You know what they say — new year, new hotels. Whether they opened late this year, or are set to open in 2021, there are several hotels we can’t wait to get to when full travel is back on the books — check out three below👇
The One&Only Mandarina (@ooresorts): This recently open hotel is shrouded in lush jungle foliage in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit. The hotel is split into two dreamy types of accommodations: treehouses — think sleeping 12 meters above the ground, private-deck plunge pools, and rainforest views — and cemented-into-the-soil villas — imagine butlers, a standalone private enclave, and plunge pool (just this time, twice as big).
Aman New York (@aman): The soon-to-open, ultra-luxe hotel will cater to sybarites in the Big Apple’s iconic, Crown Building; a landmark most-commonly known for formerly housing the Museum of Modern Art. The hotel group’s third American property, Aman New York will be the ultimate place to relax in the city that never sleeps. The three-story spa will house an outdoor terrace, sauna, steam room, and 20-meter indoor swimming pool surrounded by fireplaces and daybeds.
The Hoxton, Rome (@thehoxtonhotel): The hip, boutique-style brand will be bringing its cosmopolitan swank to the streets of the Italian capital with its newest addition, set to open in 2021. Parquet floors, pervasive brass lighting, bold hues, local stones and lacquered timbers are the aesthetic, collectively an a-la-mode salute to classic mid-century Italian design.
Permanently stationed on the Selati Bridge above the Sabie River in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, Kruger Shalati (@kruger_shalati) offers travelers the chance to lodge in a re-envisioned, historic train. The retired freight will sport 31 rooms decorated with local art and crafts that celebrate Africa’s beautiful designs when fully complete (a portion of the hotel just opened this month). The train’s floor level hosts a pool that allows one to take a dip while observing crocodiles, hippos, and elephants just meters below.
Six Senses will make its Israel debut with brand-new property, Six Senses Shaharut (@sixsenses.shaharut). Ensconced in Israel’s Negev Desert and opening up in mid-2021, the hotel will sport 60 pool villas and suites on 46 acres, along with the brand’s hallmark Six Senses Spa. Local rocks and pigments inspire the design — think deserty tones and rooms with private terraces that look out at the surrounding moon-like landscape. Fauna lovers will make a beeline for the Earth Lab, an on-site nature center that provides a look at various sustainable practices geared toward desert preservation. Days are best finished with a trip to the on-site stables for a sunset camel ride.
Set in London’s buzzy and central Marylebone neighborhood, Nobu Hotel London Portman Square (@nobulondonportman) will reopen back up to guests in January 2021. The hotel is suffused with a contemporary design that features traditional Japanese architectural details and natural materials. In addition to is 249 rooms and suites, loyalists of the lauded brand will love the on-site Nobu Restaurant, along with Nobu Bar and outdoor terrace.