THE MASTER LIST OF 2018 WORLDWIDE HOTEL OPENINGS

Now that everyone has successfully put the traumatising year of 2017 behind them (we hope), we’re finally ready to welcome 2018. And what better way to do that than by giving you the release you’ve been waiting for all year? Yes, the moment is finally here. Today, we unveil our Master List of 2018 Worldwide Hotel Openings

As is tradition, our Master List spotlights the newest batch of design, boutique, experiential and innovative hotels across the world. Of course, there are always a few notables from larger hotel brands, often included because of a desirable location or a new concept. But for the most part, the hotels listed below have those rebellious qualities that we just can’t get enough of. 

For those of you who only have a few minutes to peruse The List, we advise you to: one, bookmark this page so you can quickly (and frequently) come back to it; and two, take a minute to read our List highlights:

2018 should see the opening of hotels from two retail furniture companies – west elm in Detroit and Restoration Hardware in New York – as well as the opening of the very first Equinox Hotel (also in New York). Will retail brands successfully break into the hospitality business? This year we shall find out.

There’s also something in the water in Los Cabos, Mexico – and it’s not what you think. Development has been booming in its tourist corridor for several years, and now it’s time for the hotel doors to open. Montage, Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton and Nobu all have properties set to open in Los Cabos this year.

London and Paris both have a handful of yummy hotel openings, including a new Soho House property (White City House) and a Cheval Blanc in the old Samaritan department store.

In Asia, we’re most excited about the Middle House Shanghai from Swire Hotels, as well as the slew of Rosewood Hotels set to open. Kuala Lumpur will shine even brighter when a W, Four Seasons and citizenM open before the year is out.

Top-tier luxury brands in the Middle East will continue to dazzle their well-heeled guests, but we sincerely hope that the late Zaha Hadid’s architectural vision for the ME by Mélia Dubai will open this year, too. (Two more of her properties – The Morpheus in Macau and the Jumeirah Nanjing – are also set to open in 2018.)

Last, but certainly not least, New York remains a sizzling hotel market, with marquee openings from Freehand, Mr C. Edition and even Ace Hotels.

Of course, that’s just what we think is noteworthy. You may find your own piece of hotel heaven somewhere else.

As always, we’ve done our best to post the most current opening dates we could find – but never fear, we’ll be updating those dates as the year progresses.*

*Of course, many of these will be subject to delays. And some hotels may actually never open.


UNITED STATES

MIAMI/FORT LAUDERDALE

Celino South Beach – via <a href="http://robbreport.com/travel/hotels/celino-south-beach-hotel-ocean-drive-miami-opening2722011-2722011/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Robb Report</a>
Celino South Beach – via Robb Report

Circ Hotel, Hollywood: early-2018

Las Olas Ocean Resort: May 

Le Méridien Dania Beach at Fort Lauderdale Airport: October

Celino South Beach: 2018

Cadillac South Beach: 2018

Hotel Indigo Miami Bricknell: September

Greystone Miami: late-2018

Generator Miami: 2018

NEW YORK

Mr. C Seaport Hotel renderings– via <a href="https://www.hospitalitydesign.com/news/hotels-resorts-wellness/mr-c-seaport-hotel-to-arrive-late-2017/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">HD Network</a>
Mr. C Seaport Hotel renderings – via HD Network

Freehand New York: 16 January

Mr. C Seaport Hotel: early-2018

AC Hotel by Marriott Times Square: January

HY36 (This is the new look for IHG’s Crowne Plaza brand; HY stands for Hudson Yards): early-2018

