New and Now

The Best New Hotels of 2024: A Preview of What's to Come

by Team Fathom
Todos Photo courtesy of Todos Santos Boutique Hotel.

Just like today's amorphous fashion trends, it seems like every kind of hotel is coming to market this year. We're seeing sustainable and spectacle. Big names and upstarts. Minimalism and maximalism. Technological integration and analog amenities. Brands are creating worlds designed to transport and coddle guests so the hotel feels like an experience in itself. (No need to go outside!) We’re glad to see more sustainable initiatives and cultural sensitivity, but there’s not nearly enough diversity yet. And prices, wow — you better buckle up!

Our list is a mix of exciting projects at various scales and stages of completion. We have listed projected dates where we could, though you should expect them to change — they always do.

Photo courtesy of The Dunlin.

The United States

Hotel Bardo Savannah
Savannah, Georgia
The new real estate firm Left Lane Hospitality is transforming the historic Mansion on Forsyth Park, a sprawling Victorian-Romanesque building across the street from the city’s oldest green space, into a stunning resort layering history, culture, and design into its many rooms, tiny gardens, suites, courtyard, and Mediterranean-inspired pool and bar. The coastal Italian fantasy (marble, full-length drapes, open-air seating, tassels) continues with Italian restaurant and cooking school Saint Bibiana, a nod to the patron saint of the hangover (bless her sweet martyred soul). The place is dripping with glamour and hanging plants. A social club, Club Bardo, is also in the works. The Bardo brand will expand to Pittsburgh and Providence next. (February)

The Surrey, A Corinthia Hotel
New York City, New York
The venerable 1926 Upper East Side Surrey Hotel will be reborn as the North American debut of Corinthia Hotels, the Malta-based luxury hoteliers who you’ll be hearing a lot more of in the near future as they expand their global footprint from Rome to the Maldives. On deck are 100 elegant rooms and suites and 14 residences, a bijoux spa and wellness center, and an outpost of Miami Beach resto-club Casa Tua. (Spring)

The Dunlin
Johns Island, South Carolina
Twenty miles from Charleston on the banks of the sparkling Kiawah River, Auberge Resorts Collection debuts a new, Low Country retreat on 2,000 scenic acres surrounded by giant oak trees and marsh flats with a 100-acre working farm. Seventy-two cottage-style guest rooms and 19 residential villas dot a landscape of gentle waterways curving around wooded trails, hammock islands, and golden spartina grass. Days here will take a slower pace, as guests are invited to linger on the main lodge’s wraparound porch, get lost in the library lounge, relax by the pool, and watch the sun dip into the river from the riverfront swimming spot. A community farm stand will showcase the property’s farm bounty. (June)

Shenandoah Mansions
Richmond, Virginia
From Ash, the design-driven hotelier known for Hotel Peter & Paul in New Orleans, The Siren in Detroit, Ulysses in Baltimore, and The Dean in Providence, comes a new, 73-key hotel within a historic, red brick, six-story apartment building in Richmon’s lively Fan District. A retail space an outpost of Ash–Bar, a European cafe with an American cinematic touch, will also debut in the space. (Fall)

Hotel Anna & Bel
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philly may be having a new design moment (we will investigate). In the artsy Fishtown neighborhood, preservation is the name of the game for this new and modern retreat in a very old building with a history rooted in care-taking: In the 1700s, it was an asylum for widows and single women, and for the last 150 years, the Penn Home served as a cherished neighborhood retirement residence. Some rooms, which range from studio to two-bedrooms, feature New Orleans-style balconies overlooking the courtyard. Elegant amenities like an outdoor heated pool, co-working lounge, and a Mediterranean restaurant satisfy modern urbanist needs. (March)

Warren Street Hotel
New York City, New York
The always-colorful Firmdale Hotels expands its Manhattan footprint, adding Tribeca to its SoHo (Crosby Street Hotel) and midtown (The Whitby) locations. We can expect that designer Kit Kemp's warm and maximalist spin on glassy, contemporary constructions will be a feast for the eyes (because it always is). This new build will have 57 rooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows and a dozen residences over eleven floors. (Cue spectacular downtown cityscape views.) A drawing room, orangery, and an all-day restaurant and bar are also in the mix. (March)

Longfellow Hotel
Portland, Maine
The first independent, full-service hotel to open in Portland in 20 years is a poster child for the boutique set: The lovely Post Company is responsible for the smart and polished Scandi-prep design, which blends bright and sunlit spaces with modern and classic furnishings, hardware, and textiles that feel both hardy and hygge. When that northeast cold front comes in, the wellness center’s infrared sauna will do guests some good. The hotel is appropriately named for the perennially loved poet — and native Portlander — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (whose historic home is open for guided tours), as is the hotel’s classic cocktail bar, Five of Clubs, once a five-member literary society that counted the poet among its ranks. (January)

