From A Luxury Mountain Retreat In Italy To A Flavor-Forward Hotspot In São Paulo: Meet Seven New Leading Hotels of The World 

This strong pipeline of visionary new luxury openings and ambitiously renovated hotels joining the Leading Hotels of The World collection show how the independent hotel sector is going from strong to stronger. Alongside exemplary design, luxury travelers are looking for even more meaningful and authentic experiences.

@Falkensteiner Kronplatz Retreat – Riscone di Brunico, Italy/ @The Leading Hotels of the World

Meet The Summer Collection: The Leading Hotels of the World’s Newest Hotel Members

From the snow-capped mountains of Italy to the vibrant streets of São Paulo, the summer collection of The Leading Hotels of the World is here to captivate luxury and design enthusiasts. With seven new members joining their esteemed portfolio, this season brings forth a selection of hotels that embody the essence of elegance, innovation, and authenticity.

Let’s embark on a journey through these remarkable destinations, where each hotel unveils its unique features and innovations, promising extraordinary experiences for the discerning traveler.


@Botania Relais & Spa – Forio d’Ischia, Italy

Botania Relais & Spa – Forio d’Ischia, Italy

Nestled amidst three hectares of parkland adorned with olive trees and citrus groves, Botania Relais & Spa is a family-run sanctuary for relaxation and nature lovers. Evolving from a humble holiday home to a luxurious green haven, this third-generation island resort embraces environmental responsibility in its essence. The resort’s ten scattered houses feature 48 spacious rooms and suites, each reflecting the rhythms of nature through organic farming and sustainable materials. Guests can immerse themselves in the culture of the island through weekly cooking courses and artisan ceramics classes. From the serene spa to the freshwater pools, this charming refuge offers a perfect retreat for relaxation and renewal, allowing visitors to bask in the authentic beauty of Ischia.

@Falkensteiner Kronplatz Retreat – Riscone di Brunico, Italy

Falkensteiner Kronplatz Retreat – Riscone di Brunico, Italy

Embracing the dramatic South Tyrol mountains, Falkensteiner Kronplatz is a luxurious mountain retreat designed to captivate adventure and sports enthusiasts. Inspired by the region’s sporting heritage and the creative genius of star designer Matteo Thun, this 5-star hotel offers unique Alpine adventures alongside breathtaking views. With 97 light-flooded rooms and suites, Falkensteiner Kronplatz welcomes guests to experience the Falkensteiner Experience Concierge. The hotel’s restaurant, 7Summit, serves a slow food culinary concept that highlights traditional regional cuisine from the South Tyrol, as well as specialties from countries with the world’s highest peaks. After strenuous mountainous activities, guests can unwind in the 15,000 square foot Acquapura Mountain SPA, where signature rituals and treatments inspired by the four mountain elements await. The rooftop pool provides a serene vantage point to admire the majestic Kronplatz.

@L’oscar Hotel London, UK

L’oscar Hotel London, UK

Situated in the heart of historic Holborn, L’oscar is an architectural gem that pays homage to the decadence of the turn-of-the-century era and London’s dandiest playwrights. Originally built in 1903 as the headquarters of the Baptist church, the hotel has been splendidly restored to its original Baroque glory. French designer Jacques Garcia, renowned for his work on La Mamounia and La Reserve Paris, led the six-year resurrection project. With its iconic stained-glass windows, ornately plastered ceilings, and oak paneling, L’oscar transports guests to a world of sophistication and refinement. Indulge in the jewel-toned L’oscar restaurant and experience an extraordinary dining journey in the Chapel, adorned with elegant, gilded décor and silk screens embroidered with lustrous peacock feathers. This sumptuous oasis presents London’s theatreland at its finest, inviting guests to escape into a realm of timeless elegance.

@VINHA Boutique Hotel – Porto, Portugal

VINHA Boutique Hotel – Porto, Portugal

Set on a 3.5-hectare estate with lush gardens and riverfront views, VINHA Boutique Hotel is a renovated 16th-century manor that offers sensational design, wellness, and culinary experiences. Just minutes from Porto, this urban retreat in Vila Nova da Gaia harmoniously blends city and nature. Two Michelin Star Chef Henrique Sá Pessoa crafts traditional Portuguese cuisine, while the only Sisley Spa in Northern Portugal invites guests to rejuvenate. The hotel’s architecture and design seamlessly combine historic and contemporary elements, featuring dark glossy wood, monochrome prints, slick black glass, retro-style furniture, and curated antiques and collectables from the owners’ travels. The main manor house, meticulously converted, is joined by a new wing adorned with clean contemporary lines reminiscent of the elegant slopes of the Douro vineyards.


@Hotel Fasano Itaim – São Paulo, Brazil

Hotel Fasano Itaim – São Paulo, Brazil

Nestled in the heart of São Paulo’s bustling Itaim district, Hotel Fasano Itaim perfectly marries sleek design with culinary excellence. As the visionary creation of the Grupo Fasano, this hotel epitomizes luxury hospitality with its understated cool and superior service. Founder Gero Fasano’s attention to detail shines through every aspect of this masterpiece. From the mid-century-inspired library lounge overlooking the enchanting gardens to the rooftop infinity pool, guests are immersed in elegance. The acclaimed architects aflalo/gasperini arquitetos have shaped striking architecture, while interiors by Marcio Kogan exude sleekness and natural textures. Indulge in the culinary delights of the distinguished Gero fine dining restaurant and explore the vibrant mix of residences, shops, and bars that make this destination hotel a future hotspot.

@Hôtel Swexan – Dallas, Texas, United States

Hôtel Swexan – Dallas, Texas, United States

In the heart of the vibrant Harwood District in Dallas, Hôtel Swexan is a testament to the union of Swiss refinement and Texan hospitality. This modern classic, comprising 134 rooms, is a haven of distinctive design, high-energy culinary experiences, and vibrant nightlife. Renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has created a 22-story structure with mirrored floor-to-ceiling windows, establishing a captivating connection between architecture and environment. Inspired by a 19th-century Parisian residence-turned-hotel, the interior details feature hand-carved stone and wooden fireplaces on every floor. The hotel offers a state-of-the-art fitness and wellness center, a breathtaking 75-foot rooftop infinity-edge pool, private meeting spaces, a social club, grand ballrooms, and a signature steakhouse.


@The Chedi El Gouna – El Gouna, Egypt

The Chedi El Gouna – El Gouna, Egypt

Nestled on the golden shores of El Gouna along Egypt’s ancient coast, The Chedi El Gouna is a sumptuous, eco-friendly getaway. This oceanfront paradise, boasting 82 dazzling rooms, seamlessly blends timeless design with the architectural traditions and natural surroundings of the region. Inside, an atmosphere of effortless sophistication and subtle opulence awaits, with modern aesthetics accented by earthy desert hues, artisanal furnishings, and Egyptian linens. Delight in a curated collection of gourmet eateries, unwind in serene spa facilities, or indulge in sublime tropical pools and high-tech fitness amenities. Historical tours, tour-quality golf courses, and water sports further enhance the experience. From private day trips to Luxor to exhilarating desert adventures, The Chedi’s attentive concierge ensures every desire is fulfilled.