LONDON, UK - MediaOutReach - October 29, 2019 - SmallLuxury Hotels of the World (SLH) welcomes five new hotels this month combiningstylish designs and breathtaking views with buzzing bars and outstandingrestaurants. Revel in the pure indulgence of a Mayan Clay Bath Day at KASAHotel Riviera Maya (Mexico), discover the beauty of Lago Di Como aboard a Rivamotorboat at Vista Palazzo (Italy) or savour Caribbean delicacies by the poolat S Hotel Jamaica. Whichever getaway one might choose, these SLH hotels offer anabundance of winter sun and intense experiences designed to spark all thesenses.
Lennox Miami Beach, Miami, USA
119 rooms from USD338 per night includingbreakfast
Opened August 2019
Located on Miami's iconic CollinsAvenue, Lennox Miami Beach boasts original 1930s Art Deco designand offers 119 contemporary guestrooms, 13 of these complemented by a balconyoffering sweeping views of the buzzing streets of Miami Beach. At the centre ofthe property's four interconnected buildings, a Mediterranean-style courtyardfeatures a 440ft swimming pool and poolside bar offering al fresco dining andserving innovative cocktails. The rooms are enhanced by handcrafted furnishingsfrom Patagonia, natural elements and eco-friendly and upcycled materialsmeticulously curated by acclaimed Argentinian interior designer JuanCiavarella. The hotel has collaborated with William Roam to provide vegan,nature-made amenities in each bathroom. William Roam is a partner of AmericanForrest, a non-profit conservation dedicated to protecting and restoringhealthy forest ecosystems. Thanks to this partnership, American Forest hascommitted to planting one tree for every hotel room at Lennox Miami Beach.
SLH Insider Tip: Guestsshould pay a visit to The Art Deco Museum in Miami Beach offering tourists aglimpse into the renowned architectural history and landscape of the city.After visiting the museum, put your newfound knowledge to the test with a90-minute official Art Deco District walking tour taking you inside many of thearea's historic hotels, restaurants and shops.
SHotel Jamaica, Montego Bay, Jamaica
120 roomsfrom USD241 per night including breakfast
Opened 27thJanuary 2019
Overlooking Jamaica's famed Doctor'sCave beach, S Hotel Jamaica artfully combines urban sophisticationand Caribbean cool, offering guests an authentic Jamaican cultural experience. Ondisplay throughout are works by local artists Tamara Harding, who used woodrecycled from trees removed from the property during construction, and MichaelThompson, whose funky hand-painted murals and prints make each floor comealive. The 120 rooms and suites invite relaxation with special touches such asrecord players with Bob Marley's "Legend" albums and fresh daisies in RedStripe (local beer) bottles. Unique to S Hotel Jamaica are the gorgeous IrieBaths, three subterranean marble plunge pools, reminiscent of ancient baths,consisting of varying temperatures (warm, hot and cold) offering kinetic energytherapy while aiding circulation. Products used in the therapies featurelocally made products including 100% pure cold-pressed Jamaican coconut oil andJamaican Blue Mountain coffee.
SLH Insider Tip: The hotel's Sky Pool, with its gorgeousglass-enclosed pool and rooftop beach vistas, is the perfect place to settleinto a swing or a plush cabana, order an Appleton rum and savour the sunset.
KASA Hotel Riviera Maya, Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
37 roomsfrom USD210 per night including breakfast
Opening November 2019
Opening in November 2019, KASA Hotel Riviera Maya sits in the exclusive beach, marineand golf community of Puerto Aventuras. This private gated community is anemerging area on the Riviera Maya, away from the crowds in an area of lushtropical foliage, with a smart sailing community, full-service marina, golfcourse and uncrowded beach. The family-friendly hotel features aninfinity-edged pool and a swim-up bar, with lots of toys for the little ones touse both in and out of the pool. A world-class restaurant and bar, Kocina,overseen by Chef Gilberto Canto serves three meals daily with a menu orientedtowards modern Mexican cuisine using seafood and local Mayan ingredients suchas Chaya and chocolate delicacies. Adventurousguests can also experience swimming with the dolphins at the Dolphin Discoveryprogramme, located at the beach. The concierge at KASA Hotel RivieraMaya is skilled at arranging local adventures in the Riviera Maya including cenote diving, biking explorations of the area's Mayanruins, Mexican cooking classes and diving with sea turtles in Akumal.
SLH Insider Tip: Revel inthe pure indulgence of a Mayan Clay Bath Day with an interactive healing spaexperience designed to energize, hydrate and detoxify the skin. Mayan Clay hasbeen used in the jungles of Mexico's Riviera Maya in purifying bathing ritualssince ancient times as a natural way to detoxify and mineralize the body.
