The most anticipated hotel openings of 2023

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Last month, I published my list of the best new luxury hotels of 2022. Today, I share with you the hottest luxury hotels & resorts that are expected to open their doors in 2023. It promises to be an exciting year as some of these new hotels will be managed by the world’s most exclusive hotel brands, including several Aman, One&Only and Six Senses resorts. The most anticipated hotel opening of 2023 is not on this list though as it’s so secret that only few details are know so far: it will be a new Soneva resort in the Maldives, consisting of 17 luxury villas with a floating villa design that has never been done in the world before (I am super excited about this property and I will share more details as they become known).

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.

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1. KONA VILLAGE, A ROSEWOOD RESORT, HAWAII, USA

Kona Village, A Rosewood Resort is set to open in 2023 after a complete renovation of the current property. Located on the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawai‘i, the iconic Hawaiian retreat that has laid dormant since 2011 will once again open its doors and welcome back ‘ohana (family) to the historic and culturally rich destination. Conceptualized and developed by intrepid explorer Johnno Jackson in the early 1960’s, the original Kona Village Resort was best known for its free-standing, palm thatch roof hales and tranquil location. Located close to Kona International Airport, Kona Village, A Rosewood Resort, will debut 150 unique, standalone guest hales with locally-inspired décor, spectacular views and a privileged sense of seclusion. An array of distinct dining venues, including the original resort’s beloved Shipwreck Bar and Talk Story Bar, will offer elevated yet relaxed food and beverage experiences. Guests will have access to new leisure facilities including Sense, A Rosewood Spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, as well as multiple pools and tennis courts.

KONA VILLAGE, A ROSEWOOD RESORT, HAWAII, USA


2. THE FIFTH AVENUE HOTEL, NEW YORK, USA

The Fifth Avenue Hotel will be an oasis of calm amidst the frenetic pace of Manhattan. Mindfully blending personal service, superlative design by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, distinctive cuisine, compelling art and engaging cultural experiences, every aspect of Flâneur Hospitality’s inaugural 153-room hotel will be tailored to delight, engage and reward curiosity. Rooms will be split between two buildings: the majority will be housed in a soaring new 24-story skyscraper, while 24 signature suites will be located inside the former Second National Bank Building, a McKim Mead & White original design which the Gilded Age’s favorite architects completed in 1907. Located in the NoMad neighborhood, The Fifth will be steps from the idyllic Madison Square Park, the iconic Flatiron Building, the blooming flower district, as well as the city’s best dining, shopping and nightlife. 

THE FIFTH AVENUE HOTEL, NEW YORK, USA


3. PARK HYATT LOS ANGELES AT OCEANWIDE PLAZA, CALIFORNIA, USA

Park Hyatt Los Angeles at Oceanwide Plaza will exude a sophisticated character courtesy of acclaimed international design firm Studio Munge. This luxury hotel will feature upscale accommodations, exquisite culinary offerings, sophisticated works of art, as well as masterful attention to detail and a signature level of service offered by the Park Hyatt brand. The 184-room luxury hotel, with 34 suites, meeting and events spaces, spa and wellness facilities and a swimming pool, will connect to the retail and amenity podium known as The Collection at Oceanwide Plaza. The retail space design will lend to experience-driven guest accommodations amid a dynamic environment for innovative retailers to showcase unique merchandising concepts and sought-after products.

PARK HYATT LOS ANGELES AT OCEANWIDE PLAZA, CALIFORNIA, USA


4. THOMPSON PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, USA

TheThompson Palm Springs Hotel will be located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, adjacent to the vibrant Uptown Design District and walking distance to the shops, restaurant and galleries that line the famed Palm Canyon Drive. The 150-guestroom, 17-suite resort will stay true to its desert oasis destination. The hotel will comprise a collection of small buildings and guestroom bungalows surrounding two outdoor pools and garden areas on an elevated patio terrace, offering panoramic views of the majestic San Jacinto Mountains and city. Thompson Palm Springs will also feature spa services, a fitness facility, a signature restaurant and lounge, as well as an expansive elevated poolside retreat and terrace bar. The first level of the hotel site will include boutique retail space and meeting facilities.

ANDAZ PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, USA


5. AMBIENTE, A LANDSCAPE HOTEL, SEDONA, ARIZONA, USA

A first of its kind in North America, Ambiente, a Landscape Hotel will be uniquely designed to blend in with the mystical red rocks of Sedona, Arizona. and will give guests the opportunity to experience and embrace the natural beauty that surrounds them in one of the world’s most stunning locations. Ambiente will be comprised of 40 cubed-shaped guest Atriums that are elevated above the ground by steel piers and constructed using floor-to-ceiling, bronze-tinted glass and matte-charcoal and rusted metal. At dusk, the tinted glass will reflect the nature around it creating stunning, mirrored silhouettes. The Atriums’ sleek and contemporary design will embody elegant minimalism and the utmost in luxurious accommodation.

AMBIENTE, A LANDSCAPE HOTEL, SEDONA, ARIZONA, USA


6. THE RITZ-CARLTON, PARADISE VALLEY, ARIZONA, USA

The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley promises to be one of the finest resorts of its kind ever built in Arizona. Spread out over approximately 20 acres, the abundant oversized suites and detached casitas will make the resort an ideal destination for those seeking a private oasis. Guest accommodations will be connected by quiet, lush courtyard gardens and shaded walkways – evoking the sense of a village. The main pool will be one of the longest resort pools in North America. A specialty dining concept will harvest seasonal produce from the resort’s anticipated herb garden and citrus orchard and incorporate ingredients into the daily menus. Rounding out the offering will be a 16,000 square-foot spa with indoor/outdoor treatment areas, and a grand lawn with stunning views of the iconic Camelback, Mummy and McDowell mountains.

THE RITZ-CARLTON, PARADISE VALLEY, ARIZONA, USA


7. CONRAD ORLANDO, FLORIDA, USA

Conrad Orlando will debut with 433 rooms, including 51 impeccably designed suites and 10 spacious family suites offering oversized accommodations that deliver all the comforts of home. Other features include 40,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, a tranquil Conrad Spa, water garden, and numerous dining options, including a signature rooftop experience. As part of Evermore Orlando Resort, bordering Walt Disney World® Resort, guests will enjoy a 20-acre tropical beach and 8-acre crystalline lagoon, aquatic activities, and two Jack Nicklaus-designed 18-hole golf courses.

CONRAD ORLANDO, FLORIDA, USA


8. THE VINETA HOTEL PAM BEACH, FLORIDA, USA

Slated for a late 2023 opening, the Vineta Hotel in Palm Beach will mark Oetker Collection’s 12th Masterpiece Hotel around the globe. Situated in the heart of Palm Beach, the hotel is located just two blocks off Worth Avenue – famed for its designer boutiques, restaurant scene and noteworthy galleries, and mere minutes away from the beach. Paying homage to the hotel’s legacy, Oetker Collection will restore the Vineta name, which it held for over five decades, heralding a bold new chapter in the property’s nearly 100-year history. Most recently known as The Chesterfield, the landmark building will be reborn following a top-to-bottom renovation by internationally acclaimed AD 100 interior designer Tino Zervudachi. Reducing the room count from 53 to 41 to allow for a more generous sense of space, the hotel will offer a range of accommodations, featuring fresh and bright interiors with a nod to the town’s distinct island lifestyle, and encompass new vibrant dining and bar concepts.

