03 March 2017
If there's one thing we're looking forward to as newly-minted lotto millionaires, it's travelling the world as international jetsetters - flying first-class, staying in the best hotels, and sampling the ultimate in five-star hospitality. What better way to enjoy the world's finest establishments then, than by planning our trip around 2017's newest and hottest hotel openings? Because why follow trends when you can set them by staying in luxury hotels like…
Let's start out in Spain, shall we - just in time for summer too! This brand-new boutique hotel features 92 extravagant rooms and suites, with a delectable Mediterranean restaurant on the premises, along with a stylish rooftop pool and lounge. Spend the day shopping in the chic Paseo de Gracia district just outside, then return to the Almanac for sundowners, indulgence and pure relaxation. What more could you ask for?
If you haven't been to Thailand yet, the Park Hyatt Bangkok is the perfect excuse for a visit, boasting 222 luxurious rooms, each with its own exclusive spa-style bathroom. Book yourself some much-needed pampering with an on-site spa treatment, then satisfy your appetite with a selection of delicious cuisine at the property's selection of bars and restaurants. And if you ever want to venture beyond the delights of the hotel's garden terrace and unique saltwater pool, one of Thailand's most famous shopping districts awaits you just outside. It's the retail therapy you've been dreaming of!
You'd be hard-pressed to find a skyline more iconic than the Sydney Harbour, which is why a visit to the Sofitel Darling Harbour looks set to be a uniquely memorable one. Not only will you be staying in the first five-star hotel to open its doors in Sydney in 20 years, you'll also enjoy unparalleled panoramic views of the harbour and the opera house, all from the hotel's luxurious rooftop lounge and bar. Dine on gourmet cuisine at the hotel's signature restaurant, Atelier, treat yourself to a nightcap and more glorious views at the Champagne Bar, then relax for the evening in one of 555 rooms or 35 suites - first-class style all round.
This March, pay a visit to Cape Town, the jewel in South Africa's tourism crown, and you'll be just in time for the opening of The Silo - a brand-new boutique hotel occupying the top floors of the historic grain silo at the V&A Waterfront. With just 28 chic rooms available for occupancy, every inch of this luxurious new space is a showcase of design and exclusivity, each one featuring spectacular views of the Mother City and its famed Table Mountain. Enjoy private access to the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, take in the city skyline from the stylish rooftop bar, or relax in the on-site spa or swimming pool. Just one ticket from Giant Lottos, one lucky number combination, and all this luxury could be yours to enjoy - not just for a holiday, but for a lifetime.