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17 new luxury hotels opening in 2022 that we're excited for

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  • By Lauren Godfrey
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17 new luxury hotels opening in 2022 that we're excited for

  • Inspiration
  • By Lauren Godfrey
  • Published
  • Revised

17 new luxury hotels opening in 2022 that we're excited for

  • Inspiration
  • By Lauren Godfrey
  • Published
  • Revised

A new year means a wave of new luxury hotels and we cannot wait to check-in. From sister resorts on Dubai’s world-famous Palm Island through to a menagerie of luxury hotels opening in Doha in time for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, the Middle East will be awash with ribbon cuttings. Away from the sun and sea, there are also a range of city hotels ready to welcome guests in 2022 including a Six Senses in Rome, Raffles in London and three exciting new openings in New York City each of which is suitable for a different type of traveller. Oh, and don’t get us started on the exciting news that Greece is welcoming not one, but two One&Only resorts… it’s certainly going to be an exciting year. We just hope we can find enough time in the next 12 months to visit them all.

Jumeirah Muscat Bay

Jumeirah Muscat Bay

Jumeirah Muscat Bay
Oman, Middle East

The much-anticipated Jumeirah Muscat Bay is set to open its doors in 2022, and it has all the ingredients of your favourite UAE resorts sprinkled with traditional Omani hospitality. There are three swimming pools, one specifically for children, a main pool and one reserved for adults-only alongside a state-of-the-art fitness centre, premium leisure club and a Talise spa with sauna, hammam and steam room. Foodies, you’re in luck. There are multiple delicious dining destinations including a signature Rockfish restaurant overlooking the ocean, an Asian-inspired bar and Zuka poolside option. Bon appétit! 
Best For: Families, couples, foodies and waterbabies
Location: 35-minutes by car from Muscat International Airport
Winged Boots Wisdom: For the ultimate stay, book one of six luxurious Summerhouses

Atlantis The Royal

Atlantis The Royal

Atlantis The Royal
Dubai, UAE

Atlantis, The Palm’s domination over the crescent of Palm Island is set to be rivalled by sister resort Atlantis The Royal. Benefitting from all the attractions of it’s 20-year-old neighbour, the new hotel also offers infinite ocean and spellbinding city views from all its luxury accommodation options with 44 suites boasting private pools. Plus, it’s adding to its celebrity chef roster with seven out of the 17 new restaurants led by industry favourites including the first Middle East restaurant for Heston Blumenthal. If eating and lounging on the resort’s private beach or one of 90 pools has you in need of a little recharge, you can top up your tranquillity at the spa which spans 3,100sqm or visit the lobby and be mesmerised by the largest jellyfish tank in the world.
Best For: Exceptional dining, innovative design and all-out luxury
Location: 30-minutes by car from Dubai International Airport
Winged Boots Wisdom: Don’t check-out before spending a day at the infinity Sky Pool that’s located 96 metres above The Palm

Discover more on Atlantis The Royal here.

WB Hotel Abu Dhabi 

WB Hotel Abu Dhabi 

WB Hotel Abu Dhabi 
Abu Dhabi, UAE

The first of its kind, Warner Bros has recently opened its first resort on Abu Dhabi’s entertainment hub Yas Island. Boasting 257 rooms across eight floors, the décor is modern and celebrates the brand’s extensive film and television library. Plus, there’s also a premier spa and fitness club, four signature WB themed restaurants and a shaded rooftop pool where you can absorb the island’s distinct skyline. Of course, the hotel is perfect for families, with a range of leisure amenities designed to satisfy all ages from a dedicated indoor and outdoor kids’ club through to a child-friendly swimming pool. Oh, and 83% of the guestrooms are interconnecting. And that’s all folks! 
Best For: The young and the young at heart
Location: 15-minutes by car from Abu Dhabi International Airport
Winged Boots Wisdom: For movie night with a difference, check out the family pool that’s complete with a ‘Dive In’ theatre.
 

