NEW YORK—The Leading Hotels of the World added seven new members to its collection of independent, luxury properties. Joining the collection are new hotels, like The Setai Tel Aviv in Israel’s ancient port city of Jaffa and Gran Hotel Inglés in Madrid’s Las Letras borough. Well-established properties are also a part of the addition, such as the Parker Palm Springs in Southern California’s desert, Palazzo Avino in Amalfi’s seaside town of Ravello, and Waldhaus Flims Alpine Grand Hotel & Spa in Switzerland’s forests. The Parker New York and the Hotel Weisses Roessl Kitzbühel in the Austrian Alps are also new members.
“The Leading Hotels of the World is poised for an exciting year of growth. Last year our collection welcomed more than 40 new hotels, and we expect to build on that momentum in 2018,” Deniz Omurgonulsen, vice president of membership at The Leading Hotels of the World, says. “We are delighted to welcome these seven new properties to our portfolio. They each offer unmatched personalized and memorable service and have a dramatic sense of place that connects them deeply to their respective destinations.”
Parker Palm Springs, Calif.
At Parker Palm Springs, guests can wander thirteen acres of California desert with a fire circle, fountains, fruit trees, herb gardens, and hammocks strung between trees. Guests can explore the walkways throughout the property, follow the path that leads from their rooms to breakfast at NORMA’S, dine at Mister Parker’s, and have an afternoon drink at the poolside Lemonade Stand. The 1950s-era hotel has 131 rooms, 12 villas, and its two-bedroom Gene Autry residence, constructed in 1964 and focused on the Hollywood history of the resort. All of these lodgings are Moroccan inspired with Jonathan Adler designs throughout. The Palm Springs Yacht Club has red clay tennis courts, two outdoor pools, and yard games of croquet and petanque for guests.
Parker New York
With views of New York City’s Central Park, at the Parker New York guests are steps from Fifth Avenue, Carnegie Hall, and Broadway. The hotel’s 706 rooms and 23 suites provide access to a penthouse pool, sundeck, on-site fitness, and beauty facilities. A range of dining options include: NORMA’S for breakfast all-day; Knave for a morning espresso or evening cocktail; Indian Accent; and a “hidden” burger joint. The hotel also offers spaces for meetings and social events.
Top photo: Parker Palm Springs grounds