Good news! More wonderful new hotels debuting across the world, and a classic reopening…






02 Beach Club and Spa Barbados



On Barbados’ extraordinary south shore, the O2 opened at the beginning of November, as the reconstituted Ocean Two, with an additional 42 oceanfront and “ocean view” suites — virtually a completely additional hotel. So it’s hard to call it a boutique, which they do, now that it’s a whopping 130 room resort, with six restaurants, seven bars and three pools. But it is undeniably a beautiful spot and a luxurious place to sink into and indulge yourself. Just about every element of the resort is either on or overlooks the pristine white sand beach and ridiculously blue sea. And for those of you who insist on Hamman rooms before you’ll even think of going anywhere, here’s the only one on the whole island.


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Villa du Pecheur room view Le Sereno



After an eco-friendly complete property rebuild, which included upgrades following Hurricane Irma, Le Sereno reopened last month. Located on the beach overlooking the crystal-clear water of Grand Cul De Sac in St Barths is one of the few hotels on the island that can claim a beachfront location, oddly. The hotel is family-owned and operated, with 39 suites and 3 four-bedroom villas with ocean views, a large wooden deck and private pool. With a swimming pool, restaurant Al Mare, and a spa overlooking the water. Being right on the beach there are a host of water sports and activities. “With a new selection of villas ideal for social-distancing, Le Sereno is primed to welcome visitors and offer a safe and unforgettable experience.” Trumpets Luis Contreras, owner of Sereno Hotels.












Funny Library Coffee Shop Virgin Hotel New Orleans



Sir Richard Branson arrived to open Virgin Hotels new hotel in New Orleans, baton in hand accompanied by the Marching 100, St Augustine High School’s band! Well, he would, wouldn’t he! Total ham, for whom nothing is too hamish. Located on Baronne Street in New Orleans’s Warehouse District, with 238 Chambers – in case you are wondering what that is to the rank and file: guestrooms, two penthouse suites. There are bars and restaurants, including a rooftop bar on the 13th floor and the Commons Club, the brand’s flagship restaurant.











Swimming pool the Standard Hua Hin



Hua Hin, Thailand in mid 1911 was a sleepy fishing village. Then the railroad came, connecting it to Bangkok, and by the mid 1920’s it had become the chosen holiday retreat for Thailand’s nobility and today it is a favorite weekend escape for Bangkok residents.  On December 1st 2021 The Standard Hua Hin will open their first resort in Thailand, with 178 guestrooms, and 21 pool villas on the beach — and you can bring your pet but only in the villas! There are a variety of drinking and eating options and a spa program, in a popular destination on the Gulf of Thailand which has kept its old world charm, natural beauty, greenery and flora.







Aerail view Pendry Hotel in the afternoon



January 2022, when the snow is really good. In the heart of Canyons Village at Park City Mountain you will find the new Pendry Hotel, the first mountain resort for the brand. It is ski-in/ski-out, which for those you don’t ski — don’t be embarrassed, we at WONDERLUST include people who have never even tried, and ain’t about t try now — means you put your skis or snowboard just outside the door and off you go!! To quote their website, “a California-inspired gateway to the very best of Utah” A modern alpine lodge with 152 guest rooms and suites, 3 restaurants serving a variety of cuisines and Après Pendry, the après ski watering hole — what ski resort would be complete without one. And a host of other features mandatory in all good hotels today, including a roof top outdoor heated swimming pool and wellness spa.