A new year brings new opportunities. And if you, like us, make it a point to feverishly grab any opportunity to travel, then 2018 is going to be a great year.
In the coming twelve, a number of highly-anticipated luxury hotels will be opening their doors and welcoming guests. This means shiny new lobbies, never-before-slept-in beds, and new levels of high-end customer service in some of the most beautiful, exciting and vibrant destinations in the world.
Book a stay at one of these amazing luxury hotels set to open in 2018 and be one of the first to experience new levels of luxury and comfort while ticking off new and fascinating locations from your bucket list.
Following extensive upgrades to the existing hotel, Astir Palace is set to become the first Four Seasons in Greece. Opening in mid-2018 in the wildly beautiful Athenian Riviera, Four Seasons Astir Palace will feature 303 guest rooms, suites and bungalows facing out over the brilliant blue Aegean.
Cambodia is high on the travel wishlist list of many jet-setters this year, and the new Six Senses opening on Krabey Island is one of the reasons why. The exotic destination will see 40 pool villas set around the naturally landscaped 30-acre island.
Located near the village of Kingi, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest will be opening in early 2018 nestled among the forested hills of the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Along with stunning views from the luxury accommodations, guests will also enjoy meeting the local wildlife, local African cuisine, and a plush spa.
Situated between rainforest, rice paddy fields and the sacred Wos River, Capella Ubud will offer 22 uniquely glamorous tents complete with private salt water Jacuzzis and lavish indoor and outdoor bathrooms. Meanwhile, an extravagant two-bedroom lodge will feature a spacious lounge and bedroom, as well as two outdoor decks for dining under the stars.
Unusual for the paradisiacal islands of the Maldives, the intimate LUX* North Male Atoll resort will consist of 60 two-storey penthouse residences either floating over the water on the crisp-sand beach. A nautical theme will run through the resort, starting with a short luxury speedboat ride from Male. The opening is slated for April.
A three-hour drive from Jaipur, Six Senses Fort Barwara is set in a beautifully converted 14th-century fort. The resort will feature a stunning palace and two temples, while 48 lavish suites will host guests. There will also be two restaurants, a bar and lounge, and, of course, an extensive Six Senses spa.
An idyllic getaway to the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, Grace Marrakech is set to bring a unique experience to the Moroccan capital. With 15 hectares of Moroccan countryside on its doorstep, as well as being home to a restaurant, bar, library, outdoor heated pool, traditional farm kitchen and fully serviced spa, there’s plenty of reason to visit this standout property when it opens in mid-2018.
A converted office building near the Cathedral of Barcelona in the Ciutat Vella district will become The Edition Barcelona sometime this year. With a focus on design, individuality and personal service, the 100-room hotel will offer three restaurants, a club, and a rooftop bar that is sure to become a hotspot in the pulsing Catalan capital.
Dating back to 1887, the grand Cadogan Hotel in posh Chelsea that is set to become Belmond’s newest UK property following its meticulous renovation. Expect to find 54 stylish rooms and plenty of old-world luxury throughout.
Ideal for the adventurous traveller, Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island is the castaway hideout luxury-lovers’ are most excited about this year. The only resort on the corralled Desroches Island, the resort stretches along four miles of untouched white sandy beach. With only 71 accommodations, it will become one of Four Seasons’ most intimate properties when it opens in early 2018.