Thrilling Horizons: Anticipated Hotels and Game-Changing Adventures Await

Posted June 19, 2023 in Travel by Ashleigh King

From highly anticipated hotel openings to game-changing adventures, there’s plenty on the horizon to be excited about.

Atlantis Paradise Island, The Bahamas

Atlantis Paradise Island adds a slew of new bar and restaurant launches to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The Bahamian favorite has bolstered its gastronomic offerings with the addition of a number of new venues for 2023, including the ocean-inspired Italian restaurant Paranza by Michelin-starred chef Michael White. Notable for his New York City restaurants Marea, Ai Fiori and Osteria Morini, Michael joins Michelin star-rated chefs Nobu Matsuhisa of Nobu and José Andres, whose Fish by José Andres is at The Cove, to firmly establish Atlantis as the culinary center of The Bahamas. Join the quarter-century celebrations before embarking (or disembarking) on a Bahamian escape. Atlantis is ideally located on Paradise Island, the perfect gateway to the idyllic Exumas, Cat Island and the Abacos or Eleuthera.

ULUM Moab, Utah, United States

The opening of ULUM Moab proves that sleeping under the stars should not be limited to those willing to forego luxury. Elevating the outdoor experience to a five-star adventure, ULUM Moab is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who appreciate the comforts of a boutique hotel and all the services of a five-star sanctuary. The resort features fifty high-end tent suites outfitted with contemporary and luxurious furnishings. Each suite has its own private deck with expansive views of more than 200 acres of desert landscape. And this is what makes the resort so special: surrounded on three sides by Utah’s iconic red-rock cliffs, ULUM Moab provides the most luxurious base camp from which to explore the National Parks, remote canyons, towering rock pinnacles and the Colorado River that runs through the Moab area.

Dior Spa Eden-Roc, Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Antibes, France

As if there weren’t enough reasons to step ashore to the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, summer sees the Riviera’s grande dame adding the Dior Spa Eden-Roc to its many attributes. Among its ancient pines, manicured lawns, cliffside pool and fine dining establishments, the Dior Spa completes a lengthy renovation to this iconic property. The latest Dior spa concept, which saw its debut at the Parisian Cheval Blanc hotel, combines high-tech systems with spa rituals in treatments that restore and rejuvenate. What’s more, the signature spa has been designed to offer a true sensory haven with Dior signature textiles to complement the magical setting overlooking the radiant light of the Côte d’Azur and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea.

andBeyond, Punakha River Lodge, Bhutan

With its debut planned for Fall, andBeyond’s exciting Punakha River Lodge comes just in time for guests to celebrate the launch of Bhutan’s 250-mile Trans-Bhutan Trail. Located deep in the lush green Punakha Valley and draped on the banks of the Mo Chhu River, the new property will have six luxury tents, one honeymoon villa and a family villa, all enveloped by verdant paddy fields and dense forested hills. The intricately built lodge has been created in the traditional Bhutanese architectural style and perfectly harmonizes with the surrounding terrain. This is the ideal base for outdoor enthusiasts, with activity-based experiences including rafting, kayaking, fishing and a variety of hikes, including part of the new Trans-Bhutan Trail, which stretches from the scenic Haa Valley to Trashigang in the east.

Six Senses, Rome, Italy

Located right by the Pantheon, one of the best-preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings, the brand new Six Senses Rome is housed in its very own 15th-century palazzo. The UNESCO- listed building has been restored, keeping its original façade and grand staircase, while Six Senses also undertook renovations of the neighboring baroque church, San Marcello al Corso. However, that’s where the preservations end. The Six Senses Spa and Roman baths pay homage to its location, while the rooftop terrace embraces the panoramic views over the historic city. Like all Six Senses properties, the new hotel is a beacon of sustainability.

Casa Chablé, Tulum, Mexico

This recently opened Mexican retreat, which is located on an otherwise untouched stretch of the Caribbean Yucatan coast, lies just 22 miles south of Tulum. However, sitting in the heart of the UNESCO-designated Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, it is as far away from Tulum’s offerings as possible. The entire property, which started life as a private villa became a renovation project that, thanks to strict laws on any sort of development, has been rebuilt using only local materials such as tropical parota wood and palapa-style roofing. Even the stones and marbles come from the surrounding region. In addition, the property’s main villa, which plays host to five rooms, and a further five standalone oceanfront bungalows, are completely powered by renewable solar and wind energy. There is a wellness curator, a thatched-roof restaurant (serving local fish and ingredients from the resort’s organic gardens) and a spa, but the main draw is the seclusion along the 656’ beach and acres of tropical jungle.

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