If your goal for the new year is to travel more, the most difficult part will be choosing your destination. On top of the endless wanderlust inspiration you see on Instagram, 2018 already looks like it’s going to be filled with amazing hotel openings, from a minimalist glass pod to an eco-friendly paradise. Get a look at 11 new cool and breathtaking properties around the world.
Hotel Xcaret (Riviera Maya, Mexico)
Hotel Xcaret was previously set to open at the beginning of 2018, but bumped its date to December 2017 to allow guests an earlier look. Experiencias Xcaret Group, those behind Riviera Maya’s eco-amusement parks, are responsible for this 900-suite, all-inclusive resort. Hotel Xcaret is now the first resort with direct access to all eight parks, which offer everything from cave diving to nighttime jungle excursions. Guests are able to enjoy hidden coves, white-sand beaches, as well as 18 bars and restaurants.
Hotel Amapa (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)
Located in the historic old town of Puerto Vallarta, Hotel Amapa will embrace both traditional Mexican aesthetics and minimal, contemporary design. In addition to a rooftop pool and bar, the Design Hotels property will provide several food and beverage options that highlight local flavors. All 55 rooms, one block from Playa Los Muertos, will embody a laid-back, homey vibe.
North Canterbury PurePod (North Canterbury, New Zealand)
Sustainable and minimalist-luxury hotel company PurePods plans to add two more locations along the North Canterbury Coastline. Just like the existing Pods, the newest cabins will be made of heavy-duty glass, with sliding doors on three sides, completely isolated, and powered by solar energy. Guests will enjoy a unique travel experience while being completely immersed in nature as each location offers dramatic landscapes and stunning views.
The Times Square EDITION (New York, New York)
Located on Seventh Avenue, the Times Square EDITION will offer 452 guest rooms along with four levels of public space, including a 5,000-square-foot performance venue. Its signature restaurant will open to a 5,800-square-foot beer garden and event deck overlooking Times Square.
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa (Cancun, Mexico)
Guests of the Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa will be able to enjoy all-inclusive luxury while being surrounded by virgin mangroves, wild fauna, and flora. The five-star beachfront hotel will be situated on Costa Mujeres beach, offering 592 rooms with a balcony or terrace like its adults-only sister, TRS Coral Hotel. This property will also feature many of the same amenities with the addition of a children’s pool and kid’s club.
Regent Jakarta (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Regent Hotels & Resorts, with developer KG Global Development, will launch its eighth luxury property and residential project in the heart of Indonesia’s capital city. Regent Jakarta will offer 126 guest rooms and suites, 107 exclusive residences, meeting facilities, and dining — all of which will infuse the region’s culture and traditions. Guests will also get to enjoy a library bar, the luxurious Regent Spa, wellness facilities, and other amenities.
The West Hollywood EDITION (Los Angeles, California)
The West Hollywood EDITION will be located on West Sunset Boulevard and boast 190 guest rooms, 20 luxury residences, and over 5,200-square feet of meeting space. Some of its highlights include a rooftop venue, a nightclub/bar, a rooftop pool/pool deck, and a signature restaurant.