The Latest From Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Boutique Hotel Alhambra - Losinj Island, Croatia

A number of Small Luxury Hotels of the World spanning Europe, Asia and the United Kingdom have announced restaurant updates and hotel refurbishments.

Restaurant Updates:

Hotel Pashmina Le Refuge: Val Thorens, France

Les Explorateurs, the restaurant at Hotel Pashmina Le Refuge, has just been awarded its first Michelin star. Currently in its first year of operation, Les Explorateurs offers a warm atmosphere; combining modernity and memories of mountain explorers with attention to detail and refined cuisine. The restaurant boasts a wine list of 500 wines as well as regional dishes and products. 

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Hotel Pashmina Le Refuge also offers "Le Base Camp", a new gastronomic experiences with authentic recipes in a relaxed environment.

Bella Luce Hotel: Guernsey, Channel Islands

Guests at at the Bella Luce Hotel can now enjoy an education in gin in the hotel's cellar lounge. The Bella Luce offers Gin Experiences ranging from guided tastings around stills, where guests learn about the spirit's history and the influence of different botanicals, to full lunch or dinner packages where guests can design their own infusion to be distilled while they dine - providing them with a bottle of gin to take away after the meal. 

Villa Della Pergola: Allasio, Italy

For the first time, restaurant NOVE is organizing "Cena quattro mani" (dinner with four hands) - an exclusive experience allowing guests to taste the cooking of Michelin star chef, Girgoio Servetto. The next "dinner with four hands" will be hosted by Chef Giuseppe Ricchebouno from Vescovado in Noli this May. 

Boutique Hotel Alhambra: Losinj Island, Croatia

From May 19 to May 20, 2017, the hotel will offer a unique gastronomic experience which will include a six-course dinner accompanied by seven Baron Philipe de Rothschild wines. The experiences will be hosted by Baron Philipe de Rothschild Global Ambassador, Erwan Le Brozec. 

Refurbishment News:

The Capital Hotel & Apartments: London, UK

The Capital has recently refurbished several suites creating a new "Superior Junior Suite" category. The new suites offer broad windows, a second bathroom with walk-in shower and a seating area with a sofa bed, arm chair, desk and table. The rooms are decorated with fabrics and prints from British designers while the walls are lined with art from the owner's own art collection. These suites can comfortably sleep three adults or two adults and two children (under 12). 

The Arch London: London, UK 

To celebrate it's seventh year, The Arch Hotel will be revamping a number of the individually designed guest rooms with brand new schemes. The new designs will have hand printed wall papers and lavish fabrics. The new designs will enable The Arch to accommodate more families and groups at the hotel as they will now have twenty-four twin bedded rooms and twenty family rooms, as well as connecting rooms and suite options. 

Velassaru Maldvies: Male, Maldives

Velassaru Maldives introduced a new room category: the Deluxe Villa. The Deluxe Villa is 75 square meters, accented with minimalist interiors and a bright color scheme. The villa offers a split-level bedroom and living room; a bathroom with a twin vanity, indoor rainfall shower, and outdoor courtyard shower. The villa is located within its own private tropical garden just steps from the beach. 

Hotel da Estrela: Lisbon, Portugal 

Hotel Da Estrela has a new solution for meetings and events: the Estrela Room, a multipurpose space in the center of Lisbon. The latest meeting room at this boutique hotel can fit up to 90 people in banquet style of 150 people in cocktail style. The addition complements the portfolio of rooms and spaces for events at Hotel da Estrela.

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