18 New Wellness Hotels Opening in 2022
Although we are already in mid-February there’s still time to put the “new year, new you” resolution into action. And, what better way to kick-start a new healthy you, than to visit a luxurious wellness hotel for both external and internal healing and detoxing. Whether it means chanting OM, putting your willpower to test in an ice bath or sweating it out in a Norwegian sauna, there are plenty of new holistic health trends and wellness hotels to add to the bucket list for 2022. Here is our list of the top wellness hotels to put on your bucket list for this year to reboot body, mind and soul…
Aman, New York
Opening May 2022, Aman New York is an urban sanctuary that will provide guests and residents with holistic wellbeing through Aman Wellness in the heart of bustling Manhattan. Open to guests, residents and Aman Club members, the hotel’s 2,300 square metre Aman Spa fills three storeys, with a dramatic 20 metre indoor swimming pool surrounded by fire pits and daybeds as its centrepiece. Two Spa Houses will provide guests with an all-encompassing spa journey, consisting of a double treatment room, sauna and steam rooms, and an outdoor terrace with cabana, daybed and fireplace.
Opening May 2022
Sommerro, Oslo, Norway
A rebirth of a restored 1930s landmark, Sommerro occupies the former headquarters of the capital city’s electrical company, Oslo Lysverker, and will bring back to life the building’s original public baths that will be the largest of any city hotel across the Nordic countries. Various elements of the 15,000 square-foot wellness paradise, Vestkantbadet, will open to hotel guests alongside the hotel’s grand opening, including eight treatment rooms, the gym with community-driven classes, and changing rooms featuring high-end bath products and fully stocked beauty stations. The much-anticipated heritage floor will also make its grand debut featuring a Per Krohg mosaic wall, along with an additional ten treatment rooms, original restored Roman baths, new infrared sauna, and cold plunge pool offering a traditional Nordic thermotherapy experience. Additionally, the hotel will boast the city’s first year-round rooftop pool, sauna, terrace, and restaurant.
Opening September 2022
Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences, Florida
Comprising more than seven acres of oceanfront, Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences is a luxury coastal getaway created for guests to unplug and recharge. The wellness resort combines Eastern wellbeing philosophies and western technology through The Five Pillars of Wellness – its partnership with ESPA and the Himalayan Institute that connects mindfulness, nutrition, fitness, relaxation, and sleep across its four-story spa, meditation gardens, four farm-to-table restaurants, tranquility pools, outdoor Patanjali yoga classes, and sleep specialist services. The 153 guestrooms and 34 grand luxury wellness suites include terraces with uninterrupted ocean views featuring circadian rhythm lighting and freestanding bathtubs where guests can enjoy a personalised aromatherapy bath, compliments of a Bath Concierge.
Opening April 2022
Fairmont Windsor Park, UK
Fairmont Windsor Park, located on the edge of Windsor Great Park is the UK’s newest luxury spa and wellness hotel officially opening 1st January 2022 and offers a unique approach to wellness inspired by nature, combining relaxation with innovation. The wellness experience extends beyond the spa and houses both light and deep relaxation rooms, a Himalayan salt room overlooking the beautiful courtyard hydrotherapy vitality pool and an array of additional fitness and wellness facilities. As well as both an indoor and outdoor gym, the hotel is home to three outdoor tennis courts and three group class studios. The Mind & Body Studio will focus on mind-to-muscle connection with Hatha Yoga and meditation, whilst the Pilates Studio will offer both mat and reformer Pilates and there is also a Cycling Studio and a variety of HIIT, boxing and other high-energy classes on offer.
Opened January 2022
Banyan Tree Veya, Phuket Thailand
Banyan Tree Veya is a dedicated wellness experience, and a place of connection where a guest is empowered with the tools, knowledge and experience to weave into their own wellbeing journey, and to be embraced and continued long after they’ve checked out. Veya offers a lush enclave within the exclusive grounds of Laguna Phuket, a distinct and tranquil location within the larger Banyan Tree Phuket resort and just a few minutes’ walk from iconic Bangtao Beach. Guests visiting for a Veya experience will stay in one of 23 one-bedroom pool villas designed for rest and restoration. At 1,507 square feet each, the villas offer modern comfort through the lens of contemporary Thai design and architecture, outfitted with luxurious king-sized beds, spacious bathrooms, daybeds for private contemplation, 19 square meter swimming pools and heated whirlpools for relaxation. Veya cuisine is the home of conscious and plant based cuisine, weaving Asian and European culinary influence, whilst celebrating seasonal produce.
