The year 2020 was a difficult one for hotel operators, but 2021 shows new promise. Hotels must also generally open to guests upon completion regardless of the demand environment to immediately begin offsetting the costs of their construction. Here are several new hotels around the world, both in favorite destinations and new up-and-comers.
Rashima Village - Kagawa, Japan
Situated on the Seto Peninsula, a secluded corner of the Japanese island of Shikoku, Urashima Village is a small ryokan-style inn that opened in January 2021. Parties ranging from small to medium-sized groups can book the spaces and either self-cater or have chef-provided meals while they explore the surrounding area, including Urashima Island, just a short walk across the tidal flats at low tide.
Marriott is the first global hospitality brand to open a property in laid-back, bohemian Tulum. Guests at Aloft Tulum can relax at the rooftop infinity pool, complete with cabanas and a full bar serving local cuisine, when not busy exploring the area with a bag full of grab-and-go eats from the re:fuel station in the lobby or the W XYZ bar, which features live music by local artists.
Susurros del Corazon - Punta de Mita, Mexico
Tucked away in Punta de Mita, near Puerto Vallarta on Mexico's Pacific Coast, Susurros del Corazon "Whispers of the Heart", will offer 59 guest suites, four restaurants, an outdoor patio and a spacious event lawn. When not swimming in the Pacific, hotel guests can relax by three scallop-shaped pools terraced between the resort and the white sand beach.
The Ritz-Carlton Mexico City
Towering over Chapultepec Park on Mexico City's Paseo de la Reforma, The Ritz-Carlton will take up residence in the heart of everything. Spa rituals will draw on thousands of years of local healing know-how, and guests can also unwind at the hotel's Club Level or at the property's bars and restaurants, one of which will feature a Chef's Table concept so diners can experience global cuisine tempered by the city's vaunted culinary culture.
Dreams Bahia Mita Surf & Spa - Punta de Mita, Mexico
The ultra-luxe all-inclusive experience comes to Punta de Mita in June of 2021. Aside from 363 oceanview suites, there are seven bars and lounges accompanying seven resort restaurants, a private beach area and a rooftop infinity pool. Families are also well-accommodated with connecting rooms, separate clubs for kids and teens, and plenty of water activities to pass the days.