THE VINETA HOTEL PAM BEACH, FLORIDA, USA


9. RAFFLES BOSTON BACK BAY HOTEL, MASSACHUSSETS, USA

Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences will be the brand’s first property in North America and promises to be a welcoming oasis of refined elegance in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. The property will feature  147 guest rooms and 146 branded residences in a striking new 35-story building. Hotel highlights will include signature hotel services such as the Raffles Butler, and elegant and lively public spaces including a two-story sky lobby perched high above Copley Square, six distinct food and beverage venues, a state-of-the-art Raffles Spa with an indoor pool, a magnificent rooftop garden terrace lounge, and expansive meeting and pre-function space. Located in the heart of the Back Bay, Boston’s most prestigious neighborhood, Raffles Boston Back Bay is conveniently adjacent to the Boston Back Bay Train Station, Trinity Church and high-end shopping at Copley Place.

  • Hotel website: Not available yet

RAFFLES BOSTON BACK BAY HOTEL, MASSACHUSSETS, USA


10. THE RIVIERA MAYA EDITION AT KANAI, MEXICO

The Riviera Maya EDITION at Kanai is expected to open in 2022. With 180 guestrooms and suites, the hotel will be situated within the luxurious Kanai development, and home to six food and beverage outlets including a signature restaurant, pool bar and beach club, destination spa and an expansive Penthouse Suite. In addition to multiple meeting spaces, the hotel will also house an extensive outdoor deck for large scale events and parties. Located on a pristine beachfront site, EDITION Hotels’ first property in Mexico will find its home in the blissful stretch of Caribbean coastline. Riviera Maya is known for its mangroves and lagoons, ancient Mayan cities, tropical beaches, ecological reserves and the world’s second largest coral reef.

THE RIVIERA MAYA EDITION AT KANAI, MEXICO


11. THE ST REGIS KANAI RESORT, RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO

Located in the captivating Mayan Riviera, The St. Regis Kanai Resort will feature a sophisticated design that boasts breathtaking ocean views from every vantage point. The resort will be located on a 3.5-hectare site along the scenic Costa Mujeres beach. Envisioned by Mexico City-based Sordo Madaleno Architects, the development is expected to feature 158 guestrooms and 80 branded residential units. Plans for the resort also include three distinct food and beverage venues, several swimming pools, a beach club and plenty of meeting space. St Regis branded residences will enjoy private elevator access, a residential concierge, a fitness centre, and full access to the resort’s amenities and services.

THE ST REGIS KANAI RESORT, RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO


12. THE ST REGIS QUIVIRA, LOS CABOS, MEXICO

The St Regis Los Cabos at Quivira will showcase an exclusive 120-room luxury beachfront hotel and 60 residences set within Quivira Los Cabos, a premier residential community with an enviable list of assets, from a glorious of virgin beach on the Sea of Cortes to an internationally-acclaimed Jack Nicklaus Signature course at Quivira Golf Club. The hotel’s guest rooms will feature ocean views and the renowned St Regis Butler Service. The property’s three signature dining venues will range from a specialty restaurant and a beachfront grill with all-day dining to an al fresco poolside restaurant with fresh small plates and crafted cocktails. Guests will have access to a plethora of recreational facilities, including a fitness and wellness center, swimming pools, saltwater lagoon, luxury cabanas and a destination spa.

  • Hotel website: not available yet

THE ST REGIS QUIVIRA, LOS CABOS, MEXICO


13. SOHO HOUSE MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

Mexico City will soon welcome the first Soho House in Latin America. Situated between Juárez and Roma Norte, the hotel and members only club will set in a restored casa. The design of the House will reflect the historic French influences and baroque heritage, and it will be filled with locally made custom furniture and vintage pieces, plus an art collection of more than 100 works from artists born, based or trained in Mexico. The grounds will feature three bars and lounges, a courtyard with outdoor dining, an outdoor pool, and a bright, greenhouse-style Pool House bar and dining room, filled with plants.

SOHO HOUSE MEXICO CITY, MEXICO


14. BANYAN TREE VALLE DE GUADELUPE RESORT, MEXICO

The Banyan Tree Hotel Group is expanding into Mexico’s ever-growing Valle De Guadalupe wine destination with the debut of Banyan Tree Valle de Guadalupe Resort, Spa and Winery set to open during the 2023 harvest season. Kindly see below for the full press release. Nestled amidst olive oil groves and grapevines in the valley, the resort will be designed by renowned Mexican designer Michel Rojkind. Home to Banyan Tree’s first winery, the property will feature vineyards, a winemaking laboratory, tasting room, underground cellar, and rooms for fermentation, barreling and aging. Facilities will include five food and beverage venues, a spa with four treatment rooms, and both indoor and outdoor swimming pools. As you may know, Banyan Tree prides itself on a legacy as pioneer of the all-pool villa concept and sustainable, wellbeing-focused travel. Current Mexico properties include Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Banyan Tree Cabo Marques (Acapulco) and Hacienda Xcanatun (Merida).

  • Hotel website: Not available yet

BANYAN TREE VALLE DE GUADELUPE RESORT, MEXICO


15. FASAMO ITAIM, SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

The Brazilina Fasano Hotel Group is building a complex that will host the second Fasano Hotel in São Paulo and the first residential building of the Group in Brazil. Fasano Itaim will occupy a large area at Pedroso Alvarenga street, a privileged location close to business centers, leisure and entertainment infrastructure for guests and residents. The complex will have an imposing residential tower, a Fasano Hotel and restaurants. The architecture office Aflalo/Gasperini in association with Márcio Kogan are respectively responsible for architecture and interior design projects, which is described as contemporary Brazilian and which will include restaurants, bars, and residences.

FASAMO ITAIM, SAO PAULO, BRAZIL


16. ROSEWOOD SCHLOSS FUSCHL, AUSTRIA

Rosewood Hotelshas been appointed to manage the legendary Hotel Schloss Fuschl in Austria, with a reopening scheduled in late 2023. Located on the shores of turquoise-blue Lake Fuschl, surrounded by mountains and forests, Rosewood Schloss Fuschl is a fairytale castle only a short distance away from picturesque Salzburg, a city famous for its history, culture, music and more. The full renovation will update the structure and grounds to feature 98 well-appointed guestrooms, including 46 suites and six chalets. In addition, the hotel will become home to world-class restaurants and lounges and will also feature Asaya, Rosewood’s integrative well-being concept, with eight treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a fitness center. First used as a hotel space in 1954, Hotel Schloss Fuschl was initially constructed as a castle to serve as a country escape for Austrian royalty, with its original structure dating back to 1450.

most anticipated hotel openings 2023


17. SIX SENSES LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

With its proximity to Hyde Park and Kensington Palace, Bayswater in West London is recognized for its streets lined with grand terraces of white stucco houses and garden squares. Among them is an iconic building and former department store – Whiteleys – soon to become home to Six Senses London. The hotel will mark the brand’s entry into the UK and will open with 110 guest rooms and suites, starting from 355 square feet (33 square meters) and celebrating the building’s origins, while making space for modern living. There will also be 14 branded residences, with owners able to tap into all the privileges that come with a Six Senses home, including bespoke interior design, concierge service, dining, housekeeping and wellness programming.

