(shared from telegraph.co.uk)
Shangri-La Hotel, Qufu
The Shangri-La Hotel, Qufu, China, opened August 1. This is the first luxury hotel in the city, which is located in the Shandong province in northwestern China. Chinese architecture sets the tone of the hotel, with the hotel’s exterior designed to resemble a traditional Chinese pavilion.The property has 211 rooms, a signature Chinese restaurant named Shang Palace, lobby lounge, bridal room and 'the Hall of Wisdom VIP room'.
|Shangri-La Hotel, Qufu|
St. Regis Abu Dhabi
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi opens August 15. It will be located on the Cornice, with many of the hotel's 283 rooms having views of the Arabian Gulf. With this hotel being in the UAE, it will have a unique feature as has come to be expected from properties in the UAE. The hotel is composed of two towers and the three-bedroom Abu Dhabi Suite will be suspended between them. Standing 200 metres above the ground, it will be the world's highest suspended presidential suite.
|St. Regis Abu Dhabi|
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
The Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is located on the Arabian Peninsula, 50 minutes away from Dubai International Airport.This 346-room property, inspired by the palaces of the region, includes a total of 10 restaurants, lounges and bars, a large spa, private 350-metre beach and an 18-hole golf course.
|Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah|
Mahali Mzuri, Kenya
Sir Richard Branson's Mahali Mzuri opens this month in Kenya. The name means 'beautiful place' in Swahili, and the property's 12 luxury tented suites are surrounded by 13,500 hectares of reserve. Guests will have plenty to explore here and can participate in guided bush walks, participate in game drives as well as enjoy evenings cooling down in the outdoor infinity pool.
|Mahali Mzuri, Kenya|
Banyan Tree Chongqing Beibei, Chongqing
Banyan Tree Chongqing Beibei is 40 minutes away from the city of Chongqing in central China. It is a sprawling resort with 107 suites and villas. Quiet and remote, the property will offer guests access to a number of outdoor and indoor hot spring pools, an extensive spa and other modern facilities.
|Banyan Tree Chongqing Beibei, Chongqing|