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Hotel news: December

December 2009

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Our monthly roundup of what’s hot in hotels around the world

Antigua Sun-lovers will be pleased to hear that Jumby Bay, a Rosewood Resort, is open again after its £16m renovation. The spa has a new dramatic sculpture garden and private courtyards, while the new suites have their own infinity pools.

Hong Kong Design aficionados will be in a frenzy when they see Swire Hotels’ new opening, The Upper House. It’s all about the wow factor, with interiors by renowned architect Andre Fu — the bathrooms alone are 300sq ft. There are specially commissioned sculptures and art, a secret garden on the sixth floor, and a sky lounge on the 49th floor.

Shanghai Just opened is the Peninsula Shanghai ( with views over the Huangpu River. It has an Art Deco design based on Shanghai in the 1920s and a 1,000sq m wraparound terrace. With five restaurants and bars, and a luxe spa, it promises to be the coolest hangout in the city. Also in Shanghai is the new Qin The Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel ( Check out the black granite flooring, modern Chinese furniture and its extensive treatment menu.

Glasgow Blythswood Square is the latest offering from The Town House Collection. Chic interiors, spa, restaurant and screening room are all housed in a period property.

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Posted by Angelina Villa-Clarke


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