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Hot New Hotels 2022: International Openings

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Something to look forward to: some of the most exciting luxury hotel openings of 2022

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We all need something to look forward to right now. While we’ll have to wait and see exactly how the landscape for international travel unfolds in 2022, let us focus on some positive news from the travel sector. These luxury resorts and retreats are all scheduled to open in 2022 and, frankly, we’d like to be at any or all of them right now. Browse our roundup of the most exciting new luxury hotel openings of the year.

Want to stay closer to home? Check out our roundup of new UK hotel openings for 2021.

Hot New Hotel Openings 2022: Worldwide

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Regent Phu Quoc Vietnam, Three Bedroom Terrace Pool Villa

Regent Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Opening: 19 April 2022

For your ultimate luxury getaway, look no further than Regent Phu Quoc, the first resort from leading luxury brand, Regent Hotels & Resorts, launched by IHG Hotels & Resorts. Occupying a prime beach-side location, alongside a UNESCO-designated World Biosphere Reserve, this resort offers the chance to indulge and relax in a spectacular setting. This resort comprises 176 suites and 126 villas, all with interiors comprising a blend of minimalist modernity and Vietnamese heritage. Villas range from one-seven bedrooms, and each boasts private infinity pools and panoramic views of the ocean. Offering a plethora of wellness experiences, guests will be able to get a personalised wellness itinerary guide. And as for places to dine and drink, this resort has endless options. There’s six world class restaurants, from culinary masterpieces like Oku, an enchanting Franco-Japanese eatery, to beachfront and rooftop cocktail bars.

BOOK: phuquoc.regenthotels.com

The Madrid EDITION hotel

The Madrid EDITION

Opening: Now Open

The EDITION brand is launching its newest hotel in Spain’s capital this March. Promising to encapsulate Madrid’s ‘beguiling individuality and essence’, the hotel will be the city’s first luxury lifestyle urban resort. Characterised by understated elegance and bursting with natural light, The Madrid EDITION will boast two restaurants, three bar concepts, a rooftop pool with stunning views, a wellness and spa facilities, meeting and event spaces, as well as exciting nightlife and entertainment. Located in the vibrant heart of Madrid, positioned on one of Madrid’s finest piazzas and just a stone’s throw from Kilometre Zero,  this exciting new hotel promises to be a buzzing hub for congregating, culture and cuisine.

BOOK: editionhotels.com

The Well at Hacienda AltaGracia, Costa Rica (New Hotels 2022)

The Well at Hacienda AltaGracia, Costa Rica

Opening: Now Open

Kick off the new year with a relaxing wellness retreat at The Well’s first international property in Costa Rica. Celebrating Pachamama (Mother Earth) as the master healer, the resort pays homage to its natural surroundings hidden in the foothills of the Talamanca Mountains. The wellness escape features eight treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy tub, thermal suite, multiple ranchos for outdoor mindful movement classes and an on-property farm.

BOOK: the-well.com

The Standard Ibiza

The Standard, Ibiza

Opening: April 2022

One of the most hotly anticipated hotel openings of 2022, The Standard’s Ibiza branch fronts the island’s main plaza, Vara de Rey, and is described as a ‘year-round adult playground’. With a design conceived by Lázaro Rosa-Violán and interiors by Oskar Kohnen, the hotel boasts a distinct 60’s vibe that is both fun and classy. There are 67 rooms and suites to explore, as well as a restaurant (which transforms after hours into an intimate nightlife experience) and a rooftop bar with panoramic views of the island. Formentera is also just a short, 20-minute ferry trip away.

BOOK: Opening rates start from €255. Rates for high season (starting July 1st) will be from €550. standardhotels.com

Hotel Aristide Lobby (New Hotels 2022)

Hotel Aristide, Island of Syros, Greece

Opening: April 2022

The arts meet hospitality in this new boutique hotel located on the Greek island of Syros, which features an aesthetic that masterfully blends comfort, design and sustainability. A restored neoclassical mansion, Hotel Aristide features nine rooms, three plunge pool suites and a rooftop restaurant. Home to a permanent art collection, guests to the hotel can also expect to find all kinds of art decorating rooms and public spaces. A dedicated art gallery will also host temporary exhibitions and artist residencies. Guests wanting something a little more eco-conscious can also res assured with the hotel’s environmental regeneration programme, which includes a re-greening project in collaboration with Cyclades Preservation Fund to help offset the carbon footprint of guests’ travel to the island. Single-use plastic is nowhere to be found onsite, water is heated with solar panels and rainwater is collected in a cistern to be reused.