The Ranch Hudson Valley
Sloatsburg, New York
Good news for addicts of The Ranch Malibu’s seven-day hiking-and-detox wellness retreat in Malibu: They’re opening an outpost in the Hudson Valley, a mere 90 minutes from New York City. The adjustments will be very appealing to frenzied East Coasters: The programs are shorter, in three- and four-day options in varying intensity, and — stop the presses — they’re allowing caffeine. Accommodations are the stunning 40,000 square-foot mansion that J.P. Morgan built as a wedding present for his daughter (gee, thanks for the Pottery Barn wine glasses, Aunt Betsy…), which designer Stephen Gambrel updated for contemporary tastes — deep sofas and armchairs in wood-paneled living rooms and just-as-cozy decor in the 25 individually decorated rooms filled with design and photography books. The meals are plant-based and locally sourced, the hikes in the surrounding Gunks are beautiful and rigorous, and the grand ballroom is the site of daily fitness, yoga, and meditation classes. Tired? Hit the spa and pools to soothe away anything that aches. (Spring)

Photo courtesy of Urban Cowboy.

Urban Cowboy Denver
Denver, Colorado
The good-times-rolling American heritage brand with properties in Nashville and the Catskills is headed for its namesake Wild West, transforming the historic 1800s George Schleier Mansion in Denver. The three-story carriage house will become an 18-room hotel showcasing the brand's whimsical and maximalist style, including signature clawfoot bathtubs and custom wallpaper, along with found and repurposed decor from Wyoming, Colorado, and Montana for that true rustic cowboy vibe. Their "arrive as strangers, leave as friends" motto will live on through a lively restaurant and bar. In a non-western touch, the pizzas will come from Roberta's in Brooklyn. (Spring)

The Printing House
Nashville, Tennessee
Read all about it: Nashville welcomes a new 11-floor hotel near Printer’s Alley — the original home of a 19th-century printing industry — that celebrates the city’s journalistic history, along with that of music and dance halls. (Not all the news is fit to print.) All 189 rooms will overlook the city skyline, while the garden terrace bar will feature nightly live music, games, and cocktails. Step outside and dance your way right to Broadway for never-ending honky-tonk. (March)

Pozo & River Lodge
Santa Margarita, California
Nomada Hotel Group has been refurbishing one cool Central Californian boutique motel after another and debuts two new properties this year. Pozo, a cozy camp abundant with hiking and horseback riding trails near Santa Margarita Lake, will debut with Airstreams, upscale tents, and RV hookups next to the iconic Pozo Saloon (proudly pouring whiskey and rocking since 1858). Forthcoming are a distillery, pool, outdoor soaking tubs, and a restaurant. A second property, River Lodge, at the base of the Paso Robles wine trail, is reminiscent of their Skyview Los Alamos, a full motel renovation with 27 rooms, outdoor gardens, an indoor/outdoor bar, and access to e-bikes for cruising the downtown and nearby wineries. (Spring/Summer)

Pendry Natirar
Natirar, New Jersey
Hold your Jersey jokes. The Garden State earns its nickname in Somerset Country, with all its bucolic hills, pristine woodlands, and stately homes. Pendry Hotels, betting that New Yorkers will make the trek less than an hour from the city, is planting roots on a 90-acre hilltop amid 400 conserved acres in a Tudor mansion that was once the home of King of Morocco (weren’t expecting that one, were you?). Hiking and riding trails, a restaurant and cooking school fed by its sustainable farm, and Spa Pendry will lure travelers, while the Natirar Members Club is poised to be a big sell for locals.

Le Petit Pali
The new brand from the much-loved California Palisociety is setting its sights on stylishly outfitting the bed-and-breakfast experience at existing inns in picturesque areas of California. Le Petit Pali debuted last summer with an adorable B&B in Carmel and is working on two new locations — Laguna Beach and the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. The look and feel is cozy and cool, with lovely decorative objects and vintage finds, snacks from local purveyors, bicycles, and curated neighborhood guides. (Late 2024)

The Vineta
Palm Beach, Florida
Is it just us, or is Palm Beach getting cooler and cooler by rehabbing the old and making it modern? The venerable Oetker Collection will launch in the United States with a revival of the century-old Chesterfield, rechristening it with one of its old names, The Vineta, and reducing the room count from 57 to 41 to ensure an intimate feel. (Fall)

Palm House Hotel
Palm Beach, Florida
Oetker aren’t the only hoteliers across the pond getting in on the PB action: Ritzy British-based Iconic Hotels, of Clivedon House and Chewton Glen fame, will open the 79-key Palm House Hotel near Royal Palm Beach village at some point this year.

