The 20 most anticipated luxury hotel openings of 2021
From cottages overlooking Napa Valley’s vineyards to floating islands on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, these are the hotel openings Signature Luxury Travel & Style is most excited for in 2021.
Rosewood São Paulo, Brazil
Developed by French entrepreneur Alexandre Allard, who brought about the renaissance of the House of Balmain, Rosewood São Paulo will be located in a historic 1904 building that was formerly a maternity hospital. The highly anticipated hotel will feature 151 guestrooms and 122 owners’ suites, which will be situated within a vertical park created by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel. Adding to the hotel’s uniqueness, hotel guests will be able to access an adjoining music studio, a screening room and high-end retail stores within the development.
Situated in Baja’s East Cape – neighbouring the recently opened Four Season Costa Palmas and fronted by the Sea of Cortez – the tranquil Amanvari will be comprised of 20 individual bi-level pavilions set within a beachfront mangrove jungle. Perched on stilts over a stunning waterway and designed to appear as floating islands, each accommodation will feature wrap-around decks, private pools and ground floor indoor/outdoor lounging areas with hammocks and fire pits. Framed by the Sierra de la Laguna mountain range, the property was once the site of a historic hacienda and will offer visitors three restaurants (including a major name chef yet to be announced), a library and lounge, an infinity pool with four hot tubs and a spa pavilion.
Waldorf Astoria Cancun, Mexico
Providing 150 guest rooms and suites with waterfront- or mangrove-facing terraces and private balconies, the Waldorf Astoria Cancun is set to open in Mexico’s nightlife and beach holiday hotspot, adjacent to the Hilton Cancun. A signature Waldorf Astoria Spa integrating Mexican healing traditions with native ingredients for its treatments fitness facilities will be available to guests, as well as state-of-the-art fitness facilities, two plunge pools and two dining experiences.
Waldorf Astoria Cancun
St. Regis Bermuda Resort & Residences
Opening onto the beautiful St. Catherine’s Beach, this Bermuda resort will include 30 St. Regis-branded residences and an additional 97 guest rooms and 25 suites. On-site offerings include a casino, restaurant and bar, an 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, and a stunning spa built into Fort Albert, a 19th-century British defence site.
Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth
St. Barth’s renowned retreat Le Guanahani is set to open under the Rosewood flag in spring 2021 following an extensive restoration of the fabled property. Spread across more than seven lush hectares on a private peninsula looking across two golden beaches – Marigot Bay and Grand-de-Sac – and a reef-protected lagoon, Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth will offer 66 guest rooms, suites and villas, many with private pools, as well as a beachfront dining concept, Rosewood Explorers kids’ club, A Rosewood Spa and a myriad of water sports.
Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth
Stanly Ranch Napa Valley, California
Perched on the banks of the Napa River and set on 39 hectares of the landmark Stanly Ranch, this wine country estate will consist of 135 cottages with imposing window walls that open onto sunny patios offering views of the rolling vineyards, magnificent towering eucalyptus trees and the surrounding Mayacamas Mountains. Other accommodations will include 40 furnished villas and 70 spectacular Vineyard Home residences.
Stanly Ranch Napa Valley
Montage Big Sky, Montana
The first ultra-luxury five-star resort in the state of Montana, Montage Big Sky will be located at the renowned Spanish Peaks enclave, a private ski and golf course community set on more than 1,400 hectares of pristine wilderness, and less than an hour’s drive from the gates of Yellowstone National Park. Offering 150 guestrooms and suites and 39 turn-key residences, the property’s guests will also enjoy ski-in, ski-out access to over 2,300 hectares of Big Sky Resort’s terrain, an on-site 18-hole Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course, as well as close proximity to the region’s world-renowned fly-fishing.
Montage Big Sky © Montage Hotels & Resorts
Pendry Park City, Utah
Based at one of the largest ski areas in the United States, the ski-in, ski-out Pendry Park City is set to become the social hub of Canyons Village. Designed by SB Architects and IBI Group, the 152 guest rooms and suites, as well as luxury residences, will feature an earthy palette of warm woods, stone and metals blending that blend into the alpine surrounds. The all-in-one location accommodation boasts the only rooftop pool and bar in the area, as well as four other food and beverage experiences, a fitness centre, arcade games room, Pinwheel Kids’ Club and on-site Spa Pendry.
Pendry Park City
The Langham, Gold Coast
Langham Hospitality Group has confirmed plans to open a luxury hotel on Queensland’s Gold Coast at the end of 2021. Located on the beachfront in Surfers Paradise, the company’s third hotel in Australia will be housed in the central and tallest of the three landmark towers of the much-anticipated Jewel development and will feature 169 rooms and 18 suites – all enjoying impressive 180-degree uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean. Other facilities include the signature Cantonese restaurant T’ang Court with two private dining rooms, a sky terrace and bar, 500 square metres of spa facilities including seven treatment rooms, a gym, indoor free form pool and a second outdoor pool, and a 700-square-metre ballroom.
