Looking forward to traveling in 2021 and curious about the latest developments in new luxury properties? Below are details on some of the most highly anticipated hotel openings of the year. Whether you are ready to book travel abroad or are just looking for a long weekend getaway, we are here to help guide you every step of the way. Read on for some of our ones to watch:
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Land in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and head north to One&Only Mandarina, a new resort and residential community situated atop lush coastal cliffs of Riviera Nayarit’s tropical rainforest. The high-end beachfront resort has 105 free-standing villas and treehouses spread throughout dense jungle canopy. The property opened its doors on November 1st and has become one of the most sought-after properties this holiday season. These accommodations are perfect for couples and families that are looking to be secluded as each room category has outdoor living spaces, private pools, terraces, and private butler service. If looking for adventure, this fascinating destination boasts a swimmable sandy beach, twin mountain peaks, and lush flatlands that allow for a range of unique off property excursions.
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Montage Hotels and Resorts is opening a new resort with a hotel and residences in Healdsburg, California. The farming village that we have come to associate with Sonoma’s wine country will be the town’s first five-star resort. Set to open December 2020, Montage Healdsburg is situated on 258 acres of rolling hills and vineyards with 130 guestrooms styled as bungalows. The property highlights a true Californian approach to fine dining and wellness. With French-inspired cuisine prepared with seasonal produce, a cocktail program and 11,500-foot spa retreat elevated above the grapevines to maximize the views, this new gem is not something you want to miss.
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Opening in May 2021 after some recent pushbacks, Six Senses Shaharut has already received high praise and is being called an absolute must-visit destination in Israel. Positioned in the south of the dramatic Negev Desert, which covers more than half of the country, the hotel’s Arava Valley locale is home to the small community of Shaharut. Known for its exotic location and ultra-luxe design, the property is nestled into a dramatic cliff with panoramic desert views, featuring 60 suites and pool villas on almost 46 acres of land. Highlights include camel camping overnights, mountain climbing excursions, a top-of-the-line Six Senses Spa, and 5 different restaurants on-property, with a focus on fresh, seasonal cuisine.
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Now accepting reservations for March 2021, Alila Marea is the second coastal California property for the Alila brand, with the first being the recently redesigned Ventana Big Sur. Located beachfront in Encinitas about 30 miles north of San Diego, Alila Marea will be one of the newest luxury properties in Southern California. This modern, barefoot-luxury setting offers 130 rooms and suites, aiming for a more personalized experience than some of its larger luxury neighbors. Not just for leisure getaways, the property will offer 28,500 square feet of meeting and event space with six indoor-outdoor venues. Atop a coastal bluff overlooking the Pacific, this property will be a breath of fresh air for the San Diego area.
Hôtel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf
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After a dramatic transformation, one of St. Barth’s legendary locales, Le Carl Gustaf officially opened this October as part of the Barriere brand. The Gustavia-area hotel offers a mix of 23 rooms including cottages, suites, and bungalows each with their own terrace and plunge pool. Le Carl Gustaf is known for captivating the spirit of St. Barth’s through its luxe accommodations, Michelin-starred Caribbean and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, and renowned luxury spa program. For many, the main selling point to this property is its beautiful views and close proximity to the heart of the island – allowing many local shops and restaurants to be reached by foot.