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The most anticipated hotel openings of 2017

Friday newsletters always feature luxury travel conteststips, series, or news.

Today (January 13, 2017): Travel news: the most anticipated hotel openings of 2017.

Last month, I published my list of the best new luxury hotels of 2016. Today, I share with you the 84 hottest luxury hotels that are expected to open their doors in 2017. Some of these hotel openings are managed by world’s most exclusive hotel brands. Please keep in mind that hotel openings do get delayed from time to time, so to avoid disappointment, try not to book a room before the hotel effectively opened.

There is more info and a direct link to the hotel websites below the slide show! If you think I missed one, you can add other exciting luxury hotel openings in the comments section!

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1. THE SILO, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

The Silo Hotel will be a magical space towering above the V&A Waterfront surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mother City. The hotel is being built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex occupying six floors above what will become a contemporary art museum to rival the likes of the Tate Modern in London, MoMA in New York and Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid. From the outside, the greatest visible change to the building’s original structure will be the addition of pillowed glazing panels, inserted into the geometry of the hotel floors, which will bulge outward as if gently inflated. By night, this will transform the building into a glowing lantern or beacon in the harbour. The Silo hotel will have 28 rooms, including a spectacular one bedroom penthouse.

THE SILO CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

THE SILO CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA


2. MIAVANA ISLAND SANCTUARY, MADAGASCAR

Miavana will be an ultra-luxury lodge located on Nosy Ankao island, part of a private five-island archipelago off the north-east of Madagascar. Surrounded by vibrant coral reefs and the Indian Ocean’s spectacular maritime wonders, Miavana will consist of only 14 one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas strung along the island’s western pure white beaches. Reaching nearly 5,000 square feet in size, these palatial villas have been perfectly designed by Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens of Seychelle’s North Island (which I reviewed here) and Zambia’s Chinzombo fame and will allow guests to step directly onto the powder-soft sand from their private decks to enjoy spectacular panoramic Indian Ocean sunsets extending to the far contours of mainland Madagascar.

MIAVANA ISLAND SANCTUARY, MADAGASCAR

MIAVANA ISLAND SANCTUARY, MADAGASCAR


3. LUX* SUD SAUVAGE, REUNION ISLAND

LUX* Sud Sauvage will enjoy a splendid setting on the beautiful Côte Sauvage of Reunion Island, just a short distance from La Fournaise volcano. The resort will boast over 8 hectares of tropical gardens to lose yourself in, planted with local and exotic species and bordered with sumptuous relaxation areas. Through landscaped architecture and small winding paths, the feeling of intimacy will be complete in the 82 private villas. Guests will be able to enjoy a well deserved rest at the edge of their private pool, or surrender themselves to the expert hands of the resort’s masseuses whether in the the LUX* Me spa or within the private villa gardens. Adventurers will love this far-flung corner of France, and many activities will be on offer from bike rides to excursions with a driver and experienced guide, allowing you to explore the island.

LUX* SUD SAUVAGE, REUNION ISLAND

LUX* SUD SAUVAGE, REUNION ISLAND


4. WILDERNESS SAFARI’S BISATE LODGE, RWANDA

Bisate Lodge  will be located in the natural amphitheatre of an eroded volcanic cone – the word bisate means ‘pieces’ in Kinyarwanda, describing how the cone was once whole but worn away by natural erosion. The area has dramatic views of the peaks of the volcanoes Bisoke and Karisimbi rearing up through the Afro-alpine forests of nearby Volcanoes National Park. Twelve guests will stay in six sumptuous en-suite rooms that maximise comfort, warmth and views while retaining environmental principles and reflecting the culture of surrounding rural Rwanda. Bisate will be within easy driving distance of Park Headquarters, from where gorilla treks depart daily. Aside from tracking one of the ten habituated gorilla groups, other attractions will include Iby’wacu cultural village, the Twin Lakes of Ruhondo and Burera, the lava tunnels of the Musanze Caves, Dian Fossey’s grave, and even seeing the endemic golden monkey.

WILDERNESS SAFARI'S BISATE LODGE, RWANDA

WILDERNESS SAFARI’S BISATE LODGE, RWANDA


5. THE OBEROI MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

Located just 20 minutes south of the city centre and the international airport, the Oberoi Marrakech will be nestled within twenty-five acres of fragrant citrus orchards and ancient olive groves. Its architecture will pay homage to the palaces of ancient Morocco. The resort will offer 84 spacious, modern accommodations, adorned with handcrafted, Moroccan design features that will evoke the romance of ancient Marrakech. All villas and suites will have a private, heated pool and magnificent views of the orchards. The resort’s highlight will be the exquisite spa, a tranquil, light-filled space, situated on a private island on a lake within fragrant orchards. Afforded verdant views and elegant, handcrafted design elements, it will offer Ayurvedic and Moroccan-inspired therapies, Moroccan hammams, a yoga room with an al fresco pavilion and a temperature-controlled indoor swimming pool.

THE OBEROI MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

THE OBEROI MARRAKECH, MOROCCO


6. GRACE MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

Grace Marrakech will be a haven of exquisite taste with a unique aura. This tranquil hideaway in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains will lie in 15 hectares of Moroccan countryside and feature its own farmstead with olive trees, vegetable gardens and horse stables. Comprising 18 suites and lofts (some with two or three bedrooms), a restaurant, bar, library, outdoor heated pool, traditional farm kitchen and fully serviced spa with traditional hammam and whirlpool, it will provide the perfect escape for both couples and families or those seeking an exclusive corporate retreat. Grace Marrakech will be for those who seek a luxury hotel in Morocco that is an escape into a rural retreat with easy access to the vibrant culture, nightlife and entertainment that Marrakech is famous for.

GRACE MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

GRACE MARRAKECH, MOROCCO


7. ST REGIS CAIRO, EGYPT

The St. Regis Cairo will draw guests to the heart of Egypt’s modern metropolis on the north end of Corniche Road. With sweeping views of the Nile River and proximity to fine shops, restaurants and the pyramids, the hotel will reign as Cairo’s finest address. Michael Graves’ contemporary design will embrace traditional architectural flourishes and graceful geometric lines throughout the hotel’s restaurants and lounge, pools, spa and 23,000 square feet (2.155 square meters) of meeting and conference space. Guests will be able to relax in residential style in 292 lavishly furnished rooms, including 63 suites.

ST REGIS CAIRO, EGYPT

ST REGIS CAIRO, EGYPT


8. W BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

W Brisbane will be a stylish addition to the up and coming riverside area in Brisbane, appealing to the new generation of domestic and international visitors to the city. The mixed-use development  will be comprised of three separate towers – W Brisbane will occupy one tower, while the other two towers will be used for premium office and commercial space and high-end residences. The development will also feature podium level retail outlets. Redefining luxury with innovative design, signature amenities and unique style, W Brisbane will offer 305 stylish guestrooms, including 25 suites and an Extreme Wow Suite, the W brand’s reinterpretation of the traditional Presidential Suite. It will also feature more than 960 square metres of ultra-modern meeting and event space, as well as a 24-hour business centre, a state-of-the-art workout facility, and an indoor heated swimming pool.

  • Hotel websiteW Brisbane
  • Opening: December 2017
W BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

W BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA


9. SOFITEL DARLING HARBOUS SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

This landmark hotel will be the largest and most significant new hotel to be built in Sydney for over 20 years. Perched at the northern end of the ICC Sydney and overlooking Cockle Bay, the 35 storey 600-room hotel will be a centrepiece of the Darling Harbour redevelopment and support the adjacent International Convention Centre. The resort will feature must-haves such as a rooftop infinity pool. The hotel is also aiming to establish a rooftop helipad plus external lighting so that it will enhance Darling Harbour at night and put it on par with other major harbour cities.

SOFITEL DARLING HARBOUS SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

SOFITEL DARLING HARBOUS SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA


10. KOKOMO ISLAND, FIJI

Kokomo Island will become Fiji’s newest private island resort, where pristine reefs set the scene for an unrivalled, all-inclusive experience. Located on the edge of the celestial Kadavu Island Group and approximately 45 minutes flight from Nadi International Airport, Kokomo is a true undiscovered paradise encircled by the famous Great Astrolabe Reef.  A world away from the world, this will be a place where spectacular white sand beaches will be yours for the taking, where privacy will be paramount, and where service will be superior. A personal passion project for Australian billionaire developer Lang Walker, who has lived and breathed property development for over 50 years, Kokomo Island embodies his life enthusiasms; living near the water’s edge, waterfront development and enjoying activities on the water.

