Now Open: A First in Tel Aviv and Rio; More…

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—New properties are opening across the globe, including a boutique hotel in Tel Aviv, Israel with a cocktail-dispensing vending machine and a first for Hyatt Place in Latin America.

The Vera

The Vera, an urban boutique hotel is now open in Tel Aviv, Israel, complete with a cocktail dispensing vending machine.

The hotel has 39 rooms in four categories: classic, deluxe, superior and garden room, as well as a bar, spa treatment room, and two communal rooftop terraces.

The property is the first for Israeli hotelier Danny Tamari, who has conceived a concept of a distinctive “local anthology,” which focuses on deep collaborations with local designers, brands and talents to create a local narrative that permeates throughout the hotel’s high-quality amenities, services and furnishings.

The lobby offers a vending machine that dispenses cocktails exclusively created by local mixologists who also operate the Vera’s bar, with a distinctive drink menu and small bites. 

The in-room toiletries and spa amenities comprise 100% organic products and oils that are created by family owned boutique cosmetics brand Arugot. Bespoke furniture is provided by Tel Aviv-based furniture designer Tomer Nachshon and light fixtures are designed by Ohad Benit.

Hyatt Place Macaé

The Hyatt Place Macaé in Rio De Janeiro is the first oceanfront Hyatt Place hotel in Latin America and the second Hyatt Place hotel in Brazil. The 141-room hotel is part of a larger master development agreement between Hyatt affiliates and Elandis to develop a total of nine Hyatt Place hotels across Brazil. The property also includes more than 1,500 sq. ft. of meeting and event space.

ME Sitges Terramar

The 213-room ME Sitges Terramar in Spain has recently opened.

Nearly all of the rooms include sea views. The ME Suite offers a private social lounge and a ME+ Service, which includes a variety of luxury privileges. There is also a Personality Suite with large terraces and sea views as well as 24 Chic Suites, all of which come with terraces.

The property has two restaurants, including Beso Sitges, featuring Mediterranean-inspired dishes, paellas and a cocktail menu; Beso Beach, located on the beachfront, providing laid-back lounge music.

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa in Bath, U.K. allows guest to live in “21st century luxury while reveling in Bath’s Old World heritage.”

The Georgian architecture lends itself to size, light and ambiance throughout the 45 individually designed suites and bedrooms featuring bathrooms stocked with prestigious toiletries (including 11 suites and the Garden Villa). Each room tells a story of its own, as referenced in the hotel’s history booklet.

The Royal Crescent was built in 1767 (celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2017). No. 16 Royal Crescent became a guest house in 1950 and in 1971, was combined with No. 15 to become The Royal Crescent Hotel.