15 Of The Best Hotel Openings For 2020 | sheerluxe.com
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Whether you get to them or not is another matter, but if you like to be in the know about all the latest hotel openings, we've got you covered. Not planning on going abroad this year? Don’t worry – we’ve also included four UK properties you’ll want to book into…
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CAN FERRERETA, SANTANYI, MALLORCA

In the quaint rural town of Santanyí in the south east of Mallorca, Can Ferrereta is getting ready to open its doors. The same team behind popular Sant Francesc in Palma is currently restoring a historic 17th-century building. When complete, the interiors will be reminiscent of a grand summer house, featuring a simple, light design: picture rustic wooden beams and original stone contrasted with sleek furnishings and an eclectic collection of modern art by local and Spanish artists. Many of the 32 bedrooms will feature private patios and terraces, while the hotel’s signature suite will offer a private swimming pool and garden. Can Ferrereta will also be home to a Mediterranean restaurant serving seasonal dishes made with local produce, as well as two bars, a 25m swimming pool, gym and spa with a hammam and indoor pool.

Opening: Spring 2020.

Visit HotelCanFerrereta.com

PEKOE HOUSE, KANDY, SRI LANKA

Among a series of new openings in Sri Lanka in 2020 is Teardrop Hotels’ newest property in Kandy – Pekoe House. The property will join the collection’s portfolio of beautifully renovated, historic hotels, which give guests a fascinating insight into Sri Lanka’s colonial past, while delivering traditional Sri Lankan hospitality and authentic local cuisine. Set amid the tea estates to the north east of the Knuckles Mountain Range, Pekoe House will have six double bedrooms, a swimming pool, croquet lawn and living/dining space. Activities include tea factory tours, treks in the Hunas mountains, visits to green tea plantations and waterfall vistas and jungle treks to spot endemic wildlife such as the white sambhur and barking deer.

Opening: Autumn 2020.

Visit Teardrop-Hotels.com

ACE HOTEL, KYOTO, JAPAN

Ace Hotel Kyoto is opening in spring 2020. The first Ace-branded hotel in Asia, the hotel is billing itself as a monument to the city’s abundance of art, nature, culture and history. The 213-bedroom property will be located near Nishiki Market, the Kyoto Art Centre and Imperial Palace and has been designed by LA-based interior design studio Commune Design and Kengo Kuma, who was the lead architect for the Tokyo Olympic Stadium. Combining innovation with historical preservation, together they have transformed the former 1920s Kyoto Central Telephone Company building into an urban retreat with a central courtyard garden at its centre.

Opening: Spring 2020.

Visit AceHotel.com

THE HARPER, NORFOLK, UK

North Norfolk will be home to one of the UK’s newest boutique hotels, The Harper, which is set to open in April. Set in an old glass blowing factory in Langham, The Harper has embraced its history by adding bespoke glass features throughout and incorporating an artfully mismatched design. No bedroom will look the same and all will be a decent size – room categories will come as ‘Big’, ‘Bigger’ and ‘Biggest’. An ideal spot for weekend breaks or midweek escapes, the team’s mission is to make guests feel as though they’re staying in a home away from home.

Opening: April 2020.

Visit TheHarper.co.uk

KALESMA, ORNOS BAY, MYKONOS

Kalesma is set to be a 25-suite and two-villa luxury hotel, opening on 1st June. A whitewashed collection of houses has been created to resemble a Mykonian village, just a short walk from Ornos Bay beach. Inspired by Cycladic architecture, Kalesma will comprise sleek and minimalist interiors using locally sourced materials. Best of all, each room will come with unobstructed sea views and private terraces, complete with sun loungers that catch the breeze from the Aegean. Kalesma is set to be the only hotel in Mykonos where each room comes with its own private heated pool. All accommodation will feature original artwork and expansive bathrooms with freestanding bathtubs, plus an outdoor shower on a private patio.

Opening: June 2020.

Visit KalesmaMykonos.com

XIGERA SAFARI LODGE, OKAVANGO DELTA, BOTSWANA

Situated in Botswana’s wilderness, Xigera (‘Kee-jera’) is a new kind of safari lodge. Opening on the western side of the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta, Xigera will feature 12 individually designed suites, each floating above the water, allowing wildlife to pass beneath. Guests will stay in a ‘living gallery’ of works commissioned exclusively for the property by more than 30 African artists and craftsmen. Surprising touches will be everywhere; from human-sized woven nests resting on decks for guests sit in, to a sleep-out in a three-storey steel baobab tree 1km from the camp. Morning, afternoon and evening game drives will be available at guests’ leisure, and visitors can also explore the delta’s waterways by traditional canoe, glass-bottom mokoro and motorboat.

Opening: June 2020.

Visit Xigera.com

Kalesma, Mykonos | Xigera Safari, Botswana

SIX SENSES KOCATAS MANSIONS, SARIYER, ISTANBUL

Located in the Sariyer district of Istanbul, Six Senses Kocataş Mansions soft launched in November and will have a fully completed offering by spring. The 45-room hotel is located in two former 19th-century mansions just moments from the Bosphorous River, offering guests far-reaching views of the river as it begins its last curve towards the Black Sea. There will be three restaurants at the hotel, including Toro Latin Gastro Bar, which will serve pan-Latin and Asian cuisines; and Kahve, an all-day café in a bohemian-style gilded hall serving light snacks and freshly baked pastries. The historic city centre of Istanbul is only a short boat ride away – with a private boat available for guests to use for tours and excursions.

