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Exciting 20 European Hotels & Resorts to Watch for in 2023

In the last leg of our comprehensive series showcasing the most awaited opulent property unveilings globally, we turn our gaze towards the magnificent continent of Europe. Encompassing 44 diverse countries, Europe exudes a rich tapestry of history and elegance that has captivated travelers for generations. For those seeking new and trendy accommodations while traversing the continent, here is a compilation of the latest luxury establishments slated to open in Europe.

Hotel Le Grand Mazarin – Opening Soon in Q1 2023

Presenting the newest addition to Maisons Pariente’s portfolio, Hotel Le Grand Mazarin is nestled in the vibrant 4th arrondissement in Paris. Situated in the lively Le Marais district, renowned for its old-world allure, secluded courtyards, and picturesque cobblestone streets, this urban sanctuary boasts 61 exquisitely designed rooms and suites. With an impressive array of amenities including a tantalizing restaurant, chic bar, and a refreshing swimming pool, Hotel Le Grand Mazarin promises a festive and upscale experience paying homage to the enchanting City of Light.

JW Marriott Hotel Madrid – Unveiling in Q1 2023

Residing in the bustling heart of Madrid at Plaza de Canalejas, JW Marriott Hotel Madrid breathes new life into a 19th-century edifice with its sophisticated decor. The meticulously restored structure is set to accommodate 139 luxurious guestrooms, including bespoke suites with outdoor terraces and a diverse culinary experience showcased at the on-site restaurant. Emphasizing holistic well-being, the hotel aims to be a haven where guests can rejuvenate their mind, body, and soul in its dedicated wellness spaces.

The Peninsula Istanbul – Debuting in Early 2023

Embracing its prime location at the historic Karaköy district within the Galataport waterfront revitalization project, The Peninsula Istanbul is poised to become the centerpiece of Galataport. Featuring an outdoor pool overlooking the magnificent Bosphorus and a Lobby restaurant boasting mesmerizing water views, the hotel pays homage to its past as a ferry terminal from the early 20th century. Boasting 177 lavish guestrooms and suites, upscale dining venues, and a lavish shopping arcade, it promises to be a haven for guests seeking the indulgent traditions of Turkish hammam steam baths at the opulent The Peninsula Spa.

Six Senses Rome – Unwrapping in Early 2023

Promising a fusion of sustainability and wellness within a metropolitan setting, Six Senses Rome is the brand’s inaugural venture in Italy. Positioned on the esteemed Piazza di San Marcello and envisioned by renowned designer Patricia Urquiola, this urban gem is just a stone’s throw away from iconic landmarks such as the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. Comprising 95 elegantly appointed rooms and suites, a tantalizing restaurant, a rejuvenating spa, and a rooftop terrace offering panoramic vistas of the Eternal City.

Six Senses Crans-Montana (Switzerland) – Premiere in Early 2023

Nestled in the Valais canton, a mere two-hour drive from Geneva, Six Senses Crans-Montana epitomizes an idyllic Alpine escape. Boasting two culinary havens and a sprawling 22,000-square-foot spa specializing in Alpine therapies, the resort caters to enthusiasts seeking high-altitude adventures year-round.

Nobu Hotel and Restaurant San Sebastián – Unfolding in Q2 2023

Paying homage to gourmet cuisine, local heritage, and architectural elegance, Nobu Hotel and Restaurant San Sebastián beckons with its intimate 20 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites. Nestled within the iconic Palacio Vista Eder overlooking La Concha Bay, the property features a signature 98-cover Nobu restaurant boasting panoramic city vistas and a menu flaunting iconic Nobu delicacies.

Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Roma – Premiering in Q2 2023

Scheduled for a Q2 2023 debut, Nobu Hospitality’s maiden Italian abode, Nobu Hotel Roma, is poised to transform the esteemed Grand Hotel into a sophisticated Nobu-branded retreat. Nestled in the historic heart of Rome on the prestigious Via Veneto, this collaboration with Carlo Acampora, Chairman and CEO of Grand Hotel Via Veneto, offers 122 lavish guest rooms and suites, a picturesque green-rooftop terrace, a comprehensive city spa, and a Nobu Restaurant boasting 24-hour room service and an exclusive club lounge for refined entertainment.

Raffles London at The OWO Hotel – Unveiling in Spring 2023

Radiating sophistication, Raffles London at The OWO alongside The OWO Residences by Raffles marks the brand’s exclusive debut in London’s vibrant Whitehall precinct. Housed within the historic Grade II* listed Old War Office on Whitehall, the property flaunts 120 lavish rooms and suites, 85 residences, nine gastronomic venues, three bars, an indulgent spa, and fitness club. As one of the most highly anticipated launches of 2023, the project opens its doors to global patrons, ushering in a new era of refinement just moments away from iconic landmarks like Horse Guards Parade and Buckingham Palace.

Hotel La Palma, Capri – Scheduled for Spring 2023

Capturing the essence of sophistication, the exquisite 50-room-and-suite Hotel La Palma, Capri, beckons a mere stone’s throw from the bustling Piazzetta. Reinterpreting Capri’s iconic status as the island’s pioneering hotel built in 1822, this property is the Oetker Collection’s inaugural Italian luxury retreat. Envisioned by Francis Sultana, the hotel promises to be the new social hub of the island, boasting a rooftop eatery and bar, private beach club, serene pool deck, indulgent spa, and upscale fashion boutiques. Nestled on Marina Piccola’s southern coast, the hotel celebrates the island’s famed dolce vita lifestyle.

