wish list - Newest restaurants, hotels, and spas
Written by Oryx
Seek out the newest restaurants, hotels, and spas with our guide.
Insólito Boutique Hotel, Buzios
Just a two-hour drive from Rio de Janeiro, Insólito Boutique Hotel – a converted beach house – has added two new dining areas and nine new guest rooms, decorated in a Brazilian theme. There are two superior rooms, four luxury rooms, and three master suites. Other notable features of the hotel include a grand beach lounge, Turkish baths, jacuzzi, gym, and three pools.
Located in the heart of the fashion capital, in the city’s 1st arrondissement, Mandarin Oriental Paris is the work and collaboration of a number of internationally acclaimed architects and designers bringing art to life. The hotel’s spa is one of the largest in the city, with seven private suites, and a range of signature Mandarin Oriental therapies, beauty treatments, and massages.
Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort
Nestling serenely in the Berjaya Hills amidst a 150-year-old tropical rainforest, The Chateau is only 45 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur city centre. Sitting on 34,000m2 of unspoilt land, and 900m above sea level, The Chateau is the world’s first organic wellness destination spa resort, modelled after the 18th century medieval ‘Haut Koenigsbourg’ castle in Alsace, France.
The Westbury Gallery
The Westbury Hotel has launched its new all-day dining restaurant, The Gallery, a 96-seat restaurant headed up by Head Chef Brian Fantoni, formerly of Claridges, The Savoy, and Enoteca Restaurant. The food is reminiscent of the South of France, the French Rivera, and Northern Italy – with a prime focus on sublime ingredients prepared in an uncomplicated manner – while the stunning décor is period France.
New York City
Chef Andrew Carmellini has opened his new all-American restaurant in the heart of Manhattan. The Dutch is a restaurant, bar, and oyster room inspired by a mix of New York cultural influences: the local cafés, neighbourhood bistros, and seaside shacks. The menu features classic American dishes including burgers and chips, peel ‘n’ eat prawns, and towering platters of shellfish.