From a luxe Paris hotel particulier with intimate pieds-à-terre to a sustainable private island off Mozambique with suites made from 3D-printed sand, here you are going to find a list of highly anticipated luxury hotels openings for 2020 around the world. When we are going to travel, we always want to stay in a place where we can rest like we were at our own home, so here are some ideas.
Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôl, Versailles, France
Who never dreamed of staying at the Palace of Versailles? Soon, you can. Airelles, the luxury brand of LOV Group, debuts a 14-room hotel in the spring of 2020—every bit as palatial as you can imagine. Spread across two buildings and three floors, the hotel is set within the perimeter of the palace grounds and designed in the 18th-century style.
Hotel Particulier Villeroy, Paris
Also in Paris, once the mansion of the Villeroy & Boch family, this colonial edifice is due to be fully transformed into luxury and modern hotel in December 2019. Part of the Collection group of resorts, Hôtel Particulier Villeroy is the first urban foray for the brand.
Xigera, Botswana, Africa
Xigera, a Red Carnation hotel that is the brainchild of Toni Tollman, Philip Fourie, and Anton de Kock, opens in June in the Okavango Delta with the mind-set of giving guests a truly unique experience. It is surrounded by deep channels and lush vegetation within a remote area of the productive Moremi Game Reserve.
With just 12 suites showcasing southern African artisans, Xigera has been designed to protect its environment; it is 100% solar-powered, with a dedicated focus on sustainability and eliminating single-use plastics.
Kisawa Sanctuary, Benguerra Island, Mozambique
Situated on a 750-acre stretch of forest, beach, and sand dunes on an island off the coast of Mozambique is a sanctuary that sets a new standard in sustainable design. Intimate—with only 12 bungalows and a residence that each has a one-acre plot—Kisawa opens the summer of 2020. A spa that specializes in Chinese medicine and Ayurveda is the wellness heartbeat of the place. The resort boasts accommodations built using 3D-printed local sand.
Ambiente, a Landscape Hotel, Sedona, Arizona
Opening in late 2020, this unique hotel is among a handful of luxury hotels in the world that focus on sustainable materials. With 40 cube-shaped guest atriums elevated above the ground using steel piers and constructed using floor-to-ceiling bronze-tinted glass and metal, which allows guests to appreciate nature and the surroundings.
The Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi
With orange timber panels framing the entrance, the new 193-room Four Seasons Tokyo at Otemachi is all about focusing on Japanese elements and style. Designed by Jean-Michel Gathy, principal owner of Denniston, the property is adjacent to the Imperial Palace in the heart of the frenetic city of Tokyo, so it is an oasis of calm.
Rosewood São Paulo
Rosewood São Paulo will be located in a historic 1904 building that was formerly a maternity hospital in the center of Cidade Matarazzo. The hotel will feature 151 guestrooms and 122 owners’ suites, which will be situated within a vertical park created by Nouvel. Two restaurants, including one located on a veranda overlooking the lush hotel gardens, will be complemented by a bar and a caviar lounge. Two swimming pools (one rooftop pool), and a large spa with six treatment rooms and fitness area.
The West Hollywood Edition (California)
With panoramic views of Los Angeles, the new Edition in West Hollywood that opened in November is designed by Ian Schrager with 140 guest rooms, 48 suites, and two penthouses. Rooms and living spaces have plush details and a sophisticated, refined design. The hotel also has a basement club, a rooftop pool, and a spa.
Arctic Bath Sweden
This hotel and cold bath was inspired by the timber floating era as reminder of the importance of forests for the entire country’s development. The floating open-air cold bath is located downstream from the bridges of Bodtraskfors. Arctic Bath has a circular shape that creates a protected environment. The center of the bath is perfect for both sunbathing and winter bathing, a cold bath under the northern sky, perfect for those who want to enjoy a luxury lifestyle. Arctic Bath hotel has 12 private cabins, a spa, a cold bath, a hot bath, different saunas, a spa treatment room, a lounge, a shop, a bar, and a restaurant.
Six Senses New York
This will be the first North American property for Six Senses luxury hotels. The Six Senses New York will feature two unique, twisting towers designed by architect Bjarke Ingels located between Manhattan’s Hudson River and The High Line. Two restaurants will showcase the brand’s popular culinary approach to wellness, and the Six Senses Spa will introduce a new direction of wellness treatments.