The Pod Hotel Times Square: early-2018

Park Terrace Hotel: early-2018 

The Artezen Hotel: mid-2018

Baltic Huis, Brooklyn: March

The Hoxton, Williamsburg: Summer 2018

The Times Square EDITION: April

AC Hotel by Marriott Downtown: May

CitizenM Bowery: 2018

Ace Hotel Bowery: Spring

Restoration Hardware Hotel: 2018

Hotel Noy: 2018

Best Western Vīb, Staten Island: 2018

Moxy Hotel Fulton Street: 2018

Pestana CR7, New York: 2018 

Equinox Hotels: 2018

LOS ANGELES

View from the entrance of Kimpton La Peer – courtesy of Kimpton Hotels
View from the entrance of Kimpton La Peer – courtesy of Kimpton Hotels

Kimpton La Peer West Hollywood: January

NoMad Los Angeles: 21 January

Hotel Figueroa: 19 February 

Hoxton Hotels, Downtown LA: late-2018

DTLA Proper Hotel: Summer

Palihotel Westwood Village: Summer

Palihotel Culver City: 2018

West Hollywood Edition: 2018

CitizenM Los Angeles: 2018

Fairmont Century Plaza: 2018

OTHER CITIES

Bedroom in Perry Lane Hotel – courtesy of Perry Lane Hotel
Bedroom in Perry Lane Hotel – courtesy of Perry Lane Hotel

The Post Oak Hotel, Houston: early-2018

The Fairlane Hotel, Nashville: early-2018

The Siren Hotel, Detroit: early-2018 

Fairmont Austin: early-2018

Art Ovation Hotel, Sarasota: early-2018

Lido House, Newport Beach: March

The Hoxton Portland: Summer

Bobby Hotel, Nashville: Spring

EVEN Hotel Pittsburgh: Spring 

Hotel Bennett, Charleston: Summer 

The Sophy Hotel, Chicago: July 

Palihotel Seattle: Summer 

Le Méridien St. Louis: October

Nobu Hotel Chicago: 2018

NoMad Las Vegas & Park MGM: late-2018 (NoMad Las Vegas); March (Park MGM)

westdrift Manhattan Beach, Manhattan Beach, CA:  21 February

Perry Lane Hotel, Savannah: Spring

The Woodlark, Portland, OR: Spring

avid hotel Oklahoma City: mid-2018

MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa, Sonama: Summer

Hotel Julian, Chicago: Autumn

The Shinola Hotel, Detroit: Autumn

The Blackburn Inn, Staunton, VA: Spring

Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito: Summer

Bishop’s Lodge, an Auberge Resort, Santa Fe: Summer

Eaton Hotel DC: Spring

InterContinental San Diego: September 

21CMusuem Hotel, Kansas City, MO: late-2018

Four Seasons Philadelphia: late-2018

MOB Hotel Pittsburgh: 2018

west elm Hotel Detroit: 2018

Hotel Magdalena, Austin, a Bunkhouse Hotel: 2018


CANADA

Birks Hotel Montreal exterior – via Marketing

The Anndorre House, Toronto: 16 January

Hotel Monville, Montreal: July

EXchange Hotel, Vancouver: Summer

Four Seasons Montreal: 2018

Birks Hotel Montreal: 2018


CARIBBEAN

Silversands Grenada – via TL Magazine
Silversands Grenada – via TL Magazine

Rosewood Baha Mar: Spring 

W Panama: 1 February

Hodges Bay Resort & Spa, St. John’s, Antigua2018

Rosewood Little Dix Bay: 2018

Manapany Hotel, St. Barth’s: 13 March

Silversands Grenada: March

Serafina Beach Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico: March


MEXICO

Vidanta Los Cabos lobby – photos are courtesy of The Rockwell Group
Vidanta Los Cabos lobby – photos are courtesy of The Rockwell Group

