INTRODUCING – PARISIAN COOL
The ultra-luxe Cheval Blanc brand debuts in the French capital.
There’s a new hotel in Paris, and you should add it to your list of places to go once travel restrictions ease up. One of the most anticipated openings of the year, LVMH Hospitality’s 72-room Cheval Blanc Paris in situated in the La Samaritaine building overlooking the Seine and the Eiffel Tower.
Remodelled by architect Edouard François, the listed building’s interior was reimagined by star architect Peter Marino in the style of a Parisian residence. Marino commissioned and curated artworks and furniture throughout its nine floors. Among the highlights are artist Vik Muniz’s works of the Eiffel tower, photography by Nicholas Ruel and David Drebin and Thierry Dreyfus’s elevator installation.
The maison’s four restaurants include Plénitude, which will be overseen by three- Michelin starred chef Arnaud Donckele, and Italian fashion favourite Langosteria.
The Dior Spa has six treatment rooms including the astrology-themed Bonne Etoile, with a bespoke ceiling featuring constellations. Taking its design cues from Parisian apartments, the spa includes a fireplace and bookcases alongside a 30m swimming pool and a Rossano Ferretti hair salon. chevalblanc.com
SIZING UP IN SINGAPORE
Hilton to debut flagship hotel in the Lion City.
Ready to revisit Singapore at the beginning of next year? Hilton is set to launch its largest hotel in Asia Pacific with the opening of the 1,080-room Hilton Singapore Orchard in January 2022.
The hotel will debut in the heart of Singapore’s downtown Orchard Road and represent Hilton’s flagship presence in the country following an extensive refurbishment. A conversion from the current Mandarin Orchard Singapore, Hilton Singapore Orchard is owned by OUE Commercial REIT and will be managed by Hilton.
Set across two towers, Hilton Singapore Orchard will be one of the largest hotels in Singapore. Amenities include two 24-hour fitness centres, an outdoor pool, an executive lounge and direct connection to a luxury shopping mall.
Hilton Singapore Orchard will feature five curated dining concepts including the award-winning Chatterbox, and two Michelin-starred Shisen Hanten, serving Japanese-influenced Szechuan cuisine by chef Chen Kentaro. The hotel will also house an all-day dining offering, specialty restaurant and lobby lounge/bar. hiltonsingaporeorchard.com
Hyatt Regency Koh Samui debuts in North Chaweng.
Hyatt Regency recently debuted a trio of properties in Asia: Hyatt Regency Tokyo Bay, Hyatt Regency Guangzhou Zengcheng and Hyatt Regency Koh Samui.
Located in buzzing North Chaweng, the latter property features 140 guestrooms and is surrounded by more than 600 protected Yang Na and coconut trees, with direct access to a semi-private beach. Photography lovers will adore snapping the resort’s Gallery of Eight, a series of photogenic spots dotted around the resort including its terraced swimming pools and the Wellness Courtyard, where a dramatic staircase leads guests down to the Wellness Center.
There are four restaurants and bars at Hyatt Regency Koh Samui, including Sesun Grill & Beach Bar and Kube for a Thai take on afternoon tea. The family-friendly resort features freeform pools cascading to the beach. Choose from the lap pool, plunge pool, family pool with whirlpool, party pool with a fountain and kids’ pool with a slide. Over at Camp Hyatt, young guests can enjoy supervised play and activities including arts and crafts and movie nights. hyatt.com
Six Senses opens in Ibiza.
Fancy an upscale stay in the Balearics for your European Summer jaunt in 2022? Then check into Six Senses Ibiza, which is situated in secluded Xarraca Bay on the island’s northern tip.
The property features 116 guest rooms and suites, including one-of-a-kind cave suites built into the cliffs. There are also a handful of Village Residences ideal for large groups or longer-term stays.Chef Eyal Shani intends to revitalise Ibiza’s energy for plantbased dining, harnessing the island’s natural abundance of ingredients, including avocados, watermelons, oranges, lemons and Ibiza rock salt. A 50-seat chef’s table sits in the shade of 100-year-old olive trees and provides a perfect spot to gaze out at the open kitchen. The Rose Bar, meanwhile, comprises a fitness area, rooftop yoga platform, outdoor boxing ring and steam room if you can drag yourself away from the gorgeous beach.
Want to reawaken your sense of wellbeing? Six Senses Ibiza offers multi-day immersions during the Autumn months. The first of the recurring YogaFlow and BodyFlow immersions will take place between 20-26 October. For guests short on time, the resort offers mini immersions that run to just 90 minutes.