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Our 2019 Hotel Hit List

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Verride Palace Santa Caterina Lisbon

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Verride Pálacio Santa Catarina Hotel, Lisbon

On a quiet edge of Lisbon’s bustling Chiado district, architect Teresa Nones da Ponte and interior designer Andrea Previ have gutted and renovated the former 18th century home of a Portuguese count, producing an 18-room hotel that both preserves and re-determines the structure’s traditional Pombalino interiors. The duo restored the building’s signature wrought iron internal staircase and its original blue and white Azulejo tiles, but also incorporated a palette that modernizes the surroundings. The rooftop Suba Restaurant, worth a visit for the views alone, features contemporary Portuguese cuisine, while breakfast at the communal table—where the chef serves you a tailor-made affair—is not to be missed. verridesc.pt

Palihouse Miami Beach

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Palihouse, Miami Beach

If a Chateau Marmont-esque room with a cozy kitchenette is your thing, Palihouse—which opens this spring and features a private beach club and waterway access—will likely to be your new hotel go-to. Situated bayside in a reimagined Art Deco building on the Indian Creek Waterway in Miami Beach, the hotel’s 71 residential-style rooms have a unique (and rarely perfected) blend of carefree, off-the-cuff charm, making each room feel like a proper place for adult travelers to call home—at least temporarily. Opening Spring 2019, palisociety.com

Rosewood Hotel Hong Kong

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Rosewood, Hong Kong & Miramar Beach, CA

Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (the team behind Tour First, the tallest building in Paris), Rosewood Hong Kong is a 65-story love letter to the city’s well-known vertical ambitions, with a stature that grants visitors sweeping views of the Kowloon waterfront. Opening on March 19 in the Victoria Dockside district, the hotel will feature personal butler service and access to the hotel’s well-known Manor Club, along with an integrative wellness spa and a cocktail bar that beckons for just one little nightcap. If Hong Kong isn’t on your itinerary this year, don’t fret: The Rosewood Miramar Beach just opened on the California coast. Located a few clicks south of Santa Barbara, the resort features mountain and ocean views (and a poolside ice cream parlor). Hong Kong opens on March 19, 2019, rosewoodhotels.com

Hotel Experimental Menorca

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Experimental Hotel Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain 

Credited for bringing craft cocktail culture to Paris more than a decade ago, the Experimental Group—founded by Olivier Bon, Pierre-Charles Cros and Romée de Goriainoff (and later joined by Xavier Padovani)—has evolved their vision to create signature hotels in Paris, London, and Verbier, Switzerland. Next stop? Menorca, a quiet, pristine-beached Mediterranean island on Spain’s east coast (it’s also known as Ibiza and Majorca’s smaller, less-crowded sibling). Designed by long-time Experimental collaborator Dorothée Meilichzon, the new hotel, which opens in July, is composed of nine private residences (each with its own swimming pool) set on 40 acres that overlook the Balearic Sea.  Menorca is known for its own breed of jet-black horses, the Menorquín, and the hotel will have its own horse stable, as well as a farm-to-table restaurant and—as one would suspect—a craft cocktail bar. Opening July 2019, experimentalgroup.com

Belmond Cadogan London

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Belmond Cadogan, London

The 54-room Belmond Cadogan hotel is set to open in early 2019, at the tail-end of a three-year, forty-eight-million-dollar renovation. The first London address for Cadogan Estates—which was recently acquired by LVMH—the Belmond Cadogan is historically significant as the former home of socialite and actress Lillie Langtry. It was also the residence of Oscar Wilde, whose pied-à-terre is now a suite in the hotel and features a marble bathtub with a view of Belgravia—a touch we imagine the famous aesthete would approve of. The Belmond Cadogan’s interiors feature working fireplaces, mosaic flooring and 130-year-old wood paneling, and guests will also have access to the private 93-acre Cadogan Estate Gardens, complete with tennis courts. Located in London’s Chelsea neighborhood, it’s also steps away from Bluebird and Rabbit, our two favorite nearby restaurants. belmond.com


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