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The best new openings of the summer: 10 new hotels for your bucket list

City and beach resorts, luxurious accommodations, design hotels and small hideaways: we present the most exciting new openings that discerning travelers should definitely have on their radar.

August 14, 2022

El Vicenç de la Mar, Mallorca/Spain

Opening: June 2022

El VicencIndoor and outdoor pools, spa and haute cuisine by Santi Taura: this new Balearic property is next level! © El Vicenç de la Mar

Reason to Book:

On the quiet north coast of the lively Balearic island, El Vicenç de la Mar is a luxurious retreat. Two restaurants under the direction of the island's most famous chef, Santi Taura, private pools, a tranquil spa, and a small movie theater promise a dream vacation in Mallorca. Located on an idyllic bay, this member of Design Hotels™ is a spacious retreat for stays with plenty of privacy.

El Vicenç de la Mar
Carrer de Cala Molins, 6, 07469 Cala Sant Vicenç, Illes Balears, Spain
Tel: +34 871 11 03 92
Price: doubles from €298 per night


Okavango Explorers Camp, Botswana

Opening: July 1, 2022

Great Plains Okavango DeltaSafari from bed: Great Plains' new lodge allows safari with maximum privacy. © Great Plains

Reason to Book:

We've included a new camp in our list as well. But not just any camp, the new Okavango Explorers Camp in northern Botswana, located in the 16,000-hectare private Selinda Reserve. With room for a maximum of 12 guests, it offers a very private safari experience, where you can spot animals stroll by your glamping tent. For an unforgettable experience, book the entire camp with a group of friends.

Okavango Explorers Camp
2MRF+VP7 Okavango Delta, Nwanaeanoka, Botswana
Tel: +27 87 354 6591
Price: 5 nights from approx. €4,500


Hilton Mallorca Galatzo, Mallorca/Spain

Opening: July 19, 2022

Hilton Galatzo MallorcaA panoramic location, various leisure activities and idyllic nature await guests. © Hilton

Reason to Book:

A more than 50,000-square-meter oasis of tropical gardens welcomes guests at the new Hilton Mallorca Galatzo. Picturesque panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and Mount Galatzo form the canvas for a supreme vacation. Stroll along romantic paths through the 50,000-square-meter tropical garden, indulge at four different bars and restaurants, enjoy a wide range of leisure activities – and marvel at the elegant design: a combination of island architecture and modernity.

Hilton Mallorca Galatzo
Carretera Andratx 20 Calvia, Balearic Islands, Mallorca, 07160 Spain
Tel: +34 971 68 96 00
Price: doubles from €185 per night


AMAN New York, New York City/USA

Opening: August 2, 2002

Aman New YorkThe City Hotel scores with a large spa and beautiful outdoor areas – for al fresco dining, for example. © AMAN

Reason to Book:

After a long wait, the time has finally come. We're of course talking about the newest member of the luxurious AMAN Hotels in New York City. Guests can look forward to 83 suites and 22 residences in a dreamlike location on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street. The interior design is by Michel Gathy, and guests can relax at the three-story flagship spa. The large outdoor areas in the middle of the city with gourmet restaurants is a particular highlight at the luxurious new Manhattan hotel.

AMAN New York
The Crown Building, 730 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA
Tel: +1 212-201-8888
Price: from €3,200


7Pines Resort Sardinia, Italy

Opening: August 2002

Das ist Laidback Luxury von seiner schönsten Seite: Das 7Pines Resort inmitten duftender Gärten und direkt an Sardiniens Traumküste gelegen, verspricht, das neue Highlight der Insel zu werden.The harmonious choice of colors ensures that each room and suite becomes a place of well-being. © 7 Pines Resort Sardinia

Reason to Book:

Unpretentious luxury on the gorgeous coast of Baja Sardinia meets excellent service and moments of relaxation at the holistic wellness retreat Pure Seven Spa: new hotels know how to pamper their guests. The new 7Pines Resort Sardinia also excels in matters of gastronomy. The rooms? High-quality design with lots of wood, surrounded by beautiful gardens, by their own laguna pool or with a view of the sea.

