The best new luxury hotels of 2022

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Here’s my selection of the 75 best new luxury hotels that opened their doors in 2022. Some of these hotel are managed by the world’s most exclusive hotel brands.

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1. AMAN NEW YORK, USA

The Crown Building on Fifth Avenue building is one of the most expensive, if not sought-after blocks in the world and has presided since 1921 over the midpoint of Manhattan, overlooking Central Park. The fourth through tenth floors of the building is now occupied by the new Aman hotel, while the 11th floor and above have been transformed into 20, Aman-branded residences, crowned with a five-story, near-14,000-square-foot penthouse (priced in excess of $100 USDmillion). The new Aman encompasses an extraordinary Aman Spa, with a dramatic indoor swimming pool surrounded by fire pits and daybeds as its centerpiece. Two Spa Houses provide guests with an all-encompassing spa journey, encompassing a double treatment room, sauna and steam rooms, and an outdoor terrace with cabana, daybed and fireplace.

AMAN NEW YORK, USA


2. THE RITZ-CARLTON NEW YORK, NOMAD, USA

Newly built from the ground up and one of the tallest buildings in the area, the 250 room Ritz-Carlton hotel boasts spectacular views from the Empire State Building down to the Statue of Liberty, and is just steps away from Madison Square Park, the Flatiron Building, and a short walk to the Highline. Restaurants and bars by Michelin-starred chef José Andrés including Zaytinya offer an innovative mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek and Lebanese cuisines served up in a sleek and modern setting by Rockwell Group, and a new iteration of the high-end avant-garde dining destination, the Bazaar, will come later in 2023. Andrés also oversees the hotel‘s rooftop bar, where guests can drink 500 ft (150 m) in the air, as well as in-room dining, banquet events including weddings and more. The hotel also features a signature Ritz-Carlton Spa and fitness center including eight treatment rooms, sauna & steam rooms.

THE RITZ-CARLTON NEW YORK, NOMAD, USA


3. HOTEL BARRIERE FOUQUET’S, NEW YORK, USA

Housed within an impressive building standing amidst Tribeca’s cobblestone streetsHotel Barrière Fouquest’s aims to elegantly whisk its guests from the lively streets of New York right to the heart of a Parisian maison de famille. Inside the hotelParisian elegance meets New York energy, alongside the direction of Martin Brundizki Design Studio, with mouldings and exclusive Toile de Jouy fabric created for the bedrooms, a Belle Epoque ambiance in the hotel bar, bistro chairs and throwbacks to literary gatherings of days gone by. There are 97 rooms, including 6 signature suites with terraces, some offering view over the Hudson River. On-site facilities include a brasserie by Michelin-star Chef Pierre Gagnaire and a luxury spa.

HOTEL BARRIERE FOUQUET’S, NEW YORK, USA


4. THE SHOALS SUITES AND SLIPS, NEW YORK, USA

Open since early 2022, The Shoals is a hotel sanctuary of simple splendors nestled on Southold’s bayside, a destination rooted in the charismatic offerings of the great North Fork. Designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen, the property features 20 suites and 20 slips on the majestic Peconic Bay. The Shoals aims to press pause on the urban pace, offering an elemental retreat providing space and calm in the wild magnificence that is rural, coastal New York. The dockside property is the first hotel from restauranteur and Michelin-starred chef John Fraser, and of course, it offers delicious cuisine and profiles itself as a dining destination.

THE SHOALS SUITES AND SLIPS, NEW YORK, USA


5. THE ST REGIS CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA

Located downtown, The St. Regis Chicago spans a total of three towers within the sought-after Lakeshore East community. The vibrant area includes a mix of residential and corporate properties, all centrally anchored by a public park. The luxurious hotel features 191 hotel rooms – including 33 spacious suites – and 393 branded residences within the 101-story building. Previously under construction as the luxury Wanda Vista Hotel and Vista Tower, the property was later rebranded as the St. Regis Chicago and the Residences at the St. Regis Chicago. The St. Regis Spa evokes an urban oasis of calming sensory experiences. An expansive fitness center, indoor pool and outdoor sundeck invite guests to channel the city’s energy at their own pace.

THE ST REGIS CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA


6. CONRAD LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA

Managed by the Hilton Hotel Group, the 28-story hotel includes 305 modern guest rooms with bold design, as well as a spa, elevated indoor/outdoor lobby with sweeping views of the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall, and a rooftop terrace complete with a private pool deck overlooking downtown LA. Guests enjoy locally inspired culinary experiences through dining outlets featuring expansive lounges and outdoor amenities that embrace California’s outdoor culture, all while staying true to Conrad’s commitment to wellness and sustainable travel. The luxury property also offers meeting and event facilities with integrated technology capabilities as well as a state-of-the-art fitness room for guests. 

CONRAD LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA


7. SENSEI PORCUPINE CREEK, CALIFORNIA, USA

Set within the foothills of the Santa Rosa Mountains in Rancho Mirage, Sensei Porcupine Creek is a true desert oasis. The mountain range, part of a nationally protected monument in the Coachella Valley, rises dramatically in the background of the 230-acre estate – a testament to the diverse natural surroundings. The private estate sought after by professional athletes, celebrities and dignitaries is now transformed into an intimate wellness retreat featuring peerless golf and tennis facilities and lush spa gardens. Brought to life by some of the best-in-class minds and practitioners in wellness, the Sensei Way philosophy at the resort is led by science, backed by evidence-based practices, and supported by innovative technology to guide guests on a wellness experience unlike any other in the world.

SENSEI PORCUPINE CREEK, CALIFORNIA, USA


8. THE INN AT MATTEI’S TAVERN, CALIFORNIA, USA

From its earliest incarnation, in 1886 as a popular stagecoach stop during California’s Gold Rush, to its years as a surreptitious hangout through Prohibition, The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern has long held a fabled place in Central Coast lore. Revered and raucously enjoyed for generations, the beloved landmark now opened a new chapter in 2022 as the definitive luxury hotel in the Santa Ynez Valley. Rich with rustic sophistication and legitimate history, Mattei’s Tavern effectively fuses old with new. The Tavern and the original cottages have been painstakingly restored to preserve their distinctive details, while new buildings sits alongside them – seamlessly blending with the authentic structures. The hotel’s Tavern is a California ranch-inspired restaurant spotlighting flavorful dishes with honest ingredients – many of which will be harvested from Mattei’s on-site garden. 

THE INN AT MATTEI’S TAVERN, CALIFORNIA, USA


9. PENDRY PARK CITY, UTAH, USA

Bringing in artistic influence, thoughtful service and inspired design to Canyons Village, Pendry Park City serves as a destination within a destination. The luxury resort features 152 guestrooms, suites, and Pendry Residences. The hotel has the only rooftop pool and bar in the area, as well as an inspired Japanese-American restaurant that serves mountain fare, steaks and chops, along with authentic Japanese sushi and ramen. Guests and residential owners also have access to a rec room with relaxed American cuisine and arcade games, as well as Spa Pendry with eight treatment rooms; a fitness center; Pinwheel Kids Club and more than 7,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, including a 4,000-square-foot ballroom.

PENDRY PARK CITY, UTAH, USA


10. FOUR SEASONS HOTEL MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, USA

Toasting the city’s history while setting the stage for the future, Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis command downtown’s most prominent location, just two blocks from the Mississippi and close to North Loop shopping and entertainment. Hotel facilities include dining by award-winning local chef Gavin Kaysen, an energizing spa and a one-of-a-kind pool plaza. There are 222 accommodations, including 39 suites, featuring modern design inspired by the city’s industrial heritage. Guests enjoy unobstructed views of the city or river from the 23rd to 30th floors.

