The 16 Best Hotel Openings of Spring 2019

With summer vacation in our sightline, we’re taking a moment to examine the latest crop of new hotel openings around the globe.  

The South African Conservationist Leading the Charge in Safaris

While there are many excellent specialists in the arena, there is only one name that well-heeled travelers in the known turn to time and time again. We spoke with Luke Bailes, the founder of Singita, about his family’s history in the safari business and why conservation is a priority at their lodges across Africa. 

Safari Essentials: What to Pack and What to Know Before You Go

Wondering what you need to do before your first safari? Bookmark this helpful list filled with tips on what to pack and more.

The 20 Best Hotel Openings of 2019

From intimate, off-grid nature reserves to stylish boutique digs in up-and-coming urban neighborhoods, these are 20 new hotel openings to keep you eye on. 

Meet Liz Biden, South Africa’s Coolest Lady Hotelier

It’s nearly impossible to plan a trip to South Africa without coming across at least one of The Royal Portfolio hotels. The South African hospitality firm oversees some of the continent’s most beloved boutique properties, including a safari lodge in Kruger National Park and an elegant farm in the Cape Winelands. I spoke with founder Liz Biden about her second act as a successful hotelier and what makes her hotels so special. 

Take a Peek Inside Portland’s Coolest New Hotel

At The Hoxton, Portland, it’s all about bringing the outside in. Located in an iconic building that dates back to 1906, the city’s newest hotel is both affordably priced and welcoming. The plant-filled lobby lounge, with its cozy velvet couches and stacks of design books, is the kind of place you could happily spend an idle weekend afternoon or set up shop for a productive workday. 

A Stylish Hiding Spot on Billionaire’s Beach in Malibu

Any hotel that guarantees ocean views from each of its stylish guest rooms is okay in our book. Top that off with a prime location in one of the world’s most enviable zip codes and you’ve got yourself a winner. 

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