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The best new luxury hotels of 2017

The Luxury Travel Expert

December 2017

The hottest luxury hotel openings of 2017. Be the first to explore my selection of the best new luxury hotels, 60 in total, that opened their doors in 2017. Some of these hotel are managed by world’s most exclusive hotel brands. Amongst the list are four WATG projects:

21. ROSEWOOD PUEBLA, MEXICO

Located in the heart of one of Mexico’s most significant colonial cities, Rosewood Puebla honors the region’s rich colonial heritage through authentic design and memorable experiences that are anchored in the proud traditions and accomplishments of Mexico. Comprised of a collection of historical buildings from various eras surrounding a picturesque private courtyard, Rosewood Puebla integrates modern elements with traditional craftsmanship and materials, such as the city’s famed Talavera ceramics, into its design while showcasing Mexican furnishings and works of art. Rosewood Puebla features 78 rooms and suites, indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, an indulgent spa and a rooftop pool with stunning views of the city and surrounding volcanoes. The hotel’s additions to Puebla’s dynamic dining scene all celebrate Mexico’s history and honor the region’s distinguished culinary traditions.

44. FOUR SEASONS HOTEL TIANJIN, CHINA

In Tianjin, China’s fourth largest city, architectural reminders of its days as a European colony peacefully coexist with centuries-old temples and the cityscape of modern China. Four Seasons Hotel Tianjin is a short walk from the city’s business district and its concession precincts, where examples of Italian, French, British, German and Spanish architecture are evident. With cosmopolitan flair and inimitable style, Four Seasons Hotel Tianjin confidently delivers the perfect Four Seasons experience, from spectacular dining in one of the flagship restaurants to restorative treatments in the world-class spa. The oversized guest rooms overlook Tianjin’s most vibrant commercial areas, putting all the excitement and convenience of the city at your feet.

45. THE ST. REGIS ASTANA, KAZAHSTAN

Created by award-winning WATG and Wimberly Interiors, the hotel’s design takes inspiration from the horsemanship and nomadic culture of Kazakhstan, providing guests with a link to the country’s ancient past. A vision of contemporary living, guests are greeted by a courtyard layout inspired by that of an indigenous yurt. The avant-garde interior combines modern and neo-classical elements with over 400 pieces of contemporary art created by both local and international artists. The hotel boasts 120 luxuriously appointed guestrooms, including 23 suites with private Juliette terraces presenting unforgettable views of the Astana Park and Ishim River. The St. Regis Astana features two distinct dining venues including The Grill, a contemporary fine dining experience with a personalized table-side presentation serving Astana’s best cuts of meats, fish and vegetables, grilled to perfection.

55. FAIRMONT AMMAN, JORDAN

Fairmont Amman is a five-star luxury hotel with a prestigious address in the 5th circle of Amman, centrally located within walking distance of the city’s most affluent neighborhoods of Abdoun and the adjacent diplomatic area. The hotel features a contemporary design from award-winning Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo (WATG) design, and a landmark in the city’s glitziest neighborhood. Within this ancient city, the Fairmont Amman hotel stands as a modern urban oasis of 317 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites with unparalleled views of the stunning Amman hills. Each accommodation is remarkably spacious, complete with premium amenities that are essential to both business and leisure travelers, including the Fairmont Gold – your exclusive lifestyle hotel experience on the 15th and 16th floor with an unrivaled level of personalized service, designed to meet the needs of the most discerning business executive or leisure traveler.

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