We have rounded up three properties in Africa, Europe and China that are re-opening after undergoing extensive renovations. These properties have upgraded their guestrooms, and their guest offerings, making them more than just renovated hotels—in fact, they’re practically new.
Mozambique’s andBeyond Benguerra Island is getting a new look as part of andBeyond’s extensive investment plan. The lodge’s refurbishment (it will re-open in June) includes an elegant new interior design reflecting Mozambique’s Portuguese heritage. Guestrooms will be re-arranged offering king-sized beds with views of the beach, outdoor showers, and the outdoor decks are also being redesigned to accommodate private pools, which are being updated to larger rim flow versions, as well as hanging beach beds. There’ll also be a new welcome entrance with beach views, as week as expansive decks facing the ocean. On the beach, the Dhow Bar, a Benguerra icon, will get a new look that allows it to function as more than just a bar; and the lodge’s Casinhas and cabanas have been revamped to offer tropical chic decor with touches of African and Portuguese influences. The property’s private villa will be renamed Casa de Familia. It’s a 3-bedroom suite, featuring a master bedroom; two additional bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom; air conditioning; and a private pool. Casa de Familia can accommodate six adults or four adults and four children. The lodge’s dive center is also being expanded and adding showers for divers; and the property’s double-full catamaran, the Stiletto, is getting updated and will be available for half- and full-day cruises on a charter basis. Rates start at $585 pp per night and include accommodations; three daily meals; soft drinks; house wines; local branding spirits and beers; teas; coffees; an option of sea kayaking, sunset dhow cruise or scheduled snorkeling trip per day; an option of either a castaway picnic, an island expedition or a local village tour per stay; laundry, emergency evacuation insurance, VAT; and transfers to and from the lodge airstrip. For more information, visit andbeyond.com.
Sant Francesc Hotel Singular, a boutique hotel located in Palma de Mallorca, re-opened last month. The 42-room property is located inside a restored and renovated 19th century mansion on Sant Francesc Square. The hotel offers three options for cocktails, dining, and relaxing—the Lobby Bar & Patio Mallorquin, ideal for drinks; the Quadrat Restaurant & Garden offering tastes of the Mediterranean; and the Singular Rooftop Terrace with panoramic views. The property’s Wellbeing sanctuary features products from Anne Semonin and a selection of Singular soothing treatments. Room rates start at $198.55 per night. For more information, visit hotelsantfrancesc.com.