New Hotels Opening in August 2014

Another month means a range of exciting new hotels, so as we usher in the month of August, we check out the new hotels opening this month starting with one of the most exciting openings, The Peninsula Paris, and others.

The Peninsula Paris

Luxury travelers, rejoice, as one of the most highly anticipated hotels, The Peninsula Paris has opened its doors as of today, 1 August 2014. The Peninsula Paris is where what is arguably the best urban hotel chain on the planet meets a city everyone loves to visit.

The Peninsula Paris

Perfectly situated at 19 Avenue Kléber, just steps from the Arc de Triomphe, in the heart of the city, The Peninsula is within walking distance of some of the world’s most famous monuments, museums and luxury shopping districts.

The Peninsula Paris is located in a late 19th century classic Haussmanian building, which first opened as one of Paris's most luxurious grands hotels in 1908. Steeped in history, the property has been meticulously restored and discreetly modernised in the last six years by some of the top artisans in the country.

The Peninsula houses 200 luxurious rooms, including 34 suites, which are among the most spectacular in the city. From the building façade to interior elements including fine marble, rich wood panelling and gold leaf finishing, the result is the ultimate in French craftsmanship.

The Soho House Chicago

The hotel spin-off of the London members-only club comes on 11 August to Chicago in the shape of The Soho House Chicago.

The Soho House is located in the West Loop nabe in an old warehouse, once home to the Chicago Belting Factory, with 40 rooms, ranging from small to medium plus, on offer.

The Soho House Chicago also boasts a Cowshed Spa (the first public location in the US), a rooftop pool with al fresco dining, a 40-seat screening room, along with two restaurants imported from London, Pizza East and Chicken Shop as well as a lounge with an all-day café, The Allis.

The Sanchaya, Bintan, Indonesia

Colonial elegance meets Asian artistry at The Sanchaya, which offers 19 private villas, 9 Suites at The Great House. Each villa, suite and room is tastefully designed collectible pieces of art and furnishings to give guests give an insight into South East Asia’s rich culture and history while not losing touch with the 21st century in the shape of modern touches such as with iPads, High Fidelity Bang & Olufsen TV and sound systems, Cable and Apple TV tastefully matched with each room’s interior style.

the sanchaya villa

Bad news for those who don’t’ take a break from the diet whilst on holiday: the estate offers all-day dining facilities, and made with fresh ingredients sourced locally too. In The Great House, you'll find all-day indoor and outdoor dining, with views over the sea and gardens. Or head to the Tasanee Grill, which dishes up Thai street food and freshly caught fish, together with refreshing drinks and irresistible desserts.

After dinner, you can sample house-made cocktails at the Library and Bar.