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The hottest hotel openings you need on your radar

The hottest hotel openings you need on your radar

October 26th, 2022

From spectacular South African safari lodges to chic Parisian stays, we have the new kids on the hotel block to inspire some serious wanderlust. So, dust off your passport and start planning your next trip.

Opening November 2022

Casa Chablé Sian Ka'an, Mexico

Located south of Tulum in the Sian Ka’an biosphere, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Casa Chablé will offer true barefoot luxury, ultimate seclusion, and immersion in nature on a private islet untouched stretch of Quintana Roo’s Caribbean coast. The adventure begins at the entrance to the biosphere, where guests are whisked away by private boat for a scenic 35-minute ride through lush mangrove forests before reaching the resort’s private dock. There, guests enter the world of Casa Chablé, a pristine islet featuring five standalone beachfront bungalows with outdoor showers, and a main villa housing five guest suites, each with their own private terrace. The property also includes a thatched-roof gourmet restaurant, an oceanfront wellness cabana, gym, outdoor wellness esplanade for yoga and meditation, a rooftop lounge and bar overlooking sunset views, and a private beach.

Rates begin at £446 per night, based on double occupancy, with full property buyouts available from £4,950 for up to 22 people. Seasonal rates will apply.

Opening winter 2022

Hôtel Dame des Arts, Paris

Situated in the beating artistic heart of the legendary St-Germain-des-Prés on the bustling Left Bank and embracing all this culturally rich neighbourhood has to offer, this hotel will reignite the cutting-edge, diverse and liberal cultural movement that Picasso, Hemingway, Coco Chanel and The Fitzgerald’s to name a few established in this area over 100 years ago. Highlights will include the Nouvelle Vague movie set interiors designed by internationally renowned Paris-based designer Raphael Navot – look forward to unique, beautiful spaces that seamlessly blend intricate colours and textures into a sensory voyage, an effervescent Rooftop Bar with unrivalled 360-degree views of the City of Lights and incredible culinary experiences masterminded by the former F&B leader for The Experimental Group. 

Rates begin at €375 / £330 per room per night.

Opening Q2 2023

The Homestead, South Africa

The Homestead is a 12-suite eco-conscious ultra-luxury lodge located on the Nambiti reserve in South Africa set to debut in 2023. Just two and a half hours from Durban and four hours from Johannesburg, the Nambiti reserve is regarded as one of South Africa’s most ambitious conservation initiatives and one of the few reserves where the majesty of the Big 5 (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino) and over 50 species of wildlife can be experienced free from the threat of malaria. The Homestead will redefine the eco-luxury lodge through its innovative architecture that seamlessly blends into its wildlife surroundings and combines new buildings with original 19th century structures, state-of-the-art sustainability integration, customised service, and more, to offer guests the ultimate destination for discovery, reflection and connection. From tailored game drives to cooking classes, community elders visits, and birding adventures, every experience at The Homestead keeps conservation, sustainability and adventure alive.

Rates begin at £2,550 per person per night includes: luxury accommodation, all meals and beverages, twice daily electric safaris and / or walking safaris (accompanied by experienced guides), return road transfers between the reserve airstrip and The Homestead, and laundry service.

Opening Spring 2023

Eliamos Villas Hotel & Spa Kefalonia, Greece

Opening May 1st 2023, Eliamos Villas Hotel & Spa is set on the southern shores of Kefalonia island, in Greece, situated just 15 minutes by car from Kefalonia International Airport and 20 minutes from the island’s capital, Argostoli. Set above a secluded beach, Eliamos’ family-friendly and refined modern village has 12 spacious villas and maisonettes looking out to dazzling sea vistas or sprawling olive groves. All boast their own saltwater pool or Jacuzzi, and private garden. Eliamos exudes the comfortable familiarity of a private villa retreat, yet offers access to the hotel’s five-star amenities. Nature-based relaxation and wellness take centre-stage with an outdoor gym, saltwater swimming pool, Eliamos Spa and wellness activities including yoga and meditation. Harnessing the power of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, dining at Eliamos gives way to earthy yet refined dishes with a health-conscious approach, prepared with ingredients from local farmers and producers. The exclusive village proposes a stay rooted in sustainability, intertwined with nature’s abundance. Guest experiences include turtle conservation and star gazing.

