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The Most Exciting Hotel Openings in 2020: My Picks
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The Most Exciting Hotel Openings in 2020: My Picks

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There are lots of hotel openings to look forward to in the coming decade! 2020 will bring a wide array of boutique- and design hotels as well as more established chain hotels on all continents, but in the following, I’ll focus on the European market.


– Arctic Bath (Swedish Lapland): opening January 2020 –

Design- and architecture lovers from all over the world, are anticipating the opening of this serene hotel in Swedish Lapland. Arctic Bath comes with 12 sleep cabins and an extraordinary mint-shaped spa, which is either floating or frozen in the waters of the Lule river – depending if it’s winter or summer.

arctic bath hotel
Arctic Bath Hotel


– The Pig at Harlyn Bay (Cornwall, England): opening June 2020 –

Just in time for next summer, this 16th century manor and stables will be transformed into a 26-room boutique hotel. With a spa, garden-to-table dining and beautiful Cornwall as a backdrop, hardly anything can go wrong here! Oh, and guests can surf and chill at the nearby Constantine Bay as well.

the pig at harlyn bay
The Pig at Harlyn Bay

– Le Grand Controle (Versailles, France): opening Spring 2020 – 

A hotel fit for a king opens on the ground of Versailles, just an hour’s drive from Paris, in the Spring of 2020. Expect 14 luxurious bedrooms and a unique possibility to stay in Marie Antoinette-like settings. The building, in which the hotel will be located, dates back to 1681, and was once the center for the palace’s finances. Michelin Chef Alain Ducasse will create gastronomical magic in the restaurant of the hotel.
(read my previous blog post about Le Grand Controle here).

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Le Grand Controle


– The Hoxton (Rome): opening Autumn 2020 – 

Fans of The Hoxton will be pleased to hear that a new sister hotel is opening up in Rome in late 2020. Located just a stone’s throw from Villa Borghese, this place will boast 192 rooms, a coffee bar, a large restaurant and an outdoor terrace. Situated well away from the city’s touristic center, there’s plenty of space to breathe and relax here.

the hoxton rome
The Hoxton Rome


– Villa Copenhagen (Copenhagen, Denmark): opening March 2020 – 

Past and present will elegantly melt together with the opening of the much anticipated Villa Copenhagen in Spring. 390 rooms is allocated inside the old Central Post & Telegraph Head Office dating back to 1912, and the hotel – which is part of Nordic Choice chain – will thereby further expand the booming hotel scene in Copenhagen. Other cool features of this place is an outdoor (heated) pool and an urban rooftop garden.

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Villa Copenhagen


– Paragon 700 Boutique Hotel & Spa (Puglia, Italy): opening February 2020 – 

Nestling in the beautiful South-Italian region of Puglia, this charming luxury boutique hotel will open its doors to the world in February. Located inside a traditional Puglian house, guests can expect 11 rooms, a lush garden with a swimming pool and a 5-minute walking distance to the old city center of Ostuni.

paragon 700 boutique hotel
Paragon 700 Boutique Hotel & Spa


– Cheval Blanc (Paris, France): opening Spring 2020 –

Paris will always deliver some of the planet’s most elegant hotels – and Cheval Blanc is no exception! Located in the very heart of Paris, this hotel will be the fifth property from the Cheval Blanc chain. Expect 26 rooms and 46 suites with impeccable views and a rooftop restaurant run by three-Michelin-starred Chef Arnaud Donckele. This can only be good.

cheval blanc paris
Cheval Blanc Paris


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