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As a team of hotel-obsessed travel advisors, few things fuel our curiosity more than a new hotel opening.
Keeping in tradition with our annual roundup of new hotel openings, we couldn’t imagine starting 2022 without a new list of properties that are inspiring adventures both close to home and abroad. Whether for milestone celebration or a cozy getaway, we’ve done the impossible and narrowed down a list of twenty-two of the most anticipated properties on our radars right now. And for easy navigation, you can click below to the continent of your choosing to zone in on each region:
Nestled in the heart of Kauai, 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay thrives on sustainable living. The LEEDv4-certified escape embraces its natural surroundings by intertwining the warmth of the local Hawaiian islands into the hotel’s design. All rooms, studios, and suites will be built from 144.6 tons of recycled furnishing from the islands. With highly-customizable spa experiences and excursions fit for all ages, this new hotel opening is perfect for multigenerational groups looking for the ideal Hawaiian getaway.
A soaring new landmark on the Nashville skyline, Four Seasons pays homage to the city’s creative spirit. Located within the neighborhood of SoBro (South Broadway), guests are just steps away from the city’s vibrant arts scene and hottest new restaurants. That SoBro energy is felt in every luxurious detail, from their brushed-metal designs in their guestrooms to their glamorous rooftop pool terrace. With warm Four Seasons care, this is the ideal new hotel opening for those looking to enjoy Downtown Nashville’s entertainment scene and energetic nightlife.
With California wine country being one of our top-requested destinations, so it makes sense to include Auberge Resorts Collection’s newest addition to the historic region. Stanly Ranch takes full advantage of its remote location, transforming the area into a vineyard producing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and a working fruit and vegetable farm. This is every couple’s culinary dream, and each of their seventy-eight standalone farmhouse-inspired cottages and suites provide maximum privacy. The restaurants are also a highlight, providing guests with intimate dining experiences with the vibrant vineyards as your backdrop.
The island of Manhattan is known for some of the city’s best dining, shopping, and nightlife experiences. And The Fifth Avenue Hotel ticks all those boxes. Located steps from Madison Square Park and the iconic apex of the Flatiron Building, this is the ideal new hotel opening to stay at during the blooming New York springtime. The Fifth offers sweeping views of New York and features an eclectic mix of furniture unique to each room. There’s also a spectacular Conservatory reserved for guests of the hotel. The concept is to recreate the golden age of the turn of the century New York, with the distinctive design, highly-personalized hospitality, exceptional cuisine, combined with compelling art and engaging cultural experiences.
While the perfect Work From Hotel experience is all subjective to the traveler, we love a perfect blend of business and entertainment. Thompson Austin drops you right in the middle of those two crossroads, providing guests with sleek apartment-style accommodations located at the heart of one of the Lone Star State’s most vibrant cities. This hyper-modern hotel features fun for all: private cycling and yoga studios, complimentary tickets to The Contemporary modern art museum, and exclusive access to the hottest nightlife Austin has to offer.
Mirroring the energy and heritage of Brazil, Rosewood São Paulo is an urban oasis located in Cidade Matarazzo. This new hotel opening fully embodies Rosewood’s A Sense of Place® philosophy by preserving the original complex of elegantly preserved buildings from the early 20th century. Well situated in the heart of the city, Rosewood São Paulo occupies one of the area’s few remaining historical landmarks and a striking new vertical garden tower designed by Jean Nouvel. This new hotel opening is designed to be a new cultural hotspot for the city with a wide range of art and even its own music studio and cinema.
Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, Mexico is a secluded oceanfront oasis nestled in more than 3,000 acres of verdant jungle on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Here, the beaches are swimmable, wildlife is accessible, and nature is abundant. The resort is designed with two distinct enclaves for families and adults to enjoy the various wellness and adventure offerings on site. Some examples include fishing excursions with local anglers and guided wildlife tours. “La Mansion” is the resort’s main building inspired by pre-Columbian architecture. Tamarindo’s undiscovered location connects visitors to a secluded enclave on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Be sure to work with your SmartFlyer travel advisor to book one of their cliffside, beachfront, and private hideaway accommodations.
