Whether you seek a getaway to reunite with loved ones or a wellness retreat to get your pandemic-worn health back on track, a slew of new hotels will be ready to welcome you. For our annual list of top luxury hotel openings, we scoured the globe to find properties of all types, from high-end brands to boutique gems, with top-notch amenities, striking facilities and coveted locales.
This 712-acre working ranch will feed your body (its restaurants use ingredients from local farms), spirit (the spa’s wellness experts will create personalized programs) and sense of wonder (snap a photo of the 60-by-40-foot Infinity sculpture). Unwind in the 78 rustic-luxe cottages and suites featuring terraces with fire pits and views of the Mayacamas Mountains and the property’s vineyards.
Steps from sister property Atlantis, The Palm, this resort will go big with 795 rooms; 17 restaurants from noted chefs like José Andrés, Ariana Bundy and Heston Blumenthal; the world’s largest waterpark; a flashy water and fire show; and a showstopping 22nd-floor, 295-foot-long infinity sky pool.
100 Princes Street, Edinburgh
Tucked along a premier shopping thoroughfare, this more-than-150-year-old building will have its façade and interiors restored. The boutique hotel will also have 30 rooms, an executive lounge and impeccable touches like a mural honoring Scottish explorers. But its best asset may be its unobstructed views of Edinburgh Castle.
Conrad will mark its first California foray with Los Angeles’ Frank Gehry-designed cultural corridor, The Grand LA. The 305-room property will have sweeping vistas of Walt Disney Concert Hall, a 16,000-square-foot rooftop pool and two José Andrés restaurants — one with Latin and Asian flavors and the other with classic Spanish fare.
This 13th-century refuge is steeped in history. The 108 unique rooms will reside in a former monastery, a 15th-century chapel will host weddings and there’s a 200-year-old botanic garden. But it will also offer modern perks: four restaurants from renowned chefs like Gert De Mangeleer, who will revive his famed Hertog Jan, and an innovative three-floor botanical spa.
If you need a sign that Tampa is on the cusp of a luxury travel resurgence, this spring opening is it. Nestled within the new 56-acre Water Street Tampa area, the hotel will have 172 rooms (including a vast 2,195-square-foot penthouse) and six restaurants and bars, including a rooftop lounge.