Traveling to new locations is about more than just the places you see; it is also about the places you call home while on the road. From stylish city retreats to private seaside havens, a flurry of intriguing hotel openings in 2019 is set to revolutionize your vacation experience. Let’s take a look at the top 24 vacancies that, in 2024, will surely win over travel aficionados.
The StandardX Melbourne, Australia
For devotees of the stylish Standard hotels, the inaugural branch of StandardX in Fitzroy, Melbourne, is set to be a game-changer. The ‘rebellious’ sibling brand vows minimalist rooms, culturally rich programming, and an unmistakable X-factor. Columns adorned in macramé by local artist Sarah Smalltown, a rooftop restaurant, and a loft-style lobby with a fireplace are just teasers of the avant-garde experience awaiting guests. Keep your eyes peeled, as StandardX is poised to make waves in Bangkok, Brooklyn, and East Austin soon.
Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Saudi Arabia
For those seeking to be pioneers, Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea project is the talk of the town. Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, emerges as one of the region’s first hotels, nestled on private islands surrounded by turquoise seas. With 63 villas offering unrivaled privacy, guests can unwind before diving into the local blue holes or exploring the rugged desert interior.
Royal Mansour Casablanca, Morocco
Adding a touch of opulence to Casablanca, the Royal Mansour brand expands its footprint with a second location in a 1950s Art Deco landmark. After five years of meticulous renovation, the Casablanca counterpart will boast opulent ballrooms, social restaurants, and mid-century flair, offering a distinct contrast to its discreet riad-style predecessor in Marrakech.
Nestled in the pristine wilderness of Madagascar’s Sainte-Marie island, Voaara is poised to set a new standard for barefoot luxury. Opening with eight bungalows in March, the resort’s understated design lets the sublime surroundings take center stage – from exceptional white-sand beaches to diverse wildlife. More than just a stay, Voaara contributes a portion of its profits to support local schools and other community initiatives.
Beaumier Hôtel Grand Belvédère, Switzerland
Renowned for sleek ski stays, Beaumier unveils its first hotels outside of France. First on the list is Beaumier Hotel Petunia in Ibiza, followed by the grand arrival of Beaumier Hôtel Grand Belvédère in Wengen, Switzerland, on 1st June. Tucked within a private forest, the hotel blends Bernese Oberland’s artisan style with contemporary coolness. An indoor-outdoor infinity pool, a spa, and slopes at your doorstep set the stage for an Alpine adventure, complete with modern Swiss cuisine and live music.
As we step into 2024, these hotels are not merely accommodations; they are gateways to immersive experiences. Each appearance promises a unique blend of location, aesthetics, and surroundings. This year is set to provide uncommon travel experiences, where the adventure itself becomes just as fascinating as the destination, bringing in a new age of luxury and discovery.