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Must Visit: Our Top Most Anticipated Luxury Hotel Openings For 2023

As we enter into a new year, we have selected a list of all new hotels launching in 2023, from a stunning island getaway in Mozambique to a historic Palazzo in Rome, these magnificent hotels all have gorgeous designs and luxurious features including world-class spas, golf courses, white sand beaches, and much more.

Here are the best luxury hotel openings for 2023 to keep on your travel radar.


AMAN Niseko, Japan

The new resort, located in Hokkaido is inspired by a ryokan, a traditional Japanese-style inn with just 30 guest rooms and 31 apartments on a wide forest estate, and is set high on the slopes of Mount Moiwa on a natural reserve. Each room will have an open fireplace and a private Furo bathtub and his sumptuous hideaway will feature an Aman Spa with thermal areas and a fine-dining Japanese and Italian restaurant.

This will be the fourth Aman resort in Japan, and guests who have stayed in the others may notice some architectural similarities, as the resort shares a designer with the other three, Kerry Hill Architects, who previously designed Aman Tokyo, Amanemu, and Aman Kyoto.


The Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York

This ambitious new hotel in New York’s NoMad neighbourhood, which was originally scheduled to debut last spring, will now open in March 2023. Guests  will find rooms divided between two buildings, with  129 of them in a towering new 24-story building, but the real draw will undoubtedly be the 24 suites inside the former Second National Bank Building.

The building has undergone a meticulous renovation that should see it revived in Martin Brudnizki’s characteristically beautiful yet understated style, having established his reputation building elite pubs and restaurants such as the Ivy in London. The facility, which will be managed by Flâneur Hospitality, will be led by experts who have previously worked at luxury hotels such as the Ritz Paris and the Lanesborough in London.


The Peninsula, London

The Peninsula London will open its doors in early 2023, with a breathtaking view of Hyde Park Corner and the Wellington Arch in the heart of Belgravia. The Peninsula, located at one of the city’s most prestigious addresses, will highlight the finest of British culture, art, and food, as well as The Peninsula’s fantastic hospitality.

Arriving guests will be greeted by a grand entrance and a colonnaded courtyard lobby, as well as 190 magnificently decorated guest rooms and suites. Destination restaurants will encourage tourists to try new dishes and savour old favourites; The Peninsula Spa will offer rejuvenating wellness and beauty treatments; and a vast ballroom will host London’s most glamorous events.


Nobu Hotel Marrakech

Nobu Hotel Marrakech, which is stated to open in January 2023, will be the lifestyle brand’s first move into Africa. The 71-suite hotel, located in the Hivernage district’s “Golden Triangle,” was built by French architect Jacques Garcia and reinvented by Mahmoud Slimane.

The interior design will be a blend of Baroque and Asian-inspired elements, with allusions to Nobu’s unique Japanese-inspired minimalist aesthetic. The hotel will feature a Nobu Restaurant and Bar, a world-class spa, and a rooftop garden focused around a circular pool with stunning city views.


Atlantis, The Royal Dubai

Prepare for the party of the century when Dubai’s long-awaited Atlantis The Royal finally opens in March—given that Atlantis the Palm debuted in 2008 with a high-octane $30 million inaugural opening, the celebrations to welcome its neighbouring 795-room resort will be likely to amaze even more.

For instance, the building has 43 storeys, 94 swimming pools, 4,000 jellyfish, 17 restaurants, and 8 bars. Celebrity chefs Gastón Acurio, Heston Blumenthal, and José Andrés are all building new fancy restaurants across the resort, while Nobu’s first Nobu by the Beach will reign over the resort’s 1.2-mile stretch of sand.


Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Hotel

Anantara is extending its Southeast Asian resort name to Europe, most recently to Rome, following a comprehensive restoration. The historic and opulent Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Hotel is located in the heart of the city on Piazza della Repubblica. Inside, the opulent rooms and public spaces provide the ideal base for a visit to Rome. The rooftop terrace and swimming pool, however, steal the show.


100 Princes Street, Edinburgh

It’s nearly a year overdue, but this 30-room hotel named after its address (and the family-owned Red Carnation Hotel Collection’s debut venture into Scotland) is set to open this summer. The site was thoughtfully built to honour the destination, and you won’t forget where you are as all of the suites and the Club lounge have views of the renowned Edinburgh Castle.

A spectacular central staircase is hand-painted with murals representing 11 Scottish explorers, custom-made tartan by designer Araminta Campbell, and customised furnishings influenced by Alexander McQueen’s aesthetic. Best of all, the Explorers Club lounge for residents only will include a wall lined with great wines and Scottish whiskies, and the nearly two-to-one staff-to-guest ratio will ensure outstanding service at 100 Princes Street.


Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s first resort in Greece is located on the ancient Bay of Navarino, which is renowned for its breathtaking vistas and award-winning golf course, The Bay Course. The unique contemporary architectural design will be aligned with Costa Navarino’s sustainable principles, featuring planted roofs blending into the natural topography of the land and the use of local materials.

