Hottest Hotel Openings Around the World 2019

Hottest Hotel Openings Around the World 2019

These exciting new luxury hotels make the cut for the most anticipated hotel openings around the world in 2019.

1 Hotel West Hollywood
West Hollywood, California
Opening Spring 2019

Nestled at the base of the Hollywood Hills, with sweeping views from Downtown LA to Santa Monica, our first West Coast hotel draws inspiration from the land, sea, and abundant sunshine of Southern California. In the heart of West Hollywood, a new stay is coming to LA.

Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences
Singer Island, Palm Beach County, Florida
Opening Late 2019

Spanning over seven acres in a pristine stretch of the Atlantic shoreline in Palm Beach County’s picturesque Singer Island, Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences is a new paradigm of mindful living for those who are pursuing an unparalleled wellness lifestyle with personalized and virtual support experiences. Developed in partnership with world-renowned ESPA and the Himalayan Institute, Amrit merges Eastern traditions and inner science with Western luxury, enhanced through modern technologies and personalized programming. Amrit has been developed to offer an 24/7 CUSTOM experience centered around expert education, instruction, and positive lifestyle changes based on The Five Pillars: nutrition, fitness, mindfulness, sleep, and relaxation.

Anantara Maraú
Bahia, Brazil
Opening mid-2019

Located on a deserted stretch of Atlantic coastline on the tip of the Maraú Peninsula in Bahia, Brazil – home to virgin rainforest, World Heritage sites, and an intoxicating fusion of Afro-Brazilian culture – Anantara Maraú Bahia Resort embodies castaway luxury. Thirty rooms, suites and bungalows dot manicured grounds which front powdery white sand and azure ocean. Facilities include a beachfront contemporary Bahian restaurant, central lagoon pool with bar, gym, tennis courts, and the signature Anantara Spa. Beyond the resort lies a wealth of adventure and discovery. Charter a speedboat along the coast, exploring mangroves, uninhabited islands and the breathtaking Cachoeira de Tremembé waterfalls. Surf the waves for which Bahia is famed or dive below the surface.

Andaz Palm Springs
Opening September 2019
Palm Springs, California 

Arriving in fall 2019, Andaz Palm Springs will be the mid-century, design-inspired destination’s newest luxury lifestyle hotel. Featuring 150 guestrooms, the hotel will be located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, on the famed North Palm Canyon Road. The hotel, designed by Chapi Chapo out of Toronto, Canada, is being built as a collection of small buildings and guest room bungalows, surrounding two outdoor pools and garden areas on an elevated patio terrace. It will feature striking panoramic views of the San Jacinto Mountains and city. Natural light will pour into all meeting spaces and all guest rooms will have private, walk-out terraces. The hotel’s signature Argentinian restaurant is being built with incredible views overlooking the main pool and San Jacinto Mountains as a backdrop. The restaurant will feature creative and sustainable local cuisine and premium cuts of steak, traditional South American-inspired seafood, ceviches and handmade empanadas will be menu stand-outs. Additionally, an open-air lounge will sit adjacent to the indoor/outdoor signature restaurant, and a poolside bar will lend itself to dramatic sunsets against the mountains. Approximately 10 retail spaces will occupy the hotel’s first floor, offering convenient, contemporary restaurant and fashion retail experience.

Koh Samui, Thailand

Leading global hotel brand for millennial-mindsets, AVANI, is opening a 58 room and villa seaside hideaway on the quiet, lush side of Koh Samui. It is set to be another level for the brand - there are currently 24 properties around the world and this will be the second AVANI+ to open, representing their most luxurious properties. The resort offers excellent value for money with villas from £120, while presenting great design (nature-inspired interiors), spacious accommodation, off the beaten track / nature experiences, outstanding F&B, spa facilities and various pools (many of the villas having private ones). There was a recent Telegraph article about the new hotel developments in Koh Samui and how it has reinvented itself as Thailand’s most luxurious holiday island. It is set to be a hot destination for 2019.

