1. QT Perth
Perfect for modern explorers, wild flowers and the creatively charged, this is QT’s first property on Australia’s West Coast, merging industrial glamour with a contemporary, urban-cool aesthetic. The bold 18-story hotel which opened this month boasts 184 bold-yet-welcoming guest rooms, a signature bar & grill restaurant concept, rooftop bar, café and 7 conference rooms to host a variety of innovative events.
The cutting-edge bar and dining offerings are top-notch with Italian-inspired Santini Grill by Creative Food Director Robert Marchetti’s and Executive Chef Nic Wood. Together, the pair bring a Mediterranean flare to the city using the very best in local produce. Santini Bar acts as the hotel’s social hub; a place to settle in and enjoy artisan drops from the finest local wineries or distilleries.
Perched high in the sky, the Rooftop at QT offers the highest rooftop party venue in Perth with spectacular views across the Swan River, Perth Hills and Optus Stadium, whilst the QT Café on the main level is the local destination for perfectly brewed coffee and all-day pick-me-ups. Located right on the doorstep of the Murray Street Mall with less than a minute walk to Perth’s shopping hub, QT Perth is described as the modern explorer’s gateway to the Perth central business district. For more information please visit website here.
2. Hotel Joaquin, A Laguna Beach Oceanfront Escape
Auric Road, the lifestyle curators of petite resorts, is debuting its much-anticipated SoCal property, Hotel Joaquin. Nestled along the breathtaking Laguna Beach coastline, designer sanctuary seamlessly connects adventure and respite with the tranquility of the beach carried throughout the property which is now accepting reservations beginning September 17th.
“Hotel Joaquin is the latest property in Auric Road’s petite resort collection. Every detail has meaning and intentionality, designed to inspire our guests,” says CEO Paul Makarechian. “The resort’s location is especially nostalgic, as I grew up diving the coves along Pacific Coast Highway. We are proud to unveil the magic of our new brand in Laguna and are excited to see how Hotel Joaquin captivates our guests as the Innkeepers for their soul’s journey.”
Chic, playful, and layered décor is the hallmark of this 22-room petite resort designed by Studio Robert McKinley. Hotel Joaquin follows the “Soul is our Style” ethos of Auric Road’s existing properties, Korakia Pensione and Lone Mountain Ranch. Derived from the original land grant of Rancho San Joaquin, which encompassed much of present-day Orange County, Hotel Joaquin speaks to the heritage of Laguna Beach, paying homage to the laid-back elegance of the California and Mediterranean coastlines. This private beach oasis features small batch in-room amenities, sweeping views, a serene pool and bespoke resort-style service. Sensory-focused details weave a soulful narrative throughout the property and elevate the mood of laid-back luxury. Guests are encouraged to get out and take advantage of what Laguna Beach has to offer with an all-access pass to the Adventure Garage that has surfboards, hiking and diving gear, bicycles, and playful outdoor accessories. Guests can enjoy a fully unplugged atmosphere with television-free suites outfitted with vinyl record players and a curated music collection to complement each guest’s intention for their stay. Hotel Joaquin’s unique hospitality ethos offers highly personalized service with a St. Barth’s vibe.
Inspired by the magic of their salty backyard, Hotel Joaquin will take its guests on a sea-centric culinary journey, with a clean French-Mediterranean menu. For more information please visit Hotel Joaquin here.
3. THE SANTARENA HOTEL ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY 2019 OPENING
A tropically elegant oasis inspired by a palette of people and places, the Santarena Hotel will open in February 2019 and is a bohemian pearl perched between two of Costa Rica’s loveliest Pacific beaches. Stylish accommodations and inviting public spaces are seamlessly woven with gracious hospitality to make this the ideal seaside getaway, captivating visitors with an authentic, deeply refined laid-back experiential warmth.
The hotel has several options for dining and imbibing in a variety of picturesque settings in addition to room service and a “grab and go” all-day bakery. Breakfast and lunch are offered in The Atrium, a relatively casual indoor-outdoor space just off the lobby; light bites and beverages ranging from detox smoothies to proper cocktails are available at the Lobby Bar, while the dinner atmosphere shifts to a more chic sophisticated setting in the hotel’s signature restaurant, Ponciana. The hotel also boasts a rooftop lounge and 35-square-meter pool for water enthusiasts and is home to one of the region’s best beaches, Playa Danta, which is just steps away and a local favorite for swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking and snorkeling.
With crisp, linear design and contemporary sleek-but-mellow extra special touches throughout, all of the hotel’s 45 guest rooms (including 3 suites) offer an ideal place to rest, recover and recharge between active sunny days and sophisticated social evenings. All accommodations feature king beds, sustainable wood floors and spacious bathrooms with a seasonal array of locally sourced amenities; most also boast private balconies with striking handmade Cuban style pressed tiles as a dreamy perch to sip morning coffee or watch the sun slip into the Pacific.
Hotel guests are of course encouraged to rest, relax and decompress as much as possible, but are also wholeheartedly invited to take advantage of a wide range of outdoor activities at Las Catalinas, including an extensive trail system with over 40 kilometers of hiking and mountain biking trails, water activities such as SUP, kayaking, snorkeling and scuba, as well a variety of inspiring day trips and excursions via helicopter to some of Costa Rica’s most exciting offerings. The hotel’s architect, Ricardo Arosemena, is renowned and respected throughout Latin America, and interiors are by locally celebrated Andrina Fonseca. The Santarena Hotel is also a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Lifestyle Collection.
Eight unique indoor and outdoor spaces (4,806 square feet total) coupled with exemplary service throughout make Santarena an ideal base for business and social events as well. The hotel’s inspiring and versatile range of facilities are fully equipped with the latest technology and an array of thoughtful amenities to seamlessly serve special gatherings ranging from professional or cultural groups and team building trips to sports and wellness retreats.
Rates start at USD $425 per night based on double occupancy. Reservations can be made by calling 866-357-3872 or (+506) 2654-4600 or go here.