This Year’s Most Highly Anticipated Hotel Openings

Despite challenges never faced before by the hospitality industry, new hotels will be opening throughout the world this year in anticipation of a pent-up desire to travel. Here are some of the world’s most exciting hotel openings.

Club Med Seychelles, Republic of Seychelles 

The private island of Sainte Anne in the Republic of Seychelles will see their very first resort in February. Nestled along the preserved Marine National Park, Club Med Seychelles will be the newest Exclusive Collection resort from Club Med, the pioneer of the all-inclusive concept, with luxurious accommodations matched with high-touch, personalized service as guests explore the virtually untouched destination through glass-bottomed kayak rides, snorkeling experiences and locally-inspired cuisine. The eco-certified resort will also feature a wide range of wellness treatments and will offer nature experiences like marine conservation and turtle nesting. 

Palacio Provincial, San Juan, Puerto Rico 

Palacio Provincial is a new posh property that offers travelers an ultra-stylish home base for discovering the rich traditions of Old San Juan. The hotel features 43 guest rooms and suites, all with a modern approach to technology, comfort and indulgence. Providing views of Old San Juan and San Juan Bay, hotel guests can soak up the Puerto Rican sunshine with lite bites and hand-crafted cocktails on the property’s rooftop pool and terrace space. Other on-site amenities include a unique open-air dining concept and beautiful, intimate event spaces for small group gatherings or weddings.

Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas, San Diego, California

Located in one of Southern California’s most iconic coastal towns, Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas will deliver authentic experiences in a beachfront setting. Defining barefoot luxury, the resort will feature 130 coastal and garden view rooms and suites. The resort will be committed to locally inspired programming and also feature an oceanfront pool, signature restaurant showcasing the finest sustainably sourced ingredients, more than 28,500 square feet of expansive, distinctive indoor-outdoor meetings and event spaces, and Spa Alila, a world-class spa and wellness experience that will infuse the ocean’s healing attributes.

Pendry West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

Located at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Olive Drive in the center of iconic Sunset Strip, Pendry West Hollywood will feature 149 luxury guest rooms and 40 Pendry Residences by Montage Hotels & Resorts. Guests and residence owners will have exclusive access to hotel amenities, including multiple food and beverage concepts driven by world-renowned Chef Wolfgang Puck, a rooftop pool and bar, a screening room, bowling alley, Spa Pendry and fitness center, as well as a curated art collection.

The Cloudveil, an Autograph Collection Hotel, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Set to open this spring as the only hotel on Jackson’s historic Town Square, The Cloudveil will draw upon the town’s signature Western style. Located at the gateway to the Grand Teton National Park, one hour south of Yellowstone National Park, The Cloudveil will boast: 100 guest rooms and suites; a European bistro-style restaurant and bar helmed by Gavin Fine and Fine Dining Restaurant Group; an expansive rooftop terrace overlooking Jackson’s Town Square and Snow King Mountain; a tranquil outdoor pool and garden; a state-of-the-art fitness center.

sbe, SLS Cancun, Cancun, Mexico 

Expanding its SLS hotel portfolio with the debut of a new hotel in an entirely new global destination for the brand in Cancun, Mexico, SLS Cancun will feature 45 rooms with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea, elegant Italian-designed interiors by Piero Lissoni, premiere beachfront access and imaginative Argentinian fusion cuisine by Chef Jose Icardi. 

Hotel Dryce, Fort Worth, Texas 

Fort Worth entrepreneur Jonathan Morris will showcase his first boutique hotel in an old dry ice factory in Fort Worth’s Cultural District directly across from the new Dickies Arena. Morris, who also owns the Fort Worth Barber Shop and is hosting a new TV show on Magnolia Network next year, is keeping Fort Worth locals in mind. The modern 21-room hotel will include a trendy lobby bar-café hybrid meant to be a gathering place for residents and visitors alike. The hotel has an art grant with Fort Worth art gallery Art Tooth to exhibit local BIPOC artists’ work throughout the hotel. 

Rock House, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 

Debuting as a response to the all-inclusive beach resorts typically found in the Caribbean, Rock House will be a cliffside hideaway, offering guests privacy and space through spacious studio suites and single-family homes. The aesthetic at the five-star property, envisioned by AD100 designer Shawn Henderson, will be comfortable luxury, highlighting and protecting the landscape’s breathtaking natural elements. Amenities will include a serviced beach club jetty reminiscent of those in Europe that will stretch into the Atlantic Ocean; a secluded private beach; a signature restaurant perched atop a cliff; and the largest infinity pool in Turks and Caicos.

The Valley Hotel, Birmingham, Alabama

The Valley Hotel, a Curio Collection hotel by Hilton, will be Birmingham’s newest luxury hotel, located in Homewood, a bucolic neighborhood known for its picturesque tree-filled landscape and charming shops, restaurants, bars and galleries. The property features 129 spacious, tailored guestrooms with nine luxury suites that evoke the relaxed sophistication and vibrant environment of Homewood throughout the color scheme, design elements and thoughtfully selected furnishings. The hotel offers upscale amenities, including a fully equipped fitness center and an inviting, communal lobby experience.