The World’s Best New Luxury Hotels of 2023

The World's Best New Luxury Hotels of 2023

2023 has been an extraordinary year for luxury hotels, and we’re excited to share the top 15 global newcomers as rated by Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI). It’s been an impressive year, especially with big names like Bulgari and Chopard stepping into the hotel scene. Let’s dive into this list of luxury and elegance:

1. Bulgari, Rome

Having reported on luxury hotels and brands for over 12 years, we would never have envisaged that a renowned name in fine jewelry could surpass the world’s leading luxury hospitality operators to create the World’s Best New Luxury Hotel. But is it so surprising? Bulgari (part of LVMH) clearly understands the needs and likes of global high-net-worth clients, so why not utilize this to create exceptional ultra-luxury hotels? With Rome, the investment in both time and money is extraordinary, and subsequently so is the property. With upcoming resorts in the Maldives, Miami Beach, and Los Angeles the continuing rise of Bulgari as a luxury hospitality operator is a potential game changer and such an enthralling watch.

2. Place Vendôme, Paris

The World's Best New Luxury Hotels of 2023

We have rarely witnessed such a low-key and discreet opening Place Vendome, Paris, but it did not evade our resourceful researchers. Chopard, the renowned jeweler, has quietly created this gem of a boutique Paris grand dame, with just 15 suites and rooms. Currently, even the hotel website only consists of a booking page. But, trust our judgment, it is a truly special place, particularly if you appreciate quiet luxury. 3. Bulgari, Tokyo

The World's Best New Luxury Hotels of 2023

Even though Bulgari, Tokyo only opened in April, this could already be Japan’s most luxurious hotel. Located on the penthouse floors of the Yaesu skyscraper, from the 40th floor upwards, with 98 very spacious rooms and suites (spacious is now a Bulgari hotel trademark), a seriously lavish spa, and multiple dining and drinking options, this is a true haven, high above the city’s franticness.

4. Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino

The World's Best New Luxury Hotels of 2023

Mandarin Oriental is one of many luxury hotel brands we monitor daily. Recently, we named them as the World’s Best Luxury Hotel Brand 2023 and this spectacular new resort demonstrates exactly why. This is a breathtaking haven, with 99 elegantly appointed suites and villas, each providing exceptional views and abundant space while seamlessly blending traditional Messenian elements with contemporary luxury. 5. The Peninsula, Istanbul

The World's Best New Luxury Hotels of 2023

A lavish resort-style property, with a wow factor at every turn. Spread across four buildings, there are 177 rooms and suites offering multiple layouts and categories, a classic Peninsula-style lobby, an impressive spa, plus indoor and outdoor pools.

6. Estelle Manor, UK

Estelle Manor, UK 60-acre country club and hotel nestled in Oxfordshire, perched on the Cotswolds doorstep, is billed as a ‘new school club with old school values’. We love the vast choice of impressive accommodations (108 rooms and suites with more to come). Also soon to arrive – a 3000 square meter Roman-inspired bathhouse and spa.7. Six Senses, Rome

This is a bold project for Six Senses, creating an urban wellness-focused resort and a true oasis within Rome’s chaotic and magical historic epicenter. We are pleased to report that this is a total triumph. Some guest rooms and all of the suites have terraces and the dramatic yet soothing Roman Spa sits across two floors.8. Raffles at The OWO, London

The World's Best New Luxury Hotels of 2023

Another superb property fashioned from a historic landmark. This is the Raffles at the Old War Office (OWO) and from the moment you enter and take in the grand staircase, you can sense the immense importance of this building in its former life. Now, it hosts 120 opulent rooms and suites, nine restaurants, three bars, and a Guerlain spa.

9. Four Seasons The Pearl, Qatar

The World's Best New Luxury Hotels of 2023

This is a little different from the usual Four Seasons The Pearl resort, with only residential-style apartments on offer. Each comes with a large bedroom, bathroom, lounge, fully equipped kitchen and spacious terrace. There are also two and three-bedroom apartments available, creating a real home-from-home feel, Four Seasons style.

10. The Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York City

The World's Best New Luxury Hotels of 2023

The Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York City is such a rich, romantic, and colorful new property with an old-school vibe, and we love it.  There are 153 exceptionally appointed rooms and suites. each with its personality and engaging details that make this historic mansion feel like home.

11. COMO Metropolitan, Singapore

The World's Best New Luxury Hotels of 2023

Housed in COMO Orchard on Bideford Road, this marks a debut in the brand’s home country. COMO Metropolitan, Singapore hotel is part of an integrated, immersive experience spread over 19 floors, bringing the best of COMO hospitality, fashion, wellness and cuisine into one inspiring location in the heart of Singapore.

12. Six Senses Southern Dunes, The Red Sea

Having opened in November, The Six Senses Southern Dunes, Red Sea resort pays homage to Nabataean architectural heritage and majestic desert surroundings. With 36 guest rooms and suites, and a further 40 pool villas dotted among the dunes, this very special property achieves exceptional standards in sustainability and desert hospitality, as Saudi Arabia continues to drop its pin on the global luxury tourism map.

13. Capella, Sydney

The World's Best New Luxury Hotels of 2023

This is just what Sydney needs. A luxurious, mid-sized property Capella, Sydney ticking all of the boxes. The landmark heritage building has been brought alive by Capella while maintaining the heritage elements. The expansive spa also impressed us.

14. The Dolli, Athens

The World's Best New Luxury Hotels of 2023

Since opening The Dolli, Athens has been a big hit with discerning in-the-know Athenians and it’s easy to understand why. It is chic yet informal and offers guests a comprehensive choice of individually appointed rooms, suites and apartments.

15. The Peninsula, London

With such an exceptional year in London for luxury hotel openings, The Peninsula, London stands out from the crowd. We noted how they took time to perfect everything before opening. Sadly this is not the case with all new luxury hotels.

Each of these hotels brings something unique to the world of luxury travel, marking 2023 as a remarkable year for hotel openings. Whether it’s the historic charm of London, the serene landscapes of the Red Sea, or the urban sophistication of Tokyo and Rome, these hotels offer exceptional experiences for the discerning traveler. Keep an eye on these luxurious destinations for your next opulent getaway!

Details provided by LTI – Luxury Travel Intelligence. Membership is by invitation only. Please use the Code INVITE400 for a $400 credit.

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