Making the choice of where to go and where to stay all the more difficult, must-see hotels are popping up at pace at all corners of the world. From New York to Bali, Warsaw to Auckland, discover just a handful of new hotels opening their doors in 2020.
Aman New York, United States
Aman New York is scheduled to open at the end of 2020, joining the ranks of Aman Resorts’ other high profile properties in Tokyo, Utah, Venice and Vietnam. Located at the corner of 5th Avenue and 57th Street, the perfectly positioned hotel will feature both guest rooms and private residences, Japanese and Italian restaurants, a three-level signature Aman Spa, jazz club, piano bar and wine library. Designed by Jean-Michael Gathy (the visionary behind some of the group’s other properties), Aman New York will undoubtedly hold its own as one of the most desirable destinations at the heart of the city.
Arctic Bath, Sweden
A true sight to behold, this 12-room, circular hotel and spa in Swedish Lapland will see guests literally floating atop the Lule River. Designed to emulate clusters of timber, the striking Arctic Bath is the ultimate destination for relaxation-seekers with its unrivalled wellness treatments and open-air cold bath. Guest rooms, which dot both the river and land at the water’s edge, blend seamlessly with their natural surrounds with the use of sustainable and organic materials throughout. There’s also a restaurant offering fresh and seasonally-inspired Nordic cuisine.
Ruby Lucy, London, United Kingdom
We don’t have to wait long for the unveiling of this Munich-based hotel brand’s first UK opening with the Southbank outpost scheduled to welcome guests from January 2020. Located a short walk from Waterloo Station, the 76-room Ruby Lucy hotel will flaunt a playful, carnival-themed aesthetic inspired by the area’s many markets, theatres and festivals. Guests can expect spacious guest rooms, cutting-edge technology, a self-check-in system, and RubyMarie Bar.
Ambiente Sedona, United States
Ambiente Sedona, North America’s first “landscape hotel” is scheduled to open in the latter half of 2020. According to Ambiente’s press release, landscape hotel refers to “a type of accommodation designed to blend in with the surrounding environment and built with a deep respect for the land around it using sustainable and innovative practices.” Situated in Arizona’s other-wordly desert town of Sedona, the hotel will come to life by way of elevated, cube-shaped atriums with floor-to-ceiling windows and rooftop gardens.
Amanvari Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Commanding the hospitality scene one country at a time, Aman Hotels will celebrate the opening of its first Mexico property in 2020. Amanvari, a name taken from the Sanskirt-derived words for “peace” and “water”, will be located on the sleepy East Cape of the Baja Peninsula, less than an hour’s drive from Los Cabos International Airport. The hotel will consist of both private residences and 20 bi-level stilted units, and a main pavilion with three restaurants, infinity pool, hot tubs and library.
Nobu Hotel Warsaw, Poland
Nobu Hospitality, the luxury lifestyle powerhouse, continues its global expansion with the imminent opening of Nobu Hotel Warsaw. Located at the historic heart of the city, the hotel will feature 117 rooms, meeting and event spaces, a fitness centre and signature Nobu Restaurant.
One&Only Portonovi, Montenegro
The 2020 opening of One&Only Portonovi marks the arrival of the luxury brand’s first resort in Europe. It will be situated in Portonovi, the former site of Yugoslav military base turned exclusive private resort, positioned between towering mountains and the glistening Adriatic Sea. It will feature 140 rooms, a large waterfront pool, ample dining options and two private beach clubs.
W Bali Ubud, Indonesia
Discerning travellers looking to escape the bustle of Bali’s epic coastline and immerse themselves in the country’s jungle can now do so in luxury with the arrival of W Bali Ubud. Embodying the laid back vibe of this leafy corner of the country, W Bali Ubud is the destination to go for those seeking nature-surrounded solitude. The hotel’s arrival marks the group’s second property in Indonesia, following the success of W Bali Seminyak which has been welcoming guests since 2011, and will feature the same leading facilities, healthy cuisine, locally-inspired interiors and indulgent spa.
Villa Copenhagen, Denmark
This Scandi cool capital will be welcoming a new addition to its flourishing hotel scene come spring 2020 with the opening of Villa Copenhagen. Set within the former Central Post & Telegraph Head Office which dates back to 1912, Villa Copenhagen will expertly marry history and contemporary comforts to provide luxury accommodation at the heart of the city. There will be 390 guest rooms, a number of dining venues, an outdoor pool, 24-hour gym, rooftop garden, and event spaces. Next time you’re looking for an easy European weekend break, look no further than this charming hotel and magical city.
The Hotel Britomart, Auckland, New Zealand
Leading the way for sustainable tourism in the city of sails, The Hotel Britomart will be the country’s first 5 Green Star hotel when it opens midway through 2020. Located in the stylish Britomart precinct in downtown Auckland–a neighbourhood of expertly restored historical buildings, designer boutiques, and reputable eateries–the soon-to-open hotel is a welcome addition to the city centre. Designed by Cheshire Architects, the same team who have played an integral role in injecting new life into this once run-down area, the 10-level Hotel Britomart will house 104 beautifully-designed rooms and suites, including five “Landing Suites” of which three enjoy outdoor sky gardens.
For more information on any of the above properties, or to learn more about any further hotels scheduled to open in 2020, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our travel managers. Competitive rates, exclusive benefits and amenities may apply.