The most impressive hotels set to open in the next year
Everyone needs to get away from it all every once in a while. Of course, travel requires spending money, planning, and using paid time off, so you might as well do it in style. There is no shortage of excellent accommodations to be found around the world, so BOSS decided to make it a little easier to plan your next vacation by putting together this list of the top 10 luxury hotels opening in 2020.
If you’re heading to Napa to sample some of the best wine and food in the world, there’s no reason to settle for anything less than world-class lodging. Located in Calistoga, Calif., the resort will consist of 85 villas nestled in hundreds of acres framed by the Sierra Nevada’s Palisade Group. Guests can enjoy views from the pool, restaurant, or their own private terraces between trips to historic Calistoga, winemaking lessons, and grape-to-glass tasting sessions at the resort’s organic vineyard.
The 43-story hotel on Palm Jumeirah in Dubai is slated to open in Q3 2020 and is the culmination of a project that brought together some of the best designers and architects in the world, including Kerzner International and KPF Associates. When you’re not marveling at the architecture and panoramic views, you can take a dip in the nearly 300-foot-high Sky infinity pool, snorkel or scuba dive in the Ambassador Lagoon, or grab a bite at one of the restaurants opened by world renowned chefs, including Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Kitchen and Jose Andres’ Jaleo.
In 2020, Six Senses is also set to open luxury hotels in New York, Bhutan, and Israel, but it’s Six Senses Fort Barwara in Rajasthan, India, that really stands out. Originally a 14th-century fort owned by the Rajasthani Royal Family, the resort consists of 48 suites, two pools, two restaurants, a bar and lounge, and a 30,000-square-foot spa and fitness center. All of this carefully incorporated into a walled locale that contains a former palace and two former temples, providing a trip back in time replete with all the luxuries of today.
One&Only’s latest resort opened in late 2019, but the exclusive Rwanda lodgings are stunning and new enough that they deserve a spot on the 2020 luxury hotels list. Tucked in remote jungles in the foothills of the Virunga Volcano Range, Gorilla’s Nest offers just 14 rooms and seven suites in a breathtaking setting. The resort offers visitors the opportunity to view endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat by venturing into the surrounding bamboo forests on a curated gorilla tracking trek. Adventurers can also track golden monkeys, trek to Dian Fossey’s tomb and the Karisoke Research Centre she founded, explore the 65-million-year-old Musanze Caves, and more.
Developed by Alexandre Allard, a French entrepreneur, and Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvelle, Rosewood is the result of converting a former maternity hospital into a stunning vertical park that features 151 rooms for guests along with 122 residential suites. When not exploring one of the most vibrant cities in Brazil, those staying at Rosewood can indulge in one of two restaurants, the caviar lounge, or hotel bar. Additionally, the luxury hotel features high-end shopping, two pools, a spa and fitness area, and access to a music studio.
It doesn’t get much more luxurious than Versailles, and the latest offering from Airelles is an extravagant hotel featuring 14 bedrooms, an indoor swimming pool, and a fitness center on the property of the iconic palace. However, the true appeal is unprecedented access to faithfully restored areas of the Château de Versailles and its views of the Pièce d’Eau des Suisses and the Orangerie. Take a step back in time and enjoy the opulence of the 18th century French elite without suffering the fate of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
This 7-acre resort on Singer Island in Palm Beach, Fla., serves as a picturesque wellness retreat for those seeking a health-conscious getaway. A 24-hour wellness attendant helps you book yoga, Pilates, and other classes, or you can find your own way to the meditation studio, fitness center, pool, or private beach. When it’s time to eat, you can order straight to your lounge chair courtesy of the Beach Butlers or sit down for farm-to-table cuisine at the oceanfront restaurant. A visit to Amrit’s global bazaar and apothecary is the perfect stop for unique artisanal gifts that can’t be found anywhere else in Palm Beach.
Slated to open at the end of 2020 and part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, Alaia Belize is being constructed on Ambergris Caye, Belize’s largest island, which inspired the Madonna song “La Isla Bonita.” Divers will be thrilled to explore the abundant sea life at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and submerge in the world famous Great Blue Hole — the largest sea hole in the world. Back on the resort grounds, guests can fill up at the beachfront Beach Club or the rooftop Pool Terrace, or take part in curated events ranging from local art shows to DJs inside the hotel and on the sand. Trips to visit Mayan archaeological sites dating to 1,500 B.C. can also be arranged.
Billed as “America’s first landscape hotel,” Ambiente Sedona features 40 rectangular prism guest spaces, known as “atriums.” Taking full advantage of the beauty of the Arizona town’s famous red rocks and natural vegetation, the atriums were built to preserve the environment and feature floor-to-ceiling bronze tinted glass that reflects the rooms’ natural surroundings at dusk. Starting in December 2020, visitors to Sedona will have a luxurious and sustainable way to enjoy the beauty of the area.
Travel to Swedish Lapland in the winter for the Northern Lights or the summer for the midnight sun, either way this sustainable luxury hotel and spa opening in 2020 will be the place to stay. The design may have been inspired by branches floating down a river, but the lodgings — including six floating cabins — and spa are high-end. Focused on wellness, the restaurant features local cuisine and the spa features treatment rooms, a sauna, and a traditional cold bath to ease your body after a long trip to the Arctic.