BOOK: hotelaristide.com

Castle Elvira Exterior Grounds (C) Giles Price (New Hotels 2022)

Castle Elvira, Puglia

Opening: Spring 2022

Castle Elvira is the new luxury residence opening in Puglia this year, set on 37 acres of private parkland and boasting beautiful views of the local area as well as the venue’s gardens, citrus grove and olive grove. Guests can expect to find four en-suite guest bedrooms, two dining rooms, a piano room, cinema, roof terrace, 70 square metre swimming pool, jacuzzi and onsite café (did someone say luxury?). Castle Elvira’s sister residence Tower Elvira will also be opening in Spring 2022, allowing guests to increase occupancy to up to 20 people – making it an ideal venue for big events and celebrations.

BOOK: Rates for double room with breakfast from €349 per night. Rates for Castle and Cottage exclusive hire for 12 guests from €22,500 per week. castleelvira.com

Image: Giles Price

Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo

Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, Mexico

Opening: now open

Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo will be located on a private peninsula along the Pacific Ocean in the state of Jalisco, between the towns of La Manzanilla and Barra de Navidad. Set in a protected 25-mile eco-reserve the resort is the only luxury destination for miles in an underdeveloped part of Mexico. It will offer four dining and beverage venues, including an ocean view bar and restaurant, beach bar and grill and golf club restaurant. The grounds will also feature three pools, a full-service spa set amidst a tropical forest and a fitness centre, young adults centre and lounge, water sports centre, tennis courts and 4,000 square feet of meeting space.

BOOK: fourseasons.com

Mama Lisboa (New Hotels 2022)

Mama Lisboa, Portugal

Opening: now open

Close to the famous Avenida da Liberdade, Mama Shelter is arriving in Lisbon, with a playful and edgy new hotel. There will be 130 rooms with an focus on comfort, authenticity and cutting-edge design. Highlights include an all-day restaurant with its interior terrace and the brick oven pizzeria for locals to take away Mama’s famous pizzas. The rooftop will offer a dining destination with a bird’s-eye view of Lisbon and the Tagus.

BOOK: mamashelter.com

Farmhouse58, Johannesburg, South Africa (New Hotels 2022)

Farmhouse58, Johannesburg, South Africa

Opening: now open

Based outside of Johannesburg near the Cradle of Humankind, Farmhouse58 is a hotel concept that pivots around nature, with a key focus on the local community.  When being built, locals were able to upskill and the interiors were all sourced locally featuring artwork from the area. The hotel features silent zones, a meditative writing room and a library, with activities centring around nature and the community with guided hikes, regenerative farming sessions with the resident farmer and a scent workshop with a local perfumer, enabling guests to give back to the community whilst on holiday.

BOOK: farmhouse58.co

Rosewood Vienna (New Hotels 2022)

Rosewood Vienna, Austria

Opening: 2022

Housed in the former headquarters for Erste Group Bank AG, Rosewood Vienna will be situated on Petersplatz, one of the most famous squares in Vienna’s Old Town. Located just steps from the city’s best luxury shopping and dining plus its most famous historical sites, Rosewood Vienna is sure to become a city hub, with 99 spacious guest rooms and suites, a Rosewood Spa with stunning views of St. Peter’s church, a variety of dining options including a rooftop bar with exceptional city views and a vibrant restaurant with a terrace garden serving European cuisine.

BOOK: rosewoodhotels.com

The Emerald House in Lisbon

The Emerald House in Lisbon

Opening: 2022

Lisbon continues to be one of Europe’s must-visit destinations thanks to its year-round sun, culture, beaches and more. The Curio Collection by Hilton opens its first Lisbon outpost with The Emerald House Lisbon, featuring stunning views of the River Tagus and the city. Check into the Emerald Suite to really make the most of these, before heading out into the city to explore the hills on foot…or one of the historic trams once your legs get tired.

BOOK: hilton.com

Hotel La Palma (New Hotels 2022)

Hotel La Palma, Capri, Italy

Opening: April 2022

The Oetker Collection will add Hotel La Palma, Capri to the group’s portfolio of Masterpiece Hotels, bringing to life the island’s iconic dolce vita lifestyle as a reimagined incarnation of the original Hotel La Palma – the first and oldest hotel on the island. Located steps from the famous Piazzetta, the 50-room Hotel La Palma will comprise a rooftop restaurant and bar, a stunning pool deck, a spa and high-fashion boutiques. The La Palma Beach Club in the Marina Piccola will aspire to be the day-into-night, buzzing epicentre of the social scene on the island, with food by celebrated Chef, Gennaro Esposito.