  • Hotel website: Not yet available

most anticipated hotel openings 2023


18. PARK HYATT LONDON RIVER THAMES, UNITED KINGDOM

The Park Hyatt London River Thames, expected to open in autumn 2023, will offer 203 rooms and will be located within R&F UK’s Nine Elms development. The Nine Elms district is located in the south of London, on the south bank of the Thames and directly opposite Westminster. The future hotel will offer guests the possibility to be close to the new U.S. Embassy, to explore Sloane Square and vibrant Kings Road, to visit the Tate Britain and to stroll in the 200-acre Battersea Park and to discover the Kia Oval cricket ground. Besides, the future project will provide personalized experience for business and government travellers and a large ballroom in order to host private and public events.

most anticipated hotel openings 2023


19. THE ST REGIS LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

The St Regis London is expected to welcome its first guests this year after an extensive $122 million USD redevelopment and transformation of the former Westbury Mayfair Hotel, with the addition of an eighth floor. The hotel, which is expected to have 196 elegant rooms and suites, will be designed by Peter Newman-Earp of Morrison Design with interiors by Richmond International. Furthermore, the property is set to receive an extension to the rear of the hotel, creating enhanced public areas, along with renovations to the façade of the building and the drop-off area outside of the main entrance. Design plans include a signature restaurant, speakeasy jazz bar, fitness center and spa. The St Regis London will honor the building’s heritage by retaining the iconic Polo Bar, originally designed for the Phipps family of America, avid polo players and creators of the Westbury Hotel in New York and London, and where guests will be able to enjoy a local twist on the Bloody Mary, St. Regis’ signature cocktail.

  • Hotel website: Not available yet

most anticipated hotel openings 2023


20. RAFFLES LONDON AT THE OWO, UNITED KINGDOM

Formerly Britain’s historic Old War Office, the iconic Whitehall building was once inhabited by Britain’s most famous statesmen and spies, from Winston Churchill to Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond. Today, this Grade II listed Old War Office has been restored by thousands of expert craftsmen and transformed into Raffles first London hotel. The lofty scale and soaring ceiling heights lend it a grandeur rarely seen in hotels. The hotel will feature 120 rooms and suites designed by Thierry Despont. For epicureans, nine restaurants and three bars are overseen by world-class chefs, including three unique dining experiences by chef Mauro Colagreco. And for body and mind, a luxurious Guerlain Spa with nine treatment rooms offer traditional beauty therapies, whilst cutting edge wellness brand, PILLAR will oversee active wellness training and health programmes. All this complemented by a indoor swimming pool, vitality pool, saunas and steam rooms, state of the art gym and movement studio.

  • Hotel website: Not available yet

most anticipated hotel openings 2023


21. MANDARIN ORIENTAL MAYFAIR, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is expanding its presence in London with the opening of Mandarin Oriental Mayfair, London this spring. Sitting on historic Hanover Square, in the heart of London’s most stylish neighborhoods, where fashion, media, art, and business intersect, the new property is a discreet, sleek and intimate sister property to the award-winning Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park. Designed by internationally renowned Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (the talent behind the Lloyd’s building and the ‘Cheesegrater’ in London, as well as the Pompidou Center in Paris), the building’s design has a rich historic context. The property will comprise 50 guestrooms and 78 private residences, offering hotel guests and residents an oasis of calm and Mandarin Oriental’s legendary service alongside a vibrant atmosphere in the public spaces. It will house the first namesake Akira Back restaurant in the UK from Michelin Star award winning Chef Akira Back, as well as his ‘ABar Lounge’ concept.  There will also be an urban spa, focussed on renewal and recalibration.


22. MANDARIN ORIENTAL COSTA NAVARINO, GREECE

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will open a new luxury hotel in Costa Navarino in summer 2023. The brand’s first property in Greece, Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino will be located on the southwest coast of the Peloponnese, one of the most unspoiled and breath-taking landscapes in the Mediterranean, and 45 minutes’ drive from Kalamata International Airport. The beachfront resort will be part of Costa Navarino, a well-established tourism destination. It will comprise 99 guest rooms, including 48 pool villas, all with outdoor terraces and sea views, along with five restaurants and bars. The wellness facilities will feature a stunning indoor-outdoor pool with magnificent bay views. The guest experience will be further enhanced by its proximity to the destination’s leisure activities, water sports, biking and rock-climbing, as well as four signature golf courses designed by Bernhard Langer, Robert Trent Jones II and José María Olazábal.

most anticipated hotel openings 2023


23. ONE&ONLY AESTHESIS, ATHENS, GREECE

Remaining true to the One&Only brand ethos, this 21-hectare beachfront estate – located within a 6-hectare forest reserve – will celebrate the legendary Athenian Riviera whilst providing stunning, intuitive design. A playful return to nature, the resort will be inspired by the azure waters and the incredible natural surroundings, providing a modern Greek elegance, yet showcasing powerful elements dominant in Greek mythology like fire and water, carved from a palette of natural stone and timber. Like all properties within the One&Only collection, One&Only Aesthesis will place an emphasis on privacy, the ultimate hideaway, with the majority of accommodation being secluded villas with private pools, perfect for couples or families. Hotel facilities will include dining outlets, a beach club, and a Chenot Spa.

ONE&ONLY AESTHESIS, ATHENS, GREECE


24. ONE&ONLY KEA ISLAND, GREECE

Situated in a 65-hectare beachfront site on the west side of Kea island of the Cyclades, this ultimate ultra-luxury lifestyle experience will include 75 resort villas, as well as One&Only Private Homes available for purchase. Kea is the closest Cycladic island to Athens and is accessible by ferry or speed boat from Lavrio Harbour. A post-modern Greek island, the One&Only resort on Kea will be inspired by the azure ocean waters, providing contemporary Greek elegance, celebrating the incredible natural elements of Greece and the Cyclades. The stylish resort will also be home to 3 restaurants, two bars and an indulgent destination spa, introducing traditional and holistic practices fused with modern spa therapies, with overall wellness at its core.

ONE&ONLY KEA ISLAND, GREECE


25. SON BUNYOLA HOTEL, MALLORCA, SPAIN

This summer, Sir Richard Branson will open a new hotel on the Spanish island of Mallorca, set upon an 810-acre estate in the Serra de Tramontana. Joining the three existing villas, Sa Punta de S’Aguila, Son Balagueret and Sa Terra Rotja on the estate, the hotel will consist of 26 luxurious suites and bedrooms, created by Mallorca’s Gras Reynés Architecture Studio in partnership with local interior designer, Rialto Living. Honoring the heritage of this historic building has been central to the restoration project with traditional and local materials at the core of the hotels design. The original towers in the main house will be transformed into two Tower Suites showcasing vineyard views and the mountains beyond, the former olive press will become one of two restaurants and the historic terrace will be home to the pool.

most anticipated hotel openings 2023


26. HOTEL VERMELHO, PORTUGAL

Christian Louboutin, the creator of the famous red-soled stilettos, has had a long-time love affair with Portugal, where he owns several properties. For the opening of the designer’s first hotel, Christian Louboutin set his sights on the Alentejo region that he knows and loves well. Here, at the center of the village of Melides, he is developing a boutique hotel of just 21 rooms. Louboutin recruited architect Madalena Caiado to oversee the project to make sure it blends into the surroundings and doesn’t detract from the area’s natural beauty. The fashion designer personally sourced all the furniture, art, and ceramics, all meant to reflect the rich history of the Alentejo coast town.

most anticipated hotel openings 2023


27. LEGACY HOTEL CASCAIS, CURIO COLLECTION BY HILTON, PORTUGAL

With idyllic scenery that captivated writers, artists, and European nobility in the 20th century, Cascais is the latest Portuguese destination in Curio Collection by Hilton’s expanding European portfolio. Opening next summer, Legacy Hotel Cascais, Curio Collection by Hilton, will feature 59 guest rooms, many with stunning sea view balconies overlooking the town’s picturesque beaches. Guests will be able to enjoy the hotel’s lobby bar, restaurant, swimming pool, spa, and fitness center, before exploring Cascais’ many attractions, such as the imposing Conde de Castro Guimarães Museum, with its impressive collection of art and Indo-Portuguese furniture.

