New year, new holiday… That’s how the old saying goes, right? With nearly every country open for travel again, 2023 is the year of holidays with (nearly) no restrictions. And with more travel, comes more brand new hotels. From idyllic tropical locations to luxury urban retreats, these are the hot new openings we’re adding to the bucket list for 2023.

Looking for something a little closer to home? There are a host of hotels opening in the UK in 2023 too. For now, here’s our pick of those abroad.

Hotelito by MUSA, Mexico

Set within jungles and mountains, steps away from a coastline of pristine white sand beach, Hotelito by MUSA offers dreamy barefoot luxury for nomads and creators. 11 bedrooms feature minimalistic design, with clean lines, organic textures, handcrafted materials, and locally-sourced accents that blend seamlessly to create a modern aesthetic inspired by the surrounding natural landscape. Elsewhere in the property, tropical hardwood and concrete and stone detailed architecture has been carefully selected with the community and environment in mind.

The new hotel’s location alone is impressive enough, but to take it one step further, there’s also salt water stargazing pools, a world-class farm to table restaurant and a beach club to enjoy.

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Capella Sydney

Soon to arrive in Sydney’s Central Business District (known as the Sandstone Precinct), a grand new hotel opening occupying an entire block in the impressively big former department of education, built in 1915.

The building’s original architect, George McRae, will live on in the new hotel’s McRae Bar, and the full revamp of the building comes with restoration of its original marble, a four-storey glass roof extension, and a courtyard garden makeover.

Le Grand Mazarin, Paris

Sometimes we think they couldn’t possibly squeeze any more chic hotels into Paris, but every time a new hotel opening proves us wrong. The one to watch this year is Le Grand Mazarin, the first urban hotel from the Maisons Pariente group, who’ve given us hotels like the beautiful Le Coucou in Meribel.

Located right by the Seine, and designed by architect Martin Brudnizki (of Annabel’s in London and The Beekman in New York fame), we already know we’re going to be in for the most dreamy of Parisian getaways.

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Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo, Panama

This January, Panama City will see a brand new luxury hotel opening in the form of Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo Panama, set right on the waterfront on a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Located in Panama City’s historic district, there are plenty of gorgeous buildings nearby to satisfy your inner tourist, like the Teatro Nacional and La Catedral del Oro – although with waterfront vistas like that we don’t see why you’d ever want to leave…

Warren Street Hotel, New York City

Booking a trip to New York in 2023? Tribeca’s hottest new hotel will be from none other than the Firmdale group, with rooms famously designed by the hotel’s co-founder Kit Kemp. Due to open in September 2023, this will mark the group’s third hotel in New York, joining the gorgeous Crosby Street and The Whitby. The new opening will feature 57 individually designed bedrooms and suites along with 12 exclusive residences spread across 11 floors, each with floor to ceiling windows and some with their own private terrace.

There’ll also be an inviting drawing room, an orangery and a bar and restaurant, which will be open all day for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, cocktails and dinner.

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Casa Chablé, Mexico

Located on a private islet in the Sian Ka’an biosphere, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Casa Chablé promises to offer guests true barefoot luxury, ultimate seclusion, and immersion in nature on an untouched stretch of the Caribbean coast. Remote but accessible, the property can be reached by car, boat, or helicopter, and with 200 metres of beachfront to explore, it’ll feel like your very own private island.

There are just 10 rooms available, from luxury rooms in the main house to ocean view and beachfront villas – each appointed with beautiful, sustainable tropical Parota wood furnishings and indigenous designs crafted by local artisans. The perfect mix of nature, comfort and luxury.

Rosewood, Munich

Rosewood’s very first German hotel will open in late 2023, situated on Kardinal-Faulhaber-Strasse in the heart of Munich’s historic city centre. The hotel will be housed in two landmark buildings – he former headquarters of the State Bank of Bavaria and the adjacent Palais Neuhaus-Preysing, a former grand aristocratic residence.

Its 132 spacious, classically designed bedrooms will complement the property’s original façade and iconic stairways, with a contemporary touch. There’ll also be a restaurant, bar, and full service spa with five treatments rooms, an indoor pool and gym.

Six Senses, Rome

A short walk to the Pantheon, you’ll find the first Italian property of the famed Six Senses luxury hotel brand. Housed in a historic palazzo, it’ll have 96 guest rooms designed with a nod to traditional Roman architecture, including cocciopesto plaster, Travertine limestone, and sun-filled terraces.

The luxurious property will also include a restaurant, bar and deli serving plant-based modern Italian fare; a signature Six Senses Spa complete with Roman Baths; and rooftop terrace for a yoga sessions or cocktails as the sun goes down.

The Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York City

Manhattan’s thriving Nomad neighbourhood will see a stunning new hotel join the area this year, and wow have they really pulled out all the stops. When Martin Brudnizki designs something, we already know we’re going to love it, but when he designs it over seven years, we’re expecting nothing short of a hotel masterpiece.

The building itself will combine a historic landmark with a glittering, 24-storey glass tower, to perfectly blend the old and the new and provide the ultimate glamorous getaway for your next NYC trip.

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Mondrian Singapore Duxton

Opening in 2023, Singapore will see its first Mondrian hotel located in the vibrant Duxton Hill neighbourhood. Mixing traditional Singaporean architecture with contemporary flair, the 302 stylish rooms and suites are designed by Studio Carter, and peppered with locally commissioned artwork and out-of-the-ordinary minibars.

The new hotel will also be a culinary destination for locals and travellers to flock to and indulge, with a restaurant, café, cocktail bar, and rooftop bar to choose from.


Mama Shelter, France & Dubai

Mama Shelter, the bold and cutting-edge hotel collection known for their affordable hospitality, are adding not one, but six new Mamas to their collection, with new hotel openings happening across 2023 and 2024. This year will see the brand open their ninth location in France with Mama Shelter Rennes, including the city’s first rooftop bar with sweeping views of medieval towers; another French site in Dijon with its very own private cinema and a petanque court; and Mama Shelter Dubai, their first Middle Eastern hotel with four swimming pools and range of dining options

Each of the new hotels will pay homage to the local culture, while maintaining the fun and creative characteristics Mama prides itself on.

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