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For all you luxury travelers who crave the latest and greatest, Executive Edge Travel has reviewed countless new hotel openings to deliver our pick of the 8 hottest, most anticipated and most buzzed about new hotels which debuted this year. These top new properties shine with curated art, innovative cuisine, cutting edge architecture, unique travel experiences and sublime settings. From a wild corner of the Alentejo region of Portugal, to the heart of Bangkok, to a hedonistic spa retreat on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, to the Beverly Hills California good life, these hotels are knock outs. Learn the martial art of Muay Thai at the Ritz-Carlton Koh Samui or watch the next Hollywood blockbuster in mid-town Manhattan's state-of-the-art screening theatre at The Whitby. Swim atop The Silo with a panoramic view of Cape Town or taste Michelin- starred Italian chef Niko Romito’s decadent dishes at The Bulgari Hotel Beijing. It’s hot list time!


From the extraordinary outdoor pool (cover shot) of The Silo, take in a 360 degree view of Cape Town extending to Devil's Peak, Table Mountain, Lion's Head, Cape Town Stadium, Table Bay and Robben Island. Opening its doors in March, The Silo is undeniably the most exciting new hotel towering above the V&A Waterfront and the latest edition to The Royal Portfolio.

Occupying 6 floors atop the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in a transformed 1920s South African grain silo, the striking design of glass windows bulge out in curved geometry. Each room in this boutique 28-suite property has been designed by the infallible Liz Biden known for such iconic treasures as La Residence and Royal Malewane.

Sip sunset cocktails on the panoramic guest-only Sky Terrace, swim in the rooftop pool or take a private tour of the museum whilst marveling at this tribute to bold style, innovative architecture and contemporary art.

Stay 7, Pay 6 -  Valid for travel through June 26, 2018 (except 15 December 15, 2017 - January 15, 2018 & February 2018)

PLUS Virtuoso amenities - room upgrade*, daily a la carte breakfast for 2, 50 minute massage for 2 & early check-in/late check-out *

The beloved husband and wife team Tim and Kit Kemp, founders of Firmdale Hotels in London, have opened The Whitby, their second New York hotel after the grand success of SoHo's The Crosby Street. Ideally located in upper midtown Manhattan on West 56th Street at 5th Avenue, The Whitby is a mere two blocks from Central Park and walking distance to notable New York restaurants, galleries and MoMA.

All 86 bedrooms over 16 floors feature bold color schemes and floor to ceiling windows showcasing Kit Kemp's award-winning contemporary English style. With each colorful and whimsical interior space in the hotel, creative force Kit herself says, “Every room tells a story.”

In true New York fashion, The Whitby has a state-of-the-art 130 seat screening room. Check out their weekend film club.

EDGE EXCLUSIVE - room upgrade*, complimentary breakfast for 2 & glass of champagne upon arrival (until March 31, 2018)

KOH SAMUI, THAILAND - Ritz-Carlton Koh Samui 
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Set on 58 acres of a former coconut plantation overlooking the turquoise waters of the sun-kissed Gulf of Thailand, the highly anticipated Ritz-Carlton Koh Samui blends classic Ritz service and Thai culture seamlessly. The resort draws guests into the local culture through experiential immersive Thai experiences including learning the martial art of Muay Thai with professional instructors, chef-led market tours to source seasonal produce and cooking classes to unlock the secrets of Thai cuisine. There is even a Swim Reef, the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia, within the resort teeming with over 50 species of fish where you can snorkel. Parents can unwind knowing their little ones are safe in the care of The Ritz Kids program, with dedicated kids check-in and amenities for children.

Island Romance Package

EDGE EXCLUSIVE - November 1, 2017 - October 31, 2018 receive early check-in from 10am and late check-out until 3pm* & VIP welcome amenities (seasonal tropical fruits replenished daily)

Epitomizing the California good life, the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills opened on the chic cross roads of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevard. All rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows and an oversized private terrace to soak in that endless Southern Cal sun. Experience LA's effortless luxury lifestyle from the rooftop pool's private cabanas, get Beverly Hills glam with a personal stylist at on-site La Prairie Spa and dine under the stars at Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges signature restaurant on the rooftop. Venturing outside, shop until your heart's content or spend the day cruising on your own chartered yacht. Time to live like the A-listers for a moment.

4th night FREE plus guaranteed upgrade at time of booking, guaranteed early check-in and late check-out, daily American Breakfast at Jean-Georges or in-room for 2, roundtrip airport transfer & welcome amenity

YUCATAN PENINSULA, MEXICO - Chablé Resort & Spa BANGKOK, THAILAND - Park Hyatt Bangkok

Chablé Resort & Spa is welcoming spa aficionados to a hedonistic private retreat in the heart of the Mayan forest. Spread across 750 acres on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, Chablé is minutes from the historic city of Mérida and close to Mayan ruins such as Uxmal and Chichén Itza, as well as near some of the region’s best museums, art galleries and thriving colorful markets. 40 deluxe villas with private pools await which blend harmoniously with nature. The second you walk through its gate, Chablé immediately immerses guests in the history and rich culture of the region. In need of some Mexican pampering? The hacienda’s secret weapon is its incredible spa built alongside a cenote, natural cave formations believed to be sacred to the Mayans. Expect to be healed with the mystical Mayan recipes to well-being.

Stay 3, Pay 2 includes daily full American breakfast for 2, round trip airport transfers & USD 100 resort credit

PLUS EDGE EXCLUSIVE - bottle of Chablé Wine upon arrival

Debuting the first Park Hyatt hotel in Thailand surrounded with much industry buzz, the Park Hyatt Bangkok’s enviable prime corner plot in the heart of Bangkok was once the scene of elegant garden parties hosted by the British Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand. The hotel evokes the atmosphere of a sophisticated private residence full of curated art, soothing elegant interiors, refined service and world-class food. Take in breathtaking views of the bustling city below from numerous outdoor terraces. Art a focus, Japanese artist Hirotoshi Sawada created two dramatic installations including ‘Pagoda Mirage’ which conglomerate hundreds of small, conical copper swirls, suspended together to reflect a pagoda on water. The hotel and its adjacent luxury shopping mall are connected by a continual looped form merging plinth and tower. The twisted coil forms a three-dimensional figure of eight, a lucky number in Chinese culture. Try your luck at Park Hyatt Thailand, it will be no gamble.

Special Hyatt Offer - through January 31, 2018 10% off room rates and dining outlets with World of Hyatt Membership Join here

PORTUGAL São Lourenço do Barrocal

In a wild corner of the Alentejo, Portugal in the foothills of medieval Monsaraz lies São Lourenço do Barrocal, a 2000-acre family run estate passed down from generation to generation for 200 years recently turned boutique hotel. Every cottage reflects architecture indicative of a farm with natural materials and Portuguese vintage pieces mixed with contemporary crafted furniture. Alfresco meals are derived from the best seasonal organic produce, locally sourced and embracing the farm to table movement. Step back in time to rural life amidst olive groves, vineyards and ancient oaks. Relax in the pool set amongst orange groves and the organic vegetable garden or grab a drink at the vaulted hotel bar encased within an old olive oil mill. Fancy a ride? As a complimentary Virtuoso amenity through Executive Edge Travel, explore the beautiful estate’s grounds on horseback.

Farm rooms starting at EURO 168 per night

PLUS Virtuoso amenities - room upgrade*, daily farm to table breakfast for 2, choice of USD 100 Spa credit per room or a 1-hour horseback ride through the estate for 2 & early check-in/late check-out*

PORTUGAL São Lourenço do Barrocal

* subject to availability upon arrival

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