Opening soon: 7 incredible hotels across the world

11 April 2018

From Dubai to the Maldives, take a look at some of the exciting hotels set to open their doors very soon!


ME by Meliá Dubai

ME by Meliá Dubai is set to open later this year and will be the luxury lifestyle hotel brand, ME by Meliá's first property in the United Arab Emirates. Designed by the late architect, Dame Zaha Hadid, this stunning hotel will form part of the breathtaking 95-metre high Opus building, situated in the heart of the upcoming Burj Khalifa district in Downtown Dubai.

ME by Meliá Dubai will consist of 93 rooms and suites across 19 floors, including the ultra-luxurious Suite ME, as well as 98 exclusive serviced apartments. This luxury lifestyle resort will also feature fifteen restaurants, including ROKA, the contemporary Japanese robatayaki restaurant.

The ME by Meliá brand has been built on first-rate service and we’re sure that their latest offering will be no exception.


Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort

Offering a scenic waterfront community, showcasing both Ras Al Khaimah’s natural beauty and rich heritage, the upcoming resort of Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort will open in early 2020.

This luxurious resort will be situated in a secluded and picturesque area, with a private beach overlooking a stunning mangrove-lined eco-reserve. The surrounding area will feature a discovery and eco-learning centre, and there’ll also be a beautiful outdoor swimming pool, a health club and the world-class Anantara Spa, while younger guests will be able to look forward to their own action-packed kids’ club.

When it’s time to dine, culinary experiences will celebrate the flavours of Asia as well as seafood specialities. Featuring the first Maldivian-inspired overwater villas of their kind in the Emirate, as well as comfortable rooms and suites, you’ll be able to end each day in comfort and luxury.


Oblu Select at Sangeli

Opening its doors in July 2018, OBLU Select at Sangeli is a brand-new island paradise on the north-western tip of the Malé Atoll.

Boasting a variety of contemporary designed stand-alone villas and suites, you’ll want for nothing at this laidback resort with the ‘Serenity All-inclusive Plan’. Your all-inclusive stay includes music & DJ nights, complimentary excursions, a selection of non-motorised water sports at the PADI Certified Atmosphere Aqua Club at Sangeli and full access to the fully-equipped gymnasium and recreation centre. The resort will also feature two swimming pools, the relaxing ELENA Spa, and an action-packed kids’ club.

Dining here is set to be nothing short of exceptional and as part of your plan, you’ll be able to savour fantastic themed buffets at the resort’s main restaurant, The Spice, gourmet vegetarian specialities at Simply Veg and outstanding fresh seafood and meat dishes at Just Grill.


Hard Rock Hotel Maldives

Scheduled to open in October 2018, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives is set to offer the ultimate, family-friendly Maldivian experience.

Set within one of the islands’ largest lagoons, Emboodhoo Falhu, this brand-new resort will be a short 20-minute speedboat ride from the airport. Inspired by local Maldivian culture, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives will blend contemporary design features with tropical architecture throughout and will form part of the Emboodhoo Lagoon project.

This brand-new resort will offer guests all the usual brand amenities, including The Sound of Your Stay® music programme, the complimentary use of Fender guitars and Crosley record players for in-room jam sessions, as well as the renowned full-service Rock Spa®.. When you’re feeling peckish, tantalise your taste buds with delectable dining options, ranging from a casual pool bar and all-day dining, to a beach grill restaurant and in-villa dining experience. The Hard Rock Café Maldives is also a short stroll away and will offer authentic American cuisine amidst the ultimate rock atmosphere.


LUX* North Malé Atoll

Offering an entirely new level in stand-out luxury, the stunning LUX* North Malé Atoll will open its doors this July. 

A short transfer from Malé by luxury speedboat, this innovative resort offers spectacularly designed spaces to both play and relax. You’ll find two stunning swimming pools, the exquisite overwater LUX* Me Spa, world-renowned diving, exciting water sports, private yacht voyages, and much more. There’s even an action-packed kids’ club, so younger guests are going to love it here too.

The resort offers plenty of opportunities for eating and drinking, ranging from creative world cuisine at MIXE to feet-in-the-sand dining at Beach Rouge. The accommodation here is set to be nothing short of exceptional. You won’t find any traditional thatched-roof water villas, but instead, a sheer penthouse paradise, where every super-cool villa has a pool with a view. An exclusive paradise retreat, discover breezy island living combined with jet-set chic at the unique LUX* North Malé Atoll.


W Dubai – The Palm

Opening in June 2018, W Dubai – The Palm promises to be one of the city’s most iconic destinations.

An extraordinary oasis on the world-famous Palm Jumeirah, this stylish resort will feature 350 guest rooms and suites, and incredible amenities, including the glamorous AWAY® Spa, exhilarating water sports and a pristine stretch of private beach.

There will also be an extensive range of delectable restaurants, including all-day dining at LIV and celebrity chef destination restaurants, Torno Subito and Akira Back. You’ll also find a stunning sunset rooftop bar at SoBe and sizzling W Happenings on the WET® Deck.


Raffles Singapore

Reopening later this year after a three-phase restoration programme, Raffles Singapore is a true icon and perhaps one of the most famous hotels in the world.

Standing as Singapore’s most graceful landmark, legendary Raffles offers a sanctuary of colonial style in a prime location.  The restored Raffles will feature newly opened bars, restaurants, courtyards and social areas; yet it will retain the ambience, service, charm and heritage for which it’s famous.

With exquisite new suite categories, vibrant lifestyle experiences, refreshed dining concepts and a new spa and gift shop, Raffles continues to offer an intoxicating blend of luxury and colonial charm that no other hotel can match.


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