The 13 Hottest Hotel Openings of 2020
The Arctic Bath Hotel and Spa
Open date: February 2020
Located in the Lule River of Lulea in Swedish Lapland, The Arctic Bath Hotel and Spa is a rather unique 2020 hotel offering. Surrounded by ice in the winter due to the plummeting temperatures, an unforgettable time is guaranteed whichever season you decide to venture here. There are just 12 accommodation choices that make up this bespoke beauty, with six floating cabins and six land cabins to choose from; all of which boast contemporary Nordic interiors.
Wellness is a key feature at this hotel with the focus on four elements – proper nutrition, regular exercise, peace of mind and facial care. As well as an amazing floating spa that overlooks Lapland, there’s four saunas, yoga classes, meditation sessions and crystal healing masterclasses to take advantage of. The hotel also acts as a brilliant spot to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights if you’re lucky thanks to the bath and deck that can be found in the centre.
To book your own Lapland adventure, click here or call one of our personal travel managers on 0203 816 0985.
Bvlgari Hotel Paris
Open date: 2020
Bvlgari Hotel Paris is set to be the eighth addition to Bvlgari Hotel and Resorts when it opens in 2020, situated in a wonderful location to see the sights of the French capital. Standing proud on 30 Avenue George V, the hotel is on one of the streets that forms the famous ‘Triangle d’Or’ along with the Champs Elysees and the Avenue Montaigne. You can expect fantastic luxury shopping, restaurants and bars within a stone’s throw of the hotel lobby.
The majority of the 76 accommodation options are suites so there’s plenty of space for the whole family and there’s a lavish spa that’s home to a 25-metre swimming pool if you fancy getting your lengths in before pounding the pavements. Oh, and how could we forget about the signature Bvlgari restaurant and bar? It’s the perfect excuse to dine on gourmet cuisine in a charming courtyard garden. When in Paris, right?
Discover more about Paris here.
Dubai City, Dubai
Open date: February 2020
A new addition will adorn the Dubai skyline when ME Dubai opens in mid-February of 2020. Taking residence in the 95-metre high Opus building, the architecture is striking, with its full-length windows and modern design. The hotel is comprised of 93 rooms and suites, with the top choice being the Suite ME option for a dash of the ultra-luxurious life, and every piece of furniture has been designed or personally selected by architect Zaha Hadid.
There are also three restaurants within ME Dubai, as well as 15 further options inside The Opus Building including The Maine Oyster Bar and Grill, and Japanese eatery ROKA. Needless to say, your taste buds will definitely be tantalised with a stay here. What’s more, if you’re travelling with pets this hotel welcomes furry members of the family with open arms, and they even receive their own amenity pack upon arrival.
Dubai is bursting with five-star luxury. To find out for yourself, click here to enquire.
Aman New York
Manhattan, New York
Open date: 2020
A monumental urban oasis, Aman New York offers holiday makers rest and relaxation by the bucket load. A departure from normal Aman hotels and resorts which are typically in secluded destinations, this offering is just two blocks away from Central Park and across the road from Tiffany & Co’s flagship Fifth Avenue store, so is an ideal sanctuary after seeing the sights and sounds of Manhattan.
Wellness is the hotel’s bread and butter and there’s no better indication of this than the three-storey spa that includes a 65-foot indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms, hot and cold plunge pools, and an outdoor terrace with cabanas, daybeds and a fireplace. There’s also an exclusive private members club, a jazz club, two restaurants and a cigar bar. If that wasn’t enough, Aman have the privilege of being known as having the first branded residences in the city, with 22 to choose from.
Uncover Aman New York for yourself by calling us now on 0203 816 0985.
Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi
Open date: July 2020
Open just in time for the 2020 Summer Olympics, Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi is the second property for the luxury hotel brand in the Japanese capital. Overlooking the Imperial Palace, the hotel is in a prime location as it’s adjacent to Otemachi Station which serves four Tokyo Metro lines so you can zip about and enjoy the different corners of the city with ease.
Part of the OH-1 Project redevelopment plan of the area, this Four Seasons offering features six storeys of rooms and suites with higher floor accommodation boasting magical views of the Imperial Palace Gardens. The hotel has a choice of indoor and outdoor restaurants and bars, a rooftop terrace, a spa, fitness centre and various meeting and events spaces that are ideal for corporate travellers.
Find out more about Japan here.
Nobu Hotel Chicago
Chicago, United States
Open date: July 2020
Starting off as the brainchild between Japanese chef, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Academy Award-winning actor Robert De Niro, Nobu Hotels and restaurants have ticked the boxes of many luxury travellers who adore a good hotel and delicious cuisine, and its 2020 Chicago addition is no different.
Along with a signature eatery that has a menu of delights such as rock shrimp tempura, miso black cod and yellowtail sashimi, there are two bars for post-dinner drinks, a spa for a quality TLC session and 115 rooms and suites complete with Natura Bisse bath amenities and butler service upon request. Oh, and as you’re a guest you receive preferred seating at Nobu Restaurant too. What’s more, you couldn’t be in a better spot at Nobu Hotel Chicago. Placed in one of the city’s top neighbourhoods on ‘Restaurant Row,’ good food, world-class shopping and bustling bars are a staple.
Visit the Windy City for yourself by enquiring here.