The Fifth Avenue Hotel

The Fifth Avenue Hotel

The Fifth Avenue Hotel
New York, NYC, USA

A realm of imagination designed to excite the senses, The Fifth Avenue Hotel is tipped to be the hottest 2022 opening in Manhattan, and it’s easy to see why. The décor fuses an eclectic mix of patterns, materials and colours to create an on-trend ambience that you’ll want to immortalise on your Instagram feed. Think vintage wardrobes, one-of-a-kind lamps and statement bar carts. The hotel will also add three new bars and restaurants to NYCs exceptional dining scene as well as a terrace that offers sweeping views of Maddison Square Park.
Best For: Those who value a good photo backdrop
Location: 1-hour by car from JFK International Airport
Winged Boots Wisdom: The hotel is split into The Mansion, a renovated bank building, and The Tower, a brand new 24-storey skyscraper that boasts Manhattan views
 

Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Hotel

Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Hotel

Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Hotel
Orlando, FL, USA

A truly immersive two-day experience, be transported to a galaxy far far away at the brand-new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Hotel. Located in Walt Disney World Resort, you’ll arrive in the terminal and enter a Launch Pod before jumping into hyperspace, docking at the glamourous Halcyon Starcruiser. Featuring a range of passenger cabins which sleep up to five and boast a window into outer space, this is the ultimate stay for budding jedis.
Best For: Star Wars fans of all ages. This is the closest you’ll get to living like Luke Skywalker
Location: 20-minutes by car from Orlando International Airport
Winged Boots Wisdom: Learn the traditional art of wielding a lightsaber and put your skills to the test 

W Algarve

W Algarve

W Algarve
Algarve, Portugal

Offering next-level luxury and fashion-forward aesthetics on the southern Portuguese coastline, W Algarve promises a vibrant atmosphere with plenty of opportunity for both play and relaxation. Dine in eateries which boast insta-worthy interiors and an energetic soundtrack and reside in a wide selection of rooms, suites or extravagant residences, each showcasing picturesque coastal views from either a private balcony or rooftop duplex. When you want to turn the tempo down, head to the AWAY Spa for open-air relaxation.
Best for: A trend-setting stay
Location: 40-minutes by car from Faro Airport
Winged Boots Wisdom: The resort is close to three incredible beaches and minutes away from Albufeira town
 

One&Only Aesthesis 

One&Only Aesthesis 

One&Only Aesthesis 
Athens, Greece

On the southern coast of Greece’s capital, the brand new One&Only Aesthesis stands proud on the Athenian Riviera. Within 21-hectares of exclusive beachfront estate, the new resort that is still under development is set to feature a luxury collection of rooms, suites and villas that embody timeless Grecian glamour. It’ll house two signature restaurants, offering a flavourful journey of authentic Greek mezes, seafood, meats and vegan delicacies all sustainably and locally sourced. Plus, just like the brand’s first European resort One&Only Portonovi that opened in Montenegro in 2021, the hotel will also debut a Chenot Spa that will offer a revolutionary wellbeing experience that combines science-based health and beauty expertise with alternative therapies.

Best for: Wellness seekers, beach bums and foodies
Location: 40-minutes by car from Athens International Airport
Winged Boots Wisdom: Wellness warriors listen up. Nearby you’ll find the natural thermal springs of Lake Vouliagmeni

One&Only Kéa Island

One&Only Kéa Island

One&Only Kéa Island
Kéa Island, Greece

Nestled amongst the infamous Greek Islands within the Aegean Sea, just 10-minutes by helicopter from Athens (or 30-minutes via boat from Lavrio Port), One&Only Kéa Island is a brand-new beachfront hideaway. Dotted across 65-hectares of sheltered western coastline, the resort comprises 75 villas and a number of One&Only private homes that range from two to five bedrooms. While every island of the Cyclades family has its own unique charm, Kéa is known as a haven of breath-taking natural beauty, both on the surface and under the sea. Unspoilt beaches and hidden coves decorate the shoreline, as numerous shipwrecks form a playground for scuba divers and colourful marine life.

