This year, our New Luxury Hotels 2023 list is packed with incredible hotels and resorts. Are you looking for a romantic getaway? A family vacation? A solo trip to indulge in some much-needed pampering? We have you covered.
Over the years, we’ve trained our eyes to find the best hotel openings amid the ocean of choice. In 2023, we collected more than one hundred luxury hospitality gems. We have sleek skyscrapers, private islands, safari lodges, boutique hotels, and more. And all these new luxury hotels are trendsetters in contemporary luxury travel. Enjoy!
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1Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Saudi Arabia
Ritz-Carlton Reserve properties are all designed to offer a private, transformative travel experience focused on human connection and a blend of local culture, heritage, and environment. The Nujuma resort follows the template. It’s a luxury destination with 63 one- to four-bedroom water and beach villas and a range of luxurious amenities and services. There is a spa, multiple culinary venues, swimming pools, a retail area, and a Conservation Center. Occupying a coveted spot in a small archipelago in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea, Nujuma makes for an easy choice for travelers seeking a distinct and luxurious escape in a chic, relaxed, and intimate setting.
Nujuma is one of the exclusive, uber-luxurious resorts that form part of The Red Sea Project. It’s a destination the Saudi government is pouring vast amounts of money into building essentially from scratch. This ambitious — and expensive — development covers 28,000 square kilometers and a chain of islands on the west coast of Saudi Arabia.
Website: Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Saudi Arabia. Anticipated Opening: 2023.
Images (including the leading shot at the top of the article) © The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
2One&Only Aesthesis, Athens, Greece
“This exclusive beachfront location, just outside of the city center of Athens, is […] the perfect destination to begin, or end, any Greek adventure, through an ultra-luxury experience.” — Philippe Zuber, CEO, Kerzner International.
One&Only Aesthesis stands in a twenty-one-hectare estate on a 1600-meter stretch of a beachfront in Southern Athens. It occupies a refurbished property constructed in the mid-1950s in the heart of the Athenian Riviera, where “lavender lands meet sapphire waters.” The resort experience is synonymous with sleek luxury and a soothing atmosphere, including in the nostalgic beach club. In no small part this is thanks to its design, dominated by natural stone, timber, and calming colors. The rooms, suites, and villas are inspired by ancient mythology mixed with the glamour of the Aegean vacations, but they also pay homage to mid-century design. Dining offers a range of distinct flavors, and the Chenot Spa tailors treatments to individual guests.
Website: One&Only Aesthesis, Athens, Greece. Opening: Oct 2023. Images © One&Only Resorts
3Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore
More than 135 years after the original Raffles opened its doors, Singapore got its second Raffles. This time, it is the first villa-only resort in the country, set among over 100,000 square meters of tropical gardens with the beautiful South China Sea. The 62 villas range in size from 260 square meters in one-bedroom villas to 450 square meters in four-bedroom ones, but all feature private swimming pools and terrace areas for the ultimate seclusion and comfort. The markers that make Raffles a legendary name — including the famous Raffles Butlers and Raffles Spa — are also central to the Raffles Sentosa resort experience. The resort facilities include a bar, restaurant, fitness center, celebrations room, and meeting spaces.
Website: Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore. Anticipated Opening: 2023. Images © Raffles
4Six Senses Rome, Italy
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Six Senses continues its investment in urban resorts with Six Senses Rome, Italy’s first Six Senses property. The 95-room hotel is housed in the Palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini, a UNESCO-listed building that dates to the 18th century, now restored with the thoughtful assistance of the award-winning designer Patricia Urquiola. The designer took up the challenge of “celebrating its past and conserving its potential for future generations” — as the Six Senses CEO Neil Jacobs described it, acknowledging the importance of stewardship of the historical site. With an emphasis on wellness, delicious food, community, and sustainable design, Six Senses Rome features Six Senses Spa, a five-star restaurant, an outdoor courtyard garden, and a rooftop terrace offering expansive views of the city rooftops. The hotel is conveniently situated in the heart of the Eternal City, only a short walk away from the Fontana di Trevi, the Pantheon, and other sights.
Alternatively, book Six Senses Rome via Tablet Hotels
Website: Six Senses Rome, Rome, Italy. Anticipated Opening: Early 2023. Images © Six Senses
5Aman Niseko, Japan
“Aman Resorts are renowned for attention to detail and impeccable service — which are hallmarks of Japanese hospitality. Aman Niseko looks like the new gem in the group’s portfolio — and the perfect choice for a luxurious and unforgettable experience.”
Aman Resorts continues to invest in its expansion worldwide; however, the openings of its newest resorts have been significantly delayed. The resort Los Cabos Amanvari in Mexico, Aman Nai Lert in Bangkok, and the planned resort in Miami won’t open before 2024, and the Beverly Hills opening is now pushed to 2026. Meanwhile, another Aman in AlUla (Saudi Arabia) should launch in 2025.
Aman Niseko is Aman’s fourth resort in Japan and the first to be located in the Niseko region’s northern wilderness, on Hokkaido. Kerry Hill Architects, the studio responsible for Aman’s other Japanese properties, drew from traditional Japanese-style inns (known as ryokans) to design Niseko. The linear design incorporates floor-to-ceiling windows and doors to bring the outside in. The resort sits on a multi-hectare site but comprises only 30 spacious guestrooms with open fireplaces and Furo bathtubs and has several restaurants, including fine Japanese dining and Italian. Above all, Aman Niseko is Japan’s first all-season full spa resort. Its extensive wellness facilities offer guests personalized retreat programs and a serene escape immersed in natural scenery.
Website: Aman Niseko, Japan. Anticipated Opening: 2023. Images © Aman Group
6The Waldorf Astoria Platte Island, Seychelles
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The Waldorf Astoria Platte Island Seychelles is part of a $100 million development. It offers guests a truly exclusive experience through a luxury resort fronting the breathtaking beaches of Platte Island, about 130km (80 miles) south of Mahé, from which guests are flown by private plane. The resort features 59 luxury villas with private pools, a selection of restaurants and beach bars, a spa, a kids club, tennis courts, an outdoor observatory, and a marine conservation discovery center. The island is known for its wild beauty, and sustainability is a key focus of the Waldorf Astoria Platte Island. The resort uses solar panels for renewable energy, and many buildings throughout the grounds have solar-paneled roofing.
Website: The Waldorf Astoria Platte Island, Seychelles.
Anticipated Opening: End of 2023. Image © Hilton
7&Beyond Punakha River Lodge, Bhutan
This is &Beyond’s first property in the kingdom of Bhutan. Punakha River Lodge is located deep in the green Punakha Valley on the banks of the Mo Chhu River and is surrounded by paddy fields and forested hills. The Lodge comprises six private luxury tents, one riverside house designed for honeymooners, and a two-bedroom family villa with a private swimming pool. All are created in the traditional Bhutanese architectural style. Experiences at the Lodge and beyond include Spa pampering, cycling, river rafting and kayaking, paddy field lunches, and even archery.
Website: &Beyond Punakha River Lodge. Anticipated Opening: Sept 2023. Images © &Beyond
8Mamula Island Hotel, Montenegro
“With its unique location in a historic fortress and blend of traditional and modern elements, Mamula Island stands out among new hotels worldwide.”
Mamula Island Hotel occupies a 19th-century fortress on a long-uninhabited islet in the Bay of Kotor. The revitalized property preserves the historical significance of the 19th-century fortress while offering a modern, luxurious experience. There are various accommodation options, and the luxury hotel’s standout facilities include a glass-covered courtyard, a memorial museum, a spa, multiple restaurants and bars, outdoor pools, and a club for non-motorized watersports. The interior design concept references the surrounding region and its cultural heritage, featuring local materials such as Cevsky stone, brass, oak, and organic textiles — and bespoke artwork by local artists. A Michelin-star chef designed the hotel’s food and beverage menus, and the hotel’s restaurants, bars, and spa are open to non-hotel guests. Boat transfers are provided to both overnight and day visitors.
Website: Mamula Island Hotel, Montenegro. Opening: Spring 2023. Photos © Mamula Island
9The St Regis Red Sea Resort, Saudi Arabia
The St Regis Red Sea Resort is a luxury hotel on a private island and the first St. Regis property in Saudi Arabia. Designed by Kengo Kuma, the resort’s ninety villas are shaped into low-rise architectonic forms with curved roofs and lines inspired by the surrounding landscape. The villas are positioned both on land and over water, and they are central to the resort experience, with avant-garde style and a seamless, personalized experience using technology. The resort has a full spectrum of facilities; among them are two signature restaurants, a fitness center, an outdoor pool, a spa, and a Children’s Club. The brand’s well-honed, bespoke service is the cherry on the cake. The St Regis Red Sea Resort is part of The Red Sea Project, a large-scale development project on the country’s west coast. The destination has a wealth of natural sites, such as untouched islands, dormant volcanoes, deserts, and mountains.
Website: The St Regis Red Sea Resort, Saudi Arabia. Opening: May 2023. Images © Marriott
10Capella Sydney, Australia
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Part of a $300-million development, Capella debuts in Sydney as a luxury destination hotel a short walk from Sydney Harbour. With 274 rooms and suites, the hotel is fully equipped to cater to a discerning clientele through various facilities. These include the Sandstone Spa, a restaurant and bar, event spaces, and an indoor swimming pool overlooking Bridge Street and Sydney Harbour. Capella Sydney’s address within the heritage-listed, former Lands and Education Buildings influenced its style — from the sandstone of the architecture to the artifacts and selected heritage pieces from the Lands Building’s collection inspired by Australia’s intrepid explorers.
Alternatively, book Capella Sydney via:
Agoda or see what others think on TripAdvisor.
Website: Capella Sydney, Australia. Now Open. Images © Capella Hotels & Resorts
11Six Senses Kanuhura, Maldives
“Six Senses Kanuhura is a unique opportunity to combine our three best-loved ideals in life: sustainability, wellness, and locally themed experiences.”
— Neil Jacobs, CEO, Six Senses Resorts.
