Virtuoso Life - November/December 2017 - 120
The New Wellness
Mexico is packed with great spa options, but
Chablé Resort and Spa, a 45-minute drive
from Mérida, stands out thanks to its setting,
with 40 casitas spread across 750 acres of forest. The resort's crown jewel is, naturally, its
spa, which is tucked away around a cenote
and best experienced during the signature
Fountain of Youth Journey Flow Ritual, a
three-hour treatment that incorporates flotation therapy, massage, and herb-infused
salts. Heat up the feel-good factor by adding a
temazcal ceremony to your personalized wellness program - the shaman-led session claims
to cleanse the body through fire, chanting, and
tea. Doubles from $748, including complimentary airport transfers, breakfast daily, and a $100
Colonial-style charm at Mexico's Chablé Resort and Spa.
(ALMOST) READY AND WAITING
A few more soon-to-open spaces to add to your list.
Expect a strong Italian
influence at China's 82-room
Bulgari Hotel Shanghai when
it opens in December, including
bicycles by Momodesign, a rooftop restaurant, and cocktails
and gelato in the garden. While
many of the hotel's common
areas are at ground level, guest
rooms occupy floors 40 through
46 of a 48-story skyscraper
overlooking the Bund.
V I RT U O S O L I F E
The 82-suite Six Senses
Bhutan, an ambitious new project from the lauded hotel brand,
will consist of five lodges spread
across the Himalayan kingdom.
Each property, scheduled to
open throughout 2018, promises
its own distinct identity, from
a hillside spread in the capital
of Thimphu to a sleek retreat
perched above the Paro Valley.
After a two-year closure,
the 104-room Adare Manor
emerges in November as
Ireland's biggest restoration
project in a decade. Updates
include a brand-new wing of
42 rooms, a La Mer spa, a Tom
Fazio-designed golf course, and
a movie theater.
Montage plans to make its
international debut in Mexico
next spring: On Santa Maria
Bay, the 122-room Montage Los
Cabos will feature 39 acres of
private beachfront access, two
restaurants, and guest rooms
with desert-inspired decor and
Past guests of Hotel Lutetia
in Paris include Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, and other
creative types who helped make
the bohemian Saint-Germain
neighborhood a literature and
arts hub. When it reopens next
March, the art deco icon will
have 184 rooms, a jazz bar, and
a holistic spa.
Opening next year, the 154room Bangkok Edition will
occupy prime real estate in
Thailand's tallest building, the
77-story MahaNakhon Tower.
Expect smart design from
hotelier Ian Schrager, plus stellar city views from the topfloor bar.
Details are scarce, but that
hasn't stopped Brits from buzzing about the 54-room Belmond
Cadogan Hotel, London, the
Sloane Street gem set to open
in late 2018. The Queen Annestyle building dates to 1887, but
is currently undergoing a $48
Raffles Europejski Warsaw.
(CHABLÉ) KENNY VIESE, (RAFFLES WARSAW) CHRIS TUBBS PHOTOGRAPHY
When Warsaw's neoRenaissance Hotel Europejski
first opened in 1857, travelers
considered it one of the poshest
properties in the then Russian
Empire. Raffles is taking the
Polish hotel's reins for a modern
reboot. After the scaffolding
comes down next year, the
Raffles Europejski Warsaw will
have 103 rooms, a cigar bar, a
patisserie, and the largest spa
in the city.