20 most luxurious hotels opening in 2017

Including two in Singapore that are perf for a staycay

Six Senses Krabey Island, Cambodia
04 Mar 2017

Six Senses Krabey Island, Cambodia

Known for creating luxe hideaways in obscure destinations, the Six Senses group will be setting up its latest resort in the private island of Koh Krabey, off Cambodia’s south coast. 

The idyllic destination will consist of 40 pool villas scattered around the 30-acre island, each built out of sustainable materials. There will be a full-service spa, outdoor pools, as well as activities like snorkelling, kayaking, star-gazing at the resort’s own observatory and outdoor movie screenings. 

Opening in May 2017

Aman Shanghai, China
04 Mar 2017

Aman Shanghai, China

If serenity is what you’re looking for, book a room at Aman Shanghai (once it’s open, of course).

The property is designed to reflect a peaceful village made up of restored Ming and Qing dynasty buildings, and will be surrounded by 10,000 sacred camphor trees.

There will also be modern suites and villas with private swimming pools as well as the Aman spa, dining venues and two large swimming pools.

Opening in end-2017.

Rosewood Luang Prabang, Laos
04 Mar 2017

Rosewood Luang Prabang, Laos

The Rosewood Luang Prabang is set to open in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang in Laos, just 10 minutes away from the country’s historic city. 

There will be eight deluxe villas, three garden villas, six private pool villas along with five luxury tents. Not your usual tents, these boast 100 sqm of space with private dining areas and wrap-around decks.

Opening in 2017.

Jabali Ridge, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
04 Mar 2017

Jabali Ridge, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

Experience the wilderness at Jabali Ridge in Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park.

The Jabali Ridge has 10 suites set atop a rocky hill, an infinity pool and a spa so you can relax after a day of exploring the safari.

Opening in September 2017.

The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi, Malaysia
04 Mar 2017

The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi, Malaysia

Traditional kampong meets modern luxury at The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi

Surrounded by rainforests and the Andaman Sea, the hotel will consist of 90 guest rooms, 30 villas, three swimming pools, a locally-inspired spa and international restaurants. There will also be a private cove and beach where you can dive in the famed waters.

Opening in July 2017.

Six Senses Bhutan
04 Mar 2017

Six Senses Bhutan

Not your average stay, the Six Senses Bhutan encompasses 82 guest suites distributed between five lodges in different parts of Bhutan — Thimphu, Panukha, Gangtey, Bumthang and Paro. 

Each of the five lodges will reflect the heritage of the locale and is designed in a specific theme that reflects its location for an intimate look into the Kingdom of Bhutan.

Opening in the second-half of 2017.

King Lewanika Lodge, Zambia
04 Mar 2017

King Lewanika Lodge, Zambia

Set in Zambia’s untouched Liuwa Plain National Park, get ready for a complete wildlife immersion at the upcoming King Lewanika Lodge. It will comprise of six exclusive villas that can accommodate a total of 15 guests.

The vast grassy plain is also home to the Liuwa lion, cheetahs, hyenas, wild dogs, five rare and large populations of antelope and 330 bird species. 

Opening in April 2017.

Hôtel de Crillon, Paris, France
04 Mar 2017

Hôtel de Crillon, Paris, France

First built in 1758, the historic Hôtel de Crillon was transformed into a hotel in 1909, and closed its doors in March 2013 to undergo major renovations. 

The refreshment will add contemporary polish while preserving the old world charm of the icon. It will also boast two new suites designed by Karl Lagerfeld himself.

Opening in 2017.

Alila Fort Bishangarh, Jaipur, India
04 Mar 2017

Alila Fort Bishangarh, Jaipur, India

This 230-year-old warrior fort has been transformed into the heritage resort, Alila Fort Bishangarh. Perched on a granite hill, the stunning place offers 360° views of the Rajasthan landscape. 

It will also feature 59 suites, the Spa Alila, a swimming pool and luxe dining venues.

Opened in February 2017.

Bisate Lodge, Rwanda
04 Mar 2017

Bisate Lodge, Rwanda

Surrounded by nature and truly exclusive, the Bisate Lodge in Rwanda is made up of only six villas and will admit a maximum of only 12 guests. 

Take in dramatic views of the Bisoke, Mikeno and Karisimbi volcanoes and participate in biodiversity conservations efforts — the lodge offers more than a place to stay

Opening in June 2017.