Zadun, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Los Cabos: early-2018

Hotel Amapa, Puerto Vallarta: February

Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort in Los Cabos: 31 March

Viceroy Los Cabos (formerly the Hotel Mar Adentro): Spring

Montage Los Cabos: May

Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos: July

W Kanai Retreat, Riviera Maya: December 

St Regis Kanai Resort, Riviera Maya: December

Nobu Hotel Los Cabos: Summer

Vidanta Los Cabos: February

Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa/TRS Coral Hotel: Autumn 

El Careyes Club & Residences: December

Hard Rock Los Cabos: 2018

Four Seasons Costas Palmas: 2018


CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICAS

Proposed design for Blackadore Caye – via Culture Trip

Blackadore Cay, Belize: late-2018

Four Seasons Hotel São Paolo at Nacoes Unidas: Autumn

Mandarin Oriental Santiago: late-2018


EUROPE

LONDON

Bankside Hotel Restaurant – courtesy of Bankside Hotel
Bankside London restaurant – courtesy of Bankside London

YOTEL Clerkenwell: late-2018

White City House: April

L’Oscar Hotel: Spring

The Principal London: Spring

The Dixon, an Autograph Collection Hotel in London: late-2018

Bankside London: Summer

Kettner’s Townhouse: January

 The Standard, London: 2018

Vintry and Mercer: March

PARIS

Bedroom at Maison Astor Paris. Curio Collection by Hilton – via <a href="https://www.wotif.com/Paris-Hotels-Maison-Astor-Paris.h414462.Hotel-Information" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Wotif</a>
Bedroom at Maison Astor Paris. Curio Collection by Hilton – via Wotif

Hôtel des Grands Boulevards: January

Hotel Dress Code: January

Maison Astor Paris, Curio Collection by Hilton: 1 March

Hôtel de Berri, a Luxury Collection Hotel: April

Hotel Lutetia: Spring

Brach Paris (designed by Philippe Starck): Spring

Fauchon L’Hôtel: Summer

JK Place Paris:  2018

Cheval Blanc Samaritaine: late-2018

BARCELONA

Rendering of The Barcelona EDITION – courtesy of EDITION Hotels
Rendering of The Barcelona EDITION – courtesy of EDITION Hotels

The Barcelona EDITION: 2018

Nobu Hotel Barcelona: 2018

OTHER CITIES

Hotel St George Helsinki exterior – courtesy of Hotel St George Helsinki
Hotel St. George Helsinki exterior – courtesy of Hotel St George Helsinki

THE FONTENAY Hamburg: January/February

The Pestana Amsterdam Riverside: February

Nobu Hotel Marbella: March

Raffles Europejski Warsaw: early-2018

Hotel St. George Helsinki: Spring

Mama Shelter Prague: Spring

The Langley, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Buckinghamshire: Summer

Vienna House Mokotów Warsaw: Summer

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens: mid-2018

Hawkstone Hall, Shropshire: 2018

The Bodrum EDITION: 2018

Hotel Vilòn, Rome: 2018

The Pantheon Hotel, Rome: 2018

Singer Palace Hotel, Rome: 2018

Elizabeth Unique Hotel Rome: 2018

Meininger Hotel Milan: Summer


ASIA

CHINA

Il Bar at Bulgari Hotel Shanghai – courtesy of Bulgari Hotels
Il Bar at Bulgari Hotel Shanghai – courtesy of Bulgari Hotels

The Middle House, Shanghai: early-2018

Rosewood Ghuangzhou: 2018

Jumeirah Nanjing: mid-2018

Amanyangyun, Shanghai: August

The Shanghai EDITION: 2018

Rosewood Hong Kong: 2018

Bulgari Hotel Shanghai: 2018

The Morpheus Macao: Summer

1 Hotel Haitang Bay: late-2018

Mandarin Oriental Qianmen, Beijing: 2018

MALAYSIA

Exterior of Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur – via <a href="https://press.fourseasons.com/news-releases/2016/new-four-seasons-in-kuala-lumpur/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Four Seasons Press Room</a>
Exterior of Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur – via Four Seasons Press Room

W Kuala Lumpur: 1 June

citizenM Kuala Lumpur: 2018

Alila Bangsar: 2018

Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur: mid-2018

THAILAND

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok lobby entrance – courtesy of Waldorf Astoria
Waldorf Astoria Bangkok lobby entrance – courtesy of Waldorf Astoria