Rates from £340 per night based on two people sharing.

Anticipated opening date Q2, 2023

Paragraph Freedom Square, Tbilisi, Georgia

Set in the heart of Freedom Square, the most iconic postcode in Tbilisi, this Luxury Collection hotel will offer an authentic gateway to explore this diverse hidden gem of a city with 220 guestrooms, designed with traditional Georgian touches and modern luxury finishes. In the hotel’s specialty restaurant, guests can savour traditional Georgian dishes and, for those looking for spectacular views whilst dining, the Skybar provides the perfect evening escape, serving Asian cuisine in an intimate setting overlooking the city. Guests are invited to relax and indulge in the luxurious spa featuring ESPA spa treatments, an indoor pool, and a state-of-the-art gym. Golf lovers rejoice as the hotel rooftop offers cable car service transporting guests to the neighbouring golf course.

Rates TBC

Anticipated opening date Q2, 2023

W Prague, Czech Republic

W Prague marks the brand’s debut into the Czech Republic and will be located on Wenceslas Square in the centre of the buzzing capital city. The hotel will be a renovation of the former Grand Europa Hotel, a radical art nouveau style property that pushed boundaries when it originally opened in 1905, and will do so again with the W brand’s progressive design and innovative spirit. Restored historical elements of the former Grand Hotel Europa will be combined with a stunning new oval-shaped extension to create a blend of old-world glamour and vibrant, contemporary design. W Prague will feature 161 stylish guestrooms and suites, including the Extreme Wow Suite – the brand’s lavish take on the traditional Presidential Suite. Its glamorous rooftop bar and outdoor terrace are the perfect location for style-savvy locals to enjoy sweeping cityscape views over cocktails. The hotel will also house several chic restaurants, an ultra-modern event space, indoor WET pool deck, FIT fitness centre and AWAY ® Spa.

Rates from USD $350 (£302) per room, per night

Opened October 2022

Kimpton Aysla, Mallorca

Kimpton Aysla Mallorca is a sanctuary of laidback luxury and wellness offering guests the chance to fully unwind and recharge. Situated in the town of Santa Ponsa (in Calviá, only 14 km from Palma de Mallorca and 20 minutes from its airport), guests can enjoy its incredible on-site facilities and have the privilege of being a stone's throw away from some of the island's most prestigious leisure clubs, like the Mallorca Country Club, a regular practice ground for some of the world's top tennis players, and Golf Santa Ponsa, a large golf complex with two 18-hole PGA European tour courses, a 9-hole course, and a driving range. The resort has a full programme of wellbeing activities, such as morning workouts, guided meditation, yoga classes or road cycling, as well as two outside pools. The extensive onsite spa has a stunning indoor pool, mud baths, sauna, a salt cave, and seven treatment rooms where guests can experience exclusively formulated treatments.

Winter season starting from €350 per night. Summer season starting from €600 per night.

Opening November 2022

SCHLOSS Roxburghe, Scotland

SCHLOSS Roxburghe will be welcoming an extensive expansion this November with the opening of the new Estate House, hosting an additional 58 rooms and a purpose-built banqueting suite, extensive spa facilities and several cottages across the grounds. The historic estate located in the Scottish Borders (only a 4-hour train from London to Berwick-upon-Tweed and 1.5 hours from Edinburgh), features a championship golf course and a range of outdoor country activities including clay pigeon shooting, fishing, archery and more.The charming manor house has been enhanced by with new spa facilities including a heated outdoor swimming pool making it the first outdoor spa in the Scottish Borders.

Rates from £230 per night.

Anji McGrandles

Anji McGrandles

Anji is our resident wellbeing coach and expert. She loves experiencing wellness destinations and checking out the latest wellness products, books and events.