Opened February 2022
Acro Suites Crete
Nestled on the rocky cliffside of Mononaftis Bay is where the ACRO wellbeing retreat is built. The luxury property features an array of beautifully crafted suites and villas and the concept of exploring one’s senses and restoring body, mind and spirt is heightened by the boutique’s incredible Bath House. The wellness retreat offers a Byzantine Hammam, petite cold-water pools, rain showers and an extensive choice of therapies. Guests can take part in daily yoga and meditation classes and experience inspirational talks from yoga gurus and fitness instructors. The wellbeing resort is also home to the ‘Cremnos Restaurant & Nurture House’, which offers a plethora of healthy and nutritional dishes to suit all tastes and dietary preferences.
Inhabit Queen’s Gardens, London UK
Set across a crescent of mid-19th Century townhouses near Lancaster Gate, Inhabit Queen’s Gardens is an intimate boutique hotel featuring 159 uplifting guest rooms. The public areas include a 70-cover plant-heavy-menu restaurant and bar, comfortable lounge areas for socialising and working. A subterranean wellness area provides two spa treatment rooms, a fitness suite and yoga studio. ‘Inhale at Inhabit’, the hotel’s wellness centre, hosts a programme of daily activities, including vinyasa flow, transformational Hatha and yin yoga, Pilates and complimentary morning meditation classes. The gym provides the essentials, as well as a Peloton Bike. Guests can join live classes with leading instructors, streamed directly from Peloton’s NYC studio, or choose from a library of studio workouts.
Opening early 2022
Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, Qatar
The resort opened with a soft launch in November 2021 and is now gearing up for its highly anticipated grand opening next month. Zulal is the world’s first centre for Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM), a prominent traditional healing system derived from the Canon of Medicine, one of the most influential medical texts in both the Arab-Islamic world and in pre-modern Europe. Zulal’s approach and application of proprietary wellness techniques are combined with a holistic wellbeing philosophy established by internationally acclaimed wellness pioneer, Chiva-Som. The integrated wellness retreat programmes are designed to guide guests through a journey of ancient healing traditions, relaxation and movement therapies, along with a comprehensive analysis of their health and state of wellbeing.
Opened November 2021
Casa Cook Samos, Greece
Nestled in the island’s forest-like landscape, gazing towards the boundless beaches of the northeastern Aegean Sea, Casa Cook Samos is the newest hotel to join the Casa Cook collection. This 128-room adults-only retreat, opening its doors in May 2022, offers the Casa Cook trademark laid-back luxury in one of the Mediterranean’s most historically-rich surroundings. The architecture is down-to-earth and inclusive. The historic concept of a Grecian village has been embodied in the modern space, where the hotel’s infinite swimming pools act as the town centre of each small ‘neighborhood’ within the hotel
Opening May 2022
COMO Le Montrachet, France
COMO Le Montrachet will open in phases, with phase one scheduled to be completed in 2022. Beautifully located in the heart of Burgundy, one of the world’s most prestigious wine regions, COMO Le Montrachet will bring the group’s contemporary flair to the sought-after Côte-d’Or region, providing unparalleled access to some of the most famous Grand Cru vineyards. Build on the former historic Hotel Le Montrachet in Puligny-Montrachet, the new COMO property will be revamped and re-imagined by esteemed designer Paola Navone. The 5-star will be arranged across four heritage buildings, each of which will house sophisticated, sanctuary-like suites and rooms. The phased opening of the hotel will also see a COMO Shambhala Retreat, the first of its kind in France, and exceptional dining options and exquisite wine experiences in one of the most beautiful settings.
Opening: To open in phases in 2022
Patina Ubud, Bali
Unlike its outpost in the Maldives, Patina Ubud Bali adopts a minimalistic, neutral-toned design to showcase the greenery outside the windows. The hotel buildings are arranged cascading down to the sacred Wos River with 102 guest rooms and common spaces facing the river and the rainforest. As close to nature as it is, however, this river resort is situated just a short walk away to Ubud city centre, where ancient Hindu temples and a number of restaurants can also be explored.
