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Top 20 Eagerly Awaited European Hotels & Resorts Opening in 2023

In the conclusion of our series highlighting the most awaited luxury accommodations worldwide, we now turn to Europe. Comprising 44 countries, Europe is rich in history and opulence from bygone eras, remaining a major global destination for travelers. For those seeking new and trendy places to stay while exploring the continent, here is a compilation of upcoming luxury establishments in Europe.

Hotel Le Grand Mazarin – opening: Q1 2023

Presenting its latest property, Hotel Le Grand Mazarin, in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, Maisons Pariente, a family-run enterprise, selects the vibrant Le Marais for its location. Situated amidst the charm of Le Marais, well-known for its ancient allure, secluded courtyards, lush gardens, and narrow cobbled streets, this urban hotel is set to offer a unique experience. Boasting 61 individually adorned rooms and suites, an exquisite dining venue, a bar, and a refreshing swimming pool, Hotel Le Grand Mazarin promises a festive, surprising, and exclusive journey paying homage to the City of Light.

JW Marriott Hotel Madrid – opening: Q1 2023

In the heart of Madrid at Plaza de Canalejas, JW Marriott Hotel Madrid rejuvenates a 19th-century edifice with sophisticated decor throughout. Transforming the restored structure into a haven, this hotel is projected to feature 139 guestrooms, including suites with outdoor terraces, and an international culinary experience presented in its restaurant. Focused on providing guests with a place to rediscover harmony of mind, body, and spirit, the hotel offers various wellness areas.

The Peninsula Istanbul – opening: Early 2023

Situated at Galataport, a new waterfront development in Istanbul’s historic Karaköy quarter, The Peninsula Istanbul is poised to be the highlight of Galataport. Alongside an outdoor pool that overlooks the Bosphorus, the Lobby restaurant provides water vistas, paying homage to its roots as a ferry terminal from the early 20th century. Featuring 177 sumptuous guestrooms and suites, multiple elegant dining options, and a one-story shopping arcade with high-end boutiques, this property is set to become a go-to destination for its traditional Turkish hammam steam baths at The Peninsula Spa.

Six Senses Rome – opening: Early 2023

Promising sustainability and well-being in a city setting, Six Senses Rome marks the brand’s debut in Italy. Nestled on Piazza di San Marcello and envisioned by Patricia Urquiola, this hotel is located within walking distance of iconic landmarks like the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain and will offer 95 rooms and suites, a dining establishment, spa, and a rooftop terrace providing panoramic views of the Eternal City.

Six Senses Crans-Montana (Switzerland) – opening: Early 2023

Perched in the Valais canton, just a two-hour journey from Geneva by car or train, Six Senses Crans-Montana will include two dining venues and a 22,000-square-foot spa specializing in Alpine therapies, perfect for high-altitude adventures in both summer and winter.

Nobu Hotel and Restaurant San Sebastián – opening: Q2 2023

Emphasizing cuisine, local heritage, and architectural elegance, Nobu Hotel and Restaurant San Sebastián is a boutique hotel featuring 20 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites. Nestled at the site of the renowned Palacio Vista Eder overlooking La Concha Bay, the property will house a signature 98-seat Nobu restaurant offering sweeping city vistas alongside a menu of iconic dishes.

Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Roma – opening: Q2 2023

Scheduled for a Q2 2023 debut, Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Roma marks Nobu Hospitality’s initial foray into the Italian hospitality scene. Situated in Rome’s historic heart on the prestigious Via Veneto, the luxurious Grand Hotel will be transformed into a Nobu Hotel and Restaurant. It will feature 122 guest rooms and suites, a stunning green-rooftop terrace, a full-service city spa, and a Nobu Restaurant offering 24-hour room service and an exclusive club lounge for guests to enjoy world-class entertainment.

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Raffles London at The OWO Hotel – opening: Spring 2023

In the core of Whitehall, Raffles London at The OWO and The OWO Residences by Raffles signify the brand’s inaugural entry into London. Nestled within the Grade II* listed Old War Office on Whitehall, once frequented by Britain’s prominent statesmen and spies, this project comprises 120 rooms and suites, 85 residences, nine dining establishments, and three bars. Anticipated as one of the most highly awaited ventures of 2023, this initiative is set to welcome international guests for the first time in its century-long existence, positioned near Horse Guards Parade and renowned landmarks like Buckingham Palace.

Hotel La Palma, Capri – opening: Spring 2023

Reimagining an iconic Capri edifice, Capri’s pioneer hotel built in 1822, the elegant and exclusive 50-room-and-suite Hotel La Palma, Capri stands just a stone’s throw from the famed Piazzetta. Representing Oetker Collection’s maiden venture in Italy, this establishment, designed by Francis Sultana, is destined to become the island’s social epicenter. Encompassing a rooftop restaurant, bar, beach club, pool deck, spa, and upscale boutiques, this hotel evokes the essence of Capri’s dolce vita lifestyle on the southern coast at Marina Piccola, home to the island’s renowned beaches and dining spots.

One&Only Aesthesis – opening: Spring 2023

As the brand’s second European foray, One&Only Aesthesis merges the glamour and allure of the bygone era with a contemporary, ultra-luxurious resort experience on the Athens Riviera. Situated on the striking Glyfada seafront, this 21-hectare beachfront resort pays tribute to the ancient marvels of Athens through its design echoing mid-century elegance. Featuring 127 private rooms and awe-inspiring suites, including 12 One&Only Private Homes for purchase, a beach club, two secluded beaches, and Chenot Spa, this resort sets a new standard. The pinnacle of accommodation at One&Only Aesthesis is the exclusive Villa One. Boasting luxury within its 5,500 sq. ft. interior, this living space seamlessly transitions into over 9,900 sq. ft. of outdoor area, complete with a private pool and fireplace.

