Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

December 15, 2017
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3 chic conference hotels

Got a long flight for just a few days of conferencing? Maybe you should pamper yourself at one of these new hotels. The experience will cost you, but it sure won’t be something you’ll easily forget.

JAIPUR

The Rasa Resort, also opening in March, is about 15 kilometres from Jaipur, India. Unlike any other resort around, the Rasa will consist of 40 futuristic square tents with glass wall facades and canvas sides. Inside each, you’ll find a four-poster bed and a full bathroom. The restaurant will serve organic produce grown on site. The whole compound connects with the Amber Fort, a 16th-century fortress and the Kanak Vrindavan Valley, a garden popular with birders. Doubles will be around $400 a night. preferredhotelgroup.com.

NEW YORK

Grupo Habita, which runs upscale properties in Acapulco, Playa del Carmen and Mexico City, is making its NYC debut this March with the 56-room Hôtel Americano, on 27th Street in Chelsea, near the second phase of the High Line park promenade, which also opening this spring. The 10-storey building is designed by Mexican architect Enrique Norten, with minimalist interiors provided by French designer Arnaud Montigny. Expect glass-enclosed showers, concrete floors and platform beds along with a contemporary Latin bistro, two subterranean bars and a rooftop pool and lounge opening later. Doubles will start around US$325 a night. hotel-americano.com.

HONG KONG

When the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong opens this March in the top floors of the International Commerce Center, the rooms will be higher than any other hotel in the world. The entire hotel will be surrounded by glass walls that ensure skyscraper views of Hong Kong Island and Victoria Harbor from all of its 312 rooms as well as from the bar, the outdoor terrace, the gym, the pool and the spa. Expect doubles to be around $790 a night. ritzcarlton.com.

This article was accurate when it was published. Please confirm rates and details directly with the companies in question.

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