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok: August

The Bangkok EDITION: 2018

INDONESIA

Bedroom Master Bedroom pool deck at COMO Uma Canggu – courtesy of COMO Uma Canggu
Bedroom Master Bedroom pool deck at COMO Uma Canggu – courtesy of COMO Uma Canggu

COMO Uma Canggu, Bali: February

AYANA Komodo Resort Waecicu Beach: Summer

Alila SCBD, Jakarta: August 

Capella Ubud: mid-2018

Park Hyatt Jakarta: 2018

Jumeirah Bali: mid-2018

Regent Jakarta: late 2018

INDIA

Six Senses Fort Barwara in Rajasthan, India – courtesy of Six Senses
Six Senses Fort Barwara in Rajasthan, India – courtesy of Six Senses

ITC Kohenur, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Hyperbad: March

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Andamans: December 

Six Senses Fort Barwara: late-2018

MALDIVES

Rendering of Umami Restaurant at Baglioni Resort Maldives – via The Travel Magazine
Rendering of Umami Restaurant at Baglioni Resort Maldives – via The Travel Magazine

Baglioni Resort Maldives: late-2018

Raffles Meradhoo Maldives: 2018

JAPAN

Rendering of guest room at Pullman Tokyo Tamachi – via Business Traveller
Rendering of guest room at Pullman Tokyo Tamachi – via Business Traveller

Pullman Tokyo Tamachi: Autumn

IRAPH SUI, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Okinawa: late-2018


OTHER COUNTRIES

Rosewood Luang Prabang Tent Villa – courtesy of Rosewood Hotels
Rosewood Luang Prabang Tent Villa – courtesy of Rosewood Hotels

Rosewood Luang Prabang, Laos: early-2018

Alila Koggala, Sri Lanka: June

Alila Villas Koh Russey, Cambodia: September

Six Senses Bhutan: November

Rosewood Phnom Penh: 2018


MIDDLE EAST

Guest room at (left) and view of (right) Jumeirah Royal Saray – photos are courtesy of Jumeirah Royal Saray
Guest room at (left) and view of (right) Jumeirah Royal Saray – photos are courtesy of Jumeirah Royal Saray

Jumeirah Royal Saray, Bahrain: February

The St. Regis Amman: 1 May

Nobu Hotel Riyadh: mid-2018

Le Méridien Riyadh: June

The Abu Dhabi EDITION: 2018

Waldorf Astoria Dubai IFC: 2018

Le Méridien Doha: December

ME by Mélia Dubai: late-2018


AFRICA

Sample bungalow (left) and bathroom in three-bedroom villa (right) at Zuri, Zanzibar – photos are courtesy of Zuri, Zanzibar
Sample bungalow (left) and bathroom in three-bedroom villa (right) at Zuri, Zanzibar – photos are courtesy of Zuri, Zanzibar

Four Seasons Resort at Desroches Island Seychelles: early-2018

The St. Regis Cairo: March

Zuri, Zanzibar: May

&Beyond Tengile River Lodge: December 

One&Only Gorilla’s Nyungwe House, Rwanda: late-2018


AUSTRALIA

W Brisbane – photos are via <a href="http://www.loud.events/loud/blog/272-venue-review-w-hotel-brisbane" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Live Events </a>
W Brisbane – photos are via Live Events 

W Brisbane: 15 March 

SO Sofitel Auckland: May

Lost Camel Hotel at Ayers Rock Resort: July

QT Perth: Summer 


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Juliana Shallcross

A self-confessed hotel addict, Juliana Shallcross has been reporting on hotels around the world for more than a decade. She was previously the managing editor HotelChatter.com. A good portion of her job involves sleeping in new hotels, obsessing over technology and keeping tabs on the ever-changing hospitality landscape. She’s based in Los Angeles.