The Most Anticipated New Hotel Openings, 2024
From boutique bolt-holes to haute hotels, these luxury hotel openings are must-visits in 2024
Whether planning a trip to Tulum or Madagascar, a work trip to Dubai, or looking for a London staycation venue for yourself or loved ones, 2024 sees a wealth of new luxury hotel openings planned across the globe. Read on to discover some of our favourites:
XELA Tulum, opening in December 2023
If you love Mexico and boutique luxury hotels you may already be familiar with Namron Hospitality, a Mexico-based business with four unique, locally-rooted, travel and dining concepts.
The latest opening from the group is design-led XELA (pronounced ‘shell-ah’) which soft launches this December on Tulum Beach, with views across the Caribbean Sea. Once an intimate villa, the space has been transformed into a ten-bedroom boutique hotel with rooftop lounge, beachfront restaurant, two swimming pools, spa cabins, a private beach, and a boutique, all set against a lush jungle backdrop. A tranquil home from home.
MOLLIE Aspen, opening December 2023
Set in the heart of the Rocky Mountain’s picturesque town of Aspen, this 68-room boutique hotel blends understated luxury with residential comfort with its minimalist interiors accentuated with natural woods, earthen ceramics, and hand-dyed textiles. With a host of amenities that include a rooftop spa pool, a terrace bar with panoramic mountain views, a fitness room, boutique shop, and a vibrant food and beverage scene, guests may find it very hard to leave. And for the adventurous kind, there are a whole host of activities including skiing, biking, hiking, and fishing available right at the hotel’s doorstep.
Bespoke Tulum, opening in January 2024
The second new luxury hotel from in quick succession from Namron Hospitality, Bespoke, will open in the new year. Set further north in tranquil Tankah Bay, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the 22 luxury residences prioritise privacy and comfort; each hosting its own living room, kitchen, and private amenities, for a best-of-both home and hotel experience.
With both properties placing design and location at the fore, expect to discover a dedication to Mexican craftsmanship, earthy tones, contrasting colourful accents and local flora.
St Regis Red Sea Resort, opening in January
Situated on the pristine Ummahat Island in the Al Wajh Lagoon and powered by 100% renewable energy, the resort will be the first private island opening in the Red Sea. Featuring a collection of 90 spacious beachfront and overwater villas with a private pool and sundeck, every stay will include a St. Regis Butler service and a curated selection of signature rituals. Guests can also enjoy five restaurants offering unique culinary concepts, two outdoor pools, a high-tech fitness centre, a signature spa and children’s club.
The Lana, Dubai, opening in February
Encompassing luxury hotels with famed addresses including Hotel Eden in Paris, The Dorchester in London, and The Beverly Hills Hotel, the Dorchester Collection needs very little introduction. This spring will mark its first foray into the Middle East, with the opening of The Lana in Dubai.
With architecture from Foster + Partners, the 225 key hotel is set on the Dubai Canal in Downtown Dubai. Alongside the group’s superlative service as standard, eight unique restaurant concepts look set to put this address on the map. Leading chef names involved in the project include Martín Berasategui, who’ll bring Basque cuisine to Dubai with Jara, his first restaurant in the Middle East; Jean Imbert, with Mediterranean flavours and freshness; and the ‘World’s Best Pastry Chef’, Angelo Musa.
Voaara, Madagascar, opening in March
Voaara Madagascar is a new tropical resort with luxurious elegant bungalows and villas and a community-led ethos. Having stayed in over 2000 luxury hotels in his lifetime, founder Philippe has plenty of first-hand experience and a deep understanding of travellers’ needs. Informing his approach to the destination, the plans for this luxury private resort include infinity pools and interiors by South African-Chilean architect Luis F Mira.
The stunning location, on the island of Sainte-Marie off the northeast coast, boasts incredible waters, wildlife, culture and cuisine. Eventually offering 45 keys, the property is opening with just eight understated, luxury bungalows and one three-bedroom villa. Expect peace, tranquility, and paradise.
Scorpios Bodrum, opening in May
Launched in Greece and inspired by the idea of a Greek agora, with the traditional gathering place given a contemporary reworking, a decade on the brand’s second opening in Bodrum, Turkey, sees the same themes of hospitality and community take centre stage.
Underpinned by healing practices, creativity, food rituals, art and design, the new location will offer gastronomic delights and exclusive accommodation, as well as the spirited performances and sounds for which Scorpios is known. A new Ritual Temple will host events from well-being rituals to globally renowned music artists, and emerging producers from Scorpios Music, the brand’s own label.
Mandarin Oriental Mayfair, opening in spring
Closer to home, this luxury hotel heavyweight is opening its second property in the city. Located in historic Hanover Square, the boutique hotel will feature a comparatively modest 50 rooms, exceptional service, a spacious spa, and the first UK restaurant from internationally acclaimed Michelin chef Akira Back. The glamorous rooftop ABar will open later in the year, serving light bites inspired by Chef Back’s global travels and Korean heritage, alongside creative cocktails and fine wines.
Ta’aktana, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Labuan Bajo, opening in spring
Located in what was once a sleepy fishing village, this sprawling complex will offer 70 resort suites as well as a range of sea villas. With a host of amenities including two pools, a fitness, centre, private beach, and spa – not to mention five indulgent eateries – guests may be hard-pushed to want to leave. Ta’aktana has thought of everything though, with its own private resort yacht available for guests wanting to take to the sea, whether off on a diving adventure within Komodo National Park or a trip to the nearby islands.
The Ritz-Carlton Bangkok, opening in autumn
This expansive hotel will feature 259 guest rooms across 25 floors, with views overlooking Bangkok’s bustling metropolis and Lumphini Park below. Combining local influences with contemporary style, the property promises a luxurious retreat from the buzz of the city, with four different dining venues to explore, as well as the signature Ritz-Carlton Spa.
Rosewood Schloss Fuschl, opening in 2024
A fairytale retreat a short drive from Salzburg, Rosewood is waving its magic wand over this legendary 15th century hotel for 2024. While the historic property has been welcoming illustrious guests for centuries, its reopening will see the property’s heritage architecture be updated with interiors and service suited to the modern discerning traveller. Situated on the banks of Lake Fuschl, the reopening will showcase world-class restaurants, Rosewood’s integrative well-being concept, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools alongside the 98 guest rooms.