Waldorf Astoria New York
New York, New York
The legendary hotel that helped define “legendary hotel” globally will reopen after Hilton Hotels splurged on a top-to-bottom makeover overseen by designer Pierre-Yves Rochon to restore the grand dame to its proper status as one of Manhattan’s most notable hotels. There will be 375 rooms and as many residences, as well as a 30,000 square-foot spa. (Late 2024)

Hotel Saint Augustine
Houston, Texas
Bunkhouse Hotels opens their latest Texas offering, 71 rooms in five buildings on Museum Mile near The Menil Collection, promising rooms at “rates accessible to artists.” (June)

Maison Hudson
New York City, New York
A luxury option for long-term stays (a minimum of 30 days). Ten spacious one- to three-bedroom residences in the West Village overlook the Hudson River and have kitted-out kitchens and outdoor spaces. Also on site: a Michelin-star chef at Restaurant Marius, a gym, and a spa. (January)

Casa Neos
Miami, Florida
Miami-based Riviera Dining Group will launch a club-hotel concept along the Miami River with four Greek-inspired suites, a beach club, and two restaurants. (Spring)

Amrit Ocean Resort and Residences
Singer Island, Florida
Wellness is the focus at the oceanfront resort where programs merge the best of Eastern and Western practices around five pillars of wellness: mindfulness, nutrition, fitness, relaxation, and sleep. (March)

Andaz Miami Beach
Miami, Florida
The classic 1940s Confidante Miami Beach will be reconfigured as an Andaz hotel. (Late 2024)

Gravity Haus Jackson Hole
Jackson Hole, Montana
The hip Colorado-based social club with a stay-to-play ethos is setting up slopeside in Jackson Hole’s Teton Village, adding a (desperately needed) affordable hotel at the mountain base. Guests will have access to ski lockers, gear rentals, fitness facilities, a lively restaurant for après, and a grab-and-go coffee shop for brew before the first gondola. (Winter)

The Beachside Hotel
Nantucket, Massachusetts
Summer is about to get a little sweeter with a full renovation of Nantucket’s The Beachside Hotel by the founders of Faraway Hotels. Step onto the checkered and wicker patio for a spritz before making the short jaunt to Jetties Beach for sunset. (Summer)

Thompson Hotels
Fans of the Hyatt design chain can bank their hotel points at several new entries: Thompson Houston opens in Buffalo Bayou Park in and Thompson Palm Springs opens in the center of town, both early this year, while Thompson South Beach will welcome guests starting mid-year.

Photo courtesy of SHA Wellness Clinic.

Latin America & The Caribbean

SHA Mexico
Costa Mujeres, Mexico
The legendary Spanish medical spa brings its healing to the Americas on the northern coast of Quintana Roo, a fast ride to Cancun airport. The setting is a stunner (cue the Best of Nature: white sand beach, a cenote, the coral reef), as is the indoor-meets-outdoors organic design. But you’re really here for the advanced (and potentially life-changing), results-driven, award-winning, integrative SHA Method, designed to enhance cognitive and emotional health, inner balance, and physical performance to achieve optimal mental, physical, and spiritual health. Guests complete a medical intake process before arrival, and first-timers have to follow one of four programs — well-aging and prevention, rebalance and energize, detox and optimal weight, and leaders performance — for 4, 7, 14, or 21 days. A new you for the new year? It could start here. (January)

Casa Lucia
Buenos Aires, Argentina
A building that was once the tallest in Latin America, on stylish Calle Arroyo, offers spectacular views of the Río de la Plata to travelers who book for the night. Creative talent from South American art and design houses ensure the space’s historic roots are nurtured. The furnishings are sleek (but not devastatingly so), and the lobby is big and bold and beautiful. There’s a warmth and coziness to the 142 rooms and suites, which have balconies with outdoor showers (a fun amenity), sun loungers, and big city views. The spa and fitness center are handsome places to work off the jet lag. We’re loving the polished look of Cantina Restaurant, decorated with black-and-white photos and ephemera of the polo scene. Over 400 varieties of wine, along with spirits and music, will be offered at Le Club Bacan, which will keep locals and visitors tippling well into the night in the fashionable Recoleta neighborhood. (Early 2024)

