The long-awaited five-lodge circuit of Bhutan from Six Senses will provide a nice option to Aman’s luxurious outposts in the faraway kingdom. They are located in Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang and Paro in the country known as the “Happiest Place on Earth.” Each of the five locations is designed with a specific local theme; as you move between them, your accommodations are part of your journey. Between the lodges are just 82 suites and villas. If you are planning to travel with a large group of friends or family, booking early is the best way to ensure you can secure reservations on the dates you want. Six Senses says its Bhutan circuit will combine its modern approach to wellness, bringing health and wellbeing together in a luxury environment complemented by attentive five-star service. A typical visit ranges from seven nights to two weeks.
W Tel Aviv Jaffa
Israel’s inventory of luxury hotels has been on the rise since the arrival of Waldorf Astoria and The Ritz-Carlton. Now, with a modern twist, W brings its approach to new luxury to the 4,000-year-old port city of Tel Aviv. Located in Jaffa, the most southern and oldest part of the city, the new hotel, opening spring 2018, is located within walking distance to art galleries and myriad buzz-filled restaurants, bars, sidewalk cafes and clubs that stay open past dawn. There will be 127 rooms and suites as well as high-end residences for sale. The setting is a restored neoclassical convent and hospital; the design and finishes represent the brand’s recent generation five-star standards.
The Duke of Marlborough’s former country estate at Langley Park becomes your own personal version of Downton Abbey less than an hour’s drive from central London. Forty-one rooms and suites offer the perfect weekend escape if you are in the capital for business, or a are nice way to wind down after vacationing in the British Isles before flying home. Slated to open June 2018, the building dates back to 1756. Views from the accommodations include serene lakes, ponds and English gardens. Modern marble bathrooms and state-of-the-art technology provide every comfort and convenience you will want as you imagine yourself taking a time machine to days gone by.
Just 16 miles south of Athens at the tip of a pine tree-filled peninsula, Four Seasons Astir Palace is a perfect base to tour the historic city and return to a seaside oasis. The local area features alfresco dining, galleries and local shops. The 303 guestrooms, suites and bungalows are set on the blue Aegean Sea. There are three pools, a spa and eight restaurants, lounges and bars.
The southern Caribbean gains yet another uber-luxury resort when Silversands opens in Grenada. Featuring 42 suites and nine hillside and beachfront villas, each with its own pool and a host of other suites and guestrooms, it’s designed to bridge the gap between a five-star hotel and your own luxury home. Set on Grand Anse beach — voted best of the Spice Island’s 45 stretches of sand — the hotel provides a perfect excuse to hop off your superyacht and indulge in a bit of land-based pampering before you return to the high seas. The villas, ranging from 13,500 to 26,500 square feet, are available for purchase.
Rosewood Baha Mar will finally open this spring, providing another excuse to jet or boat over to The Bahamas. Whether you want to relax or play the night away in the resort’s mega-casino or variety of clubs, bars and restaurants, there’s something for everyone. Some items on the menu include the championship 18-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course and the extensive ESPA spa. If you want to retreat away from the party, Long Cay is a private hideaway located just off Cable Beach available exclusively to guests for customized day trips. The entire complex also includes hotels operated by Hyatt and SLS. Nine tennis courts, including clay and grass surfaces, are also available. In total, there are seven pools, varying in size and shape, and an extensive fitness center that would suit the needs of your favorite Olympic athlete.