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11 hottest hotel openings of 2018

11 hottest hotel openings of 2018

Tayla O’Brien presents 11 of the most exciting hotel openings around the world to look forward to in the New Year.

1. Lutetia Paris
Where: Sixth arrondissement, Paris
When: Spring 2018
Restored to its former Art Deco glory, this will be the largest hotel on the left bank, with a Jazz Bar, Cigar Bar and a dramatic internal courtyard.

2. Hawkstone Hall
Where: Shropshire, UK
When: Spring 2018
This Georgian mansion will be one of the most opulent hotels in the UK, with all 12 suites named after Jane Austen characters.

3. Iraph Sui, A Luxury Collection Hotel
Where: Okinawa, Japan
When: December 2018
Marriott’s first Japanese island resort will have 57 sea-view rooms and nine suites with plunge pools in an area renowned for scuba diving.

4. The Middle House
Where: Shanghai, China
When: Early 2018
With interiors by Milan-based designer Piero Lissoni, Swire Hotels’ fourth addition to The House Collective will blend Italian vision with a local twist from one of Asia’s most sophisticated cities, while welcoming the beloved signature restaurant Café Gray Deluxe.

5. Six Senses Fiji
Where: Malolo, Fiji
When: March 2018
Nestled on a secluded bay with 26 spacious pool villas plus 60 luxury residences (with three, four or five bedrooms), the resort will offer fine dining and have a focus on sustainability, with ingredients grown on the property or sourced locally.

6. Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Where: Kuala Lumpur
When: Mid-2018
Forming part of a 65-storey tower, the hotel will have 209 guest rooms, plus 27 serviced apartments.

7. Wild Coast Tented Camp
Where: Yala, Sri Lanka
Opening: Winter 2017
The five-star safari experience is coming to the leopard-rich Yala National Park with 28 tented ‘cocoon’ suites fusing colonial details with contemporary innovation.

8. Montage Los Cabos
Where: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
When: Spring 2018
Set in Santa Maria Bay this will be Montage Hotels & Resorts’ first property outside of the US to join Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

9. The Chedi Luštica Bay
Where: Luštica Bay, Montenegro
When: Mid-2018
With views over the Adriatic Sea, The Chedi’s second European property will be the largest five-star resort on Boka Bay and the first of seven hotels in this new Montenegrin town.

10. Rosewood Luang Prabang
Where: Laos
When: First quarter 2018
An uber-luxe experience 10 minutes from this beautiful city. The resort will feature 22 spacious villas, many with private pools. In a first for Rosewood, there will be luxury tents with open-air showers and large wraparound decks.

11. AYANA Komodo Resort, Waecicu Beach
Where: Komodo National Park, Indonesia
When: Summer 2018
Debuting as the first five-star hotel in the Komodo Islands, this hilltop oasis will be one of the first to unlock this protected paradise with some of the richest and most untouched marine life in the world.


This article appeared in volume 28 of Signature Luxury Travel & Style. To subscribe to the latest issue, click here.