The Riviera Maya Edition at Kanai
Riviera Maya, Mexico
The hotel brand marks their debut in Mexico on a Caribbean beach, with 182 rooms and suites, six food and beverage options, and North America’s largest penthouse suite. Sustainability initiatives include two in-house biologists who oversee conservation programs and protection of local flora and fauna. (February)

The Residences at Paradero, Todos Santos
Todos Santos, Mexico
Here’s one for the families: Paradero Todos Santos, the adults-only Fathom favorite on the Pacific Coast, is adding two dozen one- to three-bedroom villas with kitchens, private pools, and star-gazing nets. Activities include art classes and bouldering. (Summer)

Montage Cay Private Island Resort
The Bahamas
The fantasy of leaving your worries on the mainland and setting sail for a tropical private island — does it ever get old? Montage debuts a private-island resort in Bahama’s Abaco Islands with 50 suites and several residences along seven white-sand beaches and surrounding turquoise waters. A 47-slip marina will welcome seafaring guests from their oceanic voyages. (Late 2024)

Photo courtesy of Todos Santos Boutique Hotel.

Todos Santos Boutique Hotel
Todos Santos, Mexico
Mexico’s Pueblo Magico is about to sparkle a little brighter with this stunning ten-room hidden oasis within a restored heritage landmark from 1890. Suites are lavishly outfitted with deep velvets, earth tones, and hand-painted murals of the regional missions. The common spaces are light and airy and include a heated pool, a bar, and a rooftop terrace with town views. The dining and drinking program is elaborate, with cocktails designed by mixologists from Mexico City's Licorería Limantour, a curated wine cellar, a Mexican grill, and a seafood-driven restaurant with plenty of tapas to get the good times rolling. (February)

Our Habitas Mazunte
Oaxaca, Mexico
Community-driven and sustainably-focused Habitas expands its Latin America footprint with a 28-room oasis perched in the jungle of Oaxaca. Located an hour drive from Puerto Escondido and Huatulco Airport, the hideaway is perfect for a sunny weekend of surfing, hiking, liberating baby turtles, and lingering in the spa, where treatments employ ancient spiritual techniques for full mind and body healing. (Fall)

Nayara Gardens
Arenal National Park, Costa Rica
The first property from eco-minded Nayara Resorts, which now includes Nayara Springs and Nayara Tented Camp in Costa Rica, as well as one in Panama and and two in Chile, reopens after a complete rebuild within Arenal National Park. Each casita now includes a private deck with a plunge pool surrounded by the rainforest. A new boutique sells local goods, and a family education center teaches guests about the surrounding rainforest. The best feature? Easily their sloth sanctuary. This should inspire your masterpiece at an alfresco painting class. Also new are a beautiful pool, Nikkei-style Asia Luna restaurant, and a new spa. Guests will have full access to nearby sister properties and their restaurants, bars, hot springs, and yoga pavilions. The brand is also developing a housing community for all Nayara employees. (January)

Silvestre Nosara
Nosara, Costa Rica
A dream come true for first-time hoteliers who fell in love with Nosara’s vibrant community and were determined to create the ultimate getaway to savor the best of the jungle and surf destination. Blending the ease of a hotel with the privacy of a vacation home, the nine-residence beachfront property offers direct access to sand and surf, along with a workout studio, private chef dinners, rooftop bar, ice plunges and saunas, as well as custom surfboards shaped by legendary Bali-based Jim Banks to ride during one's stay. Inspired by Costa Rica's pura vida lifestyle, the hotel partnered with local non-profits to ensure its architecture supported the surrounding rainforest and its healthy population of wild monkeys. (January)

Six Senses La Sagesse
Six Senses’ first Americas outpost is designed to evoke a Caribbean village, albeit a village where the average household income is waaaay higher than that of most Caribbean villages. The 56 suites and 15 villas have been designed as eco responsibly as possible. Per Six Senses house style, no structure is higher than the tallest palm tree (they planted 3,000 more of them). The resort’s Earth Lab host workshops designed to help guests “lighten their footprint and rewild their soul.” (May)

Park Hyatt Los Cabos at Cabo Del Sol
Cabo Del Sol, Los Cabos, Mexico
Situated on the dramatic coastline of the Sea of Cortez, the brand's sprawling Los Cabos debut includes suites and residences, a lively beach club with poolside cabana service, a golf course, spa, and wellness center. (Late 2024)

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Cabo San Lucas at Cabo Del Sol
Cabo Del Sol, Los Cabos, Mexico
Four Seasons expands its presence on the southern coast of the Baja Peninsula with a new resort and residences within the hacienda-style village of Cabo Del Sol. Accommodations range from villas to estates, all with direct ocean views. (Early 2024)

