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Three hot new luxury hotels in Tokyo

Hot on the heels of playing host to the Rugby World Cup in 2019, Japan is preparing to take the spotlight again this summer when it welcomes the biggest event in the world – the Olympic Games. Unsurprisingly in the run up to Tokyo 2020, the Japanese capital has seen a flurry of new hotels, so we check out three of the hottest new luxury openings… Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi Set to open this July, just in time...

Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid to open this summer

Mandarin Oriental has announced that its much-anticipated Madrid property will finally open its doors this summer. Formerly the iconic Hotel Ritz, Madrid, which was designed and built under the supervision of legendary hotelier César Ritz, the property will reopen as Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid following the most extensive restoration in its 110-year history. The hotel has 153 rooms and suites including a spacious Royal Suite and the Presidential Suite feature magnificent views over the Prado museum. Chef Quique Dacosta, one of the most celebrated chefs in Spain, has been appointed...

W San Francisco launches luxury helicopter experiences

It’s time to head to the skies with the launch of the dreamy ‘Up, Up and Away’ packages at the W San Francisco. Designed in collaboration with Butterfly Aviation LLC, a Bay Area-based luxury helicopter company, the new exclusive tours offer guests at the super-sleek property the chance to experience top culinary offerings and wine tastings in nearby Sonoma and Napa counties. Guests can enjoy comfortable ground transportation to and from the hotel to departing airports in the San Francisco...

Anantara Hotels makes Malaysian debut

Anantara Desaru Residence Living Room Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has made its debut in Malaysia with the launch of the striking Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas. Located along a pristine 17-kilometre beachfront in Johor Darul Ta'zim facing the South China Sea, this new high-end resort offers a range of luxury accommodation nestled in lush tropical gardens. Guests can take their pick from 90 en-suite rooms set in traditional Malay-style buildings overlooking the gardens, lagoon and ocean, furnished with...

Interview with… inVOYAGE 2020 partner Horizon DMC

inVOYAGE is thrilled to announce the appointment of Horizon as exclusive DMC partner for the 2020 event in Mykonos. The Horizon team, headed up by president & CEO Aristides Tsaldaris, will support inVOYAGE on event logistics and contribute to a programme that showcases the very best of what Greece’s most famous island has to offer event planners. To celebrate the partnership, we took the opportunity to catch up with Aristides on Horizon, all things Greece, and industry trends…. It’s great to have...

Jumeirah adds Capri Palace in Italy to portfolio

Capri Palace Outdoor Jumeirah Group is set to make its Italian debut in 2020 after being appointed to operate and manage the renowned Capri Palace. Reopening as Capri Palace, Jumeirah this April, the beautiful Italian property enjoys an idyllic location in bustling Anacapri, one of the most exclusive and unspoiled parts of the island. The 68-room hotel, founded by Tonino Cacace, stands high up on a hill overlooking the Gulf of Naples with an authentic Capri style and far reaching sea...

Experience This: Nautilus Maldives exclusive buyout

As the new decade dawns, what could be finer than a private island getaway, where you can kick back and make a bucket list for the years ahead? The new exclusive option from luxury retreat The Nautilus Maldives lets you do exactly that – with 92 of your nearest and dearest. The ‘Nautilus Solitaire’ experience - ideal for a high-end incentive retreat - delivers an entirely personalised island buyout to the stunning UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll, with exclusive...

Arctic Bath to open in Swedish Lapland

Visitors hoping to see the Northern Lights this winter will have a new luxurious hotel option, as Arctic Bath prepares to open its doors in the heart of Swedish Lapland in February. This contemporary wellness retreat promises to let their guests be close to nature while leaving a minimal environmental footprint behind. Set on the waters of the Lulea River, downstream from the bridges of Bodträskfors, the 12-room hotel literally floats depending on the season, freezing on the ice in...

Five of the hottest luxury hotel openings for 2020

Villa Igiea, a Rocco Forte Hotel From the eternally popular such as France and Mexico to the more exotic, including Japan and Botswana, these five hotels and resorts are among the most exciting properties debuting around the world over the next six months, according to global luxury travel network Virtuoso… Cheval Blanc Paris, France – Opening Spring 2020 Located in the heart of the City of Light, steps from the Louvre and the Marais, Cheval Blanc Paris combines historical, cultural and contemporary features for an authentic Parisian experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows...