Exclusive luxury hotels set to debut in 2022
A slew of new hotels have arrived in 2021, and 2022 is also looking bright for debuts. Coming from major players like Hyatt and IHG as well as independent hoteliers, this year’s openings convey a strong sense of place while highlighting history, design, wellness and gastronomy. From Windy City to Vietnam, here is a selection of luxury properties set to launch this year.
Early spring 2022, LaSalle Chicago, autograph collection will transport guests back to the 1920s through an Art Deco-style high-rise downtown. The hotel is located on the top five floors of the iconic building at 208 S. LaSalle Street, assuming the grace and grandeur of the first LaSalle hotel which was demolished in 1976.
“We are thrilled to bring the sophistication and luxury of the original LaSalle Hotel back to the center of Chicago’s Financial District,” said General Manager Stefan Gruvberger. The 232-key LaSalle will house a library, solarium, and 21’s signature restaurant and grill lounge.
Grace Bay Resorts‘ House of the Rock, an anticipated cliffside property in the Turks and Caicos Islands, will be marked by privacy, space and gorgeous interiors. On track for a May opening, the five-star Providenciales hideaway will feature 46 villas and studio suites designed by AD100 designer Shawn Henderson.
“My inspiration for Rock House came from the glamorous hotels of the French Riviera and the Amalfi Coast,” says Henderson. “Since the Turks and Caicos Islands are surrounded by some of the most beautiful waters in the world, my goal was to create calm, uncluttered and serene interiors to maintain the focus on the ocean and take advantage of the beautiful unobstructed views from each home. .” Outdoor shower gardens, private pools, beachfront restaurants and a 100-foot jetty will enhance the Caribbean setting.
Tribute to Casco Antiguo, the historic district of Panama City, Hotel La Compagnie will be the first in Central America of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. Offering 88 rooms, the UNESCO World Heritage Site and former Jesuit convent dating back to the 17th century will blend the old with the new, respecting the history of the structure and the neighborhood while achieving a contemporary design concept . Five restaurants and two tavernas will be on site, with a stock of notable eateries within walking distance, not to mention the Palacio de las Garzas (Presidential Palace), Plaza de Francia and other historic gems nearby.
Opened in March, the five-star Cashel Palace Hotel will be a 51-key Relais & Châteaux property set in a restored 1732 Palladian mansion in County Tipperary, Ireland. The former country house of the Archbishops of Cashel will include amenities ranging from a Klafs steam room and sauna to The Bishop’s Buttery, an upmarket restaurant offering contemporary Irish cuisine, to an Equine Concierge planning equestrian experiences on the Thoroughbred Trail from Tipperary. The estate’s location in the Midwest region also brings a myriad of things to see and do, including “ancient historical and cultural sites to visit, mountains to climb, rivers to kayak, trails to hike by bike”, reports Adriaan Bartels, managing director of Cashel. Palace.
The town of Blois in the Loire Valley is the site of Loire flower, scheduled to open in June. This elegant five-star eco-friendly hotel is the brainchild of Michelin-starred chef Christophe Hay, elected Chef of the Year 2021 by the famous French gastronomic guide Gault et Millau. Formerly the property of King Louis XIII’s brother, the charming property will feature 33 guest rooms and 11 suites, a swimming pool, a Sisley spa, two restaurants and a pastry kiosk. Chef Hay advocating sustainable cuisine, he plans to serve foie gras from Villermain, Osetra caviar from Sologne, Wagyu beef from his farm in Angers, his signature “carp à la Chambord”, among other local dishes, all representative of the fertile soil. of the Loire Valley.
Perched on the north coast of Mallorca, Spain, Hotel El Vicenc de la Mar from the Mallorca lifestyle hotel group C Collection is set to launch in April. The property will house 35 rooms, five suites, a multi-level rooftop terrace with swimming pool and two restaurants led by celebrity chef Santi Taura. A dreamy location adds to the hotel’s appeal, revealing spectacular views of the Mediterranean and the Tramuntana mountain.
“With the beach just steps from the property, in good weather it’s magical because you don’t need a car or a bike,” says Rubén Zamora, the company’s general manager. “Just step out of the front door into Cala Molins, a sparkling bay, one of the four bays in the area.”
In early 2022, South Africa will host The farm, an intimate ecolodge that strives to support local communities and champion conservation. With just 12 accommodations, this sustainable property in Nambiti plans to connect travelers to the region through bespoke game drives, cooking classes, visits from community elders, bird watching excursions and more. Located between Durban and Johannesburg, Nambiti Game Reserve is a malaria-free area where visitors can experience the Big 5 and over 50 other wildlife species.
Towards the end of 2022, Dorchester Collection, in partnership with OMNIYAT, plans to create The Lana Dubai, his first property in the Middle East. Designed by UK-based Foster + Partners, with interiors curated by Parisian duo Gilles & Boissier, the 30-storey tower in the Business Bay district features floor-to-ceiling windows, with 225 rooms and suites revealing expansive views of the Burj Khalifa, the district of Dubai. futuristic cityscape and the Arabian desert. Perhaps the jewel in the hotel’s crown is the rooftop pool and its cabana service. The retreat will be open exclusively to hotel guests during the day before transforming into a star-studded nightclub after dark.
Scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2022, Regent Phu Quoc in Long Beach on Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam, is IHG’s first property since acquiring the brand in 2018. The beachfront hideaway will house 176 suites and 126 villas with private infinity pools, six restaurants and bars and a full-service spa.
Phu Quoc “is famous for its beautiful beaches where warm, turquoise waters mingle with beautiful white sand,” says general manager Juan Losada.
More than half of Phu Quoc Island is dedicated to national parks and located inside the UNESCO-designated Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve, making it the ideal destination for travelers seeking a nature getaway.