Awei Pila Resort
Mergui Archipelago, Kyun Pila Island, Myanmar (Burma)
Opening January 2019

Located 80 km from the shoreline of Kawthaung, on the northernmost beach of Pila Island. This secluded beach is surrounded by virgin forest with views out to the open Andaman Sea. The natural bay embraces a 600 metre long beach front, which is divided into two zones by a large rock formation, granting a select number of units further privacy. The Mergui Archipelago lies off the far south coast of Myanmar. It’s comprised of hundreds of islands that have coral reefs and beaches. The Mergui is home to the seafaring indigenous Moken people. It’s a heaven for birds, notably the plain-pouched hornbill, as well as marine life like dugongs and turtles.

Baker’s Cay Resort
Key Largo, Florida
Opening Early 2019

Baker’s Cay is a new upscale beachfront hideaway carved into Key Largo’s most lush and secluded region. The 200-room resort will boast two swimming pools separated by a cascading waterfall grotto; salon; four dining outlets including beachside taco-and-tequila eatery with one of the largest collection of house-made hot sauces; food truck; library filled with vintage paper-backs; winding nature trail; boating dock; and pet amenities including doggie beach tikis. Located on the Gulf side of the Overseas Highway, this resort is tucked away on 13 acres of tropical groves situated on a former pineapple plantation previously owned by namesake Captain Ben Baker. The retreat is supporting the local environment like coral restoration dive programs, dolphins rehabilitation initiatives and partnerships with brands to launch Baker’s Cay bikinis, sandals made from renewable raw materials; yoga mats from tree rubber and more.

The Celino South Beach Hotel
Ocean Drive, Miami
Opening Early 2019

Originally built in 1937, the 132-guestroom hotel will be comprised of a new five-story atrium property and three original Art Deco buildings including the iconic Park Central Hotel which was once the tallest Art Deco building on the strip and vacation hotspot for names like Clark Gable and Humphry Bogart. As the largest hospitality development in the history of Ocean Drive, Celino South Beach will fuse distinguishing Miami style with a fresh aesthetic to reflect a contemporary beach house ambiance. Inspired by Miami’s modern aesthetics with Floridian accents, Cuban color palette and an intimate interior that pays homage to Ocean Drive in the 1940s, the hotel boasts a rooftop glass-bottom pool, library, two dining outlets, a seductive indoor/outdoor central bar, and in-room beauty and wellness services from hair and nails to yoga and massage.

Chablé Maroma
Riviera Maya, Mexico

Chablé Maroma, one of the best hotels in the Riviera Maya. Guests at Chablé Maroma experience life on the beach from luxurious and cozy presidential villas, suites and independent villas set in the Maya jungle, spread in a beautiful jungle landscape.

Domio Baronne St
Opening March 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana

The technology hospitality company revolutionizing the apartment hotel, Domio is giving a new meaning to group travel. Domio properties cater to group travelers with units five times the average hotel size U.S., which cost about 25% less, on average, than similarly-sized hotels. Planning to triple its footprint over the next 12 months, Domio is introducing the first upscale apartment-hotel in the heart of New Orleans — Domio Baronne ST — opening March 1. Offering custom interiors by in-house Domio designers with handpicked furniture, accessories, and art to bring out the natural beauty of each space, Domio has created their own branded wallpaper, personalized to the cultural city of New Orleans. Travelers will enjoy new, modern facilities inside of a historic Warehouse District building equipped with a game room, business center, premier fitness center, and 24-hour concierge. Perfectly situated from the historic French Quarter, the Warehouse District is filled with the city’s most beloved museums, brunch spots, and bars for visitors to explore - where old New Orleans meets new. Traveling solo or with fifteen friends, Domio Baronne St. has the right space for any stay, no matter who's coming.

