There’s been a whole raft of news recently about some of the world’s biggest hotel brands opening new luxury hotels worldwide. Marriott has just opened an EDITION hotel in Tampa (review coming soon) Florida, and Marriott Marquis has just reopened after extensive renovations. Meanwhile, Hilton, one of my favourite hotel brands, have opened their Shore House at The Del resort in San Diego and the Dubai Palm Jumeirah on West Palm Beach.
IHG has announced the opening of two new luxury hotels, including one in Tokyo in 2023 and a Crowne Plaza/ Holiday Inn Express project at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Hyatt also has exciting news about expanding the brand in Latin America and the Caribbean, with many new hotels and resorts announced.
Here are some of the best luxury hotels you could stay at or even spend your points at on in the coming years:
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Marriott Tampa EDITION, Florida, USA (Opened)
The New EDITION Tampa Hotel opened in September. It’s located in the Water Street Tampa neighbourhood. Tampa is famous for its culinary scene, fantastic shopping and great attractions. The hotel features 172 luxury guestrooms and suites and has a signature restaurant, stunning Terrace and rooftop bar. There is a focus on wellness here, with the relaxation spa area having six treatment rooms, from Biologique Recherche Skinlab facials to the EDITION Signature Massage.
EDITION Tampa features a 250-guest private space with modern technology and multiple meeting rooms (including two studios and a boardroom) for events. EDITION hopes to set a new standard by providing Tampa’s first 5-star experience.
Michele will be visiting the hotel at the start on November with her Virgin press trip for the new A330 neo launch so will be bringing you a full report on the hotel.
Newly Renovated New York Marriott Marquis (Recently Renovated)
The Marriott Marquis, right on Times Square, has just announced that extensive renovations have been completed. Renovations include a redesign of the 1,971 guestrooms. Exciting features include walk-in showers with spa-like lighting, new ultra-comfortable beds and increased storage. The restaurants have also had a redesign.
The Broadway Lounge restaurant’s menu centres around big flavours and includes wood-fired pizzas, delicious gourmet snacks, and handcrafted cocktails. The Revel & Rye Bar and Restaurant has the vibe of an old-school whisky bar with a cosy atmosphere, featuring over 20 wines and a huge American Whisky list.
The renovated Broadway lounge now has two-story wall-to-ceiling windows overlooking Times Square. The outdoor Terrace now features fantastic views where guests can take in the energy of Times Square from the comfort of the hotel. The new Atrium Greatroom provides a social space to relax and enjoy the breakfast buffet. The M-Club (Marriott’s signature brand Reserved for Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite, Titanium Elite, and Ambassador Elite members and paying guests) will be reopening with a capacity of around 200.
Hilton Shore House at The Del, San Diego, USA (Just Opened)
The Hilton Shore House at The Del opened in September and features 75 one-, two- and three-bedroom seaside offerings, which aim to create a home-like environment with all the amenities of a resort.
The outdoor space has day beds, sub loungers and private cabanas backed by an open-air poolside bar and set by a zero-edge seafront pool.
If you’re planning to visit San Diego, why not take advantage of the Welcome to Shore House Offer, which includes daily 10,000 Hilton Honors points and daily $250 resort credit?
Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah (Just Opened)
Hilton celebrated the opening of the new Palm Jumeirah on 2nd September on West Palm Beach, the 34th Hilton Hotel to open in the UAE. The Palm has 608 rooms and features a sizeable temperature-controlled pool (one of the longest in Dubai), a state-of-the-art fitness centre, and a luxury spa. There’s a Pirate Kids Club and a dedicated kids’ pool for families. If you’re looking for somewhere luxury to spend your Hilton Honours points, Palm Jumeirah is the place.
The hotel also has fantastic dining options. Choose from Mowsem, the hotel’s luxury all-day dining destination, the Zing Beach Bar for beachside handcrafted drinks or the Claw BBQ, which features shakes, seafood and retro arcade games. There hotel’s plenty of other eateries at the Hilton Dubai Palm.
Hyatt Zoëtry Marigot Bay St. Lucia (2022)
Set to open at the end of 2022, The Zoëtry is located in the exclusive area of Marigot Bay, the most desirable Marina in St Lucia, and features stunning surroundings and easy access to St Lucia’s attractions.
Zoëtry Marigot Bay features 124 spacious Caribbean-Chic-suites, which feature a large living area and plunge pool. The hotel has Endless Privileges®, meaLucia’serything is included.
There’s a fantastic spa, multiple dining options and stunning pools. Guests can have endless dining and drinks, including 24-hour in-suite dining and Signature á la carte dining. There are many personalised services, including maid service three times per day and a pool/beach wait service.
