The 12 Most Anticipated European Hotel Openings of 2021
Despite lockdowns, 2021 has been an exciting year for hotel openings. And just in time for the European summer holidays we’ve rounded up some of the most anticipated European hotel openings of 2021. From sophisticated Italian monestries and boutique hotels with impressive art collections to barefoot luxury in Formentera and Ibiza, there’s something for every traveller…
1. Can Ferrereta Mallorca, Spain
Bringing luxury to one of Mallorca’s most undiscovered and beautiful spots is Can Ferrereta, part of Small Luxury Hotels. This converted 17th-century grand house is full of contemporary comfort – but it wears its heritage proudly on its sleeve. Exposed beams and stone walls are a nod to its rustic roots. Sleek four-poster beds are juxtaposed with furnishings in calming shades. And a carefully curated collection of local and Spanish art brings splashes of colour throughout.
2. San Domenico Palace, Sicily
Just in time for the much-anticipated return of the high season in southern Italy, a landmark hotel is debuting a fresh new look and an invitation to experience it all. San Domenico Palace, Taormina, A Four Seasons Hotel is now open. Built on the site of a 14th-century Dominican convent, the San Domenico Hotel first came to life in 1896 with the addition of a new building in Italian Liberty style (today’s Grand Hotel Wing) adjacent to accommodations converted from former quarters in the Ancient Convent Wing. just 111 guest rooms and suites, the atmosphere is intimate with 19 rooms featuring private plunge pools.
3. Monastero Arx Vivendi
Luxury design hotel and spa Monastero Arx Vivendi, located in scenic Arco-Trentino 4 km from Lake Garda, opened in June 2021. Set within thick sacral walls and once the home of 17th-century order of devout Sisters, Arx Vivendi’s aged cloistral heritage has been recast following an exacting narrative of preservation. The original monastic aesthetics have been reframed for the modern nomad and the luxury design hotel features 40 rooms & suites, walled gardens with an outdoor pool and a stunning spa.
4. Destino Pacha Mykonos
Destino Pacha Mykonos – another one from Pacha – this time the group’s first property outside of Spain.
Overlooking the white sands and turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, Destino Pacha Mykonos is located at one of the best spots on the island. Made up of 34 rooms, with six spacious sea-view suites, the hotel combines traditional Mykonian architecture with innovative touches by Pacha Group. Destino Pacha’s legendary pool scene will of course be at the core of the Mykonos experience including a buzzy restaurant, lounge and bar. Playing host to an intriguing array of artists and performers, guests can expect a mix of world-renowned DJs and local talent whilst soaking up the unique spirit of Ibiza, Greek island style.
Nordelaia is a new independent boutique hotel located in the hills of Alessandria—the Piedmont wine country—between Milan and Genoa. The unique twelve-bed boutique hotel with reception, lounge areas, games room, and terraces with outdoor pools and an ornamental garden is the perfect Italian escape. The hotel focuses upon a rural style of wellbeing, and we have designed a private spa for the guests within the vaults of the building, with new glass-fronted relaxation rooms that open up views of the valley. A modern three-story fine dining restaurant has been built on-site to cater for guests and large events, with two additional apartments upstairs.
6. The Hoxton Rome
The Hoxton, Rome has opened its doors in Salario, boasting 192 bedrooms; Cugino, a café and aperitivo bar run in collaboration with local restaurant and micro-bakery Marigold; a large open lobby; a beautiful outdoor terrace; and L’Appartamento, a unique meeting and events space. A second restaurant will open in September. Occupying a ’70s building, The Hoxton, Rome is located in the tip of Parioli, with some of the city’s most beautiful parks including Villa Borghese in easy walking distance for guests to explore. Parioli itself is an upmarket neighbourhood, full of gelaterias and local trattorias, as well cultural institutions.