One&Only Aesthesis – Grand Reveal in Spring 2023

Embracing a blend of glamour and nostalgia, One&Only Aesthesis offers a modern, ultra-luxe resort getaway on the alluring Athens Riviera. Situated on the captivating Glyfada seafront, this expansive 21-hectare haven pays homage to Athens’ ancient allure through its design inspired by mid-century aesthetics. Featuring 127 private rooms, stunning suites, luxury residences, a vibrant beach club, secluded beaches, and the serene Chenot Spa, the pinnacle of luxury awaits at the signature Villa One, boasting over 5,500 sq. ft. of interior opulence seamlessly merging with a vast outdoor expanse highlighted by a private pool and fireplace.

Mandarin Oriental Costa Navarino – Unveiling in Spring 2023

Signifying the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s inaugural presence in Greece, Mandarin Oriental Costa Navarino is poised on the historic Bay of Navarino along the Peloponnese’s southwestern coast. A mere 45 minutes’ drive from Kalamata International Airport, this beachfront paradise comprises 99 guest rooms including luxurious pool villas with sea-view terraces. Additionally, the resort features five distinct dining experiences, a spacious spa spanning over 16,000 sq. ft., and a host of wellness facilities. While the project is developed under the expertise of TEMES, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is set to manage this new opulent establishment.

The Peninsula London – Premiering in Spring 2023

Overlooking the iconic Hyde Park Corner and the majestic Wellington Arch, The Peninsula London promises an elegant retreat amidst the heritage architecture surrounding it. Boasting 131 guest rooms, 59 opulent suites, and 25 exclusive luxury residences, personalized service takes center stage for discerning guests. With exquisite interiors and sweeping vistas of the cityscape, guests are welcomed into a grand inner courtyard before immersing themselves in the culinary delights, rejuvenating spa experiences, boutiques, and a magnificent ballroom.

The Son Bunyola Hotel – Scheduled for Awe-inspiring Debut

Summer 2023 Openings

The Son Bunyola Hotel, the latest addition to Sir Richard Branson’s prestigious collection of luxury hotels and retreats, will be unveiled in the breathtaking Tramuntana region of Mallorca. Situated on a magnificent 810-acre estate with a rich history dating back to the 15th century, this intimate 26-bedroom boutique hotel (including a Tower Suite that was once a medieval defense tower) will offer panoramic views of the stunning Mediterranean coastline. Emphasizing sustainability, Virgin Limited Edition’s conservation efforts include the restoration of the main Finca and Tafona, while implementing advanced water, air conditioning, and refrigeration cooling systems.

W Prague – Opening in Q3 2023

W Prague will make its grand entrance into the Czech Republic, located at the vibrant heart of Wenceslas Square in the bustling capital city. Transforming the former Grand Europa Hotel, originally established in 1905, the hotel will seamlessly blend old-world elegance with modern, avant-garde design. With 61 chic guestrooms and suites, including the lavish Extreme Wow Suite, guests can revel in the sweeping cityscape views from the glamorous rooftop bar and outdoor terrace, unwind at the indoor WET pool deck, stay active at the FIT fitness center, and indulge in relaxation at the AWAY® Spa.

W Budapest – Opening in Q3 2023

Welcoming the brand’s first establishment in Hungary, W Budapest will grace the luxurious Andrassy Avenue in Budapest, known for its upscale shopping. Housed in the majestic Drechsler Palace, opposite the State Opera House and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the hotel will feature 151 chic guest rooms and suites, with an exclusive Extreme WOW suite. Mirroring the offerings of W Prague, the hotel will also provide an Away® Spa, FIT® fitness centre, WET® pool, a stylish restaurant, and a trendy destination bar.

W Edinburgh – Opening in Q4 2023

Completing the trio of debuts for W Hotels in new territories, W Edinburgh will mark the brand’s premiere in Scotland. Nestled in the new $1 billion retail-centric lifestyle precinct within St James Quarter’s heart, this hotel boasts a striking exterior design that embodies the brand’s signature bold style. Featuring 244 stylish guestrooms, including 42 suites and the exclusive Extreme Wow Suite, the property will also house a rooftop SUSHISAMBA restaurant, an outdoor terrace, and various amenities.

One&Only Kéa Island – Opening Late 2023

Embodying the essence of authentic Mediterranean living, One&Only Kéa Island offers a secluded cliffside retreat on a self-sustaining island, just a brief ferry ride from Athens. Providing a sanctuary for sun-drenched leisure and relaxation, the resort boasts a serene Chenot Spa, three atmospheric restaurants, two bars, a vibrant beach club, and more within its 73 resort villas, including luxurious Presidential Suites and exclusive One&Only Private Homes.

Six Senses London – Opening Late 2023

Transforming the historic Whiteley department store building in West London’s Bayswater neighborhood, Six Senses London defines a new concept of a socially conscious hotel club. Seamlessly combining wellness, community, and sustainability, this establishment will offer 110 rooms and suites, 14 branded residences, and a spa exuding the ambiance of a traditional London underground station.

Rosewood Schloss Fuschl – Opening in 2023

Nestled along the shores of Lake Fuschl, Rosewood Schloss Fuschl introduces Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ second property in Austria. Embodying the allure of a fairytale castle, this gracefully restored 15th-century landmark offers a genuine sense of place amid the surrounding mountains and forests. With 98 guest rooms, including suites and chalets, notable dining options, Asaya wellness concept, and world-class amenities, including a serene spa, it promises an enchanting experience.

Rosewood Munich – Opening in 2023

Strategically positioned on Kardinal-Faulhaber-Strasse in Munich’s historic city center, Rosewood Munich will mark the brand’s inaugural venture into Germany. Set within the historic State Bank of Bavaria and Palais Neuhaus-Preysing buildings, this meticulously restored hotel offers an inviting lobby lounge, two distinctive dining venues, a full-service spa, and 132 spacious guestrooms and suites, all complementing the property’s original façade and iconic staircases.

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