Luxury Beach Hotel Openings


If at all possible, I like to be one of the first people to stay at a newly opened hotel or recently refurbished and relaunched hotel. There is something very special about staying at a newly opened luxury hotel. The crisp new sheets, brand new towels, the feeling that you are one of the first people to experience this very special experience.

Here is my pick of the latest luxury beach hotel openings that are awaiting your visit:

The Brando – opened in July 2014 hotels don’t come more high end luxury than the Brando in French Polynesia. Seclusion, award-winning cuisine, private villas, luxury spa, if you have €3,000 EUR to spend per night for an all-inclusive Villa, this is a superb choice!

Tides Beach Resort – For an even more boutique feel, Tides Reach Resort also in French Polynesia, opened in Dec 2013 and with just 4 villas offers the ultimate in escapism. Become part of this magical and tiny slice of paradise from $999 USD all-inclusive per room per night for a beachfront suite.

Cheval Blanc Saint-Barth – Re-opened in 2015, this hotel is on my favourite Caribbean Island, St Barts. Cheval Blanc Saint-Barth preserves the exclusivity and privacy of its guests with just 40 rooms, suites, and villas, nestled within the colorful, tropical gardens or in the estate house overlooking the sea. Cheval Blanc also houses the only Spa in the Caribbean offering Guerlain treatments. Rates from $800 USD per night.

Hotel Wailea – Following a $15 million USD renovation and being on another of my favourite islands, Maui, Hawaii I had to include this gem! Voted “#2 Best Hotel in Hawaii” by Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards, 2014, and most romantic hotel in Wailea – check-out their steamy shower made for two – this hotel offers the best of both beach and ocean view worlds. Hotel Wailea is located just 300′ above the sea and is considered the most intimate hotel property within the Wailea resort area, with only 72 suites on an expansive 15 acres. Enjoy poolside cocktails to a vivid sunset and award-winning dining at night. Then retreat to your one-bedroom suite, designed to feel like your own private luxury beach home.

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