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Offering the largest collection of independent luxury hotels globally, The Leading Hotels of the World is pleased to welcome six new member hotels to its prestigious portfolio.


Offering the largest collection of independent luxury hotels globally, The Leading Hotels of the World is pleased to welcome six new member hotels to its prestigious portfolio.

Category: Worldwide - Industry economy - New brands / Affiliations
This is a press release selected by our editorial committee and published online for free on 2024-02-29

The Reserve (Funchal, Portugal) 

The Reserve (Funchal, Portugal) 
Photo credit © The Leading Hotels of the World

This season’s collection includes five new hotel openings, demonstrating a boom in luxury hospitality openings worldwide.

The openings include two new US properties, a new hotel concept in Madeira, a grand converted museum in Rome, and a collection of bungalows and casas just south of Tulum, Mexico.

“The Leading Hotels of the World welcomes 2024 with an array of brilliant hotels joining the collection. We are delighted to welcome this outstanding group of new members to LHW, consisting primarily of recent openings.” said Deniz Omurgonulsen, Vice President of Member Experience, The Leading Hotels of the World. “This cohort includes LHW’s entrance into destinations such as Savannah, Georgia, and Tulum, Mexico, and further strengthens our presence in Europe. LHW is proud to champion independent hospitality and is excited to introduce new experiences to our curious travelers with these additions.”

Discover LHW’s Spring Collection


The Reserve (Funchal, Portugal) New Opening January 2024

A new hotel concept with guest experiences at its core

The Reserve is an exclusive hotel concept in Madeira, Portugal, situated within its sister property, Savoy Palace.

The hotel encompasses 40 sea-facing rooms and suites on the top floors of Savoy Palace, all meticulously designed to deliver the utmost in comfort. The Reserve is host to a private members access and services team of dedicated GEPAs – Guest Experience Personal Assistants – who will ensure a seamless stay.

Positioned near the main attractions of Madeira, The Reserve, beyond wellness and city access, offers guests elevated dining in the Jacarandá Club and private experiences from yacht tours to wine tastings.

The Reserve guests benefit from all the facilities and services of the incredible Savoy Palace, from the Laurea Spa and four swimming pools to gardens, to beaches and numerous dining experiences.

Palazzo Roma (Rome, Italy) New Opening 2024

A noble museum turned hotel in the capital

Palazzo Roma is a three-floor museum turned contemporary and history filled hotel.

Dating from the 16th Century, this historic building has been owned by several aristocratic Tuscan families and is a valuable heritage of the Roman nobility. Situated near the Spanish Steps, between Via del Corso and Piazza di Pietra, the property is adorned with coffered ceilings, original frescoes, timeless marble, and an outstanding original marble staircase.

All 39 rooms and suites have been uniquely designed to the highest standards of contemporary luxury, while maintaining their original features.

The spacious reception rooms and unique artwork pair with excellent service and attention to detail, making Palazzo Roma the perfect aristocratic hideaway in this vibrant city.

Grand Hotel Alassio Beach & SPA Resort (Alassio, Italy)

A long tale of elegance and hospitality on the Ligurian Riviera

Founded in the 1897 and overlooking the grandest stretch of one of Italy’s best beaches, Alassio Beach & Spa Resort blends tradition with elegance and excitement.

Catering to families, sport enthusiasts and art lovers, the property features a Kids Club, numerous active pursuits, a Talassio 4 Art collection and more.

Placed perfectly on the Italian Riviera, the property offers historical tales from its previous life and weaves this culture into curated tours, sea excursions and magical moments for guests.

For those looking to reset and recharge by the Ligurian Sea, the hotel’s private Grand Beach Club and Thalassio Medical Spa await.

North America

Case Chablé, (Tulum, Mexico)

Beachfront luxury located on an untouched stretch of the Caribbean coast

Nestled within the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Mexico’s largest protected areas – lies Casa Chablé.

