The new year is upon us and there’s plenty to look forward to for the international jet-setter.
From a stunning, rejuvenating retreat on the paradise island of Fiji to London’s latest landmark hotel, incredible properties are popping up in every corner of the globe.
Here, we give you a rundown of the 10 most eagerly awaited luxury hotels set to welcome guests in 2017. Enjoy!
Banyan Tree Bodrum, Turkey
Singapore-based Banyan Tree will debut in Turkey this spring with a lavish resort in Yalikavak, Bodrum. Overlooking a 1,500-foot private beach, Banyan Tree Bodrum will offer 14 spa suites each with a private pool, 40 standard rooms and 30 extra spacious “branded” suites.
As well as an expansive “tropical” spa, the luxury property will boast two restaurants, an a la carte restaurant by the sea, a private lounge and library, and a sunset bar. Despite Turkey’s recent troubles, Bodrum remains a highly attractive destination and Banyan Tree’s newest resort is sure to keep pulling visitors.
Set to open its doors on January 26, the prestigious 5-star property is one of 2017’s most hotly anticipated arrivals in the capital. Set within a fully restored Grade II*-listed heritage building, the luxurious landmark hotel is conveniently situated midway between the West and East End, and just a short stroll from both the Tower of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Sure to be a hit with both business and leisure travellers alike, Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square will house 100 accommodations, including 11 spacious suites – some with ornate original plasterwork, soaring ceilings, and working fireplaces. Foodies will be especially eager to try out the property’s three restaurants, the most eye-catching of which, La Dame de Pic, is headed by Anne-Sophie Pic—the only female French chef with three Michelin stars.
Six Senses Fiji
Situated in beautiful secluded bay on Fiji’s Malolo Island, Six Senses Fiji will open in late 2017 to much fanfare. Previously known as Vunabaka resort, Six Senses Fiji will be an eco-paradise, running on 100% solar power and conducting an ongoing tree and coral reforestation projects.
The resort, set next to a private golden-sand beach that stretched over 2,100 feet (650 meters) in length, will be home to 26 spacious villas with private plunge pools, and 60 luxury residences which come with 3, 4, or 5 bedrooms. Along with a serene signature Six Senses Spa, the tropical resort will feature two restaurants, an outdoor pizzeria and grill, three bars, a gourmet food market, walk-in wine cellar, a treetop yoga platform, state-of-the-art fitness gym, recreation club house with flood lit tennis and a comprehensive Kids’ Centre.
Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, London
World-renowned celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa, proprietor of the highly regarded Nobu and Matsuhisa restaurants, is set to open a luxury hotel in London this spring. After being beset by a series of delays, the five-storey, 156-room Nobu Hotel will be located on Willow Street in Hackney.
Sporting a design that reflects the hotel’s trendy city location, as well as Nobu’s signature east-meets-west philosophy, the Nobu Hotel Shoreditch looks set to be a vibrant addition to the capital. Along with a specially developed and unique food and beverage menu by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa himself, the hotel will feature banqueting and meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, and an intimate landscaped garden.
Set to open in June, Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is being touted as Tinseltown’s next hotspot. Situates at the intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevard, with the famous 90210 zip code, the property will reflect the luxurious California lifestyle.
Its rooftop pool – the largest of its kind in the city – with its surrounding VIP cabanas, will no doubt be a draw to the city’s rich and famous, along with the rooftop bar. 170 elegant rooms will feature huge balconies and floor-to-ceiling window, while celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten will be bringing his Michelin-starred restaurant Jean-Georges to the hotel. A Spa by La Prairie will also be onsite.
The Fontenay Hamburg, Germany
Hamburg’s first luxury hotel to open in 18 years, The Fontenay will be a welcome addition on the tranquil banks of Lake Alster when it opens its doors in July.
Designed by local architect Jan Stormer to mirror the fluid lines of the lake and surrounding parkland, the hotel will feature contemporary 131 rooms, each with their own private balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the lake. A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, The Fontenay Hamburg will also house an impressive 10,000-square-foot spa complete with an indoor-outdoor infinity pool.
The Ritz-Carlton Jiuzhaigou Valley, China
Located in one of China’s earliest UNESCO world heritage sites, Jiuzhaigou Valley – a folklore-laden site on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau in Southwest China – The Ritz-Carlton Jiuzhaigou Valley will be one of the world’s most unique luxury resorts when it opens toward the end of 2017.
With striking views of snow-capped mountains, surrounded by colourful lakes, awe-inspiring waterfalls, and enchanting forests, whilst offering access to ancient Tibetan villages, Ritz Carlton’s all-villa resort will offer an exceptional experience of authentic Tibetan culture. Along with 87 stunning villas, the resort will feature three restaurants and lounges, a mountain spa, and various indoor and outdoor activities.
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, New York
Located at Pier 1 on Brooklyn Bridge Park, the eco-friendly luxury 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is set to bring a splash of colour and vibrancy next to New York’s iconic bridge. Designed by local artists using reclaimed materials, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge will feature stunning river views, vast meeting and event space, and the finest eco-chic living in the city.
Opening in February 2017, the 10-story development will combine natural greenery with industrial steel, creating an urban oasis complete with a seasonal 4,000-square-foot rooftop area overlooking the Manhattan skyline with a pool, bar, and fire pits. Full of Brooklyn heart and soul, room 194 rooms will boats skyline views, hemp-blend mattress by Keetsa, and 100% organic cotton sheets. Guests will also be able to take advantage of complimentary Tesla premium electric vehicles.
Park Hyatt St. Kitts
Set on a secluded white beach on the idyllic – and somewhat overlooked – Caribbean island of St. Kitts, Park Hyatt St. Kitts will open this summer to become the island’s first luxury resort. The 126-room hotel will features 48 suites, some of which with their own rooftop swimming pools, while guests staying in the three-bedroom presidential villa will enjoy a personal butler service and private chef.
The exotic Caribbean resort will have a distinctive focus on wellness, with an extensive spa, mediation, and numerous activities including diving, snorkelling, fishing, yachting, and golfing available to guests. The resort will also offers two swimming pools, kids’ camp, and several food and dining options, including a rum bar.
Six Senses Krabey Island, Cambodia
Six Senses will open another dream-like resort on Koh Krabey, a private island off Cambodia’s south coast, late this year. Comprising 40 eco-villas spread around the 30-acre island, each with its own plunge pool, Six Senses Krabey Island will provide a serene, paradise island escape with a focus on health and wellness.
The resort’s signature spa will be a focal point, with a plethora of alternative therapies, healing treatments, and multi-day expeditions granting visitors the opportunity to rejuvenate as well as relax. Meanwhile, an onsite meditation cave will allow guests a sanctuary in which to reflect and focus their intentions. There will also be an outdoor cinema for relaxed entertainment under the night sky.
Please keep in mind that hotel openings do get delayed from time to time, so use our hotel search tool to check availability and get the very best price for your stay.