The first Six Senses branded resort in the Maldives, the Laamu — which we stayed at and reviewed — was the perfect actualization of the brand’s concept of sustainability-focused rustic luxury. Kanuhura is the second Six Senses property in this picture-perfect destination. Having taken over the management of an older resort and following refurbishment, Kanuhura opened with eighty private villas located on or off the beach and positioned for sunset or sunrise views. The redesigned accommodation includes spacious family villas and over-water villas with pools. The resort occupies three private islands, two uninhabited, promising the experience of deserted white-sand beaches, dive sites rich in marine life, inventive dining concepts, and restorative wellness through the excellent Six Senses spa. All this can be found on Kanuhura, a 40-minute seaplane flight from the international airport in Malé.
Website: Six Senses Kanuhura, Maldives. Opening: Sept 2023. Photo © Six Senses
12Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino, Greece
The Costa Navarino resort is Mandarin Oriental’s first resort in Greece. Located on the southwest edge of the Peloponnese peninsula and surrounded by a stunning coast landscape, this beachfront resort comes with 99 guest rooms (including 48 pool villas), five restaurants and bars, and an excellent wellness center. The wellness facilities are spread over 1,500 sq meters, with a 25m indoor-outdoor pool, indoor treatment rooms, and outdoor pavilions — all focused around the Mandarin Oriental’s signature wellness therapies. Guests can enjoy various leisure activities, from water sports to golf. The beautiful surroundings, excellent amenities, and top-notch service make the Mandarin Oriental Costa Navarino a must-visit destination for luxury travelers.
Website: Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino. Opening: Summer 2023. Images © Costa Navarino
13Soho House Mexico City, Mexico
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Soho House debuts in Latin America with the opening poised to become a hub for cosmopolitan activity in Mexico City. Located in Colonia Juárez, the hotel occupies a restored private residence with interiors reflecting the heritage of French influences and baroque style. Designed by Soho House Design, the decor features a mix of locally-made custom furniture, vintage pieces, and over 100 works of art from Mexican artists. The hotel features three bars, a restaurant, and an outdoor courtyard pool with indoor and outdoor seating. The Pool House bar with a dining room has a European orangerie atmosphere.
Website: Soho House Mexico City, Mexico. Opening: Early 2023. Images © Soho House
14Janu Tokyo, Japan
Aman Resorts’ new hotel brand, Janu, has the same sophisticated design approach and philosophy as its parent brand, but it also emphasizes connection and community, aiming at a younger clientele. This new chain is opening three hotels; the first launches in Tokyo, followed by Montenegro and Saudi Arabia. The 120 rooms of Janu Tokyo are designed by Jean-Michel Gathy (who was also behind Aman Vietnam and Aman Venice), and they benefit from a view of an island of greenery through large windows. In keeping with Aman’s focus on wellness, the hotel launches with one of Japan’s biggest spas, spanning over 3,500 m². The hotel also features six restaurants, cafes, and bars.
Website: Janu Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. Anticipated Opening: Oct 2023. Image © Janu
15Cap Karoso, Sumba, Indonesia
The luxury resort of Cap Karoso was created by first-time hoteliers who fell in love with the beautiful, undiscovered island of Sumba. The resort’s refined interiors and modernist architecture offer a sophisticated take on 21st-century luxury, but the local village traditions inspired the property. The living spaces use the local Marapu design, using carved wooden panels and art. The resort has forty-seven guest rooms and twenty beachfront villas, and its facilities include a spa, a beach club, a swimming pool, and a restaurant. Guests can also enjoy an open-air cinema. Thatched roofs top common areas, and the villa roofs are covered with live plants, making a conscious connection to the landscape.
Website: Cap Karoso, Sumba, Indonesia. Opening: February 2023. Photos © Cap Karoso
16SO/ Maldives, Maldives
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SO/ Maldives is a luxurious 80-villa resort set on a private island only a 15-minute speedboat ride from Malé’s Velana International Airport. The spectacular villas are positioned on the beachfront or over-water, designed with avant-garde style and sophistication. The resort also features a variety of dining and entertainment options. SO/ Maldives overlooks the beautiful Emboodhoo Lagoon and makes for a perfect destination for fashionable travelers looking for a relaxing getaway in paradise. Guests of the resort have access to the facilities at The Marina @ CROSSROADS, an 800-meter lifestyle area and beach walk with cafés, restaurants, upmarket boutiques, and a spa. The facilities here also include a chic beach club, a 30-berth yacht marina, and the Marine Discovery Centre with meeting spaces.
Website: SO/ Maldives, Maldives. Anticipated Opening: Late 2023. Images © Accor
17Four Seasons Resort and Residences at The Pearl-Qatar, Doha, Qatar
Four Seasons at The Pearl-Qatar is a luxurious beachfront property that offers 161 fully-furnished apartments and 84 Private Residences for short or long-term stays. Each residence has a full kitchen, outdoor terraces, and bespoke details designed by Wimberly Interiors. The resort has seven restaurants and lounges, including one by Michelin-starred chef Joël Robuchon, a spa, a fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, and a private beach. The resort’s intuitive Four Seasons service sets a new standard for luxury beachside living in Doha. With its private beach, lushly landscaped gardens, and 19-story building, this Four Seasons property promises a new level of resort-style living in the city’s heart.
Website: Four Seasons Resort and Residences at The Pearl-Qatar, Doha, Qatar.
Opening: Mid 2023. Images © Four Seasons Hotels
18Rosewood Kona Village, Hawaii
Rosewood Kona Village is a luxury resort on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island. It is a great choice for travelers seeking an authentic Hawaiian experience in a sustainable, carefully curated resort. Kona Village uses local materials in its design and is powered entirely by solar energy, inspired by the local history, culture, and natural elements. The resort features five dining concepts, including the Shipwreck Bar and Talk Story Bar. The full-service Asaya Spa includes a fitness center, allowing guests to relax and rejuvenate during their stay. The resort spans 81 acres and includes 150 guest hales (Hawaiian beach bungalows), five restaurants and bars, and a full-service spa.
Website: Rosewood Kona Village, Hawaii. Opening: Summer 2023. Images © Rosewood Hotels
19Le Grand Mazarin, Paris, France
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Le Grand Mazarin is a boutique hotel located in the celebrated Marais district and a short walk from the Seine. The hotel’s decor is inspired by 17th-century styles and features lush textures, intricate patterns, and floor-to-ceiling windows that allow natural light to flood the interiors. Le Grand Mazarin has 50 rooms and 11 suites, a restaurant, a bar, and a swimming pool. With its unique decor and high level of service, Le Grand Mazarin is sure to become a standout destination in the heart of Paris.
Website: Le Grand Mazarin, Paris, France. Opening: June 2023. Photo © Maisons Pariente
20Six Senses Southern Dunes, The Red Sea, Saudi Arabia
“Six Senses Southern Dunes, The Red Sea is an invitation to explore a region that is undiscovered and untrodden. […] It’s an opportunity to bring life wellness and sustainability to an exciting new destination that is opening to a wider global audience.” — Neil Jacobs, CEO, Six Senses
Inspired by the ancient incense trade routes, Six Senses Southern Dunes takes its guests on a journey to discover the little-known culture and rarely-experienced nature in Saudi Arabia. The resort features seventy-six accommodations, from open-plan guest rooms with outdoor terraces to villas offering various bedroom options (up to four), all positioned for the best views over the desert landscape. At the heart of the resort is The Oasis. It’s a hub of activity, housing a boutique, meeting spaces, and dining venues under one roof. The Oasis is inspired by a desert flower designed to blur the lines between the nature-inspired interior and the desert plants and water features outside. A Six Senses resort would only be complete with the spa, and the Southern Dunes does not disappoint. The shaded spa has beautiful water features and offers various treatments and facilities.
Website: Six Senses Southern Dunes, The Red Sea. Opening: 2023. Images © Six Senses
21R48 Hotel and Garden, Tel Aviv, Israel
R48 Hotel and Garden is a luxurious boutique hotel in the heart of Tel Aviv, Israel, on Rothschild Boulevard. The hotel occupies a 1933 Bauhaus building with a striking glass facade. The property was restored and expanded (with advice from the Israel Conservation Authority), and the interiors maintain many original Bauhaus architectural details, including wraparound balconies. The hotel’s landscape architecture is the work of Piet Oudolf, the mastermind behind the green spaces and foliage in Manhattan’s High Line park. R48 Hotel has only 11 rooms and suites, all designed to offer a high level of style and comfort. Its guests can take advantage of a rooftop pool, chic lounge spaces, a distinguished chef’s restaurant with a daily changing menu, and a U-shaped bar. At street level, there is a new outpost of the city’s famed Brasserie restaurant, operated by the hotel’s founders, Mati and Ruti Broudo.
Website: R48 Hotel and Garden, Tel Aviv, Israel. Opening: Spring 2023. Image © R2M
22The Riviera Maya EDITION at Kanai, Mexico
The Riviera Maya EDITION at Kanai is the brand’s first opening in Mexico. This luxury hotel offers 180 rooms and suites, with an exclusive Penthouse Suite that wows with its size and design. As part of the hotel experience, the guests can enjoy fine dining at the signature restaurant, a destination spa, a pool bar, and a beach club. The hotel is well prepared as a space for events, with ample meeting spaces and an outdoor deck for large parties.
Website: The Riviera Maya EDITION at Kanai, Mexico. Opening: Summer 2023. Image © Marriott
23Le Château des Fleurs, Paris, France
Le Château des Fleurs is a new 5-star addition to Champs-Élysées — located just off it, in the former Hôtel Amarante, and only minutes from Arc de Triomphe. The new hotel is the brainchild of the hotelier Olivier Bertrand (who previously launched Saint James Paris), who led the full renovation of the property to launch a boutique hotel with only 37 rooms and suites. Some are duplexes, some more cozy than sprawling, but all are elegant and luxe. The hotel has a lobby lounge with a fireplace and a library. There are also spa treatment rooms and fitness facilities.
Website: Le Château des Fleurs, Paris. Opening: Now Open. Images © Le Château des Fleurs
24Angama Amboseli, Kenya
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Angama Amboseli is a luxury lodge in the private Kimana Sanctuary in Kenya, with Mount Kilimanjaro on the horizon. It consists of 10 tented suites, including two sets of family units, each with a super king-size bed, personalized drinks armoire, and a bathroom with double vanity and double shower. The suites also have floor-to-ceiling screened doors leading to a private deck with a shaded lounge area, an outdoor shower, and Angama’s signature rocking chairs. The lodge offers warm and gracious Kenyan service, contemporary African design, and well-considered guest experiences. The focal point of the lodge is the raised rim-flow swimming pool, fringed by fever trees and fronted by a drinking trough for the elephants.
