After a year of the Covid-19 pandemic postponing travel plans for many, new luxury hotels are set to open throughout Spring 2021 following increased vaccine rollouts and eased Covid restrictions in many states. For those comfortable with traveling, this announcement is music to their ears.
With new hotels opening nationally and globally, now is the perfect time to start planning a future getaway to that picturesque destination you haven’t been able to get off your mind for the last year while working from home. Whether that luxury getaway is a trip to California’s famous Napa Valley or an overseas bucket list travel destination like Paris or London, exploring new hotel options is one way to drive you out of your work-from-home-mentality.
Alila Napa Valley, St. Helena, CA
Nestled in the heart of California’s Napa Valley wine region, Alila Napa Valley provides guests with access to upwards of 400 acclaimed wineries, like Merryvale, Clif Family, Charles Krug, and Beringer Estate. At any of these luxurious spots, guests can sit back, relax, and enjoy a serene wine tasting experience before exploring St. Helena’s quaint shops, artisan bakeries, and famous Michelin-starred restaurants.
The resort is home to just 68 guest rooms, but the property offers an array of room accommodations from standard rooms to vineyard view suites that are fit for any type of stay. Regardless of what room accommodation you’d like to pursue, all rooms feature rain showers, soaking tubs, and secluded balconies to ensure that your stay is as tranquil as possible.
As if the amenities and accommodations at Alila Napa Valley weren’t amazing enough, guests can start their days with a once-in-a-lifetime sunrise hot air balloon ride over Napa Valley’s high reaching mountains and extraordinary vineyards.
The Chatwal Lodge, Bethel, NY
Since 2010, The Chatwal has been one of New York City’s finest hotels and is often called the ‘Jewel of Manhattan’. With such popularity and an esteemed reputation, The Chatwal’s hotelier, Mr. Sant Singh Chatwal, has taken his opulent hotel experience to upstate New York to bring The Chatwal Lodge to travelers looking for a private travel experience surrounded by nature.
Set upon 60 acres on the shores of the Toronto Reservoir, the hotel deems itself “country luxury redefined” and intends to pay homage to its natural setting. The Chatwal Lodge will feature hand-chopped timbers, stone fireplaces, and trunks of 40-foot white pine trees towering from floor to ceiling. The wooden and stone accents make the hotel an idyllic setting for a summer weekend at the lake or a winter lodge getaway in the Catskill Mountains.
The hotel is set to open in April 2021.
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
Located just a mile from the famous Las Vegas Strip, Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is a conveniently located hotel that is perfect for any effervescent Vegas trip. And much like any trip to Las Vegas, the rooms at the Virgin Hotel are lively and vibrant, speaking to both the hotel and the city’s fun-loving nature. Colorful artwork, furniture, and pillows adorn the property’s 1500 guest rooms to bring bold accents into the hotel’s decor and design, but views of the Strip from the hotel’s suites and guest rooms accentuate the room’s amenities and features even further to make sure your Vegas stay is full of fun.
Dining experiences at Virgin Hotels offer guests the option of having authentic cuisine in the comfort of the hotel. From traditional Mexican cuisine to authentic Thai dishes and steakhouse dining experiences, the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas truly has a culinary experience for any guest, especially after a long night out on the town.
The property is set to open in late March 2021.
Casa Di Langa, Piedmont, Italy
Right now, there are few morning routines that sound better than waking up surrounded by the Italian rolling hills and looking out over sprawling natural sceneries, and what better place to live out that dream than at Piedmont’s Casa Di Langa? Set upon 103 acres of working vineyards and natural landscapes, the 39-room exclusive hotel, set to open in spring 2021, is a sensational location for taking in the Italian countryside.
At the base of the Alps, Casa Di Langa’s views are nothing short of a dream, but the destination’s endless activities, extensive culinary scene, and exquisite wine culture make traveling to Piedmont that much better. Guests have access to wine tastings, guided by a wine concierge, as well as a professional-led pasta-making course and a truffle-hunting excursion to make their time in Italy’s Piedmont region a truly authentic experience.
Kimpton St Honoré Paris, Paris, France
If you’re looking for a hotel that embodies the upscale, fashion-forward nature of Paris, look no further than the Kimpton St Honoré Paris. With pops of color and art deco accents scattered throughout the property’s 149 rooms, Kimpton St Honoré channels design inspired by minimalist Art Nouveau to bring a classic Parisian chic aesthetic to the hotel’s interior.
The hotel will feature a cutting-edge spa, complete with an interior swimming pool and unparalleled 360-degree views of the hotel’s rooftop bar and garden. As if the spa wasn’t enticing enough, guest rooms include a fully-stocked minibar complete with locally sourced gourmet treats—a mouthwatering late-night bite after the day of your dreams.
Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, Maldives
Imagine yourself laying on the sand of a crisp white beach with the view of a halo azure lagoon while embracing the island life of the Maldives; at the Ritz-Carlton Maldives, this is everyday life. The 100-villa resort takes a minimalist approach to luxury, which can be seen in the pristine beaches, as well as the simple approach taken towards culinary experiences at the seven available restaurants and bars.
After opening in June 2021, guests will have access to nearly every island activity they could possibly think of. From sunrise yoga to windsurfing to parasailing, there is an activity for just about anybody in your vacation crew to enjoy. If recreation isn’t your scene, however, the resort will offer daily activities like cooking classes and traditional Maldivian drum lessons so that you can immerse yourself even further into the island life.
No matter whether you choose to travel domestically or go on an international adventure, these hotels seem like they’re a top-notch choice for any getaway, especially after a year of postponements and cancellations.