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Hotels Opening in 2019

by Fitzroy of London

2019 is just around the corner, and there are people who are already planning next years’ holidays.

Luckily, there are several luxury hotels opening up around the world. From Croatia to the Maldives, from London to Sri Lanka, below are some of the best new hotel openings scheduled in 2019.

 

The Hoxton Chicago, USA

Opening: Spring 2019

This beloved London brand is launching a 175-room hotel in Chicago and is rumoured to have a rooftop pool and restaurant run by local favourite, Boka Restaurant Group.

 

The Wellington Hotel, London

Opening: 2019

Actor and hotel owner Robert De Niro, together with Ira Drukier and Richard Born – the team behind celebrity favourite The Greenwich Hotel in New York – have their sights set on their first hotel outside of the USA. Plans for the 83-room luxury boutique hotel, The Wellington in Covent Garden, include a spa, two restaurants, a deli/café and a members’ club, all built around a central courtyard conservatory. Bounded by Wellington Street, Tavistock Street, Burleigh Street and Exeter Street, The Wellington Hotel will rejuvenate a whole block, spanning six buildings, three of which are Grade II Listed.

 

Calilo, Ios, Greece

Opening: June 2019

The Greek Islands are not short of luxury hotels, but this new resort in Ios is something to get excited about. Calilo, the five-star luxury spa resort, located in a remote 1,000 acre setting with a private beach at your disposal. There will be 30 suites, all with private pools and Jacuzzis, along with bars, restaurants and an organic garden with over 500 olive trees.

 

Grand Park Hotel Rovinj, Croatia

Opening: April 2019

Just in time for European summer, this five-star hotel will open its doors next April. With views of the old town, Croatian Islands and the Adriatic Sea, Grand Park Hotel Rovinj is the perfect place to escape for a long weekend of luxury.

Their 3,500 square metre spa has three indoor and outdoor pools, rooms for couples massages, three Finnish saunas and an outdoor garden.

 

Hard Rock Hotel, London

Opening: Spring 2019

Next spring, on the corner of Oxford Street and Park Lane, the doors to the Hard Rock Hotel will open.

A conversion of the existing Cumberland hotel, and a short walk from the Hard Rock Café, the hotel will, not surprisingly, turn up the rock n roll factor with live music events by both local and international musicians.

 

Harding Boutique Hotel, Sri Lanka

Opening: Autumn 2019

This six-suite luxury boutique hotel designed by British architect Jonathan Ashmore will begin construction on September 15 and will open to the public in autumn next year. Located next to pristine beaches and a world-famous surf break, the hotel is also a 30-minute drive from Galle Forte.

Private balconies with views of the Indian Ocean will be accompanied by sea-facing baths, rain showers and king beds, surrounded by palm groves.

 

Sonop, Namibia

Opening: Spring 2019

This ten-tent luxury colonial-style accommodating – part of the Zannier Hotel Group – will be nestled in the heart of the Namib Desert and located on top of a group of boulders, providing guests with unparalleled views of the desert and the wildlife within.

While at Sonop, guests can go on such excursions as hot air balloon trips or horseback rides, whilst the property also has double treatment spa rooms and an infinity pool for ultimate relaxation.

 

Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel Alvor, Portugal

Opening: June 2019

Opening just in time for summer 2019, in the beloved Algarve, this wellness property offers a dedicated spa and med-spa over two floors and 2,000 square metres. It is set to become a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and will have 70 rooms and suites.

There will be 25 dedicated treatment rooms along with an indoor pool, a rooftop pool and two restaurants, one which overlooks the stunning Alvor bay.

 

Six Senses, Bhutan

Opening: Late 2018

Six Senses hotels are renowned for luxury and their Bhutan outpost is no different. The resort is located across five intimate lodges which offer the breath-taking landscapes of Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey and Paro.

Each property has a unique design, so make the most of your trip and visit them all. For hiking, March to April and September to November are the best times for pleasant weather.

 

Caer Rhun Hall, North Wales

Opening: 2018-2019

While this renovated Victorian mansion opened earlier in 2018, the extensive refurbishment will be completed by the end of 2019 which will see the room count grow to 76. Caer Rhun Hall is located in the heart of the Conwy Valley on 20 acres of lush parkland, making it perfect for avid walkers and cyclists.

 

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