Website: Angama Amboseli, Kenya. Anticipated Opening: November 2023. Images © Angama
25Six Senses London, UK
“We love the Six Senses brand’s unique approach to restorative experiences and its take on authentic luxury. Six Senses London philosophy centers around the idea of connection to people and nature, which is reflected in the biophilic design of the ground floor.”
While the original Six Senses resorts tended to stand in remote, tropical locations, Six Senses broke away from that model and expanded into city resorts in recent years. One such new opening is Six Senses London, located in Bayswater. It features 110 guest rooms and suites, plus 14 branded residences with access to the hotel facilities. The property also features a spa and wellness club that offers a balanced and therapeutic environment for overall well-being. There is also a large space dedicated to fitness, an indoor swimming pool, and a relaxation room with vaulted ceilings. The hotel’s lobby features a cozy bar and lounge, an all-day dining restaurant with an open kitchen, and seating area in the courtyard. Six Senses London is located in the former Whiteley’s department store, which has been redeveloped into a mixed-use development by Finchatton and architect firm Foster+Partners.
Website: Six Senses London, London, UK. Anticipated Opening: 2023. Images © Six Senses
26COMO Le Montrachet, Burgundy, France
COMO Hotels and Resorts is one of the names we regularly list among our top picks in Asia. But COMO is present in other parts of the world, including Europe. Their newest luxury boutique opening is in the heart of Burgundy, France. Le Montrachet was born from a successful collaboration with designer Paola Navone, who transformed a historic 18th-century property with a contemporary aesthetic and sensibility. The hotel offers thirty-one rooms and suites spread across four heritage buildings. The property will also house a COMO Shambhala Retreat, the Asian-inspired well-being experience. COMO emphasizes wellness and healthy cuisine, and the Le Montrachet guests can expect an exceptional experience in one of France’s famous wine regions.
Website: COMO Le Montrachet, France. Opening: 2023. Photo © COMO Hotels and Resorts
27Shinta Mani Mustang – A Bensley Collection, Nepal
“This is perhaps one of the most exciting projects we have ever had. I have never seen such wildly dramatic landscapes as the mountains and valleys of Mustang” — Bill Bensley
Shinta Mani Mustang – A Bensley Collection gives a chance to experience the beauty of Nepal’s “forbidden kingdom” in luxury and comfort. The lodge has 29 suites, each measuring 45m2 and designed in the style of a traditional Tibetan home with an open-plan bedroom, living area, and a separate bathroom. The suites have floor-to-ceiling windows permitting stunning views of the Nilgiri mountain. The interiors are designed by Bill Bensley and feature warm-colored fabrics and materials that reflect the tones of the surrounding landscape. The facilities include a restaurant, outdoor dining patio, Aara Bar, and a wellness center with treatment suites and hot plunge pools. The lodge has outdoor terraces with fire pits where guests can admire the starry night sky. They can also explore the surrounding mountains and valleys guided by knowledgeable Bensley Adventure Guides.
Website: Shinta Mani Mustang, Nepal. Opening: March 2023. Photos © Bensley Collection
28Raffles London at The OWO, UK
Raffles London at The OWO is the company’s debut in London — and its flagship hotel in Europe. It comes with 120 rooms and suites and eighty-five residences. Guests and residents benefit from not fewer than nine dining venues, a large spa with a 20-meter indoor pool, and a grand ballroom. The Raffles’ hallmark intuitive service and timeless ambiance also define their London hotel. Raffles London at The OWO took up residence in the Old War Office, a historic site that served as Winston Churchill’s headquarters during WWII. The property is a short walk from St James’s Park and opposite Horse Guards on Whitehall.
Website: Raffles London at The OWO, UK. Anticipated Opening: Summer 2023. Images © Raffles
29Patina Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Following the natural topography of the Wos River valley, Patina Ubud’s buildings cascade down the valley slope, with an infinity pool, 102 guestrooms, suites, and villas facing the river. The location guarantees panoramic views, and the morning mist rising from the rainforest adds to the magic of the Balinese experience. The serene design of the resort’s interiors and the expansive windows of its guest rooms inspire tranquility and relaxation. The hotel has an excellent location — the Ubud town center, enchanting temples and shrines, quaint shops, and countless restaurants are only a short walk away through a private pathway.
Website: Patina Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Opening: Summer 2023. Image © Capella Hotel Group
30The Peninsula Istanbul, Turkey
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The Peninsula Istanbul is a key development in Galataport, the waterfront revitalization project that includes museums and art galleries, restaurants, boutiques, a promenade — and a brand new cruise ship port. The hotel faces the Bosphorus, the strait that separates Europe and Asia in Turkey’s biggest metropolis. The classical-inspired building of the hotel contains 177 rooms and suites (including the astonishing Peninsula Suite), a selection of restaurants, and an excellent spa with hammam steam baths. Landscaped gardens and swimming pools adorn the site, and one of the pools has amazing views of the strait. The hotel stands within walking distance of Istanbul’s iconic landmarks, including the Galata Tower and the Sultanahmet District.
Website: The Peninsula Istanbul, Turkey. Opening: Spring 2023. Image © The Peninsula Hotels
31North Island Okavango, Okavango Delta, Botswana
“Safari activities in the Okavango Delta region offer the chance to spot a wide range of wildlife, including lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, hippo, and the rare sitatunga antelope.”
North Island Okavango is a luxurious safari camp situated on a private island surrounded by shining lagoons and abundant wildlife in the Okavango Delta. It is one of the most exclusive lodges in the region — it is made up of only three tented suites, each set under the canopy of wild ebony and leadwood trees. The tents are equipped with private plunge pools, outdoor showers, and views of the hippo-filled lagoon. The camp is solar-powered and has state-of-the-art cooling systems for summer and cozy fireplaces for winter. In addition to game drives and boat trips, guests can also go on nature walks, hot air balloon rides, and scenic helicopter flights. The camp has a sophisticated but relaxed atmosphere, mixing contemporary African design and modernistic color schemes. The tents offer over 1500 square feet of interior and exterior space, with comfortable bedding, indoor and outdoor showers, air conditioning, fireplaces, and WiFi.
Website: Natural Selection North Island Okavango, Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Anticipated Opening: June 2023. Images © Natural Selection
32Banyan Tree Veya Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico
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Banyan Tree Veya Valle de Guadalupe is a luxury resort located in the emerging food and wine parts of Baja California and is Banyan Tree Group’s fourth hotel in Mexico. The resort features 31 villas — all with swimming pools — and is home to Banyan Tree Group’s first proprietary winery. The resort occupies 39 acres of land, and its facilities include five food and beverage venues. Among them are a fine-dining eatery, a cocktail bar, and a coffee house. Banyan Tree’s signature award-winning spa is a focal point as well. It features four treatment rooms, a sauna, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. The resort follows the brand’s philosophy of “sanctuary for the senses” and offers a unique, luxurious experience that connects guests with the beauty of the surrounding valley.
Website: Banyan Tree Veya Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico.
Anticipated Opening: October 2023. Images © Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts
33Ngorongoro Lodge, a Meliá Collection, Tanzania
Meliá Hotels International launches its fourth hotel in Tanzania — in Ngorongoro, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera near Serengeti National Park. The lodge has 52 rooms and suites, each featuring mesmerizing views across the Ngorongoro Crater. The lodge’s interiors draw inspiration from Maasai traditions and feature artwork and bespoke furnishings. Guests enjoy two gourmet restaurants, a large outdoor pool, a barbeque area, and a spa. The lodge is sustainable, generating a significant portion of its electricity through solar panels and featuring an onsite bottling plant to process local water and reduce plastic consumption. The Ngorongoro Crater is home to diverse wildlife — including the Big Five (lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffaloes).
Website: Ngorongoro Lodge, a Meliá Collection, Tanzania. Opening: Early 2023. Images © Meliá
34W Sydney, Australia
“The launch of the W Sydney symbolizes the changing landscape of hotels in Australia. We are moving […] to the tomorrow hotels that hit the millennial mindset of traveling.” —Richard Crawford, senior director of development at Marriott International
Housed in The Ribbon, a spectacular $700M development in Sydney’s Darling Harbour (designed by international awarding-winning architects HASSELL), the Marriot’s W hotel adds a touch of youthful glamour to the architectural marvel of the building. W Sydney has 593 guestrooms, an infinity pool overlooking the harbor, an upgraded IMAX theatre, a casino, the Sea Life Aquarium, and a whole spectrum of other facilities. This opening joins W Brisbane, establishing a more substantial presence for the brand in Australia.
Website: W Sydney, Sydney, Australia. Opening: October 2023. Image © Marriott International
35The Hoxton, Vienna, Austria
The Hoxton is a hotel located in Vienna, Austria, in a 1950s modernist building that used to be the headquarters of Austria’s Chamber of Commerce. The place’s history is channeled through the hotel design with themes inspired by the energy of its neighborhood and the original features of the building incorporated into the interiors. The hotel has 196 guest rooms and features a spacious lobby with a coffee bar, a restaurant and terrace, a rooftop bar and pool, and a basement speakeasy. This is Hoxton’s debut in Vienna, and it launches with an events space with an auditorium, the first for the brand.
Website: The Hoxton, Vienna, Austria. Anticipated Opening: Late 2023. Images © Ennismore
36Bvlgari Roma Hotel, Rome, Italy
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As the spiritual home of Bvlgari, Rome holds a special place in the brand’s identity; now, the Eternal City is finally welcoming the first hotel from this Italian luxury name. The Bvlgari Roma Hotel opens in the heart of the Campo Marzio neighborhood, housed in a modernist building from the 1930s. The property faces the Mausoleum of Augustus (the Roman emperor) and is a stone’s throw from the Bvlgari flagship store on Via Condotti. The hotel has more than 100 rooms and suites and is set to become a dining destination, with the prestigious Il Ristorante, led by a Michelin-starred chef, as the main attraction. The design of Bvlgari Roma references imperial Rome through travertine marble and earthy-red brick elements. The interiors feature a rotating collection of fine art and ancient artifacts, drawing from the rich legacy of Rome.