  • Hotel website: Not available yet

most anticipated hotel openings 2023


28. SAINTE-ANNE HOTEL DIJON, CURIO COLLECTION BY HILTON, FRANCE

Marking Hilton’s debut in the Burgundy region of France, Sainte-Anne Hotel Dijon, Curio Collection by Hilton will be ideally located in the center of Dijon’s “Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie et du Vin” (International City of Gastronomy and Wine). Set on the site of a former 17th century hospice, the distinctive, upscale hotel will feature 125 rooms and suites with décor inspired by Burgundy’s famed vineyards, along with outdoor terraces, a swimming pool, fitness centre, and Nhoraé spa. At the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, La Table de Sainte-Anne, guests will savor the flavors and delicacies of French cuisine, while the restaurant’s bar L’Oratoire will be dedicated to tastings of the region’s finest wines. Dijon’s medieval centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will be within walking distance of the hotel. Famous sites include Dijon’s well-preserved aristocratic palaces from the 15th and 16th centuries, ancient cathedrals and fine art museums.

  • Hotel website: Not available yet

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29. COMO LE MONTRACHET, FRANCE

COMO Hotels and Resorts will open a new luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Burgundy, France this year. COMO Le Montrachet is a collaboration with OLMA Luxury Holdings, and follows COMO’s acquisition of Hotel Le Montrachet, nestled around the village square of Puligny-Montrachet. The project will see COMO deliver its contemporary flair to the sought-after Côte-d’Or region, providing unparalleled access to some of the region’s most famous Grand Cru vineyards. For this project, the COMO Group will collaborate with designer Paola Navone to complement the historic 18th-century property with her contemporary touches. Arranged across four heritage buildings, 31 rooms and suites will one by one be converted into chic sanctuaries. The phased opening of the hotel will also see the opening of a COMO Shambhala Retreat, the first of its kind in France.

  • Hotel website: Not available yet

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30. MAISON DELANO PARIS, FRANCE

Located in the heart of the ultra-chic 8th Arrondissement in an 18th century courtyard building at 4 Rue d’Anjou, just steps away from the fabled Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, the Maison Delano Paris will boast 56 extraordinary rooms and suites. The property will house a culinary concept by three-star Michelin Chef Dani García. García is positioned as one of the Andalusian chefs with the greatest international projection to this day. He defines himself as an ‘artisan of flavor’ who manages to combine the products of his land together with the techniques and ingredients of the most international cuisine. The planned hotel is the latest in an ongoing expansion of both the Delano brand – which originated in Miami and has a second location in Las Vegas – as well as Accor’s continued push into the lifestyle hotel sector, a fast-growing part of the industry that focuses more on bars and restaurants and personalized experiences.

MAISON DELANO PARIS, FRANCE


31. SIX SENSES CRANS-MONTANA, SWITZERLAND

Six Senses Crans-Montana will be located in one of the region’s most prominent ski areas, in the canton of Valais with Geneva only two hours away by car and train. Resort accommodations will include 47 guest rooms and suites, with 17 Six Senses residential units already available for purchase. Two restaurants are planned as well as a sun terrace and bar and retail space. Wellness offerings at the resort will include a 22,000 square foot (2,000 square meter) spa specializing in alpine treatments, gym and fitness studio, pool and suspended relaxation area. The spa will also include a dedicated area for children and teen treatments.  Consistent with Six Senses sustainability focus, recycled, local materials will be selected by the architect and design teams and repurposed materials will be used in the manufacture of finishes including flooring, millwork and fabrics

SIX SENSES CRANS-MONTANA, SWITZERLAND


32. BVLGARI ROME, ITALY

Bulgari Rome will be located in the heart of the Campo Marzio neighborhood, minutes from the Spanish Steps, Via del Corso and the Bvlgari flagship on Via Condotti.  The new Bvlgari Hotel Roma will occupy a magnificent modernist building from the 1930s that faces two of Rome’s most iconic landmarks: the Ara Pacis and the Mausoleum of Augustus, the first Roman Imperator. Like all Bvlgari Hotels properties, the Italian architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel will be in charge of both the restoration of the building and the interior design of the new Bvlgari Hotel Roma, which will count over 100 rooms, most of them suites, as well as the prestigious Il Ristorante curated by Michelin-starred chef Niko Romito and The Bvlgari Bar.

BULGARI ROME, ITALY


33. THE ROME EDITION HOTEL, ITALY

Opening in fall 2022, EDITION Hotels’ first Italian property will have 93 rooms and suites. The hotel will offer a signature restaurant with outdoor dining space, a Punch Room Bar, and a rooftop terrace where guests can enjoy a seasonal bite, a drink overlooking the city and a private gathering with friends. In addition to customizable indoor and outdoor event spaces, the hotel will also be home to a rooftop swimming pool, a spacious gym and two treatment rooms, including a couple’s massage experience. With its central location, just a few steps from Via Veneto and Bernini’s Tritone Fountain in Piazza Barberini, The Rome EDITION is housed within a historical building designed by Cesare Pascoletti in collaboration with architect Marcello Piacentini, one of Italy’s most famed architects of Rationalism in the early 20th century.

THE ROME EDITION HOTEL, ITALY


34. SIX SENSES ROME, ITALY

The Six Senses hotel will open in 2023 at Piazza di San Marcello in Rome, just blocks away from the Fontana di Trevi and Pantheon, just a stroll away from the prominent luxury shopping streets of Via Condotti, Frattina and Borgognona. The property will feature 95 uniquely furnished guest rooms and suites. Protected by the Roman municipality and UNESCO listed, the main façade is being restored back to its grand origins. Located on the first floor, Six Senses Spaand Roman baths will play an integral role as a sanctuary of wellness. The crowning glory will be the large rooftop terrace with 360° panoramic views of the surrounding city and monuments, complete with an organic fruit and vegetable garden for recreating a Roman banquet or two. Studying and recreating ancient civilizations will not get much more atmospheric than this!

SIX SENSES ROME, ITALY


35. HOTEL LA PALMA, CAPRI, ITALY

 Oetker Collection’s first Italian property is set to bring to life the island’s iconic dolce vita lifestyle. Capri’s first hotel, built in 1822, is currently being transformed into an elegant and exclusive 50-room-and-suite hotel. Located mere steps from the famous Piazzetta, it will comprise a rooftop restaurant and bar, its own beach club, a newly built pool deck, a spa and high-fashion boutiques. The property’s interiors are currently being transformed by two acclaimed architects: Rome-based Francesco Delogu of Delogu Architects for the rooms and public areas, and London-based Francis Sultana, a true maestro in the world of high-end interior design, for the restaurants, pool, spa, and beach club. Hotel La Palma will be Oetker Collection’s reimagined incarnation of Capri’s original hotel that has long hosted a collective of notable artists, poets, writers and musicians from

HOTEL LA PALMA, CAPRI, ITALY


36. THE PENINSULA ISTANBUL, TÜRKIYE

The Peninsula Istanbul will encompasses four exquisite waterfront buildings, three of which are protected historical landmarks dating to the early 1900s, each carefully renovated, set amid a large expanse of blooming gardens along the Bosphorus Strait – the convergence point of East and West in Türkiye’s most cosmopolitan city. The hotel will house 177 gorgeously appointed rooms and generous suites spread among its four waterfront buildings. Many will provide sweeping Bosphorus views from large windows, balconies, or private terraces; others will include direct access to the property’s magnificent gardens, outdoor swimming pool, private boat dock, and stylish luxury boutiques. The hotel’s spa center will include opulent hammams – traditional Turkish steam rooms – along with a dramatically lit indoor swimming pool. The hotel’s featured rooftop restaurant and bar will offer sophisticated Turk-Asian cuisine.

