With spring upon us and in full bloom, leading hotels around the world are preparing to reopen their doors to guests for the new season. These are the hotels were most excited about and can’t wait to visit:
MUSE Saint-Tropez — Opening May 11, 2021
Encapsulating the laid-back glamour of the French Riviera, the MUSE Saint-Tropez is the ultimate secluded oasis, perched atop a rocky cliff top in the picturesque village of Ramatuelle. Reopening for the season on May 11, the chic retreat reflects architectural simplicity with its pure lines, beautiful terraced gardens weaving around the swimming pool, a stylish bar, and a charming reception area. The property's fifteen luxurious suites, each dedicated to famous muses and characteristically individual in decor and ambience, feature private plunge pools, a garden and terrace, an outdoor shower, and exceptional bathrooms.
During their stay, guests can lounge by the main pool and at the poolside bar on luxurious cabanas, indulge in a sumptuous meal of the freshest seafood, explore Ramatuelle on one of the MUSE’s custom-made bicycles, and enjoy a spa treatment at the hotel’s La Tente by Spa Village, offering a number of vitality treatments that harness the potent herbs, flowers and plants found in the region and the resort’s gardens.
The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa — Opening May 1
The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa is excited to re-opening their doors to guests on May 1 2021 with a new look following a major refurbishment throughout recent months of the hotel reception area, Qunu restaurant, the Cigar Library and the Olive Bar. In the Saxon reception, several new elements enhance guest’s journey including a new reception desk and a dedicated concierge space to aid in a warm welcome. In tribute to the hotel’s friendship with favored former guest, the late South African president Nelson Mandela, the well-known Dean Simon artwork, “Foresight and Hindsight – The Five Faces of Mandela”, which traces the progression of Mandela’s life from his early youth through to the compassionate older statesman, has been given pride of place behind the reception desk, framed by textured wallpapers and artisanal beaded lampshades in traditional style. The updated look for Qunu restaurant features a newly installed bar and dramatic mural showing a warm sunset view over the Saxon’s sister safari property, Shambala Private Game Reserve, which showcases a warm sunset view over the reserve from under a Wild Seringa tree (Burkea Africana). The hotel will also launch its brand-new Saxon App as part of the reopening. Guests can now choose to have a touchless and contactless Saxon stay with the Saxon App; allowing guests access to a wide range of hotel services at the click of a button, including restaurant bookings, browsing the spa menu and even checking in online seamlessly from their own personal devices. The Saxon is a private, all-luxury, 53-suite hotel with nature-infused spa, gourmet restaurants, and impressive art collection.
Hotel Eden Roc — Opened March 12, 2021
Nestled on the shores of Lake Maggiore in Ascona, Hotel Eden Roc reopened on March 12 for the spring/summer season. The property features a private beach and yacht harbor, four outstanding Mediterranean-inspired restaurants including Michelin-starred La Brezza, a 21,528 square-foot spa and wellness center, a veritable Garden of Eden, and 95 luxurious rooms and suites, 20 of which were just completely renovated by interior designer and Ascona native Carlo Rampazzi.
During a visit to the Eden Roc, guests can spend their days taking a stroll through the Botanical Gardens on the Brissago Islands, jetting around the lake on one of hotel’s two Riva boats and visiting Terreni all Maggia's northernmost rice fields in the world. The property is also launching a number of new experiences for 2021, including a kayak tour to the mouth of the Maggia River, paragliding from the mountain region of Cardada Cimetta, a guided hike to Balladrüm to connect with the nature of the Ticino region, and more.
Singita Pamushana — Opened March 24, 2021 Set in the remote southeast of Zimbabwe on 130,000 acres of private untouched wilderness Singita Pamushana Lodge and Singita Malilangwe House have newly reopened to travelers. With exclusive access to this untouched wilderness, guests can immerse themselves in nature on twice-daily game drives, bush walks, sundowner boat cruises, and more. Additionally, the Malilangwe Reserve boasts one of the highest concentrations of endangered black rhinos in the world.
Perched high on a sandstone ridge above the Malilangwe Dam, the forest-like Pamushana lodge is inspired by the culture of the Shangaan people who have lived in the region for thousands of years. Amongst hundreds of majestic baobab trees, travelers can also explore ancient rock-paintings in caves on the reserve and experience a variety of rare and abundant wildlife and bird species.
Hotel Crillon Le Brave & Hotel Lou Pinet, Maisons Pariente properties — Opening April 23
Leading French lifestyle and hospitality brand, Maisons Pariente, is delighted to be reopening two of their boutique five-star hotels in Provence and Saint-Tropez for the spring and summer season. Both Hôtel Crillon Le Brave in Provence and Hôtel Lou Pinet in Saint-Tropez will be opening their doors on April 23 2021. Hôtel Crillon Le Brave sits far from the feverish hustle and bustle that descends on the region every season. It is a Provençal hideout for those looking to switch off from the urban frenzy and reconnect with their deeper truth in an exquisitely authentic natural setting. The hotel boasts 16 guest rooms and 18 suites, two gourmet restaurants, and a dramatic spa set in a former 18th century vaulted stone sable. Hôtel Lou Pinet, a luxury hideaway in the French Rivera’s legendary town of Saint-Tropez. Embodying the bohemian charm of Saint-Tropez, it is designed for those looking for a balance between the thrill of partying and peaceful refuge. Especially created by French architect, interior decorator and designer Charles Zana, the space echoes the vintage Saint-Tropez spirit of the 60’s and 70’s. The hotel features 26 guestrooms and 8 suites, the largest pool in Saint-Tropez tucked away in a secret garden, spa and it's very own BeefBar butcher shop.