The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd announced today the addition of six new members in Austria, Greece, Spain, and the United State to its collection of uncommon luxury hotels. The newest members join the more than 375 other diverse properties in 75 countries that embody their destinations through design, culture and cuisine. Among the newest members are hotels anchored in ancient city fortresses, and properties with strong art-inspired influences, award-winning chefs, and signature spa facilities, reflecting the collection’s commitment to character and individuality.
“Each of these distinctive hotels celebrates its destination, bringing an aspect of its local culture to life, and further enhancing the depth and range of our portfolio,” said Deniz Omurgonulsen, Vice President, Membership, The Leading Hotels of the World.
Palais Coburg Residenz, Vienna, Austria
With roots reaching deep into Vienna’s history, the Palais Coburg Residenz exemplifies the 21st-century energy of the city. Set just behind the Parkring, it offers views over the park, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the old city. Behind the recently restored neoclassical façade, it combines skillfully incorporated medieval features with contemporary design elements, to create 34 individually appointed suites. The unexpected hidden treasure of the hotel is its secluded garden, a green oasis of towering trees, fragrant flowers and bubbling fountains, offering a serene escape within the city. In addition to a spa area with indoor pool and steam bath, there are six wine cellars, set in the former ancient fortifications of the city. Rates start at EUR 695 per night, single or double, (approx. USD 757) and include breakfast, Wi-Fi access, spa access, daily newspaper, mini-bar, service charges and taxes.
Chromata Up Style Hotel, Santorini, Greece
Chromata Up Style Hotel joins Santorini sister property Katikies in the LHW portfolio. Set on the pinnacle of the southeasterly rim of the Caldera, in the quiet village of Imerovigli, it boasts spectacular views of the dormant volcano. Open seasonally from April through October, the hotel offers 25 rooms done in local Cycladic style, with architecture evoking a cave-like atmosphere, complemented by luxuriously minimalist furniture and fixtures. Rates start at EUR 249 per night, (approx. USD 271) single or double, and include buffet breakfast, welcome drink, wine and fruits in the room on arrival, Wi-Fi, mobile phone and all taxes.
Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge, Mykonos, Greece
A romantic oasis where minimalist design meets sheer relaxation, Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge on Mykonos is a peaceful haven of luxury. Playing on a lovers’ expression which means to be affectionate and whisper endearments, the hotel is an island sanctuary for couples. The 30 suites, with white-washed walls accented with cushions and bedding in vivid lilac, lime, aqua and rose, open up to private verandas, perfect for watching glowing sunsets over the Aegean Sea. Rates start at EUR 247 (approx. USD 268) per night, single or double, and include breakfast, Wi-Fi, and parking.
Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Tucson, Arizona
Set on 150 acres in the Sonoran Desert, Canyon Ranch in Tucson was once part of a working cattle ranch, and today is a noted destination spa. Each of the 163 rooms and suites has stunning views of the mountains and desert, creating a haven for relaxation and reflection, while locally crafted art and décor draw inspiration from the colors of the Southwest. Designed to create an immersion experience apart from the world, the hotel is alcohol free, and cellphone use is discouraged. In keeping with the resort’s wellness philosophy, the three restaurants serve healthy, balanced and satisfying fare. A focal point of the resort is the 80,000-square-foot spa complex offering extensive facilities and more than 100 services and treatments. Based on a four-night minimum stay, all-inclusive rates start at USD 900 per night, single; and USD 1,610 per night, double. Included are three meals daily; a generous daily allowance toward spa, sports and wellness services; more than 40 indoor and outdoor fitness activities daily; access to the spa complex; 50-minute consultation from a Canyon Ranch professional; round-trip airport transfers; taxes and resort amenities fees covering a variety of on-site services.
Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Lenox, Massachusetts
Located in the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts, Canyon Ranch in Lenox is an experiential destination for guests who desire a health transformation with a preventive mindset. Created in what was a classic late 19th-century mansion, it combines the low-key pace of New England with the energizing ethic of a classic spa. Accommodations are in 126 light and airy rooms and suites. At the heart of the resort is the 100,000-square-foot spa complex with saunas, pools, gyms, and exercise studios, as well as indoor tennis, racquetball, squash and basketball courts. All-inclusive rates start at USD 1,090 per night, single; and USD 1,820 per night double. Based on a three-night minimum stay, they include three meals daily; a generous daily allowance toward spa, sports and wellness services; more than 40 indoor and outdoor fitness activities daily; access to the spa complex; 50-minute consultation from a Canyon Ranch professional; round-trip airport transfers; taxes and resort amenities fees covering a variety of on-site services.
Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques, Madrid, Spain
Located in a privileged neighborhood next to The Royal Palace, The Opera House and The Cathedral, Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques is a luxury urban resort. Inspired by Velazquez’s masterpiece “Las Meninas,” the hotel combines two historic buildings – a 13th-century convent and the 19th-century Palace of Dukes of Granada de Ega – updated in an avant-garde style, and boasting extensive displays of art throughout. Behind the magnificent Elizabethan façade, guests will find 180 spacious rooms and luxurious suites, with an art-influenced theme throughout. At the heart of the hotel is an expansive outdoor patio offering a relaxing solarium, a peaceful garden and a cocktail bar with an exquisite range of contemporary cuisine. Slated to open at the end of April, the hotel will have rates starting at EUR 310 per night (approx. USD 338), single or double, including buffet breakfast.