Six Senses New York
Manhattan, New York
Open date: Early 2020
A North American first for the luxury hotel brand, Six Senses New York will open its doors in early 2020. Designed by world-renowned architect Bjarke Ingels, the two twisting towers are sure to catch your eye between the Hudson River and The High Line. Interiors have been designed by Parisian firm Gilles & Bossier and are contemporary in style, and there are two restaurants that use fresh, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients in every dish.
It wouldn’t be a Six Senses property without there being a Six Senses Spa. In the New York option, treatments fuse high-tech science with a personal touch to create an innovative menu that can be tailored to your individual needs.
Take a bite out of the Big Apple here.
W Residences Algarve
Open date: March 2020
For a home away from home, look no further than W Residences Algarve. Comprising an array of apartments that range from one to four bedrooms, modern design, magical views and world-class customer service intertwine here.
The Residences are a world-first for the hotel brand and offer guests the signature W experience from interiors to the concierge service and resident DJs. Sample Portuguese and international flavours in the restaurants or take up a sun lounger by one of the three swimming pools… the choice is yours.
Be one of the first to enter the doors of W Residences Algarve by enquiring here or calling one of our personal travel managers on 0203 816 0985 now.
The Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences
The Palm, Dubai
Open date: Late 2020
Atlantis, The Palm has a new sister arriving in 2020 when The Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences fling open its doors. An architectural delight, residences, penthouses and luxury suites make up the accommodation and there’s a rooftop pool and lounge as well as an extensive spa and a wealth of restaurants including Cantonese eatery Hakkasan and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal.
The 231 residences range from one to five-bedrooms, 90 of which will have private pools overlooking The Palm so you can paddle in paradise before exploring the emirate. In late October 2019, it was also announced that Mich Turner MBE, one of the UK’s leading bakers and cake artists, will be opening her first atelier bakery outside of the British Isles at The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences.
The Royal treatment starts from the moment you enquire. Take the first step by clicking here.
The Airelles Chateau de Versailles, Le Grand Controle
Open date: Spring 2020
Just 14 rooms and apartments guarantee a secluded getaway at The Airelles Chateau de Versailles, Le Grand Controlle, located in the grounds of The Palace of Versailles. Spectacular views of the Orangerie and the Pièce d’Eau des Suisses come as standard, and there’s a signature Alain Ducasse restaurant on-hand for when hunger strikes.
Décor is authentic and draws on the French Baroque architecture that Versailles is so well known for, with traditional design being found in the hotel’s beautiful gardens that are fit for royalty. Speaking of royalty, Marie Antoinette once lived in the property, so no doubt you’ll be feeling like a king or queen here.
To book, enquire here or call one of our personal travel managers on 0203 816 0985.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley
Napa Valley, California
Open date: Summer 2020
Lovers of red, white and rosé, listen up, as we have the perfect hotel for you in 2020. Enter Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley. Located in its own vineyard, this California wine-country resort offers decadent dining you’ll definitely want to raise a glass to, as well as wine tasting experiences and a TLC-inducing spa.
Framed by picturesque forests and towering mountains in the historic town of Calistoga, personalised Four Seasons service is a given here, and the accommodation is contemporary in style with typically Californian touches. Think bohemian fabrics, calming colour schemes and sleek lines. We recommend The Estate Villa which boasts up to three bedrooms and has indoor-outdoor living and dining areas, a private garden with a pool and en-suite wet-room style bathrooms.
Taste prime bottles of vino for yourself by enquiring here.
Boka Bay, Montenegro
Open date: Spring 2020
One&Only Portonovi marks a milestone for the hotel with its opening marking its first venture in Europe. Located in the heart of Boka Bay, look beyond the hotel and you’re bound to feel at one with nature thanks to the mountains in the distance and the Adriatic Sea. Waterbabies will love the choice of six resort pools while sun worshippers can top up their tan on the private beach or even indulge in some outdoor yoga sessions if they want get in touch with their inner zen.
The hotel merges Venetian-inspired architecture with state-of-the-art design and there really is accommodation for every type of traveller. Couples will adore the cosy rooms, while family rooms and suites ensure even the smallest member of the party is satisfied. If that wasn’t enough, villas can sleep up to seven guests , ideal for groups. On-site restaurants reinvent international flavours with other eateries serving rustic Italian fare, and there’s a Tapasake Club which is another first for One&Only as it features of menu of Asian fusion cuisine set amid a vibrant pool club.
Be one of the first to relish the delights of One&Only Portonovi when you enquire here.
W Bali - Ubud
Open date: 2020
A one-hour drive from Denpasar International Airport in 2020 will take you to the hotel lobby of W Bali – Ubud. The second Bali offering for the luxury hotel brand, this choice is for those that want to escape the stresses of everyday life. W Bali – Ubud overlooks the Tanggayuda Valley and features 100 rooms and suites as well as 10 villas, each of which come with private swimming pools.
When hunger strikes you’re in luck here too as there are a multitude of restaurants including all-day dining Morinda and Balinese and international eatery Synn. A fitness centre is available if you fancy retaining your at-home routine, or alternatively grab a cocktail and enjoy the views at the poolside sunset bar. A signature AWAY spa will see your troubles disappear at the hands of expert therapists, and the WET Deck guarantees a good night with great drinks and a buzzing atmosphere.
If you fancy calling Bali home for your next holiday, enquire here or call one of our personal travel managers on 0203 816 0985 now.
Guy Humphrey is a Content Writer