KOKOMA ISLAND, FIJI

KOKOMA ISLAND, FIJI


11. CONRAD BORA BORA NUI, FRENCH POLYNESIA

This 115-room resort, formerly known as Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa, is currently undergoing a multimillion-dollar refurbishment and will re-open as Conrad Bora Bora Nui in March 2017. Conrad Bora Bora Nui is located on Motu To’opua, an islet off the coast of Bora Bora, about 20 minutes by boat from Bora Bora Airport. Offering panoramic ocean views, access to sea sports, coral reef dive sites and hiking trails, the beachfront Conrad Bora Bora Nui will feature 29 tropical garden and beach villas and 86 overwater bungalows, including the destination’s only double-story Presidential Suites. Guests here can look forward to inspired experiences, which will marry Tahitian culture and charm with Conrad’s intuitive, discrete, and seamless service.

CONRAD BORA BORA NUI, FRENCH POLYNESIA

CONRAD BORA BORA NUI, FRENCH POLYNESIA


12. LAS ALCOBAS, NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, USA

Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel, in St. Helena, Napa Valley will be a place where you will be pampered with the warmth of a place called home. The historic resort will boast 68 rooms and suites, all with gracious floorplans, and most with a beautiful outdoor terrace and vineyard views. Guestrooms will be spectacularly appointed with Rivolta linens, oversize bathrooms, custom designed furniture and every need attended to. Guests will be able to soak in the Spring Mountain sunset, take a dip in the pool, melt in the spa with curated treatments over 2000 years old, or create memorable experiences with age-old friends at the signature Acacia House by Chris Cosentino restaurant.

LOS ALCOBAS, NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, USA

LOS ALCOBAS, NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, USA


13. WALDORF ASTORIA BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, USA

The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills will be an urban oasis in one of the world’s most glamorous cities. Perfectly set where Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards meet, this elegant hotel will represent the best in California lifestyle and luxury. Designed inside and out by the legendary Pierre-Yves Rochon, you’ll find world-class service and excellence in every detail.  Lush gardens and coastal California décor will set the tone for a relaxing retreat. Every hotel element will be richly designed, from the grand three-story lobby to the delicate Lalique crystal. The hotel will feature 170 guest rooms and suites with oversized balconies and stunning views in every direction. There will also be a restaurant featuring the French-American cuisine of famed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and a rooftop lounge deck with panoramic views, VIP cabanas and a sparkling swimming pool.

WALDORF ASTORIA BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, USA

WALDORF ASTORIA BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, USA


14. PENDRY, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, USA

Standing proudly on the block of 5th, 6th, and J, The Pendry San Diego will reside in the epicenter of San Diego’s vibrant Gaslamp Quarter. The hotel will strike a balance between modern and traditional, pairing classic Southern California influence with modern luxury programming and amenities. Seasoned travelers will be able to take refuge in what feels like a home away from home set within a stunning environment. The hotel’s 317 rooms, including 36 suites, will feature an urban coastal California aesthetic and a balance of classical and modern luxury. There will also be a onsite elegant spa, which will be a tranquil wellness sanctuary offering meditation, yoga courses, and personalized spa treatments to balance mind, body and soul.

PENDRY, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, USA

PENDRY, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, USA


15. FOUR SEASONS HOTEL AT THE SURF CLUB, SURFSIDE, FLORIDA, USA

On a large stretch of pristine beach and palm-lined Atlantic oceanfront in Surfside, Florida, the glamorous Surf Club, storied private oasis for members from Sinatra to Churchill, will be transported into a bright new age. The respectfully preserved, 1930s clubhouse by famed South Florida architect Russell Pancoast will become the centerpiece for a masterwork of openness and light by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier. With just 77 guest rooms and an expansive oceanfront spa, the Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club will embrace sun, sand, sea and sky in a setting both contemporary and timeless.

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL AT THE SURF CLUB, SURFSIDE, FLORIDA, USA

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL AT THE SURF CLUB, SURFSIDE, FLORIDA, USA


16. INTERCONTINENTAL LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN, CALIFORNIA, USA

Opening in the spring of 2017, InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown will graze the sky at 73 stories and offer world-class guest rooms, dining and spa services, all with sustainability and Los Angeles’ indoor-outdoor lifestyle in mind. The hotel’s glass tower is located at the nexus of downtown’s historic, entertainment and sports districts — the perfect destination for business or pleasure.  The 900-room hotel will include a “sky lobby” on the 70th floor. The $1.1 billion project, which is being developed by Korean Air and Hanjin Group, will also include 400,000 square feet of offices and 45,000 square feet of retail space.

INTERCONTINENTAL LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN, CALIFORNIA, USA

INTERCONTINENTAL LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN, CALIFORNIA, USA


17. THE WHITBY, NEW YORK, USA

The Whitby will be located in upper Midtown Manhattan on West 56th Street at 5th Avenue,  New York– a prime location for luxury shopping, galleries and close to Central Park. The hotek will comprise 86 individually styled rooms and suites, many with private terraces and floor to ceiling windows. There will also be a  stunning two-bedroom suite that will encompass the entire top floor and feature two terraces with views to the north and south. The hotel will feature a bar and restaurant, orangery and courtyard as well as several private events spaces and a 130-seater cinema. A a cozy drawing room and terrace will serve as a gathering place for guests. The Whitby is expected to be similar in design to The Crosby, the other hotel of the Firmdale Group in New York.

  • Hotel website: not yet available
  • Opening: 2017 (not yet specified)
THE WHITBY, NEW YORK, USA

THE WHITBY, NEW YORK, USA


18. 1 HOTEL BROOKLYN BRIDGE, NEW YORK, USA

This eco-luxury hotel’s 194 guest rooms and suites will offer views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline. Other features of the hotel will include floor-to-ceiling windows, complimentary WiFi, welcome amenities, spa, 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour room service and dining options curated by award-winning chef Seamus Mullen. Over 20,000 square feet of event space will include a hospitality suite and lounge, a rooftop bar and a screening room. The 1 Hotels app, 1 Guide, will allow guests to control all aspects of their stay (like the television, in-room dining, communications and temperature) from their room or even from outside the hotel.

1 HOTEL BROOKLYN BRIDGE, NEW YORK, USA

1 HOTEL BROOKLYN BRIDGE, NEW YORK, USA


19. ACE HOTEL CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA

Ace Hotel will open its first Chicago property this fall in the Fulton Market District. The boutique hotel will bring new life to a former Italian-American cheesemaking factory at 311 North Morgan Street, just across the street from 1KFulton, Google’s Midwest headquarters. The hotel will have 159 rooms, including 9 suites. There will be a large lobby bar, the first Stumptown Coffee Roasters café in the Midwest, and a ground-floor restaurant that will service several event spaces as well as guest rooms. The hotel’s seventh floor will feature a rooftop bar and terrace, open year-round with both indoor and outdoor spaces.

ACE HOTEL CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA

ACE HOTEL CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA


20. FAIRMONT AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA

A towering icon within a vibrant Central Business District, Fairmont Austin will be uniquely located amid the lush greenery of Palm Park and Waller Creek and directly connected to the Austin Convention Center. Opening in summer 2017, the 37-story luxury hotel will feature 1,048 richly appointed guest rooms and suites with picturesque vistas of Lady Bird Lake, a dramatic cityscape and the State Capitol. Fairmont Austin guests will indulge in exquisite dining, a pampering spa and state-of-the-art meeting facilities. The hotel will engage guests with the city’s famed music scene, as well as the area’s celebrated cuisine and diverse artistic lifestyle.

FAIRMONT AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA

FAIRMONT AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA


21. TRUMP INTERNATIONAL HOTEL & TOWER VANCOUVER, CANADA

Regally situated on Georgia Street amid downtown Vancouver’s Coal Harbour, Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver will boast 63 stories of skyline-transforming grandeur. In addition to 147 guest rooms, the luxury hotel will include a Champagne lounge, signature restaurant, Trump Spa, and banquet and conference center. It will also be home to Vancouver’s first pool bar nightclub. Above the hotel will be 218 stylish residences, offering residents spectacular views of the North Shore and beyond. When completed, the twisting tower will stand at 188 m (616 feet), the city’s second-tallest building.

TRUMP INTERNATIONAL HOTEL & TOWER VANCOUVER, CANADA

TRUMP INTERNATIONAL HOTEL & TOWER VANCOUVER, CANADA


22. UNICO 20°87° HOTEL RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO

Situated in Akumal in the Quintana Roo Region, UNICO 20°N 87°W – Riviera Maya will be steps away from stunning white beaches. At this adults only, all Inclusive hotel, each bright, spacious room will be filled with local inspiration, from the art on the wall, to the patterns of the upholstery, to the handcrafted details throughout; they are a luxurious reflection of modern Mexico. All of the hotel accommodations will feature an Anfitrión, a personalized local host, available 24-hours a day to provide an added level of personalized service. The hotel boasts a spa centre and fitness centre, an outdoor pool, a private beach area, several restaurants varying from elevated fine dining to casual beachside buffet.