Grand Velas Boutique Los Cabos
Los Cabos, Mexico
The latest addition to Mexico’s Velas properties is an adults-only, 79-suite beachfront all-inclusive with an Asian-Mexican fusion restaurant by two-Michelin-star chef Sidney Schutte and spa treatments offered under the stars. (Winter)

Hotel Mousai Cancun
Cancun, Mexico
Tafer Resorts expands their Cancun presence with an adults-only resort along the white-sand beach of Costa Mujeres. A rooftop infinity pool bar with sea views, spa, and several dining options will serve the 88 spacious suites. (May)

Banyan Tree Veya, Valle de Guadalupe
Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico
Veya, Banyan Tree’s wellness concept designed around eight pillars of well-being, launched in Phuket in 2022 and opens its second outpost in Baja California. The healing treatments include desert spring hydrotherapy, cryotherapy tubs, and traditional temazcal. How does all this clean living square with the resort’s on-site winery, which will produce a selection of whites, reds, rosés, and sparklers? Well, come now: Who said well-being had to be dry? (Early 2024)

Dream Valle de Guadalupe
Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico
You know an up-and-coming area hits a turning point when global chains start moving in. The debut of a Hyatt Dream hotel in the emerging Baja California wine region is a sure sign of more to come. There’s no website yet, but we do know the hotel, located on a 35 acres, will have 61 rooms and villas, three food and nightlife spots, and surrounding vineyards. (Late 2024)

Photo courtesy of Borgo dei Conti.


Borgo dei Conti Resort
Perugia, Italy
The Hospitality Experience, the Italian hoteliers behind The Place in Florence and Londra Palace Venezia, are opening their first countryside hotel in grand style, transforming a small, 13th-century village (a “borgo”) on 20 hectares in Umbria into a 40-room Relais & Chateaux resort. The details are movie-perfect: a dining room located in an ancient ballroom, an outdoor pool with views of the surrounding hillside, and a cinema screening movies under the stars. (Summer)

The Lenister
Dublin, Ireland
The new luxury boutique hotel on Merrion Square has 55 rooms and suites and globetrotting chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s first Irish outpost on the rooftop. Art flourishes throughout the hotel — hundreds of pieces by up-and-coming and established artists, many of them local, with much of the work bold and botanical in nature. (January)

AREV Saint Tropez
Saint Tropez, France
The clink of cold glasses of rosé will surely be heard from this newcomer to the Cote d’ Azur, located off charming tree-lined Chemin des Vendanges, five minutes from the heart of Saint Tropez village. Bright yellows, reds, and deep blues (the unofficial colors of the vibrant town) dress 50 airy rooms, while the pool with “A Rev in the Sun” spelled out in tiles is the heart of the property and a great place to soak up the sun before venturing into town for an afternoon jaunt. Yoga will be held in the fragrant garden along with tennis. The hotel will also revive the iconic Strand Restaurant and Champagne Lounge, the oldest restaurant in town. (March)

Hôtel du Couvent
Nice, France
There the French go, teasing us with their art-directed photo shoots of antique chairs and terracotta-colored tiling, a thick bar of milled soap, or a single light fixture in a hall — just enough mystique to keep us coming back for more. Hotel group Perseus is behind the build and operations, looking to inspire wonder while minding the hotel's environmental impact (note: an on-site garden and off-site farm are in the works). The look is classic and romantic, with modern flair, hospitality, and sense of responsibility. Tantalizing. We’re keeping our eyes peeled. (Spring/Summer)

Maison Albar - Le Victoria
Nice, France
Here’s more proof that capital of the Côte d'Azur is buzzing with new energy of late. Five-star newcomer Maison Albar — Le Victoria, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea next to Old Town, gives off chic yacht vibes — a palette of cool blues, sea foam greens, and white; lots of nautical stripes by the rooftop pool and in the restaurant. The indoor pool is striking too: It was carved from marble. (May)

Mama Shelter Nice
Nice, France
Those who prefer a funkier take on the new Nice should check into Mama Shelter Nice in the emerging Riquier district. (June)

Santa Ana estate in Menorca. Photo courtesy of Vestige Collection.

