Whether you’re hoping to nap under swaying coconut palms or indulge in a retail-therapy expedition, there’s plenty on offer by the hospitality industry of the region – and slightly beyond. Below, Savoir Flair introduces you to three stunning new hotels that are just begging to be Instagrammed.
Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island
Opened in May, this 34-story glass tower perched on Abu Dhabi’s coastline features 38 sun-drenched suites, all with water views. Here, you’ll find six restaurants and lounges, as well as close proximity to The Galleria Mall, which is easily accessible via the island’s network of climate-controlled, retail-lined passageways. During the summer, the Four Seasons concierge team can curate a bespoke shopping experience for you, while a variety of water sports and the property’s expansive swimming pool (complete with skyline views) can be enjoyed during the cooler months.
Al Maryah Island
Abu Dhabi, UAE
(+971) 2 333 2222
Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay
Set to open in early September, this Banyan Tree resort is located in Tamouda Bay on the northwest coast of Morocco, about a 45-minute drive from Tangier. Every single villa on this property comes equipped with a pool – that’s 92 luxury pool villas to be exact, which range from 200 to 423 square meters in size. Also noteworthy? The property’s spa, which will offer signature Moroccan hammam treatments as well as a hydrothermal circuit.
Route Nationale 13, Fnideq
Tamouda Bay, Morocco
(+212) 539 669 999
Anantara Kalutara Resort
Scheduled to open in October 2016, this luxury property is located on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, only an hour away from Colombo. The hotel was designed by the country’s most famous architect, the late Geoffrey Bawa, who worked to lend a “simplistic elegance” to all of the rooms. Sumptuous views of the Indian Ocean and Kalu Ganga river are just the beginning.
St Sebastian Road, Katukurunda
(+94) 11 468 9689