Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ unveils 22 new member hotels

Small Luxury Hotels of the Word™

From Spain to Japan between luxury, avant-garde and sustainability.

Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) announces the addition of 22 new properties in its collection since the beginning of the year, including seven new openings in 2023 and four hotels included in the brand’s Considerate Collection, which now has 54 properties for a total of 540 hotels part of the group.

SLH, new openings, with 3 facilities in Spain

Seda Club Hotel (Granada, Spain)

Seda Club Hotel opened its doors in February 2023 and best combines timeless charm and contemporary luxury. Located in Granada’s historic Plaza de la Trinidad, it has very deep historical and cultural roots. As soon as you cross the hotel threshold, you are surrounded by fine woods, marble, bronze and opulent fabrics inspired by the 15th-century silk trade in Granada.

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Maribel (Sierra Nevada, Spain)

In one of the most extensive ski areas in southern Europe with direct access to the slopes of Maribel and Auila, the sophisticated alpine chalet, which opened in November 2022, was created to offer a homely feeling. Duplex suites have warm, cozy interiors with Finnish wood and leather furniture, with a Nordic-inspired spa for relaxing under the stars.

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The Lodge Mallorca (Mallorca, Spain)

Opened in May 2023, The Lodge Mallorca is located in the heart of the Sierra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inside, in addition to a lavender field, a nature reserve of more than 157 hectares. The property offers 28 adults-only suites, relaxation areas, private pools or gardens, Natura Bissé massages and local cuisine at Singular Restaurant.

The Anam Mui Ne (Mui Ne, Vietnam)

SLH returns to Vietnam with the Anam Mui Ne, opened in January 2023. Overlooking 1.2 hectares of white sandy beaches, the resort has 127 rooms and décor inspired by the lush surrounding flora and old world Indo-Chinese charm with its 250 oil paintings by Vietnamese artists. After admiring the colorful boats and lively street markets of Phan Thiet, traditional Vietnamese cuisine and classic street food await you at the property.

Nobu Hotel Marrakech (Marrakech, Morocco)

Nobu Hospitality debuted in Africa in January 2023. The all-suite Nobu Hotel Marrakech, with a panoramic rooftop with 360° views of the city and the Atlas Mountains and one of the city’s largest spas, is a short distance from the cultural heart of Marrakech, where exotic souks and the vibrant Djemaa el-Fna meet Nobu’s unmistakable Japanese and modern minimalism.

The Rebello (Porto, Portugal)

The Rebello in Porto is a bold conversion of several warehouses on the banks of the Douro River. The magnificent building blends innovation and tradition, housing 107 rooms (half hotel, half independent residential apartments), two restaurants, a spa with indoor and outdoor pools and a rooftop bar with spectacular views of Porto.

Gdas Bali Health and Wellness Resort (Ubud Bali, Indonesia)

Vast rice fields, lush jungle and Hindu shrines await you at Gdas Bali Health and Wellness Resort, a spiritual sanctuary that opened its doors in March 2023. Here, a series of wellness programs wait for guests, created and designed by certified holistic healers, based on the Balinese concept Tri Hita Karana, a way of life deeply rooted in Hindu traditions.

New from the Considerate Collection SLH: 4 new hotels looking at sustainability

Vila Planinka, (Zgornje Jezersko, Slovenia)

Surrounded by ancient forests, mountains and waterways, Vila Planinka is a sustainable retreat in the heart of Slovenia. The 22-room hotel is harmoniously designed with natural woods, stone and textiles, fully integrated with the local Jezersko community. Vila Planinka is committed to sustainability by containing waste, making sustainable purchases, supporting fair trade principles and local sourcing from nearby village farms.

Wa Ale Resort (Yangon, Myanmar)

With 18 beachfront accommodations, including two Treetop Villas on a 5,000-acre island, at Wa Ale you experience cutting-edge responsible luxury, with stays that help directly lead and grow conservation and local community initiatives under the Lampi Foundation. With a planned reopening on 15th October, 2023, the resort will unveil a pleasant new feature: the Ayurvedic Jungle Spa, built with basic Ayurvedic principles in mind, with two outdoor treatment rooms overlooking a pristine beach on the Andaman Sea.

Ballymaloe House Hotel (Cork, Ireland)

Dubbed the birthplace of modern Irish cuisine, the Ballymaloe House Hotel is a true institution. Consisting of 33 rooms, led by one family, it’s spread over 300 acres of farmland, wild land and forests. Within walking distance of the renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School, this secluded retreat is perfect for food lovers or those who simply want to rest, reconnect with nature and explore some of Ireland’s most beautiful natural and unspoiled spaces.

