8 Brand New Hotels and Resorts to Visit in 2021
Are your clients looking for brand new hotels and resorts to visit in 2021? While we were all busy dreaming of future trips this past year, hotel brands around the world were busy preparing for the comeback. Hundreds of really cool new properties popped up in some of the world’s dreamiest destinations. And we noticed a bit of a theme. Many of the new hotels and resorts built this year and last place an emphasis on wellness. Wellness and relaxation are on our minds! After a rough year, many clients are looking to get away and rejuvenate. From peaceful, remote retreats to luxurious suites with skyline views, these are some of the most incredible new hotels and resorts to visit in 2021.
- The Aurum: Mt Tremper, NY
- The Legian Sire: Lombok, Indonesia
- Kalesma Mykonos: Mykonos, Greece
- Xigera Safari Lodge: Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
- Aurora Lodge: Tromvik, Norway
- Matild Palace: Budapest, Hungary
- Hygge Circles Ugakei: Inabe, Japan
- Columns: New Orleans, Louisiana
8 Brand New Hotels and Resorts to Visit
Nestled in the Catskill region of New York state, The Aurum will provide an ultra-luxury getaway for visitors beginning in the fall of 2021. While the focus is on the spa, the experience is nothing like what you’d find at a typical modern spa. Instead, The Aurum draws inspiration from the ancient spa and bathing practices of the Romans. In addition to the baths and garden, The Aurum will feature a farm-to-table restaurant with a Sicilian-inspired menu.
In conjunction with the wellness trend, we’re seeing a number of properties maintain their own orchards, vineyards, and vegetable gardens. It doesn’t get more farm to fork than world-class meals prepared with ingredients grown right on your resort! One new property growing their own food is The Legian Sire in Lombok, Indonesia. The three on-site restaurants source many of their ingredients directly from their own fruit and vegetable gardens.
This soon-to-open luxury hotel draws on the natural beauty of Mykonos through every thoughtfully designed detail. It’s not just a place to stay, but a way to experience the island authentically. Kalesma staff is there to help guide and perfect your stay every step of the way. Whether it be arranging excursions or meals, to an afternoon of shopping or relaxing in the sun, you’re covered!
Xigera is inconspicuously tucked into a western corner of the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana. Space is limited to just 12 suites, keeping crowds minimal and the landscape quiet. Sustainability is central. The lodge is almost entirely powered by solar energy, and free of single-use plastics. Xigera’s incredible decor and design elements showcase nearly 80 of Africa’s most renowned artists.
The contemporary design of this solitary lodge blends in beautifully with the surrounding wilderness. It’s the perfect location for viewing the northern lights, but so remote that you must take a helicopter to get there. And the viewing of the Aurora Borealis is not the only thing on the agenda. You might also go whale-watching, kayaking, skiing, or dogsledding. While it is definitely remote, fear not! You won’t be alone. Joining you for your stay is a knowledgeable host and a private chef.
Set to open at the end of May, Matild Palace is located near the Danube off the Elizabeth Bridge. Matild Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While thoroughly renovated, all changes reflect Hungarian art and design in every piece. Sustainability-conscience guests will be pleased to know that Matild is also Breeam-certified. Matild is part of Marriott’s Luxury Collection.
You’ve heard of glamping — the glamorous camping trend which blends luxury with outdoor adventure. Now add a Japanese-Danish twist. The goal is rest and “coziness” paired alongside outdoor curiosity and learning.
This 1898 historic home was a private residence turned boarding house and then a hotel and bar. A deep restoration project gives this amazing building a fresh breath of air while preserving the history and NOLA flair. Columns, New Orleans features a new garden, rooftop sundeck, and cocktail bar. Step outside to the picturesque magnolia-lined St. Charles Avenue. From here you can take a streetcar tour of the city or view the other historic buildings in the area.