A bi-weekly round-up of new hotels and hideaways, treks and tours.
many delays, the Armani Hotel Milano opens 10 November in a 1930s palazzo on Milan’s
Via Manzoni. The structure has been renovated with a two-storey glass addition
that houses a restaurant, lounge, spa and gym. Each of the 95 rooms has an
entry vestibule separate from the bedroom and showers with one-way glass,
allowing guests to see out but no one to see in.
The Hampton Inn and Suites
Miami Brickell opens 10 November, with 221 rooms and suites and a
different look from the typical Hampton Inn. It has modern art and sculpture,
and the developer included a “Jessie bench” in every bathroom, a request from
his wife so women could sit while putting on their make-up.
On 3 November, the Hacienda Concepcion
Lodge Tambopata Peru opened near Lake Sandoval in the Madre de Dios region
of Peru. The lodge is on the site of a former cocoa and rubber plantation and
has eight rooms and seven cabanas, as well as a rainforest botanical garden
containing more than 200 plant species.
The Omni Dallas Hotel
opens 11 November, proving everything is bigger in Texas, with its 1,001 guest
rooms and 110,000sqft of meeting space. The hotel is connected to the Dallas
Convention Center via a sky bridge and is making the most of its opening
date with rooms costing $111 for a limited time.
Also opening on 11 November is the SoulSpace Sanctuary and Gardens, an
educational tropical retreat on Maui’s Mt Haleakala. The restored 1909
plantation building contains 24 guest rooms and is surrounded by the
sanctuary’s native Hawaiian medicinal, herbal and organic gardens. Guests
participate in gardening, agricultural and culinary programmes.
On 14 November, the Four Seasons Baltimore opens
waterside in the Harbour East district, with 256 rooms and suites, marina views
and a large spa with 11 Euro-style treatment rooms.