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37. THE BO VUE HOTEL BDORUM, CURIO COLLECTION BY HILTON, TÜRKIYE

Situated along the Aegean Coast, The Bo Vue Hotel Bodrum, Curio Collection by Hilton provides 1.2 kilometres of private white sandy beach and 102 stylish and modern rooms–nearly all with glittering sea views. The hotel is just a short drive away from the popular town of Yalikavak and a 40-minute drive to Bodrum Castle and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus—one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Guests can enjoy a range of world-class dining options, including the property’s main restaurant, Bo Giorno, offering delicious Mediterranean and Aegean cuisine, as well as the Turkish restaurant, Delmanzo, and the seafood restaurant, Bacalao–both offering a mouth-watering selection of à la carte options. Those looking to unwind can indulge in a relaxing treatment at the fully appointed, 1,000 square-metre Spa Soul or take a refreshing dip in the property’s indoor and outdoor pools.

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38. FOUR SEASONS RESORT AND RESIDENCES AT THE PEARL-QATAR, QATAR

Indulge in a glamorous beachfront home at Four Seasons Resort and Residences at The Pearl-Qatar – offering a new Four Seasons experience in Doha. Whether for a short vacation or a long-term stay, guests will be able to enjoy residential comfort in 161 apartments and 84 Private Residences, each with a full kitchen and breathtaking views. There will be seven restaurants and lounges on site, soon to showcase Joël Robuchon, along with a Loulou Spa, private beach and pools. Intuitive Four Seasons service will set the new standard for luxury beachfront living in Doha.

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39. ANDAZ DOHA, QATAR

The 318-room Andaz Doha will be located in the prestigious West Bay area of Doha, nestled amongst embassies, consulates and key government institutions. Situated within close proximity to a cosmopolitan blend of restaurants, residential and retail space, the hotel will cater to travelers searching for the best of local culture. It will feature four distinct food and beverage outlets offering a wide range from local flavors to international dishes while creating a vibrant social scene. All dining options will boast modern design and an innovative approach to drinking and dining. The hotel will mark the fourth Hyatt hotel in the country.

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40. ATLANTIS THE ROYAL DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

With open access to all that Atlantis, The Palm has to offer right next door, Atlantis The Royal will be a destination of impossibilities made possible and  Located on the crescent of The Palm, this new generation of distinctive luxury will forever change the landscape of Dubai, offering a sophisticated lifestyle with infinite ocean views, lush green spaces, and a playful contrast between fire and water, all encapsulated in dramatic architecture. At The Palm’s most exclusive address, residents will have access to the world’s most renowned chefs, and the fun of Atlantis. The 795-room resort will be housed in three 43-storey towers. Facilities will include 17 restaurants including outposts from blue-chip chefs like Heston Blumenthal and Jose Andres, an enormous spa, an infinity sky pool, and the largest private beach in the United Arab Emirates.

ATLANTIS THE ROYAL DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES


41. ONE&ONLY ZA’ABEEL, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

The first One&Only urban hotel – the One&Only One Za’abeel – is due to open in 2022 and will be introduced in Dubai’s latest architectural icon, One Za’abeel, a completely original destination with revolutionary design. A symbol of ambition, innovation and the pioneering spirit of Dubai, One Za’abeel stands tall and proud in the Za’abeel district in the heart of the city, strategically positioned at the crossroads of the old and new business districts of Dubai. The two-tower, high-rise mixed-use development will incorporate One&Only One Za’abeel, luxury residences, serviced apartments, and office spaces, in addition to The Gallery, an opulent retail podium, and a panoramic sky concourse, The Linx, which will connect the two towers of One Za’abeel.

ONE&ONLY ZA'ABEEL, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES


42. JUMEIRAH MARSA AL ARAB, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab, planned to open in 2023, will lead a new generation of Jumeirah Group’s ultra-luxury portfolio. Nestled at the tip of a peninsula at the heart of Dubai’s largest private beach, Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab will complete Jumeirah’s oceanic trilogy, which includes the wave-shaped Jumeirah Beach Hotel and sailboat-inspired Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. The new resort, with design influences of a futuristic superyacht, will feature 386 rooms and suites, four penthouses, as well as 83 luxury hotel apartment suites set amid private landscaped gardens. It encompasses specially-integrated wellness and leisure destinations and an impressive line-up of signature restaurants, including a new concept comprising four restaurants in one. With all rooms offering a panoramic vista over the Arabian Sea, this statement property will mark a new epoch for Jumeirah Group.

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43. AL NAWRAS ISLAND, ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Expected to open later this year, Al Nawras Island, LXR Hotels & Resorts will mark the brand’s entry into the UAE capital. The all-villa resort will offer 80 expansive and elegantly designed beach and water villas as well as a 450-square-meter, two-bedroom Royal Villa surrounding a state-of-the-art golf course. Among the property’s world-class leisure and recreational facilities will be an upscale gym, fitness studio, and three stunning swimming pools — one indoor and two outdoor, as well as tennis and paddle courts, a private marina, exclusive beach club, and elaborate spa. Additionally, children will have access to an engaging playground, dedicated swimming pool, splash pad and kid’s club. The property will also feature an array of exciting culinary offerings — from two signature restaurants embracing the stunning environment with al fresco dining areas, to two tasteful bars and a wellness-inspired café.

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44. SIX SENSES SOUTHERN DUNES, THE RED SEA, SAUDI ARABIA

Opening in early 2023, Six Senses Southern Dunes, The Red Sea is set to pursue high environmental standards to demonstrate to the world that development can serve to preserve and enhance the region’s biodiversity and beauty. The 76 accommodations will comprise guest rooms with an open-plan bedroom and living area and outdoor terrace, along with clusters of villas ranging from one to four bedrooms that will occupy strategic peaks to offer prime aspects over the pristine landscape. The heart of the resort will be the Oasis, inspired by a desert flower, blurring the lines between the natural finishes inside and the native plants and water features outside. The idea is to gather vibrant cultural, musical and Earth Lab activities, boutique, meeting spaces, restaurants, and bars under one roof. A vision of its own, the spa will features self-shaded water surfaces and deep cold pools creating a contrast to the hot climate.

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45. JUMEIRAH JABAL OMAR, MAKKAH, SAUDI ARABIA

Located at the sacred heart of the Muslim world, Jumeirah Jabal Omar, Makkah, has been designed to create a serene, luxurious haven for guests as they experience a deeply significant life event. Playing host to guests as they embark on a life-affirming pilgrimage, the hotel is committed to making guests’ stay as smooth as possible. Jumeirah has created an atmosphere where guests can reconnect with a sense of purpose, at a gateway to one of life’s greatest journeys. Overlooking the Grand Mosque, the property will include 1,033 guest rooms along with 93 villas and will feature a variety of food and beverage offerings, meeting facilities, executive lounge, gymnasium and over 90 retail units throughout the complex.

JUMEIRAH JABAL OMAR, MAKKAH, SAUDI ARABIA


46. MANDARIN ORIENTAL AL FAISALIAH, RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA

The Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah, Riyadh will be located in the heart of the Central Business District of Riyadh, providing easy access to corporate offices, government buildings, shops, restaurants and cafés. It will form an integral part of the mixed-use Al Faisaliah Centre, designed by Foster & Partners. The hotel will comprises 321 guestrooms and suites, with interiors designed by Adam Tihany Design, New York. The property will include a variety of refreshed restaurants, lounges and bars, including the popular top floor venue which commands outstanding views of the city. An indoor swimming pool, male and female spa areas, and a fitness center will complete the leisure facilities.

