I’m not one to shy away from a budget-friendly Airbnb accommodation that packs all of the style of a hotel for a fraction of the price, but there are some destinations and occasions when only a hotel will do. Countless new hotels around the world open their rooms, suites and penthouse doors to travelers each year, and these are the properties that are sure to leave a big impression on travelers in 2018.
Solaz, A Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos
Opening March 2018
Los Cabos, Mexico is about to add to its impressive list of new hotels with Solaz, boasting views of the Sea of Cortez and the Sierra de la Laguna mountains. The new property boasts multiple heated pools for children and adults, water sports, on-site personal trainers and a kids club.
The Retreat At Blue Lagoon Iceland
Opening April 2018
It will cost you a pretty penny to stay at this resort, which was built inside of an 800-year-old lava flow. All suites have views of the lava fields, and the spa and pool are are going to be an Instagram hotspot in no time.
Holiday Inn Baguio City Centre
Opening May 2018
Location is everything for this upcoming hotel in Baguio, Benguet, Philippines, which is located the city’s top restaurants, attractions and entertainment.
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Baglioni Resort Maldives
Opening Summer 2018
The Italian luxury hotel brand brings its distinct style to the Maldives with this isolated property which will have 96 villas, several restaurants and a yoga pavilion.
Six Senses Fort Barwara
Opening Late 2018
The first property from Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas to open in India, the hotel, located in Rajasthan, will have 48 suites and will be located on the site of a 700-year-old fort previously owned by the Rajasthani Royal Family. Guests can expect two restaurants, two pools, and surroundings that is worthy of royalty.
Morpheus Hotel at City of Dreams, Macau
Late architect Zaha Hadid didn’t get to see her final hotel, but her design is sure to make this property located off the coast of China in Macau a treasure. Features include a sky-high infinity pool, three villas with private pools and 780 rooms total.