INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Global hotel brands such as Kempinksi, Raffles and Rosewood have projects slated to open in 2018, 2021 and 2023. Here’s a look at the coming attractions:
The Heritage Hotel Kempinski Yangon
Currently in the final phase of restoration, The Heritage Hotel Kempinski Yangon is scheduled to open its doors to guests in spring 2018.
Located on The Strand, in the heritage district of Myanmar’s largest city and opposite the new riverside cruise terminal, this five-star deluxe hotel was built in 1927 as the New Law Courts. The new hotel was created by architect Thomas Oliphant Foster and built by Doorman Long UK, the builders of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, as the first multi-level steel structure in the Far East.
The Heritage Hotel Kempinski Yangon will offer 219 rooms and suites with crafted decor and high ceilings. For dining, there will be a modern Cantonese restaurant as well as the Brasserie serving breakfast, lunch and dinner under a skylight.
Over the last five years the building has been restored from the inside out to preserve the spirit and grandeur of its past, according to the company.
Raffles The Palm Dubai Hotel and Raffles Residences Palm360
AccorHotels signed a management agreement with Dubai-based master developer Nakheel for the expansion of AccorHotels’ luxury brand, Raffles Hotels & Resorts.
The agreement, recognized by Nakheel Chairman Ali Rashid Lootah and AccorHotels Chairman and CEO Sébastien Bazin at a signing ceremony at the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) in Cannes, France, will lead to the opening of Palm360, a two-tower development on Palm Jumeirah comprising of the Raffles The Palm Dubai Hotel and Raffles Residences Palm360.
Set to open in 2021, Palm360 will be the first beachside resort for Raffles in Dubai and the tallest structure on Palm Jumeirah.
The hotel will offer 125 guestrooms and suites, while the 359 branded residences—including 16 branded penthouses that will each have their own private infinity pool, gym and cinema—will be available for purchase. Residence owners will have access to Raffles’ services, including concierge, private transportation and in-residence dining.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by German real estate company Bayerische Hausbau to manage Rosewood Munich, which will open in early 2023 as the brand’s first property in Germany and seventh property in Europe.
Housed in two landmark, historical buildings comprised of the former headquarters of the State Bank of Bavaria (19th century) and the adjacent Palais Neuhaus-Preysing, a former aristocratic residence (early 18th century), Rosewood Munich will be situated on Kardinal-Faulhaber-Strasse in the heart of the historic city center.
The hotel will offer 132 guestrooms and suites designed to complement the property’s original facade and distinctive stairways, which remain well preserved and contribute to the city of Munich’s ensemble of historical buildings. There will also be a full-service spa, which will house five treatments rooms, as well as an indoor pool and fitness area.