Rock House will feature forty-six oceanfront villa-style residences capturing the allure of hillside European towns like Capri. Each free-standing one-and-two bedroom home includes private pools and outdoor terraces and bathrooms with outdoor private shower gardens. A highlight is the hotel’s signature restaurant, set upon a hilltop that offers 180-degree views of the archipelago’s barrier reef and the Atlantic Ocean. The steps down a 25-foot ancient limestone cliff will lead from the pool to Rock House’s secluded Beach Club at Rock House with oceanfront dining and a 130-foot jetty.
Situated on the sparkling Riviera Nayarit, Susurros del Corazón is a surfer’s paradise sitting on a bluff fringed by tropical jungles and white sand beaches. With fifty-nine rooms – including twenty-three deluxe rooms, twenty-five junior suites, and eleven one-bedroom Suites and three-to-six-bedroom Private villas, this boutique-style new hotel opening is sure to be a couple’s paradise. Auberge’s resort spas are always a highlight, and Susurros del Corazón is no exception. Guests are invited to enjoy a wide range of wellness experiences in one of their eleven treatment rooms, including cutting-edge hydrotherapy technology.
Nestled on a vast expanse of undeveloped coastline, the new Waldorf Astoria Cancun provides guests a secluded beachfront escape with panoramic ocean views. This exclusive beachfront sanctuary highlights oceanside healing experiences, from signature spa therapies and elegant dining to the sweeping views of the Mexican Caribbean. Every guestroom and suite looks out over the sea, and each offers an inviting private balcony plunge pool. It’s also located on a secluded stretch coastline alongside the second largest coral reef in the world, safe for swimming. Their signature Waldorf Astoria Spa includes a salon and pool along with indoor and outdoor treatment rooms featuring original Mayan-inspired spa experiences.
Ilha Caldeira, Mozambique – off the southeast coast of Africa
Located on the private island of Ilha Caldeira off the coast of Mozambique, Banyan Tree Ilha Caldeira invites guests to forty private pool villas with endless views of the Indian Ocean. The hotel’s accommodations were intentionally arranged to provide guests with natural sancturies where they can switch off and embrace the local flavor. Speaking of, we would be remiss to not highlight their vibrant culinary options. Each dining opportunity is crafted from regionally-sourced, locally-curated dining experiences that will make any foodie hungry for more.
As their flagship property in Asia, The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon boasts rooms ranging from 40 square-meters to a sprawling 144 square-meter penthouse fitted with a terrace pool. One of the biggest draws to this new hotel opening is their culinary offerings. There’s The Parlor – the hub of the hotel for lounging, cocktails, live music, lectures, and more – the Standard Grill for all your American steakhouse classics, and an award-winning Chinese cuisine by Mott 32. We highly recommend booking a table at their eclectic Tea Room.
Bvlgari Hotel Moscow occupies a premier place within one of the city’s most prestigious locales. Conceived by Italy’s Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, this former residence of a Russian noble family, the 65-room hotel is infused with modern Italian style throughout its private and public spaces. The crown jewel of the hotel is the 300-square-meter Bvlgari Suite. Equally lavish are the restaurant, bar, and spacious roof terrace. We also recommend dipping into the Spa’s 25-meter lap pool.
Conrad Chia Laguna Sardinia is a beach resort located in southern Sardinia and the brand’s first foray into Italy. With its breathtaking view of the turquoise sea and the lagoon of pink flamingos, this is the ideal new hotel opening for travelers looking for a beachside stay fit for any celebration. On top of their stunning collection of 107 rooms with private garden or beach views, the hotel also hosts several exclusive beach clubs just a shuttle away. For excursion lovers, the hotel also offers private transfers to Nora, one of the most important archaeological sites in Sardinia.