FOUR SEASONS MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, USA


11. FOUR SEASONS HOTEL NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, USA

A soaring new landmark on the skyline, Four Seasons Hotel Nashville pays homage to the city’s creative spirit. The property is located in the SoBro district, just one block from Broadway, while celebrating nature with views of the Cumberland River and Riverfront Park. Guests can discover craft and artistry in 235 accommodations, including 46 suites, and also experience the city’s hottest new restaurants and a glamorous rooftop pool terrace. With warm Four Seasons care, the property promises to usher in a new era of Nashville luxury.

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, USA


12. FOUR SEASONS HOTEL AND RESIDENCES FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, USA

Bringing an inspiring sense of possibility to this next-generation coastal city, Four Seasons Hotel & Residence Fort Lauderdale represents a modern reflection of the classic yacht club lifestyle. A prime beachfront address with unrivaled style and service, the property offers 189 accommodations, including 19 suites and 41 residences – all with Atlantic or Intracoastal views. Hotel facilities include a spa and a third-floor ocean terrace for dining and lounging beside two horizon-edge pools. Moments away, guests find the city’s best shops, restaurants, marinas and entertainment, and can surround themselves with the youthful spirit and energy of the South Florida Riviera.

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL AND RESIDENCES FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, USA


13. THE TAMPA EDITION HOTEL, FLORIDA, USA

Situated within the new 56-acre Water Street Tampa neighborhood, the hotel is home to 172 guest rooms and suites and 7 food and beverage venues, including a signature restaurant, rooftop bar and terrace. The property features a 204 sqm Penthouse Suite, expansive spa, fitness center and over 550 sqm of flexible meeting and events space. Bringing some of the world’s best talents together into one project, the property is designed by acclaimed New York-based architecture practice Morris Adjmi in collaboration with Florida-based firm Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates; with interiors designed by the renowned Roman & Williams, and the whole project underpinned by the creative vision of Ian Schrager and Ian Schrager Company.

THE TAMPA EDITION HOTEL, FLORIDA, USA


14. W TORONTO, CANADA

Rising 11 stories in the vibrant neighborhood of Yorkville, the W Toronto Hotel is a celebration of Toronto’s storied art scene, diversity of culture, and legacy of non-conformity. Designed by global creative agency Sid Lee, the hotel journey begins on the 6th floor, where the ‘Living Room’ (the W brand’s signature lobby/lounge) drips in jewel tones of ruby, amethyst, and topaz – with curved lines and velvet furniture reminiscent of Toronto’s late 60s and early 70s counterculture movement. W Toronto features 254 guest rooms – including 30 suites – with a trendy decor that draws inspiration from Toronto’s illustrious theater district. As the sun sets, SKYLIGHT, the hotel’s rooftop bar and restaurant, casts a spell on the city’s late-night scene with alluring curated cocktails and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. The indoor-outdoor boho oasis overlooks Toronto’s iconic Bloor Street, celebrating the provocative and artistic spirit of the 60s Yorkville hippie revolution.

W Toronto


15. ROCK HOUSE, TURKS AND CAICOS

Rock House is a new island addition that provides a private, cliff-side oasis that captures the allure and elegance of the South of France, Capri and the Mediterranean. The resort is located on Providenciales’ north shore in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The intimate escape boasts accommodations ranging from poolside studios to four-bedroom Oceanfront standalone resort-style homes. Each home is crafted by Coast Architects with interiors by AD100 interior designer Shawn Henderson. Resort amenities consist of a one-of-a-kind, serviced Beach Club at Rock House, the largest infinity pool in Turks and Caicos, waterfront dining, and wellness facilities, including a spa and yoga pavilion, walking trail, and fitness center.

ROCK HOUSE, TURKS AND CAICOS


16. FOUR SEASONS RESORT TAMARINDO, MEXICO

Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo is located on a private peninsula along the Pacific Ocean in the state of Jalisco, between the towns of La Manzanilla and Barra de Navidad. The area, known as “Costa Alegre” or “Joy Coast” is acclaimed for its picturesque beaches, lush landscape and unique topography.  Most of the resort’s 155 rooms boast panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, enveloped by the surrounding jungle and lush golf course. The contemporary architectural and interior design blends with the natural surroundings and showcase local materials and textures. The resort offers four dining and beverage venues, including an ocean view bar and restaurant, beach bar and grill and golf club restaurant. The grounds also feature three pools and a full-service spa set amid a tropical forest.

FOUR SEASONS RESORT TAMARINDO, MEXICO


17. NAVIVA, A FOUR SEASONS RESORT, PUNTA MITA, MEXICO

Naviva, A Four Seasons Resort, the brand’s first adult-only tented resort in the Americas, is located on Mexico’s Pacific coast, at the northern tip of Bahía de Banderas on the same peninsula as Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita. With only 15 luxury tents – all with private plunge pools – Naviva is one of the smallest Four Seasons resorts in the world. Deviating from traditional hotel wellness offerings, Naviva offers a series of intimate spaces including two spa pods tucked away in the lush forest, a traditional Mexican temazcal or “house of heat,” an outdoor gym, a serene jungle oasis at the Alma Pool and a private 575 ft (175 m) expanse of pristine Pacific beachfront – a calming place to practice yoga or mindfulness. Guests can enjoy signature Naviva experiences that bring the character, heritage and expertise of local talent and tradition to the forefront, such as visiting award-winning local artist Jose Juan Esparza at his private home and studio, nocturnal forest bathing, sound therapy and breathwork.

Naviva, A Four Seasons Resort


18. HOTEL TERRESTRE, PUERTO ESCONDIDO, MEXICO

Hotel Terrestre, the latest addition to Grupo Habita’s family of lifestyle hotels, is a multi-sensorial invitation for visitors to connect with nature. Intimately situated between the ocean and mountains of Puerto Escondido, Terrestre takes the experience of sustainable tourism into new territory. Operating completely off the grid using 100% solar power – guests are encouraged to disconnect from technology and reconnect with nature, synchronising their day with the cycle of the sun. Architect Alberto Kalach and his team at Taller de Arquitectura X (TAX) took this vision and translated it into an idyllic contemporary oasis constructed entirely of locally sourced materials. The property features cooling methods achieved through innovative building techniques rather than through air conditioning. The retreat features fourteen villas, a standalone open-air restaurant, a communal circular pool for treatments, a long swimming lane, and a striking hexagonal spa that contains a chilled water bathtub, steam, shower, and outdoor shower.

HOTEL TERRESTRE, PUERTO ESCONDIDO, MEXICO


19. SUSURROS DEL CORAZON, PUNTA MITA, MEXICO

On the Pacific coast of Mexico overlooking Banderas Bay is a pristine beach surrounded by sun-kissed bluffs and lush equatorial flora. This idyllic spot is now also home to Susurros Del Corazón, an Auberge Resorts Collection. Reintroducing romance to the Punta de Mita peninsula, the property captivates with unscripted luxury, authentic connection, and reverence for nature. The resort sits on a bluff fringed by tropical jungle that tumbles down to an intimate white sand beach, where warm breezes ruffle hammocks, surfers play on the horizon and perfect sunsets end each extraordinary day. In a nod to the boho-chic culture of under-the-radar beachside towns dotting Mexico’s coastline, the resort’s accommodations offer indoor-outdoor spaces that bow to the inherent beauty of the land.

