If you thought that Madonna was the queen of reinvention, think again
Raffles Hotel Singapore
The Grand Dame of the Lion City is ready to throw open her doors once more in August 2019. Apart from a chic new lobby, they are introducing three new restaurants headed by celebrity chefs Alain Ducasse, Anne-Sophie Pic and Jereme Leung. They will also be introducing three new styles of suites, including the Residence Suites for long-term guests and Promenade Suites that have 24 hour check-in. But once you’ll take a look at the rooms you will understand why guests don’t want to wait or leave.
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is back with an entire revamped West Wing, a sparkling new restaurant – Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, a state-of-the-art spa and an array of luxurious suites. Art lovers will be pleased to know that they will be able to find works by photographer Mary McCartney and avante garde designers Frederikson Stallard as well as Chinese pottery from the Ch’ing Dynasty.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
The famed Dubai hotel that forms the wave to the Burj Al Arab’s sail (stand in the right place and you’ll spot it) has just thrown open its doors after a top-to-toe or should we say - penthouse to cellar makeover. Three kinetic art installations greet guests in the lobby, three new restaurants join Villa Beach, Beachcombers and Ocean Blue and there’s a new kids’ club that takes inspiration from the deep. The next Dubai property set to have a makeover is the Burj Al Arab, which closes for refurbishment in the summer of 2019.
The Datai on Langkawi celebrated its 25th birthday with a glamorous makeover. Nothing was left untouched during the USD$60 million makeover. The hotel now features a new nature centre, Bastien Gonzalez nail bar and a fitness centre by the beach. It’s so exciting that you’ll want to take the whole family. If you do, you can always book into The Datai Estate, a new five-bedroom villa that features two pools and a games room, plus a 24-hour butler and private chef.