It’s never too early to plan for your next vacation. Come 2020, we’re slated to see some of our favourite hotel names expand into cities that – surprise – they didn’t have a presence in.
Hoteliers like W Hotels and Four Seasons are diversifying their portfolio, for instance, but those are just two names out of the many to arrive. So whether you’re itching to fly across the world and shop at the Champs-Elysses or have a weekend staycation somewhere closer to home, you can rest assured knowing that there’s a new hotel waiting for you to check in to. Here are seven of the most anticipated properties opening up next year.
Aman New York
One of the most prestigious names in hospitality is about to make its mark on the Big Apple. The Aman New York will be calling the historic gilded-age building Crown Palace home for its 83 rooms and suites. Its address at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street will position it at the heart of Manhattan and give guests an unmatched view of the world’s most iconic skyline. The hotel will also have a little sanctuary in the form of the Aman Spa with its indoor pool, fire pits, and spa houses.
Cheval Blanc Paris
The LVMH-owned Cheval Blanc group is expanding its presence in France next year with the opening of the Cheval Blanc Paris. With just 72 rooms, the hotel is small enough to be classified as “boutique” and offer some form of privacy. But its location right by the Louvre and the Notre-Dame will have you still feeling connected to the rest of the City of Lights.
Bulgari’s transformation into more than just a jewellery brand is akin to a Cinderella story, and their Parisian hotel opening in 2020 is just the next chapter. Its address on 30 Avenue George V has it sitting comfortably within the exclusive “Triangle d’Or” district where every corner sits an haute couture boutique or a Michelin-starred restaurant. The hotel will have 76 rooms with a majority being luxurious suites that have been designed by the Italian architects Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, the go-to architects for all the Bulgari hotels.
Four Seasons Tokyo Otemachi
Basking in the success of their hotel in Tokyo’s Marunouchi district, the Four Seasons group is slated to open their second hotel in the bustling city, this time located right by the Imperial Gardens. The Four Seasons Tokyo Otemachi will occupy the top six floors of a 39-storey skyscraper and offer over 190 rooms and suites. With two signature restaurants and a destination bar, the hotel will be a perfect addition to the city when the Tokyo 2020 Olympics roll around.
Capella is extending its signature luxury experience to travellers making a stop in Bangkok in their first urban resort. Each of the 101 rooms and suites of Capella Bangkok will have unobstructed views of the meandering Chao Phraya River, and the rooms have been designed to resemble a traveller’s home-away-from-home.
W Bali – Ubud
Those who prefer the lushness of the jungle compared to the breezy ocean can find solace at the W Bali – Ubud, the hotel group’s second outpost in the island. Its hilltop location will ensure unobstructed views of the Tanggayuda Valley, and sunrise meditation sessions are definitely going to take your breath away. Additionally, a 176-square-metre meeting room with an outdoor lawn space can also play host to those there on business.
One&Only Desaru Coast
Much closer to home, the One&Only Desaru Coast is set to bring about a new age of luxury alongside the revival of the holiday destination. 43 suites and 50 private homes are spread out over a 128-acre compound designed to resemble the modern-day ‘kampung’ or village. The five restaurants and bars on-site will give you no reason to leave the resort throughout your stay unless its to play a round of golf at the nearby course.