Gregans Castle Hotel (Ballyvaughan, Ireland)

Nestled in the heart of the Burren, a UNESCO World Heritage geopark and the inspiration for the most famous works of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien, Gregans Castle Hotel has 21 nature-inspired rooms in an 18th century manor house. Modern cuisine meets tradition for dishes featuring artisanal and seasonal ingredients served in the award-winning restaurant at this property part of the Considerate Collection.

SLH’s signature art and architecture hotels

Eilert Smith Hotel (Stavanger, Norway)

Named after the local architect who created the original warehouse, this tiny hotel’s curved lines and monochromatic exterior reflect 1930s design. A 12-room retreat in the chic Nordic style creates a modernist base for exploring the city’s bold rainbow-colored houses, vast and varied street art and Viking culture. Inside, RE-NAA, the only restaurant with two Michelin stars in Norway.

Islington Hotel (Hobart Tasmania, Australia)

This historic 11-room Australian lodge at the foot of Mount Wellington in Tasmania houses an eclectic and ancient collection of artwork and antiques, from Matisse paintings to Hockney etchings. Locally sourced dishes are served in the Conservatory Restaurant overlooking the alps, while the quiet library and historic gardens let the hotel’s unique character shine through.

Pokkei Hotel Shaoxing (Shaoxing City Zhejiang, China)

With a minimalist design inspired by traditional Taimen architecture and striking views of the river, Pokkei Hotel Shaoxing has 68 rooms, modern Chinese cuisine using distinctive and unique ingredients, an extensive collection of regional artwork and various spaces to relax including the Tea House and spa.

SLH, retreats with a magic touch

Marasca Khao Yai (Khao, Thailand)

Tucked among the jade vegetation of Khao Yai National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Marasca Khao Yai offers 18 sophisticated glamping variations, private pools and fire pits. In the Stardeck’s common area, cosmic-inspired cocktails and dishes can be enjoyed in company while scanning the stars with a state-of-the-art digital telescope.

The Dawn of Yihe Luxury Hotel (Yunnan, China)

After a seven-year renovation of a 128-year-old house, The Dawn of Yihe offers luxurious contemporary comforts blended with deep history and engaging culture. Tucked away in charming 600-year-old Weishan, this 15-room retreat will introduce guests to China’s most vibrant ancient city, adjacent to one of the country’s four sacred mountains of Taoism.

Grand Hotel Bristol Spa Resort (Rapallo, Italy)

Located in Portofino, this turn-of-the-century, 80-room Art Nouveau building has a new spa, the Erre Spa – the hotel’s flagship – and innovative fine dining curated by a protégé of Alain Ducasse.

SLH, island resorts

Minois (Paros, Greece) Minois in Paros attracts with its contemporary interpretation of traditional Cycladic architecture. From the vibrant energy of the poolside bar to the Lounge Deck overlooking the Aegean Sea, at this 44-room Greek retreat with pool suites, relax with rejuvenating treatments in the Thalassa spa.

Spanish Court Hotel (Kingston, Jamaica)

The 125 rooms of the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston, are an arts and music center in the heart of Jamaica’s cultural capital. Caribbean vibes by the pool (panoramic infinity pool) and Jamaican delicacies are served at The Rojo Restaurant and Cabana Pool Bar.

Shigira Seven Miles Resort (Okinawa, Japan)

SLH welcomes three Shigira Seven Miles Resort properties – The Shigira, Shigira Mirage, Bayside Suite Allamanda – where more than 1,000 acres of lush green space are dotted with beaches, hot springs, a golf course and 20 restaurants to satisfy every appetite. Japan’s seaside paradise boasts year-round warm weather, an aquamarine ocean teeming with ocean life, a wide range of nature activities and unique local ingredients such as Miyako beef.

Guests who desire tranquility will find in ideal place in their all-inclusive ocean-view villas. The Shigira offers a personal butler, while Shigira Mirage the island’s minimalist elegance with breathtaking ocean views and private pools in its villas.

At the Shigira Bayside Suite Allamanda, time seems to slow down, allowing guests to fully relax and embrace the luxurious tropical island experience of Okinawa. The suites offer breathtaking ocean views, where guests can watch sea turtles swimming peacefully in the resort’s lagoon located just across the street. The suites are simply but elegantly furnished and have private pools, loungers, hot tubs, or gazebos. To experience a moment of pure relaxation, the warm waters of the resort’s natural amber-colored hot springs.

Waterfront Costa Smeralda reopens in Porto Cervo
Waterfront Costa Smeralda Porto Cervo

Waterfront Costa Smeralda reopens in Porto Cervo

Porto Cervo’s “living room by the sea” is open until Sept

Wild Colors, Animali in Arte by Maurizio Boscheri & Daniel Calovi
Wild Colors Boscheri

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