BOOK: oetkercollection.com

Gran Hotel Montesol (New Hotels 2022)

Gran Hotel Montesol, Ibiza

Opening: Spring 2022

Located just off the main strip of the Paseo Vara de Rey, the Gran Hotel Montesol is a short distance from the historic Dalt Vila neighbourhood, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999. The building was first used by the Spanish government as a military barracks during the Spanish Civil War and World War II. Countless people have stayed at the Gran Hotel Montesol Ibiza since its opening, including Orson Wells and Princess Caroline of Monaco.

BOOK: granhotelmontesolibiza.com

Mama Shelter Paris La Défense (New Hotels 2022)

Mama Shelter Paris La Défense, France

Opening: Spring 2022

Mama Shelter launches its third Parisian property in the La Défense neighbourhood, the heart of the city’s financial district. Taking residence across 14 floors in the former Litman Tower, the hotel will house 211 bedrooms plus two all-day restaurants, a sports bar, a coffee shop and an arcade, whilst the trademark rooftop boasting stunning views of the capital. Mama La Défense will bring fun and warmth to the business district, for visitors and locals alike.

BOOK: mamashelter.com

Aman New York (New Hotels 2022)

Aman New York, USA

Opening: May 2022

Situated at the crossroads of 730 Fifth Avenue and 57th and 5th Street, opening in May 2022 to coincide with the iconic Crown Building’s 100th anniversary, Aman New York will offer world class dining and entertainment venues, a comprehensive Aman Spa, and exclusive branded residences, the very first urban Aman Residences worldwide. Designed by renowned architect Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston to pay homage to the Crown Building’s striking architecture, Aman New York will comprise 83 elegant guest rooms and suites, which start at 70 square meters and each have a functioning fireplace

BOOK: aman.com

Image courtesy of Denniston

Passalacqua, Lake Como (New Hotels 2022)

Passalacqua, Lake Como, Italy

Opening: June 2022

Standing above the village of Moltrasio, leading all the way down to the lake’s shore, Passalacqua has played host to some of the world’s most brilliant minds in music, literature, art and politics from Napoleon Bonaparte to Bellini to Winston Churchill. And in 2022, maybe you? Built on land originally owned by Pope Innocent XI, the villa was constructed in the 18th Century by Count Andrea Luccini-Passalacqua, and now, Passalacqua has become the latest project for one of Italy’s most well-known hotelier families – the
De Santis. Sister property to the lake’s Grand Hotel Tremezzo, it will offer total privacy, with 24 suites set within the main historic residence, the ancient stables and Casa al Lago located right on the lake, including the largest suite on Lake Como with a double-height balustraded music room where Bellini composed La Sonnambula in 1831.

BOOK: grandhoteltremezzo.com

Cali Mykonos I (New Hotels 2022)

Cali Mykonos I, Greece

Opening: June 2022

Located on Kalafati Beach on the eastern edge of Mykonos overlooking the deep blue Aegean, Cali Mykonos will boast 40 luxury villas in the prime location of Kalafati Beach. The villas are perched above a 110-meter infinity pool, which serves as both a private oasis and the ideal location for day/night parties. There is also a fleet of yachts and speed boats, available for rides and tours to other beaches, towns, and neighbouring remote islands such as Tinos and Paros, with private helicopter journeys also available upon request.

BOOK: Average daily rate is £1,300 | calimykonos.com

7Pines Resort Sardinia, Italy rendering

7Pines Resort Sardinia, Italy

Opening: July

An outposting of Destination by Hyatt, 7Pines Resort Sardinia will open this summer, located on the beachfront in Baja Sardinia, within the neighbourhood of Porto Cervo and a stone’s throw away from Costa Smeralda. Guests can choose from 76 rooms, including 8 junior suites and 20 suites, all with a choice of sea views or landscaped Mediterranean gardens. The Pure Seven Spa will sit at the heart of the resort: an 800 square metre wellbeing centre with five treatment cabins for individual or couples’ treatments, plus steam room, sauna, emotional shower, ice room and outdoor areas for Kneipp therapy. The 7Pines Yachting Services will provide access to an exclusive fleet of luxury yachts for guests keen to explore the most beautiful coves of the Costa Smeralda or the archipelago of La Maddalena.

