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    F1S SELECTS

    22 Hotel Openings for 2022

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    F1RST Selects

    22 Hotel Openings for 2022 to Look Forward to 

    Your travel forecast just got better, thanks to this new crop of hotels—all debuting this year.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: A hotel is so much more than just a place to spend the night. That’s why, in our Go F1RST Guide, we take you into some of the newest and most notable properties around the world, from the vibe to insider tips. As we look ahead to 2022, we’re happy to report that there are a number of amazing hotels and resorts opening their doors in the coming months—despite all the ups and downs the industry has faced over the past few years. Read on for 22 that are definitely set to impress:  

    Aman New York.

    1. Aman New York

    This 26-story, 83-room hotel, located in The Crown Building—once the home of the iconic Museum of Modern Art—on 5th Avenue is set to open this spring, offering guests an urban sanctuary amidst the action of midtown Manhattan. Find a slew of standout amenities, including a spa spanning three floors and lots of space for outdoor dining. 

     

    1. Virgin Hotels Scotland

    If you’re headed to Scotland, don’t skip two of Virgin Hotels newest properties, both debuting this spring. At Virgin Hotels Edinburgh, in Old Town, you’ll find 222 rooms—or Chambers, as they call them here—along with an innovative dining and drinking experience. And in Glasgow’s City Centre, you’ll find Virgin Hotels Glasgow, which includes 242 rooms and suites and the brand’s quirky communal work space, Funny Library Coffee Shop, among other great amenities.  

     

    1. Como Le Montrachet, France

    You know we love a good wine resort. And The COMO Group’s first property in France, COMO Le Montrachet—set to have a phased opening starting this spring—will be in the Burgundy region, bringing, as they describe, “its contemporary flair to the sought-after Côte-d’Or region, providing unparalleled access to some of the most famous Grand Cru vineyards.” Designer Paola Navone—who also worked on their hotel in Tuscany—will design the property, which hails from the 18th century and features 31 rooms and suites.

     

    1. Rock House, Turks and Caicos

    Also coming this spring? The breathtaking 14-acre oceanfront Rock House in Turks and Caicos. With its steep cliffs and turquoise waters, the property, which is part of Grace Bay Resorts, has 42 villas—all with ocean views—and offers the opportunity for true relaxation, where you can unwind on one of the daybeds on the jetty at their private beach, have a treatment at the spa, or enjoy a meal or cocktail by the water.

     

    1. Conrad Los Angeles

    The Grand LA, designed by the legendary Frank Gehry and including close to 200,000 square feet of shops, dining, and residences over a 3-block radius in downtown LA, will be home to the new Conrad Los Angeles, a 25-floor hotel set to open in June. There, you can choose from 305 rooms to make your home base; the rooftop terrace, outdoor pool and standout spa will provide even more luxuries.  

     

    1. Casa Chablé, Mexico

    This remote resort is set in the Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve, an UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Yucatan peninsula that’s filled with native birds and plant life. The beachfront property, which opens this spring, makes great use of its natural surroundings, both through its mix of 10 well-appointed rooms and villas and its wellness and activity options, which include everything from yoga on the beach and snorkeling to talks on the biosphere and survival lessons. Bonus: Chef Jorge Vallejo, of Mexico City’s Quintonil fame, heads up dining. 

    Casa Chablé, Mexico

    Casa Chablé, Mexico

    1. The Cashel Palace, Ireland

    History is evident at this Palladian manor in Ireland’s County Tipperary, which hails from the early 1700’s and was meticulously restored over a four year period. Now, guests of the Relais & Châteaux property, which opens in the spring, will find 42 rooms and suites and a slew of amenities throughout the property, from the spa to an equine concierge to The Guinness Bar. Fun fact: The Archbishop Arthur Price, whose bequest to his godson Arthur Guinness would lead to the founding of the iconic brand, lived at the palace in the 18th century.

     

    1. Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, Mexico

    Spanning 3,000 acres along a natural reserve on the country’s west coast and sitting above the Pacific Ocean from its cliffside setting, the resort, debuting in the spring, features 155 rooms, multiple restaurants and three pools. While there, try your hand at water sports, simply relax at the spa, with its jungle surroundings, or play a round of tennis before heading to the beach. And the definite highlight for golfers? The on-site 18-hole course designed by David Fleming.

     

    1. The Tampa EDITION, Florida

    With four outposts in the US, the Tampa EDITION is the fifth in the lineup and among a slew from the Ian Schrager and Marriott International brand set to open in the U.S. soon, with Nashville, Las Vegas, and Scottsdale all on the docket. This property, in the new, centrally located Water Street Tampa neighborhood, will continue the company’s chic vibe, with 172 rooms, including a huge penthouse suite and lots of amenities, from a rooftop bar to spa.

     

    1. Stanly Ranch, Napa Valley, California

    For your next visit to Napa, get even closer to nature with a stay at the new Stanly Ranch, an Auberge Resort that’s slated for an early spring debut. The 700-acre working ranch—the hotel takes up about 100 of those acres—is the backdrop for this unique property, which features a mix of rooms and cottages. Rooms have a “modern farmhouse” vibe, while groups may prefer opting for one of the multi-bedroom cottages. Along with visiting the region’s vineyards and wineries, take advantage of the hotel’s amenities, including spa and fitness offerings, and a dining experience rooted in seasonality.

