New luxury openings
Every year there are more and more exclusive and unique luxury resorts being opened, offering guests the ultimate in bespoke experiences. Sarah Piper gives some picks for new hotels to put on your bucket list.
Il Sereno Lago di Como
Italy ’s iconic Lake Como has a new addition in the Il Sereno. The all-suite hotel features 30 rooms, ranging from 60m² to 200m² in size. All rooms have outdoor terraces with lounge furniture and lake views, king sized beds and are designed by the renowned Patricia Urquiola. The hotel features a full service spa, private beach, a freshwater infinity pool suspended over the lake and a dock where guests can arrive in one of the custom Riva limousine boats. The hotel’s restaurant is led by Michelin star chef Andrea Berton.
Six Senses Zighy Bay Resort
Oman’s Six Senses Zighy Bay Resort, with dramatic mountains on one side and the sandy beach of Zighy Bay is unique luxury. The accommodation is in indigenous village style villas and suites, each with their own pool, sand garden and outdoor patio. There are six different dining options and a host of traditional and modern attractions including paragliding, snokelling, hiking and mountain biking. The resort also features a spa and wellness centre continuing Six Senses’ philosophy of wellness.
St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
Located on its own island in the beautiful island nation of the Maldives, the St Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort is the next level of luxury. The 77 rooms are a mix of overwater and beach front villas, in one and two bedroom configurations allowing for families. The resort offers a number of different dining options, catering for a range of tastes and cuisines. There’s a spa, infinity pool, fitness and diving centre, as well as private pools in most of the villas. The ultimate in luxury, all rooms come with the services of a personal St. Regis butler. The resort will be open from November 1 this year.