The Hottest Hotel Openings Around the World in 2020

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Looking to get away to somewhere brand-new in 2020? Be among the first to visit these fresh new stays around the globe.

Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Hawaii

Set to open: January 2020
Situated on royal lands along the Kona coast, Mauna Lani is a paradise of swaying palms, fish ponds and natural lava plains occupying 13 oceanfront hectares.

Arctic Bath, Sweden

Arctic Bath Sweden

Set to open: January 2020
This unusual, nest-like structure is Arctic Bath, a spa hotel in Swedish Lapland that’s situated under the Northern Lights in winter and the midnight sun in summer. It’s particularly stunning when coated in snow – a dip in the icy waters is recommended.

Ruby Lucy, London

Ruby Lucy London

Set to open: January 2020
Pioneer of the “lean luxury” philosophy – they do away with unnecessary extras like room service in favour of lower prices  – Ruby Lucy is opening its first London location in 2020. The Munich-based hotel group is setting up shop on the Southbank’s Lower Marsh with a 76-room hotel. The aesthetic? Carnival-chic. Expect brass accents and dramatic colour schemes.

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Orient Express Bangkok Manahakhon Tower

Set to open: Early 2020
The luxurious decor of the Orient Express carriages has been reinterpreted them into a sumptuous hotel in the middle of bustling Bangkok. It’s due to open early 2020, 137 years after the Orient Express took its maiden voyage from Paris to Moscow.

Rosewood Sāo Paulo

Set to open: Early 2020
The first Rosewood property in South America, São Paulo’s iteration will be inside an historic building that was once a maternity hospital. Celebrated architect Philippe Starck and Brazilian artists Vik Muniz and Saint-Clair Cemin are collaborating on the hotel’s design. There will be 151 guest rooms and 122 owners’ suites; those lucky enough to stay have access to a rooftop pool, a caviar lounge, a large spa and a music studio.

The Legian Sire, Lombok

Set to open: March 2020
The Legian Sire is situated on a pristine stretch of sand on Lombok, an island 40 minutes’ flight from Bali. Once you land, you’re unlikely to leave. There are pool villas, beachfront villas and a beach house; each has views over the ocean. The spa creates bespoke treatments and the three dining venues are supplied from on-site organic gardens.

Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle

Set to open: April 2020
Wandering through the elaborate gardens or gazing at the gilded interiors of the Palace of Versailles, one can almost imagine life as Marie Antoinette (pre-Revolution, obviously) – until it comes time to board the bus back to Paris. With the opening of the Airelles at the Château de Versailles, the fantasy can continue a little longer. The hotel, in converted 17th and 18th century buildings on the palace grounds, will have 14 rooms and exclusive access to the chateau.

Cheval Blanc Paris

Set to open: April 2020
Paris in the springtime? Yes, please. And if you’re going, you should book a room at the brand-new Cheval Blanc Paris. It’s ideally located close to the Louvre, the Marais and the Left Bank of the Seine. With just 72 rooms and suites, the Cheval will be an intimate, cosy stay in the heart of the City of Light.

Nobu London Portman Square

Set to open: Northern hemisphere spring 2020
Featuring a Nobu restaurant, 249 rooms and suites and a grand ballroom, the new Nobu Hotel London Portman Square is rather nice digs for a London sojourn. Located in the heart of the West End, guests can stroll to the shops of Oxford Street, the restaurants in Mayfair and the theatres in Soho.

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One&Only Portonovi, Montenegro

One&Only Montenegro

Set to open: Northern hemisphere spring 2020
Not to be outdone by the gorgeous Aman Sveti Stefan, One&Only is opening its own island retreat amid the sparkling Adriatic coast of Montenegro. Opposite the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Bay of Kotor, the 24-hectare development on the shores of Boka Bay will have its own private beach, wellness spa and even private homes. 

Xigera Safari Lodge, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Set to open: June 2020
Prefer your animal safaris with a side of serious luxury? Then a book a stay at this sumptuous property on the Moremi Game Reserve. There are just 12 suites, a ratio of four staff to every guest and a decadent spa with holistic treatments and “human-sized woven nests” from which to take in the sparkling night sky.

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi

Four Seasons Tokyo Ometachi

Set to open: July 2020
Overlooking the Imperial Palace, the third Four Seasons hotel in Japan will occupy the top six floors of a 39-storey building in the Financial District. There will be 193 rooms and suites as well as five restaurants and bars and a top-floor spa with a 25-metre pool.

Hilton Garden Inn, Faroe Islands

Set to open: Mid to late 2020
It’s the first international hotel brand to set up shop on the remote Faroe Islands, the Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands. It’s located in the capital city of Torshavn, within walking distance of the harbour from which it’s possible to explore the archipelago 17 other islands.

The Tasman, Hobart

Set to open: September 2020
Close to all of Hobart’s highlights thanks to its Parliament Square location, this luxe hotel offers up 152 rooms and suites inside a heritage-listed, Art Deco building. 

Anantara Al Houara, Morocco

Set to open: Late 2020
To the south of Tangier on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, Al Houara is shaping up to be one of the area’s hot tickets. The ocean stretches out in front of the 150 rooms, suites and villas, with a Graham Marsh-designed golf course behind them.

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Aman New York

Set to open: 2020
Aman hotels and resorts are usually situated in exotic landscapes such as Cambodia or a private island in Montenegro. The new Aman New York (pictured top) transplants the signature serene experience to the world’s busiest city. In the Crown Building, 83 rooms and suites will offer guests a gilded retreat in the heart of Manhattan.

W Bali – Ubud

Set to open: 2020
Located in leafy, tranquil Ubud, the W Bali will have 100 guestrooms – including 10 private pool villas and the millennial-targeting Extreme WOW suite, an exciting and youthful way to say “presidential suite”. The interiors will feature local art and the gym will serve fresh juice by day and delicious cocktails by night, when it transforms into the hotel bar.

Six Senses Fort Barwara, Rajasthan

Six Sense Barwara

Set to open: 2020
A true stunner, Six Senses Barwara is a 14th-century fort that’s been carefully converted into a luxury hotel. Sitting opposite the Chauth ka Barwara Mandir temple, the property was once in the hands of the Rajasthani Royal Family. Now, it’s a gorgeous hideaway of 48 suites; a palace and two temples sit within the walls of the estate.

Bulgari Hotel Paris

Bulgari Hotel Paris

Set to open: 2020
This 76-room hotel is located in the exclusive “Triangle d’Or”, one of Paris’s most exclusive areas and joins a collection of Bulgari properties already in Beijing, Dubai, Shanghai and Moscow. It will have a spa and a restaurant/bar that opens out to a courtyard garden.

W Algarve, Portugal

Set to open: 2020
Located in the Algarve, Portugal’s southernmost region, W Algarve is a brand-new development that’s part hotel, part holiday apartments. It offers gorgeous beaches, top surf breaks, and stunning scenery.

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