We’re a fan of hotels that get creative with their spaces. And Gleneagles Townhouse is definitely one to keep an eye out for. As Gleneagles’ first city hotel, this historic bank has been lovingly reimagined into an architectural marvel you can lounge back in. Each of their thirty-three rooms are inspired by the city’s townhouses and blends it with modern touches. The wellness here is not to be missed. Between their cutting edge treatments – including a cryotherapy chamber and infrared saunas – and its ideal location, this new hotel opening is both a health haven and new social hotspot for the city.
Journey back to a restored 20th-century stay that celebrates dolce vita. Hotel La Palma is Capri’s first hotel originally built in 1822 and transformed into an elegant and exclusive fifty-room-and-suite hotel. This hotel is Oetker Collection’s reimagined incarnation of the island’s original hotel that long hosted a collective of notable artists, poets, writers, and musicians from all over the world. Hotel La Palma’s fifty rooms – including eighteen suites – are each complete with its own private balcony or terrace and have been transformed by acclaimed Rome-based architect Francesco Delogu of Delogu Architects. Between the accommodations and unbridled access to local Capri, this new hotel opening is ideal for any honeymooners looking for a European getaway.
Looking to unwind like the Romans did? Six Senses is making a splash into Italia with their latest installment to their collection. Six Senses Rome features, ninety-six distinct guest rooms and suites, a spa, restaurant, events terrace, outdoor courtyard garden and rooftop terrace with a 360° view of the city and monuments. Located on the first floor, Six Senses Spa and Roman baths are the centerpiece of their wellness journey. In addition, guests can learn the benefits of herbology, working with local herbs, plants, and ingredients at the Alchemy Bar in a private or group setting.
While Iceland is known for its iconic expeditions through the country’s natural wonders, the capital of Reykjavik stands out as a vibrant urban community. The Reykjavik EDITION provides both access to the city’s plentiful offerings and surrounding natural landmarks. We love this hotel for anyone looking to experience the Northern Lights for the first time. The Lights are clearly visible in the city during the winter solstice from their rooftop public space.
With the United Kingdom excitedly welcoming travelers back into the country, we’d be remiss not to showcase this exciting new lifestyle hotel opening in the historical Grosvenor Square. The Twenty Two is a Westside hideaway fitted with just thirty-one bedrooms and suites, including a Mews house and all-day restaurant. In a city buzzing with life, this is one of our top choices for travelers looking for a private haven with easy access to the beautiful residential sights of Mayfair. Its guests are invited to “come as you are”, says hotelier Navid Mirtorabi. The hotel meets private members club is open to everyone but was carefully designed to feel very accessible for a younger generation.
The Langham, Gold Coast is the first and largest development with direct beach access on the Gold Coast in the last 30 years. Located in the tallest tower of the Jewel development, the hotel towers offers unparalleled views of the Pacific. Here, guests can enjoy an array of high-end wining and dining, as well as easy access to Surfers Paradise Beach. This hotel is a surf lovers paradise and features unprecedented access to the iconic waves of the Gold Coast.
Atlantis The Royal is designed to be a towering beacon upon the Dubai skyline. This 795-room resort surges forty-three stories high, crowned by a 90-meter sky pool. This new hotel opening invites guests to enjoy eighteen world-class restaurants – eight of which are helmed by celebrity chefs – a 3,000 square-meter wellness center, and surreal architecture. This is one of the most Instagrammable new hotel openings on our list; a highlight is the more than 4,000 ephemeral jellyfish gliding in a massive enclosure in the lobby. Families would love a stay at this resort filled with activities all across their private beach.
In a city defined by its ever-changing skyline, Foster & Partners set out to create something that could stand out as a landmark destination, and The Lana does just that. All 225 guestrooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows framing the Burj Khalifa or the sun-baked desert. The stunning Presidential Suite with an outdoor terrace runs the length of the elevation overlooking Burj Khalifa. The suite’s unique garden opens up to make it an indoor-outdoor space for entertaining.