150 upscale hotels are set to open this year in capitals and major cities around the world. It is safe to say that a third will open in the US, a third in Europe and the rest in countries like China, Singapore, Australia, the UAE and the rest of the world. With so many amazing hotels to look forward to, it isn’t easy to compile a short list. Here below you will find hotels that go beyond providing exceptional guest experience by having a critical impact on their communities and environment.There are more options too, be sure to check our exhaustive list of the most anticipated luxury beach resorts and most anticipated country hotels from around the world that are opening in 2017.
20 – Provocateur Berlin, a Member of Design Hotels, Germany
The burlesque 58-room hotel promises to set new standards in terms of atmosphere and lifestyle by displaying a playful sensuality, very dear to Berlin. The bar (co-created by Frankfurt’s award-winning Roomers Bar team) and an Asian restaurant will become a new favorite spot for locals and as well as delight hotel guests returning from their shopping spree in Savignyplatz and Kurfürstendamm (walking distance) or simply coming home after exploring the Art Nouveau buildings, bookstores, art galleries, and grand cinemas that make this area of Berlin famous.
19 – W Amman, Jordan
W Amman will comprise of 280 rooms and suites scattered on 30 floors, and will feature a number of F&B outlets such as the W Living Room experience (the W’s take on the traditional hotel lobby); FIT, a state-of-the-art fitness centre; WET pool deck and AWAY spa. The hotel will also offer a 24-hour WIRED business centre and the W brand’s signature Whatever/Whenever service. W Amman will be located in Amman’s prestigious new downtown, the Abdali district: a USD 5 billion redevelopment aimed boosting the economy and attractivity of the city center of Jordan’s capital city, Amman.
18 – Proper San Fransisco, USA
Opening: Summer 2017
The 131-room San Francisco Proper Hotel occupy a 1907 flatiron building centrally located in the Mid-Market neighborhood: what was once a bustling thoroughfare – a lively theatre and shopping district at the center of all the action – then going through hard times, is now more than ready for its renaissance. 3 restaurants will garnish the ground floor while an indoor/outdoor rooftop restaurant and bar with panoramic views of the San Francisco skyline will top the building. With the former CEO of Viceroy Hotel Group behind the wheel, one can only bet that Proper will be a hit.
17 – Pendry San Diego, USA
Pendry Hotels is created by the founders of acclaimed Montage Resorts. With Pendry, they aim at combining modern, swanky design, excellent service and lower price points to appeal to a new generation of energetic and savvy luxury travelers. Located in the epicenter of San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter, there will be 317 loft-like rooms including 36 suites, 6 restaurants and bars, a nightclub, rooftop pool and marketplace featuring a collection of homewares, ceramics, and apothecary items that will honor the heritage of this downtown district.
16 – Almanac Barcelona, Spain
Opening: Summer 2017
Opening in Barcelona this summer, this new design-oriented and stylish boutique hotel is located on the Gran Via de les Corts Catalans. Almanac will have 92 luxurious rooms and suites, a panoramic rooftop pool and lounge and an onsite stylish Mediterranean brasserie, Linia. In a prime location, the hotel is steps from Paseo de Gracia, where guests can find stylish shopping, restaurants, bars and museums. Room sizes range from 34 to 125sqm and most will offer “Cubic” bowed windows to maximize natural light and immersion in the skyline.
15 – Casa Republica, Peru
The boutique Casa Republica will be the first high-end hotel in Lima’s bohemian neighborhood of Barranco – one of the city’s most vibrant districts. In a city where most hotels are modern buildings, it is rare to come across one in a colonial-style setting. The 17-room hotel is housed in a 1920s building that has been impeccably maintained. Located in a quiet street close to the district’s best restaurants, galleries and nightlife this hotel is perfect for those seeking relief from the hustle and bustle of Lima.
14 – Park Hyatt Bangkok, Thailand
Opening: Mid 2017
Park Hyatt Bangkok will house 222 sophisticated rooms, including 32 suites, all blessed with unobstructed views of the capital city and private spa-like bathrooms. Starting at 48sqm, the entry-level rooms will rank among the largest in the city. This property features unique and innovative bars and restaurants including the multi-story Penthouse Bar & Grill complex, a well-appointed spa, 24-hour fully equipped gym and a spectacular garden terrace with a 40-meter saltwater pool. All of this right in the center of the bustling shopping district.