7Pines Resort Sardinia
Loc. Li Mucchi Bianchi, Baja Sardinia 07021 Arzachena, Sardinia, Italy
Tel.: +39 0789 99880
Price: from approx. €550 per night


Nova Maldives, South Ari Atoll/Maldives

Opening: early August 2022

Nova MaldivesSand, palm trees and crystal clear waters: a typical scene in the Maldives. But Nova isn't just for lovers and families, it's a place for friends. © Nova Maldives

Reason to Book:

The Nova Maldives proudly presents its contemporary all-inclusive community concept. In other words, it's intended to be a place for diving, fun, and togetherness. Unlike other resorts in the Indian Ocean, its focus isn't primarily on family vacations or romantic getaways for couples. Above all, the new resort in the Maldives is a place where you can also vacation with your friends. 76 spacious water and beach villas in 10 different categories, a spa, several outlets for lovers of comfort food, tropical nature and much more await guests at the new digs.

Nova Maldives
South Ari Atoll, Maldives
Tel: +960 726 1212
Price: from €535 per night


Rosewood Vienna, Austria

Opening: August 1, 2022

Neues Luxushotel in Wien Rosewood ViennaThe most livable city in the world just got a whole lot more elegant: Rosewood Vienna recently opened on Vienna's Graben. © Rosewood Hotels

Reason to Book:

The small capital of the Alpine Republic has big news: With the opening of Rosewood Vienna on August 1, the city became the first location of a Rosewood Hotels & Resorts property in the German-speaking region. And the new luxury hotel comes with terrific features. In addition to plenty of Viennese charm and a touch of history, guests and locals can expect the Neue Hoheit to be an excellent dining spot in the center of town. All the major sights of the city are practically on its doorstep. The interiors are doing the brand proud as well: elegant, upscale and spacious with plenty of neutral tones. In other words: luxury.

Rosewood Vienna
Petersplatz 7, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 (0)1 7999888
Price: doubles from €750 per night


W Costa Navarino, Pylos/Greece

Opening: August 9, 2022

W Costa Navarino Pools und freizeitgestaltungSprawling poolscapes are just one reason the W Costa Navarino should be on your bucket list. © W Costa Navarino

Reason to Book:

The first W escape from the exclusive portfolio by Marriott Bonvoy in Greece allows its guests to spend sun soaked days in the Peloponnese. Whether you're looking forward to relaxing moments or plenty of activities, the luxury lifestyle resort offers guests ages 12 and up an extensive program, signature treatments at the AWAY® spa, and culinary highlights. Set on 13 acres, W Costa Navarino offers guests both trendy rooms with swim-up options and private villas with their own pool.

W Costa Navarino
Navarino Waterfront Costa Navarino, 240 01, Greece
Tel.: +30 2723 097600
Price: Doubles from €340 per night


Hotel Hotel, Lisbon/Portugal

Opening: August 2022

Hotel Hotel LissabonThis unconventional abode in the Portuguese capital boasts stunning works of art at every corner. © Design Hotels™

Reason to Book:

Both the interior and exterior design were done by local artists and designers. They even matched the artworks to the location of the property, which is just a stone's throw from Avenida da Liberdade in the heart of the city. The lively lobby leads to a courtyard and a pool. On the ground floor, travelers can meet locals, relax during communal yoga classes, or get a memory for the ages at the in-house tattoo studio. Hotel Hotel is a member of Design Hotels™.

Hotel Hotel
TV Glória 22 Lisboa, Lisboa 1250-118 Portugal
Tel: +351 211 164 120
Price: from €224 per night


Mandarin Oriental Palace Lucerne, Switzerland

Opening: September 24, 2022

Mandarin Oriental Palace LucernThe building has long been considered an icon on Lake Lucerne. In September, it will open as the Mandarin Oriental Palace Lucerne. © Mandarin Oriental

Reason to Book:

Contemporary elegance. Breathtaking views of Lake Lucerne. Legendary service. And a touch of the Belle Époque that envelops the property, which dates back to 1906: welcome to the Mandarin Oriental Palace Lucerne. 136 modern and elegant rooms and suites, most with private balconies or terraces, accommodate discerning guests. And they won't be disappointed: the culinary offerings include haute cuisine fare as well as afternoon tea, innovative cocktails and traditional Japanese omakase meals. Of course, it also has a wellness and fitness area to break a sweat and relax.

Mandarin Oriental Palace, Lucerne
Haldenstrasse 10, 6002 Lucerne, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 41 588 1888
Price: from CHF 700 per night




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