Equinox Hotel
Opening Summer 2019

Equinox Hotel will be located in the emerging Hudson Yards development on Manhattan’s west side. Where the science of fitness meets the art of travel, the concept hotel from Equinox will focus on living a well-balance life with guests enjoying access to state-of-the-art facilities, active-minded programming and nourishing dining, all within luxurious surroundings. The property will include a 60,000-square-foot fitness center, Equinox’s largest yet, and a variety of wellness focused offerings, including an on-property spa and healthy in-room dining options.

Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii
Opening July 2019

The nine-room ESPACIO will redefine the luxury hotel experience in Waikiki for guests who seek the ultra-exclusive with personalized service and privacy. Each of the hotel’s nine floors will showcase one, three-bedroom suite complete with a dedicated butler, Italian marble bathrooms, dry sauna, jacuzzi on a lanai, full kitchen and complimentary luxury rental car. Public spaces include a rooftop infinity pool, restaurant, and spa. ESPACIO is managed by Aqua-Aston Hospitality, a destination expert with a 70-year tenure managing hotels and condos in Hawaii.

The Fife Arms
Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Just opened

This past December, Swiss art power couple Iwan and Mauela Wirth (founders of Hauser & Wirth) opened their first hotel project in the Scottish Highlands, The Fife Arms.  Following two years of intensive restoration, the storied 19th century Victorian coaching inn will re-open as an enchanting new hotel for the Highlands, featuring more than 12,000 works of art by internationally-renowned artists such as Zhang Enli, Guillermo Kuitca, Subodh Gupta, and Bharti Kher; an outstanding array of Scottish artworks; a range of activities from fishing and stalking and spa treatments, and 46 Victorian accommodations. Located just a few miles from the royal family’s Balmoral estate, the tiny village of Braemar is a hidden gem, seeped in rich history and surrounded by stunning natural beauty of the Cairngorms National Park.  The Aberdeenshire town has drawn thousands to its annual Highland Games since their inauguration 200 years ago and is home to the cottage where Robert Louis Stevenson wrote Treasure Island.

Finca Serena, Mallorca
Opening Spring 2019 in Mallorca

Located in the Pla de Mallorca, in an extraordinary and very strategic setting, the Finca is just minutes from some of the island’s most attractive places to visit. The estate is home to 25 luxurious rooms and suites nestled into the countryside and scattered throughout the property. Many are formerly outbuildings of the original farm, which are now entirely refurbished to suit the modern-day traveler.


Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel, Athens
Vouliagmeni, Greece
Opening March 2019

On the sophisticated Athens Riviera, at the tip of a pine-clad peninsula, Four Seasons offers the best of both worlds: a laid-back seaside escape just 30 minutes from the historical city centre. Discover the wonders of ancient civilization at the Acropolis, then return to Four Seasons to unwind and relax.

Four Seasons Resort & Residences Napa Valley
Calistoga, California
Opening: Mid-2019

In the food and wine capital of North America, Four Seasons welcomes you to a one-of-a-kind California wine-country resort set within a world-class vineyard. Your experience is perfectly paired with innovative dining, decadent spa treatments and thoughtfully personalized Four Seasons service. Raise a glass to all the best in life.

Grand Resort Bad Ragaz
Opening July 2019
Bad Ragaz, Switzerland

This year, Grand Resort Bad Ragaz will be celebrating its 150th anniversary with a forty-five million dollar renovation to its flagship property Grand Hotel Quellenhof, originally built in 1869. To be unveiled July 2019, architect Claudio Carbone will be modernizing the Grand Dame with contemporary décor throughout the new guestrooms, and completely rebuilding the lobby, restaurant and bar. The resort has also partnered with well- renowned Swiss chef Sven Wassmer, who will be implementing two new restaurants to replace the former Bel-Air restaurant within the Grand Hotel Quellenhof. These new restaurants will introduce two different concepts: 1) a health restaurant, where health-conscious cuisine is both entertaining and interactive; 2) a signature restaurant of Chef Wassmer, an informal dining experience with an open show kitchen and spectacular wine cellar, five nights a week. Additionally, both restaurants will have an extensive wine menu curated by Chef Wassmer’s wife, wine director Amanda Wassmer-Bulgin, who is currently a stage 2 Master of Wine student.

Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is striving to become THE culinary destination with the new restaurant concept by Sven Wassmer, who achieved two Michelin-stars in his last position and 18 GaultMillau points. Together with the Michelin-starred restaurant IGNIV by Andreas Caminada, Grand Resort Bad Ragaz will be the first hotel and resort in Switzerland having such a variety of gourmet restaurants.

Note, during the renovations period (February-June 2019), the rest of Grand Resort Bad Ragaz will remain open.

Hotel Château du Grand-Lucé
Opening Spring 2019

Hotel Château du Grand-Lucé. Located in the verdant Loire Valley, just south of Paris, this exclusive private enclave of royal proportions was built by a nobleman and has hosted the most discerning travelers for centuries. Built in 1760 and named for the idyllic village in which it is located, this neoclassical French icon has been exquisitely restored. With a vigilant attention to detail, it’s unapologetically opulent chic interiors are a stunning tribute to it’s noble provenance and are a gallant steward of its rich history. With a certain éclat reflecting centuries of pure refinement, Hotel Château – with reimagined rooms and suites, ballroom and salons, classical gardens and grounds will deliver unparalleled service and uncompromising splendor.

Hotel de la Ville
Rome, Italy
Opening May 2019

Opening in May 2019 above the Spanish Steps, Hotel de la Ville is Rome's most exciting new destination. Inspired by the era of the Grand Tour, the hotel elegantly marries 18th-century architecture with contemporary luxury and unparalleled service. The interior, a collaboration between Olga Polizzi and renowned architect Tommaso Ziffer, entwines traditional design elements with state-of-the-art technology to stunning effect.

JK Place Paris
Paris, France
Opening Spring 2019

JK Place adds to their portfolio (Florence, Capri, Rome) with JK Place Paris slated to open in Spring 2019. The hotel located in the former European Consulate at 82 Rue de Lille will have 30 guestrooms and suites decorated by designer Michele Bonan with bespoke Italian furniture, objets d’art and antiques sourced from the famous Paris flea markets. There will also be a spa by top French brand Sisley with swimming pool.

Kachi Lodge
Opening May 2019

Standing directly on the Uyuni Salt Flats,at an altitude of 3’600 m, at the foot of Tunupa Volcano, our luxury domes lodge is waiting for you. From a distance, the white pods look like a space station designed by Buckminster Fuller. The dome camp also has something of an observatory, or a folly built for a passionate astrophysicist! Composed of repeated equilateral triangles, their metallic structure is the very essence of mathematical elegance. In front or on top of the dome, a transparent panel offers wide-open views on the Salar and its star-studded sky. Lit up at night, with solar panels placed in between the domes, they are one of the coolest, and most surrealist viewing station ever seen in the arid region.

Le Sereno
Re-opens on St. Barth's

Following Hurricane Irma, that wreaked havoc on St. Barths, the destination is back. Le Sereno, originally designed by Christian Liaigre and consistently listed as one of the top luxury hotels in the Caribbean will re-open on 1st December with new suites, restaurant, family suites, spa and fitness facilities. It is in the picturesque and quieter north-east side of the island on a nature reserve, with turtles regularly swimming past – it is a regular back drop for Victoria Secrets shoots and the number one wedding venue on the island.

Lelewatu Resort Sumba
Opening April 2019

Your Private Haven Awaits. In harmony with its magnificent clifftop setting, surrounding lush rainforests, private lagoon and breathtaking views over the Indian Ocean, Lelewatu Resort Sumba rises above the alluring horizon with perfect poise. Designed to capture and curate the essence of Sumba, the luxurious Lelewatu Resort is a serene sanctuary on the southwestern coast of Sumba, an hour’s flight east of Bali. Celebrate your personal indulgences and romance with our blend of unspoiled nature, gracious service and bespoke island life.

