Leading Hotels of the World welcomes four new members

i By August 24, 2023 No Comments

The Leading Hotels of the World welcomed hotels in the United Kingdom, Canada, Qatar and Thailand to its portfolio this month.

“We’re excited about this season’s new hotel members as they truly demonstrate the diversity of Leading’s collection,” said Deniz Omurgonulsen, vice-president, Member Experience, The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW). “Our mission as a community, is to support independence and innovation in hospitality around the world. We couldn’t be happier to welcome these new additions to our carefully-curated collection, and to inspire curious travelers to discover their stories for themselves.”

The new additions to the LHW portfolio are:

The Adria (London, UK) – Reopened in January 2022, this 19th century boutique townhouse is located in a leafy neighborhood of South Kensington. It offers 24 rooms and suites. The property’s decor combines quintessentially British styling with a modern touch. Inside, antiques are blended with contemporary furnishing, opulent upholstery and original artworks. Italian-marble bathrooms feature heated floors and organic Bamford products. Amenities include a spa, a fitness suite, and several lounges. The Adria is just a short walk from Harrods and the museum district of London.

Azur Legacy Collection Hotel (Vancouver, Canada) – Opening this month in the heart of Vancouver’s financial and fashion districts and steps from the waterfront, this property spans more than 13 floors of a newly-constructed building. It is home to 104 Art Deco-inspired rooms and 13 suites, all with marble bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, and streamlined technology. The lobby level restaurant, Dahlia, serves food throughout the day. Lavantine, on the 14th floor, is the city’s first rooftop garden restaurant. It serves a menu influenced by Middle Eastern flavors.

The Chedi Katara Hotel and Resort (Katara, Qatar) – This new, beachfront palace opened in November 2022. It offers 91 rooms, a private beach, a wellness spa, pool, and destination dining options. Located in the artistic district of Katara, known as the cultural district of the capital, the resort combines elements of both Mughal and Ottoman design heritage, featuring colonnades and a courtyard garden. Each of the hotel’s rooms, suites, and private villas are decorated with bespoke wooden furnishings and  oriental rugs presented in a fresh, contemporary style. Facilities include Qatar’s first overwater restaurant, Marsa Katara, the jewel of The Chedi’s culinary crown as well as two other restaurants, a cigar lounge and full-service spa suite.

Aleenta Retreat (Chiang Mai, Thailand) – Opened in April 2023, Aleenta Retreat is reached via a tree-lined alley in Chiang Mai’s Umong district. Its courtyard feels like stepping into a small Thai village square. Around its central pool flanked by bamboo and frangipani trees, stand four antique teakwood Thai dwellings, which the hotel has revamped into a spa, a restaurant, the local crafts-selling boutique, and a family-sized villa. Inspired by the brickwork of Chiang Mai’s crumbling temples, Aleenta Retreat’s 44 guestrooms merge traditional Thai design with a palate of natural hues and sophisticated furnishings. The Ayurah Spa is set in a teakwood-clad two-storey building near the central pool. Alongside complementary daily yoga, Qi Gong, meditation and mindfulness classes, it offers a menu of holistic tailor-made wellness programs. The hotel also enables clients to work with a resident ‘master healer’, doctor, nurse and nutritionist during their stay.