Best for: Adventurers, unspoilt natural beauty and ultimate seclusion
Location: 10-minutes by helicopter from Athens International Airport
Winged Boots Wisdom: Why not try out two new One&Only resorts in one beautiful escape by also visiting the brand new One&Only Aesthesis?
 

Trevi Fountain, Rome

Trevi Fountain, Rome

Six Senses Rome
Rome, Italy

The first Six Senses to open in Italy is set to take the capital by storm in 2022. Located in the palazzo building in the centre of ancient Rome, the hotel is just a few streets away from the Trevi Fountain and Pantheon, with the luxury shopping district also within walking distance. Boasting 95 guest rooms and suites alongside a tranquil spa, restaurant, events terrace, outdoor courtyard and rooftop garden with 360° views of the city below, once open we’re tipping Six Senses Rome as the place to be and be seen.
Best for: Unrivalled city views and a fantastic location
Location: 50-minutes by car from Leonardo da Vinci International Airport
Winged Boots Wisdom: The rooftop terrace also has an organic fruit and vegetable garden providing farm to table cuisine that’s sustainably sourced
 

Intercontinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa 

Intercontinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa 

Intercontinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa 
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Escape to the Arabian shores at InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort and Spa. Stretching across two peninsulas and a private beach, the brand-new resort also boasts an array of dining destinations. From authentic Levantine cuisine with a side of delicious sea views at Levant & Nar through to all day dining on international favourites at Saffar, you certainly won’t go hungry here. Or thirsty… there are multiple bars and cafes serving coffees, wine and crafted cocktails that can be matched with pastries, light bites and canapes. Oh, and if all that gluttony has got you worn out, the spa will help revive you.
Best For: Foodies, beach bums and wellness warriors
Location: 1-hour by car from Dubai International Airport
Winged Boots Wisdom: Two swimming pools, tennis courts and the kids and teens clubs will entertain younger guests

NYY Steak inside Hard Rock Hotel New York

NYY Steak inside Hard Rock Hotel New York

Hard Rock Hotel New York
New York, NYC, USA

Planned to debut in April 2022, Hard Rock Hotel New York is located between the theatre district and Radio City music hall in the heart of Times Square. Taking centre stage will be 446 guestrooms and suites across 36 floors, and the legendary line-up is backed by innovative dining, extraordinary entertainment venues and RT60 rooftop bar and lounge that offers iconic skyline views. Calling all New York Yankee fans and steak lovers. Be sure to visit NYY Steak that offers a menu of sustainably sourced heritage steaks and local market fish in a stunning setting where the walls are decorated with autographs from 86 legendary Yankees players.
Best for: Location, location, location
Location: 40-minutes by car from JFK International Airport
Winged Boots Wisdom: Got a new tune stuck in your head? Call reception and request a Fender guitar to be delivered to your room with over-ear headphones and an amplifier
 

Marrakech

Marrakech

Nobu Hotel Marrakech
Marrakech, Morocco 

Just like the other hotels under the hospitality brand’s umbrella, Nobu Hotel Marrakech is set to bring a contemporary flair to Morocco’s cosmopolitan city. Located steps from the historic hub of the city and its labrynth of souks, it’ll provide a great base for holidaying couples and groups of adults. Of course, at its crux will be a Nobu restaurant that’ll serve all the favourites, plus 71 spacious guest rooms and suites alongside a rooftop space.
Best for: Culture vultures, foodies and holidaying adults
Location: 10-minutes by car from Marrakech Menara International Airport 
Winged Boots Wisdom: Opening in fall 2022, Nobu Hotel Marrakech is a joint collaboration between Nobu hospitality, Hivernage Collection and the owners of Nobu Hotel Marbella, Marbella Club Hotel and Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay.
 