UNICO 20°87° HOTEL RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO

UNICO 20°87° HOTEL RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO


23. CHABLÉ RESORT, YUCATÁN PENINSULA, MEXICO

Located deep in Mexico’s Mayan forest, Chablé Resort will be a luxury spa retreat in tune with its spectacular setting. With private villas dotted across 750 acres, Chablé Resort promises total tranquillity. Its design will immerse guests in the heritage of the Yucatán Peninsula and will pay homage to its natural setting. A pool will curve through the tropical gardens, but you’ll also have your own in your villa – complete with lanterns for moonlit dips and hammocks for morning snoozing. Be sure to explore the spa, which will be set within an enchanting cave. Contemporary fine dining will be offered on site, created from home-grown ingredients.

CHABLÉ RESORT, YUCATÁN PENINSULA, MEXICO

CHABLÉ RESORT, YUCATÁN PENINSULA, MEXICO


24. ROSEWOOD PUEBLA, MEXICO

Rosewood Puebla will be located within the heart of one of Mexico’s most significant colonial cities, Puebla. renowned for its architecture, churches, traditional cuisine and colorful ceramics. It will be housed in a collection of buildings from different time periods surrounding an intimate courtyard. The hotel will offer 79 guestrooms and suites, a restaurant with outdoor courtyard seating, the Lavaderos de Almoloya bar and a Sense spa. A rooftop bar and swimming pool will offer stunning views over the neighboring Templo de San Francisco.

ROSEWOOD PUEBLA, MEXICO

ROSEWOOD PUEBLA, MEXICO


25. NAYARA TENTED RESORT, COSTA RICA

A sister property to Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens and Nayara Springs, the new Nayara Tented Resort will consist of 24 tents, each made up of a master suite and en-suite bathroom as well as an adjoining tent that can be arranged as a lounge or a second bedroom, perfect for families. Each tent will sit on its own platform furnished with an outdoor living area and a plunge pool filled from nearby hot springs.  The resorts will be located 2-3 hours by car from the capital, San Jose and once there, guests will have easy access between the 3 Nayara properties via golf cart.

  • Hotel website: Not yet available
  • Opening: Late 2017
NAYARA TENTED RESORT, COSTA RICA

NAYARA TENTED RESORT, COSTA RICA


26. ITZ’ANA, BELIZE

In the quaint coastal village of Placencia, Belize, Itz’ana Resort & Residences will have a prime location on the Caribbean peninsula, with the sea on one side and a lagoon on the other. The resort will be ideally located next to islands, beaches, rivers, jungle, caves and the world’s second largest barrier reef, affording residents and guests endless opportunities for adventure and exploring. An ode to the great Caribbean estates of years past, the Great House will the heart of the new Itz’ana resort and a gathering place for family and friends to gather, eat, drink, and relax. The 39 luxury boutique cottages and villas are designed for waterfront living featuring tall windows and doors with high ceilings to emphasize spacious, open-air living.

ITZ'ANA, BELIZE

ITZ’ANA, BELIZE


27. PARK HYATT ST. KITTS, THE FEDERATION OF ST. CHRISTOPHER AND NEVIS

Set on a nearly untouched Caribbean island, Park Hyatt St. Kitts will bring the unparalleled Park Hyatt experience for discerning business and leisure travelers to this idyllic destination in the West Indies. The 5-star hotel will be situated on a secluded area offering white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, overlooking The Narrows, a strait separating St. Kitts and the volcanic island of Nevis. The 134 guestrooms and suites will combine contemporary architecture with a timeless colonial feel that taps into the rich historic roots of St. Kitts. Many of the suites will offer individual rooftop pools with spectacular views of the calm turquoise Caribbean waters.

PARK HYATT ST. KITTS, THE FEDERATION OF ST. CHRISTOPHER AND NEVIS

PARK HYATT ST. KITTS, THE FEDERATION OF ST. CHRISTOPHER AND NEVIS


28. ROSEWOOD LITTLE DIX BAY, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

The iconic Rosewood Little Dix Bay is currently undergoing a comprehensive, multi-million dollar restoration, which will be the most substantial beautification project since the resort was founded by Laurance S. Rockefeller over 50 years ago.  The restoration will include the complete redesign of the resort’s guestrooms and suites, its three restaurants and overall enhancements to the resort’s gardens and landscaping. The renewal will honor Laurance S. Rockefeller’s unique vision of a luxurious hideaway set amidst the pristine backdrop of Virgin Gorda, and bring about a new level of sophistication in keeping with the natural setting, whilst introducing brand new signature suites for the ultimate in relaxation and style.

ROSEWOOD LITTLE DIX BAY, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

ROSEWOOD LITTLE DIX BAY, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS


29. CONRAD CARTAGENA, COLUMBIA

Conrad Cartagena will become a contemporary destination in a renowned world heritage city with connections to one of the most interesting cultures in the world. This luxury hotel will deliver an inspired stay to every guest and will features a Tournament Players Club golf course, indulgent spa, seven culinary options, and expansive beaches. Views of the Caribbean Sea will be enjoyed from each one of the 217 guest rooms. There will also be a Conrad Spa and salon with outdoor relaxation areas and spectacular views.

CONRAD CARTAGENA, COLUMBIA

CONRAD CARTAGENA, COLUMBIA


30. AWASI IGUAZU, ARGENTINA

Located just 15 minutes from the world’s largest waterfalls, Awasi’s new 12-room lodge will be situated on the banks of the River Iguazú. Built on stilts for minimal environmental impact, the 12 villas will be spread throughout the jungle, each positioned for utmost privacy but within easy distance of the main lodge. Each villa will be assigned with a private guide and 4WD, allowing guests to explore at their own pace, visiting where they want, when they want, and for however long they want. After days spent exploring the impressive natural scenery in and around the Iguazú Falls, guests will return to Awasi for a swim in their plunge pool, a drink at the bar in the main lodge and long evening meals in the restaurant.

AWASI IGUAZU, ARGENTINA

AWASI IGUAZU, ARGENTINA


31. PALÁCIO TANGARÁ, SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

With an exceptional location in the heart of the economic capital of Brazil – São Paulo – Palácio Tangará will open its doors in the second quarter of 2017. Built in the surroundings of the highly regarded Burle Marx Park under the auspices of architects B+H Architects, Bick Simonato and PAR Arquitetura, the hotel will offer 141 spacious guestrooms – including 59 suites – all with beautiful views overlooking the park. The interior design has been entrusted to leading Brazilian interior design firms Bick Simonato and Anastassiadis who have created a truly bespoke design concept for each space. The hotel will be part of the ultra-luxe Oetker Collection.

PALÁCIO TANGARÁ, SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

PALÁCIO TANGARÁ, SAO PAULO, BRAZIL


32. ALILA FORT BISHANGARH, JAIPUR, INDIA

Located at Bishangarh Village in the Jaipur District, Alila Fort Bishangarh will be easily accessible from both Delhi and Jaipur. The new hotel – created above and outside the old fort – will house four different categories of suites. Each of the 59-suites has been custom designed to make the most of the stunning views from the large openable windows, resulting in 22 different layouts. Rooms will come with all the modern conveniences, including expansive bathrooms, footed/inbuilt bathtubs and large day-beds. Within the fort, various exciting food and beverage options will be on offer, innovatively curated by a renowned chef.

ALILA FORT BISHANGARH, JAIPUR, INDIA

ALILA FORT BISHANGARH, JAIPUR, INDIA


33. THE CHEDI, MUMBAI, INDIA

This year, General Hotel Management Ltd (GHM) will bring The Chedi brand to the hospitality market in India’s wealthiest city. The Chedi Mumbai will be situated in close proximity to the Powai region, an area where infrastructure developments, connectivity and social groundwork have laid the foundation for the growth of a diverse expatriate community. Visitors to India’s City of Dreams can look forward to The Chedi Mumbai’s 316 generously sized guestrooms, five outstanding restaurants that will cater to the discerning palates of the well-heeled traveller, extensive meeting facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, and a holistic spa and wellness facility.

