Four new hotels in 2024 that will inspire your travel plans

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These four new hotels in 2024 will excite and inspire travellers

This year’s newly opened hotels are painting a fresh picture on the canvas of high-end hospitality. These properties, though built on foundations of luxury and exclusivity, are leading a shift from grandeur and recalibrating expectations of lavish respites with touches of mindfulness and meaningfulness. Here, sophistication is measured by more than the extravagance and opulence of the suites; it’s about the connections made with local cultures and sustainable practices as well as the personal journeys of the guests.

The Vineta Hotel

courtyard of vineta hotel, one of the new hotels in 2024
Photo by The Vineta Hotel

Opens in the second half of 2024

The Vineta Hotel is located just two blocks away from the vibrant Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Florida, known for its high-end boutiques, exquisite dining and art galleries. Most recently known as The Chesterfield, this hotel will revive the Vineta name, which once graced the property for more than 50 years. Tucked behind its pale-pink facade are 41 spacious rooms—a reduction from the hotel’s original 57.

Guests can visit the newly refurbished Leopard Lounge, a culinary hotspot that serves laid-back lunches and vibrant dinners. For an intimate affair, the hotel’s courtyard will offer al fresco dining amid a lush backdrop of flowering vines and palms—a picturesque setting for memorable meals.

The Vineta Hotel

Ultima Gstaad Promenade

living room of Ultima gstaad promenade, one of the new hotels in 2024
Photo by Ultima Gstaad Promenade

Opens in August

Where better to bask in the serene beauty of the Alps than in Gstaad? Located right on the promenade, Ultima Gstaad Promenade elevates this experience by offering a blend of privacy, luxury and personalised service. This chalet spans four floors, featuring eight suites, a self-contained guest house and a comprehensive wellness area that includes a spa, sauna, pool and hammam.

The living spaces are designed for relaxation with expansive living rooms, a balcony with stunning views and a cosy open fireplace. A dedicated house manager will take care of your every need, with massage therapists, private chefs and drivers ensuring every aspect of your Gstaad experience is tailored to your desires.

Ultima

Lanson Place Causeway Bay

lobby of lanson place causeway bay, one of the new hotels in 2024
Photo by Lanson Place Causeway Bay

Opened in March

Travellers seeking retail therapy must visit Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay. The bustling district is a vibrant hub of luxury stores and boutiques that is sure to satisfy any shopper’s appetite. When you’re ready to retire from your shopping escapade, head to Lanson Place Causeway Bay for some tranquillity. After a comprehensive refurbishment led by the world-renowned Pierre-Yves Rochon, the hotel now boasts 188 rooms and suites, including exclusive penthouses, each a masterpiece of French elegance and comfort.

With its soft colour palettes, detailed craftsmanship, and floor-to-ceiling windows, every space invites relaxation while offering panoramic views of the city. Guests can enjoy serene moments at the wellness area or indulge in a culinary experience at Salon Lanson. After a night of rejuvenation, you’ll be poised for another day of retail indulgence.

Lanson Place Causeway Bay

Janu Tokyo

restaurant in Janu Tokyo, one of the new hotels in 2024
Photo by Janu Tokyo

Opened in March

The spirited sibling of the Aman brand, Janu Tokyo intertwines serene spaces with a design ethos that encourages engagement and discovery. The hotel’s architecture, built on the concepts of light and openness, boasts spaces that exemplify the philosophy of connectedness. Guests are welcomed by an intricate lattice woodwork and rows of woven rope arches at the reception area, inviting them to explore the rich offerings within.

From the expansive wellness centre that provides avenues for physical and spiritual rejuvenation to the culinary delights at its eight dining venues, Janu Tokyo is attuned to the desires of the ebullient explorer as well as the weary traveller.

Janu Tokyo

This story first appeared in the April 2024 issue. Purchase it as a print or digital copy, or consider subscribing to us here