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Despite the global situation that we live in, which brought hospitality temporarily down last year, hotel openings and constructions remained strong following the prediction that travelling and the demands that come with it, will return in 2021.
Moxy Austin – Opened January 2021
Following an announcement that referenced Moxy’s arrival in the Middle East, the Marriott International’s contemporary brand is slated to open a 158-key hotel in Austin, Texas, which has been designed by HKS. The hotel is situated on the western edge of the University of Texas campus. Sited prominently on an abandoned corner lot along Guadalupe Street, referred to as ‘The Drag’ by locals, the project is an important part of the area’s revitalisation.
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Curio Collection by Hilton – Opened January 2021
With casinos slowly reopening in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas is about to become the home of Virgin Hotels’ latest hotel under the Hilton by Curio Collection brand. Sheltering a staggering 1,500 rooms with no less than 12 dining venues and a 60,000 square-foot casino, the hotel is preparing to arrive in style to ‘sin city’. There are whispers that the Virgin Hotels, which currently operates four hotels in the USA with a further 10 properties in the pipeline, is gearing up to enter new destinations with a purpose to expand with an international portfolio – watch this space!
Nobu Residences Toronto – Opened January 2021
Conceived by award-winning architect Stephen Teeple, Nobu Residences Toronto will embody the Nobu spirit in both design and attitude. Designated as a heritage site, the base of Nobu Residences Toronto will retain the classic brick façade of the original Pilkington Glass Factory and Art Deco elements from the early 1900s. Rising above it will be two striking towers: distinctive, modern, unforgettable. Both towers will be home to exclusive residences anchored by Toronto’s flagship Nobu Restaurant, with a signature Nobu Hotel at the top of the West Tower.
NoMad London – Opening February 2021
Located metres from Covent Garden, NoMad London will take residence inside the historic, Grade II-listed building famously known as The Bow Street Magistrates’ Court and Police Station. Designed by New York-based interior design studio Roman and Williams, the transformation of the storied 19th-century building draws inspiration from its history and location in Covent Garden, as well as exploring the artistic and cultural connection between London and New York.
AC Hotel Maui Wailea (Hawaii) – Opening February 2021
Perfectly placed and featuring two white sand beaches, AC by Marriott Maui Wailea offers scenic views of South Maui. The 110-key hotel will shelter a ‘stylish comfort’ and will be complete with an infinity pool and a restaurant serving European cuisine, among other amenities.
W Nashville – Opening February 2021
In true W style, ready to cause disruption to conventional hotel design and hospitality, W Nashville is set to take the stage in the heart of The Gulch. ‘Striking the music city chord,’ the hotel is expected to open with curated local tunes, garden-to-glass cocktails and welcoming communal spaces.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley – opening in March 2021
Located in the charming community of Calistoga, the next addition to the diverse Four Seasons California Collection will include wine country’s first Four Seasons resort with an on-site winery and vineyard, in partnership with Thomas Rivers Brown. Featuring 85 luxurious accommodations designed by Erin Martin, two outdoor pools, and a distinctive wellness-focused spa concept, Spa Talisa, the property will also introduce the highly anticipated TRUSS Restaurant and Bar led by Michelin starred Chef Erik Anderson.
NoCo London – opening in the First Quarter 2021
Three years since plans were unveiled for the new budget lifestyle hotel arriving in London, NoCo London is about to make its debut. NoCo hotels, established by Enismore, is described as ‘a collection created with clued up travellers and inquisitive locals in mind.’ Promised to be ‘never overpriced, never underwhelming,’ NoCo arrives in the capital to prove that budget doesn’t have to be boring.
Mango House, Seychelles, LXR Hotels and Resorts – opening in the First Quarter 2021
As travellers seek solitude in remote places away from the crowds, Indian Ocean destinations will remain firmly at the top of travel bucket-lists. Set to open early 2021, the exclusive resort will give guests breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean and is the perfect spot to explore Mahé’s white sandy beaches and a kaleidoscope of flora and fauna. With sustainable travel now topping the agenda for large numbers of guests, Seychelles offers a year-round holiday sanctuary for the world’s most discerning travellers.
Six Senses Ibiza – opening in the Second Quarter, 2021
With the aim to ‘dance to the beat of a new mantra,’ Six Senses Ibiza will shelter a transformative wellness experience designed to nourish the body, mind and soul. The tranquil northern tip of Ibiza on crystalline Cala Xarraca Bay, with unobstructed westerly sunset views, is the inspiring setting for the new hotel, which will feature. The 134 guest accommodations include townhouses, pool suites and beach cave units set on a 25-acre (10-hectare).