MANDARIN ORIENTAL AL FAISALIAH, RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA


47. BANYAN TREE ILHA CALDEIRA, MOZAMBIQUE

Situated on the private Island of Ilha Caldeira off the coast of Mozambique, Banyan Tree Ilha Caldeira will offer 40 private pool villas with stunning oceanfront views of pristine Indian Ocean, as well as sunrise and sunset views.Thz solar-powered resort will be located inside Africa’s largest marine reserve, where preservation and sustainable sensibilities will touch everything from the beaches and reefs to the signature fish-and-seafood restaurant onsite. The property will also features a Banyan Tree branded spa and offer activities such whale watching, snorkeling, kayaking and more.

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48. JW MARRIOTT MASAI MARA LODGE, KENYA

JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge will be located within the Masai Mara National Reserve, one of Africa’s most renowned wildlife conservation and wilderness regions. Plans for the new-build lodge feature 20 private tents, including one presidential canvas-topped pavilion and two interconnecting canopied suites, ideal for families, each with a private terrace overlooking the river. Shared spaces will include a restaurant, lounge bar, spa, and a large outdoor terrace with fire pits that will play host to traditional Masai dance performances in the evening.The untamed landscape will offer guests the opportunity to observethe “Big Five” that Masai Mara is home to: lions, leopards, buffalos, rhinoceros and elephants. Between June and September, the reserve is also host to the annual great wildebeest migration, when more than 10 million animals travel a distance of 1,800 miles from the Serengeti in neighboring Tanzania. Offering discerning travelers an unparalleled setting, the elegant retreat expects to welcome guests in 2023.

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49. KWETU NAIROBI, CURIO COLLECTION BY HILTON, KENYA

Nestled on the edge of the Karura Forest, and in close proximity to the Nairobi business district, Kwetu Nairobi, Curio Collection by Hilton once open will signal the entry of Hilton’s Curio Collection by Hilton brand into East Africa and set the standard for upscale accommodation in Nairobi, Kenya.  In Swahili, “Kwetu” means “our home” or “our place” and this will be central to creating a home-away-from-home experience for guests. The much-anticipated hotel will feature 102 impeccable rooms, in five individual, but interconnected blocks of varying sizes, themes, and designs. All the blocks will overlook a peaceful forested landscape, each with its own private butler to cater to the needs of guests. The hotel will also feature exquisite dining venues, including a rooftop bar and specialty restaurant with a seasonal concept. The guest’s wellness journey will take center stage at the hotel’s recreational facilities which will include an outdoor heated swimming pool, fully equipped fitness center, and luxurious spa.

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50. PARK HYATT MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

Part of the Al Maaden residential and leisure development, the Park Hyatt Marrakech will feature 120 rooms, with views of the Atlas Mountains. Guest rooms will be grouped in clusters, around a common courtyard, with each accommodation entered via a private interior courtyard with a water feature.  Additionally, 45 private villas will each have a living room, dining room, fireplace and private pool. The resort will be adorned with formal and private gardens, secret spaces, and unique design features. There will also be two swimming pools: an all day pool adjacent to the main restaurant, and a formal pool with an infinity edge overlooking a Kyle Phillips designed 18-hole golf course.

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51. NOBU HOTEL MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

Set to open in 2022 in Marrakech, Morocco, the new Nobu Hotel will bring a new facet of style and character to the charming and vibrant city. Where rich heritage meets Nobu Hospitality’s contemporary flair, Nobu Hotel Marrakech will be located in the Hivernage district, steps from the historic heart of the city, souks and vibrant Djemaa el-Fna. Transformed into a luxury lifestyle destination, the hotel will house 71 spacious guest rooms and suites, a selection of dynamic dining venues and rooftop spaces, a luxurious spa and fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and meeting and event space. The hotel is poised to be a true luxury lifestyle destination in the heart of the former imperial city.

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NOBU HOTEL MARRAKECH, MOROCCO


52. THE RITZ-CARLTON TAMOUDA BAY, MOROCCO

Located in the stylish epicenter of Tamuda Bay on Morocco’s northwestern coast, The Ritz-Carlton Tamuda Bay will exude Moroccan charm and pay tribute to the Andalusian cultural legacy through elevated design, exceptional service and unique food and beverage offerings. Poised to become the city’s best address,The Ritz-Carlton Tamuda Bay will offer easy access to one of the world’s most magnificent beaches. The hotel will include 100 luxuriously-appointed guestrooms and suites with unobstructed sea views and will feature hallmarks of the renowned brand. The resort’s sophisticated culinary offerings will include a specialty restaurant and an all-day dining restaurant featuring a wide range of gourmet selections. Leisure facilities will include a spa, pool, and state-of-the-art fitness center.

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53. WALDORF ASTORIA CAIRO HELIOPOLIS, EGYPT

Waldorf Astoria Cairo Heliopolis will mark the luxury brand’s debut in Egypt, offering inspirational environments, unforgettable experiences, and seamless elegant service to residents and travelers alike. Ideally located less than 10 minutes away from Cairo International Airport in the vibrant neighborhood of Heliopolis, the hotel will boast a distinctive grand lobby with traditional elements such as the iconic Waldorf Astoria Lobby Clock and the famed Peacock Alley. The hotel will feature 252 luxurious rooms and suites and is home to a variety of dining and entertainment outlets. Perfect for both leisure and business guests, the hotel will house the signature Waldorf Astoria Spa, a relaxing pool surrounded by a landscaped garden, a fitness center, nine meeting rooms, and ballrooms that can accommodate up to 2,000 guests.

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54. BVLGARI TOKYO, JAPAN

The Bulgari Tokyo will occupy the top seven floors – 39th-45th – of an ultra-skyscraper in the Yaesu 2-Chome North District Category-I Urban Redevelopment Project. The hotel will offer 98 guest rooms in a variety of configurations, mainly twin and double rooms, as well as luxury suites and an extraordinary Bulgari Suite. Bulgari Hotels iconic features such as The Bulgari Bar, Il Ristorante, the fireplace Lounge, all of them with outdoor terrace, will be available for the hotel guests together with Il Cioccolato store, and a dramatic Ballroom including a large outdoor space. A luxurious spa offering the ultimate wellbeing experience, immersing and innovative treatments, therapies and grooming for both men and women, and including a state-of-the-art fitness center and indoor pool, will add a further luxurious touch to the guests’ experience.

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55. JANU TOKYO, JAPAN

Janu, sister brand to the highly lauded Aman Resorts, launched in 2020. The new lifestyle brand that will focus more on community and social connection, and also be at a slightly lower price point than Aman, likely appealing to a younger demographic. Janu will finally be opening its first property in 2023, located in Aman’s new residential complex in Tokyo. Each of the 120 accommodations will overlook a lush, greenery-filled square that will bring some bucolic delights to this bustling city. In keeping with Aman’s and Janu’s emphasis on wellness, Janu Tokyo will have Japan’s largest spa, including a fitness center, as well as six restaurants, a cafe and bars.

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JANU TOKYO, JAPAN


56. AMAN NISEKO, JAPAN

Hokkaido is Japan’s untamed northern wilderness, as famous for its summer flower fields as for its legendary ski resorts. It is here that Aman will open its 4th Japanese property, on the slopes of Mount Moiwa, in 2023. On nature’s doorstep, Aman Niseko will provide unrivaled access to seasonal outdoor pursuits, from skiing and snowboarding in winter, to hiking, mountain biking and river rafting the rest of the year. Befitting the onsen capital of the world, both indoor and outdoor onsen – Japanese hot spring bathing pools – will be a feature of the Aman Spa as well the 31 exclusive Aman branded Residences. The hotel’s architecture will be deliberately contemporary, with subtle references to traditional design motifs of Hokkaido’s indigenous people, the Ainu.