SUSURROS DEL CORAZON, PUNTA MITA, MEXICO


20. CORAZON CABO RESORT & SPA, LOS CABOS, MEXICO

Once a destination for pirates and explorers in search of treasure, the small fishing village of Cabo San Lucas lured traders in need of respite from their sails to its shores. Today, it is home to Corazón Cabo Resort & Spa, Cabo’s newest luxury resort nestled in the heart of Medano Beach. Corazón Cabo invites guests to experience exhilarating adventures before returning to the comforts of the resort’s 310 luxury guest rooms and suites. The property features two oceanfront infinity pools, a recently elevated and always-buzzing beach club, the city’s highest rooftop bar, Cabo’s only micro-brewery, three all-new concept dining destinations, and access to the best on-water activities in Cabo.

CORAZON CABO RESORT & SPA, LOS CABOS, MEXICO


21. WALDORF ASTORIA CANCUN, MEXICO

The property is situated on 100 acres of coastline south of Cancun’s popular Hotel Zone and north of Riviera Maya. Behind a mangrove nature preserve, on a secluded stretch of beach, the luxury hotel offers the perfect blend of Mexican heritage and modern sophistication with an abundance of choices to create an ideal getaway. The 173 luxurious rooms and suites combine elegance and refinement with privacy and comfort, featuring private balconies with soaking tubs and breathtaking ocean views. With menus crafted by consummate connoisseurs, guests can indulge and imbibe in a wide variety of dining options across five food and beverage venues. With 21 indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, a salon, sauna, extensive thermal area, outdoor spa pool and garden, and exquisite relaxation lounges, the  Waldorf Astoria Spaoffers a serene destination for holistic well-being.

waldorf astoria cancun


22. CONRAD TULUM RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO

In the heart of one of the world’s most beautiful regions, from jungles and beaches to hidden cenotes and colorful flora and fauna, Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya in Mexico is designed to give guests a deep connection with Tulum’s distinctive landscape. Upon entering the lobby, guests pass through ornate wooden doors, engraved by local artisans, and are immediately greeted by sweeping ocean views and an immersive art installation, a nod to ancient Mayan architecture and Tulum’s surroundings. The nature-inspired theme continues throughout the hotel’s 349 thoughtfully designed guest rooms, incorporating organic elements such as stone, wood and metal. The resort offers a retreat for guests seeking a transformative getaway, with curated signature restaurants, destination spa, and oceanfront pools.

Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya


23. HOTEL LA COMPANIA, PANAMA

Three different eras of Panama history come to life at Hotel La Compañia, where opulent modern design revitalizes a landmark location. Each of the hotel’s three wings restores a piece of the old town (Casco Antiguo) to the height of contemporary luxury. Guest can choose from a beautifully curated room in the French Colonial wing, built by Jesuit priests in 1739; the Spanish Colonial wing, dating back to 1688; or the American Beaux-Arts wing, which was once a high-end department store constructed in 1905. The five in-house restaurants draw on the same historical inspiration, creating the stone Spanish church interior of El Santuario or the old-school wood and brass furnishings of the American Bazaar. The rooftop pool and bar are the ideal vantage point of a thriving Casco Antiguo neighborhood, where nightlife, upscale dining, and world-renowned archaeological sites live side-by-side. 

HOTEL LA COMPANIA, PANAMA


24. BOTANIKA OSA PENINSULA, COSTA RICA

This luxury eco-resort is positioned beside Costa Rica’s two prized jewels: Corcovado National Park and the Pacific Ocean’s Golfo Dulce. Botánika Osa Peninsula offers charming studios as well as 1-, 2-, or 3-bedroom rainforest residences outfitted with floor-to-ceiling windows, oversized terraces and a private rooftop lounge area fit for nature viewing and stargazing.The property blends into its environment with intelligent architectural designs that seamlessly blur the lines between outdoors and in with wide verandas, expansive glass walls and dramatic landscaping. Onsite amenities include themed gardens (orchid, hummingbird, medicinal, bamboo), a natural lagoon-style pool, a science research center, hammock gardens, a private beach club, nature trails, a deep-water marina, a locally sourced restaurant complete with a ceviche bar and craft cocktails, a fitness center and more. 

BOTANIKA OSA PENINSULA, COSTA RICA


25. MET HOTEL LA PAZ, BOLIVIA

This chic boutique hotel is located in La Paz’s trendy and upscale Calcoto neighborhood, overlooking the Andes Mountains. The property features 76 rooms that come in five room types – standard, superior, superior double, deluxe and MET suite. Lined with a curated art collection from Mariano Ugalde, the hotel restaurant and bar are integrated with the rest of the lobby, and aspire to be an all-day destination where guests and locals can interact. Powered by solar energy, the hotel is also home to a tranquil urban wellness retreat, where visitors can enjoy an indoor pool, a private massage, and a fully equipped gym.

MET HOTEL LA PAZ, BOLIVIA


26. FASANO TRANCOSO, BRAZIL

The Fasano Hotel, one of the most renowned hospitality groups in Brazil, has opened a resort in Trancoso, one of the most sought after destinations in Brazil, attracting admirers from all corners of the world due to its easy going atmosphere, charm and natural beauty. The complex includes a hotel with 23 residential villas by the sea plus 19 plots for building houses. The architect behind the Hotel and Villas Fasano is Isay Weinfeld, the renowned artist responsible for the iconic Fasano São Paulo and Fasano Punta del Este. The Fasano Trancoso has two swimming pools, restaurants, concierge service, beach support, room service, housekeeping, lodging for employees, SPA with four rooms, meeting rooms, a tennis court overlooking the sea and much more.

FASANO TRANCOSO, BRAZIL


27. ROSEWOOD SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

Rosewood Sao Paulo is housed in an impressively renovated building just off the city’s main boulevard Avenida Paulista and features 151 guest rooms and 122 residential suites, two restaurants, two swimming pools and a spa center. Spread over 22 floors, the hotel building was originally built in 1904 and was a maternity hospital located in the center of the Cidade Matarazzo complex, which contains historic buildings in the middle of Sao Paulo. The skyscraper takes the form of a terraced tower clad in a patchwork of bronzed grids, which are inset and pulled out alternatively to form terraced gardens, a scheme which is intended to emulate the surrounding landscape and provide a physical continuation of parkland and trees in the vicinity. The hotel interiors are designed by famed designer Philippe Starck.

ROSEWOOD SAO PAULO, BRAZIL


28. ANDAZ PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

The 176-room Andaz Prague is located on Senovážné Square, within the magnificent and historical ‘Sugar Palace’ that dates back to 1916, orginally built for the influential Sugar Industry Insurance Association. The building has since been carefully restored and preserved. 176 thoughtfully-designed rooms and suites capture and combine the city’s rich heritage with modern creativity to deliver a luxurious respite with breathtaking city views. The hotel serves modern Czech bistronomy at its ZEM Restaurant, which combines bistro dishes created with haute cuisine methods. Guests can enjoy a rejuvenating workout in the fitness center with state-of-the-art cardio equipment and free weights. The property also offers spa services by Klara Rott, the award-winning, world leader in natural organic skincare. Situated close to Wenceslas Square, the Old Town Square, and the historic Municipal house (Obecní Dum), some of the most renowned historic sites in Europe are within walking distance.

ANDAZ PRAGUE


29. ROSEWOOD VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Housed in an historic 18th century building which was the former headquarters for Erste Group Bank AG, Rosewood Vienna is ideally situated on Petersplatz, one of the most famous squares in Vienna’s Old Town. The hotel offers 99 spacious guestrooms and suites, all of which will feature separate spaces for entertainment and relaxation. The contemporary accommodations merge the past and present through a thoughtful combination of elegant textural and artistic elements and the latest technological features. The property features a variety of dining and entertainment options, including a rooftop bar with exceptional views of the city and an intimate restaurant in a garden setting serving European cuisine and carefully crafted beverages appealing to guests and locals alike.