St. Regis Bermuda Resort & Residences –opening in the Second Quarter, 2021
An exquisite Atlantic debut, the St. Regis brand is about the arrive in Bermuda. Once completed, St Regis Bermuda Resort, which has been developed by Hotelco and designed by OBMI Design, is said to become the most exclusive and luxurious development on the island.
Rosewood São Paulo – opening in the Third Quarter, 2021
2020 was a pivotal year for the Rosewood Hotels brand, with announcements of new properties in the Caribbean, Sardinia, Spain and Amsterdam. 2021 will see little change of momentum as the brand prepares to open what is arguably it is a most interesting architectural project to date. Mirroring the energy and heritage of Brazil, Rosewood São Paulo is said to be an ‘urban oasis’ situated in Cidade Matarazzo, a complex of elegantly preserved buildings from the early 20th century.
Reykjavik EDITION – opening in the Third Quarter, 2021
Narrowly missing its previously scheduled arrival date in 2020, the EDITION brand – which is the brainchild of designer Ian Schrager – is preparing to touch down in Reykjavik this summer! The hotel, which will become the brand’s fourth property in Europe is expected to shelter Schrager’s signature home-from-home luxury style with a curated taste of the locale, reflecting the best of the area’s cultural and social milieu.
Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa – opening in the Third Quarter, 2021
With sustainability on the radar despite the pandemic’s best efforts, Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa, which softly opened in 2020, will open fully this year as a modern, ecologically sensitive, luxurious resort born out of passionate love in the art of travelling. Cayo’s vibe and feel are the results of thoughtful consideration of the spiritual, cultural, and natural environment.
Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Island – opening in the Third Quarter, 2021
Set within an integrated development that cleverly bridges together three islands, Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands takes a minimalist approach to luxury. Modern design highlights sea views and pristine beaches; skilled chefs and mixologists transform simple ingredients in amazing dishes; healing is guided by directional energy and nature is explored with respect and wonder.
Bvlgari Hotel Paris – opening in the Third Quarter, 2021
The seventh property to join the collection, Bvlgari Hotel Paris will offer 76 rooms, most of them suites, while the hotel will feature a full range of luxury facilities, including a spa with 25m pool, a Bvlgari restaurant and a bar looking out onto a charming courtyard garden.
Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo – opening in the Fourth Quarter, 2021
Following last year’s development demand in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit, further south is a hidden gem that is about to become the stage for the arrival of Four Seasons’ next luxury property. The hidden eco-reserve on Mexico’s Costa Alegre – the pristine coastline between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo – is where dense jungle rainforest meets the Pacific Ocean.
Nobu Hotel Marrakech – opening in the Fourth Quarter, 2021
Becoming the brand’s debut property in Africa, Nobu Hotel Marrakech will be situated in the Hivernage district, steps from the historic heart of the city, souks and vibrant Djemaa el-Fna. The 71-key hotel will house contemporary guestrooms and suites, a selection of dynamic dining venues and rooftop spaces, a 2,000 sq. ft luxurious spa and fitness centre, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and meeting and event space.
LXR Hotels & Resorts, Roku Kyoto – opening in the Fourth Quarter, 2021
With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics rescheduled for this year and Kyoto sitting just two hours by bullet train from the capital, the cultural heart of Japan is gearing up to welcome international visitors. Situated in an area home to some of the region’s most idyllic Japanese gardens, historic architecture and authentic tea houses, Roku Kyoto will be the first property in Asia under Hilton’s luxury LXR brand. Opening in the second half of 2021, the resort is expected to offer a luxurious and refreshing stay’ with fine dining restaurants and spa treatments paired with natural hot springs.
Langham Gold Coast–opening in the Fourth Quarter, 2021
Sheltered inside the central and tallest of the three landmark towers of the Jewel development, which first and largest development with direct beach access to be built in the coastal city within the last 30 years, The Langham, Gold Coast will become the brand’s third luxury address in Australia. The grand structure and shimmering exterior of the Jewel are reminiscent of three colossal quartz crystals, visible for miles from the Nerang River to the Gold Coast hinterland. The crystalline forms of the towers are inspired by the gemstone shards discovered in the region which dates back thousands of years.
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