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57. AMAN BANGKOK, THAILAND

Aman Bangkok will be Aman’s first resort and residences in Bangkok, and its second in Thailand after Amanpuri in Phuket (which I reviewed here). Amid the skyscrapers of central Bangkok, Thailand’s first urban Aman hotel and residences will rise from the verdant sanctuary that is Nai Lert Park. Here, history and nature will come together to tell a new Aman story, one entwined with the exceptional legacy of Thailand’s revered Nai Lert family. Amid the leafy embrace of Nai Lert Park, Aman Nai Lert Bangkok will offer guests and residents a peerless experience of the Thai capital. Designed with wraparound views, open-air terraces and an innovative central atrium by Jean Michel Gathy of Denniston, the 36-storey building will house the 52-suite hotel, no more than 50 residences and unparalleled leisure and entertainment facilities.

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58. ANDAZ PATTAYA JOMTIEN BEACH, THAILAND

Nestled across over 15 acres (6.4 hectares) of stunning beachfront land, amid mature trees and gardens overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, this luxury lifestyle resort will provide a myriad of ways for guests to express their personal style and connect with the local culture and nature, from destination excursions to authentic dining, wellness and family activities. Surrounded by mature, landscaped gardens with conserved, century-old trees, the distinctively local yet modern design of the resort will be inspired by the site’s history as a private estate. Set in low-rise clustered buildings, the 204 rooms, suites, and villas will be adorned with locally influenced interiors, walk-in rain showers and a balcony or terrace with a relaxing daybed. While staying at the property, guests can swim in three pools, relax at the beach and eat their way across the property’s farm-to-table menus. Beachfront seafood grill Fish Club will offer ocean views and weekend performances while Ruen Thai tea house will turn up the charm inside a renovated heritage building.

ANDAZ PATTAYA JOMTIEN BEACH, THAILAND


59. INTERCONTINENTAL CHIANG MAI MAE PING, THAILAND

InterContinental Chiang Mai Mae Ping, a conversion of the prestigious Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, is expected to open in 2021 and will continue its extension with full operations in 2022, and aims to set new hospitality benchmark in Chiang Mai. The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel has long been in the forefront of Chiang Mai’s hospitality scene throughout its more than 30 years of operation, welcoming many prominent guests including royal family members, heads of state and celebrities from across the world. The hotel will portray the timeless and lavish beauty of the Lanna era with a modern luxury essence. Located in downtown Chiangmai near the famous Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, the hotel will feature six food and beverage outlets and a holistic Lanna Spa.

INTERCONTINENTAL CHIANG MAI MAE PING, THAILAND


60. &BEYOND PHUNAKA RIVER LODGE, BHUTAN

Bhutan recently reopened its borders to visitors and launched the 250-mile Trans-Bhutan Trail, so next year might just be the perfect time to visit. Late 2023, andBeyond will make its first foray into Asia with the opening of Punakha River Lodge. This resort will be located deep in the Punakha Valley on the banks of the Mo Chhu River. It will feature six luxury tents, one honeymoon villa, and a family villa. Intricately built, the lodge will be created in traditional Bhutanese architectural style and will ne in perfect harmony with the surrounding terrain.

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61. SHINTA MANI MUSTANG – A BENSLEY COLLECTION, NEPAL

Designed by Bill Bensley, Shinta Mani Mustang will perch high above the town of Jomsom at the gateway of Mustang, an isolated kingdom in Nepal, forbidden to outsiders for centuries. This almost mythical region, hidden in the Kali Gandaki valley between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, is one of the deepest valleys and most unusual places in the world. “Mustang” in Tibetan, translates to “Plain of Aspiration”. It is bordered by the Tibetan plateau with an elevation that rises to 8,167 meters (26794 feet) above sea level. There will be 29 suites measuring, each one designed in the style of a traditional Tibetan home with an open-plan bedroom combined with a living area and a separate bathroom. Floor to ceiling windows will offer majestic views of Nilgiri mountain. The resort will be an all-inclusive experience, with the guests’ journey curated to provide the most remarkable 360-degree, luxury experience in the Himalayas; one of the most unique and preserved regions in the world.

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Over 135 years after the original Raffles opened its doors, the second Raffles in Singapore will be an all-villa resort set in sprawling tropical gardens with views over the South China Sea. All 62 villas will have their own private pool and terrace area for the ultimate retreat in seclusion. Facilities will include a bespoke bar, world-class restaurants, a well-appointed fitness centre, a multi-purpose celebrations room, state-of-the-art meeting spaces and a grand ballroom that can host up to 400 people. Inspired by the original Raffles Hotel which was conceived as a beachfront property, Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa will return the brand to the beach on a pristine piece of land on Sentosa Island.

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63. THE STANDARD SINGAPORE

The Standard, Singapore will be the city’s new social hub featuring 143 rooms. The hotel is one of very few ground-up hotels to be built in proximity to Orchard Road, Singapore’s premier shopping destination. The district boasts a myriad of international and local brands across retail, dining, and entertainment establishments and is well patronized by both tourists and locals. The hotel is also a short walk from the celebrated UNESCO Singapore Botanical Gardens through the picturesque Nassim neighborhood. The hotel will feature The Standard’s signature restaurant and nightlife vibrancy, and arts and cultural programming along with an infinity pool and pool bar set within a lush botanical courtyard. The Standard, Singapore will celebrate the city’s robust GreenPlanand will create a playful new sanctuary for the neighborhood.

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64. SIX SENSES VANA, INDIA

Luxury wellness resort brand Six Senses is opening its second property in India this year. Located in the capital city of Dehradun, Six Senses Vana will be the brand’s first dedicated wellness retreat, allowing guests to relax in a truly breathtaking setting. Spread across 21 acres in the Himalayan foothills, the retreat will comprise 66 rooms and 16 premium suites.  There are options for guests to stay for as few as three nights or as long as a month to achieve their health and wellness goals. The cuisine is based on what’s fresh from the estate’s organic gardens and influenced by the seasons and cultural traditions for unique dining experiences at each meal. Plus, this stylish retreat is housed in LEED Certified Platinum buildings for a sustainably minded stay.

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65. SIX SENSES KANUHURA, MALDIVES

Encompassing three private islands – two deserted neighboring islands and Kanuhura itself – Six Senses Kanuhura will feature white sands, turquoise lagoons, lush tropical greenery and gently swaying palm trees to doze under. In a collaboration with Singapore-based Hotel Properties Limited, the resort will open in summer 2023 as a northerly sister to the popular Six Senses Laamu. The private island resort will offer 80 private overwater and beach villas offering sunset or sunrise views. A 40-minute seaplane flight from the main international airport on Malé, the untouched paradise vibe will be rivaled only by two completely deserted islands, Jehunuhura and Masleggihuraa. This will be about as far away from it all as is possible without forgoing Instagram or uninterrupted sleep.

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66. THE CHEDI KUDAVILLINGILI, MALDIVES
The Chedi on Maldives will be located on the pristine island of Kudavillingili, a quick 30-minute speedboat ride from Malé’s Velana International Airport. This mixed-use resort development features four different accommodation types – beach villas (with plunge pool option), water villas and double-storey villas – and all units are offered as residences for sale. Along with exciting food & beverage concepts, comprehensive amenities and a professional service team, The Chedi Kudavillingili’s craftsmanship and design inspiration will deliver the ultimate place to reconnect with nature, a paradise you can truly call home.
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67. WALDORF ASTORIA BALI, INDONESIA

From a prime cliff-front location high above sea level, the Waldorf Astoria Bali will offer superb panoramic views of the Indian Ocean all around. In keeping with Waldorf Astoria’s storied history, guests will have a choice of 96 luxurious villas set on a sprawling 13-hectare estate, ranging from one-bedroom villas to six-bedroom suite villas. The master plan for the resort embraces its hilly terrain, and shapes it even further with villas laid out in concentric layers, terracing down the hill to the cliff’s edge. This will allow each villa to retain views of the majestic deep-blue horizon while logically organizing circulation paths. Waldorf Astoria Bali moreover will feature the finest dining experiences including two specialty restaurants and a destination bar. A stunning outdoor sea-facing pool with a beach club, a private beach as well as a health club and spa will be available to guests.

