written by
Jennifer Jones

Your guide to the hottest new hotels, resorts, and cruise ships coming in the new year.


Nobu Hotel Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Nobu Hotels and Restaurants are synonymous with luxury and unparalleled experiences and the Nobu Hotel Barcelona, slated to open in 2019, is no exception. Nobu Hotel Barcelona is part of a multi-million dollar renovation of Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya, a four-star hotel currently owned by Selenta Group. Nobu and Selenta will co-manage the property. This vibrant and lively boutique hotel will be centrally located in iconic and beautiful Barcelona next to Sants train station, the main railway transportation hub. Embodying the best of Nobu’s mellow luxury and uncomplicated style, the 23-story Nobu Hotel Barcelona will offer 250 sleek rooms and suites along with a tranquil spa, intimate meeting rooms and generous event spaces. World renowned architect and designer David Rockwell will create an quintessential setting for the devoted and loyal Nobu Hotels’ clientele. A rooftop Nobu restaurant will be the crown jewel featuring panoramic 360-degree views of the magical city below.


Four Seasons Resort and Residences
Napa Valley • Calistoga, California, USA

Set to open in mid-2019, the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley will be a unique resort that will capture the imagination of the most accomplished wine connoisseur. The hotel is situated nicely among the rolling hills of breathtaking Napa Valley in the historic town of Calistoga. On-site you will find an organic Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard. The 85 villas will all have private terraces and a cozy fireplace for the cool nights. The villas boast gorgeous views of the vineyard and mountains. One of the regions premier winemakers, Thomas Rivers Brown, designed and replanted the 5.6 acre vineyard to intensify the flavor of Cabernet grapes and create a world-class experience. Share in the grape-to-glass experience with daily tastings. The indoor and outdoor event spaces are perfect for all occasions from 10 to 200 guests. This natural hideaway for relaxation and indulgence is perfectly paired with contemporary dining, luxurious spa treatments and the world-renown Four Seasons service.


Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Endeavor

Crystal Cruises will unveil the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht, Crystal Endeavor™ in 2019. This ship has a sleek design built to PC6 polar class specifications so she can explore the farthest reaches on the planet from the Arctic to Antarctica. The 100 rooms are suites with balconies and feature comfortable luxuries, high-tech amenities, and the attentiveness of your own personal butler. You will be able to explore the most remote parts of the world while still enjoying the service that Crystal has become known for. Luxury touches include king-sized beds, spa-like bathrooms, ambient lighting, interactive streaming TVs and bedside iPads that offer international newspapers and voyage information. The cuisine is Michelin-inspired with full access to unlimited fine wines and premium spirits. One of the restaurants will be Nobu Matsuhisa’s Umi Uma. The ship will feature a two-story glass-enclosed solarium, a full-service spa and a fleet of fun expedition toys. Her maiden voyage will take guests on a voyage of Russia.


Bankside, Autograph Collection
London, England

London will be welcoming the hip new Bankside, Autograph Collection in 2019 to South Bank of London. This high-end and unique six-story hotel will feature five-star amenities with friendly service. The handpicked furniture and eclectic artwork will make this hotel urban cool yet comfortable. This intimate hotel has 161 rooms and seven suites with the latest in technology. There are a collection of public spaces within the hotel from meeting rooms to libraries full of paperbacks. You will also find a pantry serving coffees and teas with outdoor seating on a lovely deck. The 78-cover Lilley & Skinner restaurant serves simple, unpretentious classic dishes with a focus on no waste. Located within walking distance to many of London’s best attractions, such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, Borough Market and the London Eye, as well as two Tube stations, makes this the perfect hotel for business and leisure.


