luxe - New Openings
Written by Oryx
Seek out the newest restaurants, hotels, and spas with our guide.
25 Hours Hotel Zurich West
Situated in the most important developing area in Zurich, 25 Hours Hotel Zurich West was developed with Alfredo Häberli, a Zurich designer with Argentinian roots. Referring to Zurich’s identity as a bank city, the 126 guest rooms are named after precious metals: silver, gold, and platinum. The sauna crowns the top floor, created with subtle natural materials, and a breathtaking view of the city and of the peaks of the Alps in the distance.
Standing in the heart of New York’s garment district, the Refinery Hotel is the reincarnation of the Colony Arcade Building, constructed in 1912 and preserving some of the building's industrial style. The 197 guest rooms and executive suites throughout the hotel’s 12 floors are custom furnished, with industrial accents that hark back to the building’s early-20th century use as a milliners. The hotel also houses a tea lounge, a signature restaurant, and a rooftop bar.
Only 15 minutes from the Beijing International Capital Airport, EAST Beijing has 369 rooms, including 23 suites, offering urban and park-view rooms with panoramic scenes. Dining and entertainment are highlighted by two restaurants, Feast (Food by EAST), an all-day dining restaurant serving up international favourites, and Hagaki, a Californian-inspired Japanese restaurant, while Xian is a multi-element bar, lounge, and music venue on the ground floor.
South Place Hotel
South Place Hotel combines Conran-designed interiors and specially commissioned work by contemporary London artists. The 80 bedrooms, studios, and suites each have an individual look, with hand-picked artworks. The all-day British diner 3 South Place offers a laid-back vibe and contemporary classics with a twist, and the Angler Restaurant is a quintessentially British seafood restaurant. Other spaces include the hidden ‘secret garden’ atrium bar, and Le Chiffre, the residents’ games room with a roaring fire, well-stocked library and records.
Hotel de Nell
Located in a quiet street in Paris’s eclectic 9th arrondissement, Hotel de Nell offers an innovative trend in French cuisine at La Régalade, the hotel's bistro, serving elegantly simple dishes from Bruno Doucet, one of France's leading chefs. Behind the restored façade of the 19th-century building, the 33 rooms and suites showcase natural wood panelling, fireplaces, retro lighting, and pure white marble in the Japanese-style bathrooms, creating an atmosphere that is polished without being too formal.