12 Hotels To Lust Over In 2022
Saying that everyone is tired of the current state of the world is an understatement. Now more than ever, there is an urge to escape reality, relax in an exotic location, or really travel anywhere outside of city limits! Dreams of luxury vacations have been feeding wanderlust spirits for over a year and a half, and now they are finally being set loose. Whether they are on your 2022 to-visit list or even just on your wishlist, discover 12 hotels to lust and dream over!
New York"s iconic Crown Building will reopen its doors as Aman, New York. The new hotel boasts 85 elegant suites and 20 private exclusive residences, including a five-story, unique penthouse. It’s been designed by the celebrated architect and longtime Aman collaborator Jean-Micheal Gathy, who has remained true to the Crown’s original architecture while paying homage to the brand’s Asian roots.
The foundation of this new Mexican hotel was laid in a lush mangrove forest that stretches beside a white-sand beach. With 75 suites and studios, all with breathtaking ocean views, Etéreo will be one of the best ways to experience Mexico"s renowned Riviera Maya. All suites and studios are accommodated with floor-to-ceiling windows, butler service, a private terrace, and plunge pools, making it the perfect place to relax and admire lush surroundings.
Inspired by the nearby coral reefs, Rosewood Doha Hotel & Resort will be one of Qatar’s finest architectural landmarks. Housed within two striking towers are 185 guest rooms and suites, along with 173 serviced apartments and 300 residences. Sleek interiors and state-of-the-art technology bring this resort to new levels of sophistication.
One of the few true five-star hotels in Reykjavik, The Reykjavik EDITION entered the luxury hotel market in November 2021. The hotel’s uniqueness lies in the ebony facade of its blackened Shou sugi ban timber, burnt using a traditional Japanese technique, and its dark grey steel frames which depict Iceland’s dramatic lava landscape. The room’s floor-to-ceiling windows frame the scenic views of this up-and-coming capitol.
Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle is a first-of-its-kind hotel, located within the Château de Versailles - the royal residence of the old French monarchy. The 5-star hotel has 14 grand suites within a grandiose guest house originally built in the 1680s. Each suite is decorated in a style evocative of 17th-century design with a mirage of antiques and an abundance of floral motifs.
Kisawa is an all-in-one eco-retreat located in the middle of a 300-hectare sanctuary, surrounded by an expanse of forest, dunes, and beach. Showcasing minimalist decor with a modern touch, it offers 12 bungalows, each with a private beach, pool, outdoor kitchen, and a day area with an open-air deck. The bungalows were built using innovative 3D sand-printing technology, commissioned specifically for this project to allow them to blend into the landscape and minimize their environmental impact.
Located in Madrid’s famous Golden Triangle of Art, Mandarin Oriental Ritz is a historic five-star Belle époque hotel by the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. Opened after three years of extensive restoration, the hotel highlights 100 elegant rooms and 53 suites with natural light and classic-contemporary design. The suites are decorated with unique materials and classic designs that go best with their eye-catching structure.
San Domenico Palace lies above Mount Etna, providing a breathtaking panoramic view in every direction. Finished with herringbone floors and marble bathrooms, the 111 rooms and suites provide a polished Italian finesse, whilst the principal rooms open onto sprawling terraces complete with a personal plunge pool and a heavenly view of the mountain, the Ionian Sea, and the ancient greek theatre. It is built on the site of the 14th-century Dominican convent, now enhanced with lush gardens designed by Italian landscape architect Marco Bay.
Integrated onto the cliffside, the Six Senses Shaharut opened in August last year, located in the southern region of the enchanting Negev Desert in Israel. Understated and earthy textures flow throughout the space offering a nod to the desert landscape and the country’s heritage creating the ultimate backdrop for relaxation.
Promising the “ultimate in exclusivity,” the Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge is set in the secluded western reaches of the Park increasing your chances for a unique glimpse at the Big 5. Having been renovated over the last year the reopening of this remote oasis offers ten luxurious suites, complete with private plunge pools, in-room massages, and views of the hippo inhabited river.
Janu, meaning “soul” in Sanskrit, is the highly anticipated sister brand to the Aman, aiming to provide profound relaxation and restore lasting equilibrium for their guests. The Janu Montenegro will be the first of the brand to open, rooted in energy and exploration. The hotel hopes to encourage guests to stretch their boundaries and embrace the local environment. With opportunities for boat days and scuba diving, Janu promises both ultimate relaxation and vitality.
Situated in the iconic Old War Office, the latest Raffles flagship hotel is one that is steeped in history. Every effort has been made to preserve the architectural integrity of the grade II listed building and the result is magnificent. Transformed into 50 suites and 85 private residences, the hotel holds a ballroom, spa, and no fewer than nine restaurants and bars in Raffles’ signature lavish style.