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From a spectacular lakeside retreat in Austria to a legendary train adventure through Italy, there is a wide selection of luxury hotels opening around the world. I have curated a list of all new properties opening in 2024 by individual hotel brands so travelers can visit their trusted favorites.
Despite the erratic global economy and war overseas, the hotel business is booming and in record numbers. According to Lodging Econometrics’ Second Quarter 2023 Construction Pipeline Trend Report, there is a sharp increase in hotels planned within the luxury market, with 909 new projects worldwide. The top countries for all new hotel projects are the United States, with 5,572 projects, and China, with 3,666 projects. Distantly following are India with 480 projects, the United Kingdom with 322 projects, and Saudi Arabia with 276 projects.
Luxury hotels must step up to attract younger travelers seeking more experiential visits. According to a Hospitality Net report, “The luxury market is undergoing a significant shift, as the upcoming generations of consumers are expected to dominate the market in the future. Generations Y and Z, born between 1981 and 2012, are set to represent 80% of the global luxury market by 2030. These young consumers have a different approach to luxury than older generations. They value meaningful luxury experiences over the possession of luxury goods.”
Here are the 24 most anticipated 2024 openings:
Amid the skyscrapers of central Bangkok, Thailand’s first urban Aman hotel and residences will rise from a green sanctuary known as Nai Lert Park. Designed with wraparound views, open-air terraces and a central atrium by Jean Michel Gathy, the 36-story building will offer 52 suites and 50 residences.
Future Aman openings include the takeover of the famed Rosa Alpina in the Dolomites.
Auberge Resorts Collection
A former cultural institution and boarding school, the luxury hotel will encompass three adjacent 16th-century buildings, including an original chapel and theatre. It will offer up 82 rooms, including 20 suites and a 2,250-square-foot signature suite. Amenities include an outdoor pool, wine tasting room, spa and fitness center. Dining options will include a destination restaurant, a glass-enclosed garden room set amongst olive trees for daytime dining, a sophisticated bar and cigar lounge set in the former academic admissions office and an outdoor pool bar.
Future Auberge openings include The Dunlin, South Carolina
Banyan Tree Dongguan Song Shan Lake is in a unique position between an urban oasis and lake. The resort showcases a contemporary Lingnan-inspired garden. Details are scarce at the moment as to how many rooms and amenities will feature, so the actual launch date could be delayed.
Building on the success of their previous ventures, including Capella Sydney and Patina Maldives, Capella Taipei will offer up 192 rooms, all within an immersive experience.
Chablé Hotels & Resorts
Designed as what appears to be a series of luxury pods, it will seamlessly blend luxury hospitality with the natural desert environment of Baja California Sur. The entire property located in La Paz will spread out over nearly 700,000 square feet of desert and host 50 suites. Each one of the suites will boast its own garden, terrace space and plunge pool. Amenities at the resort property will include a large spa facility, a deluxe event space, a private beach with an ocean-front pool and three different restaurants for guests.
The historic property is currently undergoing a $150-million restoration and development, and will become Long Beach’s first luxury boutique hotel. The new property will offer up 185 boutique hotel rooms and suites, a rooftop pool and terrace overlooking the Terrace Theater Plaza: an open-air rooftop lounge and bar with dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean. Amenities include a two-story spa, wellness and fitness center; a live jazz club and music lounge; and the reopening of the famed Sky Room restaurant.
Fairmont will also be opening the Fairmont Cheshire The Mere.
The modern hacienda-style village will feature 96 guest rooms and suites, plus 61 residences, villas and estates—all offering dramatic views of the Sea of Cortez. There will be world-class golf at the Cabo Del Sol golf course, a full-service Spa, a swimmable beach and contemporary Latin cuisine from Richard Sandoval.
Positioned on the banks of Dubai Creek, the collection of 285 apartments within two buildings ranges from one-bedroom to four-bedroom duplexes. Each overlooks the city’s magnificent skyline and some of the most spectacular scenery.
Located in the city’s bustling downtown area alongside the Abu Dhabi canal, Mondrian Abu Dhabi will provide waterfront views overlooking both Reem Island and Maryah Island as well direct views of the city skyline. The new property will feature 221 rooms and 80 serviced apartments, as well as six food and beverage venues.
