When it comes to travel trends, the times-they-are-a-changing — aren’t they always? — so why not embrace the latest and greatest in what the great wide world has to offer this year? We’ve compiled the hottest hotel openings from all across the globe, with the intent of not only broadening your horizons — why stay in a standard one-bedroom in Miami when you can book a room with a view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris? — but also to induce your wanderlust.
Some of these hotels opened only a few weeks ago, others are slated to debut later this year. Why not get a head start on crossing off your bucket list in the early months of 2023? New year, new you, new places to go, and people to see. Maybe you’ll discover a new country you love or a city you’d not yet considered — all from the comforts of a sleek, chic, hotel. (AirBnBs are so 2022). Room service, please!
We’re headed to the Old World in search of some new accommodations in the final edition of our hot hotel series for 2023. If you’re seeking serenity and seclusion, then travelers will be delighted to discover a getaway to a 17th-century estate in Mallorca is newly available for booking. If it’s more of an urban oasis you’re after, then brand-new luxury hotel openings in the trendy neighborhoods of London’s Mayfair and Saint Germain in Paris are sure to delight. For more wanderlust-inducing travel inspiration, read on for our guide to the hottest hotel openings in Europe for 2023.
Almanac Palais Vienna in Vienna, Austria - April 2023
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Fancy a retreat to a Viennese palais? Well, you’re in luck. This spring, the Almanac Palais Vienna opens its doors overlooking Stadtpark on the Ringstrasse, the most elegant boulevard in the Austrian capital. The boutique property is set within a pair of former palais dating back to 1871 and is within walking distance of similarly significant historic establishments, including the Vienna State Opera House. And the beauty and elegance waiting to be discovered on the streets outside the palais is reflected by the stylish decor within its walls, including a marble-clad wellness sanctuary boasting a 46-foot thermal pool. It’s the perfect place to make a splash — Vienna waits for you.
Mandarin Oriental Mayfair in London, England - Spring 2023
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London calling! While the English capital is always a must-visit for the sophisticated traveler, its appeal is set to increase immensely with the unveiling of the Mandarin Oriental Mayfair, the luxury hotel group’s second outpost in the city. The boutique property will open its doors on Hanover Square this spring, featuring 50 guest rooms and 78 private residences (for travelers who decide to turn their vacation into their daily reality). Expect an expansive spa with wellness treatments as well as innovative cuisine and cocktails for nightlife-lovers. Cheers!
Hôtel Dame des Arts in Paris, France - February 2023
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Chic, c’est la vie at the newly-opened Hôtel Dame des Arts in Saint Germain. The City of Lights welcomes another glittering jewel to its sparkling nightlife and hospitality scene with this latest luxury offering in the Left Bank. Boasting a 360-degree rooftop that displays a panoramic view of Paris’s iconic skyline and a secret outdoor courtyard to escape the bustling streets of France’s fashion capital (and the fashion capital of the world at large), the property boasts a unique Parisian experience — one you’re sure to return to again and again on your transatlantic travels. Consider it a new home away from home in Hemingway’s old neighborhood. Oui oui.
Sly Berlin in Berlin, Germany - May 2023
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It’s only fitting that the coolest city in Europe would be home to some of the trendiest, most innovative architecture on the planet — and Berlin is certainly known for its distinctive attitude and style. The forthcoming opening of Sly Berlin certainly mirrors the ambiance of the city, with its design of stainless steel and Brutalist concrete seamlessly integrating open-air walkways and courtyard spaces throughout its four buildings. Located in the ever-popular Friedrichshain neighborhood, Sly Berlin also boasts a large rooftop sauna with sweeping views of the surrounding skyline. It’s the perfect place for curious travelers to discover the magic of Berlin.
Six Senses Rome in Rome, Italy - March 2023
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Indulge all six senses with a stay at this newly-opened property, located on the famed Via del Corso in Piazza di San Marcello in Rome. Six Senses Rome is the hotel group’s debut outpost in Italy, and it certainly delivers upon its promise of elegance and indulgence. The historic 96-room property boasts an array of wellness options — whether your tastes trend towards aerial yoga or Roman baths. And the magic of Rome is just beyond your doorstep, as iconic sites like the Trevi Fountain are merely walking distance from your suite. (Not like you’ll have much to wish for, when you’re staying in a place like this). Ciao, bella, indeed.
Son Net in Mallorca, Spain - Spring 2023
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Last, but most certainly not least, we are headed to the famed island of Mallorca, the largest island in the Balearic Islands situated in the Mediterranean Sea. This Spanish isle is world-renowned for its beauty, and there’s no greater place to enjoy the wonders of your surroundings than from the comforts of a 17th century private estate set in the foothills of the Tramuntana Mountains (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Son Net is due to open in spring 2023 with only 31-guestrooms and suites available to book within this palatial property. Expect an extensive private art collection, luxurious spa treatments, and wine tastings from local vineyards. Heaven, it seems, really is a place on earth — Spain, to be specific.