There is perhaps no continent as closely associated with luxury travel as Europe, with its wide breadth of cities that have long been among the most glamorous and fascinating in the world, cities such as London, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Milan, and Prague.
As one might expect, there are always luxury hotel projects in the pipeline for Europe, involving a broad range of locations, brands, styles and sizes.
At the moment there are 419, about 70 of those projects are within the boundaries of the United Kingdom, while 3 more are underway in Iceland, but the rest are currently being built on the European mainland. Spain, France, and Germany all have more than 25 new projects each.
Let´s take a look at three special projects in Europe:
Lustica Bay, Montenegro
The largest of these projects is Lustica Bay, a massive holiday resort being built in Montenegro on the Lustica Peninsula, for which it is named. It will be embedded in the heart of a new living environment, and it will include a number of smaller projects, such as the Chedi Lustica Bay, Marina Hotel, Hillside Boutique Hotel, Thalasso Hotel, Golf Hotel etc.
These will add up to a grand total of 1,600 apartments and 750 villas. This resort will also have a downtown area complete with shopping mall, school and medical services, as well as two marinas, a conference center, and a golf course. This project is currently in the planning phase.
Falesia Del Rey, Portugal
Meanwhile, another large project has entered the pre-planning phase. This one, dubbed the Falesia Del Rey, will be located in Óbido, Portugal. It will be a spectacular 230-hectare front-line ocean site, right on the cliffs, overlooking the sea and beaches of nearby Óbidos Lagoon.
Developed by Beltico, it will have a golf course, with a five star contemporary hotel as well as a boutique hotel with a spa, swimming pools, tennis courts, shops, exercise circuits and much more.
Grace Kalamata, Greece
Another European pipeline project worth knowing is the Grace Kalamata on the peninsula of Peloponnese. The hotel will comprise 125 rooms and suites plus up to 40 luxury residential villas, each with three, four or five bedrooms. It will feature multiple restaurants, two bars, a state-of-the-art spa and wellness center, conference facilities, water sports and a child club.
Grace Kalamata will be conveniently located for access by road (approximately 2½ hours’ drive from Athens) and air (13 kilometers from Kalamata International Airport).