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Around the world, more is more when it comes to spectacular locations and amenities. Check out these new and improved hotels creating a memorable getaway in Europe and Asia this summer.

Zel Costa Brava, Spain

Zel’s ‘Mediterranean House’ concept creates a hip yet homey atmosphere.

The brand created by Melia Hotels International and Rafael Nadal is bringing its innovative “Mediterranean House” concept to the Spain’s Costa Brava this summer—the second Zel project on the Costa Brava—followed by new hotels in Madrid, Sayulita (Mexico), and Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) in 2025.

Set on 85 acres minutes away from the town of Rossa de Mar, the hotel will feature 214 rooms, dynamic outdoor spaces and biophilic design expressing the concept of “alfresco living.” Consistent with the brand’s characteristics, the entrance to the resort will transform into an energetic patio, serving as the heart of the hotel and a meeting place for guests. It will house a specialty coffee corner, a concept store with products from local and international brands, a modern supermarket, lounges with reading and relaxation areas, and self-check-in kiosks.

The hotel will also focus on providing a distinctive gastronomic experience and will feature renovated leisure, sports and wellness facilities.

Janu Tokyo

Spa & pool at the Janu Tokyo.

Janu opened its inaugural hotel in Tokyo earlier this month, marking the inception of a robust and expanding pipeline of 12 properties. With the goal of reshaping the luxury hospitality landscape, Janu draws from the legacy of its sibling, Aman, while charting its own unique course with an innovative vision.

Set within a landmark building in the heart of a new neighborhood, Azabudai Hills, the new Janu Tokyo offers 122 guest rooms and suites, eight restaurants and lounges and a 43,000-sf spa and wellness center featuring equipment touted as the first of its kind in a Tokyo hotel. The new wellness center also includes five movement studios for group exercise including spinning, yoga, golf simulation, and boxing, alongside an extensive hydrotherapy and thermal area with an indoor lap pool and heated lounge pool.

JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa

When in Rome (or Venice)… Guests cycle from the JW Marriott Venice.

Newly reopened for the 2024 season, the 266-room JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa—located in the Mediterranean setting of the Isola delle Rose and just a few minutes by boat from Piazza San Marco—just reopened for the season and will again offer experiences focused on relaxation, wellness and fine dining.

Recreation is a focus this season with two new paddle courts debuting in June, which will also be available to offsite guests. A dedicated recreation team can arrange a variety of outdoor activities, including excursions, fitness and yoga classes, designed for the fun and well-being of all guests.

Sustainability is another priority in 2024, with the JW Garden producing fresh vegetables and herbs for the resort’s gourmet restaurant Agli Amici Dopolavoro and other dining venues, while the recent installation of photovoltaic panels—covering about 70 percent of the island’s electricity needs—makes the JW Marriott Venice Resort one of Venice’s pioneers in the field of renewable energy.

Bella Grande, Copenhagen

European charm awaits at the Bella Grande.

Housed in a building that’s been hosting guests since 1377—making it the oldest hotel address in Copenhagen—the new boutique hotel Bella Grande will continue those centuries of hospitality with 108 rooms and suites, a beautiful Italian inspired atrium courtyard, a gym and bike rental, along with meeting and conference facilities and the large and festive Italian restaurant Donna. With iconic dishes and a colorful interior, Donna brings the essence of Italy to the heart of Copenhagen.

The current hotel property dates back to 1899 (formerly the Hotel Kong Frederik) and has housed high-profile guests over the years including Judy Garland, Sammy Davis Jr. and Marlene Dietrich, a vast array of rockers, writers, artists and politicians.

Bella Grande is the sister hotel to the award-winning Coco Hotel (opened in 2020), which in 2023 was named Scandinavia’s Best Hotel and one of the Top 500 Hotels in the World.

PARKROYAL A’Famosa Melaka, Malaysia

Swimming pool at the PARKROYAL A’Famosa Melaka Resort.

Pan Pacific Hotels Group (PPHG) brings its modern upscale PARKROYAL brand to Malaysia with the opening of PARKROYAL A’Famosa Melaka Resort. The 213-key resort is nestled within tropical gardens and maintains easy access to Melaka’s main attractions. In line with PARKROYAL’s ethos to providing a gateway to authentic local experiences, the resort will offer activities and collaborations inspired by the rich culture of Melaka. This is the first property in Melaka and the sixth property in Malaysia under PPHG.

Its UNESCO World Heritage status, vibrant street art, and a harmonious blend of Malay, Chinese, Indian, and European heritage make Melaka a compelling destination for those seeking a unique and immersive travel experience. Located just a short drive from the UNESCO Heritage site of Melaka city, PARKROYAL A’Famosa Melaka Resort is within a 5-minute drive to A’Famosa Waterworld and Safari Wonderland, a 15-minute walk to Freeport A’Famosa Outlet & Coach Airways, and a 45-minute drive to the picturesque 1000 Flowers Garden in Ayer Keroh.

The resort’s 213 rooms and suites showcase the charm of Peranakan influence through the use of timber and Peranakan tiles in the design, while also featuring alfresco balconies overlooking tropical gardens and a nearby 27-hole golf course. Among other onsite amenities are the SUASANA Spa, a dedicated kids pool, playroom and gym.