From Sao Paulo to Bali or New York, there’s a world of exciting hotels opening this year. If you’re looking for an outstanding travel experience, here’s 7 suggestions of the hottest new hotels around the world.
1.Hoshinoya Bali, Indonesia
Japan’s Hoshinoya hotels are taking its refined aesthetic to Bali, near the spiritual center of Ubud.
Each room opens out to a semiprivate pool. Furthermore, another resort highlight are the Café Gazebo perched on stilts above the green jungles below. (From $700)
2. Rosewood Phuket, Thailand
The resort has 71 enormous villas – starting at 1,300 square feet – and have retractable walls to maximize the sea and jungle views. The four restaurants range from rustic Thai seafood on the beach to a refined bistro, and the spa has six villas, one of which has a Watsu pool, and its own garden for flowers and herbs to be used in treatments.
3. Palácio Tangará, Brazil
European panache is landing in Brazil with the opening of this Oetker Collection hotel in São Paulo.
Along with an amazing location in Burle Marx Park, the hotel has 141 handsome guest rooms with terraces overlooking nature, a lovely spa with an indoor pool and a garden, and the first South American outpost from chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. (From $450)
4. Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort, Portugal
Anantara is expanding westward. The company is rebranding a flagship property of its Portuguese sister hotel brand, Tivoli, and upgrading it to reflect a more international sensibility and sophistication. Additions include luxurious family suites, an updated spa and Anantara’s signature Dining by Design program, in which staff orchestrate private, romantic dinners at spots all over the property. (From $240)
5. Adare Manor, Ireland
Following the largest restoration project of its kind in Ireland, Adare Manor will open in September. According to the company: “wood is being lovingly turned, technology is being subtly integrated, and luxury is being enhanced.”
The designers have added a spa, a swimming pool, and a golf course. (From $340)
6. The Whitby Hotel, New York City
Firmdale Hotels is bringing Kit Kemp’s colorful, mixed-pattern whimsy to Midtown Manhattan in February.
The Hotel, has 86 individually designed bedrooms, each with its own color scheme. All have floor-to-ceiling windows, and many have terraces. A 130-seat cinema will screen films for guests and the public. (From $795)