Special touches are also included, such as a Bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit daily and a welcome bottle of St. Lucian rum.
IHG Hotel Indigo, Tokyo (2023)
IHG is due to open Hotel Indigo in Tokyo’s Shibuya district, close to the Shibuya Scramble Crossing, in 2023. This is the 4th Hotel Indigo located in Japan. The hotel has been designed in a Jungle Theme to reflect the local area, where individuality and colours mix and change. The upper floors will have stunning views of Mount Fuji and Tokyo Sky Tree on a clear day. Hotel facilities include a gym, an outdoor terrace and many dining options, including a coffee shop and a neighbourhood cafe-bar.
Hyatt Dreams Flora Resort & Spa, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (2023)
The Dreams Flora Resort and Spa is set to open on 15th February 2023. The resort is located right on the beach of Cabeza de Toro, with 520 supremely decorated rooms and suites. This family-friendly resort features eight restaurants and 11 bars and lounges where you can enjoy unlimited premium drinks.
Plenty is going on at the hotel. Relax at one of the four amazing pools (including a dedicated kids’ pool), go on a local excursion or book a kayaking trip.
For ultimate relaxation, the spa by Pevonia® is on-site, which has a hydrotherapy area, oceanfront palapa-style cabins and water treatments.
Hyatt Secrets Tides Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (2023)
The adults-only Secret Tides Punta Cana Resort, part of Hyatt’s AMR all-inclusive collection, is set to open in Autumn 2023. The resort will have 670 rooms, with some swim-up suites, six la carte dining options, and 8 bars and lounges featuring unlimited high-end drinks.
The resort will have a fantastic swimming pool, Secrets Spa by Pevonia, a beach, a concierge, and 24-hour room service. There will be plenty going on here, from daily activities to nightly entertainment.
Secrets St. Lucia Resort & Spa (Late 2023)
Secrets Resorts will open its first St Lucia resort in late 2023. The resort will have 342 guest rooms and suites. The current St. James’s Club Morgan Bay will have extensive renovations to meet the Secrets standards.
Amenities include five a la carte dining areas, 5 bars, two beachfront pools, a Secrets by Pevonia spa and a fitness centre. With the Secrets Unlimited-Luxury concept, everything is included, from top-shelf spirits to concierge services and activities.
Grand Hyatt Cancún Beach Resort, Mexico (2024)
Hyatt has just announced the opening of the Grand Hyatt Cancún Beach Resort in spring 2024. The resort will be located in the beautiful area of Puerto Cancun, a luxury community with its own marina, protected nature reserve and golf course. Guests will have serene views of the Caribbean sea and Isla Mujeres. The Cancún Beach Resort will feature 500 rooms, with 46 luxury suites (including a presidential suite) and 28 with their own pool.
The hotel will feature three pools, a luxury spa with a serene zen atmosphere, a gym and 11 gastronomic concepts from Italy to Japan and Latin America. There are plenty of activities at the hotel, a kids club for families, an activity centre and even on-site shops. For business trips, the hotel will have a business centre and a large state-of-the-art meeting space area for events of any size.
The hotel joins 18 other Hyatt hotels in Cancún, including those from the AMR brand. If you’re planning your next luxury trip to Cancún, the Grant Hyatt resort will offer everything you need and more.
Marriott EDITION Hotels Lake Como, Italy (2025)
Marriott have just announced they will open a new EDITION hotel on Lake Como in 2025. The differentiated luxury lifestyle hotel will have fantastic views of the Bellagio mountains. It was developed by Bain Capital and Omnam Group and is their 4th development in Italy. For those unfamiliar with EDITION, it’s Mariott’s premium brand.
The hotel will boast 145 luxurious rooms, including two penthouse suites. Guests can use the floating pool and lively restaurant and bar. This hit’s Mariott’sastic choice for anyone seeking a sophisticated luxury experience in Northern Italy in a stunning area just a short drive from central Milan.
IHG Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Sweden (2026)
IHG plans to open one of its first hotels in Sweden, the dually branded Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Express property at Arlanda Airport, Sweden, in 2026. Stockholm can the gateway to some good ex EU fares, particularly with Qatar and Finnair. So having more options to stay by the airport is always useful.
The property is projected to feature 420 rooms (120 in the Crowne Plaza and 300 at the Holiday Inn Express. Guests can benefit from gym facilities as well as a fantastic restaurant. Unlike some of the other hotel options it is not actually at the airport so may suit those that plan to visit the city centre being situated between there and the airport.