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1. Anantara’s third UAE property
The Eastern Mangroves in Abu Dhabi opened this June with 222 balcony rooms and suites that take full advantage of their protected mangrove surroundings. Splashing out? Go for the Royal Mangroves residence - it’s the UAE’s largest suite and features a whopping ten bedrooms, a 10-metre pool, its own chef, butler, masseuse and beauty therapist.

2. St. Regis’ first resort in Africa
Founded by the Astors, one of 19th century New York’s most prominent families, the St. Regis chain of hotels and resorts is known for its exotic locales. The latest will open this November on the southwestern tip of Mauritius. The 172 rooms, seven Manor House spa suites and six fine dining venues all come with white sand, turquoise sea and mountain views.

3. Aman opens a third Mediterranean resort
Aman’s new 38-suite hilltop resort located just two hours by car from Athens on the Peloponnesian peninsula could be straight out of Greek legend. Surrounded by olive groves and overlooking a picturesque bay, the Amanzo’e has plenty to keep you happy, whether it’s relaxing in your private pool, retreating to the spa or venturing out to explore ancient citadels and amphitheatres.

4. The first Waldorf Astoria in Latin America
Opening this December in the high-rise, bustling Calle Uruguay area of Panama City, the Panamera is the first Waldorf Astoria in Latin America. Spacious, grand and ultra-contemporary, the hotel has 130 rooms and suites and 118 apartments. When you tire of city lights, it’s also the perfect base from which to enjoy the historic charms of Casco Viejo, the old city right next door.



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