This year’s hottest hotel openings are a varied bunch, from bumper-size projects that were half a decade in the making to little island retreats that have quietly cropped up.
Revival is a key theme, with former landmark hotels restored to their former glory on Capri and the Costa del Sol. Unbridled luxury also features with starry openings such as Cali Mykonos. Elsewhere, there’s a focus on pared-back stays with a new resort in Thailand attempting to recapture a time before mass tourism.
Here, we look at the world’s most anticipated new hotels in a year in which we can truly get excited about travel again.
Aman New York
Spa specialist Aman is opening its second urban hotel (after Tokyo) in Midtown Manhattan this spring. Set in the gold-topped Crown Building and designed by Jean-Michel Gathy, the hotel promises to nod to the brand’s Asian roots but still be resolutely New York. With 83 rooms, the property will accommodate more guests than most Aman hotels but this doesn’t mean less space, with even the smallest larger than most Big Apple apartments. Naturally, the 2,300-square metre spa is the star, but it will be jostling for attention with the huge open-air terrace on the 10th floor, three restaurants and a jazz club.
Opening May 2022; aman.com