Leading Hotels of the World adds six new member properties

Leading Hotels of the World adds six new member properties

Four brand-new hotels are among the new additions

The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) collection has increased its numbers, adding six new member hotels, including four new openings. 

Since its inception in 1928, LHW has grown from 38 founding member hotels to more than 400 hotels in more than 80 countries, making it the largest collection of independent luxury hotels.

LHW’s vice president of membership, Deniz Omurgonulsen said: “As 2023 travel planning begins in earnest, we’re delighted to introduce exciting new additions to our world-wide collection. The Winter Collection includes our first LHW hotels in new destinations Samarkand, Uzbekistan and Montevideo, Uruguay, alongside new additions in the classic Italian cities of Rome and Milan, the Austrian mountains and Swiss lakes. As always, we are extremely proud to champion independent and innovative hospitality, introducing discerning travellers to inspiring new places to stay.”

The new additions include:

  • Recently renovated 69-key Hotel Splendide Royal Roma (pictured) is one of the Eternal City’s most lauded properties, steps away from Via Veneto and the Villa Borghese Gardens. Period furnishings, an excellent situation plus signature dining at Mirabelle Restaurant and a rooftop lounge add to the package.
  • Portrait Milano, a 73-key renovated seminary that’s been unveiled in Piazza del Quadrilatero, in the heart of the Italian city’s fashion district.

Portrait Milano

  • Uzbekistan’s 233-room Samarkand Regency Amir Temur, which is an ambitious new-build that includes charcoal-based dining at El Sabor, a 20th-floor Sky Bar and Nephrite Spa & Wellness, which offers treatments using Valmont and Thalgo products.

Samarkand Regency Amir Temur

  • Contemporary ski lodge Falkensteiner Hotel Montafon in Austria, a 12-room new opening that focuses on sustainability by partnering with climate protection agency TurnToZero, It also offers visitors spectacular surroundings given its perch in the climate-neutral Erlesbinsverg Golm vicinity.
  • Uruguay-based Hotel Montevideo, situated in the historic capital, with carefully curated bespoke furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows framing stunning city views. Chefs Ale Morales and Flor Coureges will be helming gourmet offerings at Polo Bamba and Sky Bar at Pisco, with an emphasis on local fare.

Hotel Montevideo

  • Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa Lausanne, a restored 196-key Art Nouveau-influenced historic hotel in Switzerland. Its Spa du Royal and Sky Lounge – from which you get 360-degree views of Lake Geneva – are big draws.

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