One & Only Launches its First Hotel in Greece, and More

From much-anticipated hotel openings, to a once-in-a-lifetime train journey that spans 20 cities, and limited-edition luggage crafted from upcycled airplane parts, we’ve curated the most exciting launches in the world of luxury travel.

Aegean Allure: One & Only Aesthesis Opens in Greece

One & Only has launched its first hotel in Greece, One & Only Aesthesis (pictured above), located in South Athens. Offering unparalleled luxury, the resort sits on a massive beach and forest reserve complete with breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea. The accommodations, meanwhile, range from rooms, bungalows and suites to villas with sprawling outdoor living spaces, private pools, and gardens. Noteworthy among these offerings is Villa One, a palatial residence spanning over 1,400 square meters with a 24-meter pool and seafront jacuzzi. Culinary enthusiasts will delight in a diverse range of dining options, from Peruvian-inspired cuisine at the beachfront, Manko, to Mediterranean delights at Ora by Ettore Botrini. For relaxation, Mystiko beach offers an exclusive retreat, while Club One serves as a fitness hub, complete with a fully equipped gym and sports courts. Adding to the popularity is the first Guerlain Spa in Greece, featuring 10 treatment rooms, a sauna, hammam, and an outdoor pool.

Luxury With A Purpose: The Mondrian Hong Kong is Unveiled

Located in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, the Mondrian Hong Kong is a beacon of luxury, community involvement, and distinctive hospitality experiences. Envisioned by Karin Krautgartner, the hotel offers 324 guestrooms – including 12 two-bay suites inspired by the city’s rich history – as well as a 40th floor rooftop event space. Carna, the property’s flagship restaurant, is spearheaded by renowned butcher Dario Cecchini and offers a nose-to-tail Tuscan steak experience, while Avoca is the place to go for bespoke libations. Prioritizing community outreach, Mondrian Hong Kong has also collaborated with the Hong Kong Single Parents Association, extending complimentary one-night stays, gift bags, and tickets to the M+ museum for local single-parent families.

Lanna Legacy: The InterContinental Chiang Mai The Mae Ping Elevates Heritage Experiences

The InterContinental Chiang Mai The Mae Ping, which officially opened its doors back in December, breathes new life into the former Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, seamlessly blending traditional Lanna heritage into the new design. The property boasts 240 rooms, which offer views of the old town or the misty slopes of Doi Suthep, as well as handcrafted objects by local artisans and spacious bathrooms with plunge bathtubs. Culinary delights are served at The Gad Lanna, a venue inspired by traditional markets, while Hong’s Chinese Restaurant & Sky Bar showcases fiery Sichuan, Cantonese, and Taiwanese dishes. The hotel also offers a wide range of activities, including tea-blending workshops, white-water rafting, and hot air balloon rides with lakeside picnics.

Around The World In 80 Days: Railbookers Introduces an ‘Around the World by Luxury Train’ Journey

Railbookers recently unveiled an extraordinary ‘Around the World by Luxury Train’ journey, with an itinerary that spans 20 cities across 13 countries on four continents – from the majestic Rocky Mountaineer in Canada and the historic Belmond Royal Scotsman in Scotland, to the iconic Venice- Simplon Orient Express in Europe and the lavish Maharajas’ Express in India. Beyond the enchanting train rides, travelers will also enjoy top-tier dining, elegant private cabins, and luxurious hotel accommodations along the way. There’s also ample time for sightseeing and immersive experiences curated by Railbookers’ dedicated advisors.

Skyward Elegance: Emirates Luggage and Accessories Collection

Emirates is now offering aviation enthusiasts a unique opportunity to own a piece of the iconic A380 superjumbo with the launch of a limited-edition collection of luxury luggage and accessories crafted from upcycled parts (sourced from the airline’s Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft). The bespoke collection encompasses suitcases, backpacks, handbags, cardholders, toiletry bags, belts and shoes, all meticulously crafted in-house by a team of skilled tailors at the Emirates Engineering facility in Dubai. Each item is made to order, allowing customers to tailor specifications, or include personalized engravings.