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WALDORF ASTORIA BALI, INDONESIA


68. INNIT LOMBOK, INDONESIA

Offering an intimate cluster of seven beach houses designed by acclaimed Indonesian architect Andra Martin in collaboration with Gregorius Supie Yolodi, Innit Lombok is set to open in early 2023. Situated on a peninsula on the southeast side of the island – which is an easy 30-minute flight east from Bali – the two-bedroom standalone structures will be a modern take on the traditional Lombok Lumbung-style house. Open-plan living and dining areas on the ground floor, with sand in place of flooring, will give way to private bedrooms upstairs. Throughout the homes will be bespoke furnishings made by Indonesian designers from locally sourced natural materials like Lombok and Sumbawa woods, terrazzo, Lombok stones, rattan, and rattan skins. Food will also be a primary part of the guest experience and the onsite restaurant Anakampung will focus on fresh seafood caught by locals and home-grown vegetables.

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69. CAP KAROSO, INDONESIA

Set in captivating, off-the-radar Sumba, Cap Karoso aims to become a pioneering island getaway with meaningful community engagement and sustainability at its heart. Occupying eponymous Karoso beach, one of the world’s most spectacular stretches of sand, in Indonesia’s pristine southwest Sumba, Cap Karoso will be shaped by three core pillars: sustainability, culture and community. This eco-conscious haven will comprise 47 rooms and 20 villas. Guests can expect complete immersion in Sumba’s magic and culture – with an added dash of Parisian flair, reflecting the owners’ European roots. Intrinsic to the guest experience will be the Cap Karoso organic farm where almost all the vegetables, eggs and dairy required in the hotel will be produced. Social spaces will bedesigned to foster a sense of community and connection, and spark conversation. Guests will be encouraged to take a pew at intimate common tables, meet in inviting communal spaces and attend inspiring events and workshops, all designed to create a likeminded community of travellers, visiting masters, and local experts. A constellation of international talent will bring their creativity to Sumba, from mixologists and leading chefs, to an ongoing programme of visiting artists in residency, agricultural experts, DJs and more.

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70. REGENT HONG KONG, CHINA

Opening in early 2023, the reimagined Regent Hong Kong returns to the famed Victoria Harbour. Redefining modern luxury, the majestic haven on Kowloon’s harbourfront will debut a serene and soul-rejuvenating aesthetic by Hong Kong-born design visionary Chi Wing Lo – each of its 497 rooms with oasis baths (including 85 suites), envisioned as a Personal Haven of tranquility. Guests can look forward to immersing themselves in discreet luxury amidst alluring framed views of Victoria Harbour, as Regent Experience Agents curate uplifting moments of discovery including mesmerising Day-to-Evening Rituals as the skyline transforms into “A Symphony of Lights”. Within the Taste Gallery, guests will be able to savour innovative, multi-sensory experiences at the two MICHELIN star Yan Toh Heen, Harbourside, the Steak House, NOBU Regent Hong Kong, Lobby Lounge, and an indulgent destination bar. Guests can also rebalance both body and mind with a mystical and stimulating wellness experience at Regent Spa, and soak in the view from the infinity spa pools and feel like they’re floating on Victoria Harbour.

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71. CONRAD SHENZHEN, CHINA

Located in the heart of the central business and financial district, Conrad Shenzhen will be designed by international firm Yabu Pushelberg. The bold design will center on the theme of ‘A Story of a Dreamer’, and aims to provide a restful respite from the bustling thrum of the city. When it opens, it will feature 300 rooms and suites with garden city and bay views, international restaurants and over 1,500 square meters of meeting space, including an expansive grand ballroom. Conrad Shenzhen is committed to offer purposeful service for business and leisure travelers alike.

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72. RAFFLES AT GALAXY MACAU, CHINA

The exclusive Raffles at Galaxy Macau will be a stunning addition to the Galaxy Maca, a world-class luxury integrated resort. Raffles at Galaxy Macau, featuring approximately 450 suites, will soon introduce a new level of sophistication and refinement to Macau. The design of each suite draws inspiration from a modern palazzo. In a world first, Raffles at Galaxy Macau will turn its guest rooms into a multi-usage canvas – with Samsung The Frame Hospitality in every room, creating customized experiences and a personalized ambiance. Guests may unwind in the Raffles’ hallmark Long Bar with a new iconic Sling tailored for Macau, or escape to The Glass House for breakfast or an elegant snack to enjoy the outdoors, in an indoor environment. Details on a luxury Spa, and a specialty restaurant whispered to be helmed by a multi-Michelin-starred Japanese chef are still under wraps.

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73. THE RITZ-CARLTON MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

The Ritz-Carlton Melbourne will be the centerpiece of an urban mixed-use project in the central business district which will include residential apartments and retail shopping. Destined to be an attraction in its own right as the tallest hotel in Australia, upon arrival guests will enter the hotel lobby via the porte-cochere and take a direct elevator straight to the hotel‘s sky check-in on level 79, offering panoramic views across Melbourne’s CBD and beyond. Featuring 263 luxury hotel suites with quality finishes and furniture, guests will enjoy state-of-the-art bathrooms, breathtaking views, and luxurious amenities including day spa, restaurants and bars, concierge services, function rooms, business center, 500-seat grand ballroom, and outdoor garden terrace.

THE RITZ-CARLTON MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA


74. CAPELLA SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Capella Hotels and Resorts will open its first Australian property in March 2023. The 192 guest room Capella Sydney Hotel will the culmination of a stunning transformation of the heritage listed Department of Education Building into a luxury hotel that will welcome guests and patrons for the first time in the building’s history. Occupying an entire city block, encircled by Loftus, Bridge and Young Streets, the character-filled building is nestled in close proximity to Sydney’s commercial, arts and cultural districts and at the heart of Sydney’s latest retail and hospitality precinct. Paying homage to the city’s rich history, the reimagined stylish and contemporary interiors juxtapose the old-world heritage charm, creating a serene atmosphere and a peaceful escape from the bustling city surroundings. The ground level of Capella Sydney will be home to multiple food and beverage offerings. With an all-encompassing approach to well-being, Capella Sydney’s offering will include the Auriga Spa, a swimming pool positioned under a large heritage lantern (skylight), a fitness center and yoga platform

most anticipated hotel openings 2023


75. SOUTHERN OCEAN LODGE, AUSTRALIA

After this world-famous Australian resort was devastated in a 2020 bushfire, it’s slated to finally reopen in September 2023. The project, led by the lodge’s original architect Max Pritchard and his partner Andrew Gunner, will keep most of its original footprint, but the 25 luxury guest suites have been repositioned to offer even better views of the ocean and rugged coastline. Additionally, a new Ocean Pavilion suite will sit remotely and boast an outdoor terrace, wet-edge pool and up to four bedrooms and bathrooms. Sustainability sits at the core of this redesign, and hybrid solar and battery infrastructure will allow the lodge to run off the grid while reducing diesel fuel consumption by half. The resort has also cleared the coastline, planted fire-retardant succulents and native juniper, and installed a bushfire sprinkler system for extra safety.

most anticipated hotel openings 2023


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1 Comment

  1. What about the Carlton in Cannes, due to reopen under the Regent brand after a two year overhaul.

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