Magashi Camp

Magashi Camp is situated in the productive and phenomenally diverse north-eastern corner of Akagera National Park, overlooking scenic Lake Rwanyakazinga. Akagera comprises some of the most scenic savannah in East Africa – open plains, woodlands, lakes, swamp, and grassy low mountains – and is home to one of Africa’s highest hippo densities, some very large crocodiles as well as rare sitatunga and inscrutable shoebill. Magashi is the only private access area in Akagera. Teeming with plains game, Akagera now also boasts a healthy population of lion which were introduced by African Parks in 2015 after a 20-year absence; black rhino were reintroduced in 2017. Six spacious and airy tented guest rooms offer uninterrupted views over Lake Rwanyakazinga while Magashi’s main area comprises a luxurious lounge, dining and bar area, wine cellar and pool, as well as an expansive viewing deck with convivial fire pit. The architecture and interiors pay homage to traditional Rwandan culture.

Miraval Austin
Austin, Texas
Opening January 2019

Nestled in the heart of Texas Hill Country, our newest Miraval destination is a life-enhancing sanctuary dedicated to using imagination and mindfulness to empower you to discover your best self. Infusing the soul of Austin with Miraval's award winning experience...

Monkey Island Estate
London, UK
Opening February 14, 2019

Monkey Island Estate lies on a picturesque island in the River Thames in the historic village of Bray, Berkshire. The island has a rich history centuries old, and has been the haunt of monarchs, aristocrats and artists, along with writers, famous performers and Berkshire locals and now is home to one of the finest hotels in Bray. The two grade I listed heritage pavilions which form the property were originally commissioned as a fishing retreat in 1723 by the third Duke of Marlborough. These have been completely restored and renovated, with beautifully landscaped gardens and picturesque views of the River Thames. Set across seven acres, Monkey Island Estate features 27 exquisite guestrooms and three sumptuous suites, designed by the award-winning New York-based Champalimaud Design. The furnishings juxtapose timeless glamour and traditional features with a modern, countryside style, creating a unique blend of past and present. It's the perfect base from which to explore the area or just immerse yourself in history against the backdrop of the delightful village of Bray. Opening on 14th February 2019 after a major renovation by YTL Hotels and the award-winning Champalimaud Design.

Mountain Lodges of Peru X.O Art House

Mountain Lodges of Peru has a new signature property for travelers to feel right at home amid the vibrant energy, culture, and creativity of the ancient capital of the Inca Empire. Its XO Art House, a new bed & breakfast-style hotel located within San Blas, the flourishing arts quarter of Cusco, with charming views of picturesque streets, historic architecture, and surrounding landscapes from guest rooms and public spaces. XO Art House entices travelers to a new concept in lodging offering 7 private guest rooms set within a converted casona, a large, traditionally designed home from the Spanish colonial era.

XO Art Hotel welcomes independent travelers as well as clients enjoying MLP’s adventures exploring the Sacred Valley of the Incas, mountaintop Machu Picchu, and remote communities throughout the Peruvian Andes. All of the company’s signature adventures – such as the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley & Lares Adventure to Machu Picchu, and the NEW Yoga and Wellness Experience to Machu Picchu – begin and end with overnight stays in Cusco.

Nukutepipi Island
French Polynesia

Sunset Luxury Villas by Guy Laliberté will be rented for exclusive use. The island accommodates up to 52 guests in 16 beachfront villas and bungalows.

Marina Villas at Oil Nut Bay
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Opening mid-2019

Nestled above Oil Nut Bay’s Marina Village, a waterside promenade with a restaurant, coffee shop, boutique and library open to travelers and locals-alike, the Marina Villas, will be complete mid-2019 and available for rent soon after. Perched into the hillside overlooking Marina Village, Necker Island and Eustatia Sound, the four new two-bedroom?villas feature a private glass-walled pool, floor-to-ceiling windows and designed with the islands natural resources.

