No doubt about it! There are big things happening in 2018, from the release of record-breaking movies to royal weddings and major sports events.
Amid all of this excitement, the openings of hot new hotels around the globe serve as the cherry on top. From Sweden to Bali, eye-catching structures and the best in modern accommodations are popping up with conveniences and entertainment that guests to these major cities just cannot resist. Fine dining, luxurious suites, rooftop terraces… Hotels are giving guests reasons to extend their stay and we are spilling the tea on the best of the best of them.
Here is our list of the top hottest hotel openings anticipated for 2018:
Location: London, England
Opening Date: April 23rd, 2018
What To Expect: Soho House is at it again, pulling out all the stops with this new hotel in West London called White City house. With a 10th-floor rooftop pool overlooking the city surrounded by sun loungers and a bar and a full-fledged cinema in the basement, this hotel features 45 bedrooms and a gym that is the largest within the Soho House group. Not to be left unmentioned is the delicious eats at their East-meets-West restaurant.
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Opening Date: Mid 2018
What To Expect: This hotel is located in the heart of the city, giving guests instant access to major attractions such as the Barcelona Cathedral and the Santa Caterina Market. This prime location on the edge of El Born District also means that Gaudí buildings on Passeig de Gràcia, main city beaches, and Las Ramblas are only a few minutes again. The hotel features 100 guest rooms, signature restaurant, art club, lounges, outdoor pool and rooftop bar to name a few conveniences.
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Opening Date: February 12th, 2018
What To Expect: Debuting as the new tallest hotel in the world at 356 meters and 53 centimeters high is the Gevora Hotel on Shaikh Zayed Road in Dubai. It is a meter taller that the JW Marriott, which is a few minutes’ walk away and the previous holder of the prestigious title. The hotel has 528 guest rooms, four restaurants, an all-day diner and coffee shop, luxury spa, health club and a pool-side bar.
Location: Harads, Sweden
Opening Date: Fall 2018
What To Expect: From the same team that brought the world, the famous Treehotel comes the Arctic Bath Hotel. Floating on the Lule River, the hotel features six cozy cabins and a full-service spa with hot and cold plunge pools. It is the perfect spot to see the Northern Lights.
Opening Date: Second Half of 2018
What To Expect: The Raffle Hotel in Singapore is a classic heritage hotel originally opened in 1887. One of the few remaining 19th-century hotels in the world, the hotel started a 3-phase restoration program in December 2017. Gifts and mementos from the hotel can be found at the Raffles Gift Shop opened on 3 Seah Street for the duration of the restoration.
Location: Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, and Bumthang
Opening Date: Late 2018
What To Expect: Deemed as one of the most anticipated hotel openings in Asia, the Six Senses in Bhutan contain five lodges which are all a 5-6 hour drive from each other. They are an adventure in the making and will make a fine stay for guests looking to emerge themselves in the Asian culture.
Location: Canggu, Bali
Opening Date: January 30th, 2018
What To Expect: The Como Uma Canggu makes the perfect island holiday stay destination with its ideal location alongside white sand beaches in Bali. This hotel comes from the COMO Hotels and Resorts and is the third property opened on the island. The sleek, contemporary hotel boasts modern Asian architecture and stunning ocean views.