2023 is here with its questions and hopes. But the pandemic seems to be subsiding. However, there are still many restrictions around the world keeping you from booking that long-awaited vacation. Instead, check out this list of luxury hotels opening soon worldwide. The last couple of years have been rough, and you deserve to treat yourself and splurge on some luxury accommodations as soon as travel resumes.
Many properties are unlocking their doors all around the world in 2023. While the world slowly reopens to visitors, new hotels hope to attract travelers by focusing on the most luxurious experience or sustainability, a critical point for many travelers nowadays. Explore our extensive list of remarkable properties, from close to home in the United States to far-flung destinations such as Indonesia and South Africa and beyond.
Thomson Austin – Austin, Texas, USA
Hyatt’s Thompson brand is adding Thomson Austin to its list. A place for locals and visitors alike, Thomson Austin is luxurious but not showy. It is bold and contemporary, yet relaxed. The Chicago award-winning firm, Simeone Deary Design Group, conceived the 222 rooms and seven suites with a décor that blends midcentury modern with late-century luxury. All rooms offer moody hues, stunning custom furnishings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and elegant plank floors.
The food at the Thomson matches the hotel’s luxurious feel. At the Diner Bar, it takes on Southern recipes while using additional regional ingredients and flavors. The Grey Market takes inspiration from its original location in Savannah and proposes counter service, take-out items, and groceries. Whether inside or outside, you will be surrounded by greenery. In addition, the bar will offer cocktails prepared with both Mexican and American spirits. Click here to read more.
Short Stories, Los Angeles, California, USA
Located in West Hollywood, California, one of the liveliest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Short Stories is a new hotel right in the center of it all. This boutique hotel is a tranquil retreat in an urban environment, drawing inspiration from Los Angeles’s breezy natural aesthetic. It is a small property with only 66 rooms, and you will feel at home. You can still have some fun on your getaway as many restaurants and attractions are within walking distance.
Early risers and night owls alike can feast on the decadent menu and enjoy specialty drinks while socializing in the lounge, available to accommodate every mood. After a night out enjoying the nightlife, you can relax and rejuvenate by the beautiful pool in the outdoor courtyard. You can enjoy this enclave of peace for a long weekend in the middle of the busy metropolis.
Madrid EDITION, Madrid, Spain
After the successful Barcelona EDITION, Madrid welcomed the EDITION property on Spanish soil. Located near some of Madrid’s most famous tourist attractions, the hotel could not be in a more convenient area. You will be within walking distance of the capital’s renowned square and some of its most famous art museums. With its two hundred rooms and suites, the hotel redefines the notion of luxurious accommodations. It offers state-of-the-art amenities like a gym and a spa.
Set in a tranquil square surrounded by historic buildings, the hotel will reflect the city’s people and culture. It has many different gastronomic options, bars, and a rooftop terrace. As a result, it will become synonymous with a stunning microcosm of fantastic food, beverages, entertainment options, and impeccable service. The EDITION embodies the new generation of luxury. This is the place where you get what you want before you ask.
Kimpton Naranta Bali, Bali, Indonesia
This new piece of paradise is all you need to justify flying across the world for your next vacation as soon as international travel resumes completely. Set amid unspoiled nature, the resort integrates barefoot luxury with a contemporary and earthy twist. Fifty exquisitely decorated villas are spread across the Kimpton Naranta Bali property. The tropical landscape will be enough to relax you, but the private villas will make you want to stay forever.
This resort offers seclusion close to sun-drenched beaches. Ancient Balinese rituals and modern healing techniques will make you feel renewed. Island dining will be an event with many options to choose from. Enjoy Aki, Jack’s fusion grill, indoors and outdoors overlooking the resort pool. Splurge on tapas and cocktails at the Nilam Beach Club, at the edge of the white sands and crystal-clear waters of Geger Beach.
The Homestead, Nambiti, South Africa
Experience a world, unlike anything you’ve seen before. You’ll be impacted in profound and positive ways that you cannot yet imagine, making this the vacation of a lifetime. The Homestead will redefine the concept of African safari by offering levels of access, authenticity, and luxury never before provided. The wildlife, culture, history, and stunning natural beauty of this magnificent part of Africa will leave you breathless.
The resort combines palatial accommodation with an eco-conscious ethos where you will indulge, reflect, connect, and reach a new awareness of the world around you. The super-luxury eco-lodge is being created as consciously as possible with a design that seamlessly blends into the surrounding environment. It will include twelve lodges, six with roof gardens, and six with pools that will operate almost entirely on solar power—read more here.
Unique wildlife excursions and historical tours from newly discovered maps and trails will take you deep into the reserve. World-renowned chefs are devising sumptuous menus made with local ingredients.
Villa Passalacqua, Lake Como, Italy
The luxury boutique hotel in Lake Como, Italy, will feature only 24 suites, no two alike. A historical building dating back to the 18th century, the villa has been meticulously restored to bring the space into the 21st century and beyond. Located on land originally owned by a pope, the estate has seen its share of heads-of-states and celebrities through the ages.
The gardens are some of the most beautiful and intricate in the region. From here, the views of Lake Como are unbeatable, and you will have access to the water from a private dock.