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As we enter 2024, the hotel industry is gearing up to welcome a series of remarkable new openings worldwide.
These hotel projects promise not only exceptional comfort, but also unique experiences for travelers eager to discover new things.
St. St. Regis Cap Cana
The 200-room resort will feature a private beach, direct access to the Jack Nicklaus-designed Punta Espada golf course, as well as seven pools and seven dining options overseen by executive chef Diego Muñoz.
Facilities also include a 10-room Iridium spa, a cigar and rum lounge, a beach club and a kids’ club.
Nekajui, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
This year, Costa Rica‘s Papagayo Peninsula will unveil Central America’s first ultra-luxury boutique resort, the Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residences.
Aimed at the most discerning eco-adventurous travelers, this project, named Nekajui, spans 1,400 acres in a private club community on Costa Rica’s northern Pacific coast.
The Riviera Maya Edition at Kanai
There’s also a domed yoga structure above the spa, with hydrotherapy basins, an outdoor pool, a Turkish hammam, an infrared room and several treatment rooms.
Waldorf Astoria New York
Since 1931, the Waldorf Astoria has embodied refinement and elegance, welcoming celebrities from all over the world to its luxurious suites, making it a legendary venue.
The Vineta Hotel
Scheduled for fall 2024 in Palm Beach, Florida, The Vineta Hotel will open two blocks from Worth Avenue.
The new Oetker Collection hotel, part of the Fine Hotels & Resorts collection, an exclusive program offered by American Express, preserves the pale pink façade while introducing a distinctive European ambience. With the number of units reduced from 53 to 41, the experience promises to be exclusive, while the eclectic Leopard Lounge promises lively evenings.
Nobu Hotel Toronto
Founded by celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa, the company combines modern luxury with minimalist Japanese tradition.
Europe and Middle East
Rosewood Amsterdam, the brand’s first hotel in the Netherlands, will open in 2024. It will have 134 rooms, many with canal views.
Housed in the former Palace of Justice from 1665, with a significant architectural, historical and social history, the hotel will be ideally located close to Amsterdam’s main attractions.
Amenities will include three restaurants, a spa, indoor pool, fitness center and event spaces.
In Paris, theHôtel Balzac is currently undergoing a complete transformation. Scheduled to open in June 2024, the hotel will feature warm, subtle 1930s-inspired decor, as well as world-class facilities such as a Japanese spa and Pierre Gagnaire’s three-Michelin-star restaurant.
The 19th-century residence is just a few minutes’ walk from the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Élysées.
The St. St. Regis Red Sea Resort
Nestled on Ummahat Island in the heart of a conservation area along the Red Sea, the St. St. Regis Red Sea Resort has just opened its doors in December.
Accessible by chartered boat or seaplane, the private island that houses the luxury resort offers white-sand beaches, lush tropical gardens and is surrounded by the world’s fourth largest barrier reef system.
Guests will have the opportunity to explore this little-known natural treasure through a variety of aquatic activities such as diving.
Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Also on the Red Sea, in Nujuma, Saudi Arabia, Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve offers an exceptional private retreat with 63 modern villas inspired by shells.
This is the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve property in the Middle East. Nestled along the beach and above the water, these villas are decorated with found objects, local art, a sea-view pool and even a telescope.
There’s also an indoor-outdoor spa and a conservation center.
One&Only One Za'abeel
Kerzner International’s One&Only One Za’abeel, Dubai’s first vertical urban resort, promises to deliver an ultra-luxurious experience combining the energy of Kerzner’s iconic beach resorts with urban glamour.
The H-shaped structure comprises two skyscrapers linked by The Link, the world’s longest cantilever, housing renowned restaurants such as Anne-Sophie Pic’s, as well as the longest infinity pool in the United Arab Emirates.
Four Seasons Hotel Rabat At Kasr Al Bahr
Nestled in the imperial capital of Rabat, this sumptuously restored establishment, nicknamed the Palais au Bord de la Mer, offers 200 rooms in the former 18th-century royal residence, surrounded by lush gardens, with vibrant restaurants, a spa fit for royalty, and several luxurious recreational facilities.
Waldorf Astoria Platte Island
This winter, Waldorf Astoria opens its first Indian Ocean property in the Seychelles, on Platte Island. The complex will comprise 50 units, mainly beachfront villas with private pools, set around a private lagoon, each with a personal concierge.
Facilities will include six restaurants and bars, a spa with six treatment rooms, a beauty lounge and steam room, a kids’ club, an open-air observatory, tennis courts, and a marine conservation discovery center.
Four restaurants and bars will offer seafront concepts featuring local produce. The resort, overlooking the East China Sea, includes a spa and the surrounding area offers Cape Higashi-Hennazaki and Okinawa’s Yonaha Maehama beach.
In January, the SO/ Maldives opened its doors, offering a new dream hotel in the Maldives. Nestled on the crystal-clear Emboodhoo Lagoon, this 15-acre estate offers 80 beachfront and waterfront villas, as well as a Côte d’Azur-inspired beach club and wellness camp.
The SO/Maldives, part of Ennismore’s trendy SO/ collection, promises a luxurious experience blending fashion, art and design, and is just 15 minutes by speedboat from Malé’s Velana International Airport.
Here are our reviews on hotels in the Maldives:
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In short, with this constellation of exceptional hotel openings across the globe, the year 2024 looks promising for the hotel industry!
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