New Hotels Spring Forward Around the World

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Son Bunyola Hotel Mallorca, a Virgin Limited Edition Property.

Spring is around the corner, and ready to welcome it are a host of new and newly transformed hotels and resorts. Take a look:

Four Seasons Resort, Cabo San Lucas

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Cabo San Lucas at Cabo Del Sol is open for reservations and will begin welcoming guests as of May 1, 2024. Located on the stunning southern coast of the Baja in the heart of the Los Cabos Golden Corridor, the luxury resort community of Cabo Del Sol is home to a vibrant, Riviera-style village that includes the new Four Seasons Resort and Residences.

The modern hacienda is inspired by Pueblos Mágicos—Mexican towns known for their enchanting qualities—in bringing together local craftsmanship, art, music and food. The Resort offers 96 expansive guest rooms, casitas, suites, and villas plus 61 residences, villas, and estates ranging from 847 sf to 6,374 sf, all with views of the Sea of Cortez, where whales visit annually November to April. All accommodations feature retractable glass doors that bring the outdoors in, as well as private terraces. Many suites also include private plunge pools and outdoor showers.

Stay in luxury at the Four Seasons Resort Cabo San Lucas.

Just 30 minutes from Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) and 15 minutes from Cabo San Lucas International Airport (CSL), Four Seasons Resort Cabo San Lucas at Cabo Del Sol is mere minutes away from Cabo’s famous shopping, dining, nightlife and sightseeing.

On property, guests will enjoy a swimmable beach ideal for snorkeling and water activities, three pools, three restaurants and five bar options—including a rooftop lounge—the onsite El Taller Artisan Art Studio, the full-service Tierra Mar Spa with fitness center designed by celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak, Baja 360° Adventure center, locally-driven retail experiences, a clubhouse-style event facility, and access to the award-winning Cabo Del Sol golf course. Meeting and group space includes an indoor-outdoor ballroom, a terrace, an event lawn and a boardroom with patio.

In addition, selected villa accommodations at Four Seasons Resort Cabo San Lucas will soon be added to the Four Seasons Private Retreats collection, offering residential-style living in multi-bedroom homes complete with indoor/outdoor living areas, fully equipped kitchens and private pools.

Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

Quality group time is waiting at the Omni Hilton Head’s new courtyard firepit.

Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort has unveiled the completion of a $26 million property-wide renovation, which began in August 2022 and encompasses a refreshed front entrance, elevated lobby, 323 upgraded guestrooms and refreshed balconies and an expanded courtyard.

Boasting a prime oceanfront location, three championship golf courses, access to 11 lagoon trails, eastern seaboard sun-facing pools and unmatched wellness amenities, Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort creates an idyllic retreat on the South Carolina shoreline.

Before even checking into elegant new rooms, guests are welcomed by a transformed front entrance comprised of lush landscaping and subtle lighting leading to an open-air lobby whose new decor was inspired by the sea. Outdoors, a renovated courtyard includes pathways, yard games, seating areas and twinkling lights at night, adding a touch of magic for events for up to 150. The resort also offers 14,000 sf of meeting space set across 13 meeting rooms.

Refreshed guestrooms include classic beach elements paired with modern aesthetics, while redeveloped suite balconies now create an outdoor sanctuary for taking in spectacular sunsets.

Progress Park, Louisville

Onsite Airstream Accommodations.

One of the country’s most unique glamping destinations is about to become a unique destination for groups.

Hidden in the heart of Louisville, KY and offering guests a place to unplug and connect with nature, 12-acre Progress Park will be enhancing its all-inclusive experience for events with the addition of a new 10,000 sf Event Center on the property.

Billing itself as the country’s only all-inclusive Airstream Resort, Progress Park offers the kind of off-the-beaten-path accommodations many are seeking; in this case, a fleet of 7 Airstreams, 2 houses and a bunk house, with an 8th Airstream on the way later this year.

In addition, the glamping resort and event venue features a 2-acre aerated pond for water activities, sandy beaches, a nature trail and a covered pavilions.

Rendering of the new Progress Park event space.

Set to open in May, the Progress Park Event Center will feature multi-use spaces that can be used as meeting space and breakout rooms. The facility will include a custom catering area, five glass garage doors to allow for open air capability, and a covered, wraparound porch with stunning views of the property and water.

Son Bunyola Hotel & Villas, Mallorca

Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson’s collection of award-winning luxury hotels and retreats, has announced its newest addition to the portfolio, Son Bunyola Hotel, and the three luxurious villas on its stunning 1,300-acre estate in Mallorca’s Tramuntana Mountains, are set to re-open on 1st March 2024 and will remain open year-round.

How they do cheesecake at Son Bunyola.

Son Bunyola opened last June following a meticulous restoration project to convert a 16th century finca building at the heart of the Son Bunyola estate into a 27-bedroom small luxury hotel. The new hotel opened in June for the full summer season, alongside the three pre-existing villas. However, as of March 2024, guests will be welcomed all year-round to enjoy the mild Mallorcan climate in the winter months and take full advantage of all that the UNESCO World Heritage Site has to offer, including a plethora of hiking and cycling routes departing from the hotel’s doorstep.

Complimentary activities include yoga and Pilates, wine tasting with the hotel’s sommelier, walks with a local guide and tennis coaching sessions on the estate’s own court with stunning sea and mountain views. Further add-on activities available include guided hiking and cycling with the hotel’s own bikes at the ready, kayak tours from the estate’s unique beach location, painting classes with local artist Marcelina Etchegaray and perfume workshops with local brand Gaia Natural Products.

For those simply looking to relax and switch-off, Son Bunyola Hotel’s azure swimming pool overlooking the estate’s vineyards is the ideal place to unwind. Guests looking for a more private home holiday experience, however, can choose to stay in one of the three luxurious villas, two of which have been newly refurbished for 2024 in the same style of the hotel’s elegantly relaxed decor. Each of the 4- or 5-bedroom villas benefits from its own private pool, as well as use of the facilities of the estate.

Margaritaville Beach Resort, Galveston

Like many U.S. cities before it, Galveston will soon be entering the Margaritaville state of mind. Set for a 2026 opening, the $250 million project, Margaritaville Beach Resort Galveston, will include a 334-room hotel, 2.5-acre waterpark, four restaurants, a ballroom and meeting space and additional features. The developer says a groundbreaking is slated for later this year with completion in 2026.

At 300,000 square feet, the new Margaritaville property will be one of the largest developments on the eastern side of the island.

In keeping with its reputation as a popular fun-in-the-sun incentives brand, the new Margaritaville will feature an array of amenities including pickleball courts, a lazy river along with an adult pool, and the signature Margaritaville food and beverage offerings.

Meanwhile, Galveston tourism is on the rise, with more than 8 million visitors in 2022, up 25 percent from 2021. More than a dozen hotels representing roughly 1,400 rooms are under construction or planned in the Galveston-Texas City submarket, according to data from CoStar, a commercial real estate information center.


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