  • Hotel website: Not yet available
  • Opening: Mid 2017
THE CHEDI MUMBAI, INDIA

THE CHEDI MUMBAI, INDIA


34. WILD COAST LODGE, YALA, SRI LANKA

Opening mid 2017, this luxurious tented lodge will sit on a deserted beach on the edge of Yala National Park, the Leopard hot spot in southeastern Sri Lanka. Twenty-eight vaulted “cocoon” tents will offer the comfort of a luxury hotel with the excitement of a safari-style wilderness experience. The air-conditioned cocoons will be furnished to the highest specification, and some will have their own plunge pools. They will be dotted around five watering holes designed to attract a variety of birdlife and amphibians, which can be viewed from each Cocoon’s outdoor viewing deck. A bamboo-clad bar and restaurant will serve creative daily changing menus, whilst a delicious “picnic tea” will form part of the safari drive experience. The lodge will also boast a Sanctuary Spa offering a range of natural treatments developed in-house.

WILD COAST LODGE, YALA, SRI LANKA

WILD COAST LODGE, YALA, SRI LANKA


35. SHANGRI-LA HOTEL COLOMBO, SRI LANKA

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo will be located between the Galle Face green promenade and Beira Lake, with uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean. It will offer 500 rooms which will rank among the largest accommodation in town at 45 square metres to 60 square metres (484 square feet to 646 square feet). This will also include 30 suites ranging in size from 90 square metres to 225 square metres (968 square feet to 2,421 square feet). A range of restaurant and lounge concepts will be available at the hotel, with more details to be announced nearer to opening.  A fitness centre, spa, pool and two outdoor tennis courts will complete the recreational facilities. The hotel will be easily accessible from Colombo International Airport in 45 minutes by car.

  • Hotel website: Not yet available
  • Opening: Third quarter of 2017
SHANGRI-LA HOTEL COLOMBO, SRI LANKA

SHANGRI-LA HOTEL COLOMBO, SRI LANKA


36. LUX* NORTH MALÉ ATOLL, MALDIVES

A short transfer from Male by luxury speedboat, the intimate LUX* North Male Atoll resort will disrupt the Maldivian mould by replacing traditional thatched villas with over-sized, penthouse residences. A visual feast of nautical forms and tones, the resort will be elegantly styled by Singapore design group Miaja in a scheme that blends superyacht panache with a vibrant South Beach pulse. Each of the 60 double storey residences will sit either on the beach or over water whose guests will benefit from an insane amount of living are. For the first time in the Maldives, each residence will be crowned with a fully-featured reef terrace – a magnificent private deck, elevated 5 meters (16 ft) above the giant house lagoon – from which guests will be able to marvel at a unique perspective on the planet’s flattest country.

LUX* NORTH MALÉ ATOLL, MALDIVES

LUX* NORTH MALÉ ATOLL, MALDIVES


37. BAGLIONI RESORT, MALDIVES

Lose yourself in the vastness of the Indian Ocean, and find yourself again, luxuriating blissfully under a palm tree. This is just one of the unique experiences that will await you at the new Baglioni Resort Maldives. Dreamily resplendent on the island of Maagau in Dhaalu atoll, a 40-minute hop by seaplane from the capital, Malé, this remarkable resort will be awash with tropical natural beauty. Its comprehensive comforts will offer an unforgettable stay with a blend of sport, relaxation and prestigious gourmet dining to suit its exclusive international clientele. It will be the first 5 star ’Italian’ resort in the Maldives, with a low environmental impact, and with 99 villas of seven different types.

BAGLIONI RESORT, MALDIVES

BAGLIONI RESORT, MALDIVES


38. SIX SENSES BHUTAN, BHUTAN

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has designed a project that is actually five individual satellite resorts in five separate locations, but all under the umbrella of one all-encompassing name: Six Senses Bhutan. It will be five unique experiences crafted into one enchanted journey through the Kingdom. With a total of just 82 guest suites and villas distributed between five intimate lodges, guests will visit the heritage and hospitality of Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang and Paro in the colorful Kingdom known as the Happiest Place on Earth. Each of the five locations was identified with a specific and appropriate theme, so that as guests will move between them they will experience a journey through all their senses.

  • Hotel website: Not yet available
  • Opening: October 2016
SIX SENSES BHUTAN, BHUTAN

SIX SENSES BHUTAN, BHUTAN


39. BAWAH PRIVATE ISLAND, INDONESIA

Located just 150 nautical miles north east of Singapore, and easily accessible via private seaplane, this untouched beauty of 6 islands will open a whole new destination for discerning travelers. A playground of over 300 hectares, 3 crystal blue lagoons, 13 powder white beaches, lush jungle canopy for trekking and more importantly a philosophy of environmental and conservation policies, Bawah Island will be a project of love to integrate people with nature and will set the benchmark for future destinations around the region. Taking the route that “less means more”, Bawah Private Island will only accept a maximum of 70 guest at any one time. With 35 Safari Tented Villas the accommodation will give you the privacy of your own space but also invites you to enjoy the nature that surrounds Bawah Island.

BAWAH PRIVATE ISLAND, INDONESIA

BAWAH PRIVATE ISLAND, INDONESIA


40. THE RITZ-CARLTON LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA

The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi, fringed by lush tropical rainforests, will be located along the crystal clear waters of the Andaman Sea on the island’s south west corner. The 120-room luxury resort, including 30 villas, will sensitively blend in with its surroundings with design elements that reflect the traditional kampong village with interiors by Strickland and Burega Farnell. The resort will also offer a family-friendly escape with three swimming pools, including one specially created for children, and a specially-designed Ritz Kids Club. A private cove and beach offer direct access to the island’s famed diving sites.

THE RITZ-CARLTON LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA

THE RITZ-CARLTON LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA


41. ALILA DALIT BAY SABAH, BORNEO, MALAYSIA

Alila Dalit Bay Sabah will located on the island’s northern coast overlooking 17 acres of pure white, unspoiled foreshore – 40 minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu and 90 minutes from Mount Kinabalu, one of Southeast Asia’s highest peak. The beachfront resort will feature a 152 bedroom/suite hotel with diverse dining, sky lounge and bar, spa, kid’s club, library, boutiques, swimming pools, outdoor wedding chapel and an event centre. There will also be 74 villas for private ownership, which will be set within a secluded 5-hectare estate, spaciously planned around extensive gardens, forests and water features – each with direct access to the beach and lagoon with panoramic Mengkabong River views.

  • Hotel website: Not yet available
  • Opening: 2017 (not specified)
ALILA DALIT BAY SABAH, BORNEO, MALAYSIA

ALILA DALIT BAY SABAH, BORNEO, MALAYSIA


42. SIX SENSES KRABEY ISLAND, CAMBODIA

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is expanding its portfolio to an exciting island location in Cambodia, a country steeped in history and reemerging onto the world stage of exotic destinations. Located on the island of Krabey, the resort will be comprised of 40 pool villas set around the naturally landscaped 30-acre island, with its highest point being 137 feet (42 meters) above sea level. Guests will arrive at the mainland reception before the short water transfer to the island. Sihanoukville Airport is less than a 10 minute drive from the mainland jetty, Phnom Penh International Airport is a three-and-a-half-hour drive and Siem Reap International Airport is a scenic eight and a half hours. Similar to other Six Senses Resorts, the property will feature exceptional restaurants and spa facilities.

  • Hotel website: Not yet available
  • Opening: 2017 (not specified)
SIX SENSES KRABEY ISLAND, CAMBODIA

SIX SENSES KRABEY ISLAND, CAMBODIA


43. ALILA KOH RUSSEY, CAMBODIA

Alila Villas Koh Russey, Cambodia will be Alila’s first ‘Villas’ resort outside Bali. Located amid the Koh Rong archipelago, the hotel will be a 15-minute boat ride from the Cambodian coast, offering pristine bays, dramatic peninsulas, white-sand beaches and tropical forests. The resort will feature one and two-bedroom villas, each with its own terrace, private pool and garden. For the ultimate in luxury, the resort’s four-bedroom pool villa features a large living area, kitchen, master bedroom, three guest bedrooms and an expansive outdoor terrace and pool area. The resort will offer a wealth of in-house facilities including a beachfront Spa Alila, kids club, beachside grill restaurant, sunset bar, and a restaurant with five-star international and local cuisine.

  • Hotel website: Not yet available
  • Opening: 2017 (not specified)
ALILA KOH RUSSEY, CAMBODIA

ALILA KOH RUSSEY, CAMBODIA


44. ROSEWOOD PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

Rosewood Phnom Penh, which will occupy the top 14 floors of Vattanac Capital Tower One in the heart of the Central Business District, providing an ultra-luxury hospitality experience in the exotic capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia. A panoramic view of the city and the fabled Mekong River will be seen from its position in the structure – whose shape is inspired by the silhouette of a rising dragon – and the Royal Palace, National Museum and Central market will be within easy reach.  The hotel will feature 175 rooms and suites which will be amongst the largest hotel guestrooms in Phnom Penh. Dining options will include a 120-seat bistro, a 60-seat lobby lounge, two specialty restaurants and a sky bar on a cantilevered terrace.