Website: Bvlgari Roma Hotel, Rome, Italy. Anticipated Opening: June 2023. Image © Bvlgari
37Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel, Boston, USA
Raffles is synonymous with the highest luxury standard, including butler services and state-of-the-art facilities — and the brand’s opening in Boston meets the high bar. It’s Raffles’s first mixed-use development in North America, adding private residences to the hotel. Occupying a 35-story building in Boston’s affluent Back Bay neighborhood, the hotel features 146 residences and 147 hotel rooms and six dining venues, including a speakeasy-style bar and a rooftop garden terrace lounge. The hotel’s standout feature is its striking lobby, cutting through three floors of the building (starting on the 17th). The state-of-the-art spa has a 20-meter indoor pool.
Website: Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel, Boston, USA. Opening: 2023. Image © Raffles
38Rosewood Doha, Qatar
Rosewood Doha stands out thanks to the striking architecture of its twin towers; their intricate facades inspired by the coral reefs off the Persian Gulf coast. The property offers luxury infused with the Middle-Eastern sense of affluence, but it is only partially a hotel. Besides 185 rooms and suites, Rosewood Doha also offers 173 serviced apartments for long-term stays and 300 for sale. The facilities include fewer than eight different dining, food, and beverage venues, and the hotel also introduces an innovative wellness center at the Sense Spa. Book a stay at Club Room or Suite to access the signature Manor Club executive lounge with personalized services and exclusive benefits.
Website: Rosewood Doha, Doha, Qatar. Anticipated Opening: 2023. Image © Rosewood Hotels
39Six Senses Vana, India
“With its ancient healing traditions and spiritual practices, India has long been heralded as the ultimate wellness gateway and, in a gentle but intentional way, this plays to who we are too.” — Neil Jacobs, CEO, Six Senses
After Fort Barwara, this is Six Senses’ second resort in India. Vana offers a “profound transformation” through a “journey of self-discovery,” shaped individually to each guest’s needs, who can concoct their own spa products at the Alchemy Bar. The minimum stay is three days, in which Six Senses can offer “fast fix-up,” while a “complete detoxification of body and mind” is an experience that can stretch to a month. Nature-inspired principles guide dining, and the concept store sells branded spa cosmetics and sustainable fashion products. Guests can also find the Cinema Paradiso and facilities for ball games here, while other activities are geared towards discovering the foothills of the Himalayas.
Website: Six Senses Vana, India. Opening: Now Open. Photos © Six Senses
40The Peninsula London, UK
The Peninsula is one of the most prestigious hospitality brands. Established in 1928, today, it owns and manages luxury hotels in many major cities, including Hong Kong, Tokyo, Paris, and New York — and now also in London. Looking over the Hyde Park Corner in the heart of Belgravia, this luxury hotel features a spa, a grand ballroom, 190 rooms and suites, and retail space with nine luxury boutiques. The rooms benefit from abundant natural light thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows, which are triple-glazed for superior soundproofing. Peninsula is synonymous with impeccable service, and their new hotel in London is set to build that reputation further.
Website: The Peninsula London, London, UK. Opening: Early 2023. Image © The Peninsula Hotels
41The St Regis Los Cabos, Mexico
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Website: The St Regis Los Cabos, Los Cabos, Mexico. Opening: Spring 2023. Image © Marriott
42Rosewood Munich, Germany
“With its rich history and distinct culture, Munich is an ideal destination [for Rosewood], and we are thrilled to bring our guiding ‘A Sense of Place’ philosophy to this dynamic city.”
— Sonia Cheng, CEO of Rosewood Hotel Group
Rosewood Munich’s address in the heart of the historic city center makes it ideal for exploring Munich’s most popular sites, sights, and museums. The hotel occupies two landmark buildings: the grand aristocratic residence Palais Neuhaus-Preysing, and the adjacent 19th-century former HQ of the State Bank of Bavaria. The building’s original façade and stairways are well-preserved, and the hotel design blends modern interiors with the elements of traditional German architecture, capturing the spirit of cosmopolitan Munich. The hotel boasts 132 spacious, comfortable rooms and suites, and its guests can enjoy two dining venues, a full-service spa with five treatment rooms, an indoor swimming pool, and fitness facilities. Event spaces accommodating up to 400 guests are a highlight of this remarkable city hotel. Rosewood Munich is the brand’s seventh property in Europe and the first hotel in Germany.
Website: Rosewood Munich, Germany. Opening: Late 2023. Image © Rosewood Hotels
43The St. Regis Kanai Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico
St. Regis’ ambitious expansion plans over the next few years include as many as eleven new resorts. The St. Regis Kanai Resort in Riviera Maya, launched under the exclusive Bonvoy name, looks particularly exciting. It’s the most luxurious Marriott hotel in the region, with a true five-star offering that includes private butler services, excellent dining (across four restaurants), and access to two 18-hole golf courses. The resort features 124 rooms and suites — and 32 villas with private swimming pools. The villas have the best sea views, but the whole resort benefits from a superb seafront location surrounded by tropical forests. The resort stuns with impressive architecture, especially the combination of white concrete and semi-transparent glass. The Kanai is a short drive from Playa del Carmen and has easy access to the Cancun airport.
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Website: The St. Regis Kanai Resort, Riviera Maya. Opening: Now Open. Image © Marriott
44The Hoxton, Brussels, Belgium
The Hoxton occupies the former headquarters of IBM in Europe, a brutalist-style tower north of Brussels city center. But the property houses two establishments: the hotel and Working From_, the coworking outlet that already operates in Chicago and London. In Brussels, Working From_ occupies five floors, creating startup-like spaces. The hotel has additional meeting and events facilities, a restaurant, a bar, and a rooftop terrace. Its two hundred rooms are designed with subtle 1970s vibes. The hotel’s focal point is the soaring lobby, cutting through two floors. The Hoxton is near the boutiques and bars of Dansaert, Palais Royal, Parc Royal de Bruxelles, and the Botanical Garden.
Website: The Hoxton, Brussels, Belgium. Now Open. Photo © Ennismore
45Banyan Tree Ilha Caldeira, Mozambique
Ilha Caldeira sits in a marine protected area with some twenty percent of Mozambique’s intact coral. It is located about ten nautical miles away from Mozambique’s coast — and now is home to Banyan Tree Ilha Caldeira, a luxury resort of only 40 private pool villas on the oceanfront. The island features the Banyan Tree Spa, which we count among our favorite spa brands, and an outpost of the signature Banyan Tree restaurant, Saffron, serving contemporary Thai cuisine. The area is known for excellent diving sites, and the Ilha Caldeira island feels like an undiscovered natural gem, covered with tropical greenery and encircled by a large dune.
Website: Banyan Tree Ilha Caldeira, Mozambique. Opening: July 2023.
Images © Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts
46Park Hyatt Marrakech, Morocco
The Park Hyatt Marrakech is the first Park Hyatt hotel in Morocco, and it is a spectacular debut. This luxurious property comes with an 18-hole golf course and 45 private villas, each with a living room, dining room, fireplace, and private pool. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Atlas Mountains, the hotel benefits from a stunning location and exceptional facilities that include gourmet dining, a spa, a versatile Meeting Residence, and swimming pools with ample sunbathing areas. All guestrooms and suites combine modern luxury with the unique charms of Marrakech.
Website: Park Hyatt Marrakech, Morocco. Anticipated Opening: April 2023. Image © Hyatt
47The Rome EDITION, Rome, Italy
This is the first hotel in Italy from the renowned EDITION hotel brand. Guests can choose from ninety-five guest rooms and suites, but the top pick is the Penthouse, with a large terrace. Dining options include a restaurant with outdoor space and a bar. The Rooftop Terrace, where the swimming pool is located, can be booked for private parties. The Rome EDITION has a great location, within walking distance to Via Veneto and Bernini’s Tritone Fountain on Piazza Barberini. Much other top sightseeing is within easy reach, among them Spanish Steps or the Borghese Gardens and Gallery.
Website: The Rome EDITION, Rome, Italy. Opening: Spring 2023. Image © Marriott International
48One&Only One Za’abeel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
One&Only One Za’abeel might be Dubai’s newest icon, and the architecture of its building is a big part of this impression. Created by the renowned architectural firm Nikken Sekkei, the breathtaking structure comprises two towers connected by The Link. It’s a panoramic sky concourse that instantly earned the label of the world’s longest cantilevered building. The resort offers a range of world-class amenities, including restaurants with menus featuring Argentinean, Indonesian, and Middle Eastern cuisine. The rooms and suites have been designed with entertainment in mind and feature contemporary decor with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of the Dubai skyline. The resort boasts state-of-the-art health and wellness facilities, including a spa, fitness center, and an infinity pool on the 25th floor.
Website: One&Only One Za’abeel, Dubai, UAE. Opening: 2023. Images © One&Only
49JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge, Kenya
“As a brand rooted in mindfulness, we cannot think of a more perfect retreat for the mind, body, and soul than the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya”
— Bruce Rohr, Vice President and Brand Leader, JW Marriott
The JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge is Marriott International’s first safari lodge. It’s located within the reserve, well-placed to observe the annual wildebeest migration (between June and September). The lodge features 20 private tents, including one presidential canvas-topped pavilion and two interconnecting canopied family suites. The lodge has a restaurant, lounge bar, spa, and outdoor terrace with fire pits. The lodge’s design and architecture were created by Kristina Zanic and reflect the natural surroundings through the use of earthy tones, neutral colors, and natural materials. The lodge aims to provide guests with an authentic sense of place, encourage them to connect with nature, and focus on their well-being.
Website: JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge, Kenya. Opening: 2023. Images © Marriott International
50The Lana, Dubai, UAE
The Lana is a 225-key hotel occupying 30 levels of a purpose-built tower designed by Foster+Partners. The interiors, by Parisian duo Gilles & Boissier, take inspiration from the cosmopolitan spirit of Dubai. Among the light-flooded rooms are sixty-nine suites, but all accommodation is designed to maximize the views of Dubai — from Burj Khalifa to the hazy sunsets through floor-to-ceiling windows. The rooms feature deep-soaking bathtubs, many positioned by the windows. The Lana has multiple dining options, from a Mediterranean restaurant offering indoor and outdoor space to the signature restaurant and lounge on the 18th floor, with an experiential concept. The spa and wellness center is on the 29th floor, and the 30th is taken up by the rooftop pool, which transforms into a lounge come nightfall.
