Cover Alila Dalit Bay, Malaysia, will open in 2022 (Image: Courtesy of Alila Hotel & Resorts)

Travel may have been put on hold, but that hasn't stopped developers and designers from dreaming big, with some incredible hotel openings slated for next year. From a hotel without walls in the Balinese highlands to a penthouse suite in the Riviera Maya, to a stately address in the heart of London and more, here are the top luxury hotel openings for 2022

1Hotel Paris, France

Luxury eco-friendly hotels are typically in far-out locations like on an island or in the middle of the jungle, but 1Hotel Paris will bring what it describes as a "green lung" to the city of lights. 

Designed by revered Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, 1Hotel Paris' unique wood-panelled facade is complemented by multiple terraces and suspended gardens, along with a large and lush hidden garden in the heart of the property. The hotel will feature 140 rooms, fitness centre, co-working space, pool and a panoramic rooftop restaurant.

1Hotel Paris will be located on the left bank of the River Seine, on Avenue de France in Paris Rive Gauch.

Alila Taihu, Suzhou, China

The latest luxury hotel to showcase China's incredible and diverse natural landscapes is Alila Taihu. Located in Xishan Island, Alila Taihu sits on a hillside along the northeastern coastline of the island, overlooking views of Taihu Lake.

The design puts a modern spin on the traditional hamlets of local fishermen, and will feature 42 guest rooms, as well as 56 private one- and two-bedroom villas in a serene setting of calm waters and vibrant flora and fauna. The hotel will offer dining options including all-day dining and a Chinese restaurant, event spaces, a gym and spa. 

Alila Dalit Bay, Sabah Island, Malaysia

Alila Dalit Bay takes over a 17 acre stretch of white sand in Sabah, on the northern tip of Borneo, Malaysia. The resort's earthy, eco-smart design, inspired by the traditional longhouses of the local Dusun Lotud tribe, is constructed using local timber and accented with chic woven rattan, painted screens and tribal artefacts. 

The beachfront resort will feature 152 guest rooms and suites, plus 74 private one- and two-bedroom villas. All villas are connected to the beach and lagoon areas. The hotel will house multiple dining options, a sky lounge and bar, kids’ club, library, swimming pool, outdoor wedding chapel, and event spaces.

Alila Dalit Bay is a short drive from Kota Kinabalu and Mount Kinabalu. Find out more here

Buahan, A Banyan Tree Escape, Bali, Indonesia

Set to open off Bali's beaten track, Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape, sits in a quiet enclave surrounded by rice paddies and jungle in Bali's majestic highlands. 

Pioneering a “no walls, no doors” concept throughout the property and its 16 private villas, Buahan encourages a deep connection with the natural world. The entire resort was constructed from recycled Ulin wood, aka iron wood from the Kalimantan region, previously used on boat piers and fishing boat decks.

At the resort’s heart are the Open Kitchen and Living Room, where guests are invited to discover the resort’s unique zero-waste farm to table concept, local sourcing philosophy and heritage technique. The Botanist Bar is centred around the use of locally grown ingredients and botanicals, while Toja Spa celebrates the wellness traditions from neighbouring Buahan village and its surrounding areas. 

Find out more about Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape, here.

Bulgari Hotel Tokyo, Japan

Japan's first Bulgari Hotel will take over floors 39 to 45 of a brand new skyscraper that's walking distance from the Imperial Palace and Ginza shopping district.

Designed by Italian architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, the hotel will have 98 guest rooms and luxury suites, along with Bulgari Hotels signatures such as Il Bar, Il Ristorante and the Fireplace Lounge, all with outdoor terraces for enjoying those legendary Tokyo blue sky days. 

Find out more about Bulgari Hotel Tokyo here.

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Edition Riviera Maya, Mexico

Edition Hotels’ first property in Mexico sits on a pristine beachfront site in Riviera Maya, which is known for its mangroves and lagoons, ancient Mayan cities, tropical beaches, ecological reserves and the world’s second largest coral reef.

The property will feature 180 guest rooms and suites, including a 206sqm penthouse suite. Edition Riviera Maya will have a chic destination spa, along with six food and beverage outlets including a signature restaurant, pool bar and beach club. 

Find out more about Edition Riviera Maya here

Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet's, New York, United States

The five-star Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet's New York will be located at 456 Greenwich Street, between Desbrosses Street and Washington Street in the heart of the Tribeca North Historic District. 

Managed by the prestigious Groupe Barrière brand, the eight-story hotel will include 96 guest rooms and suites, intimate food and beverage venues including a private members' bar, a private spa, swimming pool, an interior courtyard, state-of-the-art screening room and board rooms.

Janu Montenegro

Aman has been teasing its new hotel brand, Janu, over the last few years, and the time has finally come for its unveiling. While Aman prides itself on providing absolute privacy, the more casual—though no less premium—Janu brand encourages a sense of community and connection while holding fast to the design aesthetics of its older sister. 

Just east of the Mediterranean, Janu Montenegro sits on the Adriatic coast and boasts sweeping coastline views. Adventurous travellers can take advantage of Janu Montenegro's location with a hike along coastal mountain trails, or scuba diving in the crystal waters of the Adriatic Sea. Those looking to simply relax can enjoy Janu Montenegro's multiple pools and the world's first Janu Spa.

