From Milan’s New Gourmet Hotspot to a Sri Lankan Safari Retreat…here are a few of the most awaited hotel openings for 2024.
Palazzo Cordusio Gran Meliá, Milan
The highly anticipated Palazzo Cordusio Gran Meliá will open its doors in December 2023, in the historic heart of Milan. A landmark opening for the brand, Palazzo Cordusio will occupy the lovingly restored 19th-Centruy Palazzo Venezia, one of the city’s most iconic buildings and formerly the headquarters of Assicurazioni Generali, close to the Piazza del Duomo and Castello Sforzesco. A haven for gourmands, the hotel will house a chic patisserie, bistro, cocktail bar, and a stylish rooftop bar and terrace with spectacular Duomo views. Blending Italian flair with Meliá’s signature Spanish hospitality, Palazzo Cordusio offers a gateway to Milan’s great cultural heritage through a selection of curated experiences: shop in the famous Vittorio Emanuele galleries; enjoy opera at La Scala, or see da Vinci’s The Last Supper first-hand.
ME Lisbon 2024
Perfectly positioned to explore all the Portuguese capital has to offer, ME Lisbon is set to open its doors in 2024. Showcasing the brand’s signature avant-garde design with high-quality service and a variety of culinary offerings including a Radio Rooftop Bar with panoramic views of the city, and over 600m2 of meeting and event space. Located in downtown Lisbon alongside the Eduardo VII Park and Marquês de Pombal Square, the 213-room hotel will feature a striking semi-transparent glass façade, designed by Portuguese architect João Paciênia
Nobu Hotel Madrid 2024
Next year, Nobu Hotels will welcome the sixth Spanish property to its portfolio with the opening of Nobu Hotel Madrid. Nestled in the Cortes District, between Plaza de Cibeles and Puerta del Sol, the hotel will offer a tri-level Nobu restaurant and bar, an expansive rooftop bar with skyline views and state-of-the-art fitness centre together with a spa. Renowned Californian architectural group, Studio PCH will oversee the design of the restaurant – which marks Nobu’s first in the Spanish capital – having designed multiple Nobu properties including the highly acclaimed Nobu Malibu and recently opened Nobu Hotel San Sebastian.
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The Residence Douz, Tunisia October 2023
Serving as a gateway to the Sahara, Cenizaro Hotels and Resorts’ first desert resort, The Residence Douz, opened its doors this month. Surrounded by glistening golden sands and swaying palms, the brand’s second opening in Tunisia comprises of 50 elegant villas, two gourmet restaurants and a sprawling Spa by Clarins. With a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites to explore, guests are encouraged to venture outside the resort by jeep, camel or quadbike and fully immerse themselves in the destination. Guest ambassadors are on hand to arrange a variety of excursions, from day trips to the village of Matmata, famed for its troglodyte houses which one clayed the home of “Luke Skywalker” in Star Wars, to a luxury camping experience in Tembaine.
COMO Metropolitan Singapore December 2023
The COMO Group is set to launch COMO Metropolitan Singapore, its newest property and the first in the brand’s home country, in Q4 2023 with a soft opening. Situated within COMO Orchard, spanning 19 floors in Singapore’s central Bideford Road, this immersive experience building combines COMO Group’s hospitality, fashion, wellness, and cuisine. COMO Metropolitan Singapore will occupy 11 floors, featuring 156 luxury rooms, a rooftop pool bar, dining venues, wellness centre, and fashion retail. It aims to become a hub for innovators and creatives who appreciate the COMO-curated lifestyle.
Hilton Yala Resort, Sri Lanka January 2024
Located just outside Sri Lanka’s Yala National Park, Hilton Yala Resort provides an elevated escape for guests seeking adventure and relaxation. The resort’s distinct, nature-first design encompasses 42 stylish rooms, suites and villas influenced by the surrounding nature and wildlife that lay beyond, with elevated, environmentally sound safari experiences offering sightings of elephants, leopards and the elusive sloth bear. Two restaurants offer contemporary Sri Lankan cuisine and western favourites, or guests can enjoy a bespoke outdoor dining experience between the lush jungle and the lapping waves of the Indian Ocean. Elsewhere, the hotel features a striking outdoor pool, fully equipped gym and state-of-the-art spa.
Nobu Hotel and Residences Toronto
Rising 45-stories in the heart of Toronto’s vibrant Entertainment District, Nobu will make its Canadian debut in 2024 with the opening of Nobu Hotel, Restaurant and Residences Toronto. Situated above the historic Pilkington Glass Factory with two dramatic residential towers housing 660 units with the hotel located atop the west tower offering dazzling, panoramic views of Lake Ontario and the city skyline. The 36-suite urban resort features a private hotel lounge, wellness facility with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, and the highly anticipated 15,000 sq. ft, two-level Nobu restaurant with separate bar & lounge, two private dining rooms, sushi bar and outdoor terrace.