The current pandemic may have postponed and caused delays for many planned trips and vacations, but it certainly hasn’t stopped luxury wellness hotels and resorts from opening up all across the world. There’s nothing more exciting than discovering and experiencing new hotels; these 10 New Wellness Hotels opening in 2020 / 2021 are testament to better travels to come – definitely something wellness lovers and luxury seekers can excitedly look forward to.
1. Palmaia, The House of Aia
Premiere, award-winning, sustainable—this is what this beautiful wellness resort in Mexico is all about. Palmaia, The House of Aia’s philosophy is grounded in ancient roots and sacred rituals, with every guest’s wellbeing as top priority. Their principles aim to connect you purely with nature to clear your mind. Their programs focus on mind and movement, plus include ceremonies and ancient knowledge to help you be one with your true being. With their soul-enriching rituals, revitalizing spa healings, raw and freeing music coupled with the pristine, natural beach right at your doorstep, this wellness resort will bring about within you a renewed and invigorated sense of self.
Opening Date: January 2020
2. Kalesma Mykonos
A luxurious Mykonian hideaway amidst idyllic natural surroundings, Kalemsa Mykonos is the place to be. “Kalemsa,” in Greek, translates to “inviting,” and this is exactly what this privately-owned, luxury boutique hotel wishes for their visitors to feel—invited, welcomed, and filled with warmth. The spectacular views of the Aegean Sea below combined with the understatedly luxurious charm of the suites and villas, which resemble traditional Mykonian houses, make this hotel truly one-of-a-kind. To top this all off, their spa’s wellness treatments and expert hands are bound to take you on a wellness journey of harmony, serenity, and rejuvenation.
Opening Date: June 2020
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3. Kisawa Mozambique
This wellness resort is where nature, culture, and service come together. Kisawa means “unbreakable,” and this is exactly the commitment of Kisawa Mozambique: to build a bond between people and place, life and land. Their mission is to bring wilderness and wellbeing together. Located on Benguerra Island, this island resort is a spectacular sanctuary of forest, beach, and sand dunes. The Natural Wellness Centre, which is their stand-alone spa, specializes in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic offerings. Reconnect and refocus with their wellness programs and treatments, which are rooted in Eastern practices and backed up by science-based advice from across India.
Opening Date: September 2020
4. Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som
The Middle East’s first full-immersion wellness resort, Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som is Qatar’s largest wellness destination and the world’s first center of Traditional Arabic Islamic Medicine (TAIM). Prepare yourself for specially developed unique wellness therapies, architecture and services inspired by local heritage, and both a traditional and modern Qatari cultural experience. Located on the coast in northern Qatar, Zulal by Chiva-Som is luxury, culture, and wellness packaged in one.
Opening Date: End of 2020
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5. Ambiente Sedona
Being the first landscape hotel in the whole of North America, Ambiente Sedona blends seamlessly with the surrounding landscape of Sedona’s distinctive red rock formations. Having a deep respect for the land around, this hotel is built with sustainable and innovative methods. Its organically modern architecture not only pairs perfectly with the surrounding topography, but minimizes the impact on the land as well. The beautiful, natural environment of the desert, the gorgeous sunsets, and the sleek, minimalist design of the hotel rooms will have nature lovers, environmentally-conscious travelers, and luxury seekers packing for this luxe desert destination.
Opening Date: December 2020
6. Zannier Hotels Bai San Ho
Enchanting nature, unique traditions, and an enriching culture, experience all this at Zannier Hotels Bai San Ho. Situated on a secluded peninsula, you can relax and rejuvenate at their private setting, complete with traditional rice paddy fields, panoramic hilltop views, and powder white beaches. Make it a point to experience the signature “Sea Elixir” at the resort’s spa. Wellbeing is at the heart of Zannier Hotels Bai San Ho, and their expansive Hoa Sen Spa, literally meaning “Lotus Flower” features seven treatment rooms, hammams, saunas, a tea room, and large relaxation areas—perfect for the revitalizing of your senses from head to toe.
Opening Date: December 2020
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7. One&Only Portonovi
The jewel of the Adriatic, One&Only Portonovi has an unmatched view, a dramatic coastline of mountains and sea. This private, luxury escape in the heart of the Adriatic will ignite your soul and heighten your senses with its luxurious Montenegro ambience, beautifully chic surroundings, and spa-centered, holistic wellness. With the world-famous spa, Chenot Escape, making its way to this fine resort, guests can be sure of nothing but top-notch treatments. The detoxifying programs, which are a blend of Chinese medicine and Western technology, take an innovative approach to wellness and health. This resort is the definition of palatial living, majestic landscape, and beyond.
Opening Date: March 2021
8. Six Senses Shaharut
Another wellness resort in the desert where one can feast on awe-inspiring desert sunrises and stunning starry nights, Six Senses Shaharut in Israel will delight you with everything it has to offer. The suites and villas have been thoughtfully integrated into the desert topography to preserve the natural terrain. The resort’s spa incorporates tradition into its therapies, and prides itself in its signature treatments and personalized programs. Enjoy your wellness journey with Six Senses Spa Shaharut’s treatment rooms, saunas, steam rooms, and hammams. For all the yoga enthusiasts, experience yoga like never before at their yoga studio with incredible desert views.
Opening Date: August 5, 2021
9. Rosewood Sao Paulo
An urban oasis located in the iconic location of Cidade Matarazzo, Rosewood Sao Paulo reflects the vibrant energy and cultural heritage of Brazil. At the heart of the bustling city of Sao Paulo, occupying one of the area’s few remaining historical landmarks, this hotel exudes refinement with its stylishly modern architecture and distinctive rooms and suites. Guests can relax and unwind with their not only one, but two swimming pools. Additionally, with this hotel’s Asaya signature wellness concept, one can be taken on a wellness journey where mind, body, and soul are deeply rejuvenated.
Opening Date: Spring 2021
10. REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort Chateau de Fiac
After its successful Bali retreat, REVĪVŌ is about to launch its second and first wellness resort in Europe. Located in a 19th-century pink palace, Chateau de Fiac is part of a four-hectare park and a quaint French village. It will provide fitness, spa, hydro and art programs, with unique facilities such as a restorative salt cave and an on-site garden and farm, all with REVĪVŌ’s focus on mind-training.
Opening Date: July 2021
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