As customary now at the beginning of the year, here are the upcoming new boutique hotels openings that I spotted. I only choose those that have around or less than 50 rooms, have or will have a certain style, and, new this year, will have a pool.
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Before you go on to view the new ones for 2018, how about reviewing
- 25 new boutique hotels to discover in 2017
- 24 new hotels opening in 2016
- 41 boutique hotels that opened in 2015
Hotel in Krk island, Croatia
An impressive new boutique hotel, which includes a rooftop infinity pool is to be built on the island of Krk next year (that would be a handy word at Scrabble!). The island has no boutique hotel so this should be a welcome addition. The location is perfect as it’s right on the seafront.
Relais de Chambord
- opens in March
- 55 rooms
- From £145
Le Relais de Chambord will have 55 rooms, a bistro and a spa, all housed in a 19th-century building. The slick design, with lots of neutral colours and an uncluttered look, is being overseen by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, whose recent work has included the Mandarin Oriental Paris and White 1921 in St Tropez. The fine-dining restaurant will serve gourmet French cuisine.
- 50 bedrooms
- Opening summer 2018
I had mentioned it in my list of hotels opening in 2017 but clearly there’s been delay in the project as they now state a summer 2018 opening.
Les Sources de Caudalie are a very well known luxury hotel in the Bordeaux region with a spa that introduced treatments using the local vinyard grapes and of course they have their beauty products range. They have now invested in the other grand region of wine in France: Champagne. Currently restoring the Royal Champagne into a five-star hotel with fifty rooms and suites, a luxury spa and a Michelin-starred restaurant.
Martin’s Hotel du Hainaut, Valenciennes
Ok so this one is bigger than what I generally choose but Valenciennes is an unusual destination so it’s interesting to see that a luxury hotel with a spa and indoor pool will open there. There will also be an Italian restaurant; a separate brasserie, a lobby bar,and a billiard bar.
Le Magic, Vitré
- 51 bedrooms
- opening Sept 2018
This will be the first 4 stars hotel in this small Anjou town. It will be in the former Banque de France and in another private domain. A pool, spa, fitness space will also be developed.
- 59 rooms
- Opening in Spring 2018
In the very classic 16th arrondissement, this new hotel by Philippe Starck should bring modern romanticism and what they call an “artistic and cosmopolite” vibe to the area. The hotel will have 2 swimmimg pools (25m/6 and 5m/6), a wellness centre, restaurant, pastry shop (of course!- and a rooftop garden with exceptional views over Paris.
Hotel Cappuccino Palma, Majorca
- Opens in March
- 32 rooms
- From £220
Currently called Hotel Mamma on the website, this hotel is being redesigned and will have some chic factors such as a rooftop pool with views of the cathedral across the city centre. The rooms will have gold, pale blue and lemon-yellow colour schemes. A private cinema, restaurant, sushi bar and the Cappuccino Grand Café in the courtyard should keep you busy.
White City House, London
- opens in April
- 45 bedrooms
- rates TBC
This is one of the two new hotels that Soho House will open in London (for the other one, make sure to subscribe to my newsletter where I send additional information on hotels and villas that don’t have a pool). The old BBC Television Centre comes to life again and it’s circular shape will now welcome 45 vintage-styled bedrooms, a cinema, a Cowshed spa and the group’s trademark rooftop pool.
- opens in June
- 41 rooms
- rates TBC
Sitting in a former royal hunting ground and with gardens, this new hotel already seems like a classic British country pile with grandeur afoot. lThe rooms will be divided across the main house and The Brew House, a Grade II listed 18th century outbuilding. In keeping with its heritage, many of the building’s original features have been painstakingly re-established. Baroque fireplaces and ornate doorways are found throughout the property, balancing its rich history with contemporary luxury.
The Langley Spa will feature an indoor and outdoor pool, thermal area and eight expansive treatment rooms.
Killeavy Castle Hotel, Ireland
- opening late 2018
- 45 rooms
Construction of the Killeavy Castle Hotel and Wellness Centre is currently underway. When finished, the hotel will also have a spa, restaurant and cafe. The Hotel and Wellness Centre will be built on the site of what once were the Killeavy Castle coach house, mill and farm buildings, and will sympathetically incorporate many of their historic features.
So which one takes your fancy?