Website: The Lana, Dubai, UAE. Opening: November 2023. Image © Dorchester Collection
51W Budapest, Hungary
W Hotels brings its bold interpretation of luxury to Hungary. The new hotel took over the Drechsler Palace, the historical, former home to the Institute of Ballet, across from the State Opera House on Andrassy Avenue, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. W Budapest offers a uber-cool take on luxury through well-designed rooms and suites, with a single Extreme WOW Suite as the W’s original version of the “presidential.” The hotel facilities include a restaurant, a destination bar, three meeting and event spaces, and a Great Room for larger celebrations. The signature W Lounge is the brand’s evolution of the traditional hotel lobby, and the W brand fans will be pleased to see the outposts of its Away® Spa, WET® pool, and FIT® fitness center. The W Budapest experience wouldn’t be complete without the Whatever/Whenever service, which aims to provide guests with whatever they want, whenever they want it.
Website: W Budapest, Hungary. Anticipated Opening: Summer 2023. Images © Marriott
52Andaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach, Thailand
The Andaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach is a 204-room resort located on a tranquil oceanfront sanctuary in Thailand, just two hours by car from Bangkok. The resort experience draws from the site’s history as a private estate and the cultural heritage of the nearby coastal villages. For example, Andaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach collaborates with local brands and artisans to create authentic experiences that help guests reconnect with nature and discover Thai culture. The four- and six-bedroom heritage houses with private swimming pools and dedicated butler services also play a huge part. Another highlight is Ruen Thai, the unique Tea House available for ceremonies, monk blessings, meditation, or simply for enjoying afternoon tea in a peaceful setting.
Website: Andaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach, Thailand. Now Open. Images © Hyatt Corporation
53Manna Arcadia, Greece
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Surrounded by forest at an elevation of 1200 meters in the dreamy region of Arcadia, Manna is Greece’s latest addition to its luxury hotel scene. It’s situated in a former sanatorium renovated by the K-Studio team to create a 32-room hotel that celebrates serenity, purity, pleasure, and craftsmanship. The hotel strongly focuses on well-being and connecting with nature, with amenities such as a spa with treatment rooms, a library, and lounge areas. Manna Arcadia boasts elegant decor defined by open-plan bedrooms, rattan furniture, copper roll-top tubs, and luxe bathroom vanity units. In addition to guest rooms, the hotel has communal spaces, including a dining room, ritual room, bar, lounge, library, and spa. Wild treks and sunset yoga sessions are just some of the activities offered to the Manna Arcadia guests.
Website: Manna Arcadia, Greece. Anticipated Opening: Autumn 2023. Images © Design Hotels
54The Homestead, Nambiti Game Reserve, South Africa
“The Homestead combines palatial accommodation with an eco-conscious ethos for the best of all possible worlds. This is a place to indulge, reflect and connect to reach a new understanding of the world around you.”
— The Homestead Luxury African Safari, South Africa
The Homestead is a lodge with twelve luxury suites that blend into the landscape of Nambiti. It’s a little-explored Private Game Reserve and South Africa’s hidden gem. The ethos of the Homestead centers on sustainability, with a range of initiatives as part of the lodge’s daily operations: tree planting, rainwater tanks, and a solar farm that supplies most of the electricity. The suites, or bungalows, are true five-star luxury abodes. Six feature individual infinity pools — ideal for couples or solo travelers — while families or groups can choose among six garden suites. The lodge’s standout feature is a 180-meter-long elevated structure connecting the Homestead to a nearby watering hole. The boardwalk houses a world-class restaurant, dining spaces and bars, an infinity pool, and a wildlife viewing platform.
Website: The Homestead, South Africa. Anticipated Opening: 2023. Image © The Homestead
55The Tokyo EDITION, Ginza, Japan
EDITION Hotels is on a spending spree, launching several new properties in the last few years. The Tokyo hotel in Ginza is the second opening from the EDITION in Japan, following the Toranomon hotel. This time, the hotel opens in one of the most prominent shopping and entertainment destinations in the metropolis, on Chuo Street. The purpose-built property offers seventy-eight guestrooms and suites, a meeting studio and fitness center, and food and beverage venues. Among them is an excellent rooftop bar.
Website: The Tokyo EDITION, Ginza. Opening: Summer 2023. Image © Marriott International
56Hotel La Palma, Capri – Oetker Collection, Italy
As Capri’s first hotel, Hotel La Palma has been the island’s social hub since 1822, hosting notable artists, musicians, poets, and writers. And now it has been transformed into an elegant, luxurious hotel, thanks to two architectural firms brought in to reimagine the original property. The reshaped property has a reduced room count (from 80 to 50 rooms, now including 18 suites) and several redesigned or entirely new features, such as a rooftop restaurant and bar, a newly built pool deck, a spa, and high-fashion boutiques. There is also a beach club. All this, mere steps from the famous Piazzetta of Capri.
Website: Hotel La Palma, Capri – Oetker Collection, Capri, Italy.
Anticipated Opening: Summer 2023. Images © Oetker Collection
57The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne, Australia
Soaring 80 stories above the Victorian capital, with sweeping views of the city and Port Phillip Bay and an express elevator that whisks guests up to the top floor, the Ritz-Carlton Melbourne is Australia’s tallest hotel. The 257-room Ritz-Carlton Melbourne on Lonsdale Street The design celebrates Australian culture, blending the best of the brand’s refined luxury and the destination’s authentic Australian ethos. Interiors feature custom leather and velvet furniture, handmade glass panels, and marble bathrooms with artworks by local artists gracing the walls. The holistic wellness facilities feature a spa, sauna, yoga studio, vitality pools, and rejuvenating treatments that harness locally sourced botanicals. There is also a heated infinity pool with floor-to-ceiling views of the city from Level 64. A signature restaurant and library bar complete the facilities of this remarkable city hotel.
Website: The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne, Australia. Opening: March 2023. Image © The Ritz-Carlton
58Hotelito by MUSA, Mexico
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Hotelito by MUSA sits on a white-sand beach fringed by windswept palms and a deep jungle and is designed as a retreat for creatives and style-aware travelers. Built with standalone studios that have both living and working spaces, the hotel also comes with a saltwater swimming pool, bike park, and beach club. The hotel’s architecture is modern and minimal, with materials like tropical hardwood and local stone that help blend the structures with the natural surroundings. There are only 13 rooms here, and the space is geared towards creating a place where life, work, wellness, and pleasure coexist in harmony. Hotelito by MUSA is part of a larger community. MUSA is a large development comprising private residences, organic farms, pickleball courts, a freshwater bio pool, and coworking spaces.
Website: Hotelito by MUSA, Mexico. Anticipated Opening: 2023. Image © Musa
59Hôtel Dames des Arts, Paris, France
Hôtel Dames des Arts is a stylish new hotel located on Paris’s Left Bank, within walking distance of Luxembourg Gardens and the Notre Dame cathedral. The hotel is located in the culturally rich neighborhood of St-Germain-des-Prés, once home to famous artists and writers such as Picasso, Hemingway, and Coco Chanel. The hotel’s rooftop bar affords panoramic views of Paris, while the hotel’s interiors, designed by internationally renowned designer Raphael Navot, focus on art, playfulness, and sensory experiences. They feature movie set-inspired spaces, intricate colors, and textures across over one hundred rooms. The rooms come with plenty of natural light and custom fragrances. DJ-curated music and delicious food round off the hotel experience.
Website: Hôtel Dames des Arts, Paris. Now Open. Photo © Hôtel Dames des Arts
60The Standard, Singapore
The Standard is a boutique hospitality brand with a small portfolio of sleek hotels in the trendiest locations such as LA, Miami Beach, NYC, London, Ibiza, and now Singapore. The new Standard hotel is located on Orange Grove Road, a short walk from the UNESCO Singapore Botanical Gardens. The hotel features 143 rooms, a signature restaurant, an infinity pool, and a pool bar within a lush botanical courtyard. Situated near Orchard Road, Singapore’s premier shopping destination, The Standard promises a vibrant nightlife scene, cultural programming, dining, and entertainment.
Website: The Standard, Singapore. Anticipated Opening: 2023. Image © Standard Hotels
611 Hotel Hanalei Bay Resort, Kauai, Hawaii, USA
The 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay Resort is a luxury hotel located on Kauai — also known as “the garden island” — in Hawaii, USA. The hotel is inspired by nature and focuses on sustainability and wellness. It offers personalized wellness packages, daily physical and nutritional itineraries, and a variety of restorative therapies at its spa. The hotel has a fitness center, swimming pools, a large spa center, and 252 rooms and suites for guests. Five food and beverage options also serve fresh, local, and sustainably sourced cuisine. The hotel is set amid a tropical ocean and surrounded by lush greenery, making it a perfect retreat for those looking to relax and connect with nature.
Website: 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay Resort, Kauai, Hawaii. Now Open. Image © 1 Hotels
62Regent Bali Canggu, Bali, Indonesia
Regent Canggu promises a fresh take on the Balinese vacation experience. Available to travelers are 150 rooms, created around concepts that draw inspiration from local traditions and mixed into contemporary ideas to create a strong Regent style. The resort offers luxury through craftsmanship and “moments of discovery” curated by the Regent Experience Agents. Bali Canggu is Regent Hotels & Resorts’ first resort in Indonesia.
Website: Regent Bali Canggu, Bali, Indonesia. Anticipated Opening: Q3 2023. Image © IHG
63The Hoxton, Amsterdam Lloyd, Netherlands
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The Hoxton is expanding in Amsterdam with the second hotel in the city, with the address in the Eastern Docklands district, only a 10-minute cycle from Centraal Station. The Hoxton occupies a landmark 1921 building whose layered history has influenced the hotel’s design. Responsible for the hotel design is Ennismore Design Studio, in collaboration with Nicemakers, a local design studio. The designers embraced and elevated the building’s original architectural details, such as stained-glass windows or wooden floors, while ceramic tiles call out to the early 20th Century German Brick Expressionism. The hotel features 136 bedrooms in several categories, including tongue-in-cheek rooms with bunk beds. There is also a restaurant, an outdoor terrace, and a meeting/events space called The Apartment.
