The Hot List

March 2019

Refreshed Classics. Hot Openings. New Event Possibilities. Our ‘hot list’ of places we’re looking at, working on or simply drooling over. Inspirational ideas for corporate incentives, hospitality and super special events.

Rosewood Hong Kong - New Waterfront Jewel

A new luxury hotel just opened with a prime location on Victoria Harbour. Rosewood Hong Kong is a new centre of gravity on the Kowloon waterfront; the crown jewel of the Victoria Dockside arts and design district. Among the most spacious in Hong Kong, the hotel’s accommodations feature luminous harbour views, with a total of 91 suites enhanced by personalised butler service and Manor Club access. Rosewood’s 18 Specialty Suites will be launched later in 2019.

Vintry & Mercer - a boutique City bolthole

Recently opened, Vintry & Mercer is nestled at the heart of the City, among the livery halls, guilds and narrow streets that line the banks of the Thames. It offers 92 bespoke rooms and suites and is influenced by the historic trading guilds of the area. Vintry was the centre for London wine merchants; Mercer was for noble textile sellers who specialised in fine silks and damasks. Three private rooms each infected with individual character and style, in a part of the hotel that is secluded and quiet.

The TWA Hotel - Nostalgia at JFK

New York will soon see the opening of the TWA Hotel, reigniting the magic of Eero Saarinen’s landmark 1962 TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport, restoring and reimagining it as a first-class hotel. It will offer 512 ultra-quiet guestrooms with exhilarating views of JFK’s runways and the iconic TWA Flight Centre. Plus 50,000 square feet of meeting/event space that can host up to 1,600 people, 6 restaurants and 8 bars, 10,000-square-foot rooftop observation deck with pool and a museum devoted to the Jet Age, TWA and the midcentury modern design movement.

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park - We're a Fan

Following extensive renovations, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park announced that their restaurants, event spaces and The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, London have reopened. Their guest rooms and suites will be reopening on 15 April. One of London’s most celebrated five-star hotels, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London exudes an enticing mix of elegance and luxury. Having recently completed a multi-million pound renovation of the entire hotel, it offers a fashionable and timeless base complete with world-famous restaurants and a stunning spa in the heart of the British capital. We’re excited to have two events at this legendary hotel in 2019.

Breathtaking Angama

The blog that started it all. The love affair with Angama Mara. Undoubtedly one of the finest game reserves in Africa with an unparalleled location overlooking the breathtaking Maasai Mara. We’re excited to be planning a top class incentive experience at Angama this year so a timely re-share of the blog which inspired a client and rekindled a travel passion for both Kenya and adventurous stylish travel experiences.

FAENA MIAMI - VERY HOT AND VERY COOL

Located on the ocean at Collins Avenue, Faena District is a cultural neighbourhood in the heart of Miami Beach. Featuring a perfect balance of exquisite residences, a uniquely luxurious resort hotel, innovative and immersive entertainment, destination shopping, as well as remarkable multi-use arts venues, Faena District Miami Beach is a very cool location. Conceived by Alan Faena, the oceanfront Faena Miami Beach Hotel features 169 guestrooms with stunning Art Deco accents that evoke the old world grandeur of Miami’s golden age of glamour. Read our re-post spotlight on this glamorous hotel …

GOODBYE MAZE .... HELLO LUCKY CAT

Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay Restaurants is set to open in Mayfair this summer and is already a hotly anticipated addition to London’s dining scene. The restaurant design inspiration is from urban Tokyo in the 1930s, particularly the Kissa concepts which were underground clubs that offered food, jazz music and great drinks. The restaurant will offer a private dining room, with three spaces for events and memorable celebrations, with interiors that echo the main restaurant space, featuring shades of dark indigo, distressed leather chairs and warm, mood lighting throughout.