Hot hotel openings: andBeyond thrives in the ancient Namibian desert and more

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On this week’s round-up of hot hotel openings, andBeyond unveils its property in Namibia’s ancient desert, Nobu celebrates with a sake ceremony in Los Cabos, Lazy Bay opens in the Bahamas and more.

andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

andBeyond Sossusvlei Private Desert Reserve-1

Nestled deep in the heart of Namibia’s ancient Namib Desert, andBeyond Sossusvlei Private Desert Reserve is a world of vast spaces, endless horizons and extraordinary clarity of light that makes this area one of Africa’s most compelling landscapes.

Overlooking the pristine natural terrain, 10 exquisite suites of the andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge offer the sophistication of simplicity and the two-bedroomed Star Dune Suite is ideal for families or groups of friends, who prefer more privacy.

Complementing, rather than competing with, the landscape, the glass-fronted suites frame magnificent desert views. Glass-to-ceiling windows provide seamless views of your surrounds, while enlarged skylights over each bed allow guests to fall asleep to the views of the starry night sky. The updated design ethos pays homage to the surrounding untouched desert landscape, maximising the scenic opportunities for guests while leaving as light a footprint as possible.

Nobu Hotel Los Cabos

Nobu Hotel Los Cabos opening

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, co-founders of Nobu Hospitality, has celebrated the official launch of Nobu Hotel Los Cabos with a grand opening event and signature sake ceremony on Wednesday, 13 November 2019.

Following the cutting of the ribbon, guests gathered for the traditional sake ceremony to the sound of Japanese Taiko drummers – marking the official launch of Nobu Hotel Los Cabos. After breaking the lid to the sake barrel with wooden mallets, sake was served to guests in traditional masu cups for a grand toast.

Following the toast, an extravagant fireworks display coloured the sunset, reflecting over the ocean at Nobu Restaurant. The celebrations continued throughout the evening with entertainment including fire dancers and an exclusive performance from renowned American DJ and producer, DJ Cassidy.

ANSA Okinawa Resort

ANSA Okinawa Resort

Berjaya Hotels & Resorts (BHR), a member of the Berjaya Corporation Group of Companies, has announced the official opening of its ANSA Okinawa Resort, which marks the entry of BHR into Okinawa Island, an increasingly popular international tourist destination in Japan.

ANSA Okinawa is situated on the high ground of Uruma, the third-largest city in the Okinawa prefecture, which is also known for its subtropical climate, serene forest, splendid sunrise view, beautiful beaches and coral reefs. The location of the resort is unique as it offers an unobstructed panoramic view of the East China Sea and the Pacific Ocean at each side of the island.

Lazy Bay

Lazy Bay

Staniel Air & Exuma Adventures has announced the grand opening of its new luxury resort called Lazy Bay located in Staniel Cay, Bahamas. Staniel Cay is located in the heart of the Exuma chain and was unaffected by hurricane Dorian.

Lazy Bay resort is located on an aqua blue quiet lagoon that has ocean access, each cottage is configured to be a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, furnished living space and also includes a fully-equipped kitchen. The interiors are decorated in a modern contemporary design, while the 12′ ceilings and 10′ sliding glass doors overlooking the lagoon make these cottages appear larger than they actually are.

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