Just 22 miles south of Tulum, Casa Chablé offers a complete nature-immersive experience – with 12 acres of tropical jungle and a 656-foot-long beach.

With only five bedrooms in the main villa and an additional five bungalows dotted along the beach, guests will experience a sense of unique remoteness and serenity.

The interiors reflect local traditions and the walls are dotted with colorful textiles. Similar to its sister properties, Casa Chablé’s spa and wellbeing experiences are at the heart of the hotel’s offering.

The spa features treatments and programs inspired by local traditions the ancient culture of healers.

Hotel Bardo (Savannah, Georgia, United States) New Opening Febraury 2024

Converted Mansion in the gardens of Forsyth Park

Housed in a former Savannah mansion in the lush green gardens of Forsyth Park is Hotel Bardo – an urban resort and neighborhood clubhouse.

Making its debut this year, the hotel features 149 rooms and suites, all comfortably chic. An 80-foot pool, cooking school, spa and sport club invite guests to customize their ideal experience.

Saint Bibiana, the main restaurant, offers timeless glamor, impeccable costal Italian food, effortless energy, and cooking classes with the Executive Chef.

Also featuring a member's club, the property will add value to the neighborhood locals and guests alike. When traveling with children, guests can enjoy Camp Bardo, the property’s exciting Kids Club.

The Fifth Avenue Hotel (New York, New York, United States) New Opening December 2023

Restored gilded glamour in New York’s NoMad neighborhood

Thoughtfully restored in the central NoMad neighborhood is The Fifth Avenue Hotel, offering 110 rooms and 43 suites across the mansion and glass tower buildings.

Each room is designed with bold, dramatic prints, dainty romantic touches, and vibrant colors. Every corner of the hotel promises a unique kaleidoscopic experience, with eclectic sourced individual art and furnishings, including the three event spaces, hallways and lobby area.

The property has introduced two new social and culinary gems to the New York City scene – The Portrait Bar and Café Carmellini.

The Portrait Bar offers sophisticated cocktails in a cozy, wood-paneled retreat with an exceptional art collection, and Café Carmellini, conceived by Andrew Carmellini, marries traditional Italian and French cuisine with a classic New York twist.

Guests can experience enhanced stays at these new members by joining LHW’s complimentary loyalty program, Leaders Club. Richer rewards and uncommon experiences await! Explore exclusive Leaders Club Offers here.

About The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. (LHW)

In 1928, 38 independent hoteliers came together to create LHW which now comprises more than 400 hotels in over 80 countries, making it the largest collection of independent luxury hotels. Since its inception, the Company has carefully curated a selection of distinctive hotels, resorts, inns, chalets, villas, and safari camps, from the snow-capped Alps of Europe to the African veldt, to share them with adventurous souls who seek the remarkably uncommon. The LHW community is made of exceptional individuals, united by a passion for the surprising discoveries and details that come with every travel experience. LHW hoteliers are artisans of hospitality whose expertise, commitment to excellence and individual flair allows them to create story-worthy moments for their guests. It is these authentic, individualized moments, combined with the warm high-touch service these hoteliers and their team provide, that keeps discerning travelers returning again and again. LHW’s collection covers the globe and promises a broad range of destinations and unique experiences, enhanced by LHW’s tiered guest loyalty program, Leaders Club. From converted former palaces and countryside retreats run by the same families for generations, to gleaming skyscrapers in dynamic urban centers, serene private island escapes, glamorous tented camps – and beyond – travelers are invited to explore, find inspiration, and experience unforgettable travel moments.

Hotel Bardo (Savannah, Georgia, United States)

Hotel Bardo (Savannah, Georgia, United States)
Photo credit © The Leading Hotels of the World

Case Chablé, (Tulum, Mexico)
Photo credit © The Leading Hotels of the World

Grand Hotel Alassio Beach & SPA Resort (Alassio, Italy)
Photo credit © The Leading Hotels of the World

Palazzo Roma (Rome, Italy)
Photo credit © The Leading Hotels of the World

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