Find out more about Janu Montenegro here.

Kimpton Naranta Bali, Indonesia

Set on a hillside estate in Nusa Dua, Kimpton Naranta Bali is all about laidback luxury. Sophisticated but not stuffy, this boutique resort will be home to 50 private villas, all of which have a Balinese style outdoor bale with views of the Maj Valley, Mount Agung or the Indian Ocean.

The on-site spa, Samskara Wellness, will offer ancient Balinese rituals and modern healing techniques. Dining options will include comfort foods at Maya’s Pantry and a Japanese-meets-Western barbecue concept, Aki & Jack’s. Kimpton Naranta Bali's open-air speakeasy, Gong Bar, will be perfect for sundowners overlooking the valley.

Find out more about Kimpton Naranta Bali here.

The Peninsula London, UK

The Peninsula London is located in the heart of Belgravia, with views of Hyde Park Corner and the Wellington Arch.

Bringing The Peninsula's signature stateliness to London, the classically informed design concept is based on the Italian Renaissance palazzo. The Peninsula London will comprise 190 exquisite guest rooms and suites. In addition, 25 exclusive luxury residences are for sale, for those looking to make their Peninsula experience something more permanent. 

Of course, there will be destination restaurants and a London iteration of the world-famous Peninsula Spa. 

Find out more about The Peninsula London here

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Raffles Resort & Spa Sentosa, Singapore

What's better than one Raffles hotel? Two, obviously.

While the original is beloved for its heart-of-the-city, Colonial-chic vibe, the second Raffles hotel in Singapore will be a luxury resort on Sentosa featuring 61 villas spread across 100,000sqm of tropical gardens. The resort is set to become the first villa-only hotel in Singapore.

Villas will range in size between 260sqm for one-bedroom villas to 450sqm for four-bedroom villas; each room will feature a private swimming pool and terrace area that’s shrouded by nature for privacy and comfort. 

Find out more about Raffles Resort & Spa here.

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Regent Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Regent Phu Quoc finds its home on the white sands of Long Beach in Phu Quoc, Vietnam. Recognised by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve, nearly half of Phu Quoc island is a National Park—so expect to stumble upon beautiful private beaches and stellar diving and snorkelling sites in azure waters. 

Designed by Singapore-based BLINK Design Group, which designed the likes of Capella Singapore, Regent Phu Quoc is an all villa and suite resort.

The expansive spa will take guests on a Vietnamese-inspired wellness journey, and its six dining experiences will include Oku, a Franco-Japanese Salon de Boeuf, and Bar Jade, a bespoke cocktail bar.

Find out more about Regent Phu Quoc here

Rosewood Doha, Qatar

Just in time for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Rosewood Doha is set to open in the third quarter of next year. Comprising two landmark towers in Lusail City, the structure's design is inspired by local coral formations and will house 185 guest rooms and suites, 173 serviced apartments for long-term stays and 300 residences available for purchase.

Rosewood Doha will also be home to eight restaurants, a world-class fitness centre, a helipad for those who like to make an entrance and of course, Sense, Rosewood Spa. The hotel is Rosewood's third foray into the Middle East, following Abu Dhabi and Jeddah.

Find out more about Rosewood Doha here


The Singapore Edition

Ian Schrager's design-centric Edition Hotels continues its expansion in Asia with the opening of The Edition Singapore in 2022. 

Located on the former site of Boulevard Hotel on Orchard Boulevard, the eight-storey boutique hotel will house 190 guest rooms and a rooftop infinity pool. The hotel will feature futuristic design and art elements, making a nod to the island nation's flair for merging technology with the arts. 

Six Senses Loire Valley, Saint-Lauren-Nouan, France

Just 90 minutes drive from Paris, Six Senses will open its new resort in the village of Saint-Laurent-Nouan in France's Loire Valley next May.

Six Senses Loire Valley is set within the 1,400-acre Les Bordes Estates, home to Les Bordes Golf Club, one of the world's most prestigious golf clubs.

Along with tranquil gardens and excellent wine, the resort will offer visitors a chance to explore an organic farm, equestrian and tennis centres, an art gallery, a spa with an on-site medicinal garden and a natural swimming lake. The iconic Château de Chambord is also mere minutes away from the property. 

Find out more about Six Senses Loire Valley here

Wildflower Farms, Auberge Resorts Collection, Hudson Valley, New York, United States

Wildflower Farms, an upscale resort by Auberge Resorts Collection, is a 140-acre resort set to open in Hudson Valley in Upstate New York next fall—just in time to catch the region's incredible, fiery red and gold foliage. 

The peacefulness and greenery of Hudson Valley in Upstate New York has made it a favourite getaway for city dwellers looking for an earthy escape, and Wildflower Farms caters to this with orchards, heirloom vegetable gardens and fields of wildflowers. 

The resort will comprise 65 freestanding bungalows, cottages, and suites, complete with cosy fireplaces. There are plenty of surrounding hiking trails and a 9,000 sqft spa. 

Find out more about Wildflower Farms here.

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