Origin Hotel
Lexington, Kentucky
Opening January 2019

Lexington will see a 120-room hotel at the new The Summit at Fritz Farm, the premier retail and lifestyle center in the heart of Lexington. Estimated to open in January 2019, Origin Hotel will cater to travelers with a passion to exploring local culture, featuring loft-style suites inspired by the Bluegrass Region, The Still restaurant, locally-sourced coffee, bike sharing and flexible event space. The boutique hotel will be the only hotel in The Summit, and ideally located within walking distance to top retail shops like Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James, newly opened Honeywood restaurant by Ouita Michel, and the region’s first food hall, The Barn.

Raffles Singapore
Opening August 2019

Raffles Singapore, an intoxicating blend of luxury, history and colonial ambience no other hotel can match. Every detail is true to the hotel’s heritage, making a stay here atmospheric and luxurious. Iconic themed experiences have been curated to relive classic stories of the hotel, perfect for team-based interactive sessions. Rejuvenate in an oasis in the heart of the city and reconnect with your body and mind. Discover the wines and cuisines of the world as you marvel at the hotel’s colonial architecture. Create unforgettable memories at the colonial Raffles Singapore.

Rosewood Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
Opening March 2019

Soaring over Victoria Harbour, Rosewood Hong Kong is a new centre of gravity on the Kowloon waterfront; the crown jewel of the Victoria Dockside arts and design district. On passing the gate and traversing the cobblestoned drive, the urban din falls away, revealing lush topiary and a serene forecourt that commands the harbour. A warm welcome heralds a stay of unparalleled comfort and distinctive hospitality.

Sanctuary Cap Cana
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Opening January 2019

After closing to undergo a $35 million modernization, the adults-only Sanctuary Cap Cana resort will celebrate its grand re-opening January 2019! Currently in its soft launch, the property will welcome two new design-centric towers in the new year which will house 140 additional suites. Situated on the coveted eastern tip of the island with the aesthetic of a colonial Spanish town perched cliffside, Sanctuary Cap Cana spans more than 20 tropical acres, including 2,100 feet of pristine oceanfront. The renovation, overseen by Carrillo Projects Co., will touch every corner of the resort. While carefully restoring the property’s fine architectural features, the transformation will also introduce completely reimagined guest rooms and enhanced public spaces, including the lobby, dining outlets and a world-class spa.

Savoy Palace
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Savoy Palace is opening in April 2019 in sub-tropical Madeira (named The Best European Island in the World Travel Awards five years running). It will be a game changer for the destination and is set to be ‘the new luxury face of Madeira’ – it’s the first member of Leading Hotels Of The World in the destination. Savoy Palace has a world-class destination spa, rooftop lounge with panoramic views, terraced gardens, multiple pools (including a spectacular infinity pool and one dedicated to kids) and an array of stylish restaurants and bars. The bold, curved structure houses 352 chic guest rooms, with ocean-facing balconies. It is designed by award-winning RH+ and interior designer Nini Andrade Silva - Madeira’s most famous designer. Madeira was named ‘Europe’s new adventure capital’ earlier this year. It is home to some of the best trails for hiking, running and cycling on the continent and is attracting a younger audience with excellent hotels, restaurants, bars, outdoor activities and some of the most striking scenery in Europe – it has lush, volcanic terrain and is on the same latitude as Casablanca, making it a great short-haul (3.5 hour flight) winter sun option, as well as for the rest of the year.

Six Senses Shaharut
Negev Desert, Israel
Opening Fall 2019

Fascinating, enchanting and of biblical proportions, the Negev Desert is the epitome of desert landscapes. It is on this boundless horizon often described as the nexus of heaven and earth that Six Senses Shaharut is nestled into a dramatic cliff at one with the almost-supernatural panorama, where sunsets meld into the orange dunes to become an inky sky scattered with stardust. This inspired location named Shaharut, which translates as the moment just before dawn, adds yet another dimension to the portfolio of incredible natural settings that Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas calls home. History abounds in this region, home to the ancient Midianites and their fascinating tribe people.