Haven Riviera Cancun
Cancun, Mexico

The all-inclusive, adults-only oceanfront sanctuary Haven Riviera Cancun is located between Cancun and Riviera Maya on a secluded stretch of shoreline. The upscale Mexican décor in all 333 suites reflects the majesty of this oceanfront setting. The rooms are warm and inviting with five-star amenities, whirlpool tubs, customized minibars, aromatherapy menus, plush king-size beds, personalized pillow menus and unparalleled ocean or garden views. In-room bath products are by Yuc-Herbal, a local green beauty brand that created an all-natural product line especially for the resort. At Haven Riviera Cancun the all-inclusive experience feels private and special. The resort’s on-site restaurants are sure to please every palate with cuisines from different corners of the world, such as Olios which specializes in everything Mediterranean, and Satsu an Asian Fusion restaurant offering various gastronomic delights from different regions of Asia. The resort is located near Cancun International Airport for those that want a getaway without all the fuss.


Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Seven Seas Splendor

Regent Seven Seas welcomes its newest luxury ship, the Seven Seas Splendor™ in 2020 with tickets currently on sale. This highly-anticipated 750-passenger vessel will be distinguished by its elegant and lavish designs. This luxurious ship will host 21 itineraries with destinations such as the stunning shores of the French Riviera, the iconic isles of Great Britain and Greece, the beautiful Iberian Peninsula, and more. Her inaugural voyage will set sail in February 2020 and take passengers on a trip of a lifetime. This 14-night transatlantic trip will start in Barcelona, Spain and end in Miami, Florida. Afterwards, the ship will sail to California, before returning to the East Coast for another transatlantic crossing and spending the summer season cruising the Mediterranean. This ship will only have suites with balconies giving every guest the most elegant accommodations. The 375 suites will range from the entry-level, 307-square-foot suite all the way up to the lavish 4,443-squarefoot Regent Suite. With new room designs, suites will all have unobstructed ocean views that are unparalleled.


Belmond Cadogan Hotel
London, England

The historic and recently renovated Belmond Cadogan Hotel, located on prestigious Sloane Street, is an oasis in the heart of London. Situated in between two of the city’s most stylish neighborhoods, luxurious Knightsbridge and artistic Chelsea, you will find your home away from home. This former haunt of Oscar Wilde and Lillie Langtry is just steps away from the best retail therapy in town as well as many fantastic museums and galleries. The hotel features an elegant garden featuring ornamental plants, extensive lawns and tennis courts that have remained nearly unchanged since their inception in 1886. The garden is the perfect escape from a full day of sightseeing one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. The 54 rooms and suites blend classic British charm with modern style. The flagship restaurant serves traditional British cuisine in reimagined ways. The Spa Suite allows guests to choose from a wide range of treatments from massages, facials and more which will leave you rejuvenated and ready for the next adventure.


Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort
Los Cabos, Mexico

Breathtaking panoramic ocean views set the stage for the new Solaz Los Cabos. Located oceanfront in Los Cabos, this hotel will offer a wide range of outdoor activities from sailing, surfing, diving and snorkeling. All 128 contemporary guest rooms, including a stunning Presidential suite, 12 luxurious Los Cabos suites and 115 deluxe rooms, are exquisitely designed with local Mexican huanacaxtle wood and bamboo textured marble, marble floors, custom furnishings, an original wall sculpture by César Lopez-Negrete, and outfitted with intelligent technology to provide access to everything at a finger touch. Many of the rooms and suites feature private entrances with secluded outdoor living areas, outdoor showers and unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez. Be pampered and soothe the mind at Solaz’s Ojo de Liebre Los Spa, the only thalassotherapy wellness spa in Baja. The exquisite architecture, curated works of art, and regional landscaping create an unparalleled experience you will not want to miss.


Silversea Cruises’ Silver Moon

Silversea Cruises’ Silver Moon will be the sister ship of Silver Muse. This new luxury ship will offer 586 passengers the trip of a lifetime with small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodations. This graceful new ship will offer a choice of suite categories including several largestyle suites, many of which can be connected. Guests will have their choice of eight restaurants serving everything from Japanese, French, Italian cuisines and more. The luxurious Zagara Spa, offers a thermal suite complete with thalassotherapy pool and private sun deck. Silver Moon will have many inviting public areas and a Green Star 3 Design. This standout feature is assigned to ships that are designed, built and equipped to prevent water and air pollution. Tickets are now on sale for her maiden voyage, departing Summer of 2020, from Trieste for Rome on an 11-day cruise.


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