For globetrotters who only stay at the very best hotels, here are the 10 Unimaginable Luxury Hotels Opening Soon.
Gangneung Resort Hotel, South Korea – In anticipation of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Seoul-based architecture firm Planning Korea has designed a one-of-a-kind seaside resort in Gangneung, inspired by the ecological structure of plankton. Planning Korea’s Gangneung Resort Hotel is set to open before the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea
Shanghai Shimao Wonderland, Shanghai – Shanghai Shimao Wonderland sits in the Sheshan National Forest Resort Area between Tianmashan Hill and Hengshan Hill. The unique five-star 19-story, 380-room luxury hotel is developed by Shanghai Shimao Property Group and will be managed by InterContinental Hotels Group. Only 3 stories are above the ground, and the rest is being built into an abandoned quarry in Songjiang.
Lofoten Opera Hotel, Norway – Furthest west of Lofoten in Moskenes, will sit an 11,000-square-metre building that will include the Lofoten Opera Hotel. Imagined by architecture firm Snøhetta, the hotel will be located at the top end of the curved body building. the low-rise structure will be placed on an outlying site in Slapen flanked by a mountain range. It will loop a central courtyard and offer spectacular views out across the sea to the south and west.
City of Dreams Hotel Tower, Macau – Melco Crown Entertainment, a developer and owner of casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia, has unveiled the project details and design of the fifth hotel tower at City of Dreams, the company’s flagship property in Cotai, Macau. With 40 floors and a gross floor area of 150,000 square meters, the tower will house approximately 780 guestrooms, suites and sky villas. Source: arch2o.com
The Royal Atlantis, Dubai – Designed by internationally acclaimed architects Kohn Pedersen Fox, this new icon features lofty gardens and sky-high infinity pools. The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences on The Palm in Dubai is destined to become an iconic, world-renowned address. The building is a breathtakingly stunning design featuring contemporary living spaces cantilevered into the Arabian sky. All Residences offer uninterrupted views towards the sea or across the waters of The Palm towards the Dubai skyline.
Keemala Resort – Bird’s nest suites, bamboo pods on stilts and baths carved out of rock. The Keemala resort in Phuket, Thailand, is nestled well away from the crowds and overlooking Kamala Village and the Andaman Sea, positioned in the hills and within lush woodlands.
Poseidon Underwater Resort, Fiji – This is the first hotel which the whole of it are build underwater. The project is stated to be the most economically successful hospitality projects in the world for its size, represents the world’s finest undersea vacation experience.
Salt & Water Floating Hotels – A winner of the Millennium Yacht Design Awards, Salt & Water’s concept for a Floating Hotel aims to introduce tourism onto inland waters without disrupting the natural harmony of its surroundings. Their design consists of two parts: a central floating body and separate catamaran apartment units. Source: archdaily
Dawang Mountain Resort, China – The Deep Pit Ice and Snow World resort is located in near the city of Changsha in China. The project combines an Entertainment Ice World with an Indoor Ski Slope, a Water Park and supporting restaurant and shopping facilities with a total gross floor area of 120,000m². As well as the curvaceous structures, the resort will also boast a 61 meter (200 ft) waterfall, which empties into a quarry below.
The Hotel Crescent, Azerbaijan – The Crescent Development Project is a prestigious 450,000 square-meter mixed-used development in the heart of Baku, Azerbaijan. Designed to be a world-class landmark, the development includes a retail podium, residential and commercial towers and a 33-storey, seven-star hotel on an island in the Caspian Sea.