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The good news is there are new hotels opening now or opening soon—the even better news is they offer all kinds of cool new experiences for your clients. Read on for news from France, Ireland, Italy and Cancun.

Marty Hotel Bordeaux, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

Guest room at the Mary Hotel Bordeaux, Tapestry Collection by Hilton. (Photo by 2023 Hilton)

This is the third property for the brand in Europe and as do its sister hotels in this collection, it embodies a distinctive sense of place for your clients to enjoy. Located in the businessy Meriadeck suburb of Bordeaux, the new Marty Hotel Bordeaux, Tapestry Collection by Hilton has 61 guestrooms with industrial-inspired decor, many with terraces and balconies. The property revolves around its colorful lobby—an arty interpretation of industrial design with a striking collection of chandeliers over the large main bar and vintage furniture covered in fun fabrics. Described as “artsy” and “trendy,” the urban property is also the repository of a collection of works of art, “halfway between an art gallery and a living space.”

The hotel’s cuisine also takes its cue from the Bordeaux region, with a morning buffet of fresh local products and a menu featuring local products made by artisan partners Bouche and La Cave a Titoune.

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Anantara the Marker Dublin Hotel

Rooftop Bar at Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel.

This property marks the official debut of Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas in Ireland. Set in the techy city of Dublin, Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel—previously The Marker—has 187 completely refurbished guestrooms and suites, a reimagined lobby and bar and a new restaurant, Forbes Street by Gareth Mullins that’s open to locals and visitors alike.

This luxury property has a sleek design that will appeal to the architecture buffs on your client list, and its location in the heart of the city’s “Silicon Valley” makes it perfect for bleisure travelers. Of note: this is the only five-star hotel in the area, so it’s ideal for your VIP clients needing to stay near any of the many nearby multinational high-tech companies.

The Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel has eight state-of-the-art meetings and event facilities in addition to its 187 guestrooms and suites, divided into 124 Premier and Deluxe rooms, 18 Junior corner Suites and three ample executive suites: The Roche Suite, Schwartz Suite and the large Presidential Suite with views of Grand Canal Square. R&R wouldn’t be complete without a spa, and this one has an infinity pool, sauna and steam room, plus a treatment menu boasting indigenous Irish ingredients. Post-meeting cocktails on the rooftop terrace with city views all the way to Dublin Bay are a must.

New experiences are part of the hotel’s refresh, including culinary activities such as a signature Spice Spoons journey with the Executive Chef, wild swimming, a night of storytelling with a traditional seanachai (Gaelic for “storyteller”), a horse racing experience with a leading horse trainer and more.

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La Fantaisie

Bar at Paris’ new La Fantaisie boutique hotel.

Paris is rolling out the red carpet this summer for La Fantaisie, a new hotel on Rue Cadet that will have your foodie and design clients lining up for a stay. The boutique hotel’s location in the Faubourg-Montmartre neighborhood already ups its chic quotient—never mind its new restaurant helmed by Dominique Crenn, a three-star Michelin winner who resided in the U.S. since the 80s and is now coming home. Her new endeavor, Golden Poppy, would alone be a reason to book the new property, thanks to its gorgeous glass roof inspired by antique greenhouses and its equally gorgeous menu.

Part of the family-owned Leitmotiv hotel group, La Fantaisie’s exquisite design by Martin Brudnizki extends across its 63 guestrooms and ten suites, all richly decorated and lavish in their comfort. Wellbeing is front and center at the property’s elite spa, with Holdermie products and a holistic approach to beauty.

The entire property revolves around the lush beauty of gardens and it is one of the few in the heart of Paris with its own full garden and a rooftop bar.

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JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa’s Villa Rose garden and pool.

Set on Isola delle Rose, just a short boat ride away from the iconic Piazza San Marco, JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa is ready for the 2023 season with new experiences for the palate and the mind-body-soul connection.

A word about the family-friendly hotel’s location: Isola delle Rose is a private island built in 1870 and is known for its lush gardens, including a vegetable garden, fruit trees and an olive grove—all of which provide products for the hotel’s restaurant—plus a rose garden. The hotel’s 266 rooms and suites are divided into to take full advantage of this. The JW Rooms are located in the main building, while the JW Retreats (La Residenza, La Maisonette, L’Uliveto and Villa Rose) are set in the gardens.

Gastronomes on your list will love the new culinary experience created with Agli Amici Dopolavoro and Michelin-starred chef Emanuele Scarello using the region’s best produce and fish. Other restaurants include Sagra Rooftop Restaurant with a view of the island’s park and the lagoon, the Pop Up Bar (in partnership with Moet) at the infinity pool, poolside eats at the Giardino Grill and the Pizzeria Gourment, where clients can nosh on chef Renato Bosco’s famous pizza only for the duration of the summer season.

You can also book clients on an adventure in the resort’s Sapori Cooking Acadamy, with master classes in Italian cuisine and pastry-making, or a fun Chic Nic, a chill picnic lunch set in the island’s natural landscapes that’s great for romantic couples or families with kids that need to run around in the fresh air.

The JW Venice Spa is also offering something new: a collaboration with Italian wellness brand BAKEL that includes a new treatment menu and new experiences. Starting this month, the evening spa is open till 11 PM, where clients can enjoy their treatments under the stars.

Another seasonal extra: the second edition of the Il Segno dell’Acqua art exhibition, horseback riding, hiking, fitness, an open-air cinema, and lessons at the JW Venice VOGA Academy, where your clients can learn traditional Venetian Rowing.

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Hotel Mousai Cancun

If you’ve visited TAFER Hotels and Resorts’ Hotel Mousai in Puerto Vallarta, then you have an idea of what to expect in Cancun—a whole lotta wow. Their latest Hotel Mousai Cancun will be coming online in May 2024, and from the looks of the renderings, it will not disappoint.

This adults-only beachfront playground is all about chic modern design, elevated dining and top-notch service, plus extra-large suites with ocean views. The resort will offer TAFER’s Gourmet Culinary All-Inclusive Plan that will give your clients access to the gourmet restaurants and allow the use of the Spa Imagine and the amenities at sister property Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Cancun. 

The new property will have 88 suites that blend indoor-outdoor living with multi-bedroom accommodations and ample living areas, plus Corner Suites with unobstructed views and the top-of-the-line Ultra Mousai Suites for your premium clients. Suites have terraces with views and private Jacuzzis. Mousai Cancun will offer several gourmet restaurants, including NOI for Italian food, the Pool Bar, the Rooftop Restaurant and Bar, plus the Asian selections, a steak house and more at nearby Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Cancun. Two pools—including an infinity rooftop pool—and the Spa Imagine round out the offer.

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