Opening late 2022
Banyan Tree Illa, Bahamas
Banyan Tree Illa Bahamas, featuring the first Maldives-style overwater bungalows in the Caribbean, is being developed in Bimini. Set on 40 acres of Atlantic oceanfront and Bimini bayfront, this new resort is a partnership between Island Developers and Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts. An eco-conscious resort, it is 48 nautical miles and a 20-minute seaplane ride from Miami. Designed by architect Chad Oppenheim, hotel suites will include private terraces and plunge pools, a signature of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, pioneer of this concept. From unique culinary pop-ups to curated music series, oceanside meditations at the Banyan Tree Spa, and more, illa Bimini will bring world-class luxury to the secluded tropical region.
Opening in the second quarter of 2022
METT Hotel & Beach Resort Marbella, Spain
METT Hotels & Resorts by Dubai-born Sunset Hospitality will expand their hotel portfolio in 2022 with a new opening on the sun-drenched shores of the Costa Del Sol after a hugely successful debut in Bodrum last year. METT Marbella will house 254 guest rooms, a bespoke swimming pool, a state-of-the-art gym and a studio for group classes, along with a modern spa designed to soothe, pamper and de-stress guests. With the art of dining and entertainment at its heart, the resort will feature several international lifestyle brands, providing a unique dining offering that will position this property as a socializing hub.
Opening Summer 2022
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.
One&Only Kea Island, Greece
One&Only Kea Island, Greece is a new luxury retreat set in a stunning 65-hectare beachfront site on the west side of the enchanting Kéa island in the Cyclades. This resort is currently under development. Shimmering in the depths of the Aegean Sea, Kéa is a story-filled island of myths and marvels. If you are an avid hiker, then this is the place of your dreams. The resort is surrounded by undulating landscapes, peppered with vineyards, olive groves, ancient trails, and terracotta-colored villages. It is also set apart by a sprawling forest of oak that harbors a fascinating array of birds.
Opening early 2022
Buahan, A Banyan Tree Escape, Bali
Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape, is set to open in an off-the-beaten-track, untouched part of northern Ubud in Bali this year. Pioneering a “no walls, no doors” concept throughout the property and in each of its 16 villas, the location is an invitation into a different way of being. Guests are invited to learn how the resort reinvents the basics of food and drink through its unique zero-waste farm-to-table concept, local sourcing philosophy and heritage techniques. The Botanist Bar is centred around the use of local-grown natural ingredients and botanicals infused into its beverages, while Toja Spa celebrates the wellbeing traditions from Buahan village and its surrounding areas.
Opening April 2022
Alila Kothaifaru, Maldives
Surrounded by a stunning house reef, Alila Kothaifaru Maldives will offer guests serenity and adventure in Raa Atoll, a scenic 45-minute seaplane journey from Malé. Enjoy spectacular sunrise or sunset views from one of the 80 beachfront and overwater villas or dive excursions to Hanifaru Bay, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. If you are waiting for an adventure in the ocean, then get ready as you will be able to join diving expeditions to Hanifaru Bay, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.alilahotels.com
Opening February 2022
Raffles London at The OWO, UK
The former Old War Office on Whitehall has undergone a “monumental” transformation to create 120 rooms and suites, 85 branded residences and 11 restaurants and bars. Located at one of London’s most historically significant addresses, the U.K.’s first Raffles hotel will have an extensive wellness space featuring world leading spa and fitness partners and will be home to a rooftop restaurant and bar with panoramic views across Whitehall, The Mall and on to Buckingham Palace. The OWO aims to become a new epicentre for the capital’s dining scene with an eclectic collection of 11 restaurants and bars led by world-class chefs and restaurateurs.
Opening late 2022
Stanly Ranch Auberge Resort, Napa Valley, California
Slated to open in late February, this 700-acre private ranch in Napa offers 79 standalone cottages and suites surrounded by sweeping vineyards and rolling hills. As a fully working ranch, guests can expect seasonally driven menus with ingredients straight from the hotel’s onsite garden. Guests can head over to the Halehouse Spa for next generation wellness programing, such as oxygen therapy, cryo body contouring, and detox algae wraps. Practitioners to help guests in the areas of nourishment, hydration, sleep, and movement.