BOOK: 7pines.com/en/sardinia

 

Portrait Milano

Portrait Milano, Italy

Opening: Summer 2022

Portrait Milano is set to open after the success of Portrait Roma and Portrait Firenze. The five-star hotel will restore and revive the monumental spaces of Europe’s oldest seminary, second in the world, built in 1564 and long closed, despite its significance. The building, which boasts an impressive Baroque entrance designed in 1652 by Francesco Maria Richini, will be restored by Michele de Lucchi’s Studio AMDL.

BOOK: lungarnocollection.com

Paris shopping

Le Grand Mazarin, Paris, France

Opening: September 2022

Le Grand Mazarin is located in the heart of Le Marais, a buzzing district that’s bursting with creativity and constantly coming up with cutting-edge trends and avant-garde concepts. Set to be a place to meet and get together in a sophisticated setting that puts a playful spin on styles and periods with myriad influences, the hotel houses 61 quirky rooms and suites, a restaurant with all-day service, a chic yet enigmatic underground bar, and the largest private pool in Le Marais.

BOOK: coming soon

Photo by Tristan Colangelo 

Six Senses Rome

Six Senses Rome, Italy

Opening: Autumn 2022

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas opens its first property in Italy – Six Senses Rome, located in a palazzo building in the centre of ancient Rome, just moments away from the Fontana di Trevi, Pantheon and the shopping streets of Via Condotti, Frattina and Borgognona. The hotel will feature 95 guest rooms and suites, a spa, restaurant, events terrace, outdoor courtyard garden and rooftop terrace with a 360° view of the city and monuments. Protected by the Roman municipality and UNESCO listed, the main façade is being restored back to its grand origins.

BOOK: sixsenses.com

Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Marrakech

Nobu Hotel Marrakech, Morocco

Opening: Autumn 2022

Founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert de Niro and Meir Teper, Nobu Hotel Marrakech is set to be a design focused hotel. Located in the Hivernage district, steps from the city’s souks and vibrant Djemaa el-Fna, the hotel will house 71 spacious guest rooms and suites, a selection of dining venues and rooftop spaces, and a spacious spa and fitness centre with indoor and outdoor swimming pools and meeting and event space.

BOOK: nobuhotels.com

 

White Desert Antarctica

White Desert Antarctica

Opening: November 2022

White Desert has announced its third camp, ‘Echo’ for the 2022 season, which starts in November 2022. Hot off the heels of its second camp, Wolf’s Fang, which launched this season, Echo will be a camp designed and inspired by space travel. The stylish eco-camp will feature six heated, cutting-edge polar pods complete with expansive floor to ceiling windows offering views of the dramatic landscape beyond. Crafted from composite fiberglass, the bedroom pods will be designed for two guests, with interiors featuring retro space-age detailing and luxurious furnishings. White Desert has designed Echo to be dismantled without a trace, leaving no more than a minor or transitory impact on Antarctica. Guests will have access to all White Desert activities, including fat biking, skiing, skidooing and 4×4 Arctic Truck driving as well as expertly guided hiking, ice-climbing and mountaineering. Antarctic interior highlights such as visiting Atka Bay to see the 28,000 strong Emperor Penguin colony.

BOOK: Itineraries are a minimum of 3 nights and guests staying at Echo will be required to book the camp on an exclusive-use basis catering for up to 12 pax | Prices start from $504,000 (£381,500) for three nights and include return flights & transfers Cape Town to Antarctica, all accommodation, food & beverages and any activities at camp | white-desert.com

Sitting room with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the mountains

One&Only Moonlight Basin, Montana, United States

Opening: 2024

One&Only will be launching its first resort and residential community in the States in 2024, located in Big Sky, Montana. This will also be the brand’s first alpine resort, with 73 guest rooms and suites in the main lodge, 19 secluded villas, a separate ski lodge and a Chenot Spa. A community of 62 private residences will also be up for grabs. Nestled between Lone Peak and the Spanish Peaks, One&Only Moonlight Basin will boast beautiful views overlooking Montana’s mountains and wildlife (while still holding on to a sense of modern luxury). Designed by Olson Kundig, the interiors of the resort promise sleek and contemporary aesthetics – complete with glass walls showcasing the mountain ranges of Big Sky. You’ll be hard-pressed to find opportunities for boredom, especially with ski runs and classes, golf courses and the Yellowstone National Park on your doorstep.

BOOK: oneandonlyresorts.com

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