As 2018 is well on its way out, it’s time to sit back and look at what changed in the travel world and revisit the new offerings that surfaced for travellers around the world. In line with this intent, we bring you five hotels that opened around the world this year and have been making news ever since.

Hyatt House Kuala Lumpur, Mont’ Kiara

The largest of all Hyatt Houses in the world, Hyatt House Kuala Lumpur is located within Arcoris Mont Kiara’s development area and focuses on offering a home-style stay to guests. All 298 rooms boast contemporary decor and state-of-the art infrastructure and are equipped with a full kitchen, living rooms, bedrooms and modern bathrooms to allow our guests to live just as they would at home. Popular amongst business travellers, this hotel already has many takers.

Baglioni Resort, Maldives

Nestling on the private island of Maagau, Baglioni Resort is a luxury haven designed for making your stay in the paradisiacal Maldives even more enjoyable. A total of 96 villas, with garden, beach and over-water views, are available for a comfortable stay. The resort remains surrounded by turquoise blue water, crystalline sands and offers sweeping views over the Indian Ocean. The resort also provides amenities such as multi-cuisine restaurants, kids club, dive centre as well as a chance to indulge in sports activities and excursions to nearby islands.

Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito in Santa Barbara, CA

The first resort in Santa Barbara to offer beachfront suites to guests, Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito sprawls over 16 acres on the Miramar beach. Sophistication rules all aspects of hospitality including decor and basic amenities. Comprised by a total 161 luxurious rooms, the resort has everything from a Bridal Suite, Beachfront suites to multi-bedroom family bungalows. Verdant, rolling lawns surround the resort on all sides and add an element of beauty to the already stunning vistas.

One&Only Gorilla’s Nest in Rwanda

Located amidst the breathtaking foothills of Virunga volcano range, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest promises the thrill of a lifetime by keeping guests in the close proximity to the mountain gorillas, the famous residents of Rwanda. Patrons can also see and hear elephants, lions and some rare, exotic birds roaming freely in the vicinity. Not only is the resort a window to spectacular natural beauty of its environs, it also boasts tastefully done interiors and all modern amenities that a modern traveller desires on the inside. The spa has gained notice because of its traditional African treatments that are rejuvenating to say the least.

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Abu Dhabi

This luxurious resort lies on a 9km long stretch of a crystalline beach in the Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi. 327 rooms and suites and the 13 beach villas are all laced with contemporary elegance and state-of-the art amenities. There are seven on-site restaurants that treat patrons with gourmet cuisines from around the globe. Besides, presence of a mini golf course, tennis courts, the Rotana brand’s signature Zen Spa and Bodylines Fitness Club, an Aladdin’s Cave kids club and eight F&B outlets also indicate to the resort’s intent of attracting luxury travellers.

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