INTERNATIONAL REPORT—ME by Meliá is set to debut a project by late architect Zaha Hadid, and there are debut hotel projects from Andaz and Curio Collection. Here’s a look at what’s new abroad:
Luxury lifestyle hotel brand, ME by Meliá, has revealed its debut property in the Middle East with the launch of ME Dubai at the end of 2018. Designed by late architect, Zaha Hadid, it is set to become a legacy hotel. It is the only hotel project where she personally designed all of the interiors and exteriors, showcasing her vision of interconnectedness.
ME Dubai will take residence in the 300-ft.-high Opus building, which is the newest architectural icon in the Dubai skyline. Situated in the heart of the upcoming Burj Khalifa district in downtown Dubai, The Opus building is managed by Middle East real estate developer Omniyat.
Accommodations include 93 rooms and suites, across 19 floors, the ultra-luxurious Suite ME, as well as 98 serviced apartments. The property will have signature furniture in the lobby, vertical café, lounges and reception area, which were either designed or personally selected by Hadid. The lifestyle hotel will offer 15 restaurants, including Roka, the contemporary Japanese robatayaki restaurant.
Andaz Singapore has opened, marking the first Andaz to open in Southeast Asia. The hotel marks the 17th property for the brand and joins other Andaz hotels in gateway cities and top resort destinations around the world.
Located at a cultural crossroad, where Marina Bay, Kampong Glam, Little India and Bras Basah Bugis districts meet, the hotel draws inspiration from its surroundings—alleyways filled with shophouses of vibrant colors and textures—and weaves this ambiance into the hotel. It is a short distance from Changi Airport.
Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club, Curio Collection by Hilton
Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club, Curio Collection by Hilton has opened in Belize’s Ambergris Caye. Marking Hilton’s first property in the country—and one of the first resorts from a global brand in Belize— the hotel has 205 cottage and villa-style rooms across a 60-acre waterfront site with 10 distinct dining outlets, bay and beach clubs, and meeting and event spaces.
Guests staying at Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club have access to a wide array of amenities, including the Bay Club with a grand pool, bar and poolside spa treatments and the private white sand Beach Club, a short ride from the on-site marina. At the heart of the hotel’s social scene is the 22,000-sq.-ft. Great House, featuring a signature restaurant and bar, flexible event space and a multi-level covered wrap-around veranda. Golf carts and electric and pedal bikes are available for guests to discover the expansive property.
Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection
The Library Hotel Collection’s newest luxury property, Hotel X Toronto, is set to open in March 2018. The full line of resort amenities, including Harmony Spa by the Lake, will open that spring.
Situated on Toronto’s historic Exhibition Place grounds and located just inside the Princes’ Gates and opposite the Enercare Centre, Hotel X Toronto is divided into three buildings: a 30-story, 406-guestroom Hotel Tower, which includes 83,000 sq. ft. of diverse meeting space; Ten X Toronto, an athletic and wellness facility with 90,000-sq.-ft of indoor and outdoor activities; and the historic Stanley Barracks.