We hardly need much encouragement to get excited for foreign holidays. But these new hotel openings are whetting our appetites for wanderlust more than ever.

As if any of us needed an excuse to book a holiday for 2022, here we round up seven new billings to have you reaching for your passport quicker than you can say ‘speedy boarding’. From desert oases to Roman holidays and landmark openings right here in the capital for those looking for a break closer to home, browse the latest intel on the openings and get ready for your wanderlust to go up a notch or three.


Janu, Montenegro




Nestled on the Adriatic coast in the Bay of Kotor, Jamu Montenegro is a new addition to the Wellness brand from Aman Resorts. In line with all of the properties in its stable, expect a cosseting retreat with a spa and wellness focus in one of the world’s most naturally idyllic locations, with everything designed to help guest switch off while they reconnect with mind and body. From coastal hikes to scuba diving, there will be plenty of activities for those looking to reboot their fitness and the site will be home to the world’s first Janu Spa, for those hankering after a gentler approach to wellness in 2022. Book it here.


Nobu Hotel Marrakech, Morocco





Opening towards the end of 2022, Nobu Hotel Marrakech will be located in the Hivernage district of the bustling North African city, just steps from the historic quarter, souks and the famous Djemaa el-Fna. With 71 rooms and suites, there will be rooftop dining spaces in which to enjoy the signature Nobu cuisine and absorb the sights and sounds of the medina below. Book it here.


Raffles London At The OWO, UK?




Raffles London at The OWO on Whitehall will be the capital’s first Raffles hotel, located in the historic building that served as Winston Churchill’s base during WW2 and was also the birthplace of Ian Fleming’s James Bond. Many of the key architectural details have been painstakingly preserved as the backdrop for a thoroughly modern luxury experience. With 120 rooms and suites, 85 residences, nine restaurants and a 620-seater grand ballroom, this grand dame is destined to be a future classic on the London hotel scene. Book it here.


Six Senses Rome, Italy




Housed in the 18th-century, UNESCO heritage palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini on the Via Del Corso, the bustling artery on one side of which lies the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon on the other, the new Six Senses will mark the first Italian opening in the group. And what a location! Featuring 95 rooms and suites, a wellness spa, we can’t wait to set eyes upon the secluded courtyard garden planted with botanicals nor the rooftop terrace with organic fruit and vegetable garden and 360-degree views of the Eternal City. Book it here.


Sensei Porcupine Creek, USA




Set in the foothills of the Santa Rosa Mountains, the Porcupine Creek retreat from Sensei will launch in 2022 at the heart of the Coachella Valley as a desert oasis. Expect a sprawling and vast 230-acre estate with world-class golf and tennis facilities, as well as a science-led spa. Book it here.


Maison Delano Paris, France




Located in the ultra-chic 8th arrondissement in a discreet 18th-century courtyard on the Rue D’Anjou, the latest launch from the Delano brand, ‘Maison Delano', will host 56 rooms and suites, and train its focus on exquisite gastronomic experiences, led by three-star Michelin chef, Dani Garcia. An intimate setting for locals and out-of-towners alike, it is set to be a destination to experience. Book it here.


Svart, Norway




Billed as the world’s first ‘energy-positive’ hotel, Svart on the pristine Helgeland coastline sits at the bottom of the Svartisen Glacier. It has been built in the round to maximise, rather than block, the views. The hotel was constructed entirely using solar-electricity and will remain powered as such once opened. The complex will include a two-storey spa and wellness clinic, offering traditional Nordic remedies alongside high-tech modern methods for a holistic approach to health.Extraordinary. Book it here.


By Lydia Mansi
December 2021

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