Quite a few of the planned openings for 2020 & 2021 are seeing some extreme revisions of the dates they plan to open or reopen.
A list of my most anticipated New Hotel Openings or Renovations for 2021. Most, but not all, are Resorts, many are Luxury or Boutique properties. Hopefully they will be bringing something new and unique to the world of hospitality.
Announced to open late Late 2021
Aman unveils a new urban sanctuary and an architectural icon is reborn in the very heart of Manhattan. Opening its doors in 2020, Aman New York brings the serenity of Aman to the centre of the western world. Within the gilded grandeur of the Crown Building, 83 rooms and suites and Aman’s first urban Residences invite guests to experience the Aman way of life, in harmony with the heartbeat of the city.
go to: Aman New York website
opening June 1 2021, accepting reservations
Set within an integrated development, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands takes a minimalist approach to luxury. Modern design highlights sea views and pristine beaches; simple ingredients are transformed by skilled chefs and mixologists; healing is guided by directional energy and nature is explored with respect and wonder. The resort’s three islands and overwater quay serve as a base for discovering all the archipelago has to offer.
opening April 16, 2021, accepting reservations
Splendido Mare, a Belmond Hotel, Portofino will reopen following a complete renovation by Paris design agency Festen Architecture. “The Mare” is the first to be renovated under the LVMH ownership; inspired by its maritime heritage, Festen Architecture reinterpreted traditional craftsmanship in contemporary ways, complemented with antique objects and custom furnishings.
go to: Splendido Mare website
opening January 15 2021, accepting reservations
North of Cabo San Lucas is the “magical town” of Todos Santos. This area is turning into the Tulum of the West Coast, of sorts. For those who want to escape the over-developed hotel strip of Cabo, this farm turned into a boutique hotel may be just the location you are looking for.
opening March 2021, accepting reservations
The new project from Adrian Zecha, one of the creators of Aman Resorts. He is now creating his vision of a Japanese Ryokan on Ikuchijima Island on the Seto Inland Sea.
go to: Azumi Setoda website
Announced for Summer 2021
Luxury Camp And Events Space To Debut Outside Chicago In 2021
Camp Aramoni (pronounced air-uh-MOE-knee) is a new luxury campground and event space that’s redefining travel in the Midwest. Spanning 96 acres of lush forests on a former 19th century brickyard, Camp Aramoni’s lavish accommodations await your discovery just 90 minutes south of Chicago near the picturesque Starved Rock State Park.
go to: Camp Aramoni website
Announced to open 2021
Six Senses will open its first property in South America in the desirable Mantiqueira area, 2.5 hours from São Paulo and 3.5 hours from Rio de Janeiro, 3,940 feet (1,200 meters) above sea level and at the confluence of three river valleys in the heart of the Mantiqueira Mountains. Formerly known as Botanique Hotel & Spa, the hotel was born out of Fernanda Ralston Semler’s vision to set a new benchmark in luxury hospitality that was completely home-grown, recognizing local traditions and culture, as well as its natural setting. When the property adopts the Six Senses brand in early 2021, it will offer seven suites in the main hotel and 13 private villas dotted in the hills around it. A further 14 villas are planned and will be constructed off-site in a modular manner using local materials. They will be sited to minimize their impact on the surrounding flora and fauna.
for more details: Six Senses Media Center
Announced to open Summer 2021
Ideally situated on a private 18-acre peninsula overlooking Marigot Bay and Grand Cul-de-Sac on the island of St. Barth in the French West Indies, Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth will reopen its doors in Summer 2021. Originally opened in 1986, the fabled resort quickly established itself as one of the most iconic resorts in the world. Upon reopening, the resort will offer 66 guestrooms, suites and villas featuring vibrant design elements that embrace the property’s unique Caribbean allure.
for more details: Rosewood Le Guanahani website
Announced to open 2021
The Hotel will be located at 30 Avenue George V. This Avenue forms with the Champs Elysees and the Avenue Montaigne the famous “Triangle d’Or”, one of Paris’ most exclusive and distinctive areas offering a wealth of luxury shopping, entertainment and cultural attractions. The Bvlgari Hotel Paris will offer 76 rooms, most of them suites, and a full range of luxury facilities including a spa with a 25-metre pool and a Bvlgari restaurant and bar opening to a charming courtyard garden.
for more details: Bulgari Hotel Paris website
Announced to open 2021
The restaurant is currently open, so this may happen soon.
