The Leading Hotels of the World Welcomes Seven New Members

October 10, 2016



The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd announced today the addition of seven new members to its collection of more than 375 distinct, luxury hotels. From the scenic shores of Lake Como to the vibrant city of Santiago, each hotel is rooted in its destination and provides curious travelers an immersive experience into the culture and offerings across the globe.

“We are pleased to welcome the seven new members and are excited to embrace their distinct qualities that so effortlessly fit into The Leading Hotels of the World collection,” said Deniz Omurgonulsen, Vice President, Membership, The Leading Hotels of the World. “Their uncommon offerings will enhance our guests’ stay, not only at the property, but within their respective destinations.”

The Lanesborough, London, England
Recently refurbished and located in the heart of London, The Lanesborough London offers 93 beautiful rooms and suites within walking distance from the Knightsbridge, Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park. A Regency London landmark akin to The National Gallery, The Lanesborough London presents bedrooms and dining rooms restored to their original Georgian splendor. Guests at The Lanesborough London experience fine dining from Chef Patron Eric Frechon in Céleste, which just received its first Michelin star, afternoon tea, cigars and cognacs in The Garden Room, along with a wealth of in-room digital services.

An uncommon experience not to miss: Guests of The Lanesborough are privy to a round the clock private butler, greeting them upon arrival, escorting them to their accommodations and tending to their needs throughout the stay, from hotel requests to helping plan extraordinary city experiences.

Il Sereno Lago di Como, Lake Como, Italy
Il Sereno Lago di Como is a stylish, private sanctuary nestled among the shores of Lake Como. Joining the lake’s prestigious collection of hotels, the intimate, ultra-luxury hotel houses 30 suites and the only 60-foot long infinity pool overlooking the beautiful scenery of Lake Como. Building on the success of Le Sereno St. Barth’s, the owners joined forces with Milan-based designer Patricia Urquiola to introduce a contemporary and more relaxed interpretation of luxury, design and personalized service to Lake Como.

An uncommon experience not to miss: Travelers can take in the true beauty of Lake Como while strolling in the hotel’s private garden that overlooks the lake. With several secret passageways and an exclusive infinity pool in front of the lake, guests are able to enjoy an unmatched Lake Como view.

Portrait Roma, Rome, Italy
The Portrait Roma transforms uniform luxury into spontaneous personalization. Located minutes away from the city’s renowned Spanish Steps, the hotel boasts 14 studios and suites featuring images of Rome during the 1950's by the great Magnum photographers, along with drawings, sketches and original Salvatore Ferragamo shoes designed for great actresses. The hotel offers a unique oasis in the bustling city center, with breathtaking views of the renowned monuments and gardens.

An uncommon experience not to miss: Guests can build an authentic experience through The Lifestyle Team, a talented luxury service team there to unlock exclusive personalized experiences including tours of private palaces, gourmet dinners and artistic masterpieces.

The Singular Santiago, Lastarria Hotel, Santiago, Chile
Situated within the Lastarria neighborhood, a hub of creativity and thought in Santiago, The Singular Santiago is a reflection of the city’s energy and vitality. With the blend of contemporary comforts and classic style, each of the 62 rooms and suites exudes the charm of a bygone era. The Singular boasts an award-winning restaurant home to Executive Chef Laurent Pasqualetto, featuring refined and sophisticated cuisine within a relaxed atmosphere. Supporting the belief that great ideas are born in singular spaces, the hotel’s design embraces the artistic heritage of the neighborhood, which offers homage of the city’s history and culture.

An uncommon experience not to miss: Travelers can gaze at the magical city of Santiago from The Singular Roof, the hotel’s private roof top bar that not only plays host to amazing views, but signature cocktails, innovative gastronomy and live music.

The Singular Patagonia, Puerto Bories Hotel, Puerto Natales, Chile
Designated a National Monument in 1996, The Singular Patagonia was created from a converted cold storage plant dating from the early 20th century. Nestled just outside the town of Puerto Natales in Southern Chile, the hotel overlooks the Fjord of Last Hope Sound with the Andes Mountains in the distance. The 57 oversized guestrooms and suites provide ample room to unwind after a day of adventure, and most importantly, the region’s beauty can be appreciated through floor-to-ceiling windows. With a focus on locally grown products, the menu at The Singular Restaurant further immerses visitors in the destination.

An uncommon experience not to miss: A wealth of guided excursions with local experts are available through The Singular Patagonia. Guests can explore the breathtaking landscapes with friendly, experienced and knowledgeable guides leading the way. The experiences provide an in-depth, insider look at authentic Patagonia.

Soon to open...

Hôtel Barrière Les Neiges, Courchevel, France
Tucked away on the legendary Bellecôte slope, in the heart of the village of Courchevel 1850, Hôtel Barrière Les Neiges is a truly exceptional chalet-style hotel boasting 22 rooms and 20 suites. With easy access to the largest ski area in the world, Les 3 Vallées, Les Neiges is a standout resort combining adventure and luxury. The hotel offers three restaurants, including the legendary Fouquet’s brasserie, as well as a south-facing terrace restaurant and interior lounge bar area with a lively atmosphere and daily entertainment. Les Neiges is also the perfect family getaway with special menus filled with dishes kids love and interconnecting rooms for larger families. While the kids play, the Spa Diane Barrière invites adults to relax and enjoy exclusively designed treatments. Opening date: December 16, 2016

An uncommon experience not to miss: Les Neiges will offer guests the perfect après ski at their private projection room where elegance and pleasure go hand in hand. Travelers can catch a film in the cinema and spend time with family and friends after a day on the slopes.

The Fontenay Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
A reflection of modern Hamburg, The Fontenay embodies sculpture-like architecture mirroring the fluid lines of the Alster lake and surrounding parkland. The most recent Leading Hotels member in Germany since 2009, the hotel’s unique interior boasts a landscaped patio and 27-meter-high atrium with a subtle lighting installation as its centerpiece. Flooded with daylight, all 131 rooms and suites feature primarily lake views. The hotel has one all-day dining restaurant showcasing regional Northern flavors, complemented with a gourmet restaurant and a bar located on the top floor, where relaxed mixology and awe-inspiring views of the city blend equally well.

An uncommon experience not to miss: Perfect for a few hours of pampering and relaxation, The Fontenay’s exclusive 1,000-square-meter rooftop spa with a 20-meter indoor/outdoor pool and spectacular panoramic views unites all aspects of beauty, well-being, fitness and relaxation. Slated to open Summer 2017.

About The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. (Leading Hotels)
Comprised of more than 375 hotels in over 75 countries, Leading Hotels is a collection of uncommon luxury hotels. Rooted in the locations in which they are found, members embody the very essence of their destination. Through varied styles of architecture and design and distinct cultural experiences enhanced by passionate people, the collection is for the curious traveler looking for their next discovery. Established in 1928 by several influential and forward-thinking European hoteliers, Leading Hotels has an eight-decade-long commitment to providing remarkable, authentic travel experiences. The company selects only hotels that meet its high standards for quality and distinctiveness, resulting in a curated portfolio of hotels united not by what makes them the same, but the details that make them different. Leaders Club is the company’s exclusive two-tiered guest loyalty program, consisting of like-minded travelers seeking uncommon travel experiences. The program provides its members with personalized service and exclusive travel benefits to enhance their stays at any Leading Hotel around the world. For more information visit:www.lhw.com, Facebook at www.Facebook.com/LeadingHotels and Instagram @leadinghotelsoftheworld
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