From Vietnam’s pristine southern coastline to the hilly capital of Scotland, new luxury hotels are popping up all over the map. Here are four openings to keep on your radar.
Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel, Scotland
The Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel opened in Scotland, encompassed by original Neoclassical and Georgian-period architecture in Edinburgh's New Town, a UNESCO world heritage site. Marking the boutique hotel brand’s debut in the country, the property has 184 rooms and 15 suites as part of seven interconnecting Georgian townhouses.
The Garden is a space where guests can have a drink or a meal; it also has the Middle East-inspired bar-restaurant, Baba. In addition, No. 33, a-hotel-within-a-hotel, can be booked exclusively for up to 24 guests in an intimate, homelike space that includes the Townhouse Suite, three signature suites, three junior suites, and six other bedrooms.
Rosewood Miramar Beach, California
A luxurious beachside retreat, Rosewood Miramar Beach debuted in Montecito’s idyllic seaside community with 161 guest rooms and suites set directly over the sand. At the heart of the resort is The Manor House, where a solid-wood front door opens into the home's grand foyer, complete with a spiral staircase, true to Rosewood's signature residential style.
Guests can dine al fresco at the oceanfront Caruso’s, where Southern Italian cuisine is fused with coastal Montecito influences; indulge in afternoon tea or a glass of champagne at The Living Room; or grab a cocktail in the candlelit, wood-paneled Manor Bar.
At Sense, A Rosewood Spa, guests enjoy unique treatments inspired by the healing traditions and native plants found in the local surroundings, such as the Alkaline Marine Cocoon and the Montecito Sage Purification.
Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort, Vietnam
Next month, Vietnam will welcome Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort, a 152-room and 61-villa, five-star property situated on a beach outside of Ho Chi Minh City. Surrounded by mangrove forests and the Ray River, the sprawling 17-hectare resort will be home to three restaurants, a beach club, three swimming pools, a swim-up bar, 10-treatment room spa, and a kid’s club.
The resort's contemporary design has traditional Vietnamese touches, and floor-to-roof glass panels; and a vast, semi-open lobby with views of lush gardens, lakes, and the ocean.
Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, China
The Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing opened in Beijing, boasting roof-terrace views of The Forbidden City. The boutique hotel features 73 spacious guestrooms of at least 592 square feet each – among the largest in Beijing.
The two restaurants and rooftop bar have access to a garden terrace. Café Zi serves Asian cuisine, while Mandarin Grill + Bar features classic grill-style dishes. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing has four suites offering the brand’s famed wellness and beauty treatments, as well as an 82-foot, glass-roofed pool.