The resort report: what's new in the hotel world
Checking out the latest hotel and resort news from fresh renovations to brand new or upcoming properties to entice your clients.
A private island experience with multiple pools awaits clients at the newly opened Anantara Koh Yao Yai Resort & Villas in Thailand. Once a coconut palm plantation, the 27-acre site features 148 suites, villas and penthouses along a jungle-clad limestone islets just a 45-minute boat ride from Phuket and 20 minutes from Krabi. Accommodation options include one-and two-bedroom villas with private butler services, complimentary bicycles, and direct beach access. For families, consider the Family Pool Access Suites with a terrace opening directly onto the family pool. For a grandeur escape, the 3,229 square ft. Two-Bedroom Beachfront Pool Villa features a central living space, a kitchen, a dining room, two ensuite bedrooms and a pool terrace with an outdoor rain shower. For the ultimate in luxury, the resort’s eight butler-attended Sea View Pool Penthouses are 3,617 square ft. featuring an oversized soaking bathtub with sea views. In addition to a living and dining room, a kitchen, and a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom featuring two skylight-lit rain showers, there are also two dressing rooms, an infinity-edge pool, sundeck with daybeds and a covered cabana for alfresco dining.
A 300-suite and private villa adults-only haven is ready to welcome clients in Tulum with cenote-style architecture and unique circular buildings. Secrets Tulum Resort & Beach Club is the newest addition to the Inclusive Collection, part of World of Hyatt. Situated in downtown Tulum within the luxury Aldea Zama Complex, the resort also has a nearby beach club along with a five-bedroom beachfront villa complete with a private chef, private plunge pool and 24-hour concierge services.
For clients who are seeking an eco-luxe experience, Xixim Mundo Imperial is opening next month in the Ría Celestún Biosphere Reserve. Encompassing over 1,300 acres and set along a five kilometre stretch of a white sand beach, the resort is located 90 minutes from the Mérida airport and prioritizes wellness. For the extra wow factor, book clients into a private pool suite with sea views.
South Florida-bound clients looking for a memorable stay can check into the newly opened LULU Glamping site roughly 40-minutes from Miami International Airport. Each glamping site spans 1100 sq ft. featuring two geodesic domes and a private patio. The main dome offers a king-size bed and a fully-equipped kitchenette. The lounge area includes a flat-screen TV and a 13-foot window ceiling ideal for stargazing. A separate bathroom dome is home to a bathtub and showers.