According to a recent Skift report, culinary travel will continue to rise through 2019 and beyond with globe trotters planning vacations and accommodations around foodie experiences. Hospitality brands are taking note and adding innovative restaurants and bars to their culinary rosters with a variety of on-site edible adventures.
There are the world’s most gastronomic hotels, providing guests and patrons alike with the most extravagant foodie experiences for jetsetters:
Bangkok, Thailand: lebua Hotels & Resorts
At the world’s first vertical destination and international culinary and cocktail hub, the Dome at lebua boast over ten of the world’s highest and most glamorous bars and restaurants. 820 feet above Bangkok’s skyline, lebua is known for opening Thailand’s first and tallest open-air bars and leading the country’s fine-dining scene. Travelers have full access to one of Thailand’s only two-Michelin star restaurants atop hotel at Mezzaluna, along with the first interactive French restaurant with a theater-like atmosphere, Chef’s Table. lebua is an all-in-one culinary destination where travelers can drink under the stars at one of the highest open-air bars, Sky Bar or sip lebua exclusive champagne blends at the recently opened millennial-pink themed hotspot with 1950s flare, Pink Bar.
Paris, France: Hôtel Plaza Athénée
With five onsite bars and restaurants, Hôtel Plaza Athénée offers a variety of atmospheres and flavors fit for guests seeking exceptional cuisine in an elegant fashion. Home to a 3-Michelin star restaurant, Plaza Athénée, Alain Ducasse delivers a twist on Haute cuisine, inspired by the fish-vegetables- cereals trilogy. Guests can also enjoy a chic atmosphere at La Galerie, the hotel’s elegant venue with mosaic floors, a resident harpist and modern Parisian styled bites.
London, England: Hotel The Savoy
Hotel The Savoy offers eight onsite bars and restaurants ranging from grab-and-go bites to elegant dining at Kaspar’s at The Savoy serving up champagne and seafood pairings and modern British grill favorites at Savoy Grill. All restaurants at Hotel The Savoy draw flavor inspiration from seasonal elements and historical influences, promising exceptional meals with quality ingredients from the long-time relationships developed with suppliers dating back to the 1800s.
Las Vegas, USA: The Cosmopolitan
With 13 culinary and cocktail outposts, the Cosmopolitan is a foodie haven set in the midst of the Vegas strip. Offering a powerhouse variety of edible options, guests have full access to hotspots from around the country including modern Japanese at Zuma, American Asian cuisine at Momofuko and Spanish tapas at Jaleo. The Cosmopolitan creates an effortless experience for guests looking for culinary diversity without the necessity of venturing far from the resort.
Mexico City, Mexico: Four Seasons Mexico City
A relaxing retreat, the Four Seasons Mexico City provides four culinary venues offering quick bites and fine-dining selections. At the resort’s onsite Il Becco Restaurant, menu items include sophisticated Italian cuisine featuring oysters and cuttlefish ink risotto, paccheri with raw tuna and caviar and the longest Italian wine list in the country. Zanaya Restaurant is also a notable advantage at the resort, serving up authentic flavors from Mexico’s Pacific Coast with fresh catch and locally sourced artisanal produce and spices.
Kuwait City, Kuwait: Jumeirah Messilah Beach Resort & Spa
Fit for a fine-dining foodie, Jumeirah Messilah Beach Resort & Spa offers seven restaurants and stylish lounges at this Kuwait City outpost. The resort’s offerings range from fresh seafood cuisine at Salt Restaurant to a wide variety of relaxing afternoon refreshments paired with light-bites at the Tea Lounge. Guests may also experience authentic Arabic cuisine at the renowned Arabesque, serving up Middle Eastern favorites including Mezzeh style cuisine and Shisha or Italian bites at Olio, serving up fresh pasta and wood-oven pizzas.
Dublin, Ireland: Merrion Hotel
A leader in Ireland’s culinary scene, The Merrion Hotel boasts of sophistication and unique dining experiences available for exquisite cuisine at venues like Ireland’s first and only 2-Michelin starred restaurant, Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, and modern Irish cuisine at The Garden Room. The Merrion is also a cocktail hotpot with historic flare, known for The Cellar Bar tucked inside the hotel’s original 18thcentury wine vault along with specialty cocktail lounge, No. 23.
Tokyo, Japan: Hilton Tokyo
Set in the heart of Tokyo, the Hilton provides guests with six bars and restaurants including Dynasty, a Chinese cuisine centric restaurant and Junisoh, a multi-course Kaiseki eatery. The hotel also offers a nightlife scene for guest’s convenience, with a selection of late-night bites and cocktails at Zatta, an electric on-site bar with bright colors, lights and a live DJ to dance the night away.
Nassau, The Bahamas: Grand Hyatt Baha Mar
Home to more than 20 global food and beverage outlets, the 1,800-room Grand Hyatt Baha Mar at Baha Mar resort has played an integral role in establishing Nassau as an emerging culinary destination in the Caribbean. From Shuang Ba, a first-of-its-kind upscale Chinese restaurant featuring chef-driven cuisine and ornate décor, to the Parisian-inspired Café Madeline with tropical twists on casual French fare, guests can stamp their culinary passport without ever leaving the oceanfront oasis.
Shanghai, China: Pudong Shangri-La
Boasting ten of China’s most well-known restaurants and bars, Pudong Shangri-La sets the culinary scene with an assortment of venues fit for every occasion. Offerings range from Huaiyang cuisine at Gui Hua Lou, intimate bites at the 32-seat Sushi by Nadaman and French cuisine with a panoramic view at Jade on 36, perfect for diners interested in an elegant shareable plates above the city’s skyline. Guests can also experience the hotel’s lively beer scene at The Exchange, equipped with six themed lounge rooms like the Credit Room, focusing on sports and entertainments with billiards and large TVs and the Wallstreet Room with a resident DJ that transforms the venue from a relaxed-lounge to late-night venue.
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