The most anticipated hotels of 2022 can’t be categorized by a single location, design style, or even star designation (while some love a grand five-star resort, others love an intimate boutique hotel—to each traveler, their own). The one commonality, however? They’re all, well, cool.
Perhaps it’s their interiors that set them apart: New York’s Fifth Avenue Hotel, for example, will have a lavish, jewel-tone design scheme by Martin Brudnizki (of Annabel’s fame). Perhaps it’s their culinary chops: Maybourne Riviera on the Cote d’Azur will have a restaurant by Mauro Colagreco, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and sushi chef Hiro Sato. Or perhaps it’s because they’re pushing haute hospitality forward: Habitas Santa Teresa in Costa Rica will be a completely sustainable resort. . . that also offers hydrofoils.
Below, read about 26 buzzy new hotel openings across the globe—and prepare to experience some serious wanderlust.