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2023 Hot Hotel Openings

Hot hotel openings and launches from across Aman, Artyzen Hospitality Group, Belmond and Hyatt, as well as outstanding hotel design by internationally renowned architect-designer Jean-Michel Gathy which will serve as inspiration for travel this year.

By Lifestyle Editor

 New year, new hotels to disover – at least, that’s what team GC gets excited about when one year rolls into the next. These openings – all slated for 2023 – are getting us excited for the travel opportunities ahead of us.

In the next few months, long-awaited openings will crop up across the world: in Tokyo, Portofino, Singapore, France, and many more.

Here are our picks of the outstanding hotel stated to open later this year.

  1. Andaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach

Opened on 16th January 2023

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the opening of Andaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach on 16th January 2023, marking the debut of the Andaz brand in Thailand. Nestled across over 15 acres (6.4 hectares) of stunning beachfront land, amid mature trees and gardens overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, this luxury lifestyle resort provides a myriad of ways for guests to express their personal style and connect with the local culture and nature, from destination excursions to authentic dining, wellness and family activities.

Andaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach is a tranquil oceanfront sanctuary on Tawanron Beach – known as “Sunset Beach” for its magnificent sunset views – located between the popular holiday hub of Jomtien and the charming fishing village of Bang Saray and is within a 10-minute drive from most of Pattaya’s scenic and tourism hotspots such as the beautiful rolling green countryside, lakes, wineries, world-class golf courses and cafes. Less than two hours by car from Bangkok and Suvarnabhumi Airport, the resort is in the Na Jomtien area which is poised to become a luxury lifestyle leisure destination as part of the country’s Eastern Economic Corridor development.

  1. Artyzen NEW BUND 31 Shanghai Flagship

Opening in Q3 2023

Set to open in Q3 2023, Artyzen NEW BUND 31 Shanghai is a flagship hotel located in the buzzy art and cultural hub of Shanghai. Designed by the award-winning Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, Artyzen NEW BUND 31 Shanghai is a modern classic, subtly weaving unique Shanghainese aesthetics, art, and cultural temperament into the hotel design and guest experiences. With 202 striking and spacious guestrooms, an expansive floor integrating indoor and outdoor spaces, a destination restaurant, al fresco bars, and one-of-a-kind full event spaces, the landmark property is envisioned to be a place of respite, a place of curiosity, a place of culture.

  1. Maroma, A Belmond Hotel, Riviera Maya

Reopening in May 2023

On 25 May 2023, the Riviera Maya will welcome the much-anticipated return of Maroma, A Belmond Hotel, the storied hideaway in the beating heart of the Riviera Maya. Nestled between 200 acres of lush tropical jungle and the secluded white sands of Mexico’s Caribbean coast, the legendary property has been completely reimagined and designed by Tara Bernerd with Mayan culture at its core - and will be the first, extensive transformation within Belmond’s North America portfolio, under LVMH ownership.

This new chapter of Maroma will reveal 10 new waterfront suites, a nature-focussed wellness experience in partnership with Guerlain, ground-breaking sustainability initiatives and a new gastronomic era under Mexican-born Executive Chef Daniel Camacho.

  1. Coquelicot, A Belmond Boat, Champagne

Belmond is delighted to announce the launch of a new luxury barge, part of its unmatched French collection: Coquelicot, A Belmond Boat, Champagne. From May 2023, Coquelicot will take guests on a cinematic and highly personalised journey of Champagne, as the boat glides along the region’s canals, unveiling exquisite views from a unique vantage point. Featuring three glamorous cabins with ensuite facilities, an indoor salon with an exceptional champagne bar, and an extensive outdoor deck for relaxing pursuits, sensational dining and sparkling conversations, Coquelicot will set a new standard of sophistication for slow-paced sailing in France.


  1. Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, A Belmond Train, Europe

8 new Suites joining the rake from June 2023

Belmond has unveiled a new cabin category aboard the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, A Belmond Train, Europe - eight new Suites will join the rake from June 2023, bringing new heights of luxury and comfort to the original legend of the rails. Joining the two pre-existing cabin categories, the Suites add a new expression of opulence to the train, steeped in history and cared for with the utmost respect to retaining the craftsmanship of the 1920s and 30s.

Two original carriages have been restored by expert French craftsmen and designers, who have reimagined the spaces on board the train whilst maintaining their golden era of travel look and feel. The design immerses guests in an experience that bridges the train’s iconic history and modern comfort, a space in continuous motion, inspired by ever changing landscapes. Authentic craftsmanship and historical references are infused in the rich layering of the interiors, celebrating the journey itself and creating a haven to savour the quiet moments. The lavish new Suites will elevate the train’s existing accommodation, to now offer a trio of cabin categories to suit every traveller. With all the beauty of a Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Historic Cabin, the new Suites have the added benefit of a private marble ensuite bathroom as well as a lounging area by day converted to either double or twin beds, by night.

  1. Splendido, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino

First phase renovation completion in June 2023

The iconic Splendido, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino will begin a multi-phase renovation, as it embarks on its next chapter. Taking place over several years, the team will undertake a meticulous restoration of the former 16th-century Benedictine monastery, honouring the history of the building, while sensitively injecting contemporary relevance. Over the course of each summer reopening, the hotel will unveil brand new spaces, with the first phase completed and revealed in June 2023.

  1. Artyzen Singapore

Inspired by Singapore’s culture, colours, and flavours, Artyzen Singapore is a fresh interpretation of luxury located in the heart of the Orchard Road district, opening in Q4 2023. Embracing its heritage roots, the contemporary hotel comprises 142 rooms and a roof garden that celebrates the Strait’s Chinese heritage. 

In partnership with renowned architect ONG&ONG Pte Ltd and interior design studio Nic Graham + Associates, Artzyen Singapore will be transformed into a luxury vertical oasis in the heart of Singapore. The green theme extends to The Roof Garden, a private social destination that is alive with botanical vibes where guests can dip in the 25-metre cantilevered infinity pool and enjoy signature drinks in the sunken lounge.

  1. Janu Tokyo

Completion in Q4 2023

Aman is pleased to announce its first residence-only development, anywhere in the world: Aman Residences, Tokyo, located in the Toranomon-Azabudai development. Aman will debut its sister brand in Japan, Janu, with the unveiling of Janu Tokyo, a luxury hotel within the same urban redevelopment. As an 8.1-hectare hub, the 30-years-in the-making Toranomon-Azabudai project, where both properties are based, is due for completion in late 2023 when it will become the city’s newest landmark. The hotel and residences project heralds a collaboration between Aman and Japan’s leading developer, Mori Building Co. Ltd.

Janu, the sister brand of Aman, is a hotel brand which will bring a contemporary and playful spirit to the Toranomon-Azabudai development, while respecting the sense of place. Representing the brand’s inaugural city hotel, Janu Tokyo will comprise of 120 guest rooms and suites and will occupy a prime position facing the project’s central square within a building identified as the ‘B-2 District Tower’. The hotel will be designed by Denniston under the leadership of Jean-Michel Gathy. Home to a 3,500m² Janu Spa featuring extensive wellness facilities, the property will offer six dining outlets and bars. Janu Tokyo will bring a sense of energy and community to one of Japan’s leading redevelopment projects in the heart of the city.

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