20 New Hotels to Visit in 2020

We've rounded up 20 of 2020's most stylish destinations set to open in the New Year. Check them out before the first guests check in.

20 of the hottest new hotel openings


Aman New York

New York, US

The first urban residence from the Aman group is coming to Manhattan, inside the historic Crown Building. Its three-floor Aman Spa is set to be one of Uptown's hottest destinations; complete with a 20m indoor-swimming pool, fire pits and daybeds. Post relax session, retox in the subterranean Jazz Bar or on the wraparound garden terrace overlooking Central Park.


The Crown Building, 730 5th Avenue, NY 10019


Harding Boutique Hotel

Ahangama, Sri Lanka

Following an ebb in visitors brought on by 2019's Easter terrorist attacks, Sri Lankan tourism is set for a lift in 2020. Come summer, savvy travellers are Ahangama bound. With architecture by Jonathan Ashmore of ANARCHITECT taking inspiration from traditional tropical modernism, the property is fringed with palm trees and all six rooms promise knockout views of the Indian Ocean. The fact that it's located just half an hour from Galle only sweetens the deal.


Galle, Matara Rd Ahangama Sri Lanka


Villa Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark

Taking prime position next to the Danish capital's famed Tivoli Gardens and the Meatpacking District, green hotel Villa Copenhagen feels very 2020. Located within what was the century-old Central Post and Telegraph Head Office, some 390 rooms and suites will dominate the upper floors of the property, while on the ground level you'll have your choice of traditional Danish and international dining spaces. Sustainable travellers - write this one down, stat.


COMO Cocoa Island

The Maldives

This quintessential private-island escape (originally discovered by German photographer Eric Klemm back in the 70s) is due to reopen its doors following a major revamp. The Maldivian private-island resort is now kitted out with a pilates- and open-sided yoga studio, which sits in an elevated position to take in the 360-degree lagoon views, and has extended its activities offering to now include wreck diving, UV night snorkelling and shark expeditions.


Makunufushi South Malé Atoll 20109 Maldives



Adelaide, Australia

Consider Adelaide your new favourite Aussie. Its fantastic wine-and-dining scene is what first caught our attention and now, with the imminent opening of Sequoia, we're fully committed. From the team at the well-heeled Mount Lofty House in the rolling Adelaide Hills, this ultra-luxe 14-suite affair will sit alongside the existing property. Expect rooms kitted out with sandstone-clad fireplaces and free-standing bathtubs.


Ruby Lucy

London, UK

The 76-room hotel from Munich-based hotel brand Ruby Hotels is launching its first UK property next year. Located on the Southbank's Lower Marsh, the group's "lean luxury" philosophy means guests can expect laid-back comfort instead of formalities. The decor will be inspired by the area's bustling markets and fairs, with a rogue carnival theme running throughout. Dark tones, subtle stripes and juggling pins are likely to be commonplace here.


Can Ferrereta

Mallorca, Spain

Kicking open its doors just in time for summer season, Can Ferrereta - on the ever-popular Spanish island of Mallorca - is a shoe-in with the gypset and other discerning travellers. Plotted in the quaint, rural town of Santanyí, it leaves guests spoilt for choice with 32 individually designed suites and rooms, a Mediterranean restaurant, two bars, a swimming pool, gym and hammam spa to occupy days.


Xigera Safari Lodge

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Bookmark Xigera Safari Lodge (which opens in June 2020) as Botswana's most luxurious new offering. Positioned on the western side of the Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta, its location is nothing short of idyllic. With just 12 impeccably designed rooms available, this is the kind of place where guests can expect to be welcomed by an array of punchy artwork, considered furnishings and fixtures. The lodge is also 100 per cent solar powered, which gets a double-thumbs up from us.


Arthaus Gemmayze

Beirut, Lebanon

The new "it" place to stay while in Beirut, this 19-room property located in bohemian Gemmayze is spread across four houses. The collective properties were formerly the home of art collectors Nabil and Zoe Debs - hence the name - and their influence feeds through much of this project. Once open, its guests will be able to ogle over art pieces from the Debs' personal collection and will be invited to attend bespoke salon-style events.


The Pig at Harlyn Bay

Cornwall, England

Rural trendsetters Robin and Judy Hutson have cast their eyes to Cornwall for the next Pig in their litter. Following their Kentish opening, The Pig at Bridge Place, The Pig at Harlyn Bay will arrive just in time for summer. Lodge at the 26-room bolthole clad with eclectic decor, book in early to the duo of spa rooms and expect garden-to-table dining as well as great surf at nearby Constantine Bay.



