As travel continues to ramp up, so does the number of luxury hotels opening globally. Many of these high-end holiday homes are opening up with the goal of one day being amongst the world’s best. And judging by what’s been promised, some may be able to make that claim as soon as their doors open.
What’s incredible about these hotels is that they all boast vastly different splendor, guaranteeing each traveler something suited for their individual desires. Luckily, you don’t have to waste your precious time jumping from website to website as we’ve done the hard work for you.
This list has incredible variety, ranging from tranquil island retreats and chic city skyscrapers to eco-lodges in the African savannahs.
Without further ado, these are the best luxury hotel openings 2022 has in store for high-end travelers around the world.
Note: The upcoming hotels’ images depict what has been revealed as the planned look of each hotel, and the final design found at the physical locations may differ from the pictures here.
New York, USA
First up on the list of the brand new hotels opening in 2022 is the 5-star Aman New York.
Aman, synonymous with elegance in the world of luxury travel, will deliver an urban sanctuary that overlooks Central Park on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. Apart from the promise of mesmerizing views of the city skyline from the iconic Crown Building, this New York luxury hotel promises to be luxurious throughout.
In addition to the 83 hotel rooms and suites, there are 22 private residences for the well-heeled, including a five-story penthouse. After a day exploring the city, rejuvenate at the signature Aman Spa with access to steam and sauna rooms, a swimming pool, and an outdoor terrace to soak in the sun.
There’s no shortage of sociable spaces for dining, drinking, and relaxing here. Opt for one of two restaurants serving Japanese and Italian delicacies or sip on the finest drinks in either the Wine Room or the subterranean Jazz Club.
One&Only Aesthesis is a secluded beachfront resort offering a slice of paradise thanks to its location on the massive Athenian Riviera. Despite the Mediterranean Sea being at your doorstep, you can enjoy water fun in the private pool that most rooms will have.
While as modern as any luxury hotel, this luxe getaway home pays homage to mid-century designs through the high ceilings and soothing tones. Athenian influences can also be found at the two in-house restaurants that promise mindblowing five-sense dining prompted by Greek delicacies.
Enjoy a variety of treatments at the Chenot Spa or take to the Lake Vouliagmeni thermal springs for something more natural.
Constructed in 1822, Hotel La Palma was the first Capri hotel and has played host to thousands of guests in those 200 years. Recently, it received a dramatic revamp by Oetker and will be unveiled as a luxury hotel on par with the very best in the world.
As part of the transformation, room count has gone from 80 to 50, meaning guests receive attentive service. Hotel La Palma has also been transformed into a gourmand’s delight with a rooftop restaurant and a rooftop bar among the social spaces added here.
When you aren’t admiring the refurbished interior design, you’ll be able to indulge in various spa treatments or sunbathe as part of the hotel’s beach club.
Ritz-Carlton is back with another luxury hotel in New York, this time set in a tower in the NoMad area. The luxury hotel boasts 250 rooms decked out in elegance and offering views of the iconic city’s landmarks.
The latest property from Ritz-Carlton is foodie heaven, as it’s set to be a hotel with a Michelin-starred chef José Andrés, at the helm. Head to Zaytinya for a delightful mezze menu or Bazaar for avant-garde dining.
You can take a break from the city haste in the serene oasis that’s the signature Ritz-Carlton Spa and fitness center with holistic treatments that promote rejuvenation and relaxation.
Ladysmith, South Africa
Animal lovers rejoice, South Africa has opened up yet another luxury hotel for anyone who wants to see the Big Five in style. This lodge is built on an eco-conscious ethos blended with palatial accommodation ensuring both guests and wildlife live in harmony.
Tucked away in the hidden gem that is the Nambiti Private Game Reserve, the lodge has twelve guest suites. Six of these feature panoramic views, a private deck, and an infinity pool. The other six are tailored to families and large groups; these suites come with individual decks and are separated by a central courtyard.
After a day of game-viewing, enjoy a range of spa treatments before tucking into a mouth-watering meal courtesy of the world-class restaurant. Before retiring to your comfy bed, spy on the wildlife on the elevated structure with views of the watering hole.
