The new year has many posh stays opening up across the globe from upscale stays in china to safari experiences in luxurious tented camps. Here are four new openings in China, Costa Rica, Europe and South Africa that you’ll want to be booking your upscale clients as one the first guests.
Upscale Villa Stays in China
Capella Sanya will be opening during the first quarter of 2019 in Sanya, China. The 190 guestroom property will feature rooms and villas amid lush gardens that overlook the South China Sea. The six villas will feature a secluded pool, a barbecue area, and expansive terraces. There will also be the Tea House in the Chinese Restaurant, and an on-site spa featuring a Moroccan hammam, a snow cabin, and treatments inspired by Eastern traditions.
For more information, visit capellahotels.com/en/capella-sanya.
Posh Tents in Costa Rica
Nayara Tented Camp is set to open Fall 2019 in Costa Rica.
The new property, a sister property to Nayara Resort, Spa & Gardens and Nayara Springs, will feature 21 luxury tents—each sitting on its own platform furnished with an outdoor living area and a plunge pool filled from the nearby hot springs—at the end of phase one of the construction. Each of the luxury tents will feature a master suite and en-suite bathroom with an outdoor shower. Twelve of the tents will be similar and offer the option to connect two tents via a passageway, which would be ideal for families. The other six tents will be standalone units, ideal for a couple’s getaway.
The resort will also offer guests a swim-up bar and a family-friendly pool. During their stay, guests can also go ziplining, whitewater rafting, and visit the on-property sloth sanctuary. Guests can aslo dine in Nayara Tented Camp’s new Asian restaurant, in addition to the six existing dining options across its sister properties.
Phase two of the construction will include a new spa, but in the meantime guests will be able to use the open-air spa and fitness facilities at the sister resorts.
The three resorts are located 2-3 hours by car, or just 30-minutes via Nayara’s private plane, from the capital of San Jose. For more information, visit nayaratentedcamp.com.
Rock & Roll in Europe
The Hard Rock Hotel will be opening in London this Spring. The property will be located on the corner of Oxford Street and Park Lane in the conversion of the existing Cumberland Hotel. The Hard Rock Hotel London at Hyde Park will feature 1,000 guestrooms and suites, two bars and a Hard Rock Cafe. The property will pay tribute in to former residents such as Jimi Hendrix, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, and Madonna through its memorabilia collection. For more information, visit hardrockhotels.com.
Luxury Safari in South Africa
Located in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, the new andBeyond Tengile River Lodge recently opened its doors on Dec. 1, 2018. The lodge offers guests a luxury experience that has not been available in this area before. Guests can now relax in larger and more secluded suites and public spaces, enjoy the pool, or spend some time at the onsite spa and gym. There are also nine floating suites that look out over the Sand river from a forest. Families with children 12 and older are welcome, and for the perfect accommodations, suggest they stay at one of two inter-leading suites available.
During their stay, guests can take part in early morning and evening game drives, go on interpretive bush walks, go birdwatching, or seek out the various roaming wildlife such as leopards, lion, spotted hyena, antelope, elephants, white rhinos, buffalo, and hippos.
Rates start at $1,471 pp per night.