luxe - New Openings
Written by Oryx
Seek out the newest restaurants, hotels, and spas with our guide.
Regent Phuket Cape Panwa
In a quiet corner of this idyllic island, the Regent Phuket features 22 pavilions and 48 suites, each featuring their own private balcony with sea views, and each of the 35 pool villas has its own private pool. The 1,6502. Regent Spa features eight treatment rooms open to the breeze. There is also a 60 m outdoor swimming pool with infinity edge, fitness centre, tennis court, and yoga pavilion. Two signature restaurants provide traditional Thai and international specialities.
The Gate Hotel
The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon is situated in Asakusa. Each of the 137 guestrooms features floor-length windows with views of the historic neighbourhood and the Tokyo Skytree. Across from the hotel is the historic Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate), housing historic sculptures of Shinto deities and a 4m-tall lantern. Guests can enjoy authentic European cuisines at the R restaurant and bar on the 13th floor, or take in the view from the rooftop terrace on the 14th floor.
The canteen designed by Philippe Starck has opened its doors in Saint Ouen flea market. Led by the restaurateurs Philippe and Fabienne Amzalak, the ground floor functions as a large dining room with views into the open kitchen, while the second floor offers two living rooms and two terraces for guests to enjoy the surrounding Serpette and Paul Bert markets. The kitchen is run by chef Yannick Papin, who prepares a menu of classic Parisian food.
A neighbourhood tapas bar named for its address on the quaint Ship Street in Wan Chai, 22 Ships is the creation of entrepreneur Yenn Wong in collaboration with Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton of Pollen Street Social fame. Using the best of both European and Asian ingredients, Atherton and 22 Ships’ head chef Matt Bishop bring a modern touch to traditional classics, offering an eclectic menu of modern Spanish tapas, served in a buzzy yet relaxed setting.
Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund
Positioned in the iconic Northern Bund district of Shanghai, China, Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund features the most spacious standard rooms amongst Shanghai hotels. Bathrooms include a round soaking bath with river views and a mirror TV, marble-top double sink, a glass front that looks through the bedroom, and a tropical rainmist shower. The restaurants serve inventive seafood dishes, sashimi and sushi, and traditional Cantonese delights.