7. OKU Ibiza
Nestled among foothills, OKU Ibiza has opened its doors for summer 2021 offering a five-star retreat moments’ walk from the beautiful Cala Gracio bay and beaches. A stylish hotel for those who want the best of Ibiza’s lifestyle on their doorstep with high-quality food, drink and stylish design at home. For those that want to start their day with an energizer, morning yoga is available, followed by an artisan coffee and the chance to create your perfect breakfast bowl. Then kick back by one of the two swimming pools and soak up Ibiza’s ‘white isle’ atmosphere.
8. One&Only Portonovi, Montenegro
The highly anticipated and stunning new One&Only Portonovi is the brand’s first resort in Europe. This wonderfully secluded property nestles beside the entrance to beautiful Boka Bay, surrounded by striking mountains and the Adriatic Sea. Set to become Montenegro’s most coveted address, the Venetian-inspired resort offers enriching experiences for all ages – whether you head out to explore some of Europe’s most picturesque towns, discover captivating caves by boat, or simply unwind on the private sandy beach. In partnership with world-famous Espace Chenot, the spa offers a revolutionary blend of Chinese medicine and western technology, while there are no less than six resort pools to choose from.
9. Ca’di Dio, Venice
Located on the Riva Ca’ di Dio, the hotel overlooks Venice’s lagoon, and is located adjacent to the Arsenale and the gardens that house the city’s Biennale, its art festival and exhibition. The Ca’ di Dio is also an easy stroll along the waterfront from bustling St. Mark’s Square. The 66-key Ca’ di Dio is one of a new class of properties managed by Italy’s VOI Hotels to be known as V-Retreats. The property offers several wellness options and there are water taxis available right on the doorstep.
10. Ikos Andalusia, Marbella
kos Andalusia will open in May 2021, as the fifth addition to Ikos Resorts’ collection of luxury all-inclusive resorts and its first property in Spain. It will feature 411 elegantly appointed rooms. Guests can enjoy Ikos Resorts’ award-winning all-inclusive concept including à la carte menus curated by Michelin starred chefs, a choice of 300 wine labels, beach waiter service, complimentary kids’ clubs, and 24-hour room service. Guests can explore the area with the use of a MINI Car for one full day, a Dine Out initiative for local restaurants, museum tickets and passes to play golf, all included as part of the stay. The beachfront resort is located 55-minutes from Malaga airport, 20-minutes from the cosmopolitan centre of Marbella and 15 minutes from the historic town of Estepona.
Perched magnificently on a secluded hilltop, OMMA Santorini is the first hotel to join the Epoque Collection portfolio and will officially open on 1st June, following a soft launch in 2019. Located in a spacious area of astounding natural beauty, OMMA Santorini offers an exclusive getaway for guests desiring discrete luxury and exceptional personalised services with spellbinding 360-degree sparkling sea views of both the Caldera and the Aegean Sea. Perfectly suited for an exclusive getaway with no surrounding properties insight, this tranquil retreat offers just 25 intimate rooms and suites, five villas, a mouth-watering Mediterranean restaurant, a serene spa with natural cave-like treatments rooms, and a double level signature infinity pool all with harmonious designs, providing the ultimate luxury Greek island experience.
12. Casa Pacha Formentera
Casa Pacha Formentera, a new hotel bringing barefoot simplicity and understated comfort, has opened on Ibiza’s laidback sister island Formentera. Comprising of 14 spacious rooms and suites with pared-back yet stylish interiors by Patricia Galdon Studio, Casa Pacha Formentera is encouraging a free-spirited yet intimate approach to hospitality, Casa Pacha Formentera is a ‘home from home’ that emphasises relaxed living and spontaneity. Positioned on Formentera’s longest beach, the magical Migjorn, Casa’s guest rooms are framed by spectacular sea views and all feature private terraces or balconies. Casa Pacha Formentera will also be home to Pacha’s very first beach restaurant of 120 covers. Wellness and Impact are also priorities. At one with the nature in which Casa Pacha Formentera sits massage beds are located under the pine trees next to the dunes, and yoga is offered on the roof.