Website: The Hoxton, Amsterdam Lloyd, Netherlands. Opening: Spring 2023. Photo © Ennismore
64The Singapore EDITION, Singapore
Singapore is the location of EDITION’s first hotel in Southeast Asia — with the address in the heart of the downtown Orchard district, Singapore’s most popular destination for retail and entertainment. The 190-room property and five restaurant and bar venues have a rooftop pool, spa, and fitness center plans. It features a 600-square-meter meeting and events space.
Website: The Singapore EDITION, Singapore. Opening: Fall 2023. Image © EDITION Hotels
65Maroma, A Belmond Hotel, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Maroma is situated on 200 acres of land between a tropical jungle and the sea. The hotel recently underwent a major renovation and redesign by Tara Bernerd, who sought to preserve the property’s original character while adding a contemporary touch. The relaunched hotel has 72 guest rooms and suites, including 10 brand-new waterfront villas, three swimming pools, and a new spa. The spa is the first Guerlain Spa in Latin America; it offers treatments inspired by Mayan wellness philosophy and ancient healing rituals. The hotel’s restaurant, Casa Mayor, serves traditional Mexican cuisine with a modern twist.
Website: Maroma, A Belmond Hotel, Riviera Maya. Opening: May 2023. Photo © Belmond
66Six Senses Crans-Montana, Switzerland
Six Senses Crans-Montana is an alpine ski hotel situated in the spectacular canton of Valais. Easily accessible by road or rail from Geneva, the area is one of the most prominent ski destinations in this part of Switzerland, and Six Senses Crans-Montana caters to winter sports enthusiasts. There are only forty-seven rooms and suites here, promising an intimate experience. Still, the property offers a full range of facilities, from restaurants and extensive wellness facilities to retail space and relaxation areas, including lounges and a swimming pool. And, of course, the celebrated Six Senses Spa.
Website: Six Senses Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Opening: Feb 2023. Images © Six Senses Resorts
67Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
The Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo is the first luxury hotel in Panama with French identity. It blends the heritage of Casco Viejo with the art-de-vivre spirit embraced by the Sofitel Legend brand. The hotel sits on a waterfront in what was previously Club Union Panama, a social club known for its historical members such as Albert Einstein, Queen Elizabeth II, and Helen Keller. The hotel has 159 rooms and suites, most of which have views of the Pacific Ocean, and five food and beverage options, including a rooftop bar and lounge. There is also an oceanfront pool and multiple indoor and outdoor function spaces.
Website: Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama. Opening: Jan 2023. Images © Sofitel
68100 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
100 Princes Street was the address of the Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL), and the hotel taking residence here embraces the heritage of this former private club. Inspired by the rich history of Scottish adventurers and explorers, the restored and refurbished building retained some features, including a central staircase featuring a hand-painted mural. This is Red Carnation Hotels’ debut in Scotland, and the group brings a level of service defined by the “anything, anytime” approach — alongside the 2:1 staff-to-guest ratio. The exclusive 100 Princes Street has only thirty luxurious rooms and suites, many offering beautiful views of Edinburgh Castle. The hotel’s standout amenities include an extensive fine wine and Scottish whisky collection.
Website: 100 Princes Street, Edinburgh. Opening: August 2023. Photo © Red Carnation Hotels
69Boca de Agua Bacalar, Mexico
Boca de Agua is “a low-density alternative tourism project” that embraces the principles of conscious eco-tourism. The resort is situated on the Bacalar Lagoon and is surrounded by the thick Yucatán jungle in southeastern Mexico. Following Boca de Agua’s philosophy of impacting the environment minimally, the hotel’s architect Frida Escobedo used only regional construction materials and left the 32-acre site mostly untouched. She also designed the resort’s villas — and its private residences — to emphasize well-being and privacy, with reduced energy consumption. Boca de Agua also positions itself as a destination for world-class cuisine, with inventive menus designed to promote local culinary methods and traditions.
Website: Boca de Agua Bacalar.
Anticipated Opening: April 2023. Photo © Boca de Agua
70The St. Regis Chicago, Chicago, USA
St. Regis Chicago is a 191-key hotel with a sleek design and great views of Lake Michigan and the city from its location in a 101-story skyscraper, the third-tallest building in the city. The rooms include 33 suites and 393 branded residences; the guests benefit from several dining options, including a fine-dining restaurant and a Sky Bar with an outdoor terrace. The hotel also has an indoor pool and an excellent wellness center. Excellent service comes with the St Regis brand — so is the combination of classic sophistication and modern sensibility. Regis Chicago stands in the Lakeshore East community, a mix of residential and corporate properties with a public park.
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Website: The St. Regis Chicago, Chicago, USA. Now Open. Images © Marriott International
71Habitas Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
“Home to a confluence of cultures that have settled on its shores, this sleepy surfer’s paradise is unlike any other place in the world.” — OurHabitas.com
Santa Teresa on the Nicoya Peninsula is often hailed as “a surfer’s paradise,” thanks to its white-sand beaches and long-breaking waves. But it’s an idyllic destination for any traveler seeking adventure and discovery. And this is the location Habitas picked for their first opening in Costa Rica: Habitas Santa Teresa, an eco-sustainable retreat in a beachfront jungle in the Papa Pochote community. Habitas focuses on social and environmental sustainability, and its Santa Teresa resort was built with minimal environmental disruption and various initiatives to promote conscious eco-tourism. Sustainability drives the philosophy at the spa, and the restaurant, pool, and guest rooms were constructed from ethically sourced materials.
Website: Habitas Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Anticipated Opening: 2023. Image © Habitas
72Mandarin Oriental Mayfair, London, UK
This is Mandarin Oriental’s second London opening, with the address on Hanover Square in the heart of the Mayfair neighborhood. But rather than just a hotel, Mandarin Oriental Mayfair is also a collection of private residences. There are fifty rooms and suites, plus eighty Residences at Mandarin Oriental, advertised as the most exclusive private homes in the city. On top of a dedicated residential concierge, their owners have access to the full range of hotel facilities, such as a fitness and wellness center or an indoor pool. There is also five-star dining, a stylish bar, and a private rooftop bar. Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Mandarin Oriental Mayfair London is a boutique hotel with an intimate atmosphere enveloped in contemporary luxury.
Website: Mandarin Oriental Mayfair, London. Opening: Summer 2023. Photo © Mandarin Oriental
73The Langham, Venice, Italy
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The Langham, Venice, is a luxury waterfront hotel housed in a historical Venetian building dating back to the 17th century. Matteo Thun & Partners, a Milan-based architecture and design firm, oversaw the renovation and design of the hotel. The concept draws inspiration from the hotel’s rich history and maximizes the location for great water views in the rooms and public spaces. The hotel has 138 guest rooms and a wonderful courtyard with outdoor dining spaces, a swimming pool, and gardens. Two restaurants at The Langham offer culinary experiences based on diverse menus; the hotel also has a cooking school where guests can learn how to make fine Italian cuisine. There are also alfresco bars, including one on the rooftop with views of the Venetian Lagoon. The hotel’s Chuan Spa offers treatments based on Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Website: The Langham, Venice, Italy. Opening: 2023. Images © The Langham
74The Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York, USA
The Fifth Avenue Hotel is a unique hotel situated in two adjacent buildings: The Mansion, a Gilded Age building dating back to the second half of the 19th century, and The Tower, a brand new, purpose-built 24-story glass structure. The hotel’s 153 rooms are split between them, and they feature a distinctive design that underscores a hospitality concept focused on fostering curiosity and tailored guest experience. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, and terrace. The address at the intersection of 5th Avenue & W 28th Street places the hotel within walking distance of Madison Square Park and the Flatiron.
Website: The Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York. Opening: Spring 2023. Photo © The Fifth Avenue Hotel
75W Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
W, the company that injects the hospitality scene with a youthful vigor wherever it appears on the map, brings its bold spirit to Edinburgh. The hotel has 214 guest rooms, all named with the characteristic panache (the presidential suite is Extreme Wow). Its facilities are geared towards an active lifestyle, focusing on workouts, wellness, and nightlife. There is also a rooftop restaurant and bar with an outdoor terrace, affording great city views. Located in the St James Quarter of Edinburgh, Scotland, the hotel sits in Edinburgh’s trendy, up-and-coming neighborhood.
Website: W Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Opening: Late 2023. Image © Marriott International
76La Fantaisie, Paris, France
La Fantaisie opens in the heart of the chic, central 9th arrondissement of Paris — on the Rue Cadet, a street named after celebrated gardeners Jacques and Jean Cadet. The Martin Brudnizki-designed interiors pay homage to their location, drawing from nature. Elaborate wall and ceiling decorations feature floral wallpapers, rooms are enveloped in pale greens and yellows, and the hotel has a plant-adorned courtyard. Three-star Michelin chef oversees the restaurant menus.
Website: La Fantaisie, Paris, France. Anticipated Opening: June 2023. Image © La Fantaisie
77Atlantis The Royal, Dubai, UAE
Atlantis the Royal Dubai stuns with its size and ambition. It’s an ultra-luxe hotel with 795 rooms and suites in a 43-story, six-tower structure, with an astonishing offering of amenities and facilities. There are 17 restaurants here, including Nobu Matsuhisa, a private beach, and the jaw-dropping Skyblaze Fountain. Responsible for realizing this astonishing project is the architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), known for Hudson Yards in NYC.
Alternatively, book Atlantis The Royal via:
Atlantis or see what others think on TripAdvisor.
Website: Atlantis The Royal, Dubai, UAE. Now Open. Photos © Atlantis
78Park Hyatt Johannesburg, South Africa
Park Hyatt Johannesburg is a luxurious hotel standing on the site of the iconic Winston Hotel in Rosebank. The refurbishment of this property and its rebirth as a luxurious and modern hotel was entrusted to the award-winning designer Yabu Pushelberg. And he delivered. Park Hyatt Johannesburg reestablishes the Park Hyatt brand in South Africa with a splash. The hotel showcases every side of a luxurious lifestyle thanks to the thoughtful redesign of only 30 rooms and suites and a great restaurant with a sophisticated menu and al fresco dining.