     

    1. Andaz Prague

    The chic, contemporary vibe of the 175 rooms and suites at the new Andaz Prague—which opens this spring—are the perfect complement to the early 20th century neoclassical building (dubbed the “Sugar Palace”) in which it’s located. Plus, its spot in Senovážné Square makes it a great (and easy!) home base to explore the city—or, you can opt to hang at the hotel, which boasts a spa and restaurant.   

    Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, Mexico

    Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, Mexico

    Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, Mexico

    Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, Mexico

    1. Habitas Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

    With locations in Saudia Arabia, Mexico and Namibia, the eco-minded Habitas is expanding to Costa Rica, with the opening of Habitas Santa Teresa, in the coastal community that’s become a top spot for surfers. “Cascading waterfalls and early morning surfing are just a few of the adventures that await us,” they say of the resort, which will be “just steps from the shore.”

     

    1. Broadwick Soho, London

    New to London’s Soho neighborhood this fall, this 57-room hotel includes both a rooftop cocktail bar and a ground level Italian restaurant, allowing you to take in the area from both vantage points. Famed Swedish architect Martin Brudnizki, the designer behind a number of high-end hotels and restaurants, including Four Seasons Astir Palace in Greece, designed the property, which he describes as “Studio 54 meets your eccentric grandmother’s Soho townhouse.”  

     

    1. One&Only Aesthesis, Greece

    Planning to head to Greece this summer? Then you’re just in time for the debut of this gorgeous 51-acre hotel. Located in Southern Athens, on the famed Athenian Riviera, it boasts a mile of beachfront property, along with a beach club, two on-site restaurants and 127 rooms, suites and villas. Relax at the Chenot Spa (One&Only has an exclusive partnership with the Swiss wellness company) or, of course, take in the area’s ancient history and culture.

     

    1. 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay, Hawaii

    Also coming this summer, but this time on Kauai in Hawaii, is the newest offering from 1 Hotels. Similarly steeped in sustainability as the brand’s other properties, this hillside hotel on Hanalei Bay is home to five restaurants (with menu items sourced from the on-site garden) and 252 rooms and suites (with organic cotton bedding, their signature in-room yoga mat, and more), along with a spa, wellness offerings, fitness center and even a kid’s club.

     

    1. Rosewood Vienna

    This new 99-room Rosewood property, slated to open this summer, offers the chance to easily experience Vienna and all it has to offer, thanks to its central location in the city’s Old Town. Amenities at the hotel itself include multiple dining and drinking options (hello, rooftop bar) and Sense, A Rosewood Spa, for some well-deserved pampering post exploring the city.

    "Cascading waterfalls and early morning surfing are just a few of the adventures that await us."

    Habitas Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

    1. Hotel La Palma, Capri, Italy

    If you’re headed to Italy for history, you’d do well with a stay at this new Oetker Collection property: It was the first hotel on Capri, off the Amalfi Coast, back in 1822. Now, completely renovated by designers Francesco Delogu and Francis Sultana and debuting this summer, you’ll find 50 rooms—with their own private outdoor spaces—multiple restaurants, including a rooftop spot, and beach club at the island’s Marina Piccola.

     

    1. Hôtel Barrière Fouquet’s New York

    Designer Martin Brudnizki—who also designed London’s Broadwick Soho on this list—lent his talents to this new 97-room hotel on Greenwich Street in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood, which is slated to open this summer. Consider booking one of the Signature Suites, each of which has its own terrace, and while there, don’t miss the greenery-filled rooftop garden terrace or the inspiring French vegan cafe.  

     

    1. Waldorf Astoria Cancun, Mexico

    This new beachfront Cancun property has it all—from 173 sleekly-appointed rooms (a number of which offer a “swim-up” option) to multiple dining and drinking spots, to, of course, a well-designed pool and spa. The hotel itself, opening in the fall, sits on 100 acres, and the larger suites offer water views, along with your own plunge pool. Thinking of hosting an event or wedding? There is tons of space—to the tune of 55,000-square-feet—in which to do so.

     

    1. Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences, Boston

    For its stateside introduction, Raffles—which has properties in Cambodia, France, the Maldives and more—heads to the tony Back Bay neighborhood in Boston. Find a combo of 147 guest rooms along with just about the same number of residences—and amenities including multiple dining spots and a rooftop bar and terrace, along with a central location that puts you close to all the city’s hotspots.

    Hotel La Palma, Capri, Italy

    Hotel La Palma, Capri, Italy

    1. Wildflower Farms, Hudson Valley, New York

    Between the foliage and the crisp air, fall is one of the best times to see New York’s Hudson Valley in all its glory—which also makes it an ideal time for the opening of Auberge’s newest resort, Wildflower Farms, in the town of Gardiner. Set on 140 acres, the property includes 65 bungalows, cottages and suites, surrounded by nature and offering a “contemporary cabin aesthetic.” The farm provides everything from fresh vegetables and eggs to fruit from the orchards, and while there, be sure to head for the nearby Shawangunk Ridge mountains, a hotspot for rock climbing and hiking.

     

    1. Six Senses Kanuhura, Maldives

    Hop on a 40-minute seaplane ride to get to this property in the Indian Ocean, which opens this winter as a Six Senses resort—and spans three private islands on Lhaviyani Atoll (two of which are deserted) in the Maldives. Once there, you can indulge in everything they’ll have to offer: from staying in one of the 80 villas, which include overwater options, to diving, dining and more.

    Six Senses Kanuhura, Maldives

    Six Senses Kanuhura, Maldives

    Six Senses Kanuhura, Maldives

    Six Senses Kanuhura, Maldives

    Whether you know exactly which property you want to visit or are looking for inspiration for a specific trip, we can help book your stay at one of these lux new hotels.

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