ROSEWOOD PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

ROSEWOOD PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA


45. PRESIDENT BY AKARYN, VIENTIANE, LAOS

A stunning new hotel arrayed in perfectly-proportioned neo-classical style with restrained Laotian accents and representing the sine qua non of refined luxury will await your discovery at Vientiane’s most prestigious and renowned address. The President by AKARYN, Vientiane, Laos will put this serene city of well-preserved colonial era architecture, glittering temples and expansive boulevards firmly on the Asian luxury heritage map. As you approach the hotel – with its manicured gardens and neoclassical façade – you may feel you’ve arrived in Paris. But once inside, you’ll discover subtle touches that set this luxury retreat firmly in Laotian culture. The hotel has 32 rooms spread over 3 floors.

PRESIDENT BY AKARYN, VIENTIANE, LAOS

PRESIDENT BY AKARYN, VIENTIANE, LAOS


46. ROSEWOOD LUANG PRABANG, LAOS

Rosewood Luang Prabang will open in 2017 as a luxury tent and villa encampment located a 10-minute drive from the historic city of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Laos. Epitomizing Rosewood’s A Sense of Place philosophy, the resort will be completely immersed within a virtually untouched natural environment. Rosewood Luang Prabang will offer 22 spacious deluxe villas, garden villas, private pool villas and luxury tents with features such as open-air showers, tubs and living rooms. The spacious luxury tents, with their own private dining areas and wrap-around decks, will be a first for Rosewood. There will be two dining options – a bar and a bistro serving French and Laotian cuisine. The arrival manor will also house the brand’s signature Sense, A Rosewood Spa.

ROSEWOOD LUANG PRABANG, LAOS

ROSEWOOD LUANG PRABANG, LAOS


47. ROSEWOOD PHUKET, THAILAND

The exquisite, secluded Emerald Bay will be home to Rosewood Hotels & Resorts first Thai resort. Rosewood Phuket’s innovative architecture with subtle Thai influences will blend organically and sensitively into the hillside forest landscape while uninterrupted views of the Andaman Sea will be visible from 71 spacious villas and 32 residences.  Four restaurants will include a rustic Thai seafood restaurant on the beach, built with recycled teak wood; a casual poolside seafood eatery, a bistro and a poolside bar. They will be complemented by an array of recreational options: Wellness center; infinity pool with designated lap pool, activity pool and children’s pool sections; fitness center and movement studio. T

ROSEWOOD PHUKET, THAILAND

ROSEWOOD PHUKET, THAILAND


48. PARK HYATT BANGKOK, THAILAND

Park Hyatt Bangkok has its sights set on being the Thai capital’s leading icon of luxury hotels. Located in the heart of Bangkok’s key shopping, business and entertainment districts, the hotel will be housed in the top 24 floors of a twisted-coil structure atop the Central Embassy fashion, dining and lifestyle destination. With design by award-winning New York design firm Yabu Pushelberg, the luxury hotel in Bangkok will feature numerous outdoor terraces with lush gardens, ideal for taking in the spectacular city views. The 222 luxurious guestrooms, including 30 premier suites, will all feature floor-to-ceiling windows.

PARK HYATT BANGKOK, THAILAND

PARK HYATT BANGKOK, THAILAND


49. SIX SENSES BALI, INDONESIA

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is currently developing a resort in the southwest of Bali at Uluwatu, a 35-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. The resort will be set atop a rugged cliff, sharing the spectacular ocean views with the island’s famed Uluwatu Temple. True to Six Senses inimitable style, Six Senses Bali will include 28 sky villas, 62 one-­bedroom villas and seven two-bedroom villas that draw upon the local culture, embrace nature and offer every creature comfort.  The ultimate in Six Senses accommodations, the expansive and beautifully appointed Retreat Villa, will sit on a prominent knoll with sweeping views of the ocean and overall resort.  Two restaurants, a pool bar and a specialty restaurant with chef’s table, cooking school and extensive organic garden are planned.

  • Hotel website: Not yet available
  • Opening: 2017 (not specified)
SIX SENSES BALI, INDONESIA

SIX SENSES BALI, INDONESIA


50. ANDAZ SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE

Andaz Singapore will welcome chic, creative minds and boutique-hotel travelers to the vibrant neighborhood of Kampong Glam by mid 2017. Being one of the few boutique hotels in Singapore, Andaz Singapore’s inspired design, authentic cuisine and uniquely-crafted hotel experiences will all be sourced from the neighboring area, aptly satisfying visitors’ thirst for exploration and creating small, soulful and intimate spaces. The 5-star hotel in Singapore will be opening within Duo: a contemporary mixed-use development built within a pedestrian-friendly, park-like environment, offering an integrated, 24/7 lifestyle environment.  The 342 generously sized guestrooms in Singapore will be designed with an intimate, contemporary and relaxed nature-inspired decor and will offer panoramic views of the city and the Marina Bay area.

ANDAZ SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE

ANDAZ SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE


51. THE CHEDI TOMAKOMAI, HOKKAIDO, JAPAN

The Chedi Tomakomai will be GHM’s first property in Japan. Set within 1,057 hectares of lush forest on the island of Hokkaido, this development with a 60-room luxury hotel and 40 private villas will be designed by iconic Japanese architect and 1995 Pritzker Prize winner Tadao Ando. Hokkaido’s natural assets will be reflected in The Chedi’s open-air hot springs, 30-table gourmet restaurant and health facilities, and the development will stand as an environment-friendly design on 47 hectares of land, preserving 96% of the surrounding forest. Guests can look forward to spacious hotel rooms with built-in fireplaces and cliff-facing views, a spa and health club, indoor and outdoor pools, library, lounge and wine cellars.

  • Hotel website: Not yet available
  • Opening: 2017 (not specified)
THE CHEDI TOMAKOMAI, HOKKAIDO, JAPAN

THE CHEDI TOMAKOMAI, HOKKAIDO, JAPAN


52. THE RITZ-CARLTON JIUZHAIGOU VALLEY, CHINA

Ritz-Carlton plans to open this year the first all-villa property in one of China’s earliest UNESCO world heritage sites, Jiuzhaigou Valley. Located on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau in South West China, the property will enjoy striking views close to multi-level waterfalls, blue lakes and verdant forests for which the 72,000-hectare nature reserve and national park is famed. Juizhaigou Valley which translates as the Valley of the Nine Village Forts, is a land of Chinese legend and folklore, with stories of its creation embedded deeply in the customs of the local Qiang and Tibetan tribes. The Ritz-Carlton, Jiuzhaigou, will feature 87 stunning villas with panoramic views over the valley and the snow-capped Min Mountains. The three restaurants and lounges will feature stone-paved terraces with fire pits for evening relaxation.

THE RITZ-CARLTON JIUZHAIGOU VALLEY, CHINA

THE RITZ-CARLTON JIUZHAIGOU VALLEY, CHINA


53. AMAN SHANGHAI, CHINA

Opening in 2017, the fourth Chinese property of the world’s most exclusive hotel brand, Aman, will be a tranquil village of historic dwellings, surrounded by sacred camphor woodland – a peaceful, introspective setting that belies its proximity to vibrant downtown Shanghai. Both forest and village will tell an incredible story of millennia of history, daring engineering feats and a philanthropic endeavour spanning hundreds of kilometres along the country’s eastern reaches. The property will be a destination for inner cultivation, where guests will experience a contemplative retreat that embodies traditional Chinese culture. Warm earthy tones, creamy whites and moss greens form much of the colour palette, and reflection pools will enhance the tranquillity.

AMAN SHANGHAI, CHINA

AMAN SHANGHAI, CHINA


54. CAPELLA SHANGHAI, CHINA

Located within the cultural preservation zone of Shanghai’s Xuhui District, Capella Shanghai will be the only all-villa Shanghai resort in the last remaining cluster of historical “shikumen” (stone warehouse gate) estate. Originally built in the 1930s by the French real estate company Foncière et Immobiliere de Chine, the Jian Ye Li resort will be comprised of the ultra-luxury Capella Shanghai, Capella Residences and The Gallery, a retail destination for lifestyle brands. Sensitively restored for the affluent clientele, these “shikumen” buildings are a marriage of traditional Shanghainese and Western architectural styles and are a showcase of Shanghai’s residential heritage featuring Chinese courtyard houses with Parisian flair. The resort will feature 55 “shikumen” villas and 40 luxurious residences.

