Hot Hotels And Wellness Retreats in December
2020 is coming to an end but that doesn’t mean that the opening of new hotels and wellness resorts is slowing down. We’ve rounded up some of the recently opened new hot hotels and wellness retreats to keep an eye on as we move into 2021.
RAKxa, A New Integrative Wellness & Medical Retreat, Opens Its Doors to Guests in Bangkok’s ‘Green Lung’
RAKxa opened in Bangkok, Thailand on 1st December. Set in Bangkok’s preserved ‘Green Lung’, a protected jungle-clad island on the Chao Phraya River, RAKxa will deliver tailored wellness programmes designed by certified medical doctors combining advanced medical treatments with revered holistic therapies alongside renowned Thai hospitality, resulting in a world-class medical destination. Guests can expect 27 villas and one restaurant Unam at the Wellness Retreats.
Nightly rates at RAKxa start from $2,000 per person for the Immunity Booster Package, with a minimum of a three-night stay
Patina Maldives, Fari Islands set to open spring 2021
Patina Maldives, scheduled to open in spring 2021, is pulling out all the stops in the creation of a new generation of Wellness Retreats for the conscious traveller. Multifaceted and fine-tuned down to the smallest detail, the Fari Islands hotel presents a revolutionized type of sanctuary; one where reverence for pleasure, nourishment and activity reigns supreme alongside an authentic and genuinely considered respect for both local communities and ecosystems. The result will be a retreat in which everyone has space to thrive and where, against the sublime backdrop of an idyllic Maldivian landscape, a balance between sanctuary and stimulation is flawlessly struck. Buttressed by a catalogue of world-class facilities, resident creatives and visiting experts, Patina Maldives will undoubtedly lead the pack in new and responsive cultivation of experience-led journeys and connection forging environments.
Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som Qatar
Chiva-Som has announced the launch of a new wellness resort, Zulal Wellness Resort, in Qatar. It is being branded as the largest wellness destination in the country, the first full-immersion wellness resort in the Middle East and the first centre for traditional Arabic integrative medicine in the world. Prepare yourself for specially developed unique wellness therapies, architecture and services inspired by local heritage, and both a traditional and modern Qatari cultural experience. Located on the coast in northern Qatar, Zulal by Chiva-Som is luxury, culture, and wellness packaged in one.
Flynn shakes up Cairns with its long-awaited opening
Flynn, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel, officially opened its doors last month in anticipation of a summer unlike any other. The third Cairns property in the Crystalbrook portfolio – and the social butterfly of the family – Flynn is ready to get the party started following months of nights in. Situated on the Cairns Esplanade Boardwalk, Flynn features 311 stylish rooms and suites, many with jaw-dropping views of the Coral Sea, two glass pools, an Eléme Day Spa and 24-hour gym. Due to open in the coming months, the hotel’s signature restaurant, Flynn’s Italian, will bring some European charm to Cairns offering locally sourced heartfelt Italian food that celebrates local produce. Feeling thirsty? The extensive Italian wine list will not disappoint.
Celebrate the long-awaited arrival of Flynn with the Flynn Live Large package. Priced at AUD $380, this two-night stay includes a complimentary upgrade to a Harbour View Room, and a $75 food and drink credit to use at any Crystalbrook Collection venue in Cairns. Travel dates 10 November 2020-31 March 2021. Conditions apply.
Pier One Sydney Harbour Has the Ultimate Summer Outdoor Garden Oasis
Pier One Sydney Harbour offering summer Garden Bubbles for the perfect day in the sun with friends. With an outdoor garden oasis, the newly conceptualised ‘Garden Bubble’ offers a harbourside paradise and the perfect location to celebrate summer from November to April. Perched upon the balcony of one of the hotels’ incredible Harbour View Balcony Suites, the outdoor oasis is filled with lush greenery and chic rattan furniture, utilising the best views in Sydney. Come sunset, a bespoke floral chandelier and scattered fairy lights illuminate the space, complete with spanning water and cityscape views.
Pier One Sydney Harbour, 11 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
Six Senses Arrives in the Americas in Early 2021 with the Opening of Six Senses Botanique, Brazil
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas are getting ready to open their first resort in the Americas in early 2021. Six Senses Botanique is located in the desirable Mantiqueira area of Brazil, just 2.5 hours from São Paulo and 3.5 hours from Rio de Janeiro. Formerly known as Botanique Hotel & Spa, the hotel and Wellness Retreats was born out of Fernanda Ralston Semler’s vision to set a new benchmark in luxury hospitality that was completely home-grown in Brazil. This resulted in what is considered Brazil’s utmost small luxury hotel – that will now join forces with the world’s utmost luxury hotel brand.
Langham to open a new hotel in Venice in 2023
Langham Hospitality Group has announced a new hotel in Venice which is scheduled to open in 2023. The Langham, Venice will add new lustre to the group’s collection as its first property in Italy. With its direct frontage on the Venetian Lagoon, the 138-key hotel is located on the island of Murano, long revered for its centuries-old tradition of glass making. The Langham, Venice will be housed in the former Casino Mocenigo which can trace its legacy to the early 1600s. The historic building is an important illustration of Venetian architecture enriched by impressive frescoes with classical themes dedicated to music, poetry and love. When the hotel opens, guests may look forward to two restaurants serving a selection of cuisines and a cooking school where guests can learn the art of fine Italian cuisine. Alfresco bars, one of which will be located on the rooftop, will set the scene for social celebrations
King’s Mansion in Goa launching wellness programmes
King’s Mansion, the new integrative wellness destination in northern Goa, is launching wellness programmes ahead of the property’s opening in 2021. The much-anticipated opening will herald a new standard of luxury wellness, with programmes combining evidence-based, scientific research with Ayurvedic medicine and innovative holistic wellbeing.
With Moss Wellness Consultancy behind the wellness concept, a renowned team with extensive experience developing international brands including Clinique la Prairie and Four Seasons, the programmes will be results-focused and prioritise immunity and healing. King’s Mansion will offer six launch programmes in total, covering areas including Detox, Sports Science & Movement, Medical Aesthetics, Weight Management and Revitalisation.