From LA to Shanghai, here are the most anticipated city hotel openings of 2018


6 – The Heritage Hotel Kempinski Yangoon, Yangoon, Myanmar
Opening: Spring

Located in the heritage district of Yangoon and opposite the new riverside cruise terminal, this landmark was originally built in 1927 as the New Law Courts. The Heritage Hotel Kempinski Yangon will offer 219 spacious guestrooms and suites with crafted décor and high ceilings. Patrons will enjoy breathtaking views of the Irrawaddy river from the rooftop bar and pool.


5 – The Setai Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
Opening: January

Set along the historic Jaffa coastline, the Setai Tel Aviv will take over a 13th-century building just steps from the popular Clock Square. This luxurious hotel boasts 120 guestrooms with Ottoman doors and spear-tipped wrought-iron bars outside windows, keeping the past of the building alive. A new wing, a large pool overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, and a bar have been added.


4 – Rosewood Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Opening: 2018

The Rosewood Hong Kong will wow guests with its prime Victoria Harbor waterfront location in booming Tsim Sha Tsui. This über-luxurious hotel will offer 398 guestrooms, 8 dining venues, a fitness center, swimming pool, and spa. In addition, the Manor Club lounge will provide an array of exclusive privileges for its guests. 199 luxury residences will occupy the upper floors of the multi-use tower.


3 – Lutetia, Paris, France
Opening: March

Opened in 1910, the hotel embodied Saint-Germain-des-Prés: Picasso, Matisse, and Miles Davis were regulars. After a 4-year renovation, Art Deco and Art Nouveau details will be blended with jewel-toned velvets and Venetian-glass mirrors. The grande dame features 177 guestrooms and 7 signature suites, plus the Akasha spa, the Aristide jazz bar, a cigar bar, and the reimagined Lutetia Brasserie.

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2 – White City House, London, UK
Opening: April

The Soho House team is cooking yet another exciting opening for this spring: White City House, at the heart of the redevelopment transforming the former BBC Television Centre. Hundreds of apartments, select restaurants, and the famous hotel, complete with 45 trendy guestrooms, a Cowshed Spa, an Electric Cinema, and Soho House’s signature rooftop pool.


1 – The Middle House, Shanghai, China
Opening: March

The Middle House will offer 111 studio-style guestrooms as well as 102 serviced apartments. Featuring bold lines, pops of color, and Chinese artworks inside and abundant outdoor spaces, the fourth “House” by Swire Group will be an oasis in the heart of Shanghai’s commercial district of Nanjing Road. Enroll for wellness classes with Lululemon. Indulge in delicate dishes at Café Gray Deluxe. Repeat.

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