With so many hotel options to choose from, new hotels are becoming more aware that creativity and unique offerings are a must in an effort to set them apart within the market. Here’s a brief look at a few hotels set to open this year that are doing just that…
The Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia was designed in 1817 and used to be a palace. Beginning in May, guests can get the experience of living like Russian Royalty, something you definitely can’t get from an average hotel. Rooms on the 5th floor have personal terraces providing breathtaking views. The hotel will also feature two signature restaurants and a spa, and with it’s close proximity to the Hermitage Museum this may be just the place for tourists to stay!
The Shangri-La hotel in London, opening this May, is in the 95 story Glass Shard Skyscraper, which stands 1,016 feet high making it one of the tallest buildings in Europe. The property will have a fitness center and an indoor infinity pool that looks out onto the city. The individual rooms will have all of the latest technologies, including a bed that molds to your body with contouring technology. The property will also feature a café with an extensive menu with food from around the world – so guests may just be able to be in Europe while eating as if they are staying in the Caribbean.
Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort and Spa in Hawaii by Hyatt is set to open this summer and will include a Japanese - Hawaiian fusion restaurant by Iron Chef star Masaharu Morimoto. Visiting Andez Maui might be worth it just for the food alone, but the grounds are also spectacular. Outdoor infinity pools cascade into the ocean, and there will be a 15,000 square foot spa and seven luxury villas.
Are you planning your vacation after reading this? Which would be on the top of your “Places To Visit” list?