luxe - New Openings
Written by Oryx
Seek out the newest restaurants, hotels, and spas with our guide.
With 336 luxurious guest rooms including 70 suites – all offering sea views – the St. Regis, Doha provides the legendary St. Regis butler service to all guests. The hotel features ten restaurants and lounges – from international fine dining venues to jazz at Lincoln Center Doha, the first jazz club in Doha to offer daily live jazz music. The hotel also offers a Remède Spa, and seafront cabanas with private Jacuzzis.
A 30-storey urban design hotel in Bangkok created by a Thai architect and five Thai interior designers, who incorporated French elegance inspired by Christian Lacroix. Adjacent to Lumpini Park, and business and entertainment districts, each of Sofitel So Bangkok’s 238 rooms has a theme based on one of the five elements: water, earth, wood, metal, and fire. Every room has a Mac mini, and the suites include in-room iPads.
Located in New York’s Financial District, adjacent to the Hudson River and the currently rising Freedom Tower, the Conrad New York features a soaring, sunlit 15-storey atrium with a dramatic Sol LeWitt art piece rising 13 floors above the check-in desk. Stay in one of 463 oversized, two-room guest suites with river and park vistas; and dine at Atrio, an authentic, open-kitchen European culinary experience.
Encircled by white sandy beaches, a rich house reef, and turquoise lagoon, Dusit Thani Maldives on Mudhdhoo Island is a haven for underwater exploration. Located near Hanifaru Huraa, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve renowned as a feeding ground for manta rays and whale sharks, the resort offers guests diving, snorkelling, and a resident marine biologist. For relaxation, Devarana Spa features six tree-top treatment pods with awe-inspiring views.
Masterchef UK’s Gregg Wallace has opened Gregg’s Table in the Bermondsey Square Hotel, featuring a 1970s design, in keeping with the hotel. An 80-cover restaurant inside and 100-cover outside, the restaurant will be a celebration of some classic 70s dishes. The menu features Wallace’s take on the food of his childhood – retro classics such as mulligatawny soup, lobster thermidor, and – for dessert – a knickerbocker glory and banana split.