ROSEWOOD VIENNA, AUSTRIA


30. W ALGARVE, PORTUGAL

The W Algarve brings a vibrant, unexpected energy to the famous coastal area, offering a juxtaposed blend of seaside relaxation, with exuberant, social energy. There are 134 west-facing guest rooms and suites, alongside 83 W-branded Residences, with large, private balconies with stunning ocean views and duplex-style layouts. From sun-kissed cocktails to southern Portuguese cuisine with a twist, the brand new property offers six restaurants and bars. Overseeing dining throughout the hotel is legendary Portuguese chef Nuno Goncalves, who just made his return to Algarve after 13 years spent at some of London’s most iconic restaurants including Quaglino’s, Aqua Shard, Galvin La Chapelle and The Wolseley. There’s also a spa with six treatment rooms, a gym, and a double-level infinity pool perfect for soaking up sun, sounds and summer cocktails.

W ALGARVE


31. FLEUR DE LOIRE, FRANCE

A real place to live in the heart of Blois, the new project of the two-starred chef Christophe Hay is presented as the promise of a timeless stay, in harmony with nature and the Loire region, where disconnection and tranquility will be the key words. Formerly the property of the brother of King Louis XIII, this hospice, well known to the people of Blois, now houses a 5-star hotel with 44 rooms, including 11 suites, a gourmet restaurant, a bistro, a pastry kiosk, a swimming pool and a Sisley spa. An immersion in the universe of Loir-et-Chérien chef Christophe Hay, highlighting an elegant and refined atmosphere while enhancing the surrounding natural resources. Fleur de Loire is a future stopover for Loire Valley lovers and is part of an environmental approach inspired by the richness of the land and turned towards the future.

FLEUR DE LOIRE, FRANCE


32. MANDARIN ORIENTAL PALACE, LUZERN, SWITZERLAND

Mandarin Oriental re-branded an existing hotel on Lake Lucerne, Switzerland, and re-opened it as Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern at the end of 2022 following an extensive renovation. The iconic Hotel Palace Luzern first opened in 1906 and is located in the heart of the city, on the shores of Lake Lucerne. The multi-million-dollar renovation included the restyling of all guestrooms and suites, the redesign of the public areas, as well as the landscaping of the gardens. The 146 luxurious rooms and suites offer views of the lake and mountains. There’s also a restaurant and a bar together with a variety of social and meeting facilities, a spa and a fitness room.

MANDARIN ORIENTAL PALACE, LUZERN, SWITZERLAND


33. BOTANIC SANCTUARY ANTWERP, BELGIUM

Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp is housed in a  12th century monastery. The new property brings together a sense of history with contemporary sensibilities and sustainable design. Imbued with a laid-back spirit, the retreat offers luxurious accommodations that include dedicated spa suites. The retreat’s innovative spa reflects a cloistral devotion to healing plants and herbs. Dining ranges from an authentic Belgian bistro and sophisticated international bar, to sophisticated fine dining experiences led by a Michelin-starred chef. The Botanic Sanctuary provides a lifestyle shopping excursion right within the hotel walls. Multi-functional conference rooms and a large auditorium, along with an on-site chapel and elegant venues are perfect for hosting events of all sizes.

BOTANIC SANCTUARY ANTWERP, BELGIUM


34. W COSTA NAVARINO, GREECE

The new W Costa Navarino is set within a scenic 32-acre site along a sandy beach, stretching along 1,500 ft (450 m) of shoreline, and overlooking the protected and historic Bay of Navarino. Exclusively welcoming adults and young adults over 12 years old, W Costa Navarino introduces a place that fosters creativity, individuality, and freedom of expression. With architectural design led by renowned Greek architects Tombazis and Associates, W Costa Navarino takes inspiration from the region’s traditional architecture with cobbled paths, monolithic building and stone towers creating the feeling of a Greek coastal village. All guestroom, suite, and villa interiors celebrate the heritage of Greek artisans with a palette of neutral tones which are occasionally met with pops of color. A breath-taking infinity pool with views across the crystalline Ionian Sea and beyond, along with plenty of space to relax in the sun after a swim. The property features several dining venues as well as an impressive brand-new spa facility.

W Costa Navarino


35. LESANTE CAPE RESORT & VILLAS, ZAKYNTHOS, GREECE

This new property is perfectly positioned on a secluded beach with extraordinary Ionian Sea views. Guests are welcomed into a traditional Greek village as soon as they step foot on the property. A center square is purposefully created for socializing and festivities and included a café, taverna, shops, folklore museum and church. Traditional Zakynthian architecture is displayed throughout the property, and a range of villas and suites offer contemporary amenities and ample privacy. To reenergize the mind and body, guests can visit the Armonia Wellness & Spa or can savor local Mediterranean cuisine at the property’s many dining venues.

LESANTE CAPE RESORT & VILLAS, ZAKYNTHOS, GREECE


36. NOBU HOTEL SANTORINI, GREECE

Situated on the island’s captivating northeast coast, the Nobu Santorini boutique hotel houses a signature Nobu Restaurant, full-service spa, fitness facility, dual-level infinity pool, and five luxurious pool villas. The property offers panoramic views of both the Caldera and Aegean Sea from its unique clifftop location in Imerovigli. Just a 10-minute drive to the charming coastal town of Oia and 20 minutes from Santorini (Thira) International Airport, the hotel is well-positioned along the famed Oia-Fira hiking trail that runs between Oia and Fira, Santorini’s cosmopolitan capital. Adding to Nobu Hospitality’s European portfolio, the launch of Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Santorini marks the 26th hotel around the world and tenth hotel in the European continent, with properties in Rome, San Sebastián, and Hamburg also in development.

Nobu hotel Santorini


37. NOUS SANTORINI, GREECE

Nous Santorini is carved into the cliff along the village of Mesariá, right on the edge of the caldera. Opened in May 2022, Nous Santorini is the first hotel of the Yes Hotels group to set up outside of Athens. Designed by multi-awarded architectural practice Divercity Architects, in collaboration with MplusM Architects, the resort draws inspiration from the geometric shapes of the island’s topography and architecture and reinterprets them in modern terms. Most of the 121 rooms and suites have outdoor space, swimming pools and large private gardens. The all-day restaurant next to the pool offers a handful of delicious snacks and dishes from early morning until late at night. The complex also includes a spa with 5 treatment rooms, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath, cold pool, gym and outdoor yoga area.

NOUS SANTORINI, GREECE


38. MAGMA RESORT SANTORINI, GREECE

Magma Resort Santorini is the first property in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand in the Greek Islands. The 59-room hotel delivers the tranquil and soulful essence of Santorini, inviting guests to find inspiration in the island’s rich history and spirit. A secluded sanctuary nestled amid the hilltops of Vourvoulos, Magma Resort Santorini offers a serene Santorini experience with unforgettable views. Striking contemporary design complements the hotel’s breathtaking surroundings of lava sand beaches, sweeping vineyards and the endless blue of the Aegean Sea. A commitment to holistic and spiritual wellness is realized through a subterranean Lava Spa and elite gastronomic experience led by chef Arnaud Bignon of the two-Michelin-starred restaurant, Spondi Athens. Stylish features including a stunning sun terrace and infinity pool offer mesmerizing panoramas of the island’s dramatic coastline, elevating the hotel’s unique atmosphere of relaxed luxury

MAGMA RESORT SANTORINI, GREECE


39. CASA COOK, SAMOS

Home to a wealth of lush greenery, breathtaking turquoise waters, infamous sweet Muscat wine and some of the world’s most influential academics — not to mention goddesses — locals of Samos say the island is blessed. It’s hard to disagree. Casa Cook Samos is nestled in the island’s forest-like landscape, gazing towards the boundless beaches of the northeastern Aegean Sea. This 128-room adults-only (+16) retreat, conveniently located 5 minutes drive from the airport, opened its doors in May 2022 and offers the Casa Cook trademark laid-back luxury in one of the Mediterranean’s most historically-rich surroundings. Mythical birthplace of Greek goddess Hera, Samos is for lovers of legends and that off-the-beaten-track kind of beauty.