Also opening is the Mondrian Gold Coast in Australia.
The private-island resort will feature 50 all-suite accommodations and a limited collection of Montage Residences surrounded by the island’s seven white-sand beaches against the Sea of Abaco and the surrounding cays. A 47-slip marina accommodating vessels up to 110 feet will anchor the resort.
Surrounded by white sand beaches, Mayan ruins and one of the world’s largest barrier reefs, Nobu Hotel Tulum will feature 200 guest rooms and suites including 12 villas, a beachfront Nobu restaurant, a state-of-the-art fitness center and spa and 50 unique beachside residences.
Also opening is a new Nobu Hotel Toronto, Nobu Hotel Punta Cana and the recently announced Nobu Atlantic City.
One&Only Moonlight Basin will be a 92-room resort with a separate ski lodge and spa, as well as offering up 62 stunning private residences mixed perfectly into the Alpine setting. The resort will also offer a dedicated gondola that connects guests with 5,800 acres of skiing.
The main lodge will consist of 73 guest rooms and suites. There will also be 19 villas for the ultimate in privacy. Additionally, a Chenot Swiss Spa will combine traditional Chinese healing with Western medicine.
Also opening for the brand is One&Only Kéa Island in Greece.
Orient Express La Dolce Vita is a journey straight out of the Golden Age of the Orient Express and its legendary route. The train is composed of just 11 cars offering luxurious Deluxe Cabins and Suites. Guests will travel in decadent luxury on a voyage from Northern to Southern Italy, across 14 regions, including 3 international destinations from Rome to Paris, Istanbul and Split. A special stopover in Rome will feature the very first Orient Express Hotel, Minerva, also scheduled to open in 2024.
Overlooking the Sea of Cortez, the resort boasts 163 luxury ocean-view guest rooms and suites, 19 villas and residences, stunning pools, world-class golf, a full-service spa and a fitness and wellness center
Other locations include Changsha, Kuala Lumpur, Mexico City and Vietnam.
Regent Hotels & Resorts
A debut for Regent Hotels & Resorts in Indonesia, the 150 suites and villas property on Canggu Beach has been designed by architects WATG, and draws inspiration from contemporary Indonesian fashion and culture, blending traditional motifs with modern aesthetics.
With four restaurants and bars, attention will be on offering authentic Balinese cuisine and fresh locally sourced produce. The resort will also feature the world’s first Regent Spa, offering health and wellness experiences, and includes a hydrotherapy pool and a fitness studio.
Set against 440 acres of oak forest and the course at the Royal Golf Dar es Salam, this lavish resort offers a spa with a traditional hammam, plus restaurants and lounges with distinct interpretations of local fare.
Also expected is the The Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley, The Palmeraie-Arizona.
Rocco Forte Hotels
The new Carlton Milan will offer up 70 rooms and suites, a restaurant and lounge bar, a full wellness center with gym and spa and a rooftop panoramic bar with 360-degree views over the city. The ground floor will house the historical Milanese restaurant Il Baretto.
The Romeo Collection
Located steps from the famed Piazza del Popolo in Rome, Italy, this remarkable 16th-century palazzo was brilliantly designed by legendary Zaha Hadid and offers 74 stunning rooms and suites. Dramatically mixing art, fine dining and wellbeing, the new property will also feature a dramatic new culinary hotspot with Il Ristorante Alain Ducasse, overseen by the highly decorated chef’s protégé, Executive Chef Stéphane Petit.
There will also be an open-air 22,000-square-foot courtyard called “Il Cortile,” a casual restaurant and bar, indoor and outdoor pools, unique viewing of subterranean Roman ancient ruins, a wellness center by Sisley Paris and on the rooftop, a bar and lounge with panoramic views over the city.
The suites will truly impress after artisans have worked in the finest Italian marbles and woods, sourced from certified sustainable forests, to intricately create unique elements by hand. Five of the guest suites feature original 16th-century frescos.
