Rosewood Schloss Fuschl.
Photo: courtesy of Rosewood hotels

11 of the Most Anticipated Hotels Opening in 2024

Design-savvy nomads with a penchant for avant-garde aesthetics are sure to be delighted with this year’s array of offerings

For the design-savvy nomad with a penchant for avant-garde aesthetics and bespoke expeditions, 2024 promises a smorgasbord of architectural and design-driven destinations. This meticulously curated collection of hospitality havens transcends the realm of five-star indulgence, each unveiling a distinctively crafted narrative woven from heritage and contemporary vision. Each meticulously designed property embodies the transformative power of architecture, blurring the lines between luxury and innovative expression. It’s about the aesthete’s insatiable quest for the singular, the extraordinary, the exquisitely conceived.

Below, Galerie spotlights 11 new hotels on our radar. They should be on yours, too.

Cloister Suite at the upcoming Hôtel du Couvent. Photo: Hôtel du Couvent

1. Hôtel du Couvent | Nice, France

Valéry Grégo, the visionary behind Paris’s chic Le Pigalle hotel, has breathed new life into a 17th-century convent in the heart of Nice’s Old Town, untouched since 1985. This metamorphosis is set to unveil the Mediterranean city’s first ultra-luxury bolthole, where warmth meets whimsy in its design. Envision acres of terraced gardens overflowing with citrus and herbs, grand Roman thermal baths reminiscent of the nearby Cimiez ruins, farm-to-table gastronomy, and in-house herbal remedies reminiscent of ancient apothecaries.

Cantina Restaurant at Hotel Casa Lucía. Photo: Hotel Casa Lucía

2. Hotel Casa Lucía | Buenos Aires Argentina

Casa Lucía, the latest jewel from Único Hotels, marks the brand’s audacious debut beyond Spain’s borders. Perched on the fashionable Calle Arroyo of Buenos Aires, this captivating property occupies the landmark Edificio Mihanovich, showcasing breathtaking panoramas of the Río de la Plata from its 142 dazzling rooms—each boasting private balconies and alfresco showers. Local design luminaries Fernanda Schuch Studios and Cristián Mohaded masterfully executed a design that exudes vintage allure and contemporary chic.

Rosewood Schloss Fuschl. Photo: courtesy of Rosewood hotels

3. Rosewood Schloss Fuschl | Austria

Rosewood Schloss Fuschl is poised to make a regal entrance, marking Rosewood’s second Austrian masterpiece. Born as a Lake Fuschl castle in 1450 for Austrian royalty, and then transformed into a five-star resort in 1954, the edifice is nearing the end of a multi-million dollar facelift now 70 years later. Chief among the updates was preserving the building’s royal heritage across an exquisite ensemble of 98 guest rooms, including 46 suites and six chalets, alongside an array of dining and lounging venues.

The Vineta Hotel. Photo: Oetker Collection

4. The Vineta | Palm Beach

Situated steps from Worth Avenue and the ocean, The Vineta by Oetker Collection will revive this historic gem—a blush-pink landmark with nearly a century of stories whispered within its walls. Conceived by the masterminds behind Hotel du Cap Eden Roc and Le Bristol Paris, with interiors spearheaded by Tino Zervudach, the 41-room project seamlessly merges quintessential Palm Beach frill with contemporary trimmings.

Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Saudi Arabia. Photo: Ritz-Carlton

5. Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve | Saudi Arabia

Marking a groundbreaking chapter in Saudi Arabia’s luxury design landscape, this first-of-its-kind Ritz-Carlton Reserve in the Middle East seamlessly blends high-end design with environmental consciousness. Nestled on pristine islands within the Red Sea’s Blue Hole cluster, Nujuma unveils 63 sleek water and beach villas that embody a minimalist-yet-elegant design philosophy, extending to its spa, swimming pools, and dining areas. A boutique retail space and a conservation center further solidify the project’s commitment to sustainability.

The spa will be anchored by a central thermal area finished with a palette of earthy tones and bathed in warm lighting. Photo: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

6. Mandarin Oriental Mayfair | London

Mandarin Oriental is elevating its London game with its sophomore location in the English capital, this one nestled within a RSHP (formerly Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners) edifice on the fringes of Hanover Square. It will house 50 guest rooms and 77 private residences crafted by the U.K.’s Studio Indigo, while Tokyo’s Curiosity Studio brings geometric artistry to the public spaces. Wellness takes center stage here, with an 82-foot indoor pool, sauna, vitality pool, relaxation haven, and a suite of holistic treatments.

The Longfellow Hotel in Portland, Maine. Photo: The Longfellow Hotel

7. The Longfellow Hotel | Portland, Maine

Literary charm meets modern luxury in this intimate 48-room retreat, the coastal Maine city’s first true design destination. Drawing inspiration from the celebrated poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the hotel’s soul is crafted by Brooklyn’s renowned Post Company, known for its transformative work on the Upstate New York gem, the Inness Hotel. Subtle nods to Longfellow’s life and works weave throughout the hotel’s five floors, from literary references to natural elements echoing his evocative verses.

Overwater bungalows at the new SO/Maldives. Photo: SO/ Hotels

8. SO/Maldives

Ennismore, the creative force behind Gleneagles Townhouse and Mama Shelter, is transporting its flair for the extraordinary to the tropics with SO/Maldives. Anchored in the Emboodhoo Lagoon, this 15-acre paradise boasts 80 beachfront and overwater villas, alongside a chic French Riviera-inspired beach club and a holistic wellness sanctuary. Each of the eight villa categories, ranging from one to three bedrooms, stands as an architectural statement of modern opulence and Mediterranean joie de vivre.

The St. Regis Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic. Photo: St. Regis Cap Cana

9. The St. Regis Cap Cana Resort | The Dominican Republic

The St. Regis Cap Cana is elevating the luxury experience in the Dominican Republic’s Cap Cana area, nestled along an 800-foot stretch of immaculate white sand beach. This destination is a true ode to the region’s culture, reflected in its design inspired by palm trees and sculptures celebrating merengue, the nation’s cherished dance. With 200 guest rooms, the resort offers a luxurious escape, complete with seven pools, a stylish beach club, a lavish 10-room spa, and a choice of seven restaurants.

Four Seasons Hotel Rabat at Kasr Al Bahr. Photo: Four Seasons

10. Four Seasons Hotel Rabat at Kasr Al Bahr | Morocco

This “castle of the sea,” a 19th-century royal residence, reveals its latest chapter as Four Seasons’ third Moroccan masterpiece. Spread across 12 sprawling acres, the resort seamlessly blends six heritage structures with five contemporary buildings, all enveloped by lush oceanfront gardens. Architectural highlights include domed rooftops and arched passageways leading to tranquil, fountain-adorned courtyards.

11. SHA Mexico | Riviera Maya

Launched in Spain in 2008 as a beacon of holistic well-being, SHA Wellness Clinic quickly became a go-to for those seeking a healthier lifestyle. By early 2024, it’s set to unveil its second location on a 17-acre seafront plot in the Riviera Maya. Designed by renowned Mexican architecture firm Sordo Madaleno and interior architect Alejandro Escudero, SHA boasts 100 oceanfront suites and 35 residences. The expansive wellness clinic, complete with 100 treatment cabins nestled amidst tropical gardens designed by Maat Handasa, promises an oasis of health and rejuvenation.

Cover: Rosewood Schloss Fuschl.
Photo: courtesy of Rosewood hotels


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