The Langham, Gold Coast
The Tasman, Hobart
Comprised of 152 guest rooms and suites designed in a modern interpretation of Art Deco style, guests can journey to the 1800s with a stay at this architecturally stunning hotel in the heart of Tasmania’s capital city. With a prominent position in Parliament Square, The Tasman will reside in an assortment of repurposed heritage buildings and is slated to open its doors in March 2021.
Anantara Jinsha Chengdu Hotel, China
Heralding the firs luxury global hotel brand in the Qingyang District, the 150-key Anantara Jinsha Chengdu Hotel will front a 47-hectare eco wetland park, creating an urban oasis and outdoor space in the middle of the city. Located just 20 minutes from the new high-speed Chengdu West Railway Station, the upscale hotel will be well-positioned for well-heeled business travellers.
W Osaka, Japan
Owned by Sekisui House, a long-standing partner of Marriott International, W Osaka will mark the first W Hotel in Japan. The 27-floor new-build property will boast the brand’s signature bold design in each of its 337 guest rooms and suites, restaurants and cocktail-centric bars. Notable facilities include the expansive WET Deck, the FIT fitness centre, the AWAY Spa and the 400-square-metre Great Room.
The Langham, Jakarta
Positioned within the prestigious new complex of District 8 at SCBD (Sudirman Central Business District) and with easy access to the capital’s financial, cultural and entertainment centres, The Langham, Jakarta will encompass 223 exceptional guestrooms and suites. Designed by the Singapore-based Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart – one of the world’s top international architectural firms – the crowning jewel is the Presidential Suite, with 336 square metres of space and an outdoor terrace.
Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern
Mandarin Oriental is rebranding and coextensively renovating the iconic Hotel Palace Luzern, which first opened its doors in 1906 in the heart of the city and on the shores of Lake Lucerne. The upgrade will include the restyling of all guestrooms and suites, the redesign of public area, restaurants and bars, as well as the landscaping of the outdoor grounds. Once complete, the property will consist of 146 rooms and suites overlooking the surrounding lake and mountains.
Mondrian Cannes, France
The Cannes Grand Hotel, located on the city’s Promenade de la Croisette, is set to reopen under the Mondrian portfolio in 2021. Featuring 75 rooms, multiple meeting spaces, a restaurant and bar overlooking a 4,000-square-metre private garden, and a private beach, Mondrian Cannes’ custom interiors will be designed by Monaco-based Christophe Poyet and Emil Humnert.
Six Senses Rome, Italy
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is adding the capital of Italy to its collection. Six Senses Rome will occupy the Palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini, built in the 18th century in the centre of Ancient Rome, and will be located blocks away from the Fontana di Trevi, the Pantheon and the boutique shopping streets of Via Condotti, Frattina and Borgognona. Opening in late 2021, the property will feature 95 guest rooms and suites, a pa, restaurant, events terrace, outdoor courtyard garden and rooftop terrace with a 360-degree view of the surrounding city and monuments.
One&Only Kea Island, Greece
Located on the west side of Kea Island in the Cyclades – a spectacular region of hidden coves, olive groves and pretty forests – this 65-hectare beachfront retreat will be home to resort-style rooms, suites and villas, as well as a collection of private homes. Accessible by ferry or speedboat from Lavrion Harbour, it also won’t take an age to get there.
One&Only Kea Island
W Edinburgh, Scotland
W Edinburgh will form part of TH Real Estate’s Edinburgh St James scheme, a 1.7-million-square-foot development incorporating a blend of retail, entertainment, leisure and residential apartments. The 12-storey building will be designed by award-winning Jestico + Whiles, in conjunction with Allan Murray Architects, and will feature a distinct façade crafted from a winding steel ‘ribbon’. The hotel will offer 214 guestrooms, including 20 suites and one Extreme Wow Suite (the W brand’s Presidential Suite) and a rooftop bar and outdoor terrace with 360-degree panoramas of the historic skyline.
Raffles the Palm, UAE
Set to be the tallest building on the iconic Palm Jumeirah, Raffles the Palm will stand at almost 260 metres high at the tip of the archipelago, offering unobstructed views of the Arabian Gulf coastline and the Dubai skyline. The hotel will feature 125 rooms and suites, as well as 359 branded residences – including 16 penthouses with their own private infinity pool gym and cinema – available for purchase.
Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Marrakesh, Morocco
Marking the first Nobu-branded property in Africa, The Pearl Marrakech in the Moroccan city’s Hivernage district will be converted into Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Marrakesh in 2021. Steps from the historic heart of the city, souks and vibrant Djemaa el-Fna, the hotel will house 71 guest rooms and suites, a selection of dynamic dining venues and rooftop spaces, a spa and fitness centre, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and more.
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