luxe - New Openings
Written by Oryx
Seek out the newest restaurants, hotels, and spas with our guide.
Singita Mara River Tented Camp has opened in the Lamai triangle, the northernmost tip of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Strategically located on a sharp bend in the Mara River, the new camp with six guest tents provides unsurpassed viewing of the wildebeest river crossings during the annual migration. With 16 beds surrounded by 40,000 hectares, it is one of very few permanent camps in the northern corner of the Serengeti.
Nestled in the Italian mountain and spa town of Bormio is the Eden Hotel, ideally situated for access to ski slopes, Bormio’s historic centre, and the hot springs that first made the town famous. The hotel boasts its own spa and Turkish bath, and a gourmet restaurant, Eden Bistrot, serving sophisticated Italian cuisine. The hotel’s four buildings are connected with staircases and transparent catwalks to give visitors access to Bormio’s panoramic mountain views.
The Wellesley Hotel is a 1920s Knightsbridge townhouse with a famous musical heritage. The building has been restored with a modern take on the art deco style. Centred around the hotel’s wide colonnades are the Cigar Lounge and Terrace, Crystal Bar, and Oval Restaurant. The hotel comprises 29 suites, seven executive doubles, and the Wellesley Suite. The entire 6th and 7th floors house the penthouse suite, with views over Hyde Park, a boardroom, and four bedrooms.
The recently reopened hotel Sans Souci Wien is nestled in a prime location between the traditional 1st and trendy 7th districts of Vienna. The hotel’s interior is designed by yoo, inspired by Philippe Starck, and the individually designed rooms provide the intimate feel of a boutique hotel. Dine at the hotel’s restaurant, La Véranda, or relax at the Sans Souci Spa Club with three saunas including a ladies’ spa, steam bath, sunbed, rest rooms, and two treatment rooms.
Descending from the original Buddha-Bar Paris, the new Buddha-Bar Restaurant in London mixes up the capital’s dining scene with its menu of Pan-Asian dishes. Nestled in the heart of Knightsbridge and set over two floors, Buddha-Bar London’s stylish interiors exude a fusion of colonial, baroque, and East-meets-West style. Specialising in Pacific Rim cuisine, the menu boasts a blend of ingredients and spices where Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and Eastern flavours merge with Western tastes and influences.