Tribeca, New York, USA
French Groupe Barrière is bringing Parisian panache across the Atlantic, with the promise of a luxury hotel rivaling the best of the best. The hotel will feature 97 residential-style guest rooms and suites, some boasting Hudson River views.
An air of France can be found at the hotel’s every corner, including the place to eat here. The day can start with a treat at either the Par Ici Café or French-Filled Veggie Café and end it with French delicacies at Brasserie Fouquet’s, with a stop at the bar during the day.
Unwind by the indoor swimming pool or let loose at the Spa Diane Barrière. Alternatively, you can sit under the dancing stars on the rooftop terrace or watch the latest films in the private cinema room.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
This hotel lauds itself as “a luxury holiday where dreams lap at the shores of reality,” which isn’t too far off. After all, its sister property will be Atlantis, The Palm, the second-most expensive hotel in Dubai.
The guest rooms, suites, and penthouses spoil guests with infinite ocean and skyline views. You’ll also have open access to Atlantis, The Palm and will be able to indulge in fine cuisine from a whopping 17 restaurants.
Atlantis, The Royal ensures everyone here will have fun, with plenty of entertainment on offer. Soak in the sun from the massive Cloud 22 sky pool or spend time at the Aquaventure Waterpark.
End the day with various wellness treatments at the ShiQui Spa, try underwater yoga, or enjoy drinks at one of four bars.
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
This Tanzanian safari retreat was a favorite of many before falling prey to floods in 2020. Two years later, andBeyond has completely transformed the lodge into one of the most anticipated hotel openings of 2022.
The new Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge will be an eco-conscious lodge with contemporary interiors infused with local influences. The suites have doubled in size to feature a private deck and circular plunge pools perfect for enjoying river views.
Thanks to the remote location in the park, guests are guaranteed secluded safari experiences. When you aren’t out on game drives, enjoy holistic massages in your suite, keep fit at the fitness center, or purchase handcrafted goods at the signature store.
Los Angeles, USA
Conrad’s first hotel in California is this 25-story behemoth with 305 rooms and suites that align with Conrad’s sustainability ethos. Additionally, the property will feature a resourceful spa, a private pool deck, and an indoor/outdoor lobby. Plus, there will be a 16,000 square foot rooftop terrace with sweeping views of the Walt Disney Concert Hall and downtown LA.
José Andrés’ capable hands offer the Midas touch here, with his menu of delectable treats available at San Laurel. Opt for delicious dishes with a side of panoramic views at either Agua Viva or while sipping various drinks by the pool deck.
Furthermore, there are plenty of social spaces in the Grand LA complex, as well as many retailers for retail therapy.
This Spanish luxury hotel is set on the Balearic Islands and boasts 35 rooms (including four suites and a penthouse) with the beach right at their doorstep. While only the second hotel from the Mallorca Ç Collection, there’s a lot of promise to this property.
While active outings in the form of hikes and biking are plenty, you may prefer to spend your day lazing on the rooftop pool with mountain and ocean views alongside a cocktail bar. Throughout the day, enjoy à la carte meals at Santi Taura or DINS El Vicenç or devour local dishes at U Mayol bistro restaurant.
Enjoy a pampering session or two at the Ç Wellness Studio decked out with a heated pool that exits into lush, green spaces, a sauna, and various treatments.
Cancun is easily one of the world’s favorite destinations, meaning there should be no surprise that a new hotel opens up annually. This time around, it’s a property from Waldorf Astoria set on 100 acres of Maya coastline.
The property boasts 173 different rooms and suites combining Mexican heritage with refined sophistication featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, ocean views, and outdoor terraces. Accommodation in some categories has plunge pools and private swimming pools.
Enjoy holistic treatments at the signature Waldorf Astoria spa before diving into a gastronomic extravaganza at one of five restaurants and bars.
The Ferragamo hotel group is set to debut in the Italian fashion capital with the lowkey Portrait Milano. The property will be housed in a former seminary and will feature elegant, sleek rooms with understated decor.
Its original design influences will still be present, though, most evidently in the grand 1652 baroque entrance that leads to a piazza surrounded by a colonnaded loggia.