CASA COOK SAMOS, GREECE


40. CASA COOK MYKONOS, GREECE

A haven of stylish sophistication and traditional enchantment, Mykonos is a Greek island idyll infused with a fun-loving spirit.  Our most intimate Casa Cook destination, an adults only (+16) boutique retreat with just 26 rooms and suites, opened its doors in June 2022.  Casa Cook Mykonos is a place to exhale, be yourself and craft your perfect getaway. Perched on the pristine coastline, the hotel looks out over the island of Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the mythological birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. This is where relaxation and breath-taking views become one. Join us in Mykonos for panoramic Aegean Sea vistas, down-to-earth luxuries and a laidback island lifestyle.  

CASA COOK MYKONOS, GREECE


41. CALI MYKONOS, GREECE

Calio Mykonos is an exceptional boutique luxury hotel redefining luxury on Greece’s trendiest island – Mykonos. This Aegean escape is uniquely situated on a private beach in the Kalafati region, nestled between mountains and protected from the seasonal Mykonian winds. Traditional white structures gracefully cascade along the coast, driven by the natural flow of the terrain. Here, the architecture listens to its surroundings, adapting to its needs and celebrating its bounty drawing upon the sea to fill its pools, the surrounding mountains for drinking water, local stone and marble for pathways and structures, the gardens for ingredients, and planted roof systems for insulation and purification. The boutique hotel is made up of 40 rooms & suites (some with a private swimming pool), an enormous infinity pool, a Mediterranean restaurant, gym & spa, and more.

CALI MYKONOS, GREECE


42. CHATEAU DENMARK, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

Inspired by Denmark Street’s rare hustle, Chateau Denmark brings together creative expression and architectural detail to present something fierce. Across 16 buildings, sthe hotel captures a spirited independence in a neighbourhood steeped in cultural heritage. The property features 55 rooms and apartments, set along a street where the Sex Pistols once lived, the Stones recorded and Bowie and Hendrix all hung out – if the walls here could speak, you’d be hooked on more than the hook. The interiors are from the award-winning Taylor Howes, and the overall narrative imagines a time where punk rock and vintage gothic meet modern psychedelia with a timeless grandeur. Chateau Denmark’s art collection platforms the very best of London’s creative talent, opening guests’ imaginations to the multidimensional history and expressionism of the city’s art scene.

CHATEAU DENMARK, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM


43. GLENEAGLES TOWNHOUSE, EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM

Located on St Andrews Square – in the very heart of Edinburgh’s historic New Town, Gleneagles Townhouse is the sister property to The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland. The new property is a place to gather, meet, eat, drink, celebrate and exchange ideas. The Townhouse boast 33 bedrooms, a vibrant all-day restaurant, a rooftop bar terrace revealing showstopping views, private dining- and meeting rooms and state-of-the-art gym, two studios and wellness treatments, and is also be home to a member’s club.

GLENEAGLES TOWNHOUSE, EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM


44. CASHEL PALACE, IRELAND

Set within a magnificent regal manor dating back to 1732, and with views of the iconic Rock of Cashel, this landmark address – a former Archbishop’s grand country house – has been meticulously restored to create a truly desirable destination hotel in the heart of Ireland. Optimally located between town and countryside, Cashel Palace offers 42 elegant bedrooms, 9 suites and public areas, complemented by expansive gardens, a world class Spa and the convivial Guinness Bar. A proud Relais & Chateaux member, the dining offerins are exceptional. With a deep connection to Tipperary’s bountiful Golden Vale pastures, much produce is sourced from this natural larder with which Executive Chef Stephen Hayes creates an exciting culinary experience.

CASHEL PALACE, IRELAND


45. HOTEL DE LEN, DOLOMITES, ITALY

Hotel de LEN opened in 2022 followinga  major renovation of the historic Hotel Impero, in the center of Cortina d’Ampezzo. Carved in wood and true to the territory, the property tells the tale of its land and represents a tribute to the artisans who handed down the precious art of woodworking. Its name is a nod to the natural, sustainable materials used to construct the minimalist design, meaning “made of wood” in Ladino, a neo-Latin language spoken in the Dolomite communities. The new Hotel de LEN consists of 22 rooms, including several suites, for a total of 48 beds. Facilities include an onsite dining room and a rooftop spa. Neutral and natural tones, sustainable materials together with a splendid view of the valley, the Olympic ski facilities and the mountains: the de LEN SPA is the only one of its kind in the entire Cortina area.

HOTEL DE LEN, DOLOMITES, ITALY


46. THE PORTRAIT MILANO, ITALY

Portrait Milano is a stand-out property among the best hotels in Milan, offering quintessentially Italian hospitality, a personal touch toward each guest and meticulous attention to detail. Its 73 lavish suites, family suites and rooms will give guests the opportunity to experience Milan at its most authentic amidst the elegance of a five-star luxury hotel. Housed in one of the oldest seminaries in Europe, Portrait Milano provides an oasis of intimacy, tranquility and timeless elegance just steps away from the most prestigious shopping addresses in town. Portrait Milano is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.

THE PORTRAIT MILANO, ITALY


47. 7PINES RESORT SARDINIA, ITALY

Offering laid-back luxury on one of Europe’s most distinctive coastlines, 7Pines Resort Sardinia is the first Hyatt-affiliated hotel in Sardinia. The resort is situated in Baja Sardinia on the Costa Smeralda, just 10 minutes from the Porto Cervo neighborhood. The 76-room property is built within centuries-old rock formations with paths that weave through verdant gardens out to the resort’s five secluded and unspoiled beaches, near wild coves and brilliant blue coastline. Thanks to the resort’s on-site yachting services, guests can explore the emerald lagoons and heavenly beaches of the La Maddalena archipelago, which is a 20-minute boat ride away. The resort features three restaurants, which take guests on a journey of discovery of Sardinia’s rich and varied cuisine. The Pure Seven Spa offers a range of rejuvenating nature-inspired treatments, encouraging guests to lose themselves in a calm haven complete with indoor and outdoor treatment areas.

7Pines Resort Sardinia


48. PASSALACQUA, LAKE COMO, ITALY

Built on land originally owned by Pope Innocent XI, Villa Passalacqua was constructed in the 18th Century by Count Andrea Lucini Passalacqua, who worked with architect Felice Soave and designer Giocondo Albertolli to bring his vision of making one of the largest and most spectacular villas on Lake Como come to life. In the years that followed, the villa became a gathering place for some of Italy’s most prominent figures. Nowadays Passalacqua has become the latest passion project for one of Italy’s most well-known hotelier families – Paolo, Antonella and Valentina De Santis.  Sister property to the lake’s Grand Hotel Tremezzo, the new hotels offer total privacy and magnificence. The 24 suites are set within the main historic villa, the Pus Palaz ancient stables and Casa al Lago located right on the lake and include the largest suite on Lake Como. The bathrooms are extraordinary with sheets of marble personally chosen one by one from caves in Verona; from the Breccia Pontificia also used in The Vatican to the Quatre Saisons that looks more like art than stone.

