VIP arrivals: Hottest hotel openings in February 2022

    Hotel Designs Hottest Hotel Openings in February 2022
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    VIP arrivals: Hottest hotel openings in February 2022

    Cutting through the noise around the flood of hotel openings anticipated for Q1 in 2022, Editor Hamish Kilburn shares his pick of the VIP arrivals expected this February. In his round-up, he picks out a quirky LA bolthole, a 250-key luxury abode in New York and a new wellness destination in the Middle East…

    Hotel Designs Hottest Hotel Openings in February 2022

    So far this year, the most popular stories on Hotel Designs have been the articles that have referenced Marriott, Raffles, Hyatt and Hilton’s hotel openings and development plans in 2022 and beyond. Following popular demand among our readers to be in-the-know when it comes to the latest and greatest hospitality entrances, from this February onwards we have re-launched our much-loved VIP arrivals editorial series.

    Each month, the editorial team will take it in turns to lay down the upcoming hotel openings that we cannot stop talking about. So, without further a due, here are my hottest hotel openings to look forward to in February.

    One Hundred Shoreditch, London

    Located in prime position on Shoreditch High Street, and arriving this February on our ‘hotel openings’ radar, One Hundred Shoreditch is the new hotel from Lore Group, the group behind Sea Containers London, Pulitzer Amsterdam, Riggs Washington DC and Lyle Washington DC. Designed by Lore Group Creative Director Jacu Strauss, One Hundred Shoreditch will reflect how the area has evolved during the last decade, with interiors that mirror the neighbourhood’s new, grown-up feel while retaining the buzz and vibrancy synonymous with the area in the hotel’s public spaces.

    Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, Qatar

    Render of Zula Wellness, a hotel opening in February

    Image credit: Chiva-Som

    For the wellness gurus among us, the news that Chiva-Som is opening a retreat in the Middle East is nothing short of significant for the brand, as well as Qatar. Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som sits in a pioneering destination in the Middle East that blends Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine with a holistic health and wellbeing philosophy, established by Chiva-Som, the internationally acclaimed wellness resort in Thailand.

    The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad

    Hotel openings in February: Exterior of building on York York skyline. Hotel Designs The Ritz Carloton New York Nomad

    Image credit: Marriott International

    Following our insight into Marriott’s 2022 hotel development pipeline, there is one hotel that stands out for us in that exciting mix of hotel openings in Manhattan, and that’s the The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad, steeped in history but we are told will feel ‘thoroughly modern’. The 250-key hotel, which will finally open this February, shelters a spa with eight treatment rooms, an all-day dining restaurant led by Michelin-starred chef José Andrés and almost 1,000 square-metres of event space.

    YOTELPAD Miami 

    An interesting hotel opening in February, Hotel Designs YOTELPAD guestroom

    Image credit: YOTEL

    Taking the clever hospitality concept that made YOTEL famous and loved among the on-the-go modern travellers, but packaging it up with a more residential feel, YOTELPAD, we expect, is going to turn heads on the global long-stay hospitality scene. Each PAD is the epitome of efficiency, with custom European kitchen and bath cabinetry with stone finishes, contemporary flooring and beautifully made furniture and that transforms to do everything modern guests need.

    Short Stories Hotel

    Hotel Designs Short Stories

    Image credit: Short Stories Hotels

    In the heart of Los Angeles sits a 66-key boutique hotel that is about to open a new hospitality experience, where the stories may be short but also deeply meaningful. Short Stories Hotel LA draws inspiration from LA’s breezy natural aesthetic and pace, and will serve as a ‘tranquil retreat in an urban core’.

    MET La Paz

    Opening in one of Bolivia’s trendiest neighbourhoods, the 76-key MET La Paz will shelter a contemporary design narrative, which will flow through from the lobby/open restaurant area right into the guestrooms and suites.

    Inhabit Queen’s Gardens, London

    Listed in our ‘hottest arrivals in 2022‘, Inhabit London Queen’s Gardens will open as an intimate boutique hotel comprising of 159 uplifting guestrooms, along with carefully considered social spaces. Just like its sister hotel, which shares the same city as its home, Inhabit Queen’s Gardens has been created with a passion for wellbeing and living in a way that supports a healthy mind and body, as well as modelling responsible hospitality practices.

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    Main image credit: Marriott International

    Hamish Kilburn / 31.01.2022


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