“The basis of the Romeo Collection is built on creating spaces that masterfully integrate worldly art collections, contemporary design, and breathtaking architecture, so once we came upon the noble Serroberti-Capponi family’s former 16th-century palazzo, we knew this was the perfect space to house the collection’s next project,” said Alfredo Romeo, President and CEO of The Romeo Collection.”
The legendary Hotel Schloss Fuschl is the brand’s second property in Austria, situated on the banks of Lake Fuschl. The reimagining of the 15th-century landmark is a short distance away from picturesque Salzburg, and will feature 98 guest rooms, including 46 suites and six luxurious chalets, as well as world-class restaurants and lounges—not to mention Asaya, Rosewood’s integrative well-being spa, with indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
Notably, Rosewood has announced that they are taking over three iconic properties in New Zealand—Rosewood Kauri Cliffs, Rosewood Cape Kidnappers and Rosewood Matakauri—in December 2023. Also opening in 2024 will be Amsterdam, Miyakojima, Japan and Doha.
Located within easy reach of Bangkok, the resort offers 27 residences within a purpose-grown forest in Bangna. The residences are set around a woodland lagoon and range between three and five bedrooms. Each residence comes with a private pool, and organic gardens where seasonal fruits and vegetables can be grown. There’s also a direct lift leading to the canopy walk for easy access to the expansive wellness offerings.
Six Senses also plans on opening in La Sagesse/Grenada, Svart/Norway, London, Kyoto and Red Sea.
Formerly a private residence, Soho House Mexico City reflects the building’s historic French influences and baroque heritage and will initially offer four luxurious bedrooms for members and guests when it opens. A casa and annex feature three bars and lounges, including a tequila bar, an underground vinyl listening room, a restaurant and a courtyard with outdoor dining.
Situated at the heart of the city’s iconic Palm Canyon Drive, the hotel will feature 168 bungalow-style rooms, including 18 suites, each offering their own private balconies or outdoor spaces with views of the San Jacinto Mountains and ethereal Palm Springs desert. Perched a level above the city streets, Thompson Palm Springs will also house its own mainstay dining concept from a nationally celebrated chef that will feed into the menus at two bespoke pools and accompanying lounges. The hotel will also include Hall Napa Valley, a first-of-its kind tasting room showcasing owners Craig & Kathryn Hall’s family of wines; an exciting new restaurant from famed Los Angeles-based restaurant group Boujis Group; and a national spa and fitness partner.
For the first W Hotel in Milan, Studio Urquiola recreated the Rationalist architecture of the original 50’s building with a vibrant and contemporary interior design that catches the Milanese essence through its colors, materials, finishings and inspirations. W Milan features 116 rooms, including 18 suites and one Extreme Wow Suite.
The island resort lies just south of Mahé, in a pristine atoll fringed by palm forests and wildlife all protected by its own lagoon and coral reef. The resort will be home to a collection of 50 seafront villas, featuring up to five-bedroom villas, all equipped with their own private pool and personal concierge.
Among the countless resort openings for 2024, it is important to recognize the massive development in Saudi Arabia as part of their Red Sea Global Development.
According to the developers, among the ongoing construction is Desert Rock, a unique space-age mountain resort being built into the rockface. The Sheybarah Island Resort has already installed all 38 stainless steel overwater villas for a planned 2024 opening. Work is also ongoing on 11 branded resorts across Shura Island.
Among the new Red Sea launches expected are Six Senses Southern Dunes, Nujuma, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, and St. Regis The Red Sea. By 2024, there will be an additional launch of hotel brands, including Faena, Miraval, Rosewood, SLS, EDITION, Jumeirah, Grand Hyatt, InterContinental Resort, Raffles, Fairmont and Four Seasons.
The desert sanctuary of AlUla is expected to add more than 9,400 rooms and will include new launches such as a Burning Man-style wellness resort, tented villa retreat, mud-brick boutique property and state-of-the-art French-designed space carved into AlUla’s ancient rocks.
Finally, the seafront luxury wellness destination of Amaala will offer more than 1,200 hotel rooms across eight different resorts, including Equinox Resort, Six Senses, Rosewood, Clinique La Prairie and Jayasom.