New Hotels: Seoul, Saint Kitts, Florence

Taylor Lorenz 6 November 2017 NEWS


A weekly roundup of new hotel openings around the world.

We take a look at hotels that have just opened, hotels that are in the works and major hotel changes across the globe.


Just opened: Le Meridien Seoul, Seoul

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts opened the brand's first hotel in South Korea in the centre of the Gangnam district last week.

The hotel’s design mixes traditional and modern Korean design across 336 rooms and is rated 6-stars. The location is ideal for exploring the area and meeting and events can be held in the stunning facilities.

Amenities include a club lounge, fitness centre, swimming pool, spa, and indoor golf. There is also a selection of five dining options on-site.

  • Opened: 3 November 2017
  • Rooms start from: KRW316,540(AUD$370.26), classic room
  • Anything else I need to know? M Contemporary comprises of 7 spaces throughout the hotel that display art and includes a private gallery for collectors.
  • Book: Le Meridien, Seoul


Just opened: Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour, Saint Kitts

The Hyatt Hotels Corporation opened the first Park Hyatt hotel in the Caribbean last week located in the secluded Banana Bay.

The luxury resort boasts 126 rooms with views of the Caribbean Sea. The rooms are made with locally sourced materials for a sustainable design that mixes contemporary and colonial influences.

The hotel is home to 3 restaurants, 2 pools, event spaces, a wellness sanctuary and it is the first resort to open a Miraval Life in Balance Spa in the Caribbean.

  • Opened: 2 November 2017
  • Rooms start from: USD$650 (AUD$850.50), king room
  • Book: Park Hyatt St Kitts


Just opened: Hotel Sina Villa Medici, Florence

Marriott International opened the fourth Autograph Collection hotel in Italy last week in the historical centre of Florence.

The 99 rooms are in a 19th century residence with vaulted ceilings, marble bathrooms and antique furniture. All of the rooms have terraces or balconies that offer views of some of Florence’s iconic monuments.

The hotel features a garden, swimming pool, wellness centre and on-site restaurant with an award-winning celebrity chef.

  • Opened: 27 October 2017
  • Rooms start from: EUR360 (AUD$547), superior with a garden view
  • Book: Hotel Sina Villa Medici


Just opened: Excellence Punta Cana, Punta Cana

After a $45 million dollar renovation, the all-inclusive resort Excellence Punta Cana has reopened its doors.

The original charm that landed the resort on TripAdvisors Top 25 All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts is still present. The renovations added new restaurants, upgraded the Club Lounge, a new beachfront pool and improved the room layouts.


Opening soon: Regent Chongqing, Chongqing

Regent Chongqing will open later this month as the city’s first urban resort under Regent Hotels and Resorts in the financial district ofJiangbeizui.

With mountain ranges, caves, gorges and rivers, guests in the 202 rooms have much to explore in the unique surrounding area.

On-site there are three restaurants and two bars, one of which is a rooftop bar with views of the river. A gym, spa, sauna, jacuzzi and indoor swimming pool are also available.

  • Opening: 16November 2017
  • Rooms start from: CYN800 (AUD$158), deluxe room
  • Anything else I need to know? Art by celebrated artists is featured throughout the hotel.
  • Book: Regent Chongqing


Opening soon: Twenty Grosvenor Square, London

London is scheduled to receive the first Four Seasons Private Residences in 2018.

The property will feature 37 luxurious residences in Mayfair with the amenities that any Four Seasons hotel would have.

In-residence dining, salon and spa services, child caring, event planning and more will be available to bring the hotel living style home.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group to open the first Radisson hotel in Mumbai

Carlson Rezidor and GHV Hospitality India will partner to open the first Radisson hotel in India in 2019. The hotel will feature 112 rooms and be located in the Andheri suburb.

The Athenee Hotel reopens after renovation into a Luxury Collection Hotel

Formerly known as the Plaza Athenee Bangkok, the new hotel The Athenee Hotel in Bangkok reopened on 31 October after a stunning transformation into a Luxury Collection Hotel. The hotel reflects traditional Thai design with a European flair and is set on the grounds of a former royal residence.

Image: Park Hyatt St Kitts

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