Mandarin Oriental Costa Navarino – opening: Spring 2023

Introducing Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s inaugural property in Greece, Mandarin Oriental Costa Navarino sits on the historic Bay of Navarino on the Peloponnese’s southwest coast. A mere 45-minute drive from Kalamata International Airport, this beachfront retreat features 99 guest rooms, including 48 pool villas, all offering outdoor terraces and sea views. With five dining venues and a wellness center spanning over 16,000 sq. ft., this project, developed by TEMES and managed by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, promises a new level of luxury.

The Peninsula London – opening: Spring 2023

Towering over Hyde Park Corner and the Wellington Arch, The Peninsula London, a newly constructed masterpiece, pays homage to its surrounding heritage architecture. Featuring 131 guest rooms, 59 suites, and 25 exclusive luxury residences offering personalized service, the hotel offers stunning interiors and vistas of the city skyline. Guests will be greeted with an unparalleled experience, starting from their first step inside.

Exploring their vast inner courtyard, then heading to one of the delightful restaurants, the Peninsula Spa, nine retail boutiques, and a magnificent ballroom.

Scheduled to open in Summer 2023, The Son Bunyola Hotel

Joining Sir Richard Branson’s esteemed collection of top-rated hotels and retreats, The Son Bunyola Hotel is nestled in the breathtaking Tramuntana region of Mallorca. Situated on an impressive 810-acre estate with a rich history dating back to the 15th century, this intimate 26-bedroom luxury hotel (one of the Tower Suites was once a medieval defense tower) will offer panoramic views of the Mediterranean coastline. Central to this conservation effort is the focus on sustainability, shown through Virgin Limited Edition’s eco-friendly initiatives such as advanced water systems and energy-efficient cooling technology in the restored main Finca and Tafona.

Q3 2023 brings the anticipated opening of W Prague

Launching W Hotels’ presence in the Czech Republic, W Prague will grace Wenceslas Square in the vibrant heart of the capital city. Transforming the former Grand Europa Hotel that originally opened in 1905, this hotel combines old-world charm with modern, daring design. Featuring 61 chic guestrooms and suites across two buildings, including the luxurious Extreme Wow Suite, guests can enjoy stunning city views from the glamorous rooftop bar and outdoor terrace, as well as access the indoor WET pool deck, FIT fitness center, and AWAY® Spa.

W Budapest is set to open in Q3 2023

Adding to the brand’s portfolio in Hungary, W Budapest will grace Budapest’s most prestigious shopping boulevard. Set within the grand Drechsler Palace on Andrassy Avenue, a UNESCO World Heritage Site opposite the State Opera House, this hotel will offer 151 stylish guest rooms and suites, including an extravagant Extreme WOW suite. Like its counterpart in Prague, the hotel will feature the luxurious Away® Spa, FIT® fitness center, WET® pool, as well as an enticing restaurant and chic bar.

Welcoming guests in Q4 2023, W Edinburgh

Marking W Hotels’ debut in Scotland, W Edinburgh will be located in the vibrant $1 billion retail lifestyle hub at the heart of St James Quarter. Boasting a striking exterior design that epitomizes the brand’s bold aesthetic, the hotel will offer 244 elegant guestrooms, including 42 suites and an awe-inspiring Extreme Wow Suite. Guests can indulge in culinary delights at the rooftop SUSHISAMBA restaurant and outdoor terrace.

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Anticipated for Late 2023, One&Only Kéa Island

Infused with the essence of authentic Mediterranean living, One&Only Kéa Island is an exclusive cliff-side villa retreat sprawling across a secluded 65-hectare beachfront estate. Nestled on a sustainable island just a ferry ride away from Athens, it promises a haven for relaxation and entertainment, featuring the tranquil Chenot Spa, three atmospheric dining venues, two bars, and a vibrant beach club. With a total of 73 luxury villas, the property includes two expansive Presidential Suites and 40 One&Only Private Homes for sale.

Expected to open in Late 2023, Six Senses London

Transforming the historic Whiteley department store from the 1870s in Bayswater, West London, Six Senses London envisions a unique social club hotel that blends wellness, community, and sustainability. With 110 well-appointed rooms and suites, 14 branded residences, and a spa space reminiscent of a traditional London underground station.

Opening in 2023, Rosewood Schloss Fuschl

Nestled on the shores of Lake Fuschl, Rosewood Schloss Fuschl marks the second property of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts in Austria. This elegant historic property, resembling a fairy-tale castle, provides a genuine sense of place, surrounded by mountains and forests just a short distance from Salzburg. Offering 98 tastefully decorated guest rooms, including 46 suites and six chalets, as well as Asaya, Rosewood’s holistic wellness concept, and a selection of world-class dining venues and lounges.

Announcing the 2023 opening of Rosewood Munich

Situated on Kardinal-Faulhaber-Strasse in Munich’s historic city center, Rosewood Munich will mark the brand’s debut in Germany. Occupying the former State Bank of Bavaria headquarters and the adjacent Palais Neuhaus-Preysing buildings, this restored hotel is within walking distance of the city’s key attractions. Offering an inviting lobby lounge, two distinctive dining establishments, a luxurious spa, and 132 spacious guestrooms and suites that complement the original façade and iconic staircases.

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