Check out this TOP 20 of the most anticipated hotel openings of 2022 and start planning your next getaway.
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#1 – Etéreo, Mexico
Etéreo, located in Mexico, is a resort that encourages in-depth discovery of the culture through exploration both on and off property. The resort offers stunning oceanfront events and beachside weddings for guests. The design of the property’s rooms, lawns, and ballrooms allow an event to take on various forms and characters.
#2 – andBeyond Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge, Tanzania
&BEYOND Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge is located in the most remote western reaches of the Serengeti. The property is the sole lodge on a tributary of the Grumeti River and one of the few lodges in this pristine section of the park, which means that guests can expect a unique combination of exclusivity and proximity to wildlife.
A new design for the currently remodelled property will harness a variety of measures designed to make the building environmentally sustainable. Solar power will account for 80% of the energy used, and low-energy fittings will be used throughout. Water conservation and waste-water recycling will also be key features of the property’s eco-friendly design.
#3 – VISTA Palazzo Verona, Italy
A luxurious hotel that places guests at the centre of Italian life. This brand-new collection allows travellers to discover the best of modern Italy in a brand-new way. Experience continental charm in art cities and exotic Italian destinations. Step into your own dream home, where you can relax in five-star luxury.
#4 – Cashel Palace Hotel, Ireland
Spectacularly located by the Rock of Cashel in picturesque Co. Tipperary, the hotel is enveloped in nature and overlooked by ancient history. Blissfully decadent and exquisitely stylish, Cashel Palace will offer a total of 42 bedrooms and suites each of which has been individually and luxuriously designed for rest and relaxation. Cashel Palace is a true luxury hideaway.
#5 – The David Kempinski Tel Aviv, Israel
At the centre of Tel Aviv’s famous Promenade, The David Kempinski is the city’s glamorous new five-star hotel. A haven of serenity with stylish interiors, the hotel is Tel Aviv’s most fashionable destination, luring guests back from their sightseeing adventures with its extensive luxury facilities. The David Kempinski Hotel sets a new benchmark in luxury hospitality in the city, it is the newest place to be and be seen.
#6 – Sungani Lodge & Kulandila Camp, Zambia
Sungani Lodge is the most Southerly Camp in the park and just a little upstream is their beautiful Kulandila Camp. The Sungani Lodge blends seamlessly into the landscape and showcases the natural tones of the bush. The main area of the lodge has a variety of living spaces where your time is uninterrupted. You have privacy and relaxation at your fingertips at this luxury getaway.
#7 – La Valise San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
La Valise is bringing its signature blend of eclectic design and elevated service to the arts-focused colonial city of San Miguel de Allende. The intimate property will feature six opulent suites, each outfitted with artisan textiles, colonial-era artifacts, and contemporary Mexican furnishings. Go behind the home to find an urban oasis with a garden, pool, patio, and installation by surrealist artist Pedro Friedeberg.
#8 – Sensei Porcupine Creek, California
Set in the foothills of the Santa Rosa Mountains in Rancho Mirage, a true desert oasis awaits you at Sensei Porcupine Creek, a 230-acre estate transformed into an intimate wellness retreat featuring peerless golf and tennis facilities and lush spa gardens.
#9 – Rock House, Turks & Caicos
Rock House Turks and Caicos resort offers a truly unique beach experience. In the depths of this cliff-side community, residents will have access to a private beach that is secluded and private, while amenities such as daybeds, umbrellas, deck chairs, and private docks will be nearby. A boat service will also pick up residents at a private dockside spot in which they can embark on the ocean adventure of their dreams.
#10 – Cosme Hotel, Greece
Explore the collection of luxury hotels, resorts & villas across Greece and discover the Greek isles’ unique architecture, soothing Cycladic surroundings, and leisurely pace of life. Kanava Hotels & Resorts believes that a genuinely happy life is one of both physical and mental wellbeing. Slow down, mind your wellbeing, spend time with your loved ones and create moments to treasure forever.
#11 – Pendry Park City, Utah
The new year is coming, and Park City will be welcoming a new luxury hotel to the scene. Located in Canyons Village at Park City Mountain, the ski-in, lift-out Pendry Park City will take a modern approach to the alpine lodge, with 152 rooms and suites decked out with floor-to-ceiling windows, curated artwork and contemporary furnishings. Guests will have access to the hotel’s only rooftop pool and bar as well as four bar and restaurant choices; the latter will include a Japanese-American spot serving steaks and chops along with sushi and ramen, as well as a central après lounge and a pizzeria. Both hotel guests and owners of the Pendry Residences (also in the building) will have access to a rec room stocked with arcade games, an eight-room spa, a fitness centre and a kids’ club.
