As one of the world’s largest luxury hotel collection brand, The Leading Hotels of the World seeks the unexpected and the exceptional for its collection. The result is a unique portfolio of hotels, which are united not by what makes them the same, but the remarkable details that make them different.
The Leading Hotels of the World has announced five new members to its curated collection of over 400 luxury hotels.
Royal Palm Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco
Royal Palm Marrakech is set amid 231 hectares of palm trees, olive and orange groves against the backdrop of the Atlas Mountains, 12 kilometers from Marrakech. Emanating the ambiance of the hotel’s destination, the 134 suites and villas are designed in neutral and earth tones – evoking desert hues – and appointed with locally crafted elements, such as intricately carved wood accents and Berber rugs. All feature a terrace or balcony with views of the mountains.
Gran Melia Rome Villa Agrippina, Rome, Italy
From its impressive location on the banks of the Tiber, the luxury Gran Melia Rome Villa Agrippina hotel features classically traditional architecture, presiding over the cultural heart of Rome, not far from Castel Sant’ Angelo, the Pantheon and the Trastevere District, and only five minutes from St. Peter’s Square and Basilica. Complementing its stately exterior, the 116 rooms and suites, some with private gardens or terraces, offer a distinctly modern ambiance.
Archeologic relics and the hotel’s imperial roots – it is built on the site of the residence of Emperor Nero’s mother, are on display at the Gran Melia Rome Villa Agrippina.
The Knickerbocker, New York, New York, USA
Behind its Beaux Arts exterior, the first luxury property opened in Times Square offers 330 rooms and suites designed in soft neutral colors to serve as counterpoint to the vibrant views of the Great White Way just outside. The 7,500-square-foot rooftop bar and terrace area provides a unique vantage point for enjoying cocktails against the backdrop of the New York skyline.
The Knickerbocker was once known as the 42nd Street Country Club, where names like Rockefeller and Fitzgerald often gathered, in its original incarnation it was home to Enrico Caruso and George M. Cohan.
Battery Wharf Hotel, Boston Waterfront, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Embracing its waterside location, the 150 guest rooms and suites hotel situated right on the Boston Harbor features a maritime museum, outdoor meeting space along the Harborwalk, and a private dock from which guests can embark on cruises, rent yachts or take advantage of the private water taxi for easy airport access.
Park Hotel Vitznau, Vitznau, Switzerland
If you search for a starting point to discover Central Switzerland, Park Hotel Vitznau is a good suggestion. Refurbished and reopened in the spring 2013, it has 47 individually designed suites – characterized by the themes, Wine & Dine, Art & Culture and Health & Wealth – and two Michelin-starred gourmet restaurants. Oenophiles can enjoy the six wine cellars of glass, wood and stone, containing 32,000 bottles, representing 4,000 types of wine. Dating from 1811, the oldest is stored in a golden casket, and is from the cellars of the Château d’Yquem. Private tastings can easily be arranged.