Leading Hotels of the World adds to portfolio

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Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) has added 12 new members to its portfolio.

“It’s my pleasure to welcome these 12 distinguished new members to our LHW community of more than 425 hotels around the world,” said Shannon Knapp, president and CEO, LHW. “Our newest additions embody our community’s commitment to being the leader of independent, luxury hospitality. The hoteliers within these properties demonstrate the creativity and agility that makes the experience of independent hotels so special.”

The new members include eight properties in Europe, two hotels in Asia and two properties in The Americas.

Leading Hotels of the World has added 12 properties to its portfolio. New members include The Murray Hong Kong. Image here shows deluxe guestroom at The Murray.

PHOTOS | (Top of post) Pool, Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte Hotel (Sicily, Italy). Photo courtesy of Rocco Forte Hotels. (above) Deluxe guestroom with park view, The Murray Hong Kong. Photo courtesy of Niccolo Hotels.

The Murray Hong Kong | Hong Kong SAR, China

Located along Hong Kong’s legendary Cotton Tree Drive, The Murray is one of the city’s newest landmark hotels. The contemporary urban sanctuary was re-designed so that the architectural and interior finishes celebrate the past and the future of the city. It has 336 rooms, five dining destinations and a rooftop with panoramic city views.

The Kahala Hotel Resort Yokohama | Yokohama, Japan

This newcomer to Yokohama’s waterfront opened on September 23, 2020. The 146-key property was designed to inspire deep relaxation. It offers a variety of culinary options, a spa and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

Capella Bangkok | Bangkok, Thailand

Opening October 2020, this new 101-key urban resort features river-front villas with private plunge pools. Fine dining overseen by a Michelin-starred chef and a trend-setting style make the new hotel the ultimate place to watch the renaissance of the Chao Phraya River.

Grand Park Hotel Rovinj | Rovinj, Croatia

Opened in April 2019, this 209-room seafront property is nestled in a pine forest overlooking Katarina Island and the charming Old Town of Rovinj. It includes an award-winning spa where guests can discover the secrets of Istrian wellness.

Relais San Maurizio | Santo Stefano Belbo, Italy

This former Italian monastery was founded in 1619, arriving at its current incarnation as a luxury spa resort in the early 2000s. History and character infuse the property, from the 31 guestrooms that once accommodated monks to the gorgeous vineyards.

Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte Hotel | Sicily, Italy

This idyllic retreat on Sicily’s stunning southwest coast blends modern design with local charm. The expansive 550+ acre property includes 254 rooms and endless sea and countryside offerings—play tennis among the orange groves or master Sicilian cooking.

São Lourenço do Barrocal | Monsaraz, Portugal

In the same family for over 200 years, São Lourenço do Barrocal is the heart of an ancient, small farming village in Portugal’s foothills of Monsaraz. The 2,000-acre estate was lovingly restored to a luxurious hotel and working farm that includes 75 guestrooms and cottages, a winery, two farm-to-table restaurants, a spa, and stables.

Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine | Sardon de Duero, Spain

This restored abbey is set on 500 acres of vineyards in the Douro Valley. The exclusive 30-room retreat specially curates experiences around wine, gastronomy, nature, art, and wellness so guests can immerse themselves in the spirit and style of LeDomaine.

Anantara Villa Padierna Palace | Marbella, Spain

Just minutes from the sea, this 132-key resort blends nature with the art and culture of the region. More than 1,200 works of classic art adorn the resort. Three golf courses and a Mediterranean Beach Club entice active visitors.

La Reserve Eden au Lac Zurich | Zurich, Switzerland

This lakeside masterpiece opened January 2020 after a two-year restoration project led by Philippe Starck who reimagined the legendary hotel. The 40-room property has a 100-year history on the shores of Lake Zurich.

Nayara Tented Camp | La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Set on the edge of the Arenal Volcano National Park, Nayara opened in December 2019. It is one of the first luxury camps in Central America. Its 29 tented accommodations have unobstructed volcano views and private plunge pools fed by natural mineral hot springs.

Nobu Hotel Chicago | Chicago, Illinois, United States

Opened in July 2020, Nobu Hotel Chicago is located on Chicago’s famed “Restaurant Row.” The hotel is brought to life through its architecture, 115 tastefully appointed rooms, a signature Nobu Restaurant and  the new-concept Nobu Rooftop.