9 Need-To-Know New European Hotels
With the new year in full swing we have put together a list of some of the hottest hotel openings for 2022 (some of them have already opened). Where will your wanderlust take you this year? From Nobu Hotel’s Italian debut to COMO Hotels and Resort’s first foray into France. These magnificent upcoming new European hotel openings are all worth packing the bags for.
1.Borgo Santandrea, Amalfi, Italy
Borgo Santandrea is the newest 5-star hotel opening on the Amalfi Coast. Overseen by two Italian families, this boutique hotel, which is the only one to feature a private sandy beach, epitomises everything that makes the Amalfi Coast so romantic. The hotel’s 29 rooms and 16 suites are situated between 79 and 50 meters above sea level with beautiful uninterrupted sea views and incredible panoramic vistas over a picturesque fishermen’s village and the Amalfi coastline. Selecting and preserving local ingredients is at the core of the dining experience of the three restaurants at Borgo Santandrea where Italian cuisine with regional and Mediterranean flavours is re-invented in a modern way with a backdrop of breathtaking scenery.
2. Cali Mykonos, Mykonos, Greece
Cali Mykonos will launch in June 2022 on the eastern edge of Greece’s cosmopolitan island Mykonos. Overlooking the deep blue Aegean and standing proudly behind its own private beach, Cali Mykonos will boast 40 luxury villas in the prime location of Kalafati Beach – one of the most secluded areas on Mykonos. Each of the 40 villas have views of the sea, a private pool, and a patio where chef can prepare and serve meals in the privacy of guests’ rooms. The villas are perched above a 110-meter infinity pool, which serves as both a private oasis and the ideal location for day/night parties. The restaurant on the property will serve Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and have a sushi bar, with locally grown and sourced ingredients. Additionally, there will be a state of the art gym and spa, which will include steam, ice, and salt rooms, among other amenities.
3.El Vicenç De La Mar, Mallorca, Spain
4. Janu, Pržno, Montenegro
Aman Resorts unveils its new hotel brand Janu (meaning ‘soul’) in 2022, which is built with the same philosophies and sophisticated design principles as its sister brand – though with an emphasis on more casual and sociable interactions and a community feel. The new hotel offers an energetic vibe for those seeking greater purpose with inner contentment. Janu shares its DNA with its legendary elder sister but Janu strikes out on a complementary path where genuine human interaction, playful expression and social wellness are at the core of the experience. Janu will create environments that nurture purposeful connection to bring balance to the head and heart and allow creative expression.
5. Nobu Hotel Marrakech, Morocco
Opening its doors in autumn 2022, Nobu Hotel Marrakech marks the brand’s first venture into Africa. The hotel is just steps away from the city’s cultural epicentre, where rich heritage meets Nobu Hospitality’s contemporary flair, complete with mystical souks and vibrant Djemaa el-Fna. Transformed into a luxury lifestyle destination, the hotel will house 71 spacious guest rooms and suites, a selection of dynamic dining venues and rooftop spaces, a 2,000 sq. ft luxurious spa and fitness centre, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a meeting and event space. King Mohammed VI’s “Tourism Development Strategy Vision 2020” has been the driving force at encouraging foreign investment in Morocco’s tourism sector and Nobu is pleased to be entering the market at such an exciting time for the region.
6. Hotel La Palma, Capri, Italy
Capri’s first hotel, originally built in 1822, is being transformed by Oetker Collection and owners Reuben Brothers into a 50-room property, which is slated to open mid 2022.During its renovation, the room count of the hotel is being decreased from 80 to 50 rooms, including 18 suites, each complete with its own private balcony or terrace.Dining options at the hotel will include Gennaro’s restaurant, bar and terrace, overseen by Chef Esposito, who has run his own two-Michelin Star restaurant, Torre del Saracino, for the last 23 years. Gennaro’s will serve authentic Italian cuisine. Another highlight will be Bianca, a newly created rooftop restaurant and bar open until late with spectacular views over Capri Village and the sea in the distance.
7. ΟΝ Residence, Thessaloniki, Greece
Thessaloniki will welcome not only a legendary restaurant that brings back the glamour of a bygone era, but also a unique hotel that aims to redefine luxury hospitality in Greece’s co-capital and one of the new European hotels. The hotel is a true seafront jewel in the heart of the city with unobstructed views of Thermaikos bay. The iconic restaurant “Olympos Naoussa” was the heart of Thessaloniki’s jet-setting society for decades, acting as a favourite hangout for celebrities and politicians such as former prime ministers George Papandreou and Constantine Karamanlis, Giscard d’Estaing and many more until its closure in the mid-90s.
8. COMO Le Montrachet, France
9. Santo Mauro, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Madrid
Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, Santorini, Greece
Nobu Hospitality has announced its first hotel and restaurant in Greece – the Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Santorini, scheduled to open in spring 2022. Situated on the island’s captivating northeast coast, the boutique hotel houses a signature Nobu Restaurant, full-service spa, fitness facility, dual-level infinity pool, and five luxurious pool villas, and offers panoramic views of both the Caldera and Aegean Sea from its unique clifftop location in Imerovigli. Just a 10-minute drive to the charming coastal town of Oia and 20 minutes from Santorini (Thira) International Airport, the hotel is well-positioned along the famed Oia-Fira hiking trail that runs between Oia and Fira, Santorini’s cosmopolitan capital.