KASA Hotel Parota, Tulum, Mexico
39 roomsfrom USD163 per night
KASA Hotel Parota is afamily-friendly, luxury boutique hotel set among the uncrowded beaches andworld-class restaurants of Tulum. Situated in the exclusive Aldea Zamáneighbourhood, the 39-suite hotel is designed to give guests the feeling ofstaying in a "home away from home," providing a casual yet professionalapproach to service. At KASA Hotel Parota, guests can enjoy the signatureinfinity-edge swimming pool that has a swim-up bar and restaurant, a shallow"beach" area for sun loungers and a place for children to play, or they cantake one of the hotel's complimentary bicycles to explore the nearby shops,restaurants and bars in Tulum.Thehotel's Kocina restaurant serves everything from mouth-watering smoothie bowls,banana pancakes to seasonal octopus, cevicheor shrimp tacos. Their selection of cocktails and artisanal craft beers fromlocal Mexico brew masters cannot be found anywhere else in the world and theirspecialty mezcal, tequila or rum signature cocktails, crafted from localorganic herbs, fruits and tinctures, will be sure to leave guests wanting more.
SLH Insider Tip: Only 45minutes from the hotel, guests can find one of the largest protected areas inMexico, the Sian Ka'an Biosphere filled with natural wonders, and a variety ofwildlife such as iguanas, lizards, crocodiles and sea turtles, frigates,pelicans, cormorants, herons, egrets, ospreys and many more.
Vista Palazzo Lago Di Como, Lago Di Como, Italy
18 rooms from USD595 per night includingbreakfast
Situated in a stunning 19th century Venetian-style Palazzo that has longbeen one of the most photographed structures on Lake Como, Vista Palazzo Lago di Como is the Italian town's first five-starhotel and is open year-round. Vista enjoys a convenient central position nextto the lively Piazza Cavour, the historical main square of Como, with a uniquelakefront location offering panoramic views of world famous Lake Como from theromantic balustrades and Juliet balconies of the 18 hotel rooms and suites. Oozingeffortless glamour, the rooms showcase the best in Italian craftsmanship, withintricate hand-hewn marquetry on the wooden floors, glass walls and hand-embroideredItalian bed sheets. The hotel's Infinity Bar offers an extensive selection ofcocktails influenced by the Lake Como area such as the "Up into the River", a whisky cocktail inspired by the migration ofsalmon with Tio Pepe sherry and pomegranate syrup or the "Green Mizu" cocktail combining Asian accents of Kombu, wasabi andmatcha tea.
SLH Insider Tip: Hotel guests canindulge in the services of a personal shopper, who can escort them throughretail attractions in Como or further afield to Milan or Lugano in Switzerland.Sight-seeing options are also available on Lake Como, with tours via both Rivaspeed boats and seaplanes, which can be arranged through the hotel's concierge.
And in other news...
Century-old The TokyoStation Hotel teams up with French luxury fragrance brand Histoires de Parfums
150 roomsfrom USD568 per night including breakfast
The Tokyo Station Hotel in Tokyo, Japan, has justannounced the creation of "Est. 1915," a set of bathroom amenities that embodyin fragrance the hotel's elegance and sophistication. Est.1915 blends togetherfragrant notes of mandarin, lemon, bergamot, tuberose, blond wood, and white muskpaying homage to the atmosphere of Japan at the time of the hotel's founding. Thisnew offering is the culmination of a year-long collaboration with French luxuryfragrance brand Histoires de Parfums, representing their first ever partnershipin Asia.
The Nare Hotel becomesCornwall's First Five-Star Hotel
37 rooms fromUSD462 per night including breakfast
The Nare has been reaffirmed as the leadinghotel in Cornwall by becoming the first to be awarded five stars by the AA. Thecountry house hotel by the sea has been the highest rated Cornish hotel for thelast 30 years and is amongst the leading country house hotels in the UK.
Le Barthélemy Hotel &Spa celebrates St. Barths' Sixth Annual Gourmet Festival
48 rooms fromUSD1013 per night including daily buffet breakfast and ground transfers airport
From 6th November to 10thNovember, travellers can awaken their taste buds and enjoy a one-of-a-kind culinaryexperience at St. Barths' sixth annual Gourmet Festival. A prestigious traditionof culinary excellence, the St. Barths Gourmet Festival unites the very best incontemporary French cuisine and will this year welcoming eight guest chefs atthe island's many hotels and restaurants. Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa will be hosting Michelin-Star ChefJean-Denis Rieubland from the Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa in Champillon(France) to cook up some delicious French-inspired dishes with hotel chefWilliam Girard.
DasPosthotel in Austrialaunches new restaurant "Chez Marie"
20 rooms fromUSD360 per night including breakfast
DasPosthotel in Zell am Ziller, Austria, haslaunched a new brasserie restaurant called "Chez Marie" serving deliciousAustrian specialties including a carpaccio of Tyrolean beef, Viennese styleboiled beef with apple horseradish, Kaiserschschmarrn pancakes with mashedapples and a fricandeau of venison with cream cabbage and bread dumplings.
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