Kokomo Yaukuve Island Resort, Fiji
04 Mar 2017

Kokomo Yaukuve Island Resort, Fiji

The Kokomo Yaukuve Island Resort is located on a private island that’s only accessible via seaplane, making it Fiji’s most exclusive hotel. The resort’s luxurious beachfront villas are constructed to reflect the style of local bures, or wood-and-straw huts, except with private swimming pools.

Opening in March 2017.

The Duxton Club Hotel, Singapore
04 Mar 2017

The Duxton Club Hotel, Singapore

Set in the Tanjong Pagar district, The Duxton Club Hotel consists of two heritage buildings located a few hundred metres apart. The Duxton House on Duxton Road will have 50 rooms while the Duxton Terrace on Murray Street will have 138 rooms, along with numerous dining establishments, a poolside bar, a members-only club and cigar room between them.

Opening in June 2017.

The Chedi Tomakomai, Hokkaido, Japan
04 Mar 2017

The Chedi Tomakomai, Hokkaido, Japan

Designed by renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando, the Chedi Tomakomai is a spacious hotel perched on the edge of a cliff that blends nature and modern design. It will have 60 guestrooms and 40 private villas, all fitted with fireplaces. 

There will also be open-air hot springs, a spa and health club, wine cellars, swimming pools and a library. 

Opening in 2017.

The Warehouse Hotel, Singapore
04 Mar 2017

The Warehouse Hotel, Singapore

Get ready for a history lesson: Situated along the Singapore River, The Warehouse Hotel was first built in 1895 as part of the Straits of Malacca trade route.

What was then a place where secret societies, underground activity and liquor distilleries thrived, has since been transformed into a 37-room boutique hotel that celebrate local culture. It’s minimalist and industrial in design and also boasts an infinity pool.

Opened in January 2017.

Hoshinoya Bali, Ubud, Bali
04 Mar 2017

Hoshinoya Bali, Ubud, Bali

Adding to the many getaways in Ubud Bali is Hoshinoya Bali by Japanese luxury brand Hoshino. Choose from three types of private villas, each surrounded by greenery and infused with local culture. There’s a semi-private pool area just a few steps from each villa, Balinese-Japanese restaurants and bars, as well as a spa.

Opened in January 2017.

Lux* Bodrum Resort & Residences, Turkey
04 Mar 2017

Lux* Bodrum Resort & Residences, Turkey

Set on a private peninsula in Turkey’s most glamorous destination, Bodrum, this luxury hotel consists of chic, modern sugar-cube homes that have panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. 

Opening in May 2017.

Wild Coast Lodge, Yala, Sri Lanka
04 Mar 2017

Wild Coast Lodge, Yala, Sri Lanka

Experience the jungle in comfort in the Wild Coast Lodge set on a deserted beach in the Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. The lodge’s twenty-eight ‘cocoons’ meld safari-style with futuristic touches, and are strategically dotted around five watering holes that attract birdlife and amphibians — making them perfect vantage points.

Opening in mid-2017.

Bulgari Hotel & Residences Dubai, UAE
04 Mar 2017

Bulgari Hotel & Residences Dubai, UAE

The fifth establishment by Bulgari is set to take luxury to whole new heights. It’s being developed on the exclusive Jumeira Bay Island, which is sculpted in the shape of a titanic seahorse. There will be lush gardens, a marina and a full range of amenities. Despite being spread over a large area, the hotel will only have a small occupancy of only 100 rooms and suites and 20 villas, promising serenity and exclusivity.

Opening in 2017.

Adare Manor, Ireland
04 Mar 2017

Adare Manor, Ireland

The 840-acre gothic manor Adare Manor was first completed in 1860. The historic castle has been closed since 2016 to undergo major renovations, and will now be complete with a golf course, a new spa, a swimming pool, a cinema and a ballroom.

Opening in September 2017.

Casa Cook Kos, Marmari, Greece
04 Mar 2017

Casa Cook Kos, Marmari, Greece

The boho yet urban beach destination in Greece is made for young, adults with no children, and reflect the free-spirited, individualistic and fun-loving spirit of its ideal guests. Chill at the villas, each with their own private swimming pools, while a resident DJ will be on decks to keep the party going. 

Opening in 2017.

No matter how much time you plan on spending in your hotel room while on vacation, there’s no denying that picking the right place to stay is a key part of the perfect holiday. 

There are plenty of spots that are comfy, but only a handful go above and beyond to take that comfort and turn it into pure luxury. In the gallery above, check out 23 of the most decadent, opulent vacay stays opening up in 2017 all over the world!

This story originally appeared on ELLE.sg, Toggle’s sister site and the Singapore edition of the world’s biggest-selling fashion magazine.

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