The travel industry has seen a lot of ups-and-downs over the past few years but the hotel industry has persevered and the rate of new hotels has not slowed. Many hotels took the opportunity of the slow-down to refresh and remodel while others took on entirely new ventures. Here is a look at some of our favorite newly opened and highly anticipated openings.
Maroma, a Belmond Hotel, Riviera Maya
In the beating heart of the Riviera Maya, a secret haven awaits. Maroma, a Belmond Hotel, blends Mayan mystique with refined vitality between the jungle and the wide-open sea. Recently transformed with a more contemporary allure, this secluded hideaway captivates with the sights, sounds and scents of authentic Mexican culture. Guests enjoy tailor-made activities, such as swimming in cenotes and archaeological tours. At the Spa, unrivalled wellness rituals include a traditional temazcal and cacao ceremonies. Beachfront restaurants offer zingingly fresh, mouthwatering cuisine while the bars serve up artisanal mezcals and rare Mexican wines. Though concealed and enveloped in nature, Maroma is easily accessed from Cancun Airport.
Mandarin Oriental Costa Navarino, Greece
Costa Navarino in the western side of the Peloponnese region of Greece is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with pristine beaches, olive groves, and historic sites nearby. It was designed to showcase the best of Greek hospitality, culture, and cuisine, with an emphasis on sustainability and eco-friendly practices. The Mandarin Oriental's first property in Greece will welcome guests this summer to enjoy the mesmerizing views of the surrounding countryside and sparkling sea. The property will offer 48 pool villas, a 16,000 square foot wellness center and world-class Mediterranean cuisine. Costa Navarino is only 3.5 hours from Athens or a quick drive from the nearby Kalamata airport.
Habitas - San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Habitas San Miguel is nestled in San Miguel de Allende’s countryside, surrounded by sweeping views of endemic trees, towering cacti and colorful wildflowers. Dedicated to sustainable hospitality and innovative design, our Home celebrates the creative human spirit with a farm-to-table restaurant, ample outdoor gathering spaces and a wellness center with natural hot springs.
Borgo Sant Andrea, Amalfi, Italy
Borgo Santandrea is a brand new 5-star hotel on the Amalfi Coast, with a seductive blend of Italian style where mid-century design meets Mediterranean style. Overlooking the enchanting, centuries-old fishing village of Conca dei Marini, Borgo Santandrea is a serene haven situated in the heart of the Amalfi Coast. All the rooms and suites, located between 79 and 50 meters above sea level are decorated with a collection of local handmade tiles and iconic and bespoke furniture.
A Destination by Hyatt Residence
Bring your family and friends together for an unforgettable Hawaiian vacation. New to Hyatt Privé and part of the Destination by Hyatt residential portfolio, Kauai Luxury Vacation Villas offer discerning guests an exciting collection of four luxurious villas on Kauai’s exquisite South Shore.
Surrounded by breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, these three and four-bedroom villas offer the perfect home base for exploring the tropical paradise of Kauai. Wander the island's lush rainforest trails, kayak past ancient heiau (temples) along the Wailua River, or simply relax on the golden sands of nearby Poipu Beach. Venture north to the famed Waimea Canyon and Nā Pali Coast State Park to admire towering sea cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and incredible vistas.
After a full day spent traversing the island, return home to your spacious villa to relish the serene surroundings from a covered lanai or private pool deck. Each of these luxurious homes are designed to accentuate the indoor/outdoor lifestyle that is quintessentially Hawaii. Living areas feature large sliding doors and floor-to-ceiling windows while many bedrooms include outdoor rainfall showers – inviting a seamless flow and connection to the island’s beautiful, natural setting.
The Homestead Lodge, South Africa
The new ultra-luxury lodge in the malaria-free zone KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa promises an intimate setting to view the Big Five. This new lodge offers just 12 suites and world-class food and spa treatments. This eco-friendly lodge focuses on sustainable practices from offering game drives are in electric vehicles to supporting local communities and working to eradicate poaching.
Inn at Mattei's Tavern, Los Olivos, California
A Santa Ynez Valley icon, The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern celebrates its 1886 origins while creating a new luxury experience that connects community and strangers with a warm embrace. A sophisticated classic country inn, Mattei’s Tavern connects us through culinary, wellness and experience pioneering a new social hub for friends, couples and families alike.
The Six Senses brand heads to Rome, a treasure trove of artistic, cultural, and architectural wonders. At Six Senses Rome, our local community mingles with our international guests eager to discover the Eternal City’s timeless heritage and hidden gems. You’ll find Six Senses Rome uniquely positioned at the heart of the city, overlooking via del Corso, steps from the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain.
Protected by the Roman municipality and UNESCO listed, the façade and monumental staircase have been restored to their original splendor. As part of our first community project, we’ve supported significant renovation work to revive the façade of San Marcello al Corso Church next door. In collaboration with renowned architect Patricia Urquiola, Six Senses Rome is a green oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. Start your day with a healthy breakfast at BIVIUM Restaurant Café-Bar or on our NOTOS Rooftop with panoramic views of the surrounding neighborhood and monuments. After a day of discovery through our out-of-the-ordinary experiences, restore tired legs at Six Senses Spa, which fuses the ancient art of Roman bathing with contemporary, high-tech biohacking therapies. Wrap up your day with delicious bites and creative sips on our rooftop terrace under a blanket of stars, or opt for a plant-based dinner with a nod to Rome in our restaurant.
Wildflower Farms, Hudson Valley, New York
Wildflower Farms, Auberge Resorts Collection sits where the Hudson River Valley meets the foothills of the Catskill mountain range, conveniently reached by car from New York and Boston. The area was a place of inspiration for various 19th-century Hudson River School painters and has a strong history of culinary influence. Today, the Hudson Valley is home to countless orchards and farms, distilleries, state parks and destination-worthy art galleries and antique markets. Seamlessly blending with the natural surrounding, 65 freestanding bungalows, cottages and suites will be outfitted with natural materials, wood-clad ceilings, cozy window seats, fireplaces, wood decks, private patios and outdoor fire pits.
Nine Orchard has been has reimagined the iconic Lower East Side landmark, the Jarmulowsky Bank into an elegant hotel and culinary destination. The 116 rooms offer a respite from the busy New York streets right outside the door, although with three amazing restaurants, including the swanky Swan Room (once the teller's vault) you may never want to leave.