Amanoi, Vinh Hy Bay

Ian Schrager’s second Edition hotel for Marriott debuts in London, as Kempinski opens in Yixing and Four Seasons Hotels in Shenzhen

At he 5th annual Hotel Data Conference, Robb Torres – Google’s managing director of Travel – shared his three top trends shaping the industry, based on his insights into the way consumers shop, share and search travel online.

According to Torres, Hospitality is no longer defined within the construct of a physical experience, in the sense that the guest experience starts well before the physical check-in process. In short, how your hotel and brand is represented online matters.

Secondly, Relevance is reality, in the sense that the hotel industry has only just begun to leverage the potential of big data, where the biggest obstacle is the data itself. “We have an abundance of data available. … More and more people just get inundated,” he explained. “Those that win are the ones that actually will use the most relevant data.”

Lastly, Experience matters. “How people experience your brand and how they share that brand through social media is very important,” he said. “More and more, people basically are giving up on a brand if their offline experience isn’t the same as their online experience or vice versa.”

“Understand there’s so much data out there, and really personalization is key to winning this game," he concluded. “More and more folks are all about relevancy.”



Amanoi, Vinh Hy Bay

Amanresorts debuts in Vietnam with a contemporary beachside resort, situated on the coast of Nui Chua National Park, situated in Ninh Thuan Province, northeast of Ho Chi Minh City. Amanoi features 31 Pavilions, several with private swimming pools, and five Aman Villas.

Each Aman Villa consists of four or five freestanding bedroom pavilions, as well as living and dining pavilions and a large private swimming pool. A live-in housekeeper and cook meet all guests’ needs.

Source: CPP Luxury



Anantara, Dubai

Anantara Hotels has unveiled its first Dubai property, The Palm Resort and Spa prestigiously located on the iconic Palm Jumeirah. Set amidst lush landscaping, 293 guest rooms and villas redefine urban beachfront accommodation, and are designed with tasteful luxury and stunning lagoon and palm views.

The collection of uniquely Thai inspired private villas comprise Beach Pool Villas, the Middle East’s first Over Water Villas and Two Bedroom Beach Pool Villas for families and friends.

Source: AME Info



Andaz Maui at Wailea, Hawaii

Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort & Spa has officially opened its doors, the 10th hotel to join the Andaz brand. The resort’s 297 luxurious guestrooms and suites include seven luxurious villas with two to four bedrooms, each consisting of custom-designed furniture.

Andaz Maui at Wailea is aiming to be a LEED certified resort under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.

Source: CPP Luxury



Four Seasons, Shenzhen

Comprising 266 guest rooms (including 33 suites), the Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen offers amenities for both business and leisure travellers, such as high-speed Internet access, state-of-the-art desks and executive chairs and flat-screen TVs equipped with media players.

The 26-story property, designed by hospitality interior design industry leaders HBA features three restaurants, a massive ballroom, an outdoor venue, a 24-hour business centre with adjacent Executive Club Lounge, two swimming pools and a spa.

Source: Elite Traveler



Kempinski Hotel, Yixing

Kempinski Hotel Yixing is the first international five-star hotel in the city, located on the banks of Lake Tai, one of China’s most famous lakes. The hotel offers 446 rooms and suites featuring contemporary design in a soothing colour scheme.

Amenities include flat-screen LCD TV, walk-in rainforest showers, separate bathtubs and high-speed Internet access, as well as automatic curtains and a high-tech lighting system that adjusts the room’s brightness to the natural daylight outside.

Source: Luxury Travel Magazine



Mira Moon, Hong Kong

Mira Moon is the latest luxury boutique hotel addition to Hong Kong’s Wan Chai, with interiors designed by Marcel Wanders.

The 91 room Mira Moon hotel is inspired by one of the oldest Chinese folk-stories, where interiors are infused with whimsical floral patterns and Chinese tradition, and the moon is a symbol heavily used in the hotel, including the naming of hotel rooms “New Moon,” “Half Moon,” “Full Moon” and “Moonshine.”

Source: CPP Luxury



Mukul Resort, Nicaragua

The first ultra-luxurious vacation resort has opened in Nicaragua, situated on 675 hectares of oceanfront land on Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast. The $250-million resort was built as the passion project of Don Carlos Pellas, a Nicaraguan business mogul sometimes called as the Donald Trump of Central America.

Each of the 37 accommodations commands its own private pool, with butler service in most units and a staff-to-guest ratio of nearly three to one. Specialized training provided local Nicaraguans with employment opportunities at the resort.

Source: The Gazette



Oberoi Trident, Hyderabad

The Oberoi Group announced the opening of Trident, Hyderabad. Located in the heart of the information technology hub, HITEC City, the hotel has an elegant and contemporary design and offers state of the art business and leisure facilities.

The hotel has 323 guest rooms and suites, which are the largest in Hyderabad, alongside extensive conference and banquet facilities. Leisure facilities include the Trident Spa, a Yoga Room and a fully equipped Fitness Centre.

Source: PRNewswire



The London Edition, London

Ian Schrager’s second Edition brand hotel for Marriott has debuted in London, just a stone’s throw from Oxford Street. Each of the 173 unique guest rooms and suites feature oak floors and wood-panelled walls in either dark walnut or light oak creating a cosy, cabin-like feel akin to that of a private yacht.

The Ian Schrager Company Design Studio and New York-based firm Yabu Pushelberg have meticulously restored the property, which dates back to 1835, and many of its extravagant original details.

Source: Wallpaper



Wanda, Wuhan

One of China’s largest private conglomerates, Wanda Group, inaugurated last week its sixth hotel in China, under its own luxury brand. The Wanda Realm Hotel in Wuhan is located in the city’s central culture district, featuring 409 deluxe rooms and suites boasting contemporary modern design, huge floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic city views.

Signature beds, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet, wellness centre with swimming pool are among the key amenities of the hotel. The hotel offers a number of café and restaurant options, combining Western food with delicate oriental cuisine.

Source: CPP Luxury



For more in the series of The Latest Hotels, please see our most recent editions as follows:

- The Latest Hotels: The Langham, Four Seasons & Grand Hyatt
- The Latest Hotels: Fairmont, Oberoi & Banyan Tree
- The Latest Hotels: Shangri La, St Regis & Prince de Galles


About the author

Sophie Doran

Creative Strategist, Digital

Sophie Doran is currently Senior Creative Strategist, Digital at Karla Otto. Prior to this role, she was the Paris-based editor-in-chief of Luxury Society.

Prior to joining Luxury Society, Sophie completed her MBA in Melbourne, Australia, with a focus on luxury brand dynamics and leadership, whilst simultaneously working in management roles for several luxury retailers.