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Hot Hotels: The New Hotel Openings To Know About In 2021

We’ve a lot of lost ground to make up in 2021.

Wondering where to start? We’re zoning in on the latest hotel launches and planning out your future travels accordingly.

Here, we’ve collated a list of some of the world’s best and most-anticipated new openings from Rome to Mallorca, Bali to Versailles to help inspire your next adventure.

*Dates are projected estimates, and subject to change.

Airelles Château de Versailles, Versailles, France

Set within the grounds of Versailles, a stay at Airelles Château de Versailles is certain to be an experience like no other. Four years in the making, the ultra-luxe boutique hotel is finally ready to open its gilded doors. Occupying a trio of buildings designed in 1681 by Louis XIV’s favourite architect, all 14 rooms and suites feature original wood panelling – oh, and 18th-century chandeliers at every turn. In addition to exclusive access to the palace itself, and its sprawling gardens, guests will be keen to explore the Alain Ducasse restaurant and Valmont spa and wellness facilities (complete with 15-metre indoor pool).

Opening: Early 2021

Kisawa Sanctuary, Benguerra Island, Mozambique

From the brainchild of globe-trotting entrepreneur Nina Flohr comes Kisawa Sanctuary, located on Benguerra Island in Mozambique. Consisting of 12 bespoke bungalows, carefully positioned over a 300-hectare stretch of forest, beach, and sand dunes, here, privacy and seclusion comes as a guarantee. Skirting the coastline, each bungalow has its own beachfront, private swimming pool, and day area. Add an outdoor kitchen, dedicated service team, and a pantry stocked to individual preference to the mix, and there’s little reason to roam from (temporary) home.

Opening: Early 2021

Nirjhara, Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia

Rice paddies, a tropical forest, and waterfalls engulf Nirjhara – an eco-luxury destination consisting of 25 villas, including treehouse suites. Cocooned in a private enclave, the hotel is minutes from volcanic beaches and Tanah Lot – an imposing Hindu temple. (CF Tip: head here for some of the best sunsets in Bali). Guests of the hotel can enjoy regional specialities at restaurant Ambu, located in a pavilion structure overlooking a waterfall; at the spa, book in for Balinese massages and open-air meditation sessions. Staying for more than a couple of nights? Up the ante and charter Vela, the property’s six-cabin yacht, to venture to some of the most remote corners of the Indonesian archipelago.

Opening: January 2021

CAYO Exclusive Resort, Elounda, Crete, Greece

CAYO, a new five-star resort situated on Elounda Bay and overlooking the islet of Spinalonga, is the perfect Grecian getaway. With UNESCO-listed sea views and its own private swathe of seafront, CAYO certainly knows a thing or two about warm-weather luxury. With a strong eco focus, guests are greeted with a seedling on arrival to plant anywhere they choose in the resort. Bedrooms are decorated in relaxing hues of greys, soft blues, and greens, ensuring a peaceful night’s sleep – a state of being extended to the resort’s mind-body balancing spa.

Opening: Early 2021

NoMad, London, UK

After a long-enforced hibernation, the NoMad is coming to London. The original NoMad in New York is one of the city’s slickest stays, so naturally we’re keen to check out the group’s latest iteration at the former Bow Street Magistrates’ Court and Police Station in Covent Garden. Imagined by designers Roman and Williams – art fans, expect to be wowed by over the hotel’s collection of some 1,600 works. Toasting to the NoMad’s opening, we’ll be heading to Side Hustle for our fill of Mexican sharing plates, mezcal and tequila, before moving on to Common Decency for some serious cocktails.

Opening February 2021

Vico Milan, Milan, Italy

The Baccheschi-Berti family behind the beautiful Castello di Vicarello, a restored 12th-century castle in Tuscany’s wild Maremma countryside, is expanding its vision across Italy in 2021. Vico Milan, a seven-bedroom boutique guesthouse on Corso Genova 11,  is set to open its doors in March of this year, and the bolthole is all charm. A stylish home-from-home, social spaces are set to be a real focus here – think post-work cocktails at the green-marble bar or free pours of organic wine (from the family-owned vineyard in Tuscany) in the Library conversing with locals and other globetrotting guests.

Opening: March 2021

Can Ferrereta, Santanyí, Mallorca, Spain

From the team behind Palma’s popular Sant Francesc, comes Can Ferretera. Set to open its doors in March 2021, this soon-to-be Santanyí hotspot is akin to a grand summer house. Pared-back interiors – think rustic wooden beams and original stone – are luxed up with sleek furnishings and an impressive modern art collection, which encompasses local and Spanish artists. Escaping to the Balearics is sure to rise on the travel wish lists of many, thanks to this newcomer.

Opening: March 2021

The Harper, Langham, Norfolk, UK

A new boutique hotel is coming to North Norfolk. Taking up residence in a former glass-blowing factory in Langham, The Harper is the contemporary country escape we’ve been hankering for. A covetable spot for a UK staycation, Norfolk’s tranquil countryside offers guests nature’s best. With free-to-use bikes and personalised walking routes devised by the hotel for keen ramblers, exploring this pocket of England is made all the lovelier when the promise of ‘big’, ‘bigger’, and ‘biggest’ rooms (budget depending) await you on your return. Given that in Norfolk the elements shape the order of the day, the hotel’s moreish culinary offering and impressive spa mean you’re never at a loss for something to do or indulge in.

