From the mountains of Israel to the Galapagos Islands located 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, here are a few new or soon-to-open hotels and resorts around the globe.
Pereh Mountain Resort, Israel
A Bauhaus-style French Custom House in Israel’s Golan Heights and Galilee region has been transformed into a boutique hilltop resort. Pereh Mountain Resort, situated on a private estate surrounded by gardens and orchards, features 27 luxurious but not fussy rooms and suites with high ceilings, original wood floors and rounded stone walls and either a terrace, balcony or roof deck. The resort also has an infinity pool, a hot tub, a spa offering an array of treatments such as hot stone and deep tissue massages, a restaurant serving dishes made from seasonal local ingredients, a bar and meeting and events spaces. And with wineries, artists studios, ancient cities and archaeological sites and a host of outdoors activities such as ziplining, hiking, kayaking and horseback riding at their doorstep, travelers have plenty to keep them entertained.
Pereh Mountain Resort is currently offering several summer promotions including a 15 percent discount for same day reservations and a 25 percent discount off the second night stay for 2-night stays between Sunday and Thursday during the months of July and August.
For more information, visit pereh.co.il.
Capella Kyoto, Japan
Capella Hotels and Resorts is expanding into Japan with its first Japanese property due to open in Kyoto in mid-2025. Located adjacent to the Kenninji Temple in the historic Miyagawa-chō district, Capella Kyoto is being designed by Kengo Kuma and Associates—the architectural firm behind high-profile projects such as the Japan National Stadium, built for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
The new 92-room hotel will rise four stories and have a 2-story basement. It will have two restaurants, a bar, a patisserie, a spa, 2-story rock garden and a ballroom. The design of its interior and exterior will pay homage to certain aspects of Japanese culture like tea ceremonies and its location within a vibrant cultural area known for its geishas and apprentice geishas.
“Filled with culture and heritage, Kyoto is the perfect place for us to establish a presence in Japan as the city is very much aligned with the group’s visionary curation of culture and experience,” said Cristiano Rinaldi, president of Capella Hotel Group, in a press statement.
For more information, visit capellahotelgroup.com.
Susurros del Corazon, Auberge Resorts Collection, Mexico
Reservations are now open for stays starting on Nov. 3, 2022 for Susurros del Corazon, Auberge Resorts Collection, a new, beachfront property in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit. The resort, which overlooks the waters of the Bahia de Banderas in Punta de Mita, features 59 studios, casitas and suites and 30 two- to five-bedroom villas and residences, all with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors opening to ocean and garden views or large terraces. It has several eateries, including an open-air taqueria, three infinity pools, an adults-only pool with a swim up bar, a spa with 11 treatment rooms, a private beach that spans 1,850 linear feet and a kids’ club that offers paddling, surfing and sailing lessons. Located just 45 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta Airport, weekday rates start at $999 per night plus taxes.
For more information, visit aubergeresorts.com.
Royal Palm Galapagos, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Curio Collection by Hilton has just opened its first property in Ecuador in the beautiful Galapagos Islands. Royal Palm Galapagos, Curio Collection by Hilton is a 21-room boutique hotel set within a 160-acre estate in the Miconia Highland Forests adjacent to the Galapagos National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The estate is set within a valley between two extinct cinder cone volcanoes and its geography features everything from craters to lava tunnels.
Accommodations include eight deluxe rooms with dining areas and front porches or terraces and eight villas with a jacuzzi room, living/dining room and open fireplaces. The executive villas are cottages with a garden, indoor sauna, living room and dining area with an open fireplace. The largest suite on the property has two bedrooms, a dining area, sauna, garden and an open fireplace. The resort also has three camping sites for those who want to fully immerse themselves in their surroundings. Dining options include a restaurant located in a lava tunnel 60 ft. underground that offers 6-course meals. There is also a pool, newly refurbished gym and by the end of 2022, the hotel will open a new spa with exclusive relaxation and massage areas in a lava tunnel. The pool is due to be refreshed by the end of 2023.
Guests can participate in an array of physical and nature-based activities, including snorkeling and watching the island’s world-famous turtles in their natural habitats. Those interested in a fully-immersive experience that promised to connect them with their natural surroundings can try the Live Life experience, a 30-day program consisting of a different adventure per week like birdwatching, meditating or planting a tree while enjoying the resort’s amenities. Available now through December, the Live Life experience starts at $25,000.
For more information, visit hilton.com/en/hotels/gpsrpqq-royal-palm-galapagos.
1 Hotel Nashville
1 Hotels has opened a luxury sustainable property in downtown Nashville, just a stone’s throw from the Country Music Hall of Fame. Boasting an ivy facade with 56,000 plants that captures C02 and generate oxygen, 1 Hotel Nashville has 215 rooms, including 37 suites, all with environmentally friendly features such as wooden keys, chalkboards to reduce paper-use and closet hangers made from recycled paper. The hotel also has a 1 Less Thing program in which guests are encouraged to leave gently used clothing to be donated to local charities. There are three onsite restaurants, including a rooftop bar offering cocktails and lite bites and the Bamford Wellness Spa and Anatomy fitness and yoga studio. This is the brand’s eighth hotel; its other locations include South Beach, New York City and its recently opened hotel in San Francisco.
For more information, visit 1hotels.com.
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