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Leading Hotels of the World Unveils Eight New Members Around the Globe

Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) is welcoming eight new members to its exclusive collection of more than 400 independent, luxury hotels. The difference is in the details with the “Summer Collection,” which range from a modern masterpiece on Australia's Mornington Peninsula to a cliffside charmer on the Amalfi Coast.

“We are delighted to welcome this elite group of new members to our collection,” said Deniz Omurgonulsen, vice president of membership for LHW. “The Summer Collections marks LHW’s important entrance into several new exciting destinations—Australia, Panama and Edinburgh—and enhances our company’s presence in locations such as Amsterdam and Mexico City. We continue to be focused on partnering with the right independent luxury hotels that LHW is uniquely positioned to successfully serve and expanding our footprint in markets where we have unmet demand.”

Jackalope (Mornington Peninsula, Merricks North): Located on a private vineyard in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula wine region in Australia, Jackalope's monolithic, jet-black exterior stands in sharp contrast to the rolling vines that frame it. Art, design and dining intermingle and create an unforgettable experience. Two restaurants, Doot Doot and Rare Hare, offer contrasting takes on locally sourced produce. Elsewhere, a cocktail bar with curated-cool beverages breathes new life into the property’s old homestead, while a cellar door is open for daily wine tasting. The hotel has 44 rooms and suites fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows and private terraces, with select rooms featuring sweeping views over the 100-foot infinity pool and vines.

Maxx Royal Kemer Resort (Kemer/Antalya, Turkey): Maxx Royal Kemer is located on the lower slopes of Turkey's Taurus Mountains and along the Mediterranean. The 291 luxury villa property pays tribute to its natural surroundings with its architecture inspired by the synergy of fire, earth, water and air. The Maxx Inclusive concept carries the holiday experience to an unprecedented level. Wellness programs, stylish accommodations, more than 10 dining options, multiple beaches and unlimited relaxation are all part of the trip. The property also features a kid's club and an aquapark, live entertainment, a spa, and a dedicated Maxx Assisant to ensure a seamless stay.

Casa Angelina (Praiano, Italy): Cut into the Amalfi coastline in Praiano sits Casa Angelina. With a clean, refreshing aesthetic and touches of refined Italian elegance, the property’s theme is tranquility. The 42-room cliff-side hotel has a design ethos and down-to-earth luxe vision that pushes the boundaries of tradition. The romantic retreat remains firmly rooted in its surroundings. Every detail has been thought of to offer travelers the feeling of being at a glamorous friend's home on the Amalfi Coast. From unobstructed sea views across Positano and Capri to understated chic and subtle details, the hotel is the perfect retreat for couples.

The Dylan Amsterdam (Amsterdam): Housed in a historic building that was once the first theater of Amsterdam where the painter Rembrandt worked as a production assistant, The Dylan is located on the Keizersgracht canal in the heart of the trendy Nine Streets shopping area. Each of its 40 rooms and suites is refined and distinctly unique, with different styles that combine historical features and contemporary design. The Dylan also is a popular culinary destination for its Michelin-starred restaurant, Vinkeles. This hotel in the center of Amsterdam offers “high wine," a secluded garden with quintessential Dutch architecture and a private boat salon.

Gleneagles Townhouse (Edinburgh, Scotland): Located on St. Andrew Square, Gleneagles, the iconic sporting and country estate, has arrived in the very heart of Edinburgh’s historic New Town with Gleneagles Townhouse. The historic building was originally home to the British Linen Company, which later became the Bank of Scotland. Opening in June 2022, unique architectural features are found throughout the charming urban retreat, with each of its 33 rooms designed to imbue a sense of understated luxury with an appreciative nod to the heritage of the building. The property features an all-day restaurant, two bars, a members’ club, wellness center, and a rooftop terrace with city views.

Bocas Bali Luxury Water Villas (Bocas Del Toro, Panama): Nearby Bocas Town in Bocas Del Toro, Panama, is a 16-villa Balinese inspired over-the-water getaway, Bocas Bali. Designed by famed architect Andres Brenes, the property opened in September 2021 and features two dining outlets where all ingredients are local, farm fresh and the regional seafood is sourced from Bocas fishermen. Just steps from each villa sits a pool or the Caribbean. There’s also the world's first Aerial Beach.

Casa Polanco (Mexico City, Mexico): Located in Mexico City’s upscale Polanco neighborhood, the new, design-forward Casa Polanco makes guests feel like they are staying at a friend’s chic home. Opening in June 2022, the 19-suite property was originally built in the 1930s as a private residence. Throughout the years it was owned by some of Mexico City’s most prominent aristocratic families. Now a fascinating architectural dialogue of materials and style adorn the property, and they preserves the splendor of the original construction while intertwining modern touches throughout. Guests can step outside Casa Polanco’s doors and walk to Avenida Presidente Masaryk, the city’s social and shopping hotspot.

Hotel Las Majadas (Santiago, Chile): Beyond Santiago, this hotel is located in the Pirque countryside in Las Majadas. Built in 1907 by the architect Alberto Cruz Montt, the French-style, 50-room property is surrounded by a 25-acre park designed by Guillermo Renner, lined with century-old trees. In 2016, the Hotel Las Majadas de Pirque was restored, becoming a star destination hotel in Chile. Olmos and Encinas tree species add a touch of rustic detail, providing a deep connection to the local environment. Guests can experience all the flavors that Chile has to offer by dining at Sequoia, the hotel’s restaurant, and treat themselves to the Maipo Valley’s best Cabernet Sauvignons at the Piano Bar and La Taberna Bars.

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