Vestige Hotels
Mallorca and Menorca, Spain
The Spanish family behind Vestige Collection made their debut last year with Son Vell, a 34-suite, 18th-century manor house in Menorca. With a slew of openings scheduled in Spain this year, Vestige is making strides toward their goal of creating a portfolio of hotels and estates with historical, cultural, and/or environmental impact. Forthcoming estates include Santa Ana, a six-bedroom house in Menorca (January); Miramar, an eight-bedroom house near Palma’s cathedral, and Son Veri, a villa near the mountains, both in Mallorca (spring); and Torres de Donlebún, a restored 16th-century castle in Asturias. Son Ermitá and Binideufá, a 22-room hotel in converted farmhouse buildings in northern Menorca, will open this summer.

The Newman London
London, UK
The first hotel from new hoteliers on the block Kinsfolk & Co debuts in bustling Fitzrovia with 81 rooms and suites, a brasserie, cocktail bar, and an entire floor dedicated to wellness. (Winter)

Viceroy Ombria
The Algarve, Portugal
In an effort to truly reflect Portugal's sun-drenched, southernmost beach region in the design, the hotel will be styled like an “elegant low-density village,” with 76 stylish digs and 65 residences, as well as dining experiences that showcase the area’s culinary delights. Surrounded by gorgeous rolling hills, citrus groves, and small farms, it’s going to be a treat to return here after a day of exciting explorations in culture and nature. (Spring)

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Paris to Portofino
Belmond expands its iconic train journey with a three-night journey winding from Paris, through the French countryside, down to Portofino on the sparkling Italian Riviera. Meals are by celebrated chef Jean Imbert, and spontaneous dance parties around the piano may last into the wee hours. A sunrise of picturesque landscapes whizzing past? We’ll take it. The trip is topped off with two nights at seaside charmer Belmond Splendido in Portofino. (Summer)

Six Senses London
London, England
We’re intrigued by a handful of details here: 1. The expansive Six Senses Spa will evoke an old underground station and should feel more relaxing, given that most tube stops don’t have cryotherapy, flotation, and a 20-meter indoor pool (if only). 2. The company’s new members’ club concept, Six Senses Place, is being conceived as a social club with a strong focus on wellness. And (hint, hint) we want a membership please. 3. AvroKo is designing the interiors, and we love their spaces. 4. Finally, the complex, including 110 rooms and suites as well as with 14 residences, will occupy the building that had been Whiteley’s, London’s first department store. What’s so charming about this? The fact that Six Senses CEO Neil Jacobs grew up around the corner and used to go ice skating at Whiteley’s when he was a wee lad. We’re hoping he greenlights a seasonal skating rink in the outdoor courtyard. (October/November)

A bedroom at Collegio alle Querce. Photo courtesy of Auberge Resorts and Hotels.

Collegio alla Querce
Florence, Italy
The anticipation is building for the wrought-iron gates to open onto the cypress-lined garden of Collegio alla Querce, Auberge Hotels and Resorts’ first Italian property. Sprawled across a cluster of reimagined 16th-century UNESCO heritage sites — including a pre-school, chapel, and theater — the hotel offers striking panoramic views, with Florence’s Duomo and centro storico to one side and miles of Chianti winelands to the other. Allow la dolce vita to unfold: your morning spent sunbathing from a private pool cabana under ancient oak trees, the afternoon strolling amid fragrant wisteria and a Baroque garden, and ending the day with a candlelit dinner beneath the stars. (Late 2024)

100 Princes Street
Edinburgh, Scotland
The stakes are high as the delays have mounted (the hotel was originally supposed to open in 2022), but perfection takes time, and we're here for the ride. The heritage of the former Overseas League, a home away from home for Scottish explorers of yore, is the inspiration for the 30-room Red Carnation hotel with a focus on extraordinary service (with a 2-to-1 staff ratio, the working theme is “anything, anytime”). The Explorers Club will showcase wholly Scottish guest experiences through design, food, and some of the world’s rarest libations. Expect custom-made tartan, views of Edinburgh Castle, roaring fires, and a wee bit of liquid gold available on demand. The hotel partners with two local charities year-round through fundraising and awareness initiatives. And all Red Carnation properties work with not-for-profit TreadRight to address the environmental footprint and community impact of its operations. (Spring)

Hotel Gabrielli
Venice, Italy
The 1856 family-run hotel in a 1400s palazzo steps from Piazza San Marco along Riva degli Schiavoni has gotten the luxury hotel upgrade under Starhotels Collezione with help from from Venetian design stars Rubelli (fabrics) and Murano (light fixtures). (September)

Villa Dahlia
Stockholm, Sweden
The new 103-room sister hotel to Villa Dagmar and Hotel Diplomat near Tegnérlunden park took design cues from 1920s and ‘30s Milan. Sustainability is at the core of everything: The spa is holistic, and the building, a former 1966 hotel, has been updated and BREEAM-certified. (Fall)