PASSALACQUA, LAKE COMO, ITALY


49. BAGLIONI MASSERIA MUZZA, PUGLIA, ITALY

Surrounded by verdant olive groves and the azure Salento sea., he Baglioni Masseria Muzza is a magical historic property deep in the Salento countryside amid the Mediterranean flora, the fragrance of the olives, and the beautiful Adriatic beaches. It is a superlative blend of the simplicity of the old Puglia tradition and the excellence of luxury Italian hospitality in inimitable Baglioni style. The heart of the masseria is the 17th-century building: its rooms and suites in whitewashed limestone and exposed masonry exude an essential elegance, enhanced by the tasteful furnishings in classic Puglia style. And to make every stay even more unforgettable, the 3 restaurants offer Pugliese cuisine at its light, sophisticated best. With areas dedicated to tranquil contemplation amid the natural environs and refined design, guests can rest and refresh both body and mind at the exclusive Baglioni SPA.

BAGLIONI MASSERIA MUZZA, PUGLIA, ITALY


50. SOMMERRO, OSLA, NORWAY

Tucked away within one of Oslo’s oldest neighborhoods and surrounded by 19th century architecture, Sommerro hotel and its 242 rooms welcome guests into a world of Nordic splendor and decadence. From cosy loft spaces to lavish suites, guests can nod off in one of 231 rooms with rich art deco details, oak parquet floors, opulent furniture, plush hand-knotted rugs and indulgent bathrooms. Sommerro is also home to an innovative Norwegian-Japanese rooftop restaurant and bar. The hotel pays tribute to Norwegian cultural heritage with original artwork from Norwegian artist Per Krohg.

SOMMERRO, OSLA, NORWAY


51. EL VICENC MALLORCA, SPAIN

El Vicenç is located in Cala Sant Vicenç on the northern coastline of the island. This town boasts four beautiful bays, and the hotel sits directly on a cove of crystal-clear azure waters. There are 30 luxurious double rooms, three suites and a Penthouse Suite, all decorated in a fresh Mediterranean style. The rooftop features an infinity pool and a spacious terrace and cocktail bar where guests can relax with sweeping views of the Cavall Bernat mountain and stunning waters of the bay. The hotel offers a wide range of services and amenities including two gastronomic restaurants with a menu of local Mediterranean character created by one of the island’s most respected chefs.

EL VICENC MALLORCA, SPAIN


52. THE STANDARD IBIZA, SPAIN

From poets to pirates and disco duchesses in glamorous exile, The Standard is the newest in a long line of bold characters to make its mark on Ibiza.  Fifty-three rooms and suites occupy the streamlined, white hotel a pebble’s throw from the marina, presenting a clean and calming canvas for afternoon liaisons and lazy mornings in bed.  Down the block, Casa Privada serves the pleasures of a stylish private residence — a haven to escape scandal, or create it. By day and night, Up offers one of Ibiza’s only rooftop pools and sweeping views of the Castle, exploring pleasure principles into the wee hours.  The hotel’s street-level restaurant Jara throws open the doors to beautiful strangers and the buzzing street scene, while guests enjoy farm-to-table cuisine and fresh cocktails, café-style. In the evening, Jara is a social and culinary destination, upping the ante within intimate banquettes and closed curtains, creating an atmosphere where anything goes.

THE STANDARD IBIZA, SPAIN


53. THE MADRID EDITION HOTEL, SPAIN

The Madrid EDITION showcases 200 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, some with terraces and five unique food and beverage outlets including a signature restaurant, cocktail bar, pool bar and rooftop terrace, together with an outdoor pool, state-of-the-art gym and spa. Flexible studios with over 350 sqm of dedicated space host creative meetings and events for large or small groups. Set in a tranquil square surrounded by historic buildings, The Madrid EDITION is near Puerta de Sol in the heart of the Spanish capital, one of the city’s most famous sites, and within walking distance to The Golden Triangle of Art – three of most important art museums in Madrid. The Madrid EDITION is the second EDITION Hotel in Spain, following the successful opening of The Barcelona EDITION in 2018.

THE MADRID EDITION HOTEL, SPAIN


54. THE DAVID KEMPINSKI TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

Perched in the center of the world-renowned Tel Aviv Promenade, The David Kempinski sets a new benchmark in luxury hospitality in the city. Combining personalized service and sleek interiors that are complemented by the expansive views of the Mediterranean Sea, the hotel is the newest place to be and be seen in Tel Aviv.The David Kempinski boasts sumptuous rooms and suites, kosher dining experiences, including Whiskey & Cigar Bar, a swimming pool, a luxurious spa and an extensive events space for corporate and social gatherings. Guests can discover the wonders of the ancient city, before returning to The David Kempinski to relax and indulge in its lavish surroundings.

THE DAVID HOTEL KEMPINSKI TEL AVIV, ISRAEL


55. THE RITZ-CARLTON AMMAN, JORDAN

Centrally situated on the prestigious Fifth Circle, The Ritz-Carlton, Amman welcomes guests to enjoy thoughtfully tailored experiences that capture the spirit of Jordan’s beauty and hospitality. Soaring 20-stories high, the new hotel features 228 guest rooms – the most spacious of any hotel accommodations in Jordan – including 34 opulent suites, spread across seven different categories. Led by Wimberly Interiors London, the hotel’s design is inspired by the culture and history of Jordan, which is reflected in the hotel’s bold interior architecture, tailored lighting, Art Deco touches and contemporary artistry. The breathtaking structures of Petra are reflected in a series of vignettes, while Roman and Nabatean architectural features are given modern reinterpretations throughout the hotel. The hotel offers an expansive array of distinctive dining options, a full-service spa and wellness center, indoor and outdoor temperature-controlled pools, six treatment rooms, a relaxation lounge and the largest jacuzzi in Amman.

THE RITZ-CARLTON AMMAN, JORDAN


56. W DUBAI – MINA SEYAHI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Situated on the highly sought-after Jumeirah Beach coastline, the 31-story W Hotel – Mina Seyahi boasts striking glass architecture with unobstructed views of the sun-soaked Arabian Gulf and Dubai’s iconic landmarks. The property features 318 rooms including 27 suites – all sea-facing with a private balcony – where guests can take in Dubai’s vibrant sunsets over the Arabian Gulf, Palm Jumeirah Island and iconic landmarks such as the Ain Dubai. The indoor & outdoor hotel lobby (alias W Lounge) is alive with nightly DJ beats, offering a stage for local talent to spin a soundtrack for guests flowing in & out of spaces, meeting likeminded creatives & just being their authentic selves. The W brand’s signature take on the poolside scene – WET Deck – offers guests a fresh space to soak up the sun poolside or under the refreshing shade of a cabana while enjoying cocktails, bites and eclectic music.

