The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd announced today the addition of eight distinctive properties from across the globe. Joining a collection of over 375 independent hotels, these new members have established unmatched luxury, delivering guests a deep-rooted perspective and authentic travel experiences in their destination. Remarkably uncommon experiences not to miss at these properties include private yacht tours to curated wine tastings in Italy, full detox weekends in Greece and invigorating convertible drives along the Pacific Coast Highway in the United States.
“We are pleased to introduce and welcome these eight new members to The Leading Hotels of the World collection,” said Deniz Omurgonulsen, Vice President, Membership, The Leading Hotels of the World. “Each of the properties will enhance the overall travel experience for curious travelers, while offering the prestige and allure that defines our collection.”
Baglioni Hotel Cala del Porto, Punta Ala, Italy
Uncommon views await guests of the Baglioni Hotel Cala del Porto with a location overlooking the marina of Punta Ala. In this elegant hotel, Italian hospitality is at the forefront of the guest experience with 37 airy, intimate rooms and suites that are decorated in a traditional Tuscan style and feature private balconies with views over the Marina, the garden or the pool area – a blue figure-eight design, set amid pine trees and Tuscan terracotta. From the many terraces of the hotel, guests can take in the Maremma landscape and the beautiful bay of Punta Ala. With an emphasis on curating unforgettable memories, the Baglioni Hotel Cala del Porto guides guests to a remarkable and relaxing holiday.
Belvedere Hotel, Mykonos, Greece
The allure of Mykonos greets guests upon entrance to the stone-walled gates of the Hotel Belvedere, a collection of seven authentic white buildings overlooking the town and Aegean Sea. The architecture and design of the property blur the boundaries of indoor and outdoor spaces, allowing guests to fully unwind in the ethereal atmosphere of their surroundings. The hotel’s 43 rooms and suites combine inspiration from the sea and the gleaming white of traditional Mykonian architecture, and feature scenic terraces for sunbathing, dining and enjoying the views. A stylish refuge, the hotel boasts two restaurants, two cocktail bars, a Six Senses spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a convenient location, just a five-minute walk from the lively town center.
Gran Hotel Miramar, Malaga, Spain
With its front doors opening to the Mediterranean Sea, the Gran Hotel Miramar offers marvelous views over the Bay of Malaga. Showcasing architect F. Guerrero Strachan’s work, the property took five years to complete, finally being opened in 1926 by King Alfonso XIII as Hotel Principe de Asturias. This historic building, with 200 rooms and suites, has welcomed illustrious guests from European nobility, noteworthy members of the world of the arts and Spanish high society. With five gastronomic restaurants on property, guests can indulge in a multitude of dishes focused on national and international cuisine. Surrounded by 9,000 square meters of lawns and gardens, the hotel also features outdoor pools, extensive meeting facilities and a stunning spa.
Hotel Emiliano, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A rare oasis on Copacabana Beach, Hotel Emiliano brings guests to the heart of Rio de Janeiro. With a unique façade of “cobogó,” a Brazilian architectural surface, the property combines modern design elements with a traditional 1950s flair, creating a stylish blend of beach resort and city hotel. The 90 guest rooms and suites deliver stunning views of the sea, and boast contemporary décor, warm wood flooring and touches of marble and gold. The Emiliano Restaurant offers contemporary cuisine, enlivened by locally sourced, organic ingredients, while the rooftop restaurant delivers guests a casual setting with light dishes. In addition to the extensive spa and gym, guests can enjoy soaking up the sun on the roof deck by the infinity pool, with a panorama spanning from Leme to Copacabana Fort.
Hotel Figueroa, Los Angeles, California
Located in the heart of Los Angeles, Hotel Figueroa is a hub for creative travelers, including some of today’s most prominent touring artisans. The Spanish Colonial design provides guests with a sanctuary within a thriving downtown. The blend of modern comfort and convenience create a seamless harmony in all of the hotel’s 268 rooms and suites, creating a home away from home atmosphere for visitors. Complementing Hotel Figueroa’s Spanish roots, the main restaurant’s menu celebrates Basque cuisine with French and Spanish flavors.
Malibu Beach Inn, Malibu, California
A luxury beachside hotel nestled along a stretch of beach coined “Billionaire’s Beach,” The Malibu Beach Inn will give access to world class beaches, impeccable service and chic accommodations for a majestic Pacific coast getaway. Each of the hotel’s 47 stylishly appointed guestrooms and suites showcase the proximity of the waves through full glass doors which lead to private balconies, enabling guests to enjoy exceptional ocean views. Located near the iconic Malibu Pier and only 10 miles from Santa Monica, the property offers a discreet seaside setting while providing guests ease of travel to nearby attractions. Guests can lounge on the privately-owned shore, enjoy the freshest, locally sourced ingredients at the Carbon Beach club or check out the oceanfront spa for an unforgettable experience from the moment of arrival.
The Ashbee, Taormina, Italy
A serene getaway in the heart of Taormina, The Ashbee sits in a 20th-century Sicilian villa surrounded by landscaped gardens and classic Sicilian lemon, tangerine and grapefruit trees. Each of the 25 guest rooms and suites contribute a bold blend of color and style, dressed with fine fabrics and antique furnishings in a contemporary concept. The hotel offers guests easy access to the chic boutiques, top restaurants, theaters and the center of arts and heritage in Taormina, and is home to some of the finest views of the Sicilian coast, Ionian Sea and Calabria.
Villa Cora, Florence, Italy
For a journey back in time to 19th-century opulence, Villa Cora is set inside a centuries-old park overlooking the Boboli gardens in a converted noble estate. Its 46 elegant rooms and suites and magnificent common areas, offer travelers the opportunity to vacation as a Florentine aristocrat. Each floor of the Villa reflects a particular style, from Empress Eugénie and her passion for roses, to America in the 1950s. Created in harmony with the seasons, memorable gourmet meals are served in the Moorish room or at Le Bistrot. The Bellevue roof terrace is the perfect spot for enjoying impressive views and mesmerizing sunsets, while the heated pool and Benè Spa offer ultimate relaxation year-round. The hotel also provides a complimentary shuttle for guests looking to explore the city nearby.