Naviva, A Four Seasons Resort, Punta Mita, Mexico
While this resort technically opened at the tail end of 2022, we’re adding it to our 2023 list since it’s sure to be a popular choice as we move into the new year—especially for honeymooners. That’s thanks to the unique amenities the boutique, adults-only hotel boasts, including just 15 private, tented pool villas for true luxury indoor and outdoor living, a private beach and activities like coffee tastings, cliffside yoga, and even a half-day retreat option in the resort’s “spa pods”. Bonus? Access to the neighboring Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita resort.
Atlantis the Royal Dubai, Dubai
The sheer size of this ambitious ultra-luxury Dubai property, with its 795 guest rooms and 43-story tower, is stunning—not to mention all the features that come along with that. Opening in January, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), the architectural firm responsible for London’s Covent Gardens and Hudson Yards in NYC was tapped to design the connected, six-tower structure. Find 17 restaurants, including Nobu Matsuhisa and Jose Andres hotspots, private beach and the jaw-dropping Skyblaze Fountain.
The Peninsula, Istanbul, Turkey
Kicking things off on Valentine’s Day, there are lots to love about this property, starting with its location right on the Bosphorus Strait in the Karaköy neighborhood of Istanbul, which provides guests with the best of both worlds: The water on one side and Old Town just steps away. There are 177 rooms and suites, with three of the four buildings that make up the hotel renovated historical spaces from the turn of the last century. Prepare to be wowed by the 18,000-square-foot spa and wellness center, rooftop restaurant, outdoor swimming pool overlooking the water, gorgeous gardens, and, of course, their signature Afternoon Tea in the lobby bar.