Aman New York

Aman New York

Aman New York
New York, NYC, USA

The Crown Building, an architectural icon and the former first home of the Museum of Modern Art, has undergone a monumental transformation. Restored to its original splendour but sprinkled with the spirit of the Aman hotels, Aman New York provides an urban wellness resort in the heart of Manhattan. Located on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street overlooking Central Park, it includes a three-storey spa, a jazz club, an exquisite Italian restaurant, a Japanese restaurant focused on washoku dining tradition and 22 private residences.
Best For: Wellness seekers and private stays 
Location: 1-hour by car from JFK International Airport
Winged Boots Wisdom: The Aman Spa’s centrepiece is a 20-metre indoor pool surrounded by fire pits and daybeds

Rosewood Doha

Rosewood Doha

Rosewood Doha
Doha, Qatar

Encompassing two striking towers inspired by the coral reefs that surround Qatar, Rosewood Doha and Rosewood Residences Doha encompasses an ultra-luxury hotel with 185 guestrooms and suites plus 173 serviced apartments and 300 residences available to purchase. Alongside that, there are also not one, but eight, innovative culinary outlets including three speciality restaurants. And, of course, no luxury stay would be complete without a state-of-the-art spa and fitness centre. Asaya, Rosewood’s signature wellbeing concept offers a menu of trance-inducing treatments amongst a tranquil setting.
Best for: Ultra luxury stays in Qatar
Location: 30-minutes from Hamad International Airport
Winged Boots Wisdom: The FIFA World Cup is coming to Qatar at the end of 2022, so why not book your stay for this December?

Waldorf Astoria Cancun

Waldorf Astoria Cancun

Waldorf Astoria Cancun
Cancun, Mexico

Opening in May 2022, Waldorf Astoria Cancun fuses modern elegance with traditional Mexican heritage. Expect delicious restaurants, serving authentic cuisine in a serene setting. Comfortable rooms and suites that offer every luxury you can imagine with balconies and private terraces that face the sea or overlook mangroves. And, an exclusive Waldorf Astoria spa which integrates Mexican healing traditions with native ingredients to bring a menu of indulgent treatments. Plus, there’s a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a stunning infinity pool that’s just a hop, skip and a jump away from the silky-soft sand beach.
Best for: A luxurious Mexican escape in the heart of cosmopolitan Cancun
Location: 30-minutes by car from Cancun International Airport
Winged Boots Wisdom: Visit the fine-dining restaurant Malpeque for date night and end the evening with signature cocktails at Peacock Alley.
 

The Riviera Maya EDITION at Kanai

The Riviera Maya EDITION at Kanai

The Riviera Maya EDITION at Kanai
Riviera Maya, Mexico

The first EDITION resort to land in Mexico, The Riviera Maya EDITION at Kanai is set to bring six exciting food and beverage outlets to the area, including a pool bar and beach club. 180 rooms and suites have all been lovingly designed with minimalist décor and luxury touches to ensure that you’ll want for nothing throughout your stay. There’s also an expansive destination spa and large outdoor deck that’s perfect for events or private parties. In the heart of Riviera Maya, nearby you can explore the area’s mangroves and lagoons, ancient Mayan cities, tropical beaches, ecological reserves and the world’s largest coral reef.
Best for: A serene stay in the heart of Riviera Maya
Location: 30-minutes by car from Cancun International Airport
Winged Boots Wisdom: For the pinnacle of luxury, book the Penthouse Suite
 

Raffles London at the OWO

Raffles London at the OWO

Raffles London at the OWO
London, England

Churchill’s former World War II headquarters, the Old War Office Building is undergoing a luxury makeover as it’s due to open under Raffles at the end of 2022. The building is being transformed into a 120 room and suite hotel as well as a collection of 85 exceptional residences. But that’s not all. There’s also plans for 11 restaurants and bars plus an immersive spa that showcases a 20-metre indoor pool, a separate vitality pool and a 620 seated-capacity grand ballroom.
Best for: Historic stays in London’s prestigious Whitehall
Location: 6-minutes’ walk from Charing Cross Underground Station
Winged Boots Wisdom: Looking for a new London base? The residences are a stone’s throw from St. James’s Park and the Mall
 

Claire Baker, personal travel manager

Claire Baker, personal travel manager

To discover more on these fantastic new openings and to be amongst the first to check-in, call our personal travel managers today on 0203 816 0985 or click here to submit an online enquiry.

Tagged: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Greece, Mexico, Oman, Qatar, Atlantis The Royal
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