Opening: March 2021

The Hoxton, Rome, Italy

Originally due to open in 2020, the Roman edition of The Hoxton will now open its door in spring 2021. Setting up camp in the under-the-radar Salario district, the 192-room hotel imbues all the design trademarks The Hoxton brand is known for. Ahead of the brand’s 10th hotel opening (its 6th in Europe), we’ve been ogling over the guest rooms – which feature rustic parquet flooring, lacquered timbers, and Murano glass chandeliers. Bellissima. Planning for future business trips – we’ve eyed up the hotel’s L’appartamento – a dedicated meeting and events space consisting of five rooms all centred around a communal pantry and eclectically furnished with vintage Italian pieces and statement terrazzo floors.

Opening: April 2021

Ikos Andalucia, Estepona, Spain

A brand that has been hard at work to redefine the all-inclusive experience, Ikos knows the devil is in the detail. Placing quality and grown-up elegance front of focus, Ikos Andalucia – the group’s latest edition – takes prime beachside position between Marbella and Estepona. The all-inclusive luxury holiday is ideal for couples (and caters very well to larger groups too) with Michelin-starred menus, five-star accommodations and the free use of a MINI car to explore the area.

Opening: April 2021

Hotel Castello di Reschio, Umbria, Italy

Sitting on ‘Italy’s forgotten heartland’ – also known as the border between Umbria and Tuscany – is the resplendent Reschio estate. Here, a thousand-year-old castle houses 36 stylish bedrooms, each bedecked in sumptuous Italian fabrics, complete with bespoke furniture and other curiosities. Soon, guests will be welcomed to the tranquil surrounds where time is best spent exploring nearby pastures – a swim in the lake, a horseback ride through the forest… For mealtimes, choose from two restaurants, with produce supplied from the estate’s gardens and surrounding vineyards, or take an Italian cooking lesson and reap the moreish rewards post-tutorial. For something less exerting, guests can book a treatment at the Bathhouse – make sure to check out the hammam and sauna while you’re there.

Opening: April 2021

The Farmyard at The Newt, Somerset, UK

The Somerset-based hotel is expanding its accommodation with the opening of The Farmyard. A further 17 bedrooms will be added to The Newt estate, offering guests a low-key alternative in the renovated former dairy farm. Plotted in a quiet corner of the estate – access is through the cider orchards – The Farmyard has all the charm of the main hotel. By contrast to the Georgian grandeur of Hadspen House, these new lodgings are more rustic and also boasts their own farm-to-table culinary experience, indoor pool, and games room.

Opening: Spring 2021

The Cloudveil, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, US

Jackson Hole has long appealed to adventurers (particularly those with a penchant for luxury) and never more so than during ski season. The Cloudveil is the latest addition to the area – located just one hour south of Yellowstone National Park – and presents a sure-fire formula for success. Endless green spaces; world-class ski slopes; luxury lodgings; expansive rooftop terrace overlooking Jackson’s Town Square and Snow King Mountain; and a state-of-the-art fitness centre… this new opening really has it all.

Opening: Spring 2021

OKU Ibiza, San Antonio, Ibiza, Spain

Ibiza summer season – quite possibly the three greatest words in the English language. For summer 2021 we’re planning a stay at OKU – a laid-back hotel for those who want (and deserve) the best of the White Isle. Located in San Antonio, the secluded spot is one of the areas hidden gems. Moments from Cala Gracio Bay and beaches, OKU Ibiza is the perfect escape. Opt for a penthouse suite with impressive views,  the swim-up pool rooms or a private four-bedroom villa to optimise your stay and bliss out.

Opening: 30 April 2021

Villa Igiea, Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Having originally opened in 1900, Villa Igiea became a fabled year-round sanctuary for royalty and the Hollywood elite. Built by visionary Sicilian architect Ernesto Basile for the Florio family, the historical villa epitomises Palermo’s liberty movement and is one of the most distinguished properties of the era. Preparing to reopen its doors this May, the hotel has been revamped by Olga Polizzi in collaboration with Paolo Moschino of Nicholas Haslam Studios.  Pairing the lux interiors (think period features blended with contemporary flair) with idyllic views, and a jaw-dropping facade, Villa Igiea is pegged to become one of Palermo’s most glamorous coastal spots.

Opening: May 2021

Gleneagles Townhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland

The iconic sporting and country estate, Gleneagles, is launching its first ever city outpost in St Andrew Square in Edinburgh’s New Town. Thanks to its forward-thinking new owners, Ennismore (of The Hoxton fame) the estate has enjoyed much renewal of late – most recently, in the form of the Gleneagles Townhouse. The much-anticipated 33-bedroom hotel and members’ club is likely to make the perfect pitstop en route to Perthshire (where Gleneagles OG is located).

Opening: Autumn 2021

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