Travelling around the world means endless opportunities of venturing new destinations, and of course, welcoming unique accommodations from different ends of the globe. And for travelers who would want to experience heaven on earth, then there’s no place like home with these latest luxury hotels, trains and cruise liners. With eye towards posh lodging, fascinating layout and exceptional service, here are the top picks when it comes to the latest luxury living.
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
Perfectly nestled within the glamorous and glitzy Beverly Hills, this newest luxury hotel set along Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevard spreads across 12 lofty floors with 170 spacious rooms. Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is tagged as one of the latest additions to the cosmopolitan oasis that represents the captivating California charm through aristocratic accommodation and superior service. The building is beautifully designed by celebrated professionals such as Gensler, Perkins + Will, and Pierre-Yves Rochon, creating a hotel that encompasses much of the city’s affair with Art Deco. Featuring a panoramic rooftop pool, a roomy lounge, a large variety of shops, a notable restaurant from Jean-Georges Vongerichten and more, the hotel meets elegance and significance all at once.
Opens: June 2017
W Shanghai – The Bund
This hottest hotel perched along the Huangpu River brings a touch of cozy and classy living to Shanghai. Located near the city center, the site offers a convenient stay to laidback wanderers or business travelers. The 42-floor W Shanghai-The Bund is completed with 100 rooms― all of which are furnished with refined Mandarin room layout and exceptional features like signature bed and LED wall. Innovative design radiates within the function hall that stretches up to 5, 300 sq. meters with 12 function rooms. The lofty hotel highlights every piece of sophistication to every traveller― spacious, modern suites, expansive outdoor pool with terrace, and the W’s signature AWAY spa that accents traditional local décor and reviving treatments such as yoga room, sauna, fitness center and outdoor pool. The hotel is the third venture of the Starwood Hotels with completed projects in Beijing and Guangzhou.
Opens: June 2017
Six Senses Bhutan
A breath of fresh air and extravagant living. Six Senses Bhutan takes pride of minimalist yet sophisticated countryside accommodation in the aged-old country of Bhutan where civilization remains untouched within its green portals. Actually, the project is divided into five individual satellite resorts that convey different locations and distinctive features, but come together for a specific theme― the Six Senses. Start within the cultural capital of Thimphu where delightful cultural pieces and intricate weavings are at peak. Then, pass through the woodland-style of Bumthang, the fertile lands of Punakha, and the feathered environment of Gangtey. Complete your journey at Paro, which is accompanied with ancient rock ruins. There are more than 80 villas and guest suites scattered along the five sites, transporting an extensive array of holistic rejuvenation and wellness, as well as beauty treatments.
Opens: August 2017
The Royal Express
The most recent luxury train in Japan is set to conquer the open roads in class and convenience. The Royal Express completes the wide range of newest luxury lodging on wheels in the country. And behold, it’s grand as ever. Travel and relax in leisurely chic sleeper service that brings you to some of the most breathtaking stretches of the island― from Yokohama down to Shimoda City, and more. Offering a comprehensive and charming variety of itineraries, travelers will enjoy an extravagant selection of meal aboard while listening to live musical sessions.
The train can hold up to 100 guests, and there will be multi-purpose carriages for special events like weddings, concerts or even exclusive use. And unlike other luxury trains on selection, the Royal Express welcomes children aboard, making it a great vacation for your family.
Commence: September 2017
Twilight Express Mizukaze
It’s not a question, Japan has an extensive railway network that covers almost every spot in the country. And for 2017, another top of the line luxury train will transcend the land— Twilight Express Mizukaze, a super-deluxe transportation that emanates opulence and opportuneness in single setting. The pricey train ride may cost you top yen, but certain travellers are downright willing to cash out money just to slow down life’s pace through fancy living on wheels while beholding nature’s grandeur— from lush green rice fields to rugged rock formations, and ancient temples.
Relive the epoch of Art Deco through the fascinating layout that carves through the marble-styled flooring up to visually-ornamented walls. During your trip, experience a plush meal prepared by the finest gourmet chefs, and glue your position along the tantalizing lounges speckled with tasty cocktails of your choice.
Commence: June 2017
Luxury Cruise Ship
The newest and largest cruise ship for 2017, and the fourth largest cruise vessel in the world, MSC Meraviglia is definitely living up to its name that means ‘wonder’. This recent water wonder can hold more than 5, 000 passengers with 10 different lodging choices for every traveller― ranging from solo spaces to spacious suites. Head on to the carousel louge for a classical onboard entertainment that showcases the remarkable Cirque du Soleil show or if you want to laze under the sun, there are lots of pools and whirlpools along with aromatic spas and showers.
At night, the rear pool converts into a large dance hall or a colossal kiddie zone. Teenagers will enjoy the Sportsplex that highlights exciting indoor adventure like bowling alley, sports zone, games arcade, and 4D cinema. And of course, for the kids or even the children at heart, run into the large play areas filled with LEGO prodects and latest toys. And last but not the last, treat your shopping madness with the serious collection of shops that are filled with top brands and exclusive products, not to mention, the whopping tax-free savings.
Commence: June 2017
Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
Introducing the first ever venture of the legendary Ritz-Carlton― Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. By 2019, the company will vanquish the luxury cruises and yachting to bring their award-winning brand and style to the sea world. Each of the deluxe cruise ship is custom-made to provide an intimately lavish journey along the azure waters and breathtaking natural marvels. Be prepared with a unique trip that does not only seek to cater a casual yet elegant ambiance but also deliver a personalized service you’ll never forget. Hence, only 298 guests are allowed in every yacht with 149 suites. All units feature modern and well-thought-out layout, and complete luxury facilities. But one thing that will definitely attract the travelers is the own, private balcony that comes in every unit. Travel like a king and queen with their elegant and elevated amenities that include a 3-star Michelin restaurant, Panorama Lounge, and of course, all comforts you’ll see from a Ritz-Carlton hotel.
The trip ranges from at least 7 days, but you’ll certainly ask to extend your stay because all throughout your voyage, you will be greeted with a supreme luxury cruise that brings a wide range of onboard entertainment and all-encompassing collaboration of convenience and elegance.