As much as you probably don’t want to hear it, 2019 is right around the corner – which, for us, means we’re already thinking about next year’s holidays.
Luckily, there are a number of luxury hotels opening up around the world, ready to welcome new visitors.
From Croatia to the Maldives, from London to Sri Lanka, below are 11 of the best new hotel openings for 2019.
The Hoxton Chicago, USA
Opening: Spring 2019
This beloved London brand is launching a 175-room hotel in Chicago next spring and is slated to have a rooftop pool and restaurant run by local favourite Boka Restaurant Group.
A New York branch of the hotel is opening this autumn and a San Francisco branch of the Hoxton is to follow suit later next year, but there are little details on that at present.
Prices to be announced. thehoxton.com
Calilo, Ios, Greece
Opening: June 2019
The Greek Islands are not short of luxury hotels, but this new resort in Ios is something to get excited about. Calilo, the five-star luxury spa resort, is located in a remote 1,000 acre setting with a private beach at your disposal. There will be 30 suites, all with private pools and Jacuzzis, along with bars, restaurants and an organic garden with over 500 olive trees.
Spend your days in the sea or hiking the island’s trails.
From £600 per night. calilo.gr
Grand Park Hotel Rovinj, Croatia
Opening: April 2019
Just in time for European summer, this five-star hotel will open its doors next April. With views of the old town, Croatian islands and the Adriatic Sea, Grand Park Hotel Rovinj is the perfect place to escape for a long weekend of luxury.
Their 3,500 square metre spa has three indoor and outdoor pools, rooms for couples massages, three Finnish saunas and an outdoor garden.
From £157 per night. maistra.com
Hard Rock Hotel, London
Opening: Spring 2019
Next spring, on the corner of Oxford Street and Park Lane, the doors to the Hard Rock Hotel will open. Destined to be a haven for music lovers, this 1,000-room hotel will boast two vibrant bars, plus a Hard Rock Café set to serve American cooking with a British twist.
Prices to be announced. hardrockhotellondon.com
Harding Boutique Hotel, Sri Lanka
Opening: Autumn 2019
This six-suite luxury boutique hotel designed by British architect Jonathan Ashmore will begin construction on September 15 and will open to the public in autumn next year. Located next to pristine beaches and a world-famous surf break, the hotel is also a 30-minute drive from Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Private balconies with views of the Indian Ocean will be accompanied by sea-facing baths, rain showers and king beds, surrounded by palm groves.
Prices to be announced. hardingboutiquehotels.com