luxe - New Openings
Written by Oryx
Seek out the newest restaurants, hotels, and spas with our guide.
MO Barat The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, offers its latest fashion tea in collaboration with Jimmy Choo. From April 2 to May 5, MO Bar’s Jimmy Choo afternoon tea takes inspiration from Jimmy Choo’s Spring/Summer 2013 collections. Tea items include smoked salmon cucumber sandwiches made to resemble the design of the CAYLA clutch decorated with brightly coloured cream cheese pyramid studs, and a white-chocolate bag based on one of Jimmy Choo’s signature leopard print designs.
The historic Palais Hansen, located in the heart of Austria’s capital, features 152 rooms and suites, as well as 17 exclusive residences on the 4th and 5th floors. Guests can enjoy an authentic all-day-dining experience at the Kempinski Grill with a show kitchen directly next to the tables, and a second restaurant offers innovative northern Italian cuisine in elegant surroundings. Kempinski The Spa has six treatment rooms, including a spa suite with steam room and four saunas with plunge pool.
Brasserie Chavotis a contemporary French-style brasserie by renowned haute cuisine chef Eric Chavot. Before he left London in 2009 he was head chef at the Capital restaurant in Knightsbridge for a decade, where he held two Michelin stars. Part of the Westbury Hotel, Mayfair, Brasserie Chavot sources the best ingredients from the British Isles and France to serve ‘classic modern’ dishes.
Set amidst landscaped gardens, with its own private beach overlooking the Grand Canal, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal features 447 guest rooms and suites, as well as 85 private villas. The beach resort also boasts The Ritz-Carlton Club, a private floor with dedicated concierge service. Three signature restaurants include a steakhouse, and a Middle Eastern and Asian restaurant. The spa offers 15 private treatment rooms, as well as a private beach and outdoor plunge pools.
The Swissôtel Goa is located in the town of Calangute, one of the most popular tourist destinations in North Goa. The 135 guestrooms and suites are proportioned among eight three-level buildings, set within a tropical garden featuring lily ponds and a courtyard pool area. The hotel features an all-day dining restaurant, North Café, a pool bar, deli, fitness centre, adult and kids’ pools, kids’ club and an exclusive beach club on Calangute beach.