CAPELLA SHANGHAI, CHINA

CAPELLA SHANGHAI, CHINA


55. THE BULGARI HOTEL SHANGHAI, CHINA

The Bulgari Hotel in Shanghai will preside in the uppermost 8 floors of a 40-story building located in the extraordinary riverside complex of the historic Jing’an district. The hotel will juxtapose ancient and modern architectural themes in a fascinating reflection of the prestigious Suhe Creek surroundings, called ‘Gold Strand of Shanghai’, home to a flourishing art scene. The Bulgari Hotel, with its 82 rooms and suites – including one extraordinary Bulgari suite – will offer some of the largest hotel rooms in Shanghai. Its Italian rooftop restaurant and bar are destined to become one of the most desirable venues in Shanghai. Besides the highest standard of service for which Bulgari is famous, the hotel will feature remarkable amenities, including a magnificent spa and fine dining experiences in unprecedented settings.

THE BULGARI HOTEL SHANGHAI, CHINA

THE BULGARI HOTEL SHANGHAI, CHINA


56. W SHANGHAI – THE BUND, SHANGHAI, CHINA

Starwood will welcome its third W-branded hotel in China, W Shanghai The Bund, in June 2017. The 383-room property will offer sweeping views of the Huangpu River from it location on the Bund, a breathtaking landscapes that blends modern skyscrapers with Eastern and Western architecture of decades ago. There will be plenty of event space inside the hotel, spanning 17 meeting rooms, with the Grand Ballroom being the largest. Guest will be able to relax and recharge amid cutting-edge facilities and amenities, such as working out in the inspiring FIT gym, take a dip in the outdoor pool, and escape from the city with a pampering treatment in AWAY Spa.

W SHANGHAI - THE BUND, SHANGHAI, CHINA

W SHANGHAI – THE BUND, SHANGHAI, CHINA


57. THE ST REGIS SHANGHAI JINGAN, SHANGHAI, CHINA

The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan will open its doors in one of the most exclusive, sought-after locations in the heart of the city’s central business district. Part of a new mixed-use development, the hotel will offer approximately 480 guestrooms, including 41 suites and 47 residences. All guestrooms will be located from the 29th to 59th floors, boasting stunning views of the Shanghai skyline. There will also be several three-bedroom luxury St. Regis apartments on the top floors of the building, redefining high-end city living in downtown Shanghai. The new hotel will also offer sophisticated culinary experiences with three restaurants and an alfresco bar, extravagant wellness facilities including a spa, indoor swimming pool and a sprawling fitness center.

THE ST REGIS SHANGHAI JINGAN, SHANGHAI, CHINA

THE ST REGIS SHANGHAI JINGAN, SHANGHAI, CHINA


58. ROSEWOOD SANYA, CHINA

Rosewood Sanya will be located in the newest development in Sanya, at Haitang Bay in southern Hainan Island, which will be an integrated resort surrounding the International Finance Forum convention center, Sanya’s largest such facility, opening in second quarter 2017. Occupying 14 floors of a 46-storey building, Rosewood Sanya will feature 246 guestrooms at a minimum of 55 square meters (592 square feet) and all accommodations will be ocean-facing while one-third will include balcony plunge pools. Also on offer will be 45 residential villas amidst the 16-hectare resort’s of landscaped gardens.  Rosewood Sanya will offer five restaurants, a Rosewood’s signature Sense spa, a 110-meter (360-foot) infinity-edge sky pool, and a 180-meter (590-foot) swimming pool cascading to the edge of the beach.

ROSEWOOD SANYA, CHINA

ROSEWOOD SANYA, CHINA


59. MANDARIN ORIENTAL WANGFUJING, BEIJING, CHINA

Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing will be located on the top two floors in the new premier mixed use centre ‘WF CENTRAL’, commanding outstanding views of several famous landmarks in the capital. The hotel is designed by world-renowned architects Kohn Pedersen Fox, and will feature garden terraces intended to capture the intimacy of a grand courtyard residence, ideal for guests to socialize, entertain and relax in. All 74 luxurious guestrooms and suites will be spacious and elegantly styled, and many will have excellent views of the Forbidden City. Mandarin Oriental’s renowned customer-centric in-room entertainment systems will be a prominent feature. Facilities will include two restaurants, an all-encompassing Spa at Mandarin Oriental providing holistic rejuvenation and relaxation in a serene, meditative setting, an indoor swimming pool and a well-equipped fitness centre.

  • Hotel website: Not yet available
  • Opening: 2017 (not specified)
MANDARIN ORIENTAL WANGFUJING, BEIJING, CHINA

MANDARIN ORIENTAL WANGFUJING, BEIJING, CHINA


60. THE BULGARI HOTEL BEIJING, CHINA

The Bulgari Hotel Beijing will be located in the heart of the Chinese capital’s exclusive Embassy District and near the trendy dining and fashion quarter of Sanlitun. The hotel is set against a lively urban landscape and faces the Liangma River. It is conceived as a link between the discerning traveller in search of nature and art, and the sophisticated elite of Beijing. The property will have 120 rooms and suites – some of the city’s largest guestrooms, but it will also feature the Bulgari signature Bar, il Ristorante, a private park, a large Spa with a large pool and a spacious ballroom. It will be also flanked by two Office towers and by a contemporary art museum. The Hotel Building and interiors will be designed by Italian architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners in the contemporary Italian style which characterizes all the Bulgari Hotels and Resorts.

THE BULGARI HOTEL BEIJING, CHINA

THE BULGARI HOTEL BEIJING, CHINA


61. THE CHEDI NINGHAI, ZHEJIANG, CHINA

The Chedi Ninghai will comprise 97 rooms in the province’s hilly coastal region, an area famous for its hot springs and lush bamboo forests. As the first hotel under this new Chedi joint-venture partnership, The Chedi Ninghai will bring the brand’s style, quality and product offerings to the luxury travellers in China. In addition to elegant accommodation, guests can look forward to excellent food and beverage options, holistic spa and wellness facilities, an infinity pool and activities that promote an understanding of the destination and culture.

  • Hotel website: Not yet available
  • Opening: 2017 (not specified)
THE CHEDI NINGHAI, ZHEJIANG, CHINA

THE CHEDI NINGHAI, ZHEJIANG, CHINA


62. WALDORF ASTORIA CHENGDU, CHINA

Waldorf Astoria Chengdu is the newest luxury hotel in the burgeoning Chengdu Hi-Tech Zone. Soaring 52 stories, the hotel will blend classic elegance and modern grandeur with inspirational environments and modern luxuries. From sophisticated dining options and meeting facilities to memorable views from every guest room, guests will enjoy unforgettable experiences throughout their stay. The spacious, tranquil guest room will feature floor-to-ceiling windows and a culturally inspired décor. There will be 6 restaurants and lounges, including a rooftop bar with breathtaking panoramic views of the city, as well as indoor pool perched on the 48th floor overlooking Chengdu, partnered with a 24-hour fitness center.

WALDORF ASTORIA CHENGDU, CHINA

WALDORF ASTORIA CHENGDU, CHINA


63. FOUR SEASONS HOTEL TIANJIN, CHINA

In Tianjin, China’s fourth largest city, architectural reminders of its days as a European colony peacefully coexist with centuries-old temples and the cityscape of modern China. Four Seasons Hotel Tianjin will be a short walk from the city’s business district and its concession precincts, where examples of Italian, French, British, German and Spanish architecture are evident.  With cosmopolitan flair and inimitable style, Four Seasons Hotel Tianjin will confidently deliver the perfect Four Seasons experience, from spectacular dining in one of the flagship restaurants to restorative treatments in the world-class spa. Spacious, beautifully designed event spaces will combine with gourmet cuisine from an international team of chefs to create unforgettable events and occasions, while the oversized guest rooms will overlook Tianjin’s most vibrant commercial areas, putting all the excitement and convenience of the city at your feet.

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL TIANJIN, CHINA

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL TIANJIN, CHINA


64. THE ST. REGIS ASTANA, KAZAHSTAN

The St. Regis Astana will encompass one of the most prestigious addresses in the capital city, located in Astana Central Park – known as the heart of the city, and nearby embassies, corporate headquarters and banks. The new-build hotel will feature 120 luxurious guest rooms, including 18 spacious suites and a Presidential Suite. The hotel will also offer unrivalled event and meeting space for special celebrations including a ballroom, five meeting rooms and a business centre. The hotel’s sophisticated culinary offerings will include an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant, the distinguished St. Regis Bar & Wine Vault, a cognac bar and library. Luxury leisure facilities will include a spa, pool and exercise room, as well as a children’s club. Guests will also enjoy the signature St. Regis Butler Service, providing anticipatory service and customising each guest’s stay to specific tastes and preferences.

