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10 Must See Luxury Hotel Grand Openings You Missed This Year

Written by Trevor
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Luxury doesn’t have to mean “not affordable”.

Here is the ultimate top 10 list for the most anticipated luxury hotel openings that happened in 2015. Here are a few ideas on where to stay in a luxurious fashion around the world.

1. Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles

If you’re looking for that private island, take a helicopter to the resort feel. This should be your hotel of choice.

With a completely different style Six Senses has taken their hotel to the next level.

A quick helicopter ride from Mahe island will let you see the beautiful private island from above before you get to their beautiful luxurious resort.

Opened: late 2015.

Photo by Six Senses Resorts & Spas

2. G-Rough Rome, Italy

A sister property of the PalazzinaG in Venice has a whole new design and feel.

With a prime location right new Piazza Navona and a made inside of beautiful 16th century building.

Using the original design on each floor, the art and history come out. If you are an art lover you don’t want to miss on this picture perfect hotel.

Opened: March 2015

Photo by G-Rough

3. Keemala Phuket, Thailand

Keemala Phuket, Thailand

If you’re looking to experience nature in a luxurious fashion this is the right fit for you. These unusual yet fantastically designed dwellings are designed to replicate the early Phuket settlers.

Within the woods, surrounded by woods and waterfalls these “nests” are quite the experience.

Along with the coolest looking dwellings we have ever seen, each villa also comes with it’s own private pool.

If you are feeling more social you can use the jungle walkways to get to the common swimming pool and other amenities.

Opened: August 2015
Photo by Keemala

4. Lofoten Opera Hotel, Norway

Are you an architecture fan?

If so this hotels sleek yet breathtaking design is the hotel for you.

The only thing more breathtaking than the design of hotel is the 360 view of the wild mountains and seas surrounding the hotel.

On top of the hotel rooms the Lofoten offers apartments, a spa and sports facilities.

Opened: late 2015

Photo by Snøhetta

5. Park Hyatt St. Kitts

 Park Hyatt St. Kitts

In the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis this tropical Caribbean island is the perfect beach destination for your near future.

This 134 room hotel is the classic luxury beach destination for anyone looking to get away from the hectic city atmosphere.

Of the many room some have rooftop pools with a beautful view of the volcano of Nevis.

Opened: late 2015.

Photos by Hyatt Corporation

6. Roving Bushtops Camp, Serengeti, Tanzania

Roving Bushtops Camp, Serengeti, Tanzania

This is the height of “Glamping”.

This mobile campsite is the most luxurious camping you will ever do.

Everything is taken care of with this campsite which include king size beds, a bath, and shower while making sure everything does not harm the environment.

If you are a fan of high end camping and African wildlife this is an experience you will never forget.

Opened: June 2015

Photo by Bushtops Camps

7. Alila Seminyak, Bali

 Alila Seminyak, Bali

We all know Bali is beautiful. The Alila adds on the luxury hotel feel along with the beauty.

While most luxury hotels take away some of the natural beauty. This hotel with the help of some great architecture made sure to keep as much green as possible.

Opened: June 2015

Photos by Alila Hotels & Resorts

8. Hôtel de Crillon, Paris, France

 Hôtel de Crillon, Paris, France

Known as one of the foremost hotels in the world. The Hôtel de Crillon has undergone renovations.

The classic hotel overlooks Place de la Concorde and has done so since 1758 under the name Place Louis XV.

If you are in Paris and looking to explore all it’s glory this hotel is the one you will want to stay at. This building is as monumental of the most famous monuments in Paris.

Opened: late 2015.

Photo by Hôtel de Crillon

9. Anantara Tangalle Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka

Anantara Tangalle Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka

Just gorgeous. The only way we can explain the beauty of the 152 room hotel.

With 32 beautiful pool villas this hotel is located in 18 hectares of coconut palm groves.

The perfect luxurious getaway in beautiful palm beaches to take all of those city worries away.

Opened: late 2015

Photos by Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas

10. The Serras, Barcelona, Spain

The Serras, Barcelona, Spain

Looking for a modern look while basking in luxury?

This hotel sports 30 rooms in a prime location near Barri Gotic, El Born and Barceloneta.

Along with the gorgeous modern rooms comes a rooftop terrace with a fantastic view over the very popular neighborhood.

The Serras opened: January 2015.

Photos by The Serras

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  • I cannot rate the Bushtops camp highly enough! This is an experience that will forever ruin you for city-bound hotels and resorts. Great honeymoon destination, too.

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