Opening: Spring 2020.

Visit SixSenses.com

THE PIG AT HARLYN BAY, CORNWALL, UK

In a 15th-century country house in Cornwall, The Pig at Harlyn Bay will have far-reaching sea views, plenty of quirks and character and stacks of original features. Just a short stroll from Harlyn beach and Constantine Bay, the newest Pig hotel is just a ten-minute drive to the seaside town of Padstow (where chefs Rick Stein and Paul Ainsworth have an excellent collection of restaurants) and just over the water from the buzzy towns of Rock and Polzeath. Details are being kept under wraps, but we do know that – like its other destinations – the kitchen garden and restaurant will provide the focal point of the hotel: anything that can’t be supplied by the gardens will be sourced from the best producers within a 25-mile radius. Keep an eye out for another Pig opening at Arundel, East Sussex, later in the year.

Opening: June 2020.

Visit ThePigHotel.com

INIALA, VALLETTA, MALTA

Due to open in May, five-star Iniala Malta is located on the historic St Barbara Bastions in Malta’s capital, Valletta. Spread across four townhouses and ancient vaults dating back to the 1600s, the hotel will have 23 rooms and suites. Featuring custom-made furniture, exquisite fabrics and balconies, the hotel is set to offer a contemporary design that subtly reflects Valletta’s heritage. While some suites will feature their own plunge pool, the hotel will also have an indoor pool, plus a gym, yoga room, spa and a rooftop restaurant.

Opening: May 2020.

Visit InialaGroup.com

THE HOXTON, ROME, ITALY

The tenth launch from The Hoxton hotel brand, this Rome opening will offer 192 bedrooms, a large coffee bar and takeaway counter, light-flooded restaurant and outdoor terrace. The Hoxton, Rome is located in Salario, a leafy neighbourhood just north of the centre and well off the city’s tourist trail, filled with art museums, delicatessens and traditional trattorias. Taking cues from the building’s 70s design, the décor will mix original details with the rich local architecture. Bedrooms will feature rustic parquet flooring and bold colours, while local stone and lacquered timbers will reference classic mid-century Italian design. Each room will feature geometric timber wall panelling, a statement headboard and bespoke brass light fittings, and some of the larger rooms will be decorated with original Murano-glass chandeliers.

Opening: Autumn 2020.

Visit TheHoxton.com

PENDRY WEST HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES, USA

West Hollywood is at the centre of everything LA is known for. Opening later this year, Pendry West Hollywood will offer a luxury stay on the Sunset Strip. Featuring interiors by the acclaimed Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, the hotel will have 149 luxury guestrooms and suites. Its signature restaurant will be looked after by Michelin-starred chef Wolfgang Puck, plus there’ll be a rooftop pool and bar, and a multi-purpose live entertainment venue and screening room. A bowling alley, spa, state-of-the-art fitness centre and public art collection will offer even more to explore.

Opening: Summer 2020.

Visit Pendry.com

THE LEGIAN SIRE, LOMBOK, INDONESIA

LHM is set to build on the reputation of its grande dame hotel, The Legian Seminyak in Bali, with ambitious expansion plans for wider Indonesia. The first step is the opening of The Legian Sire. Located on one of Lombok’s finest beaches – the 3.8km Sire Beach –the all-suite and villa resort will have views towards the Gili islands and Mount Rinjani. The hotel will be boutique in size with just 45 suites and 15 pool villas. All these will overlook Lombok’s crystal-clear sea and will be at least 100sq m each.

Opening: May 2020.

Visit LHM-Hotels.com

THE MAYFAIR TOWNHOUSE, LONDON, UK

Iconic Luxury Hotels – the group behind Cliveden House Hotel, Chewton Glen and The Lygon Arms – has announced the opening of its new London hotel, The Mayfair Townhouse. The property is located near Green Park and will open with 172 rooms – including two penthouse suites and garden suites – The Dandy Bar, a private gym and a selection of versatile event spaces. 

Opening: September 2020.

Visit TheMayfairTownhouse.com

VILLA COPENHAGEN, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

Copenhagen will have a new place to hang out when Villa Copenhagen opens its doors in the spring. Villa Copenhagen is located in the city’s former head post office. Dating back to 1912, the renovation has seen the building take on a bold, modern design. Once open, the hotel will offer 390 hotel rooms and suites, a restaurant, bar, gym and relaxation area with a pool. On the hotel's roof terrace, you’ll find a further 25-metre heated pool, sauna and bar.

Opening: April 2020.

Visit VillaCopenhagen.com

ARTIST RESIDENCE, BRISTOL, UK

The latest Artist Residence is being built inside a former boot factory. Once open, the 23-bedroom hotel and neighbourhood hangout will comprise a coffee shop, bar, kitchen, event space and garden. Expect décor to incorporate signage, lighting and furniture from salvage yards, such as French streetlights from the 30s as well as statement bathtubs and headboards for a touch of ‘bohemian’ luxe.

Opening: April 2020.

Visit ArtistResidence.co.uk

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