While primarily a residential option, the luxurious Italian hotel looks also poised to be a social hub frequented by various folks. In addition to the rooms and suites, the transformed building will host various restaurants with Italian delights, retail stores, and different events.
Jeju Island, South Korea
JW Marriott is bringing together contemporary luxury and lush green spaces with this massive hotel on Jeju Island. Long considered a vacation destination by many locals, JW Marriott is now opening the doors for adventurous travelers to enjoy a serene escape in nature.
Rooms come in different categories, but they all share the island’s indigenous architecture. When you aren’t indulging in delicious Korean treats, walk the sprawling property with plenty of splendor. Afterward, unwind with various spa treatments or in the sauna room.
Enjoy views of the Jeju coastline from the comfort of an infinity pool, natural hot springs, or your room.
The Nobu group took over the former Pearl Marrakech hotel with a transformative plan to turn it into a luxurious abode. They plan to shine Nobu’s contemporary flair and Moroccan heritage in 71 spacious guest rooms and suites as well as dynamic dining venues.
Nobu’s debut in Africa will be set right by the heart of the city in the Hivernage district with plenty of attractions in proximity. In addition to the great rooms, the luxury Moroccan hotel will feature rooftop spaces, 2,000 square meters of a spa and fitness center, and swimming pools indoors and outdoors.
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Rock House looks poised to position itself as one of the best luxury resorts in the Caribbean if it delivers on all it promises. It’s set on a majestic 14-acre oceanfront site located miles away from other Providenciales properties.
The new resort is set to have 42 rooms, all with views of the rugged coastline and a private swimming pool. However, the stars of the show will be the secluded, white-sand beach and a 100-foot infinity pool set atop a 25-foot limestone cliff.
For a gastronomic adventure of a lifetime, there’s a hilltop restaurant with fresh seafood among the offerings you can enjoy with even more ocean views. You can then burn off those calories at the fitness center or opt for an energizing treatment at the spa.
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Santa Teresa is an idyllic destination perfect for water lovers who’re on the search for endless thrills. Habitas Santa Teresa’s location takes advantage of this splendor as it has the shore and cascading waterfalls a few steps away. The surfer’s paradise is a relatively quaint holiday home, with 35 rooms constructed from ethically sourced materials.
Habitas Santa Teresa will also include a restaurant with Costa Rican cuisine and a spa for rejuvenation. There’s also a sunken fire pit and an outdoor pool among its list of amenities.
Côte D’azur, France
The Maybourne Riviera is one of the most anticipated hotel openings of 2022 in France. This is in part thanks to the sweeping views of the Mediterranean, with Italy to the east and Monte Carlo to the west.
Rooms and suites are all unique as they feature the designs of various artists and architects. While a spa is in the works in the near future, guests will enjoy rejuvenating treatments from the comfort of their rooms.
The gourmet experience is no different, with menus curated by world-renowned chefs that feature global and Mediterranean classics with views to match. Alternatively, you can take in the views from an infinity pool, perfect for watching the sun escape behind the azure waters.
The Fasano Group has secured yet another Brazilian destination, this time in Southern Bahia on the Itapororoca Beach. The property spans 300 hectares and features 40 bungalows and a few villas set in a secluded and protected native forest with calm waters and blue skies.
The property blends in well with its natural surroundings despite the plethora of amenities on offer. This new hotel features a swimming pool, a spa with a sauna room, and a fitness center. There are also two restaurants, one tucked between the greenery and one with the shoreline on its doorstep.
Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp is a hidden gem tucked inside a Botanic Garden and features A modern design with historical touches. The luxurious Belgian hotel has 108 guestrooms and suites with laidback tones and low-key designs.
The Botanic Garden influence is evident in the spa that spans three floors and uses different herbs in the treatments. There’s also a health club for anyone that wants to stay in shape.
This luxury hotel boasts four fine-dining restaurants with menus curated by five award-winning chefs ready to tantalize your tastebuds with Belgian and international dishes.
Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
With a name that translates to “ethereal”, you wouldn’t be wrong to expect heaven on earth when visiting this new Auberge Resorts Collection property. That’s precisely what the folks at Etéreo promise with three core pillars—extraordinary cuisine, breathtaking natural encounters, and beaches.
