The Hottest Hotel Openings for 2021

With the beginning of a new year comes the planning of our trips for the next 365 days. And although we’re living in a weird time, with holidaying abroad still being frowned upon and not considered safe, the COVID-19 vaccine has provided us with some hope that travel might be back to normal in 2021. For those looking for inspiration, here are some of our favourite highly anticipated hotel openings for the new year from around the world.

Aman New York

New York City, USA

Celebrating the splendour of the Gilded Age and dynamism of the iconic 5th Avenue, Aman New York is expected to open its doors in spring 2021. Housed it The Crown Building, which used to be the first home of the Museum of Modern Art, the hotel will offer 83 rooms and suites, as well as the brand’s first urban residences. Guests will also be able to enjoy a three-storey spa with a stunning infinity pool surrounded by fire pits, day beds, a funky jazz bar and an Italian restaurant.

Expect some of the most jaw-dropping views in NYC, thanks to Aman New York’s location in the very heart of Manhattan!

Four Seasons Chao Phraya River

Bangkok, Thailand

Overlooking the Chao Phraya River and nestled in the Bangkok’s creative district, surrounded by galleries, boutiques, restaurants and cafes, Four Seasons Chao Phraya River will be an exciting new offering by the luxury hotel group. With 299 guest rooms, lush gardens, waterfalls and mirror pools that form a natural extension of the river, the hotel promises to feel like a peaceful oasis in the centre of one of the busiest cities in the world.

Expect a spa, a complimentary kids’ club and a show kitchen headed by a Michelin-star chef too.

Mandarin Oriental Palace

Lake Lucerne, Switzerland

The iconic Hotel Palace Luzern, which first opened in 1906 on the shores of Lake Lucerne, is currently undergoing a multi-million-dollar transformation to become the newest addition to Mandarin Oriental’s portfolio of luxury hotels. Once completed, the Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern will boast 146 rooms and suites with incredible views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. The hotel will also offer a restaurant, a bar, social and meeting facilities and a relaxing spa.

LXR Shozan Resort

Kyoto, Japan

Hilton’s luxury LXR Hotels and Resorts brand is making a debut in the Asia-Pacific region with the opening of its Kyoto property in autumn 2021. Situated at the foothill of the Tekagamine mountains in north Kyoto, the new hotel will offer 114 stylish rooms, idyllic gardens, five restaurants offering the best of Japanese cuisine and authentic tea houses. Perfect for tourists, LXR Shozan Resort Kyoto will be within a walking distance from some of the city’s must-see temples, such as the iconic Kinkaku-ji ‘Golden Pavilion’, Koetsuji Temple and Genkoan Temple.

St. Regis Bermuda Resort & Residences


Those on the lookout for a beach adventure in 2021 will be pleased to find out that St. Regis is currently working on completing Bermuda’s most exclusive and luxurious development to date. With 30 ultra-luxe residences, 97 guestrooms, 25 suites, a casino, a restaurant, a bar and a golf clubhouse, the resort promises everything one may need for an unforgettable island vacation. And if all this is not enough to convince you to book your stay at St. Regis Bermuda Resort as soon as it opens its doors, the spectacular spa built into Fort Albert, a 19th-century British defence site, will undoubtedly give you that one extra reason to do it.

Kimpton Kawana Bay Resort

Saint Georges, Grenada

The award-winning Kimpton Kawana Bay will be the newest addition to Grenada’s luxury hotels scene. Boasting stunning views of one of the world’s prettiest beaches, Grand Anse Beach, the hotel will host 163 rooms and suites – all of which will offer ocean views. The list of amenities that guests of the hotel will be able to enjoy includes an infinity-edge pool, a fine dining restaurant, a sublime spa, beach bars and a water sports centre.

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