With some incredible new openings on the cards for 2018, hoteliers are seriously pushing the envelope in hotel design, innovation and technology. From beautifully restored Rive Gauche romance and high-tech Shanghai wellness retreats to futuristic Danish design, these tempting new 2018 hotel openings have gotten us reaching for our passports already.
Barcelona EDITION, Barcelona
Adding an incredible seven new destinations to their portfolio of elegant yet playful hotels, the EDITION group are a hospitality force to be reckoned with in 2018. Perfectly positioned a stone’s throw from city beaches, las Ramblas and Barcelona’s amous Gaudi buildings, the 100-room EDITION hotel will be a trendy space with a signature restaurant. Featuring a state of the art club and lounge, bespoke cocktail bar, rooftop bar and outdoor pool, it looks like it’ll be Barcelona’s go-to place for sophisticated after dark hijinks.
Hotel Lutetia, Paris
Following a long and loving restoration, the iconic Parisian hotel, Lutetia is reopening in spring 2018 in all its Art Nouveau glory. A true Left Bank landmark, Lutetia features 184 rooms and suites, penthouse, one-of-a-kind suites, a swish cigar bar and Jean Michel Wilmotte-designed jazz bar. We love the restored gilding, frescoes, and its historic-charm-meets-21st-century-luxury feel.
The Ramble Hotel, Colorado
The Ramble Hotel’s cavernous bar with inviting Chesterfields and dazzling chandeliers looks like a warm and welcoming retreat from the Colorado chill. Opening in early 2018 in Denver’s River North Art District, the stylish 50-room hotel is going to be arts-minded with an intimate theatre and events bar. Food comes courtesy of the team behind the esteemed Work & Class restaurant and cocktails by NYC cocktail institution, Death & Co.
The Anandi Shanghai, Shanghai
With an emphasis on wellness and healing, we’re inspired by The Anandi’s sanctuary-like ethos. Overlooking the Suzhou River, the contemporary hotel offers crystal energy flooring in rooms, negative ion earth beds, Himalayan salt lamps, energy stones and natural stone bathtubs. There’ll be an extensive treatment menu, workshops, classes and a meditation area. This is zen on a seriously grand scale.
Herman K, Copenhagen
Futuristic. Industrial. Luxurious. Just a few of the things that make us excited about Herman K coming to Copenhagen. Housed in an old 1960s transformer station, the soon-to-be five-star boutique hotel will feature two restaurants, penthouse suites with private roof terraces and a show-stopping 12-metre high lobby. We love the rooms’ spaceship-esque vibe and minimalist, clean lines.
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Images: Herman K © Brochner Hotels. The Ramble Hotel © The Ramble Hotel. Barcelona EDITION © EDITION Hotels.