Global Luxury Hotels Launching 2023

March 2023

There is nobody who loves digging into new hotel openings more than our Founder - Steve Humpherson.

Having departed Edwardian Hotels London in January 2021 after a ten year tenure, Steve played a pivotal role in the pre-opening development and launch of The Londoner - a £350m super boutique in the heart of Leicester Square. 

As one of London’s most significant hotel new-build projects for many years, The Londoner certainly set a new benchmark for hotels in the capital and in many cases around the world. So much so that The Ritz and Claridges are both undergoing huge extension projects to bring them in line with competition across London.

With many other iconic launches due imminently, we have compiled our top list of luxury global hotel openings in 2023.

The Peninsula London

Long awaited, the Hong Kong based luxury operators are finally launching in London in spring 2023. Overlooking Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner, The Peninsula London will feature 190 luxurious rooms and suites, a 25m indoor pool, high end shopping arcade and signature Cantonese restaurant. The hotel will also comprise 25 private residences. Rates TBC.

The Lana, Dubai

Did someone say the Dorchester Collection in Dubai? Opening in September 2023, The Lana is set on the banks of the Dubai Canal and showcases a 30-storey glass spectacle designed by Foster + Partners. With views of the iconic Burj Khalifa in the foreground and the sandy dunes of the Emirati desert in the background, The Lana will evoke desert-like tones of gold and sand and plays host to a rooftop pool which will metamorphosize into a nightlight destination for sunset views.

The Lana, Dubai

Le Grand Mazarin, Paris

Yet another highly anticipated Parisian launch. Opening in 2023 along the banks of the Seine in shopping district Le Marais, Le Grand Mazarin will be the first urban site by Maisons Pariente group who also own Lou Pinet in St Tropez. The hotel will showcase interiors that feel like a 17tth / 21st Century hybrid. Rooms from £593.

Ambiente, a Landscape Hotel, Arizona

Something for the grown ups. With unrivaled 360-degree vistas of the Arizona landscape, this adult only hotel opens in 2023 on the edge of the Coconino National Forest. Ambiente will comprise 40 cube-shaped villas with bronzed glass, metal exteriors and earthy wooden interiors. If that wasn't enough, each villa has its own private rooftop decks where you can sunbathe by day and stargaze by night. Rooms from £1,478.

Ambiente, a Landscape Hotel, Arizona

Son Bunyola, Mallorca

Owned by Sir Richard Branson and set to open in summer 2023, this 16th century finca has been reimagined into a 26-room hotel. Located on part of a UNESCO World Heritage site in Northwest Majorca, Son Bunyola is set on a sprawling 810-acre estate and will feature an olive press turned restaurant and a sun-kissed terrace and pool. Rooms from £523.

Bulgari Hotel, Rome

Opening in its own home city, the luxury Italian operators are finally launching in spring or summer 2023. Nestled in a 1930s modernist building in the heart of Rome. the Bulgari will feature travertine marble and red brick, pantones of warm jewels, exquisite artwork, and a selection of luxurious suites. Rates TBC.

Aleenta Chiang Mai

Thailand has truly become a destination for next generation wellness and the latest opening in Chiang Mai is no exception. Launching in March 2023, Aleenta Retreat will combine classic resort amenities with science-based treatments and bespoke nutritional programs. Rate TBC.

Aleenta Chiang Mai

Hotel Vermelho, Alentejo

If you are a fashionista, then this is the most exciting hotel opening in 2023. Owned by Christian Louboutin, Hotel Vermelho is boutique in size, featuring 13 bedrooms set in a rustic Portuguese hideaway located in the Alentejo region. Expect trad tiling and crisp white Louboutin linen. Rates TBC.

The Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York

Launching in spring 2023 just a stone's throw from Madison Square Park, The Empire State Building and the eateries of Union Square Park, The Fifth Avenue Hotel will combine a 24-storey glass tower with the historic landmark of Charlotte Goodridge’s former home. The perfect setting for your next trip to the Big Apple. Rooms from £787

Janu, Tokyo

It is fair to say that Aman hotels are not the cheapest of hotels. Step forward Janu (‘soul’ in Sanskrit) - the new more affordable sister brand from the luxury operator. The first Janu property will open in Tokyo in 2023 and features six dining outlets, an extensive 3500 sqm spa, and a vibrant energy. Rates TBC.

The Homestead, South Africa

Welcome to a safari reimagined. Launching in 2023, The Homestead eco-lodge will feature 12 chic suites on the Nambiti reserve. Get up close and personal to the animals in quiet electric 4x4s, or join photography workshops, cookery classes and stargazing experiences. Rooms from £2,550 per person.

The Homestead, South Africa

Raffles, The Old War Office, London

With an iconic hotel already in Singapore, Raffles’s first London property could not have picked a more distinguished location. Occupying the Old Ward Office Building in Whitehall, the hotel is highly anticipated and will feature 120 bedrooms and suites, nine restaurants and three bars, including Paper Moon, and three venues led by three Michelin starred chef Mauro Colagreco.

Written by Steve Humpherson
Founder & Managing Director
CENSE - The Hospitality Agency

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