Each studio and suite offers dramatic ocean views with floor-to-ceiling windows framing the landscape. They also have private pools, with basic suites featuring private terraces and butler services. A tier above that is accommodation with roof decks and hot tubs, which may just make Etéreo the new luxury vacation to visit in Mexico.
Etéreo is a self-proclaimed refuge for wellness seekers, with the Auberge Spa’s serene atmosphere and various treatments perfect for unwinding. There are also plenty of restaurants with Mexican cuisine on the property.
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
This hotel is set to sit on the famous Princes Street as the Red Carnation Hotel Collection’s first entry in Scotland. The luxury hotel, featuring 30 guest rooms and suites, has been designed to retain some of the original building’s iconic features and pays homage to Scottish history.
One such display is a central staircase boasting hand-painted murals depicting Scottish explorers. Another is the tartan designed by Araminta Campbell.
This property will feature remarkable views of Edinburgh Castle and “whatever, whenever” service bolstered by the 2:1 staff ratio. A standout here is sure to be the wine and whiskey walls which will host over 200 drinks. They aren’t for decorative purposes, as guests can get a taste of these from a meticulously designed menu.
This massive development is the result of a collaboration between Four Seasons and Paralelo 19. The resort is located on a private peninsula that affords you an escape to a paradise with the Pacific Ocean and verdant jungle in proximity.
Relax in one of the 157 luxury resort’s rooms and suites, including private residences, each offering either beach, cliff, or reserve views and private pools. Guests are welcome to immerse themselves in nature via morning hikes in the untouched reserve alongside a trained biologist. You can stargaze the skies above the resort in the evening with the staff astronomer.
When you aren’t wading the waters at the beach, spend time eating tantalizing dishes at four restaurants and bars. You can then shed those calories at the 24-hour fitness center or end the day with a visit to the organic spa. You can unwind in one of eight treatment rooms, sauna and steam rooms or by diving into hot and cold plunge pools.
Park Hyatt’s Jakarta development is set to be one of the best Indonesian luxury hotels and features 220 modern guest rooms and suites. Soak in marble and enjoy integrated media hubs. From the 25th floor, guests can enjoy uninterrupted views of Jakarta. As you may expect from Park Hyatt’s fancy hotels, service is set to be exceptional.
Culinary connoisseurs can enjoy a variety of carefully crafted Indonesian dishes and beverages at five different venues before or after a day out in the city. The fun continues in the ambient waters of the outdoor pool that spoils visitors with a sun deck and city views. The pool sits a few steps away from the fitness center, so you can also use it to cool down after a gym session.
For the ultimate relaxation, enjoy cutting-edge Indonesian healing traditions at the spa in the hands of trained professionals.
If you frequent Oslo, you know that the vibrant capital lacks deluxe accommodation fit for its charming beauty. That’s why Sommerro, housed in a 1930s historic building, is one of the top anticipated hotel openings of 2022.
The art deco hotel carefully blends Norwegian design with modern aesthetics in all its corners, including the 231 elegant guest rooms and suites. Take advantage of Oslo’s long summer days at the Norwegian-Japanese rooftop bar and restaurant or terraces with sweeping views of the city. During the short winter days, take refuge in the fitness center or the sprawling wellness center with various facilities.
Sharing Oslo’s sustainable ethos, the hotel’s many eateries use hyper-seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.
The Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley is nestled on 20 acres of lush landscapes with Camelback Mountain in the background. Another entry of the Ritz-Carlton luxury hotel openings 2022 has in store, you’re promised the marque service you’ve come to expect from the group.
This exquisite retreat is a serene escape that sits far enough from Scottsdale that you won’t have any disturbances. However, it’s also close enough to ensure you can venture into the vibrant city if you want to.
With 215 luxury accommodations and amenities promised, you may not even feel the need to leave the resort. When you aren’t exploring the Meditation Garden’s wonderful flora, you can spend time in the 400-foot swimming pool. Alternatively, visit the fitness area boasting mountain views before unwinding at the two-story luxury spa.
