7 Wanderlust-Inducing Hotels to Book for Next Year (Before Everyone Else Does)

Updated 02/06/19
Hotel openings 2019
Six Senses Bhutan

Every year, a fresh crop of stunning new hotels give us heart palpitations—and 2019 is no exception. Hoteliers have seemingly upped the stakes, unveiling spectacular properties that take our editors' breaths away. In every corner of the globe—from the deserts of Namibia and the pristine beaches of Sri Lanka to the bustling streets of London—there's a brand-new hotel that'll no doubt inspire you to reach for your passport in the year ahead.

Spanning a Japanese-inspired beach house situated on the shores of Los Cabos, Mexico, to a Victorian coaching inn nestled in a historic Scottish village, these are the wanderlust-inducing hotels to book for next year (before everyone else does). Ready to edit your bucket list? Keep scrolling to discover seven luxurious hotels that are actually worthy of your vacation days.

Sonop Namibia

Sonop Namibia
Connie and Luna

The Hotel: Boasting sweeping views of the Namib desert, Sonop is the latest boutique hotel offering from Zannier Hotels. Comprised of 10 luxurious tents, complete with an infinity pool, a spa, and hot air balloon excursions, Sonop promises a relaxing yet exciting getaway.

The Opening: Spring 2019

The Rate: Nightly rates are still being determined.

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Nobu Hotel Los Cabos

Nobu Hotel Los Cabos
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The Hotel: Nobu Hotel Los Cabos is bringing Japanese minimalist design to the laid-back Baja beach town of Los Cabos. Situated on the shores of the Pacific, the property offers luxury-seeking travelers beachfront access, wood-soaking tubs, and Asian-inspired spa amenities.

The Opening: Summer 2019

The Rate: Nightly rates from $468.

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Rosewood Hong Kong

Rosewood Hong Kong
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The Hotel: Soaring over Victoria Harbour, Rosewood Hong Kong is the latest luxury hotel to find a perch in the city's impressive skyline. Located specifically in the Victoria Dockside arts and design district, it's among the hipper accommodation offerings in the area.

The Opening: March 2019

The Rate: Nightly rates from $540.

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The Fife Arms

The Fife Arms
Stacie Flinner

The Hotel: Originally a Victorian coaching inn, The Fife Arms was recently restored to its former glory, furnished with period wallpaper, antiques, and world-class artwork. Nestled in the historic Scottish village of Braemar, the hotel is just miles from Balmoral Castle.

The Opening: December 2018

The Rate: Nightly rates from 250 pounds.

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Six Senses Bhutan

Six Senses Bhutan
Six Senses Bhutan

The Hotel: Comprised of five lodges spread across the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, Six Senses Bhutan offers breathtaking views of Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang, and Paro. Each boasts its own set of activities, such as mediating at a prayer pavilion in Punakha.

The Opening: Reservations are being accepted for the lodge in Thimphu from February 1, 2019, and for the lodges in Punakha and Paro from March 1, 2019. The lodges in Gangtey and Bumthang are expected to start accepting reservations in May 2019.

The Rate: Nightly rates from $1500.

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Harding Sri Lanka

Harding Sri Lanka
Harding Boutique Hotels

The Hotel: When conceptualizing Harding Sri Lanka, award-winning architect Jonathan Ashmore, drew his inspiration from Sri Lanka's vernacular modernist movement. The stunning six-suite boutique hotel also boasts access to pristine beaches and world-renowned surf spots.

The Opening: Fall 2019

The Rate: Nightly rates are still being determined.

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Belmond Cadogan

Belmond Cadogan
We the People

The Hotel: After recent renovations, the Belmond Cadogan is a hidden gem within the trendy Chelsea neighborhood. Don't miss strolling through the serene garden tucked away on the property of this iconic London landmark.

The Opening: December 2018.

The Rate: Nightly rates from 470 pounds.

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