Travel broadens the mind. Any seasoned adventurer will know this statement rings true. There’s not much as fulfilling as embracing new experiences, exploring new destinations and immersing yourself in foreign cultures.
And with international travel well and truly back in 2023, this is the year to embark on your next journey. But with so many exotic destinations awaiting, the age-old question remains; where to go next.
To help you decide, we’ve put together a list of must-visit luxury hotels, some opening this year, others well-established travel destinations in and of themselves. From Italy’s gorgeous Amalfi Coast to the ultra-modern luxury resorts of Dubai, these are the hotels that need to be on your travel radar in 2023.
Santa Caterina Hotel, Italy
With a sweeping stretch of coastline, gorgeous beaches and quaint villages, it’s no surprise the Amalfi Coast in Italy remains one of the best holiday destinations in 2023. And, if you’re truly looking to embrace the beautiful region, you’ll want to be staying at one of the area’s oldest grand hotels, Santa Caterina. Enjoy luxurious accommodation across villas and suites, Michelin-star dining, relaxing spa options, spectacular gardens and sweeping views of the Bay of Salerno.
Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai
If you want to experience ultra-modern luxury, there’s simply no destination like Dubai. And there’s one location in the city where opulence and adventure are on another level; Atlantis, The Palm. Taking pride in place on the world-famous Palm Jumeirah island, Atlantis is a modern marvel named the most ultra-luxury resort in the world.
You’ll find world-class underwater accommodation, 32 exquisite dining venues, bars and lounges, an aquarium home to 65,000 marine animals, a one-kilometre private beach and the world’s largest waterpark.
Raffles Hotel at The OWO, London
London has remained one of the top tourist destinations in the world for decades. Boasting endless historic sites, a plethora of famous attractions and plenty of dining options, it’s not hard to see why. And located at Britain’s former Old War Office in the city centre, the Raffles Hotel is positioned to embrace it all..
Accommodation comprises rooms and suites designed by French architect Thierry Despont and the extensive five-star amenities include nine restaurants and three bars, a luxurious Guerlain Spa, swimming pool, sauna and gym studio. Set to open in spring this year, this grand heritage-listed hotel is poised to become one of the most popular travel destinations of 2023.
Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Most of us are likely to find it hard to look past the glitz and glamour of Monaco in 2023. If this becomes the case for you, luckily Hôtel Hermitage is here to bring your dream of a lavish sojourn on the French Riviera to life. Overlooking the gorgeous Mediterranean waters, the hotel embodies the elegance, serenity and modern luxury of the famous region.
Suites come with options including city or courtyard views, a terrace and a Jacuzzi and the hotel amenities include the chic Crystal Bar lounge and access to a private beach at the Monte-Carlo Beach Club. If that’s not enough to tease you into a trip, the hotel is also home to the Michelin-starred restaurant, Yannick Alléno à l’Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo and the incredible spa, Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo.
Six Senses Rome, Italy
If there’s one way to experience the charm and beauty of Rome, it’s from the luxury of a boutique wellness hotel. Six Senses Rome is where modernity meets classicism, bringing its famous spa and high-end facilities to the 18th century, heritage-listed Palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini. Enjoy ancient rituals of Roman bathing, delicious modern Italian cuisine and facilities including meditation rooms, a sauna, an outdoor yoga deck, and a fitness centre. Opening in early 2023, this gorgeous hotel will no doubt become one of the go-to destinations in the heart of the Italian capital this year.
The Warren Street Hotel, Tribeca, New York
Scheduled to open its doors in September 2023, The Warren Street Hotel is preparing to become the perfect base on which to explore historic New York City. Sitting in the heart of the Tribeca area, guests will find themselves surrounded by art galleries, independent boutiques, classy restaurants and famous landmarks. The hotel itself will comprise 57 individually designed bedrooms and suites, 12 exclusive residences, and the Warren Bar and Restaurant spread across 11 floors. If a trip to New York City is in your plans this year, then consider The Warren Street Hotel as your port of call.
Aria Hotel Budapest, Hungary
Ranked the number one hotel in the world by TripAdvisor in 2017, Aria Hotel Budapest delivers romantic luxury in the perfect location beside St. Stephen’s Basilica. The music-themed boutique hotel welcomes guests into a world of style, design and luxury hospitality. Enjoy a rich package of complimentary including free breakfast, afternoon wine and cheese and high-speed internet. Aria’s list of amenities is also near unrivalled where a pool, spa, fitness centre, steam bath, sauna, whirlpool and a rooftop garden with 360-degree views of the city are all at your disposal.
Hôtel Cap-Estel, France
Just 10 minutes from the ritz of Monaco lies a fusion of luxury interiors, glorious natural beauty and award-winning hospitality. Sitting on a secluded peninsula on the gorgeous French Riviera, Hôtel Cap-Estel enjoys picturesque views, five-star amenities and gastronomic delights from Michelin-star chef Patrick Raingeard.
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