An unforgettable gourmet experience also awaits, with delicious all-day treats and expansive patio dining available at the restaurant. For a lighter vibe, get a taste of imaginative and classic drinks at the Lobby Bar or cooling poolside cocktails alongside light bites and panoramic views at the Pool Bar.
One of the top anticipated luxury hotel openings of 2022 is Cali Mykonos, perched above a private beach on the island’s eastern edge. This accommodation boasts 40 distinctive luxury villas, each with its own private saltwater pool and a terrace spoiling guests with sweeping Aegean sea views.
After days out enjoying the bustling island life, retreat to the confines of a world-class spa to experience some tranquility. The luxurious Greek hotel also features a 110-meter infinity pool to cool off in before ending the day with a Mediterranean delight at the restaurant.
This luxury yacht hotel is something a little different from the rest of the entries here, but it belongs here. After all, a lot is expected of it. The 50-meter superyacht is the first superyacht of the Galapagos Islands, making it an excellent accommodation for anyone visiting the archipelago.
The superyacht boasts seven large suites, including an Owner’s Suite with exclusive steward service and elegant aesthetics. To give a sense of classic yacht club lifestyle, the carrier has watersports prepared with double kayaks and paddle-boards and snorkeling equipment on-board.
Sail out above the azure waters while listening to your guides sharing some cool anecdotes about the island. When you aren’t sailing, delight your palates with dining venues on the main or sun deck. Unwind with a book or movie or simply relax at the yacht’s own beach club or the indoor jacuzzi.
Gold Coast, Australia
The Langham, Gold Coast is located on the Surfers Paradise beachfront, sporting 169 rooms and suites. The luxurious accommodation options boast 180-degree sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and the city.
It’s the first hotel to open in the area in years and promises to redefine how locals and travelers think of luxury. The beachfront cafe, a lobby lounge, a sky terrace, a pool bar, and a restaurant are among the standout hotel facilities. As you’d expect, there will also be a world-class spa with an outdoor and indoor pool and several treatment rooms.
This new hotel is luxurious and has all the touches of a new boutique hotel, with 56 fantastic rooms and suites awaiting. The Maison Delano is located in an 18th-century courtyard building and promises to be an oasis in a fast-paced city. It sits just a short walk away from the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, lined with various high-fashion shops.
The luxurious boutique hotel promises a wellness extravaganza at the in-house spa’s facilities and hyper-exclusive touches. Foodies are in for a gourmet experience as the hotel restaurant will host a menu curated by Michelin-star chef Dani García. The renowned chef is considered an artisan of flavor who’s succeeded several times at bringing together different international cuisines.
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will soon be opening its second luxury hotel in Turkey in the famous Istanbul. The luxury hotel will be part of a larger project that includes the building of adjacent residencies in another two standalone towers.
The Etiler tower will host 158 rooms and suites as well as 16 serviced apartments. Here, guests will have the option of three food and beverage venues to keep hunger at bay. Business travelers are spoilt with adaptable meeting spaces, while leisure travelers can spend their days in various outdoor areas and charming terraces.
After your Istanbul escapades, head back to the hotel’s fitness area or get pampered with the Mandarin Oriental signature service at the spa. You can also cool down at either the indoor or outdoor swimming pool.
Riviera Maya, Mexico
EDITION Hotels’ first attempt in Mexico is one of the most anticipated luxury hotel openings 2022 has in store for well-heeled travelers. The Kanai development will call an ethereal stretch of Caribbean coastline home and have verdant greenery in its surrounds.
The development will host 180 rooms and suites boasting calm interior tones, including a 206 square meter Penthouse Suite. The luxury hotel has the amenities to match, with a destination spa adorning the signature EDITION service as well as local treatments.
There will also be six dining outlets with mouthwatering cuisine and beverages. After filling your stomach, you’ll be able to spend time at the pool bar, beach club, or an expansive outdoor deck.
After opening hotels in Singapore, New York, and London, the Six Senses brand will be landing in Rome shortly. A palazzo building will host the luxury hotel just steps away from Fontana di Trevi and the iconic Pantheon.
Six Senses Rome will feature 95 distinct guest rooms and suites with designs from Patricia Urquiola, an Interior Design Hall of Fame inductee. Don’t let the intricate interior beauty distract you from the rest of the hotel’s splendor.