W Dubai - Mina Seyahi


57. BANYAN TREE ALULA, SAUDI ARABIA

Banyan Tree launched its first property in historical AlUla in Saudi Arabia, ushering in the group’s debut in the Kingdom. AlUla is attracting the attention of the world’s affluent travellers with its mesmerising mix of history, culture, and entertainment, all set against a breathtaking desert backdrop dating back millions of years. Inspired by the nomadic nature of Nabataean architecture, the all-villa, tented resort epitomises Banyan Tree’s commitment to local influence. The resort features two dining venues, including Saffron, Banyan Tree’s signature Thai restaurant, offering contemporary Thai cuisine. The renowned Banyan Tree Spa welcomes guests with carefully curated wellness experiences that combine Asian traditions and local elements.

banyan tree alula


58. WALDORF ASTORIA KUWAIT

Located within The Avenues, Kuwait’s largest retail, entertainment and lifestyle destination, the prestigious Waldorf Astoria Kuwait features 200 contemporary, spacious, and sun-drenched deluxe rooms and suites with panoramic views of the glittering Kuwait City skyline. Guests enjoy a transformative journey of the senses at this ultra-luxurious property, from world-class dining venues, including the highly-anticipated Japanese restaurant concept, ROKA Kuwait, to the awe-inspiring 13,560 square foot Waldorf Spa. The hotel’s exclusive Club Lounge redefines luxury, combining intimacy and comfort with bespoke service. Meanwhile, beautiful meeting and event spaces – including a spectacular Grand Ballroom- provide idyllic venues for unforgettable celebrations or tailored corporate events.

WALDORF ASTORIA KUWAIT


59. JUMEIRAH MUSCAT BAY, OMAN

Jumeirah Muscat Bay consist of two hotel components, one comprising 206 rooms and the other 106 rooms, both located in the picturesque cove of Bandar Jissah, near Qantab, nestled between the Hajjar Mountains and the Gulf of Oman. The resort lies 15 minutes south of the city center and 40 minutes from Seeb International Airport. The overall development includes a 1,200 m2 Talise spa, a dive center, a wide range of sports and leisure facilities, a selection of restaurants, bars and cafes and a kids club. The resort also includes conference and banquet facilities to cater for Oman’s growing attraction as a destination for conferences, meetings and large scale events. The resort forms part of a larger development that includes high-end residential townhouses and villas, taking advantage of some of the most beautiful, unspoilt coastline in the Middle East.

JUMEIRAH MUSCAT BAY, OMAN


60. THE CHEDI KATARA HOTEL & RESORT, DOHA, QATAR

The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort, Doha, Qatar occupies a beachfront setting within the landmark 100-hectare (247 acre) Katara Cultural Village district that includes theaters, concert halls, exhibition galleries, mosques, restaurants, shops, a park and an open amphitheater. With a design that pays homage to the glories of Indian Mughal Architecture and a touch of Ottoman influence, the new Chedi’s principal hotel building houses a lobby lounge with 180° views of the sea, an expansive spa and fitness facility, dining venues, and rooms and suites with terraces and views over the Arabian Gulf and Doha skyline. On the beachfront promenade, a long swimming pool accents the principal resort building while a second infinity pool offers a relaxing environment for families.

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THE CHEDI KATARA HOTEL & RESORT, DOHA, QATAR


61. ZULAL WELLNESS RESORT BY CHEVI-SOM, QATAR

A landmark wellbeing destination, Zulal Wellness Resort is the world’s first contemporary showcase of traditional Arabic and Islamic medicine infused with evidence-based wellness practices. The resort is managed by Chiva-Som, an internationally acclaimed pioneer in lifestyle transformation with over two decades of experience honed at its flagship resort in Hua Hin, Thailand. Drawing on Chiva-Som’s many years of expertise catering to an exacting global audience whilst retaining an inextricable connection with the local culture, Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som offers the highest international service standards rooted in traditional Qatari hospitality. Located on the coast in northern Qatar, Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som is two retreats in one: it encompasses wellness services for families in addition to the dedicated and exclusive resort for guests above the age of 16.

ZULAL WELLNESS RESORT BY CHEVI-SOM, QATAR


62. THE HOMESTEAD, SOUTH AFRICA

Located about two-and-a-half hours from Durban and four hours from Johannesburg, The Homestead  is located inside the Nambiti Reserve, an ambitious conservation home to the Big 5 game and over 50 species of wildlife in a malaria-free environment. With innovative architecture carefully designed to blend into its surroundings, the retreat combines 21st century construction technology with 19th century architecture. It mix sustainable practices with wonderfully attentive service. Each of its six pool suites will come with a beautiful private deck, its own infinity pool and breath-taking views. There will also be six garden suites, designed with families in mind. The Homestead will offer the very best in relaxation and rejuvenation spa treatments, in partnership with world-renowned skincare and body therapy expert Jennifer Eales.

THE HOMESTEAD, SOUTH AFRICA


63. THE CHEDI EL GOUNA, RED SEA, EGYPT

The Chedi El Gouna, Red Sea, Egypt opened on the foundation of an existing, 86-key charming beachfront property. After a full renovation, the old property was perfected by The Chedi’s signature Asian aesthetics of timeless design. The Chedi El Gouna marks the third collaboration between the Singapore-based hotel group, GHM, and Switzerland-based Orascom Hotels Management. The two groups came together on an initial effort that resulted in The Chedi Andermatt, which in five years has established itself as one of Switzerland’s most sophisticated resort experiences. Orascom and GHM then teamed up to launch The Chedi Luštica Bay on the coast of Montenegro in 2016. El Gouna is Orascom Development´s flagship town. Its architecture pays homage to the aesthetics of the Nubian village and Egyptian countryside.

THE CHEDI EL GOUNA, RED SEA, EGYPT


64. &BEYOND GRUMETI SERENGETI RIVER LODGE, TANZANIA

Located in the remote western reaches of the Serengeti, the famous &Beyond Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge reopened last summer following an extensive rebuild and refurbishment. Due to its far-flung location, there are very few lodges in this pristine section of the park, which means that guests can expect the ultimate in exclusivity. Using the natural bow shape of the river, and paying homage to the circular forms of a traditional Masai manyatta, the lodge’s new design reflects an understated sense of luxury, with a rim-flow swimming pool providing a view of the seasonal hippo pools below. Seemingly floating across the landscape, 10 nostalgically elegant guest suites offer natural light, an enormous bed, bath, an indoor shower (with a spectacular view), and sparkling private plunge pool. For a complete cuisine immersion, expect menus that are uncomplicated, easy to eat, fresh, healthy and wholesome.

&BEYOND GRUMETI SERENGETI RIVER LODGE, TANZANIA


65. LOLEBEZI SAFARI LODGE, ZAMBIA

Set in the breath-taking, untouched wilds of the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia, Lolebezi is the latest property in the African Bush Camps family. Set on five hectares of protected wilderness, the lodge has been designed to make the most of the enormous private river frontage.  The contemporary lodge effortlessly incorporates the luxury expected in a world-class safari camp with a modest elegance and simplicity that can only be found in the African bush. Designed for both family and romantic escapes, Lolebezi has four superior suites and two double family units.  Each suite has a private plunge pool, perfect for whiling away the hot African afternoons, G&T in hand, watching the great river flow slowly past. All the food served at Lolebezi  is Halaal-friendly. For those looking for even more relaxation, there is an on-site spa with qualified treatment specialists, and a yoga deck. Activities include game drives, walking safaris, river cruises, fishing, and so, so much more! 

LOLEBEZI SAFARI LODGE, ZAMBIA


66. ALILA KOTHAIFARU MALDIVES

The Alila Kothaifaru Maldives Resort made its debut in early 2022. Prior to Alila’s affiliation with Hyatt, the brand opened Alila Maldives Hadahaa in 2009. Not long after in 2011, Hyatt acquired the management of Alila Hotels and the property was renamed to Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa. Later in 2018, Hyatt brought the management company of Alila properties, Two Roads Hospitality under its umbrella. Surrounded by a stunning house reef, Alila Kothaifaru Maldives offers guests serenity and adventure in the Raa Atoll, a scenic 45-minute seaplane journey from Malé. Guests are offered to venture on dive excursions to Hanifaru Bay, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve during their visit to the island amongst many other soon to be announced leisure activities. There’s a total of 80 villas: 36 overwater villas and 44 beachfront villas.