Soho Warehouse
Los Angeles, California
Opening Spring 2019

Soho Warehouse will be Soho House & Co’s third House in California and the first with bedrooms. Located in the Industrial District of Downtown LA, the former industrial building will include a rooftop pool, gym, 48 bedrooms (can be booked by both members and non-members) and club spaces for eating, drinking and meeting.

Opening Summer 2019

Nestled on the Southern edge of the Namibian desert in the Karas region within an extraordinary Nature Reserve, Sonop is created in the form of a luxurious tented camp constructed on top of boulders. Ten lavish tents invite guests to live the life of yesteryear’s wealthy explorers from the early 20thcentury. Just like those travellers who traded their beloved homes for the bare Namibian desert dunes, the guests of Sonop will get a taste of living in complete isolation while enjoying the comfort of their accommodation. Opening is planned Summer 2019.

The Standard, London opening later this year in King’s Cross

The first international hotel from Standard International, the London property will bring the unconventional culture of The Standard overseas and propel the innovative hospitality brand onto the global stage. From New York’s Meatpacking District to Downtown Los Angeles’ Financial District, The Standard has a proven track record of transforming neighborhoods. The Standard, London is housed in the historic Camden Town Annex and will celebrate the history of the building and neighborhood while connecting it to its future, anchoring the ongoing revival of King’s Cross. With 266 stunning rooms designed by Shawn Hausman Design, some including outdoor terraces and bathtubs overlooking St. Pancras Station, the property is bound to provide an unforgettable experience. The hotel will also feature an indoor / outdoor garden restaurant as well as a destination rooftop restaurant, with chefs Adam Rawson and Peter Sanchez-Iglesias at the helm of culinary programs. The Standard, London will become the new cultural crossroads of London by bringing the brands distinctive style to London.

Taj Rishikesh Resort and Spa Uttarakhand
Rishikesh, India
Opening March 2019

Perched on the edge of a mountain, with canopied tree cover in all directions, Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa houses 79 keys. Inspired by the mighty Himalayas, featuring the local arts and design, with a sprawling all day diner, a specialty restaurant, banqueting space and a Jiva spa the hotel promises to soothe your senses. The hotel is located one hour away from Rishikesh.

The Lodge at Blue Sky
Opening May 2019

Luxury as nature intended. Listen to the flow of a nearby spring-fed creek. Hear the footfall of horses over hard packed trails. And spot a herd of wild elk grazing on the horizon. Near Salt Lake City but a world away, our 3,500-acre ranch in the Wasatch Mountain Range is where you’ll leave the cares of the modern world behind and reconnect with nature, from downhill skiing at nearby Park City Mountain Resort in winter to fly fishing and clay shooting any time of year. You’ll feel right at home with our relaxed Western lifestyle—and with the Blue Sky family.

Okavango Delta, Botswana
Opening July 2019

If you’ve been forever dreaming of an iconic Okavango Delta experience, then end your search with Tuludi. The camp is located in the Khwai Private Reserve, over 200,000 hectares of pristine wilderness, and the landscape is fit for a fairy tale: floodplains stretch as far as the eye can see and the glistening waterways and emerald forests attract all the stars of the safari show. At Tuludi itself, we wanted to capture the magic of being enfolded in nature and the serenity and space that comes with it. Picture seven, tree-house style rooms, shaded by the boughs of cool leadwood trees, sophisticated interiors that mix the contemporary with the traditional, and airy spaces, dotted with intriguing maps, botanicals and treasures from around the area. The result? An exclusive oasis that you’ll be delighted to return to after a day exploring the extraordinary ecosystem.

