggering 14 eateries, divided into 9 restaurants and 5 lounges. With a 16,000 square foot spa, a pool deck, two ballrooms, 24 meeting rooms and private event space. Unlike other hotels of it’s height the Marquis will be dedicated only to hotel operations. It will be open February 2013 onwards in Dubai.
Sheraton Hotel Dubai - The Sheraton set to launch in the first quarter of 2013 will contain 481 guest rooms including 94 suites. The hotel is located within The mall of Emirates that features an indoor ski slope. The hotel will have 4 restaurants and lounges in addition to the many eateries located in the mall itself. The Sheraton will also feature over 9,000 square feet of meeting and event space, thus also establishing the hotel as a business destination.
Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai - The Mandarin Oriental, set to open in Pudong, Shanghai in March 2013 will feature 44 suites, 318 spacious rooms and a 8,482 square foot presidential suite. The hotel will also contain 210-serviced apartment for clients looking for a more homely feeling. Six restaurants and bars will provide an array of world class Chinese or Western cuisine, the all day dining will highlight a dramatic show kitchen. With 13 spa suites including two couples and two VIP suites, the spa treatments will be inspired by traditional Chinese medicine.
Peninsula Hotel, Paris - The Hong Kong and Shanghai luxury hotel chain Peninsula has bought a 20 percent stake in a building close to the Arc de Triomphe. Constructed in the late 19th century the building was originally created as the Hotel Majestic, which for 40 years one of Paris’s most famous landmarks. The hotel will feature 200 rooms including 46 suites, the most incredible suite is the ‘Historic’ suite complete with period decoration. Other amenities offered are three restaurants, several meeting rooms, a spa and a swimming pool. Set to open in late 2013 in Paris, this hotel will be the first Peninsula hotel in Paris.