From a new Aman in China to a tented camp in Sri Lanka, bed down in these exciting new locations
Ultratravel directory: Luxury hotel openings for autumn
Amanyangyun opens in Shanghai
Aman will open its fourth property in China on October 27. Amanyangyun, meaning “nourishing cloud”, is a collection of 26 Ming and Qing dynasty dwellings that have been relocated from a Jiangxi village 700km away that was being threatened by a reservoir construction. Reassembled and converted into luxury villas in a camphor forest just outside downtown Shanghai, 13 of the antique rooms together with 24 modern structures make up the resort, while 12 historic homes are available to buy. There is a full spa and six dining venues.
Suites cost from Cny6,900 (Dh3,866), per night
The second Ritz-Carlton in Malaysia opened on October 1. The new-build Ritz-Carlton Langkawi is located in a private bay surrounded by rainforest on the island’s west coast and features 90 rooms and 29 pool villas, three swimming pools, a spa and three restaurants. The resort complements the hotel group’s exisiting property in Kuala Lumpur.
Double rooms cost from Myr1,730 (Dh1,500) per night, including taxes
Ventana Big Sur rebrands as Alila
The Ventana Inn at Big Sur, California, has been taken over by Alila Hotels & Resorts and will reopen on October 12 after a multi-million dollar renovation. The property is located on 243 acres of land set back from the coastal Highway 1 route, and has 59 guest rooms, a “Social House lifestyle space”, a spa and restaurant.
Double rooms cost from $638 (Dh2,343) per night including taxes
West Coast Tented Lodge, Sri Lanka
The Sri Lankan family behind Dilmah Tea and the Resplendent Ceylon collection of hotels is opening a luxury tented camp in a remote location on the coast in Yala National Park on October 16. The property has 28 “cocoon suites” and offers nature trips and a variety of lectures and workshops, with an emphasis on sustainability.
Suites cost from $384 (Dh1,400) per night including breakfast and taxes