Bucket List 2018
We’ve rounded up the hottest new vacation resorts hitting bucket lists all over the world this year.
LUX* North Male Atoll
Located on the six hectare picnic island of Olhahali, LUX* North Male Atoll is set to launch mid-2018 on the white sands of the Maldives. Transforming traditional Maldivian villas into over-sized penthouse residences, the five-star resort styled by Singapore design group Miaja blends superyacht panache with a vibrant south beach pulse. Boasting 60 double story beach and over water residences with a minimum living area of 255m2, two dining outlets, a bar, wine cave, a rooftop bar, cinema, starlight Jacuzzi, LUX* ME Spa and a kids club, this is one Indian Ocean opening Maldives fans should not miss.
For the first time in the Maldives, each residence is crowned with a fully-featured 120m2 reef terrace
LUX* Grand Gaube
The fresh-spirited luxury resort and spa in Mauritius has officially been reinvented into a retro-chic tropical retreat, after undergoing a $32 million renovation by international designer Kelly Hoppen. Open this week, the highly anticipated luxury resort features 186 bedrooms and suites, a luxe-for-less boutique and an indoor cinema. No stone of the former building has been left unturned, from tactile ceramics to handpicked accessories, vintage rattan and residential-quality soft furnishings; the new designs breathe uplifting style and soul into every space. Enjoy a romantic getaway with your loved one, step from sea-view bedroom onto peaceful terraces, outdoor baths.
Ideal for those looking to explore the area below sea level, its gentle waters present some of the finest swimming, diving and snorkeling opportunities in the region
Millennium Golden Horn Istanbul
Located in the bustling old town of one of the world’s most popular cultural hubs, Millennium Golden Horn Hotel is set to open mid 2018. One of the key USPs will be its close proximity to Istanbul’s top attractions including the Garden of The Palace of the Porphyrogenitus, The Virgin Mary Church and Kariye Mosque & Museum – as well as 15kms away from Ataturk International Airport. Comprising of 127 rooms and suites and an International all-day dining restaurant, this opening has “city break bolthole” written all over it.
Istanbul is the region’s most prominent city in catching the latest trends as well as the shopping and entertainment culture
Copthorne Makkah Al Naseem
Targeting the newly thriving tourist and business destination, Copthorne Makkah Al Naseem is set to open its doors in the first quarter of 2018. Located 105 km from King Abdul Aziz International Airport, with less than a mile from Mina and Muzdalifah train station, the hotel will feature 502 spacious rooms and suites with balconies offering views of Aisha Al Rajhi Mosque. Each room will be stylishly furnished, with cosy large king or twin size beds with large screen TVs, high speed Internet and other amenities. Amenities to include separate male and female gyms, 4 conference rooms, a ball room and international all-day restaurant.
Copthorne Makkah Al Naseem complements the warm Arabian hospitality offered in the holy land
Grand Millennium Business Bay Hotel
Another Millennium newcomer set to open its doors in the second quarter of 2018, is Grand Millennium Business Bay. Launching in Dubai’s bustling business hub 20 minutes away from Dubai International Airport, the hotel will offer breath-taking canal views and a trendy city location for business and leisure travellers alike. Expect 251 rooms and suites, seven restaurants including Mexican rooftop restaurant “Toca Madera” and five-star amenities finished to Millennium’s usual exacting standards.
Business Bay has fast become a hub for residential and commercial developments, thanks to its prime location from some of the city’s top business and leisure landmarks