Nosy Ankao, Northern Madagascar
Ultra-luxury lodge on its own private island
Located off the northeast coast of Madagascar, Miavana is set to become the ultimate private island getaway. Villas are built on top of previously pristine beaches providing guests with the best views possible. The surrounding waters are a celebration of the region’s marine biodiversity. Activities available include whale watching, diving, jet skis, deep-sea fishing and helicopter flips. Miavana is set to welcome guests from October onwards; for more information, visit www.timeandtideafrica.com/miavana.
Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square
Hotel and luxury residences in the heart of the city
One of London’s most iconic and cherished heritage buildings is about to undergo a transformation. In the hands of the Four Seasons group, Ten Trinity Square is set to become a beacon of luxury and hospitality in London. Located in the heart of the city and surrounded by other equally iconic landmarks, the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square will be perfect for both business and leisure travellers. French, Chinese, Japanese and casual fare will be available at the selection of restaurants and a lavish spa fitted with an indoor heated pool will be available to all guests. Rounding out the facilities are a bar, a ballroom, a members’ club and the Rotunda Lounge. Travellers are welcome from the fourth quarter of 2016; for more information, visit www.tentrinitysquare.com/the-hotel.
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya
Hyatt’s latest resort and boutique hotel
Andaz, Hyatt Hotels & Resort’s second luxury brand, will be adding the third of five hotels to the Mayakoba Resort. The Andaz Mayakoba Resort will serve travellers with its trademark Mexican hospitality, creative cuisine and uniquely crafted hotel experiences. The natural landscape played a large part in the hotel’s construction for both conservation and design reasons. All 213 rooms are designed to meld both man-made and natural inspirations. Three restaurants provide a different view: the pool, the beach and the lagoon. Meanwhile, the El Cameleon golf course, designed by PGA legend Greg Norman, provides a unique golfing experience that is as exciting as it is scenic. Other facilities include a spa with eight treatment rooms, a beauty salon, a gymnasium, a yoga studio, indoor fitness areas and outdoor pools with a whirlpool. The Andaz Mayakoba Resort will be open in late 2016; for more information, visit www.mayakoba.andaz.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html.
A luxury resort with water villas and island sanctuaries
The Soneva brand is synonymous with luxurious living over water. The latest addition to its roster, and the second in the Maldives, is no exception. Located in a remote yet accessible island chain, Soneva Jani is the next go-to destination and is made up of water villas and island sanctuaries surrounded by crystal-clear waters and pristine beaches with a blanket of lush greenery beyond. A sea of experiences also awaits travellers: diving, an over-water cinema, observatory, gardens with a labyrinth, a children’s playground, a library, boutiques and a gallery. Soneva Jani is set for a soft opening in October; for more information, visit www.soneva.com/soneva-jani.
A luxury tented camp in a private and exclusive concession
(Photo from LuxurySafariCamps.com)
In its latest endeavour, Wilderness Africa lets guests get up close and personal with the African savannah. Qorokwe Camp is made up of nine spacious tents on an elevated plane overlooking a lagoon that is a regular stomping ground for local hippos. Qorokwe Camp is also surrounded by a wide variety of other wildlife making for eventful daily game rides. Qorokwe Camp is set to welcome its first adventurers in late 2016; for more information, visit www.luxurysafaricamps.com/qorokwe-camp.
Intimate luxury on a private island
The private island of Félicité is the next location for Six Senses’ expanding roster of luxurious resorts. With soft, sandy beaches lapped by turquoise water and backed by magnificent granite formations—all set in a state of perpetual summer—Zil Pasyon is looking to be the go-to destination for your next trip to the Seychelles. The resort is surrounded by three beaches with 28 villas and 17 private residences. Zil Pasyon will offer six dining and bar venues and leisure activities will include diving, snorkelling, sailing and fishing. Six Senses’ trademark spa is also available on the resort. Covering more than 650 square metres of spa space overlooking towering rocks, boulders and the oceanfront, the Six Senses spa promises to be as relaxing as it is scenic. Zil Pasyon will open officially in September, while bookings are now available. For more information, visit www.sixsenses.com/resorts/zilpasyon/destination.