Hottest Hotel Openings November 2022 • Hotel Designs
Having worked remotely from my Hotel Designs office in northern Morocco for the past few weeks, it seems only fitting to kick off the list of November VIP openings with the highly anticipated opening of the Fairmont Tazi Palace Tangier. Tangier is becoming a bit of a hotel hotspot alongside The Tazi Palacethe first one Waldorf Astoria for Africa should open here in 2025.
Fairmont Tazi Palace Tangier
Located on the hill of old Tangier, originally built in the 1920s as the residence of the king’s adviser, the palace has been restored and extended and now houses 133 luxurious rooms and suites, a Fairmont spa, several restaurants and bars, as well as modern conference and banquet spaces. Curated and designed by architects OBMI & CCCRA, the property’s historic features are meticulously restored to their original 1920s glory and are complemented by a collection of vibrant restaurants and a spectacular wellness centre. The palace will offer selected rooms overlooking the wooded hillside, with additional rooms offering stunning views of the old city with the mountains on the horizon, creating a picturesque atmosphere. Guests will be immersed in an environment rich in history while enjoying charismatic and engaging service. The luxurious place features sumptuous Arab-Andalusian architecture, combining ancient and modern design while remaining faithful to Moroccan tradition.
Nova is the latest addition to the Pulse Hotels and Resorts Group portfolio and is a contemporary all-inclusive community concept with a laid-back soul and island-style aesthetic. Pulse Hotels and Resorts is an umbrella brand for a range of innovative and contemporary hotels and resorts that are built on their core philosophy of being smart, playful, grounded and responsible. The newly opened Nova Maldives is based on a home-from-home concept, an all-natural island resort housing 76 sensitively designed villas, offering guests a relaxed and soulful island destination.
Spacious beach and over-water villas feature private terraces, plunge pools, and endless views of the Indian Ocean. The interior design enhances the venue with bespoke furnishings, neutral whites, warm materials and natural light, in a clean, minimalist style, with the aim of creating a truly relaxing ambience for guests. With nature and well-being at its heart, each room also offers state-of-the-art technology.
Hotel Per La
After being redesigned and redesigned by Sage Studio, Hotel Per La, located in the iconic former site of the NoMad Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, has opened. Under new ownership and management, debut rooms, and a new rooftop concept, the 12-story Hotel Per La offers 241 branded rooms and a variety of public spaces.
Located in the Giannini Building, the former home of the Bank of Italy originally built in 1922, the reimagined property retains the signature features of the previous hotel, while enhancing the guest experience. HN Capital Partners worked with Sage Studio to revamp and expand the property’s guest offerings. They’ve introduced new dining concepts that showcase community-focused dining experiences and are working closely with a number of local Los Angeles-based creative partners to bring a new welcoming space to the downtown neighborhood. town.
The Quoin is a new luxury boutique hotel developed and designed by Philadelphia-based hotel company, Method Co. Housed in a four-story Victorian Romanesque brownstone dating from 1885 that was designed by famed Philadelphia architect Frank Furness, The Quoin has 24 deluxe rooms, a lobby cafe and bar with fireplace, a ground floor restaurant with courtyard dining, a lower level cocktail lounge, the first bar on the city rooftop and event space, as well as a gym, retail space and bike-sharing program with Solé bikes, adding a new landmark of sustainable hospitality to the fabric of the downtown Wilmington.
The Quoin’s contemporary interior design was carefully researched by Method Studios, Method Co.’s in-house design firm, in partnership with Philadelphia-based Stokes Architecture + Design. Inspired by the aesthetics of the Brandywine Valley, Method Studios reimagined the building’s existing natural materials by layering handmade modern decor, floral patterns in fabrics and wallpapers, the clean lines of modern furniture influenced by Shaker and an earthy color palette. influenced by original Victorian paintings from 1820.
Lady of the Arts Hotel
Located in the historic Latin Quarter, Hôtel Dame des Arts, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, opened its doors as a contemporary retreat embodying the spirit of freedom, culture and creativity of the city’s Left Bank. The hotel offers a choice of 109 guest rooms and suites, all featuring unique, bespoke artwork and most featuring outdoor balconies with views of iconic landmarks including the Eiffel Towel and Notre Dame Cathedral. Other highlights include a state-of-the-art fitness center and wellness area with a sauna and treatment room, an interior garden, a rooftop bar and an exclusive restaurant serving French cuisine, reinvented with the fresh spirit of the North Pacific.
Mills House, Curio Collection by Hilton
The iconic 218-room Mills House, located in the heart of downtown Charleston’s historic French Quarter, is officially reopening after a complete renovation and conversion into a lifestyle hotel under the ownership of RLJ Lodging Trust. With the relaunch, Mills House moves to Mills House Charleston, Curio Collection by Hilton as the first portfolio property in South Carolina.
The transformation of this iconic hotel includes a complete reimagining of all of the original guest rooms and the addition of upscale suites, while retaining the old-world charm and warmth that Charleston is famous for. Guests enter through a lush Hidden Garden, one of the hotel’s many new bespoke spaces, which also includes a new rooftop bar and terrace. Mills House now offers several new food and drink concepts, including the Black Door Café, aptly named for its paneled doorway on Queen Street that offers a typical Charleston moment for visitors to The Holy City. Tucked inside the hotel’s walled courtyard, and soon to be one of Charleston’s favorite hidden gem restaurants, is Iron Rose, a new signature restaurant where guests can enjoy South Coast cuisine. in front of an outdoor fireplace.
Waldorf Astoria Cancun
After mentioning Waldorf Astoria in the introduction, it seemed like a fitting note on which to end – Waldorf Astoria Cancun now flies its flag of luxury on this glistening coastline with 100 acres of private beach at its disposal. Combining the elegant hospitality and unforgettable experiences of the Waldorf Astoria with a rich Mexican heritage, the hotel will offer breathtaking ocean views from its 150 suites. The 21-room Waldorf Astoria spa incorporates Mexican healing traditions, and five restaurants and bars offer local cuisine and flavors.
Main image credit: Nova Maldives