NEW YORK, NY — (October 2021)
- The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd.
(LHW) is pleased to announce the addition of nine new members to its collection of more than 400 independent, luxury hotels. The “Fall Collection” expands LHW’s presence in popular destinations such as Turks and Caicos, Rome and Shanghai, and is an entrance into new destinations including Dallas, Easter Island and Merano.
“It is a great pleasure to welcome these distinctive nine new members to Leading Hotels,” said Deniz Omurgonulsen, Vice President of Membership, The Leading Hotels of the World. “The “Fall Collection” reflects our guests’ desire for uncommon and bespoke hospitality. Immersive art, well-being and nature experiences define a stay at new members like The Joule, Villa Eden and Nayara Hangaroa. Additionally, two highly anticipated new builds are included in the “Fall Collection,” the J Hotel, Shanghai Towers that opened in June and Rock House in Turks and Caicos, set to debut in 2022. We look forward to LHW travelers visiting these outstanding hotels soon, and meeting the exceptional hoteliers responsible for making each property so special.”
Preview LHW’s Newest Members: The Fall Collection
J Hotel, Shanghai Tower (Shanghai, China):
This new artistic masterpiece opened in June 2021
with great anticipation. Perched high in the clouds atop Shanghai Tower, the tallest skyscraper in China and second tallest in the world, the hotel occupies the 84th to 105th floors and the 120th floor. The hotel’s 165 luxurious rooms and suites are among the highest and largest in the city. Designers utilized lacquer, glaze and enamel works as well as metal, crystal and mosaics to create the breathtaking space. Enjoy fine dining in the clouds at the hotel’s seven restaurants and bars, that offer unique design and a bird's-eye view of Shanghai.
The Joule (Dallas, TX, United States):
Set in a revitalized 1920s neo-Gothic landmark building, The Joule is an art-lovers dream. Mid-century mosaics and a Roger Hiorns’ crystal covered engine welcome guests upon entrance to the hotel, while thought-provoking, curated artworks fill the public and private spaces. The 160-room property is located adjacent to the Dallas Arts District and in the heart of the central business district. Seen as the city's cultural epicenter, it offers dramatic art installations, unique retail boutiques, award-winning food and drinks and an 8-foot cantilevered pool above Main Street.
Villa Eden-The Leading Park Retreat (Merano, Italy):
This adults-only retreat is the ideal place to achieve a harmonious balance between mind, body and soul. The property is an intimate, peaceful oasis with 29 suites set in a gorgeous park in Merano. Guests can indulge in a stay dedicated well-being with the Alps as their backdrop. The hotel's award-winning Longevity Medical & SPA Centre is recognized as one of the leading medical retreats in Europe, offering transformational treatments for a better quality of life.
Le K2 Chogori (Val d'Isere, France):
This sophisticated haven in the Alps opened in 2020 and is located right in Val d’Isère village. Perfectly positioned for outdoor enthusiasts, the hotel is just minutes from the legendary Val d´Isère - Tignes ski area. After a day on the slopes guests can return for some R&R to the Goji Spa by Valmont or retreat to one of the 34 elegant guest rooms. Contemporary décor inspired by Tibetan aesthetics beckon while the hotel’s fine dining restaurant transports guests from the Alps to the Andes with cuisine inspired by Peru.
Rock House (Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands):
Set to debut in 2022
, this new Caribbean oasis provides a private, cliff-side escape that captures the allure and elegance of the Mediterranean. Sister property to Leading Hotels’ Grace Bay Club, the resort is located on Providenciales’ north shore, offering guests access to an exclusive stretch of beach. This intimate escape of 46 villas includes a luxurious Beach Club, the largest infinity pool in Turks and Caicos (100 feet), waterfront dining, and wellness facilities with a spa, yoga pavilion, walking trails, and fitness center.
Wymara Resort and Villas (Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands):
An ode to modern luxury, this beach resort is located on the white sands of Grace Bay Beach. Offering the perfect balance of contemporary island luxury, the hotel’s 134 rooms, that just underwent a complete renovation in November 2020, boast extensive views of the famed Grace Bay Beach to create the perfect seaside vacation. The most recent addition to the resort is seven brand new villas, located less than a 10-minute drive from the resort. The luxurious villas sit just above the shallow waters of Turtle Tail with dramatic ocean views.
Baglioni Resort Sardinia (San Teodoro, Italy):
Located to the north of San Teodoro, near one of the island’s most beautiful beaches, Lu Impostu, this elegant 98-room resort is immersed the magnificent natural landscape of the Mediterranean. White sand and sparkling sea make this a dream destination for diving into Sardinia’s breathtaking natural world. Guests can explore the sea with amazing opportunities for diving, snorkeling, kayaking and boat trips, while culinary enthusiasts can enjoy the numerous dining venues on property. For those who prefer relaxing moments, the hotel’s exquisite spa awaits.
Anantara Palazzo Naiadi (Rome, Italy):
The 19th century marble palace hotel is located on the impressive Piazza della Repubblica in front of the famous Diocletian Thermal Baths. The perfect Rome vacation awaits guests - Piazza di Spagna, the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and the main Opera House are all nearby. The majestic hotel offers 238 Neoclassical style rooms, an Anantara Spa and a rooftop plunge pool. A range of dining options are also available, including Tazio Restaurant for a multi-course seasonal tasting menu and Posh Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge Bar for a cocktail complemented by an incredible city view.
Nayara Hangaroa (Isla De Pascua, Chile):
A magical and sacred place, Nayara Hangaroa is located on Easter Island in Chile. Found throughout "Rapa Nui," the native name of the island, are over 900 statues, Moais, made of volcanic rock, some more than 33 feet. How they were built and transported remains a mystery to this day. The 75-room hotel is immersed in stunning natural beauty of the isalnd. Accommodations bring the outside in, with floor-to-ceiling windows that invite lights and sounds of the waves to interact with the decor. Dining venues highlight sustainable and healthy options using local and seasonal products, while the Manavai spa is the perfect place to unwind and feel the restorative powers of the ocean.
Enjoy an exclusive ‘First-Look’ at Leading Hotels’ newest members through " Leaders Club First Look.
The offer enhances travelers stay with round-trip airport or rail station transfers, guaranteed upgrade at check-in, and flexible check-in and check-out. To be eligible to book, a guest must be a member of Leading Hotels’ guest loyalty program, Leaders Club. The program provides enhanced benefits and exclusive access at the collection’s properties worldwide. Interested travelers can sign up for Leaders Club here
, membership is complimentary.
About The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. (LHW)
Comprised of more than 400 hotels in over 80 countries, LHW is the largest collection of independent luxury hotels. In 1928, 38 independent hoteliers came together to create LHW. Since then, the Company has carefully curated distinctive hotels, resorts, inns, chalets, villas, and safari camps from the snow-capped Alps of Europe to the African veldt, to share them with adventurous souls who seek the remarkably uncommon. The LHW community is filled of exceptional individuals, united by a passion for the surprising discoveries and details that come with every experience. LHW hoteliers are artisans of hospitality whose expertise, commitment to excellence, and individual flair allows them to create story-worthy moments for their guests. And it is these authentic, individualized experiences combined with the warm hospitality and high-touch service they provide that keeps discerning travelers returning again and again. LHW’s collection covers the globe and promises a broad range of destinations and uncommon experiences, enhanced by LHW’s tiered guest loyalty program Leaders Club. From converted former palaces, and countryside retreats run by the same families for generations, to gleaming skyscrapers in dynamic urban centers, serene private island escapes, glamorous tented camps – and beyond – explore, find inspiration, and experience unforgettable travel moments. For more information visit: www.lhw.com
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