Embodying the best of the brand’s effortless style and laid-back luxury, Nobu Hotel Riyadh offers 119 stylish guestrooms and suites, superb dining, a stunning spa, a full-service fitness facility, an exclusive executive club lounge, well-equipped meeting rooms, two glittering ballrooms along with the Kingdom’s very first Nobu Restaurant. All of this adds up to a desert sanctuary that artfully blends the vibrant energy of Riyadh with the understated luxury that Nobu personifies.
for more details: Nobu Riyadh website
Announced to open 2021
King Mohammed VI’s “Tourism Development Strategy Vision 2020” plan has been the driving force at encouraging foreign investment in Morocco’s tourism sector. His Majesty has outlined great vision and Nobu is pleased to be entering the market at this exciting time.
for more details: Nobu Marrakesh website
Andaz Thompson Palm Springs
Rescheduled to open 2021
The often delayed project may open 2021. This may be a phantom project never to materialize, and has now gone through a branding change even before it is opened.
for more details:
Andaz Thompson Palm Springs website
Announced for April 2021
The Chatwal Lodge, located 90 miles north of New York City, in the town of Bethel, New York, will open on April 1, 2021. Located at The Chapin Estate, a 2,500-acre gated residential community, The Chatwal Lodge is nestled within a 30-acre environmentally protected land. Guests will enjoy views of the 1,000-acre Toronto Reservoir Lake, have access to hiking trails, and have chances to spot white-tailed deer and nesting bald eagles.
go to: Luxury Travel Advisor
Announced to open March 2021 – Now accepting reservations
Welcome to the Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas, a defining and iconic beachfront resort located in North County, San Diego. To the discerning traveler, we are the quintessential Southern California beachfront destination that delivers authentic and one-of-a-kind personalized experiences in a world-class, barefoot luxury setting.
Announced for Spring 2021
A vibrant resort-life experience tucked away in breathtaking Xaracca Bay, with access to all the best things in life: community, spirituality and celebration.
The tranquil northern tip of Ibiza on crystalline Cala Xarraca Bay is the inspiring setting for Six Senses Ibiza. Scheduled to open in 2021, the 134 guest accommodations included townhouses, pool suites and beach cave units set on a 25-acre (10-hectare) site just 30 minutes from the airport. With unobstructed westerly sunset views, the resort, spa and residential community will dance tothe beat of a new mantra: transformative wellness to nourish the body, mind and soul.
go to: Six Senses Ibiza website
Set to open in Spring 2021
Six Senses New York, the group’s first North American property, is a key element of The XI – two unique, twisting towers designed by world-renowned architect Bjarke Ingels in an unparalleled location in between Manhattan’s Hudson River and The High Line. Guestrooms and suites designed by celebrated Parisian firm Gilles & Boissier are contemporary in style, offering every modern convenience wedded to a calm ambience of natural-hued fabrics and furnishings. Two restaurants will showcase the brand’s popular culinary approach to wellness by serving fresh, seasonal and locally-sourced produce and ingredients. Six Senses Spa introduces a layered approach to wellness with treatments that are an intuitive mix of science and human awareness, where a high-tech and high-touch approach is crafted around the individual. Set to open in early 2020.
go to: Six Senses New York website
Announced for Autumn 2021
Hilton announced the signing of a new LXR Hotels & Resorts property in Kyoto, Japan, marking the debut of the luxury brand in Asia Pacific. LXR Hotels & Resorts is Hilton’s collection of independent luxury hotels in which each property offers a unique and locally immersive experience that is deeply personalized and naturally woven into the fabric of the destination. While each hotel embodies a distinctive character and history, all LXR hotels are united through exceptional service and access to the extensive benefits and strength of the Hilton enterprise, for both owners and guests alike.
In collaboration with esteemed real estate company, Tokyu Land Corporation, the new LXR property is scheduled to open in autumn 2021 as part of the 28.6-acre Shozan Resort Kyoto. This resort is home to some of Kyoto’s most-notable and idyllic Japanese gardens, historic Japanese architecture, authentic tea houses, and five unique restaurants offering authentic local cuisines.
go to: New Hotel openings for 2020
go to: New Hotel openings for 2022
go to: New Hotel openings for 2023
with the all of the hotels listed. Contact me for more information.
page updated: March 2021