The new hotel comprises 48 spacious earth-sheltered pool villas and 51 guestrooms featuring exquisitely contemporary design, tasteful elegance and complete privacy, coupled with majestic views across the bay.


Hôtel Dames des Arts, Paris, France

The Hôtel Dames des Arts will welcome visitors from February 2023. Raphael Navot created the 109 guest rooms at this brand-new bespoke hotel, drawing influence from Saint Germain to create an artistic, creative, and sensory atmosphere.

All of your senses will be captivated by natural light, custom hotel fragrance, DJ-curated tunes, delicious cuisine, well-appointed decor, and a stunning view of the Paris skyline. Furthermore, because the hotel is on Paris’s Left Bank, it is only a 10-minute walk to Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Luxembourg Gardens.


Raffles, London

Raffles London at The OWO will debut in Spring of 2023. The former Old War Office on Whitehall has undergone a “monumental” transformation to create 120 rooms and suites, 85  branded residences and 11 restaurants and bars. Located at one of London’s most historically significant addresses, the U.K.’s first Raffles hotel will have an extensive wellness space and will be home to a rooftop restaurant and bar with views across Whitehall, The Mall and on to Buckingham Palace.

The design team includes interior designer Thierry Despont, who has transformed such landmark buildings as The Getty Centre, Maison Cartier, The Carlyle and the Statue of Liberty. Key suites at Raffles London will be situated in the building’s most storied rooms—formerly offices of influential political and military leaders including John Profumo, David Lloyd George and Winston Churchill. Some of the most sought-after suites will be located in the building’s corner turrets, from which guests will enjoy views over Horse Guards and the 57 acres of St. James’s Park. The OWO will also have a collection of 11 restaurants and bars led by world-famous chefs and restaurateurs. 

 

Banyan Tree Ilha Caldeira, Mozambique

Banyan Tree Ilha Caldeira will offer 40 private pool villas with spectacular oceanfront views on the exclusive island of Ilha Caldeira off the coast of Mozambique. The island is a world-class scuba diving destination with a wide variety of coral and marine life. Guests will also be able to relax at the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa, an intimate retreat created to blend romance, serenity and exotic sensuality.

Consisting of 40 private pool villas, inspired by the diverse local cultures and nature’s soothing colours, each with uninterrupted views of the pristine Indian Ocean. Outdoor dining, Bali bed, indoor and outdoor showers, private pool and magnificent sunrises and sunsets to stir one’s soul.


Fairmont La Paz Puerta Cortés Resort, Mexico

This new Baja resort will be located in La Paz’s elite Puerta Cortés resort community. El Cortés Golf Club, Mexico’s only Gary Player Signature Course, is a central part of the 550 acres of environmentally protected coastal grounds and also has access to a luxury port.

The resort will have 61 unique apartments with private plunge pools ranging in size from one to four bedrooms.


Rosewood Schloss Fuschl, Austria

Rosewood will manage Austria’s famed 15th-century Hotel Schloss Fuschl, which is set to open in late 2023. It will be Rosewood’s second property in Austria, located on the waters of the Fuschl. The hotel will have 98 bedrooms, 46 suites, and six chalets.

In addition, restaurants and lounges will also feature Asaya, Rosewood’s integrative well-being concept, with eight treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a fitness centre.


Six Senses, Rome

The Six Senses urban collection heads to Rome, following the brand’s entry into Singapore, New York and London, Six Senses Rome will live by all of its values with a particular emphasis on wellness, delicious food, community and sustainable design.

The palazzo building lies in the centre of ancient Rome, just blocks away from the Fontana di Trevi and Pantheon. The prominent luxury shopping streets of Via Condotti, Frattina and Borgognona are all within walking distance. Set to open in early 2023, this will be the first Six Senses property to open in Italy, with highlights include 95 distinct guest rooms and suites, a spa, restaurant, events terrace, outdoor courtyard garden and rooftop terrace with a 360° view of the city and monuments. 


Emerald Resort, Zanzibar

The Emerald Zanzibar Resort & Spa is set the newest addition to the island’s luxury hotel scene, having opened its doors in December 2022.

This luxury resort and spa has a clutch of a watersports available and diving centre in the blueprints, plus a collection of four gourmet restaurants, which include an Asian-inspired place and a beachfront grill. In addition, the beach itself is right outside the hotel, so you’ll only need to walk a few steps to plant yourself on the white sands of Muyuni Beach.


 

KeiKei is a London-based award-winning journalist and videographer with a degree in Broadcast Media and Journalism from the University of the West of Scotland and an extensive reporting background in news, entertainment, travel, and lifestyle.

KeiKei has travelled the globe interviewing, reporting and reviewing. Her work has been published in worldwide media outlets including, The New York Post, The Guardian, The Mirror, The Daily Mail, National Geographic and Conde Nast publications.

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