Website: Park Hyatt Johannesburg, South Africa. Anticipated Opening: 2023. Image © Hyatt
79Kozala Zamba Congo, Republic of the Congo
“Kozala Zamba Congo is an adult playground in which to release your inner child, home to thousands and thousands of happy gorillas.” — Bill Bensley
Kozala Zamba is a luxury outpost deep in the forests of the Republic of the Congo. It comprises a series of tented camps and lodges surrounded by the last pristine jungle on Earth. Travelers come here to discover and observe the mighty gorillas in their natural habitat. The retreat is a multimillion-dollar project and the brainchild of the hotel architect Bill Bensley. Guests have access to three national parks, including the Sangha Trinational Park, which spans the borders of three countries: the Republic of Congo, Cameroon, and the Central African Republic. In addition to seeing gorillas, guests at Kozala Zamba Congo can go kayaking, see elephants, and spot rare animals such as hornbills and bongo antelope. They can also fish for sharp-toothed tigerfish and release them back into the water.
Website: Kozala Zamba Congo. Anticipated Opening: End of 2023. Images © Bill Bensley
80Nobu Hotel Marrakech, Morocco
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Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Marrakech, Nobu’s debut in Africa, is perfectly situated in the ‘Golden Triangle’ on the edge of the city’s historic center. A stone’s throw from souks of the vibrant Medina & Djemaa el-Fna square, this destination hotel offers luxury facilities and seventy-one spacious rooms and suites. They are designed with a subtle blend of Moroccan themes and contemporary Japanese style. Guests benefit from several excellent dining venues, including the Nobu Restaurant and rooftop lounges offering great views of the city and the Atlas Mountains. There are also three indoor and outdoor swimming pools and an extensive underground spa and fitness center.
Alternatively, book Nobu Hotel Marrakech via:
Expedia or see what others think on TripAdvisor.
Website: Nobu Hotel Marrakech, Morocco. Now Open. Photo © Nobu Hotels
81Mandarin Oriental Etiler, Istanbul, Turkey
Mandarin Oriental Etiler hotel occupies one of three purpose-built towers (the two other house Residences at Mandarin Oriental are said to be among the most exclusive homes in the city). The hotel part of this complex comprises one hundred fifty-eight rooms and suites and sixteen serviced apartments. Mandarin Oriental Etiler features indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a wellness center with a fitness studio and spa, three restaurants, bars, events venues, and a cinema. Developed in the residential Etiler neighborhood, close to the city’s central business district, the property is connected by terraced walkways with shopping and entertainment and is surrounded by carefully landscaped gardens.
Website: Mandarin Oriental Etiler, Istanbul, Turkey. Opening: 2023. Images © Mandarin Oriental
82The Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA
The Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley is an exclusive resort spread over 20 acres of private land. Surrounded by a lush landscape near the grand Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, the resort is filled with meandering paths, citrus orchards, gardens, and lawns. The place invokes a sense of playfulness through unique amenities (such as the unique oxygen ionization system to purify guest rooms), large events and entertainment spaces, and a 400-foot swimming pool. There is world-class dining and shopping here, and the luxury accommodation includes a massive Presidential Casita that features six bedrooms and a private swimming pool.
Website: The Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley. Opening: Fall 2023. Image © The Ritz-Carlton
83Bvlgari Hotel Tokyo, Japan
The first Bulgari Hotel in Japan offers a fabulous blend of meticulous craftsmanship, contemporary design, and sophisticated style born in Italy. The hotel occupies six floors of a brand-new skyscraper (from 39 to 45 floors) located within walking distance of many attractions in the area — including the Imperial Palace and the Ginza shopping district. Bvlgari Tokyo features ninety-eight luxury rooms and suites in various categories, with the extraordinary Bvlgari Suite as the top accommodation. Elsewhere, the signature facilities include Il Bar, Il Ristorante, and the Fireplace Lounge. The wellness center has a state-of-the-art fitness club, a 25-meter indoor pool, and a spa that promises the ultimate experience with innovative treatments.
Website: Bvlgari Hotel Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. Opening: Late 2023. Image © Bvlgari Hotels
84Anantara Koh Yao Yai Resort & Villas, Thailand
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The Anantara Koh Yao Yai Resort & Villas is a 148-key quality resort with beachfront villas, pool villas, penthouses, and suites — all with ocean views. There are several dining options at the hotel, including an ocean-facing restaurant, an all-day lobby restaurant, and a bar with an international menu that changes with the seasons. The hotel’s organic farm supplies the restaurants with fresh produce and spices daily. Other amenities include a family pool with a kids’ splash area, a kids’ club, meeting spaces, a fitness center, and a water sports center with a hydro pool and hammam. The resort has a private jetty for guests to use for transfers from Phuket or Krabi airport (while it takes a combination of speedboat and car ride to get here from Phuket Airport).
Website: Anantara Koh Yao Yai Resort & Villas. Opening: April 2023. Image © Anantara
85The Hoxton Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
This unique hotel occupies 10 connected Georgian-style townhouses on two sides of a street in the Haymarket area of Edinburgh. The Hoxton has 211 rooms, designed by Ennismore Design Studio in color schemes and subtle textures that complement the houses’ heritage style. In addition to the hotel rooms, the hotel has three “Hox Homes,” three-bedroom apartments that offer more flexibility and are suitable for long stays. There is a restaurant, event spaces, and an art gallery among the hotel facilities.
Website: The Hoxton Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Opening: Summer 2023. Photo © Ennismore
86Habitas Todos Santos, Baja California, Mexico
Following Habitas Tulum’s and Habitas Bacalar’s success, the Todos Santos is the third Habitas hotel in Mexico. It’s a beachfront hotel surrounded by dunes and coconut groves. The resort is constructed with organic materials and has a low-impact, minimalist approach. There are only thirty-five guest rooms here, but several restaurants and dining opportunities — including ephemeral pop-ups on the beach. Guests also benefit from wellness and health facilities.
Website: Habitas Todos Santos, Baja California, Mexico. Opening: Late 2023. Image © Habitas
87Nolinski Venezia, Venice, Italy
Opening in the historical center of Venice, EVOK’s first Italian hotel occupies the former Chamber of Commerce, a few steps from St Mark’s Square. The hotel features 43 beautifully-decorated rooms and suites, a spa, a café, a bar, and an excellent gourmet restaurant Palais Royal on the 3rd floor. There is a pool on the 5th floor, and La Colline spa features a double treatment room. The Nolinski Venezia’s address is on Calle Larga XXII Marzo, a few steps from La Fenice theatre and the San Marco square, with High-end Italian designer shopping close by (Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Ferragamo…).
Website: Nolinski Venezia by EVOK, Venice, Italy. Now Open. Photos © EVOK
88Son Bunyola, Mallorca, Spain
From Richard Branson’s Virgin Limited Edition comes Son Bunyola, the company’s first Mediterranean hotel. It’s an exclusive resort of only 28 rooms, occupying a 500 years old, beautifully restored manor house (known in Mallorca as a Finca). The 800-acre property is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers stunning views of the sea, cliffs, and a landscape of fields and olive groves. The hotel features two restaurants, lounges, spa, and a swimming pool and offers hiking, biking, swimming, tennis, sailing and deep sea fishing, and golf. Try booking the Tower Suite, situated in a former medieval defense tower.
Website: Son Bunyola, Mallorca, Spain. Opening: June 2023. Image © Virgin Limited Edition
89Broadwick Soho, London, UK
Broadwick Soho brings a fresh design and trendy vibe to London’s liveliest neighborhood. Stylized with an undercurrent of 1970s Soho glamour, the interiors mix the characteristic Soho grittiness with the luxury born out of an eccentric London townhouse. The hotel has 57 rooms, including nine suites and a penthouse suite, all designed to have a residential feel and many featuring many private balconies and high-quality amenities. The hotel has a Sicilian-inspired restaurant (make sure to try the famous Aperitivo), a rooftop lounge, and a speakeasy bar.
Website: Broadwick Soho, London, UK. Opening: Autumn 2023. Image © Broadwick Soho
90The Pavilions Anambas, Indonesia
Anambas is a private hideaway on twin islands not far from Singapore, accessible by private boat or seaplane only. Set on the turquoise waters off the northwest coast of Indonesia — in Indonesia’s Riau Archipelago — the islands are surrounded by coral reefs and have eight pristine beaches. The resort comprises 12 guest villas and 10 luxury Residences available for purchase, alongside a restaurant, beach bar, a state-of-the-art spa, and a clubhouse.
Website: The Pavilions Anambas, Indonesia. Opening: Late 2023. Image © Pavilions Hotels
91The Curator Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal
The Curator Hotel is part of a unique development that shares the space with a newly-opened Museum of Contemporary Art, Armando Martins. Both occupy the historical Palace of the Counts of Ribeira Grande and its newly built annex in Lisbon’s old district of Belém–Alcântara. The museum takes up the property’s ground floor, while the hotel rooms are spread on the next few floors. The hotel also has an onsite restaurant that serves local and regional dishes, a garden, a small auditorium, and a converted chapel that hosts cultural events such as performing arts and literature. The Curator Hotel offers a total of 44 rooms in the palace, six studios in a separate wing, and 14 rooms in the annex.
Website: The Curator Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal. Opening: 2023. Image © Design Hotels
92Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort, UAE
Ras Al Khaimah may be the northernmost emirate of the UAE, but it is separated from Dubai only by a 45-minute car ride. The emirate is known for its stunning Arabian Gulf beaches — and that’s the location selected by Anantara for its newest 300-room resort. The Anantara resort occupies parts of the brand-new Mina Al Arab luxury development, with a marina, waterfront cafes, and boutiques. The overwater luxury villas of the resort — in a Maldivian island resort style — promise a luxury escape from city life and the tranquility of private white-sand beaches.
Website: Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort. Opening: 2023. Images © Anantara
93Kempinski Lodges, Tanzania
Kempinski is launching three new properties in Northern Tanzania: two safari-style lodges and a high-end tented camp. The first lodge, the Kempinski Msasa Lodge, near Lake Manyara, offers world-class game viewing. The lodge has 19 luxurious tents, including two junior suite tents with an outdoor pool and two larger family tents. The second lodge, the Kempinski Longosa Lodge, is located in the Serengeti National Park and comes with 75 luxury rooms, suites, and villas. The third, the Kempinski Kitbong Hill, also has 75 guest rooms, suites, and villas. These new lodges are designed to cater to discerning wildlife lovers and will offer a combination of exquisite nature and luxury.
