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What in theworld is newfor summer? Here’s what’s happening.
Los Cabos took a big hit from Hurricane Odile in September, and some properties are just now reopening. Among them:
Esperanza, an Auberge Resort overlooking the Gulf of California and the Pacific, reopened June1 after months of renovation and refurbishing. The 57 guest rooms have been transformed with a soft tan and gray palette and artworks and furniture by Mexican crafts people. Doubles from$500 a night.
Info: (855) 331-2226, www .esperanzaresort.com
After $10 million in remodeling and redesigning, the adults-only Marquis Los Cabos is ready for guests. All 235 suites have views of the Pacific and the Gulf of California. Doubles from$450 a night.
Info: (800) 745-8883, www.lat.ms/1JOKVZf
Also reopening is the One & Only Palmilla. Its173 guest rooms have been redesigned, and a Seared Steakhouse by Jean-Georges Vongerichten has been added. The redesigned indoor-outdoor spa, beauty and fitness center now covers 22,000 square feet. Doubles from$455.
Info: (866) 829-2977, palmilla .oneandonlyresorts.com
Alberta’s Calgary Zoo has dinosaurs! Well, not real dinosaurs, although they look and sound like it. Sixteen life-size animatronic prehistoric reptiles will be lurking behind rocks and trees and roaring in the zoo’s Prehistoric Park through October.
Info: (800) 588-9993, www .calgaryzoo.com
A11⁄ 4- mile mountain-to-mountain zip-line is scheduled to open in mid-July in British Columbia’s
Whistler Blackcombski area.
Info: (866) 935-0001, www.ziptrek.com/whistler-canada
Surfing in Wales? Surf Snowdonia is to open in August in Conwy, nine miles fromthe Irish Sea. A lagoon, about the size of an American football field, will create waves around 6 feet tall so beginners can learn the sport. More experienced surfers can challenge the Total Wipeout.
In London, the Laslett hotel opens in August in posh Notting Hill. Its lobby will bemore like a community center with a coffee shop, a bar-kitchen and a gallery. Doubles from about $333.
Info: 011-44-20-7792-6688, www.thelaslett.co.uk
TheGainsborough Bath Spa is to open in July in Bath. It claims to be the only hotel in Britain with taps for cold, hot and thermal waters in the guest bathrooms. Doubles from about $300.
Info: 011-44-1225-358-888, www .thegainsboroughbathspa.co.uk
The decor reflects1885, but
Paris’ Les Bains Douches is a hotel and nightclub that bills itself as “a place attracting the stars and mavericks of today and tomorrow.” Doubles from$555.
Info: 011-33-1-42-770707, www.lesbains-paris.com/en
Le Souquet Hotel in Paris’ Pigalle quarter promotes the area’s bawdy past. Itswebsite points out that during the Belle Époque, the building “served as a pleasure house.” Doubles from$425.
Info: 011-33-1-48-78-55-55, www.maisonsouquet.com/en/
Designed in the shape of the
sail, Meliá Paris La Défense hotel has sweeping views of Paris. Doubles from$200.
Info: 011-33-1-75-57-99-00, www
After being devastated by Cyclone Ita in 2014 and undergoing a multimillion-dollar rebuild, Lizard
Island resort, along the Great Barrier Reef, has reopened its doors. Doubles from$985.
Info: 011-61-2-9538-0751, 011-61-7
ARitz- Carlton with 313 suites and villas in Bali’s Nusa Dua opened in February. One section is atop cliffs; the other is downby the beach. Doubles from$480.
Info: (800) 542-8680, www.lat.ms/1GjDUNO
Later this summer in Ubud, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve hotel called
Mandapa is to open where Bali’s Ayung River meets the jungle near terraced rice fields and ancient temples. Doubles from$670.
Info: (800) 542-8680, www.lat.ms/1cR0EKc
In March, Vomo Island Resort reopened on the private isle after a major renovation. Bathrooms in the 28 villas were gutted, and freestanding bathtubs and separate showers were added. Doubles from $1,100, including meals.
Info: 011-679-666-7955, www .vomofiji.com
Outrigger has acquired a new
property, the Outrigger Koh Samui
Beach Resort, which has 52 villas and suites, each with its own pool, although the resort is on the beach. Doubles from$270.
Info: 011-66-77-914-700, www.lat.ms/1Qu2YJJ
The Amandayan, an Áman property that opened in February, sits on Lion Hill above Lijiang’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The hotel is decorated with locally made art. Doubles from $700.
Info: (800) 477-9180, www.lat.ms/1MPWwan The 439-room NUO Hotel Beijing features Ming Dynasty-inspired design. Doubles from$295.
Info: 011-86-10-5926-8888, www.nuohotel.com
WITH a certain dinosaur flick capturing imaginations, it’s time to visit Canada’s Calgary Zoo, which has its own Jurassic world.
A POOL, bar and stunning sunset. Life doesn’t getmuch better at the refurbished One & Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico.