Harding Boutique Hotel, Sri Lanka
A modern oasis set on the surf beaches of the laid-back Ahangama within the Southern Province, this boutique property will bring a fresh sense of contemporary luxury to this South Asian nation when it opens its doors later this year.
Designed by celebrated architect Jonathan Ashmore, this six-suite luxury design hotel lies amongst dense coconut groves and will boast airy open spaces, private balconies with baths and sweeping views over the Indian Ocean.
THE London-based Hoxton Hotel Group is set to open an 11-storey property on the corner of Lake and Green Street in the heart of Chicago’s artistic West Loop/Fulton Market neighbourhood, which has become a creative hub brimming with galleries, restaurants, boutiques and bars.
Paying homage to Chicago’s industrial past, the property, set to open in US spring, will boast a sleek industrial vibe and be home to Cabra, an open-air rooftop eatery led by chef Stephanie Izard.
Raffles Hotel, Singapore
The grand dame of hotels has been closed for renovations since December 2017 and will unveil its relevant new look in mid-2019.
The 131-year-old birthplace of the Singapore Sling’s makeover includes a new VIP day spa, a refurbished rooftop pool, state-of-the-art hotel rooms, 10 new restaurants and bars and a host of new experiences all while retaining its signature charm.
Casa Cook Chania, Greece
For families travelling to the Greek Islands for the European summer, the third Greek Casa Cook boutique beach resort will deliver – in spades.
The first family-focused Casa Cook hotel is set on a pristine stretch of coastline in the ancient city of Chania, on the island of Crete, and is a fusion of mid-century modern and desert minimalism.
The Standard, London
The thriving metropolis will be home to boutique hotel brand The Standard’s first property outside of the US when it opens its doors later this year.
Located directly opposite King’s Cross and St. Pancras Station, the 266-room, five-star hotel will be housed in the historic Camden Town Annex, and will feature a three-story roof extension inspired by the Swiss Cottage Library.
FAR North Queensland’s stylish new resident will open its doors in mid-2019 and is set to shake up the burgeoning Cairns hotel scene.
The Crystalbrook Collection 217-room, five-star art hotel, located in the Cairns CBD, will house three restaurants and bars, including a signature Crystalbrook Station steakhouse and Parilla grill, CC’s Bar and Grill, Mexican restaurant Colada and the nostalgic, Milk Bar.