Corinthia Brussels
Brussels, Belgium
Grand Hotel Astoria, built in 1909 at the behest of King Leopold II, is undergoing an extensive renovation to become a 125-room hotel fit for dignitaries once again. The old bones, as you can imagine, are opulent; decor will be muted and modern. (July)

Corinthia Bucharest
Bucharest, Romania
The Eastern European country is on many travel writers’ lips. A “sensitive rejuvenation” will transform the former Grand Hotel de Boulevard from 1867 into a five-star, all-suite hotel with 30 keys. (September)

Corinthia Rome
Rome, Italy
Wait, we have one more refurbishment from Corinthia Hotels. The former Central Bank of Italy smack dab in Rome's centro storico is being transformed into a luxurious hotel with 60 rooms and 21 themed suites, many with balconies overlooking Piazza del Parlamento. Rome has enjoyed an almost ridiculous hotel boom in recent years, and is poised to have 75 five-star hotels by 2025. This means competition is going to be fierce for this clientele. But Corinthia came to play, recruiting superstar Italian chef Carlo Cracco to oversee the food and beverage program and managing director Danilo Zucchetti, the longtime managing director of Lake Como's legendary Villa d'Este, to ensure the entire operation purrs. (October)

Casa Monti
Rome, Italy
"Luxury" isn't the watchword at this one so much as "artsy," as befits its surroundings and namesake, Rome's boho Monti neighborhood. The 36-room hotel, billed as "the home of the artist" looks about as lovely as can be, with lots of vibrant and colorful prints and textiles — florals! stripes! — and patterned ceramics. We're already looking forward to watching the sunset from the rooftop bar. (Spring)

Phāea Blue Palace
Crete, Greece
Talk about the power of downsizing: This spring, Phāea hotels, a family-run company managed by sisters Agapi and Costanza Sbokou, will reduce their 251-room hotel down to 47 bungalows and suites. It's been reconfigured to feel like an estate, with Greek-made ceramics and art work and an organic pop-up garden restaurant where special dishes will be prepared in clay pots. Sustainability was at the forefront of everything: The family helped local farmers convert to organic practices and installed beehives to nurture a bee-happy environment. Yoga classes are offered daily, and special retreats will be scheduled throughout the year. Guest can take a speedboat across the water to ruin-rich Spinalonga, the former leper colony island on track to become UNESCO-protected, or just putter the day away on a caique, the traditional Greek sailing boat. (May)

Image courtesy of Glee.


Glee Hotel
Nairobi, Kenya
The name is peppy and happy; the look is sleek and sophisticated. Leveraging its eight acres in the suburbs, Glee has a big outdoor events garden space and an elevated skywalk through the trees. (Spring)

Singita Milele
Serengeti, Tanzania
Grab a front row seat to the Great Migration of the wildebeest from Singita’s new luxury safari villa surrounded by 350,000 acres of wilderness in the Grumeti Reserve in northern Tanzania. Five suites with expansive terraces and outdoor showers can host up to ten guests — perfect for a multi-generational family trip or an intimate group of nearest and dearest. A full staff and private game cars make it easy to create the most personalized safari experience on the savannah. (May)

The Homestead
Nambiti, South Africa
The words "eco-conscious design" risk causing the brain to default to minimalist shapes and earthy colors, but there is nothing low-profile about the delightful, luxurious, twelve-suite lodge on the Nambiti reserve, one of South Africa’s most ambitious conservation initiatives. While the architecture, a mix of new builds and existing structures from the 19th century, blends into its surroundings, the interiors are a riot of colors, textures, and shapes (just like nature!). Service and sustainable integration are state of the art. Stays include a private butler, meals, game drives, and laundry. Four hours from Johannesburg and two-plus-change from Durban, it's one of the rare spots where you could easily tick off the Big Five along with tons of other wildlife.

Image courtesy of Janu Tokyo.


Janu Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan
The baby brother brand to legendary Aman is a little louder and a little more spirited that its sibling, though when it comes to an appreciation for art, cuisine, and service, Janu and Aman clearly share DNA. Seeing as this is Tokyo, the hotel has gone vertical, claiming 13 floors of a gleaming Azabudai Hills tower designed by Pelli Clarke & Partners and Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston Architects. There will be plenty of options for groups of all sizes and shapes, with connecting rooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows and contemporary Asian furnishings, eight restaurants (including Italian and Cantonese), and one of the most comprehensive fitness centers and spas in the city. (March)