ALILA KOTHAIFARU MALDIVES


67. JUMEIRAH BALI, INDONESIA

Jumeirah Bali, located on the southern tip of the exclusive Jimbaran District, looks out onto the pristine sands of the renowned Dreamland surfer’s beach and is adjacent to Bali’s exclusive New Kuta Golf Course. Consisting of 80 spacious hotel suites and 25 private villas, and set amidst lush, tropical gardens, Jumeirah Bali features architectural designs reflective of Bali’s rich cultural heritage and is modelled after an ancient Javanese-Hindu water palace. The resort offers a variety of fine international and local cuisines in three restaurants. Other facilities include Jumeirah’s signature Talise Spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and an exclusive cliff-top wedding venue that captures stunning sunset views.

JUMEIRAH BALI, INDONESIA


68. KIMPTON NARANTA BALI, INDONESIA

The first Kimpton hotel in Southeast Asia, Kimpton Naranta Bali is the perfect gateway to the Island of the Gods with an unforgettable take on barefoot luxury. The natural beauty of the Nusa Dua coastline and lush volcanic hillsides make for a perfect backdrop to the new resort. Laid back and intimate, edgy and soulful, the luxury boutique resort features 50 stunning villas, which embrace freedom and discovery, and are designed with contemporary decor, rich textures and earthy tones with traditional Balinese accents. The hotel design blends with the local Balinese culture, delivering guests a personalized experience that is both authentic and reflective of the ancient culture.

KIMPTON NARANTA BALI, INDONESIA


69. BUAHAN, A BANYAN TREE ESCAPE, BALI, INDONESIA

Situated in a quiet enclave surrounded by rice paddies and jungle, the site’s unique topography is next to the Ayung River and waterfall, including a sweeping view of the seven majestic peaks. The resort has 16 balés, designed to blend spacious indoor-outdoor living areas with 180-degree panoramic views and sounds of nature through a bold taste of ‘The Naked Experience’ where only a thin veil separates guest from nature. At the resort’s heart are the Open Kitchen and Living Room, both open dining and lounge spaces created to evoke a sense of community. Here, guests are invited to learn how the resort reinvents the basics of food and drink through its unique zero-waste farm-to-table concept, local sourcing philosophy and heritage techniques. A calendar of daily, weekly, and monthly events guides travelers towards a range of curated and self-led experiences around the three pillars connecting to nature, a discovery experience, and community integration.

BUAHAN, A BANYAN TREE ESCAPE, BALI, INDONESIA


70. PARK HYATT JAKARTA, INDONESIA

Located in the heart of Jakarta, Park Hyatt Jakarta features a modern interpretation of Indonesia’s rich craftsmanship, traditional techniques and indigenous materials. Through contemporary art and styling elements in the interior spaces, Park Hyatt Jakarta provides a fresh perspective of modern day Indonesia. The property occupies the top 20 floors of a 37 floor mixed-use building development by MNC Land, which ensures panoramic views of the city. Featuring five premium food and beverage outlets, Park Hyatt Jakarta also brings world-class dining and entertainment options to the city.

PARK HYATT JAKARTA, INDONESIA


71. SHANGRI-LA SHOUGANG PARK, BEIJING, CHINA

Located at the heart of Shougang Park, the Shangri-La Shougang Park, Beijing embraces stunning views of Shijingshan Hill and Qunming Lake. Among its neighbours are the Snowboard Big Air Venue for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Chang’an Mills. Led by renowned Italian designer Piero Lissoni, Milan-based design firm Lissoni Casal Ribeiro S.p.A was responsible for the hotel’s design concept. Building on the original architectural foundation of the former Shougang Power Plant, the designers have paid homage to its industrial heritage by honouring the building’s historical value and complementing this with Shangri-La’s modern style and Asian sensibility. The hotel’s main entrance and lobby are filled with steel elements that recall its past and wooden patterns that create a sense of warmth. The 283 guest rooms and suites are decorated in an Asian style with soft tones and minimalist lines, and offer stunning views of Shijingshan Hill, Yongding River and Qunming Lake through floor-to-ceiling windows.

SHANGRI-LA SHOUGANG PARK, BEIJING, CHINA


72. THE STANDARD BANGKOK, THAILAND

Located in one of the most iconic buildings in the city, the 155-room The Standard Bangkok Hotel is already a landmark. With rooms ranging from 40 sqm to a sprawling 144 sqm penthouse, a terrace pool, state-of-the-art 24/7 fitness center with world-class TechnoGym machines, meeting rooms, and a dynamic variety of food, drink, and nightlife venues, The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon is a fit for any traveler, at any time of day or night. There’s The Parlor, the hub of the hotel for socializing, cocktails, work, lounging, live music, lectures, and more, the eclectic and unexpected tea room; Tease, American steakhouse classics at The Standard Grill, an award-winning Chinese cuisine by Mott 32, and two remarkable sky-high dining experience from Ojo a Mexican-inspired restaurant directed by one of the finest chefs in Mexico to Sky Beach the highest alfresco rooftop bar in Bangkok.

THE STANDARD BANGKOK, THAILAND


73. ACE HOTEL SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Ace Hotel Group launched its maiden Australian outpost, Ace Hotel Sydney, within the historic Tyne House brick factory in the city’s Surry Hills section. Atelier Ace partnered with Melbourne-based Flack Studio on the design of the 264-room property, which will also mark the brand’s first location in the Southern Hemisphere. Inspired by the rich history of Surry Hills and the warm, cinematic color story of the Australian landscape, the hotel recalls the city’s past through contrasting textures and tones. Organic materials like acoustic straw walls in guestrooms and the ochre red lobby staircase will echo some of the neighborhood’s most historic periods -from gang wars and underground liquor trade of the 1920s and ’30s to the modernist art boom of the 1960s and beyond. Public spaces like the ground floor restaurant, bar, and café or the lively F&B space on the rooftop reflect the rhythm of Surry Hills as well, while guestrooms will showcase Aussie craftsmanship with custom furniture, joinery, and lighting by Flack Studio.

ACE HOTEL SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA


74. THE LANGHAM GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA

With its prime location on the beachfront in Surfers Paradise, The Langham Gold Coast is in the central and tallest of the three landmark towers of the Jewel development. The grand structure and shimmering exterior of the Jewel are reminiscent of three colossal quartz crystals, visible for miles from the Nerang River to the Gold Coast hinterland. The crystalline forms of the towers are inspired by the gemstone shards discovered in the region which dates back thousands of years. The property features 169 well-appointed rooms and suites, several restaurants, a casual “grab and go” café, a lobby lounge, a pool bar and a podium sky terrace with bar overlooking the ocean. On the wellness front, Chuan Spa offers treatments inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) philosophies in a tranquil, meditative setting.

THE LANGHAM GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA


75. FINNESS RIVER LODGE, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA

Just a 90 minute drive or a 20 minute charter flight south west of Darwin, Finniss River Lodge is easily accessible from Australian capital cities in a day, making it ideal for a quick escape or part of a longer itinerary. Overlooking a landscape of grassland, there are just 6 exclusive suites, assuring guests of a personalized stay and the highest caliber service. A stylish restaurant and bar with breathtaking views over the horizon pool and wetlands serves stunning dishes made from local produce enhanced by an every changing wine list, boutique beers and spirits. Stays at Finniss River Lodge include two guided, on-property outings, such as superb birdwatching, exceptional barramundi fishing and the chance to immerse in the indigenous culture at nearby Litchfield National Park.

FINNESS RIVER LODGE, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA


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