TWA Hotel
JFK Airport, New York
Opening Spring 2019

At the center of the TWA Hotel is Eero Saarinen’s iconic TWA Flight Center, where restaurants, bars and retail outlets will take flight. Two hotel wings, designed to reflect and defer to the landmark TWA Flight Center, sit behind the historic building and contain 512 guestrooms with views of JFK’s runways and the TWA Flight Center.

Vintry & Mercer

A new hotel set back on Garlick Hill in the warren of streets that line the Thames, Vintry & Mercer will connect guests to the unique story of the City’s past and the best of the modern day capital when it opens in February. The new hotel is brought to you by the team behind South Kensington’s The Ampersand Hotel and is an independent hotel part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. With 92 rooms from £175 (weekends, inc VAT), Vintry & Mercer will boast a roof terrace, all-day Asian-inspired restaurant, and an underground speakeasy.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi
Opening March 2019

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, a tranquil escape to some of the most stunning islands in the world. Nestled among white sands and crystal blue waters, this elegant resort provides the best in Maldivian luxury. Whether on your honeymoon or traveling with friends, make memories that will last forever. Discover personalized services, opulent accommodations, and decadent dining in an extraordinary place for a truly luxurious experience

White Sands Hotel
Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii
Opening February 2019

Honolulu’s White Sands Hotel is undergoing a full restoration to its original 1960s glory. As one of Waikiki’s only remaining walk-up motels, White Sands will be a funky, fun return to the Hawaii everyone remembers. Authentically inauthentic, a full revamp by Honolulu-based interior design house Vanguard Theory will take an irreverent twist on Hawaii’s midcentury nostalgia. Focal points include a lush garden and pool courtyard oasis complete with a bar-adjacent hot tub that will be a magnet for fun-loving patrons of Waikiki. Culinary and cocktail concepts by Honolulu’s well-loved Fête restaurant group will re-think continental cuisine with elevated 1960’s throwback items. The White Sands Hotel is managed by Aqua-Aston Hospitality, a destination expert with a 70-year tenure managing hotels and condos in Hawaii.

Wilderness Safaris Magashi Camp
Opening March 2019
Akagera, Rwanda

Following the 2017 opening of Wilderness Safaris’ iconic Bisate Lodge which gained immense visitor traction, Rwanda is gearing up for another year of widespread ecotourism, primarily focused on the conservation of the country’s endangered wildlife. To add to the excitement, Wilderness Safaris will open a new camp in Rwanda's Akagera National Park in March 2019—Magashi Camp. This six-tented camp, featuring a luxurious lounge, dining and bar area, wine cellar and pool, will be situated in the north-eastern part of Akagera overlooking Lake Rwanyakazinga (home to one of Africa's highest hippo densities, some very large crocodiles, and the secretive stitatunga and shoebill stork). Akagera has undergone an incredible transformation in the last eight years where poaching has essentially been eliminated and wildlife is now thriving. Guests will be able to view a range of wildlife on expertly-guided game drives, walks and boating trips, including recently reintroduced lions and black rhinoceros. Other animal sighting opportunities will include: buffalo, leopard, elephant, giraffe, spotted hyaena, zebra, topi, roan, eland and almost 500 species of birds.

Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Puerto Los Cabos, Mexico
Opening Summer 2019

Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve will open Spring 2019, set amidst the dunes along the dramatic coastline of Puerto Los Cabos, Mexico. With panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez, this much-anticipated new resort marks the fourth extraordinary property in the prestigious Ritz-Carlton Reserve portfolio. The striking design of Zadún will celebrate the desert and the sea with 115 elegantly appointed suites and villas placed gently along the natural slopes of the land to create the ultimate desert luxury. As a true oasis of relaxation and wellness, Zadún a Ritz-Carlton Reserve will offer one of the destination’s most exclusive Spas, complete with a variety of customized, locally-inspired treatments. The property is also home to a collection of Ritz-Carlton Residences.