New properties are opening for every type of client, whether they prefer historical sightseeing in the desert, upscale shopping, outdoor activities, or the island life.
Conrad Hotels & Resorts
Two new hotels have joined the Conrad Hotels & Resorts portfolio—the Conrad Manila in the Phillipines and the Conrad Makkah in Saudi Arabia. The 347-room Conrad Manila, situated along Manila Bay, offers an architectural design inspired by the large vessels dotting the harbor.
The property, which showcases contemporary international and local artworks, features restaurants, an infinity pool, and gym and spa facilities. In addition, your clients can enjoy the hotel’s close proximity to upscale shopping, as it is located on top of a 2-story high-end retail facility, which includes three state-of-the-art cinemas. There are also plans for a rooftop sky park with restaurants and additional amenities. The Conrad Manila is scheduled to open December 2015.
World-class dining and sacred destinations await guests staying at the Conrad Makkah in Saudi Arabia. The property overlooks Masjid al-Ḥaram (the Grand Mosque), located in the heart of Makkah. The concierge staff can help your clients arrange tickets, reservations, and transportation to the religious sites, historical landmarks, and popular attractions.
Inside the hotel, guests have access to a contemporary 24-hour fitness center, where expert trainers are on staff to personalize their workouts. Arabic specialties and international dishes are served in Al Mearaj, the Conrad Makkah’s all-day dining restaurant. At the specialty steak restaurant Prime, fresh cut meat is prepared to guests’ preferences.
After dinner, guests can sip coffee and tea or nibble on pastries in the Al Kawthar Lounge, while taking in the views of the Grand Mosque. The Conrad Makkah is expected to open in late 2015. For more information, visit conradhotels3.hilton.com.
Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort
A 55-minute flight from Male International Airport (MLE) to Kaadedhdhoo Airport (KDM) and a 30-minute boat ride to a secluded island will find your clients at the new Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives. The premier beachfront property features 24 Beach Pool Villas—7 two-bedroom Pool Villas, 21 Ocean Pool Villas, and a Presidential Villa, with options for direct beach access, direct lagoon access and a private pool.
Guests can relax at the Navasana Spa or go on a reef adventure in the Indian Ocean where they can see corals, turtles, eagle rays and dolphins. Guests who book now through Oct. 31 for a minimum of four nights receive a special opening rate of $419 per night for the Beach Pool Villa. For more information, visit outrigger.com/hotels-resorts/maldives/konotta-island/outrigger-konotta-maldives-resort.
The Chateau at Lake La Quinta
The Chateau at Lake La Quinta is a new waterfront boutique resort located in the Coachella Valley in Southern California, just two hours away from both Los Angeles and San Diego. While the hotel doesn’t make its full debut until October 2015, it is in a soft opening phase.
A true desert oasis, the Chateau’s 24 private suites, villas, and bungalows offer panoramic views of Lake La Quinta and the San Jacinto Mountains. Amenities include a 24-hour pool and the Melange, an 85-seat gourmet, farm-to-table restaurant with lakeside al fresco dining. Guests can visit The Chateau’s Speakeasy bar for libations, handcrafted cocktails, and a temperature-controlled wine system with self-pour varietals chosen by a sommelier. PGA golf courses, boating, hiking, horseback riding, hot air balloon tours, fishing and mountain biking are all accessible in the surrounding area, as well as the Living Desert, Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park. Rates start at $129 per night. For more information, call (888) 226-4546 or visit thechateaulakelaquinta.com.
Farther north, Hotel Zelos in San Francisco, California provides high-end services and amenities in its downtown location near popular tourist attractions such as Union Square, Westfield San Francisco Centre, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Moscone Center. Highlights include a chic restaurant and spa.
Dirty Habit, a “bar-centric” dining concept specializing in seasonal cuisine, creative craft cocktails, and rare brown spirits, is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant has a heated outdoor patio for guests to enjoy year-round.
Guests can book an eco-friendly, in-room spa treatment, which use natural and organic body and skin care products. Rates start at $190 per night. For more information, call (415) 348-1111 or visit hotelzelos.com.