At the start of the year, my thoughts always turn to travel plans for the coming months. Personally, I'd like to visit Lisbon, Douro Valley, Santorini, St. Lucia and the Amalfi Coast. But if you're unlike me and are a having a hard time choosing which destinations to escape to, consider basing it around your hotel instead. Here are five new properties debuting in 2016 that should be added to your wanderlust itineraries:
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The Ritz Paris
In March 2016, the Ritz Paris will reopen following a meticulous restoration of one of the city’s most iconic properties. The 71 rooms and 71 suites will retain a classic style brought into a modern era. A new retractable roof that will transform the winter garden into a year-round patio, and the Ritz Bar will offer the ambiance of an elegant Parisian café. When it comes to pampering, guests can go for a swim in the indoor pool or head to the spa which will offer Chanel skin care and beauty treatments.
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Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown
Come mid-2016, Four Seasons will open a sister New York hotel in South Tribeca, a block from the World Trade Center and minutes from Wall Street or SoHo. One of the city’s tallest residential towers, the Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown and Private Residences will have 185 rooms and suites.
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Park Hyatt St. Kitt’s
The first Park Hyatt in the Caribbean is due to open at the end of this year. The hotel will be a five-star property situated in a secluded area offering white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. Plus it’ll overlook The Narrows, a strait separating St. Kitts and Nevis. Among its 125 guest rooms and suites, many will offer individual rooftop pools with spectacular views.
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Park Hyatt Mallorca
Scheduled for completion in the spring, Park Hyatt Mallorca is situated on the east coast of Mallorca overlooking the majestic Canyamel Valley. The hotel will have 142 spacious and luxurious guest rooms, 16 uniquely-designed suites and a range of facilities including a landscaped poolside terrace with two pools, a children’s pool, a 24-hour fitness center and a spa.
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Mandarin Oriental Bali
Mandarin Oriental Bali is scheduled for the end of 2016 and will be located on Bali’s southern Bukit peninsula as a part of the luxurious Bukit Pandawa development. Perched on a cliffside plateau, the resort will offer dramatic and spectacular 180-degree views with direct access to a secluded and protected white-sand beach. The hotel will include 97 villas with private pools and 24 guestrooms.