THE ST REGIS ASTANA

THE ST REGIS ASTANA


65. HOTEL EDEN, ROME, ITALY

Located in the heart of the Old City of Rome, the newly restored Hotel Eden is just a short stroll from the legendary Spanish Steps and picturesque Villa Borghese. The beautifully redesigned 98 rooms and suites will offer a luxurious and classical feel with fine fabrics and elegant artwork, where guest can relax in comfort. All guestrooms will feature stylish marble bathrooms and have a selection of indulgent Bottega Veneta toiletries. For the ultimate experience, you may want to choose from a series of signature suites including the exceptional Penthouse Suite, with its great expanse of windows overlooking magnificent cityscape views, or opt for the Aurora Terrace Suite complete with spacious terrace, sun loungers and al fresco dining area. The exquisite rooftop restaurant, Hotel Eden’s La Terrazz, will be a must, with spectacular views of the majestic St Peter’s Dome and across the Eternal City.

  • Hotel website: Hotel Eden
  • Opening: 2017 (not specified)
HOTEL EDEN, ROME, ITALY

HOTEL EDEN, ROME, ITALY


66. HOTEL DE CRILLON, PARIS, FRANCE

Hôtel de Crillon is more than just one of the world’s most majestic hotels, it is a landmark that personifies the poise, elegance and spirit of Paris. Originally built in 1758, Hôtel de Crillon enjoys an unrivalled position overlooking Place de la Concorde, the most enviable address in Paris.  In 2013, Hôtel de Crillon closed its doors for a complete restoration and when it reopens this year, it will be part of Rosewood Hotel’s portfolio. The renowned architect Richard Martinet will be working with artistic director, Aline d’Amman and three Paris-based decorators, Chahan Minassian, Cyril Vergniol and Tristan Auer, to create rich, new interiors. Inspired by its glorious history, respectful of its traditions and faithful to its character, the restoration will add a contemporary polish to the hotel.

HOTEL DE CRILLON, PARIS, FRANCE

HOTEL DE CRILLON, PARIS, FRANCE


67. FOUR SEASONS HOTEL LONDON AT TEN TRINITY SQUARE, UK

In a landmark of power and prestige – the 1922 headquarters of the Port of London Authority – Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square will provide a central City location, near the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and the River Thames. This intimate five-star hotel will feature just 100 accommodations, including 11 spacious suites. A new culinary landmark, the Hotel will feature the first UK restaurant by Chef Anne-Sophie Pic – the only current French female chef to be awarded three Michelin stars – as well as a sleekly designed Asian restaurant and The Rotunda lobby lounge. For relaxation, there will be the City’s most lavish spa sanctuary. Every experience here will be unified by thoughtful, intelligent Four Seasons service.

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL LONDON AT TEN TRINITY SQUARE, UK

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL LONDON AT TEN TRINITY SQUARE, UK


68. NOBU HOTEL SHOREDITCH, LONDON, UK

Nobu Hospitality will open a 150 room hotel at 10-50 Willow Street in the Shoreditch area of London with food and beverage menus to be developed by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa specifically and uniquely for the hotel. As with all Nobu properties, the design will reflect both the city of origin, as well as Nobu Hospitality’s signature east-meets-west philosophy. The interior is designed by Studio Mica with Studio PCH designing the restaurant space.  Additionally, the hotel will feature banqueting and meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and modern amenities combined with superior service.

NOBU HOTEL SHOREDITCH, LONDON, UK

NOBU HOTEL SHOREDITCH, LONDON, UK


69. THE EDITION BARCELONA, SPAIN

Hotelier Ian Schrager and Marriott International willl open a new EDITION hotel in the Catalan city of Barcelona. As a lifestyle hotel brand, EDITION focuses on individuality, great design, personal service, and one-of-a-kind beverage and entertainment offerings. The Barcelona EDITION will be located near the Cathedral of Barcelona in the Ciutat Vella district, within walking distance of many popular sites. An office building is currently being converted into the 100-room hotel. There will be three restaurants, a club, and a rooftop bar. Ian Schrager and Spanish designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán have teamed up to conceptualize the interiors.

  • Hotel website: Not yet available
  • Opening: 2017 (not specified)
THE EDITION BARCELONA, SPAIN

THE EDITION BARCELONA, SPAIN


70. THE FONTENAY HAMBURG, GERMANY

In 1816, Hamburg-based shipbroker John Fontenay acquired a unique plot of land on the beautiful shores of the Alster lake in the heart of the city. Today, it is becoming the site of the Fontenay Hotel, which will be lakeside luxury at its best. The Fonenay will be a reflection of modern Hamburg: open-minded, cosmopolitan and exceptionally welcoming. A homage to the Hanseatic city, the luxury hotel will be tailor-made for the many national and international visitors who come to discover and rediscover Hamburg. Hamburg-born star architect Jan Störmer titled his initial drawings ‘timelessly modern, modern classic’. His innovative sculptural design will offer breathtaking views over the Alster from nearly all 131 rooms and suites.

  • Hotel website: The Fontenay Hamburg
  • Opening: Autumn 2017
THE FONTENAY HAMBURG, GERMANY

THE FONTENAY HAMBURG, GERMANY


71. PROVOCATEUR BERLIN, GERMANY

From March 2017 the burlesque brother of Frankfurt’s Roomers Hotel will be placed in Berlin. The hotel will be a member of Design Hotels, with a playful sensuality which will set new standards in terms of atmosphere and lifestyle. The hotel will have 58 rooms, a bar which is co-created by Frankfurt’s award-winning Roomers Bar team and an Asian restaurant operated by chef Duc Ngo. Located at Brandenburgische Straße, close to Kurfürstendamm, the hotel  will offer a perfect surrounding to explore the city and will be a new favourite spot for locals.

PROVOCATEUR BERLIN, GERMANY

PROVOCATEUR BERLIN, GERMANY


72. RAFFLES EUROPEJSKI WARSAW, POLAND

In the historic district of Warsaw, next to the Presidential Palace, Raffles Europejskis is a significant restoration of a landmark building. The restoration team has worked closely with the local conservation body and with the utmost respect to ensure the hotel’s heritage and character are preserved. Raffles Europejski, Warsaw will offer its guests 103 elegant guestrooms and suites; a restaurant with an outdoor terrace with seasonal menus showcasing Poland’s rich produce and cuisine; a bar and cigar lounge; and a pâtisserie that will evoke Hotel Europejski’s fascinating story, tempting guests and locals with chocolates, cakes, ice-cream and other sweet delicacies. The hotel will also house a spa featuring six treatment rooms.

  • Hotel website: Not yet available
  • Opening: 2017 (not specified)
RAFFLES EUROPEJSKI WARSAW, POLAND

RAFFLES EUROPEJSKI WARSAW, POLAND


73. W TEL AVIV – JAFFE, ISRAEL

W Tel Aviv – Jaffa will be set inside a historic 19th century heritage building in the revitalised ancient port neighbourhood of Jaffa. The trendy hotel will provide a cutting-edge lifestyle experience, featuring 125 stylish guest rooms and suites, including one Extreme WOW Suite (W’s interpretation of the Presidential Suite), as well as panoramic views of the Mediterranean coast. The hotel will offer a signature restaurant, a destination bar and W Living Room (W’s take on the traditional hotel lobby). Other luxury leisure facilities include an Away Spa, a state-of-the-art fitness, and a glamorous outdoor pool deck. Guests can also expect the W brand’s signature Whatever/Whenever service philosophy, providing guests whatever they want, whenever they want it.

W TEL AVIV - JAFFE, ISRAEL

W TEL AVIV – JAFFE, ISRAEL


74. FAIRMONT QUASAR ISTANBUL, TURKEY

Rising over the slopes of the Bosphorus, surveying centuries of history, yet silhouetted against the modern skyline of Istanbul, the Fairmont heritage of distinction and style comes to Istanbul, fusing with the city’s storied history and traditions to bring guests an exceptional experience in the heart of one of the world’s most talked about destinations. Fairmont Quasar Istanbul is at once in touch with this fabulous city’s storied past and part of its dynamic future, rising up from the heart of Istanbul’s main business district Mecidiyeköy, close to Gayrettepe and Levent. The hotel will have 209 guest rooms, including 25 suites and 40 Fairmont Gold rooms, with additional 64 Fairmont Residences along with a diverse selection of restaurants and bars serving everything from elegantly crafted cocktails to exquisitely authentic Turkish cuisine.

