While 2023 has already ushered in plenty of hot new debuts, there’s still more to come…
NEW HOTELS OPENING IN SEPTEMBER 2023
Six Senses Kanuhura (Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives) – September 1
While some Maldives properties are based on man-made islands, Six Senses Kanuhura (the brand’s second Maldivian property) is all natural, with one of the prettiest beaches in the Maldives and two white-sand private islands. In true Maldives style, the 91 villas are divided into overwater and beach categories, and in true Six Senses style, sustainability is a focus, with onsite water bottling plant and organic garden. Rates from $970.
andBeyond Punakha River Lodge (Punakha, Bhutan) – Sept 1
Owned and operated by andBeyond, Punakha River Lodge is set on the the Mo Chu River, with views of the Himalayas, in the Punakha Valley. The lodge has six tented suites; a one-bedroom villa with its own plunge pool/hot tub; and a two-bedroom villa with a private pool. The spiritual site, Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten, is located nearby. Rates from $890.
IZZA (Marrakech, Morocco) – September 1
Eight years in the making, the 14-key IZZA is a rew riad hotel is made up of seven interconnecting riads within Marrakech’s Medina. Not only is the property charming, but it’s also home to a $6.3 million art collection, featuring over 300 pieces of art ranging from contemporary Moroccan artwork to physical NFTs. Rates from 2,175 Moroccan Dirhams/$218.
Le Grand Mazarin (Paris, France) – September 4
There’s been several big Paris openings in the last few years (including the recent La Fantaisie, which opened in the cool Faubourg Montmartre neighborhood); however, Le Grand Mazarin Le Marais is certain to make a splash with 61 rooms, a dedicated cabaret, and an indoor swimming pool (a rarity in Paris). Rates from €690.
The Peninsula London (London, UK) – September 12
The Peninsula London is certain to be one of the most exciting openings in the British capital this year. Located in Belgravia, right by Hyde Park, the new 190-room property is well-dressed with sophisticated interiors and Chef Claude Bosi overseeing the culinary offering. Rates from £1,300.
Raffles London at The OWO (London, UK) – September 27
The historic Edwardian Raffles London at The OWO is another major opening in London and will have 121 rooms; nine restaurants (three of which under star chef Mauro Colagreco); three bars; a Guerlain spa; and plenty of history. One more for the brand’s portfolio is Raffles Boston, the group’s first American property, which is scheduled for mid-Oct in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. Raffles London at The OWO rates from £1,100.
Rosewood Munich (Munich, Germany) – September 29
Set in Marienplatz Square across two historic buildings, the modern and fresh Rosewood Munich will have 132 keys, with the top offering being the five signature Houses. At 2,690 square feet, König Maximilian I is the largest of the Houses, and arguably the most glamorous with courtyard terrace and fireplace. Rates from €700.
Waldorf Astoria Cairo Heliopolis (Cairo, Egypt) – September TBD
Will Cairo’s Grand Egyptian Museum finally fully open this autumn? Who can say? One arrival we can count on: the new Waldorf Astoria Cairo Heliopolis in the upper class neighborhood of Heliopolis. The hotel is slated to debut with four restaurants and bars, a flowery grand lobby and oasis-like gardens. Rates TBD.
NEW HOTELS OPENING IN OCTOBER 2023
The Fifth Avenue Hotel (New York, USA) – October 5
A seven-year restoration project made up of a Gilded Age mansion and new glass extension, The Fifth Avenue Hotel is centrally located in NoMad (Fifth Avenue and 28th Street), one of Manhattan’s most popular areas for new hotel openings (see: The Ritz-Carlton NoMad and The Ned NoMad). The 153 rooms—many with private terraces—are dressed by Martin Brudnizki, one of the world’s most celebrated interior designers. Rates from $895.
Matca (Transylvania, Romania) – October TBD
With just 16 suites and 10 villas, the new Matca is a sanctuary of natural style, where the beauty of the Transylvanian forest and Bucegi Mountains are on full display. There’s also a spa and restaurant onsite, as well as a small-but-smart bar. Rates TBD.
Palazzo Cordusio Gran Meliá (Milan, Italy) – October TBD
The nineteenth-century Palazzo Venezia has turned into the new Palazzo Cordusio Gran Meliá with views over Milan’s famous Duomo. The showy hotel is part of the Gran Meliá collection (the luxe arm of Meliá Hotels International), and—in typical Milanese style—will have an inner courtyard with patisserie, bistro and cocktail bar. Rates from €750.
The Ritz-Carlton, Portland (Oregon, USA) – October TBD
The Rose City is getting ritzy with the addition of The Ritz-Carlton, Portland (the city’s first big five start opening). It’s all about the views here: The 35-story, 251-room hotel looks over the city skyline and the Cascade Mountain Range, and there’s a 4,00o-square-foot light-filled spa on the nineteenth floor. Rates from $525.
NEW HOTELS OPENING IN NOVEMBER 2023
Broadwick Soho (London, UK) – November TBD
With 57 rooms dressed by Martin Brudnizki and a prime location right in the heart of London’s West End, the new, independently owned Broadwick Soho has a lot going for it. The hotel will also be home to an impressive art collection with pieces from Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol and William Turnbull. Rates from £595.
Mandarin Oriental Mayfair (London, UK) – Autumn TBD
Mandarin Oriental Mayfair will be the brand’s second location in London. The first is located in a heritage building in Knightsbridge, while a third is opening in 2028 in London’s South Bank. Highlights of the new Mayfair location include Michelin-starred Chef Akira Back at the helm and a serene spa with an 82-foot-long indoor pool. Rates TBD.
Janu Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan) – Autumn TBD
Janu is the new sister brand of the iconic Aman brand, which has a dedicated cult following. The 122-room Janu Tokyo is the first outpost, coming to Tokyo’s new neighborhood of Azabudai (near the Tokyo Tower). With Aman’s favorite architect Jean-Michel Gathy at the helm, Janu Tokyo spreads over 13 floors and includes a 43,000-square-food wellness center (one of the largest of any Tokyo hotel). Rates TBD.
NEW HOTELS OPENING IN DECEMBER 2023
One&Only One Za’abeel (Dubai, UAE) – December 1
One&Only are known for their sprawling resorts, but One&Only One Za’abeel—spread across two skyscrapers and connected by the world’s longest cantilever—is the brand’s first vertical urban hotel. The 299 rooms will be some of the largest in Dubai. Another hyped opening for One&Only Aesthesis in Glyfada, on the Athenian Riviera, opening in autumn. One&Only One Za’abeel rates from 1,700 AED.
Hotel Maria (Helsinki, Finland) – December 15
Comprised of four different historical buildings that range in date from 1885 to 1930, the Helsinki-based Hotel Maria is part of the prestigious Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection and has 117 generously sized suites; two restaurants; a ballroom and chapel; spa and wellness area; plus a boutique celebrating Finnish designers. Rates from €452.
Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort (Ras Al Khaimah, UAE) – December TBD
With luxurious overwater villas, Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort looks like it could be in the Maldives; however, the new 174-key hotel is actually on the Arabian Gulf within a eco-sanctuary in Ras Al Khaimah, the UAE’s northernmost emirate, famed for its natural beauty. Rates from 1,900 AED.