On the ground floor, there’s a social space with an open kitchen trattoria and bar that leads to a gallery and seating area. The Six Senses Spa and Roman baths are a wellness escapade with a range of treatments on the first floor. The rooftop may well be the hotel’s magnum opus as it’s home to a terrace offering 360-degree sweeping views of monuments and Rome.
The 230-acre Sensei Porcupine Creek is set at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains, with the mountain range rising in the background. It’s a wellness retreat that only offers evidence-based practices to help visitors on their wellness journey.
The wellness oasis features 22 intimate accommodations for a luxury all-inclusive wellness retreat. These are divided between estate house rooms, premium garden rooms, and villas each with distinct features.
Walk under palm trees and alongside lush gardens while browsing the extensive menu of Sensei experiences. Receive body treatments at the secluded spa garden, take advantage of the once hyper-exclusive sporting facilities, and join in on private guided sessions focusing on whole-body healing.
Afterward, cool down by the swimming pool with the Sensei by Nobu restaurant, another noteworthy stop.
Rosewood’s first entry into Central Europe will be breathing new life into a 19th-century building situated on the Petersplatz. This luxury hotel in Austria has 99 large rooms and suites blending past and present, with top suites getting butler services.
While guests will be able to enjoy 24-hour in-room dining, there are also plenty of fine dining options available. This includes an intimate restaurant and a rooftop bar with panoramic views of the city. Those in search of retail therapy are in luck as there are plenty of shops just a few steps away.
Sense, a Rosewood Spa offers world-class spa services perfect for relaxing after a busy day.
Pendry Park City, dubbed “a destination inside a destination,” is set on Canyons Village on the Park City Mountain. It’s a ski-in, ski-out retreat showcasing the awe-inspiring Utah landscape to travelers.
The hotel features modern designs with warm, natural colors paying homage to the mountain landscape, which is mostly visible in the 152 rooms and suites. You come here for the mountains and stay for much more.
One of the notable amenities is the rooftop pool and bar, the first of its kind in the area. Spa Pendry is another must-visit place, boasting six treatment rooms and a menu of custom beauty and body treatments. Après Pendry, with slopeside views and music performances, is the perfect place to end the day.
Of course, a visit there can come after or before you enjoy some delectable food and beverages at one of four dining venues. Enjoy Japanese delights at KITA, casual meals at Disco Pizza, or light lunch bites and cocktails at the Pool House Bar & Grille.
This Four Seasons hotel in Nashville is set to be located steps from the city’s music, sports, and entertainment spots. After all, Four Seasons came here with the goal of connecting visitors with Nashville’s creative side.
This new hotel will feature 235 accommodation options, including 42 suites, all donning clean-lined designs for a serene stay. Some of them will offer views of the city skyline and the Cumberland River.
Four Seasons Hotel Nashville will be home to two dining destinations, one in the electric lobby serving Southern Italian cuisine alongside a bar. The other is a chic rooftop bar and grill offering al fresco dining on a pool terrace offering panoramic views.
Beauty and body treatments will be aplenty as there’s a spa perfect for decadence, offering bespoke services, a fitness area, and steam rooms. Pamper yourself further at the hair and nail salon.
On the seventh floor, guests can enjoy elevated river and city views from the comfort of a hot tub, a pool, and poolside sits.
Aman Resorts’ second entry into the list is another luxury hotel that looks poised to challenge for the title of the best hotel in the world in 2022. The new hotel, alongside their other slated hotel openings of 2022, is a bid from the brand to have more accessible accommodation options.
Janu Montenegro is nestled on the charming Adriatic coast with a pristine coastal stretch and other breathtaking natural beauty surrounding it. Guests can take in the sweeping coastline views from the plethora of pools, guestrooms, and suites.
As Janu has human connections at its core, Aman plans to feature plenty of social spaces to drive conversations. Among these is a mix of dining, lounge, and bar areas with exquisite drinks and cuisine. When you need to rejuvenate in total serenity, the Janu Spa is available to you.
Away from the hotel, there are watersports, hiking trails, and meditation spaces nearby.