Kai Akiu
Akiu, Miyagi, Japan
When Japanese hospitality teams up with Mother Nature, the experience is a superlative one. Akiu, in Japan’s northeast region, has been used as a hot spring destination for the last 1,500 years, but the area is also blessed with verdant hills, waterfalls, forests, lakeside parks, and a volcanic crater. The fourth-generation family-run brand Hoshino, known for its eco-friendly and luxurious ryokans (traditional inns), operates under the guidance of modernization without western influence. Kai is their chain of natural hot spring resorts. (Gotta love the specificity.) The soon-to-be Kai Akiu will capitalize on the surrounding outdoor beauty and its deep ties to tradition by building wood-clad rooms with giant picture windows and wraparound sofas. Meals taken at the sunken table are of the lacquer tray variety and will feature local delicacies (beef tongue, Japanese parsley) and shabu-shabu. (The kid platters look particularly Instagrammable.) This pocket of nature is easy to reach thanks to the wildly efficient high speed rail (1.5 hours from Tokyo to Sendai, plus a 25-minute car trip). (Spring)

The Tokyo Edition, Ginza
Tokyo, Japan
Edition’s second Tokyo hotel, located in the entertainment-heavy Ginza neighborhood, will have 86 rooms and suites and four food and drink outposts, including a bar inspired by 19th-century British clubs. (Spring)

Tokyo, Japan
This fun, youthful offshoot of Hoshino offers efficient, stylish, affordable pod-like rooms in the Ikebukuro and Sugamo areas that, “straddle the line between the olden days and today.” A cute and modern cafe does Japanese takes on American breakfast and turns into a casual bar with DJ nights in the evenings. A fun home base for solo travelers.

Sri Lanka
Overlooking the Indian Ocean, the new eco-minded resort expands across seven acres in the heart of the Yala Jungle. Rooms blend into the flora and have a private swimming pool where guests can chill out while looking for elephants, crocodiles, leopards, and sloths. (March)

Photo courtesy of Dorchester Collection.

The Lana
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
While Dubai’s ostentations usually have us rolling our weary eyes, we had to stop and reconsider our jaded judgement when we saw the Dorchester Collection’s Middle Eastern debut because the Foster + Partners tower along the marina is an architectural stunner. Gilles & Boissier (of Baccarat NY fame) did the interiors — warm earth tones, high ceilings, sunlight everywhere. The dining program is also star-studded: Celebrated chefs Jean Imbert, Martín Berasategui, and pastry chef Angelo Musa each have their own restaurants. When the temperatures rise, as they do all the time, relief awaits in the rooftop pool, which spans the entire length of the building. (February)

Soneva Secret
Haa Dhaalu Atoll, The Maldives 
Leave it to Soneva to up the luxury, eco, and wellness quotient in the Maldives, since that’s what they’ve been doing since they launched in 1995. The resort, on a remote atoll, will only have fourteen beach and overwater villas, with Crusoe Villas reachable only by boat. Each comes with a Barefoot Guardian and private chef to ensure maximal guest attention, while communal spaces — like a castaway dining tower, observatory accessible by zipline, and a toes-in-the-sand dining fire pit — ensure maximal fun. (Q1)

Singapore News
So much going on around here. Late 2023 saw the opening of COMO Metropolitan Singapore, the global hotel company’s first hotel in its hometown, Edition Singapore near the Singapore Botanic Garden, and Mondrian Singapore Duxton, the brand’s first in Southeast Asian. More big names land in 2024: The Standard, Singapore will open in the third quarter of the year across the street from Shangri-La Singapore off Orchard Road, while Conrad Singapore Orchard, also on Orchard Road, is billing itself as an urban sanctuary with Michelin restaurants.

Photo courtesy of Rumi.


The StandardX, Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria
The Standard debuts their more youthful StandardX brand in the artsy Fitzroy neighborhood. As is standard for Standard, room sizes range from “cosy king” to “suite spot.” Food and drink options include an all-day Thai restaurant and a Mexico-inspired rooftop. Next up for StandardX are Austin, Brooklyn, and Bangkok. (February)

Rumi on Louth
Port Lincoln, South Australia
On the privately owned Louth Island, a conservation-driven, thrill-seeker’s idea of luxury includes five new accommodations, inclusive meal packages, Catamaran trips, bike rides, and kayak fishing expeditions. There are also Noon to Nightfall Voyages for travelers looking to get a quick taste of the place. (January)

1 Hotel Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria
1 Hotels marks their debut down under with recycled and reclaimed timber from the heritage Flinders Wharf in Docklands. The hotel will feature 277 guest rooms and 114 residences, along with a global art program by DarkLab, part of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Tasmania. (Late 2024)

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