10 Exciting Luxury Hotel Openings in 2024

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2024 is looking like it’s going to be a banner year for travel

As we step into 2024, the hotel industry is poised for a remarkable transformation with these groundbreaking openings. From futuristic designs to sustainable practices, each of these establishments promises a unique and unforgettable stay. Whether you’re seeking a high-tech retreat, an eco-friendly escape, or an underwater adventure, these hotels are set to redefine the way we experience luxury and hospitality in the years to come.

From the pristine atolls of the Maldives to the snow-covered peaks of Kyoto, these hotels transcend mere places to rest; they are destinations calling out to be explored with enthusiasm. Here’s a preview of 10 exciting luxury hotel openings in 2024 that will undoubtedly inspire you to pack your bags in no time!

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Soneva Secret, Maldives

After 30 years in the making, Soneva — which has been a leader in meaningful luxury and sustainability—will finally open the highly anticipated Soneva Secret on Haa Dhaalu Atoll, the most remote group of islands in Maldives. Imagine a place where ‘no news, no shoes’ is not a rule but a way of life. Soneva Secret in the Maldives invites you to kick off your shoes and indulge in a unique blend of luxury and adventure. With floating villas, stargazing under sliding roofs, and exclusive beachfront paradises, this is more than a resort – it’s a secret waiting to be discovered in 2024!

Expected Opening: March 7, 2024 

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After pandemic-related delays, SHA, renowned for its health and wellbeing concept, has arrived in Mexico, expanding from its flagship location in Altea, Spain. Situated on seven hectares of lush vegetation steps away from the beach in Cancun, SHA Mexico, designed by Mexican architecture studio Sordo Madaleno and interior designer Alejandro Escudero, boasts 100 suites and private residences. The essence of SHA lies in its signature “Method,” offering personalized health programs lasting up to 21 days. Guests can experience cutting-edge treatments in scientific medicine, uniquely tailored to address aspects like sexual wellness, transformative breathing techniques, and personalized sleep medicine consultations. SHA Mexico promises a holistic health reset, combining natural therapies and advanced medicine to enhance longevity and wellbeing.

Expected Opening: January 26, 2024

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Banyan Tree Higashiyama Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto, the historic heart of Japan, is about to unveil a secret. Banyan Tree Higashiyama Kyoto, opening its doors in 2024, offers not just luxury but a front-row seat to Kyoto’s enchanting views. With only 52 rooms, it’s an intimate escape next to the Kiyomizu-dera Temple and the famous bamboo forest. The hotel will be the first and only hotel in Kyoto City with a dedicated Noh stage—Noh is  a major form of classical Japanese dance drama that dates back to the 14th century. 

Expected Opening: Summer 2024

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Six Senses Kyoto, Japan

Experience wellness, healing and Japanese Zen at Six Senses Kyoto. Strategically located to offer an urban sanctuary, stands before the Myoho-in temple and Tokyokuni-Jinja shrine, within walking distance of the vibrant Gion district. Picture tranquil gardens, earthy organic rooms, and a spa that transports you to a world of Japanese Zen. Get ready to find your Zen in Kyoto!

Expected Opening: May 2024

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Anantara Koh Yao Yai Resort & Villas, Coast of Phuket, Thailand

Phuket has been the go-to destination for wellness travelers for years. This time, Phuket is getting a brand new upgrade with the opening of Anantara Koh Yao Yai Resort & Villas in 2024. Imagine golden beaches, lush limestone islands, and a retreat that promises space, luxury, and tranquility. With 148 suites, pool villas, and penthouses, this is not just a resort – it’s your ticket to a tropical paradise. Dive into the wonders of Laem Had Beach and let the serenity of Phang Nga Bay be your guide.

Expected Opening: January 2024

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The Oberoi Rajgarh Palace, India

The Oberoi brand is renowned for its extravagant offerings, and The Oberoi Rajgarh Palace is no exception. This upcoming luxury hotel is set to convert a 200-year-old palace, nestled amidst a sal forest near India’s Panna National Park, into a magnificent retreat. Located on the slopes of the Managad hills in the Chhatrapur district of Madhya Pradesh, the palace will feature 66 lavish suites and boast an infinity pool with stunning views of its private lake, all spread across 60 hectares of land.

Expected Opening: Unspecified 

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Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, The Red Sea, Saudi Arabia - Destination Deluxe
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Embarking on Saudi Arabia’s journey to become a sought-after tourist destination, the inaugural phase unfolds along the picturesque Red Sea with the introduction of Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. Nestled within the exclusive Blue Hole cluster of islands, this anticipated resort comprises 63 one-to-four-bedroom villas, including 18 branded residences, seamlessly blending opulence with the natural splendor of the Red Sea. As the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve in the Middle East and one of only five worldwide, Nujuma is accessible by boat or seaplane. With its grandeur and commitment to environmental preservation, Nujuma is poised to elevate the Red Sea experience for discerning travelers.

Expected Opening: Early 2024

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Melote House, Lepogo Lodges, South Africa 

Looking to elevate your safari experience? Melote House in South Africa’s Lapalala Wilderness Reserve, opening in 2024, offers an exclusive eight-bedroom estate with unbeatable views. Built with earth walls, it’s a carbon-neutral haven designed for multi-generational family travel. Get ready to redefine your safari experience!

Expected Opening: January 2024

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The sole new St. Regis opening in the U.S. next year is set to grace the white sands of a barrier island in the Gulf Coast off Sarasota. This ambitious 18-acre venture marks the redevelopment of the former Colony Beach & Tennis Resort and stands as the largest project on the island in over five decades. The property, boasting 168 guest rooms (including 26 terrace suites) and an impressive 800 feet of private beachfront, goes beyond the basics. The amenities include multiple pools, a lazy river, a four-acre saltwater lagoon featuring stingrays, Galapagos turtles, and tropical fish, a sprawling 20,000-square-foot spa, and four distinct culinary outlets.

Expected Opening: January 26, 2024

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Waldorf Astoria Sydney, Australia

Adding to the collection of luxury hotels in Sydney is Waldorf at One Circular Quay, under the Hilton brand, in the bustling Central Business District (CBD). This 28-floor, 220-room hotel enjoys a prime location with breathtaking views of the iconic bridge and harbor, offering even superior Opera House views compared to the long-standing favorite, the Park Hyatt. Designed by Kengo Kuma and his team, the hotel’s aesthetic will feature a blend of wood and natural elements. Notably, this marks Australia’s first Waldorf property, promising a new level of luxury to Sydney’s hospitality scene.

Expected Opening: Third Quarter 2024