#12 – Maison Delano Paris, Bali
If you’re ready to take a break from the hustle and bustle of urban life in Paris, check into this 56-room hotel on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. It’s housed in an 18th-century courtyard building, which is a short stroll away from the Louvre and Les Halles. This property is part of a new urban hotel brand, Maison Delano. This means you can expect more than just your standard hotel amenities—like a Michelin-starred restaurant, spa services, and a rooftop terrace—but also an art gallery featuring rotating exhibitions. So you can kick back and enjoy the luxury of this property after spending the day shopping for designer duds on the exclusive Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
#13 – Hotel La Compañía, Panama
Hotel La Compañia is a destination in the heart of Panama City, with three wings representing different eras of Panama history from 1739 to 1905. Each wing offers an experience like no other, with old-world European luxury and modern convenience meeting Panamanian style.
Each room is beautifully appointed with artisanal furniture and original artwork that blends old-world grandeur with modern convenience. The hotel also has an exquisite rooftop pool and bar, where you can enjoy drinks and live music while taking in the unique atmosphere of Casco Antiguo, home to world-class dining, nightlife, and archaeological sites that explore Panama’s rich past.
#14 – Botanika Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Picture a luxurious rainforest retreat in Corcovado National Park, where the Pacific Ocean and the Golfo Dulce meet. A place that respects the idyllic environment of the Osa Peninsula and is reflective of it—where luxury and nature merge seamlessly, with every detail so carefully considered that you’ll have no choice but to fall in love with it. The Osa Peninsula is a secluded destination. It’s an area of ecological splendor and biodiversity, with expansive nature reserves, pristine beaches, and majestic rainforests. A place rich in animal life and culture—the perfect setting for your next vacation.
#15 – Sanctuary Tambarare, Kenya
Abercrombie & Kent is a luxury travel company that was founded in 1960. To celebrate the 60 years, they built a new resort in Kenya to reflect their beginnings. Set in the foothills of Mount Kenya, Sanctuary Tambarare overlooks the 90,000-acre Ol Pejeta Conservancy, home to the Big Five—including the last two northern white rhinos on earth. After days spent tracking lions or riding horses among the herds, retreat to the lodge for gourmet eats, attentive service and overnights in 10 luxe tents.
#16 – Finniss River Lodge, Australia
The Top End is a vast and sparsely inhabited region of Australia that stretches from the northern coast to the Gulf of Carpentaria and beyond. This is the only hotel within 500 miles, making it an ideal hub for those who want to experience an authentic outback adventure. This six-room property is both a working cattle station and a luxury lodge, with a mineral pool overlooking the grasslands, superb birdwatching, exceptional barramundi fishing, and the chance to immerse in the indigenous culture at nearby Litchfield National Park, a 20-minute hop by helicopter. Enthusiasts can even sign up to help push a mob of cattle up through the floodplain.
#17 – The Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York USA
An ultra-luxe addition to the NoMad neighborhood, the Second National Bank Building hotel is a sleek and stylish new property with a 24-story skyscraper and 24 suites within an original McKim Mead & White building. The hotel will be operated by Flâneur Hospitality, the same company behind such luxury properties as the Ritz Paris and Lanesborough in London. The property includes 129 guestrooms, with 24 of those being suites inside the former Second National Bank Building. The design of this building was done by McKim Mead & White in 1907, during New York City’s Gilded Age. It has been carefully restored from its original state to be reborn in typically glamorous but understated style by Martin Brudnizki, who earned his reputation designing exclusive bars and restaurants like the Ivy in London.
#18 – Hôtel Barrière Fouquet’s, New York USA
The famed Parisian hotelier Barrière Group is venturing across the pond for the first time ever, opening a five-star hotel in Manhattan’s trendy Tribeca neighborhood. Hôtel Barrière Fouquet’s New York will be the first American outpost of the Paris-based group, known for its stellar properties around the world. The hotel will offer 97 rooms and suites that were designed by renowned French designer Martin Brudnizki, who chose art deco as his main inspiration and lavender as one of his main colors. Blending Parisian panache with NYC cool, Hôtel Barrière Fouquet’s New York will boast luxurious amenities like a plush screening room, a rooftop terrace, a glam pool, the Spa Diane Barrière and multiple drinking and dining options, including an outpost of the historic French brasserie Fouquet’s.
#19 – The Homestead, South Africa
With views of the rolling waves and soft volcanic sand, COMO Uma Canggu is a beachfront resort on Bali’s south coast. The resort offers stylish accommodation with exceptional cuisine, meaningful wellness, and the same impeccable service COMO is known for across the globe. The resort is home to the COMO Shambhala Retreat, where guests can nurture wellbeing at daily fitness classes, hands-on healing and holistic therapies. The Beach Club is a lively place where friends and family can gather for dinner or drinks—and selected evenings feature live acoustic musicians and DJs.
#20 – Portrait Milano, Italy
The Ferragamos have been dominating their hometown hotel scene at a series of elegant, understated spots flagged under the Lungarno collection brand. Now they’re branching out beyond their Tuscan base with this flagship in Italy’s northwestern hub. The hideaway will be housed in a former seminary with a show-stopping Baroque entrance dating back to 1652. Expect sleek, functional rooms with knowing winks to the leather making family.