Website: Kempinski Hotels. Anticipated Opening: 2023. Images © Kempinski Hotels
94Reverie, Sri Lanka
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Reverie is a new collection of boutique hotels in Sri Lanka, envisaged by the team behind the luxury hotel chain Resplendent Ceylon (the parent company for Ceylon Tea Trails, Wild Coast Tented Lodge, and Cape Weligama, which we stayed at and reviewed).
Two new hotels from Reverie are located on the south coast: Ahu Bay and Kayaam House, and the third property, Kelburne Estate, is a collection of cottages located in the tea plantations of Haputale in the southern hill country. Ahu Bay, in Ahungalla Point, has four ocean-facing suites, three three-bedroom beach villas, beautifully manicured gardens, a spa, and an infinity swimming pool. Kayaam House, located near Tangalle, has eight rooms and a focus on yoga, wellness, birdwatching, and kayaking due to its proximity to the Rekawa Lagoon. All hotels focus on relaxation and therapeutic experiences.
Website: Reverie, Sri Lanka. Opening: February 2023. Image © Reverie
95Casa Chablé, Sian Ka’an Biosphere, Tulum, Mexico
Casa Chablé sits on a stretch of Quintana Roo’s coast south of Tulum. It’s remote enough to feel completely disconnected, and there are only five standalone beachfront villas, with an additional large villa with five suites, ideal for groups or families. The resort evokes barefoot luxury and offers access to a 200-meter white-sand beach. Chablé is a small Mexican brand with a mission to kindle a sense of well-being and transformation. Unspoiled landscapes and nature often surround their hotels and resorts, and such is Casa Chablé. It’s situated in the Sian Kaʼan Biosphere Reserve, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site — thanks to its naturally rich wetlands, lagoons, mangroves, tropical forest, cenotes, and sandy beaches.
Website: Casa Chablé, Sian Ka’an Biosphere. Opening: Early 2023. Photo © Chablé Hotels
96Innit Lombok, Indonesia
Innit Lombok is a unique beach resort promising a truly immersive, authentic Indonesian experience. Located on a peninsula southeast of Lombok Island, the property comprises seven beach houses designed by Indonesian architect Andra Martin in collaboration with Gregorius Supie Yolodi. The houses are a modern interpretation of the traditional Lombok Lumbung style of architecture, with open-plan living and dining areas on the ground floor and private bedrooms upstairs. The houses feature bespoke furnishings made from locally sourced natural materials, such as Lombok and Sumbawa woods, terrazzo, Lombok stones, rattan, and rattan skins. The onsite restaurant, Anakampung, focuses on fresh seafood caught by locals and homegrown vegetables, making food an important part of the guest experience at Innit Lombok.
Website: Innit Lombok, Indonesia. Anticipated Opening: Early 2023. Image © Innit Hotels
97Santo Mine Oia Suites, Santorini, Greece
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Santo Mine is a luxury hotel carved into the cliffs in the village of Oia, located on an old stone mine site. The resort has 37 individual suites, each with a private pool or jacuzzi, and their design is inspired by Santorini’s volcanic landscapes and Mediterranean aesthetics. Cycladic minimalism defines the interiors. They feature warm tones and natural materials like stone, ceramics, wood, marble, and copper. Among the facilities are a restaurant, bar, wine cellar, spa, and outdoor gym. The hotel’s architecture uses greenery-covered roofs to optimize heat conservation and reduce the resort’s environmental impact.
Website: Santo Mine, Santorini, Greece. Opening: Summer 2023. Image © Santo Collection
98Anantara Ubud Bali Resort, Indonesia
Featuring 70 suites and pool villas, Anantara Ubud is a boutique resort and a peaceful hideaway that promises a sophisticated experience and five-star facilities. Among the excellent amenities are several restaurants and dining venues, including a bar and pool lounge, a spa and a gym, and an events space. Anantara’s low-rise architecture takes cues from the terraced rice fields surrounding the resort, blending with the landscape and evoking a sense of place.
Website: Anantara Ubud Bali Resort, Ubud, Bali. Opening: Summer 2023. Image © Anantara
99The Warren Street Hotel, NYC, USA
After the Crosby Street Hotel opening in downtown SoHo and The Whitby Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, Firmdale Hotels follows up with the Warren Street Hotel in New York’s Tribeca district. This cool city hotel celebrates contemporary art and design in its unique architecture and through interior design by Kit Kemp Design Studio. Inside are 57 individually designed guestrooms and suites alongside 12 exclusive residences, each with floor-to-ceiling windows, some with a private terrace and skyscraper views over One World Trade Center and the Hudson River. Spread over 11 floors, the property also features an inviting drawing room, Orangery, and the 150-seat Warren Bar & Restaurant, open all day to locals and hotel guests.
Website: The Warren Street Hotel, Firmdale Hotels, NYC, USA.
Anticipated Opening: Sep 2023. Image © Firmdale Hotels
100The Residence Douz, Tunisia
After the Residence Tunis, the Residence Douz is the second Cenizaro hotel in Tunisia — with two more hotels planned in the future. The Douz is a remote resort of only 50 villas on 14 hectares of rolling dunes. The resort’s experience is designed to create a sense of desert romance. The interiors and architecture style helps, thanks to handwoven carpets, four-poster beds, glowing lanterns, canvas canopies, and patterned Tozeur bricks. Guests will look forward to a refreshing swim in the pool after a day of adventures under the African sun.
Website: The Residence Douz, Tunisia. Anticipated Opening: Sept 2023. Image © Cenizaro
//Even More New Luxury Hotels 2023
What else is happening around the world of luxury travel? Here are dozens of more hotels and resorts that are more than promising. We are looking forward to discovering them all.
The New Luxury Hotels 2023 in Africa & Middle East
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- SO/ Uptown Dubai, UAE. Early 2023.
- Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab, UAE (image below left). Debut in 2023. This hotel resembles a futuristic superyacht but with 386 rooms and suites, four penthouses, and 83 luxury apartments.
- Andaz Doha, Qatar. Early 2023.
- Raffles Jeddah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Debut in 2023.
- The St. Regis Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (image below, middle). Sep 2023.
- The Jeddah EDITION, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Summer 2023.
- Hazendal Luxury Hotel & Spa, Stellenbosch, South Africa
- Tswalu Loapi, Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa.
- Le Wood Hotel & Spa, La Réunion (image below right). End 2023.
The New Luxury Hotels 2023 in Asia & Pacific
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- Avani Fares Maldives Resort, Maldives. Opening April 2023.
- Westin Rishikesh Resort & Spa, Rishikesh, India. Early 2023.
- Somewhere Lombok, Indonesia. January 2023.
- Raffles at Galaxy Macau, China. Mid 2023.
- Conrad Singapore Orchard, Singapore (image below, middle). Fall 2023.
- Mondrian Singapore, Singapore (image below, right). Early 2023.
- Aleenta Retreat Chiang Mai, Thailand (image below left). Feb 2023.
- Hyatt Regency Bukhara, Uzbekistan. Slated to open in 2023.
- Shangri-La Melbourne, Australia. Debut in 2023.
- Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, Australia. Following the 2020 devastation of the island-wide bushfire, the lodge reemerges better and more beautiful. The renovation was entrusted to the lodge’s original architect.
The New Luxury Hotels 2023 in Americas
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- Corinthia New York, New York, USA. Opening 2023.
- The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern, Los Olivos, California,USA. February 2023.
- Life House Palm Springs, California April 2023.
- Thompson Palm Springs, California, USA. Early 2023.
- The Georgian, Santa Monica, USA (image below, middle). Jan 2023.
- Bowie House, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Late 2023.
- Conrad Orlando, Florida, United States. Fall 2023.
- Nobu Hotel Toronto, Canada (image below, right). Opening 2023.
- Habitas Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Early 2023.
- The Chatwal Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico. 2023
- Four Seasons, Cartagena, Colombia (image below left). Winter 2023.
The New Luxury Hotels 2023 in Europe
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- 1 Hotel London, Mayfair, London, UK. Spring 2023.
- The Dorchester, London, England. A London icon, reopening after a major renovation with new rooms, public areas, and the famous cocktail bar.
- The BoTree, London, UK. July 2023.
- GuestHouse No.124 – Brighton, Brighton, UK. Spring 2023.
- Maison Delano Paris, France (image in the second row, middle). Early 2023.
- Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel, Nice, France. Early 2023.
- La Nauve, Cognac, France. April 2023.
- Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Roma, Roma, Italy. Early 2023.
- J.K. Place Milan, Italy. Scheduled for 2023.
- Casa Baglioni, Milan, Italy (image below, right). Opening: January 2023.
- Isla Brown Chania, Greece. Opening: May 2023.
- Ikos Odisia, Corfu, Greece. May 2023.
- The Villas by Santo Collection, Santorini, Greece (image below, middle).
- Brach Madrid, Spain. Set to debut in 2023.
- Nobu Hotel Madrid, Spain. Summer 2023.
- Mondrian Hyde Ibiza, Spain. Mid 2023.
- Nobu Hotel San Sebastián, Spain. Summer 2023.
- Viceroy Ombria Resort Algarve, Portugal (image in the second row, left). Spring.
- Hotel Vermelho, Melides, Portugal. Spring 2023.
- Paragraph Freedom Square, Tbilisi, Georgia. Opening: Early 2023.
- De Durgerdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands. March 2023.
- The Hoxton Berlin, Germany. Opening: Summer 2023.
- Rosewood Schloss Fuschl, Austria (image in the second row, right). Late 2023.
- The Cōmodo, Bad Gastein, Austria (image below left). Early 2023.
- Grand Hansa Hotel Helsinki, Finland. Mid-2023.
See our previous New Luxury Hotel Openings lists:
The Top 100 Best Luxury Hotel Openings Worldwide in 2022
The Best Luxury Hotel Openings of 2021
The Top 100 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2020
The Top 50 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2019
The Top 80 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2018
The Top 70 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2017
The Top 60 Luxury Hotel Openings of 2016
The 50 Hottest Luxury Hotel Openings of 2015
*Note: All opening dates in this article are subject to changes as hotels experience delays.