FAIRMONT QUASAR ISTANBUL, TURKEY

FAIRMONT QUASAR ISTANBUL, TURKEY


75. THE ST REGIS AMMAN, JORDAN

The new St. Regis Amman will be situated in Amman’s Abdoun district. With design concepts by New York-based Perkins Eastman Architects, The St. Regis Amman will feature 270 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, including 91 suites, four restaurants, a café, destination bar, pool and pool bar, fitness center, signature spa, and St. Regis’ iconic Butler service. The hotel will also comprise more than 30,000 square feet of ultra-modern meeting and event space, as well as a business center. Amman serves as the gateway to Jordan’s rich touristic treasures– including Petra, numerous religious sites (including the mountain from where Moses looked out over the promised land), the Wadi Rum desert (described as “vast, echoing, and Godlike” by Lawrence of Arabia), and the Dead Sea. Significantly, Amman is also a business capital in the region.

THE ST REGIS AMMAN, JORDAN

THE ST REGIS AMMAN, JORDAN


76. W AMMAN HOTEL, AMMAN, JORDAN

Amman’s prestigious new downtown, the Abdali district, will soon be home to the first W Hotel in Jordan, offering a vibrant urban retreat for both business and leisure guests. Scheduled to open its doors in the autumn of 2017, the W Amman will feature 280 guest rooms and suites, a number of signature beverage and food outlets, in addition to a multitude of extraordinary W amenities. The hotel will be the only building in the area with a helipad. The W Amman is under the umbrella of Eagle Hills, an Abu Dhabi-based private real estate investment and development company and will be served and run by Marriot Hotels.

  • Hotel website: W Amman
  • Opening: Autumn 2017
W AMMAN HOTEL, AMMAN, JORDAN

W AMMAN HOTEL, AMMAN, JORDAN


77. AL MANARA, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL, SARAYA AQABA, JORDAN

The ancient Jordan city of Aqaba will serve as the background of a new opulent seaside hideaway, the Al-Manara Hotel. The hotel, distinguished by its rich and unique traditional architecture, will be ideally positioned at the mouth of Saraya Aqaba’s lagoon, stretching along a sandy beachfront and protected by a jetty with a lighthouse. The property, which will be managed by the Luxury Collection, will offer 200 guestrooms, including 18 suites, three main restaurants with waterfront views, specialty shops, health club, spa and recreational facilities access, swimming pools and private beaches facing both the Gulf of Aqaba and Saraya lagoon.

AL MANARA, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL, SARAYA AQABA, JORDAN

AL MANARA, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL, SARAYA AQABA, JORDAN


78. FAIRMONT AMMAN, JORDAN

This luxurious hotel will be situated next to the Fifth Circle in the heart of Amman, less than 30 minutes from the airport, adjacent to the Embassy District, the new Royal Jordanian headquarters, the Abdali Development, as well as the desirable residential community of Abdoun. The Fairmont Amman will be a modern urban oasis of 300 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites with unparalleled views of the stunning Amman hills. Each accommodation will be remarkably spacious, complete with premium amenities that are essential to both business and leisure travelers. Fairmont’s signature Willow Stream spa will be among the city’s most luxurious and largest retreats with 2000 square meters of soothing surroundings featuring five treatments rooms, and one of the best hammams in the region.

  • Hotel website: Not available yet
  • Opening: 2017 (not specified)
FAIRMONT AMMAN, JORDAN

FAIRMONT AMMAN, JORDAN


79. MANDARIN ORIENTAL DOHA, QATAR

Mandarin Oriental, Doha will be located in a 35 hectare site adjacent to Doha’s cultural gem, Souk Waqif, and the city’s business centre in West Bay. The hotel will feature 160 luxurious guestrooms and suites, as well as 95 serviced apartments. All accommodation will be spacious and elegantly styled, displaying a contemporary interpretation of traditional local influences together with subtle oriental touches reflecting the Group’s heritage. Other facilities will include an all-encompassing Spa at Mandarin Oriental, providing holistic rejuvenation and relaxation in a serene, meditative setting. The spacious spa will include 10 private treatment rooms as well as a vitality pool and other heat and water experiences. Guests will also be able to enjoy the indoor swimming pool and fitness centre, as well as a variety of restaurants and bars.

  • Hotel website: Not available yet
  • Opening: 2017 (not specified)
MANDARIN ORIENTAL DOHA, QATAR

MANDARIN ORIENTAL DOHA, QATAR


80. ONE&ONLY SEEF, BAHREIN

Nestled on the crusytal sands in the northwestern coast of Bahrain, the resort will feature approximately 150 luxurious guest rooms, suites and villas, and offer access to a private beachfront. The stunning One&Only in Seef will also feature world-class dining and retail choices, along with a sublime Givenchy Spa. Among others, the hotel will welcome the Hakkasan restaurant, which offers guests a world-class experience overseen by Michelin-starred International executive chef, Ho Chee Boon. The resort is intended to showcase Bahraini history and culture, evoking a sense of place for guests, and will also contain a variety of boutiques from leading brands for indulgent retail experiences.

ONE&ONLY SEEF, BAHREIN

ONE&ONLY SEEF, BAHREIN


81. THE ST REGIS DUBAI, AL HABTOOR POLO RESORT & CLUB, DUBAI, UEA

The new St. Regis Dubai Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club will be the centerpiece of a six-million square-foot equestrian sports complex in Dubai. The hotel will feature 136 luxury guest rooms, 24 luxury St. Regis branded bungalows and various culinary venues. In addition, there will be a further 138 residential villas within the resort, alongside a polo club, a state-of-the-art polo academy and a riding school with 500 stables. Guests will also have access to the polo academy, which will offer a wide range of programmes including dressage, riding and show jumping for riders of all ages. The resort will also be home to four world-class polo fields which will reinforce Dubai’s role on the global polo circuit.

THE ST REGIS DUBAI, AL HABTOOR POLO RESORT & CLUB, DUBAI, UEA

THE ST REGIS DUBAI, AL HABTOOR POLO RESORT & CLUB, DUBAI, UEA


82. THE OBEROI AL ZORAH, AJMAN, UAE

Al Zorah is a unique, luxury eco-destination in Ajman, with long, white sand beaches, azure lagoons and lush, green mangroves. Nestled within 247 acres (one million square metres) of protected forest, Al Zorah boasts exceptional biodiversity, and is home to almost sixty species of bird, a fish nursery and off-shore coral. Al Zorah also offers a championship golf course, kayaking, dune driving, sky-diving, exclusive retail experiences and much more. The newest of luxury resorts in Ajman, Al Zorah will be situated just 25 minutes from Dubai International airport and is entered on private roads. Unique amongst luxury hotels in Ajman, The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah boasts a sophisticated design set within mangrove forests, caressed by the gentle sea breeze and in harmony with nature. The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah will have spacious rooms and suites with private balconies, while the villas will have private, temperature controlled pools.

THE OBEROI AL ZORAH, AJMAN, UAE

THE OBEROI AL ZORAH, AJMAN, UAE


83. THE BULGARI HOTEL DUBAI, UAE

Bulgari Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement with Dubai-based real estate development company Meraas Holding for a new hotel in Dubai to be opened in 2017. The luxury property will be the world’s fifth Bulgari Hotels and Resorts property. Designed by Italian architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners, it will be located on the exclusive Jumeira Bay Island, off the coast of Jumeirah Beach Road, sculpted in the shape of a titanic seahorse. The luxury marine 1.7 million sq ft. complex will be framed by lush landscaped gardens and it will be defined by 100 rooms and suites, 20 residential villas and a marina, all accompanied by a full range of luxury amenities.

THE BULGARI HOTEL DUBAI, UAE

THE BULGARI HOTEL DUBAI, UAE


84. FOUR SEASONS HOTEL KUWAIT AT BURJ ALSHAYA, KUWAIT

With sleek, avant-garde luxury, Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya will become the stylish new centrepiece of Kuwait City – creating the most prestigious backdrop for business and the new focal point for the city’s social scene. The hotel will feature sophisticated interiors, with 284 hotel rooms, including 67 suites, offering the city’s largest accommodations. With five restaurants and lounges, Four Seasons will also be Kuwait’s most exciting dining destination, including two signature restaurants on the 21st-floor rooftop. Guests will be able to relax in the two-level spa, fitness centre, and indoor and outdoor pools. Thoughtfully personalised Four Seasons service will elevate every moment, creating an unparalleled experience of Kuwait City.

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL KUWAIT AT BURJ ALSHAYA, KUWAIT

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL KUWAIT AT BURJ ALSHAYA, KUWAIT


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4 Comments on The most anticipated hotel openings of 2017

  1. Amazing post of yours. Seems like a year full of great hotel openings. Really looking forwoard to the Park Hyatt BKK and the Wild Coast Lodge.

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  2. Thank you for your hard work putting this list together.

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  3. Great list! I would add the Intercontinental Robertson Quay in Singapore, designed by the great SCDA architecture firm (the team behind Alila Soory and The Edition Sanya)

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