Hot new hotels: Amanyangyun, Shanghai

Opening on January 8, 2018, Amanyangyun will be Aman’s fourth destination in China and stands as tribute to a bold, 15-year preservation project that saw the relocation of a forest and the reconstruction of a historic village. As a result, an entire forest of ancient camphor trees and a village of antique Chinese homes are about to be presented as a peaceful sanctuary on the outskirts of Shanghai.

New hotel openings - New on DNA Hotels: Verride Palácio Santa Catarina, Lisbon

Quite without anyone noticing it, Lisbon has stealthily stolen the march on its European compatriots as a compulsory destination. These days, it is literally sitting pretty on a hilly rise enclosed by the Tagus River’s ludicrously scenic bay. Specifically, the city’s attractive mix of Baroque and 19th-century piles are being repurposed by savvy property developers and house-proud millennials into imaginative concept stores, buzzy restaurants and, in the case of the grand Verride Palácio Santa Catarina, soigné hotel.

WOW Hotels: Unique Hotel, São Paulo

When it comes to São Paulo hotels, there is a slew of standard business properties, but Hotel Unique, renovated in late 2012, stands apart primarily because of its innovative design. Known locally as the “Watermelon” for its striking crescent shape, Hotel Unique tries, and succeeds, to be a combination of the quirky and the luxurious. Its name obviously is an appropriate one, just looking at the photos will prove and reading the hotel brochure "a place to not feel like home."

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