From Bhutan to Botswana and from Mexico to Montenegro, the hottest new luxury hotel openings 2020 span the globe—and the experiences we list are as different from one another as a stay at a can’t-afford-it igloo in the Arctic is different from sleeping on a vintage train parked above a river in the African savannah.
A theme emerging this year is that reopenings are as big as new openings, another is the rise of city hotels. Africa features prominently, and Japan is an important destination as well, thanks to the buzz surrounding the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
But all of the openings listed here are not-to-be-missed, absolutely the best new hotels to check into this year—which means the TravelPlusStyle’s Top 100 New Luxury Hotel Openings 2020 is the perfect place to start planning your travels. Time to dust off your passports!
*Note: the hotel opening dates are subject to changes and delays.
1Aman New York, New York, USA
2Soneva Fushi, Maldives
Website: Soneva Fushi. Opening: April 2020. Image © Soneva
3Waldorf Astoria Bali, Bali, Indonesia
4Six Senses Shaharut, Israel
5Kisawa Sanctuary, Benguerra Island, Mozambique
Website: Kisawa Sanctuary. Opening: Summer 2020.
Renders by The Boundary. © Kisawa
6Elang, Anambas Island, Indonesia
Website: Bawah Reserve. Opening: Spring 2020. Photo © Bawah Reserve
7Alila Dalit Bay Sabah, Malaysian Borneo
8Camp Sarika by Amangiri, Utah, USA
9Mandarin Oriental Qianmen, Beijing
Website: Mandarin Oriental. Opening: Late 2020. Image © Mandarin Oriental
10The Chedi Kuda Villingili, Maldives
Website: The Chedi Kuda Villingili. Opening: Late 2020. Images © GHM
11Rosewood São Paulo, Brazil
Website: Rosewood São Paulo. Opening: Late 2020.
Photo © Rosewood Hotels and Resorts
12Zannier Bai San Hô, Vietnam
13Xigera Safari Lodge, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Website: Xigera Safari Lodge. Opening: Summer 2020. Image © Xigera
14One&Only Portonovi, Montenegro
15Villa Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Website: Villa Copenhagen. Opening: Spring 2020. Image © Villa Copenhagen
16Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River, Thailand
17Cheval Blanc Paris, France
Website: Cheval Blanc Paris. Opening: Spring 2020. Image © Cheval Blanc
18One&Only Mandarina, Mexico
Website: One&Only Mandarina. Opening: Summer 2020.
Images © One&Only Resorts
19The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City, Mexico
20Six Senses Kocatas Mansions, Istanbul, Turkey
21Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle, France
22Kruger Shalati, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Website: Kruger Shalati. Opening: first quarter of 2020. Images © Kruger Shalati
23COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives
Website: COMO Cocoa Island. Reopen on January 9th 2020.
Image © COMO Hotels and Resorts
24Six Senses New York, USA
25Raffles Bali, Indonesia
Website: Raffles Bali. Opening: 2020
26Casa Cook Sa Torre, Mallorca, Spain