London, UK

A sleep-centred hotel is coming to London in 2020. Its tagline of "our key to calm in the heart of London's busy Piccadilly" enticed us - almost as much as it's founding principles. Zedwell has been built entirely with sleep and wellness in mind; expect rooms specifically designed to limit anxiety and distractions. Innovative soundproofing means you can snooze soundly in London's centre. Despite the eagerness surrounding its opening, with over 700 rooms advance booking may not be necessary - yet.


Ambiente: A Landscape Hotel

Arizona, US

In the wilds of Sedona, you'll unearth Ambiente, the first hotel in North America designed to landscape architecture principles. Blending into (but also enhancing) the natural environment, its 40 cube-shaped rooms (and spa) are all but camouflage against the surrounding rust-red vistas. Many rooms will have rooftop decks, so be sure to make the most of Ambiente's dark-sky reserve location.



Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Located in Baja's East Cape, Amanvari, will feature a resort, private Aman Residences, multiple dining venues, an Aman Spa and its own private stretch of white-sand beach. Still, despite its roster of amenities the property is certain to maintain its calm demeanor. Where most other hotels in Cabo San Lucas offer late nights and good times exclusively, Amanvari offers escapism, serenity - oh, and an eco island with overwater stilted units.


KEX Portland

Oregon, US

From the group behind the stylish KEX hotel in Reykjavík, Iceland, this "social hotel" (the sociable atmosphere and chilled vibes are brand staples) is going stateside. KEX Portland will be based in the city's vibrant industrial Eastside neighbourhood and will accommodate 156 guests in a mixture of private and shared rooms. Check out its ground-floor restaurant led by Ólafur Ágústsson and stop for a postprandial in its live-music space.


100 NE Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, OR 97232


Hotel Brooklyn

Manchester, UK

Set in the heart of Portland Street, Manchester's latest hospitality offering Hotel Brooklyn takes its inspiration (and its name) from the NYC borough beloved by hipsters. Designed by Squid Inc., Hotel Brooklyn offers rooms of all shapes and sizes - from studio simplicity to skyline suites. Test the inventive menu which combines British classics with a sprinkling of Big-Apple swagger at on-site eatery, Runyon's.

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The Guardsman

London, UK

This boutique hotel on Buckingham Gate (near Buckingham Palace) is flagged as London's swankiest new opening of 2020. Interiors will be stately - think gilded frames, herringbone parquet flooring and velvet armchairs - with a club-like ambience. Comprising of 53 rooms, in addition to six private residences on its top three floors, The Guardsman is rumoured to be a big advocate of personalised stays. Expect your preferred drinks to be stocked in the minibar and 24-hour room service to cater to your every whim for the duration of your stay.


17.Airelles Château De Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle

Versailles, France

Three historical buildings on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles are being turned into a hotel next year, and we are très heureux about it. The forthcoming hotel will have 14 rooms and apartments (which boast views of the orangery) as well as a spa and indoor pool, plus a restaurant by chef Mr Alain Ducasse. As and added perk, guests will get VIP access to the Palace of Versailles, along with its famous Hall of Mirrors.


Paragon 700 Boutique Hotel and Spa

Puglia, Italy

Paragon 700 Boutique Hotel and Spa is the only red Palazzo in the heart of the White City, Ostuni (so it'll be a cinch to spot it on arrival). Set to open in February 2020, the Puglian property boasts 11 individually decorated rooms (we're obsessed with the Paragon Suite), a lush garden and swimming pool.


Six Senses Fort Barwara

Rajasthan, India

Just a three-hour drive from Jaipur is the transformed 14th-century fort soon to be known as Six Senses Fort Barwara. The 5.5-acre site was originally home to the Rajasthani royal family and is comprised of three original palaces and two temples. Taking over what was once one of the palaces will be an Ayurvedic spa, which will offer a wellness programme that includes meditation classes.


157 Lebuh Pantai 10300


Pendry Residences West Hollywood

Los Angeles, US

This cool entry is like to increase foot traffic on Sunset Boulevard exponentially. Formed of 149 Martin Brudnizki Design Studio-conceived units, the property is already on the agenda of cultural savants. Expect 40 Pendry residences, a rooftop pool, a live entertainment venue, a curated public art collection and even a bowling alley.