The 2019 luxury hotel openings are some of the most exciting we’ve seen in many years. This is shaping up to be a banner year for our partners world wide! With so many new luxury hotels opening in 2019, we want to take a moment to highlight some properties that we are especially excited about.
First up is the Four Seasons with six incredible properties opening and reopening in 2019. We love the Four Seasons brand and our clients do too!
- The Lodge at Koele, a Four Seasons Resort:
The Four Seasons Lanai is already one of our favorite properties & Jessica’s favorite of all the Four Seasons resorts so the re-opening of its sister property is something Team Ourisman has been looking forward to. The property closed in 2015 to undergo a $75 million dollar overhaul that would shift its focus to relaxation and wellness. Look for the resort to open its doors in early 2019.
- Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens:
With Greece quickly becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, it makes perfect sense that the Four Seasons brand would set its sights on the Mediterranean country. The Four Seasons has been extensively updating the iconic Astir Palace, located along the Aegean shoreline, which has long been a destination in and of itself for luxury travelers. The Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens is now accepting reservations and will have its grand opening March 29, 2019!
- Four Seasons Hotel, One Dalton Street, Boston:
Boston has long been a destination for American history enthusiasts and business travelers who will soon be able to stay at the Four Seasons’ new modern hotel located in Boston’s Back Bay area, walking distance to the city’s famed shopping on Newbury and Boylston streets as well as Fenway Park and the cities many concert halls and art museums. This property is perfect for those who want to explore a classic American city without sacrificing high end luxury. Look for this new hotel to open in early 2019!
- Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center:
Continuing their trend of opening hotels in historic & business centered American cities comes the new Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia. Located in Philadelphia’s tallest tower all 219 rooms, and the indoor infinity pool, will feature unobstructed skyline views. The hotel is slated to open mid 2019!
- Four Seasons Resort & Residences Napa Valley:
While Napa Valley certainly isn’t wanting for more 5-star, ultra luxe resorts, this new Four Seasons property is already showing some serious competition. Cabernet Sauvignon fans are sure to be delighted by this property as it is set on a Cabernet vineyard and has a winery onsite. Even the most seasoned wine aficionado is sure to be impressed by this new, rustically luxurious hotel that is set to open mid 2019!
- Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas:
This property is particularly exciting as it is the brand’s first marina resort. Situated on two miles of pristine private beachfront on the Baja Peninsula, this resort’s contemporary design is just one of the many reasons it is soon to become a fan favorite. All of the resorts 145 rooms will have views of the Sea of Cortez. With access to the marina, yacht cruising, snorkeling excursions and deep sea fishing are all on the table, with many other beach focused water sports to fill your sun soaked days. Look for this beautiful hotel to open its doors in mid 2019!
2019 Luxury Hotel openings are going to keep us particularly busy in Hawaii. In addition to the Four Seasons Lodge at Koele, we’re also excited for the reopening of Mauna Lani Bay, An Auberge Collection Resort. When the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel first opened its doors in 1983 it brought a new wave of luxury travelers to the Big Island. Now, nearly 40 years after its original opening, the hotel is set to reopen after a massive renovation at the hands of the Auberge Resorts Collection. The complete overhaul began in October of 2018 and aimed to bring the once ultra luxe hotel back to its former glory while redefining guest experience. Additions and updates include an adults only infinity pool, redesigned family pool, new signature suites with ocean views & a 5,000 square foot fitness center. The property will definitely have the Auberge’s signature “barefoot luxury” feel as well as its non-obtrusive, high touch service. Add this incredible hotel to your bucket list as it reopens in December of 2019!
The Belmond Cadogan London already an icon of the city & will become Belmond’s first property in London. Built in 1887, Belmond has worked hard to upgrade the property while maintaining the architectural integrity of the building. Located between the ultra-high-end Kensington area and the more artistically leaning Chelsea, this property boasts one of the best locations in London. Along with the reopening of this London landmark, the Belmond brand will also take over management of Durley House, a collection of 15 private residence-style townhouse suites located on the same block as the hotel. Durley House is also undergoing a massive renovation and guests will be able to make use of all of the Cadogan London’s facilities. The Cadogan London & Durley House are set to open in early 2019 after nearly two years of renovating. Be on the lookout for a site inspection blog from David, who will be visiting the properties this January.
Of all the 2019 luxury hotel openings, we may be most excited for the opening of the Capella Bangkok in May 2019. The first urban resort to open in Bangkok, the Capella is fully embracing the high energy of the city. Located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River and taking full advantage of the river views, this hotel will be a true oasis in the city. With an outdoor pool surrounded by tropical gardens and the signature Capella Personal Assistants attending to guests’ every need, this property will quickly become a must see in Bangkok. Several of the accommodations will boast sky gardens and outdoor living spaces, which is a rarity in Bangkok. This property is also slated to become a foodie destination with cuisine overseen by Chef Mauro Colagreco and if it is anything like his restaurant Mirazur in the South of France it is sure to start raking in awards shortly after it’s debut. While you wait for the hotel’s doors to open in early 2019, check out our blog highlighting the Capella brand and our partnership.
The opening of the Singita Kwitonda Lodge & Kataza House Rwanda is particularly exciting for our own safari addict, Jessica, but all of Team Ourisman is thrilled about this new property located on the edge of Volcanoes National Park, which is home to an estimated 320 mountain gorillas. Singita is known for seamlessly blending the adventure of a safari with the comforts of a luxury hotel and this new property will be no exception. However, the major draw is access to gorilla trekking, which is more often than not a physically demanding experience – making the luxurious accommodations at the Singita Kwitonda Lodge & Kataza House even more enticing. Be on the lookout for this new lodge to open in August 2019. Reach out to us for more information on planning a Gorilla Trek and how to build an experience around this one of a kind property!
The reopening of Raffles Singapore has the luxury travel industry waiting with baited breath. The flagship property for the Raffles brand has been closed since December of 2017 for a major historic renovation of the colonial style property built in 1887. The hotel is truly iconic in both the design and the cultural influence it has had in Singapore – the Singapore Sling originated in the hotel’s Long Bar. The renovation aims to maintain the original charm and ambiance of the hotel while making the necessary updates to meet the needs of the modern traveler. This highly anticipated reopening is set for mid 2019 and is sure to blow even the most seasoned luxury traveler away. Be sure to check out the restoration gallery as you wait for the doors to reopen!
With the opening of the Rosewood Hong Kong comes a new level of luxury in this incredible city! Located in the Victoria Harbour of the Kowloon waterfront district, this impressive skyscraper that houses the property’s 91 suites looms large over its neighbors, giving its guests spectacular views of the harbour. The suites will be among the most spacious in Hong Kong, starting at 53 square meters (about 570 square feet) which will be incredibly comfortable for travelers used to larger room sizes. All suites will feature butler service and Manor Club access. Perhaps the most interesting element though is the Ladies Only Speak-Easy where guests will have to specifically invite their male companions if they want them to come along! This new and exciting hotel is set to open March 2019.
Which 2019 luxury hotel opening are you most excited about? Did we leave anything off the list that you think should be on our radar?
If you want to be the first to experience any of these hotels, be sure to reach out to Team Ourisman to start making plans. Use our Travel Request Form to make a quick and easy inquiry!