Hottest hotel openings planned for 2022 (Q3 and Q4) • Hotel designs
If, like many, you are unable to plan your personal life beyond a 24-hour window, looking forward to plans and proposals after spring 2022 can seem a little unrealistic. Fortunately, for those who find themselves in this situation, we’ve identified the hotel design players who are planning for 2022 and beyond.
Despite all the setbacks and downturns, there are so many exciting and ambitious hotels on the horizon that it’s hard to narrow them down. However, up to the task – and a continuation of our first article in this series that looked at openings this side of the year – here is a must-see list of some of the VIP arrivals that caught our attention and that we plan to monitor as they unfold in the third and fourth quarters.
Locke at the East Side Gallery, Berlin – opening in Q3 2022
The lifestyle apartment hotel brand Locke will further expand in Europe with two new openings in Germany in 2022. The opening of Locke at the East Side Gallery in Berlin plans to pursue the brand’s ethos by defying convention and partnering with unique and up-and-coming designers and local food and beverage partners to give this place its own character and style. The 2022 openings continue the rapid expansion of the home-meets-hotel brand, which has established itself as a leader in the hybrid hotel movement.
Maisons Pariente Paris – opening in the 3rd quarter of 2022
After Crillon le Brave in Provence, Lou Pinet in Saint-Tropez and Le Coucou in Méribel, Pariente Houses has chosen the heart of the Marais for its new five-star hotel. Le Grand Mazarin is located in the heart of the action in a lively district, bursting with creativity and constantly on the lookout for cutting-edge trends and avant-garde concepts. With its dream location at the corner of rue des Archives and rue de la Verrerie near the Hôtel de Ville, the collection’s first city-center hotel embodies the Marais’ signature daring and cosmopolitan eclecticism. The Grand Mazarin is a meeting place and meeting place in a refined setting that playfully revisits styles and eras. With 61 unusual rooms and suites, a spectacular restaurant with all-day service, a chic and enigmatic underground bar, not to mention the largest private swimming pool in the Marais, Maisons Pariente is ready to make its mark in the City of Light.
The Lana, Dorchester Collection – opening in Q4 2022
The opening is scheduled for the last quarter of 2022, The Lana marks Dorchester Collection’s first address in the Middle East. Taking its name from the Arabic phrase ‘for us’, The Lana is an impressive 30-story tower designed by award-winning architects Foster + Partners that perfectly captures the essence of its destination as an unprecedented luxury experience at the center -City of Dubai. With its 225 rooms, it will be located in the heart of Dubai, in the Burj Khalifa district and overlooking the lively Business Bay district.
Côme Le Montrachet – opening in Q4 2022
COMO Le Montrachet will be the of the COMO group first French property, and is poised to bring its distinctive style and design to the Burgundy region where it will settle alongside some of the region’s most acclaimed wines and vines. Italian designer Paola Navone will bring her signature contemporary touches to the historic 18th-century property in the sought after Côte-d’Or. Arranged in four heritage buildings, 31 rooms and suites will be transformed into chic sanctuaries during the year 2022.
Six Senses New York – opening in Q4 2022
Six Senses New York, the group’s first North American property, will be hosted in The XI – two unique, winding towers designed by world-renowned architect Bjarke Ingels in an unprecedented location between the Hudson River in Manhattan and the High Line. The rooms and suites designed by the Parisian firm Gilles & Boissier will be contemporary in style, while offering all modern comforts in a calm atmosphere of fabrics and furniture in natural tones. Two restaurants will showcase the brand’s popular culinary approach to wellness, while the Six Senses Spa will showcase its layered approach to wellness with treatments that are an intuitive blend of science and human consciousness, and where a high-tech and high-touch approach is designed around the individual.
Nobu Marrakech – opening in Q4 2022
Nobu Hotel Marrakech will be the brand’s first in the Red City, where it plans to bring its contemporary flair to design while keeping the city’s rich heritage as a benchmark and backdrop. The hotel will be located in the Hivernage district, a few steps from the historic heart of the city, the souks and the vibrant Djemaa el-Fna square. Transformed into a luxury destination, the hotel will house 71 spacious guest rooms and suites, a selection of vibrant dining and rooftop spaces, 2,000 square meters of luxurious spa and fitness center, indoor pools and outdoor and meeting and event space.
Ritz-Carlton Arizona – opening in Q4 2022
Set in 20 acres of lush and refreshing landscape with the grandeur of Camelback Mountain on the horizon, The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley is an exclusive sanctuary and retreat that will evoke a sense of play and escape. Its modern accommodation and luxury amenities include secret gardens and citrus groves, world-class shops and restaurants, all highlighted by a stunning 120-meter swimming pool.
citizenM Chicago – opening in the fourth quarter of 2022
citizenM is planning its first opening in Chicago with a newly constructed hotel that will be part of the Sterling Bay mixed-use development at 300 North Michigan Avenue, located between Riverwalk and Millennium Park. The 280-room hotel is housed in the 47-story tower that also includes 289 residential units and 25,000 square feet of retail space. citizenM Chicago Downtown will deliver the iconic brand experience, with an art-filled lounge, 24/7 canteen, and three societyM meeting rooms. The hotel’s facade will feature a work commissioned by New York artist Nina Chanel Abney, whose work will also appear in the lobby.
W Hotel Sydney – opening in the fourth quarter of 2022
The W Sydney is set to debut in the city later this year. it will be the third Hotel W in Australia, after W Brisbane and W Melbourne. The hotel will mark the return of W Hotels to Sydney and will be part of “The Ribbon” development. port.
Raffles Resort Sentosa – opening in Q4 2022
And finally, ending in style, Singapore is about to get a second Raffles Hotel, this time in Sentosa, 135 years after the original Colonial-style now iconic Beach Road hotel opened. The developers say they’re bringing the Raffles back “to the beach,” because the original hotel, which opened in 1887, was designed as a beach hotel and has long been swallowed up by the bustling city. Each of the 61 villas will feature its own private swimming pool and will be set in over 10 acres of expansive tropical gardens with magnificent views of the South China Sea.
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