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Stunning New Coastal Hotels in Bermuda, Thailand and Turks and Caicos
Credit: St. Regis Bermuda Resort
Stay up to date on the latest venue openings and property renovations, including these found around the world.
In May 2021, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts opened The St. Regis Bermuda Resort in the historic town of St. George’s, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The property is nestled among the turquoise waters of St. Catherine’s Beach and is the first Marriott International luxury brand property to debut on the island.
The resort offers 120 guest rooms, including 21 suites, that all feature a private balcony. F&B concepts include Lina, an all-day restaurant inspired by the glamor of yachting clubs, and BLT Steak NY, the hotel’s signature steakhouse. And the St. Regis Bar offers champagne, cocktails and light bites.
At The St. Regis Bermuda, guests can enjoy both an adult pool and a family pool with private cabanas. The resort also offers a spa, 24-hour fitness center and a children’s club. And slated to open later this year is the resort’s 5,500-square-foot casino, a first for the St. Regis brand. Planners can also utilize the resort’s nearly 11,000 square feet of event space, perfect for executive retreats and incentive programs.
Slated to open this fall in Madrid, Rosewood Villa Magna will be the first property from Rosewood Hotels & Resorts in Spain. Renowned Spanish architect Ramón de Arana is remodeling the hotel’s exteriors and façade to make the building a landmark on Madrid’s iconic Paseo de la Castellana boulevard.
The hotel will offer 154 guest rooms and suites, a spa and diverse food and beverage offerings. This includes a signature restaurant, Amós, from Michelin-starred chef Jesús Sánchez that will focus on Cantabric cuisine. The restaurant is inspired by taberna madrileña, a style of restaurant particular to the old town of Madrid.
Other notable details include a contemporary art collection inside the hotel, curated by U.K.-based company ArtLink, and remarkable gardens throughout the property that are being transformed by Spanish landscape architect Gregorio Marañón.
Unveiled in early July, Hyatt Regency Koh Samui is a 140-room property that occupies eight acres of private coastline in the far northeast corner of Koh Samui, Thailand’s second largest island.
Standout features of the property include the numerous skylights in the lobby, a collection of pools and the Gallery of Eight, which is a series of eight sites dotted around the property specially selected for “their photogenic potential.”
There’s also four restaurants and bars, including Yangna, an all-day dining restaurant showcasing Thai and international cuisine, and the open-air Sesun Grill & Beach Bar. Meeting and event space throughout the property includes a ballroom for 100-150 guests and a manicured lawn for alfresco gatherings.
A New Property in Paradise
In June, Ritz-Carlton made its brand debut on the Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos with The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos. Situated on Grace Bay in Providenciales, the resort features 147 ocean view guest rooms, including 23 suites, as well as five three-story penthouse suites with private rooftop plunge pools.
Amenities include an adults-only pool with private cabanas, a recreation pool, an onsite casino and a private catamaran for the hotel, The Lady Grace, to allow guests to “explore beyond the shores” with activities like snorkeling or sunset sailing. The resort also includes a Ritz-Carlton Spa and a Ritz Kids program. For drinking and dining, guests can look to Coralli for freshly caught seafood and BLT Steak for steakhouse fare.
The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos also offers 20,000 square feet of meeting space, with venues including a 4,900-square-foot ballroom that can be divided into three separate salons. There’s also a number of outdoor spaces, including an event lawn and grand promenade.
The hotel’s design is inspired by the island’s natural beauty and the destination’s Lucayan heritage. And guests can spot local flora such as cactuses, sisals and sponges.